Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University. Multicultural Education Center Collection

Finding aid created by
A. Plude, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Collection,
Creator: Central Michigan University. Multicultural Education Center.
Inclusive dates: 1987, 2011, and undated
Extent: 3.5 cubic feet (in 5 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection documents the center's history with reports, newspaper clippings, photographic materials, and VHS videos.

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:

Acc#72964

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University. Multicultural Education Center Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University. Multicultural Education Center Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and then chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The Central Michigan University Multicultural Education Center was established in 1987. It is one of several units on campus which falls under the aegis of The Office of Institutional Diversity, the others being Gear Up, Gay and Lesbian Programs, Minority Student Services, Native American Programs, and Upward Bound.

In 2011 the main goal of the CMU Multicultural Education Center was to help build an inclusive and respectful CMU community in a variety of ways. The Center provides a meeting place in general for students, for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), and for various campus events including Soup and Substance, speak UP, Speak Out. The center functions as a resource center of videos, DVDs, and books, and recognizes all major religious and cultural holidays. It offers various exhibits throughout the year. The Center also provides professional development and workshop opportunities for CMU staff. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is organized by format into the following series: papers, mostly newspaper clippings (1 cubic ft.), photographic materials, mostly of exhibits (.5 cubic ft.), and VHS videos on a wide variety of topics (2 cubic ft.). Each series is then organized alphabetically and chronologically.

The papers consist mostly of newspaper clippings (copies), 1980s-2010, and undated as well as programmatic materials, minority equality reports, copies or original artwork, and the Center’s webpage (copies), 2011.

Photographic materials consists mostly of colored photographs as well as some negatives and contact prints, mostly documenting Center art exhibits or KCP (King / Chavez / Parks) Days or Workshops at CMU for minority students, 1993, 2008, and undated.

The VHS videos, 1987, 2006, and undated, document visiting speakers, panel discussions, soup and substance and breakfast discussions, and other events covering a wide variety of multicultural topics including Native Americans, Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, African Americans, Ojibwa traditions, feminism, Speak, Speak Out, diversity, etc. A few are user copies of CMU media productions, CMU Minute and Editor’s Notepad. Native American topics are particularly well documented. There are also six videos covering parts 7-24 of Dealing with Diversity, 1993.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. Multicultural Education Center Collection.
    • Central Michigan University. Office of Institutional Diversity.
    • Central Michigan University--History.
    • Multicultural education.
    • Art--Exhibitions--Michigan.
    • Art--Exhibitions--Mount Pleasant.
    • Affirmative action programs.
    • Indians of North America--History.
    • Minority college students.
    • College dropouts--Prevention.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan University. Multicultural Education Center Collection [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Brochures, 1988/1989, 2001
    Box   1 F   2
    Correspondence, 2007
    Box   1 F   3
    Fliers, 1992-2002
    Box   1 F   4
    Graduation / Retention Improvement Program (GRIP), 1991-1993
    Box   1 F   5
    Guest Book, 1989-2000
    Box   1 F   6
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), Press Releases, 1980s
    Box   1 F   6
    Newspaper Clippings (copies, folder 1 of 2), 1992
    Box   1 F   7
    Newspaper Clippings (copies, folder 2 of 2), 1992
    Box   1 F   8
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1993
    Box   1 F   9
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1994-1995
    Box   1 F   10
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1996
    Box   1 F   11
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1997
    Box   2 F   1
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1998
    Box   2 F   2
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1999
    Box   2 F   3
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2000
    Box   2 F   4
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2001
    Box   2 F   5
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2002
    Box   2 F   6
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2003
    Box   2 F   7
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2004-2006
    Box   2 F   8
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2007
    Box   2 F   9
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2008
    Box   2 F   10
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2009
    Box   2 F   11
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 2010
    Box   2 F   12
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), undated
    Box   2 F   13
    Office of Minority Equality, Michigan Department of Education, Reports, 1987-1991
    Box   2 F   14
    Office of Minority Equality, Michigan Department of Education, Reports, 1992-1998
    Box   2 F   15
    Original Artworks, 2001, undated
    Box   2 F   16
    Photographs and Negatives, Native American Event, undated
    Box   2 F   17
    Photographs, Jazz, 1995
    Box   2 F   18
    Photographs, KCP (King / Chavez / Parks) College Day, 1993
    Box   2 F   18
    Photographs, KCP College Day, 1994-1995
    Box   3 F   1
    Photographs, KCP Workshops, 1996
    Box   3 F   2
    Photographs, KCP Workshops, 1997
    Box   3 F   3
    Photographs, Negatives, Contact Prints, KCP Workshops, 1998
    Box   3 F   4
    Photographs, KCP Workshops, 1999
    Box   3 F   5
    Photographs, New School Play, 1998
    Box   3 F   6
    Photographs of Latino Art and Artists, undated
    Box   3 F   7
    Photographs of Native American Exhibits, 1999, 2001, undated
    Box   3 F   8
    Photographs and Negatives, Powwow in Rose Arena, 2001
    Box   3 F   9
    Photographs, Powwows in Finch Fieldhouse, undated
    Box   3 F   10
    Photographs, Powwows in Finch Fieldhouse, undated
    Box   3 F   11
    Photographs, President Plachta Retirement Party, 2000
    Box   3 F   12
    Photographs, Soup and Substance, 1999
    Box   3 F   13
    Photographs, Students, Ulana Klymyshyn; Quilts, 2000, 2008, undated
    Box   3 F   14
    Photographs, Web pages, 2011
    Box   4 F   1
    VHS Videos, #3 Ward Churchill at Central Michigan University “A Little Matter of Genocide…” (2 copies), November 12, 2002
    Box   4 F   2
    VHS Videos, #4 Ghandi, Arun: at Central Michigan University, “A Non Violence, undated
    Box   4 F   3
    VHS Videos, #15 Cheryl Gilkes: Afro American Women and the Sociology of W.E. B. DuBois, October 17, 1988
    Box   4 F   4
    VHS Videos, #22 Eddie Benton-Banai, Anishinaabe in Y2K,” 7:30pm, November 2, 1999
    Box   4 F   5
    VHS Videos, #23 Bell Curve Panel Presentation, undated
    Box   4 F   6
    VHS Videos, #23 The Bell Curve Panel Discussion, undated
    Box   4 F   7
    VHS Videos, #27 Breakfast with…Bell, Derrick, Activism, Community and the Permanence of Racism, April 15, 1998
    Box   4 F   8
    VHS Videos, #28 Breakfast with…Kincaid, Jeanne, Americans with Disabilities Act, March 13, 1997
    Box   4 F   9
    VHS Videos, #29 Breakfast with…Maestas, Ricardo, Building Communities, March, 21, 1996
    Box   4 F   10
    VHS Videos, #30 Breakfast with…Pallone, Dave, Behind the Mask, February 24, 1998
    Box   4 F   11
    VHS Videos, #31 Breakfast with…Wilkins, Roger, Affirming Affirmative Action, 1:01, December 6, 1995
    Box   4 F   12
    VHS Videos, #32 Breakfast with…Anishnaabe Elders Discussing Current Events (2 copies), November 19, 1996
    Box   4 F   13
    VHS Videos, #33 Breakfast with… Benton-Banai, Eddie, Meeting the Needs of Native American Students, undated [1999?]
    Box   4 F   14
    VHS Videos, #34 Breakfast with…Cajete, Greg, “Philosophical Foundations of Indigenous Education”, January 30, 2003
    Box   4 F   15
    VHS Videos, #36 Breakfast with…Churchill, Ward, “The Tragedy and the Travesty: The Subversion of Indigenous Sovereignty in North America”, November 12, 2002
    Box   4 F   16
    VHS Videos, #37 Breakfast with…Renee Wasson Dillard, February 13, 2001
    Box   4 F   17
    VHS Videos, #38 Breakfast with…Elm, Lloyd, Our Greatest Resource: Indian Traditions, 44:00, November 16, 1995
    Box   4 F   18
    VHS Videos, #39 Breakfast with…Paula Ettelbrick, MASTER, September 24, 1998
    Box   4 F   19
    VHS Videos, #40 Breakfast with…Fu, Victoria, In Search of Connection: Developing a Pedagogy of Caring, 1:06, April 12, 1996
    Box   4 F   20
    VHS Videos, #41 Breakfast with…Gray, John, Creating Organizations that Value Diversity: Articulating a Pluralistic Vision, October 13, 1995
    Box   4 F   21
    VHS Videos, #42 Breakfast with…Ginsberg, Margery, Culturally Responsive Teaching, 48:00, February 29, 1996
    Box   4 F   22
    VHS Videos, #43 Breakfast with…Washington, Jamie, Beyond Tolerance: Multicultural Organizational Development, April 24, 1997
    Box   4 F   23
    VHS Videos, #46 CMU Minute: “About the Multicultural Center and Its Purpose, 1990
    Box   4 F   24
    VHS Videos, #47 CMU Minute: CMU Powwow, 1992
    Box   4 F   25
    VHS Videos, #53 Dealing with Diversity parts 7, 8, and 9 11:00-14:00, May 18, 1993
    Box   4 F   26
    VHS Videos, #54 Dealing with Diversity parts 10, 11, and 12, 14:00-17:00, May 18, 1993
    Box   4 F   27
    VHS Videos, #55 Dealing with Diversity parts 13, 14, and 15, 11:00-14:00, May 19, 1993
    Box   4 F   28
    VHS Videos, #56 Dealing with Diversity parts 16, 17, and 18, 14:00-17:00, May 19, 1993
    Box   4 F   29
    VHS Videos, #57 Dealing with Diversity parts 19, 20, and 21, 11:00-14:00, May 20, 1993
    Box   4 F   30
    VHS Videos, #58 Dealing with Diversity parts 22, 23, and 24, 14:00-17:00, May 20, 1993
    Box   4 F   31
    VHS Videos, #61 Editor’s Notepad-Harvey Arden, Air Date, October 13, 2000
    Box   4 F   32
    VHS Videos, #62 Kirwan, William, “Educational Excellence through Diversity,” MASTER, September 12, 2000
    Box   4 F   33
    VHS Videos, #63 Song, Prof. Huang Ron: Eight Developmental Stages of Block Building in Young Children, May 11, 1992
    Box   4 F   34
    VHS Videos, #68 Frank Cloutier (Tribal spokesman), On Editor’s Notepad [copy], April 1, 2000
    Box   4 F   35
    VHS Videos, #73 (Keynote Address) Cajete, Dr. Greg “Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Practical Applications”, January 30, 2003
    Box   4 F   36
    VHS Videos, #74 Central Michigan University, King / Chavez / Parks (KCP) Ojibwe Traditions Workshop (2 copies), 1995
    Box   4 F   37
    VHS Videos, #75 Central Michigan University, KCP (King / Chavez / Parks) Ojibwe Traditions Workshop (1 copy), 1996
    Box   5 F   1
    VHS Videos, #75 Central Michigan University, KCP (King / Chavez / Parks) Ojibwe Traditions Workshop (1 copy), 1996
    Box   5 F   2
    VHS Videos, #81 Herbert Martin, March 17, 2004
    Box   5 F   3
    VHS Videos, #83 Multicultural Recruitment Video, Spring 2000
    Box   5 F   4
    VHS Videos, #86 “Muslims in America,” segment (30 minutes) Begins approximately 5 minutes into video, August 27, 1993
    Box   5 F   5
    VHS Videos, #87 Giddings, Paula “National Association of Colored Women: Betwix and Between Booker T. and W.E.B. DuBois”, undated
    Box   5 F   6
    VHS Videos, #91 Native American Month, Pub. SIP Video 2:15, undated
    Box   5 F   7
    VHS Videos, #92 Ward Churchill, Go Chips: Fanning the Flames of Institutional Racism, 1:25, November 11, 2003
    Box   5 F   8
    VHS Videos, #93 Native American Promo (PBS), undated
    Box   5 F   9
    VHS Videos, #94 Native American Community Leadership Meeting, September 3, 1996
    Box   5 F   10
    VHS Videos, #95 Dub for: Central Michigan University, Topic: Native Americans Part One, undated
    Box   5 F   11
    VHS Videos, #96 Dub for: Central Michigan University, Topic: Native Americans Part Two, undated
    Box   5 F   12
    VHS Videos, #98 New School, August 30, 1999
    Box   5 F   13
    VHS Videos, #99 Ojibwe Traditions Banquet (2 copies), 1987
    Box   5 F   14
    VHS Videos, #100 Ojibwe Traditions Workshop, June 1988
    Box   5 F   15
    VHS Videos, #101 Ojibwe Traditions Workshop (2 copies), June 1989
    Box   5 F   16
    VHS Videos, #102 Ojibwe Traditions Workshop, 1990
    Box   5 F   17
    VHS Videos, #103 Ojibwe Traditions Workshop, Central Michigan University, June 1991
    Box   5 F   18
    VHS Videos, #104 Ojibwe Traditions Workshop, July 24-30, 1993
    Box   5 F   19
    VHS Videos, #105 Ojibwe Traditions Workshop, 1994
    Box   5 F   20
    VHS Videos, #108 Powwow Preview, Edited, 27:00, undated
    Box   5 F   21
    VHS Videos, #114 Yvonne Woodward, Roots KCP, 1993
    Box   5 F   22
    VHS Videos, #116 Gloria Steinem, Central Michigan University, October 30, 2000
    Box   5 F   23
    VHS Videos, #120 Falcusan, Jeff, "The Chippewa Nickname at C.M.U.", November 19, 1999
    Box   5 F   24
    VHS Videos, #136 Ward Churchill - Editor's Notepad (2 copies), November 11, 2002
    Box   5 F   25
    VHS Videos, #139 Speak Up, Speak Out, January 25, 2006