Honors Program Subject File, 1946-87
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Brief Description: Subject file of the University Honors Program (1946-89) including correspondence, minutes and reports about the honors program (1946-83), Honors Day (1961-71), James Scholars (1958-89), University Committees on admissions (1973-77), course development, the Superior Student (ICSS) and scholarships (1961-66); budgets (1982-83); and pre-enrollment and research reports dealing with faculty and student attitudes toward the honors program (1960-81). The series includes files on Bronze Tablet (1973-85), college honors (1978-81), commencement (1974-81), Honors Council (1969-84) and the National Collegiate Honors Council Forum (1981-85).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 24/3/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Honors Program
Volume: 5.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/11/1984; 4/4/1990; 5/3/1994
More information is available at http://archives.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2403001.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: Subject and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Honors Program :

In 1958, the Board of Trustees approved recommendation of a Committee on Programs for Superior Students and the Urbana Senate to create the University Honors Program. The basis of the Program is that from each freshman class entering the University a special group of superior students is chosen and known as Edmund J. James Scholars. The Program is designed to match such students' capacity to learn more quickly than the average and to handle studies of greater difficulty; it offers opportunities for able and industrious students in any area and provides a good background for later graduate and professional study. The President appointed a Director and an Associate Director of the University Honors Program and a Faculty Honors Council to work with the Director.1 In 1967, the Program was listed under the Chancellor's Office and not under the Provost's Office as it had been earlier.2

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 50th Report, January 20, 1959, pp. 276-77.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 1966-1968 Supplement, p. 32. Record Group 24

Subject Index
Admissions
Bronze Tablet
Honors Council, Campus
Honors Day
Honors Program
James Scholars
National Collegiate Honors Council
Scholarships
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]