The Chatham University Student Handbook Collection, 1923 – 1983, 1985 – 1992, 1994 – 2003, 2011 – 2015
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Brief Description:

The Chatham University Student Handbook Collection is comprised of handbooks created to introduce students to rules and policies of the university.  Handbooks also provided a brief history of the institution, an overview of campus traditions and annual events, popular college songs, and advice for students.

The main components of the Student Handbooks are the academic calendar, welcomes by the President and various other organizations, Student Government Constitution and Student Conduct, House or Dorm rules, student associations, athletic opportunities, locations of buildings and offices, college traditions, college history, honor system/code, and important people.

While some student handbooks give attention to the social aspects of campus life, including college songs and proper manners/dress, many student handbooks purely outline academic expectations, college services, student organizations, and general school policies without the personal guidance aspects of the earlier books.

Some issues are not included in the collection and the collection does not include materials created after 2015.

Held at:
Chatham University Archives
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-365-1212
Fax: 412-365-1465
Email: m.tighe [at]
Record Series Number: RG09/2019.002
Created by: Chatham University
Volume: 5.0 Object
Arrangement: The collection is arranged chonrologically.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access. The records are open for research use.
Subject Index
Chatham University--Archives
Chatham University-- history-- sources
Women's colleges--United States—History—Sources
Women -- Education--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--History--Sources
Genres/Forms of Material
Handbooks and manuals
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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PreferredCitation: The Chatham University Student Handbook Collection, 1923-2015, RG9.2019.002, Chatham University Archives & Special Collections