Joseph Michels Papers, 1952-2010
Eileen Michels papers
9 record 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 history.
University of Minnesota Libraries.
Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts Division
Access and Use
Donated by Eileen Michels.
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials.
Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the
copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
The collection is minimally processed and the
finding aid written by Lisa Calahan, April 14, 2015.
Eileen Michels Papers, NAA 298, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.
The collection is organized in the order it was received.
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
- 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.
- Michels, Eileen
- Architectural history