The Joseph W. Mauck Collection is composed of four series: Correspondence, Typescripts, Faculty Minutes, and Miscellaneous. Due to the 1893 fire in University Hall (Old Main), there are very few records and materials for Mauck’s presidency prior to 1894.
The largest series in the Mauck Collection is the Correspondence series. This series contains letters written by individuals requesting a catalog of courses or seeking admission into the university. There is also correspondence that revolve around the daily routine of the campus, particularly with various companies that deal with accounts and supplies for the campus. Some of the correspondence is addressed to members of the Board of Regents regarding financial issues for the university. General correspondence is contained in folders by alphabetical order. Incoming and outgoing correspondence for a person with more than 2 letters are contained in one folder; these are listed directly after “General” files.
The Typescript series contains Board of Regents resolutions, university policies, committee reports, and student events.
The Faculty Minutes series contains the minutes for university faculty meetings; these meetings were convened by the President’s Office during this period. These are found in Box 3.
The Miscellaneous series contains ephemera such as newspaper clippings, certificates, letter fragments, and a bound invoices book.