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Student Organization and RSC Scrapbooks and Photo Albums Collection

Identifier: 2019.07

Content Description

Twenty volumes of student organization and Rayburn Student Center Scrapbooks and Photo Albums. The collection includes event photos, program schedules, local newspaper articles, and personalized entries describing events that provide perspective into the university's past.

Series I: Campus Programming This series includes 10 volumes of Rayburn Student Center programs. Each scrapbook inlcudes a range of calendars, published news articles, and photographs detailing events. The dates in this series range from 1948 to 1987, with bulk dates from 1967 to 1975.

Series II: Competitions This series includes three volumes of scrapbooks which focus on competitive sporting events and a beauty pageant. Each scrapbook contains newsclippings from sporting events, and the photo album includes photographs documenting Miss ETSU 1971 Winner Judy Borden's time at the Miss Texas Competition.

Series III: Student Organizations This series includes seven volumes documenting certain student organizations, including the United Student Association (USA), Student Government Association (SGA), Asociacion Cultural de Hispanos Americanos (ACHA; Cultural Association of Hispanic Americans), Native American Association at Texas A & M University - Commerce, and the Golden Leos.


  • 1948 - 2012

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The scrapbooks and photo albums were created by different contributors whose names are unknown. Each scrapbook includes a different specialized understanding of ETSU and Texas A & M - Commerce university history from 1948-2012. Series I highlights university events and programs organized for students from 1948 to 1987. These programs were primarily held at the Rayburn Student Center, the center of activity for A & M - Commerce. Series II features Lion football and basketball game statistics and Miss ETSU 1971 Winner Judy Borden's compteting at the Miss Texas competition. Series III highlights the community service and impact of student organizations that worked to better the campus and community. The United Student Association advocated for the student body in programming. The Student Government Association worked to address student voices and needs. The Asociacion Cultural de Hispanos Americanos was a cultural group that advocated for and offered a place for shared experiences of Hispanic students. The Native American Association was a cultural organization focused on community service and educating the campus community. Golden Leos was a leadership and service organization connected to the President's Office.


4 Linear Feet (1 oversized flat box, 3 records boxes)

20 Volumes (20 volumes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by RSC Technical Services Advisor Rob McWhorter.

Student Organization and RSC Scrapbooks and Photo Albums Collection
Sunny Hausler
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository