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College of Computer Science records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Z01-001

Content Description

This collection includes the files of graduates of the NU College of Computer Science (1983-1992), and course and teaching evaluations (1986-1994). The collection is unprocessed. 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 Department 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. Accessioned 2001 Jul 15. 41/3 This collection should be appraised.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Personnel and student records are closed for 75 years.

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


  • 1983-1994, 2001


12 cubic feet (12 cubic feet in 12 record center cartons.)