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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Student Body Honor Court

Finding aid prepared by Andrea Benefiel

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
November 2013


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Honor Court.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Student Body Honor Court
Dates: 1916-2005
Abstract: Records of the University of Florida Student Body Honor Court and its predecessor, the Executive Committee. These include administrative records, court decisions, case files, and audiovisual material.
Extent: 10.67 Linear feet. (11 boxes, 2 volumes).
Identification: Series 118
Language(s): English
Access: Researchers should consult with Special Collections staff before using the collection because there are access restrictions. See the Access note for more information.

Scope and Content

This series contains records of the Student Body Honor Court and its predecessor, the Executive Committee. These include administrative records, binders of court decisions and verdicts, and individual case files with related audiocassettes of court proceedings, and span the dates 1916 to 2005.

Administrative Records include manuals, publications, forms, and orientation materials for students participating in the Honor Court. Related to administrative records and stored in Audiovisual Materials, Box 10, is a U-matic videocassette tape of a mock court proceeding held in 1988. Also filed within Administrative Records is a 1970 report by the University Squires on the Honor System at the University of Florida.

Court Decisions contain bound volumes of Board of Masters decisions dating from 1968 to 2000, under various titles.

Case Files contain the records of individual cases heard before the Board of Masters and Election Commission dating from 1930 to 2003. Related audiocassette and microcassette tapes of court proceedings are filed in the Audiovisual Materials subseries.

Computer Disks contain both CD-R and 3.25" floppy disks, primarily containing additional administrative records.


Arrangement

This series is organized in five subseries: Administrative Records, Court Decisions, Case Files, Audiovisual Materials, and Computer Disks.

Adminstrative Records are arranged alphabetically by file title, with the exception of two volumes of Executive Committee proceedings and early Honor Court minutes which precede the list of later files. Court Decisions, which were originally bound under various titles, are arranged roughly in chronological order. Case Files are arranged chronologically, as are related audiocassettes which are filed in the Audiovisual Material subseries. Computer Disks are arranged alphabetically.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

This series contains confidential records related to student conduct and its use is restricted by law. Researchers must consult with the University Archivist.

Parts of this collection are housed in the Library Auxiliary Depository off campus and will require advance notice for timely retrieval. Please contact the Special and Area Studies Collections department prior to your visit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Student Body Honor Court, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Administrative Records

Volume
1 Executive Committee, Proceedings. 1916-1921
2 Honor Court, Summer Session, Minutes. 1937-1941

Box
1 Academic Honesty Survey 1991
1 Board of Master Information 2001
1 Board of Masters Orientation 1984
1 Briefed cases, notes 1930-1963
1 Case Handling Rules 1979, undated
1 Case Handling Statistics 1985
1 Equipment circa 1990
1 Forms circa 1990
1 General Information circa 1990
1 Honor Court Participation 1989-1994
1 Lists of Cases 1930-2003
1 Miscellany 1930s
1 Notice of Penalty 1986-1987
1 Notice of Penalty 1988-1991
1 Printed Honor Codes 1916-1936
1 Printing Costs 1979-1998
1 "Report on the University of Florida Honor System," by the University Squires 1970
1 Staff Manuals 1980
1 Staff Manuals 1990
1 Training Manual 1968
1 University of Florida Honor System 50th Anniversary Commemoration Proclamation 1964 October 9
1 Witness Confidentiality Oath undated


Court Decisions

Box 2: Restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for more information.


Box
2 Honor Court Reporter 1968-1969
2 Board of Masters Decisions 1968-1980
2 Student Court Reporter 1977
2 Board of Masters Decisions 1981-1984
2 Board of Masters Decisions 1985
2 Board of Masters Decisions 1986-1987
2 Verdicts Completed 1999
2 Board of Masters Reporter, Vol. 1, 1968-2000, compiled by Joshua R. Heller 2000


Case Files

Boxes 2-7: Restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for more information.


Box
2 Honor Court, Summer Session, Records related to cases. 1938-1941
3 Case files 1930-1974
4 Case files 1975-1984
5 Case files 1984-1992
6 Case files 1993-1999
7 Case files 2000-2003


Audiovisual Material

Boxes 8-9: Restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for more information.


Box
8 Audiocassettes of court proceedings 1982-1992
9 Audiocassettes of court proceedings 1993-2005
10 Mock Honor Court Proceedings, B-G Courtroom, College of Law [U-matic videocassette] 1988 November 3


Computer Disks

Box 11: Restricted Fragile. Contact University Archivist for more information.


Box
11 "BOM-Paperwork" 2001
11 "Complete manual" 2001
11 "HC Undergrad Manual" 2000
11 "HC Exec" 2001
11 "Honor Court Powerpoint Presentation" 2005
11 "Presentation CD" undated
11 Pre-trial conference 2005-N-05 2001
11 "Proctoring Staff Apps and Proctoring Letter" 2001
11 "Student Body Constitution & Statutes and Student Senate Rules & Procedures" 2002


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

College students -- Florida -- Conduct of life
Honor system (Higher education) -- Florida
University of Florida -- Students



For further information, please contact: Special Collections Access Services.

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