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Richard L. Zurel papers, 1897-2011 (majority within 1956-2006)

1 linear foot

Richard L. Zurel is an archaeologist who has conducted research on Native Americans in Michigan. The Richard L. Zurel papers, 1914-2011, contain materials related to his work in the field of archaeology documenting Native American groups in Michigan, as well as materials related to his family history. The collection contains materials related to the Michigan Archaeological Society and the Aboriginal Research Club of Detroit.

The Richard L. Zurel papers, 1897-2011, contain research materials and photographs related to his archaeological work in Michigan, as well as printed materials and minutes of the Aboriginal Research Club of Detroit and of the Michigan Archaeological Society. Collection also contains Zurel family photographs depicting family members, as well as photographs and postcards depicting locations in the Upper Michigan Peninsula.

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Harvey D. Zuckerberg papers, 1968-1988

0.2 linear feet

Executive director of the Michigan Association for Retarded Citizens (The Arc Michigan), 1970-1987. Correspondence and photographs relating to his work.

Correspondence and other papers relating to his work.

Photographs of Zuckerberg at a bill-signing ceremony, at a reception, and at a demonstration.

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Z. T. Gerganoff architectural firm records, 1928-1977

27 oversize folders (in 6 drawers) — 1 linear foot

Architectural drawings of the firm of Z.T. Gerganoff, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, (and predecessor firms of R.S. Gerganoff and S.T. Gerganoff). Drawings and specifications for various area churches, service stations and auto dealerships, the Washtenaw County Building, the Ypsi-Ann Building, and miscellaneous businesses and private residences.

The Z. T. Gerganoff records represent a small portion of the firms output. In 1983, the firm's offices at 206 N. Washington in Ypsilanti were sold, and its records offered to the Michigan Historical Collections. Many of the records had been scattered or destroyed over the years, due to the firm's need for space and its practice of returning records to clients after the completion of a job.

Of the records remaining in the office in July 1983, the Michigan Historical Collections accessioned architectural drawings and specifications relating to churches, service stations and auto dealerships, the Washtenaw County Building, Washtenaw Country Club clubhouse, and a few other buildings, along with miscellaneous renderings of residences, apartment buildings, and businesses. Left at the office to be destroyed were drawings of other county courthouses and schools. Drawings of many Ypsilanti buildings had been donated to the Ypsilanti Historical Museum, and drawings of Eastern Michigan University buildings had been turned over to the University.

This record group consists of architectural drawings for 56 of Gerganoff's projects and a smaller series of specifications for two projects. The architectural drawings series is composed of three subseries: churches; service stations and auto dealerships; and other buildings. Within each subseries, buildings are arranged by location and then chronologically (by job number), with undated and miscellaneous material at the end.

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Jens C. Zorn papers, 1956-1995

1 linear foot

Jens Zorn was a professor of physics and administrator at the University of Michigan. This collection represents his teaching and work in the field of physics, including some of his research and active participation in the International Conference of Atomic Physics. Zorn’s papers also document his many roles in the university community, including activities in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the University of Michigan Press; and the University Council.

The Jens Zorn Papers document his professional and academic activities. The collection has been divided into three series: Biographical Material, Physics, and University Activities.

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Zonta Club of Owosso records, 1929-2017

9 linear feet — 1 oversize box

The Zonta Club of Owosso records (1929-2017) consist of founding documents, bylaws, correspondence, notes, conference proceedings, board meeting minutes and agendas, newsletters, newsletters from its international district, scrapbooks, audio-visual materials, and other records documenting the administrative duties of the club. The Zonta Club of Owosso is one of many local units of Zonta International, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

The Zonta Club of Owosso records (1929-2017) consist of founding documents, bylaws, correspondence, notes, conference proceedings, board meeting minutes and agendas, newsletters, newsletters from its designated Zonta district in Michigan, scrapbooks, audio-visual materials, and other records documenting the administrative duties of the club. The record group is divided into three series, Chronological Files (6 linear feet), Visual Materials (1 linear foot), and Scrapbooks (2 linear feet and 1 oversize box).

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Zonta Club of Ann Arbor, Michigan records, 1972-1990 (majority within 1987-1990)

0.5 linear feet

Ann Arbor chapter of international women's professional and service organization. Administrative records, newsletters, yearly members booklets, correspondence, and other materials relating to club activities.

The records of the Zonta Club of Ann Arbor cover the period 1972 to 1990, though the bulk of the materials date since 1987. The record group largely concerns the official functions of the Club and the various events that it sponsored. The folders in the record group are arranged alphabetically, with the contents of folders either arranged chronologically or alphabetically.

The folders labeled Administrative, Board Meeting Agenda, Business and Social Meetings, and Treasurer's Reports contain organizational records of the club. Included with these files are such items as the president's conference report, the proposed budget for operations, the report of pledges and contributions, various committee reports, committee announcements, officers reports, and financial credits and disbursements. The Correspondence folder constitutes the largest portion of the collection. Included is correspondence with the Zonta International Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, with the state (District XV) office, and with other clubs in the area (Area III). Also included is correspondence with other service organizations that Zonta of Ann Arbor financially endorsed or worked with in charity functions.

The Published Meetings file contains a set of booklets which are produced annually with the following topics in each booklet: the Zonta Blessing, Zonta Code, Clubwomens Collect written by Mary Stewart, listing of former Club Presidents, Officers Board Members, Committees, yearly calendar, and roster of members. The Social and Educational file contains notices of upcoming charity, social events, educational seminars and regional and national conferences of Zonta International.

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Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1833-1981

16 linear feet — 4 oversize volumes

History, administrative and financial records, files of church organizations, publications, and papers of individual pastors; also record books (prior to 1875) of Frederick Schmid, formerly pastor of the Bethlehem Church, now Bethlehem United Church of Christ; and photographs.

The records of Zion Lutheran Church of Ann Arbor span the years 1875-1981. Those records in the collection which date before 1875 were kept by the Rev. Frederick Schmid probably when he was minister of the Bethlehem Church. These record books (in box 12) include two volumes of baptismal records, a family register, and a record book of marriages performed. These four volumes date from 1833 to approximately 1875 when Zion was established. The volumes are in German.

Except for these volumes, the records in the collection are of Zion Lutheran Church. Included are historical materials, administrative and financial records, records of church organizations, church bulletins and newsletters, membership records, and sermons and collected materials of the church's pastors. The earlier records of the church are usually in German.

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Karl L. Zinn papers, 1964-1997

20 linear feet

Karl L. Zinn, a specialist in computer-assisted instruction, joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1963 as a research associate with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Promoted to research scientist in 1969, Zinn was instrumental in establishing the MERIT computer network and developing CONFER, the first computer-based conferencing systems on campus. Papers document the development and utilization of CONFER and contain extensive examples of print-outs of conferences, particularly those relating to the use of computers in instruction. Topical files chronicle various technological issues, including the development of MERIT and early uses of computers in the classroom.

The Karl Zinn papers document the development and utilization of CONFER, the first computer-based conferencing system on campus, and contain extensive examples of print-outs of conferences, particularly those relating to the use of computers in instruction. Topical files chronicle various technological issues, including the development of MERIT, the Michigan state-wide computer network, and early uses of computers in the classroom. The Zinn papers are organized into three series CONFER, Topical Files and User Reference Documentation.

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Zingerman's Community of Businesses records, 1984-2018

15.8 linear feet (in 17 boxes) — 1 oversize box — 2 oversize folders — 2 tubes — 651 MB (online)

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Community of Ann Arbor area food and service businesses sharing the Zingerman's name and corporate values. Planning documents, employee handbooks, newsletters, clippings, recipes, photographs, architectural drawings, and graphic designs.

The Zingerman's Community of Businesses records contains 15.8 linear feet (in 17 boxes), 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders, 2 tubes, and 651 MB. The collection is organized into two series, the General Administrative Records series and the Individual Businesses Records series.

The General Administrative Records series contains central organizational documents from the Zingerman's Community of Businesses. Records include strategic planning documents, employee handbooks, newsletters, clippings, and visual materials such as photographs, architectural drawings, and graphic designs.

The Individual Businesses Records series focuses on specific companies within the Zingerman's Community of Businesses family including Zingerman's Delicatessen, Zingerman's Bakehouse, ZingTrain, Zingerman's Mail Order Delivery, Zingerman's Roadhouse, and Zingerman's Press. The collection contains procedures manuals, photographs, presentations, publications, and recipes.

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Charles M. Ziegler papers, 1928-1959

2 linear feet — 9 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Republican State Highway Commissioner, 1943-1957. Correspondence, scrapbooks and other papers concerning the highway department, Republican politics, and his interest in the Michigan Republican League, the Michigan Indian Foundation, and the construction of the Mackinac Bridge; also photographs.

The collections includes the following series of papers: Correspondence; Campaign and Republican Party Activities; Michigan Highway Department; Topical files and miscellaneous; and Scrapbooks and clippings. Much of the correspondence relates to his first campaign in 1943 for Highway Commissioner.

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Mayer Zald papers, 1956-2012 (majority within 1980-2008)

3 linear feet

Mayer Zald was a professor of social work, sociology and business administration at the University of Michigan from 1977 to 2001 when he retired. He continued to teach classes until 2012 and was the chair of the Sociology Department. The collection of his papers ranges from 1956-2012 (bulk 1980-2008) and includes biographical information, correspondence, and information about his contributions while working at the university. The majority of the collection is academic papers written by Zald.

The Mayer Zald papers mostly consist of information during his time as a professor at the University of Michigan. The collection covers from 1956 to 2012, with the bulk being from 1980 to 2008. The collection is divided into five series: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Courses, Proposals, and Writings and Presentations.

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Ypsilanti (Mich. : Township) records, 1827-1923

12 volumes — 30 items (in 1 box) — 1 oversize folder — 1 microfilm

Township meeting minutes; highway commissioners, 1827-1831; assessment rolls, 1832-1838; also miscellaneous school records, districts 1 and 5; and election record books, 1827-1860.

Township in eastern Washtenaw County, Michigan. The record group consists of a scattering of early nineteenth century Ypsilanti Township records, mainly in the period of 1827 to 1838. These include minutes of township meetings and of the highway commission, and assessment rolls. Another portion of the record group consists of records of individual school districts.

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Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club records, 1921-1987

1 linear foot

Ypsilanti, Michigan chapter of the Kiwanis Clubs. Historical information and club bylaws, monthly and annual reports, minutes of meetings, membership files, publications, scrapbook and clippings, and photographs.

The Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club Records are comprised of historical information and bylaws; monthly and annual reports which document the membership, activities and financial transactions of the organization; meeting minutes; membership information; Ypsilanti Kiwanis publications; scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The monthly reports cover the years 1957-1983, but there is a considerable gap for the early 1970s. Annual audit reports were compiled by the Club's budget committee and itemize the expenses and money raised by the Club through dues and fund raising. There are many gaps in the audit reports, which cover the period of the 1940s and 1950s. Several other annual reports are in the collection, such as the Club Achievement report, the Club report and an Activity Survey. The different titles and formats reflect the changing forms over the years. Unfortunately, these annual reports are very spotty, with only a few years' records being preserved. Club elections are recorded in the Annual Club Election file; there is again, however, a gap for the late 1960s and 1970s reports.

Minutes of the Club meetings document the weekly decisions and concerns of the organization between the founding in 1921 and 1986. The names and occupations of club members are located in the Club Roster files. Two newsletters are found in the publications series - the Kiwanis News and We are the Kiwanis of Ypsilanti. The scrapbook and photograph series reflect the community service activities of the Club.

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Ypsilanti Greek Theater records, 1963-1967

0.5 linear feet — 3 oversize volumes

Organization established in Ypsilanti, Michigan for the performance of Greek theater productions. Papers of theater president, Clara Owens; administrative files including minutes, correspondence, and financial records, printed material, press releases, clippings and scrapbooks, and photographs.

The records of the Ypsilanti Greek Theater (0.5 linear feet and 3 volumes) range in dates from 1963 to 1967. The bulk of the information covers only the years 1965-1967 and provides minimal information from 1963 and 1964. Really the only materials that cover the earlier years of the organization are the scrapbooks.

The collection consists mainly of the papers of former president of the organization, Mrs. Clara Owens. Included are administrative records, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and printed materials. The papers have been divided into five series: Personal Records, Clara Owens; Administrative; and Publicity and Other Related Materials.

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Ypsilanti Campaign for Equality records, 1998-2002

1 linear foot

The Ypsilanti Campaign for Equality (YCFE) organization was formed in about 2001 to contest a ballot proposal that would have removed sexual orientation protections from the Ypsilanti City Charter. This record group comprises the material they amassed during their campaign; it includes budgets, planning documents, literature, and press coverage.

This record group is divided into three series: 2002 Campaign (0.7 linear ft., 2001-2002), Electronic Records (3.5" Disks and CD-R, 2001-2002) and Ypsilanti Campaign for Equality and Elizabeth Warren Eddins vs. Ypsilanti City Clerk, City of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County Election Commission and Washtenaw County Clerk (0.2 linear ft., 1998-2002).

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Philip Newell Youtz papers, 1920-1972

3 linear feet

Architect, inventor and educator, director of the Brooklyn Museum, and dean of the College of Architecture and Design of the University of Michigan. Notebooks, articles and reports relating to his work as museum director in Brooklyn, New York, and at the Pennsylvania Museum of Art, articles and notebooks, 1922-1924, concerning his work as Home Secretary of the Canton Christian College, Canton, China, and other materials relating to his work with the War Production Board during World War II, his architectural projects and inventions; and photographs.

The Youtz papers consist of notebooks, articles and reports relating to his work as museum director in Brooklyn, New York, and at the Pennsylvania Museum of Art, articles and notebooks, 1922-1924, concerning his work as Home Secretary of the Canton Christian College, Canton, China. Other papers include materials relating to his work with the War Production Board during World War II, his architectural projects and inventions, and photographs. The papers are arranged into three series: Biographical/Personal; Career Materials; and Published Materials.

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Herbert C. and Louise C. Youtie papers, 1921-1986

8 linear feet

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Herbert C. Youtie was a research professor of Papyrology and associate professor of Greek at the University of Michigan. Louise C. Youtie was a scholar of Greek and Papyrology. The Youties' expertise in the field of papyrology was internationally renowned. Their papers document their work transcribing, studying, and interpreting script found in papyri and ostraka. Materials include correspondence, publication drafts, research paperwork, and photographs of papyri.

The Herbert C. Youtie series, 1932 -- 1979 (5 linear feet) documents his work transcribing, studying, and interpreting ancient Greek & Coptic script found in papyri and ostraka. The contents of this series also contain paperwork with his research, writing, and correspondence. Materials include photograph prints of papyri which he used for his work. Also found here are his professional correspondence, publication drafts, commentaries, final copies, and transcripts. The content is divided into four sub-series: Papyri, Writings and Publications, Correspondence, and Transcriptions and Notes. The arrangement of materials, as they were received from the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection, has been retained.

Additional descriptive information on folder contents is found in the collection spreadsheets supplied by the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection. The ordering of the material in this collection reflects the manner in which it was organized and received.

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Young Women's Christian Association of Battle Creek (Mich.) records, 1903-1958

2 linear feet

General correspondence, board minutes, secretary's reports, photographs, and miscellanea relating to the chapter's activities; and papers, 1910-1917, concerning building program.

The record group is composed of general correspondence, board minutes, secretary's reports, photographs, miscellanea relating to the chapter's activities, and papers, 1910-1917, concerning building program. The records are arranged into the following series: Board minutes; Secretary's and other reports; General Correspondence; Proposed building files; Other Materials; and Photographs.

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John G. Young papers, 1969-1976

1 linear foot

Professor of engineering, and director of engineering placement at the University of Michigan. Files relating to student demonstrations and protests over the visits of corporate recruiters to the University; includes handouts, correspondence, clippings, policy statements, and photographs.

The collection relates primarily to student demonstrations and protests over the visits of corporate recruiters to the University of Michigan in the period of the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. The series in the collection are Demonstrations and disturbances; Forums; University student organizations; and Miscellaneous.

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Edward Young papers, circa 1928-1940

16 film reels — 1 folder

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Professor of civil engineering at the University of Michigan. Collection consists of 16mm film of activities at U-M's Cam p Davis in Wyoming with additional footage at Yellowstone National Park and Douglas Lake, Michigan.

Silent, 16 mm motion pictures, mainly of surveying and geological activities at Camp Davis, Wyoming, with additional footage at Yellowstone National Park and Douglas Lake, Michigan. All but one of the films are in black and white. In addition, there are five photographs of the annual Camp Davis Summer session participants for the years 1929-1933. The films were digitized in 2009. DVD versions are available for use in the reading and streaming files for selected films are available online.

