Robert C. Metcalf papers, 1942-2017 (majority within 1950-2008)
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- The Robert C. Metcalf papers are open to research except for a small amount of student records restricted by statute or university policy. The records include restricted material in the following...
- Metcalf, Robert Clarence, 1923-
- Noted Michigan-based modern architect and former Professor and later Dean of the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Metcalf's work includes over 150 buildings in Michigan and Ohio. The material in this collection spans the years 1942 to 2017, and includes architectural drawings, presentation boards, client files, photographs and slides, correspondence, newspaper clippings, journals, articles, and teaching material.
16 linear feet
6.3 GB (online)
- Call Number:
- 2009179 Aa 2
- Finding aid created by Kate Donovan Jarvis, April 2010 Updated by Emily Riippa, March 2016. Updated by Lilly Carrel, February 2017.
- Scope and Content:
The Robert C. Metcalf papers include architectural drawings, presentation boards, presentation books, client files, photographs, slides, and negatives of Metcalf's work on residential, commercial, and community projects. The collection provides comprehensive documentation on virtually all of the projects undertaken by Metcalf. Projects are documented from design to construction and often subsequent additions and renovations. The materials in the collection are organized into three series: Project Files, General Files, and Visual Materials.
The General Files series includes personal material such as an audio interview with Robert Metcalf (2010), a date book (1974), and Metcalf's undergraduate student work from the University of Michigan (1942-1950).
- Biographical / Historical:
Robert C. Metcalf was born November 7, 1923, in Nashville, Ohio. In 1940, Metcalf applied to the University of Michigan's Department of Architecture, writing in his application, "I would like to make a name for myself in architecture; rather, I am going to do that." Metcalf entered the University of Michigan in the fall of 1941. However, on December 8th, the day after the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, Metcalf and his friends took the bus to Detroit to enlist in the Marine Corps. Despite his eagerness to enlist, Metcalf was turned away from the Marines due to a punctured ear drum and flat feet.
Returning to the university, Metcalf continued his studies until March 15, 1943 when he was inducted into the United States Army. He was assigned to a self-propelled artillery unit for basic training. Metcalf completed his training on Memorial Day 1943, graduating with the rank of Sergeant, and four days later, on May 28, 1943, he married Bettie Jane Sponseller. Robert, a star basketball player, and Bettie, a cheerleader, were high school sweethearts.
Bettie was born in Canton, Ohio, on August 14, 1921. She was the eldest daughter of Mary and Russell Sponseller and was noted for her musical abilities as a child. Bettie was a registered nurse at Aultman Hospital, in Canton.
In August 1943, Metcalf was assigned to the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), a unit designed to provide the Army with highly trained technicians and specialists. Metcalf was sent to Johns Hopkins University for an intensive civil engineering program in which students completed the regular one year course of study in six months. In February 1944, the Army terminated ASTP and transferred its students to combat units. Metcalf joined the 84th Infantry Division and in September 1944 was sent to Europe. He served forty-two month in the Army with the 84th Infantry and was awarded the Silver Star medal and a field commission as a Lieutenant. After his discharge from the service in 1946, Metcalf returned to his studies at the University of Michigan.
While enrolled in the Department of Architecture, Metcalf began an apprenticeship with professor George B. Brigham, a practicing Ann Arbor architect. Metcalf was Brigham's chief draftsman on approximately thirty residential projects in the Ann Arbor vicinity, and worked for Brigham from 1948 to1952. Upon completion of his studies (B.Arch., 1950), Metcalf and his wife decided to remain in Ann Arbor. Demand for post-war housing was strong and Ann Arbor "seemed the best place to begin a practice based on contemporary house design." To put down their roots, the Metcalfs found an available lot on the east side of Ann Arbor and decided to design and build their own home. Metcalf's rationale was that "with luck, the construction would attract a client, but in the worst case, we assumed we could sell the house to recover costs and then build another." The design of the house took one year and the construction approximately thirteen months. Robert and Bettie each worked on varying aspects of the construction after leaving their regular day jobs, having picnic dinners on-site every night for almost two years. The Metcalf home was featured in the Michigan Alumnus (1961) and Better Homes and Gardens (1965). In 2008, the Metcalfs received a Historic Preservation award from the City of Ann Arbor for their home.
