DePaul University American Studies program records
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of promotional materials, meeting minutes, reports, financial documents, correspondence and memoranda, course listings, and publicity related to the American Studies program and its theme quarters. It also includes departmental publications and biographical information about guest lecturers.
- Majority of material found within 1992-2000
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Biographical / Historical
DePaul University's American Studies program integrates the study of history, literature, geography, media, politics, popular culture, art and religion in order to critically analyze American society, culture, institutions, and intellectual traditions. The American Studies program offers either a major or a minor with the option of one of five concentrations: Popular Culture and Media Studies; Social and Literary Movements; Politics, Institutions and Values; Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies; and Material Culture and the Built Environment. Previous concentrations related to specific ethnicities, including African-American Studies, European-American Ethnicity, and Latino Studies have since been reestablished in related departments. For several years, the American Studies program maintained a tradition of one "theme quarter" per year related to an aspect of American life. Examples of theme quarter topics include Idealism in America, the Asian Pacific American Experience, and the Jewish Experience in Modern America. The program sponsored events and created special courses to fit the chosen theme.
3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection is currently organized into three series: 1. Publications; 2. Administrative; 3. Theme Quarters. The Publications series is arranged alphabetically according to publication title, then chronologically. The Administrative series is further divided into subseries; see series level notes for additional details. The Theme Quarters series is arranged chronologically by quarter.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession 1992.22; 2002.43; 2010.28; 2009.22; 2014.003
CLT 1996; ED 2003; KEL 2003; KG 2011; JC 2014
- United States--Study and teaching (Higher)--Archival resources--Illinois--Chicago Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Guide to DePaul University American Studies program records
- In Progress
- CLT 1996; ED 2003; KEL 2003; KG 2011; JC 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English