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Records of the Associated Students of Colorado State University

 Collection
Identifier: UASC

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Associated Students of Colorado State University consists of documents dated 1944 to 2018, with the bulk falling from 1960 to 2017. The collection contains Senate hearing bills and resolutions, agendas and minutes, as well as student fee review documents. The collection also contains budget requests by student organizations to ASCSU, bills for the Association, job descriptions, advertisements and announcements pertaining to ASCSU, end of year reports, and student course surveys. The Long Bill (House Bill 16-1405 which determines appropriations to higher education as well as other state departments) budget requests are included as well. Eighty-two 3.5-inch floppy disks of ASCSU records, including Senate reports, elections, fees, and funding, are also in the collection.

Dates

  • 1944-2018
  • Majority of material found within 1960-2017

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

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

History

The Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) organization was established in 1916 as the Associated Students of Colorado Agricultural College. Its purpose was to regulate the spending of student organizations through student self-governance. ASCSU continues as the elected voice of CSU students, advocating for them at campus, local, and state levels. Affordable textbooks and clean-energy options in campus residence halls are among the issues addressed by ASCSU, which also currently oversees the allocation of over $54 million in student fees. ASCSU serves students through programs such as RamRide, student course surveys, and the Collegiate Readership Program as well.

Extent

37.5 linear feet (25 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) organization was established in 1916 as the Associated Students of Colorado Agricultural College. Its purpose was to regulate the spending of student organizations through student self-governance. ASCSU continues to operate as the elected voice of CSU students, advocating for them at campus, local, and state levels. The collection contains Senate hearing bills and resolutions, agendas and minutes, end of year reports, as well as student fee review documents. The collection also contains budget requests by student organizations to ASCSU, bills for the Association, job descriptions, advertisements and announcements pertaining to ASCSU, and student course surveys. The Long Bill (House Bill 16-1405 which determines appropriations to higher education as well as other state departments) budget requests are included as well.

Arrangement

The collection has been kept in its original order when possible; however, in Series 1, the Senate bills and resolutions have been arranged chronologically. The accrual to the collection arrived in a disordered state and appears alphabetically as well as chronologically at the end of Subseries 1.3.

The collection consists of 1 series in 25 record cartons:

Series 1: ASCSU records, 1944-2018 and undated

Subseries 1.1: Senate bills, 1967-2005

Subseries 1.2: Senate resolutions, 1968-2000 and 2005

Subseries 1.3: Subject files, 1944-2018 and undated

Acquisition

The Records of the Associated Students of Colorado State University was acquired by the University Archive in July 2015 from the Associated Students of Colorado State University. An accrual was acquired in August 2018 from the Associated Students of Colorado State University.

Related Collections

Records of the Office of the President (UPRE)

Records of the Administrative Offices (UADO)

Records of the Colorado Department of Education and CCHE [Colorado Commission on Higher Education] (UCDE)

Records for Academic Advising (UACA)

Records of the Homecoming Parade (UPAR)

Campus Events Collection (UDSE)

Records of Student Activities (USTU)

Collection on Early Student Groups (UESR)

Processing

Processing was completed June 2016 and the accrual was processed in April 2019. The records were refoldered into acid-free folders. Paper clips and staples were removed if the condition of the clip or staple warranted. Rubber bands and blank or unrelated papers were removed from the collection as were duplicate volumes and papers. Materials in binders remain in the binders.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Records of the Associated Students of Colorado State University
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Jessy Morris; revised by Mary Swing
Date
Copyright 2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2020 January 30: Box descriptions added to finding aid
  • 2019 April 23: Finding aid revision; accrual processed

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

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