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Bowling Green State University Retirees Association - MS 753

Introduction | Agency Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction

The Bowling Green State University Retirees Association (BGSURA) collection consists of proceedings, subject files, newsletters and photographs from this organization. The donation and transfer of these records to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged in approximately 1998 with continual additions to the present time. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by Stephen W. Badenhop, Archival Assistant, in September 2008.

 Agency Sketch

The Bowling Green State University Retirees Association (BGSURA) was organized in June 1995. The purpose of the group was varied, as they sought to deepen the friendships and associations of former faculty and staff through recreational and community activities, continue and foster a close liaison with Bowling Green State University for the general welfare and mutual benefits of each other, safeguard their members pension plans and convey care for each other. Membership was opened to all full-time and part-time faculty and staff who have worked at the University for at least five years. The body is governed by a board of twelve directors. The board in turn elects a president, vice president and secretary with an appointed newsletter editor and archivist/historian. There are also eight standing committees that serve the organization consisting of executive, nominating, program, activities, professional, by-laws, membership and benevolence committees. The society is also a member of the Ohio Council of Higher Education Retirees. The group continues to be an active member of the Bowling Green State University community.

Bowling Green State University Retirees Association Board of Directors, 1995

 Scope and Content

The Bowling Green State University Retirees Association (BGSURA) collection consists of 0.3 linear feet of material including proceedings, subject files, newsletters and photographs. The proceedings section gives detailed lists of the group membership from 1995 to 2008 along with some sporadic meeting minutes from the board of directors. The subject files contain convocation and activities programs along with the organization's constitution. The most important aspect of the collection is the run of group newsletters from 1995 to 2008 detailing the group's activities and reflections on the past of Bowling Green State University. The photographs in the collection show members of the association and a picture of the first convocation.

 Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES
1995-2004
Arranged chronologically
Minutes of the board of directors along with the executive committee

MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
1995-2008, 2010
Arranged chronologically
Lists of the members of the group along with list of the members of the board of directors

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE
1995-2005
Arranged chronologically
Letters and memorandums about organization meetings and objectives

SUBJECT FILES

SUBJECT FILES
1995-2008
Arranged alphabetically
Various topical files including the organizations constitution and activities

REPORTS

FINANCIAL REPORTS
1995-1997
Arranged chronologically
Group budget and fiscal reports

SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS

NEWSCLIPPINGS
1995
Newsclippings related to the formation of the Retirees Association

PRINTED MATERIAL

NEWSLETTERS
1995-2010
Arranged chronologically
Monthly newsletters published by the organization during the academic year

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

POSTIVE PRINTS
1995
Various photographs of group members and the first organizational convocation

 Inventory

Box 1

Folder
  1. Minutes - Board of Directors, 1995-2004
  2. Minutes - Executive Committee, 1996
  3. Membership - Directors/Committees Lists, 1995-1997
  4. Membership - Directories, 1995-2008, 2010
  5. Membership - Report, 1995
  6. Correspondence, 2005
  7. Memorandums, 1995-1997
  8. Constitution & By-Laws, 1995-1998
  9. Convocation & Luncheon Programs, 1995-2008
  10. Events Calendar, 1997-1998
  11. Officers Nomination Form, 1998
  12. Budget Report, 1995-1997
  13. Newsclippings, 1995
  14. Newsletters, 1995-2000
  15. Newsletters, 2001-2005
  16. Newsletters, 2006-2010
  17. Photographs, 1995

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