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Archives and Special Collections Finding Aids
|Name of Creator:
||Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Education.
|| School of Education records
||1958-2001 (bulk 1963-1985)
||9.50 cubic feet (10 boxes)
|Scope and Content Abstract:
||The collection documents the growth of the School of Education at
Northeastern from its inception as an independent department, through
its associations with Boston-Bouvé College and the College
of Arts and Sciences. The collection reflects the activities of individual
departments and the School of Education faculty. Records include brochures,
program descriptions, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, reports,
handbooks, newsletters, course descriptions, accreditation reports,
and agendas from committee, department, and School meetings. Topics
include the merging of the School of Education with Boston-Bouvé
College and then with the College of Arts and Sciences, the development
of new education programs, student work, and faculty appointments.
||Northeastern University's College of Education was formed in 1953
as a result of the growing need for elementary and secondary school
educators in the United States. By 1967, it employed 22 faculty members
and included five specialized departments. Enrollment in the College
of Education peaked in 1970 with over 1,300 undergraduate and 1,001
graduate students and 55 full-time faculty members. In 1980, responding
to a decline in enrollment and a decreased need for teachers, the
College of Education merged with Boston-Bouvé College forming
the Boston-Bouvé College of Human Development Professions.
In 1992, the education department moved to the College of Arts and
Sciences and, in 1999, was renamed the School of Education. In the
early 2000s, the graduate programs of the School moved to the College
of Professional Studies.
|Language and Scripts:
||The collection is entirely in English.
|System of Arrangement:
||Organized in two series: Series 1. Administration;
and Series 2. Programs.
|Subjects and Contributors:
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Education
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Education -- Curricula
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Graduate School of
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Administration
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Faculty
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Urban Schools Collaborative
- Education -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
- Teachers -- Training of -- Massachusetts -- Boston
|Conditions Governing Access:
||Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation,
unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Records containing student information are closed for 75 years from
the date of their creation.
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:
||Records were transferred with the Archives by the School of Education
from 1997 through 2003. Records were also transferred by the Department
of Curriculum and Instruction.
||Finding aid prepared by Amy Bosworth, December 1999; updated by
Hanna Clutterbuck, December 2008.