University Archives and Records Program
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

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

Finding aid created by
Michael Shallcross, 2012

Summary Information
Title: East Quad Memory Project (University of Michigan) records
Creator: University of Michigan. East Quad Memory Project
Inclusive dates: 1977-2012
Extent: .1 linear feet and 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.

Call number: 2012064 Bimu 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
Home Page:

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by East Quad Memory Project (donor no. 10773) in April 2012.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open without restriction.

Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. Certain administrative records are restricted in accordance with university policy as outlined below. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Freedom of Information Act.

Categories of Restricted Records:

  1. Personnel related files , including search, review, promotion, and tenure files, are restricted for thirty years from date of creation.
  2. Student educational records are restricted for seventy-five years from date of creation.
  3. Patient/client records are restricted for one-hundred years from date of creation.
  4. Executive Officers, Deans and Directors files . By university records policy in effect as of January 1, 2001, University records generated by the university's Executive Officers, Deans, Directors and their support offices are restricted for a period of twenty years from their date of accession by the Bentley Historical Library. The restriction is subject to applicable law, most notably the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
    1. Files restricted for 10 years -- records added to a record group in this category prior to January 1, 2001 are restricted for a period of ten years from the date of creation
    2. Files restricted for 20 years -- records added to a record group in this category after January 1, 2001 are restricted for a period of 20 years from the date they were added to the record group.

Restricted files are indicated in the contents list with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.

  1. CR (Client/Patient records, 100 years from date of creation)
  2. PR (Personnel related records, 30 years from date of creation)
  3. R (Student educational records, 75 years from date of creation)
  4. ER (Executive Officers, Deans and Directors records, 20 years from the date the material added to the record group)

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, East Quad Memory Project (University of Michigan) records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


The East Quad Memory Project was organized by Residential College (RC) student Rosie Levine in the spring of 2012 with support from college administration. An outgrowth from a class assignment, the East Quad Memory Project's goal was to record information and personal memories about RC's traditional home before extensive renovations were undertaken in the summer of 2012. Current and former staff, administrators, professors, and residents contributed stories and memories to the project via email and video-recorded talks at the East Quadapalooza event held on March 30, 2012. Participants also provided historical records dating back to the late 1970s, which included event materials, cook book, and a Residential College fortieth anniversary video created in 2007.

Collection Scope and Content Note

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.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

    • East Quadrangle (University of Michigan)
    • East Quad Memory Project.
    • University of Michigan--Faculty.
    • University of Michigan. Residential College.
    • University of Michigan. Student housing.
    • University of Michigan. Students--Social life and customs.
    • East Quadapalooza.
    • Education--Michigan.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    East Quadapalooza [series]:

    The East Quadapalooza series includes promotional materials and video footage from East Quadapalooza, an event organized by Rosie Levine and held in the East Quad's Greene Lounge from 5-8 p.m. on March 30, 2012. Former and current professors, administrators, staff, and residents shared memories of life in East Quad over the years, many of which were captured on digital video. The evening concluded with a music performance at the Halfway Inn.

    Box   1  
    Concert ticket,  2012
    Promotional poster,  2012
    Video footage of individuals sharing stories about East Quad,  2012 (10 files) [download file]
    Historical Records [series]:

    The Historical Records series is comprised of materials collected over the course of the project. These include email correspondence between Rosie Levine and individuals who sought to share memories of East Quad, event fliers and a newsletter from the 1980s, a cookbook from the Halfway Inn café, and a catalog and images of East Quad's murals.

    Catalog of murals in East Quad (with images),  2012 [download file]
    Email correspondence: memories of East Quad,  2012 [download file]
    Box   1  
    Hayden Notes (newsletter),  ca. 1980
    Recipes from the Halfway Inn: cookbook,  1978 [download file]
    Box   1  
    Residential College Commencement Program,  2012
    Box   1  
    Women's Issues symposia fliers,  ca. 1980-1985
    Self Portraits of the Residential College (fortieth anniversary documentary),  2007 [download file]