Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment, and College Entrance records
The Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment, and College Entrance consisted of University of Maryland faculty and administrators whose responsibilities included determination of class schedules, the school calendar, format of the catalog, standards of admission, and the admission status of incoming students. The minutes and correspondence in this record group document the activities and decisions of the committee.
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Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment, and College Entrance records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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After the turn of the twentieth century, the Maryland Agricultural College progressively grew in size, accepting more and more students. With this continued growth, formal committees on admission and catalogue publication became a necessity. In the fall of 1908, the first predecessor groups to the Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment, and College Entrance formed. These groups consisted of the Committee on Schedule, the Committee on Student Records, and the Committee on Catalogue. These bodies remained active until the fall of 1914 when they were renamed Catalogue; Schedule; and Student Enrollment and Class and Quarter Assignments. This committee structure lasted until the spring of 1918. That fall, all three groups united to form the Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment and College Entrance.
The Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment and College Entrance determined class schedules, the school calendar, the format of the catalog, standards of admission, and the admission status of incoming students. Chaired by Percy White Zimmerman, first the Dean of the Division of Plant Industry, and later the Dean of the School of Agriculture, the committee consisted of deans of the various divisions and schools such as Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Modern Language, and Education. Other members of the committee were professors of assorted subjects such as electrical engineering, English language and literature, and physical education. W. M. Hillegeist, Recorder, Assistant in Administration, served as secretary.
This group was succeeded in the fall of 1920 by the Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment and Entrance.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The records of the Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment and College Entrance consist of handwritten and typed minutes of meetings from 1918 to 1920, as well as some interoffice correspondence.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
The records of the Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment and College Entrance were transferred to the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries by the Office of Admissions and Registration in 1976.
Guide revised by Karen E. Eglinton, June 1990; Elizabeth A. McAllister, June 2006.
Originally, the documents were a part of another record group called the Committee on Faculty, along with the records of the two groups which succeeded this committee. These materials were separated out, placed in acid-free folders and put into an acid-free box after all paper clips and staples were removed.
EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, April 2006 and Elizabeth McAllister, June 2006. Edited by Malissa Ruffner, December 2008.
Arrangement of Collection
This collection is organiazed as one series:
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Minutes, 1918-1920 (0.25 linear inches)
This series consists of handwritten and typed minutes of committee meetings dealing with admission of students, credit standings, and the format and preparation of the catalogue. These materials have been arranged in chronological order with related correspondence interfiled with the minutes.
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The University of Maryland also maintains minutes and correspondence of the groups which succeeded the Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment and College Entrance: Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment and Entrance (1920-1930), and the Committee on Catalogue, Registration and Entrance (1930-1935).
For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Selected Search Terms
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.
- Catalogs, College
- University of Maryland, College Park -- Admission -- History -- Sources
- University of Maryland, College Park -- Committee on Catalogue, Student Enrollment, and College Entrance -- Archives
- University of Maryland, College Park -- Entrance requirements -- History -- Sources