Guide to the General College Records, 1963-1990

Summary Information

Title: General College Records, 1963-1990
Collection: UA.5057
Extent: 10.65 linear feet (21 boxes, 15 folders)
Abstract:

The General College of Appalachian State University was established in 1968, and included programs such as International Programs, Interdisciplinary Studies, Freshman Seminar, and the Honors Program. The General College Records contain a variety of files and subjects due to the often-shifting organization of the programs within the General College, but are generally administrative in nature or pertain to specific program information.

Creator: General College.

Biographical/Historical Note

The General College of Appalachian State University was established in 1968, with the restructuring of Appalachian State Teacher's College into a multi-disciplinary university. At that time, General College comprised Financial Aid, Medical Services, the Registrar, the student union, security, advising, and other functions, some of which moved to Student Development, Academic Affairs, and Business Affairs in the early 1970s. The General College also contained several academic programs, including International Programs, Interdisciplinary Studies, Freshman Seminar, and the Honors Program. Many of these programs are now under University College, which replaced General College in 2007.

Scope and Contents

The General College Records contain a variety of files and subjects due to the often-shifting organization of the programs within the General College, but are generally administrative in nature or pertain to specific program information. Material types include correspondence, reports, policies and procedures, program files, meeting minutes and memoranda. Subjects of these files include: Center for Developmental Education, Wilderness Center, proposed Wilderness College, Dean of the General College, University Honors, Special Undergraduate Programs, Interdisciplinary Studies, Earth Studies, Orientation and Academic Affairs. These records date 1963-1990.

Arrangement

This collection has not 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.5057: General College 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.2003.044: University Studies Courses Files, 1973-1975

UA.2003.045: Interdisciplinary Studies File, 1970-1976

UA.2003.065: General College General Education Files, 1968-1970

UA.2003.163: Administrative Partnership Program Administrative File, 1972-1981

UA.2005.072: Earth Studies Program File, 1979-1981

UA.2005.073: Wilderness Education File, 1974-1982 [Restricted due to personal information.]

UA.2005.074: Special Undergraduate Programs File, 1979

UA.2005.075: University Honors File, 1977-1980 [Some files restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.076: Orientation File, 1979-1980

UA.2005.080: College of Academic Affairs Materials, 1979-1980

UA.2005.082: General College's Chancellor File, 1979-1980

UA.2005.083: Appalachian Colleges/Departments File, 1979

UA.2005.091: General College Departmental Files, 1968-1978 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.096: General College External Committee Files, 1967-1979 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.126: General College Academic Counseling Center and Wilderness Center File, 1967-1976 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.165: General College: University Honors, Upward Bound, and Special Undergraduate Programs Files, 1967-1977 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.174: General College Administrative Files, 1967-1978 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.181: General College's Appalachian Office and Centers File, 1967-1978 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2005.182: General College Internal Committees File, 1963-1978 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2006.220: Academic Advising Center General College International Committees File, 1979-1990