ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202

UNIVRSITY RELIGIOUS COUNCIL RECORDS

COLLECTION: UA #46

DATES: 1947-1966

SIZE: .25 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: The University Religious Council Records were deposited in University Records. The acquisition records are unavailable.

ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The records of the University Religious Council date back to 1947, although the council is believed to have existed long before that. The main purpose of this organization was to promote religion and religious life at the University of North Dakota. The religious council was made up of one representative from each religious group on campus along with the YMCA and YWCA. The group also encouraged all campus religions and their programs. A main outreach event of the organization was Religious Emphasis Week which was a yearly event from at least 1947-1966.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The University Religious Council Records contain documents that pertain to the organization and administration of the Religious Council. Included are minutes of council meetings, the constitution, directories, proposals to the council, and a history. It also contains correspondence both to and from the Religious Council as well as financial information that pertains to the council. This information includes financial reports, bills, receipts, and budget requests to the Student Activities Committee (SAC). Also included are some materials relating to various activities of the council such as conferences, retreats, and lectures. Miscellaneous materials are also included.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder
Organization and Administration

  1. History of the University Religious Council and a description of other college religious councils. 1965. (?)
  2. Constitution. No date.
  3. University Religious Council minutes. December 13, 1962- January 13, 1966.
  4. Proposals for the University of North Dakota Religious Council. 1965-1966.
  5. Directory of religious Council members, campus ministers, and student organization advisors. 1963-1965.

Correspondence

  1. Correspondence. September 26, 1962 - February 25, 1966.
  2. Various hand written notes pertaining to Religious Council activities, beliefs, and its budget.

Financial Materials

  1. Financial reports for the years, July 1, 1961- June 30, 1964.
  2. Budget requests to the Student Activities Committee. 1963-1965.
  3. Allocation of funds by the Student Activities Committee to the Religious Council. September 17, 1962- September 7, 1965.
  4. Bills and receipts. July 13, 1962- September 7, 1965.

Activities

  1. Religious Council retreat. September 22-23, (?)
  2. Regional Student Religious Affairs Conference. April 24-25, 1964 and May 7-8 1965.
  3. Various Religious Council Activities on campus. April 26, 1964- October 19, 1964.

Miscellaneous

  1. "Utilization of Radio for Education," KFJM # 55. No date.
  2. Miscellaneous: World University Service pamphlet, stamps.
  3. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1956-57.
  4. Officers- Committees. 1956-57.
  5. Proposed Budget. 1956-58.
  6. Proposed Constitution.
  7. Survey of Religious Emphasis Week. 1956.
  8. Study of Place of Religion in the Curricula of State Universities. 1955

 Original Donation  First Addition: 1947-1954

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