Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration records
04.MLK

 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration records

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration records
ID
04.MLK
Date [inclusive]
1990-2012
Extent
3.4 Linear feet 2 archive boxes, 3 record center cartons
Language
English
Abstract
The records of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration documents the events that have occurred in celebration of the Civil Right leader on the campus of Eastern Michigan University since the 1980s. The community of Eastern Michigan University continues this annual celebration with a weekend of events. Events include performances, discussions, lectures and guest speakers and the highlight event of the President's luncheon with a keynote speaker and honorees. The collection primarily consists of press releases, clippings, programs, and other materials from the day of the event. In addition, some years include planning materials including meeting minutes, correspondence and rosters of program coordinators. Buttons, tee shirts and other realia from the 1990s and early 2000s is also included in the collection. The collection includes a complete run of event materials from 1987-2011, with some years more exhaustively documented than others. The records are divided into three series, Audio Visual Materials, Program Planning and Event Materials and  Realia and are arranged chronologically.

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

On December 6, 1989 the Board of Regents of Eastern Michigan University passed a resolution to "continue as an official annual University tradition, the Martin Luther King Jr., Birthday Celebration to do honor to contributions enhancing and promoting human dignity." It was encouraged through this resolution that all areas of the University be involved in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday which would occur on the same day as the National Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. The community of Eastern Michigan University continues this annual celebration with a weekend of events. Events include performances, discussions, lectures and guest speakers and the highlight event of the President's luncheon with a keynote speaker and honorees.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 13

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Revision Description

 Addition of Honor Award Plaques 2015 February 12

Conditions Governing Access note

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

Accruals note

Materials are added to the collection on an annual basis, with the finding aid being modified annually to reflect additions at the end of the Winter semester.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Subject(s)

  • Center for Multicultural Affairs
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

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Collection Inventory

Audio Visual Materials 

Box Object

 1997 January 20 

4 16

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Program Planning and Event Materials 

Box Folder

 Undated 

1 1

 1987 

1 2

 1989 

1 3

 1990 

1 4

Memorial Gardens and Bust Planning 1990 

1 5

 1991-1997 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023986244)   2 1
    Box Folder
Text (32307023997480)   1 6-11

Box Folder

Material from Multicultural Center 1997 

2 2

 1998 

2 3-4

Material from Multicultural Center 1998 January 19 

2 5

 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023986244)   2 6
    Box Folder
Text (32307023986004)   3 1

Box Folder

Program of Events 1994 

3 2

 2000 

3 3-4

 2001 

3 5-6

 2002 

3 7-8

 2003 

3 9-10

 2004-2012 

3 11-19

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Realia 

Box Object

Buttons undated, 1996-99, 2001, 2003 

4 1-7

Honor Award Plaques 

Box Object

Gloria August 1998 January 19 

5 1

Theophilus (Theo) Hamilton 2000 January 17 

5 2

Douglas J. Harris 1998 January 19 

5 3

Dr. Robbie A. Johnson 1999 January 18 

5 4-5

Richard W. Marshall (Doc M) 1998 January 19 

5 6

Bernard J. O'Connor 2001 January 15 

5 7

Ralph C. Patterson 2001 January 15 

5 8

Sherry L. Sayles 2001 January 15 

5 9

James F. Vick 2000 January 17 

5 10

Leroy W. Watts 1998 January 19 

5 11
Box Object

Plaque, Presented by the Alpha Angel Organization undated 

4 8

Plaque, Presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Delta Beta Chapter 1986 

4 9

Plaque, Presented by the N.A.A.C.P.-EMU Chapter 1986 

4 10

Plaque, Presented the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. 1986 

4 11

Tee Shirts 2000, 2004 

4 12-14

Tickets 1971 

4 15

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