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Paul Shapiro photograph collection, circa 1980-1983

1 envelope

Photos of the 1983 Nazi march and anti-Nazi demonstration in Ann Arbor, Mich. and various Ann Arbor and University of Michigan scenes and events.

The collection consists of photos of the 1983 Nazi march and anti-Nazi demonstration in Ann Arbor, Mich. and as well as various Ann Arbor and University of Michigan scenes and events.


Bill Shurtliff print collection, circa 1980-1989

1 envelope

Bill Shurtliff (born 1947) is an Ann Arbor, Michigan, artist and University of Michigan alumnus. Consists of reproductions of pen sketches of Ann Arbor and University of Michigan scenes.

The collection includes reproductions of pen sketches of Ann Arbor, Mich. and of the University of Michigan scenes.


John Harriman Poster Collection, circa 1985-2005

3 linear feet (in 5 boxes) — 2 oversize folders

William L. Clements Library staff member, collector of posters; event posters and announcements flyers advertising University of Michigan and Ann Arbor and other Michigan community events and activities.

The posters in the John Harriman Collection have been arranged first by size and then either by date or by broad category: University of Michigan events and Ann Arbor and other Michigan community events. The sizes of the poster and event flyers fall into three ranges. Within each, there are of course variations. The smallest range is mainly 8 1/2"x11" (with a few measuring 8 1/2"x14"); the medium size is a combination of 11"x17" and 17"x22"; the largest size of poster measures more than 21"x25".

The largest portion of the collection consists of posters and flyers advertising University of Michigan events, activities, courses, lectures, groups, and elections that took place on the campus of the university, involved groups from the university, or were sponsored by the university. Some of the more common poster topics include: student elections, student music groups, fraternity/sorority activities, campus classes and lectures, and theatrical or musical performances on campus. A smaller accumulation of posters and flyers advertises events, activities, groups, and elections that taking place in the state of Michigan, largely Ann Arbor.


Lynn Jondahl papers, circa 1997-2011 and undated

1 MB (online)

United Church of Christ minister, activist, public servant, and former Michigan House Representative (D). Collection documents actions of the independent nonprofit Michigan Prospect for Renewed Citizenship circa 1997-2002, of which Jondahl was executive director.

This collection documents actions of the Michigan Prospect for Renewed Citizenship (MPRC) around the years 1997-2011. Materials include budgets, bylaws, board minutes, op-ed articles, fundraising letters, and other organizational records.


Midwest Asian American Student Union (University of Michigan) records, circa 2012-2013

110.76 MB (online)

Non-profit, activist organization that supports, empowers, and facilitates communication among Asian American students and student organizations in the American Midwest. The University of Michigan has periodically hosted MAASU's spring conference since 1991. The collection includes financial records, lists, meeting minutes and notes, digital photographs, and schedules.

This collection includes digital financial records, lists, logistical and marketing documentation, meeting minutes and notes, photographs, and schedules. It documents the planning and execution of the Midwest Asian American Student Union's (MAASU) 2013 spring conference, the theme of which was Magnify: Explore Yourself, Amplify: Inspire Others. This event was held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and organized by the university's MAASU student chapter.


Goldie Marks Sherwood diary, Dec. 1898-Feb. 1899

3 items

Goldie Sherwood (1882-1960) was a Holly, Michigan resident. Descriptions of activities and family letters.

Descriptions of activities of young adolescent girl; and miscellaneous letters of other family members.


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.


Order of the Eastern Star, Manchester Lodge records, February 1867

2 photonegatives

Manchester Lodge 148 is located in Manchester, Michigan, and is part of District 32 of the Michigan Grand Lodge. Minutes of a meeting, and a list of officers.

The Order of the Eastern Star, Manchester Lodge records include minutes of a meeting, and a list of officers.


Lee J. Ward letter, January 22, 1919

1 folder

Soldier from Numa, Iowa, served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letter written from Archangel to his wife describing cold weather, daily routine, and hopes of returning home.

The letter, a photocopy, describes the weather in Archangel, his daily routine, and his hopes of going home. The original is owned by Roger L. Heiple, South Lyon, Mich.


Ransom Bush letter, July 20, 1861

1 item


Excerpts from a letter written while Bush was garrisoned near Fairfax, Virginia and sent to his wife in Dexter, Mich. Bush tells of the first battle of Bull Run (Manassas Junction), the guns that can be heard in the area, the foraging expedition and search for food in which he participated; and of the plight of the families in the area.


Hubbard H. Barrett letters, June and Aug. 1862

2 items


This collection contains two letters. The June 6, 1862 letter speaks of battles, but his regiment was held in reserve and not involved in action. The August 6, 1862, letter thanks his mother for a package received, tells her of being on the march for three weeks, and that he is sending money home.


