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Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, Washtenaw County Chapter records, 1985-1991

1 linear foot

Established in 1984, disbanded in 1992, the Washtenaw County chapter of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), was a local women's initiative advocating peaceful alternatives to armed conflict. The group's members sought to accomplish this goal through coalition-building with other peace and justice organizations, education, political action, and promotion of nonviolent conflict resolution. The record group includes meeting agenda and minutes of the Coordinating Committee (the central organizing body) and subsidiary committees (Executive, Political Action, Strategic Planning). Also included is the WAND newsletter, summaries of member surveys (1985-1987), flyers of special events, and videotapes of protest demonstrations.

Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, Washtenaw County Chapter records include meeting agendas and minutes of the Coordinating Committee (the central organizing body) and subsidiary committees (Executive, Political Action, Strategic Planning). Also included is the WAND newsletter, summaries of member surveys (1985-1987), flyers of special events, and videotapes of protest demonstrations. The WAND records are organized into four series: Administrative Records, Newsletters, Campaign files and Audio and Visual Materials.


Women of the University Faculty (University of Michigan), records, 1939-2003

1 linear foot

Records, 1939-1983, of the Women of the University Faculty. Includes constitution, history, membership rosters, minutes, financial reports, and correspondence.

Most of the records, 1939-1983, of the Women of the University Faculty have been arranged in chronological order by academic year. The first files contain basic information -- such as a history, various revisions of the constitution, publicity, duties of officers, and summaries of activities. There are also files relating to the group's clubroom and the hosting of the Senate and House Club (wives of Michigan legislators) on two occasions. The general files, arranged by academic year, include membership rosters, lists of officers and committee members, minutes, financial reports, and correspondence.


Women for Survival of Agriculture in Michigan records, 1971-1986

0.3 linear feet

Organization of Michigan family farm wives created in 1971. History and general organizational materials; papers relating to the informational unit of the organization, the American Agri-Women, and the national movement of family farm wives; related printed materials; and photographs.

The record group consists of historical background and general organizational materials; papers relating to the informational unit of the organization, the American Agri-Women, and the national movement of family farm wives. There are also some related printed materials and photographs.


Woman’s Study Club of Ypsilanti records, 1897-1999

5 linear feet

Originally formed as auxiliary to Ladies Literary Club. Minutes, scrapbooks, program books, and other organizational materials.

The records of the Woman's Study Club of Ypsilanti include a history of the organization written in 1980, minute books of the organization, programs, membership materials, and scrapbooks of club activities.


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.


Estabrook Woman's Relief Corps records, 1939-1954

0.4 linear feet (4 volumes)

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Journal, account book, and scrapbooks of the Estabrook Woman's Relief Corps.

Journal, 1953-1954, account book, 1947-1954, and scrapbooks, 1939-1941.


Woman's National Farm and Garden Association. Ann Arbor Branch records, 1946-2015

4.85 linear feet — 2 oversize volumes — 182 KB (Online) — 1 oversize folder

Local branch of organization established to foster closer ties between city and country women and to stimulate interest in gardening and horticultural pursuits. Membership rosters, organizational files, historical information, files relating to fundraising and civic events, notably the Greens Market sale and the Garden Walk tour of local gardens; also photographs.

The records of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, Ann Arbor Branch, document all of the group's various organizational and community service activities. They reflect the organization's dedication to community service through scholarships, charitable gifts, and service activities. The records have been divided into five series: History, Yearbooks, Organizational, Photographs, and Activities. A sixth series has been added to account for 2014-2015 Accessions.


Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Flint Federation records, 1874-1980

1.8 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Flint, Michigan chapter of the national Woman's Christian Temperance Union, founded in 1874; includes minutes and other administrative records of Flint chapter and records of several subordinate unions.

The Flint WCTU collection comprises 1.8 linear feet and one oversize volume; it spans the years 1874 to 1975 and contains minutes, treasurers' books, correspondence, reports and scrapbooks. The collection includes records from the organization's most successful years, and also documents its diminishing numbers and political clout between the 1930s and 1970s. Of particular interest are minutes from the group's first meeting in 1874, which are located in the oversize volume.


Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Battle Creek Chapter records, 1874-1986

2.5 linear feet

Minutes of meetings, records of the Board of Trustees, minutes of the Red Ribbon Temperance Union, 1880-1882, scrapbook and printed material relating to activities of the Union.

The record group documents the local activities of the W.C.T.U .includes minutes of regular meetings (1874-1986, with some gaps), minutes of the Board of Trustees (1907-1975, with some gaps), and minute book of the Red Ribbon Temperance Union, 1880-1882. Also included are record books of the treasurer, yearbooks with lists of officers, a scrapbook and assorted clippings, and reports of the chapter to the Michigan Department of the Treasury.


Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Ann Arbor Chapter records, 1874, 1877-1979

2.5 linear feet

Ann Arbor chapter of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union; Minute books and treasurer’s books of Mary J. Taft Union; secretary’s book of Juvenile Temperance Union, 1877-1885; miscellaneous other records, and motion pictures.

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Ann Arbor Chapter records consist of minute books and treasurer’s books of Mary J. Taft Union; secretary’s book of Juvenile Temperance Union, 1877-1885; and miscellaneous other records. The records have been arranged into four series: Secretary's books; Treasurer's books; Other Records, and Motion Pictures. The Other Records series includes scattered, correspondence, a letter, June 1884, to the University of Michigan Board of Regents concerning regulation of student drinking, a scrapbook and clippings about the chapter's activities, and miscellaneous.


Shirley and Arthur Wolfe Collection of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands materials, 1952-2008

3 linear feet

Topical files on the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Micronesia) and educational materials collected by Arthur and Shirley Wolfe, teachers with United States Department of the Interior for the Truk District Education Department.

The collection includes information on the history of the Pacific Islands; travel brochures and maps; local newsletters and brochures, and materials related to education in Micronesia, specifically in the Truk District. The papers are arranged in the following series: Topical Files, Newsletters and Magazines, and Education.


Shirley P. Wolfe papers, 1951-2001

0.9 linear feet

The Shirley Wolfe collection documents her interest in a number of social, political, and environmental issues, namely adoptions, conservation and environmental education, human rights and civil liberties, peace and disarmament, housing, and community development.

The Adoptions and adoption organizations series is arranged alphabetically by subject or name of organization, the files include newsletters from various organization, clippings, brochures, and various mailings. Some of the organizations represented in the papers include the Council on Adoptable Children and the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

The Social Issues series contains 1950s-early 1960s material on Ann Arbor community, environmental conservation education, and peace and nuclear disarmament. Ann Arbor community related material includes letters identifying Shirley Wolfe and her husband Arthur as the Ann Arbor community self-survey representatives; 1952 newsletters on the subject of Intentional communities (mostly published outside of the state of Michigan); and material related to equal housing in Ann Arbor. Material on peace and nuclear disarmament contains newsletters and bulletins of various organizations, including women's, on the subject of radiation pollution, politics, and war, among other issues.


Eric R. Wolf papers, 1939-2011

14 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 1 digital audio file

Anthropologist; professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and the City University of New York. The collection is organized into eight series: Biographical; Correspondence; Fieldwork; Courses; Lectures; Publications; Graduate school and other notes; and Political activities.

The Eric Wolf papers include notes and analysis related to his anthropological fieldwork, personal and professional correspondence, as well as course and lecture materials, documenting the many aspects of Wolf's professional life as an anthropologist, instructor, and mentor. The collection is organized into ten series: Biographical, Correspondence, Fieldwork, Early/Unpublished Writing, Courses, Lectures, Publications, Notes, Political Activities, and Other Materials.


Howard H. Wolfe film collection, 1959

18 film reels (in 2 boxes)

Alvin M. Bentley was a Republican congressman from Michigan's Eighth District from 1952 to 1960. The collection consists of 16 mm negative film reels of Alvin Bentley in Congress in 1959, by from the collection of Howard H. Wolfe.

The Howard H. Wolfe film collection consists of 16 mm film reels of Alvin Bentley in 1959, produced by the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas R. Wolanin papers, 1989-1997

3 linear feet

Thomas Wolanin was staff director for the US House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education within the Education and Labor Committee. He later became assistant secretary for legislation and congressional affairs for the US Department of Education. The Wolanin Papers document the passage and implementation of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program from 1989-1997.

