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National Student Association Collection

Identifier: BC37-06

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection contains a bound volume that includes a report and recommendations to the student body of Barnard College from the 22nd annual National Student Association conference, which took place August 19 - 29, 1969. The report and recommendations were written by Barnard student Joan Simon Rongen, the Corresponding Secretary of Undergrad and Barnard Observer to the Congress.

In addition to the report authored by Rongen, the bound volume contains pamphlets, schedules, programs, and reports from the varying groups, delegations, and other colleges involved in the National Student Association. The collection also contains a Barnard College banner.


  • Creation: 1969


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 Background

The United States National Student Association, 1947 - 1978, was a confederation of college and university student goverments. The purpose of the National Student Association was to create a network of strong student leaders, who would share ideas in person at annual meetings. It was revealed in 1967, through an article in the leftist publication Ramparts Magazine, that the National Student Association had been funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of larger governmental anti-Communist efforts.


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The collection consists of materials collected by the Barnard College National Student Association representative, from the National Student Association annual meeting in 1969.

Collection Arrangement

Items from the 22nd National Student Association Congress, including a report and recommendations written by Barnard student Joan Simon Rongen, are housed in a single bound volume. Order of documents within the volume is not apparent, but there is a table of contents to guide readers. Banner is stored separately in a custom sized box.

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.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Dinah Handel, July 2015.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.

Guide to National Student Association Collection
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Dinah Handel
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States