Department of Geography Records
UA.16.52

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Dept. of Geography.
Creator
Michigan State University. Dept. of Geology and Geography.
Title
Department of Geography records
ID
UA.16.52
Date [inclusive]
1957-1988
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet , 20 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

On June 17, 1955 the Department of Agriculture approved the separation of the Department of Geology and Geography into 2 departments. The Department of Geography was assigned to the Division of Social Science and Arts and the Department of Geology to remain in the Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. This included the transfer of Lawrence M. Sommers as the department head and 5 other professors.

The Department of Geography is one of 12 degree-granting units in the College of Social Science. Housed in the Geography Building, faculty and student research centers on such topics as people-environment relationships, climate, geographic information science, soils-geomorphology, urban structure, and global change. The spatial extent of these research interests range from local to global in such places as Kenya, Brazil, the Great Lakes, China, and Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of annual reports, publications, event brochures, course descriptions, and undergraduate handbooks. Of note are the annual reports and undergraduate handbooks. The reports contain information on departmental activities, curriculum, staff changes, enrollment, research, publications, and faculty activities. The handbooks contain information on geography at MSU, course offerings, specialization policies, facilities, career guidance, faculty lists and faculty vitae.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Dept. of Geography.

Genre(s)

  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Islands of the Pacific

Subject(s)

  • Geography -- Study and teaching -- Michigan
  • Military
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Applications of Geographic Research 1977 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 1

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Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 1986 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 2

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Brochures 1988, Undated 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 3

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Center for Cartographic Research and Spatial Analysis 1986-1987 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 4

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Course Descriptions 1975, 1977, Undated 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 5

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Household Energy Consumption in Oakland and Livingston Counties, Michigan 1981 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 6

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Major and Specialization Descriptions 1974, Undated 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 7

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Remote Sensing Project 1979 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 8

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Undergraduate Handbook 1974, 1981–1982 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 9

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Annual Reports 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1956-1957 

1958-1959 

1959-1960 

1960-1961 

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

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Serials 

#951: Spectrum 

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