Maria Patterson Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Patterson, Maria J.
Maria Patterson papers
Date [inclusive]
0.7 Cubic feet 17 folders

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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Biographical Note

Maria J. Patterson received her B.S. M.T. (ASCP) in 1966 from the College of St. Francis. In 1970, she received her Ph.D. in virology from Northwestern University Medical School and then spent 1971-72 at the University of Washington as a Postdoctoral Trainee. She joined the faculty of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1972 in pediatrics and microbiology and molecular genetics, and specialized in the treatment of infectious diseases.

In 1984, Patterson attained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine followed by a Pediatric Residency for Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals for 1984-1987 and an Infectious Disease Fellowship for 1985-1986 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Maria Patterson is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Microbiology and Pediatrics at Michigan State University.

In 2008, Patterson was recognized at Michigan’s 14th Annual STD & HIV Conference and was given the lifetime achievement award for her work.

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Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the faculty papers of Maria Patterson are comprised of curriculum materials for the Medical Microbiology and Immunology course taught at Michigan State University. Other materials include curriculum materials, plans, minutes and a draft COM directory.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2016

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

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


  • Course materials
  • Minutes (Records)

Personal Name(s)

  • Patterson, Maria J.


  • Medical education -- Michigan
  • Microbiology
  • Public health
  • Women in higher education

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

College of Osteopathic Medicine Long Range Planning 1981 

5674 1

Course Coordinators Handbook - System Biology Program 1981 

5674 2


Box Folder

Correspondence 1973, 1980 

5674 3

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MPH 521) 1972-1973 

5674 4-5

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MPH 521) 1973 

5674 6-7

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MPH 521) 1979 

5674 8-10

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MPH 521) 1981 

5674 11-13

Miscellaneous 1978, 1981, undated 

5674 14

Systems (COM) 1973-1978 

5674 12-14
Box Folder

Microbiology and Public health 5 Year Planning Committee 1980 

5674 15

Preliminary Directory Incoming Class (COM) 1978 

5674 16

Proposed Policy for Infections Transmitted by Blood and Body Fluids 1994 

5674 17