Michigan Museum Association records
018.MMA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator - Director
Goforth, Teresa
Creator - Director
Kern, LuAnn
Creator
Michigan Lighthouse Alliance. (MLA).
Creator
Michigan Tourism Industry Planning Council.
Creator
Travel Michigan.
Title
Michigan Museum Association records
ID
018.MMA
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1997-2006
Date [inclusive]
1979-2007
Extent
4.4 Linear feet 11 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Records from the administrate offices of the Michigan Museum Association (MMA) contains subject files; major presentations given and grant applications completed, along with the subsequent documentation required to fulfill the grant requirements; correspondences; member lists, both individual and organizational; training materials; and short publications used to disseminate information for museum practitioners. The bulk of material in the collection date between 1997-2006. The collection The collection does not include a full run of all executive board meetings, or records prior to 1979.

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/Historical note

Founded in 1962, the Michigan Museum Association (MMA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in Michigan. It was formed to help support museums in Michigan by sharing expertise and resources. The main goal of the organization is to help Michigan's museums thrive and continue having a positive impact on their communities. MMA members include professionals, volunteers, and institutions representing every type of museum, including historical sites, nature, science centers, and zoological societies.

MMA offers workshops, facilitates communication, and provides information on topics and issues encountered by museums in order to share knowledge and to increase the prestige and professionalism of the museum field. Michigan Museum Association plans events, including an annual conference, to help improve face-to-face communication and networking among museum professionals. Members participate in advocacy work to improve the financial and legislative situations to allow museums to be sustainable institutions, and strive to create better public perception to help museums be recognized as the invaluable cultural and educational resources they are. As part of the goal to help museums gain the financial strength to provide access to their resources, MMA applies for and distributes grant money from many large granting institutions including Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. These grants are either redistributed to Michigan museums for programming or used to fund community outreach programs that help the entire museum community through staff training or public relations campaigns.

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Scope and Contents note

The records in this collection are from the administrate offices of the Michigan Museum Association (MMA) and include materials dating mostly from 1997-2007, with copies of by-laws and job description documents created in 1979, 1980, and 1982. The collection contains subject files kept by members of the MMA executive team in the daily operations of the organization. There are also copies of major presentations given and grant applications completed, along with the subsequent documentation required to fulfill the grant requirements. Members of the executive team and individuals who were in communication with team members, are documented in correspondences throughout the collection. There are lists of MMA members, both individual and organizational, as well as program participant lists included in this collection. Programs that provide training for museum professionals in order to help Michigan museums accomplish their missions, as well as strategic multi-organization partnerships to help improve museum attendance and programming are recurring subjects in the collection. The participant manuals for these programs are included in the collection in addition to short publications used to disseminate information for museum practitioners to use with their collections.

Files are arraigned into four series based on the focuses of the organization: Administrative files ;  Advocacy;  Events; and  Grant Administration.

Administrative Files are separated into five subseries by creator or function. They include: Director's Files; Executive Board Files; Administrative Reports and Notices; By-laws, Job Descriptions, and Policies; and Correspondence.

Within the subseries Director's Files, are further divisions for the files kept by Teresa Goforth and LuAnn Kern during their respective tenures as directors of MMA. The subseries of Executive Board files is separated into: meeting minutes (which are further subdivided by date); correspondence; nomination committee files; and rosters. Administrative Reports and Notices, and Correspondence can each be subdivided into date groups. There is only one folder which contains all the By-laws, Job Descriptions, and Policies.

The Advocacy materials relate to the activities of MMA to help the museum community at large. The subseries in this section involve activities that MMA was involved in to help spread knowledge about the museums in Michigan and the museum profession, including: Publications that were created by MMA to help disseminate information to their members as well as to the public about museums and Interagency Cooperation, which is further divided by the organization that MMA was partnering with and then foldered according to the name of the program they were working on together.

The Events series includes the events which were put on by MMA during this period. These events are organized by year from 1992 through 2006. Each year includes materials on the MMA annual conference and when available materials on other MMA events during that year.

Lastly, the Grants series highlights this major operation of the MMA. Materials in this series are is subdivided by the name of the granting organization then further divided by the name of the grant.

This collection contains very limited materials from before 1987. Materials from 1973-1987 relating to the Michigan Museum association can be found within three separate collections ( record group numbers: 82-08; 84-47; and 86-29 ) at the Archives of Michigan in Lansing.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 June 18

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

Processing Information note

Collection arranged and described by Wayne State University Graduate Student, Amy Seipke, 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Other materials from 1973 through 1987, relating to the Michigan Museum Association can be found in three separate collections Record group numbers: 82-08; 84-47; and 86-29 at the Archives of Michigan, located on the second floor of the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services . (IMLS). -- Correspondence
  • Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. (MCACA). -- Correspondence
  • Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries. (HAL). -- Correspondence
  • Michigan Humanities Council. -- Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bryk, Nancy

Subject(s)

  • Heritage tourism
  • Lighthouses.
  • Michigan Museums Assocation
  • Museums -- Michigan.
  • Nonprofit organizations--Michigan.

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Collection Inventory

Administrative files 1987-2006 

Administrative Reports and Notices 1987-1998 

1987-1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 1

1991-1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 2

1997-1998 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 3

By-Laws, Job Descriptions, Policies 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 4

Correspondence 1987-1992 

1987-1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 5

1991-1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 6

Director files 2001-2007 

LuAnn Kern - Director (2001-2003) 

2002 Conference 

Linda Susan Beard 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 7

David Carr 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 8

Annie Storr 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 9

2003 MMA Gathering - Dead Sea Scrolls 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 10

Field Service Alliance 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 11

Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (MACCH) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 12

Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries (HAL) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752587)   1 13

Teresa Goforth - Director (2003-2009) 

Advocacy 

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Resolution 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 1

Advocacy 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 2

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Presentation 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 3

Education Initiative 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 4

Letters to Governor 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 5

Michigan Lighthouse Alliance 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 6

Outreach 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 7

Events 

2004 May Rouge Factory Tour Gathering 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 8

International Heritage Development Conference 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 9

Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (MACCH) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 10

Financial Documents 

2002 - 990 and Audit 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 11

2003 MMA Conference Speaker / MI Humanities Council Quick Grant Q012-03 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 12

2004 November 15 Raffle 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 13

Stock Account 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 14

Meeting Notes 

2002-2003 Annual Business Meetings 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 15

June 11, 2003 Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA) Meeting 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 16

Greg Wittkopp 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 17

Membership 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 18

Personnel 

Parking Permits 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 19

Loretta Zumbaugh 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 20

Press releases 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 21

Programs 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752579)   2 22

Executive Board files 1986-2007 

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 1

Meetings 1986-2007 

1986-1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 2

1997-1998 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 3

2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 4

2001 

Annual Business Meeting 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 5

Board Retreat 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 6

Bi-monthly Meetings 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 7

2002 

Annual Business Meeting 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 8

Subcommittee Meetings 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 9

February 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 10

April 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 11

June 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 12

August 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 13

October 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 14

December 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 15

2003 

February 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 16

April 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752520)   3 17

June 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 1

August 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 2

September 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 3

November 2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 4

2004 

January 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 5

March 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 6

July 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 7

September 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 8

October 2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 9

2005 

February 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 10

April 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 11

June 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 12

September 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 13

October 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 14

December 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 15

2006 

February 2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 16

April 2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 17

June 2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 18

August 2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 19

October 2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 20

December 2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 21

2007 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 22

Nominating Committee for Executive Board (1996-2003) 1996-2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 23

Rosters 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752538)   4 24

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Advocacy 

Interagency Cooperation 

Michigan Lighthouse Alliance (MLA) 

Communications 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 1

Publication - "Preserving Michigan's Lighthouses: An owner's handbook" March 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 2

Publication - "Preserving Michigan's Lighthouses: An owner's handbook" June 2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 3

Publication - "Preserving Michigan's Lighthouses: An owner's handbook" March 2002 Proof Copy 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 4

Publication - "Preserving Michigan's Lighthouses: An owner's handbook" March 2002 Bryan Edits 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 5

Publication - "Preserving Michigan's Lighthouses: An owner's handbook" March 2002 Teresa Edits 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 6

Publication - "Preserving Michigan's Lighthouses: An owner's handbook" March 2002 Unknown Edits 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 7

