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Eileen Manning Michels papers

Identifier: N298

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.


  • Creation: 1952-2010

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Restrictions on Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Restrictions on Use

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).

Biographical Note

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.


9 Linear Feet (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.


The collection is organized in the order it was received.


Donated by Eileen Michels.

Processing Information

The collection is minimally processed and the finding aid written by Lisa Calahan, April 14, 2015.

Eileen Michels papers, 1952-2010
Michels, Eileen
April 2015
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