- University of Montana-Missoula Student Union history collection
- 1947-2008 (inclusive)19472008
- 0.2 linear feet
- Collection Number
- Mss 798
- 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.
- 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
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
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.
[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
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|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
- Student unions--Montana--Missoula
- Lodge (University of Montana)
- University Center (University of Montana)
- University of Montana--Missoula--Buildings--History