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William K. Anderson Papers, 1878-1967 (majority within 1936-1964)

3 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Detroit, Michigan, businessman, founder of Detroit Power Squadron and officer with its parent body, the United States Power Squadrons. Series in the collection include United States Power Squadrons; Boating Organizations; Published and unpublished articles and speeches; World War II Activities; Personal and Miscellaneous; and Photographs.

The papers of William K. Anderson consist primarily of materials relating to his life-long interest in boating, navigation, and other marine activities. Most heavily documented are those files detailing his involvement with various powerboat groups, the United States Power Squadrons and the Detroit Power Squadron being the most prominent. The collection has been divided into six series: United States Power Squadrons, Boating Organizations, Writings, World War II Activities, Miscellaneous and Personal, and Photographs.


William J. Pierce Papers, 1930s-1990 (majority within 1950s-1960s)

6 linear feet

Professor of law at the University of Michigan; director of the Legislative Research Center; president and executive director of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Biographical and personal materials; subject files relating to his association with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and his work in the drafting of uniform legislation among the states in specific areas.

The Pierce papers document his work for the preservation of state parks, most notably in correspondence with Genevieve Gillette, and his work with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). The paper have been organized into two series: Biographical/Personal and National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.


William J. Norton papers, 1906-1987 (majority within 1916-1972)

4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Detroit, Michigan, social worker, executive vice president of the Children's Fund of Michigan, and chairman of various relief commissions during the depression. Materials relating to his welfare activities, his interests in mental health and the work of the American Red Cross, and his general interest in the field of social work; also papers detailing his activities with the Detroit Prismatic Club; essays concerning the legislation of prohibition in Michigan; and photographs and sound recordings.

The William J. Norton collection relates mainly to relating to his welfare activities, his interests in mental health and the work of the American Red Cross, and to his general interest in the field of social work. The collection has been divided into seven series: Biographical Material and Correspondence, Presentations and Essays, Articles, Fiction Writing, Social Work Organizations, Audio Tapes and Photographs, and Other Materials.


William J. Johnson papers, 1953-2015, undated

23.6 linear feet (in 25 boxes) — 4 oversize boxes — 306.94 MB (online)

Landscape architect, University of Michigan Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture, and Dean Emeritus of the School of Natural Resources. Includes correspondence, photographic material, project files, publications, reports, reference and research files, teaching materials, topical files, and notes.

The William J. Johnson papers document the professional and academic career of U-M faculty member and landscape architect William J. Johnson. Material is dated from 1953-2015 and includes clippings, correspondence, notes, photographic material, project files, publications, reports, reference and research files, teaching materials, and topical files.


William J. Horvath papers, 1940-1985 (majority within 1945-1979)

3 linear feet

William J. Horvath was a specialist and early innovator in the field of operations research. He conducted studies during World War II in undersea and above-water warfare, for which he received several awards. Horvath was a professor of health systems in the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology, and spent much of his career working for the University's Mental Health Research Institute. He was widely respected in his field as an expert in the analysis of health systems. Papers primarily consist of professional correspondence, research, and publications generated throughout his academic and professional career.

The papers in this collection document the professional career of William J. Horvath, an expert in the field of operations research. They are divided into seven series: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Operations Research, Operations Research Group, Operations Research Society, Publications, and Research.


William H. Withington papers [microform], 1853-1909

2 microfilms

Civil War officer, banker, Republican State Representative and Senator from Jackson, Michigan. Correspondence, special orders, notes, business papers, and miscellaneous items, primarily relating to his Civil War service as Colonel of the Seventeenth Michigan Infantry, and to a possible appointment to the U.S. Senate in 1894; also notes on the management of the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, 1895-1903, diary of a European trip, 1897, and photographs.

The papers of William H. Withington consist of correspondence, special orders, notes, and miscellaneous items relating to his Civil War service as Colonel of the Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; business records of the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, correspondence and other material concerning his political career as Republican state legislator and state senator.

This collection is divided into four series: Civil War Activities, Personal Papers, Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company Records, all of which are arranged chronologically, and Newspaper Clippings.


William H. Turnbull scrapbook, 1887-1895

1 volume (in 1 box)

This scrapbook contains programs, invitation, receipts, and other memorabilia from his years as a student at the University of Michigan.


William H. McNitt papers, 1968-1976

5 linear feet

Ann Arbor, Michigan, archivist; collected materials relating to local Democratic Party politics; student papers; and photographs.

The McNitt papers consist of materials collected relating to his interest in, and activities with, the local Democratic Party. Included are newsletters, leaflets, campaign materials and newspaper clippings concerning state, county, and municipal politics, particularly the presidential campaigns of Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and George McGovern in 1972, Ann Arbor City Council and school board elections; the New Democratic Coalition of Michigan; the Human Rights Party; the state presidential primary in 1972; Democratic state conventions; state elections in 1968, 1970, 1972, and 1974; and the election campaign of Congressman Richard F. VanderVeen in 1974.

The collection also includes copies of student papers on topics relating to Michigan history. The titles of these papers are "The Library Extension Movement in Grand Rapids", "Journalism and the Republican Party of Michigan, 1890-1920; A Study of the Michigan Republican Newspaper Association", and "Peace and American Society : Rebecca Shelley and the Peace Movement."

Finally, there are many hundreds of photographs taken by McNitt relating to the construction of the Bentley Library and to the accessioning of the papers of Gerald R. Ford.


William H. Lightner scrapbook, 1873-1878

0.1 linear feet

This unbound scrapbook contains invitations and programs to various University of Michigan social events including Junior Hops and commencement exercises from Ann Arbor High School (1874-1877) and the University of Michigan (1874-1877). The scrapbook also contains receipts, report card slips, tickets, school songs, Psi Upsilon Fraternity member death notices, a graduation examination, 1 small publication (titled: A Card), as well as other small souvenirs and ephemera.


William Herbert Hobbs papers, 1880-1955 (majority within 1905-1951)

13 linear feet (in 15 boxes) — 13 scrapbooks (in 7 boxes)

Professor of Geology at the University of Michigan, also chairman of the Ann Arbor Branch of the National Security League during World War I. His papers contain correspondence and other materials concerning his activities with the National Security League, a dispute over the political views of Charles Lindbergh, polar expeditions, and his work in the fields of geology, seismology, and meteorology. The collection also includes manuscripts of published and unpublished books and articles, biographical material, scrapbooks and notebooks detailing the University of Michigan expeditions to the Pacific and Greenland, and travel notes of trips to the Near East, Spain, the West Indies, Switzerland, and Russia.

The William Herbert Hobbs papers, 1880-1955, is comprised of correspondence, scrapbooks, manuscripts, printed material, and photographs documenting Hobbs' professional, political, and personal activities. Correspondence and other materials concern his activities with the National Security League, a dispute over the political views of Charles Lindbergh, opinions and reviews of his writings and those of other scientists, communications with newspapers and colleagues regarding various expeditions, and his work in the fields of geology, polar exploration, seismology, and meteorology. The collection also includes manuscripts of published and unpublished books and articles, biographical material, scrapbooks and notebooks detailing the University of Michigan expeditions to the Pacific and Greenland, and travel notes of trips to the Near East, Spain, the West Indies, Switzerland, and Russia.


William Herbert Hobbs pamphlets and reprints, 1889-1951

1 box

Professor of Geology at the University of Michigan; reprints of articles on various geological topics including his research and exploration in Greenland.

The Hobbs collections consists of pamphlets and reprints of articles on various geological topics including his research and exploration in Greenland.


William Henry Phelps papers, 1872-1939

2 linear feet

Methodist Episcopal clergyman and editor of Michigan Christian Advocate. Correspondence relating to his editorial work and his interest in economic and labor problems, including the Flint, Michigan, Sit-Down Strike of 1937; also sermons, student paper, notebooks of classes at Albion College, and record of weddings performed in 1913 at the First Methodist Church of Battle Creek, Michigan; and photographs.

The collection is arranged into three series: Correspondence, Sermons, and Other Materials. The great bulk of the collection is comprised of the manuscripts of his sermons in the period of 1895 to 1915.


William Hartwig photograph collection, circa 1900-1910

1 envelope

Ann Arbor, Michigan, businessman. Consists of photos of Ann Arbor.

The collection consists of photos of Ann Arbor buildings and of an Ann Arbor railroad accident. Also included is a view of Broadway Avenue and a group portrait of the Mandolin Club.


William Harold Payne papers, 1853-1933

2 linear feet

Professor of pedagogy at the University of Michigan; chancellor of University of Nashville and president of Peabody Normal College. Correspondence and other papers concerning his activities in education and family matters.

The collection has been arranged into two series: Correspondence and Other papers. The correspondence dates from 1853 to 1933 and includes many letters addressed to his second wife Elizabeth Clark prior to their marriage. The Other Papers series concerns his activities as an educator and college president. Materials in this series include addresses, lectures, autobiographical and biographical volumes, personal account books, visual material, and other miscellaneous notebooks.


William Harlan Stoneman papers, 1928-1974

6 linear feet

Foreign correspondent with the Chicago Daily News; correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks of his news articles.

