Guide to the Records of the Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Outing Club, 1909 - 2007Manuscript DO-1

Introduction to the Collection

The records of the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) contain correspondence, reports, committee minutes, budgets and financial documents, cabin and shelter logbooks, event planning materials, results of competitions, articles, maps, publications, photographs, proposals and policy statements documenting the administration, activities and responsibilities of the the DOC. These include oversight of Dartmouth Winter Carnival; First Year trips; competitive skiing; Woodsmen's Weekend; trails management; the construction and maintenance of cabins and shelters; safety training; and involvement in most of the College's outdoor programs. The records also contain materials relating to improvements, maintenance and timber management in the Second College Grant; DOC involvement in the search for doctors Miller and Quinn; and the activities of affiliated and alumni outing clubs.

Research materials compiled by David Hooke for his 1987 history of the DOC, and by Dean Engle for his book on Dartmouth Mountaineering Club, Talus, are also held within the records.

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