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General Administrative Board records


General Administrative Board records
General Administrative Board
Collection number:
0.25 linear feet (114 items)
Inclusive dates:
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

This record group consists of the minutes of the General Administrative Board, a group of University of Maryland faculty and administrators who worked with the University Senate in an administrative and/or advisory capacity. Topics discussed in the meetings of the Board include admission and registration policies and academic regulations.

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This collection is open for research.

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General Administrative Board records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The historical background and full significance of the General Administrative Board is not known. It is believed that the General 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 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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the General Administrative Board consist of correspondence, reports, and minutes recording the deliberations and activities of this body, which document matters relating to the routine, day-to-day operations of the University, including fee remission, admission and registration policies, and academic regulations. These materials comprise Series I.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The records of the General Administrative Board were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972 by the College Park Campus Senate. Additional materials were identified in the course of processing records from the Graduate School; these items were incorporated into the records of the General Administrative Board in 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Patricia A. McCracken, August 1989. Addendum incorporated and guide revised by Kristi Mashon, October 1991.

Processing note:

One series was identified in the records of the General 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. In 1991, additional materials were separated from the records of the Graduate School and incorporated into the record group; the guide was then revised.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, May 2006. Edited by Malissa Ruffner December 2008.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged as one series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1936-1954 (3 linear inches)

Series I contains correspondence, minutes, and reports of the General Administrative Board. Arrangement is by document type, then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1937-1954 series 1box 1folder 1
Minutes, 1936-1954 series 1box 1folder 2
Reports, 1937-1954 series 1box 1folder 3

Related Material

In addition to the records of the General Administrative Board, the following related material may be found in the Archives and Manuscripts Department collections: the records of the Council of Administration, the records of the University Council, the records of the General Council, the records of the Administrative Board, and the records of the University Senate.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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