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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Collection, 1961-2022

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSU Archives Collection 029

Scope and Contents

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences collection consists of department meeting minutes, publications including those originating from the college and its departments, department correspondence, and departmental review documents from the establishment of the college. The collection is divided into two series: College Files and Subject Files.

College Files: This series contains the correspondence and other materials from the College level.

Subject Files; The majority of the materials in this series are from the different departments and programs under the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and include correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, publications and other materials.


  • 1978-2022

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Biographical / Historical

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences was established in 1977 as part of a larger realignment of the academic units of the university which created not only the college, but also many new departments. The founding departments of the college were: Earth Science, Economics (although it was formally part of the College of Business until 1996), Geography, International Relations, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups Study Center, Political Science, PreLaw, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology (including Anthropology and Social Work, which became separate departments in 1987 and 1988 respectively). Urban and Regional Studies, and Women's Studies (became Gender and Women's Studies in 2009). At present, the college has expanded and reorganized to include American Indian Studies (2008), Applied Organizational Studies (2012), Corrections (2012), Ethnic Studies (1991), Gerontology (1980), History (1994), and Nonprofit Leadership (2011).

As of January 2013, the college grants bachelor's degrees at the undergraduate level, as well as graduate certificates, master's degrees, and a Doctor of Psychology degree qualification. The college includes the Center for Aging, Center for Economic Education, Kessel Peace Institute, and Organizational Effectiveness Research Group as areas of advanced specialization within the college.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences merged with the College of Arts and Humanities in 2022 to form the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


2.5 records_box (2 Archives boxes, 1 half Hollinger box, 3 oversized folders, 2.5 cubic feet. )

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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, and program review documents from the college and its constituent departments. The collection is divided into two series: College Files and Subject Files.

College of Social and Behavior Sciences. Collection, 1961 - 2022
Joey Nowariak
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Revision Statements

  • 2016-05: Mee Xiong revised the finding aid

Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota State University, Mankato University Archives Repository

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US