Student Council Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Student Council records
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 2 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Student Council, 1875-1880, was a precursor to the Students' Association (UA 12.1.4). The purpose of the Student Council was to maintain order in the residence halls. The council was established by the faculty as a way for the students to govern themselves. The faculty played an active role on the council by approving the meeting minutes and the officers.

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Scope and Content

The records of the Student Council are comprised of two bound volumes, containing the constitution and bylaws and the meeting minutes, respectively. The constitution and bylaws outline the assorted powers of the council, including the power to hold trials and the ability to pass residence hall standards. The meeting minutes contain proceedings of the meetings from April 13, 1875 - October 3, 1880.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Students' Association (UA 12.1.4)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Student Housing.;

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison


  • College student orientation
  • Dormitories -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Vol. 1 - Constitution and Bylaws of Student Council 1875-1880 

F.D. 1

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Vol. 2 - Minutes of Student Council 1875-1880 

F.D. 2

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