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Salary records

Identifier: 010.S

Scope and Contents Note

The Salary records documents employee salaries at Eastern Michigan University from 1902 until 2008. The records primarily include salary records, bi-weekly appointment vacancy reports, and Unclassified Payroll Vouchers and is organized into these three record groups. Additionally, the collection contains files of newspaper clippings, correspondence, cooperative research surveys, expenses, graphs, and salary schedules.

The Salary Reports series documents the salaries of each employee at Eastern Michigan University, these records begin in 1920 and end in 2008. There are several years missing from 1937 - 1941, 1967 - 1969, and 1979. The Bi-Weekly Appointment Vacancy reports consists of vacancy reports at Eastern Michigan University from 1978 until 2008 with the exception of 1979 - 1995 and 2005 - 2007 missing. The Vouchers, Unclassified Payroll series contains monthly reports, organized annually and documents the salaries of lecturers and adjunct faculty. The file containing newspaper clippings dates from 1970 until 2002.

Additional Salary Rosters from 2008-Present are available through


  • Creation: 1902 - 2008

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of the collection is not permitted.

Conditions Governing Use

Salary records are closed for general research. Please contact the University Archives with questions.


20 Linear Feet (10 record center cartons, 5 archive boxes , 2 oversize folder)

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The Salary records is comprised of salary records, bi-weekly appointment vacancy reports from 1920 until 2008, and Payroll Vouchers from 1902-1942. Materials are arranged by record type and within that, chronologically. The series Salary Reports is composed of salary reports and records of wage payments from 1920 until 2008. The Bi-Weekly Appointment Vacancy Reports series date from 1978, with the bulk of materials dating between 1996 - 2004. There is one file contains newspaper clippings. Although nearly a complete collection of reports, the following years are not documented in this collection: 1944 - 1960, 1964, 1967 - 1970, 1976, and 1979.

Related Materials

Some volumes containing Michigan State Normal School and Michigan State Normal College staff member wages and payment information are located in the Michigan State Normal College Financial records, collection 02.MSNCF and document the years 1881-1895 and 1916-1920. Additionally, the Meeting Minutes of the Michigan State Board of Education include salary rosters for the Normal Schools and Colleges including the Michigan State Normal College, Central Michigan State Normal College, Western Michigan State Normal College and Northern State Michgian Normal College.

Salary records
Courtney Dornburg, Tiara Alexander, Alexis Braun Marks
2011 December 9
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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