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Smith College Staff Council Records, 1984-[ongoing]
1 box (.6 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 40

Abstract:
College organization. Contains, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, and newsletters.

Terms of Access and Use:

The records are open for research without restriction subject to the regulations of the College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Smith College Staff Council was initiated in 1991 by administrative and support staff concerned about the lack of communication among the staff and administration. Several Staff Council Conventions were held during the later part of 1991 and early 1992 to work out the mission and duties of the Staff Council. The charter was approved by the Board of Trustees at their May 2, 1992 meeting.

The mission of the Staff Council as stated in the charter is: "to give members of the administrative, administrative support, and service staff a focused and direct involvement in the governance of non-academic affairs and in the life of the Smith College community." The Staff Council works to enhance communication between employees and the College and examines policies that affect the workplace environment making recommendations to the College. It accomplishes this task through six standing committees: Steering, Nominations and Elections, Communication, Personnel Policy, Staff Development and Finance and Budget. In addition to committee work the Staff Council also publishes a newsletter, currently called The Council Chronicle, as its vehicle to keep staff informed of issues and events.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Staff Council records occupy .6 linear feet and consist primarily of agendas, meeting minutes of the Staff Council and its standing and ad-hoc committees and the attendant correspondence. The materials range in date from 1984 to 2001 with the bulk of the materials concentrated in the years 1993-1996. A complete set of the newsletter, The Council Chronicle, is also available in this collection of materials.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research without restriction subject to the regulations of the College Archives.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Smith College Staff Council Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The records of the Smith College Staff Council were delivered to the College Archives over several years by the various Chairs of the Staff Council.

Accruals:

Additions to these records arrive in the College Archives on a regular baisis. Please contact the College Archives for the most up-to-date information.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Eberhart.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Budget
1993-94

Box 1
Committees - At Large
1993-94

Box 1
Committees - Communications
1993-94

Box 1
Committees - Finance and Budget
1992-94

Box 1
Committees - Nominations and Elections
1992-93

Box 1
Committees - Nominations and Elections
1993-94

Box 1
Committees - Nominations and Elections
1994-95

Box 1
Committees - Personnel Policy
1993-94

Box 1
Committees - Recreation
1993-94

Box 1
Committees - Staff Development
1992-94

Box 1
Committees - Steering
1992-96

Box 1
Correspondence
1992-93

Box 1
Correspondence
1993-94

Box 1
Correspondence
1994-95

Box 1
Correspondence
1995-96

Box 1
Correspondence
1996-97

Box 1
Forums
1992-95

Box 1
Labor Organization
1993

Box 1
Meetings - Formation
1991-92

Box 1
Meetings
1992-93

Box 1
Meetings
1993-94

Box 2
Meetings
1994-95

Box 2
Meetings
1995-96

Box 2
Meetings
1996-97

Box 2
Meetings
1997-98

Box 2
Newsletter Editorial Board
1993

Box 2
Newsletter - Staff Council Newsletter vol. 1
March 1993

Box 2
Newsletter - Council Chronicle vol. 2
May 1993 - May 1997

Box 2
Newsletter - Council Chronicle
Aug 1997 - Nov 1999

Box 2
Newsletter - Council Chronicle
Jan 2000 - present

Box 2
Staff groups at other institutions
1984-91, n.d.

Box 2
Staff/Student Relationships Policy
1993-94

Box 2
Workshops
1993

Box 2

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Subjects
  • Smith College--Administration.
  • Smith College. Staff Council.


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