Administrative Records

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The following individual finding aids are available:

Boards of Trustees and Governors

Rutgers University. Governors. Educational Policy and Planning Committee (RG 02/C2)
The Board of Governors Educational Planning and Policy Committee was established in 1950 and was charged with examining Rutgers' "educational effectiveness." The papers in this collection comprise meeting minutes and agendas, and reports and studies on such subjects as program proposals and changes; diversity amongst students and staff; promotions, tenures, and retirements; and other matters.

Rutgers University. Board of Trustees. Inventory to the Records of the Queen's College, Rutgers College and Rutgers University Board of Trustees: Manuscript Minutes, Enclosures, and Subject Files 1778-1956 (RG 03/A0/02)
The records of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees date from 1778 to 1956. The records include rough drafts of meeting minutes and materials enclosed with the minutes such as correspondence, financial records, committee reports, other types of reports and informative documents, and legal documents. During the period covered by this collection, the Board of Trustees had almost all of the responsibility for running the College. Items which appear routinely in the records include: considerations over land and buildings, lists of students recommended by the faculty for degrees, correspondence on honorary degrees, financial accounts (usually in April), materials on relations with the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church and, later, with the state of New Jersey, and personnel considerations.

Rutgers University Board of Trustees. Inventory to the Records of the Special Committee to Investigate the Charges of Lienhard Bergel, 1934-1945 (RG 03/C2).
The Special Trustees Committee to Investigate the Charges of Lienhard Bergel files contain materials related to a series of 1935 hearings held at Rutgers University. The charges stemmed from the dismissal of Professor Lienhard Bergel from the faculty of the New Jersey College for Women German Department. Bergel, an opponent of fascism, accused department chairman Friedrich Hauptmann of making his decision based on his pro-Nazi sentiment. After the American Civil Liberties Union became involved in Bergel's case, Rutgers President Robert C. Clothier created a five-member Special Trustees Committee to hear Bergel's claims and establish a final decision. The resulting hearings, which began on May 21, 1935 and lasted two months, ended in a decision in Hauptmann's favor. The files, which include a partial transcript of the hearings themselves, are divided into three series, I. Hearing Files, II. Committee Hearings, and III. Newsclippings.

Rutgers University. Board of Trustees. Special Committee on Reorganization. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees. Special Committee on Reorganization, 1947-1956 (RG 03/C3)
Commissioned on February 18, 1955, the Special Committee on the Reorganization of the Board of Trustees was established to explore various methods of university reorganization. Its deliberations led to the official establishment of Rutgers as the State University of New Jersey in 1956, as well as the establishment of the Board of Governors. Functioning until May 1956, when Governor Robert Meyner signed the reorganization proposal into law, the Committee was chaired by Lansing P. Shield. The collection contains written reports, confidential poll results and personal correspondence of the Board members' opinions and views. Dissenting views have been retained in full. Also included are Board meeting minutes and reports from November 1954 to July 1956. The final report of the committee, as well as various drafts of the proposal, mark-up copies of drafts from committee members, the final draft and the proposed bill presented to the legislature, all document the extent of the activities of the special committee.

Rutgers University. Governors. Special Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University. Board of Governors Special Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1952-1958 (RG 02/C1)
The records of the academic freedom cases at Rutgers University, spanning from 1952 to 1958, comprise a series of the documents of the Rutgers University Board of Governors. They consist of one half-manuscript box containing two volumes of documents from the files of John O. Bigelow, chairman of the Board of Governors' Special Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure. The Committee was to create new University statutes on academic freedom and tenure following the replacement of the Board of Trustees by the Board of Governors in September 1956 as the new governing body of the University.

Office of the President

Rutgers College. Office of the President. Guide to the Queen's and Rutgers College Presidents' Collection, 1774-1983 (R-MC 116)
The Queen's and Rutgers College Presidents' Collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, commencement addresses, inaugural addresses, and published sermons written by or about Rutgers presidents from Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh through Merrill E. Gates.

Rutgers College. Office of the President. Inventory to the Records of the Austin Scott Administration, 1865-1937 (RG 04/A10)
The records and papers of Austin Scott, 1865-1937 (bulk, 1871-1922) consists of records from his presidency of Rutgers College and personal papers, including his notes from graduate history study in Germany.

Rutgers College. Office of the President. Inventory to the Records of the William H. S. Demarest Administration, 1890-1928 (RG 04/A11)
Administrative records generated by the Office of the President at Rutgers University during the administration of William H. S. Demarest, 1906-1924. The records include reports, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Rutgers University. Office of the President. Inventory to the Records of the John Martin Thomas Administration, 1902-1932 (inclusive), 1925-1930 (bulk) (RG 04/A12)
Administrative records generated by the Office of the President at Rutgers University during the administration of John Martin Thomas, 1925-1930. These records document a brief period in Rutgers history and captures major events such as the Duffield Commission's investigation into the relations between the State of New Jersey and Rutgers College as well as the day-to-day demands on a university president. Many of Thomas' speeches and writings are among the documents.

Rutgers University. Office of the President. Inventory to the Records of the Robert C. Clothier Administration, 1925-1952 (RG 04/A14)
Rutgers University during the critical years of the Depression, World War II, and immediate postwar years is thoroughly documented in the records of the Office of President during the administration of Robert C. Clothier. Included are extensive subject files covering a wide range of topics concerning both internal operations of the university during this critical period as well as its relations to the State of New Jersey. The records, which cover the years 1925 to 1952, are arranged in six series: I. Subject Files, II. Committee Files, III. Faculty and Administrators Files, IV. Writings and Speeches, V. Trustees and Trustees' Committee Records, and VI. Commencements, Dedications, and Celebrations.

Rutgers University. Office of the President. Inventory to the Records of the Lewis Webster Jones Administration. Group II: Academic Freedom Cases, 1942-1958 (RG 04/A15/02)
The records of the Academic Freedom series created in the Office of Rutgers president Lewis Webster Jones consists of four manuscript boxes of documents that span from 1942-1958. The earliest records document the professional histories of Professors Heimlich, Finley, and Glasser, and the latest documents concern the Board of Governors dealing with censure by the AAUP and AALS. The bulk of the material is from 1952-1953, documenting the procedures of the University in evaluation of the cases and dismissal or resignation of the professors. The records are arranged into two subseries.

Rutgers University. Office of the President. Inventory to the Records of the Mason Welch Gross Administration, 1936, 1945-1971 (RG 04/A16)
Administrative records generated by the Office of the President at Rutgers University during the administration of Mason Gross, 1959-1971. These records document a period of enormous growth of the university, as well as a time of social upheaval and political protest. The records also include Gross' speech and writing files and his faculty papers as Professor of Philosophy.

Rutgers University, Office of the President. Inventory to the Records of the Lewis Webster Jones Administration, Group I: Administrative Records, 1951-1958 (RG 04/A15/01)
Administrative records generated by the Office of President at Rutgers University during the tenure of Lewis Webster Jones, 1951 to 1958. Arranged into two series (University files and Subject files), the records document the growth in enrollment, programs and facilities at Rutgers during the post-World War II era. Of particular interest is a major change in the governance of the university during Dr. Jones' presidency, as the Board of Governors with public appointments by the Governor of New Jersey, solidifies Rutgers as the State University of New Jersey.

Administrative Offices of the University

Rutgers College. War Service Bureau. Inventory to the Records of the War Service Bureau, 1917-1919 (RG 33/C0)
The Rutgers College War Service Bureau was founded with the intention of keeping the Rutgers students, alumni, and staff in touch with one another as they served in World War I. The records contain letters from members of the Rutgers community regarding their activities during the war on the home front and abroad. It also contains bulletins from Earl Reed Silvers, the director of the War Service Bureau, about activities at Rutgers during the war.

Rutgers Defense Council. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers Defense Council, 1941-1945 (RG 41/H1)
The records of the Rutgers Defense Council are those maintained by Dean Norman C. Miller, who served as Chairman of the Council from December 1941 to June 1945. The records include correspondence, mostly between Miller and other university administrators, as well as various statements and memoranda relating to defense activities on Rutgers' New Brunswick campuses. Also included are forms relating to Rutgers' function as a center for information on civilian defense, and U.S. Government bulletins, charts and communications on civil defense, air raid instructions, and materials and rosters for fire fighting and first aid training courses. Most of the material is from 1942, when local defense activities were being arranged and organized. Virtually all the correspondence, which comprises the bulk of the material, deals with the administrative and organizational activities of the council. Communications from the U.S. Government provide a detailed account of civil defense procedures deemed necessary for the protection of east coast residents against possible foreign hostilities. Within the General Correspondence series are several documents which highlight the history of the Rutgers Defense Council, and present a picture of university life and concerns during wartime. The Subject File series includes documents that relate the Council's activities to national defense efforts in general, and materials indicating the wide scope of the Rutgers community's involvement in campus civil defense activities.

