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Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Computer Science.
Title:College of Computer Science records
Dates:1971-2004
Call Number:A29
Location:29/1
Volume:6 cubic ft. (6 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The Northeastern University College of Computer Science (CCS) records consist of files from the office of the CCS dean. The records thoroughly document all administrative aspects of the CCS, including the accreditation process, faculty concerns, student affairs (graduate and undergraduate), curricular decisions, admissions, research activities, and strategic planning. Included are records documenting the computer companies with professional relationships to the CCS.
Historical Abstract:Northeastern University's (NU) College of Computer Science (CCS) was the first college in the United States devoted exclusively to computer science. Despite the vigorous protest of NU's engineering faculty, NU's Faculty Senate resolved to establish the CCS in April 1982, and the Board of Trustees approved the CCS in June 1982. The CCS linked the theoretical approaches taught in the Dept. of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences with the practical approaches taught in the College of Engineering. The CCS established a graduate program, offering an M.S. in Computer Science, in June 1984. A Ph.D. in Computer Science was approved by the Faculty Senate in April 1987, and the first doctorate was awarded in 1989. The CCS was accredited in June 1986, leading to substantial grant funding, mostly in the areas of artificial intelligence, neural network imaging, and programmed language development.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass). Graduate School of Computer Science

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Computer Science.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Computer Science--Accreditation
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Computer Science--Curricula
  • Education, Cooperative--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Computer science--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Boston


Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Personnel records (box 4, folders 14-48 and box 5, folders 1-20) are closed for 75 years from their date of creation.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Ken Risley, April 1999