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Student Handbooks

Identifier: STA-0001-004

Collection Statement

This collection is arranged chronologically and includes all title and publication information for each volume. A set is also available in the reading room that is more up-to-date. The document-case collection is described separately from the bound collection in the reading room.

There is also a bound collection located within the archives not in the the reading room.


  • 1882 - 2010


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Information later contained in student handbooks was originally a part of the university bulletins and catalogs. Late in the 19th century, handbooks appeared as separate publications of the university or the YMCA and YWCA. Titles varied to include information for the whole campus in the earliest editions. Later, student information was separated from that intended for faculty and other university employees. The reader will find information about requirements for study, who the faculty are and even advice. The earliest publication, 1882-83, has a section with the heading, “What to do on Arriving at Greencastle.” An 1898-99 edition includes the university calendar, clubs and other extra-curricular activities, areas of interest such as Eel River Falls, a church directory and study advice. Much the same sort of information persisted throughout the years in the publication and can still be found in the on-line version today.


0.35 Cubic Feet (1 document case, 9 volumes)

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See also:

See also: in the Worth M. Tippy Archives Reading Room … Bound Handbooks 1913-1920 1919-1927 1928-1930 1931-1932 1933-1935 1936-1942 1940-1943 1954-1955 1957 1960 1967-1968 1975 1977-present


Student Handbooks
Sheraya Smith
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
11 East Larrabee Street
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States