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Alumni Office records

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Abstract

Title:
Alumni Office records
Author/Creator:
Alumni Office
Collection number:
72-102
Size:
5.5 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1927-1960
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The functions of the Alumni Office include the maintenance of alumni records, sponsorship of special programs for alumni, liaison with the alumni association, and representation of alumni interests within the campus community. The collection consists of the office's operating records and includes committee files, memorabilia and photographs.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Alumni Office records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Alumni Association was organized in 1893, and reorganized in 1947 to consolidate the previously created separate professional school alumni organizations. Its purpose was to promote the interests and welfare of the university and further good relations between the university, Maryland residents, and alumni. The staff of the Alumni Office, as on-campus liaison, carried out its goals through fundraising, sponsoring social events to develop support for the university through loyal alumni, and serving on various university committees. The Alumni Office reports directly to the president of the university.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Alumni Office span the years 1927 to 1961; the bulk of the materials cover the mid-1950s. They include minutes, correspondence, reports, press releases, and financial records relating to the administration of the Alumni Office and its programs.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The records of the Alumni Office were transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in the 1970s.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Guide revised by: Gretchen K. Youngerman, July 1989.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, April 2006. Edited by Malissa Ruffner, December 2008 and January 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Memorabilia, 1973 (0.50 linear feet)

This series includes three artifacts associated with the Alumni Association, such as a plaque presented to Geary Eppley, the honorary president of the Alumni Association, and a resolution presented to Col. O. H. Saunders in appreciation of his contributions. These artifacts have been transferred to the Memorabilia Collection (#675, 721, and 724).

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 2: Administrative Files, 1927-1957 (2.00 linear feet)

This series includes administrative materials generated by the Alumni Office, arranged alphabetically by topic. The records consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, and reports documenting the relationship of the Alumni Office and its staff with various departments and programs of the university. Among topics covered are class reunions, fundraising, scholarship, awards, and the alumni publication, the Maryland Magazine.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alumni Association - Minutes, 1927-1939 series 2box 1folder 1
Alumni Association - Minutes, 1927-1939 series 2box 1folder 2
Alumni Association - Minutes, 1927-1939 series 2box 1folder 3
American Alumni Council, 1956-1957 series 2box 1folder 4
Budget, 1956-1960 series 2box 1folder 5
Constitutions and Bylaws, 1927, 1948 series 2box 1folder 6
Correspondence (General), 1947-1960 series 2box 1folder 7
Correspondence (General), 1947-1960 series 2box 1folder 8
Correspondence (General), 1947-1960 series 2box 1folder 9
Correspondence (General), 1947-1960 series 2box 1folder 10
Correspondence (General), 1947-1960 series 2box 1folder 11
Correspondence (General), 1947-1960 series 2box 1folder 12
Financial Reports, 1954-1960 series 2box 2folder 1
Financial Reports, 1954-1960 series 2box 2folder 2
Financial Statements, 1932-1936 series 2box 2folder 3
General Alumni Council, 1952-1960 series 2box 2folder 4
General Alumni Council, 1952-1960 series 2box 2folder 5
General Alumni Council - Members, 1955-1957 series 2box 2folder 6
General Alumni Council - Minutes, 1955-1957 series 2box 2folder 7
Maryland Magazine, 1953-1957 series 2box 2folder 8
Maryland Magazine, 1953-1957 series 2box 2folder 9
Maryland Magazine - Budget, 1956-1957 series 2box 2folder 10
Maryland Magazine - Sally Ogden, 1953-1957 series 2box 2folder 11
Maryland Magazine - Sally Ogden, 1953-1957 series 2box 2folder 12
Sustaining Fund, 1954-1961 series 2box 2folder 13

Series 3: Committee Files, 1948-1958 (1.00 linear foot)

Series III consists of materials documenting the university committees in which the Alumni Office participated, including membership lists, correspondence, press releases, and minutes. The files are arranged alphabetically by committee. The Centennial Committee and the Legislative Committee are among the committees included.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Advanced Degrees, 1947 series 3box 3folder 1
Centennial Committee, 1955-1960 series 3box 3folder 2
Commencement, 1956-1960 series 3box 3folder 3
Committees, 1948-1950 series 3box 3folder 4
Educational Student Loan Fund, 1952-1957 series 3box 3folder 5
Faculty-Alumni Relations, 1955-1960 series 3box 3folder 6
General Electric, 1956-1957 series 3box 3folder 7
Greater University Fund, 1957 series 3box 3folder 8
Homecoming, 1956-1957 series 3box 3folder 9
Honor Award, 1954-1960 series 3box 3folder 10
Legislative Committee, 1955-1956 series 3box 3folder 11
Library Committee, 1957 series 3box 3folder 12
M Club, 1955-1963 series 3box 3folder 13
Presidents Office, 1956-1957 series 3box 3folder 14
Publicity, 1957 series 3box 3folder 15
Scholarships and Awards, 1956-1967 series 3box 3folder 16
Overseas Club, 1956-1957 series 3box 3folder 17

Series 4: Associated Alumni Organization, 1947-1960 (0.25 linear feet)

This series includes materials documenting the separate professional and departmental alumni organizations of the university. These records include membership lists, correspondence, minutes, and press releases. The arrangement of the files is alphabetically by school or department. This includes the Law School, the School of Nursing, and the Medical School among others.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Agriculture, 1956-1957 series 4box 4folder 1
Arts and Sciences, 1949-1945 series 4box 4folder 2
Arts and Sciences Minutes, 1947-1956 series 4box 4folder 3
Athletics, 1949-1956 series 4box 4folder 4
Business and Public Administration (BPA), 1956 series 4box 4folder 5
Education, 1955-1956 series 4box 4folder 6
Engineering, 1956-1957 series 4box 4folder 7
Home Economics, 1956-1957 series 4box 4folder 8
Law, 1955-1957 series 4box 4folder 9
Medicine, 1956 series 4box 4folder 10
Nursing, 1956 series 4box 4folder 11
Pharmacy, 1956-1957 series 4box 4folder 12

Series 5: University Departments and Programs, 1947-1960 (0.25 linear feet)

Series V consists of materials documenting the relationship of the Alumni Office with the departments, programs, and special activities of the university. These records include minutes, memos, press releases, brochures, and correspondence related to such topics as the Board of Regents and the Faculty Assembly. The records are arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Adele Stamp, 1955-1956 series 5box 4folder 13
Baltimore Union, 1953-1957 series 5box 4folder 14
Board of Regents, 1956-1958 series 5box 4folder 15
Comptroller, 1956 series 5box 4folder 16
Convocation, 1947-1960 series 5box 4folder 17
Endowment and Development, 1956-1957 series 5box 4folder 18
Faculty Assembly, 1959-1960 series 5box 4folder 19
Faculty Reserve Committee, 1956 series 5box 4folder 20
New York Southern Society, 1951-1954 series 5box 4folder 21

Series 6: Photographs, 1933-1950 (1.00 linear foot)

This series includes approximately 150 individual and group black-and-white photographs of alumni in the armed forces, at banquets, and at sporting events. The photographs have been transferred to the Photographic Collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Related Material

Related material can be found in the following records groups: Records of Alumni Office (UMS), Records of Alumni Office (UMCP), Records of Alumni Association, Records of Alumni Association International, Records of the Office of Alumni Programs, and Records of Alumni Affairs. The University Publications collection contains material from the Alumni Office (UPUB A42), Alumni Association (UPUB A43), Alumni Association International (UPUB A44) and College Park Alumni Association (UPUB C30)

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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