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Midwest Asian American Student Union (University of Michigan) records, circa 2012-2013

110.76 MB (online)

Non-profit, activist organization that supports, empowers, and facilitates communication among Asian American students and student organizations in the American Midwest. The University of Michigan has periodically hosted MAASU's spring conference since 1991. The collection includes financial records, lists, meeting minutes and notes, digital photographs, and schedules.

This collection includes digital financial records, lists, logistical and marketing documentation, meeting minutes and notes, photographs, and schedules. It documents the planning and execution of the Midwest Asian American Student Union's (MAASU) 2013 spring conference, the theme of which was Magnify: Explore Yourself, Amplify: Inspire Others. This event was held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and organized by the university's MAASU student chapter.


[Freshman-sophomore rush posters, University of Michigan], circa 1883-1941

37 items (in 2 oversize folders)

Posters and broadsides concerning competition between freshman and sophomore classes at the University of Michigan

The collections consists of 37 poster (21 freshman class and 16 sophomore class) ranging in date from the sophomore class of 1886 to the sophomore class of 1944. The posters are listed by class year--the year a freshman class would graduate. Thus the class of 1910 poster marks the Black Friday event of the Fall of 1906.


Michigan Affordability and Advocacy Coalition (University of Michigan) records, 2018

75.9 MB (online)

University of Michigan student organization that advocates on issues relating to food security, health, housing, and workers' rights. Consists of two versions of the crowdsourced publication, "Being Not-Rich at UM: A Guide" as well as a related "Chronicle of Higher Education" article about the guide.

The Michigan Affordability and Advocacy Coalition (University of Michigan) records includes two versions of the publication, "Being Not-Rich at UM: A Guide." Both versions—which are dated to April 2018 and October 2018—provide information on a range of topics, including employment, housing, food, on-campus resources, and finances. Also included is a related "Chronicle of Higher Education" article on the guide.


National Council of Negro Women, University of Michigan Ann Arbor Collegiate Section records, 2013-2017

25 MB

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor chapter of the National Council for Negro Women (NCNW). Includes a digital copy of the organization's 2017 constitution as well as digital outreach materials captured from their Twitter account.

The National Council of Negro Women, University of Michigan Ann Arbor Collegiate Section records consists of a digital copy of the organization's 2017 constitution obtained from their Maize Page as well as digital outreach materials captured from their Twitter account, @ncnw-um. The outreach materials include event fliers, images of students at events, and advertisements for open positions in the NCNW-UM section, among others.


A New Trotter Initiative (University of Michigan) records, 2013-2016

294 MB (online)

Student led project to plan a new facility for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center located on Central Campus. Meeting agendas and minutes, photographs, surveys, working papers, project reports and timelines.

The A New Trotter Initiative (University of Michigan) records contains digital files from the "Core Team", the group of students who directly collaborated with university staff and design contractors to plan the new facility for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center. Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, working papers, presentation materials, photographs and survey data. The collection highlights the motivations behind establishing a new location for the Trotter House on Central Campus and the importance of the center as a multicultural space for students. It also highlights the collaborative process used to select a new location for the Trotter Center and the interior design of the center.

The collection is organized into one series of records. The Core Team series is further organized into two subseries, the Working Documents subseries which contains materials from 2015-2016 and the Retired Documents subseries which contains materials from earlier stages of the project in 2013-2014.


Solar Car Team (University of Michigan) publications, 1987-2001

1 linear foot

The Solar Car Team is an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Michigan whose objectives are to design, finance, build and race a solar-powered vehicle from scratch. Publications Includes articles, brochures, directories, newsletters such as the Solar Car Express and the Southern Sun, press releases, programs, prospectuses and regulations regarding the various University of Michigan Solar Car Projects as well as the GM Sunrayce and the Sponsor World Solar Challenge. Also includes two histories describing the 1990 races.

