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Ann Arbor (Mich.) government publications, circa 1956-2001

3.5 linear feet

Scattered publications of various city offices.

Miscellaneous publications of various Ann Arbor city government offices and departments. The publications are organized by the name of the creating office.


Ann Arbor (Mich.) Fire Department records, 1850-1962

2.5 linear feet (in 3 boxes) — 8 oversize volumes

Minute books of the Fire Department and of related voluntary fire companies; also other administrative records, including records of expenditures and salaries, and records detailing individual fires; and record books, 1876-1899, of city poor relief (then administered by the Fire Department); also photograph.

The record group includes an early minute book of the fire department as well as minute books of various volunteer fire companies in the city. There are, in addition, scattered administrative records, including records of fires in the city, 1899-1962, and records of the poor relief administered by the department. These poor relief volumes include the name of the recipient, the amount, and the items purchased. Also included are the names of the individuals who funded the relief fund.


Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of Commerce records, 1936-1985

14.3 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Ann Arbor chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a young adult community service organization; minutes, project files, budgets, newsletters, photographs, and related material.

The record group consists of seven series: Administrative Files, Projects, Auxiliary, Topical Files, Publications, State and Local Jaycees, and Other Materials.


Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission Records, 1957-1993

12 linear feet

Agency of the city of Ann Arbor established in 1957 as the Human Relations Commission to investigate and deal with issues of racial discrimination in housing and employment. The name of the agency was changed in 1970 to the Human Rights Commission. The scope of the Commission came to include complaints of discrimination against women, gays, and the disabled. The record group provides substantial documentation of issues of racial discrimination in employment and housing in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the period of 1957 to 1993. Included are files relating to the establishment of the commission, minutes (through 1993 with some gaps), memoranda (1968-1970), topical files, early case files (1965-1970), and student intern projects and reports of members of the community practice program within the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

The record group provides substantial documentation of issues of racial discrimination in employment and housing in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the period of 1957 to 1993. Included are files relating to the establishment of the commission, minutes (through 1993 with some gaps), memoranda (1968-1970), topical files, early case files (1965-1970), and student intern projects and reports of members of the community practice program within the University of Michigan School of Social Work.


Ann Arbor Hills Association records, 1924-1995 (majority within 1940-1995)

4 linear feet

Ann Arbor neighborhood association. Correspondence, constitution, bylaws, minutes, financial records, and other working papers.

The records of the Ann Arbor Hills Association (AAHA) document the association's interests, concerns and general business. These records have survived and been sent to the Bentley Historical Library by Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Brown, one of the association's long-standing members and secretary for several decades. Perusal of the records will reveal the intricate intertwining of the association's life with that of Mrs. Brown.

The records have been divided into three series. Each series has been organized alphabetically, for the most part. Within sub-series the records may reflect subject organization rather than alphabetical or chronological organization. The 1996 accession has not been described in detail.


Ann Arbor High School Washington Club photograph collection, 1937, 1940

2 oversize items

The Ann Arbor High School Washington Club organized a yearly trip for students to visit Washington (D.C.) and New York (N.Y.). Includes group portraits of students in front of Mount Vernon and the U.S. Capitol.

The includes group portraits of the boys and girls of the Washington Club in front of Mount Vernon (1937) and the boys of the Washington Club in front of the U.S. Capitol (1940).


Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club records, 1899-1999

3 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 1 microfilm

Correspondence, meeting minutes, lists of members and scrapbooks.

The record group has been organized into a single alphabetical series primarily by type of material. The meeting minutes are quite extensive, covering the years 1899 to 1989 and include budget information beginning in 1946. The files of applications, new members, Certificate of Distributive Interest (CDI) correspondence and resignations date mainly from the 1940s, 50s, and early 60s. The audit reports cover the years 1959-1972. The calendars cover the events and functions held each year by the AAGO from 1964 to 1986. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and photographs about the AAGO. The clippings appear to be mainly from the Ann Arbor News. The history written by Orrin Mohler dates from July 1980 and covers the years 1890 to 1903. This is a good source of information about the early history of the AAGO as well as golfing in general in Ann Arbor. The correspondence series deals mainly with club business and contacts with other area golf clubs.


Ann Arbor Garden Club Records, 1930-1965

1 linear foot — 1 oversize folder

Reports of the club's presidents and treasurers, committee reports, constitution and by-laws, membership records, and bulletins, 1930-1965.

Both the internal workings and activities of the group are well documented in this record group. The records, 1930-1965, include a constitution and by-laws, minutes, 1933-1952, reports of the club's presidents and treasurers committee reports, flower show material, bulletins, and clippings. Illustrative of some women's activities during the 1930's, 40's and 50's, the record group also provides insights into local Ann Arbor history. The records, left in their original order for the most part, reflect the organization and activities of the club.


Ann Arbor Film Festival records, 1961-2012

4 linear feet (in 5 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. The collection consists of programs, posters and flyers, news clippings and articles about the yearly festival.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival collection consists of programs, posters and flyers, news clippings and articles about the yearly festival. The collection includes materials representing each festival from the first in 1963 to the 50th in 2012. A few items relating to Cinema Guild or other Ann Arbor film societies are also included.

The collection is divided into four series: Program announcements and related, Press, Oversize posters, and Sound recordings.


Ann Arbor Dance Theatre records, 1963-1977

0.5 linear feet

Ann Arbor, Michigan local repertory dance company. Bylaws, board minutes (fragmentary), newsletters, programs, and chronological files; also photographs.

The records of the Ann Arbor Dance Theatre include both general documents and chronological files from the period 1963-1978. Unfortunately, this is a fragmentary collection. Only scattered runs of newsletters, board minutes, and correspondence remain, with the bulk of papers pertinent to the early years of the organization. Bylaws, financial records, newspaper clippings, announcement of performances and programs are also included. The collection includes a few fragmentary and undated papers as well.


Ann Arbor Cooperative Society Records, 1936-1983

3 linear feet

As its name implies, the Ann Arbor Cooperative Society was a cooperative corporation that offered its members a wide range of services. These included a credit union, legal and tax preparation services, home insulation and maintenance services, memorial advising and planning services, vacation property, discount ticket sales to amusement parks, and bulk purchasing. The records of the Society reflect its diverse activities, and include minutes, financial statements, audits, manager's reports, by-laws, news sheet, correspondence, and subject files relating to cooperative projects.

The records of the Ann Arbor Cooperative Society relate to its activities as a non-profit cooperative. While some material is extant documenting the early years, the majority of the record group is focused on the period from 1970-1983. Around a third of the available records are minutes to board meetings and financial statements, referring to the cooperative as a whole. The rest of the record group pertains to individual committees, projects, programs and activities.

This record group is excellent as a case study of a non-profit cooperative. The records provide information concerning the organization, its purpose, operation, finances and services. It is arranged in two series, Administrative Records and Board of Directors and Financial Records, with materials from the second accession incorporated into each of the series' files. While an attempt was made to place materials on specific activities and committees in separate topical -files, information concerning these can be found in the minutes of the board of directors, where all items concerning the cooperative society were discussed and reviewed.


Ann Arbor Community Center Records, 1920s-1998

0.5 linear feet

Organization established to promote civic, cultural, and recreational interests and activities of Ann Arbor's African American community. Administrative reports, informational brochures, collected information, and photographs.

The records of the Ann Arbor Community Center spans 0.5 linear feet and document the Center's service to Ann Arbor's African-American community. The records, including annual reports, brochures, clippings and photographs have been arranged into three series: Administrative, 1936-1998; Topical, 1936-1997; and Visual, 1920s-1990s


Ann Arbor Charter Commission (Ann Arbor, Mich. : 1953-1955) records, 1938-1955

2 linear feet

Commission established to recommend revision of the Ann Arbor, Michigan, city charter. Correspondence, petitions, 1949, requesting appointments of commissioners, minutes, financial statements, and drafts of proposed charter at various stages of revision, also recommendations of the League of Women Voters.

