I am working on the long-term project of creating a database of every faculty member who ever taught at Roosevelt University, using information obtained from the college catalogs.
The Roosevelt University catalogs are usually issued every two years and contain a section at the end which lists every professor currently teaching in the school. How many catalogs are issued changes from year to year. Some years have only a single catalog. Some years are divided into Arts & Sciences, Business, Music, and Graduate School.
Taking this information, I created an Excel file which lists the Professor's Name, Department, Subject, Degrees held, Faculty rank, other data (university offices held, outside employment, etc.), and the dates the professor taught at Roosevelt. I am updating the list as I go through each new catalog, so the reader can see the progress the faculty member made in the university.
The first catalog was issued in 1945 and I have completed the database through 1975.
-by Michael Gabriel