Council of Administration records
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. This record group consists 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.
Important Information for Users of the Collection
This collection is open for research.
Council of Administration records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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.
This collection is PROCESSED.
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.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The records of the Council of Administration consist of minutes recording deliberations relating to the day-to-day operations of the University.
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.
Processed by Patricia A. McCracken, August 1989. Guide revised by Elizabeth A. McAllister, April 2006.
One series was identified in the records of the Council of Administration. These records were removed from the binding in which they were received. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.
EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, April 2006 and Elizabeth A. McAllister, June 2006.
Arrangement of Collection
This collection is organized as one series:
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Minutes, 1919-1925 (1 linear inch)
Series I contains the minutes of the Council of Administration. Arrangement is chronological.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|Minutes, 1919-1925||series 1||box 1||folder 1|
In addition to the records of the Council of Administration, the following related material may be found in the collections of the Archives and Manuscripts Department: 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.
For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.