Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Records
Series Number: RG022-11-32
Department: Faculty Senate
Processed and Cataloged by: Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich in early June of 2011.
Date Listed: June 9, 2011
Date Span: 1974-1997 (bulk, 1974-1987)
Size of Collection: 1.25 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 2 legal document cases and 1 legal half document case.
Type of Material: Memos, newsletters, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, correspondence and constitutions and by-laws.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement
Historical Information: The Faculty Senate of Murray State University was formally established on November 14, 1974 after the ratification of the organization’s constitution. The origins of the Faculty Senate began in the summer of 1974 with the founding of Murray State University Faculty Organization. The Faculty Organization was an informal group which sought to empower the faculty in the governance of the university. On October 9, 1974, an ad hoc committee was formed to “study model structures for faculty senates”. By the end of October, the committee developed a constitution and by-laws. On the 11th and 12th of November, a vote of the faculty ratified the proposed constitution and elections for delegates was held on December 11, 1974. The Faculty Senate has served as an essential part of the University’s governance since the spring of 1975.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of records related to the Murray State University Faculty Senate from 1974 to 1997. The records contain memos, newsletters, newspaper clippings and some correspondence and meeting minutes of the Faculty Senate collected by the University Archivist from the 1970s to the 1990s. Included with the records are the organization’s constitutions and by-laws.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray State University. Faculty Senate.
Murray State University – History.
Murray State University – Administration.