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Student Organizations records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-14-001
One of the first Hopkins student organizations, the Matriculate Society, was formed in 1883 to "foster the interests and promote the unity of the undergraduates." Since then, well over 150 student organizations have been established, most with similar goals; many have disbanded after a short period of time, while others have endured for as long as one hundred years. Types of records vary widely from organization to organization; many include membership lists, posters or announcements, while some also include correspondence. Class records include programs to class events, especially for senior year, while publication records include issues of the publication; records of performing groups consist primarily of programs to their performances.

Dates

  • 1890s-2000s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

All student organization records received prior to 2017 are closed for 25 years from the date of creation to everyone except current members of the student organization, after which they are publicly available for access. Materials intended for public dissemination, such as publications, newsletters, and event flyers, are publicly available for access immediately once processed. If you are a member of this student organization and have questions about our access policy, please contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

3.13 Cubic Feet (7 letter size document boxes, 1 legal size document box)

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection and thus no biographical information is available. There are multiple creators for this collection, and their historical information is located at the series level.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records spanning from the 1890s to the 2000s for various student organizations on the Johns Hopkins campus. Types of records vary widely from organization to organization; many include membership lists, posters or announcements, while some also include correspondence. Class records include programs to Class events, especially for the Senior year, while publication records include issues of the publication; records of performing groups consist primarily of programs to their performances.

Unfortunately, records of student organizations are often rather sketchy, many groups having no extant records at all; we only know of their existence through yearbooks or handbooks. In other cases, only the most recent (or oldest) records survive, all others having been discarded at some time. As a rule, the records of student publications tend to be more complete.

Arrangement

Student organization records have been divided into several record groups. This record group (14.001) is a composite, encompassing those organizations for which not enough records are extant to justify assigning each one its own record group number.

Within this record group, records are arranged in alphabetical order by name of organization.

Custodial History

Most records were transferred to the Archives by the Special Collections Department of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. In 2017 a file of Black Student Union records was transferred to RG.14.195, a file of Hopkins Science Fiction Association records was transferred to RG.14.230, a file of Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal records was transferred to RG.14.330, and a file of Pi Lambda Theta records was transferred to RG.14.105.

Accruals

Accession Numbers: 77.67, 78.32, 78.38, 78.39, 79.63, 79.65, 79.109, 79.117, 79.128, 79.151, 80.17, 80.19, 80.27, 81.5, 81.8, 81.11, 81.44, 82.11, 82.17, 82.22, 82.40, 87.30

Related Materials

Other student organizations for which at least one-sixth of a cubic foot of records are extant have been given individual record group numbers in Record Group 14, assigned in chronological order according to date of founding. Researchers should review the entirety of Record Group 14 for a more comprehensive list of holdings related to student life and organizations.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean DiGiovanna, Deborah Jeffrey and Wendell O'Brien.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA