The series contains materials created and collected by the Band members during the Tour and includes correspondence, invitations, programs, news articles and reviews, pins, band tour photos and memorabilia, recordings of concerts and events, and recorded recollections. Also included materials related to the 1981, 1984, and 2011 reunions (see The 50th Anniversary Reunion and Return to Russia Tour series for more materials). The series is arranged into alphabetically organized sub-series, each representing material donated by an individual Band member. The Recollections and Recordings sub-series contains material that was donated by different donors.
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (University of Michigan) publications, 1876-2014 (majority within 1950-2012)
552 MB (online) — 11 oversize folders — 13.4 linear feet
The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Publications are divided into four series: Unit Publications; Sub-Unit Publications; Topical Publications; and Student Publications. The bulk of the publications document the college, its organization, course offerings, communications to faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and various research reports written by the college's faculty.
Publications are organized within five series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Publications, Student Publications, and Website.
UNIT PUBLICATIONS is comprised of publications produced by the administration of the college. These publications are defined as being widely distributed and may be published at regular intervals. They are arranged by genre of the publication.
This series includes annual reports, articles, bibliographies, brochures, bulletins including college catalogs, directories, histories, holiday cards, lectures, manuals, newsletters, policies and procedures, posters, programs, proposals, prospectuses, and reports.
An important title in this series is the Bulletin. Academic degree program requirements are defined in what is called the university "bulletin" or general catalog. For example, program requirements outline how many credits and what subjects a student needs to complete in order to receive a degree in an academic program within a specific school or college.
SUB-UNIT PUBLICATIONS is comprised of publications from subordinate centers, departments, institutes, offices, and programs within the college. These publications are arranged alphabetically by the creating sub-unit.
TOPICAL PUBLICATIONS is comprised of publications that document specific events or activities such as fundraising or one-time conferences hosted by the college.
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS contains publications published by student groups within the college.
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (University of Michigan) records, 1876-2011
92 linear feet — 2 oversize boxes — 1 flat file drawer — 343 GB (online) — 1 archived website
The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (University of Michigan), records document the teaching of architecture and design at the University of Michigan beginning in 1878. The records include administrative files, correspondence committee minutes, reports, photographs and architectural drawings. The records have been received in a number of separate accessions which may include material that continues or complements record series from a previous accession or may overlap chronologically with previous accessions. This finding aid reflects the intellectual structure of the records by bringing like material together across accessions. As a consequence, in the container listing box numbers will not necessarily be in consecutive order.
The records are organized in the following principal series:
- Minutes of Meetings
- Dean's Administrative Files
- National Architectural Accrediting Board
- Miscellaneous (correspondence and select files)
- Raoul. G. Wallenberg
- Dean's Correspondence
- Doctoral Program Files
- Topical Files
- Administrative Files
- Architectural Drawings
- Photographs and Negatives
- Art and Architecture Building Renovations
- Department of Urban Planning
- Audio-Visual Material
- Articles, Reports and Speeches
- Archived School of Architecture Website
220 linear feet (approximate; in 247 boxes) — 3 tubes — 20 oversize volumes — 12 panels — 25.6 GB (online)
This collection documents the business and philanthropic activities of A. Alfred Taubman. While this collection is not a comprehensive archive of Taubman's business and personal activities, it offers a rich and abundant resource for researchers interested in the history of commercial real estate development and those interested in Taubman's varied business concerns and philanthropic work. The bulk of the materials date from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s and include both records created by Taubman and a number of staff members of The Taubman Company. The collection is organized into eight series:
- Shopping Centers/Commercial Development
- Industry Leadership
- Detroit Development
- Business Investments
- University Endowments
- Athena Azerbaijan and Russia Development Projects
2 linear feet
The Abbot family papers consist of letters written to Charles Abbot from his family in Warren, Rhode Island. The majority of the letters are from his wife Marcia, but letters from his parents and friends are also part of the collection.
The letters primarily describe the lives of Marcia and others living in Warren, including news and events, parties and entertainments, and social gatherings with friends and the local elite. What is best documented in this collection is the development and education of the Abbots' daughter Grace. Marcia writes about her involvement as a parent (such as what to read to Grace), and Grace's activities, and sends her daughter's drawings or short notes with many of the letters. Abbot's service and the news about the United States Army are occasionally mentioned.
Included with the correspondence in this collection are numerous drawings by Grace, a few newspaper clippings of local interest, and 6 cyanotypes. The theme of most of the photographs is a Fourth of July parade, two of which include Grace (with letters of Apr. 11, 1903 and July 10, 1898). Also included are two faded images of Grace with a violin (with letter of May 29, 1903).
0.75 linear feet
The Abbott family papers consist primarily of the correspondence of aspiring vocalist Bessie Abbott, written to her parents and other family members in the early 20th century.
The Correspondence series makes up the bulk of the collection, and covers the years 1881-1922. The earliest letters in the collection originated from a variety of Abbott family members and acquaintances. Of particular interest is an item describing Bessie and Stanley's time in a tent city in Coronado, Mexico (June 19, 1907). After 1912, Bessie was the primary correspondent, and in her letters she discussed aspects her life during her late 20s. In the personal, richly detailed letters from 1912-1914, Bessie described her time in Brooklyn, New York, where she studied with a vocal coach. In 1913, she took a vacation to Washington, D. C. for the Wilson inauguration, and, while there, injured her hand and, as a result, initiated an unsuccessful insurance dispute. After her return to California in 1914, Bessie wrote more frequently about her health and, after a subsequent move to Hawaii, her continued professional success. Following her stint in Hawaii, Bessie's correspondence focused more heavily on business interests, and, in a late series of letters written in the early 1920s, she wrote about her travels throughout southeast Asia, including visits to the Philippines and to Saigon.
Other correspondents represented in the collection include Will Abbott, Bessie's brother; Stanley Howland, Bessie's husband; and Tracy and Linnie Abbott, Bessie's parents.
- A photograph of an unidentified man, taken by Eduard Glaubach in Greifswald, Germany, on March 10, 1880
- A Christmas card, signed by Billy Warren
- A program from a music recital in Honolulu, Hawaii
26.25 linear feet — 66 MB
The collection has been divided into four series: Litigation/Court Cases, Political and Cultural Activities, Publications, and Topical Files. The many files of correspondence and press clippings document the types of legal and political battles and causes that Jabara has tackled throughout his career. A limited amount of material in the collection is in Arabic and French, mostly correspondence, press clippings, and newsletters, and is noted as such in the contents list.
0.5 linear feet — 4 GB (online)
The records of the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund (AFLF) begin in 2000, and mainly consist of videotapes of lectures from the University of Michigan Senate's annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom. There is no documentation of the fund itself.
The annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lectures on Academic and Intellectual Freedom are organized chronologically. In addition to the videotapes, documentation includes some transcripts of the lectures, and event programs. The printed program contains background on the lectures, including the resolution establishing the lecture and biographies of the three professors. The 2000 lecture folder also contains a memorial for Clement L. Markert which appeared in The Journal of Heredity.
Adam Kulakow's undergraduate documentary Keeping in Mind, focusing on the University of Michigan's handling of the Davis, Markert, Nickerson cases in the 1950s during the McCarthy era, contributed greatly to the development of the AFLF and the annual lectures. The video was shown publicly for the first time on April 9, 1989. An upgraded 2001 copy of this video is included in these records. For more information about the documentary, and the interviews conducted in support of the project, researchers may consult the Adam Kulakow Papers. The Kulakow collection consists of interview transcripts and videos, and notes which Kulakow generated while producing the documentary. It also includes a copy of the original documentary. Note: The 1989 conditions governing access to "Keeping in Mind" are presumed to remain in force. Please see the finding aid for the Adam Kulakow papers for access and use conditions.
In 2000, the University of Michigan Press published Unfettered Expression: Freedom in American Intellectual Life. The book, edited by Peggie J. Hollingsworth, contained essays originally given as lectures in the annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom series at the University of Michigan from 1991 to 1999.