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  • Classification Number: 3L
  • Title of Record Series: Department of History
  • Record Group: Faculty
  • Date: 2002, revised 12/15/2004
  • Accession Number: A 73-26
  • Sub Group: Departments
  • Source: existing files, Germaine Lafeuille, Bulletin Board
  • Restrictions: Restricted personnel files may be seen only with permission of the President's Office.
  • Volume: 3 linear feet (including 1.6 linear feet of restricted material)

The Department of History has had various names, and at times has been a joint department with other disciplines since the college opened in 1875:

  • 1875-1888 History Department
  • 1888-1896 History and Political Science Department
  • 1896-1900 History and Economics Department (consisting of two parts: History and Political Science, Economics)
  • 1900-1931 History Department
  • 1931-1940 History and Political Science Department
  • 1940 to present History Department
Scope and Content:

History Department records date from 1887 to 2002, mostly 1970s to 1990s and measure 3 linear feet. The records include correspondence, budgets, examinations, flyers, syllabi and reading lists. Since the budget materials include salary information, they are restricted, and may be made available only by those who have the permission of the President's Office.

There also are individual personnel files of former faculty that include curricula vitae, salary letters, SEQs [student evaluation questionnaires]. These personnel files are restricted, and may be made available only by those who have the permission of the President's Office.

The records also contain material on the Barnette Miller Foundation, established in 1956 by bequest of Barnette Miller, Professor of History Emerita. Funds from the Barnette Miller Foundation were earmarked for use by the History and Political Science Departments in promoting the study of international relations by undergraduate and graduate students, or to sponsor visiting lecturers.

There also is a small amount of material on the House of Commons, an annual debate by the class in Constitutional History, held in March or February under the aegis of the History Department. House of Commons programs in this collection date from 1887 to 1897, and 1936.

Box 1
  • General (n.d., 1934-1962)
  • General (n.d., 1974-1992, 1997-2002)
  • Barnette Miller Foundation (1969-1976)
  • Barnette Miller Foundation (1977-1988)
  • Course Outlines (1888- )
  • Reading Lists (1925, 1927, 1946)
  • History 239: Syllabus (1979)
  • Exams: Entrance (1901-1920)
  • General Examination (1964-1966, 1968)
  • Exemption Examination 100 (1966-1967)
  • Exemption Examination Instructions 100 and 101 (no date)
  • Exemption Examination 101 (1965-1967, 1972)
  • Exams: History 1, 3, 13, 15, 16, 22, 37, 103, 120, 204 (B, C, D, E, F) (1901-1921)
  • Exams: History 100 (1964-1988)
  • Exams: History 232, 242 (1974, 1976)
  • Exam: History 252 (1991)
  • House of Commons: General (n.d., 1887-1897, 1936)
  • Reaccreditation and Curriculum Data (1977-1978)
  • Reserve Lists (1988-1989)
Box 2
  • Reserve Books 100s (1978-1988)
  • Reserve Books 200-240 (1974-1988)
  • Reserve Books 240-299 (1977-1988)
  • Reserve Books 300s (1976-1988)
Box 3
  • Barnette Miller Foundation (1969-1976, 1977-1988)
  • Photo Album: Helen Bierman
Box 4 Restricted
  • RESTRICTED: Budget Requested (1972-1973)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget Requested (1973-1974)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1980-1981)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1981-1982)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1982-1983)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1983-1984)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1984-1985)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1985-1986)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1986-1987)
  • RESTRICTED: Budget (1987-1988)
Box 5 Restricted
  • RESTRICTED: Barnette Miller Foundation (1969-1976, 1977-1988)
  • RESTRICTED: Fund Information (n.d., 1978-1988)
  • RESTRICTED: Personnel files: Adler, Jeffrey Zdatny, Steven

Created By: Dorothy Brown '09 || Maintained By: Jane Callahan and Ian Graham || Date Created: January 10, 2008 || Last Modified: October 15, 2012