Centre College Faculty Papers and Records,1860-1991

Abstract

The collection is a compilation of faculty/committee correspondence, minutes, reports, policy statements and other miscellaneous materials. The minutes of the faculty from 1860, constituting the most informative series of the collection, have survived intact from the great Danville fire of 1860. Of special interest are the minutes and reports of Council III which document significant curriculum changes in the late 1960's.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Centre College Faculty Papers and Records,1860-1991
Creator
Centre College
Extent
6.1 linear feet, 6 boxes, 27 volumes
Subjects
Centre College--Faculty
College teachers--Kentucky--Danville
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: John LeDoux; machine-readable finding aid created by:Thomas Enneking
Repository
Centre College

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
CC-17, Miscellaneous Faculty records and papers, is a compilation collection consisting of faculty/committeecorrespondence, minutes, reports, policy statements, self-studies and other miscellaneous materials. Only theminutes of the faculty have survived virtually intact from 1860 (previous minutes were lost in the great Danvillefire of 1860) and constitute the most important and most informative series in this collection. Together with theminutes of the Board of Trustees, they are without doubt the most vital records of the College. Also of interestare the minutes and reports of Council III (Curriculum) for their deliberations over the significant curriculumchanges in the late 1960's; which concern co-ed residences and visitation policies, fraternity hazing, drugs andalcohol, counseling services, and student rights in general.

Contents of the Collection

CC-17.1 Miscellaneous

Series A Correspondence

Correspondence; miscellaneous faculty members, n. d., 1840-1884

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Correspondence; miscellaneous faculty members, 1887-1927

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Correspondence; miscellaneous faculty members, 1949-1971

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Series B Miscellaneous Faculty Reports

This box contains miscellaneous faculty and committee reports and policy statements, n. d., 1941-1981. These reports cover such topics as tenure and faculty research grants, and are arranged only in rough chronological order.

Miscellaneous reports by the faculty to the Board of Trustees, n. d., 1824-1903

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Miscellaneous reports by faculty departments, n. d., 1884-1888

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Miscellaneous reports by faculty departments, 1904, 1915-1916

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Victor W. Sease

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Faculty Luncheon Club, miscellaneous material, n. d., 1969-1975

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Series C General

Miscellaneous faculty material, including faculty oaths of office, 1870-1960

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Faculty lists

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Program committees

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Series D Cooperative Study in General/Self-Study Education

This series contains various reports, summaries, correspondence, course objectives, and self-study materials concerning an intensive self-study in general education undertaken by Centre. The project was organized in cooperation with the American Council on Education and in conjunction with the University of Chicago. Dates are approximately 1937 to 1945. The series remains unarranged.
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Series E Faculty By-laws, Handbooks, Etc.

Miscellaneous material, 1956-1960

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Miscellaneous faculty handbooks

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CC-17.2 College Council/Faculty

Series A Minutes of Faculty/Council/Committees

Miscellaneous faculty minutes and resolutions

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Faculty Minutes (mss. and typescript), 1860-1876

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Faculty minutes (mss. and typescript), 1876-1888; also includes standing orders for 1876-1886; plot…

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Faculty minutes (mss. and typescript), 1888-1901

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Faculty minutes (mss. and typescript), 1901-1909

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Faculty minutes, 1909-1914

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Faculty minutes (in folder), 1914-1920

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1920-1942

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1942-1956

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1956-1961

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1961-1967

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1967-1970

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1970-1974

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1974-1978

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1978-1981

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1981-1983

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1983-1985

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1985-1988

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Faculty/Council/Committee minutes, 1988-1990

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CC-17.3 Standing Committees

Series A Miscellaneous

Council V (Student Affairs). This contains minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, surveys…

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Series B Executive Committee

Miscellaneous material, n. d., 1980-1983

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1982-1983

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1983-1984

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1984-1985

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1985-1986

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1986-1987

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Series C Admissions, Financial Aid/Scholarships

Miscellaneous material, 1949-1960

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Minutes, reports, 1968-1986

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Miscellaneous material concerning freshmen orientation, Aug. 1976-Aug. 1981

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Series D Athletics and Recreation

Miscellaneous material, 1957-1963

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Series E Computer Services

Series F Curriculum Committee

1950s

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1960s

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1970s

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1971

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1972

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1973-1974

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1975

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1976-1977

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1978-1979

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1981-1985

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1986

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1987

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1987-1988

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1988

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Committee on Grading, n. d., 1967-1971

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Series G Evaluation

Miscellaneous material, 1974-1985

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Series H Honors and Prizes

Minutes and miscellaneous material, 1976-1989

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Series I Library and Bookstore

Minutes, Oct. 3, 1973 - Nov. 11, 1981

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Series J Teacher Evaluation

Series K Tenure

Miscellaneous material, 1975-1991

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CC-17.4 Special Committees

Series A Presidential Search Committee

Miscellaneous material, n. d., 1988-1989

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Series B Intellectual Climate Committee

Miscellaneous material, n. d.

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Miscellaneous material, 1982-1989

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