SPURS Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0317

Scope and Contents

The SPURS Records consist primarily of scrapbooks, 1968/69-1989/90. These contain photographs, minutes, and announcements of Spurs activities. Also included are limited University of Nevada Chapter records, which include correspondence, club rosters, treasurer's reports; and information on National SPURS and the SPURS convention held in Reno, 1982.

Dates

  • 1965-1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Historical Note

SPURS (Sacrifice, Patriotism, Understanding, Responsibility, and Service) was founded in Montana in 1922 and was originally for women only. The University of Nevada Spurs, formerly Pages, joined the national organization in 1963, and became a co-ed group in 1977/78. During 1989/90 Spurs disaffiliated themselves from the National Spurs and became a local campus organization. The group adopted the name Sabers in an open election, and became a recognized student organization by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada. Sabers is a sophomore student service organization.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

SPURS (Sacrifice, Patriotism, Understanding, Responsibility, and Service) is a sophomore student service organization founded in Montana in 1922 and was originally for women only. The University of Nevada SPURS, formerly Pages, joined the national organization in 1963, and became a co-ed group in 1977/1978. During 1989/90, they disaffiliated themselves from the national SPURS and became a local campus organization, adopting the name Sabers. The collection consists primarily of scrapbooks, 1965-1990, which contain photographs, meeting minutes, and announcements. Also included are limited University of Nevada Chapter records, which include correspondence, club rosters, treasurer's reports; and information on National SPURS and the SPURS convention held in Reno, 1982.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject of type of record.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Alumni Relations in 1992 and 2007.

Processing Information

In March 2017, NUB 57/24 was merged into AC 0317.

Title
Guide to the SPURS Records: A Sophomore Honorary Service Organization
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Gash/Jim Bantin
Date
2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)