Academic Council Minute Books

Repository: UCC University Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleAcademic Council Minute Books
Archive ReferenceIE UC/RO/AC
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1909-1995
Extent Medium60 volumes


Creator(s): Queen’s College Cork University College Cork

  • Administrative History ↴

    The collections held in the university archives reflect the evolution of the college since its beginnings in 1849. When University College Cork was founded in 1849 it was originally known as Queen’s College Cork (QCC) and it was established along with its sister colleges in Belfast and Galway. The Board of the Queens Colleges consisting of the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the three colleges arranged the system of education and statutes. Initially, degrees were conferred in the faculties of arts, law and medicine. In 1908 under the Irish Universities Act, two new universities – the National University of Ireland and the Queen’s University of Belfast were established and a new charter was issued in December 2nd 1908 changing the name of Queen’s College Cork to University College Cork (UCC).
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred to the University Archives when it was set up in the 1980s.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Queen’s College Cork University College Cork ↴

    The Academic Council is the primary internal authority in UCC responsible for academic affairs. Its terms of reference and membership are laid out in the Principal Statute of the University. Academic Council meets approximately 6 times per academic session. The minutes of the Academic Council date from when the Council was established in 1909 and record the proceedings of the Council such as the design, development and implementation of programmes of study, regulation of discipline of the students of the University, awarding fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, and the implementation any statutes and regulations made by the Governing Body.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    Further accruals are expected.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access to material over 30 years old is available on request, depending on the condition of the original, contact University Archivist, UCC.
Conditions Governing ReproductionNo material may be reproduced without the permission of the Archivist and reproductions are subject to the conditions of access.
Creation Dates1909-1995
Extent Medium60 volumes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids MS Access database available to researchers in the reading room. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Publication NoteProfessor John A Murphy 'The College – A History of Queen’s / University College Cork', 1995.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteCaitriona Mulcahy
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions41671