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Guide to the Vassar Student Association Records, 1868-2004

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Vassar College. Vassar Student Association
Title: Vassar Student Association Records
Dates: 1868-2004
Quantity: 8 cubic ft. (11 boxes)
Abstract: Records from the Vassar Student Association and its predecessors, including minutes, membership lists, rules and regulations, reports, and other items pertaining to student clubs, self-government activities, dormitory regulations, and other issues.
Forms of Materials: Minutes, reports, correspondence

Administrative History

The Student Association began in 1868 through a petition from students. In 1947 the organization was renamed the College Government Association. Sometime in the 1970s it became the Student Government Association then in the 1980s reverted back to the original Vassar Student Association.

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Scope and Content Note

Records from the Vassar Student Association and its predecessors, including minutes, membership lists, rules and regulations, reports, and other items pertaining to student clubs, self-government activities, dormitory regulations, and other issues.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College--Students.
  • Vassar College. Students' Association.

Subjects:

  • Self-government (in higher education)--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Women college students--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Women--Societies and clubs.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, March 2008.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vassar Student Association Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel and Elizabeth Clarke. Last updated March 2008.

Acquisition Information

Original transfer date unknown. Subsequent accretions in 2006 and 2008.

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Series List

Series I. General Records

Series II. Campus Committees, Councils, and Boards

Series III. Student Clubs and Organizations

Series IV. Miscellaneous Alphabetical Files

Container List

SERIES I. General Records

Box 8 Founding documents, 1868 (photostats)
Box 8 History, ca. 1912
Box 11 History, 1971
Box 8 Constitutions and by-laws, 1893, 1901, 1903
Box 8 Constitutions and by-laws, 1968-1985, 1996, n.d.
Box 6 Annual Reports, 1922-1924
Box 6 Annual Reports, 1932-1945
Box 7 Annual Reports, 1945-1956
Box 1 Minutes, 1868-1890 (1 volume)
Box 1 Minutes, 1890-1904 (1 volume)
Box 1 Minutes, 1904-1918 (1 volume)
Box 7 Minutes, 1911-1947
Box 8 Minutes, 1947-1957
Box 8 Minutes, 1979-1989
Box 8 Mixed records, including minutes, constitution, and bylaws, 1970-1971
Box 9 Mixed records, including minutes, correspondence and budget material, 1962-1988
Box 8 Miscellaneous records, organized alphabetically, ca. 1924
Box 3 Committee member lists, 1894-1929 (1 volume)
Box 4 Committee member lists, 1915 (1 volume)
Box 3 Committee member lists, 1936-1950 (1 volume)
Box 8 Lists of VSA officers and organizations, 1981-1988
Box 5 Budget materials - Financial ledger, 1913-1933
Box 9 Budget materials - General, 1978-1979, 1983-1985
Box 9 Budget materials - General, 2001-2002
Box 11 Budget materials - Requests, 2004-2005
Box 9 Budget materials - By-laws, 1988
Box 11 Treasurer, 1987-1994
Box 8 VSA Handbook 1983-1984
Box 4 Petitions and recommendations, 1916-1917 ( 1 volume)
Box 4 Notes for officers, 1947-1957 (note cards)
Box 4 Gavel

SERIES II. Campus Committees, Councils, and Boards

Box 9 Black Student Services Committee, 1972
Box 9 Black Studies Committee, 1972-1975
Box 10 Campus Council, 1968-1970
Box 10 Chaplaincy Search and Review Committees, 1980-1981
Box 10 College Center Board, 1974-1975
Box 10 College Planning Council, 1984-1985
Box 10 Computing Committee, 1983
Box 10 Education of Minority Students Committee, 1970
Box 10 Financial Planning Committee - College Budget Study, 1969-1970
Box 10 Financial Planning Committee - Minutes, 1973-1975, 1978
Box 10 Intercultural Center and Race-Relations Committee, 1977-1978
Box 10 Overview Committee, 1978-1979
Box 10 Race Relations Committee, 1977
Box 10 Social Action Committee, 1969-1970
Box 11 Trustees, 1973-1975
Box 11 Trustees, 1988-1990, 1992-1995

SERIES III. Student Clubs and Organizations

Box 2 General - "Officers and Committees" notebooks, 1892-1911 (21 volumes)
Box 8 General - Miscellaneous alphabetical files, ca. 1912-1920
Box 8 General - "Amalgamation Meetings," 1922-1923
Box 10 General - Petitions for VSA Authorization for Student organizations, 1977-1986
Box 10 General -Rules Governing Campus Clubs and Organizations, 1982-1983
Box 8 Community Religious Association, 1944-1954
Box 10 Constitutional Review Committee, 1984-1985
Box 10 Delegate Assembly, 1980, 1984-1985
Box 8 Judicial Board, 1975-1985
Box 8 Judicial Board/ Court of Appeals-Election Appeals, 1973-1985
Box 11 Judicial Board, 1981-1982
Box 10 Political Clubs, 1974
Box 10 Student Activities Committee, 1972-1973
Box 8 Student Curriculum Committee, 1933-1942
Box 10 Student Curriculum Committee, 1974-1986
Box 10 Student Entertainment Committee, 1973-1979
Box 10 Student Wood Shop, 1975
Box 8 Tempora et Mores Club - Constitution, ca. 1907
Box 10 Vassar Interfaith Council, 1989
Box 10 Vassar Investment Research Committee Report, May 1978
Box 10 Vassar Radio Guild, n.d.
Box 11 Vassar Speakers' Bureau, 1994-1995

SERIES IV. Miscellaneous Alphabetical Files

Box 11 ACDC, 1994-1999
Box 10 Administrative structure, 1974-1977, 1994
Box 10 Admissions, 1969-1981
Box 11 Africana Studies, 2000
Box 10 Alcohol, 1974-1993
Box 10 Attitude of students, 1973-1974
Box 11 Aula - Café, n.d.
Box 10 Budget crisis opinion forms, 1975
Box 10 Censorship/free speech, 1975, 1992
Box 10 Coeducation, 1969-1984
Box 10 College regulations, 1950-1991
Box 10 Commencement, 1974, 1991
Box 10 Communications, 1974
Box 10 Consumer's Guide to Vassar 1974-1975
Box 10 Convocation, 1974-1981
Box 10 Corporate responsibility, 1974
Box 10 Demonstration guidelines, 1969
Box 11 Diversity - Race, 1997, n.d.
Box 11 Elections, 1999-2001
Box 10 Enrollment and class size 1970-1974
Box 11 Faculty, ca. 1994-2000
Box 10 Firemen and fire regulations, 1974-1977
Box 9 Governance, 1969, 1975
Box 11 Governance, 1993, 1998
Box 10 Library, 1973-1993
Box 10 Matthew's Mug, 1975
Box 11 Matthew's Mug, 2001
Box 10 Multidisciplinary programs, 1971
Box 10 Nixon impeachment, 1973
Box 11 Poughkeepsie Waterfront, 2000
Box 10 Public Relations, 1974-1976
Box 10 Race at Vassar, 1969-1974
Box 10 Residential life, 1970-1975
Box 10 Solomon Amendment, 1983
Box 10 South Africa, 1978
Box 12 Speakers, 1970-1974
Box 12 Strike - Cambodian Invasion, May 1970
Box 12 Student Speakers' Bureau, 1976-1977
Box 12 Suggestions, 1975-1980
Box 12 Summer Employment, 1977, 1984-1986
Box 12 Summer Programs, 1978-1980
Box 11 Sweatshops, 1998
Box 12 Tea in the Rose Parlor, 1974-1975
Box 12 Travel-Student Tours, 1974-1975
Box 12 Vassar Education - Reports, Goals, 1969-1980
Box 12 Vassar Institute of Technology (VIT) - IBM, 1970-1971
Box 11 Volunteerism/Activism - Breast Cancer, 2000
Box 11 Volunteerism/Activism - Prisoners, 1999
Box 11 Volunteerism/Activism - Miscellaneous, 1998-2001
Box 11 Voting in New York, 1999-2000
Box 11 Women's Center, 1999
Box 12 Year Round Operation, 1972-1973
Box 11 Miscellaneous, ca. 1999-2004

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