Founded on January 30, 1904, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association operated as the General Alumni Association until 1948, when it incorporated and was renamed. Decades before the association was formed, however, graduates were serving the University's colleges and schools as members of autonomous alumni societies. As of January 2009, the Alumni Association had more than 60,000 members, representing nearly 400,000 living alumni of the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, and incorporates 16 college-based alumni societies and three affiliated societies, 10 alumni interest groups, and approximately 70 geographic chapter and contact areas. The University of Minnesota Alumni Association serves alumni and the University of Minnesota in a unique way. It is both an independent nonprofit association, governed by a volunteer board of directors, and it is the University of Minnesota's department of alumni relations. The association and the department are served by a central staff and are guided by a common set of goals and objectives.
The collection contains minutes of the Alumni Association board of directors and executive committees as well as back issues of the Alumni Association magazine beginning with the first publication in 1901.
Please visit the Alumni Association home page for current information.