Iron Wedge Records
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
- Iron Wedge (Organization)
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.
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
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English