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University of Arkansas Graduate School Records

Identifier: MC 2009.UA

Scope and Content Note

The collection contain reports, correspondence, proposals, and event materials.


  • 1966-1997


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)."

Historical Note

Graduate work was completed by students early in the University’s history under the direction of individual departments. The first dean of the Graduate School, John Clark Jordan, was appointed in 1927 with 23 students enrolled in the school. Virgil W. Adkisson became dean in 1949. By the 1950-1951 academic year, doctoral programs were officially being offered. In 1969, Robert E. McDermott was appointed as dean and by 1971 the graduate school had grown in 1659 students. James J. Hudson served as dean from 1973-1987. James H. White served as Acting Dean from 1988-1989. Lester C. Howick served as Interim Dean from 1991-1991. Collis R. Geren was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School in 1991 and retired in 2010. Todd G. Shields served as Interim Dean in 2010 and then was appointed Dean of the Graduate School and International Education in 2011. In 2014, Kim LaScola Needy was the first female to be appointed dean of the school. By 2014, the school had grown to include 3,909 students.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection is arranged with the proposals for degrees first, followed by North Central Association materials, and the remainder of the materials arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Graduate School Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 2014 through the Universityof Arkansas Graduate School.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Keisha Stevenson; completed in January 2019.

University of Arkansas Graduate School Records
Amy Allen and Keisha Stenvenson
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444