Rutgers University. Dean of Administration. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Dean of Administration (John L. Swink), 1951-1965 (RG 15/A1)
The records of the Dean of Administration at Rutgers University comprise those created and accumulated primarily during the tenure of John L. Swink, 1958-1962. They are arranged as one series of alphabetical subject files and are housed in seven manuscript boxes. The series also includes documentation of Swink's functions and activities as associate dean of University College, acting dean of Douglass College and acting dean of the College of Agriculture. The files, dating from 1951 to 1965, consist mostly of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings and reflect the wide range of interests and responsibilities held by Swink during his years as a Rutgers University administrator.

Rutgers University. Dean of Student Affairs. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Dean of Student Affairs (Earle W. Clifford, Jr.), 1952-1973 (RG 15/F2)
Earle W. Clifford, Jr. came to Rutgers University in 1963 to serve as Dean of Student Affairs. In this position he was responsible for overseeing activities outside the classroom and had various offices reporting to him. From 1970 to 1972 he was Vice President of Student Affairs. Clifford was at Rutgers during a time in which many social and educational changes were taking place. This collection contains many of his professional papers, which contain his thoughts and reactions to the events of those times.

Rutgers University. Department of Athletics. Centennial Football Game Committee Inventory to the Records of the Centennial Football Game Committee, 1967-1971 (RG 39/A2a)
The records described in this inventory are those of the Centenial Football Game Committee from 1967 to 1971. The Centennial Football Game Committee was formed by the Rutgers University Athletic Department to have planning oversight for the September 1969 centennial football game between Rutgers University and Princeton University. These records relate primarily to the planning logistics surrounding the game and other events that took place during that weekend in commemoration of the first intercollegiate football contest between Rutgers and Princeton on November 6, 1869.

Rutgers University. Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (Albert W. Twitchell), 1931-1977, 1962-1974 (bulk) (RG 39/A0/02)
The records of the Rutgers University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (Albert W. Twitchell) are dated between 1931 and 1977 but are primarily from the 1960s and early 1970s. The records mostly reflect the administration of Albert Twitchell (1961-1973), although there is also a fair amount of Fred Gruninger's correspondence from his days as the assistant athletic director, as well as from his early days as the athletic director. In addition, there is also correspondence from Don Heilman, an assistant athletic director under Gruninger. In general, the records consist of letters, contracts, schedules, expense reports, receipts, drawings, and other correspondence that reflect the role the Athletics Department played at Rutgers during this period.

Rutgers University. Office of Public Information. Inventory to the Records on the Vietnam War Teach-Ins at Rutgers University, 1965-1966 (RG 07/A2/01)
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, statements, and reports related to the controversy surrounding the three "Teach Ins" held at Rutgers University in 1965. The bulk of the public comment was sparked by Rutgers Professor Genovese's April 23, 1965 "Teach In" statement, "I do not fear or regret the impending Viet Cong victory in Vietnam. I welcome it," and the University's subsequent handling of the matter. The "Teach In" at which Genovese made his statement was a discussion of American foreign policy in Vietnam organized by Rutgers College Faculty. Items addressing this issue also represent the bulk of the materials in the collection.

Rutgers University. Office of the Secretary. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Office of the Secretary (Carl Raymond Woodward), 1928-1943 (RG 09/A1/02)
Administrative records maintained in the Office of the Secretary of Rutgers University during the tenure of Dr. Carl R. Woodward. The records, which consist of alphabetical subject files, document the University throughout the depression and the preceding and early years of World War II. Woodward maintained a close relationship with Robert C. Clothier, who served as president of Rutgers during this period.

