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Iron Wedge Records

Identifier: uarc 1196

Scope and Content

Collection includes meeting minutes, constitution, directories, and correspondence related to Iron Wedge proceedings, from the years 1911-1968, and 1991.


  • Creation: 1911-1969, 1991


Language of Materials

Collection material 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 Iron Wedge was a senior men's society which focused on involvement in University governance. Organized in the academic year, 1911-1912, one if its first advisors was University President George Vincent. Membership in the Iron Wedge was limited to 20 Seniors chosen each year to be a representative group to serve their school before and after graduation. Membership was based on objective merit, chosen by an impartial group of selectors, including the University President, a member of the faculty, and an alumnus. Membership in the society was kept secret until the last month of their senior year, at which time the society held their annual banquet honoring members.


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The collection contains the records of the Iron Wedge society at the University of Minnesota from 1911-1969, and 1991.

Source of acquisition

Original accession was donated to University Archives by Mrs. Stanley Gillam on May 10, 1978. Accretion donated by Mark Campbell in 2011.

Iron Wedge Records, 1911-1969, 1991
Lindsey Kobow
October 2011
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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