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Graduate School records

Identifier: 950, 2007-04

Scope and Content

The collections contain minutes of committees of the Graduate School, general correspondence, alphabetical files, reports, committee papers, departmental papers, research materials and information regarding various educational societies. The buk of the material of collection 2007-04 includes materials from 1990-2002, with a small amount of material from the 1980s.


  • Creation: 1893-2005


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Graduate School records should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

Graduate education has been offered at the University of Minnesota since 1875, cumulating in the first Master's Degree being awarded in 1882 to Robert Henry Crafts, and the first Ph.D. in 1888 to Charles Burke Elliott. In 1885, the graduate department was organized within the College of Science, Literature and the Arts and on December 12, 1905, the Board of Regents established the Graduate School as an autonomous unit at the University. The following faculty have served as dean of the Graduate School: Henry T. Eddy (1905-1912), Guy Stanton Ford (1913-1938), Theodore C. Blegen (1940-1960), Bryce Crawford (1960-1971), May Brodbeck (1972-1974) and Warren Ibele (1975-1983).


56 boxes (72 linear feet)


Collection contains the records of the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A list of collection 2007-04 is available in hard copy in University of Minnesota Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection 950 was transferred to University Archives from 1948-1994.

Collection 2007-04 was deposited in University Archives on 1/17/2007.

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University of Minnesota. Department of Psychology papers

University of Minnesota. Department of Sociology records

University of Minnesota. Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology. Entomology records

University of Minnesota. Division of Forestry records

University of Minnesota. News Service records

University of Minnesota. Office of the President records

University of Minnesota. President's Advisory Committee on Organization of Research records

Minnesota. University. Register of the Ph.D. degrees conferred by the University of Minnesota 1888-1986, University of Minnesota Graduate School. (MGX/R26)

Processing Information

Parts of the collection have not been processed.

Graduate School records, 1893-2005
Karen Spilman
August 2005, February 2007
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