10.8 m of textual records (71 boxes)
In 1906 a students' union was organized as part of the Faculty
of Arts and Sciences. In 1907 the Student Representative Council
was organized by the University Council, but it was not until 1919
that the University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU) was officially
sanctioned. The UMSU Constitution, written in 1940, featured the
following objectives: to supply students with extra-curricular activities;
to facilitate personal contracts; to keep students informed on UMSU
decisions; to bring the University into closer contact with the
public; to attain continuity of student government; to act as an
effective lobby to the Provincial government; to make academic proposals;
and to work for the erection of a students' building.
UMSU is under the control of a Council made up of student representatives
from various faculties, schools, colleges and residences on campus.
The President and Vice-President hold the highest administrative
posts in UMSU and are flanked by the Directors of Student Services,
Administration, Communication and Programming. UMSU operates the
annual "Celebration" festival which includes guest speakers, films,
and social events and publishes the University student newspaper,
The Manitoban. It also produces an annual telephone directory and
finances all other faculty student councils.
The collection contains UMSU Council and Executive minutes, correspondence,
committee reports, financial statements, course evaluations, student
associations, and records from UMSU publications and conferences.
There are also records of elections, faculty and student associations,
groups funded by UMSU, and planning material for the University
Centre building. Most records pertain to the 1960-1983 period.
Written permission from UMSU required before access granted
Finding aid available
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for the 1996 accession.
UNPROCESSED RECORDS, 1965-1991
10 m.; 26 boxes
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