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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (University of Michigan) Publications, 1961-1999

1.8 linear feet

Interdisciplinary area studies center at the University of Michigan. Publications miscellaneous annual reports, brochures, calendars, catalogs listing scholarly publications from the center, flyers, and newsletters which describe the activities of the faculty and students. Also includes publications from the Curriculum Development Group, Middle East Outreach Council, and the Middle East Studies Association of North America.

The Center's publications are divided into three series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, and Topical Publications.

Unit Publications includes the Center's annual reports, some research reports in three volumes of the Michigan Series on the Middle East, the monthly Schedule of Events the Center has put out since 1989 and the Newsletter, among others. In the early 1990's, various faculty members wrote study and instruction guides entitled Roots of Violence in the Middle East for use in secondary schools.

Under Sub-Unit Publications are found another secondary-level study guide--produced by the Curriculum Development group. The publications of the nationwide Middle East Outreach Council, which is based at the Center, are also found in this series.

Topical Publications contains a study guide and various other research papers and programs published for seminars and workshops sponsored by the Center.


Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (University of Michigan) publications, 1963-2008 (majority within 1963-2006)

1.25 linear feet

Publications and other printed material produced by the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching including reports, newsletters, brochures, manuals and study guides.

The CRLT Publications (1.25 linear feet) include brochures, bulletins, manuals, newsletters, and reports of the CRLT. The CRLT bulletin Memo to the Faculty, which describes effective methods of learning, teaching and testing, sought to help faculty and teaching assistants improve their skills. The bulletin was first distributed in 1963, and ceased publication in 1982 due to budget cuts. A complete run is included in this subgroup. In 1987, CRLT began publishing a new bulletin entitled CRLT Occasional Papers, which once more focused on methods which could improve teaching and learning. A complete run is available, through 2007. Also included in bulletins is the Criteria for the Evaluation, Support, and Recognition of College Teachers, from 1976-1978. It published reports from research by the CRLT, supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

The publications also contains manuals, which include guidebooks for graduate student instructors on how to teach, resources and support services for new faculty members, and guides on using computers for instruction. Also included in the manuals is "Teaching Tips" by Wilbert McKeachie, who later became director of the CRLT.

The remaining publications are reports, providing the results of studies by the CRLT. The majority address the training of graduate student instructors, and the evaluation and improving of college instruction. There is also a report on the undergraduates at the University of Michigan from 1993.


Center for the Education of Women (University of Michigan) publications, 1962-2008

2.75 linear feet (in 3 boxes)

Center for the Education of Women publications include miscellaneous bibliographies, brochures, calendars, flyers, journals, and proceedings. Also includes newsletters such as Cornerstone and Newsletter: Center for Continuing Education of Women; reports documenting the history of CEW such as Center for the Education of Women: 30 Year Anniversary Report, 1964-1994 and publications describing CEW library holdings and materials from the Women in Science Program.

The Publications subgroup is divided into two series: UNIT PUBLICATIONS and SUB-UNIT PUBLICATIONS.


Charles H. Foster collection, 1898-1967

3 linear feet

This collection is made up of correspondence, military records, photographs, newsletters, scrapbooks, and other items pertaining to the military career of Charles H. Foster, who served in the United States Navy from 1898-1934.

The Charles H. Foster collection consists of correspondence, military records, photographs, newsletters, scrapbooks, and other items pertaining to the military career of Charles H. Foster, who served in the United States Navy from 1898-1934.

The collection's correspondence (144 items) primarily relates to Foster's naval service after 1902. Letters, memorandums, orders, and reports concern his ship assignments and work at the Naval Gun Factory (Washington Navy Yard) during World War I. One group of letters from the early 1920s relates to the acquisition of dependent's pay for Foster's mother. A series of World War II-era documents respect Foster's fitness for active duty. After World War II, he received letters from military acquaintances and veterans of the Spanish-American War.

Charles H. Foster's 1918-1919 diary concerns his travel on the Huron between the United States and France. Notes, newspaper clippings, and a telegram laid into the volume regard deaths, the military, and historical inquiries.

