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Art and Posters, 1975-2013, and undated

Approx. 1 cubic feet (in 4 Oversized folders)

The collection includes art and posters of Central Michigan University arthletes, speakers, student events, programs, museum, and the biological station on Beaver Island.

The collection includes art, drawings and prints from them, of CMU athletes and buildings, early 1990s, and CMU posters, 1975-2013, and undated. Posters include the topics of: Beaver Island, Admissions, Athletics, CMU and You Day, Programs/Speakers Series, Scholarships, School of Music, Student Services, Graduate Studies, Extended Degree Programs, Panhellenic, Leadership Institute, Minority Affairs, Study Abroad, Museum, and University Theatre. The art and posters are all in good condition. The art was generated by Church, probably Eugene Church, who in the early 1990s was CMU’s director of publications, public relations unit.

Within each folder, posters and art are organized by topic, size, and date. They are described by title, size, and date.


Central Michigan University Biological Station records, 1959, 1972, and undated

1 cubic foot (in 2 boxes)

The collection documents the early history of the Central Michigan University Biological Station with financial information, committee minutes, budget requests, and correspondence.

This set of Hohn papers, rescued from a Beaver Island dumpster, consist of documents related to the early history of the Central Michigan University Beaver Island Biological Station. The material is arranged alphabetically and was kept in original order. The papers include financial information, Beaver Island committee minutes, budget requests, and correspondence.


Central Michigan University. Department of Biology History files, 1946-2013, and undated

3 cubic feet (in 4 boxes, 1 slide box, 2 film boxes, 1 Oversized folder, 1 Oversized volume)

The collection documents the history of the Central Michigan University. Department of Biology in photographs, publications, clippings, slides, blueprints, films, and miscellaneous.

Box 1 and 2 consist of many different blueprints for various classrooms in Brooks and Dow halls. There are photographs in Box 1 of the cornerstone ceremony in 1964 with Judson Foust, Kendall Brooks, and Faith Johnston. There are also around 30 photographs of different staff members and students who were a part of the Biology Department. Two staff members who stood out were Faith Johnston and Ray Hampton. Their folders include news articles and photographs. Faith Johnston’s folder includes a cassette on her seminar from February 2nd, 1978. There were also news articles and photographs from Central Michigan University’s Biological Station on Beaver Island. Finally, in Box 1 “News Articles April 2003- May 2007” there is a CD on Gil Stark’s and Doug Valek’s retirement party at Neithercut Woodlands, April 22nd, 2006.

Boxes 3 and 4 consist of various ideas, designs, plans, and inventory request for the new Science II Building Project.

There is also a Box of 255 slides on various Biology Department field trips or research in Michigan. These slides consisted of Big Creek Drain Study, Consumers Power Study, Faith Johnston, and different studies on lakes in Michigan.

There are two super 8 color, silent films, undated, of the Biological Station at Beaver Island, both 50 feet, of staff and students eating and relaxing (Film # 74212-1) and relaxing, cooking, and listening to a lecture (Film # 74212-2).

There is one oversized scrapbook, that is acidic containing various newspaper clippings and photographs on different programs, research, and staff members from the Biology Department, 1946- 1970.

There are two oversized blueprints of the Freshman Laboratory, 1966, drawn by B.D Job, No. 22, 514, for blue-line plans of lab desks.

Processing Note: Items that were acidic, fragile (onion paper), on wax paper, and damaged were copied and withdrawn. Approximately .5 cubic ft. Documents were withdrawn from the collection.


Collection, 1960, 1988

approximately 1 cubic feet (in 5 slide boxes, 1 box)

The collection consists mainly of slides, mostly of Beaver Island, Michigan, and some of nearby Garden Island, with some biographical information and correspondence.

The collection consists mainly of colored slides (in 5 slide boxes) Hohn took of people (researchers, students, and Boy Scouts), various buildings, lighthouses, boats, shores, wildlife, water, and flora on Beaver Island, 1960, 1988, and undated. Some slides of nearby Garden Island are also included. The slides are organized chronologically, since many of them lack additional identifying information.

Also included are several folders of Biographical Information about Hohn, 1959, 1981; his Correspondence with CMU officials, 1961-1986; and printoffs from the CMU Biological Station website, 2006.

Processing Note: A large number of slides from foreign countries and other states, as well as completely unidentified slides were withdrawn from the collection during processing.