The Alumni Association Records consist of alumni council documents, reports, meeting minutes, mailing service listings, class surveys, video cassettes, vinyl records, distinguished alumni awards, photographs, obituaries, music groups, chapter events, and profiles. The collection also contains a number of university publications, merchandise, and time capsules. The Alumni Association Records contains records from 1872 to 2009, organized as follows:
The Alumni Council series consists of a number of internal council documents consisting of annual reports, council meeting minutes from 1888 to 1999, board of director reports from 1997 to 2003, and distinguished alumni association citations from 1957 to 1979. The internal council documents also contain association due records, class listings from 1875 to 1922, registration listings from 1908 to 1910, the President Parson 25th Anniversary donation records, and a number of cash books from 1944 to 1945. The records also contain documents from a number of committees and councils, which operated within the Alumni Association.
The Distinguished Alumni series includes material consisting of Distinguished Alumni profiles, photographs of alumni, obituaries, mailing information cards, and membership service lists. A number of the alumni records also include distinguished alumni awards, which vary from wooden plaques to award certificates.
The publications series includes alumni publications, which include: Alumni Quarterly, Alumnitems, Alumni Update, The Alumni, Alumni Magazine, and ISU Review. Each of these publications includes information on: campus events, Alumni Association events, individual alumni, planned campus construction, Distinguished Alumni awards, information on the alumni association, and information on the current university president. The records also contain a number of publications from the ESPN Sports Century Project from 1979 to 1999.
The records also contain individual department publications, which include: Music at ISU, Ivan Rhyan Alumni Newsletter, Radio Television Film Alumni Newsletter, School of Nursing Alumni Newsletter, Women's Physical Education Newsletter, and Health Physical Education and Recreation Newsletter. These publications vary from bound editions to their original publication format.
The music groups series consists of a number of documents from the Ebony Majestic Choir and the Indiana State University Singers between the years of 1991 until 1999. These documents consist of a number of membership rosters, music sheets, and photographs.
The event series also includes a number of pictures and documents from campus and alumni events. These events include Alumni Day, Blue & White Day, Donaghy Day, Founders Day, Homecoming, Reunion Day, and class reunions. The included items range from: news clippings, pamphlets, pictures, newsletters, and written documents. The records also contain a number of physical items, such as license plates, flags, frisbees, t-shirts, handkerchiefs, banners, tote bags, and the contents of multiple time capsules. Some time capsules suffered damage and have restricted access for preservation concerns. Persons interested in viewing a time capsule should consult archives staff.
The chapter event series contains a number of documents concerning alumni events which took place outside of the Indiana State University campus. These documents include a number of rosters, guest brochures, group photographs, and event schedules.
A number of the records also include audio/video recordings, which include: the Landini Retirement Dinner cassette tapes, the ISU 125th Anniversary Show video cassette, a vinyl recording of The Talking Sycamore and the 1996 Alumni Tour of Greece video cassette.
The Alumni Association records also contain an original copy of the Parsons-Sandison Living Memorial Fund Book. This book contains information on decisions made by the State Normal School Alumni committee after the deaths of President Parson and Sandison. It contains information on scholarships, campus affairs, and tributes to past presidents of the university.
Series 1: African American Alumni, 1992-2005
Series 2: Alumni Council, 1872-2005
Series 3: Architectural Tours, 1994
Series 4: Chapter Events, 1990-2007
Series 5: Conferences, 1944-1996
Series 6: Committees, 1985-1996
Series 7: Distinguished Alumni, 1920-2008
Series 8: Events, 1880-2008
Series 9: ESPN Sports Century Project, 1979, 1998-1999
Series 10: Legacy Luncheon, 1996-2000
Series 11: Merchandise, 1978-2009
Series 12: Music Groups, 1991-1999
Series 13: Parsons-Sandison Living Memorial Fund, 1925-1934
Series 14: Publications, 1935-2007
Series 15: Statonian Club, 1977-1979
Series 16: Sycamore Educators Day, 1991-2003
Series 17: Sycamore Summer Institute, 1991-1992
Series 18: Time Capsules, 1952-1958
Series 19: The Talking Sycamore, circa 1960
Series 20: Donor gifts
Series 21: Department-level Newsletters