Center for Student Life Records
Language of Materials
The Center for Student Life Records contain paper and electronic records of student publications; fliers; event posters and calendars; photographs; brochures; guides for campus programs for incoming students; and programs from the Office of Student Activities. These materials reflect the social lives of the students at New York University through events and programs sponsored by student-led organizations, lecture series, and sororities and fraternities. The Center for Student Life assists New York University students in fostering a sense of community and supports students' transition into campus life.
The Center for Student Life engages New York University students during their transition into campus life. The Center serves as a central point of information and campus-wide events, and helps students navigate various aspects of the university, including clubs, fraternities, sororities, class activities boards, and community service opportunities.
The series and subseries arrangement of the records is as follows:
Series I. 2018 Donation, 1958-2018
Series II. 2019 Accretion, 1992-2018
Subseries II.A Events, 1996-2017 Subseries II.B Programs, 1993-2018 Subseries II.C Publications, 1992-2010 Series I was not arranged by an archivist; materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor. Series II is arranged into three subseries alphabetically. The files within each subseries are arranged chronologically by year.
Scope and Contents
The Center for Student Life Records (1958-2018) contain paper and electronic records of student publications; fliers; event posters and calendars; photographs; brochures; guides for campus programs for incoming students; and programs from the Office of Student Activities. These materials reflect the social lives of the students at New York University through events and programs sponsored by student-led organizations, lecture series, and sororities and fraternities. The 2019 accretion consists of event posters, conference programs, and flyers for concerts sponsored by NYU's Program Board; celebrations such as Pride Month and Asian Heritage Month; and student organization-sponsored events for groups such as La Herencia Latina and the Korean Student Association. Additionally, it includes programs and information bulletins on clubs, alternative spring breaks, Greek organizations, and the GOLD Leadership Program from the Office of Student Activities. Also included are student and university publications, such as The Minetta Review, The Plague, and Humanus: The New York University Journal of Human Rights.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the Center for Student Life are maintained by New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from New York University Archives. Please contact New York University Archives, email@example.com, 212-998-2596.
Identification of item, date; Center for Student Life Records; RG 12.16; box number; folder number; or item identifier; New York University Archives, New York University.
Location of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred by David Vogelsang, Executive Director, Center for Student Life in May 2018. The accession number associated with this gift is 2018.016. An additional accretion of materials was donated by David Vogelsang, Executive Director, Center for Student Life, in September 2018. The accession number associated with the accretion is 2019.010.
This collection was created and stored in the Center for Student Life. Various administrators and employees in the office collected the items. The majority of the items were collected by Bob Butler, former director of the Center for Student Life, but others may have also contributed to the collection.
Born-Digital Access Policies and Procedures
Advance notice is required for the use of computer records. Original physical digital media is restricted. An access terminal for born-digital materials in the collection is available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Researchers may view an item's original container and/or carrier, but the physical carriers themselves are not available for use because of preservation concerns.
About this Guide
At the time of accessioning, materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes and described to the collection-level.
At the time of accessioning the accretion, materials from accession 2019.010 were placed in acid-free boxes. A portion of the collection's content was foldered, while other printed materials remained unfoldered, but housed in appropriately sized acid-free containers. Original caption information, when available, was transcribed onto acid-free archival folders. The archivist maintained the original order of the Box Content List, but certain materials were consolidated and included a Materials Separation Sheet that recorded these transfers.
Electronic records on CD-R format have been imaged, analyzed, and arranged in Forensic Toolkit and Exact Audio Copy. New York University Libraries follows professional standards and best practices when imaging, ingesting, and processing born-digital material in order to maintain the integrity of the content.