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Myron E. Chon scrapbook, 1919-1923

1 volume

University of Michigan Class of 1923 graduate. Scrapbook contains photographs and memorabilia depicting student life and activities.

The scrapbook features photographs and memorabilia depicting student life and activity at the University of Michigan. Highlights include collegiate football, school traditions like Cap Night and tug-of-war, and programs hosted by the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and the Michigan Union including "Midnight Frolics" and "Mimes of Michigan Union".


Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha Chapter. (University of Michigan) records, 1882-1999

8 linear feet — 22 oversize folders

The Nu Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded at the University of Michigan in 1882 and is the oldest medical fraternity in the United States. It was created to promote cooperation and fellowship among medical men and to raise medical education and scholarship to a higher level. These records document the creation of the Nu Sigma Nu fraternity and the history of the Alpha Chapter from its inception in 1882 to its termination in 2008.

The Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha Chapter collection contains records that relate to both the local chapter of Nu Sigma Nu as well as the founding of the national organization. Information within these records reveals the history of the fraternity, the daily business of the Alpha Chapter throughout its existence, and the interaction between the Alpha Chapter and the University of Michigan. These records are divided into eight series: Administration, Correspondence, Financial Records, History, Housing, Nu Sigma Nu Medical Scholarship Fund, Photographs, and Publications.


Panhellenic Association (University of Michigan) records, 1945-1991

7.5 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 1 oversize folder

The records of the University of Michigan Panhellenic Association contain meeting minutes, annual officers' reports, newspaper clippings, presidents reports, scrapbooks, photographs, printed materials, posters and broadsides. The records document the administration and history of the Panhel at the University of Michigan.

The records of the Panhellenic Association (Panhel) measure 7.5 linear feet and include one outsize scrapbook and an outsize folder. The records date from 1945 to 1991 and consist of meeting minutes, annual officers' reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed materials, and posters. Despite the range of years covered by the collection as a whole, no one time period is completely documented. For additional information on the history of Panhel, the researcher should consult the folders under the heading "Sororities" in the University of Michigan Library Clipping File and the folder "Panhellenic" in the Vertical File at the Bentley Historical Library.

The records of Panhel are divided into six series: Topical Files, President's Reports, Scrapbooks, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Posters and Broadsides.


Phi Alpha Kappa (University of Michigan) records, 1929-2008

0.3 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Christian fraternity founded in 1929 at the University of Michigan by alumni of Calvin College. The collection includes architectural plans for the fraternity house, foundational documents, newsletters, and records of alumni events.

The bulk of the Phi Alpha Kappa records includes architectural drawings and designs of the fraternity house on East Ann Street. Two folders of foundational documents contain articles of incorporation and bylaws for the organization. Scattered copies of "Newsreel," the Phi Alpha Kappa newsletter from the 1990s and 2000s, are found in the collection, as well as material documenting various alumni reunion events.


Pi Kappa Lambda, Chi Chapter (University of Michigan) records, 1931-1980 (majority within 1950-1980)

0.75 linear feet

The Chi chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society, was established in 1945 at the University of Michigan. The collection spans from 1931-1980 but primarily contains documentation from 1950-1980.

The Pi Kappa Lambda collection contains records documenting the biennial conventions at which adding the School of Music in Ann Arbor was discussed, and meetings following the induction of the Chi chapter at which a representative of the chapter was present. General information on the history of the national organization is briefly included. Also included are lists of the bylaws and initiation rituals that the chapter implemented. Documentation of students who transferred to or from the Chi chapter are included, as well as lists of honorary members, new members inducted into the organization, and copies of the program for the Honors Assembly at which new members were recognized. Between the member lists and the programs for the Honors Assembly, the only year for which there is no documentation of new members is 1976. The collection also contains financial reports, meeting minutes of the Chi chapter, lists of officers and faculty members, lists of events sponsored by the organization, and information on the scholarships that the Chi chapter awarded. Scattered years of the national newsletter printed by the organization are included, which are from years when a member of the Chi chapter served as a national officer, a specific member of the organization was mentioned, or newsletters contained lists of the officers for all the chapters. The correspondences are primarily to and from the chapter president and the chapter secretary, though there are also some letters from members. The collection also contains one of the keys, in pin form, awarded to members of the society. This particular pin was intended to be passed down through each of the presidents of the Chi chapter.


Richard E. Smith papers, 1969-2022

0.75 linear feet — 1 oversize box

Dr. Richard E. Smith is a Black University of Michigan alum, member of the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, a historically Black fraternity, and an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) who worked to enhance prenatal care for teenage and young mothers. He was also involved in efforts to commemorate the role that Detroit and its institutions played in the Underground Railroad. Includes award information, biographical and genealogical material, correspondence, publications, a scrapbook, and topical files.

The Richard E. Smith papers document Smith's personal and professional activities, particularly his involvement in the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, professional career as an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), and efforts to commemorate the role that Detroit and its institutions played in the Underground Railroad. Material is dated from 1969-2022 and includes award information, biographical and genealogical material about his family, historical material about St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, correspondence relating to his professional career and activities, publications, an Alpha Phi Alpha scrapbook, and topical files.


School of Dentistry (University of Michigan) records, 1873 - 2020

40.5 linear feet (in 41 boxes) — 1 oversize volume — 1 oversize folder — 1.3 GB (online)

The School of Dentistry is a teaching and research unit of the University of Michigan. Records include administrative files, faculty meeting minutes, curriculum and education, subject files relating to dentistry and to the professional interests of the school's faculty; and photographs and films.

The School of Dentistry record group spans the years from 1873 to 2010, but does not comprehensively document the entire span. The records are fragmentary, providing only a partial picture of the School of Dentistry. Documentation reflects the tenures of various deans with scattered documents from the late 1800s and more detail in the period 1920-1990. The records give some insight into the development of dentistry as a profession, and the training and education of dental students. The records, comprised of 40.5 linear feet, 1 oversize volume, 1 oversize folder, and 1.3GB, have been divided into 10 series: Educational Information, Administration, Black Dentistry Conference, Organizations, Surveys, Photographs and Audiovisual Materials, Department Chairpersons' Meetings, Faculty Meetings, American Dental Association Accreditation, Dental Research Institute, and Website.


Senate (University of Michigan) records, 1880-2014 (majority within 1906-1987)

12.4 linear feet (in 13 boxes)

Institution representing the university faculty and providing an oppertunity for shared governance and a collective voice surrounding university conerns. Minutes, correspondence, committee files, publications, and institutional history.

The Senate (University of Michigan) records contains 12.4 linear feet (in 13 boxes) of correspondence, minutes, committee files, publications, and papers recording the history of the University Senate and its branches.


Sigma Nu. Gamma Nu Chapter (University of Michigan) records, 1902-1981

2.5 linear feet

University of Michigan chapter of Greek letter fraternity. Meeting minutes and financial records, pledging and initiation records, alumni records, visual materials and miscellaneous.

Sigma Nu records have been divided into the following series: Meeting Minutes and Financial Records, Pledging and Initiation Records, Alumni Records, Visual Materials, and Miscellaneous. These materials describe the history of the Gamma Nu chapter of Sigma Nu at the University of Michigan, and the national fraternity as well.