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John Bonando Collection

Identifier: RG-31-4-1

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents and artifacts pertaining to the following: Slippery Rock’s Town-Gown Association, a group created to foster relations between the town and the college/university; Slippery Rock Development, Inc. (SRD), a nonprofit organization created to revitalize downtown Slippery Rock; the Butler County Industrial Development Authority (IDA); Slippery Rock University’s and Slippery Rock Township’s Emergency Operations Procedures (EOP); and various publications relating to both the college/university and the town itself. The bulk of the material is relevant to the Town-Gown Association and the redevelopment of downtown Slippery Rock. Besides files and papers, this collection includes blueprints and architectural renderings, and a shovel.


  • 1969 - 2016
  • Majority of material found within 1999 - 2015

Conditions Governing Use

"The items in this collection are protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use these items in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

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Biographical / Historical

These files were last maintained by Dr. John Bonando, retired, former Executive Director of the Office of Student Health and Wellness. During his time at Slippery Rock University he volunteered his time as a co-chair for the Slippery Rock Development Corporation. This organization, along with key support from State legislators, private foundations, two Governors, and from many private citizens helped with various phases of the Slippery Rock Borough revitalization project.


10 Linear Feet

4 Linear Inches


This is a collection of documents and artifacts pertaining to Slippery Rock’s Town-Gown Association, the redevelopment of downtown Slippery Rock, and the University and Township’s Emergency Operations Procedures


This collection is arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Related Materials

See also: RG 1-14, Downtown Revitalization Project; and RG 1-19-1, Town-Gown Committee.

Separated Materials

The copies of the “Green and White” student handbook and copies of the Saxigena were incorporated into the Archive’s existing collection. See RG 34-P-1 for the “Green and White” and 30-P-1 for the Saxigena.

Repository Details

Part of the Slippery Rock University Archives and Special Collections Repository

315 Bailey Library
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock PA 16057