The records of the Ann Arbor Charter Commission of 1953-1955 also includes early materials from the 1942 Charter Study Commission and as well as other collected materials on municipal issues. The record group has been arranged into five series: Correspondence; Papers and reports; History and organizational materials; Drafts; and Miscellaneous and background materials.


Ann Arbor Chamber Of Commerce records, 1919-1969

4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Organizational records and photographs.

The records of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce include correspondence, minutes of meetings of the board of directors, subject files, photographs, and newspaper clippings concerning community projects. There are also papers concerning the work of Economic Development Committee and the Central Business District Committee, and the development of Greater Ann Arbor Research Park.


Ann Arbor Camera Club records, 1956-2017

1 linear foot

Organization established to "promote growth in the appreciation and skill in the making of photographs of all kinds." Newsletter ("The Wide Angle News"); by-laws, membership materials, scattered correspondence, and contest material.

The Ann Arbor Camera Club records includes a run of the Wide Angle News, by-laws, membership materials, scattered correspondence, and contest material.


Ann Arbor Book Festival records, 2003-2010

5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

The records of the Festival document the management of the yearly event. The records are largely maintained by year and include program of events, publicity and promotional material, scheduling information, minutes of meetings, advisory board agenda, grant applications and other financial information, and snapshot photographs of events.


Ann Arbor Bicentennial Commission records, 1975-1976

1 linear foot

Minutes, publicity, and project files relating to the city's observance of the nation's bicentennial.

The record group consists of a single series of organizational records documenting Ann Arbor's participation in the nation's bicentennial celebration. Included are minutes of meetings, project files, clippings about events, and other administrative materials.


Ann Arbor Art Association Records, 1909-1969

2.5 linear feet — 2 oversize volumes

Constitution, by-laws, minutes of meetings, reports, membership lists, scrapbooks, correspondence and exhibit materials.

The records of the Ann Arbor Art Association cover a sixty year span and consist of meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, membership lists and materials, exhibit notices, lists of participating artists and their work, newspaper clippings covering the various exhibits, and other records of community involvement. The bulk of the records is concentrated on the administration of the Association and its exhibits and outreach programs. Many of these records were collected and maintained by Mrs. Roy Holmes, a life member of the Association, and Professor Jean Paul Slusser, the official historian of the Association during the 1950s and 1960s. The record group has been divided into two series: Organizational Records and Exhibits and Outreach.


Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1963-2017 (majority within 1990-2010)

38 linear feet — 257.6 MB (online)

Community organization awarding grants and scholarships to support civic initiatives in the Ann Arbor, MI area. The collection includes administrative records, grant files, scholarship records, and photographs.

The Ann Arbor Community Foundation (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records (38 linear feet and 257.6 MB) include administrative materials such as topical files, correspondence, and event planning materials. The collection also contains grant files, publications, photographs, press clippings, and records from the organization's Youth Council.


Ann Arbor Anti-Substance Abuse Task Force records, 1987-1992

1.5 linear feet

Task Force established by the Ann Arbor City Council on May 16, 1988 in response to a perceived growth in drug use and abuse in Ann Arbor. Letters and memoranda of Terry Martin, Task Force Chair, agendas and meetings of minutes, collected data and final report to council, and other assorted clippings and documents.

The documents in this record group detail the creation, development, organization, and work of the Ann Arbor Anti-Substance Abuse Task Force. Also featured are documents, which provide insight into the events leading to the formation of the organization, as well as materials that chronicle the immediate effects of their recommendations. These papers are divided into five series: Correspondence, Committees, Data Collection, Report to City Council, and Topical Files.


Anna McRae photograph collection, 1901

1 folder

Nurse at the University of Michigan Homoeopathic Hospital. Consists of views of the hospital, wards, nurses' home, and kitchen. Also includes views of an x-ray treatment and a group portrait of several members of the Homeopathic Medical School Class of 1901.

The collection consists of views of the hospital, wards, nurses' home, and kitchen. Also includes views of an x-ray treatment and a group portrait of several members of the Homeopathic Medical School Class of 1901.


Anna Hoyt Memorandum Book, circa 1864-1950

1 volume (350 p.)

Volume first used for poetry and notes by an unidentified Civil War soldier, then either sold or given to Hoyt's father, who used it briefly for farm accounts. It was then taken up by Anna Hoyt and used for poetry, arithmetic calculations, and various notes and sketches.

Anna Botsford Bach Home records, 1909-2007 (majority within 1988-2003)

2 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Ann Arbor retirement home for women; administrative records and photographs.

The Anna Botsford Bach Home record group contains materials from as early as 1909, but the bulk of the records dates to the 1990s. The record group is divided into two series, Administrative records and Photographs.


Angus Campbell Papers, 1949-1980

10 linear feet

Survey researcher, director of the Institute for Social Research of the University of Michigan. Correspondence; survey files detailing studies of political behavior, racial attitudes, and the quality of life; files relating to his University activities and his involvement with professional organizations; and speeches and publications; and photographs.

The papers of Angus Campbell consist of correspondence, administrative materials, proposals, files relating to various surveys, writings, speeches, and lecture notes. While there are papers going back to 1949, the bulk of the collection dates from the 1960's. The series in the collection are: Biographical Material; Conferences; Correspondence; Institute for Social Research-Survey Research Center; Memberships; University of Michigan Committee Assignments; Off-Campus Assignments; Professional Organizations and Activities; Publications; Speeches; Teaching Files; and Photographs.


Angela Morgan Papers, 1861-1957

61 linear feet

American poet and novelist (some with anti-war themes), pacifist and women's rights advocate, participant in the International Congress of Women at The Hague in 1915 and subsequent activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The author of numerous poems and other literary works, she "projected a clear vision of a new social order". Throughout her work runs the prophecy of the triumph of new moral values and a strong identification with the "downtrodden masses". The papers of Angela Morgan document her long career as a twentieth century writer and social reformer. Papers include extensive correspondence with leading pacifists, literary figures and women's rights activists, manuscripts of Morgan's poetry, novels and other writings, clipping and subject files on pacifist activities and photographs.

The Angela Morgan papers document her long career as a twentieth century writer and social reformer. The collection includes extensive correspondence files, biographical and personal files, drafts of writings, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and other papers relating to her activities as a pacifist and her literary interests; also material on World War I peace movement concerning International Congress of Women, Ford Peace Ship, American Neutral Conference Committee, Emergency Peace Federation, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Bureau of Legal First Aid, People's Council of America and New York City branch of the Woman's Peace Party; also scattered papers, 1861-1922, of her father, Albert T. Morgan, who came to Mississippi after the Civil War; and photographs.

The collection contains much information on organizations such as the General Federation of Women's Clubs, (she served as poet laureate of this organization in the 1930's), the League of American Pen Women (she served as president of the Philadelphia branch from 1929 to 1931) and the Poetry Society of America.

Throughout her long career Angela Morgan kept up a correspondence with ministers (such as Fred Winslow Adams, Charles F. Aked, Harry Emerson Fosdick, John Haynes Holmes, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Frederick Lynch, John Herman Randall and Arthur Weatherly), journalists and magazine editors (such as Kendall Banning, William F. Bigelow, Sewell Haggard, and Franklin B. Wiley) and literary people (such as Anita Browne, Ralph Cheyney, Edwin Markham, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, Lucia Trent and Ella Wheeler Wilcox).

Another valuable aspect of the paper is the material on Angela Morgan's involvement in the peace movement, especially during World War I. Her involvement was apparently due both to the fact that she agreed with many of the ideas of the pacifists and the fact that her office was in the same building (70 Fifth Avenue in New York) which housed the headquarters of almost every significant peace group in New York City. Included in her correspondence are letters from Crystal Eastman, Margaret Lane, Rebecca Shelley, Norman Thomas, the American Neutral Conference Committee, the Bureau of Legal First Aid, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Woman's Peace Party. One folder from 1915 contains notes on interviews with German pacifists conducted by Angela Morgan and Rebecca Shelley. The collection also contains much information on the International Congress of Women in 1915 (a meeting of pacifists to which Angela was a delegate) and the Ford Peace Ship.


A New Trotter Initiative (University of Michigan) records, 2013-2016

294 MB (online)

Student led project to plan a new facility for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center located on Central Campus. Meeting agendas and minutes, photographs, surveys, working papers, project reports and timelines.

The A New Trotter Initiative (University of Michigan) records contains digital files from the "Core Team", the group of students who directly collaborated with university staff and design contractors to plan the new facility for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center. Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, working papers, presentation materials, photographs and survey data. The collection highlights the motivations behind establishing a new location for the Trotter House on Central Campus and the importance of the center as a multicultural space for students. It also highlights the collaborative process used to select a new location for the Trotter Center and the interior design of the center.

The collection is organized into one series of records. The Core Team series is further organized into two subseries, the Working Documents subseries which contains materials from 2015-2016 and the Retired Documents subseries which contains materials from earlier stages of the project in 2013-2014.


Andy Kirk papers, 1923-1991 (majority within 1935-1950)

1.75 linear feet

African American musician and bandleader Andy Kirk began a career that spanned more than thirty years in 1919, when he joined the George Morrison Orchestra as a saxophonist. He went on to earn renown as a bandleader and musician within the Big Band and Jazz genres. The Andy Kirk papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and the rough draft manuscript for his autobiography 20 Years on Wheels.

The Andy Kirk Papers are comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and personal papers which document the career of musician and bandleader Andy Kirk. The collection covers the years 1923 to 1991 but most of the materials are from Kirk's active career within the years 1935 and 1950. The collection was initially processed by the Center for Afro-American and African Studies. It is divided into eight series: Correspondence, Writings, Legal Papers, Photographs, Scripts, Clippings, Ephemera, and Topical Files.


Andrew W. Tanner Photographs, 1894-1909

15 linear feet (including 280 glass plate negatives and 2 videotapes)

Andrew Tanner was photographer, born in Missouri, who traveled about the United States. He lived for a time in Ann Arbor, Michigan and on Coryell Island (part of the Les Cheneaux Islands) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The collection consists of glass plate negatives of images taken while in different parts of the United States and Mexico.

The Andrew Tanner Photograph Collection includes glass plate negatives from his travels across the United State and in Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Images in the collection demonstrate in a vivid way life in the United States, the natural environment, and the photographic processes of the time. The plates are in excellent condition and images are of very good quality. Tanner's original plate numbers are indicated on the slides, and where known, are indicated on the sleeves containing the plates; some plates were also assigned numbers by their intermediate owner, Jack Kausch, and, where known, these are also indicated on the envelopes. The images in the collection (14 boxes) date from 1894 to 1909, and are organized into three series: 5x7 Plates, 1894-1909 (13 boxes), 8x10 Plates, ca. 1900 (1 linear foot), and Miscellaneous (1 linear foot).


Andrew Wheaton photograph collection, circa 1875

1 envelope

Resident of Nahma, Michigan. Consists of group and individual portraits of Ojibwa (also referred to as Ojibwe, Chippewa, or Anishinabe) residents of Nahma, Michigan.

The collection consists of group and individual portraits of Ojibwa (also referred to as Ojibwe, Chippewa, or Anishinabe) residents of Nahma, Michigan. Materials are copy prints.


Andrew S. Watson papers, 1952-1998

4.25 linear feet — 16.3 GB (online)

University of Michigan law school professor combining training in law and psychiatry.

The Andrew S. Watson Papers document the professional career of a scholar, practicing psychiatrist, and teacher. The papers include correspondence, lecture notes and other course materials, published and unpublished writings, and several instructional films in which Watson appeared. The collection is arranged into four series: Biographical, Professional, Audiovisual, and Case Files.


Andrew Sacks photographs, 1964-1980, 1964-1980

1 linear foot

Photographer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photographs (prints and negatives) of student demonstrations at the University of Michigan, draft card burnings and other anti-Vietnam War protests, of the riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, of appearances of John Cage, Lyndon Johnson, Timothy Leary, Eldridge Cleaver, John Sinclair, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, and Gerald Ford in Ann Arbor, and a meeting of Ku Klux Klan in Dearborn, Michigan.

The collection contains prints and 35 mm negatives of photographs taken between 1964 and 1980. The photographs primarily document student protests and other student political activities at the University of Michigan, as well as some other campus activities, including political speakers and social and musical events. Some events outside of Ann Arbor are also documented, including the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and a Ku Klux Klan meeting in Dearborn, Mich.

The photographs are arranged chronologically, and are described in the following list by topic and date. Some undated photographs are grouped at the end of the sequence. Although the bulk of the collection is made up of negatives, for most topics the collection also contains prints of selected frames. In some cases there are no prints, and in a few cases no negatives. The list indicates these cases.

Prints and negatives are filed in parallel sequences in the collection, both in the same order.


Andrew Jackson Warren photograph collection, circa 1890s

1 envelope

Publisher of Saline Observer, in Saline, Michigan. Portrait of Warren and his wife, Edith Parsons Warren; and photograph, taken by Warren, of Saline, Michigan children beside school building.

The Andrew Jackson Warren photographs include a portrait of Warren and his wife, Edith Parsons Warren; and a photograph, taken by Warren, of Saline, Michigan children beside school building.


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.


Andrew Doud photograph collection, 1950s

1 envelope

This collection is comprised of Mackinac Island scenes, including winter scenes, Grand Hotel, dog sled, airplane landed on harbor ice, Miss Mackinac Island, street and harbor scenes.


Andrew Dickson White papers [microform], 1857-1867

8 microfilms (negative)

Professor of history at University of Michigan, later President of Cornell University, Minister to Russia, and Ambassador to Germany. Letters to and from White and members of his family, personal accounts, and miscellaneous material concerning University of Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the 1857-1867 decade.

The White collection consists of microfilm of correspondence and other papers dating from the period when Andrew Dickson White was professor of history and English literature at the University of Michigan, 1857-1867. The correspondence is with colleagues and University of Michigan administrators, and relates to his professional activities and to his life in Ann Arbor.


Andrew Dickson White lectures, 1861-1912

0.5 linear feet (24 items)

Professor of history at University of Michigan, later President of Cornell University, Minister to Russia, and Ambassador to Germany. Printed copies of lectures and writings.

The Andrew Dickson White collections consists of 24 printed copies of lectures and writings on variety of topics in history and political science, and addresses delivered on ceremonial occasions.


Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin papers, 1881-1947

1 linear foot

Professor of history at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. Correspondence, diary, student essays, and lecture notes.

The Andrew C. McLaughlin collection consists of correspondence concerning his scholarly interests, essays and a law thesis written while he was a student at the University of Michigan, and eight volumes of lecture notes on lectures he gave while at the University of Michigan. There is, additionally, a diary from his visit to Germany in 1893, a scrapbook and other material concerning a visit to England for the purpose of interpreting America to British audiences, and biographical information. Some of McLaughlin's correspondence included Charles K. Adams, John F. Jameson, Pierre Margry, John T. Morse, and Ira Remsen.


Andrew Babicki collection, 1916-1936

1 linear foot — 4 oversize folders — 238 MB

Collected papers documenting the role of Michigan in World War I, including the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."

The collection includes diary (1918-1919) of Henry Ahrens, 330th Field Artillery; scrapbook (1916-1936) of Ernest Kaser, 126th and 128th Infantry; papers of Thomas J. McCarthy, 339th Infantry, chiefly relating to disability and insurance; papers of Carl G. Olson, 337th Infantry, including a letter received from relatives; papers of Jesse H. Stage, 160th Depot Brigade, Camp Custer, including letters received from relatives; pamphlets from the YMCA, Red Cross and other publishers; ration cards, artifacts, and photographs.

