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Alexander G. Ruthven speeches, articles, pamphlets, reprints, 1929-1944

46 items (in 1 box)

President of the University of Michigan, commencement speeches, addresses, articles and miscellaneous publications on academic and administrative issue at the University of Michigan and higher education generally.

The Ruthven speeches and publications collections consists of commencement speeches, addresses, articles and miscellaneous publications on academic and administrative issue at the University of Michigan and higher education generally.


Alexander Jefferson papers, 1921-2006 (majority within 1944-2006)

6 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Ret. Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, pilot and ex-P.O.W., collection of personal papers and records from the Tuskegee Airmen national organization and Detroit Chapter, and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum in Detroit, Michigan.

The Alexander Jefferson papers are divided into five series: Personal Papers, Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated, Tuskegee Airmen Detroit Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, and Photographs.


Alexander Winchell Papers, 1833-1891

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

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

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

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

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

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


Alex Heath photograph collection., 1918-1919

1 envelope

Member of 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes photographs of military facilities and prisoners.

The collection includes pictures of Bolshevik prisoners, a dugout, and the Archangel market.


Alexis C. Angell papers, 1868-1876, 1927-1928

25 items

Detroit, Michigan, attorney, professor at University of Michigan Law School, son of James Burrill and Sarah Caswell Angell. Letters written to his grandparents as a young man; also correspondence relating to his efforts to rewrite the biography of Thomas M. Cooley written by Henry Wade Rogers.

The Alexis Angell papers consist of letters written to his grandparents as a young man and correspondence relating to his efforts to rewrite the biography of Thomas M. Cooley written by Henry Wade Rogers.


Alfred B. Connable papers, 1925-1992 (majority within 1941-1957)

2 linear feet

Republican regent of the University of Michigan. Files and photographs relating to his election campaigns, his regental activities, especially as member of the Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions; also papers concerning his work as price specialist with the Office of Price Administration during World War II, and as Michigan campaign manager for Wendell Willkie, 1943-1944.

The papers in the Alfred B. Connable collection, covering the years 1925-1992, document Connable's political and business careers, and also include biographical information. Included in the collection are newspaper clippings, correspondence, a diary, and photographs. The collection is organized into six series: Biographical Information, Board of Regents, Business Career, Political Career, Miscellaneous, and Photographs.


Alfred E. Lyttle papers, 1918-1919

94 digital files (2.66 GB)

Papers of a soldier with the 310th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."

This collection contains digital records; the original papers and/or photographs are owned by the donor. The digital items in this collection were digitized from originals lended to the Bentley Historical Library before being returned. Preservation copies of these files 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 two series, Papers and Photographs. Within each series, files are listed numerically according to the file arrangement they were given by the donor. The digitized files in this collection are in TIFF format.

Digitized files include letters from Alfred Lyttle and subsequent letters sent and received by his brother Stephen Lyttle regarding Alfred Lyttle's death, burial, and the correspondence and legal documents related to the collection of A. Lyttle's life insurance policy; includes digitized photographs relating to Lyttle's burial in Russia and his memorial tombstone in Argonne, France; also contains a digitized open letter in a newspaper authored by Lyttle relating to his experience, a newspaper article relating to his death and digitized photocopies relating to his army record.


Alfred G. Meyer Papers, circa 1860-1998 (majority within 1930s-1970s)

3 linear feet

Professor of political science at Michigan State University and at the University of Michigan; director of the U-M Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies; specialist in communist ideology and the Soviet political system. The collection is composed of four series. The personal series consists of biographical information including autobiography detailing flight of his family from Nazi Germany, his education, and his academic career; the series also contains files relating to his education and to the history of his family; including extensive family correspondence, partially in German, primarily in the period of 1924-1945. The other, smaller, series in the collection pertain to his career and to his writings.

The Alfred G. Meyer Papers richly document both Meyer's personal and family history and his professional career, while providing considerable insight into the effects of Nazism and World War II on a German-Jewish family. The collection is arranged into four series: Personal (ca. 1860-1998); Professional (1956-1997); Writings (1952-1998); and Audio-Visual (1998).


Alfred H. Lloyd papers, 1879-1926

2 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Professor of philosophy and dean of the graduate school of University of Michigan. Correspondence, speeches, manuscripts of writings, student notebooks from Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, philosophy lecture notes, and photographs.

The Alfred Lloyd collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, lecture notes. Within the correspondence, there are letters from Charles H. Cooley, July 1920, William H. Hobbs, Dec. 1918, James H. Tufts, July 1916 and Feb. 1919, the Ann Arbor Branch of the National Security League, Dec. 1918, John Dewey, Oct. 1917, Bertrand Russell, November 1925 and January 1926, and Robert M. Wenley in the years 1925 to 1927.


Alfred Isaac Sawyer papers, 1848-1931

6 linear feet

Homeopathic physician from Monroe, Michigan; correspondence, letterpress books, diaries, and other papers of Sawyer, his wife and daughter, and of members of the Toll family.

The Sawyer collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Alfred I. Sawyer, his wife Sarah Toll Sawyer, their daughter Jennie Toll Sawyer, and other members of the Toll family. The collection, in addition to family matters, relates to Sawyer's career as a homeopathic physician, his advocacy of the study of homeopathy within the curriculum of the University of Michigan, and his extensive activities within Masonry. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Various subjects -- Sawyer and Toll families; Homeopathy and homeopathic practice; and diaries of Sawyer and his daughter Jennie Toll Sawyer.


Alfred Merle Beeton Papers, 1952-1994, 2019

12.66 linear feet

Alfred M. Beeton was a professor at the University of Michigan specializing in limnology, the study of the biology, chemistry, and physics of freshwater lakes. The papers reflect Beeton's primary interest in the limnology and preservation of the St. Lawrence Great Lakes, with an emphasis on factors affecting water quality and eutrophication, i.e. the lack of oxygen--and concomitant death of fish--in lakes due to over-enrichment. The papers also highlight Beeton's ongoing interests in the opossum shrimp, Mysis Relicta, and his extensive work as a consultant and administrator on projects relating to these topics.

The papers of Alfred Beeton--while covering his entire career from his days as a graduate-student teaching fellow to his Directorship of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory--are most comprehensive in their documentation of Beeton's activities from 1966 to 1976, during his tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Nevertheless, the papers give insight into Beeton's long career, with its wide range of interests and numerous activities. The collection is organized into eight series: Correspondence, Professional Activities and Inquiries, Drafts of and Information on Talks and Manuscripts, Course Material, Army Corps of Engineers Dredging Studies, Toxic Substance Control Commission, Court Activities and Depositions, and Topical.


Alfred Noble Papers, 1863-1922

2 linear feet (partially microfilmed) — 1 oversize folder

Soldier in the 24th Michigan Infantry during Civil War, later civil engineer concerned largely with construction of bridges and canals, especially improvements of St. Mary's Falls Canal, and consultant engineer to Panama Canal project. Correspondence, Civil War diaries, essays on proposed Nicaraguan Canal, printed materials, maps, and other miscellanea; also photographs.

The Alfred Noble Papers collection consists of several letters and diaries documenting his service with the 24th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War and correspondence, construction documents and other material relating to his work as a civil engineer on a number of major projects including the St. Mary's Canal, the Harlem Tunnel in New York, Panama Canal, Alton Bridge on the Mississippi and a proposed Nicaraguan Canal. The collection is organized in two series, Papers and Printed Works, 1853-1906. The Papers series is available on microfilm.


Ali A. Mazrui papers, 1959-1989

12 linear feet

Professional records, manuscripts, correspondence, and subject files of Ali A. Mazrui, professor of political science and of Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1989. Includes material prior to his Michigan appointment.

The Ali A. Mazrui Papers include writings by and about Mazrui professional and personal correspondence, and scholarly and teaching materials. The material covers the mid-1960s until Mazrui's departure from Michigan in 1989. Also material on television series "The Africans." The papers are arranged in ten series: Writings by Mazrui; Materials Related to "The Africans" Television Series; Biographical; Subject Files (1979-1989); Correspondence; Teaching Materials; Scholarly Materials; Clippings; Published Materials; and Writings by Others.


Alice and Jessie Bourquin papers, 1905-1991

7 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 19 folders — 1 tube

Landscape designers based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Planting and landscape plans, elevation drawings, and various other sketches for projects designed as students at the University of Michigan and subsequently for clients in Ann Arbor, Michigan and other residences in southeastern Michigan; files relating to Jessie Bourquin's work with the Michigan Department of Economic Expansion and Alice Bourquin's work with the Michigan Department of Transportation; also papers relating to joint projects and activities, including their association with Jens Jensen and their Hillwood subdivision in Ann Arbor; and photographs.

The Bourquin collection consists of landscape architectural drawings, professional papers, and visual materials documenting the careers of Alice and Jessie Bourquin. The collection has been divided into the following series: Landscape Architectural Drawings; Jessie Bourquin Papers; Alice Bourquin Papers; Joint Projects and Activities; Hillwood Subdivision; and Photographs and other Visual Materials.


Alice Berberian Haidostian papers, 1970s-2006

6 linear feet

Concert pianist, active in Armenian American organizations, fundraiser; files relating to her organizational activities.

The Alice Haidostian papers have been arranged into a single Organizational Activities / Topical series. The files consist of organizational mailings, newsletters, informational material, but also including some correspondence, fundraising materials, notes, and memoranda reflecting Haidostian's own work with the various organizations. The largest set of files relate to her work with Armenian General Benevolent Union Alex Manoogian School, Wayne County Medical Society Auxiliary, Project HOPE Women's Division, and the University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program.


Alice Marie Carter papers, 1971-2016

0.3 linear feet

Alice Marie Carter is a professional nurse and infant mental health therapist. She was among the founding members of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MAIMH now known as MI-AIMH) and co-chaired the first six MAIMH conferences. The collection includes Carter's autobiography, correspondence, and MAIMH materials.

Collection includes personal and professional files of Alice M. Carter. Her personal papers include an autobiography and materials relating to her high school class reunions. Carter's professional papers include her correspondence and materials related to the history of MAIMH.


Alice Petersen photograph collection, circa 1900s

1 envelope

The Alice Petersen photograph collection includes copy prints of photos of Danish immigrants in Montcalm County, Michigan, including portraits and photos of farm activites.