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Eastern Michigan University Archives

A guide to the collections and resources available through the University Archives at EMU.

University Archives at Eastern Michigan University


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Archival records take many forms, including bulletins, catalogs, correspondence, floor plans and blue prints, photographs, programs, minutes, reports, scrapbooks, special publications, video and sound recordings. Archives provide firsthand information about the past and are valuable tools for research.

Established in 1970, the mission of the Eastern Michigan University Archives is to "manage the information resources created by the University in support of administration, teaching, research, and service." We appraise, collect, preserve, arrange and describe the records of historical value and make them accessible through online finding aids and the library catalog. In 2009, the Historic Preservation Special Collection was established as part of the University Archives. The mission of this special collection is to document the evolution of the historic preservation movement at the local, national, and international level.

The University Archives is open to administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public for research. Archives staff will work with researchers to identify relevant source materials. 

Location: Room 310, Bruce T. Halle Library, 955 W. Circle Dr, Ypsilanti, MI. Map and driving directions.

Summer Hours: Open by appointment only Monday through Friday.

Contact: Email: / 

Phone: 734-487-2673 / Fax: 734-484-1151

Although some materials may be paged upon request, we suggest that all users request materials at least 24 hours before an expected visit to the University Archives. Materials housed in the University Archives must be used in the reading room.