Xavier University Department of Biology records
Scope and Content
This small collection chiefly includes some correspondence from the Chairs of the Biology Department and also some brochures or faculty publications for that department.
.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
This is a small collection of materials either generated by or written about the Biology Department at Xavier University.
Statement of Arrangement
This small collection is arranged into two folders. Folder one has correspondence, while folder two includes brochures and faculty publications.
Additions to this collection are expected.
This collection was reprocessed into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project that began 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 Department of Biology records
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- Thomas Kennealy, S.J.
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