The papers of Dean Keith Kennedy were arranged in approximate academic year spans, with an alphabetical listing of folder headings. These originally titled folder headings and the Dean's Office classification system have been in all cases retained.
Some topics and organizations are listed variably and informally: University Senate rather than Cornell University Senate, or Senate. Committees are listed as they were familiarly called by the Dean's office,
in either natural or formal order: Floriculture rather than the Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture: Provost's Office rather than Office of the Provost. Some subheadings are indistinct: whether agencies were Cornell, New York State, or U.S. was undifferentiated by the Dean's Office. Moreover, departments of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Cornell University are variably listed in the index as they were in the guide. Nominal
attribution is also informal: some acronyms are unspecified, and some first names are lacking.