Watermargin Records, 1947-2012

Collection Number: 37-4-446

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Watermargin records, 1947-2012
Collection Number:
37-4-446
Creator:
Watermargin (Cornell University)
Quantity:
5.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Manuscripts, Photographs, Legal Documents, Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, clippings, newsletters, photographs, minutes of meetings, programs, incorporation papers pertaining to a Cornell University cooperative living unit, with particular reference to social issues and visits from Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Anderson and Norman Thomas.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Co-op founded as a non-discriminatory fraternity.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, clippings, newsletters, photographs, minutes of meetings, programs, incorporation papers pertaining to a Cornell University cooperative living unit, with particular reference to social issues and visits from Eleanor Roosevelt, Marian Anderson and Norman Thomas.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Watermargin (Cornell University)
Anderson, Marian R., 1897-1993.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University--Societies, etc.

Subjects:
Cooperative societies--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Student cooperatives--New York (State)--Ithaca.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Use Restrictions:
Due to the fragility and potential degradation of moving image and sound recordings, viewing and listening is limited to items that have been digitized. If an item is in another media format, you may request to have the item digitized for access. Information on ordering access copies may be found on the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections webpage.
Audio visual media that has been digitized: V-11293 .
Cite As:
Watermargin records, #37-4-446. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Watermargin Papers: Printed Material
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 2
Watermargin Papers: Newsletters
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 3
Watermargin Papers: In the Margin
1948-1950
Box 1 Folder 4
Watermargin Papers: Newspaper Clippings
1948-1953
Box 1 Folder 5
Watermargin Papers
1947-1952
Box 1 Folder 6
Brochure and newsletter "The Marginal"
Spring 2006
Box 1 Folder 7
Group Photos - 2004 and 2006; CD of photos from Iron Chef Competition
20042006
Box 1 Folder 8
Group Photos [transferred from box 7, folder 1]
1949-1950
Box 1 Folder 8
Miscellaneous Papers
2001
Box 1 DVD-2671
103 McGraw Place
2009
"Sixty years after Watermargin's founding, Wei (Cornell '02) tracked down the surviving founders and several first generation alumni in order to document their stories and accomplishments of the beloved house located on Ithaca's 103 McGraw Place."
Box 2 Folder 1
Watermargin - Origins - Incorporation
1947
Box 2 Folder 2
Certificate of Incorporation
Box 2 Folder 3
Origins - Constitution, meaning of the name
1948
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence, Eleanor Roosevelt's visit, memoranda
1947-1957
Box 2 Folder 5
Foundation/Fundraising
1949-1952
Box 2 Folder 6
Early House Operations
1949-1952
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence
1948
Box 2 Folder 8
Brochures
Box 2 Folder 9
Brochures
Box 2 Folder 10
Conference committee information
1953
Box 2 Folder 11
Conference - publicity, information
1949-1950
Box 2 Folder 12
Conference - "Inter-Group Living and the College Campus"
1950
Box 2 Folder 13
Conference - personal correspondence
Box 2 Folder 14
Applications for those attending the Watermargin Conference and Correspondence
1948-1950
Box 2 Folder 15
Conference material
Box 2 Folder 16
Conference - correspondence
1949-1950
Box 2 Folder 17
Conference - Sourcebook, Session Minutes, Publicity
February 18-20, 1950
Box 2 Folder 18
Conference Correspondence - from other universities
1952-1953
Box 2 Folder 19
College Exchange Weekend Committee
1952-1953
Box 2 Folder 20
Farm Weekend
1968
Box 2 Folder 21
Education Committee Correspondence
1940's-1960's
Box 2 Folder 22
Speaker Series
1950's-1960
Box 2 Folder 23
Langston Hughes - Programs, signed book The Dream Keeper
Box 2 Folder 24
Scott Hamilton's correspondence
1950's
Box 2 Folder 25
Field Trips - Arkansas and NYC and bound copy of "Watermargin Arkansas Study Trip"
1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 26
Education Committee Correspondence
1951-1963, 1980's-1990's
Box 2 Folder 27
Social Activities
1950's-1980's
Box 2 Folder 28
Intergroup Relations in Ithaca
Box 2 Folder 29
House Activities - Blood Bank
1950's-1960's
Box 2 Folder 30
Publications Committee Reports
1940's
Box 2 Folder 31
Special Projects Committee
Box 2 Folder 32
Committees - Nominating, Dedication, Communications, Secretarial, etc.
