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Collection Overview

Title: Graduate School, 1951+

Predominant Dates:1951-2002

ID: RHC/UA/28/

Extent: 14.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1965

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Graduate School partially document its functions and expansion from 1951 through the present. The records held include: correspondence, survey records, graduate faculty handbooks, Graduate Council files, committee records, and brochures and programs.  Meeting minutes are regularly added to the collection.  The archives also maintains a copy of every master's thesis and doctoral dissertation.  Graduate music recitals from 1962 through  2000 are located in the Audio Visual Collection, UA 11.  Graduate Catalogs from 1951 to the present are located in the Reading Room, Reference area.

Collection Historical Note

The move for a graduate program at Northern was slow in developing, primarily due to the state appropriations necessary to finance a program.  In 1939 President Adams appointed a graduate faculty committee to work with similar groups in other Illinois public institutions on plans for graduate programs.  In Northern's case this first effort was unsuccessful, but the idea was still alive among administrators and faculty and in November 1949 President Holmes appointed a steering committee to set up the mechanics for a graduate program.  At the same time the Teachers College Board established guidelines for Northern in the areas of faculty qualifications, library holdings, location of classes, and degree offered (M.S.Ed.).  In 1951 the Board granted Northern permission to offer graduate courses and during that summer, under the direction of J. Robert Hainds, courses were offered by the departments of Biological Sciences, Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Speech.

By 1960 twenty-three departments at Northern were offering graduate courses leading to the Masters degree.  In the Fall of 1962, after considerable effort, doctoral programs were introduced for the departments of Business Education, English, Education, and History. The first doctoral degree was conferred in 1964.  A Performer's Certificate was authorized in 1982 and in 1983 an Educational Specialist degree was approved.  As of 2003 Northern offers the Masters in over 100 major programs, the Doctor of Education in six academic majors, and the Doctor of Philosophy in ten departments.

The first Director/Dean of the Graduate School in 1951 was Dr. J. Robert Hainds.  After Hainds became Executive Vice-President and Provost in 1961 Dr. C. Norton Coe was appointed Dean of Graduate School, followed by Dr. Wayne J. McIlrath from 1963 to 1973.  James A. Rutledge became Dean in January 1974.  Dean Jaros served as Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research from fall 1980 to spring 1984. Graduate School Associate Dean David Greenfield served as interim Dean until he resigned in August 1984.  Jerrold H. Zar, former Chair of Biological Sciences Department, followed as interim Dean and in 1985 was named Dean of the Graduate School bringing stability until his retirement in December 2002.  T. Daniel Griffiths served as Acting Dean and Vice Provost for Research, until Rathindra N. Bose was hired as Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School in July 2003.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the records.

Use Restrictions: Literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Graduate School

Acquisition Method: The University Archives acquired the records of the Graduate School in several installments beginning in the mid-1960's.


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Box 1A
Folder 1: History and Information
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1951-1979
Folder 3: Curricular Requests, 1962-1966
Folder 4: Student Withdrawals and Reasons, 1958-1963
Folder 5: Candidates for the Degree, 1954-1964
Folder 6: Departmental Distribution of Students, 1955-1963
Folder 7: Report on Enrollment, 1954-1963
Folder 8: Survey Data, Analysis, and Recommendations Concerning Access of  Women and Men to Graduate Education, 1976
Folder 9: Title IX Education Amendment of 1972, Report, Spring 1980
Folder 10: Support Function Report, Fiscal Year  1987
Box 1B
Folder 1-2: Graduate Faculty Handbooks, (1953-1979)
Folder 3: Handbooks for Preparing Theses and Dissertations, (1968-1978)
Folder 4: Research Handbook, September 1976
Folder 5: Graduate Student Union & History Graduate Student Government, 1968
Folder 6: Graduate School Brochure, 2001
Folder 7-9: Graduate Student Newsletter, (1978-1982), (1986-2007)
Folder 10: Responsibilities of Graduate Studies and Research Personnel, 1989
Box 2
Folder 1: Graduate Council: Correspondence, 1951-1970
Folder 2-4: Graduate Council: Minutes, 1951-1968
Folder 5-6: Graduate Council: Supplementary Information, 1957-1968
Box 3A
Folder 1-6: Graduate Council: Minutes, 1968-2001
Box 3B
Folder 1-4: Graduate Council: Minutes, 2002-2014
Box 4
Folder 1: Graduate Council Subcommittees: Graduate Colloquium Committee, 1975-1979, Fall 1981
Folder 2: Graduate Council Subcommittees: Graduate Curriculum Study Committee, 1951-1958
Folder 3: Graduate Council Subcommittees: Committee to Study Graduate Grading Systems, 1971
Folder 4: Graduate Council Subcommittees: Committee for Improving Graduate Instruction, 1960
Folder 5: Graduate Council Subcommittees: Committee for Investigation of the Sixth Year Program, 1958
Folder 6: Graduate Council Subcommittees: Committee on Qualifying Papers, no date
Folder 7: Graduate Council Subcommittees: Committee on Selective Retention of Graduate Students, no date
Folder 8: Heads of Departments of the Graduate Division, Minutes, 1952-1954
Folder 9: Graduate Curriculum Committee: Minutes, 1961-1965
Folder 10: Graduate Curriculum Committee: Correspondence, 1955-1962
Folder 11: Graduate Faculty, Meeting Minutes, 1951-1962
Folder 12: Graduate Student-Faculty Committee: Reports, 1966-1969
Folder 13: Graduate Student-Faculty Committee: Brochures and Programs, 1967-1974
Folder 14: Quad-Cities Graduate Study, Annual Report, 1972
Folder 15: Intech, 1984-1988
Folder 16: University Press Board, 1988-1991
Box 5
Folder 1-9: Graduate Council: General Information & Correspondence, 1984-1993
Box 6
Folder 1: Graduate Council: Standing Committees, Lists, 1970-1988
Folder 2: Graduate Council: Subcommittees, 1989-1991
Folder 3: Graduate Council: Committees: Colloquium, 1989-1990
Folder 4: Graduate Council: Committees: Curriculum, 1989-1993
Folder 5: Graduate Council: Committees: Dissertation Completion Award, 1988-1992
Folder 6: Graduate Council: Committees: Graduate School Fellowships, (1872-1985)
Folder 7: Graduate Council: Committees: Graduate Council Fellowship, 1989-1992
Folder 8-9: Graduate Council: Committees: Honorary Degree, 1985-1993
Folder 10-11: Graduate Council: Committees: Research and Artistry, 1989-1991
Folder 12-15: Graduate Council: Committees: Standards, 1989-1993
Box 7
Folder 1: Office of Sponsored Research: Study of Research Requests, 1957-1962
Folder 2: Office of Sponsored Research: Policies and Procedures, Annual Report, 1967
Folder 3: Office of Sponsored Research: Advisory Council, 1963-1965, 1974
Folder 4: Office of Sponsored Research: Grant Applications and Awards, 1963-1964, 1967-1968
Folder 5: Office of Sponsored Research: Reports, 1975-1976
Folder 6: Office of Sponsored Research: Sponsored Research Items, 1964-1966
Folder 7-8: Office of Sponsored Research: Research Developments, 1967-1974
Folder 9: Office of Sponsored Research: Administrative Program Review, May 1987
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Correspondence, (1986-2000)
Folder 11: Graduate Student Grants and Fellowship Bulletin, 2000
Box 8
Folder 1-6: Graduate Faculty Admission Committee, 1974-1990
Folder 7: Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Faculty Membership, 1988-1989
Box 9
Folder 1-26: Graduate Faculty Membership Committee, 1990-1995
Box 10
Folder 1-6: Graduate Council Curriculum Committee Minutes, September 1975-1983
Box 11
Folder 1-4: Graduate Council Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1983-1986
Box 12
Folder 1-5: Graduate Council Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1986-1991
Box 13
Folder 1-7: Graduate Council Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1992-2005
Box 13B
Folder 8: 2006-2014
Folder 9: 2006-2014
Folder 10: 2006-2014
Folder 11: 2006-2014
Folder 12: 2006-2014
Folder 13: 2006-2014
Folder 14: 2006-2014
Box 13C
Folder 15-16: Graduate Council Curriculum Committee Minutes, 2014-2016
Box 14
Folder 1-2: Graduate Council: General Information, 1993-1995
Folder 3-4: Graduate Council: Supplemental Information, September 1993-June 1995
Folder 5: Graduate Council: Standards Committee, 1993-1995, 1999-2001
Folder 6: Graduate Assistantships, (1986-1998)
Folder 7: Graduate School, 2001
Folder 8: Graduate School - Customer Parking, 1999
Folder 9: Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Correspondence and Related Material, (1995-2000)
Folder 10: Office for Research, Restructuring, 1982-1983
Folder 11: Thesis and Dissertation, 1990-1991
Folder 12: Tuition Waivers, 1995-2000
Box 15
Folder 1: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Admissions, 1992
Folder 2: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America, 2001
Folder 3: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Argonne, 1989
Folder 4: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Arlt Award in the Humanities, 2002
Folder 5: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Asian-American Students, 2000
Folder 6: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Assessment, 1996
Folder 7: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Biotechnology Center, 1985-1987
Folder 8: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Board of Regents, 1990
Folder 9: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Board of Trustees, 1995
Folder 10: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Bursar, 1993, 1999
Folder 11: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies, 1992
Folder 12: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Center for Imaging and Visualization Studies, 1989-1990
Folder 13: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: College of Business, 1992, 2002
Folder 14: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: College of Education, 1999
Folder 15: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: College of Law, 1984-1985
Folder 16: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1986
Folder 17: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Commencement, 1986, 1990, 2000
Folder 18: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Continuing Education, 1989-1992
Folder 19: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Development, 1999
Folder 20: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, 2001
Folder 21: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: English Proficiency, (1986-2001)
Folder 22: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Fellowships, 1990, 2000
Folder 23: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Fermilab, 1999, 2001
Folder 24: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Food Research Center, 1989
Folder 25: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Geology, 1992
Folder 26: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Grants, (1983-2002)
Folder 27-28: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: High-Performance Computing, 1990-1992
Folder 29: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC), 2000-2002
Box 16
Folder 1-4: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Illinois Resource Network, 1987-1990
Box 17
Folder 1: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Illinois Universities Senior Research Officers Committee, 1984-1985
Folder 2: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Indirect Costs, 1985, 1988, 2002
Folder 3: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Industry, 1991
Folder 4: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Intellectual Property Committee, 2001
Folder 5: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: International Programs, 1995, 1998-1999
Folder 6: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Journalism, 1987
Folder 7: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Leadership in Educational and Sport Organizations, 2001
Folder 8: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Minorities, (1990-2001)
Folder 9: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: National Council for Science and the Environment, 1999-2000
Folder 10: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: NIU Centennial Convocation, 1994-1995
Folder 11: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Northern Illinois University Law, circa 1996
Folder 12: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Nursing - Research Grants, 1990
Folder 13: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Online Instruction, circa 1999
Folder 14: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Performance Learning Systems, 1989-1992
Folder 15: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Peterson's, 2001-2002
Folder 16: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Physics Frontier Center, 2001
Folder 17: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Plant Molecular Biology Center, 1984-1986, 1990
Folder 18: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Presidential Research Professorships, 2001
Folder 19: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Public Administration and Law, Joint Degree, 2000
Folder 20: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Radiation Safety, 2000
Folder 21: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Registration and Records, 1990-1993, 2002
Folder 22: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Research, 1987, 1992-1994
Folder 23: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Research Animals, 1999
Folder 24: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Rockford, 1999
