Log In | Contact Us| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Student Union Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

[Publications -  Removed to separate collection]

Financial Records

Publicity (includes press releases and newspaper clippings)

Agendas and Minutes

Student Group Materials

Student Union Handbooks and Manuals

General Office Files  (includes correspondence)

Photographs (most unidentified)

Memorabilia and Ephemera



Contact us about this collection

Student Union Records, 1936-2009 | WUA University Archives

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Student Union Records, 1936-2009Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/05/wua00259

Primary Creator: Student Union - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 35.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

This collection is divided into nine series as follows:

[Series 1:     Publications --Removed to separate collection]

Series 2:      Financial Records             

Series 3:      Publicity (includes press releases and newspaper clippings)          

Series 4:      Agendas and Minutes      

Series 5:      Student Group Materials  

Series 6:      Student Union Handbooks and Manuals

Series 7:      General Office Files  (includes correspondence)

Series 8:      Photographs (most unidentified)            

Series 9:      Memorabilia and Ephemera

Materials within each series are organized alphabetically, and then chronologically.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes budget reports, minutes of committee and governing body meetings, general office files, newsletters (under various titles), clippings from Student Life and Washington Times articles, material regarding student groups, including the “Save Sociology” campaign, handbooks outlining organizational procedures, and records of the American Association of University Students.

Publications produced by Student Union, including Bearings, form a separate collection.  For more information see the finding aid for “Publications – Student Union.”

For further information on the earlier years of student activities, see the finding aid for “Office of Student Activities Records.”

Collection Historical Note

Student Union (SU) is Washington University's undergraduate student government. Student Union carries out three major activities: representing student interests, registering, funding, and supporting student groups, and planning campus-wide events.

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).

Gradually, students became unhappy with the restrictions on their funds and with the limited power they had to allocate money for activities. The Student Union organization was created in 1967 – 1968 when students were actively protesting the Vietnam War. In the spring of 1968, Kevin Funabashi, an undergraduate student, proposed a new form of government that would utilize a student activity fee to fund student groups. Funabashi was elected later that spring to the new governing body, Student Union.

With an original student activity fee of $25, Student Union began to allocate funds to student groups. In 1969, a new Constitution was ratified that covered pertinent topics of the day, such as setting up a bail fund for students who were jailed for protesting against the war. Concert performances by the Grateful Dead and Marvin Gaye helped to raise these funds.

During the 1970s, Student Union was a middle ground for coalitions and political parties on campus. Student Union committees were formed to address issues such as tuition increases. In 1979, Student Union established its permanent office in the garden level of the Women’s Building.  In 2008 the office of Student Union relocated to the newly opened Danforth University Center (DUC).

The organization’s governing body was formally known as the ‘Assembly of Student Union’ from 1967 – 1990, and as the ‘Student Union Senate’ from 1990 onward. (The term ‘Student Senate’ was also used to describe the 1940 – 1954 representative organization on campus).  It is divided into three branches: the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches.  Various committees exist within each of these branches.  Student Union also publishes Bearings, the unofficial student handbook.  In 2008 Bearings format changed and is published only on-line.  In conjunction with this, SPARK, an on-line calendar of student events started fall semester 2003.

Student Union represents the student body in the administration's decision-making process, ensuring that students have a voice in the academic and social decisions which directly affect them. As of 2006, over 200 student groups on campus are registered Student Union groups, utilizing a large portion of the overall $1.75 million budget.

For further information, please refer to the website of the Student Union of Washington University in St. Louis.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled.

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 donated to the University Archives by the Student Union at various times.

Related Materials:

Office of Student Affairs (Student Activities) Records (WU Archives)

Publications - Student Union (WU Archives)

Office of Student Affairs (Student Activities) Records (WU Archives)

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

Processing Information: Collection survey completed by Sarah Pabarcus in July 2006.  Finding Aid updated by Miranda Rectenwald and Leela Pandey in September 2006; by Adam Rothman and Miranda Rectenwald in April 2009.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Meg Tuomala in November 2012.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [Publications -  Removed to separate collection]],
[Series 2: Financial Records],
[Series 3: Publicity (includes press releases and newspaper clippings)],
[Series 4: Agendas and Minutes],
[Series 5: Student Group Materials],
[Series 6: Student Union Handbooks and Manuals],
[Series 7: General Office Files  (includes correspondence)],
[Series 8: Photographs (most unidentified)],
[Series 9: Memorabilia and Ephemera],
[All]

