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C.P. Steimle collection

Identifier: 010.CPS


The C.P. Steimle collection is a small selection of documents collected and created by and about Clemens P. Steimle, registrar for the Michigan State Normal College. Steimle a 1904 alum of the Michigan State Normal College returned to serve on the Mathematics faculty in 1905 and became the registrar in 1909, a post he held until his retirment in 1949. Given the length of his tenure at the College there is little to document his work in the Office of the Registrar in the collection. Included in the collection are correspondence about his work and service, an oral history interview with Egbert Isbell conducted in 1956, clippings, programs and a few photographs of Steimle and family members. Steimle's imprint on the university can be found in the collections of other College administrators of the same era.


  • Creation: 1909 - 2000
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1909 - 1964


Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Clemens P. Steimle was born August 21, 1878 in Atlantic Mine, Michigan. He entered the Michigan State Normal School in 1897 and graduated from the Michigan State Normal College in 1902 with a Life Certificate and began as an instructor and coach at Albion High School before serving two years as the principal and coach of Hillsdale High School. Steimle returned to the Michigan Normal College in 1905 as a member of the mathematics department until 1909 when he became the Registrar of the college. He served as secretary to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and was appointed to represent the Association on the Professional Advisory Commitee of the National Survey of the Education of Teachers under the direction of John Cooper, United States Commissioner of Education for the Department of the Interior. Steimle, well liked by the students was a member of the honorary fraternities, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Delta Psi, and the social fraternity Phi Delta Pi. An active member in the community he was a member of the Ypsilanti Players, officiated football and track events, and was the president of the WAshtenaw-Livingston County Council for Boy Scouts of America.

Steimle retired in 1949 but continued to work for the university in the capacity of emeritus registrar and member of the Alumni Board. When his wife Mary (Graham) Steimle retired in 1960 the couple moved to California where he died in 1969 at the age of 90. Mary was born in Imlay City, Michigan and attended the Normal College graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1917 and a Masters degree in 1953, she was a faculty member of the teacher training program at Lincoln Consolidated Schools and died in 1984.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 halfsize archive box, 1 object)

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Related Materials

Additional information regarding registration, college policies, the work of the Office of the Registrar, or other administrative issues related to C.P. Steimle can be found in the papers of presidents Charles McKenny [02.CM], John Munson[02.JM], and Eugene Elliott[02.EE], and Vice-President for Instruction Bruce K. Nelson [02.BKN].

C.P. Steimle collection
Alexis Braun Marks
2016 May 19
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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