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Guide to the Vassar Student Association Records, 1868-2018

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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: 1868-2018
Quantity: 14.5 cubic feet (19 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 and events.
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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 and events.

The material in Box 19 is currently unprocessed.

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Access

Other than the restricted material in Box 18, this collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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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.

Document Types:

  • Audiocassettes.
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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, March 2008.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The audio tapes in Box 17 will need to be duplicated at the researcher's expense before use.

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Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Streett and Elizabeth Clarke. Last updated February 2019.

Acquisition Information

Original transfer date unknown. Subsequent accretions in 2006, 2008, and 2018.

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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, undated
Box 16 Constitutions and by-laws, circa 1996-2006
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 Mixed records, including minutes, constitution, and bylaws, 1970-1971
Box 9 Mixed records, including minutes, correspondence and budget material, 1962-1988
Box 13 Mixed records, including minutes, correspondence and budget material, 1987-1990
Box 14 Mixed records, including minutes, correspondence and budget material, 1990-2002
Box 15 Mixed records, including minutes, correspondence and budget material, 2002-2013
Box 16 Mixed records, including minutes, correspondence and budget material, 2013-2014
Box 17 VSA Meeting Recordings, 1998-2003 (audio cassettes)
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 16 Lists of VSA officers and organizations, 1999-2000
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 9 Budget materials — Requests, 1983-1984, 2004-2005
Box 9 Budget materials — By-laws, 1988
Box 9 Treasurer, 1987-1994
Box 17 Treasurer and Budget — mixed, circa 2000-2008
Box 8 VSA Handbook 1983-1984
Box 16 Leadership Conferences circa 1997-2005
Box 16 Seven Sisters Conferences 1995, 2000, 2014
Box 16 Elections, circa 1983-1996
Box 16 Newsletters, 1988-1993
Box 4 Petitions and recommendations, 1916-1917 ( 1 volume)
Box 4 Notes for officers, 1947-1957 (note cards)
Box 4 Gavel
Box 19 [unprocessed material]

SERIES II. Campus Committees, Councils, and Boards

Box 11 Academic Council, 1994-1995
Box 11 Black Commencement Committee, 1990-1991
Box 11 Black Student Services Committee, 1972
Box 11 Black Studies Committee, 1972-1975
Box 11 Campus Council, 1968-1970
Box 11 Campus Dining Review Committee, 2011-2012
Box 11 Chaplaincy Search and Review Committees, 1980-1981
Box 11 College Center Board, 1974-1975
Box 11 College Planning Council, 1984-1985
Box 11 Committee on College Regulations, 1990
Box 11 Committee on College Life, 1994-2000
Box 11 Computing Committee, 1983
Box 11 Constitutional Review Committee, 1984-1985
Box 11 Dean of Studies Review Committee, 1989-1995
Box 11 Education of Minority Students Committee, 1970
Box 11 Financial Planning Committee — College Budget Study, 1969-1970
Box 11 Food Committee, 1988-1989
Box 11 Financial Planning Committee — Minutes, 1973-1975, 1978
Box 11 Harrassment Committee, 1988-1989
Box 11 Intercultural Center and Race-Relations Committee, 1977-1978
Box 11 Overview Committee, 1978-1979
Box 11 Poughkeepsie Institute, 1997-2000
Box 11 Race Relations Committee, 1977
Box 11 Safety Committee, 1991-1992
Box 11 Social Action Committee, 1969-1970
Box 11 Student Orientation, 2005
Box 11 Trustees, 1973-1975
Box 11 Trustees, 1988-1990, 1992-1995
Box 11 Vassar Investment Research Committee Report, May 1978

