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Michigan Murders

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Michigan Murders refers to a series of killings in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area between 1967 and 1969. John Norman Collins, an EMU alumni, was convicted of one out of 7 alleged killings and was sentenced to life in prison.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John A. Fallon III records

 Collection — Box 5
Identifier: 011.JAF

John A. Fallon, III was appointed president of Eastern Michigan University by a unanimous vote of the EMU Board of Regents at its regular meeting March 15. Fallon took office July 15, 2005. John A. Fallon, III records date from 2005-2007 and includes files such as Court Case Notes involving Laura Dickinson, Minutes, Cards/Invitations, Clippings, News Releases, Remarks to Board of Regents, Gifts, and Photographs.

Dates: 2005 - 2007

John Norman Collins

Identifier: 018.JNC
Abstract The John Norman Collins press collection is an accumulation of press materials, clippings, press releases, and video collected in the month preceding and years after John Collins was formally arraigned for the murder of Karen Sue Beineman, a student enrolled at Eastern Michigan University. Once on trial, Collins became linked to 6 other murders that took place in Southeast Michigan between 1967 and 1969. Known as the Michigan Murders, the young female victims...
Dates: 1969 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1990

Laura Dickinson collection

Identifier: 017.LD

Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and reports related to the murder of student Laura Dickinson in 2006, the trials and conviction of Orange Taylor, and the resulting scandal over the university's failure to disclose in a timely fashion that Dickinson was murdered which cost several top administrators their jobs, including President John Fallon, Vice President for Student Affairs James Vick, and Director of Public Safety Cindy Hall.

Dates: 2006 - 2010