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Fielding H. Yost letter, 1943

0.1 linear feet

Notarized letter by Fielding H. Yost dated September 15, 1943 attesting to citizenship of a former student, Minna May (Young) Welsh.

The collection contains September 15, 1943 letter written by Fielding H. Yost attesting the citizenship of Mina May Young Welsh. The letter is notarized by Norma Bentley, Notary Public.

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Fielding Harris Yost Papers, circa 1898-1971

8 linear feet (in 9 boxes) — 4 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Football coach and athletic director of University of Michigan, 1901-1940. Correspondence, addresses, scrapbooks, photographs and other papers relating to his interest in sports and family affairs; also papers of his wife Eunice Josephine (Fite) Yost.
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Thomas Yoder papers, 1967-1991

11 linear feet — 462 GB (online)

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Former member of the Word of God, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Catholic Pentecostal community. Reports, meeting materials, evaluations of the community's leadership, prophecies, printed materials, audiotapes of meetings, and photographs.

The collection consists of materials accumulated by Thomas Yoder and relating to the Word of God community. The collection consists mainly of paper files, sound recordings, and videotapes.

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YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Metropolitan Offices records, 1877-2012

11 linear feet (in 13 boxes) — 21 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Branch of the YMCA; Annual reports, clippings, correspondence, financial records, minutes of meetings, photographs, press releases, published materials, rosters, and scrapbooks; also includes collected branch records for the Railroad branch, 1877-1890, and the Downtown branch, 1890-1909; and publication, Detroit Young Men, 1911-1922.

The records of the Metropolitan Offices of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit consist of annual reports, correspondence, financial materials, minutes (Secretary's records), photographs, published brochures and pamphlets, and scrapbooks. The materials document, somewhat unevenly, the efforts of the YMCA to tend to the spiritual, physical, and social needs of the young men in Detroit. The strengths of this record group are in its minutes (Secretary's records) and photographs, each of which provides detailed and telling insight into the development of Detroit and the YMCA from the nineteenth century to 2006. The scrapbooks created by the YMCA, 1936-1973, are also of interest in that they accurately reflect all newspaper coverage of YMCA events and activities for this decade.

The records have been arranged in four series: Administration, Secretary's Records, Visual Materials, and Scrapbooks.

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Chia-Shun Yih papers, 1930-1997

4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Papers of Chia-Shun Yih, internationally respected scientist and Stephen P. Timoshenko Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Michigan. Series in the collection are Biographical, Correspondence, Research and Writings, and Visual Materials.

The Chia-Shun Yih collection represents the life and work of an internationally known scientist who spent a significant portion of his career at the University of Michigan. The papers offer the most richness to those researchers interested in mechanics and hydraulics, a field in which Yih made major contributions, but they also include contain glimpses into the broad range of interests he cultivated throughout the years in literature and the arts.

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Peter Yates photograph collection, 1978-1990

5200 35mm negative strips (in 3 boxes; approximate)

Ann Arbor, Michigan photographer. Photographic images taken to accompany articles in the Ann Arbor Observer. Images include Ann Arbor businesses, buildings, neighborhoods, parks, landmarks; also photos of local personalities, politicians, business people, and University of Michigan faculty and staff members.

The Peter Yates collection is made up of approximately 5200 negative strips, or 26,000 images, of photographs taken for the Ann Arbor Observer between 1978 and 1990. The collection documents both the ordinary and the eccentric in Ann Arbor, as photographs of politicians, professors and business people are interspersed with images of local "characters" and unusual events. Neighborhoods, parks and buildings are also represented in the collection. The negatives are stored in chronological order, according to the date of the issue in which they appeared.

The index is arranged in alphabetical order by subject, and each entry includes the date of the Observer issue in which the photograph was published. The index is not comprehensive, but provides access to photographs of notable people, institutions and trends in Ann Arbor. For example, not every restaurant review photograph has been indexed, but "institutions" such as the Fleetwood Diner and the Gandy Dancer do appear on the list.

For further subject access to the Ann Arbor Observer, please consult the Index to the Michigan Alumnus, LSA Magazine and Ann Arbor Observer in the Bentley Library reading room.

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Cleland B. Wyllie papers, 1926-1979

2 linear feet

Director of media relations at the University of Michigan. Correspondence, articles, newsletters, annual reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and miscellanea concerning trains and the railroad industry; also scrapbooks of Michigan sports.

The collection is arranged into five series: Correspondence; Writings; Railroads; Miscellaneous; and Scrapbooks. Much of the collection relates to Wyllie's great interest in railroad history.

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Roger Irving Wykes papers, 1889, 1907-1938

3 linear feet

Attorney General of Michigan, 1912. Briefs and other legal papers relating to the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad case and the Grand Rapids Gas Company case; correspondence, 1907-1908, on his campaign and activities in the Michigan Constitutional Convention; scrapbooks on the Constitutional Convention and Michigan politics, 1907-1920.

The Roger Irving Wykes papers are comprised of four series: Correspondence; Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1907-1908; Miscellaneous; and Litigation Case Files. Most of the correspondence relates to his campaign for delegate to the Constitutional Convention. The great bulk of the Litigation series relates to his participation in the Duluth South Shore and Atlantic Railroad Company Rate Case.

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Shien-Ming Wu papers, 1960-1992 (majority within 1975-1987)

5 linear feet

Professor of mathematical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, 1962-1987, and University of Michigan,1987-1992, developed the "the dynamic data system approach" to manufacturing, served as consultant to Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and other manufacturers. Papers document his teaching, research and consulting activities.

The Dr. Shien-Ming Wu papers, 1960-1992, document his activities as university professor of mechanical engineering, research scientist and consultant on a variety of industrial projects. The papers include considerable Chinese language materials.

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WUOM records, 1914-1982 (majority within 1940s-1960s)

33.25 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 437 GB

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University of Michigan radio station, founded 1948. Administrative records documenting the development of radio broadcasting at the University of Michigan; radio scripts, transcripts of talks given by faculty, publicity, scrapbooks, and photographs; and sound recordings of radio programs produced and broadcast by WUOM, as well as recordings of various University conferences, ceremonies, etc.

The records of radio station WUOM document the development of radio broadcasting at the University of Michigan from the 1920s through the 1960s. The bulk of the material dating from the founding of the campus radio station WUOM in 1948. The records include administrative files; scripts, publicity material, course guides and other program related material; and recordings of select broadcasts. the WUOM records are organized into three subgroups: Paper Records (including visual materials), Audio Materials (sound recordings) and Printed Material. The content description and arrangement idiosyncrasies of each are presented below. Though the dates of the current accession continue only into the early 1980s, with the bulk of materials concentrated in the 1940s-1960s, WUOM is a continuing unit of the university, and future accessions are anticipated.

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Susan Wright papers, 1975-1982

2 linear feet

Susan P. Wright was a faculty member of the Residential College, where she directed the Science, Technology, and Society Program from 1979 to 1997. Additionally, she was a research scientist at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. These papers primarily document the debate over recombinant DNA at the University of Michigan in the 1970s and early 1980s.

The Susan Wright Papers document the recombinant DNA debate at the University of Michigan during the 1970s and early 1980s through material collected by Dr. Wright. In the early 1970s, scientists discovered a method to combine DNA from different organisms, creating DNA sequences not found in nature. This led to concern that, among other things, the organisms possessing this recombined DNA could escape from laboratories and cause pandemics. A debate over how much this new technology should be regulated by the government ensued. Wright was involved in this debate through her position as chair of the Residential College's Science, Technology, and Society Program. The papers are arranged into four series: Ann Arbor Newspaper Coverage, Correspondence, Minutes, and Articles, Governor's Task Force, and Topical.

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Robin B. Wright papers, 1970-1997

4 linear feet

Correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, CBS News, and other news organizations; author of books on Middle Eastern politics. Scrapbooks and copies of articles largely concerning African and Middle Eastern politics; and scattered correspondence and biographical material.

The Wright collection is an accumulation of articles and scrapbooks, compiled by Robin Wright's mother, Mrs. L. Hart Wright. The collection also contains a scattering of correspondence, photographs, and biographical information.

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L. Hart Wright course materials, 1970, undated

1 volume

L. Hart Wright (1917-1983) was the University of Michigan's Paul G. Kauper Professor of Law and whose areas of expertise included taxation and tax law. Includes a binder of course materials used in teaching L. Hart Wright's seminar on tax problems and procedures.

The collection includes a binder of course materials used in teaching L. Hart Wright's seminar on tax problems and procedures.

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Wright family papers, 1825-1938

3 linear feet

Philo E. and Fannie E. Pettibone Wright family of Detroit, Michigan. Personal papers of Fannie Wright with her husband Philo, her brother Sherman Pettibone, her daughters Virginia, Maude, and Evelyn, her son Philo S., and other members of the family, concerning family affairs and the genealogy of the Wright and Pettibone families.

The collection has been arranged by name of family member. Included is personal correspondence of Fannie Wright with her husband Philo E., her brother Sherman Pettibone, daughters Virginia, Maude, and Evelyn, son Philo S., and other members of the family, concerning family affairs and the genealogy of the Wright and Pettibone families. There are also fifty-seven volumes of Fannie E. Wright's diaries, 1863-1925, recording family news, social events, and home activities in Detroit, Michigan. Also of interest are account books of the Sherman Pettibone farm of Tallmadge, Ohio, and account books of Philo S. Wright, 1893-1913. Photographs in the collection consist of individual and group portraits of family members; photographs of family homes; and photographs of boating on the Detroit River.

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Jean Worth Papers, circa 1869-1986

8 linear feet

Escanaba, Michigan, newspaperman. Subject files (including collected materials) relating to his research interest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, notably in the area of Cedar River, Escanaba, and Menominee; include manuscript of writings, subject files, and photographs.

The papers of Jean Worth consists largely of collected material relating to his research interest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The collection has been divided into the following series: Cedar River; Escanaba; Menominee; and Upper Peninsula -General.

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Workshop for Armenian/Turkish Scholarship records, 1998-2011

3 linear feet — 26 GB (online)

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Workshop organized by University of Michigan faculty that investigates the causes, circumstances, and consequences of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Records detail the activities of the Workshop, including administrative functions and papers, materials from the Workshops themselves, and Workshop projects. Also included are materials related to the scope and topic of the Workshops.

The Workshop for Armenian/Turkish Scholarship (WATS) consists of records and related material from the WATS archives. The records are divided into five series: Administrative, Workshops, WATS Projects, and Related Materials. The collection was organized by Nora Nercessian prior to being presented to the Bentley Historical Library. The arrangement and description done by Nercessian has largely been retained.

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Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, Michigan District records, 1934-2007

5.5 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring Michigan District is a Jewish fraternal organization. The records cover the period between 1934 and 2007 and consist primarily of minutes, newsletters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, yearbooks, event announcements, programs, photographs, publications and posters.

The records of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring cover the period between 1934 and 2007. The record group consists primarily of minutes, newsletters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, yearbooks, event announcements, programs, photographs, publications and posters. The records are arranged into four series: Administrative, Local Branches, Community Activities/Topical Files, and Events.

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Dean C. Worcester papers, 1887-1925

4.4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

University of Michigan professor of zoology and museum curator, participated in or and led several research expeditions to the Philippines, member of the First and Second Philippine Commissions and involved in several Philippines business ventures; records includes notes, correspondence, publications and photographs relating to research expeditions, service on Philippines Commissions business activities, of special interest are notes of a trip taken to Mindoro and Palawan in July of 1910 and papers pertaining to the special Wood-Forbes Investigating Mission to the Philippines in 1921.

The Dean C. Worcester papers filed at the Bentley Historical Library consist of correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, publications, and photographs pertaining to his activities in the Philippines. Of interest are notes of a trip taken to Mindoro and Palawan in July of 1910 and papers pertaining to the special Wood-Forbes Investigating Mission to the Philippines in 1921. The collection includes correspondence with William Howard Taft and Leonard Wood.

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Woodrow W. and Ann Woody papers, 1931-1998

0.6 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Owner of Woody Pontiac Sales, Inc. in Hamtramck, MI and lifelong Republican and proponent of peace in the Middle East; correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

The Woodrow and Ann Woody papers are organized into two series: Correspondence and other papers and Photographs. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with public figures; newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials from scrapbooks relating to the Hillcrest Wolverine Open golf tournament; photographs of Woody and his wife Ann with various public figures and attending different social occasions.

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William M. Woodworth papers, 1895, 1900-1901

1 folder

This collection consists of a copy of Woodworth's last will and testament, 1895; privately printed copy of pamphlet of his "Poems" (1900), and letter written upon his return to Grayling, 1901.

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John A. Woods papers, 1932-1989 (majority within 1970-1989)

1.75 linear feet

African Methodist Episcopal pastor with churches in Albion and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Collection includes sermons, biographical materials, materials related to history of the church, scattered minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

The John A. Woods papers measure 1.75 linear feet. The majority of the collection consists of sermons (1.5 linear feet). Because most of the sermons are undated, their original order has been retained. Other significant files concern Bethel AME Church. An audio cassette captures the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new church in 1971, and a program documents the Burn the Mortgage Celebration service in 1989. Also found in the collection are miscellaneous church meetings minutes, dated 1982 and 1987.

The Biographical Materials folder includes biographical information about Reverend Woods, as well as letters of recommendation and/or appreciation, and tributes. Of importance are old school records, pastoral certificates and the program from Reverend Wood's funeral service on November 14, 1989. The Newspaper Clippings folder also contains a wealth of biographical information about Reverend Woods. Photographs date from circa 1930 and include images of Reverend Woods from a young man onwards, and pictures of groundbreaking and the completed Bethel AME Church. The Services folder contains programs of various services that took place in different AME churches. Miscellaneous material includes printed religious texts and a heavily annotated 1979-80 DBC Student Directory.

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Woodruff-Marin Family Papers, 1891-1950s (majority within 1891-1896, 1939-1950)

1 linear foot — 1 oversize folder

The Woodruffs were a lumbering family from Ludington, Michigan. The collection includes clippings, correspondence and photographs. The Woodruff family materials contain photo books and prints of the University of Michigan area during the 1890s, and correspondence home to the family from U-M students. The Marin family materials include information on Axel Marin's career as a University of Michigan professor, and photographs of Michigan football, ca. 1940.

The Woodruff-Marin papers contain information about Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan, and greater Michigan. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken by Eugene C. Woodruff between 1890 and 1896. The collection is arranged into two series, the Woodruff Family Papers and the Marin Family Papers.

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Woodruff family photograph collection, circa 1800-1899

1 envelope

Residents of New Jersey, New York, and Michigan. In Michigan, the Woodruffs settled the area known as Woodruff's Grove, which later formed a key part of Ypsilanti, Mich. Includes modern copies of photographic portraits of Benjamin Woodruff and his wife, Freelove Sanford Woodruff, residents of Woodruff's Grove.

The Woodruff family photograph collection includes modern copies of photographic portraits of Benjamin Woodruff and his wife, Freelove Sanford Woodruff.

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James C. Wood pamphlets and reprints, 1890-1947

42 items (in 1 box)

This collection of pamphlets and reprints of the writings of James C. Wood was gathered together from different sources. The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

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Frank B. Woodford papers, 1940-1967

3 linear feet

Detroit, Michigan journalist and historian. Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, book reviews and manuscripts of unpublished writings; also research materials concerning Lewis Cass, Augustus B. Woodward, Gabriel Richard, and Alexander J. Groesbeck, and papers relating to the Civil War in Michigan, the development of Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Free Press, and the building of the Mackinac Bridge.

The Frank B. Woodford papers consist of correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, book reviews and manuscripts of unpublished writings; also research materials concerning Lewis Cass, Augustus B. Woodward, Gabriel Richard, and Alexander J. Groesbeck, and papers relating to the Civil War in Michigan, the development of Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Free Press, and the building of the Mackinac Bridge. The collection is organized into four series: Correspondence; Writings and related material; Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings; and Other materials.

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Stan J. Woodard papers, 1993-2019 (majority within 2005-2009)

0.4 linear feet

North Muskegon, Michigan, local historian. Collection includes written works and screenplays.

Biography of Frank R. Adams of Whitehall, Mich., and writings on Western Michigan historical topics, including treatments for proposed films. Also includes Woodard's writings and screenplays.

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Women's Research Club (University of Michigan) records, 1902-1999

4 linear feet — 0.2 MB (online)

The Women's Research Club of the University of Michigan was founded in 1902 in response to the exclusion of women from the recently established all-male research clubs. Records include minutes, correspondence and reports of club officers and committees, papers concerning the club anniversaries, and photographs.

