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Center for Civic Engagement (Community Service). Records, 1987-

Identifier: RG17-03

Scope and Contents

The files consist of an annual report, brochures and posters, correspondence, speeches, surveys, reports and scrapbooks related to both Community Service and Bonner Scholars. In addition to the files, there is a video (152) on the Hurricane Andrew Relief team, a video (312) of interviews with Bonner Scholars, a cassette tape (114) of a radio interview concerning Into the Streets, a plaque (Artifact 271) and negatives of New Student Orientation service activities and the Davidson College Habitat House construction. These materials are housed with the AV and photograph collections. There also are poster, listed under the Folders heading, stored in the map cases. Box 3 contains fliers from Spring semester 2006 for Justice Dialogues and Engage for Change, which are student organizations as well as annual reports and Bonner Scholar program publications include the booklets: Open Hands: Reflections on Service enabled by the Leonard Fund and Transformations: Reflections on Service. Box 4 also contains annual reports and publications. The 2007-2008 publications include a program for the wildcat Habitat House dedication, the Freedom School summer 2008 newsletter, United Community Action brochure, poster for Building Skills for Social Change workshop series, and the Bonner Capstone booklet. Box 4 contains Annual Reports, collections of student essays, and publications issued by the Center. Box 5 contains records relating to the Bonner Scholars program including lists of students, annual reports, orientation and other programing. The Printed Materials, 1999-2009 has examples of brochures and a newsletter for the MacDonald Scholars. The 1989-1996 scrapbook includes clippings and photographs for Project Life, Wildcat Habitat Houses for the Jetton and O'Brien families, FLAG fashion shows, ReachOut, and Orientation. Oversize materials include scrapbooks and posters. The scrapbooks document different programs and projects. There are scrapbooks for the Bonner Scholars, some primarily photographs arranged by year and others have clippings from several years.


  • Creation: 1987


Biographical / Historical

Originally established within Student Life as the Office of Service Coordinator in 1989, the Community Service Office was joined with the International Studies Office from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, separate offices of Community Service and International Students were established and Community Services fell under the Assistant Dean of Community Service and Bonner Scholars Program. The purpose of the office is to assist students in participating in community service and volunteer opportunities. The Assisant Dean and Community Service Coordinator serve as the College's representatives in the community for volunteer activities and work closely with the Careers Office and the Chaplain's Office. Projects overseen by the office include Americorps, Time to Read, Fall Break Service Projects, Orientation Service projects, Project Life, and Volunteer Fairs. The office was involved in early efforts to establish a recycling program and in relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew. In 2011, the Community Service Office was renamed the Center for Civic Engagement as part of the college's strategic plan initiatives.


8.00 boxes_oversize (8 boxes + oversize)




The files are arranged topically.

Physical Location

Range N Shelf

Mapstand D-1

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Office|2004-074|2007-83|2013-034

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository