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University of Oregon Faculty Assembly and University Senate records

Identifier: UA 062

Scope and Contents

The collection (1933-2010) includes records of the Oregon Faculty Assembly, University Senate, and the Faculty - Student council. Material includes minutes, correspondence, reports, plans, task force, caucus, and committee documents, and audio recordings of meetings.

Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive)

Accession 10.079.A: minutes, agendas, annual reports, faculty leadership caucus, faculty governance committee, Faculty Assembly records, records of the secretary of the senate, audio recordings and two gavels, 1986-2010.

Accession 10235.A: minutes of the Senate, Faculty Assembly, and the Faculty-Student Council, 1961-1969.

Accession 10599.A: meeting minutes, 1968-1970.

Accession 1996.50: minutes, memoranda, membership roll/attendance record, and also summaries and synopses of meetings prepared for Secretary Wattles, 1968-1975.

Accession 10112.A: minutes (includes 2 bound volumes of official minutes) and correspondence, 1933-1970.

Accession 1996.155.A: Faculty senate meeting minutes, 1960-1973.

Accession 10472.A: Student-Faculty meeting minutes and the Faculty and Administrative Committee handbook (revised 1969), 1966-1970.

Accession 2002s.88.A: minutes of the Faculty Assembly, 1966-2001.

Accession 1996.736.A: Senate meeting minutes, reports to and by Senate, and minutes of the President's Advisory Council, 1970-1988.

Accession 15.147.A: 4 microfilm reels of "Faculty Minutes," (1 original set of two reels, and 1 copy each of the original reels) 1880-1972.


  • 1880-2010


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

According to the University of Oregon Constitution, "sole faculty governance authority at the University of Oregon resides in the Statutory Faculty," and the "Statutory Faculty exercises its governance authority through the Faculty Assembly," which "delegates its governance authority to the University Senate."

The Faculty Assembly has also been referred to as the University Assembly or General Assembly.


24.5 linear feet (19 containers) : 15 record storage boxes, 4 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



The University of Oregon Constitution invests the statutory faculty with governing power of the university, and the faculty in turn delegates governance to the elected members of the University (faculty) Senate. The collection (1933-2010) includes records of the Faculty Assembly, the Senate, and the Faculty-Student Council, and material includes minutes, reports, plans, task force, caucus, and committee documents, and audio recordings of meetings.


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 University of Oregon Faculty Assembly and the University Senate.


Continued transfers of records from the University of Oregon Faculty Assembly and the University Senate are expected indefinitely.

Existence and Location of Copies

Selected items are available online in the University of Oregon Senate website, 2001-2016 in the Internet Archive.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to University of Oregon Faculty Assembly (sometimes called the University Assembly or General Assembly), the University Senate, and the Student-Faculty Council at Special Collections and University Archives include: University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1; University Archives publications, UA Ref 4.

Guide to the University of Oregon Faculty Assembly and University Senate Records
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo; updated by processing staff
2012; 2013; update 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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