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Council of Administration records

 Collection 0003-UA

The Council of Administration consisted of a group of top-level University of Maryland faculty and administrators who worked in conjunction with the University Senate in an advisory and/or administrative capacity. These records consist of minutes of council meetings in which routine functions of campus life, such as scheduling classes, reviewing applications for forming sororities, and planning of special celebrations, were discussed.


  • 1919-1925

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.


1 Folders

Scope and Content of Collection

The Council of Administration records consist of minutes recording deliberations relating to the day-to-day operations of the University from 1919 to 1925.

Administrative History

The historical background and full significance of the Council of Administration is not known. It is believed that the Council of Administration worked in conjunction with the University Senate in an advisory and/or administrative capacity. A series of other governing bodies, the University Council, the General Council, the Administrative Board, and the General Administrative Board are also believed to have worked with the University Senate in a similar capacity. It is uncertain whether 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.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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

Related Material

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

Processing Information

Archivists removed these records from the binding in which they were received. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Guide to the Council of Administration records
Processed by Patricia A. McCracken.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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