OU.HISTORY.STUDENTCONG

Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Records of the Oakland University Student Congress
ID
OU.HISTORY.STUDENTCONG
Date
1960-2012
Extent
8.0 Linear feet
Language
English

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History

In 1959, a student government exploratory committee was formed to determine how the students at the new university would be organized. The committee surveyed 100 colleges for inspiration. At the end of the year the students ratified a charter creating a student body president, senate, and executive committee, and elections were held in fall 1960. William Louis Kath became the first student body president. However it proved difficult to maintain student representation consistently in the 1960s and student governments changed several times, from a Student-Faculty University Council (1962-1965) to a Student Activities Coordinating Council, appointed by the Chancellor (1966-1969). After a Commission on Student Life presented a draft constitution in 1969, in early 1971 a new Student Congress constitution was adopted by the University Senate and the Board of Trustees.

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Scope and Contents note

The Records of the Oakland University Student Congress consist of meeting agendas and minutes, committee reports and other materials presented to the Student Congress. The Administrative Files contain constitutions of the congress from the 1970s as well as budget materials. The next series are organized in rough chronological order by decade.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use note

The Records of the Oakland University Student Congress are open for research except for certain records restricted by statute or university policy.

Copyright

Copyright held by multiple parties. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Processing

Processed by Shirley Paquette, July 2017

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 1970's-2012 

Box

Constitutions 1970-2007 

1

By-laws 1978,1982,1987 

1

Budgets 1976-1992   2 folders.

1

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Early years - 1970s 

Scope and Contents note

Includes agendas, meeting minutes, miscellaneous correspondence and reports.

Box

Agenda & minutes - 1976-1978   3 folders.

1

Agenda & minutes - 1979 

1

Ad-hoc Budget committee 1979 

1

Ad-hoc By-law committee 1979 

1

Ad-hoc South African investments committee 1979 

1

Concert Lecture Board - committee 1977-1979   2 folders.

1

Early years - misc. material 1971-1975,1979 

1

Elections committee 1979 

1

Executive Staff - memos, reports 1977-1979   2 folders.

1

Financial planning committee 1979 

1

OURCOST - committee 1977-1978 

1

Reports 1976-1978 

1

Resolutions & motions 1977-1978 

1

University Senate 1977-1978 

1

Steering committee 1977-1979   3 folders.

1

Student Activities Board 1979 

1

Student rights committee 1977-1978 

1

Working papers -combined years 1974-1979   binder

1

1980's 

Scope and Contents note

Includes agendas, meeting minutes, miscellaneous correspondence and reports. Also includes miscellaneous material from SAB.

Box

Agenda & minutes - 1980/1981 

1

Misc. reports 1981 

Scope and Contents note

Includes year end accomplishments report.

1

Working papers - Jane Hershey, pres. 1981 

1

Bills & resolutions - 1981 

Box

Working papers - Zachary Shallow, pres. 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Includes agenda, meeting minutes, rosters, legislation, SAB manual and miscellaneous documents.

1

Agenda & minutes - 1983 

2

Miscellaneous material - 1983 

2

Agenda & minutes - 1984 

2

Working papers - Bob McClory, pres. 1984 

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, meeting minutes from committees and miscellaneous memos.

2

Agenda & minutes - 1985 

2

Year end report - 1985 

2

Working papers - Mike Carbone, pres. 1985   2 folders.

2

Working papers - Anthony Boganey, pres. 1986-1987   2 folders.

2

Election materials 1986 

2

Agenda & minutes - 1986 

2

Working papers - Keith Faber, pres. 1986-1987   2 folders.

2

Agenda & minutes - 1987:Jan.-Apr. 

2

Agenda & minutes - 1987:Sept.-1988:Apr. 

2

Working papers - Kelly Martek, pres. 1988/1989   3 folders.

3

Agenda & minutes - 1988/1989 

3

Working papers - Brian Murphy, pres. 1989/1990   3 folders.

3

Agenda & minutes - 1989 

3

Legislative materials - misc. 1989/1990 

4

1990's 

Scope and Contents note

Includes agendas, meeting minutes, miscellaneous correspondence and reports. Also includes miscellaneous material from SAB.

Box

Working papers - Christina Landry, pres. 1990/1991   5 binders.

4

Agenda & minutes - 1990/1991 

4

Committee & Elections 1990-1991   2 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Also includes miscellaneous congressional operations material.

4

Working papers - Amy Rickstad, exec. asst. 1992/1993   2 binders.

Scope and Contents note

Agenda and meeting minutes included.

5

Working papers - Derek Wilczynski, pres. 1992/1993   3 binders.

Scope and Contents note

Agenda and meeting minutes included.

5

Working papers - Amy Rickstad 1993-1994   3 binders.

5-6

Agendas, committees, election 1993/1994 

6

Student Activities Board 1993/1994 

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous congressional material also included.

6

Agenda & minutes - 1993/1994 

6

Miscellaneous - 1993/1994   2 binders.

6

Strategic plans - Year end report 1993/1994 

6

Records - 1994/1995   3 binders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes agendas, meeting minutes, budget, correspondence, resolutions, miscellaneous congressional papers.

7

Records - 1995/1996   9 binders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes working papers of president, agendas, meeting minutes, budget, correspondence, resolutions, miscellaneous congressional papers.

7-8

Records - 1996/1997   1 binder.

Scope and Contents note

Includes agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, resolutions, miscellaneous congressional papers.

8

2000 - current 

Scope and Contents note

Includes agendas, meeting minutes, miscellaneous correspondence and reports. Also includes miscellaneous material from SAB.

Box

2000 

8

2002 

8

2005/2006 

8

2006/2007 

8

2007/2008 

8

2011/2012 

8

Publications & Newsclippings 

Box

Newsclippings 1960-present 

8

Newsletters, flyers & misc. publications 1973-2000 

8

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Topical Files 

Box

Alcoholic beverage policy - 1984 

8

Election dispute - 1970 

8

Rec/Athletic Building Program Development - report Dec. 1993 

8

Student Activities Board Guidelines 

8

Student Activity Fee report - 1959-1985 

8

Student Governance, History of 

Scope and Contents note

Contents of document compiled from publication "Student Organizations at Oakland University 1959-1980," by Holly Waddell.

8

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Student Activities Board - SAB 1985-1995   21 binders.

Scope and Contents note

Also known as the Student Allocations Board. Includes allocation request forms and miscellaneous material from SAB and Performing Arts Board.

Box
9-11

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