Melinda Isler, Archivist
1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids MI 49307
Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program
Creator: Kussmaul, Dorothy
Title: Dorothy Kussmaul Scrapbook.
Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet
General Physical Description note:1 folder
Abstract: This collection contains a scrapbook based on student experience.
Dorothy Thorne Kussmaul was a 1936 graduate of the new "experimental" stenography class of 1936. Her first position was in the general offices of Ferris Institute, on campus.
This collection consists of the scrapbook Dorothy Thorne '36 kept of her student days at Ferris Institute, and her involvement during her first secretarial position in the Ferris Institute office. Included in the scrapbook are photographs, programs, invitations, and other items. Common subjects are activities which Thorne or her classmates were involved in. Some materials relate to the inauguration of President Merle Ward. Pages are not numbered.
These unnumbered scrapbook pages are arranged in rough chronological order.
Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program. 8-6-2009
The Dorothy Kussmaul Scrapbook is open to all researchers in accordance with the University Archives and Records Management Program access policies. Copyright to the Dorothy Kussmaul Scrapbook is not held by Ferris State University. Copyright to materials found in the collection not authored by Ferris are held by the individual and his/her heirs. Any questions regarding copyright should be directed to the University Archivist.
This collection is open for research. Because of the deteriorating paper and loose materials, copying/duplicating may only with the permission of the University Archivist.
This collection was donated by Dorothy Thorne Kussmaul, Adrian, Michigan in March 2009.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
SC-125. Dorothy Kussmaul Scrapbook. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.
The Dorothy Kussmaul Scrapbook was processed to the folder level by Melinda McMartin Isler in August 2009. A finding aid was prepared and converted to EAD 2.0, utilizing the Archivist 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).
A program for the Big Rapids Jubilee celebration was removed from the collection and placed with the City of Big Rapids nearprint.
Because of the fragile nature of this collection, gloves must be worn during use.
Scrapbook pages. 1935-1939