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Eastern Michigan University Building photograph collection

Identifier: 015.B


The Eastern Michigan University Building photograph collection documents the architectural heritage of the campus of Eastern Michigan University, the Michigan State Normal College and the Michigan State Normal School. From the nationally recognized Historic District at the core of campus to the late 20th century renovations and additions both on and off campus; this collection documents the photographic history of the buildings on campus, their initial and evolving purposes to support students and student learning, both the exteriors and in some cases the interiors. This is a comprehensive collection with some buildings being better documented than others. Photographs date from 1860-2014 with the bulk of images dating from the 1920-1970s which coincided with the boom of campus construction.


  • Creation: 1860 - 2014
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

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


24.4 Linear Feet (4 record center cartons, 1 archive box, 15 oversize folders, 1 object)

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Related Materials

Additional photographs of campus buildings will sometimes be found in the specific building's collection. For example additional photographs of the Alexander Music Building can be found in the Frederick Alexander Music Building collection.

Eastern Michigan University Building photograph collection
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
28 January 2015
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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