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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.