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Xavier University Core Curriculum Committees records

Identifier: XUA-22

Scope and Content

Meeting minutes, correspondence and related documents pertaining to core curriculum study and revision.


  • Creation: 1966-2010


Restrictions on Access

Restricted access. Please contact the Xavier University Archives staff.

History of Undergraduate Core Curriculum committees

Since the 1960s the Xavier University undergraduate core curriculum has undergone major revisions. One occurred from 1966 to 1968, and the other from 1988 to 1991. In 2008 the Gender and Diversity Studies Minor Committee recommended to the Board of Undergraduate Studies changes to the Diversity Requirement in the Core Curriculum. These changes were subsequently approved by the Board of Trustees.

The 1966-1968 committee was overseen by the Xavier Academic Council. The 1988-1991 committee was created by then Xavier president Albert DiUlio,S.J. under the chairmanship of Dr. Norman Barry of the Psychology Department.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Meeting minutes, correspondence, and other documents relating to the work of two Xavier University core curriculum committees. The first committee worked from 1966 to 1968. The second committee worked from 1988 to 1991. A 2008 Diversity Curriculum Requirement Proposal to the Xavier Board of Undergraduate Studies is also included.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically by curriculum committee (1966-1968 or 1988-1991), with later materials following, including the 2008 Gender and Diversity Studies proposal.

Acquisition Information

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Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project in 2012-2013. This reprocessing project was largely an effort to disband a record group system, developed in the late 1970s, used to arrange university records. The record group scheme had been established by the first University Archivist, Lee Bennish, SJ, and chiefly organized materials by originating office and organizational structure. After Bennish’s tenure, oversight of the archives changed several times and resulted in a lack of adherence to the record group scheme for new acquisitions. The 2012-2013 processing project also sought to incorporate records for which little acquisition or contextual information existed. The project staff primarily reorganized records into subject-based collections. Occasionally subjects coincided with offices of origin (e.g. Subject, Presidents; Office, Office of the President; Collection, Xavier University President’s Office). This subject-based arrangement makes it difficult to identify or describe the collections by office of origin but administrative project records do indicate transfers and connections between original record groups and 2012-2013 collections. During the project, records were rehoused in archival folders and boxes, and new finding aids were created using the OhioLINK Finding Aid Creation Tool.

As of 2017, University Archives no longer employs the 2012-2013 system of arranging collections by subject.

Xavier University Core Curriculum Committees records
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Thomas Kennealy, S.J.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

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