Department of Mathematics records
05.M

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Department of Mathematics records
ID
05.M
Date [inclusive]
1987-2001
Extent
5.4 Linear feet 2 record center cartons, 8 archives boxes, 1 halfsize archives box
Language
English
Abstract
The Department of Mathematics records contains files dating from 1986 to around 2001. This collection contains files of correspondence to and from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Provost of Eastern Michigan University pertaining to the Department of Mathematics as well as records of procedures and activities of this department. This collection provides an in depth look at the inner workings of this department during the late 1980s through personal communications such as memos and informational records such as meeting minutes, and budget proposals. The Department of Mathematics is organized under the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Michigan University. The department was housed in Pierce Hall until 1986, when the building was renovated and many of the offices moved; the Department of Mathematics was relocated to Pray-Harrold. The records in this collection date from that point on, and give insight into what was happening in the department after it was relocated. It does not contain materials prior to 1986. The Department of Mathematics has been on the campus since the 1895-96 academic year.

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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Administrative History note

One of the primary courses being offered by the Michigan State Normal School, Mathematics was considered foundational for those entering the field of education. Students were both required to sit for an exam in arithmetics as well as complete courses in mathematics to receive the two-year teachers certification. The first record of a Department of Mathematics appears in the 1895-96 Michigan State Normal School Yearbook and it is one of the oldest departments in the University. It currently resides in the College of Arts and Sciences and offers courses at the baccalaureate and master's degree levels. Courses are taught in mathematics; mathematics for elementary, middle school and secondary education; and statistics and actuarial science.

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Scope and Contents note

The Department of Mathematics records contains files from the department from 1987 to 2001 and are organized into two series: Office Files and Activities and Procedures. The first series,  Office Files, contains correspondence to and from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Provost of Eastern Michigan University and faculty, as well as files pertaining to academic affairs and the running of the department. The series contains subseries of files for communication with the Dean, Provost and faculty, they are organized by year. The second series,  Activities and Procedures, contains information about the Department of Mathematics, including events held, degree requirements, newsletters and records of groups organized under the department, as well as faculty evaluation procedures and other evaluation documents.

The collection documents the department after it was relocated to Pray-Harrold from Pierce Hall in 1986. From 1987 to 1989, Ira Wheatly served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences until the position was given to Barry Fish in 1990. Many of the files in this collection are memos and other correspondence to and from the Dean, discussing many issues including the proposed division of the College of Arts and Sciences into the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Arts among other topics. There are no materials in the collection that document the department prior to 1987.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2014 February 17

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

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)

  • Correspondence schools and courses
  • Deans (Education)
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Arts and Sciences
  • Office of the Provost

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Collection Inventory

Office Files 

Box Folder

Academic Affairs 1999-2000 

1 1-2

ADACAS 1985-1988 

1 3

Communication from the Dean January - June 

1 4-5

Communication with the Dean 

Box Folder

 January - June 

1 6-7

 July - Decamber 

2 1

 January - June 

2 2-3

 July - December 

2 4-6

 January - June  


    Box Folder
Text (32307024653587)   3 1-2
    Box Folder
Text (32307024653579)   2 6

Box Folder

 July - September 

3 3-4

 October - December 

3 5

 June - December  

3 6

 January 1990 - June 1992 

3 7-8

 March 1990 - March 1991 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024653587)   3 9
    Box Folder
Text (32307023997886)   4 1

Box Folder

 June - December 

4 2-3

 July - December 

4 4

 1993 

4 5

 July - December 

5 1

 January - June 

5 2

 July - December 

5 3-4

 January - June  

5 5

 July - December 

5 6

 January - June 

5 7

 July 1996 - June 1998 

6 1-2

 January 1997 - December 1999 

6 3

 May - December 

6 4

 1999-2001 

6 5-6

Communication to Faculty 

Box Folder

 1986 

7 1

 January - June 

7 2

 1988 

7 3

 1989 

7 4

 December 1990 - January 1991 

7 5-6

Communications from the Provost 

Box Folder

 December 1984 - March 1986 

7 7

 December 1985 - January 1987 

8 1

Communications with the Provost 

Box Folder

 September 1986 - Decemeber 1987 

8 2-3

 July 1987 - June 1988 

8 4

 July - December 

8 5-6

 December 1988 - June 1989 

8 7

 July - December 

8 8-9

 June 1989 - June 1990 

8 10-11

 June - October  

8 12-13

 August 1990 - January 1991 

8 14

 July - December 

8 15

 November 1991 - June 1992 

8 16

 June 1992 - December 1992 

8 17

 January - June  

9 1

 September - Decemeber 

9 2

 January - June 

9 3

 July - December 

9 4

 December 1994 - June 1995 

9 5

 July - August 

9 6

 January - June 

9 7

 July 1996 - June 1997 

9 8

 August 1997 - June 1998 

8 9-10

 July - December  

8 11

 May - December 

8 12-13

 August 2000 - August 2001 

8 14-15
Box Folder

Department Head Salary Committee 1989 

8 16

Department Meeting Minutes 1984-1991 

8 17

NCA Self Study 1990 

10 1

President's Commission 1992 

10 2

Reports and Data 

Box
10
Folder
3

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Activities and Procedures 

Box Folder

Activities 1992-1993 

10 4

Booklets 

10 5

Correspondence 

10 6

Degree Requirements 

10 7

Evaluation Document 

10 8

Events 

10 9

Faculty 2003 

10 10

Faculty Evaluation Process 

10 11

Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) 

10 12

Mathematics in Michigan 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023997985)   10 13
    Box Folder
Text (32307024653629)   11 1

Box Folder

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference 1989 

11 2

Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition 

11 3

Miscellaneous 

11 4

News Clippings 

11 5

Newsletter 

11 6

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