Office of the President. Gordon Guyer Papers
UA.2.1.18

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Detroit College of Law.
Creator
Guyer, Gordon E., (Gordon Earl)
Creator
Michigan State University. Foundation.
Title
Gordon Guyer papers
ID
UA.2.1.18
Date [inclusive]
1992-1993
Extent
6.0 Cubic feet
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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Biographical/Historical

Gordon E. Guyer enrolled under the G.I. bill at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1947 to study Fisheries and Wildlife but eventually switched his major to Entomology. Guyer received his Bachelor's degree (1950), Master's degree (1952) and Ph.D. (1953) from MSU. He joined the faculty at his alma mater in 1954. He is the author of over 70 scientific papers; some used as basic reference material in entomology.

Prior to being appointed as President of Michigan State University, Guyer served MSU in a number of positions: Professor and Chair in the Department of Entomology, Director of the Pesticide Research Center, Assistant Dean of the College of Natural Science, Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Director of Cooperative Extension Service, Director of the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, Special Assistant to the Vice-President for Administrative and Public Affairs, Senior Consultant to President for State and Public Affairs. Guyer became MSU's 18th President on September 1, 1992 and served for one year.

Guyer has served as consultant to many groups including the Michigan Vegetable Growers' Association, Michigan Farm Bureau, Agricultural Council, Michigan Departments of Health, Conservation, and Agriculture; Agriculture and Ways and Means Committee, Michigan Legislature, and the Michigan Governor's office. He was also appointed Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. He was Chair of the Biological Science committee and a member of the Athletic Council at MSU. He was involved in many international projects and led one of the first American scientific groups allowed to visit China in the mid-1970s.

Guyer received a National Science Foundation grant to participate in the International Congress of Entomology in London, 1964. He also received MSU's Distinguished Faculty Award in 1965.

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Scope and Content

The records of Gordon Guyer were created or collected primarily in his capacity as acting President of Michigan State University. Guyer was acting president for one year from 1992 to 1993 during which a formal search for a new president was conducted and the appointment was completed. For that reason, the amount of records created during his presidency is reduced.

These records are organized in four series: Administrative, Correspondence, Speeches, and Subjects Files. Administrative records consist of his appointment books and legal files (restricted). Correspondence files are primarily arranged alphabetically, with a few collected in topical files. Speeches are for campus events, awards, fundraising, conferences, and social events and are arranged chronologically. Subject files contain information about campus issues and administration.

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Arrangement

Organized into four series: Administrative, Correspondence, Speeches & Remarks, and Subject Files.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January, 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some folders are restricted.

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Note: President Gordon Guyer retained and supplemented some files from his predecessor, President John DiBiaggio. The researcher may find files previous to Guyer's presidency in those records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University.

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.

Personal Name(s)

  • Rosenberg, Barnett
  • Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey
  • Wharton, Clifton R., 1926-

Subject(s)

  • Athletics -- Michigan
  • College campuses -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College presidents -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Universities and colleges -- Administration

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Collection Inventory

Administrative 

Box Folder

Appointment Book 1992 

5355 1

Redelegation of Authority 1992 

5374 60

Report - MSU Foundation - Report of the Strategic Planning Committee March 19, 1993 

5465 8

Grievances & Lawsuits - Restricted 

Williams Lawsuit 

Box Folder

Williams Lawsuit - Restricted September - December 1992 

Conditions Governing Access

File is Restricted

5402 1

Williams Lawsuit - Restricted January 1-31, 1993 

Conditions Governing Access

File is Restricted.

5402 2

Williams Lawsuit - Restricted February 1993 

Conditions Governing Access

File is restricted.

5402 3

Williams Lawsuit - Restricted March - May 1993 

Conditions Governing Access

File is restricted.

5402 4
Box Folder

Hickman Lawsuit - Restricted 1993 

5455 4

Dominguez - Restricted 

5420 9

Office of General Counsel 

5420 11

Faculty Disputes - Restricted 

5465 2

Union Disputes 

5465 5

Owen Graduate Center Dispute 1992-1993 

5465 6

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Correspondence 

Box Folder

Correspondence (Pt. 1) 1992-1993 

5355 2a

Correspondence (Pt. 2) 1992-1993 

5355 2.b

Correspondence - Organizations "M" 

5420 36

Correspondence "N-P" 

5420 16

Correspondence - Organizations "N-R" 

5420 37

Correspondence "R" 

5420 17

Correspondence "S" 

5420 18

Correspondence "T" 

5420 19

Correspondence "V-Z" 

5420 20

Correspondence, General 

5465 1

Athletics 1992-1993 

5420 1

Budget 1993 

5420 2

Coalition of Concerned Latino & Asian Pacific American Students 

5420 24

David Scott, Provost 1992 

5374 47

General 

5420 15

Lou Anna Simon, Interim Provost 1993 

5455 27

James Votruba, Vice Provost 1992 

5374 48

Vice President for Student Affairs and Students 

5420 13

Organizations - Big Ten 

5374 65

Organizations - Presidents Council 

5420 26

Requests for Recommendations (Sample) 

5465 3

Correspondence - NCAA Convention 1993 

5465 4

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Speeches & Remarks 

Box Folder

Remarks for: Housing and Food Services August 25, 1992 

5374 1

New Faculty Orientation Auguest 27, 1992 

5374 2

Spartan Champions Football Reunion September 11, 1992 

5374 3

MSU Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet September 11, 1992 

5374 4

Honorary Coach Reception September 12, 1992 

5374 5

Society of Professional Journalists September 18, 1992 

5374 6

Multidimensional Excellence Conference: Provost's Office September 21, 1992 

5374 7

School of Social Science Board of Visitors Day Lunch October 1, 1992 

5374 8

Michigan 4-H Foundation 40th Anniversary Luncheon October 2, 1992 

5374 9

Homecoming Brunch October 3, 1992 

5374 10

Homecoming October 3, 1992 

5374 11

Welcome Reception in Honor of Gordon & Norma Guyer October 8, 1992 

5374 12

Rededication of Old Horticulture Building October 11, 1992 

5374 13

College of Osteopathic Medicine: Sexual Stereotyping Conference October 21, 1992 

5374 14

College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Meeting October 22, 1992 

5374 15

Co-Operative. Extension Service- Pre-Autumnfest Lunch for Retirees October 23, 1992 

5374 16

G. Malcolm Trout Building Dedication October 26, 1992 

5374 17

Region V NAFSA Association of International Educators Annual Regional Conference October 28,1992 

5374 18

Association of International Educators Annual Conference October 28, 1992 

5374 19

University Development Board of Directors Reception & Dinner November 6, 1992 

5374 20

Calhoun County MSU Alumni Club: Welcome Reception for Merrily Dean Baker November 11, 1992 

5374 21

West Michigan Alumni Club Outstanding Junior Awards Luncheon November 12, 1992 

5374 22

College of Education, Reception for Dean Judith Lanier November 12, 1992 

5374 23

Lansing Health Care Planning Conference November 13, 1992 

5374 24

Lansing Rotary Club Meeting November 13, 1992 

5374 25

Richard A. Harvill Conference on Higher Education- University of Arizona November 23, 1992 

5374 26

Lansing Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast November 24, 1992 

5374 27

Luncheon with Principles of Grand Rapids High Schools November 24, 1992 

5374 28

Faculty Council Meeting November 24, 1992 

5374 29

President's Council Meeting December 3, 1992 

5374 30

MSU Foundation Board of Directors Meeting/Dinner December 4, 1992 

5374 31

Australia Day- College of Social Science December 7, 1992 

5374 32

Fall Semester Commencements December 11-12, 1992 

5374 33

Michigan Turfgrass Foundation's Yearly Conference Awards Luncheon January 6, 1993 

5374 34

Huron County Alumni Association Dinner January 7, 1993 

5374 35

Beaver Island Project Meeting January 8, 1993 

5355 3

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20, 1993 

5374 36

All-University MLK Commemorative Convocation January 18, 1993 

5374 37

ASMSU Student-Sponsored Forum with Administrators January 19, 1993 

5374 38

Farm Managers' Seminar Lunch January 22, 1993 

5374 39

American-Russian Medical Exchange Breakfast January 26, 1993 

5374 40

Grand Rapids Rotary Club Lunch February 4, 1993 

5374 41

Honorary Coaches Reception February 6, 1993 

5374 42

The Capitol Club of Lansing Luncheon February 8, 1993 

5374 43

1993 Alumni Distinguished Scholars Competition February 12, 1993 

5374 44

National Conference of Black Physics Students February 12, 1993 

5374 45

Speech/Talking Points for the MSU Alumni Association Events in Arizona February 20-22, 1993 

5374 46

Michigan Bean Shippers Association (100th Anniversary) February 24, 1993 

5355 4

State of the University (speech) February 25, 1993 

5355 5

 Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey State of the University- Full Agenda February 25, 1993 

5355 6

Awards Convocation February 25, 1993 

5355 7

National Presidents' Invitational Forum on Outreach Febryary 28 - March 2, 1993 

5355 8

ANR Resources Week - President's Lunch March 4, 1993 

5355 9

MSU Alumni Association Trip to Florida March 5-11, 1993 

5355 10

 W.E. Upjohn Institute For Employment Research. "Talking Points" - Disability Prevention Among Michigan Employers Conference March 12, 1993 

