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Barnard College Student Government Association/Undergraduate Association Records

Identifier: BC37-01

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection is comprised of administrative documents related to functions of the Student Government Association (SGA) including correspondence; constitutions and charters; budgets; programs and invitations for undergraduate officers' installation assemblies; notebooks; reports and precedent books; and meeting minutes and agendas for the Undergraduate Association, Board of Student Presidents, Student Council, and Representative Assemblies. Additionally, there are meeting minutes, reports and correspondence for a variety of committees. Other representative bodies present in the collection include the Representative Council and the Honor Board. There are also reports from a variety of student clubs and materials related to SGA events.


  • Creation: 1903 - 2018


This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Historical Note

The Undergraduate Association was formed in 1892. Every student at Barnard College was a member of the Undergraduate Association. Between 1892 and the late 1960's, it was organized under three boards; Student Council (executive), Representative Assembly (legislative), and Honor Board (judicial). Since the 1990's the organization has been known as the Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA elects a representative student government, sponsors co-curricular activities, special events, and clubs reflecting the interests of the student body.


9.09 Linear Feet (21 document boxes, 1 half document box, 1 oversized folder)




This collection consists of materials related to the functions of the Barnard College Student Government Association. Materials include, but are not limited to, correspondence, constitutions, budgets, programs, invitations, notebooks, and reports.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following four series. Series 1, Administrative Records, is subdivided into five subseries:

Series 1, Administrative Documents
Subseries 1.1, Constitution and Charters
Subseries 1.2, Correspondence
Subseries 1.3, Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Subseries 1.4, Budgets
Subseries 1.5, Reports and Precedent Books

Series 2, Committees

Series 3, Student Clubs

Series 4, Events

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

The acquisition date and source is unknown.


Additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Shannon O'Neill in July, 2015. Previous descriptive work by an unattributed author is utilized in this finding aid.

Guide to the Barnard College Student Government Association/Undergraduate Association Records
Shannon O'Neill
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States