UR.04.004 Drexel University Social Sciences Department records, 1958-1975

Drexel University Social Sciences Department records, 1958-1975 UR.04.004

Summary Information

Title
Drexel University Social Sciences Department records
Inclusive Dates
1958-1975
Extent
2.0 boxes
Abstract
The Department of Social Sciences became a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences when the college was established in 1970. Prior to 1970, the department had been a sponsor of the Humanities and Technology Program, an undergraduate honors program with a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum. This collection, organized into eight series, documents the administration of the Department of Social Sciences at Drexel University from 1964 to 1968. The collection contains correspondence, statistics, meeting files for the department and other committees, budget information, scheduling documents, and information regarding special programs within the department.
Call Number
UR.04.004
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Steve Horton and Frances Ba (2011.06.15)
Repository
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706 archives@drexel.edu

Preferred Citation

Department of Social Studies records, Drexel University Archives.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Archives, 2005.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use. However, the "Personnel" series is restricted. Please contact the Archives for additional information.

Preferred Citation

Department of Social Studies records, Drexel University Archives.

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Administrative history

The Department of Social Sciences became a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences when the college was established in 1970. Prior to 1970, the department had been a sponsor of the Humanities and Technology Program, an undergraduate honors program with a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum.

Stanley Wasson joined the faculty as an associate professor of history in 1960, became the chair of the department of social sciences in 1968, and served as chairman until 1975. In addition, he served as chairman of the inaugural faculty search committee for Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences from 1966 to 1967 and committee member of the planning committee for the organization of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1967, Robert G. Hallwachs, professor and Department Head for the English department was named dean of the newly formed college.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection, organized into eight series, documents the administration of the Department of Social Sciences at Drexel University from 1964 to 1968. The collection contains correspondence, statistics, meeting files for the department and other committees, budget information, personnel files (which are restricted), scheduling documents, and information regarding special programs within the department.

The "Correspondence" series contains administrative correspondence dating from 1966 to 1974. The bulk of this correspondence appears to deal with the logistics of running a department and hiring faculty. The materials are arranged in chronological order.

"Statistics" includes information regarding grades and teaching load. Grade statistics are general and these files do not include student names or grades. The files are arranged alphabetically.

The bulk of the "Department/Committee Meetings" series consists of Social Studies Department meetings, however, there are also files on several more specialized committees or groups. These files may, but do not always, include correspondence, minutes, and reports, and are arranged alphabetically.

"Budget" materials date from 1967 to 1975 and are arrranged in alphabetical order.

The "Personnel" series includes correspondence, resumes and hiring and salary information regarding job search candidates. These files do contain sensitive material, therefore, researchers should consult the Archivist for further information about access to the files.

"Scheduling" includes information on the scheduling of classes and rooms for academic years from 1961 to 1974. In addition to the actual scheduling forms, these folders may, but do not always, contain lists of all courses offered in the undergraduate curricula for a given year. These files are arranged chronologically.

"Special Programs" includes programs and issues that were considered and sometimes adopted by the department. Most notable of these materials is the file regarding the Afro-American History program from 1968 to 1970. The files are arranged alphabetically.

"Newsletters" contains scant information regarding the Women's Club. Included are a few files on the Women's Club News which are undated.

Researchers interested in the history of the Social Studies Department of Drexel University or Dr. Stanley Wasson will find this collection to be valuable. However, it is important to note that the majority of these files are administrative in nature, and there is little in regards to Dr. Wasson's personal life or the far-reaching history of the department.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 1966-1975 

BoxFolder

 1966-1967 

11

 1967-1968 

12

 1968 

13-5
BoxBox

 1969 

16-8
BoxFolder

 1970 

19

 1972 

110

 1972-1973 

111

 1974 

112

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Statistics 1951-1975 

BoxFolder

Grade statistics 1962-1966 

114

Grade statistics 1974-1975 

115-16

Teaching load 1951-1966 

113

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Departmental/Committee Meetings 1963-1976 

BoxFolder

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Executive Committee 1966-1968 

117

College of Business Administration 1966-1967 

118

College of Humanities and Social Sciences 1972-1973 

119

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, ad hoc Senior Committee 1972-1973 

120

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Advisory Council 1973-1974 

121

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Advisory Council 1974-1975 

122

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department Heads meetings 1970 

123

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department Heads meetings 1975-1976 

124

Committee on Nominations and Faculty Affairs 1966-1967 

125

Curriculum Committee (Development of Humanities and Technology Program) 1964-1967 

126

Protestant Advisory Board 1963-1966 

127

Social Studies Department meetings 1968 

128

Social Studies Department meetings 1969 

129

Social Studies Department meetings 1969 

130

Social Studies Department meetings regarding curriculum 

131

Social Studies Department meetings 1970-1973 

132

Social Studies Department meetings 1972-1973 

133

Social Studies Department meetings 1974-1975 

134

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Budget 1967-1975 

BoxFolder

 1967-1968 

22

 1968-1969 

23

 1969-1970 

24

 1970-1971 

25

 1971-1972 

26

 1972-1973 

27

 1973-1974 

28

 1974-1975 

29

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Scheduling 

BoxFolder

 1961-1965 

223

 1969 

224

 1969-1970 

225-26

 1970 

227-28

 1970-1971 

229-30

 1971 

231

 1971-1972 

232

 1972 

233-34

 1972-1973 

236

 1972-1974 

235

 1973 

237

 1973-1974 

238

 1974 

239-41

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Special Programs 

BoxFolder

20th Century World (S207-208) 1966 

242

Afro-American History 1968-1970 

243

Criminology 1970 

244

Innovative Education Study Group 1972-1973 

245

Liberals studies 1968-1974 

246

Model Cities Program 1974-1975 

247

Social Implications of 20th Century Technology 1970 

248

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Newsletters 

BoxFolder

Women's Club News (Newsletter by and for faculty wives) undated 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences..
  • Drexel University.. African-American history program. -- Archives
  • Drexel University.

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Minutes.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Wasson, Stanley P., Dr. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Education
  • History--Study and teaching
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