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College of Health and Human Services records

Identifier: 08.CHHS

Scope and Contents

The records of the College of Health and Human Services consist of administrative files pertaining to the activities of the College including proposals, course descriptions, news clippings and audio/visual recruitment materials relating to the different departments within the College. The collection spans from 1982 to 2012. Although this is not a comprehensive record of the College, it does document the most recent activities. The records are arranged into 3 series, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, including annual reports, course descriptions, doctoral proposals, reviews, general information about the college, and strategic plans; AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS includes scripts, slides, and cassette tapes developed for student recruitment for the different departmental programs which include Health Administration, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, and Health Administration; and PUBLICATIONS which includes brochures, clippings, Connection the alumni magazine, The Geriatric Education Center of Michigan, and Understanding Difficult Behaviors. The materials are arranged alphabetically within the series. The intellectual arrangement does not mirror the physical arrangement.


  • 1982 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

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

Administrative History note

As a response to the growing need for health and other service professionals, Eastern Michigan University established the College of Human Services in 1975. Programs in the original College included Home Economics, Nursing, Medical Technology, and Occupational Therapy.

Since 1975, the College has undergone a significant amount of growth and was the first on campus to have departments designated as professional schools. The name was changed from the College of Human Services to the College of Health and Human Services on April 21, 1982, to better reflect the college’s differing educational parameters. Expanding in 2000, with the construction of the Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services, the college not only expanded physically but also expanded programing to serve students in the fields of Clinical Laboratory Sciences; Health Administration; Occupational Therapy; Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising; Dietetics; Hotel and Restaurant Management; Interior Design; Nursing; Social Work and Gerontology. These programs are housed within the four additional schools of Health Promotion & Human Performance, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work. Graduate degrees are offered in Nursing and Social Work.


5.8 Linear Feet (1 records center carton, 2 archive boxes, 1 half size archive box, 1 oversize folder, 6 objects )

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The College of Health and Human Services records are comprised primarily of administrative files, annual reports, news clippings and publications. Also included are audio/visual materials developed and used for student recruitment. Materials were generated by the College of Health and Human Services, founded in 1975, on the campus of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The College originally housed to the departments of Home Economics, Nursing, Medical Technology and Occupational Therapy. It has expanded to included the four additional schools of Health Promotion & Human Performance, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work.


University Archives continues to add materials to the collection on a yearly basis. Edits to the finding aid to reflect additions will occur at the end of each calendar year.

Related Materials

For materials related to notable programs within the College of Health and Human Services, see the following collections:

Occupational Therapy records [08.OT]:

School of Nursing records [08.SN]:

College of Health and Human Services records
Leslie Van Veen and Brooke Boyst
2012 January 13
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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