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Faculty Meetings records


Faculty Meetings records
Faculty Meetings
Collection number:
1.50 linear feet
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 collection consists of minutes of faculty meetings of all teaching personnel of the College Park campus. The years covered by the records saw the transition of the Maryland Agricultural College to the University of Maryland, and this topic receives some discussion in the minutes. The minutes primarily cover the day-to-day functioning of the university, however, and document a wide variety of subjects, such as the punishment of cadets for "disorderly conduct," effects of a diphtheria outbreak, impact of World War I, effects of an undue emphasis on athletics, establishment of campus publications, and the appointments/resignations of faculty.

Important Information for Users of the Collection


This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Faculty Meetings records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Publication rights:

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.

Historical Note

The materials contained in this collection document faculty meetings held during the final years of the Maryland Agricultural College and the formative years of the University of Maryland, prior to the official recognition and establishment of a faculty organization.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of Faculty Meetings consist of minutes documenting the deliberations and activities of the faculty. These materials comprise Series I. The records cover the years 1897 to 1922.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Records of Faculty Meetings for the years 1919 through 1922 were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in the 1970s by the College Park Campus Senate. The earlier minutes were received from an unknown source.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Guide revised by Patricia A. McCracken, August 1989.

Processing note:

One series was identified in the Records of Faculty Meetings. Minutes for the years 1897 through 1918 have been recorded in two leather?bound volumes, which have been placed in an acid?free box. Minutes for the years 1919 through 1922 were bound with other related records. They have been removed from their binding, refoldered into an acid?free folder, and placed in an acid?free container. Lastly, the guide was written.

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 organized as one series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Minutes, 1897-1922 (1.5 linear feet)

Series I consists of minutes of early faculty meetings. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Minutes, 1897-1922 series 1box 1folder 1
Minutes, 1897-1922 series 1box 1folder 2
Minutes, 1897-1922 series 1box 1folder 3

Related Material

In addition to the Records of Faculty Meetings, the following related faculty material may be found in the collections of the Archives and Manuscripts Department: the Records of the Graduate Faculty, the Records of the University Faculty Assembly, and the Records of the College Park Faculty Assembly.

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

Selected Search Terms

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