Solar Car Publications (1 linear foot) are divided into six series. The first focuses on the 1990 Sunrayce and World Solar Challenge– Sunrunner. It contains official race regulations, newsletters, programs, brochures, magazines, and photocopies of articles on GM Sunrayce USA and the World Solar Challenge. This series also includes prospectuses which give early details on the budget for and design of the Sunrunner and press releases from News and Information Services, General Motors Corporation and the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

It also includes two published histories. In Sunracing, Richard and Melissa King write about both the American and Australian races. Because of Michigan's great success in both races the Sunrunner features prominently in this history. It includes a narrative of the races and color photographs of many, but not all the entrants. The second history, Racing With the Sun: The 1990 World Solar Challenge by Chester R. Kyle focuses on the technical aspects of the cars and the race. There are black and white photographs of all the cars entered in the World Solar Challenge with their specifications. There are also rules and regulations for both the GM Sunrayce and World Solar Challenge

The second series focuses on the 1993 Sunrayce and World Solar Challenge– Maize & Blue. It includes brochures, a directory of team members, a fact sheet on the GM Sunrayce, the newsletter Solar Express covering the years 1991-1993, and press releases for both the GM Sunrayce and the World Solar Challenge.

The third series contains material on the 1995 Sunrayce– Solar Vision including the newsletter Solar Express for the years 1993-1995 and press releases on the GM Sunrayce.

The fourth series includes documentation on the 1997 Sunrayce– Wolverine, such as the newsletter Solar Express for 1997 as well as programs and regulations from the race.

The fifth series covers 1999 Sunrayce– MaizeBlaze. It includes brochures and newsclippings from the race and 1998-1999 issues of Solar Express.

The sixth series focuses on the 2001 World Solar Challenge– M-Pulse with brochures and programs from the race as well as issues of the newsletter Southern Sun.


United Asian American Organizations (University of Michigan) records, 1986-2018, undated (majority within 1990-1998)

1.8 linear feet — 1.25 GB (online)

University of Michigan umbrella and activist student organization that supports and represents different Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA or APIA) organizations and individuals, highlights issues related to the A/PIA community, and builds relationships with allied organizations on and off the University of Michigan campus. The collection documents aspects of A/PIA student communities at the university and includes administrative records, program files and publications, topical files, and correspondence.

The records of the United Asian American Organizations provide a good source of information on issues pertaining to the Asian/Pacific Islander American community and other groups at the University of Michigan. Materials are dated from 1986-2001 and include consitutitons and related foundational documents, correspondence, financial records, meeting agendas and minutes, publications, and topical files.


Society of Minority Engineering Students (University of Michigan) records, 1979-1996

1 linear foot

University of Michigan student organization established to aid in recruitment, retention, and placement of minority engineering students. Records include minutes, organizational information, and activities material and publications.

The society of Minority Engineers record group is organized into two series Records and Publications. The Records series includes minutes, organizational information, activities material and a brief account of Gardner Leverett's tenure as SMES president, 1990/91.

The Publications series includes Directories and resumé books, programs and a newsletter. The SMES Resumé Book contains the resumés of SMES members. These can be sent directly to personnel departments of major corporations throughout the nation upon request. There is an almost complete run (1979-1993) of this publication in the printed materials subgroup.

The annual SMES Industrial Banquet brings together job candidates and representatives from major corporations in a relaxed, yet professional environment allowing the recruits and the recruiters more personal contact. There is a nearly complete run of the programs for this dinner from 1979 to 1996.


East Quad Memory Project (University of Michigan) records, 1977-2012

0.1 linear feet — 5.72 GB

A community history project intended to record memories and information about East Quad, the traditional home of Residential College, before the structure underwent significant renovations in the summer of 2012. The collection includes video footage and email correspondence of current and former residents, administrators, faculty, and staff sharing stories about life in East Quad as well as a documentary video, images of murals, and a cookbook from the Halfway Inn café.

The East Quad Memory Project records preserves the memories of East Quad as shared by current and former Residential College students, staff and administrators. The collection provides documents the impact of the College's unique environment on students and will furthermore be of use to those interested in the social life and customs of University of Michigan students. The record group consists of two series: East Quadapalooza and Historical Records.


News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Audiovisual Materials, 1975-2012 (majority within 1985-2005)

25 linear feet — 67.8 GB (online)

The University of Michigan News and Information Services (NIS) acts as the University's media relations office, disseminating information about university programs, research, events, and faculty activities. This collection includes audiovisual recordings of press releases, news briefs distributed to television and radio stations, web-based podcasts and digital videos, and externally produced materials about the University and its activities. Additionally, researchers will find copies of University-produced media from the 1970s to the early 2000s in both audio and video formats.

The University of Michigan News and Information Services Audiovisual Materials contains sound and visual materials produced by the University of Michigan to share with the media as well as materials relevant to the promotion and image of the University. News and Information Services also publishes materials featuring achievements by scholars, recordings of speeches by invited speakers, and media appearances by or about University officials, programs, and scholars.