University Wives records
04.UW

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
University Wives records
ID
04.UW
Date [inclusive]
1916-1998
Extent
6.0 Linear feet 4 record center cartons, 1 oversize box
Language
English
Abstract
The University Wives, also known as the Faculty Dames/Faculty Wives, was established at Michigan State Normal College in 1916. Membership was open to any spouses of University faculty, and their activities included the organization of campus-wide events to support faculty and staff, particularly new faculty members and their families. Eventually membership was expanded to include spouses of professional staff as well as faculty. The  University Wives records includes materials produced by the Faculty Dames/Faculty Wives/University Wives society at Eastern Michigan University. The date range of the materials is approximately 1916 to 1998, with the bulk of the material being dated 1916 to 1990.

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

The University Wives, also known as the Faculty Dames, was established at Michigan State Normal College in 1916. Membership was open to any spouses of University faculty, and their activities included the organization of campus-wide events to support faculty and staff, particularly new faculty members and their families. In 1959, following the College name change to Eastern Michigan University, the Faculty Dames voted to change their society name Eastern Michigan Faculty Wives. In 1965 the society's constitution was changed to include spouses of professional staff as well as of faculty, and the name was changed to University Wives.

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Scope and Contents

The University Wives records includes materials produced by the Faculty Dames/Faculty Wives/University Wives society at Eastern Michigan University. The date range of the materials is approximately 1916 to 1998, with the bulk of the material being dated 1916 to 1990.

The University Wives records have been divided into four series:  Administration and history,  Membership,  Programs, and  Publicity and Outreach. The Administration and history series includes materials pertaining to the founding and operations of the society, particularly meeting minutes, officers' reports, and financial materials. The Membership series includes rosters of members, obituaries of former members, and membership directories. The Programs series includes materials related to the programming and activities of the society, such as their Antique Interest sub-group, the Creative Cookery project, and the society's silver service. The Publicity and Outreach series includes materials produced and distributed by the society, including photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and pamphlets.

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Arrangement of Materials

The University Wives records have been divided into four series:  Administration and history,  Membership,  Programs, and  Publicity and Outreach. The Administration and history series includes materials pertaining to the founding and operations of the society, particularly meeting minutes, officers' reports, and financial materials. The Membership series includes rosters of members, obituaries of former members, and membership directories. The Programs series includes materials related to the programming and activities of the society, such as their Antique Interest sub-group, the Creative Cookery project, and the society's silver service. The Publicity and Outreach series includes materials produced and distributed by the society, including photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and pamphlets.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 May 11

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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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.
  • University women
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Collection Inventory

Administration and history 1916-1991 

Constitution 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766959)   1 1

Original meeting minutes 1916-1958 

 1916-1925 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 2

 1925-1931 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 3

 1931-1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 4

 1939-1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 5-6

Transcribed meeting minutes 1916-1951 

 1916-1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 7-8

 1939-1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 9-10

Financial data 1954-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 11

Receipts 1988-1991 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 12

Secretary Reports 1973-1977 

 1973-1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 13

 1976-1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 14

Program Chairman Reports 1972-1976 

 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 15

 1973-1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 16

 1974-1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 17

 1975-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 18

Treasurer Report 1997-1998 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766959)   1 19

75th Anniversary of University Wives 1991 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766959)   1 20

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Membership 1954-1996 

Rosters 1988-1990 

 1988-1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766959)   1 21

 1989-1990 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766959)   1 22

Obituaries 1945-1970 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766959)   1 23

Presidents 1916-1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766959)   1 25

Directories 1954-1996 

 1954-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 26

 1960-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 27

 1970-1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 28

 1980-1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 29

 1989-1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 30

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Programs 1952-1990 

 1952-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 31-32

 1962-1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766959)   1 33-34

 1972-1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 1-3

 1980-1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 4-8

 1990-2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 9

Creative Cookery notebook 1978-1991 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 10

Correspondence 1986-1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 11

Antique Interest Group 1978-1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 12

Silver Serving set 

Documentation 1931-1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 13

Coffee pitcher with lid and stand 


    Box Object
Realia (32307024766850)   3 1

Sugar bowl with lid 


    Box Object
Realia (32307024766850)   3 2

Cream pitcher 


    Box Object
Realia (32307024766850)   3 3

Coffee dispenser/urn 


    Box Object
Realia (32307024766843)   4 1

Tray engraved with pattern 


    Box Object
Realia (32307024756646)   5 1

Tray engraved with pattern 


    Box Object
Realia (32307024756646)   5 2

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Publicity and Outreach 1979-2002 

 Clippings 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 14

Pamphlets and Brochures 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766819)   2 15

Photographs 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766819)   2 16

Scrapbook 1971-1972 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766819)   2 17

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