The collection consists of local and national materials, committee papers, correspondence, meeting minutes and session papers, publications and conference reports for the various AAUP chapters at colleges and universities in Minnesota, including the University of Minnesota. Much of the material regarding the University of Minnesota AAUP is arranged separately from the rest of the Minnesota materials (collections 446, 2000-55, 2001-36).
Collection contains the records of the Minnesota chapters of the American Association of University Professors, including the University of Minnesota chapter.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was founded in 1915 to "advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good." The Minnesota chapter of the AAUP represents faculty at campuses across the state. Annual meetings and the newsletter Minnesota Academeare offered by the Minnesota Chapter to its members.
Other Finding Aid Available
A finding aid with detailed contents is available for parts of the collection in University Archives.
Source of acquisition
Collection was deposited in University Archives in 1959. Several subsequent deposits have been made to the collection.