Photographs and postcards of Camp Custer, Mich.; group photos of members of 32nd Division in the Army of Occupation in Germany, 1919; 160th Depot Brigade, Camp Custer; oversize group portraits of members of 41st Machine Gun Battalion; 107th Supply Battalion; 214th Field Signal Battalion; 330th Field Artillery; Company B, 337th Infantry; 339th Infantry; 2nd Company, Officers' Training School, Camp Custer; and survivors of the troop ship Tuscania; portraits of members of 339th and 340th Infantry; photos of 126th and 128th Infantry in scrapbook of Ernest Kaser; postcard of military parade in Flint, Mich.; 330th Field Artillery pennant.


Andrea Lael Cappaert Papers, 1952-1980

3 linear feet

Ann Arbor, Michigan, poet and journal writer. Journals, manuscripts of poetry and short stories, photographs, scrapbooks and other materials documenting her struggles as a polio survivor to cope with her disability and to lead an independent life; papers concern in part her association with the youth culture of the 1960s and 1970s.

The Andrea Cappaert papers date from 1952 to 1980 and measure 3 linear feet. The papers document Andy's involvement in the youth culture of the late 1960s and 1970s, and reflect her struggles as a handicapped woman to be an active participant in the world she lived in.


Anatomical Donations Program (University of Michigan) Records, 1881-1980

3.5 linear feet (in 5 boxes)

Unit of the University of Michigan concerned with the procurement of cadavers for anatomical instruction, includes registers and permits detailing the acquisition and tracking of cadavers for medical instruction at the University of Michigan

These records document the acquisition and tracking of cadavers for medical instruction at the University of Michigan for nearly a century, beginning in 1881. Although these records were created to fulfill an administrative need, researchers will find that the records contain an abundance of information. In addition to the obvious genealogical information, quantitative and qualitative statistics on causes of death and ages of death can be extracted from these records. This documentation also provides commentary on changing social values, as the sources of cadavers moved from unclaimed paupers, to the development of program sustained by voluntary donations.


Ana Luisa Cardona papers, 1973-2011

3 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 510 MB (online)

Member of Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy. Collection contains grant materials for Casa de Unidad, material related to other Michigan Latino arts organizations as well as Michigan Latino artists. Also photographs, interviews, and other material related to photographers Jack Delano and Julio Perazza.

The papers of Ana Luisa Cardona document her activities in Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy, as well as her association with Jack Delano. This collection contains the following series: Casa de Unidad, Jack Delano, Julio Perazza, and Topical Files.


Amos W. Abbott letters, 1857-1862

9 items


Letters to relatives discussing his studies at the University from 1857 to 1859, and his subsequent service in the Ninth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. In the latter six letters, he describes the train trip from Fort Wayne, Detroit, to Kentucky, with special mention of the good treatment accorded the soldiers by Jackson, Mich., residents. He tells a bit about camp life, especially how Christmas, 1861 was spent.


Amos R. Green Papers, 1932-1967

2.2 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Amateur archeologist and historian from Niles (Berrien County), Michigan. Biographical and personal material; correspondence; publications; talks, radio interviews and other public presentations; archeological site notes and reports; research sources and notes; maps; photographs; and files relating to his activities with the southwest chapter, Michigan Archeological Society; contain materials relating to his interest in the archaeology, Indian anthropology, and history of the area around Berrien and Cass Counties; also papers documenting his relationship with professionals in various disciplines at the University of Michigan Museums and elsewhere.

The collection touches on most aspects of Green's life from 1940 to 1967. Material on his business activities is, however, minimal. It is his archeological and historical work that the collection documents most thoroughly. Green's correspondence is full of reports, inquiries, and discussions about the theoretical and practical facets of archaeology, focusing largely upon fossil and artifact finds in southwestern Michigan; the letters also illuminate the occasionally trying relationship between professionals and amateurs in the field. The practical aspect of archaeology is documented, too, in an incomplete assortment of Green's site notes. Green's historical research interests are well represented in his correspondence, as well as in some interesting source material and notes on Ft. St. Joseph and on Jesuit missions in Berrien County. Most of Green's writings on both archaeology and history--in the guise of formal papers and informal presentations--are included. A large number of newspaper clippings provide an overview of the activities and achievements of both Green and the Southwest Chapter of MAS. Chapter activities are also documented in its newsletter, its annual reports, and its miscellaneous mailings.

The collection contains virtually nothing on Green's life to 1932, thus omitting his work on the Franz Green Mound. From 1932 through 1939 only scattered portions of correspondence exist. Documentation is substantial, though still not complete, for the years 1940 through 1967; in places letters are obviously missing from the correspondence file, no draft exists of Green's 1961 paper, "An Adena-type Gorget in Michigan," and neither his filmstrip nor a final draft of the narrative for it is extant. Neither Green's large artifact collection nor his library is represented. The collection contains virtually nothing about his farming activities or his family.

The Amos Green Papers have been arranged into nine series: Biographical and Personal, Correspondence, Publications and Presentations, Archeological Fieldwork: Site Notes and Reports, Research, Maps, MAS Southwest Chapter, and Photographs.


Amos A. Moore papers, 1862-1865 (with gaps)

0.2 linear feet

Served in Company K of the 21st Michigan Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War. Diaries, military papers, and biographical information.

This collections consists mainly of two diaries kept by Amos A. Moore during the Civil War. The diaries are dated December 24, 1862 to April 15, 1863 and February 6, 1865 to June 6, 1865. Diaries include receiving news of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The collection also includes military documents, biographical information, and a transcription of the majority of the diaries. Due to age and wear, diaries are fragile and should be handled with care.


American Right of Way Association. Michigan Chapter, No. 7. records, 1954-1983

8 linear feet

Organization of people engaged in right of way work. Correspondence, constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, treasurer's reports, membership applications, and other material

The records of the American Right of Way Association. Michigan Chapter, No. 7 include correspondence, constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, treasurer's reports, membership applications, and other material.


American Review records, 1967-1977

14 linear feet

Literary magazine [originally named the New American Review] founded and edited by Theodore Solotaroff. Correspondence, working files for each issue, and administrative topical files.

In 1981, Bantam, in association with Solotaroff, donated the records of American Review to the Michigan Historical Collections. The collection consists of fourteen linear feet of correspondence, issue files, and administrative topical files. The correspondence covers the years 1967 to 1970 only, and concerns the establishment of the magazine, requests for manuscripts, and communications with agents. The issues files document the work that went into each issue. This series has been arranged by issue, and then alphabetically by author. These files, unfortunately, contain but a scattering of correspondence, consisting instead largely of drafts of articles, and galleys with corrections made by the authors and editors. The administrative topical files consist of reviews of each issue, subscription and promotional material, and financial miscellanea. Included are notebooks listing articles submitted and accepted, payments, and agents.


American National Red Cross, Washtenaw County Chapter records, 1916-1976

4 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

History; board minutes and other records of the chapter, and of the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti branches; activities files detailing work of chapter in matters of public health and wartime home services; newsletters; scrapbooks and newspaper clippings; and photographs.

The records of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross span the years from 1916 to 1975 and document the history of the first fifty years of the Red Cross in Washtenaw County. One may trace the growth of this organization from the early meetings at the home of Dr. Louis P. Hall on Hill Street in Ann Arbor in 1917 through the war efforts to the successful building campaign and the fiftieth anniversary celebration in 1967. Best documented are the administrative activities and the Home Service efforts of the county chapter. This record group is divided into five series: History, Administration, Activities, Informational, and Scrapbooks.


American Lung Association of Michigan Records, 1944-2000 (majority within 1964-2000)

13 linear feet

Organization concerned with the prevention and control of all lung diseases; includes minutes of board of directors and executive committee; correspondence; topical files; and other administrative materials.

The record group documents the administration and activities of the American Lung Association of Southeast Michigan up to the merger in 1991 and the statewide association after 1991. The series in the record group are: Background; Early Records; Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Annual Meetings; Publications; Topical Files; Biographical name files; Various reports and other records; Committee files; Chief Executive Officer (Larry McAllister) files; and Correspondence.


American Legion, Department of Michigan records, 1919-1999

18 linear feet — 8 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder — 8 microfilms

State component of larger national organization serving interests of war-time veterans. Series include meeting minutes, annual reports, convention proceedings, constitution and by-laws, records of American Legion Hospital, and records of various youth programs and other community service projects.

The records of the Michigan department of the American Legion date from the early days of the department in 1919 up to the late 1990s, and document the internal functions of the organization as well as various projects and community service programs undertaken by the department. The record group contains the following series: Executive Committee Files, Proceedings and Annual Reports, Publications, Assorted Meeting Minutes, Michigan Department Annual Reports, Cancelled Post Files, Other Records, Otter Lake Children's Billet, Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums, and Sound Recording. Portions of the records are available on microfilm only.


American Legion. Auxiliary. Erwin Prieskorn Unit #46 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1921-1992 (majority within 1970-1985)

3 linear feet — 3 oversize volumes

Minutes of meetings, 1921-1992; Administrative files include annual reports, membership materials, committee records, correspondence, and subject files relating to fundraising events and charitable activities; and scrapbooks, 1932-1983, containing clippings about activities with a scattering of photographs and letters.

The records of the American Legion Auxiliary, Erwin Prieskorn Post #46, Ann Arbor, Michigan, date from 1921 to 1992. The record group is divided into three series: Minutes, Administrative, and Scrapbooks.


American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Michigan records, 1917-2008 (majority within 1933-2005)

25 linear feet (in 26 boxes) — 7 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Sister organization to the American Legion organization for Michigan veterans. The record group documents the Department’s administrative functions, its publications, and involvement with the Girls State government simulation program.

The record group of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Michigan documents the organization's annual meetings, history, fundraising, and affiliation with the Girls State program. The series are: Administrative Files, Publications, Historical Materials, Girls State, Topical, and Visual Materials.


American Indian Services records, 1972-2016 (majority within 1994-2013)

1 linear foot

The American Indian Services (AIS) is a non-profit organization which administers Federal programs for Native American families in Southeast Michigan, predominantly in metropolitan Detroit. The collection primarily consists of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting events and projects put on by the organization. Records also include executive meeting minutes and records of legal actions taken by the AIS.

The American Indian Services (AIS) records primarily consist of board meeting minutes, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs. While the collection contains material covering 1972 to 2016, the bulk of it documents the organization from 1994 to 2013. An Administrative folder contains new Board Member orientation packet as well as management reports. Four folders within the collection contain minutes from the AIS Board of Directors quarterly meeting from 1994 to 2016. The minutes discuss the various projects taken on by the organization as well as discussion of political events.

There are multiple folders covering legal action taken by the AIS protecting rights of Native Americans. Each folder covers a different lawsuit or legal action the AIS took part in. Folders include background, correspondence, drafts of legal records, and other documentation. The dates of these events range from the 1990s to the 2000s and cover disputes of how local, state, and national governments handle American Indian affairs. These include issues ranging from health care coverage to protection of local historical locations.

The collection contains numerous newspaper clippings collected by the organization. The articles span the years 2000 to 2008 and come from newspapers such as The Detroit News, The News-Herald, The Detroit Free Press, as well as local and more topical news sources in the area. Articles cover Native American related stories in Southeast Michigan and document the work of American Indian Services Executive Director Fay Givens. Folders with photographs from the 1990s and 2000s are grouped by event. One folder contains brochures and flyers from the organization advertising American Indian Services events.


American Guild of Organists, Ann Arbor Chapter records, 1969-2016

4 linear feet — 2 oversize volumes

Organizational archives arranged chronologically, and including yearbooks, newsletters, board meeting notes, programs, clippings, and memorabilia; also photograph album commemorating the 25th anniversary of the chapter; and scrapbook, 1969-1971, containing programs and clippings about chapter activities.


American Gold Star Mothers, inc. Washtenaw County Chapter records, 1950-1975

1 linear foot

Organization of mothers of servicemen who died in action. Minute books, scrapbooks, photographs, citations and certificate of service, and miscellanea.

The record group consists of minute books, 1950-1975; scrapbooks, 1950-1968; and miscellaneous other materials, including scattered photographs.


American Friends Service Committee. Michigan Area Office records, 1956-2002 (majority within 1970-2000)

23 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Michigan office of national organization concerned with peace, poverty, and other matters of social justice. Administrative files, topical files, and regional and national office materials; contain files relating to their interest in pacifism, draft counseling, community service, prison reform and other issues relating to the criminal justice system, and peace education (especially relating to the Middle East and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians), and lesbian/gay issues.

The records of the Michigan Area Office of the American Friends Service Committee have been arranged into the followings series: Executive Committee / Coordinating Committee; Peace Education Committee; Community Relations Committee; National and Regional Offices; Administrative files; Topical files; and Audio-Visual Materials.


American Culture Folklore and Oral History Archives, 2005-2009

13.5 linear feet (in 31 boxes) — 1 videotape (8mm videocassettes) — 1 videotape (mini-DVs) — 4 videotapes (VHS (TM)) — 132 audiocassettes (microcassettes) — 97 audiocassettes — 9 USB thumb drives (3 4GB, 3 2GB, 2 512MB, and 2 128MB) — 10 floppy disks (3.5") — 1 optical discs (mini DVDs) — 10 optical discs (DVD-Rs) — 1 optical discs (Hi-MD (MiniDisc)) — 2 optical discs (MiniDiscs) — 1 optical discs (mini CDs) — 27 optical discs (CD-RWs) — 220 optical discs (CD-Rs)

Archives of folklore collected by students in the course "Survey of American Folklore" offered by the University of Michigan Program in American Culture and first taught by Bruce Conforth in 2005. Collected folklore reports compiled by students in American Folklore course based on oral interviews with informants. (Interviews are included on a variety of physical formats--cassettes, microcassettes, CDs, VHS tapes). Reports include essays, transcripts on topics ranging from popular folklore to campus legends and traditions.

The American Culture Folklore and Oral History Archives consists of folklore collection reports prepared by undergraduate students in the American Folklore course offered by the University of Michigan Program in American Culture. Prior to the transfer to the Bentley Historical Library, the folklore reports were organized according to general topics by students in the course and placed in archival folders and boxes under the direction of the professor. That order has been retained. Very often the media and objects included in the report have remained. The collection is meant to directly serve students who may take the Survey of American Folklore class in the future, and indirectly to those who, years from now, may re-discover and research aspects of American folklore that were pertinent during present day.

There is considerable overlap in subject matter between the categories of collecting topics. In the collection, folders for the first set of reports in a series are ordered according to their pre-assigned number (which can be found in the Administrative Files series) and not according to the last name of the student or title. For the second set, however, where no such number exists, the reports are ordered by surname of the student. In this finding aid, only the student's name and title of the report is listed. Further in the series names will appear to be in alphabetical order when the pre-assigned numbers were not continued.


American Council on Alcohol Problems Records, 1883-2015 (majority within 1920s-1960s)

7 linear feet (in 9 boxes) — 1 oversize folder

Formerly the Anti-Saloon League of America. Correspondence, reports, minutes, legal files, speeches by temperance leaders, bills relating to the prohibition question; papers (1934-1956) concerning National Temperance and Prohibition Council; pamphlets relating to temperance; and photographs.

The records are primarily of the Office of General Counsel and Legislative Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of America (1883-1933). Additionally, there are later materials (1934-1969) of the organization following the repeal of the prohibition amendment. The record group consists of seven feet of correspondence, reports, speeches and legal files.


American Civil Liberties Union of Washtenaw County Records, 1961-2000

3.3 linear feet

Washtenaw County, Michigan branch of the American Civil Liberties Union; correspondence, minutes of meetings, and subject files.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washtenaw County records include minutes, correspondence, newsletters, reports, mailings, and clippings, among other miscellaneous materials. In addition to the Washtenaw branch records, there are also materials from the Michigan state affiliate, the ACLU of Michigan, as well as limited materials from some other local branches and a small amount of material from the national level of the ACLU. The records of this collection are divided into four series: Washtenaw County Branch; ACLU of Michigan; Other Local Branches; and National.


