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Xavier University Center for Adult and Part-Time Students records

Identifier: XUA-79

Scope and Content

This collection includes minutes, correspondence, photos, brochures, statistical information and other materials on the activity and programs of the Center for Adult and Part-Time Students.


  • 1938-2015

Restrictions on Access

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

History of Xavier University Center for Adult and Part-time Students

The earliest name for this entity was the Evening College, established in 1841. In 1972 the name changed to the College of Continuing Education. In 1986 the name changed to the Division of Continuing Education and again in 1988 to the Center for Adult and Part-Time Students (CAPS). In 2013 the Center for Adult and Part-Time Students ceased to exist. Its functions were transferred to the Adult, Weekend and Evening Program within the College of Arts and Sciences.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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This collection includes minutes, reports, brochures, and other materials stemming from the activity of the Xavier University Center for Adult and Part-Time Students. This entity has had various names throughout its history.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials in this collection are arranged into series:
  1. Historical Information
  2. Correspondence and Reports
  3. Brochures, Posters, and Announcements
  4. Newspaper Clippings and Releases
  5. Financial Reports and Enrollment Statistics
  6. Course Information
  7. Weekend Degree Program
  8. Photos
  9. Various Topics

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.
Guide to the Xavier University Center for Adult and Part-Time Students records
Edited Full Draft
Thomas Kennealy, S.J.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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