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Records of Faculty Meetings at East Carolina College, 1909-1965

(University Archives #UA04-01)

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Title: Records of Faculty Meetings at East Carolina College
Repository: East Carolina University Archives
Languages: English
Abstract: Includes minutes of meetings of the college faculty and meeting minutes and correspondence of faculty sub-committees.
Extent: 2.0 Linear feet, 28 items.

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[Item description and date.] Records of Faculty Meetings, 1909-1965. UA04-01. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

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East Carolina Teachers Training School opened in 1909 with eleven faculty members.

President Wright asked for a discussion of the course of study with view to the adjustment of the work to meet the demands of the present enrollment of the school.
In 1935, under President Meadows, the faculty relied on the faculty to assume multitudinous duties involved in running the college by creating a committee system. Standing committee of the faculty went from four under President Wright to twenty-nine under President Meadows. By the 1950s, the faculty had grown so large that faculty meetings were no longer an efficient method of governing the college and the faculty had fewer and fewer responsibilities. That changed under President Jenkins tenure beginning in 1960. By 1964, President Jenkins, reconizing that the "faculty meetings have grown so large that they almost preclude the judcious treatment of the real problems of this college," invited the faculty to investigate the possibility of establishing a Faculty Senate. The first Faculty Senate meeting was held in March 1965 (see UA04.02.)

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The Records of Faculty Meetings, 1909-1965 include five ledgers of minutes of meetings of the entire faculty. The faculty met once a week until 1931 when they began to meet at least once a month, sometimes more often. In 1960, the faculty was so large they began to meet once a quarter. From 1909 until 1941 the meeting minutes are handwritten. The collection also includes meeting minutes and correspondence from faculty subcommittees including the Faculty Entertainment Committee from 1912 to 1913; the Faculty Social Activities Committee from 1925 through 1935; and the Faculty Advisory Council from 1927 through 1946.

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Series 1:
General Faculty Meeting Records, 1909-1965
Box 1#UA04-01.1
Minutes of Faculty Meetings, October 19, 1909 - July 18, 1917
Box 1#UA04-01.1
Minutes of Faculty Meetings, October 2, 1917 - July 15, 1931
Box 2#UA04-01.2
Minutes of Faculty Meetings, August 10, 1931 - March 10, 1942
Box 2#UA04-01.2
Minutes of Faculty Meetings, May 19, 1942 - November 22, 1950
Box 3#UA04-01.3
Minutes of Faculty Meetings, March 5, 1951 - May 9, 1967
Series 2:
Subcommittee Files, 1912-1946
Box 4#UA04-01.4
Minutes of Faculty Entertainment Committee, 1912-1913
Box 4#UA04-01.4
Minutes and Correspondence of the Faculty Social Activites Committee, 1925-1935
Box 4#UA04-01.4
Minutes and Correspondence of the Faculty Advisory Council, 1927-1946
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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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