Courses in Library Science at the Michigan State Normal College grew out of a need for more librarians; in the early 1940s Elise A. Andrews, college librarian, was instrumental in establishing the program. When Andrew retired in 1952, Margaret M. Robinson was promoted from Roosevelt School Librarian to Professor of the Library Science program. It was Robinson's ambition to teach in a library school and she was a driving force in having the Library Science degree be an outstanding program from its inception. Library Science became its own department in 1952, and completely reorganized to become a division of the College of Education, however; offices and classes were still located in the University Library. Curriculum included courses in library in the school; library materials; advanced reference; organization of the school library; audio-visual aids; and the history of books. By 1955, the program had approximately 40 full-time students enrolled. Programming was revised in 1960 to meet the new American Library Association (ALA) undergraduate standards. By the early 1980s, enrollment dropped below 10 students, and the University decided to discontinue the program in 1983, after a downsizing effort was put into effect by the Board of Regents.

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Box 1, Folder 01, Items 1 to 10, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 10, Item 1, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 11, Item 1 to 67, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 12, Item 1, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 13, Item 1 to 9, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 14, Item 1 to 11, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 15, Item 1 to 15, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 17, Item 1 to 23, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 18, Item 1 to 12, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 19, Item 1 to 37, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 20, Item 1 to 43, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 2, Items 1 to 56, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 3, Item 1 to 95, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 5, Items 1 to 44, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 6, Item 1, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 7, Item 1 to 150, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 8, Item 1 to 38, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 1, Folder 9, Item 1 to 9, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 2, Folder 10, Item 1 to 19, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 2, Folder 11, Item 1 to 40, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 2, Folder 12, Item 1 to 5, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 2, Folder 1, Items 1 to 14, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 2, Folder 2, Items 1 to 14, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University

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Box 2, Folder 3, Item 1 to 26, Library Science Department, Eastern Michigan University