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

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

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

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

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

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


Hubbard H. Barrett letters, June and Aug. 1862

2 items


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


Ransom Bush letter, July 20, 1861

1 item


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


Lee J. Ward letter, January 22, 1919

1 folder

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

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


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

2 photonegatives

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

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


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

1 items (32 pages)

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

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


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

3 items

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

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


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

110.76 MB (online)

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

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


Lynn Jondahl papers, circa 1997-2011 and undated

1 MB (online)

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

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


John Harriman Poster Collection, circa 1985-2005

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

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

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

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


Bill Shurtliff print collection, circa 1980-1989

1 envelope

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

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


Paul Shapiro photograph collection, circa 1980-1983

1 envelope

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

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


Elmwood Cemetery (Detroit, Mich.) photographs, circa 1980

0.2 linear feet (including 157 copyprints)

Photographs relating to Detroit and to Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit.

The collection consists of copyprints made from color slides taken by Mark C. Stevens, secretary-treasurer of Elmwood Cemetery. Included are views of Detroit, the neighborhood around the cemetery, scenery within the cemetery, and gravestones, monuments, and markers. The collection also includes a transcript of commentary made by Stevens on each of the photographs.


Michiganensian photograph collection, circa 1977-1981

0.25 linear feet

University of Michigan student yearbook. Photos of student activities and organizations, athletics, and campus scenes.

The collection consists of photographs taken by student members of the staff of the Michiganensian. The photographs were taken for the 1980 and 1981 issues of the publication and document student activities and organizations, athletics, and campus scenes.


Charles Ciccarelli print collection, circa 1974-1989

13 prints (in oversize folder)

Michigan artist. Prints depicting Ann Arbor, Mich. and the University of Michigan campus. Some prints are accompanied by descriptive text.

The collection consists of prints depicting locations in Ann Arbor, Mich. Some prints are accompanied by descriptive text.


Turun Yliopisto, Yleisen Historian Laitos immigrant questionnaires, circa 1974

25 items

Questionnaires collected by the Institute of General History at the University of Turku containing information relating to Finnish immigrants to Michigan who returned to Finland.

The Turun Yliopisto, Yleisen Historian Laitos immigrant questionnaires contain information relating to Finnish immigrants to Michigan who returned to Finland.


Don B. Chaffin papers, circa 1973-1974, circa 1983-2012

0.3 linear feet

Don B. Chaffin is the Richard G. Snyder Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) and top scholar in the field of ergonomics at the University of Michigan. The Don B. Chaffin papers document his professional efforts and primarily consist of publications, such as booklets, brochures, and periodicals. Also included are photographic material and California legislative records about ergonomics.

The Don B. Chaffin papers document Professor Chaffin's professional and research endeavors. Formats in this collection include booklets, conference brochures, California legislative material, periodicals, photographic material, and one textbook. Significantly represented in this collection include the University of Michigan's Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering as well as the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics.


Patrick Mullaly photograph collection, circa 1971

1 item

Patrick Mullaly (born circa 1946) was a Michigan resident. One photograph of houses along Murray Ave., part of Ann Arbor's Old West Side.

The Patrick Mullaly photograph collection consists of one photograph of houses along Murray Ave., Ann Arbor (Michigan), which was part of the Old West Side.