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Guide to the Associated Students Records
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Description
The Associated Students Records (1926-1997) document the development, operation, and administration of Associated Students.  The collection includes correspondence, reports, memorandums, newspaper clippings, resolutions, meeting minutes, and agendas.  The collection is divided into eleven series: Constitution, By-laws, Resolutions (1935-1978), Election Files (1959-1992), Officer Files (1960-1998), Council Files (1926-1994), Board, Committee, and Task Force Files (1944-1995), Student Union Planning Files (1963-1965), Aztec Center Files (1956-1997), Operation Files (1955-1998), Activity and Project Files (1938-1997), Open Air Theatre Files (1978-1987), and Cultural Arts Board Visitor and Performer Files (1964-1974).
Background
In 1921, the San Diego Normal School merged with San Diego Junior College to form San Diego State College. Initially, both schools kept their separate student governing bodies. In May of 1922, however, these separate bodies combined into one student organization, creating the Associated Student Body (ASB). Although ASB was the primary student organization, Associated Women's Students and Associated Men's Students supplemented ASB, and provided more service-oriented activities. Campus President Walter Hepner endorsed student governance, and so Associated Students remained a student-run organization with little to no interference from campus administration. The campus held elections annually to select ASB's new student officers. On March 7, 1932, the State of California officially incorporated Associated Students (AS) as a non-profit corporation, making the group a San Diego State affiliate.
Extent
15.42 linear feet
Restrictions
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Availability
This collection is open for research.