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Office of Student Affairs (Student Activities) Records

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Office of Student Affairs, general subjects, reports and committees, 1940 - 1996

Office of Student Affairs, Greek Life, 1940 - 1996

Office of Student Affairs, campus-wide events and sports, 1940 - 1973

Office of Student Affairs, Student Groups and Organizations

Department of Campus Life, general subjects, reports and committees, 1997 - 2011

Department of Campus Life, Greek Life, 1978 - 2011



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Collection Overview

Title: Office of Student Affairs (Student Activities) Records, 1947-2011Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/05/wua00149

Primary Creator: Office of Student Affairs - Washington University in St. Louis

Other Creators: Office of Student Activities - Washinton University in St. Louis

Extent: 7.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is divided into 6 series, and then arranged in alphabetical order.

Series 01: Office of Student Affairs, general subjects, reports and committees, 1940 - 1996

Series 02: Office of Student Affairs, Greek Life, 1940 – 1996

Series 03: Office of Student Affairs, campus-wide events and sports, 1940 – 1973

Series 04: Office of Student Affairs, Student Groups and Organizations, 1940 – 1970

Series 05: Department of Campus Life, general subjects, reports and committees, 1992 – 2011

Series 06: Department of Campus Life, Greek Life, 1997 – 2011

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains records of student groups and organizations and the general office files created and maintained by University staff in the Office of Student Affairs / Student Activities and the Department of Campus Life.

There are additional materials related to this collection. See the “Related Materials” note for more information.

Collection Historical Note

In 1940 the “Student Senate of the Student Governing Body” was established at Washington University in St. Louis.  The organization was created to promote a positive relationship between students and faculty and to serve as the official representative body for students.  This early group of student and faculty representatives allocated money to student groups through the “Office of Student Activities” (later called Office of Student Affairs).  In 1968 this system changed to the Student Union, with elected student representatives allocating funding. 

The Office of Student Activities’ focus starting in 1947 was to administer campus-wide programs and support student organizations that received funding from the University budget.  In 1966 this department became the Office of Student Affairs, and was overseen by the Associate Provost for Student Affairs.  In 1966 the Board of Student Affairs was replaced with a University Community Council.  This Council was subsequently replaced in 1971, with the appointment of Executive Vice Chancellor for Campus Affairs, James Laue.  Following a reorganization of the department in 1973 – 1974 and the resignation of the Vice Chancellor, a new “Office of Campus Programming” was created.  In 1977 the department’s name was changed back to the “Office of Student Affairs.”

A major restructuring in 1997 created the Department of Campus Life, which included the Office of Student Activities (OSA), Greek Life, Event Services, Community Services, and aspects of Residential Life, which had previously been handled by different departments.  The Office of Student Activities engages student co-curricular experiences. This is achieved through advising students and student organizations; creating innovative leadership opportunities; and promoting involvement in the campus community.  The Office of Student Activities worked closely with Student Union, the undergraduate student government.  The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Students served as the Director of Campus Life.  As of 2018, the Dean of Students oversees the various functions which are handled by a variety of offices including Campus Life, FIrst Year Center, and more.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled with the collection.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was initially donated to the University Archives in late 1966 with additional material donated in October 1977.  Series 05 and Series 06 transferred in June 2009.

Related Materials:

Student Union Records (WU Archives)

Publications - Student Groups (WU Archives)

Dean of Women and Dean of Students Office Records (WU Archives)

Men's Glee Club Records (WU Archives)

Orientation Collection (WUA00129)

