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Annual Reports (title varies), 1955-1969, 1974-2001


The Annual Reports series (0.8 linear feet and digital files (online)) provides a yearly overview of the state of the department. The title of these reports changed over the years. They were first called annual conferences or retreats, then committee reports, and finally annual reports. These records include the annual reports from the chair and, occasionally, the associate chair as well as annual reports of various committees, programs, centers, laboratories, task forces, and other units within the department. Special faculty accomplishments are also noted in some reports from the 1990s.

Related material, including retreat planning material, can be found in the Topical Files series.


Department of Sociology (University of Michigan) records, 1922-2012, undated (majority within 1980-1999)

22 linear feet — 2 oversize boxes — 4.49 GB (online)

Instructional and research unit in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts of University of Michigan. Consists of annual reports; budget files; executive committee minutes as well as records of other department committees and meetings; course evaluations; correspondence files; files relating to the establishment, dissolution, and evaluations of programs; faculty evaluations; photographs; and topical files.

The Department of Sociology records document the administrative history of the department and include annual reports, budgets, committee and departmental meeting minutes, correspondence, course evaluations, photographs, publications, and topical files. Records prior to 1950 and research records of individual faculty members are not well represented. The annual reports and the committee records—particularly the records of the Executive Committee—provide significant information regarding the development of the department.


Committees and Departmental Meetings, 1938-2011


The Committees and Departmental Meetings (10 linear feet and digital files (online)) series includes departmental meeting (also referred to as faculty meeting) minutes as well as the records of the executive committee and several smaller committees. The executive committee records provide the most complete source for documenting the history of the department. The minutes, which were assembled over the years, include not only the minutes of executive committee meetings but also correspondence, reports, committee agendas, announcements, and miscellaneous material broadly pertaining to executive committee business. Besides the minutes, the executive committee records also include six folders of memoranda (1938-1984).

This series also contains correspondence and memoranda of several other committees. They include: the Ad Hoc Committee for the Curriculum in Social Organization; the Committee on Undergraduate Education; the Department Chairman Search Committee; the Student-Faculty Committee; and the Task Force on Diversity and Discrimination. The Committee on Undergraduate Education's records provide some insight into the changing nature of the sociology curriculum. The Department Chairman Search Committee folder is rather thin and offers only limited information regarding the selection process.