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Archives: ENG 104

Welcome to the Spring Arbor University Archives. Since 1973, there has been a concentrated effort to preserve and make available the rich history of Spring Arbor University as well as other areas of research within its scope. Please feel free to explore

Introduction to Archives Research

Topic Ideas

In addition to the collections presented in the PowerPoint presentation, the following may be additional topic ideas:

Pioneers in Michigan (Gitchell diaries)
Free Methodist history
Education (co-ed dorms, seminary farm, athletics)
Mining (Lime Lake lime mines and railroad)
Social Media (19th C. autograph books and 20th C. scrapbooks)
Spring Arbor history (see the Bob Pohl postcard collection )
History of photography (tintypes in Alice Barber collection)

Photography (Jennie Walls Collection)

Plants (Elise Collins '05)

Education (Zella Emerson Collection)

Baseball (Hank Burbridge Collection)

Spiritual Warfare (Gitchell Diaries)

Examples of Student Work

  • website extolling the virtues of postcards and slow communication.
  • video arguing what qualities make teachers effective.
  • website about the dangers of photo manipulation.
  • prezi about 19th century medical remedies.
  • video about the Underground Railroad and SAU.

SAU Archives PowerPoint Collections Presentation

Additional Information