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University Senate records

Identifier: Series No. 29

Scope and Content Note

The University Senate records relate to major issues and decisions at Emory University including intercollegiate athletics, honorary degrees, the environment, student activities and conduct, transportation and parking, campus development, educational and library policy, and other campus concerns. The first series, the General Records series consists of administrative records, subject files, and other records related to the functions of the University Senate. Included are bylaws, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, policy statements, reports, resolutions, and schedules. The second series, the Minutes and Agenda series, consists of all minutes from meetings dating from 1950 to 2004. The Committees series consists of committee records including, but not limited to, bylaws, campus development, educational policy, executive committee minutes, faculty issues, honorary degrees, library policy, research, student conduct, student organization and activities; committees related to traffic, parking and safety issues, and various ad hoc committees. The final series, Web archives, contains the captured and preserved website of the Emory University Senate available to browse via the Web Archiving Service of the California Digital Library.


  • 1927-2005
  • Majority of material found within ( 1950-2005)

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Administrative History

The University Senate is comprised of faculty, staff and students. The Senate considers and makes recommendations regarding all matters of general University interest, including matters referred by the President or Board of Trustees; they review all new policies and changes to existing policies, submit recommendations to the President on any matter affecting the interests of the University. Institutional predecessors of the Senate included the Council of Deans and the University Council.

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12.47 linear feet (29 boxes)


Records of the University Senate, an advisory body to the University President comprised of faculty, staff and students at Emory University, include administrative records, subject files, financial records, correspondence, membership lists, by-laws, meeting minutes, and other items related to the work of the Senate. Records concern honorary degrees, athletics, student activities and conduct, transportation and parking, campus development, educational policy, and other campus issues. The collection also includes a few items from the Senate's institutional predecessors at Emory University, the Council of Deans and the University Council, and also the records of the Faculty Council.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four series: (1) General records, (2) Minutes and agenda, (3) Committees, and (4) Web archives.




Processed by Emory University Archives staff.

University Senate records, 1927-2005 (bulk 1950-2005)
Emory University Archives, Emory University
December 6, 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Emory University Archives Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States