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Bucknell University, Society of Alumni Records Edit


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Crystal Matjasic
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  • 1851-1940 (Creation)


  • 0.42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (1) 5 inch document box

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  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    The Society of Alumni was formed in 1851 by the first graduating class of the University at Lewisburg. As stated in the 1851 constitution, the functions of the organization included “the promotion of Literature, the preservation of pleasing associations, and especially, the welfare and advancement of the University.” All graduates receiving a degree from the University at Lewisburg were permitted to join the Society of Alumni. In 1876, the Society of Alumni was renamed the Alumni Association of Bucknell. It was also known later as the General Alumni Association (1919-1969), Bucknell Alumni Association (1970-2009) and Bucknell University Alumni Association (2010- ).

  • Arrangement

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

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of Society of Alumni are arranged alphabetically by folder title and range from 1851 to 1940. The records include Commencement reports, correspondence and minutes. The minutes of the Society of Alumni include the constitution of the Society.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restrictions

    Materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, please contact the Special Collections/University Archives.

  • Preferred Citation

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