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 12 General — Petitions for VSA Authorization for Student organizations, 1977-1986
Box 12 General —Rules Governing Campus Clubs and Organizations, 1982-1983
Box 8 Community Religious Association, 1944-1954
Box 8 Delegate Assembly, 1979-1989
Box 11 Delegate Assembly, 1980, 1984-1985
Box 8 Judicial Board, 1975-1985
Box 8 Judicial Board/ Court of Appeals—Election Appeals, 1973-1985
Box 18 [RESTRICTED] Judicial Board, circa 1980-2000
Box 12 Student Activities Committee, 1972-1973
Box 12 Student Advisory Committee, 1991-1995
Box 12 Student Conference Committee, 1988-2000
Box 8 Student Curriculum Committee, 1933-1942
Box 12 Student Curriculum Committee, 1974-1996
Box 12 Student Entertainment Committee, 1973-1979
Box 8 Tempora et Mores Club — Constitution, ca. 1907
Box 12 Vassar Interfaith Council, 1989
Box 11 Vassar Speakers Bureau, 1970-1995
Box 12 Vassar Speakers Bureau, 1995-20065
Box 13 Miscellaneous Clubs - filed alphabetically,

SERIES IV. Miscellaneous Alphabetical Files

Box 10 ACDC, 1994-1999
Box 10 Administrative structure, 1974-1977, 1994
Box 10 Admissions, 1969-1981
Box 10 Africana Studies, 2000
Box 10 Alcohol, 1974-1993
Box 10 Attitude of students, 1973-1974
Box 10 Aula — Café, undated
Box 17 (Jane) Bishop’s Misc Illustrations, undated
Box 17 Bookstore, 2001
Box 10 Budget crisis opinion forms, 1975
Box 17 Campus: America’s Student Newspaper, 1993
Box 17 Campus Dining , 1993
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 17 Community Service, 1993
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 10 Diversity - Race, 1997, undated
Box 10 Elections, 1999-2001
Box 10 Enrollment and class size 1970-1974
Box 10 Faculty, circa 1994-2000
Box 17 Financial Aid , 2002
Box 10 Firemen and fire regulations, 1974-1977
Box 10 Governance, 1969, 1975
Box 10 Governance, 1993, 1998
Box 17 Howard University - Vassar Symposium, 1990
Box 10 Library, 1973-1993
Box 17 Library, 1994-1995
Box 17 Life After Vassar Study, 2011-2012
Box 10 Matthew's Mug, 1975, 2001
Box 17 Menus, circa 2005-2009
Box 10 Multidisciplinary programs, 1971
Box 10 Nixon impeachment, 1973
Box 17 Political Activity, 2006, 2009
Box 17 Politics - Gun Control, 1994
Box 17 Politics - Immigration, 2006
Box 17 Poughkeepsie — Urban Renewal, 1990
Box 10 Poughkeepsie Waterfront, 2000
Box 10 Public Relations, 1974-1976
Box 10 Race at Vassar, 1969-1974
Box 10 Residential life, 1970-1975
Box 17 Security, 1992
Box 17 Sexual Assault, 1988
Box 17 Social Consciousness, 2008
Box 10 Solomon Amendment, 1983
Box 10 South Africa, 1978
Box 17 Space [for use on campus]
Box 10 Strike - Cambodian Invasion, May 1970
Box 10 Summer Employment, 1977, 1984-1986
Box 10 Summer Programs, 1978-1980
Box 10 Sweatshops, 1998
Box 10 Syllabi, 1983-1988
Box 10 Syllabi, 1984-1994
Box 10 Syllabi, 1987-1988
Box 10 Tea in the Rose Parlor, 1974-1975
Box 10 Travel-Student Tours, 1974-1975
Box 17 Twelve College Exchange, 1987-1988
Box 17 Vassar College Mission Statement, 2017
Box 10 Vassar Education — Reports, Goals, 1969-1980
Box 10 Vassar Institute of Technology (VIT) — IBM, 1970-1971
Box 10 Volunteerism/Activism — Breast Cancer, 2000
Box 10 Volunteerism/Activism — Prisoners, 1999
Box 10 Volunteerism/Activism — Miscellaneous, 1998-2001
Box 10 Voting in New York, 1999-2000
Box 10 Women's Center, 1999
Box 10 Year Round Operation, 1972-1973
Box 10 Miscellaneous, ca. 1999-2004

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