Records of the Women's Research Club include minutes, 1902-1999; correspondence, 1903-1939 and 1952-1994; membership lists 1904-1999; financial records 1903-1999; correspondence and reports of club officers and committees, including Loan Fund materials; papers concerning the 25th, 50th, 75th, 85th and 90th anniversaries; relationships with the men's research club; histories, memorials, photographs, and clippings.

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti Branch records, 1938-2005

1 linear foot — 1 oversize volume

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters and newspaper clippings concerning activities of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti branch of this anti-war organization; also collected materials from the state chapter and from local branches in Detroit, Ingham County, Oakland County, Rouge Valley, and Traverse City, Michigan.

The records of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom document the various causes espoused by the League, notably its opposition to the Vietnam conflict and to the Gulf War. Locally, the group promoted education with its Jane Addams Book Award, worked closely with UNICEF, and fought for fair housing practices. These activities are also documented within the files. The League records show the group's continuous community involvement. The records are arranged into three series, Alpha File, Michigan Branch and Other Michigan Branches.

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Women's Crisis Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records, 1971-1990

0.5 linear feet

Women's support group founded in 1971 to aid and counsel victims of rape and abuse. Background materials, coordinator's files, publicity files, and visual materials.

The records of the Women's Crisis Center (WCC) document the goals and activities of this organization in Ann Arbor during the 1970s and 1980s. The bulk of the collection consists of press articles about rape in Washtenaw County, training manuals, and other documentation given to the volunteers of the WCC. The records are divided in four series : background materials, coordinator's files, publicity files, and visual materials.

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Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, Washtenaw County Chapter records, 1985-1991

1 linear foot

Established in 1984, disbanded in 1992, the Washtenaw County chapter of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), was a local women's initiative advocating peaceful alternatives to armed conflict. The group's members sought to accomplish this goal through coalition-building with other peace and justice organizations, education, political action, and promotion of nonviolent conflict resolution. The record group includes meeting agenda and minutes of the Coordinating Committee (the central organizing body) and subsidiary committees (Executive, Political Action, Strategic Planning). Also included is the WAND newsletter, summaries of member surveys (1985-1987), flyers of special events, and videotapes of protest demonstrations.

Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, Washtenaw County Chapter records include meeting agendas and minutes of the Coordinating Committee (the central organizing body) and subsidiary committees (Executive, Political Action, Strategic Planning). Also included is the WAND newsletter, summaries of member surveys (1985-1987), flyers of special events, and videotapes of protest demonstrations. The WAND records are organized into four series: Administrative Records, Newsletters, Campaign files and Audio and Visual Materials.

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Women of the University Faculty (University of Michigan), records, 1939-2003

1 linear foot

Records, 1939-1983, of the Women of the University Faculty. Includes constitution, history, membership rosters, minutes, financial reports, and correspondence.

Most of the records, 1939-1983, of the Women of the University Faculty have been arranged in chronological order by academic year. The first files contain basic information -- such as a history, various revisions of the constitution, publicity, duties of officers, and summaries of activities. There are also files relating to the group's clubroom and the hosting of the Senate and House Club (wives of Michigan legislators) on two occasions. The general files, arranged by academic year, include membership rosters, lists of officers and committee members, minutes, financial reports, and correspondence.

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Women for Survival of Agriculture in Michigan records, 1971-1986

0.3 linear feet

Organization of Michigan family farm wives created in 1971. History and general organizational materials; papers relating to the informational unit of the organization, the American Agri-Women, and the national movement of family farm wives; related printed materials; and photographs.

The record group consists of historical background and general organizational materials; papers relating to the informational unit of the organization, the American Agri-Women, and the national movement of family farm wives. There are also some related printed materials and photographs.

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Woman’s Study Club of Ypsilanti records, 1897-1999

5 linear feet

Originally formed as auxiliary to Ladies Literary Club. Minutes, scrapbooks, program books, and other organizational materials.

The records of the Woman's Study Club of Ypsilanti include a history of the organization written in 1980, minute books of the organization, programs, membership materials, and scrapbooks of club activities.

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Welch Woman's Relief Corps records, 1938-1953

3 volumes

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Aminutes of meetings, an account book, and members ledger of the Welch Woman's Relief Corps.

Minutes of meetings, 1947-1953, account book, 1938-1951, and members ledger, 1941-1952.

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Estabrook Woman's Relief Corps records, 1939-1954

0.4 linear feet (4 volumes)

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Journal, account book, and scrapbooks of the Estabrook Woman's Relief Corps.

Journal, 1953-1954, account book, 1947-1954, and scrapbooks, 1939-1941.

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Woman's National Farm and Garden Association. Ann Arbor Branch records, 1946-2015

4.85 linear feet — 2 oversize volumes — 182 KB (Online) — 1 oversize folder

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Local branch of organization established to foster closer ties between city and country women and to stimulate interest in gardening and horticultural pursuits. Membership rosters, organizational files, historical information, files relating to fundraising and civic events, notably the Greens Market sale and the Garden Walk tour of local gardens; also photographs.

The records of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, Ann Arbor Branch, document all of the group's various organizational and community service activities. They reflect the organization's dedication to community service through scholarships, charitable gifts, and service activities. The records have been divided into five series: History, Yearbooks, Organizational, Photographs, and Activities. A sixth series has been added to account for 2014-2015 Accessions.

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Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Flint Federation records, 1874-1980

1.8 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Flint, Michigan chapter of the national Woman's Christian Temperance Union, founded in 1874; includes minutes and other administrative records of Flint chapter and records of several subordinate unions.

The Flint WCTU collection comprises 1.8 linear feet and one oversize volume; it spans the years 1874 to 1975 and contains minutes, treasurers' books, correspondence, reports and scrapbooks. The collection includes records from the organization's most successful years, and also documents its diminishing numbers and political clout between the 1930s and 1970s. Of particular interest are minutes from the group's first meeting in 1874, which are located in the oversize volume.

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Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Battle Creek Chapter records, 1874-1986

2.5 linear feet

Minutes of meetings, records of the Board of Trustees, minutes of the Red Ribbon Temperance Union, 1880-1882, scrapbook and printed material relating to activities of the Union.

The record group documents the local activities of the W.C.T.U .includes minutes of regular meetings (1874-1986, with some gaps), minutes of the Board of Trustees (1907-1975, with some gaps), and minute book of the Red Ribbon Temperance Union, 1880-1882. Also included are record books of the treasurer, yearbooks with lists of officers, a scrapbook and assorted clippings, and reports of the chapter to the Michigan Department of the Treasury.

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Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Ann Arbor Chapter records, 1874, 1877-1979

2.5 linear feet

Ann Arbor chapter of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union; Minute books and treasurer’s books of Mary J. Taft Union; secretary’s book of Juvenile Temperance Union, 1877-1885; miscellaneous other records, and motion pictures.

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Ann Arbor Chapter records consist of minute books and treasurer’s books of Mary J. Taft Union; secretary’s book of Juvenile Temperance Union, 1877-1885; and miscellaneous other records. The records have been arranged into four series: Secretary's books; Treasurer's books; Other Records, and Motion Pictures. The Other Records series includes scattered, correspondence, a letter, June 1884, to the University of Michigan Board of Regents concerning regulation of student drinking, a scrapbook and clippings about the chapter's activities, and miscellaneous.

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Shirley and Arthur Wolfe Collection of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands materials, 1952-2008

3 linear feet

Topical files on the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Micronesia) and educational materials collected by Arthur and Shirley Wolfe, teachers with United States Department of the Interior for the Truk District Education Department.

The collection includes information on the history of the Pacific Islands; travel brochures and maps; local newsletters and brochures, and materials related to education in Micronesia, specifically in the Truk District. The papers are arranged in the following series: Topical Files, Newsletters and Magazines, and Education.

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Shirley P. Wolfe papers, 1951-2001

0.9 linear feet

The Shirley Wolfe collection documents her interest in a number of social, political, and environmental issues, namely adoptions, conservation and environmental education, human rights and civil liberties, peace and disarmament, housing, and community development.