Rutgers University. Office of the University Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy). Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy) 1928-1974 (RG 23/H3)
The records of the Rutgers University Chaplain detail Bradford S. Abernethy's role and responsibilities at Rutgers as its religious leader. Many of Abernethy's papers contain material regarding his affiliations with religious and foreign exchange associations. They also demonstrate his concern with issues such as civil rights, conflict, and international relief efforts. Other papers detail the business matters of the use and maintenance of Kirkpatrick Chapel. The papers are divided into seven series, I. General Correspondence, II. Subject Files, III. Chapel Files, IV. International Organizations, Foreign Exchanges and Students Files, V. National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) Files, VI. Writings, and VII. Photographs.

Rutgers University. Office of University Librarian. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Office of University Librarian (Donald F. Cameron), 1925-1971 (RG 40/A1/03)
The administrative records in this collection document the activities of the Office of University Librarian under the leadership of Donald F. Cameron. Not only does it outline the regular operations of the office, but it also records the multitude of activities that Cameron partook in as the University Librarian. The Annual Reports of the Librarian of the University relate the activities of the library as a whole, its departments, and its units and were issued for accountability purposes. The Budget and Financial records include letters and memos on budgetary matters, budget sheets, salary rates, accountings of endowments, and financial statistics. The General Correspondence series mainly consists of letters, the majority of which document the mundane matters of Cameron's everyday work. Within the Subject Files is documentation of Cameron's leadership of the Rutgers Libraries. The Library Buildings series documents the planning and construction of many Rutgers University libraries, which were overseen by Cameron.

Rutgers University. Office of University Librarian. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Office of University Librarian (George A. Osborn), 1880-1955 (RG 40/A1/02)
The collection contains papers generated by George A. Osborn during his career as a Rutgers Librarian. The folders contain information about his actions as librarian including the expansion of the Voorhees Library due to serious space constraints of the library at the time. Also included are various committee papers, budget and funding information. Series III is dedicated specifically to "Friends of Rutgers Library."

Rutgers University Provost and Vice President (Richard Schlatter). Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Provost and Vice-President (Richard Schlatter) 1945-1972 (RG 15/A2)
The records of Rutgers University Provost and Vice-President Richard Schlatter document the state of education at Rutgers in the 1960s, a decade of exceptional growth. The records reflect the concerns of administrators, staff, and students who were dealing with the expansion of and changes in the role of the university, social changes, and the Vietnam War. The papers demonstrate that the Provost's duties involved him in many aspects of the operation of the university and required that he have deep knowledge of university structures and policies. The records are contained in three series: I. General Correspondence Files, II. Subject Files, and III. Name Files.

Rutgers University Provost's Cabinet. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Provost's Cabinet, 1953-1972 (RG 15/M2)
The Provost's Cabinet was established under Provost Mason W. Gross and continued under Richard Schlatter's tenure until its discontinuance in 1972. The records in this collection consist mainly of meeting minutes and reports. The collection contains minutes from Meeting No. 1 on July 8, 1953 through Meeting No. 155 on June 14, 1971. It also includes correspondence and material from the Provost's Cabinet Committee on University Governance.

Rutgers University Vice Provost and Dean of the University. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Office of Vice Provost and Dean of the University (Albert E. Meder) 1917-1968 (RG 15/H0)
Albert E. Meder came to Rutgers as an instructor in mathematics in 1926. Between his arrival and his retirement in 1968, he held many positions at Rutgers, including Acting Dean of Douglass College, Secretary of the University, Dean of the University, Dean of Administration, and finally Vice Provost and Dean of the University. His records reflect his activities in these offices and show his relationships with other members of the Rutgers community, many of whom reported to him.

Schools, Colleges, and Divisions

Douglass College. Inventory to the Records of the Douglass College Council, 1928-1970 (RG 19/G1/01)
The records document the operations of the Douglass College Committee on Academic Regulations and its successor, the Douglass College Council during the period 1928 to 1970. This series includes agendas, minutes of meetings, correspondence, studies of student populations from various aspects, information on curricula and changes to curriculum for the period.

Douglass College. Office of the Dean. Inventory to the Records of the Dean of Douglass College (Group I), 1887-1973 (RG 19/A0/01)
The history of Douglass College, formerly the New Jersey College for Women, as a coordinate college of Rutgers University, is thoroughly documented in the records of the Dean of the College. These records, dating from 1887, include correspondence, memoranda, committee minutes, annual reports, and other records from the administrations of Mabel Smith Douglass (1918-1933), Albert E. Meder, Jr, (acting dean, 1932-1934), Margaret T. Corwin (1934-1955), Mary I. Bunting (1955-1960), Ruth M. Adams (1960-1966), and Margery Somers Foster (1967-1975).

