Ernest P. Goodrich papers

Summary Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives
Ernest P. Goodrich papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1893-1895
Date [inclusive]
0.8 Linear feet 2 archive boxes
Ernest P Goodrich was an alumni of Michigan State Normal School class of 1894. He went on to be the head football coach of Michigan State Normal School. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, Goodrich became an extremely successful engineer and consultant. His papers consist primarily of his own notes from his time at Michigan State Normal School, scrapbook, programs of class day exercises, clippings, and booklets. His collection also contains Emma A. Hall's papers. Hall was an alumni of Michigan State Normal School in the 1860s. The papers are arranged alphabetically. Records date from 1861 to 1919.

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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Biographical Note

Ernest Payson Goodrich was an alumni of Michigan State Normal School Class of 1894.

Goodrich was born in Decatur Township, Michigan in 1874. He attended Michigan State Normal School in hopes of becoming a teacher. After completing his time at the Normal School, he went on to the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Arts in civil engineering.

Goodrich went on to be on of the most successful engineers of his time. His specialties were in transportation, planning and engineering administration. He was employed as a civil engineer by the United States Navy, and Manhattan Department of Public Works. Goodrich was employed in China and Columbia for city planning efforts. He was also a consultant for the cities of Cincinnati, Ohio, Norfolk, Virginia, Springfield, Massachusetts, and New Haven, Connecticut. In 1930, Goodrich was a founding member of the Institute of Traffic Engineers.

Staying true to his alma mater, Goodrich was the third head football coach for the Michigan State Normal School. As of 2010 Goodrich is still ranked #21 for total wins of a football coach at Eastern Michigan University and #4 in winning percentages.

Ernest P. Goodrich died October 7, 1955.

Ernest P. Goodrich's papers came to the University Archives with Emma A. Hall papers as well. The archives is unsure of the connection between the two people. Emma A. Hall was also a student at Michigan State Normal School. She was in school in 1861. Her papers include class notes, and letters.

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Scope and Contents

The Ernest P. Goodrich Papers contains class notes, biography, scrapbook, clippings, Emma A. Hall papers, and commencement exercises. The collection is arrange alphabetically and is divided into two series. Records date from 1861 to 1919.

The two series that are included in the collection are: Personal Papers and Notes, and School Relics. The Personal Papers and Notes series includes one subseries of Class notes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 January 10

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Goodrich, Ernest Payson, 1874-1955


  • Alumni and Alumnae
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Michigan State Normal School

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Collection Inventory

Personal Papers and Notes 

Class Notes 

A List of Elementary Quantitative Experiments in Physics 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 1

Arithmetic Pedagogy notes 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 2

Bibliography and Notes on Teaching Kindergarten 1892 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 3

Chemistry Notes 1892 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 4

Class Notes in Structural and Comnarative Zoology 1893-1894 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 5

Geography Notes 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 6

History of Education Notes and Outlines 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 7

History of the Development of the Idea of the Training of Teachers 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 8

Notes for Teaching of Drawing 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753155)   1 9

Professional Arithmetic, Geography and Reading 1893 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753155)   1 10

Reading and Orthoepy Notes 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 11

Studies of the Map of Europe 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 12

Vocal Music Pedagogy Notes 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 13

Drawing Book 

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Text (32307024753155)   1 14-15
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Text (32307024753510)   2 1

Emma A. Hall Papers 

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Text (32307024753510)   2 2

Professional Biography of Ernest P. Goodrich 

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Text (32307024753510)   2 3

Tribute to Julia A. King 1919 

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Text (32307024753510)   2 4

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School Relics 

1893 Aurora 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753510)   2 5

Class Day Exercises 1892 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753510)   2 6


    Box Folder
Text (32307024753510)   2 7

Commencement Exercises 1897-1898 

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Text (32307024753510)   2 8

Constitution of the Crescent Society 1989 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753510)   2 9

History of the Class of 1893 1893 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753510)   2 10

National Education Association Booklets 1899 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753510)   2 11

Scrapbook: Concerning My School Days 

    Box Folder
Text (32307024753510)   2 12

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