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WSUSA Programming Board records

Identifier: 15-05---001

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, fliers, contact lists, general records, and photographs of the various committees that make up the Programming Branch.


  • Creation: circa 1943-2004
  • Other: Date acquired: 1987


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Weber State University Programming Branch, part of student government at Weber State University, arranges activities such as dances, movies, festivals, parties, exhibits, games, lectures, concerts, performances, and special events. The Branch and its predecessors have existed since the 1950s. The types of committees reporting to the Branch vary from year to year as decided by the Executive Branch of student government. The Programming Branch is comprised of the chairpersons of the different committees which report to it, with the Vice President of Programming in charge. From 1999-2004, the Activities Committee was an independent entity, but in 2004 it remerged with the WSUSA Executive Branch. During its history, the branch has also been known as the College Activities Board (CAB), the Campus Activities Board, the Union Activities Board, and the Student Activities Committee. Among the significant activities planned by the Programming Branch were the Union Building Birthday Party (1960s-1990s), Miss Weber State Pageant (1960s-1983), and Sun Festival (late 1970s-1980s), also called SunFest. Concerts were a regular occurence until 1984, at which time the focus was switched to the convocation series. At various times during the school’s history, the Programming Branch has been responsible for planning Homecoming, and this responsibility was officially transferred to the Branch in 2000. Through its oversight of the school’s master calendar, the Programming Branch is in charge of scheduling all meetings, social functions, lectures, plays, or other non-academic activities involving students, faculty, and staff on campus.


28.84 Linear Feet (14 document cases, 14 flat document cases, 3 posters, 1 oversized photograph)

Language of Materials



Arranged into 15 series by committee and format: Series 1, Programming Branch description, forms, and lists, circa 1943-2004; Series 2, Programming Branch meeting minutes and binders, 1956-2004; Series 3, Programming Branch Master Calendar records, 1954-1988; Series 4, Entertainment Committee, 1963-1978; Series 5, Homecoming Committee, 1965-2004; Series 6, Wildcat Weekend Committee, 1970-2002; Series 7, Film, Film and Lecture, and Movie Madness Committees, 1964-2004; Series 8, Arts and Crafts Committee, 1966-1981; Series 9, Dance, Publicity, Hospitality, Lectures, and Games and Recreations Committees, 1975-2004; Series 10, Special Events Committee, 1970-1982; Series 11, Current Events, Union Cultural, Exhibits, and Fine Arts Committees, 1970-1981; Series 12, Welcome Week, Spring Fever Week, Comedy and Concerts, and Family Programs Committees, 1974-2004; Series 13, Midday, Off Broadway, Fanatics, and Davis Campus Activities, 1986-2004; Series 14, L.E.A.P. and General Files, 1969-1983; Series 15, Scrapbooks, 1962-1981.

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