The Duderstadt Papers (donor no. 8513) were transferred to the library in several accessions. The first paper material arrived in 1996 and the first digital material in 1997.
Access and Restrictions
The James J. Duderstadt collection is comprised of paper and digital subgroups. The entire paper subgroup is open for research. Series within the digital subgroup that are open for research are the Speeches, Presentations and Legacy files.
Series within the digital subgroup that are restricted until July 1, 2030 are:
- Position Papers
- Write Files
Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan
At the time the digital documents were accessioned to the library, a large number of the files were already considered obsolete, since they had been created with the software application MORE 3.1. After testing for information loss a decision was made to convert the obsolete files to a standard word processing program. After testing and analysis, it was decided to convert the MORE 3.1 files to Microsoft Word 6.0. It was also decided to migrate all of the files from the MacIntosh operating system to a Windows platform to insure compatibility with the computers in the library reading room. The original file name, directory title, directory structure, and original date created were preserved. The original directory name, file name, and date created provide access points to the digital files.
The digital files that are currently open for research use are viewable on-line either in the Bentley Historical Library reading room or via remote access. For full access to the files, a researcher will need the following software or application plug-ins:
- Internet Browser (Netscape 3.0 or later or IE 4.0 or later)
- Microsoft Word 6.0 or Word 2000
- Excel 5.0
- PowerPoint 4.0
The on-line files are accessible through this finding aid. Click on the "View Files" links in the Digital Documents subgroup. The digital files that are restricted are stored on CD-ROM.
A number of digital image files of campus buildings are not included in the extent statement above.
Paper documents: item, folder title, box no., James J. Duderstadt Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
Digital documents: file name, creation date, series, James J. Duderstadt Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan