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Florida State University Student Government Association University Council Minutes

 Collection — Box: 1813
Identifier: MSS 2007-018

Scope and Contents

The Florida State University (FSU) University Government Association University Council Minutes document the deliberations of this governing body from 1950-1952. Predominant topics covered in the minutes include approval of student organizations, campus parking, dress codes, selection of students for Who's Who in American Colleges, student judiciary penalties, student representation on campus committees, and training programs for new student government officers. Arrangement is chronological.

Related materials documenting Reubin Askew's activities in student government and student government history may be found in the following collections in this repository: Reubin Askew Student Memorabilia and the Florida State University Student Government Association Records.


  • Created: 1950-1952
  • Other: Majority of material found in 4 October 1950-17 April 1952


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

As stated in the revised 1950 Constitution of the University Government Association, "the executive power of the University Government Association shall be vested in the University Government Association Executive Council, to be known as the University Council." This governing body met once a week. Meetings were open and all interested students were invited to attend. According to the 1950-51 Student Handbook, the presiding officer of the University Council was the University Government Association (UGA) President.

The Council appointed, upon the recommendation of the UGA President, standing committees that were responsible to the Council for the following divisions of student affairs: Athletics and Recreation; Elections; Organizations; Finance; Social Standards and Calendar of Events; Auditing; Budgeting; and Funds. The Chief Justice of the University Court made the recommendation for the Honor Committee to the Council. These committees were important in directing the extra-curricular programs on the FSU Campus.

The first UGA President that presided over the Council from 1950-1951 was Reuben Askew, who later became Florida Governor. In January 1952, there was another revision of the University Government Association Constitution, and the University Council's name was changed to the University Executive Council.


2.00 folders

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Method of Acquisition

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Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed by Burt Altman in July 2007.

Florida State University Student Government Association University Council Minutes
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US