Michigan Tourism Industry Planning Council 

Michigan Tourism Industry Planning Council: Meetings 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 1

Michigan Tourism Industry Planning Council: Resource Packet 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 2

Travel Michigan 

Mailing Lists 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 3

Project Planning 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 4

Publications 

Museums and Cultural Sites in Michigan: A Basis for Heritage Tourism 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 5

Press Releases 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 6

White Paper on Tourism in Michigan 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 7

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Events 1991-2005 

1991 Conference 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 8

1992 Conference 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 9

1994 Annual Meeting 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 10

1997 

Conference Brochure 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 11

Conference Planning 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 12

Conference Finances 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 13

Conference Evaluations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 14

1998 

Conference Planning Notes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752504)   5 15

Conference Sponsors 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 1

Conference Program 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 2

Conference Budget 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 3

Conference Registration 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 4

2002 

Conference 

Marketing the Michigan Experience 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 1

Conference Attendees 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 2

Conference Logistics 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 3

Conference Volunteers 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 4

Conference Evaluations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 5

Conference Stipend Requests 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 6

Conference Promotion 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 7

Conference Session Applications 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 8

Conference Roommates 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 9

Conference Payments 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 10

Conference Exhibitor Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 11

Other 2002 Events 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 12

2000 Events 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 5

2001 

Conference 

Conference Participants 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 6

Conference Sponsors 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 7

Conference Expenses and Receipts 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 8

Conference Potential Sponsors 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 9

Conference Planning 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 10

Conference Vendors 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 11

Keynote Speaker - Kimberly Williamson 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 12

International Museum Conference in Salzburg, Austria 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 13

Quest Awards 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752512)   6 14

2003 

Conference 

MMA Conference 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 13

Conference Brochure 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 14

Conference Exhibitors 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 15

Conference Donor Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 16

Conference Evaluations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 17

Conference Programs 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 18

Conference Meeting Minutes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 19

Conference Budget 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 20

Conference Facilities 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 21

Conference Planning Notes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995146)   7 22

Conference Publications 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 1

Quest Awards 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 2

2004 

Conference 

MMA Conference - General 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 3

MMA Conference - Program 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 4-5

MMA Conference - Budget 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 6

MMA Conference - Keynote 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 7

MMA Conference - General Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 8

MMA Conference - Notes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 9

MMA Conference - Draft AMM Conference Manuel 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 10

MMA Conference - Logistics 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 11

Other 2004 Events 

Quest Awards 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 12

Krasl Event 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 13

2005 

Conference 

MMA Conference 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 14-15

MMA Conference Sponsors 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 16

MMA Conference Keynotes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 17

MMA Conference - Planning 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752561)   8 18

MMA Conference Session Proposals 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 1

Other 2005 Events 

Quest Nominations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 2

Quest Dinner 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 3

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Grants 

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 

Cultural Tourism (IS-70011-97) 

IS-70011-97 General Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 4

Time Records 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 5

Budget 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 6

Conference 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 7

Conference Registration Forms 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 8

Conference Registration Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 9

Product - Masterminds: Cultural Tourism 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 10

Branding Michigan's Museums (NP10023-01) 

Branding Michigan's Museum - Application Packet 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 11

Correspondence/Presentations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752553)   9 12

Reports and Financials 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 1

Product - Just Who Do Your Customers Think You Are? 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 2

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) 

MCACA 2002 Grant Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 3

MCACA 2004 Contact List 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 4

Michigan Council for the Arts (91-P-005) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 5

MSU Museum Anchor Organization Grant (04-AO-0032-C2) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 6

Museum Services Partnership (01-DS-3-PR) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 7

Museum Services Partnership (02-DS-2-PR) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 8

Museum Services Partnership (04-PR-0011-SV) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 9

Museum Services Partnership (07-PR-0008-SV) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 10

2003 Partnership Program 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 11

2006 Partnership Program 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 12

Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries (HAL) 

Professional Training for Museums and Historical Societies (05-108) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 13

Michigan Humanities Council 

Discovering the Peoples of Michigan (We the People Grant) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 14

Quick Grant (Q042-04) 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024752546)   10 15

Potential Funding Sources 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 8

Grant Possibilities 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023989867)   11 9

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