Rural Education Student Organizations records
07.RESO

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Rural Education Student Organizations records
ID
07.RESO
Date [inclusive]
1920-1944
Extent
0.8 Linear feet 2 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
There have been several Rural Education Student Organizations at Michigan State Normal College. The Trailblazer Club was devoted to rural education, while the Collegiate Country Life Club was for students interested in rural life and in rural school teaching. The  Rural Education Student Organizations records include materials from both of these organizations associated with rural education at Michigan State Normal College.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative History

There have been several Rural Education Student Organizations at Michigan State Normal College. The Trailblazer Club was devoted to rural education; its purpose was to "develop group spirit, social ease, ability to speak in public, skill in conducting public meetings, and other such powers as will prove helpful to teachers in public service." (Constitution, Article I).

The Collegiate Country Life Club was for students interested in rural life and in rural school teaching. The club activities included a mixture of both social and educational programs, as well as monthly meetings.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents

The Rural Education Student Organizations records include materials from various clubs and student organizations associated with rural education at Michigan State Normal College.

The Rural Education Student Organizations records have been divided into two series:  Trailblazer Club and  Collegiate Country Life Club. The Trailblazer Club records include the club constitution and bylaws, membership rosters, meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, programs, and other organizational records. The bulk of this material is dated 1922 to 1929. The Collegiate Country Life Club series includes a membership roster, certificates, programs, and financial receipts.

Return to Table of Contents »


Arrangement of Materials

The Rural Education Student Organizations records have been divided into two series:  Trailblazer Club and  Collegiate Country Life Club.

The Trailblazer Club records include the club constitution and bylaws, membership rosters, meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, programs, and other organizational records. The bulk of this material is dated 1922 to 1929.

The Collegiate Country Life Club series includes a membership roster, certificates, programs, and financial receipts.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 March 19

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to use through the University Archives.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Community education
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Education, Rural
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Service report

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

Trailblazer Club 1920-1944 

Scope and Contents

This box  includes information on both the Trialblazer Club and the Collegiate Country Life Club this includes programs, meeting minutes, and correspondence from both organizations.

Constitution and Bylaws 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 1

Rosters 1924-1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 2

Meeting Minutes 1920-1941 

 1920-1928 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766470)   1 3-4

 1934-1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766470)   1 5

Correspondence 1925-1933 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 6

Initiation Ceremony 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 7

Songs 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 8

Expenses 1925-1929 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 9

Programs 1923-1934 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 10

Clippings 1926-1941 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 11

Newsletters 1921-1924 

Volume 1 1921-1922 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 12

Volume 2 1922-1923 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 13

Volume 3 1923-1924 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766470)   1 14

Volume 4 1924-1925 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766488)   2 1

Volume 5 1925-1926 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766488)   2 2

Return to Table of Contents »


Collegiate Country Life Club 1922-1944 

Scope and Contents

This box has five bound volumes of the Trailblazer Newsletter published by the Rural Education Department at Michigan State Normal College.

Roster 1939-1944 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766488)   2 3

Certificates 1926-1931 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766488)   2 4

Scope and Contents

There are two certificates presented to the Trailblazer Club at Michigan State Normal College from the Collegiate Country Life Club one certificate is from 1926 and other one is from 1931.

Programs 1936-1943 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766488)   2 5

Receipts 1922-1942 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766488)   2 6

Return to Table of Contents »