Dowell (Carol) Papers, ca. 1940's-1988

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dowell (Carol) Papers, ca. 1940's-1988
Creator
Dowell, Carol
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Carol Dowell, a native of Louisville, was the first woman to become a member of the Political Science department at the University of Louisville (UofL). Appointed as an instructor in 1945 she taught at the university for 45 years, retiring in 1991. Dowell had graduated from UofL with highest honors in 1943. She earned an MPA in Public Administration from Wayne State University and did graduate work at Northwestern before returning to Louisville to devote her life to teaching. Because of her interest in civic affairs, she served in 1956 as Executive Director of The Committee of 100, a civic group that studied the capital and financial needs of metropolitan Louisville as projected over a twenty-five year period. The following year, 1957-1958, she was Assistant to the Mayor of Louisville.
Her honors include Woodcock Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, and Who's Who in American Women. Professor Dowell served on various University committees and was active in the Kentucky state conference of American Association of University Professors.
Scope and Content
The Carol Dowell papers are divided into four areas: University of Louisville commitments, professional activities, studies, and printed material. Included in the University commitments are political science course outlines, proceedings of her faculty committees, and political science department minutes and memos from 1959-1988. Professional activities are concerned with American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and its Kentucky chapter and the Kentucky Conference of Political Scientists. Of special interest are the studies she did, represented here by the research on pay scales in Louisville and other metropolitan areas for the 1940's. Her report of The Committee of 100, published by the City of Louisville, is included. This report was also published in the Courier Journal.
Professor Dowell chaired the committee that oversaw the formation of the Southern Police Institute at U of L. and the proceedings of that committee are included here.

Contents of the Collection

I. U of L related

1. Instructional Papers

a. Course outlines

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b. Student Mock Political Convention; 1968, contains lists of delegates,platform adopted,convention program, and correspondence pertaining to setting up the convention.

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c. Student Mock Political Convention; 1972, program, lists of delegates,polling of delegates.

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2. Political Science Department

a. Letters of Recommendation

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b. DOPS; 1959-1967, memos, minutes of department meetings

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c. DOPS; 1968-1969

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d. DOPS; 1970-1973

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e. DOPS; 1974

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f. DOPS; 1975

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g. DOPS; 1976

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h. DOPS; 1987-1988

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3. University Committees

a. Constitution - minutes of faculty committee of Arts and Sciences

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b. Personnel - Policy statement,minutes of meetings

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c. Review: Progress of College of Arts and Sciences; 1979-1980 - Reports,minutes

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d. Library; 1983 - Use survey, minutes of meetings

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e. Faculty positions; 1982-1983 - lists of Faculty cuts due to budget restrictions

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f. Awards and Designations; 1987 - requests for honors guidelines for designation of honors

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g. Legislative Council - Constitution and By laws of college of Arts and Sciences

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h. Senate Facilities and Services; 1973 - Student Bill of Rights, minutes of meetings

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i. Faculty Senate; 1975 - minutes of meetings

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j. Faculty senate; 1976 - minutes of meetings

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k. School of Police Administration; 1968-1973 - course syllabus, annual report, 1972-1973; standards committee memos, resumes of possible instructors, Statement of Justification for Establishing School of Police Administration

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II. Professional Activities

1. AAUP

a. U of L Chapter

1963-70

1. Economic Welfare Reports, to 1970

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2. Local AAUP to 1970

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3. "Africa 59"

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4. "State Expenditures"

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5. "Government Directory - KY"

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6. "Faculty Children" - AAUP

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1965-1966

1. Annual meetings

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2. loose misc.

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3. "Data and Index grades"

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b. State AAUP

1. State AAUP Conference; 1968 - Minutes of meetings, list of chapter presidents,bank statements

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2. State AAUP Constitution

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3. Kentucky conference AAUP - programs, correspondence, resolution proposals

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4. State AAUP -correspondence, newsletters; 1965-1973

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2. Kentucky Conference of Political Scientists

Correspondence, 1973

III. Studies

1. Personnel Administration

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2. Personnel Administration, salary schedules

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3. Committee of 100

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IV. Printed Material

1. Organization of U of L, 1963

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2. Police Science Programs, 1967

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3. Red Book, 1979, revised 1986

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4. Southern Police Institute, Self Study Report 1964

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