Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) Records
This collection is composed of the records of the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC), the Lawrence community government that was founded in 1968 and is currently still active. Materials in the collection include meeting minutes, member lists, correspondence, constitution and by-laws, and legislation passed. Articles and photographs of the group are also included. The records are arranged chronologically by year, and materials that were originally in a binder are arranged according to the order they were in in the binder.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Lawrence University does not hold the copyright for all materials in this collection. Uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) require the researcher to secure permission from the copyright holder.
5.60 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Biographical or Historical Information
The Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC), a student/faculty community government, was created in the spring of 1968 and held its first meeting on May 6, 1968. It superseded the Student Senate. Students began seeking greater influence in the daily operations of Lawrence in the mid-1960s. In 1967, the Student Sentate created a committee to investigate the possibility of having a community government at Lawrence composed of both faculty and student representatives. The faculty approved the proposal for the creation of LUCC on April 1, 1968, and the student body also voted in favor of it. LUCC held its first meeting in May 1968 in Riverview Lounge of Memorial Union. Meetings would continue to be held there until September 2009 when the Warch Campus Center opened and the meetings were moved there. Since 1968, meetings have usually been held biweekly. Meetings include time for the community to voice concerns, a report on the budget of LUCC, reports from subcommittees of LUCC, and reports from the student and faculty representatives. Presidential and vice-presidential elections are held each February. Student representative elections are held in late spring, with elections for first-year students occurring in the fall. There are currently 16 student representatives and 3 faculty representatives, including the Vice President for Student Life.
Materials are arranged by the academic year that they originated in.
Method of Acquisition
The materials from 1989-2006 were donated by Paul Shrode who was the faculty advisor of LUCC during that time. Additional records from 1999-2003 that had been stored in the Memorial Union storage closet were donated by James Duncan-Welke, 2008. Materials from 2007-2010 were donated by Julia Stringfellow who served as a LUCC faculty representative during that time. Signed legislation from 1993 to 2007 was transferred from the Office of the President in October, 2013. Digital records 2010-2013 acquired in 2013. Digital records dating from 2013-2016 transferred to the Archives by Curt Lauderdale in 2016. Digital records 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 were acquired from LUCC listserv emails.
Accruals and Additions
Further accruals are expected.
Preliminary processing done prior to 2005, date and processor unknown. Processed by Julia Stringfellow, 2010.
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- Description rules
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- 2013-11-04: Revised to incorporate signed legislation
- 2017-06-28: Revised to incorporate digital records
- 2018-02-21: Updated administrative history