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Renaissance Society of California State University, Sacramento records
UARC 2011/29  
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Description
The collection consists of the records of the Renaissance Society of California State University. Sacramento including administrative files, minutes of meetings, newsletters, event catalogs, membership directories, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Background
The Renaissance Society was established in 1986 under the auspices of the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Department of Regional and Continuing Education. It is a program for retired persons 50 years of age and older who are interested in continuing to learn on a college campus. No prerequisite or education level is required for participation. A small annual membership fee covers basic operating costs. The Society is affiliated with the Association of Learning in Retirement Organizations West (ALIROW) which is part of the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN). In 2002 when the Renaissance Society joined ALIROW it was among 31 new retirement programs affiliated with EIN in the United States and Canada. The Society’s programs are generally held on the CSUS campus on Friday’s while school is in session. The program begins with a luncheon meeting they call “The Cracker Barrel” in the campus cafeteria. Topics of interest are discussed under the leadership of a coordinator. Following this meeting are several concurrent seminars held in campus classrooms. Topics and discussion leaders are selected prior to each semester. At the end of the afternoon the entire group meets together to listen to a speaker present a forum topic. In addition to campus events are opportunities to attend sight-seeing and educational excursions within Northern California. Members may also attend Society-organized creative activities such as art and music performances.
Extent
6.25 linear feet (5 record center cartons)
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.