Skip to main content

Student handbooks

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1970_197-UA

Content Description

Student handbooks with various titles. Some, such as the Freshman Handbook (1926-27, 1928-28), the "L" Book (1933-34, 1936-37), Howdy (1949-50, 1950-51), the Freshman Guide (1957), and the CardBook (2011-2019) were written with first-year students in mind. Others were geared to a more general student audience. This collection also includes legal and dorm life guides, which were intended to provide specific information on students rights and university policies, as well as Code of Student Conduct from 2012. These handbooks also had a variety of authors and official sponsors, from Pi Gamma Omicron, a women's service fraternity that prepared the Freshman Guide of 1957 and the Student Guide (1966-67), to the Student Government Association, which created Desideratum, the 1975-76 student handbook. The Vice President for Student Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences student government were also involved in the production of handbooks some years, as was the Office of Communication and Marketing, which produced the CardBook series. Information provided includes university rules and regulations; campus history, traditions, activities and organizations; student services; maps, calendars and fee information; and other information deemed helpful to new and/or continuing students. Legal handbooks were created by the Student Legal Services Office and the A&S Student Council. The handbook from the Legal Services Office focuses largely on students' legal issues outside the university, while the earlier A&S handbook has a substantial amount of information students' rights within the university, perhaps reflecting student concerns in the early- to mid-1970s. Dormitory handbooks provide information on living in the dorm, including dormitory governments, dorm policies and facilities, and the like.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1926-2019



1 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)