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University General Records Collection, 1868-Ongoing.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSU Archives Collection 012

Scope and Contents

The University General Records collection is a collection of general information about Minnesota State University and its predecessor institutions. This collection contains meeting minutes and general information that does not fit in with any other particular collection. Some of the information contained within the collection is information about the fimds that started the Mankato State Normal School, the seventy-fifth and centennial celebrations, as well as different activities supported by the University. The collection is divided into two series, where the second series is sub-divided by the different university names.

Minutes and Reports: This series contains different groups and committee meeting minutes that met on campus.

Subject Files: This series contains general records from the university and its predecessor names and is sub divided into five sub-series:

Mankato State Normal School: This sub-series contains information from 1868-1921. Included in this series is information about the funding for the founding of Mankato State Normal School, as well as a scrapbook that was put together by the school.

Mankato State Teachers College: This sub-series contains information from 1921-1957. Included here is information about the 1922 fire at Old Main. There is also information about different classes at the Teachers College and the 75 anniversary of the school.

Mankato State College: This sub-series contains information from 1957- 1975. Some of the material included here relates to the strikes on campus in the 1970s and information on the College Constitution in the 1970s. There are also commemorative folders of the different buildings on campus done for the centennial celebration.

Mankato State University: This sub-series contains information from 1975- 1998. Included in this series is information about the campus reorganization and the recycling team on campus.

Minnesota State University, Mankato: The sub-series contains information from 1998-present. There is information about Y2K readiness, the student strike, and MSU Fast Facts.

The materials from this collection were gathered independently from the offices of origin and over time this General Records Collection developed. It was decided to maintain this artificial collection as a means of providing access to materials that may not have a clear home. It is important that the researcher consider the related collections to make sure they have considered other possibly relevant information.

Dates

  • 1868-Ongoing

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Extent

7.00 Cubic Feet (4 Archive Boxes, 2 Oversized Boxes and 1 Oversized Folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The University General Records collection is a collection of general information about Minnesota State University and its predecessor institutions. This collection contains meeting minutes and general information that does not fit in with any other particular collection. Some of the information contained within the collection is information about the funds that started the Mankato State Normal School, the seventy-fifth and centennial celebrations, as well as different activities supported by the University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by various University departments since 1987.
Title
University General Records Collection, 1868-Ongoing.
Status
Completed
Author
Heather Harren processed this collection
Date
2011-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017-03: Michael Collins updated the collection
  • 2019-01: Adam Smith made additions to this collection

Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota State University, Mankato University Archives Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029