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Berea College Cabinet (Schedule Committee)

Identifier: RG 05-5.37

Scope and Contents

The records of the Cabinet primarily consist of meeting minutes.  Also included in the collection are End of the Year Reports (1984-1987) and a small amount of correspondence and memorandum.


  • Created: 1913-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations.


4.00 boxes_(general)

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When created, the Cabinet (or Schedule Committee) consisted of the College President, Dean of Women, Registrar, and Dean (or Assigning Officer) of each of the College’s five departments. The Cabinet acted for the General Faculty in granting permissions affecting more than one department, in assigning class-rooms and hours, and appointing duties to workers that did not fall within the department to which they belonged. The Cabinet also was also responsible for handing out punishments and admonishments for offenses not dealt with by the several deans. Over time, the Cabinet grew to include two student representatives and became the executive committee of the general faculty.  The Cabinet became responsible for business regarding exceptions to policies, the academic calendar, chartering organizations, fees, and a variety of inidividual situations relating to the applcation and interpretation of policies. The Cabinet was disbanded in 1989.

Related Materials

RG 5/5.36: Administrative Divisions: Ladies Board of Care

RG 5/5.14: Administrative Divisions: Dean of Women

RG 6.01: College, Academy, and Foundation Faculty

RG 12/12.15: Publications: Berea College Student Manuals (Rules and Regulations), 1873-1936

RG 12/12.03: Berea College Handbooks, 1947-2009

Processing Information

Guide created November 2017


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Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US