College of Liberal Arts papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains departmental reports, correspondence, committee meeting reports, correspondence, minutes, materials regarding campus buildings, faculty information and personnel files, and other administrative papers.
- University of Minnesota. College of Liberal Arts (Organization)
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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 College of Liberal Arts papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
The forerunner of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota was the College of Science, Literature and the Arts (SLA), which was established in 1869. In 1962, in an effort to strengthen the liberal arts education and to better integrate the science and technology courses, SLA was reorganized. Departments in the physical sciences, including astronomy and geology were aligned with the Institute of Technology and SLA was renamed the College of Liberal Arts. The College of Liberal Arts is the largest college at the University of Minnesota, enrolling approximately 14,000-16,000 students annually.
109 boxes (141.7 linear feet)
Collection contains the administrative papers of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.
Other Finding Aid Available
A finding aid with a partial contents list is available in University Archives.
Source of acquisition
The collection was transferred to University Archives beginning in the 1960s through 2005.
- Education, Humanistic Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Minnesota. College of Liberal Arts -- Archives
- University of Minnesota. College of Science, Literature, and the Arts
- College of Liberal Arts papers, 1936-1981
- Karen Spilman
- July 2005
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