This collection documents Wolanin's work with Representative Ford and the Department of Education on the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. The files have been arranged into four series all concerning Federal Direct Lending: Background and Analysis, Legislative Action, Implementation, and Correspondence.


Harriet Wojtowicz papers, 1915-2000 (majority within 1938-1988)

1 linear foot

Spanish teacher in the Detroit Public School; personal and family documentation, letters with international correspondents, extensive travel memorabilia and other assorted documents and clippings related to Wojtowicz’s life in Detroit and numerous trips abroad.

The materials in these papers detail the mid-20th century travel experiences of Detroit resident Harriet Wojtowicz. Also included are materials, which describe the family history of Wojtowicz, documents outlining the events surrounding the controversy between Ms. Wojtowicz and the Detroit Public school board in the 1960s, and a wide selection of correspondence between Wojtowicz and people in Chile, Poland, and other countries in which she traveled extensively. The collection is broken up into three series: Foreign Correspondence, World Travel Materials, and Miscellaneous.


Anthony Wojsowski papers, 1921-1978 (majority within 1920s-1930s, 1950s)

0.6 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 1 oversize folder

Papers of Anthony Wojsowski, Socialist Party candidate for Congress from the 1st Michigan District in 1948, and General Secretary of Polish-American Labor Council; files relating to the Polish-American Labor Council, the Polish Mechanics Company, and other Polish-American organizations.

The collection documents the history and of the Polish-American Labor Council and Polish Mechanics Company, Inc., and other Polish American organizations, as well Anthony Wojsowski's activities.


Shirley Wohlfield Papers, 1972-1988

1 linear foot — 1 oversize volume

Detroit, Michigan, anti-busing activist. Correspondence, speeches, minutes of meetings, and other materials relating to her involvement with anti-busing organizations, principally Northeast Mothers Alert, Mothers Alert Detroit, and the National Association for Neighborhood Schools; also files detailing involvement with Happiness of Women (HOW) and the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee; and scrapbook containing clippings and photographs relating to anti-busing rallies and activities.

The collection provides a telling insight into Detroit's school desegregation by forced busing. Wohlfield's committed personal involvement offers an important perspective into the antibusing movement. Her responsibilities as executive secretary and president of Mothers Alert Detroit are well documented in the minutes, correspondence, and notes in the collection. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Northeast Mothers Alert; Mothers Alert Detroit; Republican Party 14th Congressional District Committee; and Other Organizational Activities.


W. K. Kellogg Foundation Institute records, 1933-1979

5 linear feet

Semi-autonomous institute concerned with graduate, postgraduate, and extension programs of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry; course outlines and enrollment lists, instrument lists, and topical files concerning conferences, workshops, and reunions.

The record group has been arranged into the following series: Course Outlines and Enrollment Lists; and Topical Files.


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 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.


Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company records, 1871-1920

42 linear feet — 65 oversize volumes — 71 microfilms

Corporate records of C.J.L. Meyer of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Hermansville, Michigan, manufacturer of doors, lumber for sashes, hardwood flooring, and related products; records of the William Mueller Company of Escanaba and LaBranche, Michigan, a firm taken over by Wisconsin Land and Lumber in 1909. Financial journals, ledgers, inventories, payroll ledgers; letterbooks of C.J.L. Meyer, Edwin P. Radford, company superintendent, and of other company officials; office correspondence files; and photographs.

This record group which came from the Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company in Hermansville, Michigan is in fact an accumulation of records from three distinct business enterprises. First, there are records of C.J.L. Meyer business enterprises in Chicago and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Next are records maintained in Hermansville with the establishment of the Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company in the 1870s. A third, smaller portion of the records are from the William Mueller Company, which WLL purchased in 1909.

