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Student Government Records

Identifier: 0000-0066

Scope and Contents note

The Student Government Records contain both administrative and financial records kept by the Student Government through the years 1917-1987. The majority of these records belong to the Student Council, which was the legislative body of the Student Government. This collection also includes meeting minutes from the years 1921-1980, and various copies of the Student Government’s constitution and by-laws.

The Student Government Records are divided into three series: Administrative File, Financial Records, and Minutes.


  • 1917-1987

Biographical/Historical note

The Carnegie Mellon University Student Government is made up of an Executive Council and a Student Council. Throughout its history, the Student Government has used the terms “Student Council”, “Student Congress”, and “Student Senate” interchangeably to label the legislative body of the Student Government.

The Executive Council acts as the overall governing body of student activities on campus and is made up of a President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. They are responsible for appointing chairmen to oversee various campus activities and approving decisions made by the Student Council.

The Student Council acts as the legislative branch of Student Government. They coordinate and plan major activities and are responsible for holding elections, handling club finances, and connecting the student body with the University Administration. The Student Council includes representatives from each college and department within the University and the number of representatives elected for each is dependent on the size of that particular department.


3.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)




The Student Government Records consists of material created by the Student Government’s Executive and Legislative bodies during the years 1917-1987. These records include an assortment of Student Government constitutions, by-laws, budgets, and meeting minutes.

Student Government Records, 1917-1987
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Repository Details

Part of the Carnegie Mellon University Archives Repository

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