Faculty minutes and records

Faculty minutes and records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: University of Georgia. Faculty.
Title: Faculty minutes and records
Dates: Bulk, 1822-1957
Dates: 1822-1967
Quantity: 8.5 Linear feet (8 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA0149

Biographical/Historical Note

The University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785 but didn't actually 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 Note

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.


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

Index Terms

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

General Notes

RG 1

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Related Material

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, 1822-1934

1Faculty minutes (bound), 1822-1845, 1850-1873
2Faculty minutes (bound), 1873-1889
3Faculty minutes (bound), 1903-1916
4Faculty minutes (bound), 1916-1934
51Faculty minutes (transcription), 1822-1836
2Faculty minutes, 1932-1933
3Faculty minutes, 1945-1949
4Faculty minutes, 1949-1956
5Faculty minutes, 1952-1957
6Faculty minutes, 1957-1959, 1962-1967

2. Reports, 1908-1932

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