Life Sciences Institute records: 2001-2016 (Majority of material found within 2001-2006)
Summary Information
Title: Life Sciences Institute records
Creator: University of Michigan. Life Sciences Institute.
Dates: 2001-2016 (Majority of material found within 2001-2006)
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (in 3 boxes), 1 oversize folder, 1 archived websites, 1.58 GB
Abstract:
The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is a University of Michigan life sciences research and education organization dedicated to "advanc[ing] the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health". The Life Sciences Institute records document the activities of the LSI and related organizations and includes reports, strategic planning documentation, photographs, publications, digital audio and video recordings, and print-outs of the LSI's 2003 website.
Call number: 2019021 Bimu 2 UBImum C6
Language: The material is in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Steven Gentry, September 2019.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by the Life Sciences Institute (donor no. 11646) in January 2017.

Access Restrictions:

Restrictions apply; materials in the Executive files series (Box 1) are restricted for 20 years from their date of creation. See item listing for details.

Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. Certain administrative records are restricted in accordance with university policy as outlined below. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Categories of Restricted Records

  • Executive records : Records generated by the university's executive officers, deans, directors, department heads, and their designated support staff are restricted for twenty (20) years from the date of their creation.

Restricted files are indicated in the contents list of the collection’s finding aid with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.

For further information on the restriction policy and placing Freedom of Information Act requests for restricted material, consult the reference archivist at the Bentley Historical Library (bentley.ref@umich.edu) or the University of Michigan Freedom of Information Office website (https://foia.vpcomm.umich.edu/).

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Processing Information:

In preparing digital material for long-term preservation and access, the Bentley Historical Library adheres to professional best practices and standards to ensure that content will retain its authenticity and integrity. For more information on procedures for the ingest and processing of digital materials, please see Bentley Historical Library Digital Processing Note. Access to digital material may be provided either as a direct link to an individual file or as a downloadable package of files bundled in a zip file.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Life Sciences Institute records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

[item], [URL], Life Sciences Institute records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: 1. Executive files. 2.Publicity files. 3. Clippings files. 4. Archived websites.


Biography

Established in 1999, the Life Sciences Institute is a University of Michigan life sciences research and education organization that strives to advance the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health." The LSI building—which opened in 2003—houses several centers and laboratories, including the Center for Chemical Genomics, Center for Structural Biology, Michigan Drug Discovery (formerly the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines), and LSI's cryro-electron microscopy laboratory. In addition, the LSI has engaged in numerous educational opportunities, as evidenced by its Annual Symposium (2002-ongoing) as well as various fellowships and internships.

Three organizations advise and oversee the LSI's director and staff: the LSI Leadership Council, which offers guidance concerning the LSI's "orginazational direction and progress"; LSI Scientific Advisory Board, which guides the LSI's "scientific direction and progress"; and LSI Executive Committee, which reviews the institute's efforts, challenges, and campus planning.

Directors of the Life Sciences Institute

2002 Jack Dixon
2002-2015 Alan R. Saltiel
2015-2016 Stephen J. Weiss (Interim)
2016- Roger D. Cone

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Life Sciences and Institute records document the activities of the Life Sciences Institute (LSI). Materials are dated from 2001-2016 and include reports, strategic planning documentation, photographs, publications (such as newsletters and fliers), digital audio and video recordings, clippings, and print-outs of the LSI's 2003 website. Notable people and organizations in this collection include former LSI Director Dr. Alan R. Saltiel; Emerita Professor Rowena Mathews, a charter member of the LSI; and the Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program (LSVSP), a life sciences outreach organization founded alongside the LSI. Also prominently reflected in the collection are materials relating to LSI's annual symposium and the construction of the LSI building.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Life sciences -- Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Digital file formats.
  • Photographs.
  • Web sites.
  • University of Michigan. Life Sciences Institute.
  • University of Michigan -- Research.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Box   1  
Executive files circa 2002-2005, 2009-2012 [series] (0.4 linear feet (in 7 folders and 3 volumes))  [Executive records restricted until July 1, 2025]

The Executive files series (0.2 linear feet) consists of material from both the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) and the Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program (LSVSP), and includes reports as well as meeting materials of both the LSI Scientific Advisory Board and LSI Leadership Council. Also included are LSI strategic planning and LSVSP communication planning materials.

 
Publicity files circa 2001-2016 [series] (0.5 linear feet (in 2 boxes), 1 oversize folder, 1.58 GB)

The Publicity files series (0.5 linear feet) consist of LSI publications, including fliers, newsletters, pamphlets, and posters (for example, of LSI's various events). Also included are digital audio and video recordings as well as photographs of both LSI personnel--such as Director Jack Dixon, Director Alan Saltial and Emerita Faculty Rowena Mathews--and the LSI building, particularly during its construction.

Box   3  
Photographs circa 2001-2004
Box   2  
Publications circa 2001-2016
Oversize Folder   1  
Symposium posters 2002-2006, 2009-2016
  Online  
Life Sciences Orchestra concert May 12, 2004 [This recording may be protected by copyright law. Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library.] [access item]
  Online  
Seeking the Beautiful Solution circa 2006 [This recording may be protected by copyright law. Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library.] [access part 1] [access part 2] [access part 3]
Box   2  
Clippings files 2001-2006, 2013-2014 [series] (0.8 linear feet (in 14 folders))
 
Archived website 2003, 2010-ongoing [series]

The Website series (0.1 linear feet) contains print-outs from the LSI's 2003 website as well as a link to the LSI's archived website.

Box   2  
Website printouts 2003
  Online  
Life Sciences Institute (University of Michigan) Web Archives 2010-ongoing [access item]