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Academic Women's Caucus (University of Michigan) records, 1970-2015 (majority within 1975-1998)

5.5 linear feet

Organization of women faculty members established to exchange information about their status as faculty women and to investigate and resolve issues of special concern. records include history, awards files, correspondence, minutes, topical files, photographs, and video and sound recordings.

The records of the Academic Women's Caucus (AWC) provide an almost complete history of the AWC from its origins to the present, although the materials documenting the years 1972-1974 are not particularly strong. Many of the early records are from the co-chair Aline Soules. The records do provide valuable documentation of the general concerns of women faculty members at a major research university.


All Saints Episcopal Church, Pontiac, Michigan oral history project, 2001-2002

0.7 linear feet

Church established in 1837 as Zion Episcopal Church; renamed All Saints' Episcopal Church in 1904. Transcripts and audio cassette originals of interviews taken as part of a church-sponsored project to document the history of some of its Black members, with photographs of the interviewees. Also, photographs of the church building.

Transcripts of interviews, with audio cassette originals and CD-ROM copies of the transcripts. Interviewees include Richard and Catherine Craig, David and Reatha Williams, and Malissa Brice. There are also photographs of the interviewees and of the church building.


American Culture Folklore and Oral History Archives, 2005-2009

13.5 linear feet (in 31 boxes) — 1 videotape (8mm videocassettes) — 1 videotape (mini-DVs) — 4 videotapes (VHS (TM)) — 132 audiocassettes (microcassettes) — 97 audiocassettes — 9 USB thumb drives (3 4GB, 3 2GB, 2 512MB, and 2 128MB) — 10 floppy disks (3.5") — 1 optical discs (mini DVDs) — 10 optical discs (DVD-Rs) — 1 optical discs (Hi-MD (MiniDisc)) — 2 optical discs (MiniDiscs) — 1 optical discs (mini CDs) — 27 optical discs (CD-RWs) — 220 optical discs (CD-Rs)

Archives of folklore collected by students in the course "Survey of American Folklore" offered by the University of Michigan Program in American Culture and first taught by Bruce Conforth in 2005. Collected folklore reports compiled by students in American Folklore course based on oral interviews with informants. (Interviews are included on a variety of physical formats--cassettes, microcassettes, CDs, VHS tapes). Reports include essays, transcripts on topics ranging from popular folklore to campus legends and traditions.

The American Culture Folklore and Oral History Archives consists of folklore collection reports prepared by undergraduate students in the American Folklore course offered by the University of Michigan Program in American Culture. Prior to the transfer to the Bentley Historical Library, the folklore reports were organized according to general topics by students in the course and placed in archival folders and boxes under the direction of the professor. That order has been retained. Very often the media and objects included in the report have remained. The collection is meant to directly serve students who may take the Survey of American Folklore class in the future, and indirectly to those who, years from now, may re-discover and research aspects of American folklore that were pertinent during present day.

There is considerable overlap in subject matter between the categories of collecting topics. In the collection, folders for the first set of reports in a series are ordered according to their pre-assigned number (which can be found in the Administrative Files series) and not according to the last name of the student or title. For the second set, however, where no such number exists, the reports are ordered by surname of the student. In this finding aid, only the student's name and title of the report is listed. Further in the series names will appear to be in alphabetical order when the pre-assigned numbers were not continued.


Ana Luisa Cardona papers, 1973-2011

3 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 510 MB (online)

Member of Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy. Collection contains grant materials for Casa de Unidad, material related to other Michigan Latino arts organizations as well as Michigan Latino artists. Also photographs, interviews, and other material related to photographers Jack Delano and Julio Perazza.

The papers of Ana Luisa Cardona document her activities in Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy, as well as her association with Jack Delano. This collection contains the following series: Casa de Unidad, Jack Delano, Julio Perazza, and Topical Files.