Metcalf's completion of his home coincided with the launching of a successful private practice. Bettie Metcalf retired from nursing in the same year to become the secretary and bookkeeper for Metcalf's new architectural firm. From 1953 to 2008, Metcalf's office completed over 150 projects in Michigan and Ohio. George Brigham's influence on the young architect was evident in Metcalf's modernist residences and commercial works. Metcalf's designs were also shaped by his esteem for architects Charles Sumner Greene, Henry Mather Greene, Bernard Maybeck, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Harwell Hamilton Harris. Metcalf's work is notable for his emphasis on design analysis, a strength well reflected in his architectural drawings and sketches. As fellow architect and urban planer Gerald Crane observed, "Metcalf is the real thing. His work is totally honest and his construction drawings are absolutely meticulous." Metcalf's houses reflect his beliefs in the importance of incorporating light, airiness, and nature into a home with the goal of creating "a serenity about a house."
Metcalf designed houses and businesses for many of Detroit and Ann Arbor's most prominent citizens. Among the University of Michigan faculty and administration for whom Metcalf designed homes were physicist H. Richard Crane (1953), College of Architecture professor Catherine B. Heller (1953), chemistry professor Philip J. Elving (1954), physicist David M. Dennison (1954), anthropology professor Elman R. Service (1954), physics professors Lawrence W. Jones (1955) and Kent M. Terwilliger (1955), industrial management professor Franklin G. Moore (1955), internal medicine professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Stefan S. Fajans (1957), professor of political science Everett S. Brown (1958), professor of surgery Dr. Reed O. Dingman (1959), engineering professor John Holland (1964) and professor of chemistry Lawrence S. Bartell (1988). In addition, Metcalf designed houses for Mr. Millard H. Pryor, Chairman of the Board of the Mollard-Barnes Manufacturing Company (1958), President of the Ford Motor Company Mr. Arjay Miller (1965), and Mr. George Huebner, a former Chrysler Director of Research, and his wife Trudy Huebner, a former University of Michigan Regent (1975).
Over the course of his career, Metcalf worked with other architects including Tivadar Balogh and William Werner. Tivadar Balogh, a fellow UM alumnus (class of 1952) and later instructor in Michigan's College of Architecture and Urban Planning, joined Metcalf's firm in 1954, working as one of his draftsmen until 1960, when he left to work as an architect and designer for the firms of Shreve, Walker, and Associates and W.B. Ford Design Associates, both of Detroit. Metcalf had a longstanding relationship with architect William Werner. Werner, some of whose work appears in this collection, joined Metcalf in professional practice in 1955. He received his bachelor's and master's of architecture from Michigan (class of '52 and '57, respectively), and taught structure courses in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, beginning as an instructor in 1956 and retiring as a full Professor in 1998.
Among the many honors Metcalf has received for architecture are Honorable Mention in the Morton Arboretum Small House Competition (1954), an Honors Award from the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his own home (1955), an Award Citation from Progressive Architecture for designing the home of UM Professor David M. Dennison (1955), Honorable Mention with Tivadar Balogh in the Porcelain Enamel Design Competition for a youth center (1956), Third Award by the National Conference on Church Architecture for his work on the Church of the Good Shepherd (1958), the Homes for Better Living Honorable Mention from the American Institute of Architects, House & Home and Life magazines (1958), membership in the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and the President's Award for lifetime achievement from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan (1999). Metcalf also served as past president of the Huron Valley Chapter of the AIA.
Metcalf's work has been featured in numerous architectural journals including Progressive Architecture (January 1955), the Michigan Society of Architects' Monthly Bulletin (October 1955), Architectural Forum (March 1956), and the University of Michigan's College of Architecture and Urban Planning's Portico (1991). Metcalf has also received mention in other non-industry publications such as House and Home (1958), Ann Arbor Observer (1977), Ann Arbor Women's City Club Magazine (1982), Detroit Home (2004), Our House (2007), and Unwind Ann Arbor Business Review (2007). Stories on Metcalf and his work have also appeared repeatedly over the years in The Ann Arbor News, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Free Press Roto Magazine, the Michigan Alumnus, the Michigan Daily, Lansing's State Journal, and The Canton Repository.
In addition to Metcalf's private architectural practice, he had a long teaching and administrative career in the University of Michigan's College of Architecture and Design. He joined the Department of Architecture as a part-time visiting lecturer in 1950 and was later promoted to Assistant Professor (1958), Associate Professor (1963), and Professor (1968). In 1968, Metcalf was also appointed Chairman of the Department of Architecture. In 1974, the same year in which Department became the College of Architecture, Metcalf was awarded the University of Michigan's Sol King Award for Excellence in Teaching in Architecture. Metcalf served as the first Dean of the College, a position he held from 1974 until 1986. Metcalf stepped down from the Dean position in 1986 to begin phased retirement from the College. In 1989, the University of Michigan Board of Regents named Metcalf the Emil Lorch Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning. Metcalf retired from the university with emeritus status in 1991. Throughout Metcalf's University career, Bettie continued to work in support of her husband's private practice and academic duties. Each semester she hosted his students for chili dinners, totaling approximately 2,500 students over three decades. Bettie J. Metcalf passed away in February 2008. Robert C. Metcalf died on January 3, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 Robert C. Metcalf quoted in "Retirement Memoir," University of Michigan Regents' Proceedings (May 1991): 226.
 "Metcalf Remembers," Portico, The College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan (Summer 1991): 15.
 Robert C. Metcalf quoted in "Metcalf Remembers," Portico, The College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan (Summer 1991): 15.
 Nancy Ruth Bartlett, More Than a Handsome Box: Education in Architecture at the University of Michigan, 1876-1986, (Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1995), 107-108.
 Gerald Crane quoted in Ann Schriber, "Classy Styles: Well-known local architect's designs earn him admiration," The Ann Arbor News (30 May 1998): E1.
 Robert C. Metcalf quoted in "Metcalf built a rich mid-century design legacy," Ann Arbor Business Review (June 2007): 15.
- Acquisition Information:
- Collection was received from Robert C. Metcalf (donor no. 9920 ) starting in 2007.
- Processing information:
As received by the Bentley, the client files for each architectural project were labeled with a job number, but filed alphabetically by client name, while the architectural drawings and presentation boards were both labeled and filed by job number. In processing the collection, the decision was made to organize and file both the client files and the architectural drawings by job number, in order to reflect the chronological order in which they were created. Thus, the current schema organizes all materials for a given job (the client file, drawings, presentation boards, slides, etc.) under that job number. However, while all of the materials are grouped together intellectually, the large format drawings, presentation boards, and slides are housed separately from the client files.
In 2017, folders previously described in the finding aid as "graphics file" were incorporated into the corresponding job's client file. All references to "graphics file" were removed from the finding aid and the extent of the client file updated to reflect the inclusion of folders previously described as "graphics file." Physical folders still labeled "graphics file" should be considered part of the client file.
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Summary Contents List
- Box 1 -- Project Files: Job Misc. 1950 Brechbuhler -- Job 14-55 King
- Box 2 -- Project Files: Job 15-55 Phillips -- Job 35-57 Church of the Good Shepherd
- Box 3 -- Project Files: Job 35-57 Church of the Good Shepherd (cont.) -- Job 50-59 St. Andrew's Church
- Box 4 -- Project Files: Job 50-59 St. Andrew's Church (cont.) -- Job 77-62 Churchill
- Box 5 -- Project Files: Job 78-62 Krigbaum -- Job 89-65 Courtland Corporation
- Box 6 -- Project Files: Job 90-65 Miller -- Job 97-68 Towner Medical
- Box 7 -- Project Files: Job 97-68 Towner Medical (cont.) -- Job 107-78 Claeys
- Box 8 -- Project Files: Job 108-80 Watson/Akil -- Job 127-95 DeLosh
- Box 9 -- Project Files: Job 128-96 Oak Valley Dental -- Job 149-05 Morshidi/Moazzami
- Box 10 -- Project Files: Job 149-05 Morshidi/Moazzami (cont.)-- General Files: Newsletters
- Box 11 -- General Files: News clippings -- Visual Materials: Slides
- Box 12 -- Visual Materials: Slides (cont.)
