These records consists of the minutes of the General Council, a group of top-level University of Maryland faculty and administrators who worked with the University Senate in an administrative and/or advisory capacity. Generally focused on routine campus operations, the minutes in this collection reveal the council's concern with student absences and delinquency in turning in work and the need to formulate relevant and consistent policies.
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The General Council records consist of minutes recording the deliberations and activities of this body, which document matters relating to the routine, day-to-day operations of the University. These materials comprise Series 1.
The historical background and full significance of the General Council is not known. It is believed that the General Council worked in conjunction with the University Senate in an advisory and/or administrative capacity. A series of other bodies, the Council of Administration, the University Council, the Administrative Board, and the General Administrative Board are also believed to have worked with the University Senate in a similar capacity. However, it is not known if each of these bodies was a separate entity with a unique name, or if they are all the same body called by various names, or if the advisory body's name was officially changed periodically.
This collection is organized as one series:
The General Council records were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972 by the College Park Campus Senate.
One series was identified in the records of the General Council. These records were removed from the binding in which they were received, refoldered into an acid-free folder, and boxed into an acid?free container. Last, the guide was written.