Records of the General Faculty Committee
Scope and Contents
The records of the General Faculty Committee (GFC) includes materials generated or received by the committee between 1939-1977. The records are divided into three categories, General Administrative Records, Administrative Subject Files, and records pertaining to GFC Committees. The original folder titles have been retained. Materials relating to other faculty committees and the University Senate which was not directly related to the GFC, was removed and filed with other appropriate series.
The General Administrative Records include a comprehensive account of the origins of the GFC and two five-year progress reports covering the first ten years of the committee's existence. The GFC Annual Reports and the GFC Report provide a comprehensive account of the committee's activities on a yearly basis. Included in the reports are preliminary drafts of reports, subcommittee reports and reports of other faculty committees. The Agenda and Meeting Notices and Minutes are not complete for every year and are missing entirely for the years 1939-1958.
Although the bulk of the remainder of the records date from the late 1960's and 1970's, a few miscellaneous items from the 1940's are included. Most of the Correspondence is of a rather general nature. Correspondence pertaining to a specific subject may often be found in the appropriate subject folders. The Membership materials pertain to the GFC, except the folders entitled "Committee Appointments" which pertain to other faculty committees as well as GFC committees.
The Administrative Subject Files and the Committees materials are closely related since GFC subcommittees often generate materials relating to these specific subjects. Included is correspondence, reports and drafts memoranda, notes and lists.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at email@example.com or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
On April 8, 1939 it was recommended that a standing committee be created to represent the several faculties and Senate before the Board. Further, it recommended that the committee be democratically elected from the four upper academic ranks of the faculty, that its first task would be to consider the revised statutes and that it should be called the General Faculty Committee. The General Faculty Committee was then authorized by the Senate "to consider any matters of general university policy on its own initiative or matters referred to it by faculty of the separate schools…" The records of the General Faculty Committee (GFC) includes materials generated or received by the committee between 1939-1977.
The records are divided into three categories, General Administrative Records, Administrative Subject Files, and records pertaining to GFC Committees. The original folder titles have been retained. Within each series, folders are arranged chronologically.
Method of Acquisition
The records of the General Faculty Committee were transferred to the University Archives by Evan H. Greener (Chairman 1976-1977), July 1977.
Two folders of GFC Reports (Box 1 Folder 7 and Box 7 Folder 10) were separated from Series 4/5/1 and added to the Serial Publications Collection. (Thomas J. Dorst, March 15, 1984.)
Other Descriptive Information
1939-1940: Chairman-Andrew C. Ivy
1940-1941: Vice Chairman-Francis C. Roesecrance; Secretary-Alpheus Smith
1941-1942: Chairman-Alpheus Smith; Vice Chairman- Francis C. Rosecrance; Secretary-Roland E. Wolseley
1942-1943: Chairman-Francis C. Rosecrance; Vice Chairman-James W. Buchanan; Secretary-Roland E. Wolseley
1943-1944: Chairman-Francis C. Rosecrance; Vice Chairman-Delbert J. Duncan; Secretary-Roland E. Wolseley
1944-1945: Chairman-Delbert J. Duncan; Vice Chairman-Charles D. Hurd; Secretary-James W. Ball
1945-1946: Chairman-Charles D. Hurd; Vice Chairman-James W. Buchanan; Secretary-Bertram Morris
1946-1947: Chairman-Malcolm Dole; Vice Chairman-Eldridge T. McSwain; Secretary-Bertram Morris
1947-1948: Chairman-Malcolm Dole; Vice Chairman-James W. Buchanan; Secretary-Raymond Carhart
1948-1949: Chairman-Ray A. Billington; Vice Chairman-Moody E. Prior; Secretary-Richard W. Jones
1949-1950: Chairman-Richard C. Overton; Vice Chairman-Moody E. Prior; Secretary-Floyd G. Arpan
1950-1951: Chairman-Moody E. Prior; Vice Chairman-; Secretary-
1951-1952: Chairman-Rollin B. Posey; Vice Chairman-; Secretary-
1952-1953: Chairman-Brunson MacChesney; Vice Chairman-Zera S. Fink; Secretary-Richard S. Hartenberg
1953-1954: Chairman-Zera S. Fink; Vice Chairman-Karl F. Robinson; Secretary-Richard S. Hartenberg
1954-1955: Chairman-Karl F. Robinson; Vice Chairman-Jean Hagstrum; Secretary-Richard S. Hartenberg
1955-1956: Chairman-Robert H. Baker; Vice Chairman-; Secretary-
1956-1957: Chairman-Robert E. Zinn; Vice Chairman-; Secretary-
1957-1958: Chairman-Russell A. Fisher; Vice Chairman-Robert H. Baker; Secretary-Wallace W. Douglas
1958-1959: Chairman-Glen E. Mills; Vice Chairman-Joe Park; Secretary-Wallace W. Douglas
1959-1960: Chairman-Richard W. Leopold; Vice Chairman-Robert L Burwell; Secretary-Wallace W. Douglas
1960-1961: Chairman-Jacob Scher; Vice Chairman-Robert L Burwell; Secretary-Karl de Schweinitz
1961-1962: Chairman-Karl de Schweinitz; Vice Chairman-Walter H. Gregg; Secretary-Gerald O. Rulon
1962-1963: Chairman-Nathaniel L. Nathanson; Vice Chairman-Jorj O. Osterberg; Secretary-Robert H. Wiebe
1963-1964: Chairman-Jorj O. Osterberg; Vice Chairman-Raymond Carhart; Secretary-Richard C. Bowers
1964-1965: Chairman-Raymond Carhart; Vice Chairman-Harry B. Reese; Secretary-Ivar Stakgold
1965-1966: Chairman-Harry B. Reese; Vice Chairman-Richard W. Leopold; Secretary-Robert B. Jennings
1966-1967: Chairman-Fred M. Whiting; Vice Chairman-Morris E. Fine; Secretary-Lee B. Sechrest
1967-1968: Chairman-Gail M. Inlow; Vice Chairman-None; Secretary-Jack Z. Sissors
1968-1969: Chairman-Vance N Kirby; Vice Chairman-Bion B. Howard; Secretary-John McLane
1969-1970: Chairman-Richard D. Schwartz; Vice Chairman-Jack Z. Sissors; Secretary-Sidney J. Levy
1970-1971: Chairman-Edmund Perry; Vice Chairman-James Van Ness; Secretary-Edward Stephens
1971-1972: Chairman-Stuart L. Meyer; Vice Chairman-Karl de Schweinitz; Secretary-Frank Miller
1972-1973: Chairman-Donald Berry; Vice Chairman-Edward Stephens; Secretary-T. Stephen May
1973-1974: Chairman-Allan Drebin; Vice Chairman-; Secretary-Lawrence Evans
1974-1975: Chairman-Peter Jacobi; Vice Chairman-Gilbert K. Krulee; Secretary-Lawrence Evans, et. al.
1975-1976: Chairman-Peter Jacobi; Vice Chairman-Evan H. Greener; Secretary-Gilbert K. Krulee, Robert Mayo, Elaine L. Brown
1976-1977: Chairman-Evan H. Greener; Vice Chairman-Anne Thurman; Secretary-Albert I. Farbman, Raymond J. Krizek, Robert Mayo
1977-1978: Chairperson- Elaine Brown
1978-1979: Chairperson- Arthur Veis
Elisabeth Wittman, July 1977.
- Guide to the Records of the General Faculty Committee
- Elisabeth Wittman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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