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Overview of the Collection

History

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Series I: Administrative Records, undated, 1881-1945, 1961, 1970

Series II: Alumni Record Cards, 1883-1942

Series III: Alumni Correspondence, undated, 1961-1966

Series IV: Class Materials, undated, 1934-1986






University of Connecticut

Alumni Association Records



Finding aid prepared by Betsy Pittman.

Finding aid encoded by Betsy Pittman in July 2004.





Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205

Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205

URL: http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/

© 2004 University of Connecticut



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Creator: University of Connecticut. Alumni Association.
Title: University of Connecticut, Alumni Association Records.
Dates: undated, 1881-1986.
Quantity: 4.8 linear feet.
Identification: MSS19980253
Language: English.
Abstract: The collection contains early records of the Alumni Association associated with the University.

History

On 15 June 1888,a meeting was held at the Storrs Agricultural School to form an Alumni Association. Isacc B. Wakeman ’85 was elected as the first president. A list of graduates was read at the first meeting, including six from each of the Classes of 1882, 1884, and 1885 and twenty-nine from 1886, 1887, and 1888 for a total of forty-seven alumni. Dues for the new association were set at $1.

The Association first became interested in supporting students in 1890 as it set up a $10 prize for a member of the graduating class who passed a practical examination before an alumni committee. The Association also appointed a committee to encourage the appointment of an alumnus on the Board of Trustees. The Constitution and By-laws of 1888 were put into print in 1892. Dr. Andrew L. Hyde was appointed the first Alumni Trustee in 1895.

On 15 June 1894, it was voted to change the Association's name to the Alumni Association of the Storrs Agricultural School and College. In 1895, the name was once again changed to the Alumni Association of Storrs Agricultural College.

In 1921 it was voted to have an Alumni Secretary; the position to be funded jointly by the Association and the University. Mr. A.J. Brundage, Class of 1910, was engaged as the first Secretary on a part-time basis. The next Field Secretary was Robert H. Mathewson (1922-1924) who developed an alumni newspaper, The Connecticut Alumnus.

During the early twenties, the By Laws were re-written, and the dues increased to $2 annually or $34 for life membership. In 1933, the Association became the Connecticut State College Alumni Association, and during 1939 the University of Connecticut Alumni Association. Willard Eddy was president of the Alumni Association when the Board of Directors selected George E. Pinckney as Alumni Field Secretary. Mr. Pinckney served twenty-four years as Alumni Secretary.

The Constitution and By Laws were revised in 1961 and dues were increased to $5. The alumni body numbered 24,000 in 1962 when George Pinckney retired and Reuben B. Johnson became the first director of alumni relations. In November 1962, President Babbidge and Reuben Johnson developed a new role for alumni in the establishment of a "Margin for Excellence" program that successfully continues today.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to strengthen lifelong bonds between all members of the UConn family by inspiring pride and providing quality programs and services which enhance the diverse university community.

Additional information about the Association, its activities and officers is available at the Alumni Association homepage.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains administrative and financial records of the earlier years of the organization, in addition to reports, correspondence, publications and similar documentation of the activities of the organization and the alumni of the institution. As appropriate, materials collected from Alumni have been added to the collection.

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Arrangement

Series I: Administrative Records (undated, 1881-1945, 1961, 1970) includes correspondence, reports, financial and administrative records documenting the activities of the Association.

Series II: Alumni Record Cards (1883-1942) contains information cards on alumni of the institution.

Series III: Alumni Correspondence (undated, 1961-1966) contains correspondence, notes and clippings from Alumni.

Series IV: Class Materials (undated, 1924-1986) contains correspondence, financial records and materials pertaining to reunions for specific classes.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of material pertaining to the University's history. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Commencement Clarion Dodd Periodicals

C.A.C. Four Songs Dodd Call No.

Directory: Faculty, Staff and Students Dodd Periodicals

Official Weekly Bulletin, Division of Student Personnel. Dodd Periodicals

News Bulletin Dodd Periodicals

Two audio tapes and 6 slide carousels [Multimedia] associated with presentations, 2 buttons and several paper hats [Memorabilia] have been placed in the indicated University Archives collections.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Organizations:

University of Connecticut Alumni Association.

Subjects:

Document Types:

Administrative Records.
Bylaws.
Correspondence.
Financial Records.
Fliers. [printed matter]
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Notes.
Photocopies.
Photographs.
Poems.
Publications.
Resolutions.
Sound recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], University of Connecticut, Alumni Association Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The materials were transferred to Archives & Special Collections at an undetermined date prior to 1995.

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Detailed Description

Series I: Administrative Records, undated, 1881-1945, 1961, 1970
1:1 Activities, 1930-1934
1:2 Advisory Board, C.A.C. Alumni Association, 1924-1927
1:3 Alumni Councils, undated, 1934
1:4 Alumni Employment and related matters, undated
1:5 Alumni List, 1881-1919
1:6 Alumni Lists, 1898-1944
1:7 Alumni Trustee, 1929, 1931
1:8 Announcements, 1925-1930
1:9 Athletic Loans, undated, 1931, 1933
1:10 Beach (President Charles) Portrait Fund, undated
1:11 Board of Trustees, 1945
1:12 Board of Trustees--Resolution (Gag Rule), 1935
1:13 Budget, 1933-1934
1:14 Budget Campaign, undated, 1923-1931
1:15 Budget Campaign, 1924-1930
1:16 Budget Campaign--Appeal Letter, 1932
1:17 C.S.C. Mascot, undated, 1934-1936
1:18 Change of Name, 1932-1933
Chapter (Locals)
1:19 Boston area, 1934-1937
1:20 Bridgeport, 1935-1936
1:21 Bristol/New Britain, 1935-1936
1:22 Eastern Massachusetts/Northern Connecticut, 1925, 1931-1932
1:23 Fairfield County, 1934-1936
1:24 Hartford, 1932-1935
1:25 Hartford/Hartford County (Co-ed), 1932-1936
1:26 Litchfield, undated
1:27 Middletown, 1934
1:28 New Haven, 1932-1937
6:113 New Haven, 1939-1946
1:29 New Haven, 1944-1945
1:30 New Jersey, 1931-1936
1:31 New York, 1931-1937
1:32 Norwich/New London, 1934
1:33 Others, 1936
1:34 Philadelphia, 1931-1936
1:35 Stamford, 1935-1937
1:36 Waterbury, 1932-1934
1:37 Windham County, undated
1:38 Worcester, MA area, undated
1:39 Chapter Assignments, undated, 1937
1:40 Clock Pledges, 1927
1:41 College colors, 1928-1929
1:42 Constitution and By-Laws for Alumni Local Cloubs (Chapters), undated
1:43 Constitution and By-Laws of the Alumni Association of C.A.C., 1924
1:44 Contributions, 1931-1932
1:45 Contributions, 1932-1933
Correspondence
1:46 A, 1944-1945
1:47 B, 1934
1:48 B, 1944-1945
1:49 C, 1931-1934
1:50 D - E, 1944-1945
1:51 Employment Letters, 1932
1:52 Employment Letters, 1933 June - October
1:53 Employment Letters, 1933
1:54 Employment Letters, 1934
1:55 F - H, 1944-1945
1:56 Fairfield State Hospital, 1933
1:57 I - K, 1943-1945
2:58 Jorgensen, A.N., 1940-1945
2:59 L - N, 1944-1945
2:60 Neuro Psychiartric Institute, 1934
2:61 P - R, 1943-1945
2:62 Placement Office, 1934
6:114 Recruitment, 1940
2:63 S, undated, 1923-1931
2:64 S , 1944-1945
2:65 T, undated, 1925-1931
2:66 T, 1934-1938
2:67 T, 1945
2:68 Teacher placement, 1934
2:69 U - V, undated, 1925-1931
2:70 U - V/Unknown addresses, 1932, 1944-1945
2:71 W, undated, 1924-1931
2:72 W, 1944-1945
2:73 White House, 1947-1948, 1970
2:74 X - Z, undated, 1921-1931
2:75 Defense of the College, undated, 1926, 1929
6:110 Election of Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees, 1961
2:76 Ex-Members of the Classes, 1944-1945
2:77 Executive Board, 1944-1945
2:78 Expenses, 1931-1932
2:79 Expenses, 1932-1933
2:80 Expenses, 1934
2:81 Finances, 1932
6:112 Help the College Pilgrimage Committee, 1920
2:82 Homecoming, 1934
2:83 Homecoming, 1935
2:84 Homecoming, 1936
2:85 Lamson (George H.) Memorial, 1932-1933
2:86 "Last Appeal" Responses A - I (sent May 1937), 1937
2:87 "Last Appeal" Responses J - Z, 1937
2:88 Legislative material, 1945
2:89 Minutes, undated, 1901
2:90 Minutes, 1921-1922
2:91 Minutes, 1925-1927
2:92 Minutes, 1928-1931
2:93 Newspaper Contest, 1922
2:94 Outgoing letters and materials, 1944-1945
2:95 Parking, 1934
2:96 Pharmacy, College of, 1944-1945
2:97 Poetry, undated, 1945
2:98 Projects, undated, 1924, 1928-1929
2:99 R.O.T.C., undated
2:100 Reorganization of Athletic Department, ca. 1934
2:101 Requisitions, 1945
2:102 Reunion, 1922-1924
2:103 Reunion, 1934
2:104 Rhode Island game and Football banquet, 1922
2:105 Servicemen forms, 1944-1945
2:106 State Legislature, 1933
2:107 Student Union building campaign, 1939, 1944-1945
2:108 Varsity Club, 1944
2:109 Wattles, Willard undated
Series II: Alumni Record Cards, 1883-1942
3 1883-1919
4 1920-1932
5 1933-1942
Series III: Alumni Correspondence, undated, 1961-1966
6:111 Forman, Camille, undated, 1961-1966
Series IV: Class Materials, undated, 1934-1986
Class of 1928
7:119 Correspondence and Roster, undated, 1968
Class of 1929
7:115 Correspondence, 1969-1984
7:116 Financial Records, 1934-1978
7:117 Reunions, 1934-1986
7:118 Rosters, undated