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General Council records


General Council records
General Council
Collection number:
1 linear inch (3 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 Council, a group of top-level University of Maryland faculty and administrators who worked with the University Senate in an administrative and/or advisory capacity. Generally focused on routine campus operations, the minutes in this collection reveal the council's concern with student absences and delinquency in turning in work and the need to formulate relevant and consistent policies.

Important Information for Users of the Collection


This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

General Council records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the General Council 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 I.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Patricia A. McCracken, August 1989.

Processing note:

One series was identified in the records of the General Council. 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.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completedy 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, 1924-1930 (1 linear inch)

Series I contains minutes of the General Council. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Minutes, 1924 series 1box 1folder 1

Related Material

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

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.