American Citizens for Justice records, 1983-2013, 2017, undated

22.8 linear feet (in 24 boxes) — 7 digital audiovisual files — 3 oversize folders

The American Citizens for Justice, (or the Asian American Center for Justice), is a Detroit-based Asian American civil rights group founded in reaction to the fatal beating of Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American man. The ACJ later evolved into an organization advocating for the rights of Asian-Americans in general. Records consist of meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, publications and grants, Vincent Chin related information, legal case files, health project files, as well as topical files and audiovisual material.

The American Citizens for Justice record group details the administrative functions as well as the activities and goals of the organization. Records consist of meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, publications and grants, Vincent Chin related information, legal case files, health project files, as well as topical files.

Researchers should be aware that there is significant overlap between the Roland Hwang Files and the other series in this collection, and so should consult all appropriate groupings as needed.


American Chemical Society, University of Michigan Section records, 1900-1962 (majority within 1912-1962)

1 linear foot

Organizational records of the University of Michigan Section of the American Chemical Society, including secretary's minutes, treasurer's records, correspondence with visiting chemists and the national organization, lists of officers and files relating to the support of a French orphan during World War I.

The records of the American Chemical Society, University of Michigan Section (1 linear foot) document major activities of the organization. The records have been divided into three series: Historical File, University of Michigan Section Files, And ACS Council Meeting Files.


American Baptist Missionary Union records, 1837-1838, 1850

5 items (in oversize folder)

American Baptist missionary organization. Consists of records likely collected by George N. Mills and includes a land grant as well as letters that relate to the dispersal of government lands in the Grand River area in Michigan.

The collection consists of records likely collected by George N. Mills and includes a land grant dated January 1850 that details how the proceeds from the sale of lands along the Grand River (probably near Grand Rapids, Mich.) under the provisions of a treaty between the United States and the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians should be divided between Baptist and Catholic missionary interests, both of whom had developed missions in the area. Also included are letters dated 1837-1838, bound with the land grant, that relate to the dispersal of government lands in the Grand River area, including letters concerning lands to be set aside for the University of Michigan, for the erection of public buildings, and for a salt spring.


American Association of University Women, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Branch records, 1902-2018

12.4 linear feet (in 13 boxes)

Records of the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Brunch of the American Association of University Women. Collection includes directories, minutes, reports, scrapbooks, programs, and newspaper clippings.

Minutes of meetings, correspondence, membership lists, financial papers, and other materials relating to the activities of the organization.


American Association of University Professors, University of Michigan Chapter, records, 1926-1995

3 linear feet

The records of the American Association of University Professors, University of Michigan Chapter include administrative files, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, membership lists, and newsletters.

The records of the American Association of University Professors - University of Michigan Chapter consist of three linear feet of agendas and minutes, correspondence and memoranda, reports, financial records, newsletters, and membership lists. These material are arranged in three series: Minutes (1926-1995); Papers, (1932-1995), and Topical Files (1934-1995). The first two series are arranged chronologically; the third series is arranged alphabetically by topic. As these records came to the library in a series of accessions, there is some inconsistency, overlap, and interpenetration between the series. The researcher should consult all three series.

Of special note are the Nickerson and Davis case files in the Topical Files which document the chapter's efforts to prevent the dismissal of these men during the McCarthy era.


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Washtenaw County Chapter records, 1982-1992

3 linear feet (in 4 boxes)

Professional nursing association chapter established in 1982. Subject files relating to chapter activities; include chapter board and committee files.

The records of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses consist of four series: History and Background, Administration, Committees, and Activities.


American Association for the Comparative Study of Law records, 1950-1972

27 linear feet

Records of the editor of the journal of the American Association for the Comparative Study of Law.

These are the records primarily of editors of the American Journal of Comparative Law. From 1951 to 1966, University of Law School professor Hessel Yntema was editor. He was also vice president of the association. Yntema was followed as editor by professor Alfred Conard. The records include manuscripts of writings submitted to the journal, board of directors' minutes, correspondence, treasurer's reports, and topical files. Much of these files remain unprocessed.


American Anti-Imperialist League papers, 1898-1903

14 items

Organization formed to fight American annexation of the Philippines.

Materials concern political opposition to the annexation of the Philippines and anti-imperialism in the elections of 1900 and 1902. Correspondents include: Alfred T. Mahan, William J. Palmer, Herbert Welsh, and H. Parker Willis.


Ameinu Detroit records, 1928-2009

8.5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Southeastern Michigan branch of the Labor Zionist Organization of American, now renamed Ameinu Detroit; organizational files include minutes of the Detroit Council, topical files, administrative correspondence, financial records, some local branch materials, publications, and visual and audio materials.

The record group includes documentation of both the Labor Zionist Organization and the Labor Zionist Institute. Some of the records date back to the early 1930s with the bulk of files dating from 1970. Included are minutes, topical files, correspondence, financial records, individual branch records, publications, and miscellaneous photographs, videotapes, and sound recordings. The record group documents the social and cultural programs and activities of one segment of Southeastern Michigan's Jewish community. Documented is the organization's fund raising activities, its interaction with other area groups, and its position on national and international issues.


Amateur Radio Club (University of Michigan) records, 1915-1976

1 linear foot

Amateur radio club comprised of students faculty and staff at the University of Michigan founded in 1909. Constitution, minutes and correspondence, 1930-1956; and radio log books, 1915-1976 (scattered dates).

The Amateur Radio Club records consist of largely of station log books recording contacts from around the world and various club records, 1930-1956, including the club constitution and minutes.


Amaranth Club (Jackson, Mich.) records, 1898-1992 (majority within 1920-1980)

2 linear feet

Catholic women's literary club of Jackson, Michigan. Historical materials, minutes of meetings, meeting programs, and scrapbooks detailing club activities.

The records of the Amaranth Club date from 1898 to 1990, with the bulk dating from 1920 to 1980, and measure 2 linear feet. The collection has been broken down into four series: Historical Materials, Meeting Minutes (1921-1979), Meeting Programs (1898-1980), and Scrapbooks.


Alvin M. Bentley papers, 1935-1969 (majority within 1950-1968)

104 linear feet — 5 oversize volumes — 1.36 GB (online)

Republican congressman form Michigan's Eighth District, 1952-1960, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1960; member U.S. Foreign Service, 1942-1950, delegate to 1962 state constitutional convention; University of Michigan regent and philanthropist. Papers include diaries, correspondence photographs and other material his political career and other varied interests.

The Alvin M. Bentley collection includes correspondence, speeches, subject files, and other materials relating to his political career and public service activities. Included are his files while serving as a member of Congress and as a delegate to Michigan's Constitutional Convention in 1961-1962, his campaign files from his race for the U.S. Senate in 1960 and his bid to be elected Congressman-at-large in 1962. Other series in the collection relate to his interest in issues of education, particularly higher education, as reflected in his service on the Citizen's Committee on Higher Education, his campaign for the State Board of Education and his tenure as a member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Of value in documenting the various phases of Bentley's career are series of diaries and journals, scrapbooks and clipping files, and photographs.


Alvah S. Hopkins papers, 1894-1951 (majority within 1894-1895)

0.25 linear feet

Graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Class of 1896. Diary and photographs.

The collection contains Hopkins' diary, dating November 1894 through June 1895, and a reproduction of the original volume. Also included photographs featuring Alvah Hopkins and identified Class 1896 alumni from the 1946 50th reunion (1946) and the 1951 Homecoming Weekend


Alumni Association (University of Michigan) records, 1845-2001

169.8 linear feet (in 171 boxes) — 1 oversize volume — 84.4 GB (online)

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan was established in 1897 following a consolidation of the Society of Alumni with the alumni societies of the professional schools. The Michigan Alumnus became the association's official organ. As the organization grew, local chapters were established and provided greater structure. The records include files pertaining to the Alumni Association's administrative office and various chapters and interests groups. This includes national and international U-M alumni and alumnae clubs, the Alumnae Council, the Society of Alumni, the University of Michigan Black Alumni (UMBA-formerly the African American Alumni Council (AAC)), and the Reunion of Black Graduates (RBG). The records include but are not limited to correspondence, minutes, reports, and survey responses, audiovisual materials, digital files, photographs, and publications.

