University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator University of Houston. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Collection Title College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Records
Dates 1940-2009
Identification 2009-008
Physical Description 9.00 Linear Feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is a fairly new college in its current state, but it has a long tradition at the university. In the early days of the university, the components of CLASS were part of the College of Arts and Sciences. In the early 1970s, this college was divided into the College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communication (HFAC), the College of Social Sciences (SOS), and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM). In 2000, SOS and HFAC were brought together to form CLASS. Its departments and schools occupy buildings ranging from the oldest building on campus, Roy G. Cullen Hall, to among the newest, like the Moores School of Music building. CLASS faculty teach nearly 10,000 students every semester, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Some current CLASS departments have been offering baccalaureate degrees since UH became a four-year institution in the 1930s. The first doctoral degrees were conferred in departments like History and Political Science in the mid 1970s. The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, the university’s art museum that is housed in CLASS, was dedicated in 1973 and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, was completed in late 2005.

CLASS’s 15 departments and schools all offer undergraduate and master’s degrees, and seven offer doctoral degrees. The College also has seven programs offering undergraduate minors. Cultural centers, like the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts also make their home in CLASS.

With disciplines ranging from Art to Theatre, Anthropology to Sociology, and African American Studies to Women’s Studies, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is the largest and most diverse of the twelve colleges at the University of Houston.

Source:

About the college; A Brief History of CLASS, available from www.class.uh.edu. 12 August 2009


Scope and Contents

These records contain 9 boxes relating to the various departments that make up the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston. A significant portion of this material was given to the archives from the university Print Plant. Material includes correspondence, course information, event programs and flyers, invitations, promotional material, published material, newsletters, stationary, Self-Study reports, and Five-Year plans. The collection is arranged alphabetically by department title. Material ranges in date from the 1930s to 2009.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
University of Houston. College of Arts and Sciences
University of Houston. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Detailed List of Contents

