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Bicentennial and Michigan Week collection, 1963, 1989

3 cubic feet (in 3 boxes, 2 Oversized folders)

The collection includes publications, meeting minutes, and photographs related to the American bicentennial.

The collection consists largely of publications regarding the American Revolution bicentennial, the celebration of the bicentennial in Michigan, and Michigan Week before and during the bicentennial, 1963-1968 and 1971-1989. Materials include magazine and newspaper articles (copies), newsletters, reports, a few photographs and meeting minutes, and other materials from federal, Michigan, and local bicentennial councils and commissions. A large, although incomplete, run of the Bicentennial Times [Wash.: American Revolution Bicentennial Administration], 1974-1976 (Scattered) is also included, as are a number of special or collectors’ editions of bicentennial newspapers, fliers, bulletins, a calendar, and an issue of Superman Salutes the Bicentennial, 1976. Most of the materials were mailed to John Cumming, who later donated them to the Clarke.

Processing Note: Numerous, miscellaneous generic advertising fliers were withdrawn from the collection during processing because they were of minimal importance in documenting the bicentennial.


Business records, 1989, 2021, and undated

9.5 cubic feet (in 14 boxes)

The collection consists of Schock's recording business correspondence and the actual recordings, mostly of Mount Pleasant area businesses, organizations, people and schools.

This collection consists of Schock’s recording business correspondence, documenting arrangements and ideas for recorded interviews, commercials, dance recitals, and musical recordings, mostly of Mount Pleasant people, businesses, schools, and organizations, and Central Michigan University faculty and students musical productions, 1991-1997, and undated. Included are paper business correspondence, notes, drafts of scripts, as well as informational materials about the businesses and organizations (1 cubic ft.), and the master and draft cassette recordings (in 6 cassette storage boxes). The Mary McGuire School cassettes document activities school teachers and students pursued after receiving a unique state grant. Hash marks in folder descriptions indicate illegible words written on the cassettes.

The David Schock 2021 addition, 1989, 2021, and undated, consists of various videos Schock contributed to with and without the help of Central Michigan University (CMU). Box 8 contains all health-related videos with majority focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness and a few focusing on various systems of the body. Box 9 includes education-related videos, such as a series titled Problem Solving Students, a series from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education videos, and other educational resources. Boxes 10 and 11 house videos filmed in collaboration with the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) that feature multiple public service announcements (PSAs) and Roll Call videos. Box 12 features raw footage of Schock’s documentary Road to Andersonville. Included with this are interviews for the documentary. Box 13 contains miscellaneous film that do not fit into a clear category. Some examples of this are VHS tapes about quail egg hatching, sculptures, and music.

Box 14 contains materials related to Justice Elizabeth Weaver. Schock helped write Justice Weaver’s book, a copy of which is separately cataloged in the Clarke. Also included are correspondence and interview release forms and Thelma South Schaibly’s 1994 publication of short stories to teach children morals and the meaning of life.

A few folder titles require further description, which we received from the Donor in April 2021. NGS is the abbreviation for the National Geographic Society. Schock created a video for them about geographic education with Mike Libbee of the CMU Geography Department. PDS is likely in collaboration with OHSP. The Hospice Experience documented hospice in Mount Pleasant. The Audition Crashes were stock footage of crashes for the OHSP projects, for example Life’s a Wreck, a film about physics concepts.

The addition is organized by topic, format, and chronological order.

Boxes 8-13 are each 1 cubic foot boxes and Box 14 is .5 cubic foot.

Researchers may also be interested in his personal papers collection, other recordings, and the papers of Elizabeth A. Weaver, which are separately housed and cataloged in the Clarke.

Copyright Note: Copyright is complicated for this collection. CMU holds the copyright for materials used in programs for the CMU Education Materials Center, including interviews from the early 1990s with young people infected with AIDS. The copyright for the Interfaith Ministries immigrant labor tapes, used for final appeals, is held by the Interfaith Ministries, Schock holds the copyright for the Road to Andersonville documentary material, regarding ceremonies held for Michigan Native Americans buried at Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia.

