University College records
Scope and Contents
The records of the Basic College include nine volumes of the University College Quarterly, for the years 1962 to 1974; correspondence; information on the courses and departments within the Basic College; minutes and supporting documents of the Basic College Curriculum Committee; department head meeting minutes; summary of course grades; reports; and information for students on career and placement opportunities. Of note are reports and studies on General Education and the establishment of programs like the Basic College at other universities.
The collection also includes published and unpublished annual reports for 1945-1976.
- 1944 - 1980
- Michigan State University (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
The Basic College was established in 1944 and encouraged liberal education and integrated thinking. It required students during their first two years to take classes in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities before deciding on a field of specialization. In 1960 the Basic College became the University College. In 1980 the University College was dissolved due to changing times and needs, but its four basic departments were attached to other Colleges.
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- University College Records
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- Finding aid written in English.