Occupational Therapy Student Organizations records
08.OTSO

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Occupational Therapy Student Organizations records
ID
08.OTSO
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1942-1988
Date [inclusive]
1942-2004
Extent
6.2 Linear feet 2 archive boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize file
Language
English
Abstract
Eastern Michigan University has several Occupational Therapy Student Organizations. Beatrice Ward, the director of the Occupational Therapy program, created the Occupational Therapy Club in December 1941 for the mutual support of students enrolled in the program. Pi Theta Epsilon is an Occupational Therapy honor society, and the Eastern Michigan University chapter was established in the 1960s. The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) was established to promote occupational therapy through education, public awareness and advocacy. Students organize activities on Eastern Michigan University's campus and in the local community. The Occupational Therapy Student Organizations records include materials from these three student organizations. Records include meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and correspondence with national chapters. The bulk of the material is dated 1942 to 1988.

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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Administrative History

Eastern Michigan University has several Occupational Therapy Student Organizations. Beatrice Ward, the director of the Occupational Therapy program, created the Occupational Therapy Club in December 1941 for the mutual support of students enrolled in the program. Pi Theta Epsilon is an Occupational Therapy honor society that began at the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 1958. The Eastern Michigan University chapter was established in the early 1960s, but Pi Theta Epsilon was not recognized as a national organization until 1988. Its mission is to support the practices of occupational sciences and authentic occupational therapy by promoting research and other scholarly activities. Members must demonstrate their superior scholarship in the occupational therapy program. Those who are eligible shall not rank lower than the highest 35% of their class in scholarship, have a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale since entering the occupational therapy program and shall have completed the number of credit hours used by the institution to designate one full academic term equivalency in an entry-level baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program in occupational therapy. The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) was established to promote occupational therapy through education, public awareness and advocacy. Students organize activities on Eastern Michigan University's campus and in the local community, and these activities include social events, service projects, and fundraising.

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Scope and Contents

The Occupational Therapy Student Organizations records include materials from three student organizations. Records include meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and correspondence with national chapters. The bulk of the material is dated 1942 to 1988.

The Occupational Therapy Student Organizations records have been divided into four series:  Departmental records,  Occupational Therapy Club,  Occupational Therapy Student Association, and  Pi Theta Epsilon.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Occupational Therapy Student Organizations records have been divided into four series:  Departmental records,  Occupational Therapy Club,  Occupational Therapy Student Association, and  Pi Theta Epsilon.

The Departmental records include materials filed and maintained by the Occupation Therapy department. These files each include materials for multiple student organizations. The series includes such records as procedures, policies, constitutions, Office of Campus Life reports, correspondence, events planning materials, and photographs.

The Occupational Therapy Club series includes records produced by the Occupational Therapy Club, including financial records, meeting minutes, and officer's materials.

The Occupational Therapy Student Association includes correspondence and records regarding the establishment of a national association, as well as a scrapbook of organizational activities from 1982 to 1984.

The Pi Theta Epsilon series includes meeting minutes, correspondence with other chapters, and scrapbooks.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

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

Revision Description

  2012 March 19

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for research. Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to use through the University Archives.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For information on the Occupational Therapy department, see the Occupational Therapy collection in the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association.

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Students

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Collection Inventory

Departmental Records 1942-1988 

Scope and Contents

This box contains correspondence, clippings, membership lists, and photographs from the Occupational Therapy Club, Pi Theta Epsilon, and Student Occupational Therapy Association.

Box Folder

Procedures, Polices, Consitution, and Bylaws 

1 1

Membership Lists 1952-1979 

1 2

Office of Campus Life status reports 1960-1988 

1 3

Funding and Budgets 1953-1966 

1 4

Correspondence 1942-1979 

Box Folder

 Undated 

1 5

 1942-1949 

1 6

 1950-1959 

1 7

 1960-1965 

1 8

 1966-1969 

1 9

 1970-1979 

1 10
Box Folder

Senior Banquet Information 1970 

1 11

Photographs 1956-1987 

1 12
Box

Plaque 1965 

Scope and Contents

First place E.M.U. Presentation of Student Organizations Fall Semester.

3

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Occupational Therapy Club 1958-2004 

Box Folder

Establishment Certificate 1962 

1 13

Officer Lists 

1 14

Songs 

1 15

Clippings 

1 16

Stationary 

1 17

Programs 1958-2004 

1 18

Account Book 1942-1952 

1 19

Treasurer's Book 1942 

1 20

Receipt Books 1951-1962 

1 21

Meeting minutes 1941-1959 

2 1-2

Events and planning 1966-1969 

Scope and Contents

Items taken from the Occupational Therapy Club binder.

2 3

Secretary's notebook 1968 

2 4

Administrative binder 1952-1953 

2 5

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Occupational Therapy Student Association 1982-1984 

Box Folder

National chapter materials 

2 6

Scrapbook 1982-1984 

2 7

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Pi Theta Epsilon 1964-1977 

Box Folder

Meeting minutes 

2 8

Nationalization correspondence 1968-1977 

2 9

Dues book 1964-1974 

2 10

Scrapbook pages 1974 

Scope and Contents

These items were removed from the original Pi Theta scrapbook due to mold.

2 11
Box

Scrapbook 

3

Member Roster 1963-1975 

Oversize Object

Undated 

1 8

 1963-1968 

1 1

 1968-1972 

1 5

 1972-1974 

1 4

 1974 

1 7

 1974-1975 

1 3

 1975 

1 6

 1977 

1 2

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