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Student Activities. Collection, 1903-Ongoing

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSU Archives Collection 018

Scope and Contents

The collection is divided into five series: General Student Activities Office Materials, IMPACT, Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), Greek Life, and Non-Traditional Student Group.

Office of Student Activities Materials, 1981-Ongoing: The material in this series consists of general items that are generated by the Office of Student Activities but may not belong to a specific branch such as IMPACT or Greek Life. Included in this series are the notes and speeches of Marie Bmce as they pertain to Student Activities.

IMPACT, 1903-Ongoing: The materials in this series are broken into three sub-series.

Pre-IMPACT, 1903-1990: This sub-series contains material that pre-date IMPACT but still fall under similar event types and activities such as dances, guest speakers, and musical performances.

Organizational, 1967-Ongoing: This sub-series contains information about event planning procedures, the IMPACT TEAM Constitution, video documentation of events, photographs, scrapbooks, and IMPACT event-related news clippings.

Promotional, 1989-Ongoing: This sub-series contains primarily promotional posters that have been organized chronologically and by respective event type such as concerts, speakers, special events, homecoming, and cinema. This series also contains promotional pins, a large banner, and t-shirts.

Greek Life, 1963-Ongoing: The materials in this series are broken into two sub-series.

Panhellenic Council, 1963-Ongoing: This sub-series contains operational documents from the MSU Panhellenic Council, including many versions of their constitution, recruitment materials. President's Notebooks, and sorority publications.

Interfratemity Council, 1966-Ongoing: This sub-series contains operational documents from the MSU Interfratemity Council, including Greek Week planning materials, social probation notices, awards, correspondence, and fraternity publications.

Recognized Student Organizations: No materials to date.

Non-Traditional Student Group: No materials to date.


  • 1903-Ongoing


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.

Biographical / Historical

The Student Activities collection spans a century of campus involvement, organizations, and events. The oldest materials are programs from recitals, concerts, and social gatherings of the Mankato State Normal School. The materials within the "IMPACT" series reflect the greatest consistent time span and highlight the shifts in programming and organizational structure. Here materials can be found that reflect the "Marie Bruce Student Activities Center" era, the Student Leadership Development and Service Learning (SLDSL) era and the shift from University Programs (UP) to the current IMPACT Team. The Greek Life series has less history, in scope, to offer but a great deal of mformation pertaining to the operational nature of both the Interfratemity Council and the Panhellenic Council beginning in the mid to late 60's. This collection also includes some of Marie Bmce's speeches and note cards as they pertain to the campus events and they provide great insight into the perspective of one of the founding leaders in this institutions Student Activities history.

In 2015, IMPACT rebranded and is now known as Student Events Team.


11.00 Cubic Feet (4 archives boxes, 10 large newspaper boxes, 1 small newspaper box, 1 small photo box, 2 tubes, 1 button box, 2 textile boxes, 1 oversized folder, 11 cubic feet.)

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The Student Activities collection consists of materials produced by the respective branches of the Student Activities Office at Mirmesota State University, Mankato and its predecessor institutions, beginning in 1903. The collection is divided into five series: General Student Activities Office Materials, IMPACT, Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), Greek Life, and Non-Traditional Student Group. The collection contains promotional material from concerts, speakers, homecoming, etc. as well as materials fi"om the Panhellenic council, Interfratemity Council and respective fraternities and sororities

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this collection were donated by the Office of Student Activities, Miimesota State University, Mankato, from 1986-2009.

Student Activities. Collection, 1903 - Ongoing.
Matthew Denton
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Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota State University, Mankato University Archives Repository

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US