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Beloit College Development records

 File
Identifier: AC 41

Overview

The Development Office has had many names over the years, but its primary function has always been the same: to develop the college's endowment and raise funds for various campaigns, programs, projects, and scholarships, amongst other things. This collection consists of many promotional brochures and mailings published by the Development Office, often aimed at alumni donors. Specific campaigns included are the "Greater Beloit Endowment Campaign," "Ford Foundation Challenge," "Sesquicentennial Drive," "Advancing Beloit," and "Classic. Daring. Life-Changing."

Dates

  • 1845-ongoing

Access to Collection

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether.

Biographical / Historical

Office name changes: VP for Development and Alumni Relations VP for External Affairs Director of Development VP for Development

The Development Office has gone through many name and organizational changes over the years. At one point it was a part of the Public Relations Department. There was a Vice President for Development, a Director of Development, a Director of Public Relations, and a News Director all at the same time within Public Relations and Development. Development was not affiliated with the Alumni Office at the time, which had its own Alumni Secretary. The 1989-1997 catalogs lists a College Relations and Development group in the administration section. 1997-2007 (at least) catalogs list an External Affairs and Development Office. A development publication from the Ferrall-era uses Office of Development and Gift Planning. 1922-1923 has an Extensions Department that wrote correspondence regarding the endowment fund. In 2013, the department became the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR).

Extent

2.5 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

Beloit College Alumni Classes and Organizations (AC 8) Beloit College Anniversaries collection (AC 10) Beloit College Annual Reports (AC 11) Beloit College Chapin Society records (AC 30) Beloit College Parents and Family collection (AC 84) Beloit College Promotional Brochures collection (AC 89) Beloit College Miller Upton papers (MC 6)

Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of many promotional brochures and mailings published by the Development Office, often aimed at alumni donors. Specific campaigns included are the "Greater Beloit Endowment Campaign," "Ford Foundation Challenge," "Sesquicentennial Drive," "Advancing Beloit," and "Classic. Daring. Life-Changing."

Processing Information

This collection has been compiled over the years through separate accessions of various sizes from various offices and individuals, none of which has any accompanying documentation. The original order of the documents is unknown. The arrangement order presented here has been imposed by the College Archives staff.
Title
Beloit College Development records
Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA
608-363-2485