Archives & Special Collections
Record Group 6
Scope and Content
The records of the Students group include student organizations and clubs spanning from 1874-2009. The records are arranged in series by type of organization or by committees within an organization (Student Senate). The original file order established was kept as much as possible. However, the record group contained many files in mislabeled folders and contained some organizations that were not student run. Files that did not relate to Student were removed for arrangement elsewhere. Bound copies of Student Senate minutes are kept beside the file boxes due to space limitations.
The files contained include minutes, budgets, accounting records, brochures, advertisements, newsletters, publications, news clippings, ribbons, programs, constitutions, policies, surveys, correspondences , and other records of student clubs and organizations. Materials are added to this collection periodically.
The collection is particularly strong in the Student Senate file. This series had the most material and provide information on the running of the organizations, campus wide policies, and university expenditures. Within this series, correspondences between faculty and students are particularly important in following trends and gaining information on events of the time. The collection also contains information on many clubs and student groups and publications by students such as Facets and Write On.
1. Student Senate/Association
This series contains information on student senate including minutes, budgets, correspondences, policies, by laws, and national student government conferences. The series includes materials ranging from 1948-1979. Although Student Senate was not officially formed until 1962, previous student organizations created policies and budgets for the university and were included in the series. The contents within the folders are arranged chronologically, with the newest materials on top.The folders are arranged as follows:
This folder contains minutes of the Student Senate, also called the Student Association.
This folder contains yearly and monthly budget break downs for the Student Senate.Budgets prior to the formation of Student Senate were included in the original order and not removed.
Internal Correspondences 1960-1979
This folder includes correspondences between Student Senate and multiple organizations and faculty members.Correspondences between branches of administration regarding the activities of students were included.
Constitutions, By Laws, and Bill of Rights 1957-1972
This folder contains constitutions of the Student Senate, by laws for Senate, and Bills of Rights for students.
This folder contains policies for parking, use of university equipment, dress codes, recreation facilities, and other campus events. Policies prior to the formation of Student Senate were included in the original order and not removed. Many early policies were passed by the Social Activities Committee.
Student Government Association Conference 1952 and 1958
This folder holds programs from a conference on student government. Although it is prior to the creation of Student Senate, it aided in its creation and was included.
National Student Association and Pennsylvania Association of Student Governments 1964-1972
This folder includes information on two national student government organizations, which influenced the student government at Shippensburg University.
2. Student Senate Committees
This series includes reports, surveys, calendars, flyers, and correspondences of multiple committees under the Student Senate and range from 1942 -1988. The Extracurricular Activities Committee and the Activities Programming Board were combined into one file because APB took over the student activities calendars in 1978. The Lyceum Committee dates prior to the creation of the Student Senate, but it was included as one of its committees in 1962. The contents within the folders are arranged chronologically, with the newest materials on top. The folders are arranged chronologically, with the oldest committees in front.
3. Music and Theatre Organizations
This series primarily contains programs and advertisements for the many musical and theatrical organizations that have existed at Shippensburg University. Programs not listing their organization, or containing multiple organizations on one program are included in the Mixed Programs folder.The series houses materials as far back as 1909 and as recently as 2004. The contents within the folders are arranged chronologically, with the newest materials on top. Undated programs are placed in the back of the folders. The folders are arranged chronologically, with the oldest organizations in front.
4. Student Organizations
This series includes information on a variety of student clubs from 1874-1973. The series contains minutes, accounts, and flyers for fifteen different student organizations.Folders for some organizations contain more information than others. The contents within the folders are arranged chronologically, with the newest materials on top. The folders are arranged chronologically, with the oldest organizations in front.
5. Greek Letter Organizations
This series includes news clippings, rush pamphlets, scrap books, songs, pledge books, accounts, minutes, and correspondences for organizations using Greek Letters. The series includes ten honors, service, and social fraternities and sororities, in addition to information from the Greek Office.The contents within the folders are arranged chronologically, with the newest materials on top. The folders are arranged chronologically, with the oldest organizations in front.
This series contains eight different student publications from 1939 to 1995. The publications are largely hardbound collections of multiple newsletters or stories. The publications are arranged chronologically, with the oldest publications in front.
- Student Senate Minutes 1962-1973
- Budgets 1957-1973
- Internal Correspondence 1960-1979
- Constitutions, By Laws, and Bill of Rights 1957-1972
- Policies 1948-1872
- Student Government Association Conference 1952 & 1958
- National Student Association and Pennsylvania State Association of Student Governments 1964-7972
STUDENT SENATE COMMITTEES
- Lyceum Committee 1942-1988
- Extracurricular Activities Committee and Activities Programming Board (APB) 1963-1975 & 1978-2009
- Budget and Finance Committee 1963-1979
- Judiciary Committee 1964-1970
- New Student Orientation Committee 1967-1972
- Student Stress Committee 1969
- Superior Students Committee
MUSIC AND THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS
- Mixed Programs 1909-2004
- Sock and Buskin 1919-1922
- Choral Club (Women's and Girl's) 1925-1952
- The Cumbelaries
- The Dramatic Club 1926-1934
- Men's Glee Club 1933-1948
- Masquers and Alpha Psi Omega 1940-1988
- Concert/College Choir 1941-1958
- Mixed Chorus 1947-1958
- Concert Band 1961-1967
- Shippensburg University-Community Orchestra 1969-2005
- The Madrigal Singers 1972-1986
- Music Theatre 1975-1988
- Excelsior Debating Society 1874
- Normal Literary Society 1919-1925
- Summer Country Life Club 1924-1941
- Library Round Table Club 1933-1960
- Various Clubs 1941-1970
- Shippensburg College Club 1945-1972
- Veterans Club 1952
- The Mathematics Club 1952-1973
- Aquatic Club 1954-1961
- Campus Interfaith Association 1958-1966
- The Slate 1966-1967
- Sisters for Liberation: Facts and Feelings
- Miss Shippensburg University Scholarship Pageant1971 & 1984
- Poetry Club 2004-2005
- United Campus Ministry 2005-2006
GREEK LETTER ORGANIZATIONS
- Phi Sigma Pi 1930-1938
- Kappa Delta Pi 1941-1967
- Phi Sigma Chi 1942
- General Fraternity and Sorority 1962-76
- Tau Kappa Epsilon 1962
- Sigma Tau Gamma 1962-1978
- Alpha Phi Omega 1963-1977
- Zeta Beta 1965-1970
- Acacia 1966
- Theta Chi 1967
- Alpha Sigma 1968
- P.U.C. 1939-1940
- Hilltop News 1952-1955
- Journeys into Literature 1960-1961
- Summer Slate 1964-1967
- The Grotto Newsletter 1966-1968
- Write On 1973
- Facets 1990-1992
- Creative Compost 1994-1995