5355 11

Lansing General Hospital Leadership Development Task Force March 16, 1993 

5355 12

MSU Foundation Board Meeting March 19, 1993 

5355 13

East Lansing Kiwanis Club Lunch March 22, 1993 

5355 14

Michigan College & University Affirmative Action Officials Spring Workshop March 25, 1993 

5355 15

Flint Rotary Club Luncheon March 26, 1993 

5355 16

Leelanau County Horticulture Society Annual Meeting and Banquet March 27, 1993 

5355 17

1993 General Motors (GM) Spirit Awards March 29, 1993 

5355 18

Diversity Week Kick-off March 31, 1993 

5355 19

Patent Recognition Ceremony March 31, 1993 

5355 20

Mortar Board Tapping Ceremony April 2, 1993 

5355 21

Michigan Campus Compact Annual Conference April 2, 1993 

5355 22

4th Annual Michigan Beef Expo- Michigan Cattlemen's Association April 2, 1993 

5355 23

MSU Basket Ball Bust - 1993 April 9, 1993 

5355 24

Michigan Public & Private Colleges Personnel Officers Conference April 12, 1993 

5355 25

3rd Annual International Awards Ceremony (MSU) April 13, 1993 

5355 26

15th Annual Honors Reception / Office of Supportive Services April 14, 1993 

5355 27

1992-1993 Hockey Awards Banquet April 15, 1993 

5355 28

Incoming Freshman Minority Students (Remarks to) April 17, 1993 

5355 29

Spartan Salute - All Sports Banquet April 19, 1993 

5355 30

Academic Retirement Luncheon April 21, 1993 

5355 31

Tribute for Jerry Faverman April 21, 1993 

5355 32

Senior Class Gift Donors Reception April 23, 1993 

5355 33

Tower Guard May Morning Sing April 23, 1993 

5355 34

Rosenthal Awards April 28, 1993 

5355 35

Judy Gentile's Memorial Service May 3, 1993 

5355 36

Unveiling of Plaque Ceremony & Reception Honoring Clifton & Delores Wharton May 7, 1993 

5355 37

1993 Spring Commencement (Correspondence, Speeches, Photographs May 7, 1993 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey
  • Wharton, Clifton R., 1926-
5355 38

Distinguished Staff Awards Reception May 12, 1993 

5355 39

Staff Awards Convocation May 12, 1993 

5355 40

Re-dedication of Akers West Golf Course May 24, 1993 

5355 41

Luncheon for Ted Parfet (UpJohn Company) May 25, 1993 

5355 42

Michigan Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Hearing (Appropriations) May 26, 1993 

5355 43

Patriarchs Day May 28, 1993 

5355 44

MSU Foundation Board of Directors June 4, 1993 

5355 45

Institute for Children, Youth, and Families June 8, 1993 

5355 46

College of Medicine Policy Conference June 14, 1993 

5355 47

Chrysler In-House Campaign Kick-Off June 17, 1993 

5355 48

70th Annual College Week (MSU Extension) June 21, 1993 

5355 49

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Forum Breakfast June 22, 1993 

5355 50

Michigan Veterinary Medical Association June 23, 1993 

5355 51

Wharton Center Inner Circle Appreciation Reception June 26, 1993 

5355 52

Michigan Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting July 6, 1993 

5355 53

Ag Expo Breakfast July 13, 1993 

5355 54

Health Policy Workshop July 14, 1993 

5355 55

National Issues Forum Public Policy Institute July 26, 1993 

5355 56

National Poultry Science Association Meeting July 26, 1993 

5355 57

Young Spartan Program (Agreement) July 27, 1993 

5355 58

Downtown Coaches Club Annual Golf Outing August 3, 1993 

5355 59

Big Ten Football Luncheon, MSU Reception, MSU Alumni Club of Illinois Reception August 4-5, 1993 

5355 60

MSU Summer Research Opportunity Program, McNair Program, and Developing Research at MSU Awards Program August 6, 1993 

