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Tanan of Spur photograph albums, 1992-2003
- Tanan of Spur (University of Montana-Missoula)
- Tanan of Spur photograph albums
- 1992-2003 (inclusive)19922003
- 1.0 linear foot
- Collection Number
- Mss 775
- This collection includes two photograph albums documenting activities of the sophomore men's and women's honorary service organization, Tanan of Spur, at The University of Montana-Missoula from 1992-2003. Also included in the albums are lists of officers for some years and some reminiscence paragraphs from earlier members.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Founded in the early 1920s, the sophomore men's and women's honorary service organization at The University of Montana-Missoula (then State University at Missoula) was orginally a women's only organizaiton that was first called Tanan. After joining the national organization in 1931, it was known as the Tanan chapter of Spur. Commonly called Tanan of Spurs and sometimes just the Spurs, this group was the female counterpart of the Bear Paws, sophomore men's honorary service organization. The Spurs' original activities included ushering for football and basketball games, managing the annual Interscholastic Meet, discouraging students from straying off campus sidewalks and creating new pathways through lawns, encouraging participation in the annual campus cleanup known as Aber Day, and participating in Homecoming events. Sometime in the 1970s the Bear Paws and Spurs combined to become the Spurs with male and female student members.
By 1992 the Spurs’ activities included ushering for volleyball games; Homecoming events like designing a parade float and Singing on the Steps; fund-raising through selling bed-time stories, bake sales, and a book fair; a Red Cross blood drive; a Christmas party; and a clothing drive for the Poverello Center in Missoula.
The organization disbanded around 2003.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection includes two photograph albums documenting activities of the sophomore men's and women's honorary service organization, Tanan of Spur, at The University of Montana-Missoula from 1992-2003. Also included in the albums are lists of officers for some years and some reminiscence paragraphs from earlier members.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.
[Name of document or photograph number], Tanan of Spur Photograph Albums, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Universitiy of Montana--Missoula--Photographs
- Universitiy of Montana--Missoula--Students--Societies, etc.--Photographs
Form or Genre Terms
- Photograph albums--Montana--Missoula