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Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1915-2021

Identifier: MS2079 Series 6

Scope and Contents

This series contains the administrative records of Committee A. Material include meeting notes, draft documents, subcommittee files, and case files.The records date from 1915-2021


  • 1915-2021


Conditions Governing Access

Case and institutional files from Donor's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Committee B on Professional Ethics, and Committee T on College and University Government are not open for public access for twenty-five (25) years from the date each file is officially closed by the Donor. Between twenty-five (25) and fifty (50) years from the date of closing, these files may be open to interested person upon specific request. A request with accompanying recommendation will be forwarded by Recipient to Donor, which will decide whether the request will be approved. All closed files will be open for public access after fifty (50) years from the date of closing. The years will be calculated by using the end of the calendar year in which a particular file was officially closed by Donor.

The donor has indicated that the date of creation is the date a file is closed. Use the date of creation when determining access limitations. In some cases, primarily Committee A records, the donor has provided a specific date range for when files are closed (ex. closed 2015-2021). When this information is provided the end date of that close period may be used to determine when a file is open adding the twenty-five and fifty-year restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

The charges and histories of the committees and administrative units within the AAUP change through time as missions shift. To determine the historical note for a committee or unit for a given time period use the AAUP Bulletins (which can be found in Jstor and Hathi Trust) for the time period of the records you are using for research.


From the Collection: 1004 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Organized into eight subseries: 1915-1974 records, 1974-1994 records, Audiotapes of meetings, Staff chronological files, 1996-2003 records, Accessions from 2006 - 2015, Accession 2022.001, and Accession 2022.038.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America