1950's
Box 2 Folder 33
"In the Margin" - publication
1948-1953
Box 2 Folder 34
"In the Margin"
1954-1956
Box 2 Folder 35
"In the Margin"; books of quotes and programs; "Watermelon, Inc"
1950's-1987
Box 3 Folder 1
Newspaper clippings
1940's-1950's
Box 3 Folder 2
Photographs - Eleanor Roosevelt
Box 3 Folder 3
Photographs - group picture of the Founders and others
Box 3 Folder 4
Photographs - speakers
Box 3 Folder 5
Photographs - unidentified
Box 3 Folder 6
Photographs - unidentified
Box 3 Folder 7
Photographs
Box 3 Folder 8
Negatives
Box 3 Folder 9
Photographs - Campus Scenes
Box 3 Folder 10
Songs and Certificates
Box 3 Folder 11
Watermargin Activities and posters
1948-1990's
Box 3 Folder 12
Watermargin cookbook
1988-1989
Box 3 Folder 13
Correspondence - miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 14
Annual Reports
1965-1975
Box 3 Folder 15
Annual Reports
1976-1982
Box 3 Folder 16
Annual Reports
1983-1993
Box 3 Folder 17
Cooperatives at Cornell
Box 3 Folder 18
Proposal that a National Association for Intercultural Living be formed
Box 3 Folder 19
Cooperatives elsewhere - N. American Student Cooperative League (NASCL)
Box 3 Folder 20
Education Committee
Box 3 Folder 21
Education Committee
1950's
Box 3 Folder 22
Board of Directors
1950's-1960's
Box 3 Folder 23
Foreign Students Fund - Alumni Association
1960's
Box 3 Folder 24
Newsletter - Alumni
1970-1994
Box 3 Folder 25
Newsletters - Alumni
1948-1969
Box 3 Folder 26
Letters to Alumni
Box 3 Folder 27
Minutes - Watermargin Membership Meetings
1947-1950
Box 3 Folder 28
Minutes - Watermargin Membership Meetings
1951-1955
Box 3 Folder 29
Minutes - Watermargin Membership Meetings
1956-1960
Box 3 Folder 30
Minutes - Watermargin Membership Meetings
1961-1968
Box 3 Folder 31
Minutes - Watermargin Membership Meetings
1969-1981
Box 3 Folder 32
Minutes - Watermargin Membership Meetings
1982-1990's
Box 3 Folder 33
Watermargin - Executive Committee Minutes
1950-1959
Box 3 Folder 34
Watermargin - Executive Committee Minutes
1960-1970's
Box 3 Folder 35
Watermargin - Board of Directors Material
1989-1991
Box 3 Folder 36
Watermargin - Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
1949-1990's
Box 3 Folder 37
Watermargin - Education Committee Minutes
Box 3 Folder 38
Watermargin - Social Committee Minutes
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence
1940's-1950's
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence
1950's
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence
1958
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence
1959
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence
1960's
Box 4 Folder 6
Correspondence
1960
Box 4 Folder 7
Correspondence
1961
Box 4 Folder 8
Correspondence
1963
Box 4 Folder 9
Correspondence
1963
Box 4 Folder 10
Correspondence
1970's
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence
1980's
Box 4 Folder 12
Correspondence - Co-op Crisis
1987
Box 4 Folder 13
45th Reunion
1993
Box 4 Folder 14
Membership Lists
Box 4 Folder 15
Membership Lists
Box 4 Folder 16
Membership Lists
Box 4 Folder 17
Membership Lists
Box 4 Folder 18
Articles about Alumni
Box 4 Folder 19
Special Housing - Annex
1960's
Box 4 Folder 20
House Expenditures
1979-1980
Box 4 Folder 21
House Maintenance Records
1950's-1990's
Box 4 Folder 22
Policies - Insurance
1970's-1980's
Box 4 Folder 23
