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Records of Professional and Academic Organizations

 Collection
Identifier: UPAO

Scope and Contents

The Records of Professional and Academic Organizations consists of documents dated 1930 to 1977, with the bulk falling from 1950 to 1969. The majority of the collection contains records of the Colorado State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, including membership and administrative records, faculty salary issues, and the organization's work on academic freedom in Colorado and the United States. The collection also includes transcripts of speeches focused on land grant universities in American education given at CSU by Milton S. Eisenhower in 1945 and William E. Morgan in 1962, records of the Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College chapter of the Colorado Library Association, and one newsletter from the Faculty Women's Caucus at CSU.

Dates

  • 1930-1977
  • Majority of material found within 1950-1969

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. The collection is stored off-site, so advance notice is recommended.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

In 1950, the Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Colorado State University) joined the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The goals of the Colorado Chapter of the AAUP included and continue to include advocacy for the rights and freedoms of university professors as well as support for student development through comprehensive curriculum. The AAUP chapter at Colorado State University (CSU) describes its mission as one "to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good."

The Colorado Library Association (now the Colorado Association of Libraries) was established in 1892 as a chapter of the American Library Association. Its purpose was to advocate for quality library services, support access to information, and foster the professional development of members. The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) remains active with the same objective to maintain and improve library services across the state. Colorado Agricultural College (CAC) was active in the Colorado Library Association as early as 1911 when CAC librarian Charlotte Baker served as president.

The Faculty Women's Caucus ad hoc committee at CSU was established in conjunction with the passage of Title IX in the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The Faculty Women's Caucus sought to improve the academic and professional environments for the female faculty, staff, and students at CSU. Their efforts resulted in the establishment of the Women's Interdisciplinary Studies program and the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at CSU.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Records of Professional and Academic Organizations consists primarily of records from the Colorado State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Records from the Colorado Library Association and the Faculty Women's Caucus are included as well. Two speech transcripts by William E. Morgan and Milton S. Eisenhower are also included.

Arrangement

The collection retains its original order, which is alphabetical according to the organization and individual involved, and chronological within.

The collection consists of 1 series in 1 box:

Series 1: Records, 1930-1977

Acquisition

The Records of Professional and Academic Organizations was transferred from the Morgan Library and CSU administration in 1973.

Related Collections

Records of the Committee on the Responsibilities and Standing of the Academic Faculty (UCOS), University Archive, Colorado State University

Records of the Faculty Improvement Committee (UFIC), University Archive, Colorado State University

Association of Faculty Women Scrapbook (UAFW), University Archive, Colorado State University

Records of the Faculty (UFAC), University Archive, Colorado State University

Processing

The collection was retained in its original labelled folders and boxed into an acid-free record carton. Metal paper clips were removed and replaced with plastic clips.

Title
Guide to the Records of Professional and Academic Organizations
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Jessy Morris
Date
Copyright 2017
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844