Michael G. McGuire papers

Summary Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives
Mc Guire, Michael
Michael G. McGuire papers
Date [inclusive]
0.4 Linear feet 1 archive box
Michael G. McGuire was a professor of Music Therapy at Eastern Michigan University for thirty years. He also was a leader in the LGBT community on both on campus and in the community at large. The  Michael G. McGuire papers consist primarily of clippings, sabbatical report, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Student Association, Gay Games and Cultural Festival, and the review and amendment of sexual orientation clauses at Eastern Michigan University. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order. The records date from 1983-2012.

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Biographical Note

Michael G. McGuire began joined the staff at Eastern Michigan University in 1983 as a professor of Music Therapy. Raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area, McGuire held degrees from Michigan State University, and the State University of New York at Fredonia. His areas of expertise included psychiatric music therapy, and music therapy for adults, specifically adults who have suffered with substance abuse. McGuire was well renowned in his field winning awards and grants from EMU and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) including: Distinguished Service to the Profession Award (AMTA), the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Great Lakes Region (AMTA) and many others. One of McGuire's greatest achievements at EMU was the creation of the Music Therapy Center, which opened in 2006.

In addition to being extremely accomplished in his field of music therapy, McGuire was a leader in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender movement. He worked with colleagues to create and found the campus LGBT Resource Center. This center has been a leadr in Michigan's higher education community ever since. McGuire also helped to create the EMU Stonewall Scholarship, which provides financial aid to LGBT student leaders on campus.

Michael G. McGuire died at the age of 63 on 2012 July 16 after battling with lung cancer. At the time of his passing, McGuire had served at EMU's director of music therapy for nearly thirty years.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2014 June 2

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
  • Music therapy
  • Music--Instruction and study.
  • Professor

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Collection Inventory

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Clippings 1983-2012 

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1 2

Final Sabbatical Report 2001-2002 

1 3

Flyers 1994 

1 4

Gay Games and Cultural Festival 1994 

1 5-6

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Student Association 1994 

1 7

LGBT Bibliography 

1 8

New York Pride Guide: Official Guide to Lesbian and Gay Pride History Month 1994 

1 9

Obituary 2012 

1 10

Petition to Amend Eastern Michigan University Documents to Include Sexual Orientation in All Anti-Discrimination Documents/Clauses 1994 

1 11

Review of Sexual Orientation Clauses in University Policies, Board of Regents Minutes 1994 January 25 

1 12