College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Subject Files, 1968-2003

Archives Record Series: 12/01/02

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Subject Files, 1968-2003. 7.5 linear feet.


This collection provides a good look at the work of the office of the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, especially from about 1985 through about 2000, but with some papers from earlier and later than those dates.  Deans Robert Morin, John Deegan, Aaron Podolefsky, and Jill Wallace administered the office during the period covered by this collection.

The collection looks both up and down the administrative ladder.  It includes documentation of the deans' responsilities to the Vice President and Provost as well as the deans' responsibilities to administer the departments of the college.

This collection is a good place to get a summary view of the work of the departments of the college: Geography, History, Home Economics (later Design, Family and Consumer Sciences), Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology and Anthropology (later Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology).  There are annual reports and long range planning reports for most of these department as well as extensive correspondence files.

There are very strong files relating to the development of the Master of Social Work and the Master of Public Policy programs, as well as good documention of the Women's Studies program.  This collection is also a source of information about the separation of business-related curricula from the former College of Business and Behavioral Sciences and the establishment of those curricula into a new college.  The collection also features information about space utilization by the college and about renovations of buildings in which the college and its departments have been located.  Documentation of some departments is stronger and wider than for others. Included with material related to the Department of Geography, for example, is documentation of the Geographical Alliance of Iowa and of the local journal, Geographical Perspectives.  Documentation for the Department of Home Economics is also strong due to its accreditation processes and to its attempts to refocus its curriculum into what became the Department of Design, Family and Consumer Sciences.

This collection came to the University Archives from the office of the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in December 2008, in anticipation of the renovation of Sabin Hall.

Container Inventory

Box 1

  • CSBS view books
  • CSBS Statements, 1999-2007 (newsletter)
  • Dean Aaron Podolefsky's on-going list of things to do, 1991-1992
  • CSBS enrollment trends and patterns, 1981-1994
  • CSBS faculty roster and new faculty lists, 1983-1995
  • CSBS tenure and promotion recommendations, 1968-1989
  • Tenure and promotion lists, 1975-1985
  • Faculty teaching load reports, 1986-1995
  • Instructional workload reports, 1992-1993
  • CSBS budget hearings, 1989, 1991
  • CSBS long range planning, 1981-1988
  • CSBS administrative goals, 1985-1987
  • Academic planning statements, 1986
  • Academic Affairs Council, agenda and notes, 1990-1996
  • CSBS Council of Department Heads, agenda, 1970, 1971, 1990-1992
  • College of Business Administration, correspondence, 1979-1990
  • College of Education, correspondence, 1985-1992
  • College of Humanities and Fine Arts, correspondence, 1981-1992
  • College of Natural Sciences, correspondence, 1983-1996
  • Graduate College, correspondence, 1989-1996
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Library correspondence
  • Hawkeye Institute of Technology, correspondence and articulation agreements, 1977-1991
  • Four Year Graduation Pact
  • CSBS grade distribution reports, 1992-2000
  • Grade point averages and distribution, 1981-1988

Box 2

  • CSBS low enrollment classes, 1987-1999
  • CSBS representation on committees, 1978-1995
  • Department head search policies
  • Dean's Challenge Grants
  • Faculty productivity policies
  • Faculty productivity reports, 1992-1997 (RESTRICTED)
  • Institutional research reports, 1971-1984
  • Visiting Distinguished Scholars
  • Enrollment management, 1991-2001
  • Conflict resolution, 1991
  • Human rights policy, 1992
  • Proposed retirement community on south campus, 1998-1999
  • Psychology Laboratory fire loss, 1972
  • CSBS space utilization and needs, 1987-2001
  • Auditorium Building usage, 1993-1994
  • Baker Hall repairs
  • Latham Hall renovation and re-dedication, 1990
  • Wright Hall renovation, schematic design report, 1990
  • Seerley Hall renovation, 1990
  • ITTC renovation, architectural "expression of interest", 2002
  • ITTC renovation, volume I, 2004

Box 3

  • ITTC renovation, volume II and addenda, 2004
  • Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference, proceedings, 1995, 1996, 1999
  • Department head reviews: Geography; Home Economics; Psychology; Sociology and Anthropology (RESTRICTED)
  • Department of Geography, annual reports, 1987-1990
  • Department of History, annual reports, 1987-1990
  • Department of Home Economics, annual reports, 1986-1990
  • Department of Political Science, annual reports, 1987-1990
  • Department of Psychology, annual reports, 1987-1990
  • Department of Social Work, annual reports, 1987-1990
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, annual reports, 1986-1990
  • Department of Home Economics, academic planning statements, 1977-1986
  • Department of Political Science, academic planning statements, 1972-1985
  • Department of Psychology, academic planning statements, 1972-1986
  • Department of Social Work, academic planning statements, 1979-1986
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, academic planning statements, 1977-1985
  • Department of Geography, correspondence and minutes, 1991-2000

Box 4

  • Department of Geography, Geographical Alliance of Iowa, 1991-1999
  • Department of Geography, Geographical Perspectives, correspondence, 1979-1993
  • Department of History, correspondence and minutes, 1986-1999
  • Department of Home Economics, response to accreditation team report, 1987
  • Department of Home Economics, response to Peat Marwick Main recommendations, 1989
  • Department of Home Economics, accreditation, 1991
  • Department of Home Economics, dietetics
  • Department of Home Economics, standards for faculty in studio and interior design, 1985
  • Department of Home Economics, correspondence, 1980-1992
  • Department of Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, correspondence, 1993-1999
  • Department of Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, nursing home administration, 1993
  • Department of Political Science, correspondence, 1986-1999
  • Department of Political Science, Erma Plaehn Fund
  • Department of Psychology, correspondence, 1985-1991
  • Department of Social Work, correspondence, 1979-1999
  • Department of Social Work, "Addressing Iowa's Needs:, 1989

Box 5

  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, later Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, correspondence, 1978-1997
  • Center for Social and Behavioral Research, correspondence, 1983-1996
  • Center for the Study of Adolescence, 1989-2000
  • Teacher education program, 1986-1990
  • Social sciences education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, feasibility study, 1988
  • Master of Public Policy program, 1988-1997
  • Master of Social Work program, 1996-2001
  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Foreign Area Studies
  • Humanities I and II
  • Humanities Coordinating Committee
  • Inter-American Studies
  • Non-Western cultures
  • Women's Studies
  • American Council of Teachers of Russian, correspondence, 1990-2000

Material processed and finding aid prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, June-July 2009; last modified: July 2, 2009 (GP)

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