Eastern Michigan University Archives

Special Collections at the University Archives

The University Archives is home to several special collections of non-university related materials that includes the Gordy Motown audio collection; the Historic Preservation Special Collection, a group of manuscript and monograph materials that strives to document the evolution of the preservation movement at the local, state and national levels; the NCPEA (National Council of Professors of Educational Administration); and the Norma collection, acquired at the end of 2015, includes 45 documents signed by the Founding Fathers and other notable individuals from American History. 

In addition to the historical documents of the aforementioned collection, the University Archives is also home to designated collections of monographs including the Thomas A. Fleming Collection which preserves and promotes research on the challenges and achievements of African-Americans, with a
primary emphasis on African American history, literature, and black theology;
the Bert G. Hornback book collection, a collection of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from Hornback's personal collection and the Annabelle Sumera manuscript collection, a small sample of Sumera's poetry and children's literature.


A full list of Special Collections can be found here. The archive also collects and makes available copies of faculty publications, theses, and dissertations.