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McDaniel College Records of the Provost and Dean of Faculty

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG3-RG3

Scope and Contents

Faculty Records: Record Group RG311 contains records (correspondence, curriculum vitae, contract agreement letters, salaries) relating to the faculty of the College, including adjuncts and summer session faculty. In processing these papers they were kept in the original order placed on them by the Provost’s office with the following exceptions - duplicates were removed. Arrangement is mostly alphabetical, however in earlier years not all faculty had individual files and records were filed chronologically by year of appointment. Many faculty members had less than three items in their file. These files were grouped alphabetically and placed in a folder for year appointed. All faculty files that included more than three items were placed in separate folders and filed behind year of appointment. Lists of salaries are chronological. Folder 678: Samuel Biggs Schofield was removed from its original order and placed with his personal papers in the1970s. This folder was discovered as his personal papers were being processed in 2007 and was placed back into RG311. Faculty Meeting Minutes: The Faculty Meetings record group consists of faculty meeting minutes, reports to the faculty from faculty committees, meeting handouts, awards given faculty at the Opening Meeting, memos to the faculty regarding meetings or committees, and other papers.  Minutes were  kept in minute books and binders until 1999.  After 1999 a printed out copy of the minutes and an agenda were sent directly to the Archives each month.  In 2010 the magnetic disks from which the minutes were printed out were transferred to the Archives. Records that were in binders were placed into folders in the same order they were in the binders. During processing these records it was discovered that there was not a complete set of minutes for the academic year 1995-1996.  Copies of these minutes were found and retrieved from the Provost's office.  Minutes from 1999 to 2010 are printed out from their original electronic form.  Minutes from 2003 forward can be accessed through the McDaniel College Intranet. Most duplicates were removed. Faculty Handbooks: This record group includes faculty handbooks, adjunct faculty handbooks, emeritus faculty handbooks,  amendments, and clarifications of benefits and requirements. Faculty handbooks published after 2000 were transferred from the Provost's Office to the Archives annually in the fall.  Most recent Faculty Handbook may be found on McDaniel College's intranet. Faculty handbooks that were sent  to the McDaniel College Library Archives room  between 1970 and 1989 were originally numbered 6/01 according to the shelf list used by the Archives.


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Conditions Governing Access

Researching these Records requires permission from the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty. Faculty minutes are fully accessible to faculty, staff, and administrators of the college who have access to the McDaniel College intranet. Faculty Minutes after October 2003 may be accessed by logging into the McDaniel intranet.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright:  McDaniel College may hold copyright to sections of this material. McDaniel College makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives and special collections, (b) that in providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, McDaniel Archives does not assume any responsibility for obtaining or granting any permission to publish or use the same, and (c) that the responsibility (i) for determining the nature of any rights, and the ownership or interest therein, and for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use and (ii) for determining the nature of any liabilities (including liabilities for defamation and invasion of privacy or publicity) that may arise from any publication or use, rest entirely with the researcher.  Copying:  Papers may be copied in accordance with the Archives' usual procedures.

Biographical or Historical Information

McDaniel College was founded in 1868 as Western Maryland College. During the first years administration and teaching was taken up by the College’s professors. Even after the position of vice president was added this was a dual position of administration and teaching. Though other administrative positions were added over the years the position of Dean of Faculty was not added until 1938. In 1973 a dean of academic affairs was added and the Office of Academic Affairs is listed in the catalog. As of 1995 the Dean of Faculty is also the Provost.

Note written by Barbara O'Brien


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Records produce by of for the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty.  This group also consists of records collected by the Provost's Office.

Custodial History

Committees of the Faculty: Many of the records dating between 1971 to 1993 were collected by George Bachmann, Head Librarian.  The rest of the existing records in this group were originally stored in several buildings on the college campus.  When an archive area was built as part of the renovation of the McDaniel College Hoover Library these records were transferred to the Archives.

Source of Acquisition

Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty

Method of Acquisition


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Repository Details

Part of the McDaniel College Repository