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Andrew Nazzaro Teaching Files

Identifier: 010.AN

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the professional career of Eastern Michigan University Emeritus Professor, Dr. Andrew Nazzaro. Nazzaro served with EMU for 45 years until his retirement in 2015. No personal or biographical documents are present in this collection. This collection illustrates the changes incured over 45 years in the field of Historic Preservation education at one of the largest Historic Preservation programs in the United States. Some of the significant topics represented in this collection are EMU campus building inventories, building preservation plans including an extensive survey of the EMU Science Facility construction plans, African American Studies, international preservation concerns, campus statuary, and various publications of the EMU Geography Department. The materials under Teaching Files include notable student papers, individual course activities, assignments, student advising documentation, and university computer system manuals. Under the heading "Correspondence," you will find printed emails and written letters between faculty and department heads, most notably a long communication thread between Nazzaro and Dr. Linda Pritchard, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, a disagreement arose over whether to downsize the Department of Geography, and along with emails and departmental memos, there are numerous meeting minutes included here concerning this particular university issue. The campus building preservation plans, completed by Nazzaro's students, are insightful on two levels: they offer a look into Historic Preservation curriculum, while also serving as helpful guides in the early stages of buidling preservation. The photography included in the collection represents Historic Preservation course field school, and other departmental activities. The format of photographs includes film, negative, slide, and digital photographs contained on floppy disk. The Departmental Files included contain course brochures, essays written for deliverance at various geography seminars and conferences, grievance filings, and local historic district ordinances. The collection is divided into nine categories: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Teaching Files, Department Files, Photography, Structure Preservation Plans, Press Clippings, Floppy Disks, and Videotape.


  • 1969 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Andrew Nazzaro was born on November 19, 1941. He received his BA in History from Jacksonville University in 1964, and went on to earn his MS from Florida State University in 1965, and his PhD from Michigan State University in 1974. Appointeed Associate Professor of Geography at Eastern Michigan University in 1969, Nazzaro would remain with EMU until his retirement in 2015, taking part in the development of the EMU Historic Preservation Program into the largest of its kind in the nation.


3 Linear Feet (3 record center carton)

Language of Materials



Dr. Andrew Allen Nazzaro is an American geographer and Eastern Michigan University Emeritus Professor residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having been appointed to associate professor of geography at EMU in 1969, Nazzaro retired in 2015 after 45 years with the university. This collection contains materials pertaining to Nazzaro's professional career with Eastern Michigan University, including photopgraphs, teaching awards, correspondence, teaching files, student papers, press clippings and various digital and analog media.

Related Materials

For materials related to the establishing of the Historic Preservation program, see the Historic Preservation Program records


Andrew Nazzaro Teaching Files
Matthew Jones
2019 February 5
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197