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Faculty minutes and records

Faculty minutes and records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Faculty minutes and records
Creator: University of Georgia. Faculty
Inclusive Dates: 1822-1967
Bulk Dates: 1822-1957
Language(s): English
Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Collection Number: UA0149
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785 but did not hold classes until 1801. The early curriculum placed a heavy emphasis on traditional classical studies but gradually grew to offer such subjects as legal and agricultural studies. In the school's early years, the faculty were considered a body whose judicial duties ranked a close second to its teaching duties. Working closely with the President (Chancellor), the faculty members were kept busy monitoring both the academic and (often riotous) social activities of their young charges. From the first graduating class of 1804, the University has expanded into seventeen colleges and schools, plus auxiliary divisions that carry out the school's missions of teaching, research and service.

Scope and Content

This collection includes minutes, reports and support documents dating from 1822 to 1967. The faculty minutes for 1846 to 1850 and 1890 to 1902 are missing and may have been destroyed in the Library fire of 1904. In addition, the collection is missing the minutes from 1934 through 1944 but does include the ones from 1945 through 1957. There are also a few minutes from 1958 to 1967.

The faculty records relate to matters regarding curriculum, self-governance, administration functions and student discipline. They date from 1894 through 1909.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 2 series: minutes and reports.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Faculty minutes and records, UA0149, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Minutes (administrative records)
Records (documents)
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Administration.
University of Georgia. History
University of Georgia. Students

Related Collections in this Repository

Portions of this collection are digitized and available through the Digital Library of Georgia:

The Faculty Minutes are also on microfilm at the Main Library. They are listed as Miscellaneous Reels: #520 (1822-1873), #521 (1873-1889), #522 (1903-1916) and #523 (1916-1932).

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Minutes

11Faculty minutes, 1822-1836 Access Online
The original manuscript minutes are fragile, a transcipt is provided to assist with ease of use.
51Faculty minutes (transcript), 1822-1836 Access Online
12Faculty minutes, 1836-1845 Access Online
The original manuscript minutes are fragile, a transcipt is provided to assist with ease of use.
13Faculty minutes, 1850-1873 Access Online
The original manuscript minutes are fragile, a transcipt is provided to assist with ease of use.
2Faculty minutes (bound), 1873-1889
3Faculty minutes (bound), 1903-1916
4Faculty minutes (bound), 1916-1934
52Faculty minutes, 1932-1933
53Faculty minutes, 1945-1949
54Faculty minutes, 1949-1956
55Faculty minutes, 1952-1957
56Faculty minutes, 1957-1959, 1962-1967

2. Reports

6Faculty reports (bound), 1894-1932
7Faculty reports (bound), 1904-1908
8Faculty reports (bound), 1908-1909