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Prudential Committee records

Prudential Committee records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Prudential Committee records
Creator: University of Georgia. Board of Trustees
Creator: University of Georgia. Prudential Committee
Inclusive Dates: 1834-1931
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: UA0146
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

In 1803, Hope Hull, Thomas P. Carnes and John Clarke appointed a Prudential Committee of the Board of Trustees to act for the Board in cases of emergency and advise the University president at all times in the interest of the Franklin College (University of Georgia). Since the Board of Trustees only met a couple of times a year, the day to day administration of the University was maintained by the Prudential Committee. In 1931-1932 the State University System was reorganized and the institute specific Boards of Trustees were replaced with a Board of Regents that had the responsibility of maintaining authority over all state-supported higher education in Georgia.

Scope and Content

This collection has correspondence relating to the activities of the Prudential Committee from 1873 until 1928. The collection also has the minutes of the Prudential Committee dating from 1834 through 1857 and 1919 through 1931. The Prudential Committee records are a particularly good window into the daily administration of the University of Georgia during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: correspondence and minutes.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Prudential Committee records, UA0146, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been transcribed and are available online here:

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Minute books.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Administration.
University of Georgia. Board of Trustees
University of Georgia. History

Related Collections in this Repository

The microfilm of the Prudential Committee minutes for 1834 to 1857 is at the UGA Main Library. The University of Georgia Board of Trustees correspondence and reports are in collection UA02-042.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

11Correspondence, 1873
12Correspondence, 1880
13Correspondence, 1883
14Correspondence, 1890
15Correspondence, 1893
16Correspondence, 1895
17Correspondence, 1896
18Correspondence, 1897
19Correspondence, 1898


111Correspondence, 1900
112Correspondence, 1901
113Correspondence, 1902
114Correspondence, 1903
115Correspondence, 1904
116Correspondence, 1905
117Correspondence, 1906
118Correspondence, 1907
119Correspondence, 1909
120Correspondence, 1910
121Correspondence, 1911
122Correspondence, 1912
123Correspondence, 1913
124Correspondence, 1914
125Correspondence, 1915
126Correspondence, 1916
127Correspondence, 1917
128Correspondence, 1918
129Correspondence, 1919
130Correspondence (misc. letters and notes found in minutes), 1919-1925
131Correspondence, 1921
132Correspondence, 1922
133Correspondence, 1928

2. Minutes

135Minutes, 1834-1857 Access Online
136Minutes, 1915-1924 Access Online
137Minutes [loose pages], 1919-1923
138Minutes, 1924
139Minutes, 1926
140Minutes , 1927
141Minutes, 1929
142Minutes, 1930
143Minutes, 1931
144Minutes, 1924-1931
145Minutes, 1927-1929