Student Government records
04.SG

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Eastern Michigan University
Creator
Michigan State Normal College.
Title
Student Government records
ID
04.SG
Date [inclusive]
1928-2011
Extent
6.8 Linear feet 6 record center cartons, 2 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Student Government records document the activities of Student Government at Eastern Michigan University. The collection is arranged into five series: Administrative Files, Governing Bodies, Minutes and Resolutions, Press and Communications, and Rules and Regulations. Materials are arranged alphabetically and chronologically and include meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, administrative files, resolutions, constitutions and bylaws. The collection is almost a complete record of the activities of Student Government, however, there are no meeting minutes prior to 1967, and there are only two handbooks in the collection for the academic years of 2004-2005 and 2008-2009.

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

In 1913, Michigan State Normal College President Charles McKenny brought together the Student Body President and presidents of the largest student organizations, along with students elected by the Student Body to create Student Council. The goal of the new council was to represent the student body to the College Administration.

In 1950, the a student run court system was added to the responsibilities of Student Council. This court system eventually became Student Judicial Services. Starting in the 1950s, with the addition of the Student Courts, Student Council was comprised of an executive board, a legislative representative body, and a judicial system. From 1950 to the 1970s, Student Government operated under the same Student Body Constitution, which established the structure of Student Government but also provided the student body of the University with guaranteed rights.

Between 1970 and 1990 Student Council was renamed Student Senate. Starting in 2001, Student Government was being governed with two legislative bodies (at large elected Student Senate and the House of Representatives comprised of student organization delegates), and an independent executive and judicial branches.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Student Government records contain meeting minutes, administrative files, and newspaper clippings from the Student Government at Eastern Michigan University. Records span from 1923, when Eastern Michigan University was known as Michigan State Normal College, until 2011.

Content in the Administrative Files series series include budget information, constitutions and bylaws, elections, handbooks and manuals. The   Governing Bodies series contains Board of Regents, Business and Finance Committee, First Year Council, House of Representatives and Presidential Search Advisory Committee. The   Minutes and Resolutions series contains meeting minutes of student government from 1967-1993, and irregular documentation between 1997-2011. The  Press and Communications series consists of newspaper clippings from 1923 until 2011. With a gap in the record between 2003-2005. This series also contains publications from 2005-2006, and fliers. The   Rules and Regulation s series contains Rules of the House of Representatives, Rules of the Senate, Rules of the Student Government Council, Student Body Constitution, Student Government Code of Ethics, and Student Government Handbook.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 December 14

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

Revision Description

  2014 March 18

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)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Students

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Box Folder

Undated Materials 

1 1

 1958-1964 

1 2

 1968-1998 

1 3-20

 2002-2008 

1 21-26

Agenda 

7 1-2

Application for Monetary Allocations 1991-1993 

1 27

Association of Michigan Universities 

1 28

Attendance Book 1986-1990 

1 29

Attendance List 

7 3

Bills 

7 4

Budget Information 1990-1991 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023911715)   1 30
    Box Folder
Text (32307024655574)   7 5-6

Box Folder

Constituent Contact Forms 2003-2004 

1 31

Contact Information 

7 7

Constitutions and Bylaws 

2 2

Correspondence 1982 May- 1983 Feburary  


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991723)   2 3
    Box Folder
Text (32307024655574)   7 8

Box Folder

Coespondence of Vice President Dave Taylor 1982-1983 

2 4

Court Order 

7 9

Diversity Plan 

7 10

Duties 

7 11

Elections- Undated 

2 5

Elections 1981-1984 

2 6-8

Elections 2011 

2 9

Election Candidates and Results 

7 12

Executive Orders 

7 13

Exemption Forms 

7 14

Faculty Fellowship Program 

2 10

Forms 

2 11

Goals and Important Issues 

7 15

Guidelines 

2 12

Handbook 2004-2005 

2 13

Handbook 2008-2009 

2 14

L.I.F.E. Library Improvement for Eastern 1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991723)   2 15
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991723)   2 1

Box Folder

Laura Dickinson 

7 16

Manual 2002-2003 

2 16-17

Memo 

7 17

Office Manual 

2 18

Membership 

2 19

Michigan Civil Rights Initiative 

7 18

New Student Union/McKenny Reassignment 

7 19

The Official Rulings of the Student Court 1993-1994 

2 20

Organization History and Overview 

7 20

New York Times College Readership Program 

2 21

Pamphlets 

2 22

Proposals 

7 21

Recommendations 

7 22

Report 

7 23

Role in the Campus Disturbances of May 1970 by Ted O. Maxfield (student paper) 1997 

2 23

Seating Charts 

7 24

Schedule 

7 25

Scrapbook of Eastern Echo Articles 1982-1986 

2 24-25

Scrapbook of Eastern Echo Articles 1994-1995 

2 26

Scrapbook of Eastern Echo Articles 1995-2000 

3 1

Student Organization Office Space Applications 

7 26

Student Senate President's Book 1982-1983 

3 2

Student Senate's President's Book 1985-1988 

3 3

Survey 

7 27

Vice President's Book 2004-2006 

3 4-5

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Governing Bodies 

Box Folder

Board of Regents 

7 28

Business and Finance Committee 

7 29-37

First Year Council 

7 38

House of Representatives 

7 39

Presidential Search Advisory Committee 

7 40

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Meeting Minutes and Resolutions 

Box Folder

 1967-1968 

3 6

Student Senate Minutes 1967 September- 1968 May 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024655574)   7 41
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991756)   3 7-8

 1968-1982 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991756)   3 9-14
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991764)   4 1-10

Student Senate Agendas, Resolutions and Constitution and Bylaws 1981-1987 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991764)   4 11
    Box Folder
Text (32307024655574)   7 42

 1982-1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991772)   5 1-6
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991764)   4 12-20

Box Folder

 1998-2000 

5 7-8

 2002 

5 9

Communications Council 2003-2004 

5 10

93rd Session Archives: Senate, Student Relations, Assorted Standing Committee Meetins, AMU, Surveys 2006 

5 11

 2007 

5 12

94th Senate Session Archives: E-Board Meetins, Senate, Student Relations 2007-2008 

5 13

Communications Book 94th Senate 2007-2008 

5 14

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Press and Communications 

 1923-2002 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988869)   6 1-6
    Box Folder
Text (32307023991772)   5 15-25

Box Folder

 2006-2011 

6 7

Clippings 

8 1

Fliers 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988778)   8 2
    Box Folder
Text (32307023988869)   6 8

Box Folder

Publications 2005-2006 

6 9

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Rules and Regulations 

Box Folder

Rules of the House of Representatives 

8 3

Rules of the Senate 

8 4

Rules of the Student Government Court 

8 5

Student Body Constitution 

8 6

Student Government Code of Ethics 

8 7

Student Government Handbook 

8 8

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