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GACA Collection 222. Carlson, Verlin D. Papers of Verlin D. Carlson, 1963-1998: Overview

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Collection Description

Carlson, Verlin D.  Papers of Verlin D. Carlson, 1963-1998.  GACA Collection 222.  2 Hollinger boxes.

The Papers of Verlin D. Carlson collection consists of gradebooks, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters from the Psychology Department, and numerous documents from various campus and Faculty Senate committees.   Carlson served as a Psychology professor at Gustavus Adolphus College from 1963 through 1996.  He chaired the Faculty Senate during the mid 1980s.  It was during his chairmanship of this body that many of the committee records date.

Scope and Content

The Verlin Carlson collection is separated into three series: Committees, 1963-1996, Miscellaneous, 1966-1987, and Gradebooks, 1963-1998.

Committees, 1963-1996: This series is organized by committee name.  The bulk of materials are from the 1960s and 1980s.  Most materials were produced by committees dealing with curricula, compensation, and benefits.

Miscellaneous, 1966-1987: These records consist of Psychology Department newsletters and documents dealing with various topics.  Subjects include smoking on campus, creation of the college’s counseling office, fraternities and sororities, and January Term leave procedures.

Gradebooks, 1963-1998: Materials in this section are restricted.  Books are arranged chronologically and contain course grades for students in Carlson’s classes. 

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