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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Stochastics Records 1939-1972

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. The Stochastics. Records

Dates:

1939-1972

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Stochastics Records consist of membership lists, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and the Stochastics constitution.

Information on Use

Access

No restrictions.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. The Stochastics. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The literary and social faculty club the Stochastics was founded at the University of Chicago in 1939 by William Burrows, R.W. Harrison, Graham Du Shane, H.H. Strandskov, and Thomas Park. All were young faculty members who sought an alternative to the more established faculty clubs, "The Innominates" and the "X-Club." The club was designed as a venue for " prandial pleasures, hilarity, extraneous gossip, and a total absence of scholarship."

Scope Note

The Stochastics Records consist of membership lists, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and the Stochastics constitution.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Roland Wendell Harrison. Papers

Innominates (University of Chicago). Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Record Book of the Stochastics, 1939-1958

Box 1   Folder 2

Constitutions with Correspondence, 1953-1970

Box 1   Folder 3

Membership lists, Nomination lists, and Correspondence, 1958-

  • 1971
Box 1   Folder 4

Membership lists of X-Club and Innominates, 1958-1972

Box 1   Folder 5

Correspondence, 1952-1963

Box 1   Folder 6

Correspondence, 1965-1972

Box 1   Folder 7

Tally Sheets, 1968-1970

Box 1   Folder 8

Meeting Notices, 1958-1963

Box 1   Folder 9

Financial Records, 1959-1970