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Alumni Club manual

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Alumni Club Manual. Includes alumni development brochures and mailers from other universities; and the purposes, formation, and administration of alumni clubs.


  • 1966-1967

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Historical Note

The Alumni Association has undergone several changes in name and organizational format between 1915 and the present. For a period of eight years, 1932 to 1940, alumni affairs were under the direction of two organizationally distinct bodies, the Alumni Council (representing the interests of the University of Buffalo), and the General Alumni Association. However, these groups shared the same Secretary and merged in 1940.

1915 The first university-wide alumni organization, the Federated Alumni Association, is formed. This group consisted of representatives from the various divisional alumni associations.

1920 The University Council is reorganized. Twelve of the thirty-six members are chosen from the alumni.

1921 The Alumni Club (also known as the University of Buffalo Club) is formed. From 1922 to 1931, this group operated a club house in the former home of General Hayes on North Street. Initially this was a social organization but in the mid 1930s it became a group to raise money for scholarships at UB.

1926 The Federated Alumni Association becomes the General Alumni Association. The General Alumni Association intended to operate an alumni office. It published Alumni News (1926-1929) and appointed a secretary (A.B. Lemon). Because of the lack of financial support, the Association was unable to hire a full time secretary.

1932 The alumni members of the University Council become the Alumni Council. The Alumni Council appoints a full time paid secretary (William G. Cook) and establishes an Alumni Office.

1933 The General Alumni Association appoints William G. Cook as its secretary. Cook is secretary of both the Alumni Council and the General Alumni Association.

1940 The General Alumni Association and the Alumni Council merge to form the General Alumni Board.

1962 With the merger of the State University of New York and the University of Buffalo, the newly created. U.B. Foundation assumes responsibility for alumni programs.


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Alumni Club Manual. Includes alumni development brochures and mailers from other universities; and the purposes, formation, and administration of alumni clubs.


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Acquisition Information

Gifted to University Archives by John Robert Greene, College Archivist of Cazenovia College. The manual was part of the Cazenovia Archives and was gifted to University Archives by Greene in May 2019.

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Minimally processed by Amy Vilz, May 2019; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, May 2019.


Alumni Club manual
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