Guide to the Student Senate Records
RG 9.6

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Sarah Lawrence College. Student Senate.
Title
Student Senate Records
ID
RG 9.6
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1928-2013
Extent
2.0 linear feet 2 record cartons, digital objects
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives July 2004

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Updated by Abby Lester. Finding aid entered in Archivists' Toolkit by Elijah Black, November 2012. August 2004

Terms of use

The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Acquisition note

The provenance of this collection is unknown. Includes portions of accession 2005-015, 2005-010 and 2005-017, 2010-017, 2011-001.

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Historical note

The Student Senate began in the first year of the College as the Student Council. The members drew up a school constitution that dealt with such issues as smoking (which was permitted almost everywhere on campus, but not in downtown Bronxville), the proper locations and times in which to entertain male guests, and how the weekend curfew should be set for students. The 1969-1970 academic year was one of tremendous change on campus. Included in this moment full of protests against the war, civil rights violations, and gender discrimination, the Student Council was renamed the Student Senate. Through the years, however, the purpose of the Senate remained the same even though the needs and composition of the academic community it served changed. From an all-female organization to a mixed-gender one, the students that participated in this academic government body worked to ensure that their fellow students had a voice on campus, a voice that was listened to by the Board of Trustees, the faculty, and the administration.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of minutes from Student Senate meetings, which also include correspondence from the President of the College and any additional supplemental material brought to the meetings. In the early years of the College, students who violated College rules had their cases reviewed by the Student Council, thus, some of the proceedings appear in the minutes. The collection also contains budget information, the bylaws of the College, the first constitution of the College, and Students for Students Scholarship Fund (SSSF) material, including correspondence and flyers from the Fallfest, Winterfest, and Mayfair Weekend. The annual Children’s Fair, which is a major fundraiser for the Scholarship, is part of Mayfair Weekend. SSSF is one of the first student-run scholarship funds in the United States.

Also includes some meeting minutes for All-Student Meetings and House Presidents’ Meetings.

The meeting minutes folder for 2008-2009 only contains minutes for the October 28, 2008 Senate meeting.

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Related Materials

See also

Faculty-Student Committee (Joint Committee) Records for further discussion of student issues; for Winterfest see also Office of Student Affairs Records; for minutes for 1950s, see Harold Taylor Papers – Students folder.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Budgets
  • Bylaws (administrative records)
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes

Subject(s)

  • Children's festivals
  • Scholarships - United States
  • Student college government

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Cataloging status

Uploaded to OCLC March 2013 OCLC# 830395250

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Collection Inventory

Carton

Budget 1970-1971, 1979, 1993 

1

Budget 2012-2013 

Digital Object Available

Budget 2013-2014 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Bylaws n.d., 1971-1974, 1976 

1

Bylaws 1977, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995-1997, 1999 

1

Bylaws and Standing Rules 2008-2012 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Constitution of the Sarah Lawrence College Commuinity n.d., 1928-1937, 1996 

1

Constitution and Bylaws Fall 1999 

1

Contracts 1990-1996 

1

Controversy – “When Johnny Comes Marching In” article 1977 

1

Correspondence 1970, 1977-1978, 1980-1982 

1

Correspondence 1991-1992 

1

Correspondence 1993-1995 

1

Correspondence 1996-1997 

1

Correspondence - Email 2011-2012 

Digital Object Available

Curriculum Committee 2008 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Donning 1991-1992 

1

Elections 2005-2013 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Forms and Proposals 1998-1999 

1

Halloween Incident 1988  

RESTRICTED

contains restricted material

1

Horatio Williams/Hunger Strike 1994 

1

Judicial Review Board/Student Conduct Review Board 1989, 1993-1994 

1

Meeting Minutes n.d., 1935-1938 

1

Meeting Minutes 1938-1940, 1941-1946 

1

Meeting Minutes 1946-1947 

1

Meeting Minutes 1947-1948 

1

Meeting Minutes 1948-1949 

1

Meeting Minutes 1949-1950 

1

Meeting Minutes 1950-1952 

1

Meeting Minutes 1952-1954 

1

Meeting Minutes 1954-1955 

1

Meeting Minutes 1955-1956 

1

Meeting Minutes 1956-1957 

1

Meeting Minutes 1957-1958 

1

Meeting Minutes 1958-1959 

1

Meeting Minutes 1959-1962 

1

Meeting Minutes 1962-1964 

1

Meeting Minutes 1964-1966 

1

Meeting Minutes 1966-1971 

1

Meeting Minutes 1971-1977 

2

Meeting Minutes 1977-1979 

2

Meeting Minutes 1979-1983 

2

Meeting Minutes 1984-1988 

2

Meeting Minutes 1989-1990 

2

Meeting Minutes 1990-1991 

2

Meeting Minutes 1991-1992 

2

Meeting Minutes 1992-1993 

2

Meeting Minutes 1993-1994 

2

Meeting Minutes 1994-1995 

2

Meeting Minutes 1995-1996 

2

Meeting Minutes 1996-1997 

2

Budget, Proposals, Misc. 1996-1997 

2

Meeting Minutes 1997-1998 

2

Meeting Minutes 1998-1999 

2

Meeting Minutes (including Summer Senate) 1998-1999  

2

Meeting Minutes Spring 2001 

2

Meeting Minutes 2003 

2

Meeting Minutes (including Summer Senate) 2005-2006  

2

Meeting Minutes 2006-2007  

2

Meeting Minutes 2007-2007 

2

Meeting Minutes 2008-2009 

Digital Object Available

Meeting Minutes 2009-2010  

Digital Object Available

Meeting Minutes 2010-2011  

Digital Object Available

Meeting Minutes 2011-2012 

Digital Object Available

Meeting Minutes 2012-2013 

Digital Object Available

Meeting Minutes 2013-2014 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Agenda 1998-1999 

2

Meeting Minutes Fall 1999 

2

Meeting Minutes 1992-1993, 1994, 2001 

2

Publicity Fall 2000, 2006-2012 

Digital Object Available
2

Sexual Harassment and Discriminatory Harassment Policies 1993-1994, 1996-1997 

2

Sexual Harassment and Discriminatory Harassment Policies 1993-1994, 1996-1997 

2

Start-Up Letters 1991-1997 

2

Strategic Planning 1996-1997 

2

Student Activities Subcommittee 1979 

2

Student Activities Subcommittee 1995-1998 

2

Student Activities Subcommittee 2008-2012 

Digital Object Available
2

Student Activities Subcommittee – Funding Request Forms 1997-1998 

2

Student Managed Spaces 1998-1999 

2

Student Organization Registration 2007-2008 

2

Students for Students Scholarship Fund 1998-1999, 2012 

2

Students for Students Scholarship Fund 2008-2013 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Students for Students Scholarship Fund: Dance-a-thon and Fallfest n.d., 1976-1993 

2

Students for Students Scholarship Fund: Mayfair n.d., 1954, 1971-1995, 2011, 2013 

Digital Object Available
2

Students for Students Scholarship Fund: Winterfest n.d., 1979-1997, 2008-2013 

2

Summer Senate 1999 

2

Summer Senate 2000 

2

U.S.S.A. Foundation – Organizing Weekends (GROW) 1998 

2

Visual Arts Building and the Art Gallery 1998 

2

What I think the Meaning of Student Senate Should Be – Robin Fingerhut 1993 

2