Douglass College. Office of the Dean. Inventory to the Records of the Dean of Douglass College (Group II), 1965-1981 (RG 19/A0/02)
Records generated by the Office of the Dean of Douglass College during the administrations of Margery Somers Foster, Paula P. Brownlee, and Jewel Plummer Cobb, 1965-1981. During this time period Rutgers University witnessed enormous change, much of which had an impact on Douglass College, including the move to turn the previous all-male Rutgers College into a coeducational unit of the university, student protests over civil rights and the Vietnam War, and a major reorganization of Rutgers that transformed Douglass College from an academic college to a residence college. The records vividly document the position of the Douglass College deans in reaction to these events.

Livingston College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Office of the Dean of Livingston College (Ernest A. Lynton) 1943-1974 (RG 21/A0/04)
Records generated by the Office of the Dean of Livingston College during the administration of Ernest A. Lynton, 1965-1973. During this time period, Rutgers University concluded that it was in its best interest to found Livingston College in 1969, “with the mission of bringing together a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff in a shared-learning community committed to the pursuit of excellence and academic innovation.” In doing so, Rutgers University, “was attempting to respond in a meaningful manner, as a public institution, to the urban problems and urban populations of the state.” The records document the planning and administration of the federated cluster college plan that resulted in attempts to innovate and experiment with higher education in the form of Livingston College.

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Stations. Inventory to the Records of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Stations in New Brunswick, 1889-1962 (RG 18/E0)
The records of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Stations in New Brunswick consist of material from the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the College Experiment Station. The records date from the period 1889-1962, with the bulk of the material from the period 1916-1933. The records are contained in three series: Minutes and Reports, Administrative Files, and Research Notes.

New Jersey College of Pharmacy. Inventory to the Records of the New Jersey College of Pharmacy, 1892-1942 (RG 22/A0)
Administrative records that document the founding and early development of the New Jersey College of Pharmacy. Established in 1892 in Newark, the school slowly evolved until it became incorporated into Rutgers University in 1927. Included are records dating from 1892 through 1942.

New Jersey Law School. Deans Office. Inventory to the Records of the New Jersey Law School, 1908-1950 (RG N7)
The records described in this inventory are those of the New Jersey Law School Dean's Office from 1908-1942. New Jersey Law School was one of the predecessors of Rutgers Law School-Newark and its pre-legal department was the predecessor of Dana College, one of the entities which ultimately formed the nucleus of Rutgers University-Newark. These records relate to the initial organization of New Jersey Law School and its daily operations during the period primarily from 1908-1936 when it merged with the University of Newark.

Rutgers College. Dean of Men. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Office of Dean of Men, 1928-1947 (RG 23/H0)
The records described in this inventory are those of the Office of the Dean of Men of Rutgers University. They date from 1925 to 1945, when Fraser Metzger served as Dean of Men. During part of this time Metzger also served as acting Chaplain. A majority of the records represented are those that relate to Chaplain activities. The records fall into two series: 1) those concerning services in Kirkpatrick Chapel, and 2) those pertaining to the honoring of Rutgers students killed in World War II.

Rutgers College. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Department of English, 1940-1968 (RG23/D11/01)
The Rutgers College Department of English maintained extensive files on all of its employees and students from 1940-1968, many of whom were people recently discharged from the military. These folders contain personnel and personal information, as well as committee records and statistical data. Files of the department Chairmen J. Milton French and Rudolf Kirk and Deans Harry G. Owen and Albert E. Meder are part of the collection. These files document important events in the history of the department. The information contained in them gives a picture of who was working and studying in the Rutgers English Department from 1940-1968, some of the social issues of the time, and the development of the department.

