Graduate School Faculty of Southern Methodist University records
A Guide to the Collection
SMU has offered graduate degrees since its inception in 1915. The graduate school appears to have grown quite slowly during the 1910s and 1920s, thus, much of the documentation in the early part of the collection relates to enrollment numbers and expenses incurred for the school. The graduate school has grown rapidly over the course of the twentieth century, the university having added a number of master’s and doctoral programs at its various colleges, including Dedman College.
The collection includes reports from the graduate school to the board of trustees on enrollment figures, budgetary reports, and correspondence between faculty members about issues related to the graduate school. This is a small, incomplete collection for the inclusive years. Interested researchers should note that both the Faculty Senate Records and the Dedman College Faculty Council records will contain more extensive materials on graduate studies at SMU.
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Graduate School Faculty of Southern Methodist University records, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.
Transfer, Southern Methodist University Faculty Senate, 2010.
Materials were found in several boxes in rough order. Most were labeled. Records were sorted, re-foldered and paper clips were removed. Duplicate minutes were deaccessioned.
Tim Bowman processed the collection and wrote the finding aid, 2006-2010.
Lara Corazalla, 2010.
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