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WSUSA Executive Branch records

Identifier: 15-01---001

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records and notes of committees that the Executive Branch were members of or oversaw; agendas, minutes, notes, and correspondence related to their positions and responsibilities.


  • Creation: 1958-2006
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1967-1977
  • Other: Date acquired: 1987


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

Weber’s student government was established in 1904, fifteen years after the school was started. The student government initially consisted of a president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer. Class and club presidents were given a voice in different committees, but were not officially part of the student government. At the beginning of the 1933-34 school year, the positions of Secretary and Treasurer were made separate positions due to higher enrollment. In 1942, the business manager position was added. These officers were in charge of all facets of student government, including legislative and judicial affairs. In the 1962-1963 school year, when the school changed to a four year institution, the student government was changed by creating the Student Academic Assembly (Legislative Branch) and Supreme Court (Judicial branch). While positions’ names were changed, the student government’s structure did not change significantly again until the 1967-1968 school year, when two new vice president positions were added. Two more vice presidents were added in the 1973-1974 school year. In 1972 the Associated Women Students (AWS), Associated Men Students (AMS), class presidents, and dorm representatives were eliminated as organizations and from the student government and more seats in the Senate were created. The Executive Branch was downsized to three positions in the 1984-1985 school year, and remained that way until the 2006-2007 school year when they increased the number of vice presidents. As of the 2011-2012 school year, there are a president and seven vice presidents in the Executive Branch.


2.05 Linear Feet (5 document cases)

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Arranged into ten series by position and committees; Series 1, President records, 1969-2973; Series 2, Executive Vice President records, 1967-1997; Series 3, Student Services Vice President Ombudsman records, 1970-1997; Series 4, Communications Vice President records, 1973-1976; Series 5, Legislative Vice President records, 1970-2006; Series 6, Financial Vice President records, circa 1970-1971; Series 7, Executive Branch binders, 1975-1977; Series 8, Union Building Planning Committee, Union Board, and Union Policy Board records, 1958-1980; Series 9, Reports, meetings, newsletters, and notes, 1971-1986; Series 10, State and National student government associations records, 1958-2003.

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the Weber State University Student Association (1987-08; 1989-03; 1993-04; 1996-18; 1996-19; 1998-33; 1999-17; 1999-30; 2003-23; 2005-12; 2005-27; 2006-19; 2006-20; 2006-39).

Source of Acquisition

Weber State University Student Association

Method of Acquisition

Received from Weber State University Student Association, 1987-2006.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are expected.

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

Kandice Newren, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408