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STEP (Student Tutorial Education Project) archive

Identifier: MSS 290 large

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper articles about the STEP project in general and about its founding in particular, photocopies of instructional materials used in the project, memos and notices from the project, printed copies of Michigan State University web pages devoted to the history of the STEP project, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1965-1968


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The STEP (Student Tutorial Education Project) was conducted during the three summers of 1966, 1967 and 1968 at Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi. It was a collaborative effort between Michigan State University educators and their student volunteers, and Rust College administrators and high school seniors entering as freshmen at Rush College. Each six-week summer program was intended to improve student skills in the areas of writing, communication and mathematics. This archive includes newspaper articles and editorials written about the program from 1966-1968, course materials, notes and course schedules, examples of student assignments, program assessments, photographs, and memorial materials dedicated to deceased student, Jim Krathwohl. In addition, the collection includes printouts of Michigan State University web sites containing retrospective information about the STEP project, Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to MSU, and material devoted to a reunion for STEP staff/volunteers held at MSU in January of 2007. Also included are several versions of photographs taken over the course of the project of its program staff, volunteers, and participants both at Rice University and at off-campus events.


2.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes (22 folders))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was received in 2007 from Rev. John S. Duley, Laimdota Mazzarins, Theda Barron Skocpol, John Schuiteman, and Bill Skocpol.

Varying Form of Title

Student Tutorial Education Project archive.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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