US US-IaGG Archives/RG-SP
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RG-SP: Special Services and Summer Activities Office Records 1983-1996
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Consists of Jim Work's office files. Included are files concerning the celebration of the college's sesquicentennial in 1996.
The Summer Programs Office was organized in 1982 by James C. Work. The office coordinated special academic and athletic summer programs and outside groups using campus facilities for conferences. In 1989-1990 the name of the office was changed to Special Services and Summer Activities as additional responsibilities were added. During the college's sesquicentennial celebration, the office coordinated many on-campus and off-campus events. In July, 2001, the office merged with the Office of Public Relations to become the Office of Communications and Events.
Series 1 Summer Program Files: Have not been arranged; they include brochures and schedules from summer activities from 1983-1989.
Series 2 Sesquicentennial Celebration Files: Include memoranda, programs, planning and materials, and budgets for many events on campus and around the country. Also included are audio and video tapes of SQC events. The files are arranged by Grinnell activities and off-campus activities (generally arranged alphabetically by city).
Series 3 Scholars' Convocations: Includes 129 audiotapes of convocations from 1991-1997 and 23 videotapes of convocations, 1996-1997.
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Transferred to Special Collections by Jim Work in the late 1980s. Additional material was transferred in July and September 1997.