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Administrative Council Records, 1869-1973

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Administrative Council.
Title
Administrative Council Records
Dates
1869-1973 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.75 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
4 microfilm reels
Collection Number
RG 032
Summary
The Administrative Council Records consist of minutes of the Oregon State University Administrative Council and the College Council as well as minutes of the faculty, prior to establishment of the Councils in 1908. The records also include the Register of Students and Student Grades for the first enrollees at Corvallis College in 1869-1871.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Administrative Council and the College Council were established by the Board of Regents in 1908. The Administrative Council consisted of the President, Director of the Experiment Station, and the Deans and advised on administrative and policy issues. The College Council consisted of the President, Director of the Experiment Station, the Professors, and the Assistant Professors and considered academic policies regarding courses of study, admissions, and graduation. The College Council ceased to function as a separate body in the early 1920s. By the early 1960s, the Administrative Council was composed of Deans, Directors, and other administrative officers appointed by the President and was concerned primarily with coordination of administrative activities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Administrative Council Records consists primarily of minutes of Administrative Council from its establishment in 1908 through 1973; minutes of the College Council from 1908 until the early 1920s; and faculty minutes from 1873 through 1913. The minutes document administrative and academic policies; faculty organization and governance; and student activities including disciplinary actions taken by the faculty and academic appeals by students. The records also include policies, memoranda, agendas, and correspondence.

Of special note is the Register of Students and Student Grades for the first students to attend Corvallis College in 1869-1871.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Administrative Council Records (RG 032), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Minutes, 1869-1973Return to Top

Series I consists primarily of bound volumes of minutes and related records documenting meetings of the faculty, the College Council, and the Administrative Council. The minutes include actions taken, summaries of meetings and discussions, reports of committees, proposed and approved policies, and lists of members. The volumes are arranged chronologically and duplicate copies of some materials are included. Many of the materials are also available on microfilm. Most of the volumes include a subject index or table of contents. Meetings were numbered beginning in the fall of 1941.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Register of Students and Student Grades
In same volume as faculty minutes for 1873-1888 (book 1). Also available on microfilm reels 1 and 4.
1869-1871
1
Faculty Minutes
Book 1. Also available on microfilm reels 1 and 4.
1873-1888
1
Faculty Minutes
Book 2. Also available on microfilm reels 1 and 4.
1888-1897
1
Faculty Minutes
Book 3. Also available on microfilm reels 1 and 4.
1897-1907
1
Faculty Minutes
Book 4. Also available on microfilm reel 1.
1907-1908
2
Faculty Minutes, College Council Minutes, and Administrative Council Minutes
Includes Faculty minutes for 1908-1911; College Council Minutes for 1908-1913; and Administrative Council minutes for 1908-1909.Also available on microfilm reels 1-2.
1908-1913
2
College Council and Administrative Council Minutes
Also available on microfilm reel 2.
1913-1930
2
Administrative Council Minutes
Also available on microfilm reel 2.
1930-1941
2
Administrative Council Minutes
Meetings #1 thru #201. Also available on microfilm reels 2-3.
1941-1955
2
Administrative Council Minutes
Meetings #132 thru #201.
1951-1955
2
Administrative Council Minutes
Meetings #202 thru #351.
1955-1964
2
Administrative Council Minutes
Meetings #202 thru #284.
1955-1960
2
Administrative Council Minutes
Meetings #352 thru #404.
1964-1970
2
Administrative Council Minutes
Meetings #405 thru #427.
1970-1973
2
Administrative Council Minutes
4 volumes
1921-1951
2
Administrative Council Minutes
1960-1965

Series II:  Policy Statements, 1949-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 3

Series II consists of two policy statements. These include a 1949 policy on cooperation with the Department of Higher Education of the National Education Association and a 1966 policy on OSU employees' outside activities.

Series III:  Correspondence, 1940-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

4 folders

The correspondence consists of memoranda to and from Administrative Council members, including the President and Dean of Administration; agendas and announcements of meetings; committee reports and recommendations; and proposed policies.