Folder 25: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Rhoten A. Smith Assistantship Fund, 2001
Folder 26: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Social Science Research Institute, 1992
Folder 27: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Special Education, 1993
Folder 28: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: STAT LAB, 2000-2002
Folder 29: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Student Association, 1998
Folder 30: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Student Judicial Office, 1990-1991
Folder 31: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Supportive Professional Staff, 1987
Folder 32: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Teaching and Learning, Tuition Waivers, 2001
Folder 33: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), (1990-2002)
Folder 34: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: University Enterprises, Incorporated, 1989
Folder 35: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: University Libraries, Qualifying Papers, 1986
Folder 36: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: University Press, 1986, 2002
Folder 37: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence: Thomas C. Wiegele Dissertation Completion Award, 1992, 2000
Folder 38: Graduate Council, Summary of Minutes; and List of Graduate Council Meeting Dates, (1993-2002), 1951-2002
Addendum 1
Box 18
Folder 1-5: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence, January 2, 1996-September 3, 1997
Box 19
Folder 1-5: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence, September 4, 1997-November 19, 1999
Box 20
Folder 1-5: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence, November 19, 1999-June 28, 2001
Box 21
Folder 1-2: Dean Jerrold Zar's Correspondence, June 2 , 2001-May 28, 2002
Folder 3-8: Board of Regents, April 25, 1985-May, 1996
Box 22
Folder 1-2: Graduate Assistants General Information, 1981, May 9, 1990-September 14, 2000
Folder 3: Illinois Board of Higher Education, December 5, 1991-May 1992
Folder 4: Illinois Board of Higher Education Reports, January 8, 1991-November 26, 1991
Folder 5: Institute for Illinois, November 15, 1985-May 3, 1988
Folder 6-7: Illinois Resource Network, September 10, 1984-November 3, 1988
Folder 8: Tuition Waiver Program for Employee, November 13, 1998
Folder 9: Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies E-mail Correspondence, 2013-2014
Addendum 2
Box 23
Folder 1-11: Presidential Research Professors: General, 1982-1987
Folder 12: Presidential Research Professors: Jan M. Bach, 1982-1986
Folder 13: Presidential Research Professors: Arnold Hampel, 1982-1986
Folder 14: Presidential Research Professors: Paul J. Kleppner, 1982
Folder 15: Presidential Research Professors: W. Bruce Lincoln, 1981-1986
Box 24
Folder 1: Presidential Research Professors: Zdenek Hurych, 1982-1983
Folder 2: Presidential Research Professors: Dennis N. Kevill, 1983-1985
Folder 3: Presidential Research Professors: Martin F. Kaplan, 1983-1986
Folder 4: Presidential Research Professors: Jordan A Schwarz, 1985-1986
Folder 5: Presidential Research Professors: Thomas D. Rossing, 1985-1986
Folder 6: Presidential Research Professors: John L. A. Mitchell, 1986-1987
Folder 7: Presidential Research Professors: James E. Erman, 1987-1988
Folder 8: Presidential Research Professors: Stephen R. Kern, 1985-1988
Folder 9: Presidential Research Professors: Hsin Yi Ling, 1983-1989
Folder 10: Presidential Research Professors: Bruce White, 1983-1989
Folder 11: Presidential Research Professors: Charles W. Spangler, 1987-1991
Folder 12: Presidential Research Professors: Alan Repp, 1984-1991
Folder 13: Presidential Research Professors: Martin Lorenz, 1989-1991
Folder 14: Presidential Research Professors: Patricia S. Vary, 1990-1991
Folder 15: Presidential Research Professors: Jonathan H. Berg, 1989-1991
Folder 16: Presidential Research Professors: Sean Shesgreen, 1989-1992
Folder 17: Presidential Research Professors: Marvin A. Powell, Junior, 1989-1991
Folder 18: Presidential Research Professors: Joel S. Milner, 1988-1992
Box 25
Folder 1: Presidential Research Professors: James F. Willott, 1990-1992
Folder 2: Presidential Research Professors: Stephen Foster, 1991-1993
Folder 3: Presidential Research Professors: Fred H. Smith, 1992-1993
Folder 4: Presidential Research Professors: Michael Gelven, 1992-1993
Folder 5: Presidential Research Professors: Cecil H. Brown, 1988-1994
Folder 6: Presidential Research Professors: Samuel Kinser, 1993-1994
Folder 7: Presidential Research Professors: Ross D. Powell, 1993-1994
Folder 8: Presidential Research Professors: Robin D. Rogers, 1994-1995
Folder 9: Presidential Research Professors: Anton Zettl, 1990-1995
Folder 10: Presidential Research Professors: Sylvia Huot, 1993-1995
Folder 11: Presidential Research Professors: Harold I. Brown, 1983-1996
Folder 12: Presidential Research Professors: Stephen Haliczer, 1994-1996
Folder 13: Presidential Research Professors: David Hedin, 1996-1998
Folder 14: Presidential Research Professors: Lee Barnes Peck, 1995-1998
Folder 15: Presidential Research Professors: Theodore Kisiel, 1994-1998
Folder 16: Presidential Research Professors: Daniel Gebo, 1996-1998

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