When originally received in 1948, the records consisted of nearly 500 volumes of business journals and ledgers, time books, and letterpress books. During 1979-1981, the library began a program of microfilming to reduce the size of the record group. With the permission of the company, records that had been microfilmed were discarded. Also discarded were records duplicative in content of the records on microfilm. Other records were retained in the original without filming. The record group then consisted of 53 reels of microfilm representing approximately 112 volumes of business records, 65 oversized volumes, and 42 linear feet of boxed records (volumes, letterpress books, and correspondence files). In 2006, the library received additional microfilm (18 rolls) and computer disks containing scanned images of the photographs in the possession of the IXL Museum, which is the repository for the records of the company not received with the first accession. These records, which were retained, include personal correspondence of C.J.L. Meyer, some records of Meyer prior to the establishment of WLL, and records then considered current or of continuing value to the operation of the company.

The record group has been arranged as much as possible into series, but the researcher should note that identification of individuals volumes or files was not as certain as one would like. Thus, for example, there are various ledgers and journals, some with overlapping dates, but it was not always clear where these records were created or what function or division within the firm they documented. The fact that the company retained some of the earlier records accounts in part for what appear to be broken series. Further complicating the structure of the following finding aid is the interspersing of microfilmed materials and oversize volumes. Similar kinds of records (such as time books), for example, are thus found both in original and on microfilm.

As much as possible, like kinds of records have been kept to together (letterpress books, etc.). These are followed by records known to be created by a specific organization or maintained in a specific locale (e.g. Fond du Lac). The series in the record group are: Letterpress books (mainly business correspondence); Letterpress books (mainly business correspondence); Inventories, order books, etc.; C. J. L. Meyer Business Records; Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company; William Mueller Company; Photographs; and IXL Museum additions.

In 2007, the IXL Museum of Hermansville, Michigan, successor to the company and custodian of additional records of the Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company, entered into agreement with the Bentley Library to exchange microfilm of selected portions of the records housed in the other's repository. In addition, the two repositories agreed that the Bentley Library would place on indefinite loan to the IXL Museum the originals of WLL photographs in its possession, and that the IXL Museum would donated to the Bentley Library digital copies of all of the many hundreds of photographs in its collection.


Robert Kirby Winters Papers, 1923-1986

2.5 linear feet

Specialist in the area of international forestry with the U. S. Forest Service. Personal and professional files; also publications, speeches, and other writings; and photographs.

The Robert K. Winters papers document his career with the Forest Service and reflect his interests in forestry as an international science and the history of forestry. The papers span the years 1923-1986 with the bulk of materials covering Winter's professional interests in a somewhat uneven manner. The strengths of the Winter's papers rest in his travel notes and diaries, his documenting of the formation of the International Union Society of Foresters (IUSF), the materials related to The Forest and Man, and the transcript of his oral history. Winter's duties as liaison officer to the War Production Board, his years as Chief of Central States Economics Research Division, and his service with Forest Products Marketing Research are not well documented by these papers. Similarly Winter's personal life is only thinly documented.

The Winter's papers are arranged in three groups: Personal; Professional; and Publications, Speeches and Writings. Within these groups, materials are arranged in a rough chronological order.


John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1954

3 linear feet

Professor of Latin and director of the Division of Fine Arts at University of Michigan. Correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to his work and the affairs of University of Michigan; and photographs.

The Winter collection is comprised to six series: Correspondence, Institute of Fine Arts; Museum of Archaeology; Organizational Activities; Biographical / Miscellaneous; and Lectures, speeches, writings.


Morley Winograd Papers, 1973-1983 (majority within 1976-1979)

1 linear foot

Democratic Party official, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party from 1973 to 1979, president of the Association of State Democratic Chairs from 1979 to 1980, and chairman of the Commission on Presidential Nomination and Party Structure from 1973 to 1978. Committee work files and reports relating to his various political appointments.

Kendall Wingrove papers, 1983-2005 (majority within 1987-1999)

7 linear feet

Press official for Michigan House of Representatives Republican Policy Committee; reports of Committee Task Forces, press clippings, research materials, internal memorandum, and documents related to the career of Speaker Paul Hillegonds.

The documents contained in this collection focus primarily on the setting of policy agendas by the Michigan Republican Party in the State House of Representatives in the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. The record group has been divided into four series: House Republican Policy Committee Task Forces, Materials Compiled as Communications Specialist of the House Republican Communications Section, Materials Compiled as Director House Republican Communications Services and Miscellaneous.


