Name of the collection: Alfred C. Raphelson
Inclusive years: 1947-1997
Quantity: 2 linear feet
ACQUISITION: The collection (donor number 023) was transferred in April, 1984. Additions were made in January, 1985; 1990; January, 1991; and 2007.
ACCESS: Most of the collection has no restrictions on access. Certain files(see folder list) are closed for 30 years from the dates of the items within the folders.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Twenty photographs were removed and will be cataloged separately.
PROCESSED BY: Paul Gifford, January, 1992.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Alfred C. Raphelson was born in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 1927.  He studied psychology at the University of Michigan, from which he received the degrees of B.A.(1950), M.A. (1951), and Ph.D. (1956).   In 1956, he became one of the original fourteen faculty members of the Flint College of the University of Michigan and the only full-time instructor in psychology until 1963.  He retired in 1991.

He was actively involved with the administration of the new school. He was a member of the Executive Committee as well as numerous faculty committees; of the Institutional Planning Committee (1966-1969); Study Committee for the Flint Campus (1969); and the Strategic Planning Committee (1987-1988). His files from these activities have been cataloged separately.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The papers in this collection document his professional activities, especially the correspondence.  A number of files are useful for the study of the development of University of Michigan-Flint, including the studies of tenure rates, 1978-1979, and the surveys of the student body by Pollie, 1964. Raphelson's special concerns included curriculum, governance, accreditation, and personnel matters, and material on all of those jobs can be found here.  In Box 2, which consists of a later accession, correspondence is divided into files concerning the University of Michigan, concerning psychology, and those concerning students.  It includes student and professional papers and articles.  Dr. Raphelson was frequently called on to deliver testimonial speeches honoring colleagues, and various folders contain these and other materials on UM-Flint faculty and administrators.

FOLDER LIST

BOX 1

Correspondence

     1955

     1956-1957

     1957-1958

     1958-1959

     1959-1960

     1960-1961

     1961-1962

     1962-1963

     1963-1964

     1964-1965

     1965-1966

     1966-1967

     1967-1968

     1968-1969

     1969-1970

     Index

Candidates

     1964-1965

     1965-1966

     1966-1967

     1967-1968

     1968-1969

     1969-1970

     1974 (Kamal)

Departmental organization, 1967-1969

Hogrefe incident, 1961

Research proposals (National Science Foundation), 1962

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology Department, 1962-1963

Conference on the University, Ann Arbor, 1962

Phi Beta Kappa, 1959-1962

Correspondence from Bob Isaacson, 1964-1966

American Psychological Association, 1956-1958

College policies, 1966-1977

Extension Office in Flint - history, 1968

Undergraduate program

Graduate program

College of Literature, Science and Arts transfer student study, 1959

Study of tenure rates, age and salary costs...for College of Arts and Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint, 1978-1979

Surveys of student attitudes by Pollie, 1964

Statement on faculty-administration relations, ca.1964-1965

Murchie memorial statement, 1968

Nelson, Conny, 1980-1983

Faculty Advisory Committee to the Presidential Selection Committee, 1987-1988 [closed for 30 years]

 

[2007 ACCESSION]

Correspondence

     University of Michigan 

          1950-1979

          1980-1993

     Re: Psychology

          1957-1969

          1970-1975

 

BOX 2

          1976-1981

          1982-1994

     Students

          1957-1969

          1970-1972

          1973-1979

          1980-1994

Term papers, 1947-1950

Graduate papers, 1950-1955

Vita and papers concerning career at University of Michigan, 1956-1991

     (1 of 2)

     (2 of 2)

Courses and course evaluations, 1956-1989

     (1 of 2)

     (2 of 2)

Statements honoring colleagues and friends, 1974-1997

     (1 of 2)

     (2 of 2)

Speeches, 1956-1996

     (1 of 2)

     (2 of 2)

Professional speeches and citations to research, 1964-1991

     (1 of 2)

     (2 of 2)

Articles, 1956-1991

     (1 of 2)

     (2 of 2)

Cassette tapes of interviews with Al Raphelson

“What It’s Like to Be a College Professor,” ca.1975, for Mott Community College job fair (15 min.)

“Brief History of the University of Michigan-Flint,” by Jim Whitman, July 1987