Student Organizations And Publications. Student Religious Association (University Of Maine) Records
Scope and Contents
The records mainly contain textual information created by the University of Maine Student Religious Association which represented four clubs/organizations on campus the Hillel, The Newman Club, The Maine Christian Association and Canterbury.
The records includes materials on all the groups that were involved with the Student Religious Association including administration material such as meeting minutes and reports. There are other materials on subjects that were of interest to the S.R.A., like the Brotherhood Book Drive, Academics and Religion, activities hosted or sponsored, and correspondence discussing various events that the Association were involved in. Also includes material on educational seminars and programs that people either attended or were hosted by the Association. Some interesting material in this record group include: the Foreign Exchange Program, the documents kept that discuss history and current events and the interest of Education, Religion, and Recreation of the Aging, both generally and in Maine.
- Creation: 1912-1969
- University of Maine. Student Religious Association (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and sensitive information will be redacted before release.
Conditions Governing Use
Information on literary rights available in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.
Biographical / Historical
At the time the records in this record group were created (mid- twentieth century) the University of Maine's Student Religious Association represented four clubs/organizations on campus the: Hillel, The Newman Club, The Maine Christian Association and Canterbury. Although the Association didn't represent only one religion Hillel were its only non-Christian group.
The Association was governed by a cabinet that included representatives from the four groups. The purpose of the Association was to:
1. Provide a common organ for the effecting of united action as a result of the interchange of ideas. 2. Promote religiously motivated activities that the entire campus may participate in and benefit from. 3. Advance religion as a realistic and important part of college life. 4. Provide an opportunity for those students seeking a religious philosophy to become acquainted with the works and principles of the various faiths. 5. Cooperate with all student, faculty and administrative organizations in fostering spiritual goals, values, and ideals on the University of Maine campus. 6. Foster understanding and cooperation among the recognized faith groups. 7. Provide a common organ for the effecting of united action as a result of the interchange of ideas. 8. Promote religiously motivated activities that the entire campus may participate in and benefit from. 9. Advance religion as a realistic and important part of college life. 10. Provide an opportunity for those students seeking a religious philosophy to become acquainted with the works and principles of the various faiths. 11. Cooperate with all student, faculty and administrative organizations in fostering spiritual goals, values, and ideals on the University of Maine campus.
Language of Materials
Records are arranged physically by subject. Some file names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary and rehoused into archival quality storage. Space savings resulting from folders being removed for destruction meant the retained contents could be consolidated into four boxes instead of the original five.
Box numbers have changed:
- Old Box #1 & 2 (New Box 1)
- Old Box #3 (New Box 2)
- Old Box #4 (New Box 3)
- Old Box #5 (New Box 4)
Material not considered appropriate for permanent retention in Fogler Library’s Special Collections were destroyed, including financial records & income tax papers.
Accruals from the University of Maine Student Religious Association are not anticipated because the group is no longer active.
Formerly SpC MS 0429.
Processed by student worker Abigayl Novak and Matthew Revitt, July 2017, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series and the creation of this finding aid. Material still needs to be rehoused in appropriate archival folders (where needed) and the boxes and folders numbered and titled added using information from ArchivesSpace.
- University of Maine. Student Religious Association Records
- Matthew Revitt
- July 19, 2017
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- Finding aid written in English.