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Jesuit Educational Association


Historical Note

The Jesuit Education Association (JEA) was formed in 1934 to reconcile Jesuit standards in education with those of national and regional accreditation organizations. The JEA divided its work into four principal subdivisions, called commissions: Commission on Colleges and Universities; Commission on Houses of Studies; Commission on Province Directors; and Commission on Secondary Schools. Over the years, the JEA appointed additional commissions and conducted conferences and workshops to address virtually every aspect of teaching and administration. JEA dissolved in 1970 and was succeeded by the Association of Jesuit Colleges.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Michael P. Walsh, SJ, President's Office records

Abstract The Michael P. Walsh, SJ, President’s Office Records document Walsh’s tenure as twenty-second president of Boston College, 1958-1968. This collection consists largely of administrative records and contains committee, departmental, and faculty files as well as admission records, building plans, correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the University's centennial celebrations in 1963. Subject files contain biographical information in addition to other topics of interest to...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Series I. Admissions is closed in its entirety due to privacy restrictions, and is stored off-site. A small amount of material in other series is also closed due to privacy restrictions.

Dates: 1933 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1968

Jesuit Educational Association records

Abstract The records of the Jesuit Educational Association (JEA) document the organization, history, and goals of the Association and its members from its beginning in 1936 to its end in 1970. The records were produced and collected by the various commissions, conferences, executive offices, and institutions under or associated with JEA in the form of conference materials, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, news releases, photographs, reports, speeches, and surveys. Some materials...
Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research, except for the Series I, Subseries D Financial records, which is closed. Note that the collection is stored offsite and requires additional time for retrieval.

Dates: 1906 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1970