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Charles A. Chase papers, undated

1 folder

This collections is comprised of brief essays written about the Ciechanowski family (variously spelled Chinoski or Chase), Polish immigrants to Parisville in Huron County, Michigan.


Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (University of Michigan) publications, 1954-ongoing

2 linear feet

Department of the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Includes annual reports, bibliographies, miscellaneous brochures and bulletins from the Dept. of Nuclear Engineering. Also includes an alumni directory published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the department. Contains three newsletters entitled Engineering Alumni Newsletter, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Alumni, and NERS Notes: Alumni Newsletter in addition to annual reports and brochures from the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory.

The University of Michigan Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Publications are divided into four series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Publications and Student Publications. The bulk of the publications document the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and the research of its faculty and students.


General Motors Bankruptcy Collection Web Archives, 2009-ongoing

1.03 GB (online) — 2 archived websites (online)

The Motors Liquidation Company was the company left to settle past liability claims from the government-endorsed General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization which sold the assets of automobile manufacturer General Motors and some of its subsidiaries to NGMCO, Inc. ("New GM"). The collection includes archived websites of the Motors Liquidation Company, containing court documents and a claims register.

Motors Liquidation Company bankruptcy website is evidence of the automotive industry crisis of 2008-2010, caused in part by the confluence of the global financial turndown of the late-2000s recession, record oil prices, a severe global automotive sales decline due to the global financial crisis of 2008--2009. This collection of archived websites contains court documents and a claims register for the company left to settle past liability claims from General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization, and is arranged in a single series, Archived Websites.


Godfrey J. Anderson papers, Undated

1 volume (86 pages)

"The 337th field hospital in north Russia, 1918-1919," a reminiscence of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."

The reminiscence describes his training at Camp Custer, the journey to Russia, the Russian countryside and towns, hospital work in Shenkursk, Ust Vaga and Osinova, fighting at Nijni Gora, Jan. 1919, the evacuation of Shenkursk, Jan. 1919, and his return to the United States. It includes sketch maps of the Dvina-Vaga front and of the battle at Nijni Gora and Ust Padenga, Jan. 19, 1919.


Grant Kohn Goodman research files, ca. 1900-ca. 1990s

3.4 linear feet

This collection consists of Grant Kohn Goodman's collected documents and research notes, primarily from his time in the Army and his studies at the University of Michigan. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and news and periodical articles relating to Japanese-Philippine relations, as well as Japanese-Indian relations. Many of the papers relating to the career and activities of Manuel Quezon, including copies of original documents. The collection includes documents transcribed in the 1950s from Quezon's papers.

Researchers should note that this collection documents research conducted by Goodman regarding a variety of subjects relevant to Southern, Eastern, and Southeastern Asia. Specifically, part of Goodman's research focused on the system of sexual slavery perpetuated by the Japanese military between 1932 and 1945. Language in the collection materials may use euphemistic terms for victims of this practice (such as the term "comfort women", coined by Japanese military) and reflects the language in use during Goodman's lifetime.


J. M. Bagley papers, 1825-1912 (scattered dates)

0.2 linear feet


Materials collected by J. M. Bagley, which include the family papers of Coldwater (Mich.) politician Corydon P. Benton. Benton's papers contain about 15 letters (Sept. 28, 1861-Dec. 3, 1862) from his son Edwin Benton, a soldier with the 44th Illinois Infantry who was killed in action at Stones River, Tenn., as well as a letter (Jan. 8, 1863) from B. F. Kneppen relating to Edwin Benton's death. Benton's papers also include correspondence (1871-1880) of another son, Frank Benton, who was a student at Michigan Agricultural College and a missionary to Cyprus. The collection also includes the correspondence from 1849-1862 of Daniel Wilson of Ovid Township in Branch County, Michigan. These materials contain letters from Wilson's nephews John Willson (Apr. 11, 1862) written from Belmont, Ky., and O. Wilson (Mar. 30, 1863) of the 4th Rhode Island Artillery, Battery C, written from Falmouth, Va. Another portion includes five letters (Dec. 17, 1861-Mar. 9, 1862) of William Babcock, written from Kentucky and Tennessee.


John Christian Auch papers, 1840-1886 (scattered dates)

1 folder

This collection consists of U.S. Land Office certificates for public lands in Genesee County, Michigan that were issued to John Christian Auch and others. One of the certificates was issued to Sha-sha-o-ne-besse, a member of the Saginaw Band of the Ojibwe (Chippewa) tribe.


Robert Hunter collection, 1920s-1990s (scattered)

0.2 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Collection of documents and photographs relating to Ypsilanti, Mich. African American community.

Charter of Touissant Lodge no. 21, Knights of Pythias, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1923; charter of Eden Council no. 408, Ancient United Knights and Daughters of Africa, 1926; charter of Huron Lodge no. 695, Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World, 1926; miscellaneous and printed material relating to Ypsilanti African American chapters of fraternal and service organizations; and photographs.

Photographs, dated 1940s-1990s (scattered dates), include group photos of Ypsilanti African American chapters of American Legion and Freemasons; photos of Ypsilanti community leader John Burton; snapshots from Million Man March.