The Adoptions and adoption organizations series is arranged alphabetically by subject or name of organization, the files include newsletters from various organization, clippings, brochures, and various mailings. Some of the organizations represented in the papers include the Council on Adoptable Children and the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

The Social Issues series contains 1950s-early 1960s material on Ann Arbor community, environmental conservation education, and peace and nuclear disarmament. Ann Arbor community related material includes letters identifying Shirley Wolfe and her husband Arthur as the Ann Arbor community self-survey representatives; 1952 newsletters on the subject of Intentional communities (mostly published outside of the state of Michigan); and material related to equal housing in Ann Arbor. Material on peace and nuclear disarmament contains newsletters and bulletins of various organizations, including women's, on the subject of radiation pollution, politics, and war, among other issues.

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Eric R. Wolf papers, 1939-2011

14 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 1 digital audio file

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Anthropologist; professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and the City University of New York. The collection is organized into eight series: Biographical; Correspondence; Fieldwork; Courses; Lectures; Publications; Graduate school and other notes; and Political activities.

The Eric Wolf papers include notes and analysis related to his anthropological fieldwork, personal and professional correspondence, as well as course and lecture materials, documenting the many aspects of Wolf's professional life as an anthropologist, instructor, and mentor. The collection is organized into ten series: Biographical, Correspondence, Fieldwork, Early/Unpublished Writing, Courses, Lectures, Publications, Notes, Political Activities, and Other Materials.

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Howard H. Wolfe film collection, 1959

18 film reels (in 2 boxes)

Alvin M. Bentley was a Republican congressman from Michigan's Eighth District from 1952 to 1960. The collection consists of 16 mm negative film reels of Alvin Bentley in Congress in 1959, by from the collection of Howard H. Wolfe.

The Howard H. Wolfe film collection consists of 16 mm film reels of Alvin Bentley in 1959, produced by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Thomas R. Wolanin papers, 1989-1997

3 linear feet

Thomas Wolanin was staff director for the US House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education within the Education and Labor Committee. He later became assistant secretary for legislation and congressional affairs for the US Department of Education. The Wolanin Papers document the passage and implementation of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program from 1989-1997.

This collection documents Wolanin's work with Representative Ford and the Department of Education on the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. The files have been arranged into four series all concerning Federal Direct Lending: Background and Analysis, Legislative Action, Implementation, and Correspondence.

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Harriet Wojtowicz papers, 1915-2000 (majority within 1938-1988)

1 linear foot

Spanish teacher in the Detroit Public School; personal and family documentation, letters with international correspondents, extensive travel memorabilia and other assorted documents and clippings related to Wojtowicz’s life in Detroit and numerous trips abroad.

The materials in these papers detail the mid-20th century travel experiences of Detroit resident Harriet Wojtowicz. Also included are materials, which describe the family history of Wojtowicz, documents outlining the events surrounding the controversy between Ms. Wojtowicz and the Detroit Public school board in the 1960s, and a wide selection of correspondence between Wojtowicz and people in Chile, Poland, and other countries in which she traveled extensively. The collection is broken up into three series: Foreign Correspondence, World Travel Materials, and Miscellaneous.

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Anthony Wojsowski papers, 1921-1978 (majority within 1920s-1930s, 1950s)

0.6 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 1 oversize folder

Papers of Anthony Wojsowski, Socialist Party candidate for Congress from the 1st Michigan District in 1948, and General Secretary of Polish-American Labor Council; files relating to the Polish-American Labor Council, the Polish Mechanics Company, and other Polish-American organizations.

The collection documents the history and of the Polish-American Labor Council and Polish Mechanics Company, Inc., and other Polish American organizations, as well Anthony Wojsowski's activities.

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Shirley Wohlfield Papers, 1972-1988

1 linear foot — 1 oversize volume

Detroit, Michigan, anti-busing activist. Correspondence, speeches, minutes of meetings, and other materials relating to her involvement with anti-busing organizations, principally Northeast Mothers Alert, Mothers Alert Detroit, and the National Association for Neighborhood Schools; also files detailing involvement with Happiness of Women (HOW) and the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee; and scrapbook containing clippings and photographs relating to anti-busing rallies and activities.

The collection provides a telling insight into Detroit's school desegregation by forced busing. Wohlfield's committed personal involvement offers an important perspective into the antibusing movement. Her responsibilities as executive secretary and president of Mothers Alert Detroit are well documented in the minutes, correspondence, and notes in the collection. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Northeast Mothers Alert; Mothers Alert Detroit; Republican Party 14th Congressional District Committee; and Other Organizational Activities.

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W. K. Kellogg Foundation Institute records, 1933-1979

5 linear feet

Semi-autonomous institute concerned with graduate, postgraduate, and extension programs of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry; course outlines and enrollment lists, instrument lists, and topical files concerning conferences, workshops, and reunions.

The record group has been arranged into the following series: Course Outlines and Enrollment Lists; and Topical Files.

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William H. Withington papers [microform], 1853-1909

2 microfilms

Civil War officer, banker, Republican State Representative and Senator from Jackson, Michigan. Correspondence, special orders, notes, business papers, and miscellaneous items, primarily relating to his Civil War service as Colonel of the Seventeenth Michigan Infantry, and to a possible appointment to the U.S. Senate in 1894; also notes on the management of the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, 1895-1903, diary of a European trip, 1897, and photographs.

The papers of William H. Withington consist of correspondence, special orders, notes, and miscellaneous items relating to his Civil War service as Colonel of the Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; business records of the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, correspondence and other material concerning his political career as Republican state legislator and state senator.

This collection is divided into four series: Civil War Activities, Personal Papers, Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company Records, all of which are arranged chronologically, and Newspaper Clippings.

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William Edward Wise visual materials collection, 1948-1955

0.4 linear feet

William Edward Wise was a student at the University of Michigan and graduated from the College of Architecture in 1951. He was a photographer for the Michiganensian yearbook and the collection documents football games and other campus events, 1948-1955.

The William Edward Wise collection documents the University of Michigan campus and events, 1948-1955 and consists of two series, Negatives and Prints. The Negatives series consists of 29 envelopes of 4x5 black and white negatives arranged in two subseries, Football, 1948-1951 and Other campus photographs, 1948-1955. The Football subseries consists of ten envelopes of negatives, four of which pertain to the 1951 Rose Bowl. The Other campus photographs subseries contains images of student groups, dances, campus landscapes and buildings, and other campus events during Wise's tenure as a student from 1948-1951. One additional envelope depicts the University of Michigan's North Campus in 1955. The Prints series contain four folders of prints relating to campus buildings, groups shots, sports and student life. Many of the prints appear to have been developed from the negatives in the collection.

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Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company records, 1871-1920

42 linear feet — 65 oversize volumes — 71 microfilms

Corporate records of C.J.L. Meyer of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Hermansville, Michigan, manufacturer of doors, lumber for sashes, hardwood flooring, and related products; records of the William Mueller Company of Escanaba and LaBranche, Michigan, a firm taken over by Wisconsin Land and Lumber in 1909. Financial journals, ledgers, inventories, payroll ledgers; letterbooks of C.J.L. Meyer, Edwin P. Radford, company superintendent, and of other company officials; office correspondence files; and photographs.

This record group which came from the Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company in Hermansville, Michigan is in fact an accumulation of records from three distinct business enterprises. First, there are records of C.J.L. Meyer business enterprises in Chicago and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Next are records maintained in Hermansville with the establishment of the Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company in the 1870s. A third, smaller portion of the records are from the William Mueller Company, which WLL purchased in 1909.

When originally received in 1948, the records consisted of nearly 500 volumes of business journals and ledgers, time books, and letterpress books. During 1979-1981, the library began a program of microfilming to reduce the size of the record group. With the permission of the company, records that had been microfilmed were discarded. Also discarded were records duplicative in content of the records on microfilm. Other records were retained in the original without filming. The record group then consisted of 53 reels of microfilm representing approximately 112 volumes of business records, 65 oversized volumes, and 42 linear feet of boxed records (volumes, letterpress books, and correspondence files). In 2006, the library received additional microfilm (18 rolls) and computer disks containing scanned images of the photographs in the possession of the IXL Museum, which is the repository for the records of the company not received with the first accession. These records, which were retained, include personal correspondence of C.J.L. Meyer, some records of Meyer prior to the establishment of WLL, and records then considered current or of continuing value to the operation of the company.

The record group has been arranged as much as possible into series, but the researcher should note that identification of individuals volumes or files was not as certain as one would like. Thus, for example, there are various ledgers and journals, some with overlapping dates, but it was not always clear where these records were created or what function or division within the firm they documented. The fact that the company retained some of the earlier records accounts in part for what appear to be broken series. Further complicating the structure of the following finding aid is the interspersing of microfilmed materials and oversize volumes. Similar kinds of records (such as time books), for example, are thus found both in original and on microfilm.

