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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, University Record Group

Identifier: 100-104

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection were either created by multiple offices or groups, or were directed at the university community. The largest portion of the collection consists of self-studies. Self-studies are submitted to accrediting bodies or licensing bodies as an application for accreditation or licensure.  Edinboro University has fourteen such entities to which it submits.  This record group contains reports to three current accreditation bodies and one that is defunct. The Middle States Accreditation self-studies contain information on the university and its constituent parts.  The Middle States Association serves to confer accreditation to the whole university.  Early self-studies can be one or two volumes, the newer self-studies are typically multi-volume in length.  The MSA documents in this collection range from 1970-2008. Likewise, NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) self-studies can be quite lengthy.  Focused on the School of Education, these self-studies also include the contributions of the rest of the university toward teacher education. This collection contains NCATE materials from 1960-2000. Prior to NCATE, the AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) accredited teacher education programs.  The record group contains reports for this group from 1950-1953. Self-studies submitted to the PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education) are also a requirement for Edinboro's School of Education. Files for this sub-series range from 1965-1993. Policies of the university include the policy manuals before they changed to online only. Superceded policies are kept as well.  Five year master plans are also included. Advisement guides are included here as well.  They contain guides for each department but are grouped together by the three school extant at that time, School of Education, School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Science, Management and Technology. The general education series contains an assessment of the program in 1988. In the subject files series are events and reports that occupy one to two folders.  Examples of this are dedications of buildings, anniversary events, and one-time studies.


  • 1915-2004
  • 1952-2004


Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers for use in the university archive.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by Edinboro University.  Photocopying is permitted with permission of university archivist.


12 Boxes

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The bulk of the material is accreditaton reports.  These include reports to MSA (Middle States Association), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education) and AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education).  University Policies and Plans are also included in this record group.


I. Self-studies a. Middle States b. NCATE c. PDE d. AACTE II.  Policies and Plans III. Snyder Reports IV. Advisement Guides V. Subject Files

Custodial History

A mix of legacy material and newer materials from university offices.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Solicited/accumulated by university archives

Related Publications

Obringer, Dave. Edinboro University. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2012. Vance, Russell. A Portrait of Edinboro; From Private Academy to State College, 1856-1976. Rochester, NY: PSI Publishers, 1977. Strausbaugh, Roy. Edinboro University; An Administrative History, 1963-1993. Edinboro, PA: Edinboro University Services, Inc., 1997.
Dave Obringer
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Repository Details

Part of the Edinboro University Archives Repository