Series 4: Agendas and MinutesAdd to your cart.
For minutes of the Student Union's main governing body from 1940 - 1954 see folders marked "Student Senate of the Student Government Body."  For 1968 - 1990 the names "Assembly" and "General Assembly" were used interchangeably; these are filed under Assembly.  In 1991 the governing body's name was changes to "Senate."  Minutes are filed alphabetically by committee name and then chronologically by year.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic Affairs Committee Agenda and Minutes, 1987 - 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Academic Affairs Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Academic Affairs Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1991 - 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Academic Affairs Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1995 - 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Academic Affairs Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Academic Affairs Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 2000 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Advertising Task Force, Agenda and Minutes, 2001 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Advertising Task Force, Agenda and Minutes, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 9: All Student Union Meeting, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Art School Council, Agenda, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: General Assembly Minutes, 1968 - 1971Add to your cart.
(includes Anti-War resolution, 1972)
Folder 12: General Assembly Minutes, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: General Assembly Minutes, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: General Assembly Minutes, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 15: General Assembly Minutes, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 16: General Assembly Minutes, 1976 - 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 17: General Assembly Minutes, 1977 - 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: General Assembly Meetings, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Assembly Minutes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Assembly Minutes, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Assembly Minutes, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Assembly Minutes, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Assembly Minutes, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Assembly Minutes, 1982Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1988Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Assembly Minutes and Agendas, 1990Add to your cart.
[SEE - "Senate Minutes and Agendas" for continuation after 1990]
Folder 5: Budget Committee, Minutes and Agenda, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Budget Committee, Minutes and Agenda, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Budget Support for Publications, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Budgetary Priorities Committee (BPC) Minutes, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Campus Services Committee (CSC) Minutes, 1977 - 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Campus Services Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1986 - 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Campus Services Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1989 - 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Campus Services Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Class Council (Joint), Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2001 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Commission on the Curriculum for Arts and Science, Draft Report, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Committee Minutes (Bursky), 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Committee Minutes, 1977 - 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Committee Minutes, 1985 - 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1971 - 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1974 - 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1977 - 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1980 - 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1983 - 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1986 - 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1988 - 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1989 - 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1998 - 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Executive Council, Agendas and Minutes, 2000Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Executive Council, Agenda and Minutes, 2002 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Executive Council, Agendas and Minutes, 2004 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Executive Staff Minutes, 1977 - 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Executive Staff Minutes, 1977 - 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Executive Staff Minutes, 1978 - 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Body, Agenda and Minutes, 2001 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lobbying and Political Action Committee (LPAC) Minutes, 1977 -1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Outreach Recruitment and Retention Committee, Agenda and Minutes (includes establishment of Committees), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Outreach Recruitment and Retention Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1998 - 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Outreach Recruitment and Retention Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 2000 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: President's Council, Minutes and Constitution, 1981 - 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Programming Board Minutes, 1979 - 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Programming Board Minutes, 1979 - 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Programming Board Minutes, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Programming Board Minutes, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Programming Board Minutes, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Program Board Council Meeting, 1989 - 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Room Selection Task Force, Minutes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 20: School Council Presidents Meeting, Agenda and Minutes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Social Programming Board, Agenda and Minutes, 2001 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Social Programming Board, Agendas and Minutes, 2002 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Speakers Committee, 1980 - 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Staff Meeting Agenda, 1995 - 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Student Affairs Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Student Affairs Committee, Agenda and Minutes, 1996 - 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Student Group Council, Agenda and Minutes, 1995 - 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Student Group Council, Agendas, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Student Group Activity Committee (SGAC) Minutes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Student Group Activities Committee (SGAC) Minutes, 1977 - 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Student Group Activity Committee (SGAC) Minutes, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Student Group Activities Committee (SGAC) Minutes, 1987 - 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Student Group Activities Committee (SGAC) Minutes, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Student Group Activity Committee (SGAC) Minutes, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Student Senate of the Student Government Body of Washington University, Minutes, 1940 - 1948Add to your cart.
(folder 1 of 2)
Folder 36: Student Senate of the Student Government Body of Washington University, Minutes, 1940 - 1948Add to your cart.
(folder 2 of 2)
Folder 37: Student Senate of the Student Governing Body of Washington University Minutes, 1948 - 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Student Union Services Committee (SUSC) Minutes, 1977 - 1980Add to your cart.
[SEE - "Assembly Minutes and Agendas" for prior to 1991]
Folder 39: Senate, Minutes and Agendas, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1995Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Senate, Minutes and Agendas, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1998 - 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 2002 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Senate, Minutes and Agenda, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Summer Committee Minutes, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Summer Meetings, Agenda and Minutes, 2000 - 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Transportation Committee, Minutes, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 16: [Unidentified Committee], Agendas, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Vice Chancellor - Student Union, Agendas and Minutes, 2000 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Vice Chancellor - Student Union, Agenda and Minutes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Vice Chancellor - Student Union, Agendas and Minutes, 2004Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [Publications -  Removed to separate collection]],
[Series 2: Financial Records],
[Series 3: Publicity (includes press releases and newspaper clippings)],
[Series 4: Agendas and Minutes],
[Series 5: Student Group Materials],
[Series 6: Student Union Handbooks and Manuals],
[Series 7: General Office Files  (includes correspondence)],
[Series 8: Photographs (most unidentified)],
[Series 9: Memorabilia and Ephemera],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.629 seconds (using 232 queries).
Using 10.96MB of memory. (Peak of 11.23MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign