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Records of CSU Retirees' Club

 Collection
Identifier: UCRC

Scope and Contents

The Records of CSU Retirees' Club consists of documents dated 1944 to 2001, with the bulk falling from 1968 to 1999. The collection contains correspondence, financial material, constitution and bylaws, membership lists, minutes, president records, annual publications (Emeriti Messenger), organizational history, and a scrapbook with newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1944-2001
  • Majority of material found in 1968-1999

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site so advance notice is required.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

V. Claire Norton's CSU Emeriti Highlights summarizes the group's history and lists the officers for 1944 to 1982. The first recorded meeting of the Emeritus Group was held in 1944. A chairman, B. F. Coen, vice-chairman and secretary were elected at that time. The first copy of "The Emeritus Messenger" was published in 1945. At that time, dues were 25 cents. A treasurer was added in 1951. Charles R. Lory was president of the group from 1951 to 1952. In 1952, a historian was added to the officer staff. B. F. Coen was president from 1954 to 1955. In 1957, the official name of "Colorado State University Emeriti" was adopted by ballot vote. In 1962, constitution and bylaws were adopted. In 1967, the constitution and bylaws were amended and CSU Emeriti becomes part of the Colorado Emeriti Association. Howard A. Durham was president from 1964 to 1965 and treasurer from 1965 to 1974. By 1979, CSU Emeriti withdrew from the Colorado Emeriti Association and recommends dissolution of the state group. The State Emeriti Association was dissolved by 1980 causing the CSU Emeriti to revise their constitution and bylaws. V. Claire Norton was president from 1979 to 1981. By the fall of 1996, the CSU Emeriti became the Retiree's Association. The collection was donated in 2001 by the last club president, Rex D. Rehnberg, following a board vote to terminate the "Retiree's Association".

Currently, retired professors from CSU can become members of the Society of Senior Scholars, which offers several programs designed to enhance the quality of life for retirees and provides support and opportunities for those who wish to remain actively involved in the three core missions of CSU: research, teaching and service.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The CSU Retirees' Club was active from 1944 until 2001, when the bulk of this collection was donated to the archives by the last club president, Rex D. Rehnberg. The collection contains correspondence, financial material, constitution and bylaws, membership lists, minutes, president records, annual publications (Emeriti Messenger), organizational history, and a scrapbook with newspaper clippings. The Emeriti Messenger provides annual update of activities, meetings, letters, and membership.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 1 series. Items are generally arranged according to subject and date.

Acquisition

The Records of CSU Retirees' Club was acquired from Rex D. Rehnberg, the last club president, on September 10, 2001. At the end of July 2018, the records of the Colorado State University Emeriti Group, UCEA, was merged into the records of CSU Retiree's Club, UCRC. It was unknown when the UCEA was acquired by the University Archive.

Related Collections

Papers of Charles A. Lory, Archives and Special Collections, Colorado State University.

Records of the Colorado Emeriti Association, Archives and Special Collections, Colorado State University.

Processing

As of July 2018, the collection was found to be in two boxes, the second mostly empty. An empty zip-around 3-ring binder, two 3-ring binders, two stamps, an unused deposit book, five unused checkbooks, unused paper, and excess copies of correspondence were removed for disposal while reviewing contents. The contents were then placed in one box with loose order to assess for security concerns and understanding of contents. At the end of July 2018, the records of the Colorado State University Emeriti Group, UCEA, was merged into the records of CSU Retiree's Club, UCRC. In 2015, the UCEA was found in the same box as the Records of the Colorado Emeriti Association, MCEA, but identified as a distinct collection. At that time, UCEA materials were separated from MCEA, rehoused into acid-free folders, and placed into a new box.

Title
Guide to the Records of CSU Retirees' Club
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Holly I. Fiedler
Date
Copyright 2018
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844