Records of Professional and Academic Organizations
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.
- Creation: 1930-1977
- Creation: 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.
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.
1.5 linear feet (1 record carton)
Language of Materials
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.
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
The Records of Professional and Academic Organizations was transferred from the Morgan Library and CSU administration in 1973.
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.
Note: All folder titles were supplied by the original creators of the collection.
- Guide to the Records of Professional and Academic Organizations
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Jessy Morris
- Copyright 2017
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA