Newspapers and clippings relating to historical Michigan events and motion pictures.
Newspapers and clippings relating to historical Michigan events and motion pictures.
The R. Michael Montgomery collection consists of collected music and other materials relating to Louis Elbel and the song that he dedicated to the University of Michigan football team, "The Victors."
The M. R. DeHaan collection consist of printed copies of sermons delivered by DeHaan.
This is a collection of pamphlets and reprints of articles written by Warren W. Florer. The collection has been gathered together from different sources.
78 items (in 1 box)
The collection consists of pamphlets of religious messages broadcast on John Zoller's America Back to God radio program. The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.
1 volume (86 pages)
The reminiscence describes his training at Camp Custer, the journey to Russia, the Russian countryside and towns, hospital work in Shenkursk, Ust Vaga and Osinova, fighting at Nijni Gora, Jan. 1919, the evacuation of Shenkursk, Jan. 1919, and his return to the United States. It includes sketch maps of the Dvina-Vaga front and of the battle at Nijni Gora and Ust Padenga, Jan. 19, 1919.
This is a collection of pamphlets and reprints drawn from different sources and arranged alphabetically.
This collections is comprised of brief essays written about the Ciechanowski family (variously spelled Chinoski or Chase), Polish immigrants to Parisville in Huron County, Michigan.
This collection of articles and reprints of articles written by Edward Turner was accumulated from different sources.
Group photograph of participants to the Second International Congress of Eugenics held at the American Museum of Natural History, Sept. 22-28, 1921.
The collection consists of photographic negatives of aerial views over the University of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan-Michigan State University football game on October 5, 1940. Also includes other views of the University of Michigan campus on that same date.
2 digital files (2.66 MB)
This collection contains digital reproductions; the original papers and/or photographs are owned by the donor. The digital items in this collection were digitized from originals by the individual donors before being received by the Bentley Historical Library. Preservation copies of these files with their original file names and CD-ROM file structures intact have been submitted to Deep Blue. Access copies of these digital files can be viewed by clicking on the links next to the individual folders in the Content List below.
In this finding aid, the files have been arranged into one series, Postcards. Within this series, files are listed numerically according to the file arrangement they were given by the donor. The files in this collection are in JPG format.
Files include three digitized postcards sent by Cogswell while he was serving in Russia. All three postcards feature maritime scenes of Archangel. The messages on the postcard are dated October 3, October 7, and November 22, 1918.
This is a photocopy of a newspaper clipping containing a letter from Billeau describing living conditions and weather in Russia.
1 oversize folder
The Lawrence K. Snider photographs collection consists of two oversize 12" x 15" black-and-white prints depicting photographs of John F. Kennedy speaking at Ann Arbor Station on October 15, 1960, the day after his Peace Corps announcement. The photographs were taken by Snider and bear his signature.
0.1 linear feet
The George Lincoln Rockwell sound recording consists of a single tape reel. The recording consists of a speech George Lincoln Rockwell gave at Hill Auditorium on October 13, 1964. Rockwell's appearance was part of a speakers program sponsored by the Special Projects Committee of the Michigan Union. It stirred considerable controversy on campus on the nature of the American Nazi Party, the limits of academic freedom, and the role of the university in society.
The recording also includes a 1964 speech from Illinois Senator Everett M. Dirksen on the State of Union.
1.25 GB — 1 audiotape (analog, 7 1/2 ips; 7 inches; reel-to-reel tapes)
Address to the Detroit School of Government discussing Philippine foreign policy and the threat of communism.
Photograph shows group portrait of Polar Bear veterans seated at banquet tables.
0.1 linear feet
The sound recording is a taped radio broadcast of Mark Nickerson's hearing before the HUAC, chaired by Kit Clardy, in Lansing, Michigan in May 10, 1954.
2.25 linear feet (in 3 boxes)
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Extended Occupancy Rights Group Records contain the paperwork and photos accumulated by Paul and JoAnne Wheaton dating from the mid 1960's to 2015. Included are records of membership in the Extended Rights Group, legal files pertaining to court cases and legislation, and media coverage of the issue. Numerous photographs of properties destroyed by the National Park Service are present in the collection.
30 linear feet (in 35 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 audio cassette box)
Family and business correspondence, including internment camp communications of Morton I. and Katherine; journals and diaries; published works and manuscripts of Morton J.; material related to Bracha Fuld's death; photographs; the Cellar Book Shop card catalog; also World War II-period artifacts, and Bracha's military ribbon.
Photographs and slides depicting Fuld and Netzorg families and their friends, Netzorgs' house in Detroit, Detroit street scenes, and the Cellar Book Shop. Of special interest are the World War II period photographs in the Morton I. and Katherine S. Netzorg part of the series depicting the conditions in liberated Philippines in 1945, military action and military life, and Jewish life in the U.S. military. Also of interest are the Fuld family photographs depicting Jewish life in Germany from the late 1800s to late 1930s. Slides with images taken during 1970s trips to the Philippines featuring Banaue, Cebu, Jolo, and Zamboanga, locations in the Southeast Asia, and Europe.
Recorded reminiscences of Morton J. Netzorg and Petra Fuld Netzorg.
This collection contains two letters. The June 6, 1862 letter speaks of battles, but his regiment was held in reserve and not involved in action. The August 6, 1862, letter thanks his mother for a package received, tells her of being on the march for three weeks, and that he is sending money home.
Excerpts from a letter written while Bush was garrisoned near Fairfax, Virginia and sent to his wife in Dexter, Mich. Bush tells of the first battle of Bull Run (Manassas Junction), the guns that can be heard in the area, the foraging expedition and search for food in which he participated; and of the plight of the families in the area.
The letter, a photocopy, describes the weather in Archangel, his daily routine, and his hopes of going home. The original is owned by Roger L. Heiple, South Lyon, Mich.
1.34 GB (online)
The collection consists of digital photographs from the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Women's March.
The Order of the Eastern Star, Manchester Lodge records include minutes of a meeting, and a list of officers.
1 items (32 pages)
Comments on Couzens and the banking crisis in Michigan during the depression.
Descriptions of activities of young adolescent girl; and miscellaneous letters of other family members.
110.76 MB (online)
This collection includes digital financial records, lists, logistical and marketing documentation, meeting minutes and notes, photographs, and schedules. It documents the planning and execution of the Midwest Asian American Student Union's (MAASU) 2013 spring conference, the theme of which was Magnify: Explore Yourself, Amplify: Inspire Others. This event was held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and organized by the university's MAASU student chapter.
Slide presentation with text (in Swedish) on the life and wartime activities of Raoul Wallenberg.
1 MB (online)
This collection documents actions of the Michigan Prospect for Renewed Citizenship (MPRC) around the years 1997-2011. Materials include budgets, bylaws, board minutes, op-ed articles, fundraising letters, and other organizational records.
3 linear feet (in 5 boxes) — 2 oversize folders
The posters in the John Harriman Collection have been arranged first by size and then either by date or by broad category: University of Michigan events and Ann Arbor and other Michigan community events. The sizes of the poster and event flyers fall into three ranges. Within each, there are of course variations. The smallest range is mainly 8 1/2"x11" (with a few measuring 8 1/2"x14"); the medium size is a combination of 11"x17" and 17"x22"; the largest size of poster measures more than 21"x25".
The largest portion of the collection consists of posters and flyers advertising University of Michigan events, activities, courses, lectures, groups, and elections that took place on the campus of the university, involved groups from the university, or were sponsored by the university. Some of the more common poster topics include: student elections, student music groups, fraternity/sorority activities, campus classes and lectures, and theatrical or musical performances on campus. A smaller accumulation of posters and flyers advertises events, activities, groups, and elections that taking place in the state of Michigan, largely Ann Arbor.
The collection includes reproductions of pen sketches of Ann Arbor, Mich. and of the University of Michigan scenes.
The collection consists of photos of the 1983 Nazi march and anti-Nazi demonstration in Ann Arbor, Mich. and as well as various Ann Arbor and University of Michigan scenes and events.
0.2 linear feet (including 157 copyprints)
The collection consists of copyprints made from color slides taken by Mark C. Stevens, secretary-treasurer of Elmwood Cemetery. Included are views of Detroit, the neighborhood around the cemetery, scenery within the cemetery, and gravestones, monuments, and markers. The collection also includes a transcript of commentary made by Stevens on each of the photographs.
0.25 linear feet
The collection consists of photographs taken by student members of the staff of the Michiganensian. The photographs were taken for the 1980 and 1981 issues of the publication and document student activities and organizations, athletics, and campus scenes.
13 prints (in oversize folder)
The collection consists of prints depicting locations in Ann Arbor, Mich. Some prints are accompanied by descriptive text.
The Turun Yliopisto, Yleisen Historian Laitos immigrant questionnaires contain information relating to Finnish immigrants to Michigan who returned to Finland.
0.3 linear feet
The Don B. Chaffin papers document Professor Chaffin's professional and research endeavors. Formats in this collection include booklets, conference brochures, California legislative material, periodicals, photographic material, and one textbook. Significantly represented in this collection include the University of Michigan's Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering as well as the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics.
The Patrick Mullaly photograph collection consists of one photograph of houses along Murray Ave., Ann Arbor (Michigan), which was part of the Old West Side.
The collection consists of color photographs of mills, bridges, and other structures throughout southern Michigan.
11 linear feet
The Harry T. Edwards papers primarily document his tenure ad a board member and chairman of the board of AMTRAK. There are also files on University of Michigan Law School affairs and several labor arbitration cases in which Edward's participated. Other activities documented include his work as chairman of the rules and credentials committee of the National Women's Conference, 1975, and as member of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools; also other files concerning his interest in labor arbitration cases, and his involvement in problems of affirmative action and minority rights at the University.
25 photographs (in 1 folder)
The prints are illustrative of significant moments in the history of Michigan from pre-history to World War II.
1 linear foot
The papers of Kermit Krueger document the experiences of a young Peace Corps volunteer living and exploring culture in Asian villages and cities in the early 1960s. This collection contains documents and artifacts created and collected by Krueger during his service in the Peace Corps from 1963 to 1965 as well as documents created after his return to the United States that reflect on his time in Thailand. The collection is organized into four series: Stories from Thailand, Visual Materials, Correspondence, and Travel Materials.
7.3 linear feet (in 8 boxes)
This collection is organized into two series: Interview Materials and Professional Materials, and primarily documents interviews conducted by Solomon and his associates, likely for Solomon's dissertation on Chinese political culture. The majority of the materials are written in Chinese, although there are some interview transcriptions, interview analyses, and reports written in English.
The Interview Materials series is divided into two subseries: (1) Interviews; and (2) Data and Analysis. The Interviews subseries is comprised of interview responses and transcripts; various tests, evaluations, and score sheets; and handwritten materials. The Data and Analysis subseries is comprised primarily of computer data printouts, although it also contains some reports authored by Solomon on changing Chinese culture, as well as a magnetic data tape.
Researchers may find the folder "Interview Materials, General," located in Box 3 of the Interviews subseries, helpful in understanding some of the abbreviations used throughout the papers, the reasoning behind the interviews, and how the interviews were written up. Some commonly used acronyms are: "RT," which stands for Rorschach Test; a T or H preceding a number stands for either Taiwan or Hong Kong; "Trad-Mod" stands for "Traditionality - modernity," which was an attitude scale used by Solomon to quantitatively measure degrees "of modernity."
The Professional Materials series is comprised of a single folder titled "Ping Pong" that contains handwritten notes and various newspaper clippings related to the Chinese ping pong team's visit to the United States in 1972.
1 oversize folder
This collection contains descriptive text to accompany each of the flag designs.
4 linear feet
The Marion T. Marzolf papers document not only her career in the journalism and communication at the University of Michigan, but also the curricular changes that occurred during her career. The collection has been divided into three series: Personal/Research, Teaching, and Departmental.
1 oversize folder
Original musical arrangements of college marches for the album "Touchdown, U.S.A The 'Big Ten' and other great college marches of the gridiron." The album was recorded by the University of Michigan Band conducted by William D. Revelli. Also, original musical score of the "Russian Rhapsody" arrangement that was performed during the 1961 Symphony Band tour of the USSR.
4 linear feet — 17 film reels
The Shelley collection includes motion pictures featuring Michigan wildlife and outdoors activities. Other films related to specific areas within the state, such as Tahquamenon Falls and the Tittabawassee River. Also included are segments relating to Canada, specifically Agawa Canyon. Although the films are silent, the collection includes some reel-to-reel sound recordings of narration intended to accompany the films.
The Erich A. Walter photograph collection includes portraits of faculty and alumni active in the Michigan Union, and interior views of Michigan Union conference rooms.
4 linear feet (in 5 boxes) — 2 oversize boxes — 1 oversize folder
The Suzanne Sareini Papers represent Ms. Sareini's involvement in the Dearborn community, her service on the Dearborn City Council, and her electoral campaigns for city council and state representative. Additionally represented are the restaurants owned by the Sareini family, and their role in the Dearborn restaurant community. This collection will be of particular interest to researchers interested in Dearborn politics and government, the Dearborn Arab-American community, and Dearborn restaurants in the 1990s and early 2000s.
8 linear feet
The Gladys Kapenga collection contains papers related to Church Women United, Burlingame Congregational Church, and the United Church of Christ in Michigan. The collection has been organized in nine series: United Church of Christ (UCC); Church Women United; Committee Files; Events and Meetings; Outreach and Ministry; Publications and Newsletters; Topical Files; Miscellaneous Files; and Personal Files.
The Harold Kleis photograph collection consists of portraits as well as a photograph of Bellman's Super Market.
The collection consists of photos of Thom and George Bender looking at a canvas from a series entitled, "A Pictorial History of Pharmacy." Also includes photos of Thom with F. Clever Bald.
43.5 linear feet
The Robert J. Harris papers document his term as mayor of Ann Arbor, 1979-1983 and a professor at the University of Michigan law School, 1959-1974. Papers include mayoralty files relating to city politics and municipal issues, including the affairs of the police department and other city departments, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, the Model Cities Program, and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG); and scattered law school course and research materials, ca. 1959-ca. 1963.
The papers are organized into eight series: Alphabetical Files (boxes 1-9); Model Cities; Boards and Commissions File, City Departments File, Council Activities File, Miscellaneous Files, Newspaper clipping File, and Law School.
0.75 linear feet
The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) Publications record group is divided into seven series: Application Forms and Instructions, 1973-1999; Brochures and Pamphlets, ca 1957-1999; Directions in Financial Aid, 1979/80-1984/85, 1990/91; Flyers and Information Sheets, 1986-1996 and undated; Miscellaneous, 1990-1997; Newsletters, 1971-2001; and Reports, 1977-1989. The researcher should note that there are complete print runs for none of the publications in the record group; holdings for each title consist of more or less scattered sets of issues within the date ranges given.
3.5 linear feet
Miscellaneous publications of various Ann Arbor city government offices and departments. The publications are organized by the name of the creating office.
4 linear feet — 114 tubes (architectural drawings)
The Irving Tobocman papers document Tobocman's professional career designing commercial, religious, and residential buildings, primarily in Metro Detroit. The materials in this collection, which are dated from 1955 to 2017, include large architectural drawings—such as elevation, floor, framing, and mechanical drawings—as well as topographical surveys and smaller materials that were originally rolled with the larger drawings. Also included are contracts, correspondence, drawings, legal documents, notes, photographs, publications, and specifications.
Researchers interested in specific projects should consult materials in both series. Project job numbers have been indicated when possible, although many drawings and files lack job numbers.
1 linear foot
The C. Howard Ross Collection covers the period from about 1955 to 1980, and is made up largely of material related to Dr. Ross' strongest interests: geriatrics and history. There is little in the collection dealing with his childhood, his years as a school teacher or his work in industry. The bulk of the material deals with his years as a doctor and after his retirement from practice, and consists largely of reprints of published articles on geriatrics and history, especially local history, and of unpublished manuscripts chiefly about history and biography. There are some clippings concerning his activities as a physician and as a speaker on medical and other topics, primarily gardening, local history, and the use of herbs and plants in medicinal treatment.
10 linear feet
This collection consists of information file cards used by the Bates Real Estate company in its business of selling homes in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Each card contains information about the physical characteristics of homes for sale in period of approximately 1955 to 1980. The cards also include a photograph of the house. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the street where the house is located.
1.76 MB (online) — 0.1 linear feet
The Richard Kommel papers contains digital copies of photographs of the University of Michigan's Polio Ward. Depicted in these photographs are Dr. Richard Kommel, Eve Kommel, Eric Kommel, and another child. Also included are related physical photographic material and a newspaper clipping.
5 linear feet — 11 GB (online)
The Office of New Students Programs records consist of files relating to new student orientation program largely concerning diversity training and selection and training of counselors. The records includes manuals, guides, and videotapes and are divided into four series, Administration/Organizational Files, Evaluations of the Diversity Program, Audio-Visual Material and Publications. The Administration/Organization Files, Evaluations of the Diversity Program and approximately half of the VHS tapes from the Audio-Visual Materials series were acquired by the library in 1997. The rest of the material was acquired in a separate accession in 2007.
Photographs of the Musgrove Evans House, Tecumseh, Michigan.
Group portraits of pastor, with various groups of members and visitors, inside and outside the church building.
69 linear feet (in 82 boxes including oversize) — 31 bundles — 1 oversize folder — 3 oversize posters — 387.3 GB (online)
The papers of William Bolcom and Joan Morris document Bolcom's work as a composer and performer as well as Bolcom's and Morris's collaboration in performing and recording American popular songs and classical music. There is also some material relating to their academic work at the University of Michigan, notably a 1988 production of a student opera, Mina & Colossus. The papers include programs, itineraries, and correspondence relating to performances, manuscript and published scores, topical files, audio and visual material (including sound recordings), and photographs.
1 linear foot
Representing but a tiny fraction of Korab's oeuvre, the collection held at the Bentley Library will nevertheless appeal to a broad range of researchers. Especially in a collective sense, Korab photographs are not only about architecture and architectural photography, but also about art, technology, modernism, photography's history, the environment, urbanism, ruralism, and the creative process itself. They also document one individual's spirited commitment to a life's work -- work expressed both analytically and emotionally.
The essence of the collection is a Korab portfolio entitled Man's Presence, a study of Michigan's man-made environment that drew him to dozens of towns, cities and rural areas in the upper and lower peninsulas. Photographs capture the quiet magnificence of silos and barns, the elegance of 19th century mansions, the utilitarian architecture of iron foundries and grain elevators. There are also pictures depicting ways man has wasted resources (an abandoned lumber mill, a barren tract of bulldozed land. A superb example of Korab's lifelong fascination with vernacular architecture, Man's Presence is a deliberate effort to capture on film Michigan worlds that otherwise might go unnoticed or become lost to future generations.
The collection is comprised of three series: Biographical Materials; Man's Presence Contact Sheets; and Man's Presence Copy Prints and Copy Negatives.
20 linear feet — 3 oversize volumes
The records of the University Architect's Office consist of twenty (20) linear feet and three oversize volumes. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, architectural drawings, and photographs spanning the years from 1950 to 1989. The records document the numerous construction and renovation projects undertaken by the university on the Ann Arbor campus as well as on the Dearborn and Flint campuses. The materials are arranged in two series: University Architects and University Buildings Files. The bulk of the records are comprised of building files
There are three oversize volumes of photographs regarding the Administration Building (LS&A Building), Mary Butler Markley Hall, and the Outpatient Clinic of the University Hospital, which have been removed to an oversize location.
6 linear feet (in 7 boxes)
The Richard K. Beardsley Papers document Beardsley's anthropological fieldwork in Japan, Spain, and California, and include research and field notes, questionnaires, interviews, photographs, and a small amount of correspondence. The papers consist of three series: Topical Files, Research Files, and Photographs.
0.4 linear feet
The collection consists of promotional photographs of skiing and other winter recreational activities in the West Branch, Michigan area.
7.76 MB (online)
The Robert Bruce Flack papers consist of a two series, Photographs and Annotations.
The Photographs series contains digitized images of Robert Bruce Flack with fellow veterans and family members at Decoration Day events at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Mich. in the early 1950s. These include several images of Flack and family members in front of the cemetery's Polar Bear Monument, which was sculpted by Leon Hermant.
The Annotations series contains digital images of notes made by Flack in his copy of The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki (1920). These annotations provide details on Flack's service as a machine gunner on the Kodish and Railroad Fronts from December 1918 through April 1919.
This collection consists of photographs of foreign students attending the University of Michigan in classroom, study and laboratory settings.
0.2 linear feet — 5 sound discs (78 rpm) — 6 GB (online)
The Karoub Family papers document the history of Imam Hussein Karoub and his family in the United States of America. The collection is made up of biographical materials, some publications and family sound recordings.
1 items (58 pages) — 1.47 GB (online) — 7 digital audiovisual files
The Cynthia L. Muñoz papers are comprised of materials related to the Muñoz and Ryba families. The collection includes correspondence from Muñoz's uncle "Ed" Ryba over the course of his time in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, an unpublished memoir written by Muñoz as part of the Immigrant Memoir Project, and family interviews and photographs.
The Willow Run Photograph Collection consists of an interior photograph of the Willow Run Bomber Plant.
6 linear feet
The Bidlack papers consist of seven series: Correspondence, Personal Material, Class Notes, Miscellaneous Files, Writings, the John and Ann Allen Research files, and the Elisha and Mary Ann Rumsey Research Files.
49 linear feet (in 51 boxes) — 12 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder
The Frank D. Stella collection documents the career of a Detroit businessman, who devoted much of his time and energy to many philanthropic, cultural, and civic endeavors. The collection consists of his files from a selection of his organizational responsibilities relating to Italian American organizations and causes, to state and national Republican Party fund raising and campaigns, to Roman Catholic schools and organizations, and to the betterment of life (cultural, health services, etc.) of the greater Detroit area.
The collection has been arranged into the following series: Biographical / Personal; National Italian American Foundation; Republican Party activities; Orchestra Hall Renovation; Legatus; Various community, fraternal, and charitable activities; and Photographs. Portions of the collection are more fully processed than others. Most series are arranged, as Stella maintained the files, into broad chronological divisions. Only the Orchestra Hall series and the Photographs series have been arranged and described in more detail.
13 linear feet (in 21 boxes)
The Slusser collection consists primarily of research and bibliographic note cards produced as a result of his study of Russian history and used in his classes and in the preparation of his books and articles. There are in addition a series of copies of his articles and reviews.
1 folder (17 slides and 1 photograph)
The collection includes a photograph of Fry and views of University of Michigan buildings built or planned during his tenure. Also included are slides of a plaque and pond in Fry's memory at Radrick Farms Golf Course in Ann Arbor (Mich.) as well as views of the First National Bank Building and Slauson Junior High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan (both were designed by Fry and Kasurin).
7 linear feet
The Huron Valley Girl Scout Council record group documents the administration and activities of a growing Girl Scout Council in Michigan. It is comprised of such records as Board and Council minutes, by-laws, annual reports, newsletters, financial material, various committee minutes, district files, promotional material, annual agendas, membership information, and staff position descriptions. Included in the records are the files of the Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Washtenaw County Girl Scout Councils. In 1958 these agencies combined to form the Huron Valley Girl Scout Council. The records cover the years 1940 through 1965 with the bulk covering 1958-1962. Only a portion of the records have been processed. Those materials which have been processed consist of the following series: Ann Arbor Girl Scout Council, Plymouth Girl Scout Council, Girl Scout Council of Washtenaw County and Huron Valley Girl Scout Council.
The collection consists of photographs, taken by Russell A. Spalding, of a Civil War monument in a Lenawee County, Michigan, cemetery.
The collection consists of copy print photographs and negatives of the Leoni Seminary (later Michigan Union College) at Leoni, Michigan. Michigan Union College was the predecessor to Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan
0.5 linear feet
Negatives made by J. Stuart Gildart as art editor of the Michiganensian. Includes campus views, buildings and student activities, particularly in publications. Gildart was later photographer for the Caro, Michigan Advertiser.
5 volumes (in 1 boxu)
The collection consists of student notebooks from classes taken in the Law School of the University of Michigan.
0.1 linear feet — 16 blueprints — 1 microfilm
The collection consists of original blueprints and microfilm of photographs of buildings designed by Frost largely from the period after 1939. Most of the earlier plans and papers were destroyed by fire in California in 1939. There are also a few folders relating to his interest in Pittsfield Village.
3 linear feet
The collection consists of notebooks from classes taken in the School of Business Administration and Law School of the University of Michigan.
This collection is comprised of photographs of Ann Arbor, including the 1941 train wreck at Michigan Central depot, an accident at University of Michigan Heating Plant, and views from University Hospital.
6 linear feet (in 7 boxes) — 2 oversize volumes
The Doner papers relate mainly to her writing career and include scrapbooks containing clippings and letters about her various books. The collection also contains copies of her books and manuscripts of her writings.
2 boxes — 2 microfilms
The Dorothy Smith McAllister collection consists of files relating to Democratic Party activities (largely on microfilm); files relating to her interest in civil rights, fair employment practices, and her involvement with the Michigan and National Consumers League. The collection has two parts: original manuscripts and papers that have been microfilmed. A portions of the Original Materials series also appears on the microfilm, but the microfilmed material is unique--not a part of the papers.
1 linear foot — 1 oversize volume
The O'Brien family collection includes papers and scrapbooks of John H. O'Brien, a newsman with the Hearst newspaper chain largely concerning the campaign, 1952-1957, for better interstate highway system. In addition, there are scrapbooks and other materials of Michael O'Brien relating to his insurance business and to the political campaigns of his brother, Patrick H. O'Brien. The papers of Eleanor Lawton O'Brien concern her interests in family planning. The reminiscences of Jean Worth relate to his boyhood in Menominee, Michigan, ca. 1915.
The Paul Warren Voorheis photographs include a portrait of Voorheis.
This collection contains photographs of halftime band formations at an unidentified University of Michigan football game.
This collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs of murals and other paintings executed by Popovich.
The collection consists of photographs of Ann Arbor and University of Michigan buildings and views, including the Ann Arbor skyline at night and exterior of the Majestic Theatre.
The collection consists of photographs of businesses in Gaylord, Michigan.
16 film reels — 1 folder
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.
62.7 GB (online)
The Jean Ledwith King Oral History Collection is composed of visual materials collected by John Owens to celebrate King's life and work in 2011, when the Women's Center of Southeast Michigan was renamed in King's honor.
31 linear feet
The Ivory Photo collection consists of an impressive array of negatives and prints taken by Ann Arbor photographer Mel Ivory from the 1920s to the early 1970s. Most of the photographs were taken by Ivory for customers, whether the University of Michigan, local businesses, or private citizens. The collection is probably most valuable for its extensive documentation of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, the two areas in which it bulks largest. However, because it spans a relatively long time period, the collection is also useful for illustrating changes in photography as an art and as a business, and for documenting social trends in twentieth-century America. Finally, the collection documents the career of a commercial photographer.
As a photographer for the University of Michigan in the 1920s and 1930s, Ivory took the standard pictures of campus events, buildings, and people, but the value of many photographs from this period is as much aesthetic as informational. Producing cover art for the Michigan Alumnus allowed him to experiment with unusual angles, lighting, and subject matter. (See, for example, photographs of the Clements Library and of students strolling through the Diag in the 1930s.) In stark contrast to these images is a large group of photographs of car wrecks that Ivory took for insurance companies between 1937 and 1969.
Besides providing thorough documentation of the physical plant of the University of Michigan, the Ivory collection evokes the flavor of life on campus in the 1930s and 1940s through photographs of football games and crowds, dance bands, social events, professors at work in laboratories, the Michigan Daily staff at work, and students in classrooms, libraries, and dormitories.
The Ann Arbor subseries includes numerous photographs of houses and businesses, filed by address to facilitate research into a particular building or site, as well as a rich assortment of photographs depicting life in Ann Arbor through more than four decades. There are numerous photographs of men and women at work in factories, stores, and other settings. Some show women at work in unusual settings (as cab drivers for Ace Cab Company, for example) while others depict women in stereotypically female occupations (as secretaries, store clerks, and ditto machine operators). Photographs of drug and department store display windows and of products in grocery stores illustrate trends in merchandising.
The Ivory collection is also remarkable for its documentation of social mores. Wedding photographs taken from the 1930s to the 1960s depict a variety of settings, fashions, wedding rituals, and even fads, such as a 1940 wedding at a roller rink. There is also a small group of photographs of funerals and an extensive series of portraits of children, families, and individuals.
Photographs of a depression-era hobo cooking near a railroad car, of lawn parties and country clubs, of the soap box derby and sports teams reflect diverse aspects of life in Ann Arbor. The home front during World War II is documented in views of an aluminum drive, a blitzkrieg game in a local tavern, a commuter bus with a female conductor, and the Judge Advocate General's school exercises in the Law Quad.
Although the Ypsilanti subseries is considerably smaller than the Ann Arbor and University of Michigan subseries, it contains a number of valuable photographs, such as the Cleary College photographs showing rows of students at typewriters, students relaxing on boarding house steps and in Cleary lounges and recreation rooms, and annual graduation processions. The Washtenaw County subseries contains rural scenes such as farms, country roads, and a county fair. The remaining subseries consist of businesses, street scenes, railroad stations, and a variety of other photographs representing Michigan towns and counties.
A few copy negatives made by Ivory from existing photographs are scattered throughout the collection. A late nineteenth or early twentieth-century anatomy lesson in the Medical School, for example, is filed in the "Colleges, Schools, and other Divisions" section of University of Michigan 5"x7" negatives.
The contents of the various subseries and sub-subseries are for the most part self-evident, but a few words of explanation about the Ann Arbor subseries are in order. "Buildings and Views" consists largely of exterior views of buildings. However, there are many interior scenes of people and activities in the "Churches," "Hospitals," and "Schools" sections. For example, photographs of Ann Arbor churches include views of the pastor and congregation, choirs, recreation rooms, meetings, and athletic teams in addition to interior and exterior views of the buildings. "Schools" contains photographs of sports teams, classroom scenes, social events, and buildings representing Ann Arbor public and parochial schools, but also Ann Arbor Secretarial School and Concordia College.
Researchers seeking images of commercial enterprises will find material in the "Buildings and Views" sub-subseries (listed under the street address in the "Houses and Businesses" section) and in the "Businesses" sub-subseries (under the name of the enterprise).
The "Houses and Businesses" negatives within the "Buildings and Views" sub-subseries are arranged alphabetically by street name and then numerically by address. Most of these photographs are exterior views, but interior scenes of businesses have been filed here in order to keep exterior and interior views of a particular business together. Photographs of products, equipment, people at work, and special events are filed in the "Businesses" sub-subseries when no building exteriors exist or when the address of the business was unknown. Researchers should look both places for photographs of businesses. Although some "see also" references have been added, they are by no means exhaustive. Researchers may also wish to examine the "Motor Vehicles" sub-subseries, which contains photographs of trucks owned by Ann Arbor businesses.
In the University of Michigan subseries, "Buildings and Views" consists of exterior and interior views of buildings, whereas "Colleges, Schools, and Other Divisions" contains photographs of professors and students in laboratories and classrooms as well as group photographs of staff and students.
The collection includes postcards with images of the aftermath of the three bombings of the school in Bath, Michigan, on May 18, 1927.