Mary W. Kauper records
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Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Kauper, Mary Wiermanksi
Title
Mary W. Kauper records
ID
00.MK
Date [inclusive]
1956-1983
Extent
3.0 Linear feet 3 record center cartons
Language
English
Abstract
Mary (Wiermanski) Kauper was appointed by the Board of Regents in 1980 to serve as the executive assistant to University President John W. Porter. Kauper served in this capacity from 1980-1986. Materials in the Mary Kauper records date from 1956-1983, and include administrative planning materials and rough drafts of public records pertaining to commencements, honors convocations, honorary degrees, and building dedications. The collection includes materials prior to Kauper's tenure and do not include materials from the last two years of her tenure with Eastern Michigan University. Records are organized into seven series: Honors Convocation, Commencement Committee, President's commencement luncheon, Commencement, Nursing school graduation, Honorary degrees, and Building dedications. Within each series, materials are primarily filed by year and 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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Biographical History

Mary (Wiermanski) Kauper was appointed executive assistant to University President John W. Porter on August 20, 1980 and was responsible for coordinating Honors convocation, Commencement Exercises, research for specialized reports, and chair the Washtenaw United Way Campaign for the University. Kauper, a native of Chicago, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication from Western Illinois University in 1975, a Master of Arts degree in educational communication from Glassboro State College in 1977, a Doctorate in higher education and administration from Indiana University and a specialist's degree in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University in 1986. She served as executive assistant to the President from 1980-1986. After leaving Eastern Michigan University, Kauper became the associate vice president at the Cranbrook Educational Community and in 2001 was appointed as a trustee of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation by the Board of Trustees.

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Scope and Contents

The Mary W. Kauper records include materials from Kauper's years as executive assistant to the University President John W. Porter from 1980-1986. The bulk of the material is administrative planning materials and rough drafts of public records pertaining to commencements, honors convocations, honorary degrees, and building dedications, the areas for which Kauper was responsible for coordinating.

The Mary Kauper records have been divided into seven series:  Honors Convocation, Commencement Committee, Commencements, Nursing school graduation, Honorary Degrees and  Building Dedications. Materials in the first six series are arranged in chronological order and filed by year.

The Building Dedications series includes materials for the following buildings on campus: Library (now Porter Education Building), Jefferson Science building, Alexander Music building, and Olds Student Recreation building. Additionally, there is materials pertaining to the dedication of the Artrain in Ypsilanti.

There are materials in the collection that pre-date both John W. Porter's tenure as University President and Kauper's tenure as the executive assistant to Porter. Additionally, there are no materials from 1984-1986 that would document the last two years of Kauper's tenure with the University or materials documenting her work as chair of the Washtenaw United Way Campaign for the University.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 February 12

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)

  • Kauper, Mary Wiermanksi
  • Porter, John W. -- Administration

Subject(s)

  • Administrations
  • Building dedications.
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. Division of Academic Affairs
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Honors Convocation 1965-1983 

Planning 1965-1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 1

 1965-1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 2

 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 3

 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 4

 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 5

 1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 6

 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 7

 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 8

 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 9

 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 10

 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 11

 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 12

 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 13

 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 14

 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 15

 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 16

 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 17

 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 18

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Commencement Committee 1956-1975 

 1956-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 19

 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 20

 1966-1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 21

 1968-1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 22

 1970-1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 23

 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 24

 1974-1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 25

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President's commencement luncheon 1975-1982 

 15 December 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 26

 19 April 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 27

 14 December 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 28

 24 April 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 29

 12 December 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 30

 16 April 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 31

 18 December 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 32

 23 April 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 33

 17 December 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 34

 21 April 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 35

 16 December 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 36

 19 April 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 37

 14 December 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 38

 25 April 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 39

 24 April 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009253239)   1 40

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Commencement 1965-1983 

 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 1

 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 2

 1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 3

 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 4

 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 5

 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 6

 1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 7

 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 8

 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 9

 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 10

 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 11

 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 12-13

 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 14-15

 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 16-17

 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255689)   2 18-19

 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 1-2

 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 3-5

 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 6-7

 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 8-9

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Nursing school graduation 1975-1978 

 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 10

 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 11

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Honorary degrees 1962-1977 

Candidates 1962-1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 12

Dr. Earl Pittenger 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 13

Ephraim Vusa Dlamini 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 14

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Dedications 1967-1982 

Library building 1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 15

Jefferson Science building 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 16

Artrain Ypsilanti 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 17

Alexander Music building 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 18

Olds Student Recreation building 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307009255580)   3 19

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