University Archives

The Spring Arbor University Archives are located in the lower level of Hugh A. and Edna C. White Library. The archives contain past records in a variety of formats. Types of materials include department/university brochures, faculty writings/speeches, correspondence, department/committee minutes, artifacts, honors’ theses, living case studies, yearbooks, The Free Methodist, various University related articles from the Jackson Citizen Patriot, faculty publications, etc.

Access to the SAU Archives is by appointment only.

To make an appointment, contact University Archivist, Susan Panak at spanak@arbor.edu or 517 750 6434.

Publications

Items from the collections in the Spring Arbor University Archives are occasionally highlighted in publications.  They include:

JOURNAL
(Published for the alumni and friends of Spring Arbor University)

Spring 2017
A Look Back: 144 Years of Memories
Happily Ever After: Eulalia (Snyder, 1906) Buttelman
(donor:  Eulalia Snyder Buttelman)

Fall 2016
A Look Back: 143 Years of Memories
A Free Methodist minister in Michigan
(donor:  F. Herb Neuman, grandson of Chester S. Gitchell)

Spring 2016
A Look Back: 142 Years of Memories
School Colors
“Blue that bends above us … Golden moments spent in training”

Fall 2015
A Look Back: 142 Years of Memories
Homecoming Tradition
(donor:  Alumni Relations – Homecoming coronation gown)

Spring 2015
A Look Back: 141 Years of Memories
Zella Emerson Gilmore Collection
(donor:  Judy Pfaff)

Fall 2014
A Look Back: 141 Years of Memories
Elsie Irene Collins: Herbarium and Plant Analysis field book dated 1905
(donor:  Walter Rosser)

Spring 2014
A Look Back:  140 Years of Memories 
Commemorative quilt honors Spring Arbor history:
Bill HS ’51, JC ’53 and Shirley ’84 Zeller

Fall 2013
A Look Back:  140 Years of Memories 
SAU Radio celebrates 50 years on-air

Spring 2013
A Look Back:  139 Years of Memories
Student Life Center gets facelift, maintains integral purpose

Fall 2012
A Look Back:  139 Years of Memories 
Concept & Commitment author fulfills life of purpose:
Howard Snyder HS ’58, JC ’60

Spring 2012
A Look Back:  138 Years of Memories 
Embracing the spirit of equality:
Olive Johnson

Fall 2011
A Look Back:  138 Years of Memories 
Rauch family historical documents donated to University Archives:
Becky Cunningham HS ’39

Spring 2011
A Look Back:  137 Years of Memories 
1903 valedictorian remembered through University archives display:
Jennie Walls Hamilton ’03