Enrollment records
00.E

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Eastern Michigan College
Creator
Eastern Michigan University
Creator
Michigan State Normal College.
Creator
Michigan State Normal School.
Title
Enrollment records
ID
00.E
Date [inclusive]
1853-2011
Extent
60.0 Linear feet 1 record center carton, 10 archives boxes, 3 halfsize archives box, 29 oversized boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Enrollment records documents enrollment at Eastern Michigan University. Materials are arranged into six series:  General Information including enrollment numbers, and newspaper clippings from 1914-2011;  Reports, Eastern Michigan University which includes the annual enrollment report, corporate reports, State of Michigan reports, and the Department of Education report, none of the reports in this series predate 1974;  Classification Books and Register of Students which includes annual alphabetical by last name registers of students enrolled with some volumes and years including home town, parent names and occupations, religious affiliation, their previous experiences, and age at time of enrollment;  Entrance Examinations, 1895;  Grade Reports which are arranged by Correspondence Courses and Graduate Division; and finally  Teacher Training records which documents the requirements and work of students enrolled in the teacher training program of the Normal School. The collection is not a complete record of enrollment at the University but it is comprehensive, especially of the earliest years of the Michigan State Normal School and College.

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

Established by the State of Michigan in 1849, Eastern Michigan University opened its doors as the Michigan State Normal School in 1853. Michigan State Normal School was the first teachers' training school west of the Allegheny Mountains and initially taught students at a basic secondary level, instructing them in teaching methods and material to cover at a variety of levels.

In 1899, Michigan State Normal School changed its name to Michigan State Normal College. Professor Richard Gause Boone lobbied to establish Normal as four-year college, rather than a secondary school. Normal entered the twentieth century as Michigan's premier teacher training school and became the first teacher training school in the United States to have a four-year degree program.

Between 1900 and 1950, at least 20 buildings were built on campus and by 1939, students, for the first time, were living in dorms on campus instead of in boarding houses off campus. During this period, the College added a number of programs to its expanding curriculum. In 1901, Normal was the first school in Michigan to offer an industrial arts program. The school was also the first in the nation to offer a program to train teachers of the disabled, starting in 1915. In 1940, it was the first teacher training school to offer a program in library services.

In 1956, the school became Eastern Michigan College and three years later, the school gained the status of a university by formally establishing the Graduate School (graduate classes had been offered since 1939) and changed its name for the final time, to Eastern Michigan University. The new name not only demonstrated that the school had become a university, but also broadened the emphasis of the school from teacher training to a wider range of baccalaureate programs. In 1959, the university established the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences as two separate entities.

From 1950 to the present, nearly 30 new buildings have been constructed and many more renovated to meet the needs of the institution. New dormitories and classroom buildings provide for the needs of new students. Today, Eastern offers a range of programs of study in a number of areas, including Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Technology. In 2011, more than 23,000 students from around the world attend EMU.

Borrowed from A Brief History of EMU "http://www.emich.edu/walkingtour/hist.htm"

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Scope and Contents note

The collection of Enrollment records contain information pertaining to student enrollment at Eastern Michigan University. The records span from 1853 until 2011 and is arranged into six series:  General Information,  Reports, Eastern Michigan University,  Classification Books and Registrar of Students,  Entrance Examinations,  Grade Reports, and  Teacher Training Records.

The General Information series contains newspaper clippings pertaining to University enrollment, statistical information about enrollment and correspondence. This series is an almost complete record of enrollment at the University from 1914 to 2011 with the exception of the years 1946-1948, and 1950-1953. The  Reports, Eastern Michigan University series includes the annual enrollment report, corporate reports, State of Michigan reports, and the Department of Education report. The reports date from 1974-2010.

The Classification Books and Registrar of Students series is organized into two sub series: Michigan Sate Normal School, Michigan State Normal College; and three individual bound volumes: Daily Register, 1895; Student Classification Index, undated; and Graduates of Normal School, 1853-1916. The subseries of records contain indexes of students as they enrolled in Michigan State Normal School or Michigan State Normal College. Most volumes were kept chronologically with a separate alphabetical index of student names, home town, current address, and corresponding page that lists the classes each student was enrolled in, and which term. This listing is also organized alphabetically. This series dates from 1853-1949 with records missing from Summer 1918, Fall 1927, and Fall 1936.The Daily Register is for two quarters in 1895 and indicate student names, courses and absences. The Student Classification Index is undated, but is an alphabetical listing of students enrolled at Michigan State Normal. The Graduates of Normal School is a comprehensive listing of those students who achieved degrees from the Normal School between 1853-1899 and the Normal College between 1899 and 1916.

The Entrance Examinations date from 1885-1904 and lists students alphabetically, their high school and status of the examinations taken for entrance to the Normal School, i.e. Pass, Fail, Retest. The series  Grade Reports contains a series of ledgers that document the grades of both graduate students and students enrolled in correspondence courses offered through Michigan State Normal College and is arranged as such.

