Using These Materials
The collection is open to research except for patient records in boxes 23-24.
It is the policy of the library that records containing categories of personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. One such category is Client/Patient records which are restricted for 100 years from the date of creation. Boxes 23 and 24 of the Thomas Francis papers contain such Client/Patient material. Created in 1955, these material will be closed until 2055.
Researchers who wish to consult these records must apply to the University of Michigan Medical School Institutional Review Board (IRBMED) for permission. The IRBMED will determine any specific provisions for access to these records. The Bentley Library does not allow any duplication of these files.
- Medical School Institutional Review Board
- 517 W. William, Argus I
- Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4943
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (734) 763 4768
- Fax (734) 763 9603
- Web site: http://www.med.umich.edu/irbmed/
Box 24 of the Thomas Francis collection also includes microfilm of the Field Trial registration schedules. These schedules which are arranged by state, then by school and class, lists the names of the students participating in the tests. These files are also closed with the exception that individuals who participated in the test may request copies of that schedule page containing their name.
Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records
University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. Certain administrative records are restricted in accordance with university policy as outlined below. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
Categories of Restricted Records
Restricted files are indicated in the contents list of the collection’s finding aid with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.
For further information on the restriction policy and placing Freedom of Information Act requests for restricted material, consult the reference archivist at the Bentley Historical Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the University of Michigan Freedom of Information Office website (https://foia.vpcomm.umich.edu/).
- USE & PERMISSIONS:
Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.
- PREFERRED CITATION:
item, folder title, box no., Thomas Francis Jr. Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan