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Syracuse University Alumni Reference Collection

An inventory of the collection at the Syracuse University Archives

Summary

Creator: Syracuse University.
Title: Syracuse University Alumni Reference Collection
Dates: 1872-2017
Size: 29 boxes, 6 bound volumes (14.25 linear feet)
Abstract: Letters, programs, and other materials related to alumni reunions and events at Syracuse University
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu

Historical Note

Syracuse University was founded on March 24, 1870, when its Board of Trustees signed the University charter and certificate of incorporation, acting on a proposal put forth earlier that year at the Methodist State Convention. Despite its modest beginnings, the story of Syracuse University has been one of remarkable growth and progress. The University’s population has expanded from a few dozen local students to over 21,000 students from all over the world. Significant eras of development in campus building and academic programs included the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries and the post-World War II years. The second half of the twentieth century saw the University transform into a modern research institution with international connections.

Syracuse University has maintained an expansive and active network of alumni since its formation. The University identifies over 240,000 active alumni in over 160 countries around the world.

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Scope and Content Note

The Syracuse University Alumni Reference Collection is organized into six series.

The first series, Alumni events, contains materials documenting various events including banquets and special events and activities for alumni either on or off campus.

The next series, Alumni records, comprises materials such as directories, individual records, and general information about alumni of various classes.

The Alumni tours series consist of brochures from various alumni excursions around the world.

The Awards series contains lists as well as biographical and citation information for Arents Medal recipients. There are also programs from the awards dinners at which the medals were presented.

The second largest series, Publications, is predominantly made up of issues of the Alumni News magazine. The series also includes alumni newsletters and bulletins as well as class magazines and surveys.

The largest series, Reunions, contains invitations, programs, and other materials from various class reunions including milestone reunions and alumni weekends. The series also contains correspondence between members of several classes and their class secretaries regarding reunions and reunion attendance.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Posters were removed and added to the University Archives' Poster Collection. Reunion photographs were moved to the Photograph Collection.

The University Archives holds clipping files on alumni and alumni events. Photographs of class reunions can be found in the Photograph Collection.

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Class reunions.
Syracuse University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Higher education.

Types of material

Brochures.
Correspondence.
Magazines (periodicals)
Newsletters.
Photographs.
Programs (documents)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Syracuse University Alumni Reference Collection,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

These materials were collected over the years from campus offices and donors.

Processing Information

Materials were reorganized into series and placed in new folders and boxes as needed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Nicole Morello
Date: 2018
Revision history: 2019 - 0.5 linear foot of material was added to the collection (NW)

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Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

