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Dean of Women records


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Dean of Women records, 1938-1958 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Dean of Women records, 1938-1958Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 13/RG 13-24

Primary Creator: Southern Illinois University (Carbondale campus). Dean of Women.

Other Creators: Southern Illinois State Normal University. Dean of Women.

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The files are arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 12/21/2007

Subjects: Southern Illinois State Normal University - Students, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale campus) - Students, Student affairs administrators - Illinois - Carbondale, Student affairs services - Illinois - Carbondale, Women college students - Illinois - Carbondale

Forms of Material: Southern Illinois University (Carbondale campus). Dean of Women - Records and correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Dean of Women records highlight the office’s activities and procedures, and matters of concern pertaining to women students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 1938-1958.  The collection is predominantly correspondence.  The topics include academics, student employment, sorority and social life, financial aid, and general office business.

Biographical Note

The first mention of a Dean of Women position at Southern Illinois University is found in the May 31, 1926 minutes of the Illinois Normal School Board.  Lucy K. Woody served as the first Dean of Women from 1926-1948.  Subsequent Deans of Women were Helen Shuman (1948-1950), Leah Farr (1950-1952), and Mildred Schrotberger (1952-1959).  Loretta K. Ott was appointed from Assistant Dean of Women to serve as the acting dean from August 15, 1958 to July 1, 1959, during which Schrotberger took an extended leave of absence and resigned on July 1.  The university did not fill the vacancy with permanent replacement.  The last mention of the Dean of Women position is found in the Board of Trustees 1959-1960 annual report.  Ott served as an Assistant Dean in Student Affairs, and was reassigned as Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs on July 1, 1966.

The Board of Trustees created the Office of Student Affairs in 1951 to coordinate all student personnel services not associated with academic instruction, and supervise all student activities and organizations.  It consisted of the Student Activities Office, Student Special Services Office, and the Counseling and Testing Service.  The Office of Student Affairs was to be administered by a Director in cooperation with the Dean of Men and Dean of Women.  I. Clark Davis, who had been Dean of Men since 1949, was appointed Acting Director of Student Affairs effective July 1, 1951, and retained the Dean of Men title.  He was made Director of Student Affairs effective July 1, 1958.

Subject/Index Terms

Southern Illinois State Normal University - Students
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale campus) - Students
Student affairs administrators - Illinois - Carbondale
Student affairs services - Illinois - Carbondale
Women college students - Illinois - Carbondale

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Portions restricted per The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession 698

Preferred Citation: [item], Dean of Women records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Tony Bittle in December 2018.

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Folder 1: Statement of Sorority Preference Card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1938-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1948-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1951-1958Add to your cart.

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