Roosevelt School records
07.RS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Eastern Michigan College
Creator
Eastern Michigan University
Creator
Roosevelt School.
Title
Roosevelt School records
ID
07.RS
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1925-1969
Date [inclusive]
1910-2010
Extent
22.8 Linear feet 4 records center cartons, 2 archive boxes, 11 flat boxes, 4 flat files
Language
English
Abstract
The Roosevelt School records are primarily comprised of administrative files, grade reports, news clippings, publications, scrapbooks, and yearbooks. Also included are library records, and student projects. Founded as a laboratory school in 1900 on the campus of the Michigan State Normal College (known today as Eastern Michigan University), materials in the collection were generated by the Roosevelt School faculty, staff and students. The school originally housed only 9th grade students and was called Roosevelt High School. It expanding in 1925 to include instruction for grades 7-12, and when expanded to include elementary grades the name was changed to Roosevelt School. Laboratory schools, and thus Roosevelt School, were phased out by June of 1969 in accordance with 1966 legislation passed by the Michigan State Congress. The building was renovated in 1973, and is now utilized as classroom space for the University.

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

Michigan State Normal College (MSNC) opened its first laboratory school in 1900. Located in the basement of Old Main (now Pierce Hall), it initially only offered classes for students in the 9th grade. By the 1920s, the school was over-crowded and began to search for alternative locations. Property was allocated on campus for the site of the new laboratory school which open in 1925 Roosevelt High School. The new structure featured space for all students and expanded to include grades 7-12. Enrollment in the laboratory school rose dramatically and by 1930, there were over 400 students enrolled. Elementary grades were added to the school and the name changed to Roosevelt School.

In the 1950s, education trends began to shift away from college and university maintained laboratory schools and closure of the Roosevelt school was discussed in 1955 and again in 1961. The Education Appropriation Act was passed in the Michigan State Congress in 1966, requiring the Roosevelt School to be phased out by June 1969, ending the tradition of the laboratory school. In 1973, the Roosevelt School structure was renovated and remodeled to be utilized as classroom space for the campus of Eastern Michigan University and today, houses the departments of Military Science and Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources.

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Scope and Contents note

The Roosevelt School records are comprised of administrative documents, audio/visual materials, and publications relating to the development, and educational activities of the laboratory school on the campus of Eastern Michigan University from its inception in 1925 to the school’s closure in 1969. The collection is arranged into five series which include Administrative Files, Audio/Visual Materials, Ephemera, Publications, and Scrapbooks.

ADMINISTRATIVE FILES include records of the activities of the school administration and faculty; development and construction of the school, student activities, organizations and projects; student grade reports and library reports; and alumni activities. AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS include photographs, and yearbooks of the senior high and kindergarten through fifth grade. There is an incomplete run of yearbooks, but there is almost a complete run of Senior Class Composite photographs with the exception of 1938, 1949, 1951, 1961-1963, and 1965-1969.

EPHEMERA includes National Honor Society banners, letterman sweaters, and a commemorative plaque; PUBLICATIONS include portions of Adventures in Creative Expression, Excelsior, clippings, and press releases; SCRAPBOOKS document the activities of the graduating senior high class in 15 volumes from 1910-1964.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 March 07

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For more information about the Roosevelt School, please see the collections of Elise Andrews, Charles McKenny, Eugene Elliot, and Harold Sponberg; and the biographical files of Marvin S. Pittman, Margaret Robinson, and Paul J. Misner; for departmental relations see the College of Education records and the Library Science Division records. All of these materials are housed at the University Archives.

Separated Materials note

Roosevelt School publications, Adventures in Creative Expression,  Quest, and  Rough Rider have been separated to the circulating collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Education
  • Laboratory schools
  • Michigan State Normal School
  • Roosevelt Hall

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Administration Policies 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 1

Administration Reports 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 2

Blue Print Specifications for the Normal College High School 1920 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 13

Book Week 1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 11

Books We Have Enjoyed, 5th Grade 1952 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 6

Building Specifications 1923 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 14

Chloe M. Todd Memorial Fund 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 37

Christmas Book, 4th Grade 1961 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 7

Commencement and Class Day Exercises 1922-1961 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 41

