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Faculty Advisory Council records

Identifier: UA 050

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a history of the council, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and budget and curriculum files.

The collection is organized by accession and material includes (but is not limited to):

Accession 1996.168.A: history of the establishment of the committee and committee minutes, 1916-1946.

Accession 10.561.A: minutes, reports to faculty, curriculum changes, and President Robert Clark general correspondence, 1955-1972.

Accession 10687.A: files from journalism professor Charles Duncan including: minutes, correspondence, and memoranda, 1974-1975.

Accession 2002s.54.A: correspondence, minutes, and budget files, 1975-1976.

Accession 1996.413.A: office files, minutes, and other records of the advisory council, 1976-1988.

Accession 1996.439.A: office files and minutes, 1980-1983.

Accession 10111.A: "President's Advisory Council" records including: correspondence and memoranda, minutes, and list of signatories of a 1913 petition to hold up payment of university appropriations, 1913-1960.

Accession 11264.A: committee appointed "Task Force on University Governance" records including: correspondence, minutes, and reports, 1982-1983.


  • 1913-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Permanent University Archive public records are available for research, and are subject to state, and in some cases federal freedom of information laws. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, FERPA and HIPAA, specific records that are legally protected, sensitive, private, or confidential are exempt (not subject to disclosure) and closed to protect individual privacy. Access to paper records will be granted after a professional review of the records occurs based on regulations in state and federal laws. Contact Special Collections and University Archives well in advance in order to access these records.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Faculty Advisory Council at the University of Oregon is a university standing committee responsible for providing the President and other Administration officials with faculty opinion and counsel on a wide range of university affairs.

The committee was officially established in 1916, although a presidential advisory group made up of faculty members has existed since the creation of the university. The committee has been referred to in the past as the President's Advisory Council.


6.5 linear feet (8 containers)

Language of Materials



The Faculty Advisory Council at the University of Oregon is a university standing committee responsible for providing the President and other administration officials with faculty opinion and counsel on a wide range of university affairs. The collection (1913-1988) contains a history of the council, minutes, memoranda, reports, and curriculum files.


Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the Faculty Advisory Council.


Continued transfers of records from the Faculty Advisory Council are expected indefinitely.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Faculty Advisory Council (or alternatively, Advisory Council and/or President's Advisory Council) at Special Collections and University Archives include:

University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1; University Archives photographs, UA Ref 3; University Archives publications, UA Ref 4.

Physical Description

3 record storage boxes, 3 manuscript boxes, and 2 half-manuscript boxes.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Faculty Advisory Council Records
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet; updated by Austin Munsell
2013; 2016
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid is written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA