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Administrative Board records

 Collection 0018-UA

The Administrative Board was an advisory body which worked in conjunction with the University Senate and considered matters relating to the daily operations of the University of Maryland. The collection consists of the minutes of the board.


  • 1936-1954

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.


0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The records of the Administrative Board consist of minutes recording the deliberations and activities of this body, which document matters relating to the routine, day-to-day operations of the University. These materials comprise Series 1.

Administrative History

The historical background and full significance of the Administrative Board is not known. It is believed that the 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 General 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 organized as one series:

Series 1

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The records of the Administrative Board were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972 by the College Park Campus Senate.

Related Material

There is an additional accession for these records which is unprocessed. In addition to the records of the Administrative Board, the following related material may be found in University of Maryland, the Archives and Manuscripts Department: the Records of the Council of Administration, the Records of the University Council, the Records of the General Council, the Records of the General Administrative Board, and the Records of the University Senate.

Processing Information

One series was identified in the records of the Administrative Board. 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.

Guide to the 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