Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University. College of Education and Human Services. Instructional Materials Center Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Collection,
Creator: Central Michigan University. College of Education and Human Services. Instructional Materials Center.
Inclusive dates: 1925, 2001, and undated
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (in 3 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection includes minutes of related organizations, reports, correspondence, directories, floor plans, newspaper clippings (copies), photographs, and statistical information.

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#72703

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University. College of Education and Human Services. Instructional Materials Center Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University. College of Education and Human Services. Instructional Materials Center Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is by format, alphabetical and then chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The first archival evidence of the Instructional Materials Center is found in the Daily Times-News. The center was first established in January, 1971 within Rowe Hall under the direction of John Bergeson. The purpose of the center was to provide access to Central Michigan University (CMU) education students to new instructional materials and was divided into sections for display, demonstration and reference work. The center provides Pre K-12 manipulative materials, kits, games, puppets, charts, maps, models, and other resources used in educational settings. The Statement of Library Principles expresses that “It is the mission of the CMU Kromer Instructional Materials Center to support the teaching, research, and service missions of the University through the provision of appropriate resources and services. As part of its collection development program, the Instructional Materials Center encourages the participation of its users, particularly faculty, in the selection of materials.” (This information is from the collection and Overview, CMU website at http://www.cmich.edu/ehs/x25354.xml, accessed February 9, 2001).


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Instructional Materials Center Papers consists of meeting minutes of the Association of Instructional Resource Centers of Higher Education, Instructional Materials Center Advisory Board, and the Mid-Michigan Society for Instructional Technology Members. Also included are annual statistical reports, correspondence of the IMC, directories, IMC floor plans, newspaper clippings (copies), photographs and statistical information.

Also included in the collection are slides of the IMC during the 1970s. A special note should also be given to the CMU Related Slides incorporated within this collection, which are copies of destroyed glass plates of CMU images.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. College of Education and Human Services. Instructional Materials Center.
    • Central Michigan University--History.
    • Central Michigan University. Home Economics Association.
    • Instructional materials centers--Michigan.
    • Audio-visual education.
    • Audio-visual library services.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan University. College of Education and Human Services. Instructional Materials Center Collection [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Annual Statistical Reports, Instructional Materials Center (IMC), 1985-1991
    Box   1 F   2
    Correspondence, IMC Advisory Board, 1987-1998, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, IMC General, 1968-1998, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, Publicity, 1971-1994, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, State of Michigan Textbook Collection, 1967-1991
    Box   1 F   6
    Directories, IMC, 1983-1994, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    IMC Facilities and Purposes, undated
    Box   1 F   8
    IMC Floor Plans, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    IMC Program Review, 1991
    Box   1 F   10
    Meeting Minutes, Association of Instructional Resource Centers of Higher Education, 1979-1986
    Box   1 F   11
    Meeting Minutes, Association of Instructional Resource Centers of Higher Education, 1987-1988
    Box   1 F   12
    Meeting Minutes, Association of Instructional Resource Centers of Higher Education, 1989-1992
    Box   2 F   1
    Meeting Minutes, Association of Instructional Resource Centers of Higher Education, 1993-1997
    Box   2 F   2
    Meeting Minutes, Association of Instructional Resource Centers of Higher Education, 1998-2010
    Box   2 F   3
    Meeting Minutes, IMC Advisory Board, 1991-1996
    Box   2 F   4
    Meeting Minutes, Mid-Michigan Society for Instructional Technology Members, 1980-1984
    Box   2 F   5
    Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1961-1975
    Box   2 F   6
    Park Library/IMC Relationship, 1976-1984, undated
    Box   2 F   7
    Photographs (folder 1 of 2), undated
    Box   2 F   7
    Photographs (folder 2 of 2), undated
    Box   2 F   8
    Publications, IMC, 1958-2001, undated
    Box   2 F   9
    Statistical Information, 1972-1986
    Box   1 F   1
    Slides, IMC (54), 1971
    Box   1 F   2
    Slides, IMC (2), 1972
    Box   1 F   3
    Slides, IMC (15), 1973
    Box   1 F   4
    Slides, IMC (8), undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Slides, CMU Related Slides (4), original images date to 1925, 1939, slides are more current but undated, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Slides, CMU Related Slides (55), undated