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Student Council records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-12.1.3

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. Also included in the collection is a pamphlet of the constitution and bylaws of the Student Council of Michigan State College.


  • Creation: 1875-1880, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders)

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Related Materials

Students' Association records (UA 12.1.4)

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Student Council Records
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Louzon
September 2006
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US