Rutgers Council of AAUP. Inventory to the Records of the American Association of University Professors. Rutgers Council of American Association of University Professors Chapters (RCAAUP). Bargaining and Negotiation Files, 1967-2004 (RG 090/4)
Material generated and collected by the staff and members of the RCAAUP, the bargaining agent of faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Material pertains to bargaining and negotiations with the administration of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Rutgers Medical College (New York, N.Y.). Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers Medical College (New York, N.Y.), 1792-1973 (RG 21/A1)
The records of the Rutgers Medical College document the efforts of two prominent New York City physicians in their attempts to secure an academic sponsorship of medical education during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. On three different occasions Queen's College and Rutgers College were solicited to grant degrees to students studying medicine at institutions geographically located in New York City. Concerns of competition with existing medical schools, ability to license physicians to practice medicine in one jurisdiction while receiving credentials from another, and the role of medical education in these early years are addressed in this collection.

Rutgers--Newark. Office of the Vice President. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Newark Vice President (Malcolm Talbott): Committee of Concern, 1960-1971 (N7/G3/3)
The Committee of Concern was formed in 1967 in response to riots that took place in Newark, New Jersey. Its aim was to determine the causes for the riots and to formulate possible social and economic improvements. The collection consists primarily of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and related materials.

Rutgers University Art Gallery. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Fine Arts Gallery and the Fine Arts Collection, 1966-2009 (RG 34/A)
The records described in this inventory are those of the Rutgers University Art Gallery and the Fine Arts Collection from 1966-1979. Additional files regarding The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum through 2009 are included. The Rutgers University Art Gallery was the predecessor of The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, which is one of the most distinguished university-based museums in the nation. The Museum houses more than 60,000 works including Russian and Soviet works from the Dodge Collection, American Art from the 18th Century to the present and European Art from the 15th Century to the present, as well as holdings of works on paper including prints, rare books, drawings, photographs and other illustrations.

Rutgers University. Board of Governors, Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Board of Governors Buildings and Grounds Committee, 1952-2002 (RG 02/C4)
A committee on Buildings and Grounds was established by the Board of Governors on October 17, 1956. The committee was charged with advising the Chairman of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, as well as the President of the Corporation and University, with "respect to the buildings, grounds and equipment occupied by or utilized by the University." The committee was also expected to make recommendations as to the "acquisition of additional real estate and the erection of buildings." The records in this collection comprise meeting minutes and agendas, as well as reports and studies, on such subjects as campus development and master plans; capital improvements; renovations and repairs; the sale and acquisition of land or real estate; architectural proposals; traffic studies; and other matters.

Rutgers University. College of Nursing. Dean's Office. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University College of Nursing Office of the Dean, 1952-1994 (RG N3/A0)
The records of the College of Nursing Dean's Office date from 1952 to 1994. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1980s, during Dorothy DeMaio's tenure as dean. Records document the philosophy and evolution of nursing degree programs and curriculum, the development of a nursing doctoral program, the accreditation process, faculty and staff relations, faculty tenure review, and women in education.

Rutgers University. Graduate School of Social Work, Dean's Office Records, 1947-1962 (RG 31/A0/4)
This portion of the collection of the records Graduate School of Social Work's dean's office spans the years from 1947 through 1962. The records document the administrative and academic development of the school, its programs, and its professional communication with other organizations and institutions in the field of social work. It includes many records of correspondence between the school's first dean, Wayne Vasey, and other professionals in the field. Records of various professional institutes and seminars offered by the school are present, such as institutes for county welfare directors, teachers, group workers, and police. Correspondence and participation in professional organizations such as the Council on Social Work Education, the National Social Welfare Assembly, and the National Association of Social Workers are included in the collection, as well as local outreach organizations in which the school participated, such as several Monmouth County organizations and the State of New Jersey Reconciliation Program. There is a significant amount of material pertaining to children and youth, particularly state and government correspondence concerning child welfare, and various organizations that serve to aid children.

Rutgers University. Office of Media Relations. Guide to the Records of the Don Imus Controversy, April 4, 2007-May 9, 2007 (RG 07/A1C)
These records from the Rutgers University Office of Media Relations comprise those created and accumulated during the Don Imus controversy, spanning April 4th-May 9th of 2007. The controversy involves Don Imus, a radio talk-show host, and the comments he made during his show concerning the Rutgers University Women's Basketball team after their loss to Tennessee in the NCAA Women's National Championship game. The comments were deemed racist and sexist, and subsequently sparked a heated debate regarding the consequences of offensive speech.

