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College of Human Medicine records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-15.13

Series Description

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.

GROUPS.

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.

FINANCE.

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.

CANCER CENTER.

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.

HISTORY PROJECT.

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.

CLINICAL CENTER.

Currently consists of facts regarding the Clinical Center and records related to the opening ceremonies.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

Records include newsletters, membership information and records relating to reunions.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.

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.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES.

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.

Dates

  • 1946 - 2018

Creator

Restrictions

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

101 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Series List

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

ELECTRONIC RECORDS

BUILDING FLOOR PLANS

Location

Some materials stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Related Archival Materials

See also: UA 17.144 - Margaret Zee Jones papers; UA 16.13 - Department of Anthropology

Legal Status

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.

Title
College of Human Medicine Records
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Author
T. M. Luitje
Date
January 1986
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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