The records consist of the official signed minutes, agendas and papers of the Roseworthy Agricultural College Council which was the senior decision making body prior to the legislation of March 1974 declaring Roseworthy an autonomous College of Advance Education. The business of the Council included matters of administration, curriculum, university matriculation requirements, regulation of prizes and medals, college infrastructure and a wide range of concerns related to the running of the College. The Council initially met bi-monthly but later appears to have met on an ad hoc basis. which was responsible for all matters relating to the operation of the College. The minutes are indexed from 1984-1990. There are agenda papers only for August 1990.