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Concordia University Title III Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 02/09
The records contain the results of a three-year self-study in preparation for making application for funds. They also contain detailed applications, along with supporting documents, and final evaluations. The data in these records provide a comprehensive picture of the college in the 1975-1980 time period.


  • 1975 - 1980


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Concordia University Archives is the owner of the materials in the Concordia University Title III Records and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Concordia University Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.


1.25 Linear Feet (2 document boxes and one small flat box)


Title III records contain Concordia University's self-study materials, applications, and final evaluations relative to receiving funding under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Historical Note

On August 1, 1973, a detailed institutional self-study began the preparations for seeking funding as a developing institution under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Title III funding enabled the institution improve the development program, establish and equip an Independent Learning Center and Educational Media Center, grant study leaves to faculty, establish and sustain a minority program, study and experiment with programs, and complete institutional studies in preparation for accreditation visits. According to the President’s Report for 1976-77, “The purpose of Title III, called ‘developing institutions,’ is to enable a college which has the potential but not the resources, to join the mainstream of American educational life. Concordia’s concentration has been in long-range planning (institutional research), minority affairs, development (fund solicitation), center for educational enrichment (Independent Learning Center), faculty enrichment, and new programs for new publics. Institutional research and development (beginning with 1978-79) are no longer dependent on federal dollars.” The college received $100,000 in each of the 1973-1974 and 1974-1975 funding years; $200,000 for 1975-1976; and $150,000 each for 1976-1977 and 1977-1978.


The records are divided into two series: I. The institutional self-study; II. Applications and supporting documents. Arrangement within series is by chronological.
Guide to the Concordia University Title III Records An Inventory at the Concordia University (Portland, OR) Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
Description rules
Language of description
Finding Aid is written in English.
Encoding of finding aid supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Concordia University Archives Repository

Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland 97211-6099 USA