Rutgers University. Office of the Secretary. Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Office of the Secretary (Karl E. Metzger), 1945-1975 (RG 09/A3/01)
The Secretary of the University is the official records keeper for the Board of Governors, the University Trustees, and the University Senate. In addition, the Secretary of the University is responsible for giving public notice for all meetings. Karl E. Metzger was the Secretary of the University for 23 years, from 1950 until 1973. The collection consists of subject files.

Rutgers University Psychological Clinic. Inventory to the Records of Rutgers Psychological Clinic, 1929-1965 (RG 30/C1)
The records of the Rutgers Psychological Clinic derive from the files of Dr. Anna Starr, director. Included are clinical and annual reports, 1929-1957; files pertaining to activities in connection with psychological testing, speech therapy, World War II, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gifts, Freshmen Reading Surveys, and the 25th anniversary conference; statistics, 1929-1945, including an in-depth analysis of Middlesex County (NJ) patients, 1929-1935; files, including a dissertation by R. Wayne Jones (Univ. of Miami, 1963) and a master's thesis (Rutgers, 1937) pertaining to the Rutgers Drawing Test, a nonverbal intelligence test developed by Anna Starr that was administered to pre-school children; clippings, brochures and other publications pertaining to the clinic; some records and writings by Henry E. Starr, the first director. Five motion picture films documenting testing of children are also included.

Rutgers University School of Law. Committee of Review. Inventory to the Rutgers University School of Law. Committee of Review. Transcripts of the Hearings Regarding The Suspension of Abraham Glasser, May-June, 1953 (RG N7/G2/03)
The records of the hearings regarding the suspension of Abraham Glasser, Professor of Law, before the Faculty Committee of Review of the School of Law, consist of eight transcripts dating May-June, 1953. The transcripts are arranged chronologically in one half manuscript box. The Faculty Committee was referred to the case by University President Lewis Webster Jones, with Law Professor Arthur R. Lewis named chairman. In the course of the hearings, the Committee followed a strict reading of President Jones' two questions: did Glasser violate the fixed policy of the Board of Trustees concerning invoking the fifth amendment when questioned about Communist Party affiliation or membership, and if so, whether there were any unusual circumstances which mitigated this violation.

Student Organizations

Natural History Society of Rutgers College. Guide to the Records of the Rutgers College Natural History Society, 1857-1874 (RG 48/B1)
Founded in 1857 by a group of interested students, the Natural History Society of Rutgers College enjoyed a short but active life under the direction of Professor George Cook. The records include founding documents such as the society's constitution, minutes, catalogs of donations to the society, bulletins, correspondence from honorary and corresponding members, financial records, and newspaper and other accounts of the society's activities.

Peithossophian Society of Rutgers College. Guide to the Records of the Peithossophian Society of Rutgers College, 1825-1927 (RG 48/A1)
Records of the Peithessophian Society, a student literary group founded at Rutgers College in 1825 for the intellectual broadening of its members. The Society ranged widely in membership size, probably over one hundred by the mid-19th century. It declined in membership after the Civil War, although it continued to exist until the late 1890's. It was revived briefly in the 1920's.

Philoclean Society of Rugters College. Guide to the Records of the Philoclean Society of Rutgers College, 1825-1927 (RG 48/A2)
Records of the Philoclean Society of Rutgers College, founded on December 8, 1825, the second of two college literary societies established in the nineteenth century.

National Student Convention, 1988. Guide to the Records of the National Student Convention, '88, 1983-1992, 1987-1988 (bulk) (R-MC 064)
The collection contains correspondence, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, press releases, publicity, and reports related to student activism at Rutgers in the 1980s, specifically the planning and implementation of the National Student Convention in 1988. Additional material includes a small photograph series, several t-shirts, a hat, a banner and several buttons pertaining to the issues student activists were addressing at this time.

Young Men's Christian Association of Rutgers College. Inventory to the Records of the Young Men's Christian Association of Rutgers College, 1876-1926 (RG 48/I4/01)
The records of the Young Men's Christian Association of Rutgers College are the administrative records of the Association's work at Rutgers from 1876-1926. It contains two ledger books and miscellaneous papers found within its pages. The Association began its work focusing strictly on religious activities but eventually shifted to more secular topics, such as political and social issues. Included in these records are meeting minutes, reports, and membership and officer lists.