Sesquicentennial Oral History collection
013.SOH

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Sesquicentennial Oral History collection
ID
013.SOH
Date [inclusive]
1998-1999
Extent
1.8 Linear feet 1 flat box, 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Sesquicentennial Oral History collection is composed of interviews by Laurence N. Smith on the history of Eastern Michigan 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

Laurence N. Smith was the vice-president for University Marketing and Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University. In 1998, he served as Chair of the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee, which sought to plan events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the University. Additionally, he conducted a series of oral history interviews with prominent members of the University community and authored the book Eastern Michigan University: a sesquicentennial portrait.

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Scope and Contents

Laurence N. Smith was the vice-president for University Marketing and Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University. In 1998, he served as Chair of the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee, which sought to plan events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the University. Additionally, he conducted a series of oral history interviews with prominent members of the University community and authored the book Eastern Michigan University: a sesquicentennial portrait.

The Sesquicentennial Oral History collection has been arranged into two series: Transcripts and Audio Cassettes. Each series has been subdivided by interviewee and chronologically by interview date.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 February 6

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 on the Sesquicentennial, please see Laurence N. Smith's Eastern Michigan University: a sesquicentennial portrait.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Brickley, James
  • Collins, Ron
  • Marshall, Albert P.
  • Marshall, Everett
  • Nelson, Bruce K.
  • Porter, John W.
  • Pursell, Carl D.
  • Shelton, William E.

Subject(s)

  • Anniversaries.
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Memorials
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Oral History

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

The Sesquicentennial Oral History collection is composed of audio cassette tapes which will require a cassette player; also included are typed transcripts of each interview, which can be viewed in lieu of listening to the interviews.

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Collection Inventory

Transcripts 1998-1999 

William Shelton 

 1998 April 3 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 1

 1999 April 19 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 2

Roy Wilbanks 1998 April 7 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 3

John W. Porter 

 1998 April 28 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 4

 1998 May 7 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 5

Sally McCracken 1998 April 30 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 6

William Stephens 1998 May 13 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 7

Albert P. Marshall 1998 May 14 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 8

Philip Incarnati 1998 May 25 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 9

Richard Robb 1998 June 3 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 10-11

Gary Hawks 1998 June 17 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 12-13

Don Pearson 1998 July 2 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 14

Everett Marshall 1998 July 20 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 15

Carl Pursell 1998 July 30 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 16-17

Ron Collins 1998 August 12 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 18

James H. Brickley 1998 September 11 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 19

John Fountain 1999 February 8 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 20

Bruce Nelson 1999 February 24 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024756885)   1 21

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Audio Cassettes 1998-1999 

William Shelton 1998-1999 

 1998 April 3 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 1

 1999 April 19 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 2

Roy Wilbanks 1998 April 7 


    Box Carton
Audio (32307024756653)   2 3

John W. Porter 

 1998 April 28 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 4

 1999 May 7 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 5

Sally McCracken 1998 April 30 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 6

William Stephens 1998 May 13 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 7

Albert P. Marshall 1998 May 14 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 8

Philip Incarnati 1998 May 25 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 9

Richard Robb 1998 June 3 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 10-11

Gary Hawks 1998 June 17 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 12-13

Don Pearson 1998 July 2 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 14

Everett Marshall 1998 July 28 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 15

Carl Pursell 1998 July 30 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 16-17

Ron Collins 1998 August 12 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 18

James H. Brickley 1998 September 11 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 19

John Fountain 1999 February 8 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 20

Bruce Nelson 1999 February 24 


    Box Cassette
Audio (32307024756653)   2 21

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