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Wayne State University Monteith College Committee Office of the Chairman Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000253

Scope and Content

Materials in the Office of the Chairman, Monteith College Committee Records consist of meeting minutes, curricula vitae and resumes, memoranda, reports, publications, and agendas. These records primarily concern the selection of the Dean of Monteith College.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1970

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

Monteith College, which opened to students in 1959, was a college that grew out of the idea to offer Wayne State University students the experience of a small, experimental college within the larger university setting. Monteith College was intended to offer students a new approach to curriculum, independent study, and community spirit; this approach included small study groups, discussion groups among students, better availability of professors outside classroom hours, and enrollment of no more than 1,000 students at a time. Monteith College closed in 1979. Alfred H. Kelly, professor of History, was a member of the original Monteith College advisory committee appointed by Lloyd A. Cook in 1957. At the time of these records, Kelly was Chairman of the Selection Advisory Committee for the Dean of Monteith College.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Monteith College, which opened to students in 1959, was a college that grew out of the idea to offer Wayne State University students the experience of a small, experimental college within the larger university setting. Monteith College was intended to offer students a new approach to curriculum, independent study, and community spirit; this approach included small study groups, discussion groups among students, better availability of professors outside classroom hours, and enrollment of no more than 1,000 students at a time. Monteith College closed in 1979. Alfred H. Kelly, professor of History, was a member of the original Monteith College advisory committee appointed by Lloyd A. Cook in 1957. At the time of these records, Kelly was Chairman of the Selection Advisory Committee for the Dean of Monteith College. Materials in the Office of the Chairman, Monteith College Committee Records consist of meeting minutes, curricula vitae and resumes, memoranda, reports, publications, and agendas. These records primarily concern the selection of the Dean of Monteith College.

Arrangement

Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Box 1). Materials are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

Donated to the Reuther Library in 1971.

Related Materials

Wayne State University Monteith College Records Monteith College Student Newsletters

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Devin Erlandson on May 6, 2014. Revised by Casey Westerman on May 11, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Monteith College Committee Office of the Chairman Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Devin Erlandson.
Date
2014-05-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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