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MS 739 - Council of Student Personnel Administrators

Introduction

The Council of Student Personnel Administrators collection was donated in August 1997, with the assistance of Michael Wood. The collection includes founding documents, correspondence, meeting minutes from the organization and its committees, publications dating from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, meeting minutes, and individual organization files. The collection is open to researchers and duplication is permitted for research and conservation purposes.

Founded in 1958, COSPA reflects the desire at the time to form a federation of professional associations in student affairs and higher education. Some 14 national professional groups participated in COSPA during its heyday in the 1960s, addressing common concerns via commissions and task forces aimed at accreditation, professional development, school-college articulation, student issues, financial aid, ethics, placement, and legal questions. During the financial crunch of the 1970s, merger discussions between NASPA, ACPA, and NAWDAC led to NASPA’s withdrawal from COSPA and the collapse of COSPA. The Commission of Professional Development continued meeting until 1974 when their publications were absorbed by the ACPA.

Series Description

The collection is organized into 10 record groups.

Rosters and Directories, 1966-1974, which represents contact information for COSPA, its committees and commissions, as well as the rosters and directories of administrative groups under the umbrella of COSPA.

Publications and Printed Materials, 1961-1974, includes books and booklets, fliers, articles, published writings, and other professional printed media.

Student and Professional Development, 1954-1976, details student personnel work, correspondence, and sub committees devoted to development these areas.

Mailings, 1068-1974, includes letters, files, forms, and other items mailed to COSPA members and affiliates as a whole.

Treasury, 1964-1974, which has budget and financial reports as well as the cost of brochures.

Individual Organization Files, 1962-1975 holds the files of COSPA member groups for which the National Student Affairs Archive does not have a larger collection for. Meetings and

Minutes, 1958-1974, includes meeting minutes of all COSPA activities at all levels of the organization.

Correspondence, 1956-1977 represents professional communications, invoices, and other letters between COSPA members and affiliates. Commissions, Reports, and Committees, includes the various groups detailed by COSPA to investigate, research, and come up with solutions to various issues which COSPA believed needed to be resolved. Constitution and History, which has copies of the COSPA constitution, history, and one conference folder.

Inventory

Collection: Rosters and Directories

Box 1
1. Directories 1966-1967
2. Rosters and Directories 1966-1968
3. Rosters and Directories 1968-1974
4. Directories and Related Correspondence 1972-1974

Collection: Publications and Printed Materials

Box 1
1. Stipends and Spouses Vol. I 1961
2. Stipends and Spouses Vol. II 1961
3. Facing Facts About College Admissions 1962
4. Counseling Minority Youth 1962
5. A survey of State University Admissions Requirements 1962
6. Training for Juvenile Probation Officers 1962
7. Ohio College Notebook 1963
8. Ohio’s High School – College Relations Needs Spring 1963 9. Admissions and Student Aid Activities in Small Colleges 1963
10. Guide to Programs of Training for College University Student Service Workers 1963
11. The Negro Student at Integrated Colleges 1963
12. Third Ohio College Notebook 1964

Box 2
1. COSPA Publications and Handouts 1964-1965
2. The College and Career Plans of Jewish High School Youth 1964
3. Highlights 1965
4. Conference Letters 1965, 1975
5. Brochures 1968
6. Publications 1968-1972
7. College Student Personnel Work and Related Correspondence 1969
8. News and Notes 1 Dec 1966, 15 April 1967
9. Newsletters 1966-1970
10. Newsletters 1970-1974
11. Manuscripts 1970-1971
12. Ethics 1970, 1971
13. Research Support for Science Facilities 4 Nov. 1971
14. Student Personnel Handbooks Approx. 1963, 1971-1972, 1973-1974
15. SRA Occupational Brief 1971
16. Survey of First-Year Graduate and Postdoctoral Enrollment in Science and Engineering approx. 1972
17. College Manual for the Secondary-School Record N.D.
18. Fellows Program N.D. 19. Registration and Acceptance Policies N.D.

Record Group: Student and Professional Development
Box 1

1. Professional Development Meetings and Papers 1954-1962
2. Professional Development Meetings and Papers 1962-14963
3. Professional Development Minutes and Correspondence 1962-1964
4. Professional Development Minutes and Correspondence 1962-1964
5. Professional Development Minutes and Correspondence 1962-1964

Box 2
1. Professional Development Meetings and Papers 1963-1964
2. Professional Development Meetings and Papers 1965
3. Professional and Student Development Papers 1964-1969 4. Professional and Student Development Papers 1965-1966 5. Professional Development Papers 1966-1967

Box 3
1. Professional Development Papers 1967-1967
2. Professional Development Papers 1968-1969
3. Professional Development Papers 1969
4. Student Development 1970-1971
5. Professional and Student Development 1972-1974
6. Student Development Services 1973-1974
7. Student Development Services 1975-1976

Collection: Mailings

Box 1
1. Mailings 1968-1971
2. Mailings 1969-1970
3. Mailings 1970-1971
4. Mailings 1971-1972
5. Mailings 1972-1973
6. Mailings 1973-1974

Collection: Treasury
Box 1
1. Secretary-Treasurer’s Annual Report 1964-1966
2. Secretary-Treasurer Activities 1968-1971
3. Conference and Brochure Costs 1969, 1970, N.D.
4. Treasury and Budget Reports 1969-1974
5. Dues and Budget 1971-1972

Individual Organization Files

Box 1
1. University of Detroit Workshops for Catholic College and University Student Personnel Administrators 1962-1966
2. University of Detroit Studies in Higher Education 1962
3. University of Detroit Studies in Higher Education 1962
4. University of Detroit Studies in Higher Education 1963
5. University of Detroit Studies in Higher Education 1964
6. University of Detroit Studies in Higher Education 1965
7. Adult Student Personnel Association 1961-1963
8. Adult Student Personnel Association 1963-1967
9. Illinois College Notebook 1963-1964

Box 2
1. The Mid-Western Vol 3 Nos. 1-2 1965
2. Directory, Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors 1965-1966
3. Adult Student Personnel Association 1967-1975
4. Majority Omnibus Bill (Michigan) 1971
5. Correspondence 1972
6. National Association for Foreign Student Affairs 1963-1970 7. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers 1964-1972
8. College Student Personnel Institute 1965-1971
9. Conference of Jesuit Student Personnel Administrators 1967
10. The College Placement Council 1967-1971

Box 3
1. Association for the Coordination of University Religious Affairs 1967-1972
2. American College Testing Program 1967-1972
3. College Entrance Examination Board 1967-1973
4. Association for School College and University Staffing 1968-1972
5. National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators 1969-1972
6. Council of Student Personnel Associations in Higher Education 1970-1973

Record Group: Meetings and Minutes

Box 1
1. Official Minutes 1958-1963
2. Correspondence and Minutes of Meetings, 1964-1964
3. Official Minutes 1963-1966
4. Reports and Minutes 1963-1967
5. Minutes 1964-1966 6. Meetings, 1964-1965

Box 2
1. Reports and minutes 1967-1972
2. Meetings c. 1967-1969
3. Official Minutes 1967-1969
4. Correspondence and Minutes of Meetings 1967-1968
5. Correspondence and Minutes of meetings 1968-1969

Box 3
1. Meetings, Denver 7-9 Oct 1968
2. Meetings 1968
3. Meetings 1968
4. Meetings, Chicago 7-8 Oct 1969
5. Meetings 5-7 Oct 1970
6. Minutes 1970-1974
7. Meetings 4-6 Oct 1971
8. Meetings, 4-6 Oct 1971

Box 4
1. Meetings 1972
2. Meetings 1972
3. Meetings 1973
4. Meetings 1973
5. Meetings – Program 1973
6. Meetings – Program Spring 1974
7. Meetings – Program Summer 1974
8. Meetings 1974
9. Meetings 7-8 Feb. 1974

