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RG022-11-32 Faculty Senate - Records: Home

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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(270) 809-6152
(270) 809-4295
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Faculty Senate - Records

Collection Title: Records

Series Number: RG022-11-32

Department: Faculty Senate

Processed and Cataloged by: Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich in early June 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.