Willamette University Town and Gown records, 1921-1998  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
Willamette University Town and Gown records
Dates
1921-1998 (inclusive)
1977-1998 (bulk)
Quantity
1.25 linear feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA018
Summary
The Town and Gown records consist of documents dating from 1921 to 1998 that detail the management of the group's business. Included in the records are meeting minutes, treasurer reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, thank you letters, and yearly programs as well as the constitution and by-laws.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

The majority of this collection is open to researchers. There is one folder in Series II that is restricted.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Town and Gown was organized on October 24, 1921 under the name "Lausanne Hall Guild" to create a homelike atmosphere for the newly opened women's dormitory, Lausanne Hall. In 1925 the name changed to "Town and Gown." According to the group's constitution, its new mission was "to promote a closer relationship between the faculty women of Willamette University and the women of the community interested in the welfare of the University." In 1957 the group added to its objective the funding of "any student award, project or activity directly connected with Willamette University." Throughout its years, the group became closely associated with the music program and would annually fund several small scholarships for music students. Town and Gown met six or seven times a year and meetings typically commenced with musical performances by Willamette students or faculty. Following the musical program, the group hosted a guest speaker, and the topics ranged widely from African-American women's history to the United States' federal tax structure. After conducting group business, the group adjourned for a tea time and social hour. The funds generated from the membership dues and the contributions made at the tea table were the basis for the music scholarships. Additionally, the group actively advocated for women by collaborating with the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Town and Gown records consist of documents that date from 1921 to 1998 that detail the management of the group's business. Included in the records are meeting minutes, reports of the treasurer, newspaper clippings, photographs, a scrapbook, thank you letters, and yearly programs as well as the constitution and by-laws. Particularly notable is the association between Town and Gown and the Willamette University Department of Music.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Town and Gown records, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series. Series I contains the Legal Documents of the organization; Series II contains copies of the Minutes and Reports of the organization, covering the years 1977 to 1998; and Series III holds the compiled scrapbooks of Town and Gown.

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bobbie Aerni, 2009


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Legal documents, 1921-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Constitution and Bylaws
1921-1991
1 2
Town and Gown Officers (duties)
1921-1991

Series II:  Minutes and Reports, 1977-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
Minutes and Reports
1977
1 4
Minutes and Reports
1978
1 5
Minutes and Reports
1979
1 6
Minutes and Reports
1980
1 7
Minutes and Reports
1981
1 8
Minutes and Reports
1982
1 9
Minutes and Reports
1983
1 10
Minutes and Reports
1984
1 11
Minutes and Reports
1985
1 12
Minutes and Reports
1986
1 13
Minutes and Reports
1987
1 14
Minutes and Reports
1988
1 15
Minutes and Reports
1989
1 16
Minutes and Reports
1990
1 17
Minutes and Reports
1991
1 18
Minutes and Reports
1992
1 19
Minutes and Reports
1993
1 20
Minutes and Reports
1994
1 21
Minutes and Reports
1995
1 22
Minutes and Reports
1996
1 23
Minutes and Reports
1997
1 24
Minutes and Reports
1998
1 25
Membership Rosters
1977-1996

Series III:  Scrapbook, 1977-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Community and college
  • Town and Gown Scholarship

Corporate Names

  • American Association of University Women
  • Willamette University
  • Willamette University. Department of Music

Geographical Names

  • Lausanne Hall (Willamette University)
  • Salem (Or.)