As much as possible, like kinds of records have been kept to together (letterpress books, etc.). These are followed by records known to be created by a specific organization or maintained in a specific locale (e.g. Fond du Lac). The series in the record group are: Letterpress books (mainly business correspondence); Letterpress books (mainly business correspondence); Inventories, order books, etc.; C. J. L. Meyer Business Records; Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company; William Mueller Company; Photographs; and IXL Museum additions.

In 2007, the IXL Museum of Hermansville, Michigan, successor to the company and custodian of additional records of the Wisconsin Land and Lumber Company, entered into agreement with the Bentley Library to exchange microfilm of selected portions of the records housed in the other's repository. In addition, the two repositories agreed that the Bentley Library would place on indefinite loan to the IXL Museum the originals of WLL photographs in its possession, and that the IXL Museum would donated to the Bentley Library digital copies of all of the many hundreds of photographs in its collection.

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Robert Kirby Winters Papers, 1923-1986

2.5 linear feet

Specialist in the area of international forestry with the U. S. Forest Service. Personal and professional files; also publications, speeches, and other writings; and photographs.

The Robert K. Winters papers document his career with the Forest Service and reflect his interests in forestry as an international science and the history of forestry. The papers span the years 1923-1986 with the bulk of materials covering Winter's professional interests in a somewhat uneven manner. The strengths of the Winter's papers rest in his travel notes and diaries, his documenting of the formation of the International Union Society of Foresters (IUSF), the materials related to The Forest and Man, and the transcript of his oral history. Winter's duties as liaison officer to the War Production Board, his years as Chief of Central States Economics Research Division, and his service with Forest Products Marketing Research are not well documented by these papers. Similarly Winter's personal life is only thinly documented.

The Winter's papers are arranged in three groups: Personal; Professional; and Publications, Speeches and Writings. Within these groups, materials are arranged in a rough chronological order.

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John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1954

3 linear feet

Professor of Latin and director of the Division of Fine Arts at University of Michigan. Correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to his work and the affairs of University of Michigan; and photographs.

The Winter collection is comprised to six series: Correspondence, Institute of Fine Arts; Museum of Archaeology; Organizational Activities; Biographical / Miscellaneous; and Lectures, speeches, writings.

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Morley Winograd Papers, 1973-1983 (majority within 1976-1979)

1 linear foot

Democratic Party official, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party from 1973 to 1979, president of the Association of State Democratic Chairs from 1979 to 1980, and chairman of the Commission on Presidential Nomination and Party Structure from 1973 to 1978. Committee work files and reports relating to his various political appointments.
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Kendall Wingrove papers, 1983-2005 (majority within 1987-1999)

7 linear feet

Press official for Michigan House of Representatives Republican Policy Committee; reports of Committee Task Forces, press clippings, research materials, internal memorandum, and documents related to the career of Speaker Paul Hillegonds.

The documents contained in this collection focus primarily on the setting of policy agendas by the Michigan Republican Party in the State House of Representatives in the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. The record group has been divided into four series: House Republican Policy Committee Task Forces, Materials Compiled as Communications Specialist of the House Republican Communications Section, Materials Compiled as Director House Republican Communications Services and Miscellaneous.

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Levi Douglas Wines papers, 1874-1887, 1914, 1925

0.3 linear feet (35 items and 3 volumes)

Levi Douglas Wines was a high school mathematics teacher well-known for his influence in the educational, musical, and political circles in Ann Arbor, Mich. This collection includes reports, newspaper clippings, an account book, and family materials.

This collection includes reports and newspaper clippings relating to Ann Arbor, Michigan, residents and events, including material on the city's parks; also personal account book, 1874-1884, and miscellaneous family material.

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Sherwin T. Wine papers, 1930s-2011

36.5 linear feet (in 42 boxes) — 1 oversize folder

Sherwin T. Wine was the iconoclastic founder of Humanistic Judaism and an openly gay rabbi who established the Birmingham Temple and formed the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the Center for New Thinking (a community forum for discussion of current events and issues), and various groups devoted to free thought and humanism. Papers include biographical content, correspondence, writings, educational and worship materials, sound recordings, visual materials, and various organizational records.

The Sherwin T. Wine papers illustrate the intellectual traits and organizational acumen of a man who devoted his life to the establishment of a new branch of Judaism and the advancement of humanistic values and rationalism. The collection will be of value to those individuals who seek a deeper understanding of Wine as a person as well as the founder of Humanistic Judaism. Writings, correspondence, and clippings detail the process by which Wine broke free from the traditions of Reform Judaism to found a new denomination. Materials from the Birmingham Temple and other Secular Humanist Judaism organizations trace the development and expansion of the movement. Content related to the many other groups with which Wine was involved reveal an individual able to organize and inspire others to act at local, national, and international levels.

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Harold D. Wines scrapbook, circa 1894-1938

1 volume — 1 folder

The Harold D. Wines papers include a scrapbook containing clippings and other memorabilia relating to student life at the University of Michigan (1908-1912), his engineering career, and to the life of his father Levi D. Wines, an Ann Arbor high school teacher. Also included is a photograph of the fourth grade class at the 1st Ward School in Ann Arbor, dated 1894.

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Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers, 1821-2012 (majority within 1880-1952)

4.3 linear feet (in 7 boxes) — 1.3 GB (online)

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The Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers document the history of several branches of the family who settled in Southern Michigan in the mid-1830s. The collection's seven series contain genealogical records, biographical materials, financial and business records, family correspondence, travel papers, military papers, as well as collected news clippings and scrapbooks about the Detroit Tigers.

The Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers comprises the papers of various family members collected and maintained by Dr. George and Mrs. Lois Winegar. The collection is divided into seven series: Genealogical Papers and Miscellaneous Family Records, the Robert R. Smith papers, the Blanche Smith Parker papers, the Lois V. Parker Hicks papers, the W. J. Bryan Hicks papers, the George and Lois Winegar papers, and the Detroit Tigers Scrapbooks and Collected Material. The collection is organized around individual family members except for the first series, which contains genealogical and personal papers of multiple people from various family branches.

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Susan Wineberg cookbook collection, 1925-2007 (majority within 1920s-1940s)

2.4 linear feet (in 3 boxes)

The Susan Wineberg cookbook collection contains printed recipe books compiled, produced and published by various Michigan manufacturers, food companies, business firms, churches, organizations, and individuals. The collection was originally accumulated from a variety of sources from the donor Susan Weinberg.

The cookbooks are arranged by the name of the town according to geographic location of the compiler, author, or publisher. In cases where items were published by a local division of a large company with multiple locations, the cookbooks are arranged according to the location of such divisions, and not company main headquarters. For example, cookbooks published by the Ann Arbor branch of Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MCGC) are located with Ann Arbor materials, while publications of the main branch of MCGC can be found with Detroit materials.

The collection contains a handful of items published outside of Michigan, but printed or distributed by Michigan institutions. Such items can be found under Michigan location. For instance, Recipe book using G. & I Keses village Halloumi by Cyprus-based G. & I Keses Ltd. is located under its Ann Arbor located distributor, Mediterranean Ventures YNC. An addition of miscellaneous cookbooks was added to the collection in 2019.

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Susan Wineberg papers, 1900s-2018 (majority within 1977-2003)

85.4 linear feet (in 88 boxes) — 2 oversize folders

Susan Wineberg is a historian of Ann Arbor, Mich., and historic preservationist. She became involved in historic preservation in 1974 and has served as a commissioner on the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission (1982, 1984-1988) and as a member on its committees since 1977. Wineberg also has authored books and articles on historic buildings in Ann Arbor and been active in other local organizations. The collection includes correspondence, articles, brochures, clippings, printed ephemera and realia, photographs, and subject files relating mostly to Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Michigan historic properties and businesses.

The Susan Wineberg Papers document local efforts to research and protect historic properties in the Ann Arbor area. The collection is a rich source of information for the history of many buildings and areas in Ann Arbor. Wineberg has assembled clippings, stories, records, and photocopies of pictures about local preservation, conflicts over preservation laws, and historic buildings. The collection documents not only Wineberg's involvement in historic preservation, but also the activities of governmental and community organizations that have sought to preserve Ann Arbor's heritage and encourage adoption of their sense of responsible development. Moreover, the records reveal the evolution of historic preservation since the 1970s. They document the debates within the community between those who favor governmental measures that aim to protect the city's historic properties and those who view such protective ordinances and regulations as an intrusion on individual property rights. Additionally, several of the series document the history of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Washtenaw County, and Michigan through collected photocopies, photographs, and assorted ephemera.

