Kansas State University. Student Governing Association. Consumer Relations Board records

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US US kmk 2015-16.006

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Kansas State University. Student Governing Association. Consumer Relations Board records


  • 1959-1990 (Creation)


7.50 Linear Feet, 5.00 Boxes

Name of creator

(1959-1990, undated)

Administrative history

Kansas State University’s first Student Council was formed with the approval of a constitution on June 12, 1909.  By 1919 the Student Council had undergone changes and became the Student Self Governing Association.  In 1926 the student government adopted a new constitution and became the Student Governing Association.  Since the reorganization the Student Governing Association has had a President elected by the students.  The rest of the Student Governing Association was comprised of a small representative body elected by the students.  The Student Council assumed the responsibility for the executive functions as well as the judicial. 
During the 1953-1954 year there was a shift where the student council switched from a small council of students to a three branch form of government with executive, legislative and judicial branches.  The legislative branch debates and votes on legislative proceedings and allocates the funds from the student privilege fees.  The judicial branch is meant review non-academic disciplinary student issues at Kansas State University.  The executive branch acts as the representative of the student body to the university administration.

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Scope and content

All materials within this collection relates to activities of the Consumer Relations Board of the KSU Student Governing Association.  This collection is made up of five (5) boxes.  The series are subjects, photographs and one artifact.  Subjects include topics such as advertising, business rolodex, consumerism, direct sales, food and drug administration, grievance committee, housing, insurance, landlord and tenant information, surveys, telephone log and warranties.  Photographs include photos of rental houses. The artifact is a 1977 button from the Nickel Campaign.

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series by type of material: 1) Subject Series, 1959-1990, undated; 2) Photograph Series, undated; 3) Artifact, 1977.

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Conditions governing access

No access restrictions: all materials are open for research.

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Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

It received accession number 2015-16.006.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: KSU Student Governing Association
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20150806

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Acquired because it is a university organization and its contents relate to the Consumer Movement Archives.


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Related archival materials

Related Materials: The following sources provide addition information on Consumer Movement:
American Council on Consumer Interests
American Council on Consumer Interests (Metzen Addition)
American Fairness in Lending
Currin V. Shields papers
Dorothy K. Wilner papers
Florence Mason collection
George Brunn collection
Louis S. Meyer papers
National Consumer Law Center Records
Richard L. D. Morse papers (Addition)
Roy Kiesling papers
Stewart Lee papers
Tessie Agan papers
Thomas Brooks collection
Walter T. Dartland papers
Related Materials URL: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/finding-aids#consumer

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Consumer Relations Board papers of the Student Governing Association, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Cynthia A. Harris
Processing Info: Cynthia A. Harris, staff in Morse Department of Special Collections processed this collection in September 2015.
Publication Date: 2015-09-29

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