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Florida State University Administrative Council Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2007-016

Scope and Contents

The Florida State University (FSU) Administrative Council Minutes include agendas, articles, charts, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, press releases, and other attachments documenting the work of this organization from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. Some of the topics frequently discussed were affirmative action, African-American student relations, energy conservation plans, parking and traffic issues, racial discrimination, staff/administrative classifications, student activism, and the University's self-study. The records span the administrations of FSU Presidents John E. Champion and James Stanley Marshall. There are significant gaps between 1969-1970 and 1972-1973. Materials are arranged chronologically.


  • Created: 1966-1974


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

Although the Florida State University (FSU) Administrative Council is first cited in the 1971 FSU Faculty Handbook, it existed as early as 1966. The committee was composed of the members of the President's Executive Committee; the deans of each of the schools and colleges; the Graduate Dean and Director of Research; the Registrar; the directors of the Divisions of Basic Studies, Community College Affairs, and Instructional Research and Service; the Director of Libraries, and the Director of Continuing Education. In these early years, the Council, which broadly represented the administrative staff of the University, discussed and advised on policy matters and acted as a communication system for the President.

In 1974, the Council was composed of the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Educational Services, Vice President for University Relations, Associate Executive Vice President, Dean of the Faculties, five Provosts, representing the Divisions for Arts and Sciences, Professional Schools and Colleges, Law and Social Sciences, Communication and the Arts, and Graduate Studies and Research; Assistant to the President and Director of University Human Affairs, Director of Information Services, University General Counsel, and the Executive Assistant to the President. The Administrative Council met regularly at a time scheduled by the President to discuss any matters the Presidents and the Vice Presidents wished to bring before it.

By the late 1970s, the Administrative Council was superseded by the University Council.


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Agendas, articles, charts, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, press releases, and other attachments documenting the activities of the Florida State University (FSU) Administrative Council.

Method of Acquisition

Cannot be determined.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed by Burt Altman in July 2007.

Florida State University Administrative Council Records
Burt Altman
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US