This series contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, articles, and clippings primarily from the 1930s to the 1960s. These records encompass the tenures of Deans Andrew Fleming West, Augustus Trowbridge, Luther P. Eisenhart, Hugh Stott Taylor, Donald Ross Hamilton, and Colin S. Pittendrigh and also include one report from 1980. For the most part, the series consists of subject files maintained by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School. The bulk of these files were kept as a record series that overlapped the terms of the new and old deans; however some records of Dean West, Dean Hamilton and Dean Pittendrigh were kept separately. Deans Hamilton and Pittendrigh's records were integrated into the other Dean's files, while Dean West's records have been kept as a separate series (See Series 2). This was done because West's papers had been partially processed and consisted of chronologically organized correspondence files and writings while Deans Hamilton and Pittendrigh's files consisted primarily of subject files. Files in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject.