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Harry Burns Hutchins papers, 1879-1930

22 linear feet

Professor of law and president of the University of Michigan. Papers include correspondence, reports, and speeches relating to all aspects of his University activities; and visual materials.

The Harry B. Hutchins papers cover the years 1879 through 1929, and include records generated during his years as professor and dean of the law department, President of the University of Michigan, and in retirement. Boxes 1-18 are primarily comprised of correspondence. Reports of the departments, schools, and other units of the university are contained in box 19, folders 30-32, and box 20, folders 1-13. As president, Hutchins did not regularly submit annual reports to the Board of Regents. Additional materials include speeches, photographs, and biographical material.


Harry G. and Alice Wiard Gault papers, 1903-1967 (majority within 1911-1918)

0.3 linear feet (in 1 box) — 2 oversize volumes

Students at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (Class of 1915). Scrapbooks containing photographs, dance cards, grade report cards, event programs, objects, and other materials reflecting on the U-M student life and activities. Also, World War I-period correspondence.

The Harry G. Gault scrapbook and loose materials contain dance cards; post cards; a hand-drawn portrait of what appears to be Gault (artist unknown); photographs of past U-M presidents (Angell and Hutchins), 1911-1912 freshman and sophomore games, Adelphi Club, the Eremites Club, the 1912 CAP Night event-a large gathering in which freshmen transitioned into sophomores by throwing their grey caps into a bonfireth, the Griffins, the Michigamua upper class all-campus honor societies, the Sphinx Fraternity, and the Senior Swing Out exercises which incorporates the first wearing of the cap and gown prior to graduation.

His scrapbook also contains photographs of U-M sporting events, dances, the 1915 Lit Class, the Michigan Daily editorial office, and the Phi Delta Phi House. Of note is a non-descript group photograph including Gault (seated 3rd from left) and what appears to be an unidentified man of color (standing 2nd row, 2nd from right). Additional materials include a May 1, 1913 Griffins initiation certificate; a 1915/1916 poster titled Comparative Standings of Sororities and Fraternities and their House Clubs; newspaper clippings, report cards, wartime correspondence, obituaries, and other memorabilia depicting student life at U-M.

The Alice Wiard Gault scrapbook and loose materials include dance cards; programs (including football programs); menus; ribbons; photographs of dances including the 1916 J-Hop, women students, sorority house interiors; report cards; invitations; personal notes; place cards; and ticket stubs. Other items to note include a November 9, 1912 handwritten speech from the 1915 Sophomore Toast (authored by Alice?); newspaper clippings including one titled Sisters Announce Engagement-announcing Wiard's engagement to Boy Kennnedy. The handwriting beneath reads: "As near as I ever came to the fatal step." The scrapbook contains additional memorabilia depicting her life at U-M.


Howard M. Ehrmann papers, 1927-1968

1.5 linear feet

Historian, chairman of the Department of History at University of Michigan. The series in the collection include Biographical/Personal; Course Materials; Correspondence (general and University of Michigan); Research and Grant files; and Articles and Reviews.

The Howard M. Ehrmann Papers document the period 1927-1968, the length of Ehrmann's tenure at the University of Michigan. The collection includes correspondence relating in part to his chairmanship of the department of history at the University of Michigan, materials used in his classes such as tests and syllabi, materials documenting his activities as reviewer and editor, and materials documenting his writings, including a manuscript for a book The Second World War: A Political History of the Immediate Origins of the War, 1939-1941 which was never published. Of special interest are two folders of autographs of 20th century political figures such as Ralph Bunche, Herbert Hoover, and Alger Hiss, which were gathered by Professor Ehrmann when he was arranging a conference on the postwar world.

The collection has been arranged into the following series: Biographical/Personal; Courses; Correspondence - University of Michigan; General Correspondence; Research/Grants; Editing and Reviews; Writings; and Miscellaneous


Interfraternity Council (University of Michigan) records, 1912-1994 (majority within 1960-1992)

3 linear feet

The Inter-fraternity Council (IFC) is the administrative and organizing body for the undergraduate social fraternities at the University of Michigan. Records include meeting minutes, officers reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed materials. One bound volume of handwritten meeting minutes from 1912-1930, provides the only record of earliest activities of the IFC.

