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.
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The Council of Administration records consist of minutes recording deliberations relating to the day-to-day operations of the University from 1919 to 1925.
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.
The College Park Campus Senate transferred the records of the Council of Administration to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1972.
Archivists removed these records from the binding in which they were received. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.