- Box 13 -- Presentation Books, Job 0-52 -- Job 87-65
- Box 14 -- Presentation Books, Job 88-65 -- Job 149-05
- Box 15 -- General Files
- Box 16 -- General Files
- Oversized Drawers:
- Drawer 1 -- Drawings: Job Misc. 1950 Brechbuhler -- Job 8-55 Moore
- Drawer 2 -- Drawings: Job 9-55 Jones -- Job 25-56 ICC Mark VIII House
- Drawer 3 -- Drawings: Job 26-56 Woods -- Job 40-58 Campbell
- Drawer 4 -- Drawings: Job 41-58 Titiev -- Job Misc. 1959 Furstenberg
- Drawer 5 -- Drawings: Job 54-60 Emerick -- Job Misc. 1961 Likert
- Drawer 6 -- Drawings: Job Misc. 1961 L. Price -- Job 83-64 Swartz
- Drawer 7 -- Drawings: Job 84-64 Holland (I) -- Job 91-65 Hutt
- Drawer 8 -- Drawings: Job 92-66 K. Siegel -- 103-71 Ecorse
- Drawer 9 -- Drawings: Job Misc. 1971 Edwards -- Job 127-95 DeLosh
- Drawer 10 -- Drawings: Job 128-96 Oak Valley Dental -- Job 150-07 Deromedi
- Drawer 11 -- Presentation Boards: Job 0-52 Metcalf -- Job 24-56 Vaughn
- Drawer 12 -- Presentation Boards: Job 27-56 Patterson -- Job 35-57 Church of the Good Shepherd
- Drawer 13 -- Presentation Boards: Job 42-58 Les Strang -- Job 84-64 Holland
- Drawer 14 -- Presentation Boards: Job 86-64 Olds -- Job 94-66 Gilbert/Verbrugge
- Drawer 15 -- Presentation Boards: Job 95-67 Metcalf -- Job 134-99 Holland
- Drawer 17 -- Drawings: Job 0-52 Metcalf -- General Files: College of Architecture and Design Student Work
- Drawer 18 -- Drawings: Job 2-54 Service -- Job 7-55 Forsythe
- Drawer 19 -- Drawings: Job 8-55 Moore -- Job 15-55 Phillips
- Drawer 20 -- Drawings: Job 16-55 Volkswagen -- Job 23-56 Duckek I
- Drawer 21 -- Drawings: Job 25-56 Mark VIII -- Job 41-58 Titiev
- Drawer 22 -- Drawings: Job 42-58 Les Strang -- Job 71-61 Fuller
- Drawer 23 -- Drawings: Job 72-61 Davidson/Sherwin -- Job 90-65 Miller
- Drawer 24 -- Drawings: Job 91-65 Hutt -- Job 125-95 Bareham
- Drawer 25 -- Drawings: Job 127-95 DeLosh -- Projects with George Brigham: 1953 Purcell
Alphabetical Index of Clients
Client Name on Folder Client Folder in Box # Drawings: filed under Job # Cross-Reference Name(s) for Same Building/Site Akil 8 see Watson Alpha Delta Pi (Werner) 5 Misc 1962 Ann Arbor Airport 9 138-99 EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Aris 10 (see Brigham files -- Wilcox) Bagent 1 Misc 1951 Bareham 1995 9 145-03 Bareham 2003 9 145-03 Bartell 8 113-88 BBON Venture Medical Office 5 79-63 Bentley Park Shelter + Bandstand 7 98-68 Berkowitz 9 147-03 Bernstein 7 107-78 Claeys Beth Israel Community Center 10 Beutler 4 63-60 Nao Black 3 Misc 1957 Blackett 10 Bockenstedt 8 see Fox / Bockenstedt Bookstein 6 Misc 1965 Botch 2 33-57 Franzblau Brechbuhler 1 Misc 1950 Breed 4 67-61 Brown 3 43-58 Bull 1 Misc 1953 Busard 3 49-59 Cage+Smeckert Dental Office 5 80-63 Courtland Corporation Campbell 3 40-58 Carr 3 47-59 Hurtado Case 4 65-60 Stair Chambers 10 Chatas (Werner) 6 Chen 4 51-59 Morshidi Church of the Good Shepherd 2 