Eastern Echo Administrative records
04.EEA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Allseitz, Judith
Creator
Black, Jean
Creator
Booth, J. David
Creator
Campbell, John
Creator
Carrington, Tom
Creator
Erickson, Carl, Dr.
Creator
Mueller, Twyla
Creator
Rahm, Helen C.
Creator
Rosenthal, David
Creator
Sosinski, William
Creator
Sparkes, Adam
Creator
Walsh, Martha
Title
Eastern Echo Administrative records
ID
04.EEA
Date [inclusive]
1881-2011
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archive box
Language
English
Language of Materials note
All records are in English unless otherwise noted.
Abstract
Records of the Eastern Echo student newspaper, formerly the Normal News and the Normal College News. The collection (1881-2010) includes business records, staff lists, financial documents, news clippings related to the Echo, awards, correspondence, programs from newspaper events, publicity and advertising materials.

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

The Normal News began in 1881, before becoming the Eastern Echo in 1956. It is an independent student paper, meaning that it is funded through advertising revenue and the university exercises no editorial control over the paper. The Eastern Echo has won numerous awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and the Michigan Collegiate Press Association.

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Scope and Contents

The collection covers the business, organizational, and financial activities of the Normal News beginning in 1881, and after 1956 continues to document the activities of the Eastern Echo. Financial records are particularly well-represented in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as by a bound cash book from the period 1881-1893. Another bound book documents the Proceedings of the Normal News Committee from 1937 to 1954. News clippings highlighting notable events in the newspaper's history date from 1940 to 2011. Two copies of the magazine "The 'U' and You" from 1974 and 1975 are also included. Correspondence relates particularly to soliciting book reviews in the 1980s, but there are also a few other letters in the collection from earlier dates. A small paperback style guide from 1928 is included, as well as two other sets of guidelines for staff from the 1930s and 1940s. There are also programs from the annual oratorical contest sponsored by the paper, dating from 1890, 1891, and 1895, as well as programs from the Student Media banquet from 1991, 1999, 2001, and 2002.

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Arrangement of Materials

The collection is organized into four series: Series 1. Business Files, which contains style and reporting guidelines, lists of newspaper staff, proceedings of the Normal News Committee, and a student media business plan; Series 2. Financial Records, which contains a cash book, a number of budgets and financial statements, and information on advertising rates; Series 3. Publicity and Outreach, which includes press coverage, printouts from the newpaper's website, a historical sketch, two copies of The 'U' and You outreach material, programs for newspaper-sponsored events, and awards won by the Eastern Echo; Series 4. Correspondence and Drafts, which includes letters to and from staff of the paper, particularly focused on book reviews.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 16 May

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials include the Eastern Echo Photo Negative collection held by the University Archives, and microfilmed run of the newspaper from 1881 onwards, available in the Halle Library.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Echo
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Journalism
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Michigan State Normal School
  • Normal News
  • Student newspapers and periodicals
  • Student publications

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Collection Inventory

Business Files 1928-2004 

Style Guides and Reporting 1928-1947 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 1

Staff Lists 1940-2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 2

Proceedings of Normal News Committee 1937-1954 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 3

Student Media Business Plan 2000-2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 4

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Financial Records 1881-1971 

Normal News Cash Book and Memoranda 1881-1893 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 5

Budgets and Financial Statements 1936-1948 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 6-8

Advertising Rates 1990-2007 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 9

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Publicity and Outreach 1887-2010 

Press Clippings 1940-2011 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 10-11

Website Printouts 2001-2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 12

Editorials and Historical Sketch 1887-1930 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 13

The 'U' and You 1974-1975 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 14

Advertisement on McDonald's Sign 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766975)   1 15

Programs 1890-2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 16

Awards 1979-2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 17

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Correspondence and Drafts 1937-1994 

Letters 1937-1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 18

Book reviews 1983-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766975)   1 19

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