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Bucknell University, Office of Admissions Records

 Record Group
Identifier: ADMISSIONS
The records of the Office of Admissions are arranged alphabetically by folder title and range from 1957 to the present. The records include annual reports, correspondence, brochures and recruitment materials, application materials, and statistical information about student enrollments and the freshmen class. Included in the correspondence are recruitment mailings and correspondence related to the recruitment of minority students. While the majority of the enrollment statistics can be found with the statistics series, statistical information is included in the body of correspondence as well. The recruitment materials include general brochures about Bucknell University, such as About Bucknell, as well as information about the various academic programs and student life on campus. Materials for the departments are arranged under the department title. The statistical information includes general statistics about the recruitment process, as well as minority enrollment and degree distribution. The Class Profile additionally includes statistical information about the incoming enrolled freshman class. In addition to the Office of Admissions’ records, the records of the Admissions Committee are also included. The records of the Admissions Committee range from 1964 to 1985 and include agendas, correspondence, meeting minutes and reports.


  • 1941-2018


Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Usage Restrictions

The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.


4.58 Linear Feet ((10) 5 inch document boxes; (2) 2.5 inch document boxes; (2) oversize folders)

Administrative History

The Office of Admissions was established at Bucknell in 1957 under the direction of Fitz R. Walling. Prior to 1957, the responsibility for student admissions was combined with that of the Registrar. The primary function of the Office of Admissions is to recruit and admit students that would be most likely to benefit from the University’s curriculum. The office is also responsible for maintaining a definite number of students in order for the University to meet its financial obligations. The Office of Admissions promotes the University and its academic programs to attract applicants, handles all initial inquiries, and processes all applications for admission. The Admissions Committee was composed of the Director of Admissions as the chairman, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the deans of the colleges, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Vice President for Business and Finance, the Registrar, and three members of the Faculty. Its function was to review and establish policy with respect to the recruitment and admission of students to the undergraduate colleges of the University.


Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

Separated Materials

Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection. Additional records are located in the oversize records.
Bucknell University, Office of Admissions Records
Crystal Matjasic
2015 August
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Repository Details

Part of the Bucknell University Special Collections/University Archives Repository

028 Bertrand Library
Bucknell University
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg PA 17837 United States US
570-577-3313 (Fax)