University Administrative Council records, 1960-1973 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Administration
The University Administration Council records document the transition between Delyte W. Morris and David Derge presidential administrations of Southern Illinois University, with emphasis on the Carbondale campus. This collection provides information on the decentralization of Southern Illinois University into the separately operating universities of Carbondale and Edwardsville by the University Administration Council. Also documented is the Coleman Report, a study that looked into the role of the university in society and in the lives of students. Student unrest of the time is documented here as well, including the Rational Action Movement, a political party that was created on Southern Illinois University campus. Of note as well are documents concerning the social fraternities and sororities' activities and social disputes that occurred in the 1960s, including racial inequalities and wanting or disapproving of more racial inclusiveness in social fraternities and sororities.
The record formats include memorandums, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, and other printed materials.