Eileen Michels papers, 1952-2010
cartons (9 linear feet)
The Eileen Michels
papers includes papers related to her work as an architectural historian.
Material includes research on Harvey Ellis, her involvement in the Society of
Architectural Historians, Michel's education, research files, publications by
Michels, as well as general publications related to art and architectural
Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts
Access and Use
Donated by Eileen
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collection is minimally processed and the finding aid written by Lisa Calahan,
April 14, 2015.
Michels papers, N298, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota
The collection is organized in the order it
Eileen Michels is an architectural historian residing in Minnesota.
She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D from The University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities. After completing her formal education she taught at the University of
Minnesota, University of Wisconsin River Falls and Milwaukee, and at Stanford
University. In 1978, she established the Art History department at the
University of St. Thomas. She retired from St. Thomas as Professor Emerita in
1992, and retired from teaching in 1996.
In addition to her esteemed career as an architectural historian and
professor, she is also active in the Society of Architectural Historians and
co-founded the Minnesota chapter of the organization in 1973. At the
organization's national level, Michels served as board member from 1976 to 1979
and as secretary from 1981 to 1986.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The papers of Eileen Michels represent her career as an architectural
Historian. The collection includes records relating to her perosnal education
at the University of Minnesota, a small amount of material related to her
teaching career at St. Thomas, research files for architectural history
projects and publications - the largest of which is representative of her
extensive research on Harvey Ellis, the result of which is the published
manuscript, Reconfiguring Harvey Ellis .
- This collection is indexed under the following
headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers
desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the
catalog using these headings.
- Architectural history