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Records of the Associated Student Government

 Collection
Identifier: 31/5/1
The Records of the Associated Student Government consist of 31 boxes, spanning the years 1969 to 1998. The bulk of the records contained in the first 10 boxes consist of Senate legislation and minutes, as well as the work of smaller committees. The records are divided into six subseries: Organic Documents, Legislation, Minutes and Agendas, Membership Records, Committees, and Clippings. The collection also contains two sets of additions.

Organic Documents, spanning the years 1971 to 1998, include basic information about the workings of the Associated Student Government. Constitutions and Bylaws illuminate the rules of the organization, and the Senate Information Packets give detailed information about how the Senate operates, how funding is allocated to student groups, and how committees are formed. Election Material shows how prospective student representatives run for positions within the Associated Student Government.

Legislation spans the years 1969 to 1998 and is organized chronologically. This subseries features the bills and resolutions created by student senators, and is especially relevant because it provides a vivid picture of how students shape their environment at Northwestern University.

Minutes and Agendas, also dating from 1969 to 1998, give insight into the structure of the Associated Student Government meetings. This chronologically-organized subseries includes the records of the Senate proceedings for the span of ASG's existence.

Membership Records are arranged alphabetically and shows a list of which students served in the Associated Student Government from 1977 to 1999.

Committee Records, spanning the years 1970 to 1998, shed light on what student representatives do when they are not in Senate sessions. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by committee. Of special interest here is the Student Activities Funding Board, important for its powers of the student purse strings.

Dates

  • 1960-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

31.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Records of the Associated Student Government consist of 31 boxes, spanning the years 1969 to 1998. The bulk of the records contained in the first 10 boxes consist of Senate legislation and minutes, as well as the work of smaller committees. The records are divided into six subseries: Organic Documents, Legislation, Minutes and Agendas, Membership Records, Committees, and Clippings. The collection also contains two sets of additions.

Method of Acquisition

This series is a combination of Accessions 97-202, 98-9, 99-16, 99-89, 99-162, and 99-198, donated between 1997 and 1999 by members of the ASG Executive Board. Additional minutes and legislation were transferred from the University Archives' General Files.

Separated Materials

Two and a half feet of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.

Processing Information

Douglas M. Oldham, April 2001
Title
Guide to the Records of the Associated Student Government
Author
Douglas M. Oldham
Date
01/04/2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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