The Florida State College for Women/Florida State University Executive Council Minutes are significant to researchers because they document the organizational and academic changes in these institutions during the administrations of Drs. Edward Conradi and Doak S. Campbell. Student activities during this period are documented as well.
Correspondence, indexes to minutes, lists of committee members, minutes, and reports to the Florida State University Faculty Senate documenting the discussions of the Florida State College for Women and Florida State University Curriculum Committee.
The collection consists of minutes from General Faculty meetings, recommendations of candidates for graduation, related memoranda, and faculty members' obituaries. The collection will be of interest to those researching issues of broad concern to the University in the time period covered, which includes the transition period of Florida State College for Women to the Florida State University.
There is a gap in the collection from the 1912/1914 report to the 1922/1924 report. A copy of the President's Report for the years included in the gap and prior to the 1912/1914 report can be found in the Report of the Board of Control of the State Educational Institutions of Florida, Strozier, Documents Florida--L136 .B155. The President's Report includes a report from the President to the State of Florida, Board of Control along with reports from the Dean of Faculties, Dean of Students, deans of academic departments, Librarian, Personnel Office, Business Manager, Registrar and other administrative officers and departmental heads. These reports include information on enrollment, budgets, salaries, buildings, curriculum and the activities of the office or department during the biennium.
The collection consists primarily of correspondence and documents relating to Ken van Assenderp's involvement with Florida State University in the years since his time as a student. The Task Force Papers document Van Assenderp's service with a task force appointed to serve under Dr. Leo Sandon to assess and write the Statement of Values of the Florida State University dealing with "responsible freedom, values, and moral standard at the Florida State University". The Florida State University Research Foundation Papers consist of correspondence and documents, particularly drafts of strategic plans and background material, relating to the formation of the Foundation. The Garnet and Gold Infrastructure Papers include correspondence relating to Ken van Assenderp's attempts to set up an organization to inform prominent alumni about issues relating to the university. "Florida State At Fifty" is a draft of a history of Florida State University since its coeducational transition in 1947. The Oral History Papers include an oral history given by Van Assenderp when interviewed by Robin Sellers for Florida State's Oral History Program. The FSU Supercomputing Papers consist of correspondence, documents, and newspaper clippings relating to supercomputing initiatives at Florida State. The Presidential Search Papers contain correspondence relating to Florida State University's presidential search in 2009. Also included in the collection are correspondence between Ken van Assenderp and longtime Florida State football coach, Bobby Bowden. The Forward Tallahassee Papers contain correspondence and documents relating to Forward Tallahassee, a community organization formed to encourage local economic and cultural development. Finally, the Miscellaneous Papers in the collection include correspondence and documents (as well as one photograph) of a wide variety concerning Ken van Assenderp's relationship with Florida State University.