University of Kentucky Student Center records

Abstract

The University of Kentucky Student Center records consist of files from the Director of the University of Kentucky Student Union (later Student Center) and materials from the office of the assistant dean of students,1910-1920s; predominant 1950s-1970s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky Student Center records
Date
1910-1920s; predominant 1950s-1970s
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet
Subjects
Student activities.
Student unions.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in four series by subject:
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rachel Webb
Preferred Citation
0000ua188: Item Number, University of Kentucky Student Center records, University of Kentucky Archives.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Student Center, located near the corner of the Avenue of Champions (Euclid Avenue) and South Limestone Street, houses the offices of the Student Government Association and other student organizations, the UK bookstore, various dining services, two theaters, the Rasdall Art Gallery, student radio station WRFL, and other services, including a UK Credit Union branch. The Office of Student Affairs and its administrative head, the Vice President of Student Affairs, are responsible for the planning, development, and guidance of all non-academic student activities on the University’s campus. The Dean of Students and Student Center Director’s Offices are located hierarchically within the larger office of Student Affairs.
The original Student Center building, fronting on South Limestone, was completed as the Student Union in 1937 and was expanded in 1962. During this time, Mackie Rasdall served as director of the Student Union from 1944-1966. Once the expansion was completed in 1966, the name was changed to the Student Center. At this time, Frank H. Harris became director and served for 24 years, although not consecutively. As the university grew, an addition to the Student Center was proposed and completed in 1987 and is connected to the older building by a pedestrian bridge.
Scope and Content
The University of Kentucky Student Center records consist of files from the Director of the University of Kentucky Student Union (later Student Center) and materials from the office of the assistant dean of students. These materials include files for specific programs and events, correspondence, and general office functions and policies. There are a few photographic prints and numerous publications published outside of UK.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections and Digital Programs.

Contents of the Collection

Administrative Papers, 1930-1970

The Administrative Papers series consists of three subseries: Correspondence, Personnel and Policies, and Organizations and Events. All files are arranged chronologically within each subseries and consist largely of typed, but also handwritten notes.

Correspondence, 1939-1970

The Correspondence subseries consists of letters and memorandums organized by outgoing and incoming mail. There is a small collection of correspondence dealing with Frank H. Harris, director of the Student Center from 1966-1973 and again from 1980-1997.

Out, 1962-1963

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Received, 1962-1963

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Out, 1963-64

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Received, 1963-1964

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Out, 1964-1965

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Received, 1964-1965

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Out, 1965-1966

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Received, 1965-1966

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Out, 1966-1967

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Received, 1966-1967

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Memos - Business Management Office, 1966-1967

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Received, 1967-1968

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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Received, 1968-1969

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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General, 1968-1970

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Student Recollections, 1939-1940

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Harris, Frank H. - Out, 1966-1967

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Harris, Frank H. - Received, 1966-1967

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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Harris, Frank H. - Out, 1967-1968

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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Harris, Frank H. - Received, 1967-1968

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Harris, Frank H. - Out, 1968-1969

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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Harris, Frank H. - Received, 1968-1969

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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Spindletop Hall, 1968-1970

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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Personnel and Policies, 1931-1968

The Personnel and Policies subseries consists largely of personnel records such as lists of employees, directories, and evaluations. There are also schedules of classes offered, social calendars, and minutes from meetings of the Student Union Board. All folders are arranged chronologically.

Student Union Board, 1961-1963

  • Box 2, Folder 9
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Student Union Board, 1963-1964

  • Box 2, Folder 10
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Student Union Board, 1966-1967

  • Box 2, Folder 11
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Student Union Board, 1967-1968

  • Box 2, Folder 12
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Student Union Board, 1968-1969

  • Box 2, Folder 13
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Student Union History, 1931-1941

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Summer Session Annual Reports, 1934-1938

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Summer Session Annual Reports, 1939-1941

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Faculty Advisors, Board Members etc., 1938

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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Student Union Brochures, 1938-1963

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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Schedule of Classes, 1943-1944

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Schedule of Classes, 1945

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Lexington Musicians Union, 1946 January 8

  • Box 3, Folder 8
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Student Union Policies and House Rules, 1957-1963

