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Hus-skiers and Outing Club records

 Collection
Identifier: A048

Overview

In December 1941, William W. Robinson and Gordon H. Brown began a ski club at Northeastern University known as the Hus-skiers. Over the years, the Hus-skiers became more involved in other outdoor activities, and "Outing Club" was added to the group's name. In 1971, the club built the Brown Memorial Lodge in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The club usually maintains a membership of about 200 undergraduates, 30 of which are considered active members. There is also a loosely organized Alumni Club for graduates.

Dates

  • 1942-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access:

Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Historical Note

In December 1941, William W. Robinson and Gordon H. Brown began a ski club at Northeastern University known as the Hus-skiers.  Today Northeastern University Hus-skiers and Outing Club is one of Northeastern's oldest recognized student organizations.  The Hus-skiers first constitution and by-laws were written by Thorton S. Cody, class of 1945, on January 15, 1942 and approved that same day by co-presidents Gordon H. Brown and William W. Robinson.  Over the years, the Hus-skiers became more involved in other outdoor activities so "Outing Club" was added to the group's name. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and alumni of Northeastern to take part in outdoor activities, such as skiing and hiking, with a group.  In 1971 Northeastern University Hus-skiers and Outing Club, using solely student raised funds, built a ski lodge in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Brown Memorial Lodge, known as The Lodge, is located just north of Mount Washington on the edge of White Mountain National Forest.  Northeastern University Hus-skiers and Outing Club usually maintains a membership of about 200 undergraduates, 30 of which are deemed to be active members. There is also a loosely organized Alumni Club for graduates.

Extent

1.70 cubic feet (3 containers)

Language

English

System of Arrangement:

Organized into 4 series: 1. Administrative Files; 2. Lodge Files; 3. Trip Files; and 4. Publications.

Physical Location

29/4
Title
Finding aid for the Hus-skiers and Outing Club Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Stein Helmrich
Date
April 2001
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US