35-57 Churchill 4 77-62 Claeys 7 107-78 Bernstein Cohen 9 143-02 Woods; Siegel, Barry Courtland Corporation 5 89-65 Cage + Smeckert Dental Office Crane 1 1-53 Daniels 10 Darian 9 131-97 Mann Davey 10 Paradise Davidson / Sherwin 4 72-61 Client Name Client Folder Drawings: filed Cross-Reference Name(s) on Folder in Box # under Job # for Same Building/Site DeLosh 8 127-95 Dennison 1 4-54 Deromedi 10 150-07 (see Brigham files -- White) Dingman 3 45-59 Divine Shepherd Luth. Church 10 Duckek I 2 23-56 Waggoner Duckek II 4 74-62 Martin; Ragone Dwight 10 EAA Project 9 see Ann Arbor Airport Eaton 10 Eberbach 5 88-65 Malamud / Plotkin Eckstein 2 21-56 Gerard Ecorse Medical Office 7 103-71 Edwards 7 Misc 1971 Elementary School 10 Elliott 4 64-60 Hinman / Young Elving 1 3-54 Emerick 4 54-60 Fajans 2 31-57 Ferrantino 6 see Williams, J Ferriell 8 115-88 First Brethern Church - Canton 10 Forsythe 1 7-55 Fox / Bockenstedt 8 117-89 Franzblau 2 see 33-57 Botch Botch Fuller (Hodges Travel) 4 71-61 Furstenberg (Brigham) 4 Misc 1959 Gamma Phi Beta 1 12-55 Gerard 2 21-56 Eckstein; (see Brigham files -- Baum) Gilbert I 6 94-66 Gilbert / Verbrugge Gilbert / Verbrugge I 6 94-66 Gilbert I Gilbert / Verbrugge II 8 118-89 Gottlieb 2 32-57 Greenbaum 4 60-60 Greisinger also see Price, L; Vaughn Grimord 3 48-59 Siegel, R Grizzle 5 see McCauley / Grizzle Gutstein 8 Misc 1992 Hall 4 Misc 1961 Hameedi 5 see 83-64 Swartz Swartz Handy 10 Harris 10 Harvey 3 37-58 Mielke Heller 1 Misc 1953 Heywood 5 81-63 Higgins 6 96-67 Hinman / Young 4 64-60 Elliott Elliott Hitchman / Hewitt 9 139-01 (see Brigham files -Bailey) Hodges 1 13-55 Holden 10 Holland I 5 84-64 Holland II 8 120-91 Hollinden see 27-56 Patterson Patterson Hubbard 10 Huebner 7 106-75 Huron Valley Girl Scout Council 10 Hurtado 9 144-02 Carr Hutt 6 91-65 Inter Coop Mark VIII House 2 25-56 Ireland 6 see 93-66 Swanson Swanson Island Park Shelter 4 73-62 Jahnke 8 Misc 1992 Jones 1 9-55 Kienholz 8 111-85 King 1 14-55 Kleaveland 4 Misc 1960 Krigbaum 5 78-62 Kulitz 10 Kurkjian + Fisher 10 Laird I 5 82-63 Laird II 7 105-74 Leabo 5 87-65 McCauley / Grizzle Les Strang 3 42-58 Lewis 6 Misc 1967 Likert 4 Misc 1961 Lingon 10 Loch Alpine Golf & Swim Club 10 Love (Report) 10 Lyon 2 29-57 Magee 2 28-57 McCoy /Steele; Nordman Malamud / Plotkin 5 Eberbach Malvin 10 Mann 5 85-64 Darian Martin 4 see 74-62 Duckek II Duckek II; Ragone Mayerson 7 102-71 McCauley / Grizzle 5 see 142-02 Leabo Leabo McCoy / Steele 9 136-99 Magee; Nordman Metcalf House Metcalf File Drawer Metcalf Office 6 95-67 Michener 10 Mielke 3 Harvey Miller 6 90-65 Moore 1 8-55 Seguino Morshidi / Moazzami 9 & 10 149-05 Chen Morton Arboretum Competition 10 Moyer 4 52-59 Yao Mulchahey 4 59-60 Nao 4 see 63-60 Beutler Beutler Newhouse 3 see 39-58 Pryor Pryor; Pleban Nordman 2 see 28-57 Magee Magee; McCoy / Steele Nu Sigma Nu 101-69 Oak Valley Dental Associates 9 128-96 Ogden 4 70-61 