A Finding Aid for the Class Schedule Book Records 1963-2004

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Class Schedule Book Records

Creator: Ferris State University. Records Office.

Dates: 1963-2004

Abstract: The class schedule books provide a listing of courses, instructors and locations by quarter/semester. The collection contains a complete run of the publication between 1963-2004. After 2004 the class schedule book was only available online.

Language: English

Quantity: 4.5 cubic feet; 3 records center boxes

Identification: UA 8.5.601

Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program

Historical Note

Summer quarter of 1963 is the first class schedule booklet available within the archives collection. Earlier class schedule information was passed out on individual mimeographed sheets. The book reflects the growth of the institution, both as a physical campus and in the number of students served.

The earliest books are a slightly smaller page. The information is strictly the registration information, the planning worksheet and the academic calender. Later volumes are larger (8.5 x 11 inch size) and contain more extensive information such as administrative offices, academic policies, general education requirements and information about tuition and housing. It a supplements to the catalog course description by offering the specific details when/where a class is offered by section.

Since the 2003-2004, class schedules are only available via the Records Office website. Past schedule books are not available online. The link to course schedules can be found at: https://ferris.edu/admissions/registrar/homepage.htm

Scope and Content Note

Class schedule books provide the detailed information about the who, where and when that is missing from a catalog. Because of the rapidly changing nature of such information, schedules are published every semester (prior to 1993, Ferris State University was on a quarter system.)

A typical class schedule book contains an academic calender, basic campus information and class information. Class information provides all materials necessary to register including section codes and type of class. There is also information on the instructor, time, days and classrooms.

A few issues are missing from the collection, which may have folders listed.

Arrangement

The papers are divided into a single series.

Access Information

Conditions of Access

The Class Schedule Book 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. Class Schedule Book Records. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Provenance (Acquisition Information)

This publication was produced by the Registrar's Office. A copy of the current schedule was kept on reserve at the library. Copies of the class schedule books were obtained from the library reserves program, the registrar and individuals prior to September 2002. No detailed records of the transfer of earlier records exist. A later transfer occurred in August 2007.

Processing Information

The Class Schedule Book Records were processed to the folder level by Melinda McMartin Isler in June 2006. 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 a magazine type bound format with up to an 8.5 x 11 inch page size. It requires no specialized software or equipment for viewing.

Content Listing

Series 1. Issues. 1963-2004.

The Class Schedule Book publication is a collection of up to two copies of each issue. The only series consists of loose paper copies of the publication. They have been foldered and housed in acid-neutral boxes. This collection does not contain any materials other than the final publication. For some semesters, specialized schedules for off-campus or chemistry programs have been included as well.

The paper issues are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1963.
1 2 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1963-1964
1 3 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1963-1964.
1 4 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1963-1964.
1 5 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1964.
1 6 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1964-1965.
1 7 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1964-1965.
1 8 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1964-1965.
1 9 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1965.
1 10 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1965-1966.
1 11 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1965-1966.
1 12 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1965-1966.
1 13 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1966.
1 14 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1966-1967.
1 15 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1966-1967.
1 16 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1966-1967.
1 17 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1967.
1 18 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1967-1968.
1 19 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1967-1968.
1 20 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1967-1968.
1 21 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1968.
1 22 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1968-1969.
1 23 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1968-1969.
1 24 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1968-1969.
1 25 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1969.
1 26 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1969-1970.
1 27 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1969-1970.
1 28 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1969-1970.
1 29 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1970.
1 30 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1970-1971.
1 31 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1970-1971.
1 32 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1970-1971.
1 33 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1971.
1 34 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1971-1972.
1 35 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1971-1972.
1 36 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1971-1972.
1 37 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1972.
1 38 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1972-1973.
1 39 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1972-1973.
1 40 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1972-1973.
1 41 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1973.
1 42 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter . 1973-1974.
1 43 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1973-1974.
1 44 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1973-1974.
1 45 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1974.
1 46 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1974-1975.
1 47 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1974-1975.
1 48 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1974-1975.
1 49 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1975.
1 50 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1975-1976.
1 51 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1975-1976.
1 52 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1975-1976.
1 53 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1976.
1 54 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1976-1977.
1 55 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1976-1977.
1 56 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1976-1977.
1 57 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1977.
Box Folder Contents
2 1 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1977-1978.
2 2 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1977-1978.
2 3 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1977-1978.
2 4 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1978.
2 5 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1978-1979.
2 6 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1978-1979.
2 7 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1978-1979.
2 8 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1979.
2 9 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1979-1980.
2 10 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1979-1980.
2 11 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1979-1980.
2 12 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1980.
2 13 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1980-1981.
2 14 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1980-1981.
2 15 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1980-1981.
2 16 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1981.
2 17 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1981-1982.
2 18 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1981-1982.
2 19 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1981-1982.
2 20 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1982.
2 21 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1982-1983.
2 22 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1982-1983.
2 23 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1982-1983.
2 24 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1983.
2 25 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1983-1984.
2 26 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1983-1984.
2 27 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1983-1984.
2 28 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter. 1984.
2 29 Class Schedule Book. Fall quarter. 1984-1985.
2 30 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1984-1985.
2 31 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1984-1985.
2 32 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1985-1986.
2 33 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1985-1986.
2 34 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1985-1986.
2 35 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1986-1987.
2 36 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1986-1987.
2 37 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1986-1987.
2 38 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1987-1988.
2 39 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1987-1988.
2 40 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1987-1988.
2 41 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1988-1989.
2 42 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1988-1989.
2 43 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1988-1989.
2 44 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1989-1990.
2 45 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1989-1990.
2 46 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1989-1990.
2 47 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1990-1991.
2 48 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1990-1991.
2 49 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1990-1991.
2 50 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1991-1992.
2 51 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1991-1992.
2 52 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter. 1991-1992.
2 53 Class Schedule Book. Summer quarter; fall quarter. 1992-1993.
2 54 Class Schedule Book. Winter quarter. 1992-1993.
Box Folder Contents
3 1 Semester Transition Manual.
3 2 Class Schedule Book. Spring quarter; summer quarter. 1992-1993.
3 3 Class Schedule Book. Fall semester. 1993-1994.
3 4 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 1993-1994.
3 5 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester. 1994.
3 6 Class Schedule Book. Fall semester. 1994-1995.
3 7 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 1994-1995.
3 8 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester 1995.
3 9 Class Schedule Book. Fall semester. 1995-1996.
3 10 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 1995-1996.
3 11 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester; fall semester. 1996-1997.
3 12 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 1996-1997.
3 13 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester; fall semester. 1997-1998.
3 14 Class Schedule Book.
3 15 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester. 1998.
3 16 Class Schedule Book. Fall semester. 1998-1999.
3 17 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 1998-1999.
3 18 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester; fall semester. 1999-2000.
3 19 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 1999-2000
3 20 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester; fall semester. 2000-2001.
3 21 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 2000-2001.
3 22 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester; fall semester. 2001-2002.
3 23 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 2001-2002.
3 24 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester; fall semester. 2002-2003.
3 25 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 2002-2003.
3 26 Class Schedule Book. Summer semester; fall semester. 2003-2004.
3 27 Class Schedule Book. Winter semester. 2003-2004.