TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical and Biographical Notes

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Administrative Papers, 1957-2002

Administration of the Faculty, 1907-1997

MacMurray College

Offices of the Deans



Overview of the Collection

Repository: MacMurray College Archives
Creators: Kanatzar, Leplie (1914-2003); Goulding, James; Eickoff, Andrew (1924-2007); Youngblood, Betty; Rearick, Elizabeth C. (1899-1998) Mitchell, Edward (1942-2007)
Title: Offices of the Deans Administrative Papers
Dates: 1957-2002
Quantity: 2.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The collection contains the administrative papers from several deans of the college and/or faculty. For organization purposes, the minutes and memorandums from faculty meetings and faculty committees are included.
Language: The records are in English.

Historical and Biographical Notes

Until MacMurray College was accredited as a four-year baccalaureate degree-granting college in 1907, a school principal served as second-in-charge under the direction the college president. Martha Weaver was the first dean of the college in 1907 when MacMurray was known as Illinois Woman's College. Beginning with the first dean until modern times, many administrative deans have served with titles as dean of the college, dean of the faculty, dean of students and vice-president of academic affairs. As the administrative offices increased or reduced staff levels, a few deans had title changes without a difference in duties.

Rearick, Elizabeth Dr. Rearick began teaching at Rockford College in physical education following her studies at Rockford, Wellesley and Columbia. She came to MacMurray in the 1930s and except for a few years teaching in Pittsburgh, remained almost continuously with MacMurray. Rearick was first dean of students in 1953 and then when the men's college started, her title changed to dean of women in 1957. She resigned in 1958 to be executive over the Girl Scouts in California. In her retirement years she earned special notice as an amateur photographer.

Kanatzar, C. Leplie Dr. Kanatzar joined MacMurray in 1946 as assistant professor of Biology. In 1948 he achieved full professor and assumed chair of the department. In 1961 President Norris appointed Kanatzar as dean of the faculy and eventually he was promoted to dean of the college under President Michalson. Kanatzar attended Eastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois. He was one-time president of the Illinois State Academy of Science. Dr. Kanatzar retired from the college in 1974, with his final duty to the college as commencement speaker. The small dining room in McClelland Dining Hall was named in his honor in 2000.

Eickoff, Andrew, Sr. Dr. Eickoff became dean of the faculty upon the retirment of Dr. Kanatzar. Just before joining MacMurray in 1974, Eickhoff was faculty dean at Union College (KY). He was an ordained Methodist minister after graduating from Boston University. In addition to Union College, Eickoff taught at colleges in Illinois, South Carolina and Kentucky. He left MacMurray in 1980 to serve as executive director of the Jackson (TN) Mental Health Center.

Mitchell, Ed Dr. Mitchell began his career teaching chemistry following his post-graduate degrees in Pennsylvania. In 1973 Mitchell came to MacMurray to teach organic and biochemistry until 1981. Following Eickoff's departure, Mitchell was acting dean until President B. G. Stephens appointed him as the college dean with additional duty as dean of students. In 1985 Mitchell took over as business manager and one year later he was appointed as the college president. Following his ten years as president, Mitchell returned to teaching until his retirment in 1997.

Youngblood, Betty Dr. Youngblood became the vice president of academic affairs under President Mitchell in 1988. Prior to her MacMurray appointment Youngblood served in the same capacity at Wesley College in Dover after a political science teaching career at colleges and universities in Minnesota, Georgia and Texas. She earned her degrees from the University of Minnesota and Oakland University (MI). Youngblood left after one year to assume duties as chancelor at the University of Wisconsin Superior.

Goulding, James Dr. Goulding, an ordained Methodist minister, taught religion and philosophy at universities in California and Minnesota before his appointment as MacMurray's college chaplain and assistant professor of philosophy and religion in 1974. He earned his college and post-graduate degrees from DePauw (IN), Yale and Claremont College (CA). He initiated the formation of the Church Careers Program at MacMurray in the 1980s and was appointed as dean of the faculty in 1991, with a title change as vice president for academic affairs. He remained dean until 2003, when he stayed on one year in semi-retirement capacity as special assistant to the president.

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Scope and Contents

The collection is arranged into two series - Administrative Papers and Administration of the Faculty. For ease of arrangement, this collection represents administrative papers from the college's deans without recognition of actual title. The bulk of the collection is administrative communiques to the faculty or faculty committees. This collection also holds the minutes of the faculty meetings and minutes or reports from faculty committees. Adminstrative papers from Leplie Kanatzar are the majority of the deans' collection. Minutes of the Faculty Meetings are complete from 1909-2001 with expected additions as paper copies of minutes are transferred. Minutes of the Curriculum Committee 1952-1973 are complete until 1989. The rest of the papers from the faculty committees are incomplete and are a sampling of the non-teaching activities of the faculty.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is unrestricted.

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Related Material

Facutly bulletins (1961-1991), published by the administrative dean of the faculty, provide additional faculty activities and curriculum updates.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Eickoff, Andrew
Goulding, James
Kanatzar, C. Leplie
Rearick, Elizabeth C. (1899-1998)
Youngblood, Elizabeth

Organizations:

MacMurray College

Places:

Jacksonville (Ill.)

