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Greater University Fund proposals

Identifier: uarc 607

Scope and Content

The collection contains proposals for projects to be undertaken by the Greater University Fund, submitted by various University departments at the time President J.L. Morrill was seeking suggestions as to the Fund's possible uses.


  • 1948


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

The Greater University Fund at the University of Minnesota was established in May 1947 by a joint action of the board of directors of the General Alumni Association and the Board of Regents, for the purpose of providing a continuing alumni endowment to the University. The Fund was overseen by the General Alumni Association and was named after the Greater University Cooperation, which conducted fund raising campaigns for Memorial Stadium, Northrop Auditorium and Coffman Union in the 1920s. Stanley J. Wenberg served at the first director from 1947-1953, followed by Robert P. Proust (1953-1960) and Joseph H. Davidson (1960-1962).

The purpose of the University Fund was "to encourage and enable the alumni and friends of the University of Minnesota to share in forwarding the total educational program of the University, including teaching, research, and services for the public good, and to supplement the University income through alumni giving as well as through bequests and devises."

Iin 1962, the Minnesota Alumni Association decided to dissolve the Greater University Fund after it was recommended that the University establish the University of Minnesota Foundation, a non-profit corporation of the State of Minnesota, to raise funds for the University.


1 box (0.25 cubic feet)


Collection contains proposals for projects to be undertaken by the Greater University Fund, which was funded by donations from alumni of the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on March 27, 1950 by Stanley J. Wenberg.

Greater University Fund Proposals, 1948
Archives Staff; revised by Karen Spilman
1958; revised September 2005
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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