Office of Admission records
00.A

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Office of Admissions records
ID
00.A
Date [inclusive]
1893-2011
Extent
1.4 Linear feet 1 archive box, 1 record center carton
Language
English
Abstract
The Admissions collection has records comprised primarily of booklets, pamphlets and correspondence from the Admissions Office at Eastern Michigan University from 1893-2011. Materials are arranged into six series:  Administrative Files includes applications, correspondence, and letterheads.  Events, Press, Promotional Items consists of booklets, pamphlets, and posters,  Reports, and  Videos.

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

Established by the State of Michigan in 1849, Eastern Michigan University opened its doors as the Michigan State Normal School in 1853. Michigan State Normal School was the first teachers' training school west of the Allegheny Mountains and initially taught students at a basic secondary level, instructing them in teaching methods and material to cover at a variety of levels.

In 1899, Michigan State Normal School changed its name to Michigan State Normal College. Professor Richard Gause Boone lobbied to establish Normal as four-year college, rather than a secondary school. Normal entered the twentieth century as Michigan's premier teacher training school and had become the first teacher training school in the United States to have a four-year degree program.

Between 1900 and 1950, at least 20 buildings were built on campus and by 1939, students, for the first time, were living in dorms on campus instead of in boarding houses off campus. During this period, the University added a number of programs to its expanding curriculum. In 1901, Normal was the first school in Michigan to offer an industrial arts program. The school was also the first in the nation to offer a program to train teachers of the disabled, starting in 1915. In 1940, it was the first teacher training school to offer a program in library services. During the years of World War II, the school trained soldiers for the military as well as civilian students.

In 1956, the school became known as Eastern Michigan College. Three years later, the school gained the status of a university by formally establishing the Graduate School (graduate classes had been offered since 1939) and changed its name again, for the final time, to Eastern Michigan University. The new names not only demonstrated that the school had become a university, but also broadened the emphasis of the school from teacher training to a wider range of baccalaureate programs. In 1959, the university established the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences as two separate entities.

From 1950 to the present, nearly 30 new buildings have been constructed and many more renovated to meet the needs of the institution. New dormitories and classroom buildings provide for the needs of new students.

Today, Eastern offers a range of programs of study in a number of areas, including Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Technology. In 2011, more than 23,000 students from around the world attend EMU.

Borrowed from A Brief History of EMU "http://www.emich.edu/walkingtour/hist.htm"

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Scope and Contents note

The Admissions records documents the Admissions Office at Eastern Michigan University. The records span from 1893 until 2011 with large gaps in the historical record. The collection is comprised of booklets, pamphlets, and correspondence from the Admissions office and is arranged in six series:  Administrative Files, Events, Press, Promotional Items, Reports, and   Videos.

The Administrative Files series concerns admission, scholarship, and applications, campus tour information, correspondence, fast facts, and transfer student information. The   Events series contains events and Explore Eastern. Press series includes Clippings,  Growing in New Directions, Live and Learn, and  A Summer of Opportunity. The  Promotional Items series consists of postcards, posters and is broken into two subseries including  Booklets and  Pamphlets.  Reports series includes Outreach Plans, Program Improvements, and Summer Open House Final Report. The   Videos series includes an Admission Video from 1985, Tape 20 from 1985, and  Making a Different from 1989.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 November 18

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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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Administration
  • Eastern Michigan University

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Technical Requirements Note

Materials in Box 2, series Videos require the use of a VCR.

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Admission, Scholarship, and Applications 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 1

Campus Tour Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 2

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 3

Fast Facts 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 4

Letterheads, Envelopes, Stationary 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 5

Policies Governing Acceptance of Credit from Junior College November 1957 

Box
1
Folder
6

Transfer Student Information 

Box
1
Folder
7

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Events 

Events 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 8

Explore Eastern 2007 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 9

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Press 

Clippings 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 10

Growing in New Directions 2000-2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 11

Live and Learn 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991384)   1 12

Magazines 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 1

News Releases 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 2

A Summer of Opportunity 1979 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 3

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Promotional Items 

Promotional Items 2008 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 4

Booklets 

 1893-1950 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 5

 1973-1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 6

 2001-2008 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 7

Undated 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 8-9

Folders of Information 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 10-11

Pamphlets 

 1934-2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 12

Undated 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 13-14

Postcards 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 15

Posters 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 16

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Reports 

Outreach Plans 1982-1983 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 17

Program Improvements 1997-1998 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 18

Summer Open House Final Report 2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 19

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Surveys 

Satisfaction by Department: Registration 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 20

Survey Results for Student Satisfaction with Administrative Services at Eastern Michigan University for Enrollment Services 1999-2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991392)   2 21-22

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Videos 

Adminission Video January 1985 


    Box Object
Text (32307023991392)   2 23

Tape 20 


    Box Object
Text (32307023991392)   2 24

Making a Difference 1989 


    Box Object
Text (32307023991392)   2 25

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