This record group consists of the minutes of the General Administrative Board, a group of University of Maryland faculty and administrators who worked with the University Senate in an administrative and/or advisory capacity. Topics discussed in the meetings of the Board include admission and registration policies and academic regulations.
This collection is open for research.
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The General Administrative Board records consist of correspondence, reports, and minutes recording the deliberations and activities of this body, which document matters relating to the routine, day-to-day operations of the University, including fee remission, admission and registration policies, and academic regulations. These materials comprise Series I.
The historical background and full significance of the General Administrative Board is not known. It is believed that the General Administrative Board 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 General Council, and the 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 arranged as one series:
The records of the General Administrative Board were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972 by the College Park Campus Senate. Additional materials were identified in the course of processing records from the Graduate School; these items were incorporated into the records of the General Administrative Board in 1991.
One series was identified in the General Administrative Board records. 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. Lastly, the guide was written. In 1991, additional materials were separated from the records of the Graduate School and incorporated into the records; the guide was then revised.