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Staff Association records


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The Haverford College Staff Association was formed in 1971 and a representative body was established to provide a means for communicating with the College's administration. The organization of the Association took various forms until 1982, when formal Bylaws were drawn up and adopted. The purpose of the Haverford College Staff Association is to represent the interests of the staff of the College by serving as a formal line of communication among the staff, College leadership, and other College constituencies; fostering a greater sense of shared community among staff members and between all College constituencies; providing a forum for staff discussion of College policies, procedures, and conditions of employment; identifying and presenting staff concerns to College leadership and committees; and providing effective mechanisms through which staff members may participate in decisions that affect them. All Haverford College employees, except faculty and Senior Staff, are Staff Association members.

Initially, the Staff Association had a Chairman aided by an Advisory Committee, but in 1975 this structure was replaced by a Central Committee with no presiding officer which adopted a "consensus" decision policy. Since the early 1980s, the Haverford College Staff Association has been led by an Executive Committee that has general direction of the business and affairs of the Association.

Historically, the Staff Association has taken up issues related to staff salaries and benefits, standards for fair treatment, and grievance procedures.

Haverford College. "Staff Association." Accessed December 20, 2019.

Socolar, Paul. "H'ford Fringe Benefits Equalized Since Staff Association Started." The Bryn Mawr-Haverford College News, November 7, 1975.

Ballantine, Frank. "H'ford's Organized Staff Keeps in Touch." The Bryn Mawr-Haverford College News, April 11, 1975.

This collection consists of the records of the Haverford College Staff Association and includes meeting minutes, memoranda, financial records, governance documents, and other materials created by and collected by the Association. The bulk of the materials in this collection date from the Staff Association's founding in 1971 to the late 1980s.

The collection is divided into seven series. The first series consists of records pertaining to the Staff Association's founding and governance. It includes correspondence with former Haverford College President John Coleman regarding the creation of a staff council, a statement of purpose, by-laws, and other materials describing the Association's mission.

The second series contains materials related to Staff Association General Meetings as well as documents from various internal committees, including the Advisory Committee, Central Committee, and Executive Committee.

The third series consists of materials documenting the Staff Association's interactions with various external committees and organizations. Some of these committees, including the Presidential Search Committee and the College Women Committee, included representatives from the Staff Association. Others, like the Bryn Mawr College Staff Association, pursued issues of interest to the Haverford's Staff Association.

The fourth series contains materials related to projects, programs, and publications undertaken by the Staff Association. These include a job classification study, personnel handbooks, and grievance procedures. The series also includes a small amount of material on campus events sponsored by the Staff Association.

The fifth series consists of materials pertaining to Haverford College's budget and the Staff Association's involvement with budget planning.

The sixth series documents the Staff Association's advocacy for the improvement of staff salaries and benefits.

The final series contains materials showing the Staff Association's involvement with various campus concerns and issues, including parking, safety and security, and unionization.

The records in this collection are arranged into seven series (see Scope and Content note). The materials are arranged topically and chronologically within series.

Processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed December 2019.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
Finding Aid Date
December, 2019
Access Restrictions

Records of the Staff Association are closed for a period of 25 years from the date of the creation of the record.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Formation of staff council, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 1
Statement of purpose, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 2
Association description, 1978-1983 and undated.
Box 1 Folder 3
Hargreaves Codification of By-laws, 1982.
Box 1 Folder 4
By-laws, ca. 1982.
Box 1 Folder 5
Post-1982 by-laws, ca. 1983-1989.
Box 1 Folder 6
By-laws edits, 2009.
Box 1 Folder 7
By-laws, ca. 2009.
Box 1 Folder 8
Resolution to restructure association offices, 1981.
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence with John Coleman, 1972-1975.
Box 1 Folder 10

General Meeting minutes, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 11
General Meeting minutes, 1973-1980.
Box 1 Folder 12
General Meeting minutes, 1981-1985.
Box 1 Folder 13
General Meeting minutes, 1986-2005.
Box 1 Folder 14
Special meetings, 1973, 1982.
Box 1 Folder 15
Staff Association Advisory Committee, 1972-1973.
Box 1 Folder 16
Central Committee, 1974-1978.
Box 1 Folder 17
Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1981-1990.
Box 2 Folder 1
Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1991-2005.
Box 2 Folder 2
Professional Staff meeting minutes, 1989.
Box 2 Folder 3
Budget Committee minutes, 1975-1977.
Box 2 Folder 4
Committee nominations and elections, 1972-2003.
Box 2 Folder 5
Staff Association committee members, 1987.
Box 2 Folder 6

Governance Commission, 1971-1974.
Box 2 Folder 7
College Committee on Women, 1977-1982.
Box 2 Folder 8
Committee on a Haverford Education, 1980-1981.
Box 2 Folder 9
College Committee on Women and Committee on a Haverford Education joint meeting, 1981.
Box 2 Folder 10
Academic Advisory Committee, 1975.
Box 2 Folder 11
Administrative Advisory Committee, 1976-1985.
Box 2 Folder 12
Presidential Search Committee, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 13
Resource Planning Committee, 1979-1980.
Box 2 Folder 14
Energy Management Council, 1981-1982.
Box 2 Folder 15
Bryn Mawr Staff Association, 1975.
Box 2 Folder 16

Job description classification, 1973-1974.
Box 2 Folder 17
Newsletter, 1977-1985.
Box 2 Folder 18
Staff Association questionnaire, 1980.
Box 2 Folder 19
Personnel handbook, 1975-1984.
Box 2 Folder 20
1982 departmental restructuring and grievance policy, 1982-1984.
Box 2 Folder 21
Discrimination and harassment policies, 1971-1984.
Box 2 Folder 22
Staff lists, 1976-1985.
Box 2 Folder 23
Recipes, undated.
Box 2 Folder 24
Events and programming, 1972-2004.
Box 2 Folder 25

College budget and finances, 1974-1975.
Box 2 Folder 26
College budget and finances, 1976-2003.
Box 2 Folder 27
Staff Association finances, 1982-2000.
Box 2 Folder 28

Salaries and benefits, 1960-1979.
Box 2 Folder 29
Salaries and benefits, 1980.
Box 2 Folder 30
Salaries and benefits, 1981-1989.
Box 2 Folder 31

Parking, 1972-1987.
Box 2 Folder 32
Board of Managers, 1974-1983.
Box 2 Folder 33
Unionization, 1978-2003.
Box 2 Folder 34
Credit Union, 1979-1982.
Box 2 Folder 35
Long Range Planning, 1983.
Box 2 Folder 36
Safety and security, 1973-1985.
Box 2 Folder 37
Recycling, 1981-1984.
Box 2 Folder 38
Women's Center, 1981-1986.
Box 2 Folder 39
Mail room, 1972-1973.
Box 2 Folder 40
Miscellaneous, 1974-1985.
Box 2 Folder 41

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