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Wayne State University Gas House Gang Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR002796
The collection includes two minutes books, 1920 to 1957 as well two booklets from reunions of the group, 1970 and 1972.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1957
  • 1970 - 1972

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

The Gas House Gang was established in 1920 at Wayne State University’s predecessor, the College of the City of Detroit. It was an all-male social organization on the campus. This group continued until 1957. The Gas House Gang was largely a social group for men whose Constitution had four supporting purposes: to support the college to the utmost, to oppose any mode of dress “which is unbecoming to a real man”, to do their best to obtain a high grade of scholarship, and to “respect womanhood to the highest degree”. The collection includes two minutes books, 1920 to 1957 as well two booklets from reunions of the group, 1970 and 1972.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in original order.

Acquisition

Collection acquired from Wayne State University.

Related Materials

Wayne State University Alumni Relations Director Homer Strong Records; Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts Health and Physical Education Department: George B. Sherman Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alison Stankrauff on April 18, 2018.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Gas House Gang Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alison Stankrauff.
Date
2018-04-18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA