1.5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 24.3 GB (online)
3.5 linear feet
The Allan F. Smith papers comprise 3.5 linear feet of materials, spanning the years 1960 to 1981. The papers include subject files related to the professional activities of Allan F. Smith, as well as files for the various committees on which he served.
2 linear feet
The Allan G. Feldt papers, 1962-2013, consist of materials related to his work creating simulation games for urban and regional planning. The collection includes manuals, correspondence, planning, and press materials related to the development of the Community Land Use Game (CLUG), the Northern Virginia Decision Simulation (NOVADS), Water and Land Resource Utilization Simulation (WALRUS), and the Population Policies Orientation Model (PPOM).
The CLUG is a teaching tool designed around a team activity focused on the challenges of business strategy, city management, and community building that was developed in the 1960s.
The NOVADS is a simulation game that begins with a major economic, political, social, and environmental properties of Fairfax County, Virginia as they existed in 1970. Each team represents a local household responsible for decision making according to specific economic, social, political, and geographic interests.
The WALRUS is an adaption of CLUG and was developed and published by the Michigan Sea Grant Program in 1972. The game deals with water pollution and sewage issues in a small city surrounded by farm land at the base of a large bay or lake.
The PPOM was developed in 1971 to address the questions of policy affecting and concerning human populations that are spatially distributed within finite geographical boundaries. Players are asked to be decision makers at a local, state, and national level and learn how to decisions affect the game's population.
4.5 linear feet
The Allan Dreyfuss collection has been arranged into the following series: Career (prior to 1963); Articles / Speeches written; New Detroit Committee; Ford Motor Company; and Political. Although there is some documentation of Dreyfuss's career as a foreign correspondent stationed mainly in Germany following World War II and as a publicity director for 20th Century-Fox, the bulk of the papers relate to his work after 1963 when he came to work with the Ford Motor Company as a speech writer for the company's top executives: Henry Ford II, Alex Trotman, Donald Petersen, H. A. Poling among others. These men trusted Dreyfuss with the Ford message, especially when they traveled abroad and the notes and comments he received about the speeches reflect that trust. No doubt for this reason, Henry Ford II allowed Dreyfuss to work with New Detroit as historian and note-taker at the meetings of the organization's executive committee.
6 linear feet
The Allan M. Williams Collection includes much material dealing with Williams' professional interests and concerns. There are papers relating to the American Road Builders' Association and Michigan organizations, including articles and speeches written by Williams. In addition, there are materials relating to his unsuccessful primary campaigns for State Road Commissioner in 1941 and 1943 and for State Senator in 1962. Finally, materials relating to the Ionia County Free Fair are quite rich, including correspondence, financial information, and publicity dealing with far range planning and the day-to-day operations of the Ionia County Free Fair and its governing board.
The collections has been arranged into the following series: Biographical/Personal; Ionia County Free Fair; Speeches and writings; American Road Builders' Association; Other Organizations; Projects and related; Political file; Community projects; Photographs.
2.4 linear feet — 1 digital audiovisual file
The papers include materials on Earthworks background and history, founding and planning materials, correspondence, materials on the merger with Community High School, printed works and annual reports, evaluations and studies of the school, field trip logs, and audiovisual material.
The papers also include one folder of material on spring 1968 disturbances at Pioneer collected by Nicholas Schreiber, Allan Schreiber's father and principal of Pioneer High School in the 1960s.
The papers contain the following series: Background and Planning, Correspondence, Merger, Evaluations, Reunion, Printed Material, School Logs, and Audiovisual Material.
0.3 linear feet — 1 oversize volume
Correspondence of John Allen, co-founder of Ann Arbor, Michigan, his wife, Ann, and their children, largely concerning family affairs and travels, including journey to California in 1850, and the prospects of settlement in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois; biographical and genealogical material, including family histories and reminiscences by James Turner Allen; and plat book (1830's) of Ann Arbor containing plats of land purchased by Allen from the United States.
Photographs, including portraits of John and Ann Allen and James T. Allen; photos of other family members.
0.3 linear feet (in 2 boxes) — 1 oversize folder — 1 film reels (16mm)
The Allen Sherzer collection consists of visual and other materials of Allen Sherzer and members of the Sherzer family. Include is a photograph, 1880s, of the Delta Upsilon fraternity that included William H. Sherzer and a photograph, 1940s, of a University of Michigan reunion group. From his World War I service, there are French and German language posters, a scrapbook of clippings and postcards, and negatives, 1917-1918, taken during his World War I service with the 301st Field Artillery, at Fort Niagara, N.Y., Camp Devens, Mass., and in France. Of special interest is a motion picture, ca. 1928-1930, depicting University of Michigan student activities and Ann Arbor scenes.
In 2009, a preservation tape, DVD use copy and master and streaming digital files were made of the motion picture.
3 linear feet
The Meyers papers include both business and personal material. Materials relating to Meyers' contributions in aviation are likely to be of interest to researchers. Included is correspondence from the 1930s through the 1951s with the Civil Aeronautics Administration concerning development of the OTW, 145, and 200. There is also extensive material relating to design, testing, and production of Meyers aircraft. The papers also may be of use to researchers interested in the fate of the small manufacturer. Those papers of a personal nature reflect Meyers' interest in fishing and in aviation as a hobby as well as business. In addition, the papers throw light upon social and political attitudes of the period. Of interest here is material concerning legal action against Mrs. Meyers, a former member of the Young Communist League, who was deported during the 1950s.
0.1 linear feet
Copies of family letters and photos. The collection includes one CD-ROM containing scanned images and transcribed documents and some paper copies.