Committee Considering Requirements for Graduation 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 14

Correspondence 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 24

Commencement Exercises 1890-1895 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 68

Cumulative List of Roosevelt High School Alumni 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 16-17

Curriculum Component 3: Roosevelt Middle School 1969 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 10

Diploma Copy 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 15

Directions to Critique Teachers 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 62

Elementary School Projects 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 45

Enrollment Forms 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 16

Excerpts from 7th Grade Revolutionary War Unit 1964 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 8

Faculty 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 19

Faculty Meetings 1928-1959 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 20-25

The Gift House: Christmas Donations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 35

Grade Reports 

 1914-1918 


    Box Object
Text (32307009259442)   7 1

 1922-1925 


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Text (32307009259442)   7 2

 1925-1927 


    Box Object
Text (32307009259442)   7 3

 1929-1930 


    Box Object
Text (32307009259442)   7 4

 1930-1931 


    Box Object
Text (32307009259442)   7 5

Box

 1932-1933 

17

 1933-1934 

17

 1934-1935 

17

 1935-1936 

17

 1936-1937 

17

 1937-1938 

17

 1938-1939 

17

 1939-1940 

17

 1940-1941 

17

 1941-1942 

16

 1942-1943 

16

 1943-1944 

16

 1944-1945 

16

 1945-1946 

16

 1946-1947 

16

 1947-1948 

16

 1948-1949 

16

 1949-1950 

16

 1950-1951 

15

 1951-1952 

15

 1952-1953 

15

 1953-1954 

15

 1954-1955 

15

 1955-1956 

15

 1956-1957 

15

 1957-1958 

15

 1958-1959 

15

 1959-1960 

15

 1960-1961 

15

 1961-1962 

14

 1962-1963 

14

 1963-1964 

14

 1964-1965 

14

 1965-1966 

14

 1966-1967 

14

 1967-1968 

14

 1968-1969 

14

High School Personal Records 1969 


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Text (32307023994768)   2 60

Home Contact Reports 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 26

Library Attendance and Circulation Records 1931-1956 

 1931-1936 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994842)   8 1

 1936-1944 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994842)   8 2

 1937-1942 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994842)   8 3

 1942-1948 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994842)   8 4

 1944-1957 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994842)   8 5

 1954-1957 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994842)   8 6

Long Lake Camp, 8th Grade 1965 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 9

Mathematics Club 1928-1932 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 13

Meeting of Representatives of Michigan Laboratory Schools 1940 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 65

Middle School Personal Records 1969 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 59

National Honor Society 1969 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 34

National Honor Society Record Book 1927-1969 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 61

North Central Association 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 29

Parent-Teacher Association Minutes 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 30

Peace Corps School Partnership Program, Tanzania 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 36

Personnel 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 21

Presque Isle State Forest Tract in Honor of Roosevelt High School 1930 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 2

Professional Laboratory Experiences 1962-1963 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 64

Programs of Roosevelt Elementary School 1920-1958 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 1

Proposed Role and Function of Roosevelt School 1961 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 5

Regulations Governing Observation Methods Courses 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 5

Reunions and Alumni 

Alumni Association 1968 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 47

Alumni and Faculty Reunion 1995 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 48

Class of 1950 50th Reunion 2000 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 50

Class of 1958 Reunion 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 51

Class of 1960 Reunion 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 52-53

Class of 1961 Reunion 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 54

Class of 1969 Reunion 2009 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 55

Reunion Programs 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 49

The Roles for Roosevelt School 1962 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 22

Roosevelt Application for Principalship 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 19

Roosevelt Principalship 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 20

Roosevelt School Songs 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 18

Roosevelt Service Men: World War II 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 32

Scholarships 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 31

School Closing Correspondence 1961-1970 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 25-26

Senior Student Scholastic Averages 1930-1961 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 44

Student Activities and Programs 1926-1958 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 42-43

Student Council Meeting Minutes 1968-1969 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 33

Student Health Forms 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 18

Student Teacher Personnel 1956 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 66

Teacher Training 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 38

Teachers to be Released and Retained 1929 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 4

Training School Savings System 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 67

University of Michigan Accrediting 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 3

