Guide to the Memorial Union Building Fund Files, 1945-1953

Collection number: UA 6/1/6
Size: 1 boxes (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the Memorial Union Building Fund

The first serious consideration beyond the conversational stage of raising funds for a student union occured at the February 21, 1943 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. William Call, class of 1913, chairman of the Alumni Fund Committee, proposed making an immediate start on plans aimed at securing funds for a building that would provide suitable facilities for the extra-curricular activites, both social and educational, of students and faculty. The building would also serve as a memorial dedicated to alumni who were serving or who had served in the armed forces. At a meeting of the Alumni Association Board in February of 1945, President Harold Stoke offered the services of the University in planning and organizing the Fund drive on a larger scale and in soliciting and collecting funds. The Board voted to accept the University's help and elected an executive committee for an expanded drive to obtain a minimum of $250,000.

About the Memorial Union Building Fund files

This series contains some of the materials used in soliciting funds for the memorial union building. It also contains names of veterans who served in the wars, obtained in 1953 from the office of the Mayor of Manchester, NH.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Memorial Union Building Fund Files, 1945-1953, UA 6/1/6, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in its original order.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11945-1946Memorial Union Building, Campus drive
Box 1, Folder 2Nov. 29, 1948Procedure Suggestions from Porter Butte, Planning Consultant
Box 1, Folder 3Fund Raising, printed materials
Box 1, Folder 4Nov. 1953Minutes, MUB Planning Committee
Box 1, Folder 5Names of Korean War Veterans
Box 1, Folder 6Names of WWII Veterans Killed in Action
Box 1, Folder 7Names of WWII Veterans, A-Czech
Box 1, Folder 8Names of WWII Veterans, Czer-Haley, E
Box 1, Folder 9Names of WWII Veterans, Haley, J - Macek
Box 1, Folder 10Names of WWII Veterans, MacEw-Quim
Box 1, Folder 11Names of WWII Veterans, Quin-Z
Box 1, Folder 12Bronze Tablet, nos. 1 and 3