The Teacher Training records series includes declarations of intention to teach, which was required of those who intended to enter the teaching profession after attending Michigan Normal; Record of the High School Department which includes a listing of students enrolled, course taken and grades assigned; Record of Practice Teaching is a confirmation of the completion of practice teaching requirements; and the Teacher's Semester Work Report is a one to two page report of the materials covered for the course being taught from the 1928-29 school year submitted by the student teacher.

This is a comprehensive documentation of enrollment at the University but is not complete.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 December 7

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

Revision Description

  2014 February 5

Conditions Governing Access note

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

Conditions Governing Use note

Duplications (photocopies or scans) of the volume Graduates of Normal School (Box 43) and the  Daily Register (Box 44) are not allowed dues to the fragility of the original bound documents. Please contact the University Archives with questions.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Enrollment records that pertain specifically to the Conservatory of Music at the Michigan State Normal School can be found in the Conservatory of Music Enrollment records (00.CME)

Listing of courses can be found in the annual Yearbook, Bulletin, and Class Schedule (found in the University Archives Reading Room, 310 Halle Library Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti Michigan) or in the Class Schedules collection (00.CS)

Additional information on students enrolled at Michigan Normal and Eastern Michigan University can be found in the Aurora Yearbooks (016.AY) which were published from 1893-1995.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University. Center for Community Education
  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Education
  • School enrollment
  • Students
  • Teachers--Training of

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Collection Inventory

General Information 

 1914-1945 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991665)   2 1-2
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991657)   1 1-7

Box Folder

 1949 

2 2

 1954-2011 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991665)   2 3-6
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991673)   3 1-7
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991681)   4 1-2

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Reports, Eastern Michigan University 

 1974-1989 

Box Folder

Final Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Enrollment and Retention 1974 July 

4 3

A Plan to Involve the Division of Academic Affairs in Stabilizing Enrollments at Eastern Michigan University 1979 September  

4 4

 1971-1980 

4 5

 1980-1981 

4 6

 1981-1982 

4 7

 1982-1983 

4 8

 1983-1984 

4 9

Opening Term Enrollment Fall 1984 

4 10

Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollments by College, Department, and Major Open Fall Term 1979-1984 

4 11

 1985 Fall 

4 12

Pathways to the 1990s: An Enrollment Strategic Marketing Plan for Eastern Michigan University 1986 May  

4 13

Pathways to the 1990s: An Enrollment Strategic Marketing Plan for Eastern Michigan University, Abridged Version 1986 May  

4 14

Opening Term Enrollment 1986 Fall  

4 15

Corporate Report: Fall Admissions Enrollment Data 1986 September 8 

4 16

Corporate Report: Fall Admissions Enrollment Data 1986 November 13 

4 17

 1985-1986 

4 18

 1986-1987 

4 19

Corporate Report: Fall Admissions Enrollment Data 1987 January 12  

4 20

Goal Corporate Report: Fall Admissions Enrollment 1987 April 13 

4 21

 1987-1988 

4 22

State of Michigan 1989-1990 

4 23

 1989-1990 

4 24

Response to Annual Enrollment Plan 1988 October 25 

4 25

Pathways through the 1990s: Enrollment Strategic Marketing Plan for Eastern Michigan University 1989 Fall 

4 26

 1990-2010 

Box Folder

State of Michigan 1990-1991 

4 27

Strategically Bridging the Demographic Gap: Enrollment Strategic Marketing Plan 

4 28

 1990-1991 

4 29

State 1991-1992 

4 30

 1991-1992 

4 31

Study of Michigan Public University Enrollment Patterns 1992 July  

4 32

 1992-1993 

4 33

State Enrollment Report 1993-1994 

4 34

Strategically Bridging the Demographic Gap 1993-1995 

4 35

 1993-1994 

4 36

Marketing Strategies: Increasing Enrollment 1994 October  

5 1

 1994-1995 

5 2

 1994-1995 

5 3

Department of Education 1995-1996 

5 4

Plan 1995-1996 

5 5

ACT Class Profile Reserach Service Report 1996-1997 

5 6

State 1996-1997 

5 7

Plan 1996-1997 

5 8

Plan 1997-1998 

5 9

 1997-1998 

5 10

Department of Education 1997-1998 

5 11

Plan 1998-1999 

5 12

Department of Education 1998-1999 

5 13

ACT Class Profile Service Report 1998-1999 

5 14

Survey of Enrollment in Michigan Public Universities 1988-1998 

5 15

Department of Education Reports 1999-2000 

6 1

Plan 1999-2000 

6 2

Plan Update September  

6 3

Enrollment Strategic Marketing Plan July  

6 4

Department of Education 2000-2001 

6 5

Plan 2000-2001 

6 6

Department of Education Reports 2001 

6 7

Plan 2001-2002 

6 8

The Frist Year Survey 2004 

6 9

The American Freshman 2004-2005 

6 10-11

 2010 

6 12

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Classification Books and Register of Students 