The collection spans 1845-2001. The textual records of the Alumni Association (boxes 1-133) are largely unprocessed, and are described in only general terms in this finding aid. Exceptions include files maintained by Marjorie Williams who served as the vice chair and chair of the Alumnae Council from 1960 to 1962, Class Reunion files, and Topical Files.

Additions to the collection (boxes 168-171) incorporate records, audiovisual materials, photographs, and publications pertaining to the University of Michigan Black Alumni (UMBA). To note are materials specifically related to the African American Alumni Council (AAAC)-formerly the UMBA, and the Reunion of Black Graduates (RBG). This includes information about the Dr. Leonard F. Sain Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship and symposium, the Camp Michigania retreat, and annual reunion for black graduates photographs, planning materials, and souvenir books.


Alumni Association (University of Michigan) Individual Photographs, circa 1880-1960s

8 linear feet

Photos of University of Michigan alumni, faculty and staff collected by the University Alumni Association.

Alumni Association (University of Michigan),Individual Photographs forms part of the larger University of Michigan Alumni Association record group. As a convenience, it is described here in greater detail than in the finding aid for the full record group. The Individual Photographs includes portraits and activity photos of celebrities and other figures associated in some way with the University, including students (especially athletes), alumni, faculty, staff, and prominent visitors (especially honorary degree recipients).


Alumnae Council (University of Michigan) records, 1890-1999 (majority within 1917-1980)

4.5 linear feet

The University of Michigan Alumnae Council was founded in 1917 as a group to support women at the University of Michigan. They are active fund-raisers, and use the money to sponsor women's housing, scholarships, and organizations at the University. The records consist of photographs and meeting minutes.

The records of the University of Michigan Alumnae Council are divided into two series: Photographs and Meeting Minutes.


Alumnae Club of Ann Arbor. Lucille B. Conger Alumnae Group (University of Michigan) records, 1947-2004 (majority within 1967-1996)

2.5 linear feet (in 3 boxes)

The Lucile B. Conger Alumnae Chapter was established in 1947 as an offshoot of the Junior Michigan Alumnae Group. The Conger Chapter provides financial support and mentorship to women attending the University of Michigan through annual fundraising and social events. Materials include officer records, newsletters, membership directories, and scrapbooks.

The collection is divided into four series, Officer Records, Newsletters, Directories, and Visual Materials.


Alternative Perspectives on Vietnam records and sound recordings, 1965-1966

0.5 linear feet — 15 audiotapes (reel-to-reel tapes) — 38.8 GB

An international conference on Alternative Perspectives on Vietnam held at the University of Michigan, Sept. 14-18, 1965. Correspondence, minutes, clippings, printed materials, and sound recordings.

The record group consists of two series, Conference Papers and Sound recordings of the speeches and study group sessions at the conference. The papers series includes correspondence, minutes, papers read at the conference, and other administrative files. Correspondents (to and from) include:

  1. Hannah Arendt, Sept. 17, 1965
  2. Germaine Brée, Aug. 3, 1965, Aug. 9, 1965, Sept. 25, 1965, Oct. 11, 1965
  3. J. Daniel Burke
  4. J. Edgar Edwards
  5. Jerome D. Frank, Sept. 9, 1965
  6. Erich Fromm, Sept. 4, 1965
  7. Herbert Kelman
  8. Martin Luther King, Jr., Aug. 26, 1965, Aug. 31, 1965, Sept. 8, 1965, Sept. 17, 1965
  9. Archibald MacLeish, Aug. 5, 1965, Aug. 13, 1965
  10. Emil Mazey, Aug. 30, 1965, Sept. 7, 1965
  11. Arthur Miller, Aug. 27, 1965, Sept. 30, 1965
  12. Mary C. Wright, June 7, 1965, July 28, 1965, Sept. 5, 1965.

The sound recordings include speeches by Arthur Miller, Edwin T. Dahlberg, Lord Fenner Brockway, Makoto Oda, and Emil Mazey, among others.


Alpheus Felch Papers, 1817-1896

6 linear feet — 6 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Lawyer, Member of Michigan Supreme Court, 1842-1846, Democratic Governor of Michigan, 1846-1847, and holder of numerous other public offices; papers include correspondence and other papers documenting his career in public service.

The Alpheus Felch papers details the active life of this nineteenth century Michigan public servant. Not only are public issues discussed in the correspondence files but the researcher will also gain an understanding of some of the personal problems associated with public service. The collection also includes several files of other family members.


Alpha Rho Chi (Fraternity) Iktinos Chapter records, 1909-1993

2.5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

University of Michigan chapter of an architecture student fraternity. Minutes, 1909-1931, of Architectural Society, a University of Michigan group; minutes, newsletters, and other materials of Iktinos Chapter of Alpha Rho Chi; and collected material relating to activities of national office.

The records of the Iktinos Chapter of the Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architectural Fraternity comprise four series: Architectural Society (1909-1931) and Alpha Rho Chi (1914-1993), Photographs, and Sound Recordings. Within each subgroup, files are arranged alphabetically.


Alpha Phi Omega, Gamma Pi Chapter (University of Michigan) records, 1939-2010

8 linear feet

National service fraternity founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America and opened to women in 1976. Minute books, officer's reports, correspondence, records of service projects, publications, scrapbooks and photographs.

The records of the national service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Gamma Pi chapter, document the student organization from its structural roots in 1939 to the present day, and exemplify organizational commitment to the founding principles of leadership, fellowship and service. Since operational policies and procedures are directed by a national Board of Directors, many of the record series contain materials originating from national headquarters. The records are arranged in seven series: Correspondence, Minutes, Service Projects, Scrapbooks and Clippings, Topical, Printed Materials, and Photographs.


Alpha Phi Omega, Gamma Pi Chapter. (University of Michigan) publications, 1964-2007 (majority within 1986-2003)

0.75 linear feet

Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity. This collection of publications from the Gamma Pi chapter at the University of Michigan includes a guide to the university created by the fraternity, chapter newsletters, many issues of the chapter's biannual publication Pi Filling, and several programs from the fraternity's banquets.

The Alpha Phi Omega publications collection has been divided into four series: Handbook, Newsletters, Pi Filling, and Programs.


Alpha Phi Alpha, Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter records, 1953-2019 (majority within 1970-2010)

3 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 1 archived website

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (est. 1906) is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity that was established by and for African American men. The Theta Zeta Lambda chapter, incorporated on January 23, 1962, is an alumni chapter based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and serves the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and larger Metro Detroit area. Watson A. Young (1915-2010) was a member of Theta Zeta Lambda and a prominent African American physician in the area. This collection primarily documents the activities of the Theta Zeta Lambda chapter in the larger Ann Arbor-Detroit area, as well as Dr. Watson A. Young's activities as a member.

The Alpha Phi Alpha, Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter records primarily documents the activities of the Theta Zeta Lambda alumni chapter in the larger Ann Arbor-Detroit, Michigan area.

Materials in this collection include meeting minutes and agendas, reports, correspondence, event tickets and planning materials, issues of The Sphinx magazine, and the personal papers of Watson A. Young, who was a longtime member of Theta Zeta Alpha. Also included in this collection are some photographs, mostly of Young's family and various unidentified events he attended, and recordings of speeches given at various Alpha Phi Alpha events.


Alpha Phi Alpha, Epsilon Chapter (University of Michigan) records, 1909-1997, 2009, undated (majority within 1978-1996)

1.7 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 2 oversize boxes — 3 digital audio files

University of Michigan chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity for Black college students. The Epsilon chapter was founded in April 1909. History, administrative records, topical files, reports, and photographs largely relating to the chapter and activities of African American students at the University of Michigan. Also included is some material related to the chapter's 2009 centennial celebration.

