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A Guide to the University of Florida Student Organization Files

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
May 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Adviser to Student Organizations.
Title: University of Florida Student Organization Files
Dates: 1935-1965
Bulk dates: 1949-1965
Abstract: Series 146 consists primarily of files on inactive student organizations plus a few folders related to the development of the office of the Adviser to Student Organizations.
Extent: 2.5 Linear feet. 5 boxes, 1 folder.
Identification: Series 146
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The University of Florida appointed an Adviser to Student Organizations in 1949. Assistant Dean of Students H. K. McClelland served as the first advisor. The office kept files on each organization that sought official recognition from the University.


Scope and Content

Series 146 consists primarily of files on inactive student organizations plus a few folders related to the development of the office of the Adviser to Student Organizations. For the most part, the organization files in this series were created in 1949. At that time, all student organizations were required to submit an application form and, periodically, organization reports. Some pre-1949 records were included for organizations that filed in 1949. A few organizations that disbanded prior to 1949, such as the short-lived Florida chapter of the American Student Union and the Co-Ed Club, are included here. The content of the organization files varies considerably. Some files contain only an application form. Most files contain the application form, several reports, and lists of officers. A few contain other records including publications, constitutions, correspondence with the Assistant Dean, and minutes. The series does not document social fraternities. Current files are maintained in the Program Office of the Reitz Union.

The oldest files are divided into Military, Political, Religious, Regional, and Miscellaneous organizations and then arranged alphabetically. Subsequent files are arranged alphabetically without distinction as to organization type.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Florida Student Organization Files, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Military Organizations

Box
1 Field Artillery Association. 1950-1951
1 Florida Rifelettes. 1963-1964
1 University of Florida Infantry Association. 1950-1954


Political Organizations

Box
1 Action Party. 1964-1965
1 Alto Adams for Governor Club. 1952
1 American Student Union. 1938-1940
1 American Youth for Democracy. 1945
1 Gator Committee for American Action. 1949-1950
1 Billy Mathews for Congress Club. 1952
1 Campus Party. 1959
1 Capital City Club. 1950
1 Carlton for Governor Club. 1960
1 College People for Pepper. 1958
1 Contenionalists. 1958-1960
1 Dan McCarty Club. 1952
1 Florida Students for Democratic Action. 1948-1951
1 Gators for Burns. 1960
1 Gator Party. 1949-1964
1 Gators for Stevenson Club. 1952
1 Independents for Hendrick. 1963
1 J. Bailey Odam for Governor. 1954
1 Johns for Governor. 1954
1 Liberty Party. 1952-1953
1 Miscellaneous political organizations
1 Necessary Party. 1954
1 Progress Party. 1965
1 Progressive League of Florida. 1948-1949
1 Students for Dickinson Club. 1960
1 Students for Goldwater. 1963
1 Students for Hancock Club. 1960
1 Students for Holland. 1958
1 Students for Lyndon Johnson. 1960-1961
1 Students for Mathews
1 Suwannee Party. 1952
1 United Party. 1960-1962
1 United World Federalists. 1948-1949
1 Victory Party. 1954
1 VOTE Party. 1964
1 Young Democrats for Nixon. 1960


Religious Organizations

Box
1 B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation. 1949-1958
1 Canterbury Club and Vestry. 1948-1958
1 Disciples Student Fellowship. 1954-1959
1 Intercollegiate Zionist Federation of America. 1948-1961
1 Levantine Club of University Men and Women of Arabic Descent. 1952-1954
1 Primitive Baptist Youth Fellowship. 1953


Regional Organizations

Box
1 Brevard County Club. 1949
1 Brooksville Club. 1949-1953
1 Broward County Club. 1949
1 Central Florida Interfraternity Association. 1950
1 Clearwater Club. 1949-1951
1 Conch Club. 1947-1948
1 Daytona Beach Club. 1949
1 Ft. Myers. 1950
1 Gadsden County Club. 1949
1 Gainesville Club. 1949-1954
1 Haines City Club. 1948-1950
1 Inter City Council. 1949-1951
1 Jacksonville Club. 1949-1950
1 Lake County Club. 1949-1951
1 Marion County Club. 1949-1950
1 Miami Club. 1948-1949
1 Okaloosa Club. 1949-1951
1 Osceola County Club. 1949-1950
1 Palm Beach County Club. 1949
1 Panama City Club. 1948-1949
1 Pasco County Club. 1949
1 Pensacola Club. 1949
1 Pinellas County Club. 1955
1 Plant City Club. 1947-1949
1 Putnam County Club. 1948-1949
1 Ridge Club. 1950-1954
1 Santa Rosa Club
1 Sarasota Club. 1949-1950
1 Seminole County Club. 1949
1 St. Petersburg Club. 1948-1949
1 Suwannee County Valley Club. 1950
2 Tampa Club. 1948-1951
2 Tarpon Springs. 1948-1951
2 Winter Haven Club. 1950


