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John C. Howell papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.7

Scope and Contents

These papers deal with Howell's activities in the College of Social Science and on university committees. Most of the material is from the early 1960s and pertains to sociology classes.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1972


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Box 1007 has restricted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

John C. Howell (born 1928) received his B.A. in 1951 and M.A. in 1952 from Texas Christian University and his Ph.D. from Duke in 1958. Howell joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the department of sociology at Michigan State University. His primary fields of interest were social organization and administration.

In 1964, Howell was appointed assistant dean in the College of Social Science. In this position he was responsible for reorganizing the curriculum.

In 1965, Howell was also appointed associate dean in the College of Human Medicine. Here, too, he was largely responsible for curriculum development.

Howell moved to the Office of the Provost as assistant provost for health programs in 1973 from which he took a year leave in 1981, and then retired.


5.5 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials


Series Description

(1) Social Science 1 cu. ft. Material dealing with the College of Social Science itself. Included is material such as the college curriculum committee, correspondence with the Dean and various reports. Arranged alphabetically.

(2) Sociology 3.5 cu. ft.

Material concerned with the Sociology Department and Curriculum Committee, Sociology course tests and syllabus, Academic Council minutes, and correspondence. Also contained are articles and proposals of various kinds. Arranged alphabetically.

(3) University 1.0 cu. ft.

Material from Howell's position on various university committees. Included are papers from the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities and the Academic Council. Arranged alphabetically.

Related Archival Materials

See also College of Human Medicine records (UA 15.13)

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

John C. Howell Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
T.M. Luitje
December 1985
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US