Faculty Assembly Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of records pertaining to the modern Faculty Assembly at the College of William and Mary and earlier faculty bodies and organizations. The records spans from 1729 to the present. The bulk of the collection contains minutes of faculty meetings from 1729 to 1945 and, with only a gap in the minutes from 1784-1817, continue to the present.
Other Faculty Assembly records include memos to faculty about various policies at William and Mary, faculty surveys, constitution and bylaws of the assembly, and records from the liaison committee of the assembly that were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection. The inventory for these records is available in the box list section of this finding aid.
Lists of individual faculty members and administrators are included in most annual campus directories and annual course catalogs (going back to 1829). A card file documenting past William and Mary faculty and administrators through the early 2000s is available in the Special Collections Research Center.
- Creation: 1729-2008
- Faculty Assembly (Organization)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access:
Faculty minutes that are less than 50 years old must be reviewed by a staff member prior to being accessed. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use:
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
"The Faculty Assembly is an elected, representative body that regularly advises the President and the Provost on matters affecting the welfare of the university. The Faculty Assembly is composed of 20 faculty members representing seven constituencies: Arts & Sciences — (1) Humanities, (2) Social Sciences, (3) Natural Sciences and the professional schools — (4) Business, (5) Education, (6) Law and (7) Marine Science."--From the Faculty Assembly Website (https://www.wm.edu/sites/facultyassembly/Officers_and_Membership/index.php).
Current Faculty Assembly officers can be found at https://www.wm.edu/sites/facultyassembly/Officers_and_Membership/index.php.
The first volume of minutes of faculty meetings, 1729 to 1784, has been published in the William and Mary Quarterly, and is indexed in the Virginia Historical Index. From the Virginia Historical Index.
Lists of individual faculty members and administrators from the 19th century to the present are included in most annual campus directories and annual course catalogs. A card file documenting past William and Mary faculty and administrators through the early 2000s is available in the Special Collections Research Center and was transcribed for the SCRC Wiki and is available at http://scdbwiki.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Past_Faculty.
13.20 Linear Feet
Arrangement of Materials:
Arranged into series by accession.
Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:
When available, digitial copies, microfilm, or other copies of originals must be used by researchers. The first volume of minutes of faculty meetings, 1729 to 1784, has been published in the William and Mary Quarterly, and is indexed in the Virginia Historical Index. Microfilm is also available for minutes from 1729-1945.
A computer or microfilm reader is required to access parts of this collection.
Portions of this collection were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.
Acc. 1983.118 was previously known as the Faculty Minutes Collection. Due to the fact that there were similar records in the Faculty Assembly Records, the two collections were combined into one record on 4/1/2009.
Acc. 1983.118 was received on 12/1/1983.
The first volume of minutes of faculty meetings, 1729 to 1784, has been published in the William and Mary Quarterly, and is indexed in the Virginia Historical Index. Microfilm is also available for the minutes from 1729-1945.
Folders 55, 56, 56-A, 57, and 58 of the College Papers Collection (UA 14) were separated and added to this collection on 6/18/2012.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the Faculty Assembly Records
- Eileen O'Toole, SCRC staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note