Collection: Correspondence

Box 1
1. Correspondence 1956-1963
2. General Correspondence 1959-1960, 1962-1963
3. Accreditation – Correspondence 1962- c. 1969
4. Correspondence Oct 1962 – July 1963
5. Correspondence July 1963-July 1964
6. General Correspondence 1963-1964

Box 2
1. Correspondence 1963-1964
2. Correspondence 1964-1965
3. General Correspondence 1964-1965
4. COSPA-AAJC Correspondence 1964-1967
5. Correspondence July 1964-June 1965
6. Correspondence 1965
7. General Correspondence 1965-1966
8. Correspondence Aug 1965-Oct 1966
9. Correspondence 1965-c. 1966

Box 3
1. Correspondence and Memos 1965-1967
2. Correspondence Oct-Dec 1966
3. Correspondence Dec 1966-Jan 1967
4. General Correspondence 1966-1967
5. Career Brochures and Related Correspondence 1966-1971 6. Correspondence Jan-March 1967
7. Correspondence March-April 1967
8. Correspondence and Memos 1967-1972

Box 4
1. Correspondence Aug-Oct 1967
2. Correspondence June-Aug 1967
3. Correspondence May-June 1967
4. Correspondence April-May 1967
5. Policy Digest 1967
6. Correspondence Oct 1967-Jan 1968
7. Correspondence and Meetings 1967-1968
8. General Correspondence 1967-1968
9. Correspondence Nov 1968-Aug 1975
10. Library Project 1968

Box 5
1. General Correspondence 1968-1969
2. Correspondence 1968
3. Permanent Record/Transcript Guide 1968
4. Correspondence Jan-April 1968
5. Correspondence May-July 1968
6. Correspondence Aug-Oct 1968
7. Point of View Statement 1969-c. 1970
8. Correspondence 1969-1970
9. General Correspondence 1969-1970

Box 6
1. Correspondence 1969-1971
2. General Correspondence 1970-1971
3. Correspondence, Nominating Committee 1970-1971
4. General Correspondence 1970-1972
5. General Correspondence 1971-1972
6. Correspondence 1971-1973
7. General Correspondence 1972-1973
8. General Correspondence 1972-1973
9. General 1973-1974
10. Correspondence 1974-1980
11. General Correspondence 1974-1976
12. Correspondence 1976-1977

Record Group: Commissions, Reports, and Committees

Box 1
1. Joint Commission on Professional Development Materials 1958-1963
2. Inter Association Study Committee on Accreditation, Reference 1958-c. 1968
3. COSPA Relations with Accreditation Agencies c. 1960-1966 4. Commission on Ethics 1960-1967
5. Joint Commission on Student Financial Aid 1962-1967
6. IACC Committee on Accrediting Agencies 1962
7. Financial Aid Commission 1962-1967
8. Commission on Professional Development and Inter-Association Coordinating Committee Report c. 1963
9. Commission on Professional Development-Miscellany 1963-1966
10. Commission on Professional Development-Brochure-Subject Correspondence and Drafts 1963-1969

Box 2
1. Commission on Professional Development-Correspondence and Minutes of meetings 1964-1965
2. Commission on Professional Development-Wittich Proposal 1964-1965
3. Professional Development Commission Minutes 1964-1966
4. Commission on Professional Development-Correspondence 1964-1966
5. Commission on Professional Development-Guidelines (2nd draft) 1964-1968
6. “A Proposal for Professional Preparation in College Student Personnel Work” 1964-1968
7. Commission on Professional development-Correspondence and Minutes of Meetings 1965-1966
8. Commission on Professional development-Correspondence 1965-1966
9. First Report on Association Structure and Related Subjects 1965

