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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Research Council, 1939-1976

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
October 2006


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Research Council.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Research Council
Dates: 1939-1976
Abstract: Membership lists, annual reports, Council agendas and minutes, correspondence, and other records of the Research Council.
Extent: 2 microfilm reels.
Identification: Series 50
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The Research Council of the University of Florida was established in 1939 "to stimulate, encourage, and coordinate research... to clarify and enunciate general concepts essential to such a purpose; to undertake investigation relevant to the problems involved, and to devise ways and means of making its plans effective and prudent in University policies." The Council consisted of seven members appointed by the University President and was responsible for developing the University's policies on patents and copyrights. Eventually, responsibility for patents consumed the Council's entire attention.

The Council consisted of seven members appointed by the University President and was responsible for developing the University's policies on patents and copyrights. Eventually, responsibility for patents consumed the Council's entire attention. The Council was reorganized in 1954 with the Director of Research in the Office of Contract Research as chair. A special subcommittee, also chaired by the Director of Research, was responsible for patent problems. The Council was also given responsibility for distributing OCO funds related to research. In 1965, the Council became an adjunct of the Board of Directors of the Office (later Division) of Sponsored Research. The Council was dissolved in 1976.


Scope and Content

Series 50 contains membership lists, annual reports, Research Council agendas and minutes, correspondence, and other records from 1939 through 1976. Also included is a 1932 report on the status of research in the social sciences at the University of Florida.

Microfilm: 2 reels. The records were filmed by the Graduate School. Much of the film is illegible or difficult to read.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Research Council, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Reel
14 Membership lists. 1949-1976
14 OCO Competition. 1957-1974
14 Patent Application Decisions. 1943-1975
14 Annual Reports to the University Senate
14 Minutes and agendas, plus correspondence and reports (Includes 1932 "Report of the Committee on the Status of Research in the Social Sciences of the University of Florida."). 1932-1969
15 Minutes and agendas, plus correspondence and reports. 1969-1976

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

University of Florida. Committee on the Status of Research in the Social Sciences.



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