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Engineering Society of the University of Buffalo scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 9/5/1323
Items were taken from a scrapbook: includes by-laws, newsletters, constitution, photos, publications, and other ephemera. Photos include images of dances, picnics, and board elections.

Collection was transferred to Archives on disbound and heavily damaged scrapbook pages. Items were removed from pages and original order and description was maintained.

Dates

  • circa 1949-1951

Creator

Terms of Access and Use

The Engineering Society of the University of Buffalo scrapbook is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

Items from scrapbook of the Engineering Society of the University of Buffalo. Includes photos, newsletters, and founding documents of the student group.

Historical Note

The Engineering Society of the University of Buffalo [ESUB] is a campus organization composed of students in the School of Engineering. Its purposes are to promote the welfare of all engineering students, to provide a social and educational program for all members, and to help advance the members towards professional development in their chosen field. It was founded in the University in 1939; this year [1950] its membership has reached a record of 734.

In keeping with this record membership, the society initiated several new projects this year. Among them was the publication of a monthly newspaper, the ESUB Journal; the showing of weekly movies in the ESUB Playhouse; the formation of the ESUB Glee Club; and the establishing of a Junior-Senior counseling system for all Engineering Freshmen.

In addition to these activities and the regular meetings, the Engineering Society repeated successful events held in previous years. These included caroling around the campus before Christmas vacation, an Engineering Open House and the Annual Engineering Spring Dance. All profits from this dance were deposited in the Engineering Scholarship Fund.

Each year, a joint committee of the ESUB officers and live faculty members meet to select the senior student who in their opinion has contributed most to the School of Engineering. In addition, certificates awarded to those members taking an unusually active part in the society. A trophy is given to the member whose participation in intra­mural sports seems particularly outstanding.

We of the Engineering Society believe that the engineer not only should be prepared to solve the technical problems of his profession, but should be prepared to play an active part in improving his community as well. Active participation in this society has been a step towards that end.

**Text from "To the Buffalonian", 1950, 1.5, 9/5/1323, Engineering Society of the University of Buffalo scrapbook, circa 1949-1951, University Archives, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Acquisition Information

Gifted to University Archives by Charles Fogel on February 18, 1988.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Amy Vilz, June 2018; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, June 2018.

Collection was transferred to Archives on disbound and heavily damaged scrapbook pages. Items were removed from pages with original order and description maintained.
Title
Finding aid for the Engineering Society of the University of Buffalo scrapbook
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz.
Date
18 June 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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