Eastern Michigan University Archives

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McKenny Union

Students outside of McKenny Student Union (now McKenny Hall).

Art Class

Students in an Art Class, ca. 1970-1977

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity

Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Eastern Michigan University. 

Frederick Alexander Memorial Organ

The Alexander Memorial Organ on the stage of Pease Auditorim. Department of Music at Michigan State Normal College and Director of the Normal Conservancy from 1909 until 1941. He donated money to the college to install the organ in Pease Auditorium.

Michigan State Normal College Classroom

Students at the Michigan State Normal College sit attention for class in the first main instruction building on campus, colloquially referred to as "Old Main."

Briggs Field

The Entrance to Briggs Field, which sat adjacent to Briggs Fieldhouse.

Established in 1970, the mission of the Eastern Michigan University Archives is to manage the information resources created by University faculty, staff, students and administrators. To this end we provide access to the rich history of Eastern Michigan University and all the names it was known by before: Eastern Michigan College, Michigan State Normal College and the Michigan State Normal School. Find us on Facebook and Instagram

Requests for materials must be made at least 24-48 hours in advance of a visit to the University Archives. Requests can be made by email or phone. Email: lib_archives@emich.edu / Phone: 734-487-2673 / Fax: 734-484-1151

Summer Hours: Open by appointment only. Available between 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday as requested.

Scheduling Appointments: Appointments can be made Monday - Friday between 9am and 5pm. Archives staff will accommodate requests as we are able and suggest contacting the archives at least 24-48 hours in advance of your desired appointment time. You must receive confirmation of an appointment to be granted access to the archives.