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General Administrative Board records

 Collection 0004-UA

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.


  • 1936-1954

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.


0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Administrative History

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:

Series 1
Administrative Files

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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.

Related Material

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

Processing Information

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.

Guide to the General Administrative Board 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