The article deals with analysis of government’s regulations which had great impact on development of amateur performances of student,from the perspective of studying historical-pedagogical and art-study sources. The article examines governmental regulations which had a significant impact on the improvement of educational work among students. Careful selection of repertoire for student amateur art, improvement of cultural services for students (opening students club and palaces of students), the allocation of student’s day is the basic for student’s amateur performances. Important role in the formation of creative students group was played by concerts-reviews of amateur performances of collectives of various education institutions, which were organized at the local, district, regional, republican and union levels (VI World Moscow festival of Youth and Students in Moscow (1957), and the first All-Union Festival of the pop theatres in Moscow (1965)). This contributed to the emergence of STEMs at various educational institutions in the country. The main areas of creative teams and student sections that were active in the study period are shown. The analysis of students’ concert choirs and orchestras is conducted and the following feature of creative teams are revealed: entertainming, charitable and educational functions; their contribution to the promotion of art among the general population is outlined. Meaningful historical and pedagogical analysis of a wide layer of archival material made the possibility to identify and characterize the features of creative groups: upbringing, educational, charitable and entertaining. It promotes formation of conscious and critical attitude to the world historical and educational heritage. The materials of the paper suggest a new approach to the analysis of archival materials, illumination and evaluation of controversial issues of student creative teams of Slobozhanshchina in the second half of the 19th – early 20th century.