A Finding Aid for the Campus Directory Records 1928-1929; 1940-2015

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Campus Directory Records

Creator: Ferris State University. Telecommunications.

Dates: 1928-1929; 1940-2015

Abstract: Annual directories provide information about staff and students. Some issues also contain organizational information about the university. This collection contains no additional information beyond the published directories. It has been produced since 1928.

Language: English

Quantity: 3.0 cubic feet; 6 half records center boxes

Identification: UA 14.3.600

Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program

Historical Note

In February 1928, Ralph Hayward published a slim paper student directory. Ads were used to defray costs. Although titled a student directory, the publication also included faculty addresses and telephone numbers. Student information included name, address, telephone number and course of study.

No directories currently exist for the 1930-1940 period, although it is unclear if one was actually published. In 1940, a fifteen cent directory of faculty and students was issued. The title page noted that the directory was published by students. From the 1940-1971 period, directories were issued by either the institution or by a student organization such as a fraternity. After 1971, all publications were done with institutional funding, even if the directory might be sponsored by the student government organization.

In 1984, the Centennial Directory began the inclusion of the office listing at the beginning of the directory. In 1986-87, it merged to become the campus wide directory. It included both staff and student information. New materials included office information and campus maps and procedures.

Scope and Content Note

Campus directories provide information about students and staff. Information may include local addresses which gives information about living patterns. It also provides addresses for staff members, including their office and home contacts. This provides insight into the current organizational and physical structure of the institution. Earlier editions also included ads from local businesses.

This collection only contains the published directories.

Arrangement

The papers are divided into a single series.

Access Information

Conditions of Access

The Campus Directory Records are open for research to all users in accordance with University Archives and Records Management access policies. It is available in the reading room of the Ferris State University Archives.

Conditions of Use

Requests for permission to publish material should be directed to the University Archivist. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to Ferris State University. For more information, contact the University Archivist.

Subject Headings

Below are a list of names, organizations and subjects relating to the collection. Names have been taken from Library of Congress Authority headings whenever possible.

Related Materials

None specified.

Administrative Information

Citations

Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
[Item], Folder, Box (or url). Campus Directory Records. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Provenance (Acquisition Information)

These records were transferred to the University Archives when published by the Institutional Research and Testing office.

Processing Information

The Campus Directory Records were processed to the folder level by Melinda McMartin Isler in June 2005. They were revised in July 2008. A finding aid was prepared in a word processing format and converted to EAD 2.0. A collection level MARC-21 record was prepared and placed in the library online public access catalog. Description based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004).

Technical Requirements

This collection consists of bound directories on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. No specialized software or hardware is required for viewing.

Content Listing

Series 1. Campus Directories. 1928-2012.

Campus directories provide directional information for staff and students. It also provides a mapping of offices/dormitory assignments.

Directories are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Student Directory. 1928.
1 2 School Directory and Handbook. 1929.
1 3 Student Directory of Ferris Institute. Spring term. 1940.
1 4 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1940-1941.
1 5 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1946-1947.
1 6 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1947-1948.
1 7 Directory of Faculty and Students. Partial copy. 1949-1950.
1 8 Directory of Faculty and Students. Partial copy. 1950-1951.
1 9 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1951-1952.
1 10 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1953-1954.
1 11 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1954-1955.
1 12 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1955-1956.
1 13 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1956-1957
1 14 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1957-1958.
1 15 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1958-1959.
1 16 Directory of Faculty and Students. 1959-1960.
1 17 Ferris Directory. 1960-1961.
1 18 Ferris Directory. 1961-1962.
1 19 Ferris Directory. 1962-1963.
1 20 Ferris Directory. 1963-1964.
1 21 Ferris Directory. 1964-1965.
1 22 Ferris Directory. 1965-1966.
1 23 1966-1967.
1 24 Office Directory Updates;
Personnel Updates. 1966-1967.
Box Folder Contents
2 1 Directory. Ferris State College;
Ferris State Telephone Directory. 1967-1968.
2 2 Ferris State College Directory;
Ferris State College Telephone Directory;
Office Directory. 1968-1969.
2 3 Ferris State College Directory. 1969-1970.
2 4 Personnel Directory;
Ferris State College Telephone Directory. 1970-1971.
2 5 Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1971-1972.
2 6 Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1972-1973.
2 7 ASG Student Telephone Directory;
Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1973-1974.
2 8 ASG Student Telephone Directory;
Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1974-1975.
2 9 Ferris State College Personnel Directory;
Office List. 1975-1976.
2 10 Personnel Directory. Ferris State College. 1976-1977.
2 11 Personnel Directory. Ferris State College. 1977-1978.
2 12 Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1978-1979.
2 13 Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1979-1980.
2 14 Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1980-1981.
2 15 Ferris State College Personnel Directory; Telephone Operations. 1981-1982.
Box Folder Contents
3 1 Ferris State College Personnel Directory. 1982-1983.
3 2 Ferris State College Centennial Personnel Directory. 1983-1984.
3 3 Ferris State College Personnel Directory;
Student Telephone Directory. 1984-1985.
3 4 Ferris State College Personnel Directory;
Personnel Updates. 1985-1986.
3 5 Ferris State College Telephone Directory. 1985-1986.
3 6 Ferris State College Telephone Directory. 1986-1987.
3 7 1988-1989 Telephone Directory;
Ferris State University. 1988-1989. 1988-1989.
3 8 Ferris State University Telephone Directory. 1989-1990.
3 9 Ferris State University Telephone Directory. 1990-1991.
3 10 Ferris State University Telephone Directory. 1991-1992.
3 11 Ferris State University Telephone Directory. 1992-1993.
Box Folder Contents
4 1 Ferris State University Telephone Directory. 1993-1994.
4 2 Ferris State University Telephone Directory. 1994-1995.
4 3 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 1995-1996.
  4 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 1996-1997.
4 5 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 1997-1998.
4 6 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 1998-1998.
Box Folder Contents
5 1 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 1999-2000.
5 2 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 2000-2001.
5 3 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 2001-2002.
5 4 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 2002-2003.
5 5 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 2003-2004.
5 6 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 2004-2005.
Box Folder Contents
6 1 Ferris State University Campus Directory. 2005-2006.
  3 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2006-2007.
6 4 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2007-2008.
6 5 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2008-2009.
6 6 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2009-2010.
6 7 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2010-2011.
Box Folder Contents
7 1 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2011-2012.
7 2 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2012-2013.
7 3 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2013-2014.
7 4 Ferris State University. University Directory. 2014-2015.