Upward Bound Program records
02.UBP

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Upward Bound.
Title
Upward Bound Program records
ID
02.UBP
Date [inclusive]
1967-2013
Extent
55.2 Linear feet 54 record center cartons; 3 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Upward Bound Program records span from 1967-2013; materials are comprised primarily of program files; administrative files; grant awards and notifications; performance reports; applications for federal assistance; academic release forms; field trips; requisitions; proposals; account statements and records of transaction; student files, academic year expenditures, and publications. Materials were generated by the Upward Bound program founded in 1965 by the United States Department of Education; with program inception on the campus of Eastern Michigan University occurring in 1967.

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

Upward Bound is a federally funded educational program implemented and monitored by the United States Department of Education. Programs provide outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The program was developed out of the 1965 Higher Education Act; grants are awarded to institutes of higher learning, such as Eastern Michigan University (EMU); with the goal to provide high school students greater access to education beyond high school. Upward Bound programming began at EMU in 1967, and annually serves approximately 65-75 students from the Ypsilanti and Willow Run High Schools.

Upward Bound facilitates three major components for students; Academic, Summer Academy, and Summer Bridge Scholarship Program. The academic component in which educational, career, and personal assessments are conducted to assist in the development of an individual student support plan. Weekly sessions with tutors to provide assistance with homework; monthly group meetings to provide educational, cultural, and social enrichment; and college preparation services including academic advising; free SAT and ACT tests; fee waivers for up to three college applications; assistance with college and financial aid applications; and the college selection process including visits to differing college campuses.

In the Summer Academy, a required six-week component, students complete coursework in core subjects to strengthen their academic skills and abilities while still in high school. Courses are taught in small class sizes allowing for maximum teacher to student interaction. Students will receive high school credit upon successful completion of courses. Students also participate in paid internships designed to expose students to their chosen career field. Participation also occurs in a wide variety of academic, social, and cultural activities that introduce students to new experiences which enhance self-esteem while providing personal growth. Experiences are also generated through field trips to colleges and universities, and other places of interest; nonetheless students have the opportunity to experience college life while living on the campus of EMU.

The final component is the Summer Bridge Scholarship Program which is available to seniors who graduate, providing assistance with tuition, books, and room and board at EMU during the summer semester following high school graduation, helping to ease the transition between high school and college.

Upward Bound at EMU requires students in the program give an 8-10 year commitment when they begin 9th grade, and for over 40 years, EMU and Upward Bound have helps hundreds of students go to college and has a 100 percent college matriculation rate and at 75-80 percent college graduation rate.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 February 9

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

Conditions Governing Access note

ACADEMIC FILES,  EXPENDITURES, and  STUDENT FILES record groups contain student and organizational information and are closed per agreement with the creating offices of Upward Bound. Restricted access may be granted to Upward Bound personnel with additional permissions of the University Archivist.

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

The Academic Files, Expenditures, Student Files, and Photographs of Upward Bound were transferred to the University Archives in January of 2012. All other materials in the collection were acquired by the Archives from 1966-2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Dept. of Education. -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Career development
  • College student development programs
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Upward Bound Program (U.S.)

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Collection Inventory

Publications 1979-2010 

Box Folder

Clippings 

1 1

Newsletter 1972-2006  (Bulk, 1972-1991)

1 2-6

Press Releases 1979-1993 

1 7

Program Proposal 1966 

1 8

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Photographs 

Box Folder

Award Ceremony 1975-1985 

2 1

Student Activities 1972-2009 

2 2-14

Student Life 

2 15-16

Student Photographs 1985-2008  (Bulk, 1985)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994024)   2 17-18
    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024656176)   54 2-3

Summer Academy 2001-2012 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994024)   2 19-21
    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024656176)   54 1

Box Object

Student Activities Scrapbook 

3 1-2

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Academic Files 

Box

 1980-1992 

4

 1988-1992 

5

 1989-2000 

6

 1991-1995 

7

 1992-1999 

8

 2000-2003 

9

 2001-2003 

10

 2003-2007 

11

 2004-2006 


    Box
Text (32307023994321)   13
    Box
Text (32307023994313)   12

Box

 2005-2006 

14

 2006-2007 


    Box
Text (32307023994354)   16
    Box
Text (32307023994347)   15

Box

 1977-2008  (Bulk, 2006-2008)

17

 2006-2008 

18

 2009-2010 


    Box
Text (32307023994396)   20
    Box
Text (32307023994388)   19

 2010-2013 


    Box
Text (32307024656184)   55
    Box
Text (32307024656176)   54

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Expenditures 

Box

 1999-2003 

21

 2003-2006 

22

 2005-2008 

23

 2008-2009 

24

 2011-2013 

55

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Student Files 1967-2010 

 1969-1971 


    Box
Text (32307023994453)   26
    Box
Text (32307023994446)   25

Box

 1971-1974 

27

 1974-1976 

28

 1976-1979 

29

 1977-1981 


    Box
Text (32307023994495)   30
    Box
Text (32307023994503)   31

 1982-1984 


    Box
Text (32307023994511)   32
    Box
Text (32307023994529)   33

Box

 1983-1986 

34

 1986-1987 

35

 1986-1989 

36

 1989-1991 

37

 1989-1992 

38

 1990-1992 

39

 1991-1995 

40

 1995-2002 

41

 1999-2004 

42

 2003-2004 

43

 2004-2005 

44

 2006-2007 

45

 2007 

46

 2008 


    Box
Text (32307023994669)   47
    Box
Text (32307023994677)   48

Box

 2007-2009 

49

 2008-2009 


    Box
Text (32307024656143)   57
    Box
Text (32307024656184)   55
    Box
Text (32307024656168)   56
    Box
Text (32307023994701)   51
    Box
Text (32307023994693)   50

Box

 2010 

52

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Program Files 

Box Folder

 2010-2011 

53 1-39

 2011-2013 


    Box
Text (32307024656150)   58
    Box
Text (32307024656143)   57

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