John B. Virtue papers
010.JV

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Virtue, John B.
Title
John B. Virtue papers
ID
010.JV
Date [inclusive]
1942-1989
Extent
0.8 Linear feet 2 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
John B. Virtue was a professor of English at Eastern Michigan University from 1946 until 1971. Virtue taught classic literature including Shakespeare and was well loved by both students and staff. His papers consist primarily of meeting minutes, memos, records books, clippings and published articles. The papers are arranged alphabetically. Records date from 1942 to 1989.

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

John "Jack" Bernard Virtue was a professor in the English Department at Eastern Michigan University from 1946 to 1971.

Virtue was born in 1901 in Winona, Minnesota. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Nebraska in 1923 and 1924 respectfully. He received his PhD. from Yale in 1935. Virtue taught in the English Departments at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and the University of Kansas.

During his tenure at Eastern Michigan University's English Department, Virtue proved himself to be invaluable. He taught many classes on classic literature including Shakespeare and was well loved by students and staff alike. Virtue was the past president of Michigan College English Association, and a member of the American Association of University Professors.

Virtue retired from Eastern Michigan University as a Professor Emeritus in 1971. Virtue resided in Saline, Michigan until his death in 1984.

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Scope and Contents

The John B. Virtue Papers contains biographical information, course descriptions, employment papers, meeting minutes, memos, record books and published articles. The collection is arranged alphabetically and is in one series. Records date from 1942 to 1989.

The series included in the collection is Career and Legacy. The series contains three subseries of minutes of the English Department meetings, memos and notices, and Record Books.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 November 19

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
  • Literature.

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Collection Inventory

Career and Legacy 

Biography 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 1

Clippings 1961-1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 2

Committees 1964 


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Text (32307024752660)   1 3

Correspondence 1946-1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 4

Course Descriptions 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 5

Course Materials 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 6

Employment Papers 1969-1970 


    Box FlatFile
Text (32307024752660)   1 7

Evaluations 1957-1962 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 8

Events 1959-1962 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 9

Faculty Council Minutes 1956 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 10

Handbook for the Department of English 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 11

Michigan 70th Legislature 1960 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 12

Minutes of English Department Meetings 

 1952-1958 


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Text (32307024752660)   1 13

 1958-1962 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752660)   1 14

Memos and Notices 

 1953-1959 


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Text (32307024752660)   1 15

 1960-1965 


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Text (32307024752660)   1 16

Photographs 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 1

Policies and Procedures 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 2

Predictions of New Student Grades 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 3

Published Articles 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 4

Records Books 

 1946-1947 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752918)   2 5

 1947-1948 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752918)   2 6

 1948-1949 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 7

 1949-1951 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 8

 1951-1953 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 9

 1953-1954 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 10

Request for Course Change 1960-1964 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 11

Reports and Proposals 1962-1969 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 12

Speech Proficiency 


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Text (32307024752918)   2 13

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