College of Human Medicine records
OFFICE OF THE DEAN.
Correspondence, miscellaneous papers, and speeches of Dean Hunt; correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Dean Weston, Dean Abbett and Dean Davis; Acting Dean Colenda; Associate Deans Howell, Johnson, Kohrman, Lyons, and Potchen and Executive Assistant Richmond. John C. Howell was involved in much of the early CHM planning and was Associate Dean for Curriculum. Arthur Kohrman was Associate Dean for Academic Programs as well as being an early member at the Department of Human Development and Chairman of the Curriculum Committee. James Lyons is Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs and was centrally involved in off campus programs and HMOs. Also included are chronological files of correspondence responses, memoranda, and subject files.
The papers and reports of various committees, councils, groups and workshops within the college. Among the groups are the college advisory council, college wide promotion and tenure committee, curriculum committee, curricular development committee, staff committees, the admissions committee, various search committees, and advisory groups. Note: Portions of the Curriculum Committee section were only minimally processed.
EVALUATIONS AND REPORTS.
The results of the college’s internal evaluations and accreditation reports from the Liaison Committee for Medical Education. Note: some of this material is also under Groups. Also contained in this section are Annual Evaluation Reports and the Medical Education Data Base. Note: The Medical Education Database may also be found under Miscellaneous Subject Files.
Various subjects concerning the college’s budget process and other financial matters. Among the subjects included in this section are, ad hoc committee papers, budget preparation cycle material and budget instructions.
Material pertaining to the Cancer Center established in the Detroit area by the college. This section contains material on the search for a director, and on outreach programs as well as material on the set up of a field center.
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL MEDICAL PROGRAMS.
This was an association of state medical schools and health agencies organized to coordinate development of medical care facilities and services on a regional basis within the state. The material in this series deals with the Lansing regional program.
MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECT FILES.
Various reports, files and studies. Included in this section is material on Health Central, the Upper Peninsula Project and Track I and II class information.
Material generated by research toward writing a history of the college. This series contains oral histories and interview transcripts, news clipping files; and papers of Milton E. Muelder, Vice President, on the establishment of a medical school.
Currently consists of facts regarding the Clinical Center and records related to the opening ceremonies.
Records include newsletters, membership information and records relating to reunions.
Includes records from the college’s Office of Academic Affairs such as curriculum changes, meeting materials, newsletters, correspondence and other subject material.
AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS.
Audio visual materials include photographs, videos and audio. Photographs are of events, groups, and people. Current videos include a 2004 DVD of the history of the College of Human Medicine.
This series consists of content on magnetic and optical media. Also included are student handbooks and a manual on the EValue evaluation system; a video created in 2004 that covers the history of the College; the photos and text documents that were used to create vol. 34.1 of MD Magazine; and a video created for the 50th Anniversary event held in 2014.
BUILDING FLOOR PLANS. (Restricted)
This series consists of floor plans for the Radiology Building (1999). These have restricted access.
NOTE: Annual Reports for 1964–1971 are stored separately. College of Human Medicine Publications (Serials) include (Michigan State M.D. (#440), Medical Humanities Report (#450), Newsletter (#902), and Capsules (#967). See also UA 16.81, Department of Medicine and UA 3.1, MSU HealthTeam.
Portions of this collection have been only minimally arranged by an archivist and may contain other materials not already mentioned.
- 1946 - 2018
- Abbett, William Smyth, 1942- (Person)
- Hunt, Andrew D., 1915- (Person)
- Weston, W. Donald (Person)
- Michigan State University. College of Human Medicine (Organization)
Collection is open for research. Boxes 1008, 1009, 2757 are restricted. Access to building floorplans is restricted to authorized university staff. Some of the audio cassette tapes may be restricted in box 2653.
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Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine has its roots in the concern during the 1950s that the state needed more physicians. MSU, because of its size and central location, was a logical choice for a new medical school. But the idea of starting a new medical school, as opposed to expanding existing programs at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, also had many opponents, particularly at the University of Michigan.
Nevertheless, the Institute of Biology and Medicine was founded in 1961 to coordinate existing programs in various sciences, the Veterinary School and the anticipated programs in Human Medicine. The college was officially formed in 1964 and Andrew H. Hunt of Stanford University was named dean. The college's first class was admitted in 1966 to a two-year pre-clinical program. Students were to complete their medical training at other medical schools. In 1970 the college was granted permission to become a full four-year program. In 1977 Donald Weston was named dean. During his administration, the state of Michigan was undergoing a severe recession and the college had to respond to the decreased budgets available. In 1989, Weston resigned and William S. Abbett was named the acting dean. He was appointed dean in 1990 and continued until 2000 when he resigned to pursue other interests at the university. Christopher Colenda was named acting dean until Glenn Davis was appointed dean in 2001. Davis resigned in 2005 to pursue other opportunities and Marsha Rappley was named acting dean in and then appointed dean in 2006 where she continues at this time.
The College of Human Medicine was founded with the idea that a medical school could be started relatively cheaply by using basic science programs already in place at a large university like MSU and by using community hospitals for clinical experience, rather than building a teaching hospital. In its founding philosophy, the college is very much a product of the progressive, humanistic ideals of the 1960s, and its first dean, Andrew Hunt. Hunt believed in a closer link between behavioral sciences, medical sciences, and community service responsibilities of the medical profession. To this end there was an emphasis on recruiting women and minorities, and programs were instituted to return physicians to smaller Michigan communities.
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OFFICE OF THE DEAN. 1946 - 1995
Hunt, Andrew (Dean). 1946 - 1995
Weston, Donald (Dean). 1914 - 1991
Abbett, William (Dean). 1985 – 2000
Davis, Glenn C. (Dean). 2000 – 2002
Colenda, Christopher C. (Acting Dean). 1997 - 2001
Howell, John C. (Associate Dean). 1954 - 1973
Johnson, Tom M. (Associate Dean). 1989
Kohrman, Arthur (Associate Dean). 1968 - 1981
Lyons, James (Assistant Dean). 1959 - 1981
Potchen, E. James (Associate Dean). 1992
Richmond, Yasmin (Executive Assistant). 1989 - 2000
Correspondence. 1964 – 1969
Subject File. 1964 - 2001
GROUPS. 1964 - 2004
EVALUATIONS AND REPORTS. 1964 - 2003
FINANCE. 1975 - 1996
CANCER CENTER. 1975 - 2001
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL MEDICAL PROGRAMS. 1964 - 1973
MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECT FILES. 1962 - 2009
HISTORY PROJECT. 1947 - 1976
CLINICAL CENTER. 1976 - 1982
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 1969 – 1989
ACCADEMIC AFFAIRS. 1983 - 1995
AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS. 1965 - 2004
BUILDING FLOOR PLANS
Some materials stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
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Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Affirmative action programs
- Annual reports
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Davis, Glenn
- Gerard, Roy J., 1924-
- Handbooks and manuals
- Harkema, James M.
- Hunt, Andrew D., 1915-
- Johnson, Tom, M.D.
- Jones, John W., 1932-
- Jones, Margaret Zee
- Medical care -- Michigan
- Medical colleges -- Michigan -- History
- Medical teaching personnel
- Medicine -- Michigan
- Medicine -- Research
- Medicine -- Study and teaching
- Michigan Nurses Association
- Michigan State University. College of Human Medicine
- Michigan State University. College of Human Medicine. Upper Peninsula Medicine Education Program
- Michigan State University. College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Michigan State University. Dietetics Program
- Michigan State University. Olin Health Center
- Olmsted, Ann Garver
- Sound recordings
- Spencer, Marshall
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty
- Video recordings
- Ways, Peter, 1928-
- Weil, William B.
- Weston, W. Donald
- Women in medicine
- Michigan State University. College of Human Medicine (Donor, Organization)
- College of Human Medicine Records
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- T. M. Luitje
- January 1986
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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