The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, photograph albums, and other material concerning his newspaper career, especially his reporting of the war in Ethiopia, the outbreak of war in France, 1939-1940, and the "Hungarian Rebellion" of 1956. The collection is organized in to three series: Correspondence, undated and 1931-1970; Career and personal materials; Photographs, 1925-1960s, including a photo album from the Hungarian revolution; and Scrapbooks, 1928-1973.


William Haber Papers, 1918-1988

49 linear feet

University of Michigan teacher and administrator, economist, labor mediator, and member of boards of various universities, Jewish educational, social, and welfare agencies, and public official. Series in collection include: Biographical/Personal, Correspondence, Jewish Organizations, University of Michigan, Other Organizational Activities, Appearances, Writings, Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases, and University of Wisconsin Student Notebooks and Papers, 1924-1926. Subjects covered in collection pertain to his activities as economist and authority on matters of labor economics, social security, and unemployment insurance. Also documented is his involvement with various Jewish social and philanthropic organizations, including ORT, B'nai B'rith, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Hebrew University, and to his work as Advisor on Jewish Affairs to General Lucius Clay. Correspondents in the collection include public figures from government, labor, universities, Jewish organizations, and philanthropic agencies.

The papers of William Haber, covering the period since his education at the University of Wisconsin in the 1920s until his death in 1988, have come to the library in several accessions beginning in 1978. Because of the fullness of Haber's career and the fact that he worked out of different offices, this half century of documentation was surprisingly well organized although somewhat broken up because files had been retired at different times. In 1992, the collection was reprocessed and the opportunity was taken to bring together sequences of files that had been separated. There are still some inconsistencies in the filing but these have been explained and described in the Series Description that follows.

The collection has been arranged into ten series. Although Haber and his secretarial staff never classified his files in these terms, the series headings were given to draw like materials together and to provide a rational framework for thinking about and using the various Haber files. The series are: Biographical/Personal; Correspondence; Jewish Organizations; University of Michigan; Other Organizational Activities; Appearances; Writings; Scrapbooks, clippings, etc.; Miscellaneous; and University of Wisconsin Files.


William G. Price papers, 1967-1971

0.5 linear feet

Graduate student at University of Michigan from 1966 to 1972 involved in student government and campus organizations. Papers consist primarily of administrative documents from and materials regarding the governance of the various organizations in which Price was active, including the University Cooperative, Graduate Assembly, Student Government Council, Student Relations Committee, and University Bookstore and University Cellar.

The papers document the development and activities of various University of Michigan student governance groups and campus organizations from 1967 to 1971. The files are divided into six series: Central Student Data Files, Co-op, Graduate Assembly, Student Relations Committee, University Bookstore, Inc., and Student Government Council. The series represent the original order of the materials.


William G. Milliken papers, 1961-1982

1000 linear feet (at Bentley Historical Library; approximate) — 700 linear feet (at Michigan State Archives; approximate)

Republican governor of Michigan, 1969-1982. Papers include governor's office correspondence, administrative and subject files, staff files, materials relating to his campaigns for governor and Republican Party affairs, and a limited amount of photographs and sound recordings.

The William G. Milliken Papers is the most important source available for the study of Michigan's state government from 1969-1982. The collection currently measures 1478 linear feet and includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, agenda and minutes, briefing books, press releases and public statements, legal briefs and decisions, legislative bills and bill analyses, clippings, and printed works that pertain to Milliken's years as governor. Half of the papers arrived at the Bentley Historical Library in December 1982, from State Record Center retirement. Another portion came directly from the Capitol Complex at the end of Milliken's term. Several hundred feet arrived in 1983 from the governor's Traverse City office. Smaller accessions related to politics and political appointments were received in the late 1980s.

Materials in the collection concern the official conduct of state government including the governor's role in legislative activity; the interface of state-federal jurisdictions; and the administration of the executive office, departments, commissions, and regional offices. The papers provide a rich resource for the study of executive response to concerns such as economic development, hazardous wastes, civil rights and affirmative action, labor, energy, minority populations, education, urban development, sex discrimination, and regional issues. As the governor remained active in the Republican party and sought election three times, the collection also includes materials on political matters. Files created by Milliken while Lieutenant Governor appear as well.


William Gepford papers, 1950-2008 (majority within 1985-2004)

2 linear feet — 8 GB (online)

Presbyterian minister actively involved in bridging the Christian and Islamic faiths based in Dearborn, Michigan. The collection consists mainly of records documenting his interfaith initiatives, writings, and correspondence.

The collection consists of two series: Professional Papers and Visual Materials. These series document William Gepford's efforts to bridge the Muslim and Christian faiths, both within his own ministry as well as international efforts. These efforts include seminars, interfaith worship services, and international initiatives. The collection also documents his everyday activities with the Presbyterian Church and interaction with the Detroit community.


William G. Dow Papers, 1927-1999 (majority within 1930-1960)

16 linear feet

Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Michigan. Files documenting his scientific research and professional activities, notably his studies of high-frequency power welding, vacuum tube development, gas discharge plasma, microwave electron tubes, use of rockets and satellites in investigations of the upper atmosphere, missile guidance systems, and military electronics; files relating to his involvement with various University of Michigan research centers and institutes; and photographs.

The William G. Dow Papers document his career as a faculty member of the University of Michigan Department of Electrical Engineering, his scientific research, his participation in professional organizations, and his other professional interests and activities. The collection also contains copies of published and unpublished technical and professional papers written by Dow, and two unpublished books. The papers include lecture notes taken by Dow, texts of lectures given by Dow and others, course materials used in Dow's classes, correspondence, minutes, reports, raw data, photographs, and other material relating to Dow's research. The papers are composed of six series: University of Michigan Activities, Research, Professional Organizations, Articles, Books and Talks, Topical Files, Correspondence, and Photographs. There is a great deal of overlap between theses series, as Dow was often engaged in educational, research, publishing, and professional activities simultaneously. Researchers are advised to consult the entire collection. A small group of biographical and bibliographical materials begins the collection.


William F. Sutter papers, 1950-1954, 2008

1 linear foot

Student at the University of Michigan Medical School, 1950-1954 from Crystal Falls, Michigan. Lecture notes and course material from his medical classes and a written recollection of his memories as a medical student.

The William F. Sutter papers document his medical education at the University of Michigan from 1950 to 1954 and include lecture notes and course material. Sutter wrote a brief recollection in 2008 regarding his recollections as a medical student. The papers are organized into two series: Biographical and Medical School Course Material


William Edward Wise visual materials collection, 1948-1955

0.4 linear feet

William Edward Wise was a student at the University of Michigan and graduated from the College of Architecture in 1951. He was a photographer for the Michiganensian yearbook and the collection documents football games and other campus events, 1948-1955.

The William Edward Wise collection documents the University of Michigan campus and events, 1948-1955 and consists of two series, Negatives and Prints. The Negatives series consists of 29 envelopes of 4x5 black and white negatives arranged in two subseries, Football, 1948-1951 and Other campus photographs, 1948-1955. The Football subseries consists of ten envelopes of negatives, four of which pertain to the 1951 Rose Bowl. The Other campus photographs subseries contains images of student groups, dances, campus landscapes and buildings, and other campus events during Wise's tenure as a student from 1948-1951. One additional envelope depicts the University of Michigan's North Campus in 1955. The Prints series contain four folders of prints relating to campus buildings, groups shots, sports and student life. Many of the prints appear to have been developed from the negatives in the collection.


William E. Brown papers, 1923-1972

11 linear feet — 3 oversize volumes

Republican mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1945-1957. The collection consists of topical files on Ann Arbor municipal issues, business records from his real estate and automobile sales ventures, scrapbooks, and photographs

The Brown papers have been arranged into the following series: Topical files; Other mayoralty papers (relating primarily to off-street parking); Scrapbooks; Business records; and Photographs. The Topical files are the largest portion of the collection and include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and miscellanea concerning such issues as housing, the new city charter, off-street parking, the new Veterans Administration Hospital, planning for a new city hall, Brown's election campaigns, and the support given by Brown to Albert E. Cobo in his campaign for governor of Michigan in 1956. The scrapbooks, 1945-1962, contain newspaper clippings and other materials relating to his mayoralty.


William E. Beal photograph collection, circa 1900-1909

1 folder

Resident of Detroit, Michigan. Exterior and interior photographs of home on Charlotte Avenue in Detroit.

The William E. Beal photograph collection consists of exterior and interior photographs of home on Charlotte Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.


William Earl Porter papers, 1961-1972

0.4 linear feet

Professor of communication at the University of Michigan, chair of the executive board of the University's Center for Research on Conflict Resolution, and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Correspondence, minutes, and reports relating to the administration of the Center and the Journal.

The William E. Porter papers consist of correspondence, minutes, and reports relating to the administration of the Center for Research on Conflict Resolution and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. The collection is comprised of three series: Correspondence, Center for Research on Conflict Resolution; and Journal of Conflict Resolution Editorial Board.


William D. Revelli Papers, 1907-1994 (majority within 1935-1991)

9 linear feet (in 10 boxes)

Conductor of bands and professor of wind instruments at the University of Michigan. The series in the collection include: Biographical/Personal information; Correspondence, 1921-1994; University of Michigan Activities (primarily relating to performances and tours of the Marching Band and the Symphony Band); Other Professional Activities (relating to Band Conductors Conferences and band clinics, and including files of Revelli's writings and musical compositions); Visual Materials; and Sound Recordings.

The William D. Revelli Papers provide unique possibilities for research on the history of teaching at the University of Michigan. The Revelli papers, covering the years 1960-1992, are arranged into six record series: Biographical/Personal; Correspondence; University of Michigan Activities; Other Professional Activities; Visual Materials; and Audio Cassettes.


William D. Ratcliff papers, 1962-2004 (majority within 1970-1999)

8 linear feet

William D. Ratcliff (1941-) was an educator within the Ann Arbor, Mich. Public School system for over 30 years who took an active interest in the education of African-American youth in the Ann Arbor school district. This collection covers the time Ratcliff spent as the Executive Director of the Saturday Academy for African American Students, as well as his time as a guidance counselor within Ann Arbor Public Schools. The collection includes general information about the Ann Arbor Public School district, and information regarding the many organizations and programs that Ratcliff took part in.

William D. Ratcliff (1941-) was a counselor within the Ann Arbor Public School system for over 30 years. This collection documents his time within Ann Arbor Public Schools, as well as his work promoting the achievement of African-American youth in the Ann Arbor educational system. The collection is of value to those interested in collections reflecting community efforts to relieve educational disparities seen among minority students and for documentation on how a successful non-profit organization functions. The collection is divided into six series: the Saturday Academy series (divided into 2 subseries, Administrative and Academics), the African-American and Minority Organizations/Programs series, the Educational Organizations/Programs series, the Ann Arbor Public Schools series, the Newspaper Clippings series, and the Audiovisual materials series.


William Dodd Robinson Papers, 1933-1989 (majority within 1933-1976)

2.5 linear feet

Professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan; head of the Rackham Arthritis Research Unit (RARU) at the university. Papers relating to Robinson's career as doctor and professor of arthritis and rheumatology; includes material on work at the University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and the Rockefeller Foundation; correspondence, research projects, lecture materials, reports, meeting minutes, professional activities, awards and honors, papers, and visual materials; also correspondence and other miscellaneous materials relating to Louis Harry Newburgh.

William Dodd Robinson's papers have been arranged into four series: University of Michigan; Research Projects; Professional Activities; and General Materials.


William D. Ford papers, 1955-1995 (majority within 1965-1995)

152 linear feet

Democratic Congressman from Michigan's 15th District, 1964-1994, member of the Labor and Education Committee his entire career - becoming chairman in 1991, also chairman of Post Office and Civil Service Committee; papers include subject files, legislative and committee files, campaign material, photographs and videotapes.

The William D. Ford papers are divided into seven series: Subject Files, Legislative Files, Committee Files, Campaign Material, Public Relations, Photographs, and Audiovisual Material. The collection is primarily an office file which documents Ford's activities as a local representative, federal legislator and politician. Constituents' opinions and concerns are represented as well, particularly in the correspondence and questionnaire response files.


William DeKleine papers, 1914-1955

3 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Physician, public health officer, medical director of the American Red Cross and Michigan Health Commissioner, 1944-1947. Correspondence, articles, speeches, and other professional papers.

The William DeKleine papers have been arranged into the following series: Biographical; Correspondence; Other papers: research interests and writings; Red Cross materials; Articles and speeches; and Photographs. Some of the correspondents in the collection include: Paul DeKruif, Harry F. Kelly, John H. Kellogg, Charles S. Mott, Arnold Mulder, Chase S. Osborn, and Kim Sigler. Some of the topics covered in the collection include medical relief, pellagra research, and the work of the Red Cross. There are also histories he wrote on the Good Roads Movement in western Michigan and the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, Michigan.


William D. Corson Papers, 1896-1926

0.42 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Soldier with the 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. War-related documents, including bills, orders and passes, and pension applications; also financial materials, 1901-1902, relating to his involvement in the Ann Arbor Gun Club; and photographs.

The William D. Corson collection is primarily an accumulation of the momentos of a number of the men of the 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Materials include newspaper clippings concerning the Michigan 31st both in Chattanooga and in Cuba, bills of purchases by the commissary in Cuba (many of these for cigars), orders and passes issued through the office of Captain Ross Granger, souvenirs, and photographs.

The collection also contains insurance policies, including those from the period of Corson's duty during the Spanish-American War and pension applications for veterans of the war. These applications were solicited by law firms and seem to represent a thriving local industry.

The rest of the collection contains material collected after the Spanish-American War when Corson was a saloon proprietor. Included are photographs of the saloon taken around 1910. Corson was also the secretary and treasurer of the Ann Arbor Gun Club and kept shooting scores, bills, receipts and an account book of the club. An oversized group portrait shows Corson and other members of the club.

In addition, the collection includes photographs of family and friends, Ann Arbor scenes, a group portrait of the veterans of the 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and photos of military activities, while training in the United States and while stationed in Cuba. A number of advertising cards for several local Ann Arbor businesses are included and probably date prior to 1910.


William Christian Weber Papers, 1858-1940

28 linear feet (in 30 boxes) — 15 oversize volumes — 15 oversize folders

Detroit, Michigan businessman and civic leader. Business correspondence relating to Weber's activities as a dealer in timber lands, his role as a member of the Art Commission in the development of Detroit, Michigan's Cultural Center, his involvement in the construction of the Detroit-Windsor bridge and tunnel and his activities during World War I; and correspondence and class notes of his sons, Harry B. and Erwin W. Weber, while attending University of Michigan; also photographs, including family portraits, aerial views of Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, photographs of the construction of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge, and glass negatives of family vacations in Upper Michigan, Ontario, and Quebec; and maps of land and timber holdings

The William C. Weber papers cover 28 linear feet (30 boxes), outsize folders, and 15 outsize volumes. Besides information on timber and mineral lands in Michigan, the important aspects of the Weber papers include information on the development of the Cultural Center of Detroit and Weber's very controversial role in it, items on the Detroit-Windsor bridge and tunnel and the development of the Border Cities, and the papers of his two sons, especially the letters they wrote as students at the University of Michigan and their class notes and examinations.

There is one foot of materials related to the Cultural Center (Box 19 and outsize folders) and another of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge (Box 20 and outsize folders).

Architectural site plans and property maps of the Detroit Cultural Center are also found in the outsize unbound material.

The collection includes maps relating to Weber's his land holdings in northern Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, including maps of land survey, of timber estimates, and tax and title status for Michigan lands, maps of Windsor subdivisions, maps of coal mining region around Caryville, Tennessee and property maps of the Detroit Cultural Center.


William Charles Parkinson Papers, 1950-1997 (majority within 1950-1980)

5.25 linear feet

Professor of physics at the University of Michigan (1947-1988); director of the cyclotron laboratory, 1962-1977; inventor of method and apparatus for measuring the velocity of a projectile and of an automatic timing and sequence-indicating system used in swimming. Series in the collection relate to cyclotron laboratory and research; department of physics activities, including history; professional organizations; swimming judging and timing system; University of Michigan committee assignments; and photographs.

The William C. Parkinson Papers consist of 5.25 linear feet of documents relating to the professional career of physics professor William C. Parkinson, spanning years 1950 through 1990 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 1980. The papers were received in two major accession in July 1991 and May 2012.

The first accession was broken into five series: Cyclotron, Physics Department, Professional Organizations, Swimming Judging and Timing System, and University Committees. There is also a folder entitled "Biographical/Historical Information" at the beginning of the collection which includes a 1974 vita and a publication on the cyclotron laboratory of which Parkinson was director.

The 2012 Accession included additions to the Cyclotron and Physics Department series and two new series: Consulting and Visual Materials.


William Brownrigg papers, 1919-1967

4 linear feet

First director of the Michigan Civil Service Commission and director of personnel at U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General Frank Murphy. Correspondence, speeches, and book reviews concerning his public career and his work for the governor; also photographs.

The collection was arranged into the following series: Correspondence, Speeches; Other papers: reports, memoranda, drafts, etc.; and Miscellaneous. Correspondents in the collection include Prentiss M. Brown, Stuart Chase, V. O. Key, Edward H. Litchfield, George Meader, Frank Murphy, and James K. Pollock.


William Boston papers, 1862-1865

39 items — 3 volumes (in 1 box)


Original and typescript of diaries (1862-1865) written while Boston was serving in Company H, 20th Michigan Infantry. The entries are chiefly descriptions of army life and battles in the campaign of Fredericksburg, first and second Kentucky campaigns, Vicksburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg. National Park Service maps with a synopsis of the campaigns have been added to the typescript copy. The April 22, 1863 entry speaks of Frank Thompson (Sarah E. E. Seelye) as their brigade postmaster. The collection also contains thirty-seven letters (Jan. 1863-Apr. 1865) written to his aunts while Boston was serving in the 20th Michigan Infantry. He was sick and in hospital camps before Petersburg; once there, he gives accounts of activities there (Sept. 1864-Apr. 1865): picket duty, building fortifications, battles. He comments on food, the coming election, an African American regiment, General Burnside, the Sanitary and Christian Commissions, boxes from home, prisoners, the draft, and the reaction to the death of Lincoln. He describes two Thanksgiving dinners, and especially the fall of Petersburg. The collection also include's Boston's discharge certificate from the Union Army.


William Bolcom and Joan Morris papers, circa 1950-2014, 2018, undated

69 linear feet (in 82 boxes including oversize) — 31 bundles — 1 oversize folder — 3 oversize posters — 387.3 GB (online)

William Bolcom (born 1938) is a composer and pianist. Joan Morris (born 1943) is a mezzo-soprano. They were both members of the University of Michigan School of Music faculty. Bolcom and Morris have given numerous performances since 1973. They have also recorded albums of classical and popular songs. Performance files include programs, itineraries, newspaper articles and reviews of each performance, and contracts. There are also files relating to the University of Michigan student production of Mina & Colossus as well as Barnum's Nightingale; original scores to Bolcom's compositions, including McTeague, Casino Paradise, and A View from the Bridge; topical files relating to awards, competitions, and other activities and interests; and physical and digital audiovisual materials.

The papers of William Bolcom and Joan Morris document Bolcom's work as a composer and performer as well as Bolcom's and Morris's collaboration in performing and recording American popular songs and classical music. There is also some material relating to their academic work at the University of Michigan, notably a 1988 production of a student opera, Mina & Colossus. The papers include programs, itineraries, and correspondence relating to performances, manuscript and published scores, topical files, audio and visual material (including sound recordings), and photographs.


William B. Mershon Papers, 1848-1943

46.5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 14 microfilms

Saginaw, Michigan, lumberman and businessman, and Michigan State Tax Commissioner, 1912 and wildlife conservationist and sportsman. Papers include extensive correspondence files, business records and photographs.

The William Mershon collection consists of correspondence dealing with Mershon's various activities as a lumberman, Saginaw businessman, and member of the State Tax Commission in 1912. Subjects included in the papers are Michigan wildlife conservation, the Michigan Sportsmen Association, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, the Michigan State Tax Commission, Michigan politics, the Democratic party, personal business investments, lumbering and mining interest, and personal affairs.

The collection also includes diaries, a book of notes on hunting and fishing trips, and various business records such as cash books, time books, ledgers, and journals. These primarily concern his investments and lumbering business. Many of the business records are available on microfilm. The collection also includes photographs.


William B. Cudlip papers, 1922-1985

8.5 linear feet

Detroit, Michigan, attorney, Republican regent of University of Michigan; regent’s files; political materials; and personal miscellanea.

The Cudlip collection contains files relating to his activities as regent of the University of Michigan, 1963-1972, to his work as delegate to Michigan's Constitutional Convention, 1961-1962, and as general counsel for the Michigan Bankers Association, 1932-1953. In addition, there is personal and political correspondence, 1922-1985, detailing in part with his involvement in Republican Party affairs, especially his friendship with Michigan Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg and his support of Vandenberg's candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in1940. Other files include speeches relating mainly to banking during the depression; an essay, entitled, "Pages from the diary of a lumberjack"; and notebooks from his University of Michigan Law School classes, 1923-1926.


William B. Anscomb photograph collection, 1902-1906

1 envelope

University of Michigan alumnus who received his A.B. in 1906. Consists of snapshots of Ann Arbor (Michigan) as well as University of Michigan buildings and views.

The collection consists of snapshots of Ann Arbor (Michigan) as well as University of Michigan buildings and views.


William A. Werner papers, 1956-1998 (majority within 1978-1998)

2 linear feet

Ann Arbor architect and faculty member at the University of Michigan's College of Architecture and Urban Planning from 1956 to 1998. Includes correspondence and course materials with an emphasis on structural principles, including load, flexure, and force; administrative files related to Werner's teaching and his role as an undergraduate program advisor; and visual materials utilized for educational purposes.

The William A. Werner papers consist of course materials, topical files, correspondence, and 35 mm slides dating from 1978 to his retirement from the University of Michigan in 1998. The collection is a valuable resource for lecture notes, drawings, and example problems pertaining to courses taught on architectural structures. Administrative files highlight the College's undergraduate program admissions statistics and criteria. The collection consists of two series: Course Materials and Faculty Records and Correspondence.


William Augustus Lewis papers, 1840-1917

2 linear feet

Officer with the 23rd Michigan Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War, later Saginaw County, then Evart, Michigan, local government official. Biographical material, correspondence, Civil War files, and diaries relating to local and wartime activities, family matters, and professional activities.

The William Augustus Lewis papers include biographical material, correspondence, Civil War files, and diaries relating to local and wartime activities, family matters, and professional activities. the papers are organized into the following series. Biographical, Correspondence, Civil War, Miscellaneous, and Diaries.


William A. Paton Papers, 1919-1984 (majority within 1940-1984)

5.5 linear feet

Professor of accounting at the University of Michigan from 1914 to 1959, consultant and expert witness for court cases, specialist in areas of valuation, utility rates, and income measurement. Transcripts of testimony given in various court cases; correspondence with colleagues and friends, including prominent political and economic conservatives; and topical files containing reports, surveys and teaching materials; also a National Bureau of Economic Research Study (1930) and Salary Amortization Surveys (1919) containing information about the financial organization of various American corporations; and photographs, videotape, and audiotapes.

The William A. Paton papers span the years 1919 to 1984 and mainly document his consulting work, the last two decades of his teaching career, and his post retirement activities. The collection is divided into six series: Testimony; Correspondence; Topical Files; Photographs; Videotape; and Audiotapes.


William Albright Papers, 1962-1998

52 linear feet (in 83 boxes)

William Albright--organist, composer, and University of Michigan faculty member--was born in Indiana in 1944 and died in 1998. Albright earned three music composition degrees from the University of Michigan before becoming a member of the composition faculty at the U. of M. School of Music. Albright is probably best known for his piano and organ performance. He helped to bring about a revival of ragtime, and sought inclusion of ragtime and other types of popular music in many of his compositions. He composed for many single instruments--especially the organ--and ensembles, and for orchestra. He also composed hymns, and was the music director for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He studied composition with Ross Lee Finney, George Rochberg, and Olivier Messiaen, among others, at Michigan and at summer workshops, and organ with Marilyn Mason. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, programs, professional files, University of Michigan School of Music files, and scores and recordings of William Albright works (including notes, sketches, and manuscripts) and works by his friends, students, and teachers.

The William Hugh Albright Papers consist of 77 boxes of musical scores, recordings, and textual documents such as correspondence and lecture notes. Albright's extensive collection of scores and recordings by his friends, students, and mentors is also included. His own works are represented by recordings, original handwritten scores and published versions, and by penciled notes and sketches. The William Hugh Albright Papers are divided into ten series: Photographs, Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Programs, Professional Files, School of Music, The Magic City, Scores, Recordings, and Videocassettes.


William A. Hiltner papers, 1942-1991

11 linear feet

Astronomer, professor of astronomy at the University of Chicago, later at the University of Michigan. Biographical material, correspondence, topical files, teaching materials, research files, and photographs relating to professional interests, including his interest in photoelectric photometry leading to the discovery of interstellar polarization; also files relating to various observatories.

The papers of William A. Hiltner cover his active role both in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan and in the field of astronomy in general. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and topical files. Also included are some teaching and research materials and files relating to his professional associations.


William A. Comstock Papers, 1899-1949

14 linear feet — 2 oversize folders

Alpena, Michigan, businessman, University of Michigan regent and Democratic governor of Michigan, 1933-1934; correspondence, diaries, business papers, and other items, concerning Democratic party affairs, state and national elections, real estate and financial transactions, and photographs.

The William A. Comstock papers document activities of a businessman/promoter and a Democratic Party functionary. Although the collection dates from 1902 to 1949, the bulk of the papers date from 1919 to 1932, the period of Comstock's primary business involvements. The collection has been arranged into five series: Correspondence, Other Papers and Records, Business Record Books, Diaries, and Photographs.


Will Hathaway papers, 1980-2000

2 linear feet

Will Hathaway, an Ann Arbor resident and University of Michigan graduate, is an activist mainly involved in peace and arms control issues. Hathaway's papers document his involvement in issues while a student at the University of Michigan, his involvement in the arms control lobby, and his efforts in organizing a 1999 community forum on nuclear weapons abolition.

Hathaway's papers document his involvement in issues while a student at the University of Michigan, his involvement in the arms control lobby, and his efforts in organizing a 1999 community forum on nuclear weapons abolition. His papers have been divided into three series: University of Michigan Activism, Arms Control Lobbying, and Nuclear Weapons Abolition Community Forum.


Will E. Hampton papers [microform], 1839-1959

2 microfilms

Mayor of Charlevoix, Michigan, editor and publisher of the Charlevoix Courier 1890-1920, secretary of the state lodge of the Knights of Pythias. Includes correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the Knights of Pythias; and Civil War reminiscences and letters of his father, Carlos Hampton, surgeon with the Michigan 4th Infantry; and his mother's account of her Civil War experiences in Hunt County, Texas.

