Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
William B. Chaffee Photographs

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: William B. Chaffee Photographs,
Creator: Chaffee, William B.
Inclusive dates: 1977-1989
Extent: .75 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
Photographs of students in Chaffee's Central Michigan University physics classes.

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# none

Access Restrictions:

William B. Chaffee Photographs are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

William B. Chaffee Photographs, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is organized chronologically.


History

Biography:

William B. Chaffee was born on February 26, 1922, the son of Herbert L. and Gertrude (Bacon) Chaffee, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned a B. A. from Jamestown, and both a M. A. and a Ph. D. from Michigan State University.

Professor Chaffee taught various classes in the Central Michigan University Physics Department from 1977 through 1989.

On January 20, 1991, Chaffee died at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He was survived by five children, Carter, Carolyn Good, Catherine Collins, Gigi Saunders, and Robert, 14 grandchildren, and a sister, Saralou “Sallee” Garland. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. Chaffee was buried from the First Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member. (This information is from his obituary, in the Morning Sun, January 22, 1991, a copy of which is in the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 8x10 and 12x15 inch black and white photographs of the students in Chaffee’s various physics classes, 1977-1989. Most of the photographs have paper attached to them with an outline of each student in the photograph, as well as their name. Apparently, Prof. Chaffee used the photographs to help him identify the students during class time. An occasional syllabus, test, or experiment project outlines are included with the photographs. Chaffee’s obituary, January, 22, 1991, (a copy) is also included. The photographs are organized chronologically by school terms and then by class number.

Processing Note: Duplicate photographs, negatives, and class lists or test answers with students’ names and social security numbers were removed from the collection.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Chaffee, William B.
    • Central Michigan University. Dept. of Physics.
    • Central Michigan University--Students.
    • Central Michigan University--History.
    • Central Michigan University--Faculty.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    William B. Chaffee Photographs. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Obituary (copy), January 22, 1991
    Box   1 F   2
    Physics 100, Sections 3701-3703, Spring 1977
    Box   1 F   3
    Physics 100, Sections 3702-3703 Fall 1977
    Box   1 F   4
    Physics 100, Sections 3701-3703, Spring 1978
    Box   1 F   5
    Physics 100, Sections 3402-3403, Fall 1978
    Box   1 F   6
    Physics 222, Section 3611, Fall 1978
    Box   1 F   7
    Physics 323 (1 section), Fall 1978
    Box   1 F   8
    Physics 100, Sections 3402-3403, Fall 1979
    Box   1 F   9
    Physics 323 (1 section), Fall 1979
    Box   1 F   10
    Physics 371 (1 section), Fall 1979
    Box   1 F   11
    Physics 323 (1 section), Winter 1979
    Box   1 F   12
    Physics 100 (3 sections), Fall 1980
    Box   1 F   13
    Physics (BCA) 363, (1 section), Fall 1980
    Box   1 F   14
    Physics 371 (1 section), Fall 1980
    Box   1 F   15
    Physics 100 (2 sections), Fall 1981
    Box   1 F   16
    Physics (BCA) 323 (1 section), Fall 1981
    Box   1 F   17
    Physics 371 (1 section), Fall 1981
    Box   1 F   18
    Physics 100 (1 section), Winter 1981
    Box   1 F   19
    Physics 371 (1 section), Winter 1981
    Box   1 F   20
    Physics (BCA) 323 (1 section), Syllabus, Fall 1982
    Box   1 F   21
    Physics 371 (1 section), Fall 1982
    Box   1 F   22
    Physics 100 (1 section), Winter 1982
    Box   1 F   23
    Physics 222 (1 section), Winter 1982
    Box   1 F   24
    Physics 371 (1 section), Winter 1982
    Box   1 F   25
    Physics 100 (1 section), Fall 1983
    Box   1 F   26
    Physics (BCA) 323 (1 section), Fall 1983
    Box   1 F   27
    Physics 371 (1 section), Exam, Projects of Students, Fall 1983
    Box   1 F   28
    Physics 371 (1 section), Fall 1983
    Box   1 F   29
    Physics (HiFiSysts) 222 (1 section), Fall 1984
    Box   1 F   30
    Physics (BCA) 323 (1 section), Fall 1984
    Box   1 F   31
    Physics (371 (1 section), Fall 1984
    Box   1 F   32
    Physics 100 (1 section), Winter 1984
    Box   1 F   33
    Physics 371 (1 section), Winter 1984
    Box   2 F   1
    Physics (BCA) 323 (1 section), Winter 1984
    Box   2 F   2
    Physics 351 (1 section), Winter 1985
    Box   2 F   3
    Physics 371 (1 section), Winter 1985
    Box   2 F   4
    Physics 522 (1 section), Fall 1987
    Box   2 F   5
    Physics 100 (1 section), Winter 1987
    Box   2 F   6
    Physics 351 (1 section), Syllabus, Winter 1987
    Box   2 F   7
    Physics 522 (1 section), Hot Air Balloon Experiment, Fall 1988
    Box   2 F   8
    Physics 351 (1 section), Winter 1988
    Box   2 F   9
    Physics (BCA) 323 (1 section), Fall 1989
    Box   2 F   10
    Physics 522 (1 section), and Syllabus, Homework LOGO Assignment, Fall 1989
    Box   2 F   11
    Physics 100?, 1980s?