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Records of Student Activities

 Collection
Identifier: USTU

Scope and Contents

The Records of Student Activities consists of documents dated 1886 to 1970, with the bulk falling from 1940 to 1950. The collection documents activities available to students at Colorado State University, including social and athletic clubs, fraternities and sororities, and academic clubs. Materials include constitutions and bylaws, booklets and handbooks, meeting and event information, membership information, correspondence, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1886-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1940-1950

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 first student group on campus of the Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) was the Philosophian Literary Society, a debate society founded in November 1879 for male students. Later, an equivalent group for women students, the Aesthesian Society, was founded. Over the years, students have been able to participate in various on-campus and off-campus groups and activities, including social and athletic clubs, academic groups, fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports.

Extent

3 linear feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Extra-curricular student activities on the campus of Colorado State University first began in November 1879 with the establishment of the Philosophian Literary Society. The Records of Student Activities documents various groups and activities pertaining to student life at CSU, including social clubs, fraternities and sororities, and academic clubs. Materials include constitutions and bylaws, membership information, correspondence, and photographs.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 1 series in 2 record cartons:

Series 1: Student activities, 1886-1970 and undated

Acquisition

The Records of Student Activities was deposited by various individuals from 1972 to 1989.

Related Collections

Collection on Early Student Groups, University Archive, Colorado State University.

Processing

Processing was completed in August 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.

Title
Guide to the Records of Student Activities
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Jessy Morris and Karen Spilman
Date
Copyright 2015
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