Residential Life Material
1970's-1990's
Box 4 Folder 24
Insurance Offered
1961
Box 4 Folder 25
Slides - M. Anderson Concert, Farm and Work Party, others
1953
Box 4 Folder 26
Photos of Members
Box 4
Cassette tapes: 45th Reunion Conference - ACTWV Hall-NYC (Dec. 1993) - Death Penalty in the 1990's - John Blume - Tom Levanduski - His experience in the Persian Gulf (April 1992)
Box 4
16mm Film: Norman Thomas, Eleanor Roosevelt, One unidentified
Box 4
Reel to Reel Film - Education Committee - Speaker Series
Box 4
Tin Photo Block
Box 4
Watermargin due cards
Box 5 Folder 1
Not for Profit - Financial Information
Box 5 Folder 2
Watermargin - Education Programs
Box 5 Folder 3
Watermargin - Annual Reports/Bylaws
1988-1993
Box 5 Folder 4
Watermargin - flyers, clippings, programs of events
1948-1993
Box 5 Folder 5
Watermargin - Insurance Information
1979-1992
Box 5 Folder 6
NASCO (North American Students of Cooperation) newsbriefs, pamphlets
1988-1993
Box 5 Folder 7
NASCO - brochures, annual reports
Box 5 Folder 8
Budgets
1948-1960's
Box 5 Folder 9
Financial Correspondence
1958
Box 5 Folder 10
Watermargin - Financial Records
1957-1963
Box 5 Folder 11
Watermargin - Financial Records
1955-1957
Box 5 Folder 12
Financial Records
1970's
Box 5 Folder 13
Financial Records
1980's-1990's
Box 5 Folder 14
Watermargin - Balance Sheets
1949-1954
Box 5 Folder 15
Watermargin - Balance Sheets
1954-1958
Box 5 Folder 16
Watermargin - Balance Sheets
1959-1961
Box 5 Folder 17
House Operations
Box 5 Folder 18
Appraisal Report
1988
Box 5 Folder 19
Proposed By-laws and Amendments
Box 5 Folder 20
Proposed By-laws and Amendments
Box 5 Folder 21
Constitution and By-laws of Watermargin
Box 5 Folder 22
Constitution and By-laws of Watermargin
Box 5 Folder 23
Constitution and By-laws of Watermargin
Box 5 Folder 24
Watermargin - Minutes, By-laws
1987
Box 5 Folder 25
Membership - forms, letters
Box 5 Folder 26
Membership - correspondence
1948-1950's
Box 5 Folder 27
Membership Lists
Box 5 Folder 28
Membership Cards
Box 5 Folder 29
Membership Cards
Box 5 Folder 30
Membership Cards
Box 5 Folder 31
Miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda; Handmade poster
1940's-1980's
Box 6
Dance Photos
1950-1952
Box 6
Dance Photos
1954-1955
Box 6
Dance Photos
1958-1966
Box 6
Group Photos
1959-1962
Box 6
Group Photos
1965-1967, 1969
Box 6
Group Photos
1975, 1977-1979
Box 6
Group Photos
1981-1984
Box 6
Group Photos
1986-1988
Box 6
Group Photos
1991-1994
Box 6
Group Photos
1997-1999
Box 6
Group Photos
2001-2012
Box 6
Phonograph Record: Bad Company Rough Diamonds
Box 6
Posters
Box 6
News Clippings
Box 7 Folder 1
Watermargin Photos [transferred to box 1, folder 8]
1949-1950
Box 7 Folder 1
Miscellaneous Papers [transferred to box 1, folder 8]
2001
Box 7 Folder 2
Friends of Watermargin
2000
Box 7 Folder 3
Goals
n.d.
Box 7 Folder 4
Correspondence
11/21/2000
Box 7 Folder 5
Correspondence and Articles
1999-2001
Box 7 Folder 6
Watermargin
2003
Box 7 Folder 7
News from, Watermargin
1998-2001
Box 7 Folder 8
1999-2002
Box 7 Folder 9
Watermargin Correspondence
1957-1959
Box 7 Folder 10
Watermargin: Photos, Correspondence, Directories, etc.
1999-2002
Box 7 Folder 11
History: "What is Watermargin?"
1948-51, 1956, 1962, 1966, 1989
Box 7 Folder 12
Taxes - Exemption
1950, 1952, 19541952, 1954
Box 7 Folder 13
Jack Sheinkman/Labor files
2004