The Will Hampton papers consist of correspondence, poetry, speeches, and historical reminiscences of Will Hampton as well as poetry and reminiscences of his mother Cornelia C. Hampton and correspondence of his father Carlos D. Hampton relating to his service in the Civil War. The collection is arranged in three series: Cornelia C. Hampton, Carlos D. Hampton and Will E. Hampton.


Will D. Perry diary, 1883

3 volumes (in 1 box)

Student in the Commercial Department, Hillsdale College. Diaries and trascriptions of diaries describing Perry's life as a student, and also working on his parents' farm; his hat business in Beatrice, Neb.

Diary describing his life as a student, and also working on his parents' farm. A second volume includes brief notes relating to his hat business in Beatrice, Neb. A transcription of both volumes, illustrated, prepared by Joyce Perry, accompanies the diary.


Willard Clifford Olson papers, 1920-1973

6.2 linear feet

Professor of education and psychology at the University of Michigan, director of child development research, 1929-1952, and dean of the University's School of Education, 1952-1970. Professional correspondence and topical files concerning his interest in the University's elementary school, the Interamerican Society of Psychology, and UNESCO; reprints and manuscripts of writings; speeches relating to education, child development and child psychology; and visual materials.

The Willard C. Olson collection consists of professional correspondence and topical files concerning his interest in the University's elementary school, the Interamerican Society of Psychology, and UNESCO; reprints and manuscripts of writings; speeches relating to education, child development and child psychology; and visual materials. The collection is organized into the following series: Personal/Biographical; Correspondence; Manuscripts, articles, reviews, and speeches; Topical files; Miscellaneous; Visual Materials; and Topical Files transferred from the U-M School of Education record group in 1995.


Wilfrid de St. Aubin Papers, 1938-1980

7 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Executive with the American Red Cross. Correspondence, diaries, reports, memoranda, and other materials relating to relief and refugee work during World War II in Italy, France, and Germany (Buchenwald), his work in re-establishing Red Cross societies in Austria, Hungary, and the Middle East after the war, and his survey of humanitarian problems resulting from the Palestinian conflict, 1948.

The Wilfrid de St. Aubin collection consists of seven feet of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other official papers covering his Red Cross work during World War II and the immediate postwar period. Of special interest is a letter and report written by St. Aubin containing his impression and observations of the Buchenwald concentration camp. St. Aubin was one of the first to come to the camp after its liberation. There are also diaries which provide added background and detail of St. Aubin's varied career.


Wilfred Kaplan papers, 1936-2002

5.5 linear feet

Professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan, officer and long-time member of the American Association of University Professors, especially its University of Michigan chapter. Papers relate to his career as a mathematics professor at the University of Michigan, his active involvement with the University of Michigan Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), as well as a series regarding his involvement with the Ann Arbor Unitarian Fellowship. Materials also include the personal correspondence of the Kaplan family.

The papers of Wilfred Kaplan consist of five and a half linear feet of materials. Those relating to his career at the University of Michigan Department of Mathematics date from 1958 to 1986. The materials involving the University of Michigan Chapter of the American Association of University Professors date from 1972 to 2000. The most heavily documented of these are from the years 1980 to 1995. The personal correspondence of the Kaplan family covers the years 1936-1956, 1958, 1962-1970, 1980-1981, and 1985. The papers are divided into three series with fifteen sub-series.


Wilfred B. Shaw Papers, 1873-1954 (majority within 1900-1951)

7 linear feet (in 12 boxes) — 1 oversize folder

General secretary of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan and editor of the Michigan Alumnus; correspondence, drawings and etchings, photographs and other visual materials

The Shaw collection is an assemblage of personal materials such as correspondence, essays and student notebook, and of Shaw's work as an artists including drawings, etchings, and other examples of artistic expression that he used in connection with his work with the University's Alumni Association and its publications. Records of Shaw's activities with the university will be found in the record groups for the Alumni Association and the Bureau of Alumni Relations also located at the Bentley Library. The collection has been divided into five series: Correspondence, Essays, Drawings and Etchings, Miscellaneous, and Photographs and other Visual Materials.


Wilfred B. Shaw pamphlets and reprints, 1935-1936

1 box

Director of the University of Michigan alumni association, includes articles on alumni affairs and university history.

The Shaw pamphlet collection consists of articles and reprints about University of Michigan alumni affairs and several on oriental art.


Wilbur Thornton photograph collection, 1955

1 folder

Resident of Milford, Michigan. Consists of publicity photographs from the 1955 General Motors Motorama, a car show held by General Motors from 1949-1961.

The collection consists of publicity photographs from the 1955 General Motors Motorama, a car show held by General Motors from 1949-1961. Featured in the collection is Harlow Herbert Curtice.


Wilbur J. Cohen papers, 1967-1987

18.5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan, 1969-1978. Earlier served in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration where he was a key figure in establishing the Social Security program and was Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Lyndon Johnson. Records consist of Dean's files; working files, 1978, relating to his work with the Governor's Task Force on Prevention and Investigation of Abuse in State Institutions; papers relating to the Summit Conference on Inflation, 1974; and files concerning involvement with school desegregation cases in Detroit and Kalamazoo, Michigan; also photographs.

The Wilbur Cohen Papers provide documentation of his work as Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan and with the state of Michigan Task Force on the Prevention and Investigation of Abuse in State Institutions1977-1979, as well as files on school desegregation in Detroit and Kalamazoo. The papers are organized into five series: Cohen's Task Force on the Prevention and Investigation of Abuse in State Institutions, Public School Desegregation Files, two series of Dean of the School of Education files and Photographs.


Wilbur Emery Hammaker papers, 1947-1965

1 linear foot

Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and temperance advocate. Speeches and articles and papers from his work with the National Temperance and Prohibition Council.

The collection is arranged into three series, each primarily relating to the topic of temperance and the Methodist Church's advocacy of temperance. The series are Speeches, articles, and other writings; National Temperance and Prohibition Council; and Miscellaneous.


Wilbert J. McKeachie papers, 1941-1991 (majority within 1960-1991)

8.5 linear feet — 10 digital audio files (online)

Professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, director of the university's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Papers include two subgroups, Psychology and Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. The Psychology subgroup includes American Psychological Association files, correspondence, course materials, speeches, and topical files. The CRLT subgroup includes correspondence, course materials and topical files.

The Wilbert J. McKeachie papers are comprised of two subgroups: Psychology and CRLT. The subgroups reflect the distinctions in McKeachie's roles at the university. The materials in the Psychology subgroup were removed from McKeachie's office in the Department of Psychology; the materials in the CRLT subgroup came from his office in the Center. The Psychology subgroup, the larger of the two, is divided into five series: the American Psychological Association, Correspondence, Course Materials, Speeches, and Topical. The CRLT subgroup is divided into four series: Correspondence, Course Materials, Speeches, and Topical. The subgroup and series organization of the papers is identical to the organizational system used by McKeachie when he maintained the files. Because of the similarity in time span and content of the series with the same headings, however, especially correspondence, course materials, and speeches, the researcher is advised to consult both subgroups when studying a particular topic or facet of McKeachie's career.


Wilbert H. Rusch papers, 1965-1982

2 linear feet

Professor of biology and geology at Concordia College; writings, articles, and related printed matter relating to the Creation Research Society.

The collection includes copies of the Creation Research Society's publication Creation Research Quarterly, and other books, articles, and newsletters relating to the advocacy of the creationist view of the origins of life. There is also one file relating to the Michigan Energy Educators Forum, 1979-1981.


Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968

54 linear feet — 2 oversize folders — 22 GB (online)

Prosecuting attorney of Saginaw County, Michigan, attorney general of Michigan, 1929-1931, governor, 1931-1932, general counsel to the Department of Defense during the Army-McCarthy Hearing, 1954-1955, and Secretary of the Army, 1955-1961. Correspondence, speeches, tapes, appointment books, scrapbooks, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning his political career.

The Wilber M. Brucker Collection consists of correspondence, subject files, scrapbooks, tape recordings, visual materials, political ephemera, and other materials from a lifelong career in public service. The collection provides significant, though not always extensive, material on his activities as state attorney general, governor, and secretary of the army. In addition, the papers include documentation from Brucker's private career: his law practice, his involvement in the preparation of a plan for the reapportionment of the Michigan Legislature, his devotion to Republican Party causes, his activities with the Knights Templar of Michigan, and as a member of the World War I Rainbow Division. With some exceptions, the early phases of Brucker's life are not as well represented as one might hope. There is really no body of Brucker gubernatorial materials extant. What remains are scattered items, largely concerning the election campaigns of 1930 and 1932.

The collection has been arranged into twelve series: Biographical; Correspondence; Family Papers; Subject Files; Knights Templar; Rainbow Division; Appointment Books; Speeches; Secretary of the Army; Newspaper Clippings; Personal: Albums, Scrapbooks, etc.; and Visual Materials.


