The bulk of the collection spans 1960-1996 and documents the operations of the Northeastern University Faculty Senate and its committees. The collection includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, membership lists, reports, and resolutions. Of particular interest are the meeting minutes of the Senate and the Agenda Committee, which trace the changing nature and focus of the Senate. Also included are petitions signed by faculty members in 1979 supporting freedom of speech for invited guests of Northeastern University.
Series 1. Administration includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, membership lists, reports, and resolutions. Series 2. Committees includes records from each of the standing committees and many of the ad hoc committees. These records include agendas and minutes, correspondence, resolutions, and reports. Series 3. Subject Files includes materials that were not created by the Senate but were received by the Senate and relate to important issues impacting Northeastern's faculty.