Files by Department

Box Folder
1 1 African Studies
2 African American Studies
3 Agriculture 1940s-1950s
4 American Humanities
5 Anthropology 1980s
6 Anthropology 2006-2008
7 Art undated
8 Art - Flyer/Stationery 2006-2008
9 Arté Publico undated
10 Arté Publico - envelopes 2006-2008
11 Arté Publico - Luncheon with Lantigua 2007
12 Arté Publico - Trade Catalog 2007
13 Arté Publico 2007-2008
14 Arts Calendar 1960s
15 Arts Calendar 1970s
16 Arts Calendar 1980s
17 Arts Calendar 1990s
18 Arts Calendar 2000s
19 Asian American Studies
20 Blaffer undated
21 Blaffer 1973
22 Blaffer 1974
23 Blaffer 1975
24 Blaffer 1976
25 Blaffer 1977
26 Blaffer 1978
27 Blaffer 1979
28 Blaffer 1980
29 Blaffer 1981
30 Blaffer 1982
31 Blaffer 1983
32 Blaffer 1984
33 Blaffer 1985
34 Blaffer 1986
35 Blaffer 1987
36 Blaffer 1988
37 Blaffer 1997
38 Blaffer 1998
39-40 Blaffer 2000s
41 Center for Immigration Research
42 Center for Integrative Studies
43 Center for Mexican American Studies undated
44 Center for Mexican American Studies 1944-1978
45 Center for Mexican American Studies 1982-1999
46 Center for Mexican American Studies 2000s
47 Center for Mexican American Studies - Academic Achievers Program
48 Center for Public History
Box Folder
2 1a Center for Public Policy
1 College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communication - Bylaws
2 C.L.A.S.S. - Commencement & Convocation
3 C.L.A.S.S. - Correspondence - “division of CLASS” 1974
4 C.L.A.S.S. - General
5 C.L.A.S.S. - Newsletters
6 C.L.A.S.S. - Stationery
7 College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences - Envelopes
8 College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences - Envelopes
9 Communications undated
10 Communications 1950s
11 Communications 1960s
12 Communications 1970s
13 Communications 1980s
14 Communications 1990s
15 Communications 2000
16 C.R.E.A.T.E.
16a Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts 2000s
17 Department of Modern & Classical Languages undated
18 Division of Foreign Languages 1950s- 1960s
19 Economics 1962-1997
20 Economics 2006-2008
21 English undated
22 English 1954-1958
23 English 1962-1969
24 English 1970-1972
25 English 1973-1979
26 English 1980-1985
27 English 1986-1989
28 English 1990-2000s
29 French 1946-1982
30 German undated
Box Folder
3 1 German 1963-1989
2 Russian Undated
3 Spanish Undated
4 Spanish 1969-1973
5 Spanish 1974-1984
6 Geography 1970's
7 Hispanic Studies 2000's
8 History Undated
9 History 1956-1969
10 History 1970-1974
11 History 1976-1979
12 History 1980-1984
13 History 1985-1989
14 History 1991-1999
15 History 2000
16 History 2006-2008
17 Home Economics undated
18 Home Economics 1940s-1950s
19 Home Economics 1960s
20 Home Economics 1980s
21 Home Economics 1970s
22 India Studies Program
23 Institute for Urban Studies
24 Music - Ives Fund
25 Music - Study Club “The Lyre” 1/1934 thru 2/1935
26 Music - Study Club “The Lyre” 2/1935 thru 5/1935
27 Music - Study Club “The Lyre” 2/1935 thru 12/1935
28 Music - Study Club “The Lyre” 12/1935 thru 4/1936
29 Music - Study Club The Lyre” 4/1936 thru 9/1936
30 Music - “The Lyre” 11/1951 thru 11/1952
31-33 Music undated
Box Folder
4 1 Music 1951-1955
2 Music 1956-1959
3 Music 1960-1965
4 Music 1966-1967
5 Music 1968-1969
6 Music 1970-1971
7 Music 1972-1973
8 Music 1974
9 Music 1975
10 Music 1976-1977
11 Music January- May, 1978
12 Music June-December 1978
13 Music January-April 1979
14 Music May-December 1979
15 Music January-May, 1980
16 Music June-December, 1980
17 Music January-April, 1981
18 Music May-December, 1981
19 Music 1982
20 Music 1983
Box Folder
5 1 Music January-April, 1984
2 Music May-December, 1984
3 Music January-April, 1985
4 Music May-December, 1985
5 Music January-April, 1986
6 Music May-December, 1986
7 Music January-April, 1987
8 Music May-December, 1987
9 Music January-May,1988
10 Music June-December, 1988
11 Music 1989
12 Music January-May, 1990
13 Music June-December, 1991
14 Music January-May, 1991
15 Music June-December, 1991
16 Music January-May1992
17 Music June-December, 1992
18 Music 1993
19 Music 1994
20 Music 1995
21 Music 1996
22 Music January-June, 1997
23 Music July-December, 1997
Box Folder
6 1 Music 1998
2 Music 1999
3 Music 2000
4 Music 2001
5 Music 2002
6 Music 2003
7 Music 2004
8 Music 2005
9 Music - Applications 2006-2008
10 Music - Concert Programs 2006-2008
11 Music - Correspondence 2006-2008
12 Music - School Information 2006-2008
13 Music - Stationery 2006-2008
14 Music - Abiola Proposal Meeting April 11, 2008
15 Nursing
16 Philosophy
17 Philisophy, Religion
18 Photography 344 - Donald C. Uhrbrock
19 Political Sciences undated
20 Political Sciences 1947-1990s
21 Political Sciences 2006-2008
22 Psychology undated
23 Psychology 1952-1957
24 Psychology 1958-1959
25 Psychology 1960-1965
26 Psychology 1966-1969
27 Texas Monthly - Most Valuable Players September, 1999
Box Folder
7 1 Psychology 1970-1971
2 Psychology 1972-1973
3 Psychology 1974-1976
4 Psychology 1977-1979
5 Psychology 1980-1989
6 Psychology 1990-2000
7 Psychology 2006-2008
8 Psychology Research and Service Center
9 Recovering U.S. Hispanic Literacy Heritage
10 Religious Studies
11 ROTC Undated
12 ROTC 1948
13 ROTC 1950-1959
14 ROTC 1963-1969
15 ROTC 1970-1975
16 ROTC 1976-1979
17 ROTC 1980-1988
18 ROTC 2006-2014
19 Social Science Alumni Association
20 Social Science Quarterly Stationery
21-22 Sociology
23-27 Theatre & Dance - envelopes 2006-2008
24 Theatre & Dance - event flyers 2006-2008
25 Theatre & Dance - letterhead 2006-2008
26 Theatre & Dance 2006-2008
27 Theatre & Dance - School Information (flyers) 2006-2008
Box Folder
8 1-6 Theatre / Drama Undated
7 Theatre / Drama 1939-1949
8 Theatre / Drama 1950-1955
9 Theatre / Drama 1956-1959
10 Theatre / Drama 1960-1964
11 Theatre / Drama 1965-1966
12 Theatre / Drama 1967-1969
14 Theatre / Drama 1972-1975
13 Theatre / Drama 1970-1971
15 Theatre / Drama 1976-1978
16 Theatre / Drama 1979
17 Theatre / Drama 1980-1981
18 Theatre / Drama 1982-1984
19 Theatre / Drama 1985-1987
20 Theatre / Drama 1988-1989
21 Theatre / Drama 1990-1992
22 Theatre / Drama 1993-1996
23 Theatre / Drama 1997-1999
Box Folder
9 1 Theatre / Drama 2000-2001
2 Theatre / Drama 2002-2003
3 Theatre / Drama 2004-2007
4 Women's Studies
Drawer OVS_Folder
F.3 11 Theatre & Dance 2009



Five Year Plan

Box Folder
9 5-7 Humanities & Fine Arts - Five Year Plan January 1969
8 Social Sciences & Auxillary - Five Year Plan January 1969



Self-Study Reports

Box Folder
9 9 Communications Arts Department, February 1965
10 Department of English, Joseph M. Doggett
11 Speech Department