57 microfilms (1449 theses)
6 linear feet
The papers of J. Robert Willson primarily document his long affiliation with the University of Michigan. The earliest material includes his student notes from Norman F. Miller's lectures on obstetrics and gynecology between 1933 and 1937. Documentation resumes with correspondence and departmental records documenting his tenure as chairman (1964-1978), and professor of obstetrics and gynecology (1964-1983).
The Willson papers are divided into seven records series: Correspondence; Biographical Material; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Files; Topical Files; Talks and Writings; Professional Societies and Organizations; and Photographs.
1.5 linear feet
The papers of Patrice I. Elms, consisting of correspondence, reports, topical files and some organizational records, provide a fine overview of the state of abortion rights in Michigan in the later 1980s and other controversial issues such as school choice and parochiaid. The papers are arranged in four series: American Association of University Women, People's Campaign for Choice, 1987-1988, Topical, 1972-1999 and Audiovisual Materials, 1986-1997. These documents provide a fine overview of the state of abortion rights in Michigan in the later 1980s.
9.75 linear feet — 1 oversize folder
The Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan record group covers the period of time from the founding of the organization in 1935 through 2007. The history of the organization is documented in this collection. Extensive information about the services offered by Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan can also be found in this collection. These include medical, counseling, and educational activities.
2 linear feet
The records of Right to Life of Michigan document the administration and activities of the leading anti-abortion organization in Michigan. The records have been divided into the following Series: Administrative, Committees, Topical Files, Affiliate Organizations, and Correspondence and Press Relations.
This collection consists of two letters, a pencil drawing, a note, a calling card, and an inscribed edition of S. Weir Mitchell, The Wager and Other Poems. The two letters include one written by S. Weir Mitchell to Dr. William C. Hollopeter, clarifying that a mutual acquaintance is residing in a boarding house not the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. The other letter is from Francis Everett, presumably to Dr. Hollopeter, concerning any involvement he may have had in an 1877 abortion malpractice case in Muncy, Pennsylvania. Hollopeter reportedly departed Muncy before the death of pregnant Margaret Keller and the subsequent abortion and malpractice case against physician Dr. James Rankin. The pencil drawing depicts stacked coffins including a pair of sarcophagi in an underground room with a small barred window. The note is a thank you from Mitchell to "Gertrude," and the calling card is for Dr. Mitchell's address on Walnut Street. The copy of S. Weir Mitchell's The Wager and Other Poems (New York: Century, 1900) is inscribed to Gertrude.
11 linear feet
The papers of Walter De Vries reflect primarily his work for Romney and Milliken from 1962 until 1970. The papers are divided into two series, De Vries office files and polling data.
7 linear feet
A large part of the collection consists of reference files of articles related to women's issues. Topical files include materials on career planning, the Center for Continuing Education of Women, the Women's Media Center, and childcare programs and other projects for women at the university. Annual reports, evaluations and various committee reports related to the work of the Women's Advocate Office are also included.