5355 61

Recycling Volunteer Appreciation Lunch August 6, 1993 

5355 62

Michigan Festival Sponsor Recognition Remarks August 8, 1993 

5355 63

Formal Dedication of MSU Horticulture Gardens August 11, 1993 

5355 64

Dinner Honoring Ed & Darlene Lowe's (Development) August 26, 1993 

5355 65

New Faculty Orientation August 26, 1993 

5355 66

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Subject Files 

Committees 

Box Folder

Anti-Discrimination Judicial Board (ADJB) - Manuals & Reports 1992-1993 

5374 59

Academic Council / Faculty Council 1991-1993 

5465 24

MSU Committee on Intellectual Integrity and Intellectual Property (Ad hoc) 1992 

5420 3

Executive Advisory Committee 

5420 22

Minority Advisory Council 1992 

5374 54

President's Handicapper Advisory Committee Meeting May 20, 1993 

5374 56

Council of Graduate Students 

5465 15

Committee for the Presidential Award for Public and Community Service 1992-1993 

5465 16

Executive Committee on Buildings, Facilities, and Space 

5465 22

General 

Box Folder

Admissions 

5465 20

Affirmative Action Policy 1993 

5374 50

Agricultural & Natural Resources 1993 

5455 5

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Russ Forest 1993 

5455 18

Alaiedon Township / Engine Research Laboratory (Hulett Road) - Complaints 

5420 35

American- Russian Medical Xchange (ARMX) 1992-1993 

5455 8

Arts & Letters, College of 

5465 31

Athletics - General 1993 

5455 1

Athletics - Miscellaneous 

5465 14

Athletics - Women's Track Coach 1993 

5455 3

Athletic Director 1992-1993 

5420 4

Awards, Campus 

5420 23

Barros Research Insititue (Rosenberg) 1993 

5374 64

Bond Authorization 1992 

5355 67

Business, College of 

5465 31

Campus Park & Planning - Fees 

5465 32

Capital Area Health Alliance 

5420 32

Capital Area Telecommunications Network (CAPITEL) 1992 

5420 34

Carillon - Beaumont Tower 

5465 32

Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Live Sciences 1992-1993 

5455 24

Cooperative Extension 

5465 31

Communication Arts & Sciences, College of 

5465 31

Cristo Rey Community Center 

5420 33

Dismissal of Faculty for Cause Policy 

5465 17

East Lansing- Meridian Township Detachment Issue May 1993 

5355 68

Education, College of 

5465 31

Education, College of - The Partnership 1993 

5455 15

Engineering, College of 1993 

5455 14

Executive Management Issues 1992 

5420 5

Faculty Athletic Representative 1993 

5455 2

Faculty Handbook 

5465 23

Food Safety & Toxicology / Pesticide Research Center 

5374 61

Gender Equity - Athletics 1993 

5465 13

Governmental Affairs 

5465 12

Governmental Affairs (Federal) 

5374 58

Holmes Hall - Snackshop Conversion 

5465 32

Honorary Degree (Wallace) 

5465 21

Honorary Degrees 1992-1993 

5374 55

Human Medicine, College of 

5465 31

Internal Audit 1993 

5455 17, 25

Internal Audit - Financial Aid to Student Athletes 1993 

5455 19

International Programs 

5420 25

International Studies & Programs 1993 

5455 12

Interim Provost Selection 

5374 51

Institute for Children, Youth and Families 1993 

5455 21

James Madison College 1993 

5455 9

Julian Samora Institute 1993 

5455 22

Kellogg Biological Station 1993 

5455 13

Land Management   Parmalee Property (Okemos); Gull Lake

5420 21

Land Transactions / Purchases 

5465 25

Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce (Olds Classic Golf Tournement) 

5420 30

Lansing State Journal 

5420 31

Law School/Program 1993 

5374 57

Libraries 1992-1993 

5465 28

Marching Band Issue 

5465 32

Michigan Campus Compact 1992 

5420 6

Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) 

5420 27

Minority Student Affairs, Office (OMSA) - Ad Hoc Committee Report on Issues of Minority Student Concerns - "Grapes Issue" February 5, 1993 

5465 11

MSU Extension 1993 

5455 11

Museum 

5374 62

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 1993 

5455 26

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - MSU Graduation Rates Disclosure Form 1993 

5455 20

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - Self Study 1993 

5465 26

Native American Institute 

5420 29

Natural Science, College of 

5455 6

Osteopathic Medicine, College of 1993 

5455 7

Paolucci Building - Air Quality 

5465 32

Presidential Debates (U.S.) 1992-1993 

5420 7

Presidential Search (Pt. 1) 1992-1993 

5374 52

Presidential Search (Pt. 2) 1992-1993 

5374 53

Presidential Searches and Open Meeting Act 1992 

5355 69

Provost's Office - Reorganization of 1992 

5420 10

Public Safety, Department of - DPS (Police) 1991-1992 

5420 8

Shiga University (International Studies) 

5465 32

Social Science, College of 1993 

5455 10

Student Affairs and Services 1992 

5374 49

Student Radio (WDBM-FM) 

5465 32

Student Recruitment 

5465 19

Student Researcher Agreement 

5465 32

Trowbridge Road Extension - Planning 

5465 27

United Way (Capital Area) 

5420 28

University Development 

5420 12

University Development 

5465 31

University Development - Foundations 

5465 7

University Development - Organizations 

5465 9

University Development - Trips 

5465 10

University Outreach and Lifelong Education 

5455 16

University Relations 

5465 30

Veterinary Medicine, College of 

5465 29

Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies 

5374 63

Vice President for Student Affairs & Services 

5420 14

WKAR 

5465 18

Young Spartans:Lansing Schools 1993 

5455 23

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