Special Collections and Archives

New Student Orientation records

Special Collections and Archives

New Student Orientation records

Kent State University. New Student Orientation records

Finding Aid 

Prepared by Barbara Bass, 2001; Updated December 2017


Inclusive Dates: 1972-1995
Extent: 1 cubic foot (1 record storage box)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Scope and Content: This collection includes handbooks, manuals, and training materials were used in orientation classes for incoming students at Kent State University as part of its New Student Orientation programs. This collection contains course curriculum guides, instructor and student instructor manuals. Also included is a small group of artifacts and a brochure from a 1976 New Student Orientation program.

Arrangement: The collection is organized by type of material and then chronologically by date within each grouping of materials.

Accruals: Additional archival records of this program are present in Special Collections and Archives and will be processed and added to this finding aid in the future.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Brochure: The Spirit of '76, 1972
    Historical Note: This brochure was given to members of the incoming Class of 1976 during new student orientation (also called "Freshman Week") in the fall of 1972.
    Acquisitions Note: Donated by D. Scott Cunningham, Class of 1977.
  2. Button: Spirit of '76, 1972
    Historical Note: This button was given to members of the incoming Class of 1976 during new student orientation (also called "Freshman Week") in the fall of 1972.
    Acquisitions Note: Donated by D. Scott Cunningham, Class of 1977.
  3. Course Curriculum Guide: Spring, 1980
  4. Course Curriculum Guide: Spring, 1981
  5. Course Curriculum Guide: Spring, 1983
  6. Course Curriculum Guide: Spring, 1985
  7. Nametag: New Student Program, 1972
    Historical Note: Used during new student orientation (also called "Freshman Week") in the fall of 1972.
    Acquisitions Note: Donated by D. Scott Cunningham, Class of 1977.
  8. Training Manual: 1984
  9. Training Manual: Spring, 1985
  10. Training Manual: Spring, 1986
  11. Instructor Handbook: 1987
  12.  Instructor Handbook: 1988
  13. Instructor Handbook: 1989
  14. Instructor Handbook: 1990
  15. Instructor Handbook: 1991
  16. Instructor Handbook: 1992
  17. Instructor Handbook: 1993
  18. Instructor Handbook: 1994
  19. Instructor Handbook: 1995