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School of Advanced International Studies, Student Government records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-07-035

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Scope and Contents

The records of the SAIS Student Government range in date from 1976 to 1981, and consist primarily of correspondence and course evaluation results, for which the Student Government is responsible. Other records include those of the Curriculum Committee, 1979-1980, dealing mainly with the controversial implementation of a core curriculum at SAIS, and a file of financial records, 1977-1981. The record group is arranged in one series and folders are filed alphabetically by file title.


  • Creation: 1976-1981


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The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Student Committee first appears in a farewell letter to Dr. Halford Hoskins after his resignation as Director of the School in 1949. After that, the records of the SAIS Office of the Dean contain lists of Committee members and correspondence between the Committee and Deans Thayer and Wilcox from the years 1953 to 1962, and 1969 to 1973 (RG 07.001, Subgroup 1, Series 1, Student Committee, 1949-1962 and Student Committee, 1969-1973). The Committee apparently acted as a mediating body between the students and the administration and faculty on such issues as the proposed imposition of a student activities fee, determination of the nature of oral exams, SAIS relations with the Defense Department during the Vietnam War, and student influence on the faculty hiring process.

By the late 1970s the Student Government apparently had taken over responsibilities relating to orientation, socials, and the sponsorship of clubs, a newsletter, and occasional lectures. In 1977 they also assumed responsibility for the course evaluation process, a major activity.


0.32 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches))

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Transferred by the SAIS student treasurer.

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Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Parker Williams and Brian Harrington.

School of Advanced International Studies, Student Government records
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA