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 [inclusive]
undated (predominately)
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 3 archive boxes
Location note
Eastern Michigan University Archives Halle Library room 310 Row 6 Shelf F5
Language
English
Abstract
This collection includes photograph materials representing the subject found in the Subject File Collection. 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.

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

The photographs in this collection previously resided within the appropriate folders in the Subject File Collection. When utilizing this collection, researchers noted that the files often contained photographs, many of which appeared to have historical importance. Given that the primary materials in the Subject File Collection are manuscripts, typical use of the collection is review of information found in the paper documents, not the photographs. However, because the photographs were intermingled with the documents, they were receiving unnecessary wear and tear. Thus, the photographs were removed from the individual folders in the Subject File Collection, photocopied, and the copy placed back in the original folder. Each original photographic item (negative, slide, etc.) was then placed in a correspondingly named folder within the Subject File Photograph Collection. This allows researchers to be aware of what photographs are within the Subject File Collection, maintain the photographic item’s association in the file, but better preserve the photographs.

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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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Arrangement note

The arrangement corresponds with the alphabetical arrangement of the Subject File Collection. Each folder in the collection is named after its equivalent folder in the Subject File Collection. The individual photographs are ordered in the same manner in which they reside in the Subject File Collection. The folders are stored in boxes based on size. A folder that contains photographic materials only letter size or smaller resides in boxes one and three, while folders with items larger than letter size but less than or equal to legal size reside in box two (there are no photographic items in the collection larger than this). To ensure access to the original photographs, the photocopies placed in the original Subject File Collection in place of the original photographs are each labeled with the Subject File Photograph Collection’s call number (018.SFP), the folder name (e.g. “Aurora”), and the box, folder number (e.g., “1,2”). Some photographs have captions (in English) on the back (primarily limited to year, photographer name, subject identification), but these captions are not recorded on the photocopies.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives April 2012

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

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Generated by internal organizations and persons affiliated with Eastern Michigan University.

Processing Information note

Collection arranged and described by Alexandra Orchard, 2012.

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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

Alpha Kappa Psi 1985-1988 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   2 1

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Astronomy Club 1979 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 1

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Aurora 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 2

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Boone, Richard G. Hall 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 3

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Briggs, Walter O. Building 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 4

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Briggs, Walter O. Stadium 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 5

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Business and Finance Building, 1984-2003 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 6

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Childcare Facility 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 11

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Circus, Annual Campus - Department of Physical Education 1921 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 12

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Commencement Mace - New 1989 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 13

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Credit Union 


    FlatFile Drawer
Graphic materials   C 15

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Delta Psi Kappa 1970-1971 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 14

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Detroit Wheels 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 15

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Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 16

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Eagle Crest Conference Center and Golf Club 1990 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 17

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Eastern Constructors - Students of Excellence Organization 1995 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 18

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Family Day 1995 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 19

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Float-a-thon 1974-1986 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 20

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Ford R. Clyde Hall 1969- 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 21

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Forensics 1977 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 22

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Goddard Hall 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 23

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Goodison, Bertha M. Hall 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 24

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Greek Week 2003 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 25

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


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 30

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Natural Science Gardens 1914-2002 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 1

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Greenhouse - New 1998 1998-1999 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 26

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Hover, John Milton Laboratory 1941-2001 1998-2000 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 27

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Fountain 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   2 2

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Camperdown Elm 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 7

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Center for Quality 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 8

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Chief Pokagon Wigwam 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 9

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Chicano Students Association 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 10

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Interior Design Program 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 28

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Kappa Psi 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   1 29

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Oestrike, Ronald E. Baseball Stadium 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 2

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Off-Campus V.I.P.s 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 23

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Organizational Charts 


    FlatFile Drawer
Graphic materials   C 15

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


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 3

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Phi Gamma Nu 1969 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 4

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Phi Sigma Sigma 1997-1998 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   2 3

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Pierce, John D. Hall (New) 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 5

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Rackham, Horace H. Building 1997 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 6

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Residence Hall Education and Cultural Council 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 7

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Roosevelt Hall 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 8

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Rynearson, Elton J. Stadium 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   2 4

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Sigma Phi Epsilon 2003 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 9

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Sill, J. M. B. Building 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 10

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Sound Archives 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 11

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Spring Cotillion 1966 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 12

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Streaking 1974 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 13

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Student Center 2004- 2004 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 14

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Twenty Club 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   2 5

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Village Residence Hall 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 15

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Washtenaw Community College 1990 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 18

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Warner, Joseph E. Physical Education Building 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 16

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Warner, Joseph E. Physical Education Building, Floor Plans 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 17

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Warner, Joseph E. Physical Education Building, Negatives 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   2 6

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Water Tower 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 19

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Winter Carnival 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 20

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World University Service 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 21

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Zeta Tau Alpha 1922-1985 


    Box Box-folder
Graphic materials   3 22

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