American Studies Program Records
- University of Denver. American Studies Program (Organization)
6.5 Linear Feet (6 record boxes, 1 letter document box)
Scope and Contents
Biographical / Historical
The American Studies Program began in conjunction with the Honors Program at the University of Denver in 1967. The purpose of this undergraduate program was to challenge students and faculty to think, write and discuss the issues that have shaped the thought, culture, social movements and character of the United States. The degree was taken as a second major for students specialized in other fields. Budget cuts in the early 1980s closed several programs at the University of Denver. In October 1983, the American Studies Program was one of the programs going to be cut until the faculty proposed converting the program into the Women's Studies Program. Their proposal was accepted and the American Studies Program became the Women's Studies Program in July 1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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