Netzorg Family papers, late 1880s-2012 (majority within 1938-1998)

30 linear feet (in 35 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 audio cassette box)

Papers of Morton Isadore and Katherine Smit Netzorg; their son Morton Jacob Netzorg and his wife Petra Fuld Netzorg; Petra Netzorg's mother Charlotte Fuld, and Petra's younger sister Bracha Fuld. The collection chronicles the history of the Philippine Islands in the 20th century, specifically during the Second World War; life of German Jewry on the eve of World War II; Zionist Insurgency in the British Mandate Palestine; developments in the scholarly field of South East Asian Studies and international publishing and book trade industries related to the region. The collection is a rich source of bibliographic material related to the Pacific Islands, primarily the Philippines, as well as the entire South East Asian region.

Family and business correspondence, including internment camp communications of Morton I. and Katherine; journals and diaries; published works and manuscripts of Morton J.; material related to Bracha Fuld's death; photographs; the Cellar Book Shop card catalog; also World War II-period artifacts, and Bracha's military ribbon.

Photographs and slides depicting Fuld and Netzorg families and their friends, Netzorgs' house in Detroit, Detroit street scenes, and the Cellar Book Shop. Of special interest are the World War II period photographs in the Morton I. and Katherine S. Netzorg part of the series depicting the conditions in liberated Philippines in 1945, military action and military life, and Jewish life in the U.S. military. Also of interest are the Fuld family photographs depicting Jewish life in Germany from the late 1800s to late 1930s. Slides with images taken during 1970s trips to the Philippines featuring Banaue, Cebu, Jolo, and Zamboanga, locations in the Southeast Asia, and Europe.

Recorded reminiscences of Morton J. Netzorg and Petra Fuld Netzorg.


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Extended Occupancy Rights Group records, Late 1960s-2015 (majority within 1990s)

2.25 linear feet (in 3 boxes)

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Extended Occupancy Rights Group (SBDNL) records collected by Paul and JoAnne Wheaton. SBDNL was a group of residents of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore who were interested in seeking to extend or modify their lease arrangements with the National Park Service. The collection consists of documents pertaining to information about the residents of Sleeping Bear and their property, legal documentation, and media and news sources regarding the issue, as well as a large number of photos.

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Extended Occupancy Rights Group Records contain the paperwork and photos accumulated by Paul and JoAnne Wheaton dating from the mid 1960's to 2015. Included are records of membership in the Extended Rights Group, legal files pertaining to court cases and legislation, and media coverage of the issue. Numerous photographs of properties destroyed by the National Park Service are present in the collection.


Mark Nickerson sound recording collection, May 10, 1954

0.1 linear feet

Mark Nickerson was a tenured associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Michigan who was dismissed due to alleged Communist connections. In May, 10 1954, he was called to testify before the Clardy Committee, a subcommittee of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), where he chose to invoke the Fifth Amendment.

The sound recording is a taped radio broadcast of Mark Nickerson's hearing before the HUAC, chaired by Kit Clardy, in Lansing, Michigan in May 10, 1954.


Carlos P. Romulo sound recording, May 7, 1957

1.25 GB — 1 audiotape (analog, 7 1/2 ips; 7 inches; reel-to-reel tapes)

Philippine statesman, general, and journalist; advocate of the United Nations. Address to the Detroit School of Government discussing Philippine foreign policy and the threat of communism and audiotape describing 1954 shooting on floor of U.S.Congress.

Address to the Detroit School of Government discussing Philippine foreign policy and the threat of communism.


George Lincoln Rockwell sound recording, October 13, 1964

0.1 linear feet

George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder and leader of the American Nazi Party. This sound recording is from a speech he gave at Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan in 1964. Everett M. Dirksen was a member of Congress from Illinois. The sound recording also includes a speech he gave on the state of union.

The George Lincoln Rockwell sound recording consists of a single tape reel. The recording consists of a speech George Lincoln Rockwell gave at Hill Auditorium on October 13, 1964. Rockwell's appearance was part of a speakers program sponsored by the Special Projects Committee of the Michigan Union. It stirred considerable controversy on campus on the nature of the American Nazi Party, the limits of academic freedom, and the role of the university in society.

The recording also includes a 1964 speech from Illinois Senator Everett M. Dirksen on the State of Union.


Lawrence K. Snider photographs, October 15, 1960

1 oversize folder

Lawrence (Larry) K. Snider is a professional photographer who received a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 1960 and 1963, respectively. The collection includes two photographs of John F. Kennedy speaking outside Ann Arbor Station in 1960.

The Lawrence K. Snider photographs collection consists of two oversize 12" x 15" black-and-white prints depicting photographs of John F. Kennedy speaking at Ann Arbor Station on October 15, 1960, the day after his Peace Corps announcement. The photographs were taken by Snider and bear his signature.