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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