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Abrams Aerial Survey Corporation photographic negatives, October 5, 1940

1 envelope

The Abrams Aerial Survey Corporation was an aerial surveying and research company based out of Lansing, Mich. The company served a variety of customers, including governmental units and businesses. Aerial views over the University of Michigan Stadium as well as other views of campus.

The collection consists of photographic negatives of aerial views over the University of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan-Michigan State University football game on October 5, 1940. Also includes other views of the University of Michigan campus on that same date.


Everett C. Cogswell postcards, October 3, 1918-November 22, 1918

2 digital files (2.66 MB)

Papers of a soldier who served as a cook in the 310th Engineer Regiment, Company B during the American intervention in North Russia, 1918-1920.

This collection contains digital reproductions; the original papers and/or photographs are owned by the donor. The digital items in this collection were digitized from originals by the individual donors before being received by the Bentley Historical Library. Preservation copies of these files with their original file names and CD-ROM file structures intact have been submitted to Deep Blue. Access copies of these digital files can be viewed by clicking on the links next to the individual folders in the Content List below.

In this finding aid, the files have been arranged into one series, Postcards. Within this series, files are listed numerically according to the file arrangement they were given by the donor. The files in this collection are in JPG format.

Files include three digitized postcards sent by Cogswell while he was serving in Russia. All three postcards feature maritime scenes of Archangel. The messages on the postcard are dated October 3, October 7, and November 22, 1918.


Ewald H. Billeau letter, October 1918

1 item

Soldier from Petoskey, Mich. who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes a letter describing his experiences as sergeant in Co. A, 1st Battalion, 310th Engineers.

This is a photocopy of a newspaper clipping containing a letter from Billeau describing living conditions and weather in Russia.


Lawrence K. Snider photographs, October 15, 1960

1 oversize folder

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

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


George Lincoln Rockwell sound recording, October 13, 1964

0.1 linear feet

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

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

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


Carlos P. Romulo sound recording, May 7, 1957

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

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

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


Mark Nickerson sound recording collection, May 10, 1954

0.1 linear feet

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

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


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

2.25 linear feet (in 3 boxes)

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

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