The Vital Role of the Campus School in Teacher Education circa 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 23

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Athletics Personnel 1963-1964 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 6

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Audio/Visual Materials 1913-1960 

Athletics 

Basketball Photographs 1913-1954 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 7

Baseball Photographs 1927-1934 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 8

Football Photographs 1913-1931 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 9

Senior Picture Supplement 1948 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 3

Swimming Photographs 1931 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 10

Tennis Photographs 1931-1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 11

Track and Field/Cross Country 1930-1932 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 12

Class of 1950 Photograph 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 4

Roosevelt High School Fight Song 


    Box Folder
Audio (32307023994768)   2 56

Scrapbooks 

Scrapbook Clippings 1950-1953 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 42-45

Box

Volume 1 1940-1945 

12

Volume 2 1946-1948 

18

Volume 3 1948-1949 

18

Volume 4 1950 

10

Volume 5 1911-1920 

19

Volume 6 1943-1948 

13

Volume 7 1950-1956 

18

Volume 8 1927 

10

Volume 9 1926 

13

Volume 10 1908-1910 

11

Volume 11 1971 

12

Volume 12 1932-1933 

11

Volume 13 1936 

9

Volume 14 1960-1964 

9

Volume 15 1951-1959 

19

Senior Class Composites 1926-1964 

FlatFile

 1926 

D-13

 1926-1927 

C-2

 1928 

D-13

 1929 

D-13

 1930 

D-13

 1931 

D-13

 1932 

D-13

 1933 

D-13

 1934 

D-13

 1935 

D-13

 1936 

D-13

 1937 

D-13

 1939 

D-13

 1940 

D-13

 1941 

D-13

 1942 

D-13

 1943 

D-13

 1944 

D-14

 1945 

D-14

 1946 

D-14

 1947 

D-14

 1948 

D-14

 1950 

D-14

 1952 

D-14

 1953 

D-14

 1954 

D-14

 1955 

D-14

 1956 

D-14

 1957 

D-14

 1958 

D-14

 1959 

D-14

 1960 

D-14

 1964 

D-14

Yearbooks 

Senior High School 

 1923 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 1-2

 1926 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 3-4

 1928 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 5

 1929 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 6-7

 1930 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 8-9

 1931 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 10-11

 1932 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 12-13

 1947 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 14

 1951 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 15-16

 1952 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 17-18

 1953 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 19-20

 1954 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 21-22

 1956 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 23-24

 1957 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 25

 1958 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 26-27

 1959 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 28-29

 1960 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 30-31

 1961 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 32-33

 1962 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 34-35

 1963 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 36-37

 1964 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 38-39

 1965 


    Box Object
Text (32307022441175)   4 1
    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 40

 1966 


    Box Object
Text (32307023994818)   3 42-43

 1967 


    Box Object
Text (32307022441175)   4 2-3

 1968 


    Box Object
Text (32307022441175)   4 4-5

 1969 


    Box Object
Text (32307022441175)   4 6-7

Kindergarten-5th Grade 1958-1968 

 1958-1962 


    Box Folder
Text (32307022441175)   4 8-12

 1967-1968 


    Box Folder
Text (32307022441175)   4 13

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Ephemera 1939-1947 

Letterman sweater 1947 


    Box Object
Realia (32307023994826)   5 1

Letterman jacket 1947 


    Box Object
Realia (32307023994826)   5 2

National Honor Society Banners 1939 


    Box Object
Realia (32307023994826)   5 3-4

Plaque: Michigan High School Forensic Association 1942-1943 


    Box Object
Realia (32307023994834)   6 1

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History 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 15

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Publications 

Adventures in Creative Expression 1935 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 12

Alumni Newsletter, Vol. 15 1963 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 63

Clippings 1940-1996 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 32-41

The Echo 1957-1969 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 30-31

Excelsior 1952 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 29

The Huron League, 1929-1955 1955 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 28

The Integrator 1930-1931 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 27

Press Releases 1973 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 46

Quest Student Accomplishments 1966-1968 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 27-28

Student Handbook 1929-1959 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 17

Student Publications 1920-1949 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994750)   1 39-40

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Regional Track Meet Certificate 1932 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994768)   2 57

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