The collection is organized into 18 series: Personal Files, Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, Ann Arbor Historic Preservation and Development Materials, Audio Materials, Visual Materials, Research / Reference files, Printed Ephemera and Realia, Printed Ephemera and Realia, 1969-2004, Collected Historical Materials, and Washtenaw County Historical Society. The rest of the collection is arranged into series based on when they were received by the Bentley, and as such there may be some overlap in subject matter.

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Margaret Carlson Winchell diary, 1942-1945

1 volume (in 1 box)

Nursing student at the University of Michigan during World War II. Diary detailing daily experiences as a nursing student.

Diary detailing daily experiences as a nursing student during World War II era. Entries mention aspects of training, work in the hospital, and student life.

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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).

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Richard G. Wilson papers, 1967-1969

0.5 linear feet

Student at University of Michigan. Leaflets, flyers, newsletters, and campaign materials concerning Campus Action, the mayoral campaign of Robert J. Harris in 1969, Interfaith Council for Peace, Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign in 1968, Mobilization, Resistance, Socialist Labor Party, Student Peace Union, Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Summer, Young Americans for Freedom and Young Socialist Alliance.

The collection consists of leaflets, flyers, newsletters, and campaign materials concerning such organizations and events as Campus Action, the mayoral campaign of Robert J. Harris in 1969, Interfaith Council for Peace, Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign in 1968, Mobilization, Resistance, Socialist Labor Party, Student Peace Union, Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Summer, Young Americans for Freedom and Young Socialist Alliance.

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Wilson Ornithological Society records, 1887-2003 (majority within 1960s-2002)

7 linear feet

Miscellaneous correspondence, membership material, constitution, agreement with the University of Michigan; also presidents' files, 1997-2002.

The record group consist of a scattering of early records from the 19th century, including some correspondence and a notebook from the Wilson Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Mass. The bulk of the records date from the 1960s and consist of files of various individuals holding office within the organization as president or in some other position.

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Lester L. Wilson photograph collection, 1950

16 negatives — 14 prints

Student at the University of Michigan. Black-and-white negatives and prints of the 1950 fire in Haven Hall at the University of Michigan.

The Lester L. Wilson photograph collection consists of black-and-white negatives and prints of the 1950 fire in Haven Hall at the University of Michigan.

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North Russia pictures / taken by John E. Wilson, 1919

1 item

John E. Wilson, of Russell, Kansas, was chaplain of the North Russia Transportation Corps, a unit of the U.S. Army that served in the Murmansk region of Russia from April to July, 1919, during the Allied intervention against the Communist revolutionary government in Russia. Wilson's North Russia Pictures contains about 370 images of the work of the North Russia Transportation Corps. This finding aid describes a series of Wilson's photographs making up portions of three collections at the Bentley Historical Library: John William Grier photograph collection, Frank J. McGrath photograph album, and Fred E. Minard photograph collection

John E. Wilson's "North Russia Pictures" contains about 370 images of the work of the North Russia Transportation Corps. Each photo is numbered on the verso, with the numbers corresponding to Wilson's sales list. This list of photos is copied from Wilson's original sales list. All misspellings are Wilson's. A few numbers are omitted or used more than once. For each picture there is an indication of which collection or collections include the photo. A few of Wilson's pictures are not included in any of the three collections.

The photos document the entire history of the Transportation Corps, from their organization in France, to travel through England and by sea to Russia, service in Russia, and then travel by sea back to France and back to the United States. The last pictures are of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of France.

The work of the Transportation Corps in Russia is presented in detail, with pictures of patrols, the aftermath of battles, railroad construction and maintenance, camps, and recreational activities. There are many pictures of soldiers, some identified but many unidentified by name. Also pictures of Russian scenery and people.

In the McGrath collection the photos are pasted into an album, so the numbers cannot be seen. The photos are presented in the album in numerical order, with the captions copied from Wilson's sales list. The Grier and Minard collections consist of loose photos, arranged in numerical order.

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James T. Wilson papers, 1940-1978

1.5 linear feet

Professor of geology, and director of the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Michigan. Files relating to his professional career, especially his interest in seismology and investigations into earthquake reduction; and photographs.

The papers of James Tinley Wilson consist of 1.5 linear feet of manuscript, photographic and printed material covering the years, 1940-1978. There is material from most aspects of Wilson's professional activities, but nothing relating to his private life.

The papers of James Tinley Wilson are most valuable as supplementary to other archival materials available at the Bentley Historical Library. Of most importance are the records of the Institute of Science and Technology. Unfortunately, as an independent research source, the usefulness of the collection is more limited. The full span of Wilson's professional life is documented, but not in any great depth. Researchers interested in the development of seismology as a field of scientific endeavor would possibly find Wilson's papers helpful, but those seeking information about any of the professional associations or the workings of the IST should be aware of the sparseness of these records.

The papers have been arranged in the following series: Biography, Associations, Conferences, Consulting, Correspondence, University of Michigan, Writings, Photographs.

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Floyd A. Wilson photograph collection, 1902, 1912

1 envelope

Floyd A. Wilson (1876-1964) was a 1902 graduate of the University of Michigan's Law School and Saginaw, Mich. lawyer. Consists of a group portrait of the Sigma Chi fraternity and snapshots of Fielding Yost visiting the Sigma Chi house.

The collection consists of a group portrait of the Sigma Chi fraternity and snapshots of University of Michigan football coach Fielding Yost visiting the Sigma Chi house.

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Dorothy Roth Wilson papers, 1890s-1970s

0.2 linear feet

Dorothy Roth Wilson was a student at the University of Michigan during the 1930s. She was the daughter of University of Michigan Alumni and pharmacology faculty member George B. Wilson and Dorthea Ruth Payne. After she married James C. Wilson in 1936. Wilson and worked as an attorney in Washington D.C. The collection includes a scrapbook of programs, photos, and memorabilia from her activities as a student at the University of Michigan; photos and other biographical materials of her father George B. Roth and her mother Dorthea Ruth Payne.

The Dorothy Ruth Wilson papers contains material from Wilson’s time as a student at the University of Michigan, as well as material related to her parents. A scrapbook within the collection holds programs, photos, and memorabilia from her activities as a student from 1932-1936. Three folders of photographs of Dorothy, her father George Byron Roth, as well as her mother, Dorthea Ruth Payne are included. A small amount of material in the collection contains biographical material about her parents, such as correspondence, curricula vitae, and biographies.

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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.

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J. Robert Willson Papers, 1933-1993, 1964-1978

6 linear feet

Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan. Personal and professional correspondence, departmental records and annual reports, activities with professional associations, student notes, and materials dealing with abortion and family planning. Includes photographs.

The papers of J. Robert Willson primarily document his long affiliation with the University of Michigan. The earliest material includes his student notes from Norman F. Miller's lectures on obstetrics and gynecology between 1933 and 1937. Documentation resumes with correspondence and departmental records documenting his tenure as chairman (1964-1978), and professor of obstetrics and gynecology (1964-1983).

The Willson papers are divided into seven records series: Correspondence; Biographical Material; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Files; Topical Files; Talks and Writings; Professional Societies and Organizations; and Photographs.

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Willow Run Public School Library records, 1944-1969

4 linear feet — 3 oversize volumes

Files collected by Nell Barrett, head librarian, Willow Run Public School Library concerning history of Willow Run, Michigan, and activities of the schools and library system.

The collection consists of materials collected by Nell Barrett, head librarian at the Willow Run Public School Library relating to Willow Run. Included are materials relating to her work as a librarian, background information, scrapbooks and clippings, and photographs.

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Willow Run Black History Organization Records, 1940-1989 (majority within 1984-1989)

2 linear feet

Organization formed in 1983 to collect the history of African Americans in Willow Run, Michigan, produce a written history, and foster racial understanding. Records include administrative files, collected material, and audio-visual materials.

The records will interest researchers considering the history of Willow Run, the particular contributions and experiences of its African American citizens, and the evolution of a Michigan community with roots in wartime defense work. It is also an example of a grass-roots effort to address the lack of documentation of black residents' contributions to the expansion of a formerly rural area.