Cranbrook Institute of Science Publications
CIS Publications contains Annual Reports, Bulletins, Guide to the Exhibits, and Newsletters. These reflect the original nine fields of inquiry and administration, activities at the Institute, and administrative policy and activities.
The Annual Reports and Newsletters are still in publication as of 2023, but the Bulletins and Guide to the Exhibits have ceased to publish. With the exception of the Guide to the Exhibits, the collection contains a long duration of publication since the establishment of the CIS in 1930.
SERIES I: Annual Reports (1930-1990) contain the administrative function of the Institute throughout the year and set the goals for the coming year.
SERIES II: Bulletins (1931-1999) are the published scientific research of staff and others associated with the Institute. These range from pamphlets to hardbound monographs.
SERIES III: Guides to the Exhibits (1940-1960) describe the permanent exhibits in the Institute and their history. While publication spans twenty years, it was sporadic, therefore the collection contains issues from the following years: 1940, 1941, 1945, 1947, 1951, 1956, 1960.
SERIES IV: Newsletters (1931-2004) were published up to nine times a year and describe the current and upcoming activities of the Institute for member readership. Since 1993, with volume 63, the newsletters have been published under the title Science Scope. Although the CIS discontinued the use of volume numbers on newsletters after volume 69, the Archives has kept the practice for inventorying purposes.
- 1930 - 2022
- Cranbrook Institute of Science (Organization)
Access to the bound volumes is unrestricted. Unbound volumes are accessible only if no bound copies exist.
Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.
Initially established in 1930, the stated purpose of Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS) was to add to and strengthen the educational and cultural facilities within the State of Michigan. It was established as a separate Cranbrook institution on February 10, 1932. An aim set for the staff was not only to supplement the facilities of the several Cranbrook Schools, but to engage in original research and publication, to add to the sum total of human knowledge. The CIS originally comprised nine divisions of scientific fields and administration: Astronomy, Geology, Botany, Entomology, Aquatic Biology, Mammology, Anthropology, Education, and Preparation.
6.9 Linear Feet ((5 MS, 5 SB), 95 volumes)
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Initially established in 1930, the Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS) not only supplemented the facilities of Cranbrook Schools, but engaged in original research and publication. The CIS originally comprised nine divisions of scientific fields and administration: Astronomy, Geology, Botany, Entomology, Aquatic Biology, Mammology, Anthropology, Education, and Preparation.
The publications reflect these fields of inquiry, activities at the Institute, and administrative policy and activities in four different publications: Annual Reports, Bulletins, Exhibit Guides, and Newsletters. Annual Reports and Science Scope (newsletter) are still in publication. With the exception of the Guide to the Exhibits, which has a finite run of publication between 1940 and 1960, the collection has a long duration of publication since the establishment of the CIS in 1930.
The collection is divided into four series of publications by title. They are arranged chronologically by year of publication.
SERIES I: Annual Reports (Volume 1-60) SERIES II: Bulletins (Volume 1-64) SERIES III: Guide to the Exhibits (Unbound, Editions 1-6) SERIES IV: Newsletter/Science Scope (Volume 1-69, 2000-present)
Transferred from the Cranbrook Institute of Science.
The Annual Reports and Newsletters are transferred from the Institute of Science on an irregular basis.
The first 50 volumes of the Annual Report (1930-1980) and the first 59 volumes of the Newsletter (1931-1990) are available in the Reading Room as hardbound editions. A copy of each Bulletin is also available in the Reading Room.
Originally processed in 1995 by William Landis and Elizabeth Williamson into an artificial collection of Cranbrook Publications. Maintained as separate titles within the collection. In June 2023 CIS Publications were reprocessed, with updated inventories, by Laura MacNewman and Beatriz Blanca. The collection was separated from other Cranbrook Educational Community publications to more clearly reflect the institute of origin.
- Guide to the Cranbrook Institute of Science Publications
- Laura MacNewman.
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