Miscellaneous Clubs

Box
2 Adelphos Society - Masons. 1940-1950
2 Advertising Club. 1948-1954
2 Alpha Psi Omega (Dramatics). 1941-1948
2 American Guild of Organists. 1947-1948
2 American Legion Post
2 Apprentice Players. 1958-1962
2 Art Society. 1947-1954
2 Bacteriology Society. 1949-1951
2 Bolles Alumni Club
2 Botanical Society. 1959-1961
2 Business Education Club. 1948
2 Camera Club. 1947-1955
2 Cavalettes. 1951-1960
2 Cavaliers. 1957-1962
2 Co-Ed Club. 1937-1940
2 College Poetry Society of America
2 Collegiate Civitan Club. 1960
2 Commonwealth Club. 1957-1958
2 Delta Phi Alpha (Honorary German). 1949-1956
2 Delta Sigma Omicron (Disabled Students Organization). 1955-1956
2 Epsilon Pi Tau. 1951-1955
2 Fine Arts Society. 1932
2 Flagers (Geology). 1951
2 Florida College Farmer. 1960-1961
2 Florida Independent Council. 1948-1950
2 Florida Women's Independent Society. 1950
2 Foreign Commerce Society. 1948
2 The Forum (Discussion). 1951-1952
2 Future Teachers of America. 1952-1957
2 Gamma Alpha Chi (Women's Professional Advertising). 1951-1960
2 Gator Motorcycle Club. 1951
2 Gator Wizards Club. 1951
2 Glouf - General Science Lit.
2 Graduate Educational Association. 1949-1961
2 Hellenic-American Club. 1950-1962
2 Industrial Arts Society. 1950-1958
2 Industrial Engineering Society. 1935
2 Interfraternity Conf. Professional. 1934
2 International Relations Club. 1950-1958
3 Kappa Phi Kappa (Teachers honorary)
3 Le Circle Francais. 1954-1960
3 Leigh Chemical Society. 1936-1949
3 Mathematics Society. 1953
3 Mike and Key Club. 1939
3 National Defense Transportation Assoc. 1949-1952
3 Omega Sigma Pi (Governmental Service)
3 Order of Athena. 1962-1963
3 Order of Palms (Honorary Lit)
3 Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts. 1954
3 Pep Club. 1949
3 Philosophy Club. 1952-1962
3 Pi Epsilon (dramatics). 1937
3 Rehabilitation Association. 1957
3 Riparian Club. 1952
3 Sci-Fi. 1957
3 Sigma Delta Pi (National Honorary Spanish). 1949-1957
3 Sociology Club. 1949-1958
3 Solons Club (Independents)
3 Sportmen's Club. 1949
3 Springfield Hall. 1955
3 Stamp Club. 1951-1961
3 Stray Greek Society. 1954
3 Student Club Managers Association. 1955-1958
3 Student Trailer Park. 1956
3 Torreador Club (Animal Husbandry). 1934-1935
3 University Demolay Club. 1950-1957
3 UF Art Society. 1956-1957
3 University Riding Club. 1953-1954
3 Vagabonds. 1948
3 White Friars. 1948-1949


Unapproved Organizations

Box
3 Eta Mu Pi (Business Ad.)
3 Florida Flyers. 1948
3 Scuba Gators, Inc.


Additional Organizations (not organized by type)

Box
3 Aero Club
3 Alpha Omega Delta (Honorary Medical)
3 American Chemical Society
3 American Society of Agronomy
3 Americans for Democratic Action
4 UF Broadcasting Guild
4 Campus Conservative Club
4 Christian Congregational Student Center
4 Collegiate Council for the United Nations
4 Council of Honor Societies
4 Council of Professional Societies
4 Council of Special Activities Organizations
4 Cuban Revolutionary Student Committee
4 Educational Organizations Council
4 European Club
4 Florida Geological Society
4 The Freedom Party
4 Finance Association
4 Gamma Sigma Delta (Honorary Agriculture)
4 Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemical)
4 High for Governor
4 Interorganization Council
4 Kappa Epsilon - Greek Letter Religious Society
4 L'Apache
4 Law Students for Civil Rights
4 Liberal Forum
4 Lyceum Council
4 Marketing Society
4 National Collegiate Players
4 National Students' Assoc.
4 Nursing Students' Assoc.
4 Order of the Last Krewe (also Bacchus Club and Ye Pirates). 1935-1964
4 Pi Mu (Pre-Med)
5 Pi Sigma Epsilon (Sales and Marketing)
5 Phi Sigma Sigma
5 Resident Staff Board
5 Sales Club
5 Service Council
5 Sigma Tau Delta (Professional Eng.)
5 Skate Club
5 Soc. for the Advancement of Management-Industrial Eng.
5 Society of Friends
5 Society of Mechanized Agriculture
5 Society of Women Engineers
5 Sports Car Club
5 Stereophiles of UF
5 Student Conservative Club
5 Student Group for Equal Rights (in oversize folder)
5 Students for Kirk
5 Student Nurses Organization
5 Thai Club
5 Thyrsus - Horticulture
5 Unitarian Fellowship
5 Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship
5 Women's Independent of Florida


Adviser to Student Organizations

Box
5 Appointment of. 1948
5 Correspondence. 1950-1953
5 Report. 1950
5 Memos. 1950-1965


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

College students -- Florida -- Political activity.
College students -- Religious life -- Florida.
University of Florida -- Students -- Societies, etc.



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