Levi Douglas Wines papers, 1874-1887, 1914, 1925

0.3 linear feet (35 items and 3 volumes)

Levi Douglas Wines was a high school mathematics teacher well-known for his influence in the educational, musical, and political circles in Ann Arbor, Mich. This collection includes reports, newspaper clippings, an account book, and family materials.

This collection includes reports and newspaper clippings relating to Ann Arbor, Michigan, residents and events, including material on the city's parks; also personal account book, 1874-1884, and miscellaneous family material.


Sherwin T. Wine papers, 1930s-2011

36.5 linear feet (in 42 boxes) — 1 oversize folder

Sherwin T. Wine was the iconoclastic founder of Humanistic Judaism and an openly gay rabbi who established the Birmingham Temple and formed the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the Center for New Thinking (a community forum for discussion of current events and issues), and various groups devoted to free thought and humanism. Papers include biographical content, correspondence, writings, educational and worship materials, sound recordings, visual materials, and various organizational records.

The Sherwin T. Wine papers illustrate the intellectual traits and organizational acumen of a man who devoted his life to the establishment of a new branch of Judaism and the advancement of humanistic values and rationalism. The collection will be of value to those individuals who seek a deeper understanding of Wine as a person as well as the founder of Humanistic Judaism. Writings, correspondence, and clippings detail the process by which Wine broke free from the traditions of Reform Judaism to found a new denomination. Materials from the Birmingham Temple and other Secular Humanist Judaism organizations trace the development and expansion of the movement. Content related to the many other groups with which Wine was involved reveal an individual able to organize and inspire others to act at local, national, and international levels.


Harold D. Wines scrapbook, circa 1894-1938

1 volume — 1 folder

The Harold D. Wines papers include a scrapbook containing clippings and other memorabilia relating to student life at the University of Michigan (1908-1912), his engineering career, and to the life of his father Levi D. Wines, an Ann Arbor high school teacher. Also included is a photograph of the fourth grade class at the 1st Ward School in Ann Arbor, dated 1894.


Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers, 1821-2012 (majority within 1880-1952)

4.3 linear feet (in 7 boxes) — 1.3 GB (online)

The Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers document the history of several branches of the family who settled in Southern Michigan in the mid-1830s. The collection's seven series contain genealogical records, biographical materials, financial and business records, family correspondence, travel papers, military papers, as well as collected news clippings and scrapbooks about the Detroit Tigers.

The Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers comprises the papers of various family members collected and maintained by Dr. George and Mrs. Lois Winegar. The collection is divided into seven series: Genealogical Papers and Miscellaneous Family Records, the Robert R. Smith papers, the Blanche Smith Parker papers, the Lois V. Parker Hicks papers, the W. J. Bryan Hicks papers, the George and Lois Winegar papers, and the Detroit Tigers Scrapbooks and Collected Material. The collection is organized around individual family members except for the first series, which contains genealogical and personal papers of multiple people from various family branches.


Susan Wineberg papers, 1900s-2018 (majority within 1977-2003)

85.4 linear feet (in 88 boxes) — 2 oversize folders

Susan Wineberg is a historian of Ann Arbor, Mich., and historic preservationist. She became involved in historic preservation in 1974 and has served as a commissioner on the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission (1982, 1984-1988) and as a member on its committees since 1977. Wineberg also has authored books and articles on historic buildings in Ann Arbor and been active in other local organizations. The collection includes correspondence, articles, brochures, clippings, printed ephemera and realia, photographs, and subject files relating mostly to Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Michigan historic properties and businesses.

The Susan Wineberg Papers document local efforts to research and protect historic properties in the Ann Arbor area. The collection is a rich source of information for the history of many buildings and areas in Ann Arbor. Wineberg has assembled clippings, stories, records, and photocopies of pictures about local preservation, conflicts over preservation laws, and historic buildings. The collection documents not only Wineberg's involvement in historic preservation, but also the activities of governmental and community organizations that have sought to preserve Ann Arbor's heritage and encourage adoption of their sense of responsible development. Moreover, the records reveal the evolution of historic preservation since the 1970s. They document the debates within the community between those who favor governmental measures that aim to protect the city's historic properties and those who view such protective ordinances and regulations as an intrusion on individual property rights. Additionally, several of the series document the history of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Washtenaw County, and Michigan through collected photocopies, photographs, and assorted ephemera.

The collection is organized into 18 series: Personal Files, Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, Ann Arbor Historic Preservation and Development Materials, Audio Materials, Visual Materials, Research / Reference files, Printed Ephemera and Realia, Printed Ephemera and Realia, 1969-2004, Collected Historical Materials, and Washtenaw County Historical Society. The rest of the collection is arranged into series based on when they were received by the Bentley, and as such there may be some overlap in subject matter.


Susan Wineberg cookbook collection, 1925-2007 (majority within 1920s-1940s)

2.4 linear feet (in 3 boxes)

The Susan Wineberg cookbook collection contains printed recipe books compiled, produced and published by various Michigan manufacturers, food companies, business firms, churches, organizations, and individuals. The collection was originally accumulated from a variety of sources from the donor Susan Weinberg.

The cookbooks are arranged by the name of the town according to geographic location of the compiler, author, or publisher. In cases where items were published by a local division of a large company with multiple locations, the cookbooks are arranged according to the location of such divisions, and not company main headquarters. For example, cookbooks published by the Ann Arbor branch of Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC) are located with Ann Arbor materials, while publications of the main branch of MCGC can be found with Detroit materials.

The collection contains a handful of items published outside of Michigan, but printed or distributed by Michigan institutions. Such items can be found under Michigan location. For instance, Recipe book using G. & I Keses village Halloumi by Cyprus-based G. & I Keses Ltd. is located under its Ann Arbor located distributor, Mediterranean Ventures YNC. An addition of miscellaneous cookbooks was added to the collection in 2019.


Margaret Carlson Winchell diary, 1942-1945

1 volume (in 1 box)

Nursing student at the University of Michigan during World War II. Diary detailing daily experiences as a nursing student.

Diary detailing daily experiences as a nursing student during World War II era. Entries mention aspects of training, work in the hospital, and student life.


Alexander Winchell Papers, 1833-1891

23.5 linear feet (in 25 boxes) — 1 oversize folder

Professor of geology and paleontology at the University of Michigan, director of the Michigan Geological Survey, and chancellor of Syracuse University, popular lecturer and writer on scientific topics and as a Methodist layman who worked to reconcile traditional religious beliefs to nineteenth-century developments in the fields of evolutionary biology, cosmology, geology, and paleontology. Papers include extensive diaries, field notes and maps from travels and geological expeditions, correspondence, speeches, articles and other publications and photographs.

The papers of Alexander Winchell are those of an orderly man who carefully documented his own life through well-organized correspondence, diaries, notebooks, and scrapbooks. Winchell kept thorough evidence of his activities, writings, lectures, and thoughts, for most of his life. The only area that seems poorly documented is his university teaching. The collection does not appear to include significant material relating to relationships with students in the classroom.

"Alexander Winchell, an editorial tribute," published in The American Geologist (Feb. 1892, MHC call number DB/2/W759/A512), includes a year-by-year account of Winchell's life, based on the papers, and probably written by his brother N. H. Winchell. Although there are no footnotes in this work, it provides a useful summary of Winchell's activities and clues to the existence of documentation in the collection.

The collection is divided into six major series: Biographical, Correspondence, Diaries and journals, Writings and lectures, Reference and research files, and Scrapbooks; and three smaller series: Visual materials, Processing notes, and Card files.

Winchell's bibliography is located in Box 1 (the most complete copy is in the "Permanent memoranda" volume), and drafts of many of his writings are found in Boxes 8-14. Copies of many, but not all, of Winchell's publications are found in the MHC printed collection. The card catalog includes details for all separately cataloged items. There are also three collections of pamphlets that are not inventoried: two slightly different bound sets prepared by N. H. Winchell after Alexander Winchell's death (MHC call numbers DA/2/W759/M678/Set A and DA/2/W759/M678/Set B) and a two-box collection of pamphlets collected by the University Library (MHC call number Univ. of Mich. Coll./J/17/W759).


Richard G. Wilson papers, 1967-1969

0.5 linear feet

Student at University of Michigan. Leaflets, flyers, newsletters, and campaign materials concerning Campus Action, the mayoral campaign of Robert J. Harris in 1969, Interfaith Council for Peace, Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign in 1968, Mobilization, Resistance, Socialist Labor Party, Student Peace Union, Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Summer, Young Americans for Freedom and Young Socialist Alliance.

The collection consists of leaflets, flyers, newsletters, and campaign materials concerning such organizations and events as Campus Action, the mayoral campaign of Robert J. Harris in 1969, Interfaith Council for Peace, Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign in 1968, Mobilization, Resistance, Socialist Labor Party, Student Peace Union, Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Summer, Young Americans for Freedom and Young Socialist Alliance.


Wilson Ornithological Society records, 1887-2003 (majority within 1960s-2002)

7 linear feet

Miscellaneous correspondence, membership material, constitution, agreement with the University of Michigan; also presidents' files, 1997-2002.

The record group consist of a scattering of early records from the 19th century, including some correspondence and a notebook from the Wilson Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Mass. The bulk of the records date from the 1960s and consist of files of various individuals holding office within the organization as president or in some other position.


Lester L. Wilson photograph collection, 1950

16 negatives — 14 prints

Student at the University of Michigan. Black-and-white negatives and prints of the 1950 fire in Haven Hall at the University of Michigan.

The Lester L. Wilson photograph collection consists of black-and-white negatives and prints of the 1950 fire in Haven Hall at the University of Michigan.


North Russia pictures / taken by John E. Wilson, 1919

1 item

John E. Wilson, of Russell, Kansas, was chaplain of the North Russia Transportation Corps, a unit of the U.S. Army that served in the Murmansk region of Russia from April to July, 1919, during the Allied intervention against the Communist revolutionary government in Russia. Wilson's North Russia Pictures contains about 370 images of the work of the North Russia Transportation Corps. This finding aid describes a series of Wilson's photographs making up portions of three collections at the Bentley Historical Library: John William Grier photograph collection, Frank J. McGrath photograph album, and Fred E. Minard photograph collection

John E. Wilson's "North Russia Pictures" contains about 370 images of the work of the North Russia Transportation Corps. Each photo is numbered on the verso, with the numbers corresponding to Wilson's sales list. This list of photos is copied from Wilson's original sales list. All misspellings are Wilson's. A few numbers are omitted or used more than once. For each picture there is an indication of which collection or collections include the photo. A few of Wilson's pictures are not included in any of the three collections.

The photos document the entire history of the Transportation Corps, from their organization in France, to travel through England and by sea to Russia, service in Russia, and then travel by sea back to France and back to the United States. The last pictures are of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of France.

The work of the Transportation Corps in Russia is presented in detail, with pictures of patrols, the aftermath of battles, railroad construction and maintenance, camps, and recreational activities. There are many pictures of soldiers, some identified but many unidentified by name. Also pictures of Russian scenery and people.

In the McGrath collection the photos are pasted into an album, so the numbers cannot be seen. The photos are presented in the album in numerical order, with the captions copied from Wilson's sales list. The Grier and Minard collections consist of loose photos, arranged in numerical order.


James T. Wilson papers, 1940-1978

1.5 linear feet

Professor of geology, and director of the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Michigan. Files relating to his professional career, especially his interest in seismology and investigations into earthquake reduction; and photographs.

The papers of James Tinley Wilson consist of 1.5 linear feet of manuscript, photographic and printed material covering the years, 1940-1978. There is material from most aspects of Wilson's professional activities, but nothing relating to his private life.

The papers of James Tinley Wilson are most valuable as supplementary to other archival materials available at the Bentley Historical Library. Of most importance are the records of the Institute of Science and Technology. Unfortunately, as an independent research source, the usefulness of the collection is more limited. The full span of Wilson's professional life is documented, but not in any great depth. Researchers interested in the development of seismology as a field of scientific endeavor would possibly find Wilson's papers helpful, but those seeking information about any of the professional associations or the workings of the IST should be aware of the sparseness of these records.

The papers have been arranged in the following series: Biography, Associations, Conferences, Consulting, Correspondence, University of Michigan, Writings, Photographs.


Floyd A. Wilson photograph collection, 1902, 1912

1 envelope

Floyd A. Wilson (1876-1964) was a 1902 graduate of the University of Michigan's Law School and Saginaw, Mich. lawyer. Consists of a group portrait of the Sigma Chi fraternity and snapshots of Fielding Yost visiting the Sigma Chi house.

The collection consists of a group portrait of the Sigma Chi fraternity and snapshots of University of Michigan football coach Fielding Yost visiting the Sigma Chi house.


Dorothy Roth Wilson papers, 1890s-1970s

0.2 linear feet

Dorothy Roth Wilson was a student at the University of Michigan during the 1930s. She was the daughter of University of Michigan Alumni and pharmacology faculty member George B. Wilson and Dorthea Ruth Payne. After she married James C. Wilson in 1936. Wilson and worked as an attorney in Washington D.C. The collection includes a scrapbook of programs, photos, and memorabilia from her activities as a student at the University of Michigan; photos and other biographical materials of her father George B. Roth and her mother Dorthea Ruth Payne.

The Dorothy Ruth Wilson papers contains material from Wilson’s time as a student at the University of Michigan, as well as material related to her parents. A scrapbook within the collection holds programs, photos, and memorabilia from her activities as a student from 1932-1936. Three folders of photographs of Dorothy, her father George Byron Roth, as well as her mother, Dorthea Ruth Payne are included. A small amount of material in the collection contains biographical material about her parents, such as correspondence, curricula vitae, and biographies.


Andrew F. Wilson papers, 1954-1962

3.1 linear feet

Publicist and speechwriter for George Romney, 1948-1962. Papers documenting the activities of Citizens for Michigan and its lobbying efforts in favor of a Michigan constitutional convention; include press releases, speeches, meeting minutes, financial statements and other materials relating to CFM's activities and organization; also includes speeches and statements given by George Romney from his time as President of American Motors Corporation to his run for governor of Michigan in 1962.

The Andrew F. Wilson papers document the activities of Citizens for Michigan and its grass-roots lobbying activities in support of a constitutional convention. The papers also include materials on George Romney from Wilson's files. The papers span the years of 1954-1962, however the bulk of the material is from 1959-1962. The papers are divided into four series: Citizens for Michigan; Constitutional Convention; George Romney materials; Sound Recordings; and Photographs.


J. Robert Willson Papers, 1933-1993, 1964-1978

6 linear feet

Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan. Personal and professional correspondence, departmental records and annual reports, activities with professional associations, student notes, and materials dealing with abortion and family planning. Includes photographs.

The papers of J. Robert Willson primarily document his long affiliation with the University of Michigan. The earliest material includes his student notes from Norman F. Miller's lectures on obstetrics and gynecology between 1933 and 1937. Documentation resumes with correspondence and departmental records documenting his tenure as chairman (1964-1978), and professor of obstetrics and gynecology (1964-1983).

The Willson papers are divided into seven records series: Correspondence; Biographical Material; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Files; Topical Files; Talks and Writings; Professional Societies and Organizations; and Photographs.


Willow Run Public School Library records, 1944-1969

4 linear feet — 3 oversize volumes

Files collected by Nell Barrett, head librarian, Willow Run Public School Library concerning history of Willow Run, Michigan, and activities of the schools and library system.

The collection consists of materials collected by Nell Barrett, head librarian at the Willow Run Public School Library relating to Willow Run. Included are materials relating to her work as a librarian, background information, scrapbooks and clippings, and photographs.


Willow Run Black History Organization Records, 1940-1989 (majority within 1984-1989)

2 linear feet

Organization formed in 1983 to collect the history of African Americans in Willow Run, Michigan, produce a written history, and foster racial understanding. Records include administrative files, collected material, and audio-visual materials.

The records will interest researchers considering the history of Willow Run, the particular contributions and experiences of its African American citizens, and the evolution of a Michigan community with roots in wartime defense work. It is also an example of a grass-roots effort to address the lack of documentation of black residents' contributions to the expansion of a formerly rural area.