0.63 linear feet (1 document case, 1 small document cases)
The Boarding Club managed student resident housing and dining. The collection is composed of ledgers for the Boarding Club. Included are records for expenses, board, labor and refunds for students who were members of the club.
When Robert F. Kerr came to Dakota Agricultural College in the fall of 1885, he was put in charge of the "Boarding Department," which began operations on October 13. Students ate in the basement of the newly construction girls' dormitory after its completion in November of that year. Kerr kept all the accounts.
In the fall of 1887, with the construction of the North Building, a second boarding club (Club B) was organized. Kerr was the manager of Club A and J.M. Aldrich (a student) was the manager of Club B. Club B members ate in the basement of the North Building. Female students did most of the cooking. Miss Mason, professor of Domestic Economy, planned the menus for Club B and Aldrich bought the groceries, collected money, and kept the accounts. Club B only lasted through March of 1888, however, and the club had a small debt when it disbanded.
This collection is composed ledgers for the Boarding Club. Included are records for expenses, board, labor and refunds for students who were members of the club.
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SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "Boarding Club Ledgers" (2018). University Archives. 150.