Commencement records
00.C

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Creator
Eastern Michigan University
Creator
Estleman , Loren D.
Creator
Smith, Laurence N.
Creator
Wallace, Christopher
Title
Commencement records
ID
00.C
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1881-2017
Date [inclusive]
1854-2017
Extent
18.0 Linear feet 6 record center cartons, 5 archive boxes, 2 oversize folders, 9 objects.
Language
English
Abstract

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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Scope and Contents note

The Eastern Michigan University Commencement records contains programs, invitations, clippings, transcripts from commencement events held on campus. Records span from 1854 when the Eastern Michigan University was known as the Michigan State Normal School until April 2017. The collection is arranged into four series:  Event Audio/Visual,  Event Photographs,  Press Releases & Clippings, and  Programs, Transcripts and Ephemera Planning documents for December 17, 2006, there is a complete record of the planning of a commencement ceremony. Records date from 1854-2013 with gaps in the historical record from 1855-1858, 1860, 1866, 1868, 1878 and 1882-1883.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 October 3

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

Revision Description

 Addition of recent programs and realia 2014 March 11, 2016 November 2, 2017 October 26

Conditions Governing Access note

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

Accruals note

University Archives continues to add materials to the collection. To reflect additions, edits to the finding aid will occur at the end of each calendar year.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal School

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Technical Requirements Note

Materials in box 1, series Videos require the use of a VCR. Materials in box 2, series  Microfilm require the use of a Microfilm reader.

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Collection Inventory

Event Audio/Visual 1998-2003 

Box Object

Winter Commencement. Speaker: Chris Wallace 1998 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Wallace, Christopher
1 1

Winter Commencement. Speaker Laurence N. Smith 1999 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Smith, Laurence N.
1 2

Morning Commencement 2000 April 30 

1 3

Afternoon Commencement. Speaker President Bill Clinton 2000 April 30 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Clinton, Bill, 1946-
1 4-5

Winter Commencement 2000 

1 6

Morning and Afternoon Commencement 2001 April 29 

1 7

Fall Commencement 2001 

1 8

Spring Commencement. Speaker Loren D. Estleman 2002 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Estleman , Loren D.
1 9

Winter Commencement 2002 

1 10

Spring Commencement 2003 

1 11

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Event Photographs 

Box Object

1999 December 19 

2 3-6

2000 December 17 

2 7-10

2000 April 30 

2 11-19

 April 2003 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023293146)   11 1
    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes (32307023293146)   11 1

 April 2007 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023293146)   11 2
    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes (32307023293146)   11 2

 December 2007 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023293146)   11 3
    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes (32307023293146)   11 3

 December 2008 


    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes (32307023293146)   11 4-5
    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023293146)   11 4-5

 December 2009 


    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes (32307023293146)   11 6
    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023293146)   11 6

 April 2010 


    Box Folder
Computer disks / tapes (32307023293146)   11 7
    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023293146)   11 7

Box Folder

 December 2011 

11 8
Oversize

Commencement, undated circa 

2

Photographic Archival Record 

Box Object

 1999 

2 2
Box Folder

 2000 

2 1

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Planning Documents 2003-2013 

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Press Releases & Clippings 

Clippings 

Box Folder

 1859-1929 

3 1

 1930-1949 

3 2

 1950-1959 

3 3

 1960-1969 

3 4

 1970-1979 

3 5

 1980-1985 

3 7

 1986-1989 

3 8

 1990-1994 

3 10

 1995-1999 

10 2

 2000-2005 

10 4

 2006-2010 

10 5

 2011-2013 

10 6
Box Folder

 1977-1984 

3 6

 1985-1989 

3 9

 1990-1994 

10 1

 1995-1999 

10 2-3

2000-2013 

10 4-7

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Programs, Transcripts and Ephemera 

Oversize Object

Oversized Programs 1881-1913 

1 1-6
Box Folder

Undated 

4 1

 1854 

4 2

 1859 

4 3

 1861-1865 

4 4-8

 1867 

4 9

 1869 

4 10

 1870 

4 11

Week Schedule 1871 

4 12

 1872 

4 13

 1873-1877 

4 14-18

 1879-1944 

4 20-84

 1945-1952 

5 1-8

 January, June 

5 9-20

 1959 

5 21

 1960 

5 22

 1961 

5 23

 January, June 

5 24-27

 1964-1966 

5 28-30

1965- 1969 January January, June 

5 31-40

 December, April 

5 41-60

 1981 August 

5 61

 December, April 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023996557)   7 1-12
    Box Folder
Text (32307023996540)   6 1-24
    Box Folder
Text (32307023996581)   5 62

Box Folder

 April 30, 2000 

8 1-2

 December 17, 2000 

8 3

 April 29, 2001 

8 4

 Summer, 2001 

8 5

 December 16, 2001 

8 6

 April 27, 2002 

8 7

 December 15, 2002 

8 8

 April 27, 2003 

8 9

 December 14, 2003 

8 10

 April 25, 2004 

8 11

 December 19, 2004 

8 12

 April 23, 2005 

8 13

 December 18, 2005 

8 14

 April 30, 2006 

8 15

 December 17, 2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023996565)   8 16
    Box Folder
Text (32307023996573)   9 1-3

Box Folder

Ceremony Planning Documents December 17, 2006 

9 1-3

 April 29, 2007 

9 4

 December 16, 2007 

9 5

 April 27, 2008 

9 6

 December 14, 2008 

9 7

 April 26, 2009 

9 8

 December 20, 2009 

9 9

 April 25, 2010 

9 10

 December 19, 2010 

9 11

 April 27, 2011 

9 12

 December 18, 2011 

9 13

April 29, April 29, 2012 

9 14

 December 16, 2012 

9 15

 April 28, 2013 

9 16

 December 21, 2013 

9 17

 April 27, 2014 

9 18

 December 20, 2014 

9 19

 April 26, 2015 

9 20

 December 19, 2015 

9 21

 April 24, 2016 

9 22

 December 17, 2016 

9 23

 April 22, 2017 

9 24

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Memorabilia 1999-2013   1.0 Linear feet

Object

1999 Graduation tassel 1999 

1

2010 Graduation tassel 2010 

2

2011 Graduation tassel 2011 


    Object
Realia (32307023293104)   4
    Object
Realia (32307023293088)   3

Object

2013 Graduation tassel 2013 

5

2011 Alumni Spirit tassel 2011 

6

Graduation T-Shirt Spring 1998 

7

Commencement Ceremony Photobook 

Object

 2015 

8

 2016 

9

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