ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL RECORDS

COLLECTION: UA #102 (addition)

DATES: 1973-1993

SIZE: .25 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: This addition to the Office of General Counsel Records was deposited into University Archives by Karen Philpot, Office of General Counsel, on July 11, 2007 (Acc.#2008-0016).

ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.

This addition to the Office of General Council Records dates from 1973 to 1993 and contains correspondence between Boyd Wright and Byron Dorgan, Governor's Day Committee records from 1973 to 1984, Faculty Rights and Handbooks from 1979 to 1984, and reports and research information pertaining to university athletics.

The correspondence between Boyd Wright, a University of North Dakota law professor, and United States Representative Byron Dorgan is from 1981. Representative Dorgan was seeking advice on upcoming legislation concerning bankruptcy laws.

The Governor's Day Committee was an assembly of students and faculty that combined efforts to not only welcome the governor to the University, but they also discussed proposals and initiatives to present to the governor upon his arrival.

The UND Faculty Handbook dates from 1979 to 1984. The '79, '80, '83, and '84 editions are all revisions made to previous handbooks. The '81 - '82 handbook is a full copy of the revised 1980 edition.

Faculty Rights is a portion of the UND Faculty Handbook pertaining to job performance and tenure eligibility. This material ranges from 1979 to 1981 and is divided into four folders labeled minutes, correspondence, documents, and cases. There are a couple of documented cases of professors losing their positions due to their poor job performance.

The remainder of the collection pertains to the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee. In 1992 President Baker asked a committee to convene to "constructively and accurately identify and describe the status of gender equity in the area of athletics as it presently exists on the UND campus." The report of the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee organized their findings and presented them to Baker in 1993. The report is organized into five folders, beginning with the table of contents and ending with appendices which include questionnaires given to athletes and their coaches.

Revenue-Producing Athletics: One Hundred Years of Exploitation and Mis-Education (1985), Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (1988), and Student Athletes: Information on Their Academic Performance (1989) are three published studies used by the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee to construct findings for their study.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Correspondence Between Boyd Wright and Byron Dorgan: 1981
  2. Governor's Day Committee: 1973
  3. Governor's Day Committee: 1974
  4. Governor's Day Committee: 1975
  5. Governor's Day Committee: 1976
  6. Governor's Day Committee: 1977
  7. Governor's Day Committee: 1978
  8. Governor's Day Committee: 1979
  9. Governor's Day Committee: 1980
  10. Governor's Day Committee: 1981
  11. Governor's Day Committee: 1982
  12. Governor's Day Committee: 1983
  13. Governor's Day Committee: 1984
  14. UND Faculty Handbook: 1979
  15. UND Faculty Handbook: 1980
  16. UND Faculty Handbook: 1981 - 1982
  17. UND Faculty Handbook: 1983
  18. UND Faculty Handbook: 1984
  19. Faculty Rights 1979 - 1981: Minutes
  20. Faculty Rights 1979 - 1981: Correspondence
  21. Faculty Rights 1979 - 1981: Documents
  22. Faculty Rights 1979 - 1981: Cases
  23. Report of the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee : 1993 Table of Contents
  24. Report of the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee : 1993 Introduction
  25. Report of the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee : 1993 Section Reports
  26. Report of the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee : 1993 Summary and Conclusions
  27. Report of the Athletic Gender Equity Study Committee : 1993 Appendices
  28. Revenue-Producing Athletics: One Hundred Years of Exploitation and Mis-Education: 1985
    Study of Intercollegiate Athletics: 1988
    Student Athletes: Information on Their Academic Performance: 1989

Original Donation First Addition: 1973-1993

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