Inventory of the Subject File Photographs collection
018.SFP

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Subject File Photograph collection
ID
018.SFP
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1914-2003
Date [inclusive]
1860-2016
Extent
3.2 Linear feet 3 archive boxes, 1 oversize file
Language
English
Abstract
This collection includes photographic materials organized to reflect the subjects found in the Subject Vertical Files. Photographic formats include black-and-white prints, color prints, Polaroid prints, color slides, black and white negatives, color negatives, stereoscopes, postcard prints, and floor plans. Prints likely date from 1870-2012 with the bulk of materials dating between 1915 and 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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Scope and Contents note

The Subject File Photograph Collection comprises photographic items documenting student groups (i.e., fraternities, sororities, clubs), the Aurora (campus newspaper), campus buildings and structures, departments, and events. The campus building and structure photographs focus on university buildings including residence and classroom halls, a stadium, and the student center. Campus structures include the natural science gardens and fountain. Most of the building photographs taken during the last 40 years and some of the campus structures photographs are from the 1910s and 1920s. The remaining categories such as the student groups, the Aurora, departments and events, focus on campus life of both students and faculty, with most images depicting people. The bulk of these photographs were taken during the 1950s-1960s, with known representation also from the early 1920s and the 1980s-1990s.

The photographs in the collection do a good job of representing campus life in terms of both infrastructure and people during the timeframes the photographs were taken. However, not all eras are equally represented, and not all subjects in the Subject File Collection contained photographs to be removed and placed within this collection. Thus, there are both chronological and subject gaps within the collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives April 2012

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

Revision Description

 Finding aid created. April 2012

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Custodial History note

Most of the photographic materials were originally generated by academic departments, student organizations, and other internal departments within Eastern Michigan University and its representatives (e.g., staff photographers). However, some of the materials were created and donated by people associated with the University (e.g., students, former professors).

Accruals note

University Archives continues to add materials to the collection. To reflect additions, edits to the finding aid will occur at the end of each calendar year.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Detroit Wheels (Musical group)
  • Roosevelt School.
  • Washtenaw County Historical Society.

Personal Name(s)

  • Pierce, John D.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Alpha Kappa Psi 1985-1988 

2 1

Astronomy Club 1979 

1 1

Aurora 

1 2

Boone, Richard G. Hall 

1 3

Briggs, Walter O. Building 

1 4

Briggs, Walter O. Stadium 

1 5

Business and Finance Building, 1984-2003 

1 6

Camperdown Elm 

1 7

Center for Quality 

1 8

Chief Pokagon Wigwam 

1 9

Chicano Students Association 

1 10

Childcare Facility 

1 11

Circus, Annual Campus - Department of Physical Education 1921 

1 12

Commencement Mace - New 1989 

1 13
FlatFile Drawer

Credit Union 

C 15
Box Folder

Delta Psi Kappa 1970-1971 

1 14

Detroit Wheels 

1 15

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) 

1 16

Eagle Crest Conference Center and Golf Club 1990 

1 17

Eastern Constructors - Students of Excellence Organization 1995 

1 18

Family Day 1995 

1 19

Float-a-thon 1974-1986 

1 20

Ford R. Clyde Hall 1969- 

1 21

Forensics 1977 

1 22

Fountain 

2 2

Goddard Hall 

1 23

Goodison, Bertha M. Hall 

1 24

Greek Week 2003 

1 25

Greenhouse - New 1998 1998-1999 

1 26

Hover, John Milton Laboratory 1941-2001 1998-2000 

1 27

Interior Design Program 

1 28

Kappa Psi 

1 29

Marshall, Everett L. College of Health & Human Services Bldg. 

1 30

Natural Science Gardens 1914-2002 

3 1

Oestrike, Ronald E. Baseball Stadium 

3 2

Off-Campus V.I.P.s 

3 23
FlatFile Drawer

Organizational Charts 

C 15
Box Folder

P.L.A.C.E. Planning Awareness Club of Eastern 1998 

3 3

Phi Gamma Nu 1969 

3 4

Phi Sigma Sigma 1997-1998 

2 3

Pierce, John D. Hall (New) 

3 5

Rackham, Horace H. Building 1997 

3 6

Residence Hall Education and Cultural Council 

3 7

Roosevelt Hall 

3 8

Rynearson, Elton J. Stadium 

2 4

Sigma Phi Epsilon 2003 

3 9

Sill, J. M. B. Building 

3 10

Sound Archives 

3 11

Spring Cotillion 1966 

3 12

Streaking 1974 

3 13

Student Center 2004- 2004 

3 14

Twenty Club 

2 5

Village Residence Hall 

3 15

Washtenaw Community College 1990 

3 18

Warner, Joseph E. Physical Education Building 

3 16

Warner, Joseph E. Physical Education Building, Floor Plans 

3 17

Warner, Joseph E. Physical Education Building, Negatives 

2 6

Water Tower 

3 19

Winter Carnival 

3 20

World University Service 

3 21

Zeta Tau Alpha 1922-1985 

3 22