The papers include 4 of Charles H. Foster's scrapbooks, which contain materials related to the USTS Alliance's 1897-1898 training mission; naval ships, personnel, and theatrical and musical programs and performances; the Mexican Revolution and Mexican politics in the mid-1910s; and naval equipment, camps, and weapons tests.

Sixty-three photographs depict U.S. Navy sailors and vessels. One group of pictures show scenes from the Huron's voyage between France and the United States during World War I. The collection also features photographic postcards sent by Charles H. Foster and others from Mexico, the Philippines, Japan, Germany, and Borneo.

Financial records, legal documents, and service records primarily pertain to Charles H. Foster, with a focus on his time on the USS West Virginia in the 1920s and his mother's financial dependency. Documents, blueprints, photographs, and other items relate to devices patented by Charles H. Foster and others. Two service ribbons appear in the collection, mounted onto a wallet printed with "United States Battle Fleet, Sydney, 1925," which also contains a travel pass and membership card for Charles H. Foster.

The collection includes 429 typescripts about early American history, the Civil War, South Carolina Confederate soldiers, the Spanish-American War, aviation, and the US Navy. Rosters of American Navy ships and personnel include information on Union vessels during the Civil War; casualties from the 1898 USS Maine explosion; USTS Alliance naval apprentices in 1898; USS West Virginia officers in 1926; and the names and addresses of members in several naval veterans' associations.

A "Personal Log" by Royal Emerson Foster relates to his service on the SSAC Bedford in early 1919, with descriptions and illustrations of naval equipment, ship construction, signaling, personnel, and other subjects. The navy publication Rules to Prevent Collisions of Vessels also appears in the Log.

US Naval Ex. Apprentices Association materials include copies of Trade Winds, the association's newsletter, from 1939-1964. The newsletters are accompanied by a list of Alliance apprentices in 1898. A copy of Rocks and Shoals, a publication for former crewmen of the USS Memphis, is also present. Other printed works include military publications about equipment and procedures, a handbook on medicine, the Mariner's Pocketbook, A History of Guantanamo Bay, newspaper clippings, a souvenir book from the US Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island, a death announcement, and a map of Arlington National Cemetery.

Notes, reports, and a bound volume concern the history of the Foster, Yates, and Lindstrom families.


Clarence V. Wherley letters, 1918-1919

66 items

This collection is made up of letters that Clarence V. Wherley sent to his wife Sara while serving with the United States Army's 313th Infantry Regiment in France during World War I. He commented on military life, leisure activities, and his travels in France during and after the war.

This collection (66 items) is primarily made up of letters that Clarence V. Wherley sent to his wife Sara during World War I. The correspondence includes 42 original letters and 23 contemporary copies of these letters; 21 of the copies accompany the original items, and 2 have no extant original. The final item is a letter from A. E. Wherley to Sara, his daughter-in-law, about Clarence's return home, with an enclosed newspaper clipping (June 2, 1919).

Clarence V. Wherley's letters to his wife Sara, dated July 22, 1918-May 15, 1919, cover the entirety of his time in France, where he served with the 313th Infantry, Company H. Wherley discussed his daily activities, which included drills, marches, and office work, and shared his optimism about an Allied victory. His letters contain few direct references to the fighting, though he mentioned dodging snipers, exploding discovered German ordnance, and traveling from "Hell" to "Heaven." Wherley spent some time in a convalescent center and expressed his joy at returning to his regiment afterward. He described the French villages and scenery he encountered during marches, and his visit to Nice and Monte Carlo in early 1919. His letters also refer to lice inspections, the influenza epidemic, and a lack of correspondence from home. Enclosures include a Christmas card from the 79th Division (January 19, 1919); a printed poem by S. Ralph Harlow, entitled "Your Answer?" (February 18, 1919); a typed history of the insignia of the 79th Division (February 24, 1919); and a copy of The Lorraine Cross, the 79th Division's newsletter (March 26, 1919, enclosed in letter dated April 3, 1919).


College of Engineering (University of Michigan) publications, 1873-2022

27.3 linear feet — 771.7 MB

Publications produced by the College of Engineering and some of its academic departments and administrative units as student organizations. Includes annual reports, briefing papers, brochures and pamphlets, bulletins and college catalogs, calendars of college events, histories, manuals, newsletters, programs, proposals, reports, songbooks, and statistics.

The College of Engineering Publications consist of printed and born-digital material produced by the College of Engineering and some of its academic departments, administrative units and student organizations. Publications of some academic departments are cataloged separately. This collection includes:

- annual reports - briefing papers - brochures and pamphlets - bulletins and college catalogs - calendars of college events - histories - manuals - newsletters - programs - proposals - reports - songbooks - statistics

The College of Engineering Publications are divided into five series; Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Publications, Student Publications; and Chronologically Arranged Publications.

The Unit Publications series contains printed material published specifically by the College of Engineering. These publications are defined as being widely distributed and may be published at regular intervals. They are arranged by genre of the publication.

The Sub-Unit Publications series contains publications from subordinate offices, departments, programs, laboratories and organizations within the College of Engineering. These publications are arranged alphabetically by the creating sub-unit.

The Topical Publications series includes publications which document specific events or activities such as anniversary celebrations, convocations, faculty awards or memorials, graduation exercises, or one-time conferences hosted by the College of Engineering.

The Student Publications series contains publications published by student groups within the College of Engineering. The specific student organizations are arranged alphabetically by name of the organization.

To expedite access to the College of Engineering publications, all materials received after 2017 are added to the collection in chronological order by the year of publication within the Chronologically Arranged Publications series. The series contains Unit, Sub-Unit, Topical, and Student publications.

Some publications (or their successors) may no longer be available in print but are available on the school's website,


College of Literature, Science and the Arts (University of Michigan) publications, 1855, circa 1871-2018, undated

11.5 linear feet (in 12 boxes) — 1.48 GB (online) — 1 archived website

Founded in 1841, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) is the liberal arts college of the University of Michigan, encompassing over 100 academic departments and non-departmental centers, programs, institutes, museums, and laboratories. The collection contains publications from the college's units, subordinate units, and student groups, and includes miscellaneous announcements, annual reports, bibliographies, brochures, bulletins, calendars, directories, flyers, guidebooks, manuals, newsletters and reports of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and the Summer Session. Also included are newsletters from the Honors Program; reports of the Commission on Graduation Requirements, the Committee on the Underclass Experience, and Office of Faculty Counselors; and web archives.

The University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science and the Arts publications (11.5 linear feet and 1.48GB (online)) include addresses, annual reports, bibliographies, brochures, bulletins or college catalogs, by-laws, calendars, catalogs, directories, ephemera (including flyers, invitations, posters, and programs), manuals, monographs, newsletters, proceedings marking the centennial of the college, questionnaires, regulations, reports, and web archives. A large percentage of the publications are bulletins and course catalogs of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LS&A) and its predecessor, the Department of Literature, Science and the Arts. There is also extensive information on the Honors Program, the Office of Student Academic Affairs, and LS&A Student Government.


College of Pharmacy (University of Michigan) publications, 1880-2019

2.8 linear feet (in 4 boxes) — 1.2 MB (online)

Includes bibliographies, pamphlets, bulletins and college catalogs, histories, manuals such as Drugs and Pharmacy, newsletters such as the College of Pharmacy Newsletter, posters, proceedings and programs. Also contains publications from the Pharmacy Advancement Program such as Interactions and InterUMactions, as well as alumni directories and student publications such as Capsules, Equilibrium, The Hash Sheet, Pharmacy Newsletter, and Pharmacy Paper.

The College of Pharmacy Publications (2.6 linear feet in four boxes) are divided into four series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Publications, and Student Publications. Some publications (or their successors) may no longer be available in print but are available on the school's website.


