Melinda Isler, Archivist
1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids MI 49307
Collection Title: Thomas Chulski Papers
Creator: Chulski, Thomas
Abstract: Thomas Chulski served as a faculty member in the Department of Physical Sciences at Ferris State University from 1964-1988. He taught various levels of undergraduate physical science and chemistry courses. Records include lesson plans, memos, seminar notes and worksheets.
Quantity: 6.0 cubic feet; 4 records center boxes
Identification: UA 24.13.50
Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program
Thomas Chulski (1922- ) served as a long term faculty member at Ferris State College from 1964-1988. Chulski began his education at Aquinas College. He later transferred to Michigan State University, where he earned his bachelor of science (B.S.) degree, Master of Science (M.S.) degree and Ph.D. in chemistry. While at Michigan State University, Dr. Chulski served as a senior assistant within the department for two years.
After earning his degrees, Dr. Chulski spent three years as a research chemist with Lindsay Chemical Company in Chicago (Illinois). The company's focus was on research in rare-earth chemicals. Between 1954-1964, he worked as a research associate at the Upjohn pharmaceutical company in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Dr. Chulski became a faculty member at Ferris State College in the winter of 1964 and remained until his retirement in 1988. He taught in the Physical Sciences department, which for the majority of that time period was part of the General Education division. He designed courses in general, analytical, and industrial chemistry, along with courses in the physical sciences. These courses served a variety of student populations including the pharmacy and technician programs. During his last ten years as a faculty member, he was primarily responsible for analytical chemistry courses at Ferris.
Along with teaching, Chulski also attended seminars and lectures at the college and several chemistry conferences off-campus. He remained active in the field of research chemistry.
Chulski was married with four children.
Thomas Chulski served as a faculty member at Ferris State College from 1964-1988 where he primarily taught 100 and 200 level courses in chemistry and physical science.
Information about student grades, worksheets, laboratory sessions and workbooks, and other course materials can be found in the files for the individual courses. Chulski revised his notes, worksheets, and labs for classes every year and kept records of this in his course files. Informational packets from outside seminars he attended from 1973-1983 as a professional development activity can be found in the physical science seminar files.
Chulski also kept a copy of his teaching schedule for every year he worked at Ferris State College. These schedules, which can be found in the teaching schedules folder, provide a window into the typical teaching load over several decades.
He was an avid supporter of the creation of an optometry college at Ferris State College. In the wake of Governor Milliken' veto of the college in fall 1975, Chulski wrote to many influential politicians in Lansing, acting both as a teacher and as a representative of the Student American Pharmaceutical Association, lobbying for support of the optometry college. These letters are included in the collection. Apart from that folder, this collection documents only Chulski's instructional activities.
The papers are divided into a single series.
The Thomas Chulski Papers 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.
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 not been transferred to Ferris State University. For more information, contact the University Archivist.
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.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
[Item], Folder, Box. Thomas Chulski Papers. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.
The Thomas Chulski Papers were donated at an unspecified date after 1988 by Thomas Chulski, Big Rapids (Mich.).
The Thomas Chulski Papers were processed to the folder level by Christina Collins in February 2006. A finding aid was prepared in a word processing format and converted to EAD 1.0. 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).
No materials were separated from this collection. Duplicates were discarded.
This collection consists of typed and handwritten papers. There is no specialized software required for viewing.
Records include worksheets and lesson plans for various chemistry and physical science classes, memos, and seminar notes. Lab manuals are unpublished.
The series is arranged alphabetically by name or subject
