Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1, folder 1: 1947 -- Westminster College statement of criteria
box 1, folder 2: 1957 -- Self-evaluation guidelines and assignments
box 1, folder 3: 1958 -- Visitation report
box 1, folder 4: 1959 -- Progress report
box 1, folder 5: 1964 -- Self-evaluation report
box 1, folder 6: 1964 -- Visitation report
box 1, folder 7: 1966 -- Standards
box 1, folder 8: 1967 -- Interim report
box 1, folder 9: 1970 -- Self-study report
box 1, folder 10: 1975 -- Interim report with evaluation
box 1, folder 11: 1977-1979 -- Correspondence
box 1, folder 12: 1980 -- Correspondence and memoranda
box 2, folder 1: 1981 -- Correspondence and memoranda
box 2, folder 2: 1981 -- Evaluation report
box 2, folder 3: 1981 -- Evaluation report draft
box 2, folder 4: 1981 -- Self study report
box 2, folder 5: 1982 -- Correspondence and memoranda
box 2, folder 6: 1982 -- Interim report: College finances
box 2, folder 7: 1983 -- Correspondence and memoranda
box 3, folder 1: 1983 -- Interim Evaluation Committee report
box 3, folder 2: 1983 -- Report to Interim Evaluation Committee
box 3, folder 3: 1983 -- Responses
box 3, folder 4: 1984 -- Correspondence and memoranda
box 3, folder 5: 1984 -- Interim report: College finances
box 3, folder 6: 1984 -- Responses
box 3, folder 7: 1988 -- Interim report
box 3, folder 8: 1993 -- Commendation and recommendation
box 3, folder 9: 1993 -- Evaluation report
box 3, folder 10: 1993 -- Self study report
box 3, folder 11: 1993 -- Self study report (Report)
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges: The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges was earlier called the Northwest Assocation of Secondary and Higher Schools, and later called the Northwest Associaton of Schools and of Colleges and Universities. Within the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges organization is a subordinate "Commission on Colleges".
Westminster College: In November 1895, a Presbyterian college was incorporated in Salt Lake City. In 1897 college courses were taught within the Sheldon Jackson College, named after well-known Presbyterian minister, missionary, and primary benefactor. Jackson had pledged $50,000 to the College, but when he was unable to fulfill his commitment the college obtained funds from William and Jeannette Ferry and changed its name to Westminster College in 1902. In 1945 high school courses were discontinued and in 1974 the school unaffiliated itself with the Presbyterian Church. In 1983 the name was changed to Westminster College of Salt Lake City, and in 1998 changed back to Westminster College.
Content Description +/-
This collection consists of the official accreditation records for Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah) as a part of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The materials date from 1947-1993.
The earliest document in the collection is the Westminster College Statement of Critera preparing for The Commission on Higher Schools of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, dated October 1947 (Box 1, Folder 1). The next document is a letter, dated April 12, 1957 from Dean Joseph N. Uemura, listing assignments for writing the college's self-evaluation. This letter went out to President Duddy, Mr. Gunn (treasurer), Mr. Morris, John G. Church (librarian), Mr. Clark, Mr. Pontz, deans, two professors, and Coach Mercer (Box 1, Folder 2). There is a letter in 1977 from Kenneth E. Young (Council on Postsecondary Accreditation) to "all accredited institutions" (Box 1, Folder 11). The last document in the collection is a self-study report dated 1993 (Box 3, Folder 9).
The collection contains both incoming and outgoing reports and correspondence, documenting a dialogue between Westminster College administration and the accrediting agencies. There are college self-study reports for the years 1957, 1964, 1970, 1981 and 1993. Represented in the correspondence files are letters to and from college presidents Duddy, Hofmann, Petersen, Arbogast, and Cornell, as well as Dean Uemura and Dean Ballenger. The most common accrediting correspondent is James F. Bemis, Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Schools of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools (in 1966) and of the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (in 1979). These name changes represent the organizational reformation of the accreditation body.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Open to public research.
Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Twenty-four hours advance notice is encouraged.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material must be obtained from the director of the Giovale Library.
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation records for Westminster College, 1947-1993, ACC-041, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative Information +/-
Arranged chronologically by year and thereunder alphabetically by category.
Processed June 2014 by Nicole LaCount.
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)
Westminster College of Salt Lake City
Collection materials are in English.
2.5 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid written June 2014 by Nicole LaCount and expanded by Sarah Shaw.
EAD Creation Date:
2014 June 17 by Sarah Shaw
Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS)
Related collections and photographs in Giovale Library Archives:
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation
Universities and colleges--Accreditation--Utah--Salt Lake City
Form or Genre Terms:
Arbogast, W. Fred (William Fredrick), 1906-1984
Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources