College Alumni Club Records
Scope and Contents
This is a collection of documents relating to the College Alumni Club, transferred on
behalf of the organization by Forrest Frank. The documents range from information about
the club to the essays written by its members.
Attached to this finding aid is a detailed index of papers presented at the College Alumni Club from 1890 to the present. Please note that this index (grouped by authors’ last names) only includes copies of papers that are actually held in Special Collections. An Excel version of the list of papers is available on archives’ local drive if sorting by other than name is desired. An “Intellectual Menu,” spanning 1890-2003, is available in print (in 6/1) and electronic form and contains a list of all papers scheduled for presentation compiled from meeting programs and reports.
The collection is organized into the following series:
1. Membership Information Box 1
2. Financial Information Box 1-2
3. Publications and Events Box 2-3
4. Governance Box 3-5
5. Memorial Resolutions Box 5-6
6. Papers and presentations Box 6-11
Biographical / Historical
The College Alumni Club was organized December 5, 1890 at the home of Dr. James B. Taylor, a professor of Natural Science at Illinois Wesleyan University. The club was founded to address the need for a group of college men to assemble and discuss issues of significance as well as to promote fellowship amongst college graduates. It is one of the oldest continuous clubs in the area, and holds dinner meetings monthly, where a paper is read and then discussed after the meal.
4.50 Linear Feet : 11 Boxes
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