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Xavier University Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Collection

Identifier: XUA-84

Scope and Content

This collection includes documents including correspondence, bulletins, reports, questionnaires, surveys, minutes, and proceedings of various conferences. The earliest item of JEA item is dated 1923, the latest 1970. The earliest AJCU item is from 1970, the latest from 1972.


  • Creation: 1923-1972


Restrictions on Access

Restricted Access: Unpublished university items created within the last 40 years may be used only with the permission of the creating office (or the creating office’s divisional leader). Materials are stored offsite; one week's notice required for retrieval. All materials must be viewed in the University Archives and Special Collections Research Room by appointment only. Contact University Archives and Special Collections staff for information.

History of Association Jesuit Colleges and Universities, formerly the Jesuit Educational Association

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities was created in 1970.

The Jesuit Educational Association was a national organization comprised of all the Jesuit secondary and post-secondary schools in the United States. In 1970 it divided into two organizations, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA). According to the website of AJCU, the Jesuit Educational Association came into existence in 1936, although it seems to have existed on a regional level as early as 1923.


2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



This is a collection of publications, reports, and correspondence sent to the President of Xavier University by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (previously known as the Jesuit Educational Association). Some Xavier-specific correspondence is included in the collection.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically into folders.

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 Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Collection
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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