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General Council records

 Collection 0034-UA

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.


  • 1924

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


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Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Administrative History

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:

Series 1

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The General Council records were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972 by the College Park Campus Senate.

Related Material

In addition to the General Council records, the following related material may be found in University of Maryland Library holdings: the Council of Administration records, the University Council records, the Administrative Board records, the General Administrative Board records, and University Senate records.

Processing Information

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.

Guide to the General Council records
Processed by Patricia A. McCracken.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742