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Guide to the Town and Gown Records
Town and Gown records
Legal documents
Minutes and Reports
Scrapbook

Guide to the Town and Gown Records

Title

Guide to the Town and Gown Records

Summary

The Town and Gown records consist of documents dating from 1921 to 1998 and 2001, which detail the management of the group’s business. Included in the records are meeting minutes, treasurer reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, thank you letters, and yearly programs as well as the constitution and by-laws.

Source Format

Collection Guide

Date

1921-1998, 2001

1977-1998

Repository

Willamette University University Archives and Special Collection

Repository Address

900 State Street; Salem, Oregon; 97301 USA; Phone: 503/370/6845; Fax: 503/370/6141; Email: archives@willamette.edu; URL: http://library.willamette.edu/archives/

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Collection Number

WUA018

Language

Materials are in English.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series. Series I contains the Legal Documents of the organization, Series II contains copies of the Minutes and Reports of the organization, covering the years 1977 to 1998. Series III holds the compiled scrapbooks of Town and Gown.

Biographical/Historical Note

Historical Note

Town and Gown was organized on October 24, 1921 under the name “Lausanne Hall Guild,” to create a homelike atmosphere for the newly opened women’s dormitory, Lausanne Hall. In 1925 the name changed to “Town and Gown.” According to the group’s constitution, its new mission was “to promote a closer relationship between the faculty women of Willamette University and the women of the community interested in the welfare of the University.” In 1957, the group added to its objective the funding of “any student award, project or activity directly connected with Willamette University.” Throughout its years, the group became closely associated with the music program and would annually fund several small scholarships for music students. Town and Gown met six or seven times a year and meetings typically commenced with musical performances by Willamette students or faculty. Following the musical program, the group hosted a guest speaker and the topics ranged widely from African-American women’s history to the United States’ federal tax structure. After conducting group business, the group adjourned for a tea time and social hour. The funds generated from the membership dues and the contributions made at the tea table were the basis for the music scholarships. Additionally, the group actively advocated for women by collaborating with the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Geographic Place Names

Salem (Oregon)

Quantity

.25 cubic feet

Content Description

The Town and Gown records consist of documents that date from 1921 to 1998 and 2001, which detail the management of the group’s business. Included in the records are meeting minutes, reports of the treasurer, newspaper clippings, photographs and scrapbooks, thank you letters, yearly programs as well as the constitution and by-laws. Particularly notable is the association between Town and Gown and the Willamette University music department.

Subject

American Association of University Women

Town and Gown

Willamette University Town and Gown Scholarship

Willamette University music program

Lausanne Hall

Oregon

Special Collections

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.; For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.; Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Collection

Finding Aids

Title

Town and Gown records