Permission/Release forms: The only interview permission/release form in the collection is for an interview with one of Elizabeth A. Weaver’s relatives (see Box 14).


Catholic Daughters of America. Sacred Heart Court No. 1332 Organizational records, 1951-2009, and undated

1 box (1 cubic foot)

Catholic Daughters of America. Sacred Heart Court No. 1332 Organizational records, 1951-2009, and undated, include mostly membership records, meeting minutes, related reports, and historical documentation.

CDA No. 1332’s organizational Records, 1951-2009, and undated, include mostly membership records, meeting minutes, related reports, and historical documentation. The history folder and the Historical Book, scrapbook materials, include the by-laws and constitution, and documents the organization’s history. The second volume of meeting minutes, reports, 1962-1975, suffers from some scotch tape acid stains. The collection is organized alphabetically and chronologically.


Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office collection, 1994-2004

.5 cubic feet (in 1 box)

The collection includes contracts, proposed resolutions, and brochures.

The collection includes contracts between CMU and various charter schools, and other related materials, 1994-1995. Organizational materials are copies from CMU CSO-related websites, 2000.


Central Michigan University Commencement collection, 1893-2022 (scattered)

2 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)

The collection consists of commencement programs and related materials.

Collection includes commencement address, 1990; general information, 1963-1974; script, 1976; and programs, 1893-2022 (1900 and 1923 programs are missing). The collection was part of the CMU. Vertical Files. Bound volumes of programs from the 1990s on came from the Alumni office. Additional commencement addresses and information may be found in the CMU. Office of the President papers. The collection is ongoing.


Central Michigan University. Facilities Management. Plant Engineering and Planning. Blueprints and drawings, 1947, 1995

3 cubic feet (in 4 Oversized folders)

The collection includes blueprints and drawings of Central Michigan University buildings, 1946, 1995.

This collection includes blueprints and drawings of Barnard Dining Commons, Barnard Hall, Preston Apartment Building, and Tate Hall at Central Michigan University (CMU). They are all in very good shape and vary greatly in size and composition. This is the only extant blueprints and drawings for these buildings.

Barnard Hall was named for Anna M. Barnard, who was the head of the Department of Foreign Language, 1899-1944. Barnard was the fourth dormitory built at CMU and the first one on campus designed by architect Roger Allen of Roger Allen and Associates. Barnard opened before it was completed on September 23, 1948 due to the high demand for housing. It cost $1.4 million and housed 400 students, although it was usually filled beyond capacity. Until 1973-1974 it housed women, after which it became co-ed. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt stayed in Barnard’s guest room when she visited CMU in 1955. Barnard’s adjoining food commons seated 600 students from Barnard, Sloan and Ronan halls, and was the first of its kind.

Tate Hall was named for Rachel Tate, an instructor in the Department of English and a part-time women’s dean, 1897-1916. Also designed by Roger Allen, Tate Hall opened in September of 1956, although it was not dedicated until January 19, 1958. Tate cost $1.14 million to build and housed 300 women from 1956 to 1972, after which it became co-ed. Like Barnard, Tate was demolished in 1997.

Preston Apartment building, also called Preston Court Apartments, housed married students. It was built by Roger Allen in 1955 and demolished in 1999 to allow for the expansion and reconstruction of the Park Library Building.

For additional information on Tate and Barnard see the Clarke’s website on CMU buildings that no longer exist.


Central Michigan University Films, 1940, 2017, and undated

2 cubic feet (in 16 archival film cannisters, 1 small box)

Collection of 16 mm films, black and white and colored, about Central Michigan University construction and cornerstone layings of buildings, bands, homecoming, events, fottball, and related topics. Also included are 2 copies of film of the Mun San Korean Orphanage and 1 digital copy on hard drive.

The collection consists of 16 mm films, both black and white and colored, about Central Michigan University (CMU) showing the band, 1945, 1968, undated; building construction, undated; CM Life Office, undated; children playing sports inside and outside of Finch Fieldhouse, ca. 1960s?; Football Coaching School, 1949; Football Scrimmage, 1950; Fourth of July Parade, undated; Graduation, undated; Health Services, 1970; Homecoming, 1940-1969 (scattered), undated; laying the cornerstone of Finch Fieldhouse, 1951; May Festival, 1940, 1948; Miss CMU Pageant, undated; Mun San Orphanage, Korea, undated (2 copies), the receiving line at Pres. Boyd's inauguration, 1968; the University Center Construction, 1951, and Dormitory shots, 1951. One film in the collection, Film ID Number 0-1-1, has a strong vinegar smell, indicating some decomposition of the safety film. All of the film was rehoused in 2012 into archival film cannisters. A 2017 addition is a digital copy on a hard drive (in 1 small box) of the Mun San Orphanage, Korea, undated (1950s) film ID Number 0-1-12. The digital copy occupies 63.7 GB and includes 1 copy each in a .avi and .mp4 file. The digital copy plays for 8 minutes, 34 seconds. For more description including physical state of the film, please see the catalog record.


Central Michigan University Greek organization activity slides, 1988, and undated

1 cubic foot (in 2 slide boxes)

The 454 slides document Greek Week activities in 1988 at Central Michigan University.

This collection contains a total of 454 slides related to Greek Week, 1988. Topics of the slides cover images of fraternity and sorority banners and activities such as bowling, game day, Mock Rock, singing, and track events. Many Greek organizations are identified in the slides including ФM, ѲX, ΣΣΣ, Σ∏ ΣΣ, AΣA, AXA, AXP, ATA, AΣT, ΣX, AX, ZTA, ΔX, ФKT, ZФB, and ФΣK. The provenience of the slides within the collection indicates that slides without dates are related to the same year and activities as those dated 1988.


Central Michigan University. Panhellenic Council Organizational records, 1929, 1963

2.5 cubic feet (in 5 boxes)

The collection includes a ledger, meeting minutes, reference materials, reports on sorority officers, members, events, and grade points, biographical material and photographs of Dr. Sharp, and information on Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

The Organizational Records, 1929-1963, include a Ledger, 1942-1961, and Meeting Minutes, 1941-1961 (.5 cubic ft. in 1 box); Miscellaneous reference materials, 1933-1963 (approximately .5 cubic ft. in 1 box); Sorority Files, which are reports on each sorority listing officers, members, and their annual events, as well as some supporting documentation, (1 cubic ft. in 2 boxes); and Sorority Grade Point Materials, which show the grade points of each sorority sister and the average of each sorority, 1961-1964 (approximately .5 cubic ft. in 1 box). Also included is one folder each on the fraternity Delta Sigma Phi, 1948-1956, and Dr. D. Louise Sharp.


Collection, 1912, 2008

1 cubic foot (in 2 boxes, 1 Oversized folder)

The collection consists of material collected and written by Virginia Kjolhede's mother, Marion Kraft Larson, about her school mate Ernest Hemingway and the Hemingway family, and the papers and photographs of Virginia's husband, Ted Kjolhede, respected athlete, alumni, coach, and athletic director of Central Michigan University.

The collection is divided into two series, each in its own box: first the materials of Ted Kjolhede, and second, the materials of Marion Kraft Larson. Materials in each box are in alphabetical and chronological order. Acidic clippings were photocopied and the originals were withdrawn from the collection.

Series (Box) 1 consists of materials documenting the life of Ted Kjolhede, including biographical materials, photographs of his athletic career and teams, articles and letters to the editors he wrote, many of which were published in his role as guest columnist of the local Mount Pleasant newspaper, the Morning Sun, and various materials related to CMU athletics, CMU World War II graduates, and his career at CMU.

Series (Box) 2 consists mostly of newspaper and magazine articles (copies) collected or created by Marion Kraft Larson about Ernest Hemingway. Also included are a few biographical materials about Marion. Of particular interest, is her Memory Book of Oak Park and River Forest Township High School, 1917, signed by Ernest and Marcelline Hemingway, among others, and her 1972 paper about her memories of Ernest and other Hemingways, entitled “Yes, I Knew Ernest Hemingway.” There is one undated, color photograph of Marion, and a photograph album, 1912-1913, probably of her primary school mates. Also included is one oversized photograph of the Oak Park and River Forest Township High School graduation class, 1917.