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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.

Dates

  • 1919-1925

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

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.
Title
Guide to the Council of Administration records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Patricia A. McCracken.
Date
1989-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
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

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212