Aztec Club records, 1930-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Aztec Club (University of Utah)
Title
Aztec Club records
Dates
1930-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1040
Summary
The Aztec Club records (1930-1998) contain financial records, mailing lists, constitutions, a club history, receipt books, meeting minutes, correspondence, and administrative files. The Aztec Club was formally organized in 1930 to "promote intellectual, social, and civic fellowship amongst its members" from the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City community.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The club's main purpose is to "promote intellectual, social, and civic fellowship amongst its members" from University and the community. It began as an informal circle in 1927. Several professors met in Professor Hyrum Beckstrand's office during lunch to discuss papers. In 1930, Professor Beckstrand formalized the club with a constitution. This formalization of the club allowed people from the community to join as well as professors. This constitution also limited the membership to sixty members. Women were allowed to join the club, but could not vote in meetings. It was not until 1971 that women were allowed to vote. One mystery that surrounds the club is its name. Some members believe that the name "Aztec" was used for the rebellious, aggressive, and war-like tendencies of the Aztec People. The club was founded shortly after the period when several University of Utah professors had lost their jobs for speaking out. The name represented the refusal of some professors to be cowed into silence. Membership in the club was, and still is, seen as a prized affiliation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Aztec Club records (1930-1998) contain financial records, mailing lists, constitutions, a club history, receipt books, meeting minutes, correspondence, and administrative files. The bulk of the collection deals with the internal workings of the club.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Aztec Club records, ACCN 1040, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 1040.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1-4 Administrative Files 1930-1978
Folder
5 1-4 Club Constitutions and Revisions
5 5-6 Receipt Books
6 1 Printed Schedules 1970-1989
6 2 Constitution
6 3 Mailing Lists
6 4 Dues Collected and Meeting Attendance
6 5 Membership Nominations and Letters to Inductees
6 6 Announcement Letters
6 7 Financial Data
6 8 Miscellaneous Financial Material
6 9 Historical Data
6 10 Thomas Schmid 1978
6 11 Everett L. Cooley, "The Aztec Club, A History, 1990"
6 12 Program, Theme "Pot-Pourri"
7 1 Correspondence 1979-1998
7 2 Amendments Proposed to the Constitution 1990-1992
7 3 Membership Rosters 1970-1992
7 4 Programs 1972-1993
7 5 Officer's Meeting Minutes 1990-1991
7 6 Financial Records
7 7 Miscellaneous

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Aztec Club (University of Utah)
  • University of Utah--Faculty
  • University of Utah--History
  • University of Utah--Societies, etc.--History--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Minutes
  • Programs