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Fred Hammond collection, 1957-1992 (majority within 1950s-1960s)

0.5 linear feet (in 3 boxes; boxes 2 and 3 are oversize)

Collection consists of photographs taken by photographer Fred Hammond for use by the Michigan Department of Transportation and personal photos.

Mostly black-and-white photographs depict road construction, transportation, astronomy, buildings and structures, scenes of nature, severe weather, tourist scenes, portraits, photographs of the highway patrol photo shop, and photographs of the Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos, Michigan. Collection includes oversize photos of President John F. Kennedy, Governor G. Mennen Williams, and John C. Mackie who served as the Michigan State Highway Commissioner in 1957-1964. Some Michigan Department of Transportation publications, advertisements, and newspaper clippings are also included within the collection. Photographs are all in relation to the state of Michigan.


Oscar Buss Photographs, 1920s-1950s

700 photographs (in 2 boxes; approximate)

Amateur photographer of Ann Arbor, Michigan, bookkeeper with the Symons Food Co. in Ann Arbor. Photographs taken highlighting Ann Arbor and University of Michigan views, notably football games, arrivals and departures at the train station, train wrecks, and other vehicular mishaps, graduation ceremonies, parades, and business and university buildings. Some photographs are of gatherings of the Ku Klux Klan in Jackson, Michigan and outside the city, 1920s.

The Buss photograph collection consists of approximately 700 prints dating from approximately 1923 to the early 1950s. The views are primarily relating to the University of Michigan and to Ann Arbor although there are also images of Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Jackson. The bulk of the collection concerns University of Michigan events (commencements, football games and game day activities, and student life) and buildings (standing or in the process of construction). There are also numerous images of parades: patriotic, military, circus, etc.

Of note are the several images that Buss took of members of the Ku-Klux-Klan walking together on a street in Jackson, Michigan, probably in the period of 1924-1928, and of a Klan gathering in an open field, perhaps near to Jackson.