Arts of Citizenship Program (University of Michigan) records, 1997-2007

2.75 linear feet — 1.2 GB (online) — 5 digital audiovisual files

The Arts of Citizenship Program at the University of Michigan fostered the role of the arts and humanities through collaborative cultural partnerships and community projects in the Ann Arbor and Detroit area. The program aimed to enrich public life and to enlarge the university's educational mission. These records contains notes, correspondence, publicity, audiovisual materials, presentations, and other material documenting the administration, public programming, and community partnerships undertaken by the Arts of Citizenship program. Also included is a website capture taken July 18, 2005.

The Arts of Citizenship (AOC) Program documentation consists of notes, correspondence, publicity, audiovisual materials (audiocassettes, digital materials, videotapes), and other material documenting the daily administrative activities, public programming, outreach, research, and community partnerships. The record group is divided into three series: Administration, Project Files, and Website. These series represent the original order of materials as received upon accession. The researcher should note that the records do not provide an in-depth portrayal of AOC, but rather information about the operation, functions, and details on specific projects undertaken by the program.


Bay View Association records, 1875-1997

0.5 linear feet — 43 microfilms

Leases, lot books, and assessment rolls; annual reports, minutes of trustees' meetings, published material, and transcripts of interviews with residents.

The records of the Bay View Association document the property within the community, including leases, lot books, and tax records. In addition, there is some annual reports, minutes of annual meetings, and minutes of meetings of the board of trustees. The Historical series consists mainly of publications and various documents important to the history of the Association.


Casa de Unidad records, 1980-2006

7 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 93 MB (online)

The records of the Casa de Unidad Cultural Arts and Media Center cover the organization's efforts to promote, develop, and celebrate Hispanic and Latino arts and traditions in Southwest Detroit. The record group consists primarily of correspondence, board minutes, grant proposals and reports, newsletters, event and program budgets, event flyers, educational workshop reports and audio material.

The records of Casa de Unidad cover the period between 1980 and 2006. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, board minutes, grant proposals and reports, newsletters, event and program budgets, event flyers, educational workshop reports and audio material. The majority of the material is in English, though a small number of flyers, newsletters, and audio recordings are in Spanish. The collection contains the following series: Administrative Material, Educational/Artistic Activities, Unity in the Community Festival, and Audio Material.


Center for the History of Medicine (University of Michigan) Oral History Interviews, 2002-2007, 2011

2 linear feet — 18 GB (online)

Center was established as the Historical Center for the Health Sciences. Records include interviews of emeritus University of Michigan Medical School faculty members conducted by the Center for the History of Medicine. Transcripts and audio recordings of interviews discussing their backgrounds, education, careers, and tenure at the University of Michigan.

An oral history project undertaken by the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine, the project focused on interviewing retired or emeritus faculty members in order to preserve their institutional knowledge of the Medical Center and the university.

Between the years 2002 and 2004, the center's assistant director for programs, Christine Bass, conducted four interviews. From 2004 to 2007, Enid Galler, proprietor of Voice Treasures, took over the interviewing process and conducted fourteen additional oral histories. All interviews include discussions of the faculty member's early life, education, and career accomplishments.

The interviews are available as digital materials online and were recorded on audio cassettes. In addition to these audio formats, there are one or more folders corresponding to each interview, which contain a typed transcript of the interview, a copy of the faculty member's curriculum vitae and in some cases, additional biographical information. The interviews conducted by Enid Galler include an index (with people, organizations, and subjects) and a detailed subject list. Mary Beth Reilly conducted later interviews.

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by last name, with all audio cassettes in Box 2.


Clarence J. Huddleston transcript of oral interview, February 12, 1968

1 items (32 pages)

Detroit, Michigan attorney who worked in banking, an associate of James J. Couzens. Transcript of an interview in which Huddleston comments on Couzens and the banking crisis in Michigan during the Great Depression.

Comments on Couzens and the banking crisis in Michigan during the depression.