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A Guide to the Agendas and Minutes of the University of Florida General Assembly of Faculty, 1890-1936

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
January 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. General Assembly of Faculty.
Title: Agendas and Minutes of the University of Florida General Assembly of Faculty
Dates: 1890-1891; 1896-1936
Abstract: Three bound volumes containing minutes and agendas, progress reports of the various committees, several official letters of condolence, and letters to and from the General Assembly of Faculty.
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 3 volumes.
Identification: Series 81
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Prior to 1932, the faculty of the University of Florida and its predecessor, the Florida Agricultural College in Lake City, assembled periodically to discuss and act on matters of general interest to the university. The assembly appointed various committees and subcommittees to deal with student discipline, athletics, the academic calendar, and other matters. The assembly's legislative duties were abolished in 1932 when a faculty senate was created. (See Series 78.) The faculty body continued to meet three times a year "to permit group contact and group instruction" (University Constitution of 1929 as amended to 1932) until sometime in the 1950s.


Scope and Content

The series consists of three bound volumes containing minutes and agendas, progress reports of the various committees, several official letters of condolence, and letters to and from the assembly. Of particular interest is the address of President Murphree to the assembly, founding new university policies and setting high goals for the future.

Volume 1 contains the minutes of the faculty for March 24-June 2, 1890. These are followed by General Orders (i.e., cadet regulations) and Special Orders for October 4, 1890-June 5, 1891. The imposition of military discipline is noted in the records. Volume 2 begins on October 16, 1896 and notes that the outgoing secretary had not turned over the previous volume. No minutes exist for academic years 1891-1895.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Agendas and Minutes of the University of Florida General Assembly of Faculty, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida Agricultural College (Lake City, Fla.) -- Faculty -- Archives.
Florida. State Agricultural College -- Faculty -- Archives.
University of Florida -- Faculty -- Archives.
University of Florida (Lake City, Fla.) -- Faculty -- Archives.
University of the State of Florida -- Faculty -- Archives.



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