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A Finding Aid for the Ferris Magazine Records 2009-ongoing

Summary Information

Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program

Creator: Ferris State University. Alumni Services.

Title: Ferris Magazine Records

Identification: UA 9.3.613

Date: 2009-2016

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet

General Physical Description Note: This collection consists of 1 half records center box.

Language: English

Abstract: Ferris Magazine is the alumni newsmagazine published seasonally by the alumni office. This publication provides alumni stories, including class notes, columns by current Ferris administrators and stories about campus. The collection contains a complete run of the publication from 2009- .

Preferred Citation: Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
[Item], Folder, Box. Ferris Magazine Records. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Biographical/Historical Note

The alumni magazine in fall 2009 switched the name of the magazine style alumni publication. The first issue focused on the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the school. It was redesigned as a result of comments from alumni subscribers to the previous

The paper style changed, and the paper format was slightly larger. It remains in full color with several photographs. Topics include alumni activities, board activities and the result of fundraising by the alumni office. and Information about alumni. Articles are written by communications office staff and administrators.

Scope and Contents Note

This publication serves to communicate about Ferris activities to the alumni. Such activities include both the campus and its current students and the alumni scattered all over the world. Its newsmagazine format focuses on readability and strong graphic design that will catch the eyes of the alumni. This magazine is a benefit of being a member of the Alumni Association or as a staff member of Ferris State University.

Arrangement Note

This collection is contained in a single series.

Administrative Information

Publication Information:

Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program. 12-21-2010

Conditions Governing Access Note:

The Ferris Magazine Records are open to all researchers in accordance with the University Archives and Records Management Program access policies. Copyright to the Ferris Magazine Records is held by Ferris State University. Any questions regarding copyright should be directed to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use Note:

This collection is open for research. There are no restrictions on reproduction.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:

This collection was donated to the University Archives by transfer of each new issue.

Processing Information Note:

The Ferris Magazine Records were processed to the folder level by Melinda McMartin Isler in December 2010. A finding aid was converted to EAD 2.0, utilizing the Archivists Toolkit. A collection level MARC-format record was prepared and placed in the library online public access catalog. Description was based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004).

Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Crimson and Gold (UA 9.3.612)

Separated Materials Note

No materials were separated from this collection.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Note

This collection consists of paper based materials. No specialized software or hardware is required for viewing.

Collection Inventory

Series 1. Issues. 2009-2013.

Arrangement Note

This series is organized chronologically by date.

Scope and Contents Note

The Ferris Magazine publication is a collection of up to three copies of each issue. The only series consists of loose paper copies of the serial publication. They have been foldered and housed in acid-neutral boxes. This collection does not contain any materials other than the final publication

Contents Box Folder

Ferris Magazine. Fall 2009

1 1

Ferris Magazine. Spring 2010

1 2

Ferris Magazine. Fall 2010

1 3

Ferris Magazine. Spring 2011

1 4

Ferris Magazine. Fall 2011

1 5

Ferris Magazine. Spring 2012

1 6

Ferris Magazine. Fall 2012

1 7

Ferris Magazine. Spring 2013

1 8

Ferris Magazine. Fall 2013

1 9

Ferris Magazine. Spring 2014

1 10

Ferris Magazine. Fall 2014

1 11

Ferris Magazine. Spring 2015

1 12

Ferris Magazine. Fall 2015

1 13

Ferris Magazine. Spring 2016

1 14

Ferris Magazine. Notes on origin. 2009.

1 15