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Arnheim: Remembering Rudi, 2007

6.2 GB (online)

German-born psychologist famous for applying Gestalt perceptual theories to the visual arts, architecture and film. University of Michigan visitng professor in the Department of the History of Art from 1974-1984 and the 2001 recipient of a Collegiate Professorship in his name from the College of Literature, Arts and Sciences. Digital files containing two videos of his memorial celebration in the University of Michigan Botanical Gardens in September 2007.

The Arnheim: Remembering Rudi collection contains two digital files from a DVD of the memorial service celebrating University of Michigan professor Rudolf Arnheim. The service was held on September 30, 2007 in the University of Michigan Botanical Gardens.

The first video displays an edited version of the memorial celebration and a slideshow of photographs that were included in the service. The second video features an unedited version of the ceremony.

The videos were created and produced by R. Thomas Bray of the University of Michigan Libraries. Speakers include Arnheim's daughter Margaret Nettinga and her husband Cor Nettinga, as well as Arnheim's formers students, colleagues and friends Bartlett, Peg Boyers, Stusan Grace Galassi, Roberta Price, Jonathan Tyman, and others.


Department of Biomedical Engineering (University of Michigan) records, 1972-2004 (majority within 2000-2002)

2 linear feet

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is under the College of Engineering and also crosses over with the University Medical School. The Department of Biomedical Engineering records span from 1972-2004, with the bulk of the material being from 2000-2002. The majority of the material is in regards to the buildings and additions that were constructed for the expansion of the department.

Records include administrative files, faculty files, architectural drawings, budget information, meeting minutes, project manuals, and publications produced by the department and by the students.


George Dock notebooks, 1899-1908

16 volumes — 1 oversize volume — 1 folder

George Dock was a professor in the University of Michigan Medical School from 1891 to 1922. Dock employed a stenographer to record, verbatim, his biweekly diagnostic clinic sessions with fourth-year medical students from 1899 through 1908. The resulting 6,800 pages of transcripts provide a detailed picture of medical instruction at the turn of the twentieth century. This collection contains those notebooks as well as a scrapbook of news clippings and a few photographs.

The bulk of this collection is comprised of sixteen volumes of transcriptions taken from Dr. George Dock’s Diagnostics Clinic, which were made by a stenographer twice a week while class was in session from 1899 through 1908. The transcriptions capture, verbatim, Dock’s teaching and his exchanges with students and patients in a clinical instructional setting. Processing staff sought identifying information about the stenographer(s) responsible for the transcriptions but found none. The collection also contains a scrapbook Dock kept containing news clippings and a folder of miscellaneous photographs including portraits and a photograph of a sculpture of Dock commissioned in 1935.


Islamophobia Working Group (University of Michigan) records, 2015-2019

266.4 MB (online) — 1 archived website

Group of University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff studying how Islamophobia affects campus climate and working to create a safe and inclusive community for all community members impacted by Islamophobia. Reports, email correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, student resources, photographs, project files, and an archived website.

The Islamophobia Working Group records (266.4 MB and 1 archived websites) contains progress reports, email correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, photographs, student outreach resources, project files, and an archived website. The materials are organized into two series, the Islamophobia Working Group records series and the Islamophobia Working Group website series.


Joseph Vining papers, 1953-2012

59 linear feet — 3.71 GB (online)

Professor at the University of Michigan Law School from 1969 to 2009, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and prominent legal scholar on a variety of topics including animal law, administrative law, and legal philosophy. Personal papers, correspondence, speeches, writings, and topical files.

The Joseph Vining papers contain 59 linear feet and 3.71 GB of personal and family papers, correspondence, writings, and topical files materials illustrating Vining's personal life, legal career, and scholarly work. The collection is divided into four series.

The Personal and Family Papers series features Vining's personal diaries and poetry written by Vining.

The Correspondence series contains correspondence organized by topic, year, and correspondent that focuses on Vining's legal career, scholarship, and leadership at the University of Michigan Law School.

The Speeches and Writings series includes recordings, transcripts, notes, and correspondence from speeches and presentations delivered by Vining. The series also contains correspondence, records, and notes from Vining's published and unpublished scholarly writings.

The Topical Files series contains materials about Vining's early legal career in Washington, D.C., his membership in various professional associations, and his scholarly work.


Leon Makielski drawings collection, 1923-1961 (majority within 1920s-1930s)

0.2 linear feet (in 1 oversize box and 1 oversize volume)

Leon Makielski (1885-1974) was an American portrait and landscape painter who, in addition to maintaining a private commercial portrait studio, taught art at the University of Michigan (1915-1927) and the Meinsinger School of Art in Detroit. His portraits are listed in the Smithsonian Institution's Catalog of American Portraits. and many of the portraits depicting University of Michigan faculty and administrators are displayed in University buildings. This collection contains approximately 180 of Makielski's charcoal portraits, about a quarter of which depict University faculty and staff, and the rest of which depict a variety of subjects including doctors, prominent politicians and others.

This collection consists of approximately 180 charcoal portraits made by Leon Makielski between 1923 and 1961, with most dated between 1924 and 1931. About a third of the subjects of the portraits are former faculty and staff of the University of Michigan, where Makielski taught from 1915 to 1927. Other subjects include physicians, politicians, architects and golfers, among others. Notable subjects in the collection include Speaker of the House of Representatives Nicholas Longworth, Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur, Michigan governor Frank Murphy, Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Henry M. Butzel, Polish Ambassador to the United States Titus Filipowicz, and pro golfers Al Watrous and Walter Hagen. Many, though not all, of the portraits are signed. The collection also includes a spreadsheet identifying the subjects of the portraits and any known details about each of them (profession, association with the University, etc.).


Pallab Bhattacharya papers, 1983-2016

1 linear foot

Pallab Bhattacharya is a Distinguished University Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at the University of Michigan. Well-known for his breakthrough discovery of quantum dot formation, Bhattacharya's research focuses on semiconductors and optoelectronic devices. This collection documents Bhattacharya's work while at U-M, and includes awards, correspondence, course syllabi, assignments and examination materials, conference planning materials, patents, research proposals, and presentation materials.

The Pallab Bhattacharya papers are organized alphabetically and document Bhattacharya's work at the University of Michigan, as well as his research and participation in the wider engineering profession. Materials in this collection are comprised of awards, correspondence, course syllabi, assignments and examination materials, conference planning materials, patents, research proposals, and presentation materials.

The correspondence folder contains emails, letters, and memos on a variety of topics, including promotions, committee activities, lectures, research, and collaborations with colleagues.


White family papers, 1822-1899, 1949

2 folders — 1 oversize folder

New York state and Ann Arbor, Michigan family. Genealogical materials, land grants and deeds, commissions, and other documents of various family members; and photographs.

The White family papers include genealogical materials, land grants and deeds, commissions, and other documents of various family members; and photographs.

Photographs include portraits of Alfred Holmes White, alone and with his wife, Rebecca D. White; informal photographs of the Whites' fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration; and photograph of Alfred White with chemistry students at University of Michigan.