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by JMK in April 2002.  Finding aid revised by Sarah Pabarcus in September 2006.  Further processing completed by Miranda Rectenwald in June 2009.  Series 05 processed by Ashley Eckhardt in June 2011.  Series 06 processed by Lesley Zavediuk in April 2011.  Updated by Ashley Eckhardt in August 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Office of Student Affairs, general subjects, reports and committees, 1940 - 1996],
[Series 2: Office of Student Affairs, Greek Life, 1940 - 1996],
[Series 3: Office of Student Affairs, campus-wide events and sports, 1940 - 1973],
[Series 4: Office of Student Affairs, Student Groups and Organizations],
[Series 5: Department of Campus Life, general subjects, reports and committees, 1997 - 2011],
[Series 6: Department of Campus Life, Greek Life, 1978 - 2011],
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Series 1: Office of Student Affairs, general subjects, reports and committees, 1940 - 1996Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ace Survey of Freshmen, 1971-72Add to your cart.
Folder 2: AIDS Awareness and Related Activism, 1988 - 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Alcoholism, 1988 - 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Reports, Dean of Students, 1949-57Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Reports, Dean of Students, 1959-62Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Armed Forces Day (Parade), 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Student Affairs Committees (Student Publications, Social, Orientation, and Finance), 1951 - 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Groups Recognized by, 1952-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board of Student Affairs, History of, 1951 - 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board of Student Affairs, Minutes, 1964 - 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board of Student Affairs, Policy Manuals, 1961 - 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Student Affairs, Recognition of Organizations, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Centennial Observation, 1952 - 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Chancellor's Trophy, 1961 - 1962 (awarded to student organization)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The WU Coloring Book by Mike Peters and Steve York, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Committee on Drug Policy, 1970 - 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Committee on Religious Programming, 1950 - 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Council of Deans (Minutes), 1949-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Council of Deans (Minutes), 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Council of Deans (Minutes), 1959-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Education in Action (Community Service), 1966 - 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Ewing, J., Correspondence regarding formation of Student Union, 1967 - 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Flyers Distributed on campus by students, 1969 - 1972Add to your cart.
[Leaflets and information regarding protests, demonstrations, and activist.  Topics include Vietnam, ROTC, Women's Movement, Gay Liberation, living-wage, and environmental action.]
Folder 24: Freshman Orientation (photographs, flyers, general information) 1936 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Freshman Orientation (general information and correspondence), 1948 - 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Freshman Orientation (general information and correspondence, draft counseling, black student orientation), 1966 - 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Graham Chapel [use for events], 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Haack, Arno (Speeches by Dean of Students) 1948 - 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Judicial Boards (Code of Conduct), 1967 - 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Laue, James H., Vice Chancellor for Campus Affairs Correspondence, 1972 - 1973 [includes housing, health services, and general campus activities]Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Negro [Black] Student Admissions, 1948 - 1959Add to your cart.
[Including information on SCAN - Students Committee for Admission of Negros]
Folder 32: Mission Statement and Organization - Student Activities Office, 1963 - 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Music Department, Correspondence, 1949 - 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 34: New Course Suggestions [by students], 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Operation Important?: A Study of Student Participation in and Attitudes Towards Student Activities on the Washington University Campus 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Parents Council (Minutes), 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Parking, 1957 - 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Publications Bureau, 1949 - 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Radio Station on Campus, 1946 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Religion (Statistics), 1948 - 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 41: ROTC Air Force, Correspondence, 1949 - 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 42: ROTC Army, Correspondence, 1951 - 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 43: ROTC Navy, Correspondence, 1945 - 1948Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Second Century Development Program, 1953 - 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Secondary School Relationships, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: South Forty Study Committee, Report of, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Student Affairs Administrative Council Minutes, 1970-71 [replaces Board of Student Activities]Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Student Center Advisory Board Minutes, 1948 - 1951 [basement of Liggett Hall]Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Student Center Construction and Operation, 1948 - 1950 [basement of Liggett Hall]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Student Senate (Minutes, Constitution, and Correspondence), 1949 -1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Student Union Constitution, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Student Union and Performing Arts Center (SUPAC), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Veterans Group - American War Dad's, 1947 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Victory Bell (Lee Hall) History, circa 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 12: World University Service, 1957 - 1964 [humanitarian project]Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Office of Student Affairs, general subjects, reports and committees, 1940 - 1996],
[Series 2: Office of Student Affairs, Greek Life, 1940 - 1996],
[Series 3: Office of Student Affairs, campus-wide events and sports, 1940 - 1973],
[Series 4: Office of Student Affairs, Student Groups and Organizations],
[Series 5: Department of Campus Life, general subjects, reports and committees, 1997 - 2011],
[Series 6: Department of Campus Life, Greek Life, 1978 - 2011],
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