The University Archives and Records Management Reading Room is located in Alumni 101, in the heart of the oldest building on campus. Because of the unique materials and the program mandate to preserve those materials, there are special rules concerning use that do not apply to the general library collection.
We are here to assist you in your research to the best of our ability. Limited reference materials are available in the reading room including books from the Michigan Collection, Ferris Collection and some university publications. All other materials are retrieved on an on-call basis and used in the reading room facility. Materials are non-circulating and may only be used under direct supervision of UARMP (University Archives and Records Management Program) staff. Photocopying is done by staff. For further information on using the University Archives, please review the Guidelines for Use of the Ferris State University Archives.
The University Archives typically provides reference service from 8:00 - 12:00 p.m; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment. Occasionally because of illness, vacations, or university commitments, the UARMP may lack sufficient staff to supervise the reading room. Patrons wishing to visit are therefore urged to contact the department prior to their visit. To view the rare books, an appointment must be made.
Contact: Mary Gallagher-Eustice, Archival Associate or
Melinda McMartin Isler, University Archivist
Telephone: (231) 591-3731
Office: Alumni 101
410 Oak Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307