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University of Central Florida Town and Gown Council Collection

Identifier: UA20E

Scope and Contents

Series I: Chronological Files, 1982-2004 contains correspondence related to membership and planning events. Also included are numerous invitations and programs for Town and Gown events, meeting minutes, treasurers reports, membership lists, by-laws, newsletters and photographs.

Series II: Scrapbooks, 1982-1997 includes materials similar to the chronological files but in scrapbook form.


  • Created: 1982-2004



The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Town and Gown Council was founded in 1982 by four women: Betty Anne Stanton, Trish Duncan, Ann Hughes who served as the first president of the Council, and Beryl Colbourn who was the First Lady of UCF at the time. Their aim was not to raise funds, but to plan and host functions for both entertainment and education in order to strengthen relationships between UCF and the greater Orlando community. The Town and Gown Council aimed to act as a liaison between the community and the university.

The Council holds quarterly luncheon meetings in addition to hosting events to draw attention to academic, artistic, and athletic developments at UCF. It works closely with the university's president, and in 1989 it established a scholarship for non-traditional students at UCF. Each member of the council works on a committee, such as, hospitality, publicity or scholarship, and each committee has a chair. These chairs sit on the Council's Board of Directors together with the members of the Executive Committee who are the president, vice president, immediate past president, secretary, treasurer, and university advisor.


2 boxes (2.0 Linear Feet)


This collection contains correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, invitations to events, and photographs documenting the activities of the UCF Town and Gown Council, an organization committed to building bridges between the university and the Orlando community. Records from the Council's creation in 1982 until 2004 are included.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in two series, by type of document.

Method of Acquisition

Town and Gown Council donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2007.

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFM2007_04; Additions: CFM2007_13

Related Materials

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Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Anna Bjornsson in 2008. All materials were put into pH neutral folders and cartons, paper clips were removed, and photographs and negatives were placed in sleeves.The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012, resulting in edition 2. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 3, by Mary Rubin in 2015.


University of Central Florida Town and Gown Council Collection
Anna Bjornsson
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576