The papers document the career of Professor Macleod, especially committees and special projects at CMU, on the Academic Senate, and within the Department of History. As such the collection has been processed into two main series: Department of History, and CMU committees. Materials are then organized alphabetically and chronologically within each series.
There is extensive documentation of the Department of History through departmental agendas, meeting minutes, policies and notices, 1970-2000, as well as the various committees Macleod served on. Chief among these are the Graduate Committees and Strathclyde committees and correspondence, as well as International Education and Long-Range Planning committees materials which led to the creation of and support for the History Exchange Program between Strathclyde University, Scotland, and CMU, 1980s-1990s. Other committees, departmental projects and a myriad of issues, such as teacher education, certification, preparedness, and testing, use of graduates, writing requirements, are also well documented. CMU Department of History Newsletters, 1976-2004 (Scattered), are also included. With a folder of Professor Macleod’s Biographical Materials, the History Department materials compose most of the collection, Boxes 1 through part of 8, approximately 4 cubic feet. This series provides excellent historical documentation of the department, 1970-2000.
The second series consists of Boxes 8 (part)-12, approximately 2 cubic feet, and documents CMU committees, mostly Academic Senate and General Education committees, council, subcommittees, ad hoc committees, the graduate council, and the Clarke Historical Library Director Search Committee, all of which Professor Macleod served on or chaired. Materials include mostly correspondence, including emails, agendas, meeting minutes, related materials, reports, official “documents,” surveys, proposals, forms, drafts, resolutions. These materials provide very good documentation of the working, goals, and accomplishments of these departments. The last folder includes documents the crisis of loss of CMU’s faculty’s confidence in President Edward B. Jakubauskas, 1989, which resulted in his resignation.
Processing Note: All evaluations, vitas, personal information of others, and numerous miscellaneous notes, the main points of which were later incorporated into correspondence or reports have been withdrawn from the collection, as well as general reading materials, generic newspaper clippings, and numerous duplicates.