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University Club of Notre Dame Records

Identifier: UCL

Scope and Content

A few pre-1970 documents; board of directors files and bylaws, 1988-2006 (bulk 1993-2001); tax returns, late 1970s - mid 2000s (incomplete); financial reports and statement, late 1970s - 2006/07; Future of the University Club files, ca. 2002 - 2005; employee handbooks, 1980s and 1990s; membership files and statistics, 1990s and 2000s; committee and subject files, 1972-1985 (bulk mid 1980s); miscellaneous subject files, late 1970s - 2000s; printed newsletters, mailings, calendars, blank forms, etc., bulk 1980s - 2000s; Gore Stein files, bulk 1970s; photographs on the construction of the club in 1967, the Gore Steins, and of club activities, events, and dishes, probably 1990s and early 2000s; and computer disks, tapes, and hard drives (including back-ups), 1990s-2000s. Also a file on the auction of club property, 2007; loose papers including menus, position descriptions, and a draft employee handbook; stray clippings and printed items about the club; and photographs of the club and various events.


  • Creation: 1967-2007.


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Contractual restrictions may apply.


On 26 June 1967, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., announced that a University Club, to serve members of the University of Notre Dame faculty and professional staff, would be built with money donated by Robert H. Gore, Sr., former Governor of Puerto Rico. The club's principal facilities consisted of a large lounge, which could be converted into smaller meeting rooms, and a dining room or rathskeller accommodating approximately 150 persons. Architectural features of the rathskeller included a large fireplace, a vaulted ceiling and a plank floor. Governor Gore also donated his collection of steins, many of them of great value, gave the room its distinctive decor. In 2004 university officials announced plans to raze the building and replace it with a much larger engineering building. On September 24, 2007, the Observer reported the club's last meal.


8 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University Club of Notre Dame.

University Club of Notre Dame Records
University of Notre Dame Archives
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

607 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame Indiana 46556 United States
(574) 631-6448