O'Hara 2 17-56 Olds 5 86-64 Valenstein Owyang 9 Misc 2000 Paradise 2 19-56 Davey Parry 4 58-60 Patterson 2 27-56 Hollinden Paul 7 Misc 1974 Peter 3 46-59 Stein Phillips 1 15-55 Phi Alpha Kappa (Werner) 5 Misc 1964 Phi Sigma Sigma 10 Planert 1 (see Brigham files -- Scharenberg) Pleban 3 see 39-58 Pryor Pryor; Newhouse Porcelain Enamel Competition 2 Potters Guild 10 Price, G. 10 Price, L. 4 Misc. 1961 also see Vaughn, Greisinger Pryor 3 39-58 Newhouse; Pleban Radock 5 Misc 1962 Ragone 4 see 74-62 Duckek II Duckek II; Martin Reynolds 2 20-56 Richard 4 68-61 Riskey 2 30-57 Robinson 8 119-89 Root 4 75-62 Sahlins 3 36-57 St. Andrews United Church of Christ 3 50-59 St. Clare's Episcopal Mission 10 St. Luke's Lutheran Church 6 Misc 1966 Saladin 8 Misc 1993 Seguino 1 see 8-55 Moore Moore Service 1 2-54 Shaffer 10 Shapiro 10 Sharp 10 Sherwin 4 see Davidson / Sherwin Siegel, K 6 92-66 Yamada; Williams, J Siegel, B 2 see 26-56 Woods Woods; Cohen Siegel, R 3 see 48-59 Grimord Grimord Spencer 4 69-61 Spindler 10 Sponseller 2 18-56 Spurr 4 Misc 1961 Stahl 10 Stair 4 Case Steele 9 see McCoy / Steele Stein 3 see 46-59 Peter Peter Steiner 7 100-68 Stern 10 Stockon 1 5-54 Swanson 6 93-66 Ireland Swartz 5 83-64 Hameedi Tannenbaum 4 62-60 Terwilliger 1 11-55 Titiev 3 41-58 Towner Medical Office 6 97-68 Uete 10 UM Arch Bldg (Lorch Hall) 7 Misc 1971 Valenstein 5 see 86-64 Olds Olds Van Boven 4 76-62 Vaughn 2 24-56 also see L Price, Greisinger Verbrugge 6 see Gilbert /Verbrugge VW Agency 2 16-55 Waggoner 2 see 23-56 Duckek I Duckek I Warner (Werner) 5 & 7 Misc. 1974 Warren 1 Misc 1954 Watson 8 108-80 Weddige 10 Weid 2 34-57 Weinstein 10 West Park Shelter 3 44-58 Wilde 4 53-59 Wilkes 6 Misc 1967 William, B 1 6-54 Williams, J 6 see 92-66 Siegel Williams, L.T. Missing - drawings lost in 1994 flood Willits 3 38-57 Wollam - Restaurant 1 10-55 Woods 2 26-56 Cohen; Siegel, B Yamada 6 Siegel; Williams, J Yao 8 121-91 Moyer Young 4 see Hinman / Young
No more additions to the records are expected.
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The Bentley Historical Library holds the papers of architect George B. Brigham and the records of the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning (University of Michigan). The records of the College include Metcalf's files from his tenure as faculty and dean.
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Brigham, George Bickford, 1889-
Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976.
Elving, Philip Juliber, 1913-
Huebner, Gertrude, 1915-
Jones, Lawrence W. (Lawrence William), 1925-
Metcalf, Robert Clarence, 1923-
Werner, William A.
Metcalf, Bettie J. (Bettie Jane), 1921-2008.
Deromedi, Nancy M.
Williams, Brian A.
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Ann Arbor (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
Using These Materials
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