Subjects:

College administrators

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Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Administrative Papers, 1957-2002
Box Folder
12A 1 Annual Report of Assistant Dean of Women, 1957-1959, 1961
The reports covers residence life, social activities and freshmen progress.
2 Dean Kanatzar: Communications to Faculty, 1963-1967
The bulk of the communications concern curriculum.
3 Dean Kanatzar: Communications to Faculty, 1967-1977
Sixties topics such as Black Student Union, Black Studies, student unrest and free speech
4 Dean Kanatzar: Communications to Faculty, 1972-May 1974
Curriculum changes and faculty dissastifaction
5 Dean Kanatzar: Communications to Departments, Faculty and Students, 1965-1974
Honors Program, college calendar changes, and graduation requirements are discussed.
6 Dean Kanatzar: Communications to Department Heads, 1967-1972
7 Dean Eickoff: Communications to Faculty, 1976 Mar-1978 Oct
C.O.P.E Evaluation Report and beginning discussions of nursing program
8 Dean Mitchell: Communications to Faculty, 1980, 1983
9 Informational Updates, 1988 Nov-1989 Oct
Monthly newsletters from Office of the Dean. Topics include faculty activities, new college mission statement and college classes for prisoners.
10 Informational Updates, 1990 Jan-1991 Feb
11 Dean Goulding: Communications to Faculty, 1990 Dec-1997 Sep; 2002 Oct
IDEAS Sequences, vocational curriculum, social work accreditation.
12 Administrative Memos: Reports to the Faculty, 1990 Sep-1995 May
Informational updates from the president's office through the dean of the college.
13 Administrative Memos: Reports to the Faculty, 1995 Sep-2000 May
Administration of the Faculty, 1907-1997
Box Folder
12A Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1907-1914 May
Minutes are recorded in a ledger book. Some attempt was made to index names. Student names and grades can be found.
14 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1914 Sep-1920 May
Student requirements and behavior are the topics of many of the meetings.
15 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1920 Sep-1925 May
No minutes between Dec 1923 and Sep 1924.
16 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1925 Sep-1929 May
17 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1929 Sep-1935 May
18 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1935 Sep-1941 May
19 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1941 Sep-1947 May
20 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1947 Sep-1952 May
21 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1952 Sep-1953 Dec
22 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1954 Jan-1955 May
23 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1955 Sep-1956 Dec
24 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1957 Jan-1958 May
25 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1958 Sep-1959 Dec
Box Folder
12B 1 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1960 Jan-1961 May
2 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1961 Sep-1962 Dec
3 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1963 Jan-1965 May
4 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1965 Sep-1966 May
5 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1967 Sep-1969 May
6 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1969 Sep-1971 May
7 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1971 Sep-1974 Feb
8 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1974 Mar-1975 May
9 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1975 Sep-1977 May
10 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1977 Sep-1979 May
11 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1979 Sep-1981 May
Monthly meetings are summarized at the beginning and have almost verbatim who spoke what.
12 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1981 Sep-1983 Feb
Monthly meetings are summarized.
13 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1983 Apr-1984 May
14 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1984 Sep-1986 May
15 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1986 Sep-1989 Jun
16 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1989 Sep-1992 Mar
Includes qaurterly reports to the faculty from the trustees' meetings.
17 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1992 Sep-1994 May
Includes quarterly reports to the faculty from the trustees' meetings.
18 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1994 Sep-1996 May
19 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1996 Sep-1999 May
20 Minutes of the Faculty Meetings, 1999 Sep-2001 May
21 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1952 Nov-1956 May
22 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1956 Oct-1960 May
23 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1960 Oct-1963 Jun
24 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1963 Sep-1966 Apr
25 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1966 Oct-1968 May
26 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1968 Oct-1970 May
27 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1970 Oct-1972 Apr
Box Folder
12C 1 Minutes of the Curriculum Committee, 1972 Sep-1973 Sep;1989 Jun, Nov
2 Instructional Resources Committee, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1995, 2000
3 Library Committee, 1955, 1962
4 Lecture and Chapel Committee, 1968, 1983
5 Social Standards Committee, 1968
School drinking policy discussed.
6 Minutes of the Public Events Committee, 1956-1965 (incomplete)
7 Men's Athletic Committee
8 Extended Education Committee, 1971-1973
9 Minutes of the Administrative Council, 1967-1974
10 Academic Standards Committee, 1971 Aug-1999 Nov (incomplete)
11 Student Affairs Committee, 1964-1984 (incomplete)
12 Faculty-Student Committee on Campus Life, 1969 Apr-1971 Dec
13 Committee on Status and Organization, 1964 May-2001 Apr (incomplete)
14 Capstone Subcommittee, 1995
15 Minutes of Division Four, 1988-1990
16 Committee on Committees, 1955
17 Minutes of the General Education Committee, 1983-1989, 1997-1999
18 Academic Standards Committee, 1963-1971 May (incomplete)
19 AAUP, 1971-1980