Newspapers and clippings relating to historical Michigan events and motion pictures.
Newspapers and clippings relating to historical Michigan events and motion pictures.
407 pages (1 volume)
William Sargeant's Collectanea: Voyages and Travels, vol. 54 is a paper-bound notebook of 400 pages with a 7-page index of locations and sources. The volume is a commonplace book of Sargeant's manuscript transcriptions of passages from a number of published travel accounts and historical and geographical works, dated from the 1780s to the 1790s. The original authors of Sargeant’s transcriptions include men of renown, such as George Vancouver, Jean François Galaup de la Pérouse, and Thomas Pennant (see Controlled Access Terms for a detailed list of locations represented and the names of the authors from whom he copied).
Approximately a third of the notebook is a copy of parts of the "Voyages of La Pérouse." Jean François de Galaup, Comte de la Pérouse (1741-1788) led expeditions of scientists and geographers to locate the Northwest Passage from the Pacific. These three expeditions were described in the four volumes in French of "Voyages...", which was translated into English and published in 1788.
The volume does not include any indication of why Sargeant transcribed some passages versus others, or why he wrote them in this particular order. The passages discuss a variety of topics: vegetation, geological features, natural resources, climate, sea travel, and overland travel. He also transcribed material on the inhabitants' physical features, clothing, culture, agriculture, industry, and home construction.
A few of Sargeant’s transcriptions describe North America and North American people. Among them are details about the people of Port Mulgrave and "Port des Francais," Alaska (from Dixon and La Pérouse, respectively) and Monterey Bay, California (also from La Pérouse).
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.
2 cubic feet (in 4 boxes)
Collection of 264 glass-plate negatives measuring either 4 inches x 6 inches or 4 inches x 5 inches, mostly unidentified, and all undated [1880-1920]. Included in the collection are portraits and group images of men, women, and children, as well as some buildings, instruments, a band, camping with tents, and horses and buggies. A few identified images are Godon Ripenburg of Clare, Michigan, the Clare Bakery, two Fish family gravestones of Isabella County, Michigan, John D. Oren of Michigan, and the ferry "Manistee." The creator is unknown. There are also two positive images, one of a seated woman cut down into an oval shape on a broken glass plate. The other is a small, partial black and white print of a church and factory taken from negative #97.
Federal census for Michigan show John D. Oren (born about 1868) lived in Duplain, Clinton County, Michigan, in 1910 and in Seneca, Lenawee County, Michigan, in 1930; David Fish (born about 1833) lived in Denver Township, isabella County, Michigan, in 1900; and Gordon Ripenburg (born about 1883) lived in Clare, Michigan, from 1910 to 1918.
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.
This collection of articles and reprints of articles written by Edward Turner was accumulated from different sources.
Jacob van Zwaluwenburg's autobiography contains discussion of his experiences during the Civil War along with an account of his childhood in the Netherlands and America. He discusses his family, schooling, and religious upbringing in the Hervormde Kerk (Reformed Church in the Netherlands). He describes the ocean voyage and Erie Canal journey which brought the family to Michigan.
Van Zwaluwenburg describes his wartime experiences in the 16th U.S. Infantry, from his humorous efforts to volunteer through the end of his enlistment. He provides particularly detailed descriptions of the battles of Shiloh and Stones River and the fighting around Chattanooga. His account centers on the experiences of a private and strays little into the fields of politics and the evaluation of generals. Although there are a few geographical and chronological errors, the account provides an interesting view of the common soldier in the regular army.
The journal is in both manuscript and typescript; however, the two are not entirely the same. The typescript copy, 36 pages long, follows the manuscript copy, 33 pages long, with only minor differences until page 18 of the manuscript and page 22 of the typescript. From this point the copies differ greatly, although they cover roughly the same events. The manuscript is incomplete, lacking an ending.
The volume contains a 54-page manuscript copy of Manuel de Mier y Terán's Spanish-language report on native people of Texas, entitled Noticia de las tribus de salvages conocidos que habitan en el departamento de Tejas, y del número de familias de que consta cada Tribu, puntos en que habitan y terrenos en que acampan , which he submitted to the Mexican government in 1828. Terán's assistant and draftsman, José María Sánchez y Tapia, produced the undated copy from Terán's manuscript. Terán's report provides quantitative and qualitative information on 29 tribes residing in Texas, including the Lipanes, Comanches, Huecos (Wacos), Tahuácanos, Cherokees, Kicapoos (Kickapoos), Iguanés, and Cadós (Caddos). He provided an approximate number of families in each tribe, detailed information on their locations, and sometimes commented on their habits and ways of life. On the Comanches, he noted that upon the death of a comrade, they killed the horse and broke the weapons which had served the deceased (pp. 6-7). For the Huecos (Wacos), he described the division of labor between men and women (p. 12). In addition to numbers and locations of various groups of Native Americans, Sánchez recorded several eight-measure songs, including lyrics, associated with the Táncahues, Tejas, Nadacos, and Iguanes tribes. In the back of the volume are an unfinished watercolor landscape and the lyrics to a song entitled "La Ausencia."
This volume (28 pages) contains excerpts from Walley Chamberlain Oulton's 1812 play The Sleep Walker, or, Which is the Lady?, as well as excerpts from other works. Pages 1-7, 16-19, and 25-28 contain excerpts from The Sleep Walker; pages 8-15 and 20-24 contain copied excerpts from other sources, most frequently Shakespeare's plays. The lines from Oulton's play vary only slightly from an 1813 published version; one notable difference is a lengthier concluding monologue by the character Somno. The other excerpts are written under the names of prominent English actors from the early 19th century, including members of the Kemble and Siddons families. The volume has the bookplate of Erastus Tefft, which has an engraving of a Native American gazing at a European settlement.
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 is a collection of pamphlets and reprints drawn from different sources and arranged alphabetically.
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.
Manuscript Passages from the Greek Testament, with English Translations by Cotton Mather is a twenty-six page manuscript by an unknown hand, containing selected verses from books of the New Testament. Some verses are in Greek, some are in English, and others are in both languages.
Pages 1-3 include verses from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Acts. They are not in order by book, chapter number, or verse number. The remaining 23 pages contain verses and partial verses from all of the books of the New Testament except Philippians, Titus, and Philemon; most are from Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts. Short phrases in many of the English verses are underlined and alongside them are Greek translations in parentheses. Although the manuscript is not explicitly subdivided, some verses are grouped by verb usage. For example, part of page 20 groups Romans 5:5, Romans 5:11, 1 Corinthians 7:37, 2 Corinthians 1:24, and others together. They each contain some variation of the verb ίστημι.
The manuscript is bound with an undated portrait engraving of Cotton Mather, by H.B. Hall's Sons, New York. A letter from Thomas J. Holmes, librarian at the William Gwinn Mather Library in Cleveland, Ohio, to J.C. Wheat, librarian at the William L. Clements Library (May 13, 1935) is laid inside the front cover of the volume. In the letter, Mr. Holmes offers his opinion regarding whether or not the manuscript is in the hand of Cotton Mather; he is uncertain.
Franz Liszt's Canzone Napolitana is a signed, 4-page musical score. The manuscript includes notations and measures that were removed before publication.
This volume, which may have belonged to a Scottish teacher, has pebbled covers, with the title "Sketch Book" stamped in gold on the front. The first section, "Specimen course for Second Year Higher Grade," contains 6 pages of pencil drawings. The subjects include books, plants, household items, a shoe, a water tank, an umbrella, a broom, a basket, and a hand. The final page of drawings includes the note: "Complete course with interiors & outdoor work."
The second part of the volume is a 2-page chart titled "Geography. Scheme of Work," with tables of geographical subjects for students at various levels. Each month's course included the study of a country or geographical region, a "practical" subject, and a "physical" subject. The areas represented are primarily European nations; British colonies such as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India; North and South America; Asia, and Pacific islands. The teacher offered practical instruction in navigational concepts, the use and creation of maps, and surveying, and offered instruction on various geological topics such as the Earth's atmosphere, climate, and physical features such as volcanoes and glaciers.
This volume (174 pages) contains an introduction to land surveying and its underlying mathematical principles. Included are practical problems, illustrated examples, and reference tables.
The book, entitled "Land Surveying," opens with an introduction to geometry and trigonometry then focuses on practical surveying applications (around p. 49). Definitions, theorems, and problems are illustrated with diagrams and example problems. The remainder of the volume (pp. 142-174) pertains to surveying measurements, methodology, and tools. The author explained different measurements, such as Scottish units, English units, and the "chain," and applied mathematical principles to surveyors' practices. Many problems include ink-and-watercolor pictures of irregularly shaped lakes or fields, and several concern locations referred to as "Broom Park," "Mire Park," "Farm Park," and "Hill Side Farm." Additional subjects of study are land division and measuring levelness. The volume also contains tables of measurements. Decorative geometric drawings, done in ink with the occasional addition of watercolors, are interspersed throughout the book.
.5 cubic ft. (in 1 box, 1 Oversized folder)
His undated papers include typed copies of shanty-boy type songs, folk ballads, poems, and music that Beck collected, possibly in the 1930s, as well as two cassette recordings of his group singing lumberjack songs.
Two audiodisc recordings (ca. 1960?) of Beck talking about, singing and reciting various songs, and the three 2005 CDs made from the recordings, are also included. The recordings include a spoken introduction to each section by Beck who then sings or recites the songs. Tracks 1 and 2 are from Audiodisc #1 and Tracks 5 and 6 are from Audiodisc #2. Please note that only the CD labeled “Unprocessed Recordings of Earl C. Beck” plays in a CD player. The other two CDs apparently were used to create the playable CD.
Track 1: Ballads: ‘Barbara Allen’ (short and long versions) and ‘Little Mohee’ (11:11); Track 2: Ballads: ‘Barbara Allen’ (long versions) and ‘Little Mohee’ (10:14); Track 3: Miscellaneous chorus; chipmunks (Chip N Dale)? (0:22); Track 4: distorted voices (0:37); Track 5: Lullabies: ‘Little Old Sod Shanty’; Michigan Lumber Jack Songs: ‘Shanty Boy’ and ‘Pete Batiste’ (both recited) (7:37); Track 6: American Cowboy Songs: ‘Railroad Corral’, ‘Old Saddle’ (recited), and Round Up Time This Fall (verses recited, chorus sung) (8:52).
3 cubic feet (in 3 boxes)
This collection, 3 cubic feet (in 3 boxes), undated, is the 2018 addition to Charles Conn’s Michigan Railroad Collection. As far as we know this material has not been digitized and therefore is not part of the Charles Conn Michigan Railroad Database. Box 1 of the collection includes negative pages with one page or more of a specific Michigan city or county with image subjects such as buildings, businesses, people, and scenic views. Box 2 is a continuation of city and county negatives, with multiple locations in each page of negatives. At the end of Box 2 begins negatives categorized by specific railways in Michigan. Lastly, Box 3 includes miscellaneous railroad negatives, logging negatives, and unidentified negatives of people and buildings. Two folders of interest are glass-plate negatives (2), undated, of a blacksmith and equipment on a flatbed car, and Railroad index, undated, which appears to index items in Conn’s other collection. The collection is organized alphabetically and by topic. It is housed mostly in the original negative sleeves provided by Conn.
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.
2 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes.)
The correspondence series largely consists of correspondence to and occasionally from Ed and Victoria concerning their personal and professional lives. Items groupings correspond to the creators' original order.
The campaign materials series comprises legal documents, ad copy, expenses, ephemera, and photos related to Benita Kaimowitz's 1973 bid for Ann Arbor mayor and Ed Vandenberg's 1986 candidacy for probate judge.
The teaching materials series includes lesson plans, assignments, student work, student evaluations, reading lists, and correspondence relating to Victoria and Ed Vandenberg's and Benita Kaimowitz's work as teachers. Both Benita and Ed taught courses at Community High School, a public alternative school founded in 1972 in response to the popularity of the Youth Liberation movement in Ann Arbor.
The Ed Vandenberg legal work series contains materials related to Ed's career as an attorney and ombudsman.
In the Office of Ethics and Religion series are administrative materials, correspondence, notes, ephemera, and proposals created by or submitted to the eponymous office. Ed Vandenberg served for a time as president of the Office of Ethics and Religion, and participated in many of the office's forums, conferences, and iniatives. Many of the materials in this series pertain to the University Values Program and the debates it facilitated concerning research into recombinant DNA technology.
The conferences series primarily consists of documents related to the 1977 "Narcissism in Modern Society" conference held at the University of Michigan and hosted in part by the Office of Religion and Ethics. It also includes statements and notes about attendees from the 1965 International Conference on Alternative Perspectives on Vietnam, which was co-sponsored by the predecessor to the Office of Ethics and Religion. Lastly, the series contains of a handful of documents related to various teach-ins in the 60s and 70s.
The topical files series is composed of groupings of files, largely collected by Ed Vandenberg, related to political and philosophical topics that did not fit neatly elsewhere in the collection. Files contain a variety of items, including essays, articles, newsletters, and ephemera.
The last item in the collection is a spiral-bound notebook used as a communication log for the Kaimowitzes' communal home.
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.
3 Linear Feet (Salzman's papers have been rehoused in 6 manuscript boxes. )
This collection consists of physics professor and anarchist George Salzman's manuscripts, writings, correspondence, photographs, teaching materials, and ephemera. Salzman organized his papers around various themes, places, and organizations of importance to him, which is reflected in the labels he used.
The majority of papers fall under three general categories: Salzman's teaching materials for Science for Humane Survival, writings and ephemera related to Mexico, and essays from and correspondence pertaining to Salzman's website.
Salzman's teaching materials consist of slides, diagrams, and lecture notes that he used to teach Science for Humane Survival. Most of these were created during the mid-70s.
The papers about Mexico comprise ephemera from various indigenous activist groups, including the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO), formed during the 2006 uprising, and the Zapatistas. Salzman took part in the Zapatistas' 2001 march across Mexico for indigenous rights, which he touches on in some of his correspondence. He documented the 2006 Oaxacan uprisings in detail, saving pictures, logging the dates and times of important incidents, and writing descriptions and analysis of the events as he understood them. In addition to these documents, Salzman collected various essays, manuscripts, and ephemera about environmental protection in Oaxaca and Mexico more generally. These materials span from the late 1990s to roughly 2008.
The essays from Salzman's website were penned by a variety of writers and cover a range of subjects related to anarchism, revolution, environmentalism, and identity. Featured heavily are essays about the Israel-Palestine conflict written by Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery. These materials span from the mid 90s to roughly 2008.
Other materials of note include Salzman's correspondence with fellow anarchist, James Herod; records of Salzman's donations to various institions and causes; and photos of Salzman's home in Oaxaca.
.5 Linear Feet — 1 manuscript box — Archival material separated out from larger donation from the late David Porter. — Papers are fragile and sometimes torn. Rusty staples have been removed where possible.
The bulk of the papers is Porter's own handwritten notes, but also includes materials he saved from other sources (such as local newspapers) and typewritten proposals presented by Porter to his dissertation committee. The papers remain in Porter's original order. Porter's research focused on socialist and anarchist forces in Algeria immediately following independence. Materials are in both French and English.
This collection consists of letters and portions of letters expressing the author's affection for and devotion to the recipient and continually reaffirming his devotion. The letters were written around the late 19th century.
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.
This collection is made up of notes for around 250 Christian sermons, written in the late 18th or early 19th century. The sermon notes occupy over 1000 densely written pages. The majority of the sermons are based on Biblical verses from Genesis, Isaiah, Psalms, and the New Testament.
This 8-page, hand-sewn manuscript volume is comprised of approximately 24 textile weaving patterns. It appears to date from the late 18th or early 19th century. The covers bear illustrations of a lion, a deer, and a man in a top hat, as well as various words and math problems.
The weaving patterns appear to give guidance on the orientation of the warp and weft to achieve a particular textile. The names Susan Thomas and Susan Nichols are inscribed on the inner cover, as well as North Kingston, [Rhode Island].
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 is an undated 53-page manuscript, containing portions of the English translation of a work of organ music theory and practical application by German organist and instructor Wilhelm Schneider. The manuscript's first page corresponds to page 87 of Schneider's Practical Organ School . . . to which is added a complete Treatise on Harmony and thorough Bass. Translated and Adapted to the wants of Young Organists (Boston: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1851). Afterward, the manuscript follows a different organization from the printed work—chapter one of the manuscript corresponds, for example, to chapter two of the published version. A comparative analysis has not been completed, though a cursory review suggests that the manuscript has textual and possibly other variations from the published version.
This volume is a 68 page student transcription of Charles Morton's Compendium Physicae. Previous catalogers tentatively identified the student as Nathaniel Chauncey (1681-1756).
This incomplete 312-page manuscript catechism contains a series of questions and answers about religious faith, including the doctrine of predestination, the creation of the world, Jesus Christ, and the form and contents of prayer. A marginal note by a different 18th- or 19th-century hand suggests that this is "perhaps the writing of N Chauncey Hatfield or Samuel Wh[illegible]."
The manuscript begins with a discussion of heaven and hell, and proceeds through additional topics, often accompanied by scriptural references. Each subject is part of a continuing question-and-answer process, often based on a previous answer, and many themes recur frequently. Several brief proverbs appear on the final page.
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.
26 photographs in 1 album.
The White Mountains vacation photograph album contains 26 photographs taken by amateur photographer brothers Thomas Avery Hine and Charles Gilbert Hine related to a twelve-day carriage tour of the White Mountains by a party of eight travelers in July of 1883. The album (18 x 27 cm) is half bound with black leather and brown boards and gilt title reading "Chronicles of our White Mountain trip, July, 1883." An inscription inside the front cover reads "Miss Mary A. Barnard, compliments of T. A. & C. G. Hine." The album consists of albumen prints glued to thick cardstock (opposite printed text) and glued onto the facing page.
Scenic images include views of Tuckerman's Ravine, Pemigewasset River, Franconia Notch, Lake Chocorua, Lake Winnepesaukee, Profile Mountain, and Mt. Lafayette. Other images of interest include views of two horse-drawn carriages on the road, the traveling party relaxing on a dock and posed atop a boulder, and the Crawford House and Thorn Mountain House hotels. Photographs are accompanied by a printed narrative of the journey written by Ellen T. Cheever Rockwood.
1.5 Linear Feet (16 photographs in one oversize flat box)
This collection consists of 17 mounted, black-and-white photographs of deportees during the 1917 Bisbee Deportation.
2.50 Linear Feet (1 oversize flat box)
This collection consists of newspapers related to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, all published in Hungarian during the year of 1956. Newspapers are separated into folders based on title and organized chronologically.
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.
Lydia Brown compiled this notebook of copied poems, principally religious and moral in nature, sometime in the early nineteenth century. She often drew calligraphic titles and other embellishments, including borders, flowers, and leaves. Several times throughout the volume, Lydia Brown included "A E 12" after her name, possibly an abbreviation for the Latin phrase "aetatis," indicating she may have been 12 at the time of writing and the volume could have served as an educational exercise for learning penmanship. A test sheet at the end of the volume includes several practice penmanship elements, and pencil lines throughout indicate how Lydia Brown was keeping her writing straight.
This volume (390 pages) contains lists of Royal Navy vessels in the 19th century, organized by type (see list below) and number of guns. Each set of facing pages consists of a table of information about each listed ship's tonnage and dimensions, total number of guns, number of guns on each deck, number of crewmen, and construction place and year; some entries contain only partial information. A column labeled "by whose Draught" contains information on vessels' origins; some had been captured from the Spanish, French, Dutch, and Danes from the 1790s to 1808, and some had noted similarities to other vessels. A few late pages note ships' locations in English ports such as Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, and Plymouth, and, in three cases, at Halifax, Gibraltar, and Bombay.
Descriptions of activities of young adolescent girl; and miscellaneous letters of other family members.
.5 cubic foot (in 1 box)
This unofficial history collection of Central Michigan University (CMU) Global Campus includes newspaper clippings (copies), photographs, posters (copies), and a Certificate of Appreciation to CMU from Carswell Air Force Base. Newspaper clippings (copies) are mostly from the Bay City Times. Photographs include commencement of CMU graduates at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Dyersburg State Community College, 2005-2012, CMU classrooms and offices at Carswell Air Force Base, 1993, Dr. Nikkari’s EAD 564 class, 1974, and undated group photographs of unidentified people in Mount Pleasant, Michigan and in the CMU University Center. The photographs are either black and white or in color and some are taped together. The collection is in good condition and organized alphabetically and chronologically. Researchers may be interested in multiple collections in the Clarke documenting the history of the above-named CMU units.
Processing Note: Five cubic feet (tenant renovation drawings, acidic clippings) was withdrawn during processing.
As a youth, Cletus Setley of Reading, Pennsylvania, kept this 31-page sketchbook around the period of the American Civil War. He created pencil doodles, pencil sketches, and pencil and watercolor illustrations of people, ships, caricatures (including anthropomorphic creatures), and a possible story narrative. One page is headed "1864 Members of Company," including Cletus Setley and other names organized by military rank. The volume has brown leather wrappers, and the cover reads, "No. 1 Meredith Henderson & Co."
A few of the pencil and watercolor illustrations appear to relate to a story of hunters, possibly in Africa, their encounters with indigenous peoples, and a subsequent shipwreck.
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.
.5 Linear Feet — One manuscript box — Many papers are yellowing and wrinkled or ripped
The correspondence file contains two outgoing letters from Halley: a brief (possibly unsent) letter to writer/publisher Ken Wachsberger and a handwritten letter to two friends asking for their support after Halley was accused of sexual misconduct involving a child.
The largest file in this collection consists of scripts for plays Halley wrote or co-wrote in approximately the 1970s, which include Tales of the Sea, The National Desire, The Werewolf of Grosse Point, The Curse of Belle Isle, Cheap Shots, and A Grave Matter. The theatre flyers and playbills folder holds ephemera associated with these and other performances.
The clippings consist of a 1994 article Halley wrote about his experiences as a cab driver, a 1986 article by Jim Gustafson about the MC5, and Halley's 2007 obituary. Finally, the collection includes a 45 RPM vinyl recording of songs written by Pat Halley and a J. Sase.
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.
1 cubic foot (in 3 small boxes)
Notecards on research topics for his book, the Story fo Grand Rapids, Michigan (1966), a copy of which is available in the CMU libraries.
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.