Box 3
1. Commission on Professional Development-Institutes 1965-1968
2. Commission on Professional development/Association of College and University Officers-Subject Correspondence and reports 1965-1970
3. Commission on Professional Development-Minutes and Agenda 1965-c.1970
4. Commission on Professional Development-Correspondence 1966
5. Professional Development Commission minutes 1966-1967
6. Commission on Professional Development 1966-1968
7. Commission on Professional Development-Careers Brochure and Related Correspondence 1966-1968
8. Commission on Professional Development-Guidelines 1966-1969

Box 4
1. Accreditation 1966-1969
2. Commission on Professional Development-Correspondence 1966-1970
3. Commission on Financial Aid 1967
4. Commission on Professional Development-Case Files 1967
5. Commission on Professional Development-Legislation 1967
6. Committee Meeting Feb-March 1967-1968
7. Commission on Professional Development-Membership 1967-1968
8. Executive Committee 1967-1968
9. Commission on Current and Developing Issues in Student Life III 1967-1969
10. Commission on Current and Developing Issues 1967-1969
11. Commission on Current and Developing Issues 1967-1969
12. Commission on Ethics 1967-1970
13. Commission on Professional Development 1967-1971

Box 5
1. Reports 1967-1971
2. Inter-Association Study Committee on Accreditation 1968
3. Student issues Commission 1968
4. Professional development Commission 1968
5. Commission on Professional Development 1968-1969
6. Ad Hoc Committee on Secretaries’ Workshop and Washington meeting Places 1968-1970
7. Commission reports 1969
8. Commission on Professional Development 1969
9. Annual Council Meeting 6-8 Oct 1969
10. Ad Hoc Committee on Constitutional revision approx 7 Oct 1969
11. Report of the Commission on Professional development 1967-1969

Box 6
1. Inter-Association Study Committee on Accreditation c. 7 Oct 1969
2. Commission on Professional Development 6-7 Nov 1969 3. Ad Hoc Committee on Placement 1969-1970
4. Commission on Student records and Information 1969-1970
5. Addendum: Report of the Commission on Student records and Information Oct 1970
6. Nominating Committee 1970
7. Placement Committee 1970
8. Commission on Professional development – Agenda and Membership Lists 1970
9. Commission on Professional Development 1970
10. Commission on Ethics 31 Dec 1970, 25 Sept 1972
11. Commission on Professional Development 8-9 Jan 1970 12. Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Questions in Student Personnel Work c. Oct 1970
13. Commission on Professional Development 1971

Box 7
1. Agenda 1971-1973
2. Thoughts on Council Communications May 15-16 1972
3. Commission on Professional Development 1972
4. List of Commissions and Committees Oct 1972
5. Chairman’s Annual Report 2 Oct 1972
6. Commissions on Professional development 1972
7. Evolution of COSPA, Professional Development Committee 14 July 1972
8. Executive Committee Correspondence Oct 1972-April 1973 9. Commission on Professional Development 1972-1973
10. Committee Roster 1973

Box 8
1. Executive Committee Correspondence April-Dec 1973
2. Commission on Professional Development 1973-1974
3. Executive Committee Meetings 1966-1967
4. Executive Committee Meetings 1968-1969
5. Executive Committee Meeting 1-2 March 1970
6. Executive Committee Meetings 1970-1971
7. Executive Committee Meetings 1971
8. Executive Committee Meetings 1972

Box 9
1. Executive Committee Meetings 1973-1974
2. Executive Committee Minutes 1971-1974
3. Executive Committee Correspondence Jan 1975-April 1975 4. Executive Committee Correspondence April 1975-May 1977
5. “The Inter-Association Coordinating Committee: An Innovation in Student Personnel Planning.” N.D. Record Group: Constitution and History

Box 1
1. Constitution c. 1964-1970
2. COSPA Constitution 7 Oct 1969
3. Articles of Organization and Constitution c.1967-1972
4. Membership and Constitution 1972
5. COSPA History Oct 1972
6. White House Conference on Youth, 1970