  • Box 3, Folder 9
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Personnel Records - List of Employees, 1959-1962

  • Box 3, Folder 10
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Additions to Student Union, 1958-1962

  • Box 4, Folder 1
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Student Union Handbook, 1960-1963

  • Box 4, Folder 2
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Student Union - Personnel Directory, 1960-1963

  • Box 4, Folder 3
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Student Union Staff - Job Descriptions, 1960-1963

  • Box 4, Folder 4
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Social Calendar, 1962-1963

  • Box 4, Folder 5
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Thefts and Losses, 1962-1964

  • Box 4, Folder 6
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Seating Capacity in Ballroom, prior to 1963 September

  • Box 4, Folder 7
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American Flags, 1963-1964

  • Box 4, Folder 8
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Barber Shop, 1963

  • Box 4, Folder 9
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Enrollment, 1963 and 1967

  • Box 4, Folder 10
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Faculty Club, 1963

  • Box 4, Folder 11
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President Oswald - Appointments, Evaluation, etc., 1963-1965

  • Box 4, Folder 12
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Director’s Annual Report, 1964-1965

  • Box 4, Folder 13
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International Center Directory, 1964-1965

  • Box 4, Folder 14
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Staff Evaluation of Operations, 1964-1965

  • Box 4, Folder 15
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S.C. Handbook - Revision, Spring 1965

  • Box 4, Folder 16
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Johnson, Robert L. VP Student Affairs, 1965 January-1966 July

  • Box 4, Folder 17
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“Beginning a Second Century”, 1965 October

  • Box 4, Folder 18
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Space Request in Student Center, 1965-1966

  • Box 4, Folder 19
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Space Utilization in S.C., 1965-1966

  • Box 4, Folder 20
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Staff Bulletins, 1965-1966

  • Box 4, Folder 21
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Constitution Proposed, 1966

  • Box 4, Folder 22
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Calendar, UK, 1966-1967

  • Box 4, Folder 23
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Student Center Policies, 1968-1969

  • Box 4, Folder 24
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Student Center Personnel, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 25
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Ballroom Dimensions

  • Box 4, Folder 26
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Organizations and Events, 1957-1970

The Organizations and Events subseries consists of activities that were conducted by the students at UK that involved use of the Student Center. Activities include Homecoming, various dances, and the University Senate. All folders are arranged chronologically and contain mostly correspondence, announcements in the form of fliers, and completed forms requesting use of the Student Center.

Inauguration of Dickey Notes, 1957

  • Box 5, Folder 1
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S.U. Board Program Activities, 1958-1961

  • Box 5, Folder 2
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ACU Regional Conference, 1958

  • Box 5, Folder 3
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ACU Regional Conference, 1959-1963

  • Box 5, Folder 4
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ACU Activity Program, 1958-1963

  • Box 5, Folder 5
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ACU Correspondence - Rasdall, 1959-1963

  • Box 5, Folder 6
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ACU Surveys Research Projects, 1960-1963

  • Box 5, Folder 7
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Talent: Concerts, Bands, Shows, 1959-1962

  • Box 5, Folder 8
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Campus Film Service, 1960-1964

  • Box 5, Folder 9
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Cigarettes and Other Samples Distributed, 1962-1963

  • Box 6, Folder 1
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Dances - Forms, 1962-1965

  • Box 6, Folder 2
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Fine Arts Festival, 1962-1965

  • Box 6, Folder 3
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Foreign Students, 1962-1963

  • Box 6, Folder 4
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Movies - S.U. Board, 1962-1963

  • Box 6, Folder 5
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National Council of Homemakers, 1962

  • Box 6, Folder 6
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Indonesian Exhibit, 1963

  • Box 6, Folder 7
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Jam Session at Grille, 1964

  • Box 6, Folder 8
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Centennial Founder’s Day, 1964-1966

  • Box 6, Folder 9
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Centennial Founder’s Day Program 1965-66

  • Box 6, Folder 10
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Homecoming, 1964-1965

  • Box 6, Folder 11
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KEA, 1964-1965

  • Box 6, Folder 12
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Gold Digger’s Ball, 1965

  • Box 6, Folder 13
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Students for Democratic Society, 1965 April

  • Box 6, Folder 14
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American Dairy Science Conference

  • Box 6, Folder 15
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S.C. Junior and Senior Boards, 1965-1966

  • Box 6, Folder 16
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Student Revolts at Other Universities, 1965-1966

  • Box 6, Folder 17
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University Senate, 1965-1966

  • Box 7, Folder 1
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University Senate, 1966-1967

  • Box 7, Folder 2
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University Senate, 1967-1968

  • Box 7, Folder 3
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4-H Week, 1966

  • Box 7, Folder 4
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Student Organizations, 1966-1967

  • Box 7, Folder 5
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Commencement, 1967

  • Box 7, Folder 6
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Legislature Day Committee, 1968

  • Box 7, Folder 7
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Campus Organizations, 1968-1970

  • Box 7, Folder 8
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Free University, 1969-1971

  • Box 7, Folder 9
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McCormick’s Creek Leadership Institute, 1968-1970

  • Box 7, Folder 10
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Students for Action and Responsibility, 1969-1970

  • Box 7, Folder 11
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Student Code, 1970

  • Box 7, Folder 12
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Alumni Association

  • Box 7, Folder 13
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Publications, 1913 - 1969

The Publications series consists of publications that were published outside of UK, but contain an excerpt or photograph of members of each organization that attended the university. Publications are arranged alphabetically according to the name of the fraternity or sorority and most contain a paperclip marking where a UK student is mentioned within the publication.

Expansion Plan - Clippings, etc., 1959-1962

  • Box 7, Folder 14
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Student Organizations - Clippings, 1962-1963

  • Box 7, Folder 15
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Clippings, 1965-1967

  • Box 7, Folder 16
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Student center - Clippings, 1966-1967

  • Box 7, Folder 17
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Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly, 1954 November

  • Box 8, Folder 1
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Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly, Fall 1964

  • Box 8, Folder 2
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Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly, Fall 1965

  • Box 8, Folder 3
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Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly, Summer 1966

  • Box 8, Folder 4
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Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly, Winter 1966

  • Box 8, Folder 5
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Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly, Fall 1968

  • Box 8, Folder 6
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“Bios” Beta Beta Beta, 1940 October

  • Box 8, Folder 7
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Beta Gamma Sigma Exchange Summer, 1944 and 1933

  • Box 8, Folder 8
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Beta Gamma Sigma Exchange, Winter 1951, Autumn 1955, Spring 1956 and Autumn 1956

  • Box 8, Folder 9
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Beta Gamma Sigma Exchange, Summer 1957, Autumn 1957, Autumn 1958, Fall 1962, and Fall 1964

  • Box 8, Folder 10
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The Litterateur - Chi Delta Phi, 1946 November

  • Box 8, Folder 11
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The Eleusis of Chi Omega, 1965

  • Box 8, Folder 12
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Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Spring - Winter 1963

  • Box 8, Folder 13
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Delta Upsilon Fact Book

  • Box 8, Folder 14
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Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 1957 July

  • Box 8, Folder 15
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Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 1957 October

  • Box 8, Folder 16
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Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 1958 July

  • Box 8, Folder 17
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Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 1958 October

  • Box 8, Folder 18
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Epsilon Sigma Phi Yearbook, 1951-1952

  • Box 8, Folder 19
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The Bridge of Eta Kappa Nu, 1947 November

  • Box 8, Folder 20
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, 1966 January

  • Box 8, Folder 21
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, 1966 March

  • Box 8, Folder 22
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, 1966 May

  • Box 8, Folder 23
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, 1967 Fall

  • Box 9, Folder 1
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, Summer 1968

  • Box 9, Folder 2
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, Fall 1968

  • Box 9, Folder 3
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, Winter 1968

  • Box 9, Folder 4
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, Spring 1969

  • Box 9, Folder 5
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The Kappa Alpha Journal, Summer 1969

  • Box 9, Folder 6
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Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1966 February and April

  • Box 9, Folder 7
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“The Key” Kappa Kappa Gamma, Spring 1957

  • Box 9, Folder 8
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“The Key” Kappa Kappa Gamma, Spring 1965

  • Box 9, Folder 9
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“The Key” Kappa Kappa Gamma, Winter 1966

  • Box 9, Folder 10
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Omicron Delta Kappa Booklet, 1937

