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A Finding Aid for the Student Grade Cards. 1910-1952

Collection Summary

Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program, 410 Oak Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Title: Student Grade Cards

Identification: UA 8.5.11

Date: 1910-1952

Extent: 15.3 cubic feet; 34 card boxes

Language: English

Abstract: This collection consists of student grade  cards used by the office to confirm courses and programs.  This collection is restricted and may only be used with the permission of the University Archivist.

Preferred Citation:

Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
[Item], Box X. Student Grade Cards. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Historical Note

These cards were used by Ferris Institute to record student's grades. The information they include is the name of the student, address and date, and grades listed for specific courses.  description and amount of payments. Grades from different terms are recorded onto a single card. 

Scope and Contents Note

These cards provide grade information for students covering multiple terms.  A few cards are handwritten but many are preprinted with the courses offered by the Institute during that period of time with grades written in.  Limited contact information is included across the top.

 Arrangement Note

This collection is organized into a single series alphabetically by last name.

Administrative Information

Publication Information:

Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program. September 2018.

Conditions Governing Access:

The Student Grade Cards are open to all researchers in accordance with the University Archives and Records Management access policies. Copyrights to this collection have been transferred to Ferris State University. All copyrights to non-Ferris materials found in the collection are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Any questions concerning rights should be directed to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use:

This collection contains student records which are subject to FERPA regulations. This collection may only be used with permission of archival staff.

Acquisition Note:

Records were located within the University Archives in August 2004.  It is unclear when they were transferred to the University Archives and from which office. 

Processing Information:

The Student Grade Cards were processed box level by Bridget Klaver in May 2017. A finding aid was prepared and entered into the Archivist Toolkit by Melinda McMartin Isler in September 2018. A pdf version of the finding aid and an EAD 2.0 file were produced by the Toolkit. 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).

Related Materials

None specified.

Separated Materials Note

None specified

Controlled Access Headings


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Note

This collection consists of handwritten and typed 4 x6 index cards. There is no specialized software required for viewing.

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Student Grade Cards. registration cards. 1910-1952.

Arrangement Note

These cards are arranged into a single alphabetical section by last name.

Scope and Contents Note

Cards include contact information, courses registered for and grades.


Box Content
1  A through Ab.  
2  Abby, B.through Barlow, P.  
3  Barlow, S. through Bode, V.  
4  Burhans, R. through Clark, E.  
5  Clark, F. through Curtis, C.  
6  Curtis, C. through Dodge, J.  
7   Dodge, J. through Erickson, D.  
8   Erickson, E. through Fowler, A.  
9   Fowler, B. through Gitra, R.  
10   Gitra, R. through Hagaman.  
11   Hagan, G. through Hawkey, A.  
12   Hawkey, L. through Hodges, R..  
13   Hodges, R. through Huyler, H..  
14   Huyser through Johnston, D.  
15   Johnston, E. through Kimberley, F.  
16   Kimberley, F. through Lagesen.  
17   LaGraff through Letson, L.  
18   Letson, L. through Mackenson.  
19   Mackenzie, B. through McCoy.  
20   McCracken through Miles, E.  
21   Miles, E. through Muchler, L.  
22   Muchler, L. through Northrup, F.  
23   Northrup, F. through Partridge, D.  
24   Partridge, D. through Plunkett.  
25   Plutchak through Raymond, R.  
26   Raymond, R. through Roedle, H.  
27   Roedel, H. through Sayler, R.  
28   Sayler, R. through Shepler.  
29   Sheppard through Smith, S.  
30   Smith, S. through Stranahan.  
31   Stranberg through Tonkonen.  
32   Toogood- Wakefield, J..  
33   Wakefield, J. through Wiley.  
34   Wilhelm, E. through Zweigle.