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Xavier University Department of Modern Languages records

Identifier: XUA-78

Scope and Content

This small collection includes minutes, correspondence, and other items. One such item relates to the Marie Geoghegan Modern Language Laboratory once located on the Xavier campus.


  • Creation: 1946-1988

Restrictions on Access

Some materials may have restricted access. Please contact the archives staff.

History of Xavier University Department of Modern Languages

Effective in Fall 2012, the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of Classics were merged into one department called the Department of Classics and Modern Languages.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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This collection includes correspondence, minutes, reports, syllabi, and other materials originating with the Xavier University Department of Modern Languages.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials in this small collection are arranged into the following series:

  1. Minutes, Correspondence, and Reports
  2. Varous Topics


Additions to this collection are expected.

Related Material

Materials received from the newly created Xavier University Department of Classics and Modern Languages will be held separately under that department's records.

Processing Information

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 Modern Languages records
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Thomas Kennealy, SJ
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Repository Details

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

3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati Ohio 45207 US