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Martin F. Dickerson collection

Identifier: 04.MD


The Martin F. Dickerson collection are the materials of Mr. Dickerson's from his time enrolled in two correspondence courses through the Michigan State Normal College in 1954. Students who were unable to have their course needs met through the extension office were allowed to take correspondence courses, which if completed satisfactorily would carry the same weight as those taken on campus. Each course has six assignments per credit hour, with both of the courses Dickerson enrolled in totalling 2 credit hours a piece. The collection includes most of the assignments and the comments from the instructors from Introduction to Regional Geography (taught by Margaret Sill) and Rural Sociology (taught by Joseph W. Kreder) taken through correspondence in the spring of 1954. The collection does not include materials from when Dickerson was enrolled as an undergraduate in 193-39 and 1939-1940.


  • Creation: 1951 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Martin Frederick Dickerson was born in November 8,1919 to Don Miles Dickerson and Margaret Tackman in Belleville, Michigan. He married Eleanor Laura who was born October 14, 1926 in Detroit Michigan to parents Julius and Mary Ann Provey. Together they had five children: Martin, William, Mary Ann, Sharon and Laura. Martin died 1977 February 3 and Eleanor died June 20, 2014.

Martin attended the Michigan State Normal College for his freshman and sophomore years (1938-39 and 1939-40) after which time he appears to have unenrolled from the College. He took two correspondence courses in the spring of 1954. It is unclear if and when he completed his degree.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 archive box)

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Custodial History

Materials in this collection were in the possession of Dickerson's daughter prior to donation in 2014.

Martin F. Dickerson collection
Martin F. Dickerson correspondence collection
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
2015 October 7
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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