Scope and Contents: The Philosophy Department was established in 1936, with Charles D. Tenney as the first Chair. Until 1949, he was also the only instructor of Philosophy courses. The first additional staff member, George K. Plochmann, joined the faculty in September 1949. In the 1951 Statutes of the Board of Trustees, the Philosophy Department was designated as an instructional unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition to his administrative duties, Charles Tenney remained acting Chair until the Fall of 1955, when we was succeeded by Willis Moore.