|1||1||Chemical and Engineering news. 2 September 1974.|
|1||2||Chemistry 100. Spring 1977.|
|1||3||Chemistry 100. Winter 1977.|
|1||4||Chemistry 100. Winter 1978.|
|1||5||Chemistry 100. Spring 1978.|
|1||6||Chemistry 100. Supplemental material. Fall 1978.|
|1||7||Chemistry 100. Winter 1979.|
|1||8||Chemistry 100. Supplemental material. Winter 1980.|
|1||9||Chemistry 100. Winter 1980.|
|1||10||Chemistry 100. Winter 1981.|
|1||11||Chemistry 100. Fall 1981.|
|1||12||Chemistry 100. Winter 1982.|
|1||13||Chemistry 100. Fall 1982.|
|1||14||Chemistry 100. Winter 1983.|
|1||15||Chemistry 100. Fall 1983.|
|1||16||Chemistry. Winter 1984.|
|1||17||Chemistry. Fall 1984.|
|1||18||Chemistry 100. Winter 1986.|
|1||19||Chemistry 100. Spring 1986.|
|1||20||Chemistry 100. Fall 1986.|
|1||21||Chemistry 100. Spring 1987.|
|1||22||Chemistry 100. Fall 1987.|
|1||23||Chemistry 120A; 120B; 121. Lab experiments. 1st edition. 1962.|
|1||24||Chemistry 120A; 120B; 121. Lab experiments. 2nd edition. 1964. Folder 1.|
|1||25||Chemistry 120A; 120B; 121. Lab experiments. 2nd edition. 1964. Folder 2.|
|1||26||Chemistry 120A. Fall 1966.|
|1||27||Chemistry 120A. Fall 1967.|
|1||28||Chemistry 120A; 120B; 121. Lab experiments. 1965.|
|1||29||Chemistry 120B. Winter 1967.|
|1||30||Chemistry 120B. Winter 1968.|
|1||31||Chemistry 121. Fall 1965.|
|1||32||Chemistry 121. Spring 1966.|
|1||33||Chemistry 121. Fall 1966.|
|1||34||Chemistry 121. Fall 1967.|
|2||1||Chemistry 121. Spring 1968.|
|2||2||Chemistry 121. Fall 1968.|
|2||3||Chemistry 121. Winter 1969.|
|2||4||Chemistry 121. Fall 1969.|
|2||5||Chemistry 121. Winter 1970.|
|2||6||Chemistry 121. Summer 1970.|
|2||7||Chemistry 121. Fall 1970.|
|2||8||Chemistry 121. Fall 1971.|
|2||9||Chemistry 121. Fall 1972.|
|2||10||Chemistry 121. Fall 1973.|
|2||11||Chemistry 121. Winter 1975.|
|2||12||Chemistry 121. Spring 1975.|
|2||13||Chemistry 121. Lab only. Fall 1978.|
|2||14||Chemistry 122. Lab experiments. 1959.|
|2||15||Chemistry 122. Lab experiments. 1965. Folder 1.|
|2||16||Chemistry 122. Lab experiments. 1966. Folder 2.|
|2||17||Chemistry 122. Lab experiments. Teachers manual. 1965.|
|2||18||Chemistry 122. Winter 1965.|
|2||19||Chemistry 122. Spring 1966.|
|2||20||Chemistry 122. Winter 1967.|
|2||21||Chemistry 122. Spring 1967.|
|2||22||Chemistry 122. Winter 1968.|
|2||23||Chemistry 122. Spring 1968.|
|2||24||Chemistry 122. Winter 1969.|
|2||25||Chemistry 122. Spring 1969.|
|2||26||Chemistry 122. Fall 1969.|
|2||27||Chemistry 122. Spring 1970.|
|3||1||Chemistry 122. Winter 1971.|
|3||2||Chemistry 122. Spring 1971.|
|3||3||Chemistry 122. Winter 1972.|
|3||4||Chemistry 122. Fall 1972.|
|3||5||Chemistry 122. Winter 1974.|
|3||6||Chemistry 122. Spring 1974.|
|3||7||Chemistry 122. Fall 1974.|
|3||8||Chemistry 122. Fall 1975.|
|3||9||Chemistry 122. Spring 1976.|
|3||10||Chemistry 123. Summer 1966.|
|3||11||Chemistry 123. Spring 1972.|
|3||12||Chemistry 123. Winter 1973.|
|3||13||Chemistry 123. Spring 1973.|
|3||14||Chemistry 123. Fall 1974.|
|3||15||Chemistry 123. Fall 1975.|
|3||16||Chemistry 123. Winter 1976.|
|3||17||Chemistry 221. Summer 1973.|
|3||18||Chemistry 222. Summer 1973.|
|3||19||Chemistry 223. Summer 1973.|
|3||20||Chemistry 231. Fall 1976.|
|3||21||Chemistry 231. Winter 1977.|
|3||22||Chemistry 231. Spring 1977.|
|3||23||Chemistry 231. Fall 1977.|
|3||24||Chemistry 231. Winter 1978.|
|3||25||Chemistry 231. Spring 1978.|
|4||1||Chemistry 231. Fall 1978.|
|4||2||Chemistry 231. Spring 1979.|
|4||3||Chemistry 231. Fall 1979.|
|4||4||Chemistry 231. Spring 1980.|
|4||5||Chemistry 231. Fall 1980.|
|4||6||Chemistry 231. Spring 1981.|
|4||7||Chemistry 231. Fall 1981.|
|4||8||Chemistry 231. Spring 1982.|
|4||9||Chemistry 231. Fall 1982.|
|4||10||Chemistry 231. Spring 1983.|
|4||11||Chemistry 231. Fall 1983.|
|4||12||Chemistry 231. Spring 1984.|
|4||13||Chemistry 231. Fall 1984.|
|4||15||Isotope Technology Institute. 1967. Folder 1.|
|4||16||Isotope Technology Institute. 1967. Folder 2.|
|4||17||Industrial Chemistry Technology 215. Winter 1980.|
|4||18||Industrial Chemistry Technology 215. Winter 1981.|
|4||19||Industrial Chemistry Technology 215. Winter 1982.|
|4||20||Industrial Chemistry Technology 215. Winter 1983.|
|4||21||Industrial Chemistry Technology 215. Winter 1984.|
|4||22||Industrial Chemistry Technology 215. Spring 1985.|
|4||23||Physical Science 100. Fall 1984.|
|4||24||Physical Science 107. Winter 1985.|
|4||25||Physical Science 107. Spring 1985.|
|4||26||Physical Science 107. Winter 1986.|
|4||27||Physical Science 107. Winter 1987.|
|4||28||Physical Science 107. Spring 1987.|
|4||29||Physical Science 107. Winter 1988.|
|4||30||Physical Science seminars. 1973-1977.|
|4||31||Physical Science seminars. 1978-1983.|
|4||32||Teaching schedules. 1963-1988.|