Computing Center (University of Michigan) publications, 1965-1999

18 linear feet

Established in 1959 to operate academic computing facility and provide computing services for faculty and students. Developed Michigan Terminal System (MTS) operating system and other software for mainframe computers. Merged into University of Michigan Information Technology Division in 1985. Publications include technical manuals and reports on U-M developed software and network design, newsletters, and general reports on computing at the university.

The Computing Center Publications include brochures and pamphlets, bulletins and course catalogs including "Non-Credit Computing Courses on Campus," manuals including "Info Tech Guide" and "Welcome to Computing at the University of Michigan", newsletters, technical reports, and general reports, such as "Resources and Plans of the University of Michigan with Regard to the Establishment of Data Processing and Computer Center. The manuals and technical reports include documentation the Michigan Terminal System (MTS, U-M's pioneering time-sharing system for the IBM 360 class of computers, the Michigan Algorithm Decoder (MAD operating system) and the University of Michigan Executive System (UMES.) The Computing Center Publications are divided into three series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, and Technical Memos and Technical Reports.


Deardorff family papers, 1943-1944

0.5 linear feet

The Deardorff family papers consist of 109 letters, 6 V-mail envelopes, 2 Christmas cards, and 1 newsletter. Dale Deardorff wrote most of the letters from his military posts to his parents and sister, Jane, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and to his brother Bob in Virginia. Donald Price wrote 4 letters from Texas and Italy. The collection provides details of the daily lives of soldiers as they trained for and fought in World War II.

The Deardorff family papers consist of 109 letters, 6 V-mail envelopes, 2 Christmas cards, and 1 newsletter. Dale Deardorff wrote most of the letters from his military posts to his parents and sister, Jane, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and to his brother Bob in Virginia. Donald Price wrote 4 letters from Texas and Italy: 1 to Jane and 3 to his Aunt Anna Deardorff, who was also living in Gettysburg. A man with the last name of Geiman wrote 1 postcard to Erle and Ipha Deardorff.

When Dale was in basic training at Camp Croft in South Carolina, he wrote letters to his parents nearly every day. This pattern continued when he was stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland and at an undisclosed location in New England. Once Dale was shipped to England, his correspondence home became more sporadic. His letters primarily provide information about his daily training activities, the weather, family affairs, and the soldiers' recreational activities. He often mentioned spending time at USO centers. Dale described the physical features of the locales where he was stationed in great detail.

Many of Dale's letters contain enclosures. On August 3, 1943, he recounted his first experience on an obstacle course and included a sketch of the course. Dale also attached a photograph of himself with a friend, taken while his friend's family was visiting, to his letter of August 14, 1943. Two newspaper articles regarding obstacle courses, including the one at Camp Croft, are enclosed with Dale's letter to his father on September 12, 1943. On September 15, 1943, Dale wrote a short message to his mother, referring to the USO calendar of events on which he was writing. A small calendar, in which he kept the addresses of his friends from basic training, accompanied Dale's letter of November 26, 1943. The front cover displayed an image of a pin-up girl. Many of his letters are on postcards and illustrated stationery from Camp Croft, the USO, the 31st Infantry Training Battalion, and the U.S. Army.

Don wrote 4 letters from his military post in Laredo, Texas, and from Italy, where he was stationed during the war. The short message from Laredo is on an illustrated postcard and was addressed to Jane. In it, he briefly described the city and the people. His later messages were directed to his Aunt Anna. They provide details about the daily life of a soldier in the Army Air Corps. In his last letter, Don mentioned meeting a few British soldiers and shared details about the time he spent with them.

The final postcard, from "Mr. Geiman," is an invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Deardorff to attend a service flag dedication at a church.

The collection contains 6 empty V-mail envelopes addressed from Dale to his parents and postmarked from England. In addition, the collection includes 2 Christmas cards, both from Dale. One is for Jane and the other is for his parents. Also part of the collection is a newsletter from Dale's battalion at Camp Croft, dated July 10, 1943. It consists of articles related to various events and to people in the battalion. On the last page, Dale wrote a short note to Jane, explaining that she might enjoy reading the stories.