Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Michael P. (Michael Paul) Church Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Michael P. (Michael Paul) Church Papers,
Creator: Church, Michael P. (Michael Paul), 1907-
Inclusive dates: 1949-1981, and undated
Extent: 1 cubic ft. (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
The papers one folder of Michael P. Church papers, and organizational records of the Michigan Council for the Arts.

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# 2290

Access Restrictions:

Michael P. (Michael Paul) Church Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Michael P. (Michael Paul) Church Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is divided into Michael P. Church Papers, then Michigan Council for the Arts, which is further organized alphabetically and chronologically.


History

Biography:

Michael Paul Church (1907- ) was a Michigan artist and photographer. He worked for over 30 years as the Director of Cultural Activities for the Extension Service at the University of Michigan. In this capacity he was known as thee “Evangelist of Art” for “preaching” and pushing people to experience and participate in the arts. Four governors appointed him to serve on the Michigan Council for the Arts. In 1958, Church was awarded the Gold Medal of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters. With his wife, Mary, he lived in Holmes Beach, Michigan, in 1981.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The vast majority of the collection consists of the records of the Michigan Council for the Arts, including reports, budgets, meeting minutes, newsletters, and special reports and project proposals, 1963-1973. There is one folder with some of Church’s correspondence and newspaper articles (copies) about him and various art events with which he was involved, 1949-1981, undated. (Additional collections of Church’s papers and audiovisual materials are housed at the Bentley Historical Library. Additional Michigan Council for the Arts materials are housed at the Library of Michigan.)

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Church, Michael P. (Michael Paul), 1907-
    • Michigan Council for the Arts.
    • University of Michigan. Extension Service.
    • Art and state--Michigan.
    • Arts--Michigan.
    • Arts--Michigan--Planning.
    • Arts--Societies, etc.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Michael P. (Michael Paul) Church Papers are open for research. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Michael P. Church Papers, 1949-1981, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Annual reports (folder 1 of 2), 1968, 1970
    Box   1 F   3
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Annual reports (folder 2 of 2), 1968, 1970
    Box   1 F   4
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Artrain community reports, 1971
    Box   1 F   5
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Budgets, 1966-1972
    Box   1 F   6
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Financial expenditure reports (folder 1 of 2), 1970-1971
    Box   1 F   7
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Financial expenditure reports (folder 2 of 2), 1970-1971
    Box   1 F   8
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 1 of 4), 1963/1964, 1966, 1968
    Box   1 F   9
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 2 of 4), 1963/1964, 1966, 1968
    Box   1 F   10
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 3 of 4), 1963/1964, 1966, 1968
    Box   1 F   11
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 4 of 4), 1963/1964, 1966, 1968
    Box   2 F   1
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 1 of 5), 1969-1972/1973
    Box   2 F   2
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 2 of 5), 1969-1972/1973
    Box   2 F   3
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 3 of 5), 1969-1972/1973
    Box   2 F   4
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 4 of 5), 1969-1972/1973
    Box   2 F   5
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Meeting minutes (folder 5 of 5), 1969-1972/1973
    Box   2 F   6
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Newsletter, 1970-1971
    Box   2 F   7
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Periodic reports on activities, 1971-1972
    Box   2 F   8
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Special project proposals (folder 1 of 2), 1970-1972
    Box   2 F   9
    Michigan Council for the Arts, Special project proposals (folder 2 of 2), 1970-1972