Society of Saint Edmund General Council, 1888-2006 | Saint Michael's College Archives & Special Collections
The General Council records consist of two series, Minutes and Miscellaneous. The larger series is the minutes. These minutes, which are arranged chronologically, are an excellent record of the Society. Since the General Council has had final decision making on most issues affecting the society, the minutes document who would be accepted, what apostolates the Society would pursue, and how the Society would manage its resources and personnel. Most of the minutes are handwritten and the earliest records are in French. Most contain little apart from a record of decisions—there is rarely supporting documentation or commentary on discussions around the decisions.
In addition to the minutes, there is also a miscellaneous series. This series, arranged alphabetically, contains correspondence of some of the councilors, some records of meetings with local superiors, a few agendas and notes and research files. Most correspondence between a councilor and the Superior General is found with the Superior General Correspondence under SSE/General Council.