AmeriCorps records
04.AC

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
AmeriCorps records
ID
04.AC
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1996-2000
Date [inclusive]
1990-2000
Extent
0.8 Linear feet 2 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The AmeriCorps records documents the official business of the AmeriCorps members on Eastern Michigan University’s campus from 1998-2000. AmeriCorps is a national service program that supports needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. The collection is arranged into six series:  Administrative Files including the America Reads Challenge, Program Summaries, and Staff Meeting Minutes ,  Events, Handbooks, Publications,  Reports and  Memorabilia. The records date from 1990 until 2000.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Historical Note

Bill Clinton signed the National and Community Service Trust Act in 1993, building upon the National Service Act signed by H.W. Bush in 1990. The National and Community Service Trust Act formally established AmeriCorps, which incorporated two existing service programs: VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).

AmeriCorps, was established to meet the nation's needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment, through a network of service programs. In September 2004, 20,000 AmeriCorps members began serving over 1,000 communities. In 2003, George W. Bush signed the Strengthening AmeriCorps Program Act, increasing the number of AmeriCorps members.

The AmeriCorps program at Eastern Michigan University, 1998-2000, focused on issues of service in education, especially as it pertained to literacy.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection of AmeriCorps records include meeting minutes, clippings, photographs, and handbooks. Records span from 1990 until 2000. The collection is arranged into five series:  Administrative Files, Events, Handbooks, Publications, and  Reports.

The Administrative Files series includes America Reads Challenge, Inaugurations of AmeriCorps, National and Community Service Trust Act, Photographs, Program Summaries, and Staff Meeting Minutes from 1998-2000. The  Events series includes Michigan’s Americorps Celebration 1999, Make a Difference Day in Michigan books from 1998-1999, and Coordinating Literacy for America’s Students Success.  Handbooks series span from 1996 until 2000 and include the Program Director’s Handbook and the Membership handbook. The  Publications series includes clippings and news releases, pamphlets, handouts and fliers, and Voice of Opportunity Newsletter. The  Reports series contains Progress Report and Second Year Renewal, and Reports and Findings.  Memorabilia includes buttons and patches.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Box Folder

America Reads Challenge 

1 1

Inaugurations of Americorps 

1 2

National and Community Service Trust Act 1993 

1 3

Photographs 

1 4

Program Summaries 

1 5

Staff Meetings Minutes 1998-2000 

1 6

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Events 

Box Object

Michigan's Americorps Celebration 1999 October 29 

1 7

Make a Difference Day in Michigan 1998-1999 

1 8-9

Coordinating Literacy for America's Students Success 

1 10

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Handbooks 

Box Folder

Membership Handbook 1998-1999 

1 11

 1999-2000 

1 12

Program Director's Handbook 1996 

2 1

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Publications 

Box Folder

Clippings and News Releases 

2 2

Pamphlets, Handouts, & Fliers 

2 3

Voice of Opportunity Newsletter 1994 

2 4

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Reports 

Box Folder

Progress Report and Second Year Renewal 

2 5

Reports and Findings 

2 6

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Memorabilia 

Box Object

AmeriCorps buttons 

2 1-2

AmeriCorps button 

2 3

AmeriCorps patch 

2 4

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