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Student Activities


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Student Affairs Committee Records

Organizations and Annual Activities


Religious Life

Student Protests and Demonstrations

Commencement and Class Programs; Photographs [See also UA 34]

Addendum 1

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Student Activities, 1899+ | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: Student Activities, 1899+

Predominant Dates:1940-2010

ID: RHC/UA/35/

Extent: 24.0 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Student Activities collection documents campus life from 1899 to the present.  The records are strongest in the post World War II period and weakest in the decade of the 1930's.  The collection has been organized into six series: 1 - Student Affairs Committee Records (1901-2010); 2 - Organizations and Annual Activities (1899-2005); 3 - Homecoming (1950-1974); 4 - Religious Life (1901-1981); 5 - Student Protests and Demonstrations (1967-1977); and 6 - Commencement and Class Programs; Photographs (1900-1979).

Several series give good insight into such annual events as May Fete (later Springfest), Homecoming, Winter Carnival, and Stunt Night during the 1950's through 1970's, and on the period of campus unrest, 1968-1972.  Over one hundred clubs or activities are documented in this collection and the researcher should check the container list below, or the Student Organization Index [available at the Reference Desk], for a specific organization.

Researchers should also check related collections in the archives, especially Sorority Records, Fraternity Records, Student Association Records, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Publications, and Student Housing Records.  The Northern Star/Publication Index will also lead to information on specific groups or activities

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the materials in this record series.

Acquisition Method: The University Archives acquired records documenting student organizations and activities from various individuals over the past several decades.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Student Affairs Committee Records],
[Series II: Organizations and Annual Activities],
[Series III: Homecoming],
[Series IV: Religious Life],
[Series V: Student Protests and Demonstrations],
[Series VI: Commencement and Class Programs; Photographs [See also UA 34]],
[Addendum 1],

Series V: Student Protests and Demonstrations
Box 17
Folder 1: American Indian Committee
Folder 2: Campus Americans for Democratic Action
Folder 3: Citizens for Democracy
Folder 4: Choice '68 Committee, 1968
Folder 5: Coalition for an Anti-Imperialist Movement
Folder 6: DeKalb Tenants Association
Folder 7: DeKalb Area Alliance for Responsible Energy
Folder 8: Everywoman
Folder 9: Environmental Teach-In Committee
Folder 10: Friends for Bikecology
Folder 11: World Development Committee
Folder 12: Impeach Nixon Committee
Folder 13: Kennedy Action Corps
Folder 14: Libertarians for Capitalism
Folder 15: MIR
Folder 16: Marxist Study Group
Folder 17: New American Movement
Folder 18: Movement for a New Congress
Folder 19: NIU Progressives
Folder 20: Rehire Peter Roman Campaign, 1969
Folder 21: Revolutionary Student Brigade
Folder 22: ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corp) Protest, 1968-1970
Folder 23: Student Mobilization Committee
Folder 24: Student Peace Union
Folder 25: Students for Bakalis
Folder 26: Students for a Democratic Society
Folder 27: Students for Harold Hughes
Folder 28: NIU-DeKalb Committee to Support the Farm Workers
Folder 29: Students for Israel
Folder 30: Kennedy for the IL Presidential Primary Club; Students for Kennedy
Folder 31: Students for McGovern
Folder 32: Students for McCarthy
Folder 33: NIU Youth Coalition for Muskie
Folder 34: Student Committee for Peace
Folder 35: Students for Rockefeller, 1968
Folder 36: Total Repeal of Illinois Abortion Laws (TRIAL)
Folder 37: Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Folder 38: Women '77, 1977
Folder 39: Women's Studies Center
Folder 40: Walk for Development
Folder 41: Women United Against the War
Folder 42: Students for Nonviolent Action
Folder 43: United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) Lettuce Boycott, 1971
Folder 44: University Democrats
Folder 45: Young Americans for Freedom
Folder 46: Young Socialist Alliance
Box 18A
Folder 1: Human Relations Council, NIU, 1948-1957
Folder 2-7: May 1970 Protests, May 1970
Box 18B
Folder 8-9: Student Unrest Correspondence, 1969-1970
Folder 10: DeKalb County Journal, May 19-21, 1970
Box 19A
Folder 1: Draft Resistance, Memos & Announcements
Folder 2-4: Draft Counseling Center, 1968-1972
Folder 5: Resist, 1968-1972
Box 19B
Folder 1-4: News From Nowhere, (1968-1971)
Box 20
Folder 1-74: New Left Student Newspapers, various; Related Publications, (1967-1972); (1965-1988)

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Student Affairs Committee Records],
[Series II: Organizations and Annual Activities],
[Series III: Homecoming],
[Series IV: Religious Life],
[Series V: Student Protests and Demonstrations],
[Series VI: Commencement and Class Programs; Photographs [See also UA 34]],
[Addendum 1],

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