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Finding aid for the Kent State University student handbook ("K" book) collection

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Kent State University student handbook ("K" book) collection
Inclusive Date(s): 1928-1970
Author: Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Traina
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Elizabeth Traina using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2012
Origination: Kent State University
Extent: .66 cubic feet (2 document cases)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0136
Abstract: The Kent State University student handbook, often referred to as the freshman "K" book was published each academic year from approximately 1928 through 1970. The books contain a general overview of university life including traditions and customs, activities and organizations, and rules and regulations.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of Kent State University student handbook ("K" book)

The Kent State University student handbooks, commonly referred to as "K" books, were produced each academic year from approximately 1928-1970 (exceptions noted) under the authority of Student Council, and later both Student Council and the Publications Policy Committee. These generally pocket-sized guides were intended for use by incoming freshmen as a means of becoming acquainted with university rules, regulations, traditions and customs, activities, campus organizations and other information about life at Kent State University. There are several academic years during which the books were either not published, or if they were published, they are not currently included in this collection. More detail on available dates can be found in the scope and content.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of at least one example of each academic year's "K" book, spanning the years 1928-1970. Some gaps occur in the collection, indicating either the books were not published during those years, or if they were published, are not currently included in the collection. The books are arranged by the academic year in which they were produced. It should be noted that the year shown on the covers of the books is the respective class's graduating year, not the date published.

At present, the collection lacks the following years: 1931-1932; 1932-1933; 1934-1935; 1935-1936; 1936-1937; 1958-1959; 1959-1960; 1960-1961; 1961-1962; 1962-1963; 1963-1964; 1964-1965; 1965-1966; 1966-1967; 1968-1969.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically, by date published. It should be noted that the date shown on the covers of the books is the respective class's graduating year, not the date published.

Preferred Citation

Kent State University student handbook ("K" book) collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The Kent State University student handbooks ("K" books) were produced by the university, and archived accordingly.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State University -- Archives.
Kent State University -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
College students -- Ohio -- Kent.
College students -- Conduct of life.
Education, Higher -- Ohio -- Kent.
Education, Higher -- History -- 20th century.
Functions:
Education, Higher -- Administration.
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Occupations:
College administrators.
Material Types:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Handbooks.
Publications.



Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 1 / Folder 1
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1928-1929
Box 1 / Folder 2
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1929-1930
Box 1 / Folder 3
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1933-1934
Box 1 / Folder 4
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1937-1938
Box 1 / Folder 5
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1938-1939
Box 1 / Folder 6
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1939-1940
Box 1 / Folder 7
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1940-1941
Box 1 / Folder 8
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1941-1942
Box 1 / Folder 9
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1942-1943
Box 1 / Folder 10
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1943-1944
Box 1 / Folder 11
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1944-1945
Box 1 / Folder 12
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1945-1946
Box 1 / Folder 13
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1946-1947
Box 1 / Folder 14
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1947-1948
Box 1 / Folder 15
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1948-1949
Box 1 / Folder 16
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1949-1950
Box 1 / Folder 17
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1950-1951
Box 1 / Folder 18
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1951-1952
Box 1 / Folder 19
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1952-1953
Box 2 / Folder 1
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1953-1954
Box 2 / Folder 2
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1954-1955
Box 2 / Folder 3
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1955-1956
Box 2 / Folder 4
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1956-1957
Box 2 / Folder 5
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1957-1958
Box 2 / Folder 6
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1967-1968
Box 2 / Folder 7
KSU student handbook ("K" book), 1969-1970