Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University 75th Anniversary collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Central Michigan University 75th Anniversary collection,
Creator: Central Michigan University.
Inclusive dates: 1893-1972, and undated
Extent: 2.5 cubic ft. (in 5 boxes, 2 Oversized folders)
Abstract:
The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, faculty announcements, historical marker materials, historical sketches, newspaper articles, publications, and souvenirs of Central Michigan University's 75th anniversary.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University 75th Anniversary collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University 75th Anniversary collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is divided by size and then into two series: CMU 75th Anniversary committee and Rolland H. Maybee's History of CMU. Then, arrangement is alphabetical and chronological within each series.


History

Biography:

In 1966, a committee composed of Central Michigan University (CMU) faculty, staff, students, and alumni met to brainstorm on ideas for the 75th anniversary of the University. Their ideas were fully developed and realized by a 75th Anniversary Advisory Committee, which planned major events, publications, re-dedications of campus buildings, presentations, and a historical marker. Another committee, the CMU 75th Anniversary Awards Screening Committee, reviewed nominations of people who had significantly contributed in some manner to CMU over the years, selected those who were to be honored, and organized a presentation ceremony and plaque for each honoree. The committees also sponsored a history of CMU, which was compiled by Dr. Rolland H. Maybee, a history professor at CMU.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists, in part, of the correspondence, minutes, and agendas of the CMU 75th Anniversary Advisory Committee and CMU 75th Anniversary Awards Screening Committee, as well as materials they generated, including: faculty announcements, historical marker materials, a historical sketch of CMU, newspaper articles (copies), publications, correspondence with politicians about proclamations, and publications and souvenirs (Box 1). The committee's press releases and proclamations from the Governor of Michigan and Michigan Legislature are also included (2 Oversized Folders).

The majority of the collection, however, is composed of reference materials collected and text written by Prof. Rolland H. Maybee for a history of CMU. His extensive collection of notes, various drafts of chapters, note cards of CMU and Isabella County, Michigan, history, and audio visual materials complete the collection. (Boxes 1-5).

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University--History.
    • Central Michigan University--Anniversaries, etc.
    • Maybee, Rolland Harper, 1901-
    • DeCarlos, John.
    • Boyd, William B.
    • Allen, Roger.
    • Moore, Wilbur E.
    • Griffin, Robert P., 1934?
    • Universities and colleges--History--Michigan.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan University 75th Anniversary collection is open for research. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary Advisory Committee, Correspondence, 1965-1967
    Box   1 F   2
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary Advisory Committee, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, 1966-1967
    Box   1 F   3
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary Awards Screening Committee, Correspondence, 1966-1968
    Box   1 F   4
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary Awards Screening Committee, Honorees, Roger Allen, Correspondence, 1967-1968
    Box   1 F   5
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary Awards Screening Committee, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, 1967
    Box   1 F   6
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary Awards Screening Committee, Nominees / Honorees, Correspondence, 1967
    Box   1 F   7
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary, Calendars, 1965-1967
    Box   1 F   8
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary, Faculty Announcements, 1966-1968
    Box   1 F   9
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary, Historical Marker Materials, circa 1967
    Box   1 F   10
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary, Historical Sketch of CMU, 1967
    Box   1 F   11
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary, Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1966-1967
    Box   1 F   12
    CMU 75th Anniversary committees, CMU 75th Anniversary, Publications, Souvenirs, 1966-1968
    Box   1 F   13
    John DeCarlos, V.P., Public Services, Correspondence with Politicians re: Resolutions for CMU’s 75th, 1966-1967
    Box   1 F   14
    Wilbur E. Moore, V.P., Academic Affairs, Correspondence with Senator Robert P. Griffin, 1967-1968
    Box   1 F   15
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Correspondence re: Dr. Rolland H. Maybee’s history of CMU, 1966
    Box   1 F   16
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter, Outline by R. H. Maybee, undated
    Box   1 F   17
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter I (drafts), undated
    Box   1 F   18
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter II (drafts), undatedRolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter III (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter I-III on Dr. Anspach, undated
    Box   2 F   3
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter IV (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   4
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter V (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   5
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter VI (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   6
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter VII (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   7
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter VIII (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   8
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter IX (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   9
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter X (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   10
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter XI (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   11
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter XII (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   12
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter XIII (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   13
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter XIV (drafts), undated
    Box   2 F   14
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Chapter XV (drafts), undated
    Box   3 F   1
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Correspondence used in research, 1893-1969
    Box   3 F   2
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Drafts (various), undated
    Box   3 F   3
    Rolland H. Maybee’s History of CMU, Drafts (various), Part III, 1939-1968
    Box   3 F   4
    Mount Pleasant College, History 591 Paper, Richard Powell, December 13, 1973
    Box   3 F   5
    Research Notes, Miscellaneous (folder 1 of 2), undated
    Box   3 F   6
    Research Notes, Miscellaneous (folder 2 of 2), undated
    Box   3 F   7
    Research Notes, on Anspach, undated
    Box   4 F   1
    Research Notes, on Enrollments, undated
    Box   4 F   2
    Research Notes, on Warriner's Experimental Curriculum, 1930s
    Box   4 F   3
    Some Administrative History, 1892-1941 by Dr. Maybee, 1941
    Box   4 F   4
    Audio Visual Materials, Photographs, undated
    Box   4 F   5
    Audio Visual Materials, Dr. Wm. Boyd CMU VP (16 mm film) [in canister], undated
    Box   4 F   6
    Audio Visual Materials, Dr. Wm. Boyd Speech, Kiwanis Club (reel-to-reel tape), September 28, 1970
    Box   4 F   7
    Audio Visual Materials, WKAR (reel-to-reel tape), May 1966
    Box   4 F   8
    3x5 inch note cards on CMU, Isabella County, Michigan, history (in small box), undated
    F   1  
    Oversized Folder, Press Releases (inside of Folder #2), 1967
    F   2  
    Oversized Folder, Proclamations from Governor of Michigan, January 20, 1967 and Michigan Legislature, (2 copies), October 17, 1967