W. H. Tipton photograph collection, circa 1890

1 envelope

William H. Tipton (1850-1929) was a Gettysburg, Pa.) photographer known for documenting the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, monument dedications, and veteran reunions. Consists of photographs of monuments commemorating Michigan military units at the Gettysburg battlefield.

The collection consists of photographs of monuments commemorating Michigan military units at the Gettysburg battlefield.


Whittemore Family Papers, 1817-1978

5 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 1 oversize folder

Gideon O. Whittemore family of Pontiac and Tawas City, Michigan. Business and personal correspondence of Whittemore, his wife, their son James O. Whittemore, and other members of the Whittemore, Mack, and Abram Mathews families; also business and legal documents, sermons, photographs, and miscellaneous papers, covering family matters, Tawas City, Michigan (which the family founded), lumbering, journey of the Mormons across the United States and settlement in Salt Lake City, Utah, University of Michigan and its branches, and family genealogy.

The papers date from 1817 to 1978, and include correspondence, business papers, deeds, genealogical materials, photographs and other papers of Gideon O. Whittemore, his wife, their son James Olin Whittemore and other member of the Whittemore, Mack, Harlow, and Abram Mathews families. Letters of Temperance Mack and Almira Covey document in part the journey of the Mormons across the United States and settlement in Salt Lake City. Other papers relate to activities in Tawas City (which the family founded), lumbering interests, and other business matters. A portion of the papers of James Olin Whittemore pertain to his activities as a student at the University of Michigan, class of 1846.

The Whittemore family collection has been arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Other Family papers; Genealogical records; Temperance Mack letters and related; Individual Whittemore family members; Photographs; and Business and professional ledgers and daybooks.


Whitehead family papers, 1862-1900

0.3 linear feet

Papers of the Edward and Nellie Wilson Whitehead family of Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan. Family letters largely concerning daily activities, including occasional mention of land prices, social customs, fashions and health problems.

The collection of the Whitehead family of Coldwater, Michigan consists entirely of letters from family and friends. The correspondence centers around Edward and Nellie Wilson Whitehead, chiefly from Nellie Whitehead's sisters Lucy Wilson Gifford Smith, Leothie Wilson Culver, Orpha Wilson, and Laura Wilson, and her cousins Mary and Naomi Baker. The bulk of the letters were written in the 1870's when Edward and Nellie Whitehead were living in Webster and Churchville, New York. There are, however, a few earlier letters (the first being in 1862) as well as some later in the 1880's. With the last composed in 1900. The letters are all of a general type with an occasional passage discussing land prices and conditions, fashions of the days health problems, etc. The majority speak of family concerns-neighborhood and family gossip. The correspondence came from Angola, Indiana; Battle Creek, Batavia, Coldwater, Jackson, and Sturgis, Michigan; and Batavia, Churchville, and Webster, New York, with the largest share, naturally, coming from Michigan.


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.


W. H. Gardiner photograph collection, circa 1900

1 envelope

W.H. Gardiner (1861-1935) was a Canadian American photographer who specialized in hand-tinted photographic views of Mackinac Island, Michigan, and Daytona, Florida. The collection consists of photographic views of Mackinac Island, Michigan.

The collection consists of photographic views of Mackinac Island, Michigan.


West Side Woman’s Club (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1921-1988

1.5 linear feet

Minutes, treasurer's reports, scrapbooks, and other records detailing the activities to this community service organization.

The records consist of organizational files, including minutes and treasurer's report. There are also scrapbooks detailing club activities.


West Side United Methodist Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1846-2000 (majority within 1950-1999)

16 linear feet (in 17 boxes) — 42.9 GB (online)

Church originally established by German immigrant families to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Quarterly and annual reports of the church, records of church boards and commissions, Sunday School minutes and reports, subject files, publications, visual materials, and sound recordings.

The West Side United Methodist Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) record group contains all extant records of the West Side United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor from its founding as the Erste Deutsche Methodisten Kirche in 1847 up to the 1990s. All records dating prior to World War I are in German, those from later time periods are in English.

Records from the German period are not complete, but do include quarterly conference meeting minutes (1847-1867 and 1883-1916), official board minutes (1897-1908), Sunday School board meeting minutes (1876-1915), Sunday School attendance and contribution records (1901-1918), a record of baptisms (1857-1901), minutes of meetings of the leaders (1901-1908), Epworth League minutes (1900-1917), and records on receipts and expenditures (1879-1893).

Records from the years since World War I vary in completeness depending on the time period. Records from the years prior to the move to the church on Seventh Street in 1952 are less complete than those for the most recent decades. For the period from World War I to 1952, the collection contains quarterly conference reports for most years; official board minutes (1922-1931 and 1944-1952); Board of Christian Education minutes and correspondence (1943-1952); Ladies Aid/Women's Society for Christian Service records (1935-1952); Sunday School board minutes and records on attendance, contributions, and expenditures (1923-1952 - incomplete); letters from former pastors and their wives upon celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Jefferson Street church (1934); photographs of the church building and activities of the congregation, yearbooks (1946-1952), and correspondence concerning the sale of the Jefferson Street church and the construction of the Seventh Street church (1949-1952).

The records for the years since 1952 are relatively complete and quite extensive. Included are quarterly (more recently annual) conference reports, minutes and correspondence of major boards and commissions (Administrative Council, Board of Trustees, Education, Evangelism, Finance, Memorials, Council on Ministries, Missions, Nominations, Outreach, Staff-Parish Relations, United Methodist Women, and Worship) plus various short-lived temporary committees and task forces, correspondence chronological files, subject files on special projects and events, church newsletters, Sunday bulletins, directories, and photographs of the church building and activities of the congregation.

The record group is arranged in six series: Quarterly and Annual Reports, Boards and Commissions File, Sunday School File, Topical File, Publications File, Photographs File, and Audiotapes, Films and Video.

Researchers interested in baptismal and marriage records should contact West Side United Methodist Church.


Weston E. Vivian Papers, 1964-1968

12 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Democratic US Congressman from the 2nd Michigan Congressional District, 1965-1967. Campaign files, 1964, 1966 and 1968; files documenting his activities as member of the 89th Congress; subject files detailing views of constituents on such subjects as the Vietnam War, civil rights, Lyndon Johnson's anti-poverty program, and other issues of the 1960s; also clippings, photographs, and audio tapes.

The Weston E. Vivian papers document his three campaigns for the US House of Representatives in 1964, 1966, and 1968, and his service in the 89th Congress, 1965-1966. The papers include correspondence, speeches, campaign literature, texts of radio broadcasts and campaign advertisements, press releases and newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and sound and video recordings. Also included in the Vivian papers are three University of Michigan student papers on the 1966 and 1968 Vivian congressional campaigns.

The collection is divided into several distinct series: biographical material, congressional campaigns, congressional service, subject files, clippings, photographs, and sound recordings and motion picture tapes. The additional material received in 1990 is located in boxes 11-12, but has been integrated into the appropriate place in the contents listing.


West Michigan Environmental Action Council Records, 1968-2012

28 linear feet

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based environmental protection organization. Administrative, educational, legislative, and litigation files relating to various environmental issues, notably the Pigeon River Country State Forest oil drilling controversy, the problem of solid waste disposal, land and water use, and nuclear energy; contain files created during the tenures of executive directors Joan Wolfe, Roger Conner, Kenneth Sikkema, Frank Ruswick, Jr., Robert Newberry, Thomas Leonard, and Rachel Hood.

The records of the WMEAC, received in multiple accessions, but now melded together, have been retained in an order approximate to that maintained by the organization in its earlier years. The records include administrative, educational, legislative, and litigation files relating to various environmental issues, notably the Pigeon River Country State Forest oil drilling controversy, the problem of solid waste disposal, land and water use, and nuclear energy; contain files of executive directors Joan Wolfe, Roger Conner, Kenneth Sikkema, Frank Ruswick, Jr., Robert Newberry and Thomas Leonard. the records are organized into eight series: administrative files, educational files, legislative files, litigation files, chlordane ban efforts, WMEAC non-serial publications, WMEAC publicity and media coverage, and WMEAC serial publications.


Westland Shopping Center records, 1965-2005 (majority within 1990-2005)

1 linear foot — 1 oversize folder — 1 oversize volume — 1 framed photograph

Developed by the J.L. Hudson company as one of the first enclosed shopping centers in the United States. Originally built in Nankin Township, Michigan, the area would rename itself after the shopping center and become the city of Westland. Includes photographs of events held at the shopping center during the 1980s and 1990s, video histories of Hudson's, and printed brochures and pamphlets.

The Westland Shopping Center collection primarily consists of the records of the mall during the 1990s and 2000s, although some material related to its opening date in the 1960s. Two VHS videocassettes, produced during the 1990s, provide a history of the J.L. Hudson company. Also included are pamphlets and brochures, certificates, and an issue of a magazine documenting the building and opening of the mall from 1965.

Photographs and photo albums from the 1990s and 2000s make up the bulk of the collection, depicting employees taking part in company events and performing typical job duties. The oversize volume contains photographs of staff members at Hudson company events, while an oversize framed item features a group staff photograph from the 1990s. The oversize folder houses posters with pictures of Christmas time at Westland Shopping Center which would always attract many visitors.


Wesley W. Hyde papers, 1902-1913

1 linear foot

Grand Rapids, Michigan, attorney, member of the Michigan Commission on Uniform Legislation, and organizer of the Civic Club of Grand Rapids. Correspondence, speeches, articles and legal documents relating to his interest in municipal reform.

The Hyde collection is arranged into two series: Correspondence and other Personal Papers; and Speeches and Writings. The collection contains little relating to his legal or other public activities. Much of the correspondence concerns his efforts to have published his volume entitled "Social Guides." His speeches pertain to issues of good government and Grand Rapids municipal reform.


Wesley H. Maurer Papers, 1924-1995 (majority within 1930-1970)

4.75 linear feet

Wesley H. Maurer, Sr., was a professor of journalism at the University of Michigan, and served as chair of the department from 1949 to 1966. He actively critiqued the journalism field, and was very involved in improving journalism education. Maurer was instrumental in establishing the internship program at the University of Michigan, and bought newspapers to provide students with work-experience, two of which he continued to operate until his death. Maurer was also involved in promoting democracy and free speech in the community.

The Maurer collection documents Wesley H. Maurer's career as a journalist and as a teacher of journalism. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Personal; Department of Journalism Administration; Michigan Federation of Teachers; Papers and Speeches; and Teaching.


Wesleyan Methodist Church, Michigan Conference records [microform], 1852-1942

3 microfilms

Minutes, financial material, membership statistics, and biographies of ministers; and minutes, 1857-1916, of the Leoni Wesleyan Church.

The records include microfilm copies of conference minutes, 1852-1942 and a volume containing Leoni Wesleyan minutes, 1857- ca. 1860, and records of the Mutual Improvement Association of Michigan Conference, 1871-1917. The originals of these records are in the Archives, Wesleyan Church, Marion, Ind.


Werner Emmanuel Bachmann Papers, 1924-1951

3 linear feet

Professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan. Correspondence; subject files; research notes and notebooks relating to cancer and penicillin research; teaching materials; reprints of writings; and photographs.

The papers, 1924-1951, of Werner Bachmann came to the library in three accessions. They consist mainly of correspondence with colleagues and students, papers relating to research and teaching activities, and a three volume set of bound reprints. The collection has been alphabetically arranged, with the exception of a folder of Mrs. Bachmann's correspondence, published works, a large certificate and photographs, which have been placed at the end. Of special interest are the papers relating to his research activities. There are notebooks and correspondence relating to cancer, equilenin, estrone synthesis, and penicillin research, as well as reports prepared by graduate students whose work was directed by Dr. Bachmann.


Wendell E. Hulcher papers, 1959-1971

35 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Republican city councilman, 1960-1964; mayor, 1965-1969, and deputy director of the U.S. Office of Intergovernmental Relations; councilman and mayoralty files; also materials concerning his activities with several U.S. government agencies and Florida Southern College.

The Hulcher collection consists primarily of files created while serving as city councilman, 1960-1964, and as mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965-1969. Some of the topics confronting city government at that time included the Fair Housing Ordinance and the work of the Human Relations Commission, revision of the zoning ordinance and the sign ordinance, Police-Community Relations, and relation with the University of Michigan.


Wells Ira Bennett Papers, 1916-1965

3.4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Architect, professor and dean of the College of Architecture and Design of the University of Michigan. Professional papers, notebooks, sketches and architectural plans, and files on specific building projects, including work on the Flint campus of the University of Michigan, automobile parking structures, and miscellaneous Ann Arbor and University of Michigan buildings; also records of various state and national architectural accreditation and registration boards, especially the Michigan State Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors; and photographs.

The collection has been divided into the following series: Biographical materials; Correspondence; Writings; Organizations; Projects; Miscellaneous; Diaries and other bound materials; and Photographs.


Wellness HIV/AIDS Services records, 1986-1999

2.5 linear feet

Flint, Michigan-based HIV/AIDS services organization; board of directors minutes, administrative and topical files, and materials collected from other peer organizations.

The Wellness HIV/AIDS Services record group consists of the following series: Board of Directors files; Administrative and Topical files; and Related Organizations. Included are minutes and documents of the organization's board of directors, grant applications files, training and education materials, planning documents for HIV prevention initiatives, and materials received from other AIDS/HIV organizations.


Welch Woman's Relief Corps records, 1938-1953

3 volumes

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Aminutes of meetings, an account book, and members ledger of the Welch Woman's Relief Corps.

Minutes of meetings, 1947-1953, account book, 1938-1951, and members ledger, 1941-1952.


Wealthy Park Baptist Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.) records, 1892-1982

16 linear feet

Church originally established as a Sunday school mission of Fountain Street Baptist Church in 1875. The Church was officially incorporated as Wealthy Street Baptist Church in 1886. In 1988, following the move of the church to the Grand Rapids suburbs, the name was changed to Wealthy Park Baptist Church. The record group has been arranged into the following series: Church Administration (2 linear ft.; 1892-1975); David Otis Fuller correspondence and sermon files (9.5 linear ft.; 1928-1985); Missionary correspondence (4.5 linear ft.; 1923-1980); and Photographs (0.1 linear ft.; ca. 1920s-1980s).

Wealthy Park Baptist Church Records have been divided into four series: CHURCH ADMINISTRATION; DAVID OTIS FULLER FILES; MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE; and PHOTOGRAPHS. The records document a wide variety of church activities, Reverend David Otis Fuller's career, and the experiences of missionaries who were sponsored by the church.


W. B. Pillsbury papers, 1858-1960 (majority within 1890-1942)

3.5 linear feet

Pillsbury was professor of psychology at the University of Michigan from 1897 to 1942. His papers include family and professional correspondence, University of Michigan materials, writings, and photographs.

The Walter B. Pillsbury papers consisting of correspondence, course materials, writings, and photographs documents the career of one of the significant leaders in the early development of psychology as a discipline. The collection was received in three principal accessions from Pillsbury and members of his family. The series in the collection are Biographical/personal, Professional Files, Photographs, and Family Papers.


W. B. Pillsbury pamphlets and reprints, 1900-1950

42 items (1 box)

Pillsbury was professor of psychology at the University of Michigan from 1897 to 1942; collection consists of reprints of articles an book reviews.

The Walter Pillsbury pamphlets and reprints collection consists of articles and book review on various topics in psychology, including articles about contemporary psychologists Edouard Claparede, Harvey A. Carr, James McKeen Cattell, John Dewey, Joseph Jastrow, and Clarence Stone Yoakum


W. B. Hinsdale papers, 1893-1942 (majority within 1922-1938)

4.25 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Often termed the father of Michigan archaeology, Wilbert B. Hinsdale developed and cared for the collections of the Great Lakes Division of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan from 1922 to 1944, after retiring from his position as Dean of the Homeopathic Medical College. The papers contain correspondence, topical files related to archaeological subjects, site files for archaeological sites throughout Michigan, and personal scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs.

The W.B. Hinsdale Papers consist of five series: Personal, Correspondence, Topical Files, Writing and Michigan Site Files.


Wayne Dabney video collection, 1981 - 1996, 2007 (majority within 1981-1984)

2 linear feet

Wayne Dabney is a photographer, video producer and political activist from Ann Arbor. A personal friend of writer and activist John Sinclair, Dabney was active in the Rainbow People's Party. He resided at the Argus House commune in Ann Arbor in the early 1970s. In the 1980s, he produced and hosted "Wayne's Cultural Clinic," a public access television program that consisted of musical performances and interviews with people involved in arts and politics, which aired on CATV in Ann Arbor. This collection contains episodes and related episode notes, as well as a pilot for a different program entitled "People and Places." It also contains select issues of The Communicator, the newspaper of UAW Local 735, of which Dabney was the editor in the mid-1990s.

The bulk of this collection consists of 22 U-matic videorecordings of episodes of “Wayne’s Cultural Clinic,” (1981-1984) a public access television program that aired on Ann Arbor Community Access Television (CATV), along with notes associating various interviewees with specific episodes. A master tape is also included for the pilot of a different program produced by Wayne Dabney entitled “People and Places.” Episodes range from 30 to 60 minutes in length.

The collection also contains selected issues of The Communicator, a publication of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 735, of which Dabney served as editor in the mid-1990s. The issues are dated primarily between 1994 and 1996, with the exception of a single 2007 issue for which Dabney was not the editor. There is also a campaign flyer promoting Dabney for an office within his UAW chapter.


Wayne County Library System (Mich.) records, 1920-2015 (majority within 1920-1996)

8 linear feet — 1 oversize box

The Wayne County Library System records consist of the records of the library board, an extensive collection of community records, and materials related to establishment and operations of the Braille and Talking Book library (formerly the Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind).

The Wayne County Library System records is organized into four series: the Library Board Files, Community Projects and Services, the Braille and Talking Book Library, and Photographs. The Library Board Files brings together board proceedings, agendas and meeting minutes from founding of the library system in 1920 through until the 1980's. It also contains information regarding library services, monthly reports, and plans to move the headquarters in the 1960's.

The Community Projects and Services series is an alphabetized series of folders related to the neighborhoods, townships, and cities covered by the services of the Wayne County Library System. Each set of records includes documentation of projects, promotional materials, and meeting minutes. Also included in this series are reference materials and meeting minutes.

The Braille and Talking Book Library series contains materials, statistics, and board proceedings related to the establishment and operations of the Braille and Talking Book Library, previously known as the Library for the Blind. Some of the materials in this series may overlap with the Library Board Files, as the Braille and Talking Book Library was a major service provided by the library system.

The Photograph series includes photographs of the headquarters construction and move in 1958-1960; photographs from libraries around Wayne County; and oversized portraits of county librarian, Loleta Dawson Fyan, and directors Leo T. Dinnan, and Walter H. Kaiser.


Wayne County Circuit Court records, 1822-1851

3 linear feet (34 microfilm rolls and 2000 items)

Microfilm of court journals, calendars, and case files; photocopy of court agenda, 1838; and miscellaneous case listings and indices; also selective photostatic copies of the microfilm.

Washtenaw United Way records, 1921-2001

18 linear feet — 21 oversize volumes

Records of the Washtenaw United Way and its predecessor organizations, the Ypsilanti Community Chest, 1932-1971, and the Ann Arbor Community Chest, 1921-1971. Executive committee and board of directors minutes, manuals, reports, and scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and other organization papers.

The record group, as maintained, has two series: Ypsilanti and Washtenaw United Way. The Ypsilanti records cover the period, 1929-1971. The Washtenaw series includes material from the period, 1921-1971 when the organization was known as the Ann Arbor Community Chest, as well as material dated after 1971 when the organization broadened its geographic scope and merged with the Ypsilanti chapter.

The record group includes minutes of the board of directors and executive committee, agency manuals, and scrapbooks containing clippings, distributed campaign materials, and scattered photographs.


Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project Records, 1993-2008

16.5 linear feet

Organization founded in 1995 to encourage increased visibility and acceptance and appreciation of the lesbian/gay/bisexual and transgender community in Washtenaw County through education and political action. Materials received by the Bentley Historical Library in 2001 contain records primarily from the 1990s while materials received in 2013 are made up of records mostly from the 2000s. This organization's records contain meeting minutes, staff communications through email, and other documents relevant to the operation of the organization as well as how they carried out events and projects that aided the organization's purpose.

The Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project records came to the library in two accessions, in September 2001 and July 2013. The 2001 accession material (3.5 linear feet, Boxes 1-4) includes the earliest records in the WRAP record group and date from the period when the Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County chapter of the Michigan Campaign for Human Dignity was active in its opposition to the 1994 anti-gay ballot proposal. The bulk of the records in this accession, however, date from the period of 1995 to 2000 following the reorganization of MCHD-Washtenaw into the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project. They reflect well the day-to-day workings of the organization, its publicity efforts and the various events it sponsored.

The 2001 accession material (3.5 linear feet) is divided into four series: Michigan Campaign for Human Dignity - Washtenaw County chapter, 1993-1995; Administrative; Education and Outreach; and Political Action. Much of the communication done within the organization was handled through e-mail. This included correspondence and minutes of board meetings. As a result, casual and tangential matters often became part of the official record. To conserve space while preserving the integrity of a train of thought or "conversation," the processing archivists decided to retain the final copy of a message as it usually also contained a long string of previous forwards and replies. Much of the material in the record group, particularly meeting minutes and correspondence, was recorded by Jim Toy, an active member of WRAP's board of directors and onetime secretary.

The 2013 accession material (16 linear feet, Boxes 5-17) contains mostly documents from the early 2000s. Material in the 2013 accession is divided into four series: Administrative, Events, Finance, and Projects. A large portion of the WRAP records in this accession are staff communications through email, particularly in the Administrative, and Events and Projects, series.


Washtenaw Intermediate School District records, 1834-1966

1 linear foot — 21 oversize volumes — 1 portfolio

The records of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District predate the formal establishment of the District in 1962. Most probably, these materials were transferred from individuals concerned with the history of education and schools in Washtenaw County or from other previous county units responsible for the schools. The records have been arranged into four series: Nineteenth Century records; Manuscript school histories; Annual Statistical Reports; and Maps. The Annual Statistical Reports were for the Washtenaw County Township Clerk. These volumes, dating from school year 1902/03 to 1924/25, provide detailed information about the schools in the townships of the county. Included is the name of child, name of parent or guardian, number of children by sex, attendance records, names of teachers, and budget and salary information.


Washtenaw County (Mich.) records, 1824-1946

14 linear feet (in 16 boxes) — 16 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Correspondence files of the county clerk, register of deeds, county treasurer, and other county offices; also township poll lists, political party enrollment books, list of Civil War volunteers, record of county soldiers and sailors during World War I, and miscellaneous welfare records.

The record group consists of records of some of the elected officials and departments of the government of Washtenaw County, Michigan. These include the county clerk, register of deeds, and the county treasurer. There are other records relating to elections and to the political party enrollments and to the work of county government in caring for the poor. Of interest are records pertaining to the service of Washtenaw County residents serving in the Civil War and in World War I.


Washtenaw County (Mich.) Publications, 1952-1981

1 linear foot

Miscellaneous publications of various Washtenaw County government offices and departments.

Miscellaneous publications of various Washtenaw County government offices and departments


Washtenaw County Medical Society records, 1866-2015

15 linear feet

Component county medical society of the Michigan State Medical Society; executive records, publications, topical files, and minutes of meetings.

The record group includes executive records (correspondence and memoranda), Board minutes and other meetings, reports, and topical files.


Washtenaw County Historic District Commission sound cassettes and summaries, 1965-1981

3 linear feet

Oral history interviews with residents of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and other Washtenaw County, Michigan, locales largely concerning their remembrances of their lives and activities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

The sound recordings were received in different accessions depending mainly on the date of the interview. The first accession was largely made up of interviews conducted by the Ypsilanti Historical Society and related to the history of Ypsilanti and surrounding areas. The second accession is comprised of interviews with individuals relating to Ann Arbor business establishments. The later accessions were miscellaneous interviews on Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County history. Accompanying almost all of the interviews were summary sheets providing a condensation of the interview. The listing below notes the interviews which lack a summary.

The library has releases from about half of the interviewees. Interviews with releases are noted in the listing below.


Washtenaw County Historical Society records, 1827-2014

17.5 linear feet (in 18 boxes) — 1 oversize folder (UBPl)

Local historical society for Washtenaw County, Michigan Organizational records and collected historical materials.

The Washtenaw County Historical Society records include collected historical documents and photographs relating to the people, events, and history of the county, its cities and townships. There are also administrative records of the organization, including minutes of meetings, subjects relating to Society programs and projects, and financial miscellanea.


Washtenaw County Dental Society Women’s Auxiliary records, 1946-1982

3 linear feet

President's books containing minutes, reports, and other organizational material.

The record group includes president's books containing minutes, reports, and other organizational material. There are also minute books, 1946-1974, membership directories, and scrapbooks of activities.


Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Center. Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency, 1970-1988

16.75 linear feet

Records documenting coordination of substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts in Washtenaw and Livingston County, Michigan; subgroups include administrative files; records relating to the interaction of coordinating agency with direct care substance abuse services providers; collected materials pertaining to various professional and citizen advocacy groups concerned with the problem of substance abuse; and subject files.

The Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Center Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency (SACA) record group consists of materials from 1970 to 1988 which document the coordination of substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts in Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Overall strengths of the collection include materials which document the agency's approaches to management, credentialing, and funding, and the records of the Michigan Association of Substance Abuse Coordinators, a statewide network of coordinating agency administrators.

This record group can be studied to gain insight into the actual processes involved in coordinating a variety of local service provider agencies by SACA, which is in the middle echelon of the state substance abuse hierarchy. The researcher can also gain an understanding of how, and what types of information flow up and down that hierarchy. Agency functions, as listed previously in the History section, which are well documented are the development of comprehensive plans, review of license applications, and the preparation of annual budget requests.

This agency is the focal point for the allocation of federal and state funds for substance abuse in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. The researcher can gain an understanding of the myriad types of substance abuse services local agencies provide, including prevention, casefinding, emergency care, intermediate care, inpatient care, outpatient care and rehabilitative/supportive care.

The record group consists of folders arranged alphabetically within four series. The Administrative Files and Agencies and Programs series have been maintained in their original order, while the Professional and Citizen Advocacy Groups and Topical Files series are artificial groupings created to facilitate order and access to the records.


Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism records, 1966-1988

0.7 linear feet

Washtenaw County, Michigan, citizens group concerned with alcohol-related problems. History, administrative records, and slides.

The Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism records consist of reports, minutes, newsletters, printed materials, correspondence, and slides dating from 1966 to 1988. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within each folder. The History file provides useful background information about the organization. Also included are various reports and minutes that record the concerns and plans of the organization. The "Slides" folders contain visual images pertaining to the programs the WCA offers to the public.