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Renaissance Society of California State University, Sacramento records
UARC 2011/29  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Renaissance Society of California State University, Sacramento records
    Dates: 1986-[ongoing]
    Collection Number: UARC 2011/29
    Creator/Collector: Renaissance Society of California State University, Sacramento
    Extent: 6.25 linear feet (5 record center cartons)
    Repository: California State University, Sacramento Library
    Sacramento, California 95819-6039
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Renaissance Society of California State University, Sacramento records. California State University, Sacramento Library

    Acquisition Information

    The records were donated by the Renaissance Society in August 1997 and February 2012.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of eleven series: Historical Files, Administrative Files, Minutes of Meetings, Newsletters, Programs, Membership, Publicity Material, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Scrapbooks, and CSUS Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibit Material.

    Indexing Terms

    Retirees
    Retirees – Social networks
    Retirees’ writings
    Andrew, John H.
    Dekker, Albert O.
    Fulton, Douglas
    Good, Robert C., Jr.
    Heilman, Robert J.
    Hoffman, Eleanor
    Mann, Mary Jane
    Mayfield, Shirley
    McKoane, Margaret Killeen
    Vollmer, Joy
    Wong, Roy C.
    Woodside, Don
    Work, Harriette
    Young, Garey
    Association of Learning in Retirement Organizations of the West
    Elderhostel Institute Network