Malcolm MacVicar reference collection
02.MM

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Malcolm MacVicar reference collection
ID
02.MM
Date [inclusive]
1948-2007
Extent
0.2 Linear feet 1 halfsize archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Malcolm MacVicar papers document the tenure of the fifth president at Michigan State Normal College, serving from 1880-1881. Because of his brief appointment, his papers include only secondary source materials, none of which are dated to either his tenure or his lifetime.

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

Malcolm MacVicar was born in Argyleshire, Scotland on September 30, 1829. His family relocated to Canada in 1835, settling in Chathain, Ontario. MacVicar enrolled at Knox College in 1850, was ordained into the Baptist Ministry in 1856, and completed his B.A. degree at Rochester University in 1857. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New York in 1868, and a J.D. from the University of Rochester in 1869. MacVicar served as a professor and principal of Brockport Collegiate Institute, later the State University of New York at Brockport, and served in administrative roles in Kansas and New York before his post as President of Michigan State Normal College from 1880 to 1881. Throughout his life, he continued to work for the Baptist Church in educational and missionary endeavors. MacVicar passed away in 1898.

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Scope and Contents

Because of his brief appointment, his papers include only secondary materials, none of which are dated to either his tenure or his lifetime.

The Malcolm MacVicar papers include the following files: Biographies, Clippings, materials on MacVicar Hall, a notebook, and a photograph. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 February 14

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

For more on Malcolm MacVicar, please see the Biographical and Photograph files in the University Archives file collection; see also the Presidential Correspondence records.

The Archives at SUNY Brockport has a collection of materials from MacVicar's time there; please contact their Archives for assistance.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • MacVicar, Malcolm -- History-Sources

Subject(s)

  • College presidents
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Biographies 

1 1

Clippings 1948-1963 

1 2

MacVicar Hall at Brockport Collegiate Institute 2007 

1 3

Notebook 

1 4

Photograph 

1 5