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Teen Biz records

Identifier: 07.TB

Scope and Contents

The Teen Biz files contain records pertaining to the Teen Biz: Teens in Business Through the Arts Program. The collection is divided into several series: Meeting Minutes, Photography, Correspondence, Journal Publications, Literature, Administrative Files, Flyers and Events, and Compact Disc. The Journal Publications series has been divided into two parts: Drafts, and Published Writing. The Administrative Files series has been divided into the following categories: Curriculum, Program Reports, W-9s, Proposals, Attendance Records, Participant Evaluations, Team Leaders, Dismissed Participants, Participants, Participant Writings, Budgetary Files, Textbook, and 2008 Earmark guides. The Program Reports series has been further divded by year. The weakness of the collection lies in the fact that the year 2005 is not represented. The strength of the collection is represented in the sheer volume of correspondence collected in email printout form. The trials of implementing and maintaining a youth outreach program can be readily appreciated in the back and forth communication with faculty, volunteers, and parents.


  • Creation: 2006 - 2007

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

The Teen Biz: Teen Business Through the Arts program began in 2006 and was spearheaded by the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities at EMU, in collaboration with Michigan Works! and the Ypsilanti Schools. The program was designed to teach low-income, culturally diverse youth important work and life skills through the arts to better prepare them to enter the work force after completing high school.


5 Linear Feet (5 record center cartons)

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The Teen Biz records contain records and materials pertaining to the Teen Biz: Teens in Business Through the Arts Program, a youth outreach program sponsored by Michigan Works! and Eastern Michigan University. The files consist of administrative records, email communications, records of dismissed youth, budgetary agendas, meeting minutes, curriculum descriptions, flyers, events, and program final reports. Records in the collection date from 2XXX to 2XXX

Teen Biz records
Amber Davis
2019 February 5
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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