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

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.                                               


Classroom support

The University Archive is happy to work with teaching faculty and lecturers to incorporate primary source materials into the learning process. We will arrange tours, orientations, presentations and class visits to incorporate archives’ materials in their courses.

The University Archives provides the following services to faculty members:

  • Access to materials for assignments
  • Small group presentations about using primary source materials
  • In-class presentations to large classes about researching with primary source materials and using archives
  • Tours for small groups

Browse Finding Aids


Search Archives Materials in the Library Catalog

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Plan a Visit

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

Fall Hours: Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am until 5pm or by appointment.

Contact: Email: lib_archives@emich.edu / 

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 do not circulate. All materials must be used in the reading room. 


Photocopies & Reproductions

There is a self-service photocopier available for researchers to make facsimiles of materials. The cost for photocopying is $0.10/copy. Patrons are asked to pay cash for copies. Please note: The archives does not accept university copy cards.

If you are unable to travel to campus but wish to have materials copied, the cost is $0.50/copy.

The University Archives is equipped to scan materials for patrons. If you are interested in learning more about these services and their associated costs, please contact the archives via phone 734-487-2673 or email lib_archives@emich.edu


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