College of Science Letterbooks, 1895-1913 | University of Illinois Archives
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Letterpress copybooks containing copies of correspondence and reports of Deans Stephen A. Forbes (1895-1905) and Edgar G. Townsend (1905-13) of the College of Science, sent to Presidents Andrew S. Draper and Edmund J. James, other deans, department heads, faculty, students, parents and deans and administrators at other universities relating to college reports to the president, college and departmental administration, consolidation of the Science and Literature and Arts colleges, faculty committees and meetings, departmental budgets and staff requests, recruitment of faculty, faculty salaries, letters of recommendation, buildings and grounds, equipment and remodeling, printing, courses and curricula, course enrollments, summer school, medical education, visiting lecturers, graduate work, State Teachers Association and secondary schools, scholastic standing of students placed on probation or maintaining a high grade average and related topics.
Correspondents include James E. Armstrong, Bausch & Lomb, E. A. Birge, John W. Cook, Thomas J. Burrill, Thomas A. Clark, Charles B. Davenport, Katherine L. Sharp, William L. Pillsbury, David Kinley, David S. Jordan, Henry B. Ward and Samuel Parr.