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Concordia University Faculty Handbooks Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 05/10

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the first printed handbook and various editions that followed.


  • 1956 - 2001


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Concordia University Archives is the owner of the materials in the Concordia University Faculty Handbooks collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Concordia University Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Historical Note

The minutes of the January 12, 1954, faculty meeting report that "It was resolved that a committee be appointed to compile a faculty handbook containing all resolutions relating to policy matters." Two months later a committee was formed. A note in the March 21, 1955, faculty minutes read "Attention was called to the fact that it is a desirable thing to have a faculty handbook." At the August and post-Christmas retreats in 1955 the faculty devoted considerable time to discussing the content of the handbook. Finally, in the August 28-29, 1956, pre-school retreat, President Weber presented the college faculty handbook. Various editions have appeared since then and its scope has been broadened to include all the policies and procedures pertaining to the position of faculty and administrators as employees.


1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)


Contains examples of Faculty Handbooks from the first one in 1956 to the present


Arrangement is by year

Guide to the Concordia University Faculty Handbooks Collection An Inventory at the Concordia University Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding Aid is written in English.
Encoding of finding aid supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Concordia University Archives Repository

Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland 97211-6099 USA