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Eastern Echo Administrative records

Identifier: 04.EEA

Scope and Contents

The collection covers the business, organizational, and financial activities of the Normal News beginning in 1881, and after 1956 continues to document the activities of the Eastern Echo. Financial records are particularly well-represented in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as by a bound cash book from the period 1881-1893. Another bound book documents the Proceedings of the Normal News Committee from 1937 to 1954. News clippings highlighting notable events in the newspaper's history date from 1940 to 2011. Two copies of the magazine "The 'U' and You" from 1974 and 1975 are also included. Correspondence relates particularly to soliciting book reviews in the 1980s, but there are also a few other letters in the collection from earlier dates. A small paperback style guide from 1928 is included, as well as two other sets of guidelines for staff from the 1930s and 1940s. There are also programs from the annual oratorical contest sponsored by the paper, dating from 1890, 1891, and 1895, as well as programs from the Student Media banquet from 1991, 1999, 2001, and 2002.


  • Creation: 1881 - 2011


Language of Materials

All records are in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Administrative History

The Normal News began in 1881, before becoming the Eastern Echo in 1956. It is an independent student paper, meaning that it is funded through advertising revenue and the university exercises no editorial control over the paper. The Eastern Echo has won numerous awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and the Michigan Collegiate Press Association.


0.8 Linear Feet (1 archive box, 2 objects.)


Records of the Eastern Echo student newspaper, formerly the Normal News and the Normal College News. The collection (1881-2010) includes business records, staff lists, financial documents, news clippings related to the Echo, awards, correspondence, programs from newspaper events, publicity and advertising materials.

Related Materials

Related materials include microfilmed run of the newspaper from 1881 onwards, available in the Halle Library as well as the following collection:

Eastern Echo Photo Negative collection [016.EEPN]:

Eastern Echo Administrative records
Julia Pope
2012 May 16
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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