University of Montana-Missoula Student Union history collection, 1947-2008  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
University of Montana-Missoula Student Union history collection
Dates
1947-2008 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 798
Summary
This collection includes correspondence, clippings, and an architect's report regarding a proposed student union at The University of Montana-Missoula (then Montana State University), 1947-2008 (bulk 1947-1954). Also included is some general research about the campus and on student unions.
Repository
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
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
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.

Languages
English.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the first Student Union building at the University of Montana-Missoula (then Montana State University) took place on July 24, 1934. The building, now home to the Fine Arts Department, opened to student use on November 22, 1935.

The university broke ground for a new student union building in April 1954. Dedication of this building, called the Lodge, took place February 17, 1955 in conjunction with Charter Day celebrations for the university's 62nd anniversary.

Construction of the current student union, the University Center, began Monday, October 3, 1966. The building opened to student use on January 6, 1969. The official grand opening ceremonies took place February 7, 1969.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes correspondence, clippings, and an architect's report regarding a proposed student union at the University of Montana-Missoula (then Montana State University), 1947-2008 (bulk 1947-1954). Also included is some general research about the campus and on student unions.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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-Missoula.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], University of Montana Student Union History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

The materials were gathered by Tonya Smith during her research for a book on the history of the student union in all forms and locations at The University of Montana-Missoula.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Tonya N. Smith, 2011.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Correspondence and clippings regarding a proposed student union 1947-1954
1/2 Report on Student Union Facilities by Hare & Elder, Architiects 1947
1/3 Clippings and other research on the campus, student union, and the university center 1969-2006
1/4 General student union research undated
1/5 Letter of reminiscences from Evelyn Rimel 2008
1/6 Three color slides of shops in the University Center 1997

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Student unions--Montana--Missoula

Corporate Names

  • Lodge (University of Montana)
  • University Center (University of Montana)
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Buildings--History