  • Box 9, Folder 11
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To The Defense! Phi Beta Kappa, [1940s]

  • Box 9, Folder 12
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Alpha Nu News of Phi Delta Kappa, 1940 April-1941 December

  • Box 9, Folder 13
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Phi Epsilon Phi Background

  • Box 9, Folder 14
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Phi Epsilon Phi “Foliage”, 1950-1951

  • Box 9, Folder 15
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The Candle of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Spring 1948

  • Box 9, Folder 16
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The Scabbard and Blade Journal, March 1966

  • Box 9, Folder 17
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The Scabbard and Blade Journal, Summer 1966

  • Box 9, Folder 18
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The Scabbard and Blade Journal, Autumn 1966

  • Box 9, Folder 19
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SCPA Newsletter, 1963 October 11

  • Box 9, Folder 20
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Sigma Phi Epsilon Petition, 1932

  • Box 9, Folder 21
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Sigma Phi Epsilon, 1968 April

  • Box 9, Folder 22
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Sigma Phi Epsilon Pledge Training Manual

  • Box 9, Folder 23
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Sigma Phi Epsilon Scholarship Manual

  • Box 9, Folder 24
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The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, 1913 July

  • Box 9, Folder 25
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ACU Publications, 1961-1967

  • Box 9, Folder 26
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Programs, 1910-1969

The Programs series consists of various campus event announcements such as Honors Day and Orientation Week. The programs are all printed and are arranged alphabetically.

Centennial - Misc, 1965

  • Box 10, Folder 1
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Farm and Home, 1963

  • Box 10, Folder 2
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Hanging of the Greens, 1960 and 1965

  • Box 10, Folder 3
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Honors Day, 1945-1963

  • Box 10, Folder 4
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Little Kentucky Derby, 1957-1966

  • Box 10, Folder 5
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Miscellaneous Fraternities and Sororities, 1930-1960

  • Box 10, Folder 6
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Miscellaneous Student Organizations, 1960-1967

  • Box 10, Folder 7
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Omicron Delta Kappa, 1936 and 1940

  • Box 10, Folder 8
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Orientation Week, 1949-1954

  • Box 10, Folder 9
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Phi Beta Kappa, 1922-1958

  • Box 10, Folder 10
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Sigma Xi, 1910-1931

  • Box 10, Folder 11
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Summer Orientation, 1968-1969

  • Box 10, Folder 12
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ACU Conference, 1964 October 19-31

  • Box 10, Folder 13
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Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1922-1966

The Photographs and Scrapbooks series consists of several photographs depicting the Gold Digger’s Ball in 1959 as well as a few prints of various people in the Student Center. The Scrapbook was submitted as an application to establish a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at UK and includes several prints of the buildings on campus during the early 1920s. It also includes pages of typed information about the university during the time including the departments, enrollment, and the faculty.

Scrapbook - Application of The University of Kentucky to the Senate and National Council of The United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, 1922 May 1

  • Box 11, Item [1-2]
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Gold Digger’s Ball, 1959

  • Box 11, Item 3
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Gold Digger’s Ball J.B. Johnson, 1959

  • Box 11, Item 4
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Gold Digger’s Ball, 1959

  • Box 11, Item 5
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Gold Digger’s Ball “King Nugget”, 1959

  • Box 11, Item 6
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Gold Digger’s Ball, 1959

  • Box 11, Item 7
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Gold Digger’s Ball, 1959

  • Box 11, Item 8
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Gold Digger’s Ball Sam Shouster, Jim Raiter, and Dave Abbott, 1959

  • Box 11, Item 9
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Group: Standing (L to R) Maurice Canpester?, Lawrence Nicholson, Thomas Nicholson, Thomas Robertson, David Pritchett, George Kavanaugh. Seated (L to R) E.B. Farris, Miss Mackie Rasdall and John H. Erving III, 1962 April 13

  • Box 11, Item 10
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Centennial Year Dr. Benne - President’s Dorm 214, 1965-1966

  • Box 11, Item 11
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Student Center Theatre Quiz Bowl, 1966

  • Box 11, Item 12
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Unknown man standing behind unknown seated woman, undated

  • Box 11, Item 13
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Unknown man and woman standing by plant, undated

  • Box 11, Item 14
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