Michigan State Normal School 1853-1900 

Box Volume

1853-1856 

19 2

1876-1877 

17 2

1880-1881 

17 3

1881-1896 

20 1

1881-1882 

20 2

1894-1906 

17 1

Term #18 circa 1854 

23 3

1858-1861 

26 1

1882-1883 

26 2

1885-1886 

26 4

1886-1887 

26 3

1888-1889 

27 1

1889-1890 

27 2

1890-1891 

27 3

1891-1892 

24 2

1892-1893 

24 3

1893-1894 

23 4

1894-1895 

24 5

1895-1896 

24 6

1896-1897 

24 4

1897-1898 

24 1

1898-1899 

29 1

1899-1900 

29 2

Michigan State Normal College 1900-1955 

Box Volume

1900-1901 

25 1

1901-1902 

28 1

1902-1903 

25 2

1903-1904 

34 1

1904-1905 

31 2

Summer 1905 

31 1

Summer School 1905 and 1906 1905-1906 

22 1

1905-1906 

22 2

 1906-1907 

33 1

Summer Term 1907 1907 

21 5

1907-1908 

22 3

Fall Term 1907 1907 

22 4

Summer School 1908 

21 1-2

 1908-1909 

21 6

Fall Quarter 1908 1908 

21 7

Summer School 1909 

21 3

 1909-1910 

21 8

Fall Quarter 1909 1909 

21 9

Summer School 1910 1910 

21 4

1910-1911 

23 1

Fall Quarter 1910 1910 

23 2

Summer School 1911 1911 

22 5-6

Summer 1912 

9 1

Fall 1912 

9 2

Summer 1913 

9 3

Fall 1913 

9 4

Summer 1914 

9 5

Fall 1914 

9 6

Summer 1915 

10 1

Fall 1915 

10 2

Summer 1916 

10 3

Fall 1916 

10 4

Summer 1917 

10 5

Fall 1917 

10 6

Fall 1918 

11 1

Summer 1919 

11 2

Fall 1919 

11 3

Summer 1920 

11 4

Fall 1920 

11 5

Summer 1921 

8 1

Fall 1921 

8 2

Summer 1922 

8 3

Fall 1922 

8 4

Summer 1923 

8 5

Fall 1923 

12 1

Summer 1924 

12 2

Fall 1924 

12 3

Summer 1925 

12 4

Fall 1925 

12 5

Summer 1926 

12 6

Fall 1926 

13 1

Summer 1927 

13 2

Fall 1927 

13 3

Summer 1928 

13 4

Fall 1928 

13 5

Summer 1929 

13 6

Fall 1929 

14 1

Summer 1930 

14 2

Fall 1930 

14 3

Summer 1931 

14 4

Fall 1931 

14 5

Summer 1932 

15 1

Fall 1932 

15 2

Summer 1933 

15 3

Fall 1933 

15 4

Assembly Attendance Records 1933-1938 

23 5

Summer 1934 

15 5

Fall 1934 

16 1

Summer 1935 

16 2

Fall 1935 

16 3

Summer 1936 

16 4

1936-1941 

7 1

1941-1946 

7 2

1946-1951 

7 3

Fall 1947 

18 2

Fall 1948 

18 5

1951-1955 

19 1

Fall 1951 

18 3

Fall 1952 

18 1

Fall 1955 

18 4
Box Object

Daily Register 1895 

44 2
Box Volume

Student Classification Index Undated 

32 1
Box Object

Graduates of Normal School 1854-1916 

43 1

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Entrance Examinations 1885-1904 


    Box Object Volume
Text (32307024755002)   40 1-11 1885-1895
    Box Object Volume
Text (32307024755010)   41 1-8 1895-1904

Grade Reports 

Correspondence Courses 

Box Folder

 1932-1938 

36 1

 1938-1942 

36 2

 1942-1943 

36 3

 1947-1951 

36 4

 1951-1954 

37 1

 1954-1956 

37 2

Graduate Division 

Box Folder

 1953-1954 

37 3

 1954-1955 

37 4

 1955-1956 

38 1

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Teacher Training records 

Box Volume

Declaration of Intention to Teach 1892-1900 

22 7
Box Object

Record of High School Department circa 

44 1

Record of Practice Teaching 1872-1878, 1898-1899 


    Box
Text   needed/should be #39
    Box Volume
Text (32307024652795)   30 1
    Box Object
Text (32307024755028)   42 1

Box Object

Teacher's Semester Work Report 1928-1929 

42 2

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