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Department of Psychiatry records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.100

Scope and Contents

The Department of Psychiatry records consists of one folder containing a program booklet for the residency program at the Pontiac State Hospital and an unpublished annual report for 1968.

Also included are materials related to the AIDS Education and Training Center. The materials include publications about ministry and AIDS, promotional handouts, health and safe sex kits, and t-shirts (the majority of these materials was not created by Michigan State University).


  • Creation: 1968, 1990-2003, undated

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.

Historical Note

The Department of Psychiatry was the second clinical department formed in the College of Human Medicine (CHM) in 1968–1969. With the creation of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) in 1970, this department became a joint department of both colleges.

The department has played a role in establishing a biopsychosocial approach to health care in both medical colleges. From its earliest days, the philosophy and goals have been guided by the belief that psychiatry occupies a singular position in medicine because of its in-depth understanding of patients from a biologic, psychological, and social perspective. The AIDS Education and Training Center was created in 1988 by Jon Lacey and closed in 2003. The focus was on educating health providers and others on all aspects of AIDS both here and in African countries.


3 Cubic Feet (1 brown box, 5 scrapbook boxes)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University except where noted on material.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Department of Psychiatry Records
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
April 2009
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US