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DePaul University Department of Geography records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0052

Scope and Contents

The DePaul University Department of Geography records include meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, financial reports, course listings, proposals, reports, photographs, press releases, and publicity materials. The collection also contains electronic records; see Series 001 for further information.

Dates

  • 1956-2015
  • Majority of material found within 1965-1995

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The mission of the DePaul University Department of Geography is "to provide students with a high quality geographic education in which teaching and research excellence are paramount." Established by Dr. Richard Houk in 1948, it is now the largest Geography program in the Chicago area, offering both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a certificate program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The department also offers several undergraduate concentrations and a minor option. Past opportunities for students have included scholarships, study abroad trips to Kenya, and membership in Gamma Theta Upsilon, the national Geography Honors Society.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

0.005 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Materials are organized into five series: 1. Administrative Materials; 2. Correspondence; 3. Financial Reports; 4. Faculty and Curriculum; 5. Events and Publicity. Most series are arranged chronologically; see series-level arrangement descriptions for additional details.

Physical Location

3/18/B; digital

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1987.11; 1992.22; 1995.37; 2010.28; 2011.29; 2012.30; 2013.80; 2015.106

Related Materials

DePaul Geographical Society records; Richard J. Houk faculty files

Processing Information

LK and JC 1990; LHD 1993; CT 1996; KEL 2003; KG 2011; CCAN 2013; MB 2013; JMC 2014; L Geiger 2016

Title
Guide to DePaul University Department of Geography records
Status
Completed
Author
LK and JC 1990; LHD 1993; CT 1996; KEL 2003; KG 2011; CCAN 2013; MB 2013; JMC 2014; L Geiger 2016
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614
773-325-7864