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University House records

Identifier: 015.UH

Scope and Contents

The University House records includes Board of Regents minutes, clippings, correspondence, grand opening information, Holiday Home Tour, news releases and a Performance Audit of the University House. There are two series in the collection: 1. Procedures and Finding Reports prepared for EMU University House, which includes the report, attachments 1-26, and attachments 27-49; 2. VHS Tapes including Fox 2 News Report on President's University House, and Presidents House series. The collection is arranged alphabetically. Records date from 2000-2009.


  • Creation: 2000 - 2009
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2003 - 2004

Conditions Governing Access

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

Historical Note

The University House at Eastern Michigan University serves as the President's home, and as a gathering place for University events. The building measures a total of 10,000 square feet, with 3,500 being a private area for the University President and their family. Construction began on the building in 2001, and it was dedicated 2003 September 16. The house revolves around controversy, as it cost $1.6 million over the allotted budget for the building, among other issues. This controversy resulted in the termination of then President Samuel Kirkpatrick, and several members of the Board of Regents.


1.1 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes, 1 object)

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The University House records document the construction and controversy surrounding the President's home at Eastern Michigan University. The collection includes clippings, correspondence, news releases, and the Performance Audit of the home. The collection is arranged alphabetically. Records date from 2000-2009, with the bulk of information from 2003-2004.

University House records
Elizabeth Searls
2014 August 14
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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