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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Michigan records, 1917-2008 (majority within 1933-2005)

25 linear feet (in 26 boxes) — 7 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Sister organization to the American Legion organization for Michigan veterans. The record group documents the Department’s administrative functions, its publications, and involvement with the Girls State government simulation program.

The record group of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Michigan documents the organization's annual meetings, history, fundraising, and affiliation with the Girls State program. The series are: Administrative Files, Publications, Historical Materials, Girls State, Topical, and Visual Materials.


American Legion, Department of Michigan records, 1919-1999

18 linear feet — 8 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder — 8 microfilms

State component of larger national organization serving interests of war-time veterans. Series include meeting minutes, annual reports, convention proceedings, constitution and by-laws, records of American Legion Hospital, and records of various youth programs and other community service projects.

The records of the Michigan department of the American Legion date from the early days of the department in 1919 up to the late 1990s, and document the internal functions of the organization as well as various projects and community service programs undertaken by the department. The record group contains the following series: Executive Committee Files, Proceedings and Annual Reports, Publications, Assorted Meeting Minutes, Michigan Department Annual Reports, Cancelled Post Files, Other Records, Otter Lake Children's Billet, Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums, and Sound Recording. Portions of the records are available on microfilm only.


Charles E. Lewis papers, 1917-1958 (scattered dates)

0.2 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Lawyer in Detroit, Mich., who served as adjutant and judge advocate in the U.S. 339th Infantry during the Allied Intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes biographical and genealogical information, family correspondence, a history of the Manchester, Mich., High School class of 1907; war diary, July-Nov. 1918; correspondence, financial material and memorabilia relating to his war service and veterans' activities; and photographs.

The papers include biographical and genealogical information, family correspondence, a history of the Manchester, Mich., High School class of 1907, a war diary, July-Nov. 1918, describing his activities in Archangel, two letters, 1931 and 1932, answering questions about various aspects of the Archangel campaign, and Polar Bear Association financial records, 1926-1930. Photographs include group portraits of units of the 339th Infantry, portraits of Lewis in uniform, and photo of Charles E. Lewis (Sr.) in front of his shoe store in Manchester, Mich..


Dansk Soldaterforening Michigan records, 1943-1977

0.5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Organization of veterans of Danish military service; minutes and other organizational records.

The record group includes bylaws, 1943; minute book, 1946-1977; membership record book; photographs, miscellaneous correspondence, newsletters, and printed material relating to the activities of the organization.


Estabrook Woman's Relief Corps records, 1939-1954

0.4 linear feet (4 volumes)

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Journal, account book, and scrapbooks of the Estabrook Woman's Relief Corps.

Journal, 1953-1954, account book, 1947-1954, and scrapbooks, 1939-1941.


Jean Worth Papers, circa 1869-1986

8 linear feet

Escanaba, Michigan, newspaperman. Subject files (including collected materials) relating to his research interest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, notably in the area of Cedar River, Escanaba, and Menominee; include manuscript of writings, subject files, and photographs.

The papers of Jean Worth consists largely of collected material relating to his research interest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The collection has been divided into the following series: Cedar River; Escanaba; Menominee; and Upper Peninsula -General.