These records were generated by the Academic Council, the Academic Senate, the Academic Secretary, and various committees
and task forces. They include minutes, memoranda, correspondence, reports, election records, agendas and supporting documents,
rosters, memorial resolutions on deceased members, and audiotapes of meetings. The collection also includes minutes from faculty
meetings prior to the creation of the Academic Council, 1891-1904. Some of the issues addressed by the committees include
admissions, academic freedom, athletics, undergraduate education, foreign studies programs, graduate studies, public health,
education and employment of women in the University, student government, and student political activities.
The Academic Council was organized by the Stanford University faculty in 1904 and currently consists of members of the Professoriate
and certain officers of the academic administration as specified by the Articles of Organization. The Council holds one regularly
scheduled meeting annually. The Advisory Board of the Academic Council is composed of seven members of the rank of Professor
and addresses issues of appointments, promotions, dismissals, creation of new departments, and other policy matters as presented
to it by the University President.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.