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Unit Publications [series]

The Unit Publications series contains printed material published specifically by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. These publications are defined as being widely distributed and may be published at regular intervals. They are arranged by genre of the publication.

The Unit Publications series (8.4 linear feet) includes addresses, annual reports, bibliographies, brochures, bulletins (course catalogs), by-laws, calendars, catalogs, directories, manuals, newsletters, proceedings, programs, regulations, and reports.

The annual reports cover the period from 1933 to 1998, with the bulk documenting the period from 1977 to 1998. They briefly describe the activities of the college and list donors to the college's programs. (For earlier annual reports the researcher should consult the President's Report (call no. Fimu, B3), published from 1853 to 1984). The brochures describe some of the special offerings of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts including collegiate seminars, first year seminars, special foreign language offerings, general studies, and various theme semesters. These brochures cover the period from the 1980s through 1990.

The bulletins or college catalogs (2.4 linear feet) describe the admissions requirements, course offerings (but not descriptions), degree requirements, facilities, and history of the college. The print version of the bulletin, from 1871 to the present is the authoritative source of admissions information, course offerings, and degree requirements. Under the heading "catalogs" the researcher will find about 1 linear foot of course descriptions under the titles LSA Course Guide documenting the period from 1976 to 1998, and the LS&A Brief Course Guide covering the period from 2001 to 2002. These titles also contain information about prerequisites.

In the manuals subseries there are handbooks for first year students, covering the period from 1988 to the present. These volumes include an alphabetical listing, by department, of detailed course descriptions, even noting differences between the various sections offered. Distribution information (Social Sciences, Humanities, etc.), prerequisites, credits, and instructors are also identified. These handbooks also contain information about LS&A degree requirements, a directory of academic advising and counseling services, advice on distribution requirements, selecting an advisor, concentration course information, in addition to book costs, and special fees associated with the course. The are found under various titles such as the:

Freshman Course Guide, 1988

First Year Handbook and Freshman Fall Course Guide, 1988-1994

First Year Handbook, 1994 to the present

In 1997 the course information was broken out of the First Year Handbook into a separate publication entitled the First Year Course Guide. This publications continues to be published to the present.

In this subseries researchers will also find handbooks for the faculty, international students, parents, and transfer students. The Handbook for LSA Instructional Staff was compiled in 1981 from the Faculty Code, the governing document created by the LS&A faculty. The Information and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Undergraduate Courses, published in 1962 and 1967, was to provide the teaching staff with a readily accessible list of the policies and procedures governing the conduct of LS&A courses. The International Student Handbook published from 1998 to the present contains information to help ease the transition for incoming, non-American students. There is information on LS&A advising resources, academic resources, learning communities, academic conduct, international student associations, and helpful hints for living far from home for the first time. The Parent Handbook includes similar information with hints for how parents can help their student succeed at the University of Michigan. The library holds this publication from 1997 to 2002. In later years this publication became the LSA Guide for Parents and is available as well in the sub series. The Transfer Student Handbook, dating from 1989 to the present, discusses LS&A advising, but concentrates on the transfer of credits from other academic institutions and planning for the students' academic career at Michigan.

The LSA Distribution Book, in conjunction with the Bulletin, is designed to help students select courses outside of their concentration area in the categories of Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Sciences. By selecting courses not in their concentration or cognate fields they are broadening their intellectual horizons and interests, which is a goal of a University of Michigan education. The LSA Distribution Book lists various courses, arranged alphabetically by department, with brief descriptions and explains how these courses can be used to fulfill distribution requirements. The library holds this publication from 1989 to 1992.

The subseries newsletters contains several titles including Diagonalia, LSA Checkpoint, LSA Magazine, and the LSA Student Academic Affairs Newsletter. The Diagonalia, published from 1971 to 1975, provides much information about what was going on in the dean's office and the various departments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. It describes new courses being offered, programs being developed, and long-range planning. There are also articles by faculty members on topics such as creativity or liberal arts education. The LSA Checkpoint published from 1974 to 1996, and its successor LSA Student Academic Affairs Newsletter issued from 1996 to 1998, were originally published monthly during the academic year and later three to four times a year. These newsletters discuss summer orientation, registration, new courses, mini-courses, graduation and counseling information. The library does not hold a complete run of these publication. The LSA Magazine, dating from 1977 to the present, documents the activities of the various administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the college. Currently published twice a year, the Bentley Library holds a nearly complete run of this publication.

There are three small commencement programs, from 1992 through 1994, included in this series. A better source for commencement information, including lists of graduates, will be found in the University of Michigan. Chief Marshall records (call no. 8753, Bimu, E3, 2), documenting the period from 1914 to the present.

 
Addresses [subseries]
Box   1  
Robots and Free Minds: [Six Public Lectures by Arthur W. Burks including 1978 Henry Russel Lecture], 1986 1978-1986
 
Annual Reports [subseries]
Box   1  
The Dean's Report 1973
Box   1  
LSA Honor Roll and Report to Alumni 1977-1985 (2 folders)
Box   1  
LSA Report 1993-1999
Box   1  
President's Report 1967
Box   1  
Report from the Dean 1989-1993
Box   1  
The Report of The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts 1933-1940
 
Bibliographies [subseries]
Box   1  
Books That May Change Your Life undated
 
Brochures [subseries]
Box   1  
Collegiate Seminars 1989-1990
Box   1  
Foreign Languages 1953-1981
Box   1  
Freshman Seminars 1978-1990
Box   1  
General Studies undated
Box   1  
Liberal Arts and Sciences 1957-1979, undated
Box   1  
Miscellaneous 1883-2001, undated
Box   1  
Shared Discovery undated
Box   1  
Theme Semesters 1997-1998
Box   1  
Traditions in the Making: Special Programs in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts undated
 
Bulletins (Course Catalogs) [subseries]
 
Summer Session (3 folders)
Box   1  
1897-1899
Box   1  
1923
Box   1  
1942-1945, 1969
Box   1  
1871/72-1923/24 (7 folders, 5 volumes)
Box   2  
1924/25-1963/64 (20 folders)
Box   3  
1964/65-1998/99 (20 folders)
Box   4  
1999/2000-2010/2011 (11 folders)
Box   4  
Course of Instruction in the Science and Art of Teaching 1880/81
 
By-Laws [subseries]
Box   4  
By-Laws of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, [ca. 1946]
Box   4  
By-Laws of the Department of Science, Literature and the Arts 1855
 
Calendars [subseries]
Box   4  
The College of Literature, Science & the Arts 1997, 1998
Box   4  
LS&A Sampler 1990-1993
Box   4  
Themes of Undergraduate Life 1992
Box   4  
The College of Literature, Science & the Arts 2008, 2009-2010
 
Catalogs [subseries]
Box   4  
LS&A Brief Course Guide 2001-2002 (2 folders)
Box   5A  
LSA Course Descriptions 1978-1979
 
LSA Course Guide
Box   5A  
1976-1985 (10 folders)
Box   5B  
1985-1991 (6 folders)
Box   6  
1991-1998 (7 folders)
 
Directories [subseries]
Box   6  
List of Advisory Groups 1912/13
Box   6  
E-Mail Printouts 2003-2004 [subseries]
 
Flyers [subseries]
Box   6  
Miscellaneous 1985-2000, undated
Box   6  
Theme Semesters
Box   6  
Warner-Lambert Lecture 1985-1989, undated
 
Manuals [subseries]
Box   6  
Faculty Code (1977 Revision) 1977
Box   6  
First Year Course Guide 1997-2007 (5 folders)
Box   6  
First Year Handbook 1994-2007 (9 folders)
Box   6  
First Year Handbook and Freshman Fall Course Guide, 1988/89-1994 (6 folders)
Box   6  
Freshman Course Guide 1988
Box   6  
Freshman LSA Course Guide 1978
Box   7  
Handbook for Instructional Staff 1981
Box   7  
Information and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Undergraduate Courses, 19621967 1956
Box   7  
International Student Handbook 1998-2004 (3 folders)
Box   7  
LSA Distribution Book 1989/90-1992/93 (5 folders)
Box   7  
Parent Handbook (also called Guide for Parents) 1997-2002, 2004-2006 (3 folders)
Box   7  
Policies and Procedures for the Academic Staff 1950
Box   7  
Pre Health Professions Booklet-Fall 98 1998
Box   7  
Secretaries' Procedure Manual 1950
Box   7  
Transfer Student Handbook, 1989/90-2003 (4 folders)
 
Monographs [subseries]
Box   7  
The World Around the Chinese Artist: Aspect of Realism in Chinese Painting by Richard Edwards 1987
 
Newsletters [subseries]
Box   7  
Addenda 1969-1970
Box   7  
Diagonalia 1971-1975 (4 folders)
Box   7  
LSA 1973-1977
Box   7  
LSA Campus Days at Michigan 1997
 
LSA Checkpoint
Box   7  
Volumes 1-23 [Precedes LSA Student Academic Affairs Newsletter] 1974-1996 (23 folders)
Box   8  
LSA Magazine
Box   8  
1977-2012, 2015 volumes 1-20 and 23 1977-2015 (29 folders)
Box   8  
LSA Parents Newsletter 1988-1989
 
LSA Student Academic Affairs Newsletter 1996-1998 (2 folders)

(Supercedes LSA Checkpoint)

Box   8  
Undergraduate Education 1990-1992
 
Posters [subseries]
Box   8  
Miscellaneous
Box   8  
Theme Semesters
 
Proceedings [subseries]
Box   8  
Centennial Celebration of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts of the University of Michigan 1841-1941 1943
 
Programs [subseries]
Box   8  
Alice Freeman Palmer Professorship in History April 2004
Box   8  
Commencement 1992-1994
Box   8  
Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture Series 1987-1988
Box   8  
Faculty Seminars May 2000
Box   8  
Warner G. Rice Humanities Award 1984, 1991
 
Questionnaires [subseries]
Box   8  
Survey of Student Attitudes and Needs 1980
 
Regulations [subseries]
Box   8  
Information and Regulations Governing the Conduct of Undergraduate Courses 1962
 
Reports [subseries]
 
Budget Planning
Box   9  
1987/88-1988/89 (2 folders)
Box   9  
The Choice of a Field of Concentration undated
Box   9  
Collected Course Materials from Courses in LS&A Addressing Issues of Diversity 1991
Box   9  
Evaluation of Faculty Services 1939, 1941, 1953
Box   9  
Outreach Activities 1999
Box   9  
Program for Building Area Expansion, June 1965
Box   9  
Report on Grading System 1912-1913
Box   9  
Tables Based on the Examination Reports for June, 1912 Wherein the Recently Adopted Grading System was Used for the First Time 1912
Box   9  
Trend of Admission Requirements in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts 1930
Box   9  
Report of the Committee on Admissions, c.1954
Box   9  
Report on the Fall 1997 Theme Semester, Genders, Bodies, Borders
 
Sub-Unit Publications [series]

The Sub-Unit Publications series contains publications from subordinate offices, departments, programs, and organizations within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. These publications are arranged alphabetically by the creating sub-unit.

The Sub-Unit Publications series (2.4 linear feet) includes publications produced by the Academic Advising Center and the Academic Counseling Office, Committee on the Underclass/ Undergraduate Experience, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, First Year Seminar Program, the Honors Program, and Office of Student Academic Affairs.

The Academic Advising Center includes proceedings and reports from 1998 to 2001 that discuss and provide information regarding changes and initiatives within the college and the curriculum. In these publications the researcher will find discussions about technology, efforts to engage sophomores, information about specific disciplines from astronomy to romance languages. Researchers will also find manuals for concentration advisors for the period from 1991 to 1994 and for faculty counselors from 1977-1978. The Office of Student Academic Affairs publications include several manuals for academic faculty advisors for the 1990s. There is also a Summer Orientation Handbook published from 1991 to 1997, as well as annual reports for this office issued from 1980 to 1994.

In the early 1970s there was concern that the University of Michigan was not providing a balanced program for its undergraduates. In 1972 a report from the Committee on the Underclass Experience was issued. In 1990, a report entitled A Michigan Education: The Challenges of Undergraduate Education at the University of Michigan, was published by the Committee on the Undergraduate Experience. This report is included with the other publications of the committee. There are also reports regarding counseling and pedagogy. These reports spurred the development of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Included in the publications of this sub-unit are undated brochures and a 1992 directory describing research projects, the faculty supervisors, and the participating students. The First Year Seminar was developed to give first-year students an opportunity to have a small class experience. The First Year Seminar Program catalogs, covering the period from 1994 to the present, list the First Year Seminar courses with a brief description, the faculty member leading the class, credit hours, and day and time the course is offered. They are arranged first by LSA general requirements (Introductory Composition, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Reasoning, Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science) then alphabetically by department or center.

The Honors Program publications include annual reports from 1958 to 1976. There is a 1989 directory describing research opportunities for undergraduate honors. The Honors Handbook describes the admission process into the Honors Program, thesis policies, academic policies and procedures related to the Honors Program, research programs, and scholarship programs. There is also a series of newsletters entitled Honorabilia covering the period from 1979 to 1993. These newsletters describe new Honors courses, job opportunities for honors students, thesis information, and new faculty.

 
Academic Advising Center [subseries]
Box   9  
Brochures 2000-2001, undated
 
Newsletters
Box   9  
LSA Advising Center Newsletter 1996-1997
 
Proceedings
 
Proceedings of Academic Advising Summit Meetings 2000-2001
 
Reports
Box   9  
Report of Academic Advising Summit Meetings 1998, 2000
 
Academic Advising Office [subseries]
Box   9  
Questionnaires 1993
 
Academic Counseling Office [subseries]
 
Manuals
Box   9  
Handbook for Concentration Advisors 1991-1992, 1994
Box   9  
A Handbook for Faculty Counselors 1977/78
 
Advisory Committee on Computing [subseries]
 
Reports
Box   9  
Report of the LS&A Advisory Committee on Computing 1984
 
Coalition for the Use of Learning Skills [subseries]
Box   9  
Brochures 1977, undated
 
Commission on Graduation Requirements [subseries]
 
Reports
Box   9  
Report of the Commission on Graduation Requirements 1974, undated
 
Committee on College Problems [subseries]
 
Reports
Box   9  
A Comparative Study of Research and Teaching Activities and Their Financial Support in Ten Universities undated
 
Committee on the Deanship [subseries]
 
Reports
Box   9  
Report of the Committee on the Deanship 1944
 
Committee on the Underclass Experience [subseries]
 
Reports
Box   9  
Final Report of the Committee on the Underclass Experience 1972
 
Committee on the Undergraduate Experience [subseries]
 
Reports
Box   9  
A Michigan Education: The Challenges of Undergraduate Education at the University of Michigan 1990 (2 volumes)
Box   9  
Report of the Subcommittee on Counseling 1991
Box   9  
Report of the Subcommittee on Pedagogy 1991
Box   9  
Report Submitted in May 1991 by the LSA Preconcentration Years Subcommittee (Formerly Atheneum Subcommittee), 1991 1991
 
Development and External Relations [subseries]
Box   9  
Brochures undated
Box   9  
Calendars 1994
Box   9  
E-Mail Printouts 2000-2001
 
Reports
Box   9  
Campaign Report 1995-1997
 
Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture Series [subseries]
Box   9  
Programs 1984-1988
 
First Year Seminar Program [subseries]
Box   9  
Brochures undated
Box   9  
Catalogs 1993-2006, 2009
 
Graduation and Distribution Requirements Subcommittee [subseries]
 
Reports
Box   9  
Report of the Graduation and Distribution Requirements Subcommittee 1991
 
Honors Program [subseries]
Box   10  
Annual Reports 1958-1975/76
Box   10  
Brochures undated
 
Directories
Box   10  
Guide to Undergraduate Honors Research Opportunities 1989
 
Manuals
Box   10  
Guide for First Year Students 1989
Box   10  
The Honors Handbook, 1981/82-1997 (5 editions)
 
Newsletters
Box   10  
Forum (alumni newsletter) 1991, 1997, 2000, 2003-2007
 
Honorabilia: The Honors Newsletter
Box   10  
Vol. 1-11 1979-1993 (9 folders)
 
Honorabilia: The Underclass Honors Newsletter
Box   10  
Vol. 8-10 1989/90-1991/92 (3 folders)
 
Honorabilia: The Upperclass Honors Newsletter
Box   10  
Vol. 1-3 1990-1991 (2 folders)
Box   10  
Press Releases 1957-1963
 
Reports
Box   10  
The Effectiveness of the Honors Program in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts 1960
 
Media Services [subseries]
Box   10  
Brochures undated
 
Michigan Learning Communities [subseries]
Box   10  
Campus neighborhoods at the University of Michigan: New Approaches to learning and Living
Box   10  
Brochures
Box   10  
Living-Learning programs at the University of Michigan Final Report 1996
Box   10  
The University of Michigan Bulletin: Michigan Learning Communities Proposal
Box   10  
Students Talk About College: Essays from the Pilot Program
 
Office of Faculty Counselors for Freshman and Sophomores [subseries]
 
Manuals
Box   10  
Counselors' Handbook 1963
 
Office of Student Academic Affairs [subseries]
 
Annual Reports
Box   10  
1980/81-1994/95 (4 folders)
 
Manuals
Box   10  
Academic Integrity in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts 2000
Box   10  
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Training and development Program, 1994/1995
Box   10  
Handbook for Academic Advisors 1992, 1996
Box   11  
Handbook for Concentration Advisors 1994
Box   11  
Handbook for Faculty and Instructional Staff 1999-2002 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Handbook for Instructional Staff 1992, 1994, 1998
Box   11  
Information for Graduate Student Instructors 1998
Box   11  
Reference Manual for Concentration Advising Staff undated
Box   11  
Reference Manual for Departmental/Program Advising Staff 2000-2002
Box   11  
Summer Orientation Handbook 1991-1995, 1997 (6 folders)
 
Newsletters
Box   11  
Concentration News 1991-1995
 
Reports
Box   11  
Status Report July 1998
 
Office of the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs [subseries]
 
Manuals
Box   11  
Academic Judiciary Manual of Procedures 2000
 
Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education [subseries]
 
Newsletters
 
Undergraduate Education
Box   11  
Volumes 1-2 1990-1992
 
Office of Underclass Advising [subseries]
Box   11  
Handbook for Academic Advisors
 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions-LSA Concentrations [subseries]
Box   11  
Brochures (3 folders)
 
Pilot Program [subseries]
Box   11  
Annual Report 1986/87
Box   11  
Brochures 1967/68-1979/80, undated
Box   11  
Bulletins 1983, undated
 
Essays
Box   11  
Students Talk About College: Essays from the Pilot Program 1986
 
Job Descriptions
Box   11  
Resident Fellow 1970
 
Manuals
Box   11  
Pilot to Co-Pilots 1988
 
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program [subseries]
Box   11  
Brochures undated
 
Directories
Box   11  
Program Directory, 1992-93
 
Undergraduate Research Program [subseries]
 
Directories
Box   11  
Work Study Participants: A Special Opportunity for Freshmen and Sophomore Minority Students 1989
 
Student Publications [series]

The Student Publications series (.2 linear feet) contains publications published by student groups within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and document the activities and concerns of students during their time at the University of Michigan.

The Student Publications series includes brochures, journals, manuals, newsletters, and reports published by and about the LSA Student Government. The journal Player was published in the 1997-1998 academic year. It is an anthology of writings by students from the college. There are two manuals, Disorientation released from 1973 to 1976, and the undated Michigopoly published to help familiarize new students to Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan, and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. In the 1980s there were three newsletters published by LSA Student Government to inform LSA students of the activities of student government in the college. These included the LSA News issued in 1984, the LSA-SG News printed in 1985 and the LSA Journal published in 1985 and 1988. There are also two reports describing the activities of LSA Student Government in 1997 and 1999 including vision and mission statements, student officers and representatives, committee activity reports, survey results, and copies of Michigan Daily articles about LSA Student Government.

 
LSA Student Government [subseries]
 
Brochures
Box   11  
General 1983, undated
Box   11  
Grievance Procedures undated
 
Journals
Box   11  
Player 1997-1998
 
Manuals
Box   11  
Disorientation 1973-1976, undated
Box   11  
Michigopoly undated
 
Newsletters
Box   11  
LSA Journal 1985, 1988
Box   11  
LSA News 1984
Box   11  
LSA-SG News 1985
Box   11  
Posters
 
Reports
Box   11  
LS&A Student Government 1998-1999 Report 1999
Box   11  
A Report on LS&A Student Government 1997
 
Archived College of LS&A Website [series]

TheCollege of LS&A Archived Website series documents the academic programs, accomplishments, resources, events, and people at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Content includes important news and announcements, publications (such as newsletters and course catalogs), and information about admissions, curriculum, degree requirements, faculty, and the overall mission of the College. The website series is arranged chronologically, with captures from 2002 and 2003 stored on CD. Starting in 2010, this archived website will be captured on a regular, ongoing basis as part of the University of Michigan Web Archives, hosted at https://archive-it.org/organizations/934.

CD Box   2  
Website capture May 15, 2002 (1 optical discs (CDs))

(Original URL http://www.lsa.umich.edu)

CD Box   2  
Website capture June 23, 2003 (1 optical discs (CDs))

(Original URL http://www.lsa.umich.edu)

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Archived College of Literature, Science, and the Arts home page 2010-[ongoing] [view web site]
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