The records of the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha include correspondence, minutes, photographic material, publications, reports, and topical files.

The records—which document the activities and experiences of African Americans at the University of Michigan—also provides a rich source of information about the history, activities, and administration of the Epsilon Chapter, particularly during the 1920's, 1980's, and 1990's. Also documented is the chapter's centennial celebration in 2009.


Alpha Phi Alpha, Epsilon Chapter (University of Michigan) photographs collection, circa 1910-1912

0.1 linear feet — 5.5 MB (online)

Fifth chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity for African American college students. Epsilon Chapter was established at the University of Michigan in April 1909. Various photographs, including a photo of a group of Black men and women posed on the front porch steps of the Alpha Phi Alpha House (1017 Catherine St., Ann Arbor, Michigan).

The physical photographs are arranged in two folders. Photographs taken at the University of Michigan depict African American men and women posing in front of the East Catherine Street house as well as an informal group photo in the university's chemical laboratory. The collection's other various photographs primarily depict unidentified African American men and children.


Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Chapter of Michigan, Records, 1907-1967

1 linear foot

Honor society at the University of Michigan Medical School. Meeting minutes, receipts, correspondence and published books of the Alpha Omega Alpha order, Alpha Chapter of Michigan.

Correspondence and material regarding the Student Research Forum make up the bulk of the collection. Correspondence to new initiates and acceptance letters make up the bulk of the correspondence files. The Student Research Forum files consist primarily of copies of the students' presentation. Banquet programs and notebooks of minutes also document the society's activity. The primary material is supplemented by published works, including a national directory and history of Alpha Omega Alpha.


Alpha Nu Literary Society (University of Michigan) records, 1843-1931

3 linear feet

University of Michigan student organization established in 1843 for the "intellectual improvement of its members." Members presented literary papers, held debates, and issued a manuscript periodical entitled "The Sybil." The record group consists of organizational records and "The Sybil."

The record group consists of such organizational records as minutes of meetings, constitution and by-laws, treasurer's books, inventories of the Alpha Nu Library, membership book, and scattered correspondents and business papers. Correspondents in the papers include Lewis Cass, April 1846, Robert McClelland, January 1846, Henry R. Schoolcraft, December 1845,and Ezra C. Seaman. Also included are volumes of the manuscript periodical, "The Sybil," which date (with several gaps), from 1843 to 1931. Most of "The Sybil" are from the early period of Alpha Nu, 1843 to 1854.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Iota Omega Chapter (Inkster, Mich.) records, 2000-2014

0.4 linear feet

The Eta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was chartered in Inkster, Michigan on February 6, 1960. The records consist of awards, certificates, histories, and newsletters created by the Eta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

The Eta Iota Omega Chapter records are comprised of materials accumulated during conferences, chapter meetings, and special interest groups at the local, state, regional, and national level, as well as chapter publications.


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Beta Eta Chapter (University of Michigan) records, 1916-2018 (majority within 1933-1997, 2016-2018)

2 linear feet — 3.2 GB (online)

University of Michigan chapter of the historically Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. The collection includes photographs, event flyers, news articles, yearbook clippings, and documents tracing chapter history.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha, Beta Eta Chapter (University of Michigan) records contain administrative documents, yearbook pages, photographs, and historical information.


Alphadelphia Association Records, 1844-1857

3 microfilms

Communitarian society located near Kalamazoo, Michigan. Constitution, census, membership records, reports of committees, labor records, financial accounts, minutes of directors, correspondence and miscellaneous papers.

The record group consists of organizing documents, correspondence, land and labor records, financial records, and membership records.


Almon Watson McCall papers, 1924-1970

3 linear feet

Newspaperman in Grand Haven, Michigan, papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to his newspaper career.

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to his newspaper career, particularly his activities with the American Press Institute, the Michigan League of Home Dailies, the Michigan Press Association and the Associated Press; also student papers and manuscripts of articles and stories, and historical data on Grand Haven and Spring Lake.


Almeda Girod papers, 1962-1963

1 folder (25 items)

Ann Arbor, Michigan resident. With her husband, she was stationed on a U.S. Naval base at Subic Bay, Philippines. Letters home describe daily life and activities on the base.

Correspondence written while Girod was living in the Philippines concerning living conditions and medical care. Letters describe Girod's daily life on the American base and her impressions of the Philippines.


Alma Schnell papers, 1927-1938, undated (majority within 1933-1935)

0.3 linear feet

Detroit native, secretary of Frank Murphy, the last U.S. Governor-General of the Philippines.

Schnell's correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection. Correspondence includes Schnell's exchanges with Murphy's office staffers, most notably with Edward G. Kemp, Murphy's aide. Also included printed addresses by Murphy, press releases, newspaper clippings, several photographs, and legal documents.


Allyn Ravitz papers, 1973-1997

0.6 linear feet

Feminist attorney from Detroit, Michigan. Topical files relating to cases in which she was involved; organizational activities, especially the Feminist Federal Credit Union; and feminist issues and interests, including credit and housing discrimination, sexual harassment, etc.

The Allyn Ravitz collection includes subject files relating to her activities and to her overall interest in women's rights. Of especial interest are her files on the Feminist Federal Credit Union and her support of legislation to prohibit sex discrimination in credit practices. In addition to clippings and published material, the collection includes correspondence, organizational materials, certificates of appreciation, and miscellaneous.


All Saints Episcopal Church, Pontiac, Michigan oral history project, 2001-2002

0.7 linear feet

Church established in 1837 as Zion Episcopal Church; renamed All Saints' Episcopal Church in 1904. Transcripts and audio cassette originals of interviews taken as part of a church-sponsored project to document the history of some of its Black members, with photographs of the interviewees. Also, photographs of the church building.

Transcripts of interviews, with audio cassette originals and CD-ROM copies of the transcripts. Interviewees include Richard and Catherine Craig, David and Reatha Williams, and Malissa Brice. There are also photographs of the interviewees and of the church building.


Allmendinger Family Papers, 1824-2006 (majority within 1890-1986)

8 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 1 oversize folder

Ann Arbor German-American family, owners of the Allmendinger Organ Company which later became the Ann Arbor Organ Company. Correspondence, scrapbooks, family genealogy, photographs concerning family affairs, materials on Helene Allmendinger's radio show, examples of spirit messages received by Helene Allmendinger from deceased family members; information pertaining to the Ann Arbor Organ Company, and family members still living in Germany.

The collection is divided into the following series: Family records and correspondence; Helene Allmendinger papers; Ina Allmendinger papers; Ann Arbor Organ Company; Harriet Birch papers, Other family members; Miscellaneous, and Photographs.


Allie Fayz papers, 1953-2009 (majority within 1989-2009)

1.5 linear feet — 1 drawer

Allie Fayz is a former board member of the Islamic Center of America. The collection documents the Islamic Center of America’s history, administrative services, and community activities and consists primarily of correspondence, by-laws and amendments, board minutes, committee notes, donation pledges, membership lists, photographs, newspaper clippings, and financial statements and reports.

The Allie Fayz papers are organized into two series: Islamic Center of America and Other Papers. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, by-laws and amendments, board minutes, committee notes, donation pledges, membership lists, photographs, newspaper clippings, and financial statements and reports.


Allied Theatres of Michigan records, 1917-1963

3 linear feet

Trade association of motion picture theatre owners in Michigan, records include minutes of annual meetings and board meetings, committee reports, financial records, scrapbooks and photographs.

The records of the Allied Theatres of Michigan, Inc. document the activities, goals, and membership of a cooperative association for motion picture theatre owners in Michigan from 1917 to 1963.


Allen N. and Lisa Hibner collection of Upjohn Family Papers, 1790-1898, 2003

0.1 linear feet

Papers collected by Allen N. and Lisa Hibner of the Upjohn family of upstate New York and western Michigan. Materials include copies of family letters and photos, as well as one CD-ROM containing scanned images and transcribed documents.

Copies of family letters and photos. The collection includes one CD-ROM containing scanned images and transcribed documents and some paper copies.