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Bucknell University, General Alumni Association Records Edit


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Crystal Matjasic
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  • 1919-1969 (Creation)


  • 4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (10) 5 inch document boxes; (4) oversize folders

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  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    The General Alumni Association was the alumni organization for Bucknell University from 1918-1969. As stated in the 1921 constitution, the purpose of the organization was to “create an active center of alumni who will diligently advance the interests of Bucknell University by strengthening the relations between the alumni and the University, by establishing efficient class and alumni organizations, by disseminating such as will arouse the interest of the public in the University, by bringing to the attention of students of preparatory schools and those desiring to take up professional and post-graduate work the advantages of Bucknell University as an educational institution, by fostering and encouraging under-graduate activities, by assisting to provide funds for the maintenance and endowment of the University and by making recommendations to the Board of Trustees of matters deemed material for the University’s welfare.”

    Membership to the General Alumni Association included any person to have received a degree or honorary degree from Bucknell University or matriculated into the University. Faculty members who were not graduates of Bucknell University were granted associate member status. The General Alumni Association published two alumni publications, the Bucknell Alumni Monthly (1914-1944) and the Bucknell Alumnus (1945-1972). It was formerly known as the Society of Alumni (1851-1876) and Alumni Association of Bucknell (1876-1918) and in later years the alumni association was known as the Bucknell Alumni Association (1970-2009) and the Bucknell University Alumni Association (2010- ).

  • Arrangement

    Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the General Alumni Association are arranged alphabetically by folder title and range from 1919 to 1969. The records include correspondence, Board of Directors materials, Alumni Fund materials, directories, publications, programming materials, alumni clubs materials and the by-laws and constitution of the General Alumni Association. The publications consist of the Bucknell Alumni Monthly and Bucknell Alumnus. Programming materials contain records on Reunion and Homecoming and the correspondence includes information about World War II veterans.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection. Additional records can be found in the Society for Alumni Records and oversize records.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restrictions

    The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Bucknell University, General Alumni Association Records, Special Collections/University Archives, Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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