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Inventory

Alumni events
REF-Box 1 Banquets, events and activities 1875-2005 (4 folders)
REF-Box 1 Kum Bak 1917-1989 (2 folders)
Alumni records
REF-Box 1 Alumni directories 1909-1918, 1968, 1978, undated
REF-Box 2 General 1872-1903, 1937
REF-Box 2 Minutes of the class of 1877 undated
REF-Box 2 Permanent individual records - class of 1906 1921
REF-Box 2 Permanent individual records - class of 1914 undated (4 folders)
REF-Box 3 Permanent individual records - class of 1914 undated
Alumni tours
REF-Box 3 Alumni tours 2000-2004 (5 folders)
REF-Box 4 Alumni tours 2004-2008 (2 folders)
Awards
REF-Box 4 Arents award - citations, biographical, and ceremony information 1952-1968, 1980-1990
REF-Box 4 Arents award programs 1962-1991
REF-Box 4 Arents award programs 1992-1995
REF-Box 4 Arents award programs 1996-1997
REF-Box 4 Arents award programs 1998-1999
REF-Box 4 Arents award programs 2000-2001
REF-Box 4 Arents award programs 2002-2005
REF-Box 4 Arents award programs 2006-2007
REF-Box 5 Arents award programs 2008-2010
REF-Box 5 Arents award programs 2011-2013
REF-Box 5 Arents award programs 2014-2016
REF-Box 5 Arents medal recipients undated
REF-Box 5 Big apple orange award 1998
REF-Box 5 Melvin A. Eggers senior alumni award 1998, 2012-2014
REF-Box 5 Orange circle award 2009
Publications
REF-Box 6 Alumnae association of nurses bulletin 1976, 2006
REF-Box 6 Alumni fund 1927, 1942-1946
REF-Box 6 Alumni news 1919-1929 (5 folders)
REF-Box 7 Alumni news 1930-1941 (7 folders)
REF-Box 8 Alumni news 1941-1946 (5 folders)
REF-Box 9 Alumni news 1946-1949 (3 folders)
REF-Box 10 Alumni news 1949-1955 (5 folders)
REF-Box 11 Alumni news 1956-1961 (6 folders)
REF-Box 12 Alumni news 1962-1966 (6 folders)
REF-Box 13 Alumni news 1967-1973 (7 folders)
REF-Box 14 Alumni news 1974-1983 (10 folders)
REF-Box 15 Alumni news 1984-1994 (10 folders)
REF-Box 16 Alumni representative handbooks 1992-2003 (2 folders)
REF-Box 16 Alumni update 1974-1988
REF-Box 16 Bulletin of the alumni council national committee 1925-1926
Class of 1904 Syracuse University: a history 1921 (3 copies)
REF-Box 16 Class magazines 1952-1970 (2 folders)
The George Arents pioneer medal winners 1939-1977 1978 (2 copies)
REF-Box 16 Life on campus undated
REF-Box 17 Miscellaneous publications 1883, 1897, 1935-1956, undated
REF-Box 17 Prominent alumni of Syracuse University 1991-1992
REF-Box 17 Surveys and studies 1936, 1950, 1953, 1981
REF-Box 17 Syracuse University alumni bulletin 1916, 1937-1957
REF-Box 17 Syracuse University alumni newsletter 1960-1972
REF-Box 17 Syracuse University alumni in who's who in America 1950-1961 (2 folders)
Reunions
REF-Box 17 Class lists 1889-1936 (2 folders)
REF-Box 18 Classes of 1872 through 1887 1875-1926
REF-Box 18 Class of 1889 1944-1949 (3 folders)
REF-Box 18 Class of 1891 1903
REF-Box 18 Class of 1894 1944-1949
REF-Box 18 Class of 1904 1939-1949, 1964-1968, undated
Class of 1904 Syracuse University: a history 1921 - annotated by George Fowler
REF-Box 18 Class of 1904 Syracuse University: a history reunion enclosures undated - enclosures compiled by George Fowler
REF-Box 18 Class of 1905 1955
REF-Box 18 Class of 1906 1956
REF-Box 18 Class of 1907 1920, 1953-1963
REF-Box 19 Class of 1908 1953-1963
REF-Box 19 Class of 1909 1934, 1958, 1978
REF-Box 19 Class of 1910 1945-1965
REF-Box 19 Class of 1911 1960-1970
REF-Box 19 Class of 1912 1961-1980
REF-Box 20 Class of 1913 1943-1973
REF-Box 20 Class of 1914 1917-1978 (3 folders)
REF-Box 20 Class of 1914 guestbook/directory 1954, undated
REF-Box 20 Class of 1914 reunion publicity 1927-1954
REF-Box 20 Class of 1915 1964-1965
REF-Box 20 Class of 1916 1964-1969
REF-Box 21 Classes of 1917 through 1921 1917-1978
REF-Box 21 Classes of 1922 through 1926 1972-1993
REF-Box 21 Class of 1927 1977-1998
REF-Box 21 Class of 1928 1978-1992 (2 folders)
REF-Box 21 Class of 1929 1939-1979 (2 folders)
REF-Box 22 Class of 1930 1955-2005
REF-Box 22 Classes of 1931 through 1932 1957-1991
REF-Box 22 Classes of 1933 through 1935 1982-2005
REF-Box 22 Classes of 1936 through 1937 1961-1987
REF-Box 22 Class of 1938 1963-1988
REF-Box 22 Class of 1939 1978-1989
REF-Box 22 Class of 1940 1990-2005
REF-Box 23 Class of 1941 1966-1991
REF-Box 23 Class of 1942 1967-1992
REF-Box 23 Class of 1943 1968-1993
REF-Box 23 Classes of 1944 through 1945 1978-1995
REF-Box 23 Class of 1946 1996-2011
REF-Box 23 Class of 1947 1982-2002
REF-Box 23 Class of 1948 1973-1998
REF-Box 24 Class 1948 1973-1998
REF-Box 24 Class of 1949 1974-1999 (2 folders)
REF-Box 24 Class of 1949 - 35th reunion guest book 1984
REF-Box 24 Class of 1950 1950, 2000, 2005, 2010
REF-Box 24 Classes of 1951 through 1952 1982-2002
REF-Box 24 Class of 1953 1978-2003 (2 folders)
REF-Box 24 Class of 1953 - 50th reunion materials 2003
REF-Box 25 Class of 1953 - 50th reunion - White bucks and tales revisited 2003 (2 folders)
REF-Box 25 Class of 1954 1954-2004
REF-Box 25 Class of 1954 - 50th reunion 2004
REF-Box 26 Class of 1954 - 50th reunion 2004 (3 folders)
REF-Box 26 Class of 1955 1955, 2005
REF-Box 26 Class of 1956 2006
REF-Box 26 Class of 1957 1987-2007
REF-Box 26 Class of 1958 1983-2008
REF-Box 27 Class of 1959 2009
REF-Box 27 Classes of 1960 through 1961 1985-2011
REF-Box 27 Class of 1962 2002, 2012
REF-Box 27 Class of 1963 1988, 2013, undated
REF-Box 27 Class of 1964 1978, 2004, 2014
REF-Box 27 Classes of 1965 through 1982 1985-2002
REF-Box 28 Classes of 1985 through 1988 1985-2011
REF-Box 28 Orange central 2007
REF-Box 28 Orange central 2008-2009
REF-Box 28 Orange central 2010
REF-Box 28 Orange central 2011
REF-Box 28 Orange central 2012-2013
REF-Box 28 Orange central 2016-2017
REF-Box 28 Reunion weekends 1985-1989
REF-Box 28 Reunion weekends 1990-1993
REF-Box 28 Reunion weekends 1994-1995
REF-Box 28 Reunion weekends 1996-1997
REF-Box 29 Reunion weekends 1998-1999
REF-Box 29 Reunion weekends 2000-2003
REF-Box 29 Reunion weekends 2004
REF-Box 29 Reunion weekends 2005
REF-Box 29 Reunion weekends 2006

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