Complete list of Fellows of the Graduate School Now Available Online

In the Archives and Rare Books Library, we receive all sorts of questions related to the university’s history.  Some are simple to answer, but others can take hours of research and can require digging through many old files and records.  In the Fall of 2013, Steven R. Howe, a professor in UC’s Psychology Department, contacted us regarding his research on the history of the Fellows of the Graduate School.  His goal was to enhance the website for the Fellows of the Graduate School by creating a list of former fellows.   Since no comprehensive list existed, ARB staff helped Howe locate Board of Trustees minutes, course catalogs, faculty directories, and biographical files on individual faculty members.  His research resulted in a spreadsheet that lists all the Fellows of the Graduate School along with some biographical information on each of the fellows. This list, along with some other information resulting from his research, is now available on the Archives and Rare Books Library website:  http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/fellows_graduate_school.html

The Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati was established in 1906 and the Society of Fellows was formed in 1924.  Members of the society consisted of faculty at the professor rank who taught mostly graduate or advanced students and whose primary service to the university was to be their scholarship.  New fellows are elected annually by current fellows and they are appointed for life by the Board of Trustees.  More information on the current duties of the Fellows of the Graduate School can be found on their website at:  http://grad.uc.edu/fac-staff/fellows.html

Staff at the Archives and Rare Books Library can assist you with any of your questions related to UC’s history.  We are open to all members of the university community and the public.  Visit us on the 8th floor of Blegen Library or call 513-556-1959.  More information is available on our website at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html

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