Guide to the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs Records, 1964-2002

Summary Information

Title: Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs Records, 1964-2002
Collection: UA.5043
Extent: 141.75 linear feet (277 boxes, 13 half-sized manuscript boxes)
Abstract:

The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School was established in 1948 providing a structure for the graduate courses that had been offered at Appalachian since 1942 under the auspices of the University of North Carolina. The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs Records can be divided into four main categories: records pertaining to the Graduate Council, administrative documents, Graduate Student Association Senate, and Research Proposals.

Creator: Office of Graduate School and Research and Sponsored Programs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Named for a pioneer in the discipline of Appalachian Studies and Dean of the Graduate School from 1958 to 1975, The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School was established in 1948 with an enrollment of 273 students, providing a structure for the graduate courses that had been offered at Appalachian since 1942 under the auspices of the University of North Carolina. In the years since, the Graduate School has grown to over 2500 master's, specialist, and doctoral students as of 2011. In the 1980's, research and grants support were added to the Dean of the Graduate School's portfolio of responsibilities. The Graduate School administers over 50 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs oversees activities related to research protections and grant preparation and submission.

Scope and Contents

The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs Records can be divided into four main categories. One group concerns research proposals submitted to Research & Sponsored Programs, are generally divided by year, and then further by those that were accepted and those that were rejected. There are several accessions pertaining to the Graduate Council. Most of these files contain meeting minutes and agendas, but may also contain reports, newsletters, budget documents, program outlines, proposals and memoranda. The remainder of the accessions are mostly administrative files from the Graduate School including correspondence, memoranda, planning documents, meeting minutes, and many files pertaining to Study Abroad programs. Of particular note is the Graduate School, Graduate Program Review File, 1969-1997, which contains 29 manuscript boxes of review documents of various graduate programs at ASU.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5043: Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

The following accession list links to inventories of records received and added to this record group.

UA.2003.004: Records Concerning Graduate Faculty, 1967-1989 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2003.088: Graduate Studies and Research Center Correspondence, 1973-1986

UA.2004.012: Graduate Program Review File, 1987-1992

UA.2004.013: Graduate Faculty File, 1964-2001 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2004.014: Academic Policies and Procedures Committee File, 1991-1994

UA.2004.015: Graduate Council File, 1990-1997

UA.2004.016: Graduate Faculty File (Temporary Appointments), 1980-1999 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2004.134: Office of Research and Grants Proposals File, 1982-1983

UA.2004.155: Graduate School (Formally Grants Planning) Proposals, 1980

UA.2004.172: Graduate School Proposals, 1979

UA.2004.173: Proposals, 1977-1978

UA.2004.175: Graduate School Proposals, 1981

UA.2004.204: Graduate School Proposals, 1982

UA.2005.128: Graduate School Graduate Council Files, 1973-1983 [Some files are restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.145: Graduate Studies and Research Committees and Councils Files, 1982-1990 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.156: Graduate Studies and Research Committees and Councils File, 1981-1988 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.212: Graduate Studies and Research Proposals Files, 1983-1986

UA.2005.266: Graduate Studies and Research Administrative Files, 1970-1995

UA.2005.285: Graduate School: Committee and Council File, 1973-1985

UA.2005.297: Graduate School Degree Proposals Inactive File, 1968-1986

UA.2005.298: Graduate Studies and External Program Files, 1992-1998

UA.2005.306: Graduate Council Files, 1983-1988

UA.2005.313: Graduate Studies and Research: Graduate Council Files, 1979-1989

UA.2006.019: Graduate Studies and Research Proposals File, 1986-1989

UA.2006.020: Graduate School Correspondence File, 1974-1985

UA.2006.035: Graduate School Administrative Files, 1974-1982

UA.2006.086: Graduate School Administration Files, 1980-1987

UA.2006.112: Graduate School Office of Research: University Research Committee Records, 1990-1995

UA.2006.119: Research File, 1968-1982

UA.2006.129: Graduate School: University Research Committee Files, 1983-1990

UA.2006.140: Graduate Programs, 1985-1996

UA.2006.189: Office of Graduate Studies and Research: Grants Proposal Files, 1988-1991

UA.2006.192: Office of Research and Grants Proposal Files, 1989-1991

UA.2006.235: Graduate School Graduate Program Review File, 1969-1997 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2006.247: Graduate Studies and External Programs: Study Abroad Correspondence, 1995-2002 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2006.248: Graduate Studies and External Programs: Committees and Councils File, 1993-2000

UA.2007.057: Research and Grants: Funded Proposals File, 1989-1992

UA.2007.086: Graduate Studies Research: Academic Policies and Procedures, 1997-1998

UA.2007.087: Graduate Studies Research: Academic Policies and Procedures, 1994-1995

UA.2008.019: Graduate Studies and Research Committees, Councils, and Organizations, 1983-1994

UA.2008.028: Graduate Studies and External Programs, 1991-2002

UA.2008.029: Research and Graduate Studies: Committees, Councils, and Organizations, 1981-2001

UA.2009.011: Graduate Studies and External Programs: Study Abroad Programs, 1997-2002

UA.2009.012: Graduate Studies and External Programs: Academic Committees, Departmental Programs, and Correspondence, 1990-2002

UA.2009.136: Academic Committees, 1992-1996

UA.2010.002: Graduate Studies and Research: Proposals File, 1991-1994 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2011.068: Graduate Council Meeting Minutes, 1983-1995