Honorary Degree records
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Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Eastern Michigan University.
Creator
Michigan State Normal College.
Title
Honorary Degree records
ID
00.HD
Date [inclusive]
1914-2007
Extent
1.4 Linear feet 1 record center carton, 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Honorary Degrees records collection documents the honorary degree recipients at Eastern Michigan University. Materials are arranged chronologically and include clippings, correspondence, and transcripts. Records span from 1914 until 2007. The collection is further arranged into three series:  Administrative Files, Committee Meeting Minutes, and  Degree Recipients including biographies, transcripts, and programs. This is not a complete record of the honorary degree recipients at Eastern Michigan University; the tradition of awarding honorary degrees at Eastern Michigan University began in 1890, the records begin in 1914. In addition, there are several years missing from the record, 1975-1976 and 1978.

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

In 1890 Michigan State Normal College began the tradition to recognizes excellence in service or vocation by awarding individuals with honorary degrees, a tradition that continues. Today the Board of Regents approves all honorary degree recipients. Some recipients have attended the university but have not graduated, more often recipients are individuals of prominence and influence. Honorary degree recipients include Dann Florek, Rosa Parks, Greg Mathis, and William Jefferson Clinton. The degrees are presented at commencements and other special University occasions

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Scope and Contents note

The collection of Honorary Degrees contains programs, transcripts, and biographies from honorary degree recipients at Eastern Michigan University. Records span from 1914 when Eastern Michigan University was known as Michigan State Normal College until 2007. The collection is arranged into three series:  Administrative Files, Committee Meeting Minutes, and  Degree Recipients. The  Administrative Files series contains clippings, correspondence, nomination forms, and policies rules and regulations.  Committee Meeting Minutes includes records from 1938-1942 and 1952-1954. The  Degree Recipients series is arranged chronologically and contains programs, transcripts, and biographies for the honorary degrees recipients.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 11

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)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Honorary degrees
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Clippings 1950-2008 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 1-2

Correspondence 1914-1916 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 3

Correspondence 1935 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 4

Correspondence 1958 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 5

Correspondence 1960 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 6

Correspondence 1990-1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 7

Nomination Forms 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 8

Policies, Rule , and Regulations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 9

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Committee Meeting Minutes 

 1938-1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 10

 1952-1954 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 11

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Degree Recipients 

 1917-1929 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 12-20

 1933-1934 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 21-22

 1936-1957 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 23-43

 1959 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 44

 1961-1965 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 45-49

 1974 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 50

 1977 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 51

 1979 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 52

 1982-2007 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991848)   1 53-55
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991855)   2 1-11

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