Melinda Isler, Archivist
1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids MI 49307
Omicron Delta Kappa Records. 1965-1994. 1.5 cubic feet.
This fraternity encourages leadership qualities in students and the pursuit of excellence. It was formally chartered in April 1971 after having a local group for six years. The records consist primarily of photographs and banquet related materials. There are few minutes or other programmatic materials.
Pharmacy Seminar Records. 1953-1991. 3.0 cubic feet.
The Pharmacy Seminar program began in 1953 as an avenue for pharmacy alumni to congregate and discuss current and controversial issues in the discipline. Programs included a full day of events, including meals. Seminars are still held annually. The records include brochures, correspondence, planning materials, programs, and registration lists
Prakken, Lawrence W.- Papers. 1950-1977. 1.5 cubic feet.
Lawrence W. Prakken (1909-1987) was one of the original Board of Control members appointed by the State of Michigan in 1950. He remained on the board until 1977, serving both as chair and vice-chair. The owner of Prakken Publications, Prakken was a University of Michigan graduate. He served Ferris through presidential searches, the founding of the College of Optometry and numerous construction projects. The papers contain correspondence and programs relating to his involvement in Board activities, and a folder of photographs of Ferris events.
President's Annual Report Records. 1936-2002. 0.8 cubic feet.
The annual reports produce summaries of the year's activities including academic programs, budget and the campus environment. Not all presidents produced annual reports. The collection lists all known reports.
Prism Collection. 1979-2013. 1.2 cubic feet.
The Prism is a collection of prize-winning essays, term papers, technical/professional writing/script writing, short fiction, and artwork created by students of Ferris State University. It is judged by a committee of FSU faculty and produced by the Department of Languages and Literature.
Productivity Report Records. 1981-2016. 1.0 cubic feet.
The Productivity Reports are produced annually and provides statistical information drawn from computer systems about number of student credit hours, numbers of full time equated faculty and the productivity ration. Reports cover a four to five year period. This collection contains only the final reports.
Public Administration Program Records. 1972-1984. 4.5 cubic feet.
These records consist of student internship records from the Public Administration program. Records include student evaluations, reports and site information.
Representative Faculty Advisory Council (RFAC) Records. 1954-1987. 12.0 cubic feet.
The RFAC served as the representative faculty board to the president of the college. The records consist of administrative records, correspondence, reports and subject files.
Reitz, Henry C.- Papers. 1956-1976. 0.5 cubic feet.
Henry Reitz (born in 1906) served as a faculty member in the Department of Physical Sciences at Ferris State College from 1963-1973, and as department head from 1963-1973. The papers include annotated lecture and lab manuals.
Report of Examination Records. 1958-1981. 0.4 cubic feet.
These are the official audit reports for specified funds/projects of the university. The majority of the reports were produced by Ernst and Ernst.
Retention and Graduation Reports. 1993-2013. 1.0 cubic feet.
The retention and graduation report is a series of statistical analyses of graduation rates subdivided by categories such as college, department and high school grade point average. The reports cover the years following the conversion to a semesters schedule.
Rossi, Heddy- Papers. 1946-1983. 0.5 cubic feet.
Heddy S. Rossi (1891-1985) directed Ferris Little Theatre (also called both the Ferris Playhouse and Ferris State Theatre) from 1946-1958. She was an internationally known playwright who premiered some of her works at Ferris Institute. Her papers consist primarily of manuscript copies of plays and other writings.