The records of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) measure 3 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1994, with the bulk of records falling between 1960 and 1994. The records consist of meeting minutes, officer's reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed materials. Despite the range of years covered by the collection as a whole, no one time period is completely documented. For additional information on the IFC, the researcher should consult the record groups under "University of Michigan Fraternity Office" and "University of Michigan Housing Division" and the "University of Michigan Vice President for Student Affairs" at the Bentley Historical Library.

The records of the IFC are divided into five series: President's Notebooks, Fraternity Membership Selection Files, Topical Files, Photographs, and Printed Materials.


Ira M. Smith Papers, 1919-1969

19 linear feet

Registrar of the University of Michigan. Files concerning University admissions policy, the work of the registrar as liaison between the University and secondary schools, the relationship of the University to other educational associations, and the maintenance of student records at the University; and files relating to his work with University, community, and other social organizations; also photographs.

The Ira M. Smith papers document his career as Registrar at the University of Michigan, his reform of the admissions process, his involvement in general university affairs, and activities with various community organizations. The collection has largely been retained in its original order. Groups of files were given series title. These are Biographical materials, Correspondence; University of Michigan; Community Activities, and Photographs. The great bulk of the collection relates to University of Michigan affairs and to his community involvements.


Joe Grimm photographs, 1975-1976

0.6 linear feet (in 2 boxes)

University of Michigan student photographer for the Michiganensian; photographs of images used in the yearbook.

This is a collection of photographic contact sheets and negative strips taken by Joe Grimm The photographs have been arranged alphabetically by topic. Principal areas covered include student activities and events, notably athletic contests and musical and dramatic performances.


Mary Stewart papers, 1980-2015

0.4 linear feet — 79.9 GB (online)

Mary Stewart served as an events coordinator at the University of Michigan Union from 1974-2015. Stewart's role evolved into a sympathetic mentor and resource for minority students and student athletes within the University. The records consists of photographs, correspondence, and news articles relating to Stewart's time at the University.

The Mary Stewart Papers consists of photographs, correspondence, and news articles relating to Stewart's time at the University of Michigan Union.


Michiganensian photograph collection, circa 1977-1981

0.25 linear feet

University of Michigan student yearbook. Photos of student activities and organizations, athletics, and campus scenes.

The collection consists of photographs taken by student members of the staff of the Michiganensian. The photographs were taken for the 1980 and 1981 issues of the publication and document student activities and organizations, athletics, and campus scenes.


Morton Steinberg scrapbook, 1919-1923, 1964 (majority within 1919-1923)

1 oversize volume — 1 folder

University of Michigan graduate (Class of 1923). Served as a lawyer for the U.S. State Department, the Department of Public Housing, the War Production Board, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the U.S. Steinberg's student scrapbook contains photographs, event programs, dance cards, clippings, and ephemera. The scrapbook documents his experiences at the University of Michigan. Also included in the collection, a brief biography dated 1964 and a photocopy of an undated article by Steinberg.

Morton Steinberg' scrapbook documents Steinberg's activities on the University of Michigan campus. The scrapbook contains theatrical performances and athletic events programs (including an Ohio State-Michigan football game program); photographs, including several Kappa Nu, Mu chapter group photographs; dance cards; a list of Steinberg's college friends with home addresses; newspaper clippings; identification cards; receipts and ticket stubs, and other ephemera. The scrapbook also includes materials related to Devera Steinberg's activities on the University of Michigan varsity debate team: her varsity debate team photo, a debate program, and a newspaper clipping.

A separate folder contains Steinberg's brief biography dated December 1964 and a photocopy of his article "Only a Free Press Can Enable Democracy to Function" (source not identified)


Mu Phi Epsilon. Gamma Chapter (University of Michigan) records, 1945-1995, 2011

1 linear foot — 2 oversize folders — 9 oversize volumes

Gamma Chapter at University of Michigan of Mu Phi Epsilon, established in 1904, part of professional music sorority. In 1976 membership opened to males. Organization is still active. Material includes minutes, correspondence, membership records, financial records, and scrapbooks.

The records for the Gamma Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon contain minutes, correspondence, membership records, financial records, scrapbooks, and nationally published materials. These records are divided into Administrative, Membership, Correspondence, Publications, and Scrapbooks. The earliest records date from 1945, leaving the first 40 years of the chapter undocumented. Materials are arranged in chronological order, starting with most recent date except where noted.