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University of Arkansas Campus Governance Records

Identifier: MC 2110-UA

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of meeting minutes and agendas.


  • Creation: 1874 - 1993


Language of Materials

Materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

Access restrictions apply: Materials in Box 1-2 are restricted for preservation.

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply. No Interlibrary Loan. Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Campus governance bodies have evolved throughout the history of the University. In the early days of the University, the President would call meetings of the faculty to advise on some matters. In 1912, campus governance was divided between the larger University Senate and the smaller overarching University Council. Specific membership requirements for the different groups changed frequently through the years. The basic membership of the University Senate was upper-level administration and the majority of faculty members. The University Council was made up of administrators and a few faculty representatives. In 1955, the name of the University Council changed to University Senate Council. Then in 1976, the Board of Trustees approved a policy to establish a new structure in Board Policy 810.1. The policy has been updated several times. Beginning in 1977, there were three separate governance groups: Campus Faculty, Non-academic Staff Council, and Student Council. A few representatives from each of these groups would serve on the overarching Campus Council. There was another distinct change in 1996, establishing the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Senate, each comprised of elected representatives. A smaller number of representatives from each of the three groups met together to form the overarching Campus Council. The full Campus Faculty continued to meet as a distinct group once a semester.


9.4 Linear Feet (10 boxes)


Materials are arranged by group and then by year.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition for the University of Arkansas Campus Governance Records is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Allen, completed in May 2022

University of Arkansas Campus Governance Records
Amy Allen
May 2022
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Finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444