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Alice Littlefield Collection, 1969-2010 (Scattered), and undated

.5 cubic feet (in 1 box)

This collection, 1969-2010 (Scattered), and undated, includes one folder each of multiple topics related to Central Michigan University and Michigan indigenous history.

This collection, 1969-2010 (Scattered), and undated, includes one folder each of the following topics: Central Michigan University (CMU) Anti-war Movement, 1970, 1972; CMU Campus Diversity, 1971, 1992; CMU Chippewa Education Committee, Materials, 1989-1993; CMU Faculty Association, Historical Materials, 1977, 1984, 2000, undated; CMU Indian Education Project Ad Hoc Committee meeting minutes and proposals, 1970-1972; CMU. Multicultural Center, Meeting Minutes, Background Materials, 1985-1990; CMU Native American Programs, 1986-2003, including clippings (copies) list of members and correspondence of the Native American Studies Council, materials re: indigenous conferences at CMU; CMU Vietnam Moratorium materials, 1969-1971, including: a brochure that accompanied the film documentary of the Moratorium, 1969; original photographs, some of which were used in the brochure and are partially identified by Prof. Littlefield's notes, 1969; and copies of memorandums sent between CMU Pres. William B. Boyd, CMU Vice Pres. for Student Affairs Al Miles, and the CMU Faculty Advisory Council about CMU student protest actions of April 19-21, 1971, such as starting fires on CMU land, sleeping on the lawn, and other general protest actions; Gaming Expansion Study, 1991-1998 for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe with memos, correspondence, data results, Final Report to the Stakeholders of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Gaming Expansion Evaluation Project, 1996, Casino Impact Study Committee minutes. group questions and comments; Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, 1995, 2007, which is copies of federal information explaining the waiver and related clippings; Michigan Native American Materials, 1994, 2010, which includes copies of clippings on Indian casinos and federal tribal recognition; Native American Fishing Rights in Michigan, 1971, 2009, includes Report of the Governor's Special Task Force on Indian Fishing Rights, 1971, clippings (copies), bibliographies and lists of sources, 1980, 2007. The collection is organized alphabetically by topic and is in good physical condition.


Calvin W. Enders Michigan Ku Klux Klan Research Papers, 1917-1997, and undated

6 cubic feet (in 3 boxes, 13 card boxes)

The collection includes Enders' research papers documenting the Ku Klux Klan, mostly the Michigan Klan. Papers include demographics, articles he wrote or published, articles (copies) from various sources, membership cards, photographic materials, and memorabilia.

The papers consists mostly of demographics and articles about the Michigan Klan, including chapters for Cal’s intended book; newspaper articles copied from microfilm and lists of the articles from Michigan and Klan newspapers; and membership information cards. The cards are disorganized and may contain census or local election information, marital status, type of employment, children, and address information. There is a nice variety of black and white and colored photographs and slides of Michigan Klan parades, meetings, a funeral, and the Chicora KKK quilt with members names embroidered on it. Also included are a sheeted figurine and Klan publications, including songbooks and copied articles about the Klan in Indiana and the U.S.

Most of the collection has been photocopied onto acid-free paper.

The collection is unique and valuable for the research of white supremacists in Michigan. It is particularly valuable for the study of average Michiganders, including men and women who joined the Klan up to 1924. There is substantial documentation of the activities of local Klans.

The problems leading to the failures of the 1924 attempt to elect a Detroit mayor and ban private schools are well documented, as are the financial problems and the high profile murders committed by Klan officials.

More Lewis D. Capen material may be found in the Ku Klux Klan (Mecosta County, Mich.) collection and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Millbrook Level Lodge No. 219 (Millbrook, Mich.) organizational records.


Carolyn S. Loeb Papers, 1980, 2007

1.5 cubic feet (in 3 boxes)

The collection consists mainly of material Professor Loeb presented to the Art Department Committee in order to earn tenure and be promoted; her Subject Files; her Vita; and copies of some of her publications.

The collection consists of material Professor Loeb presented to the Art Department Committee for Re-appointment, Tenure and Promotion in order to earn tenure and be promoted. This information includes Student Opinion Surveys (SOS), examples of her publications, presentations, syllabi, and other supporting documentation, 1980-2001 (Scattered) approximately .75 cubic ft.; her Subject Files, 1981-2000 (Scattered) approximately .5 cubic ft., on a variety of Art Department, Women’s Studies, and other university topics, committees, and events; and her Vita and copies of some of her publications, 1 folder, 2007.

This is the only collection of a professor’s papers from the CMU Art Department in the Clarke. Some of the Invitations/Exhibits, 1981 are the only surviving examples of information about art shows by university art professors or students.

Processing Note: General information in the collection about CMU departments was withdrawn from the collection and filed in the CMU vertical file.


Carroll Arnett Collection, 1927-2000, and undated

4.5 cubic feet (in 9 boxes, 2 Oversized folders)

This collection, 1927-2000, and updated, contain biographical materials, books, poems, letters, photographs, cassette tapes, poetry serials and monographs, some of which are from or focus on Indigenous poets and poetry, indigenous newspapers in which he published his poetry, indigenous reading materials, and a few objects.

This collection, 1927-2000, and updated, contain biographical materials, books, poems, letters, photographs, cassette tapes, poetry serials and monographs, some of which are from or focus on Indigenous poets and poetry, indigenous newspapers in which he published his poetry, indigenous reading materials, and a few objects. The collection is organized by size, series, and then alphabetically and chronologically. Overall the collection is in very good physical condition, except for the newspapers which are acidic. All the boxes are .5 cubic foot letter size, except for Box 4 which is a .25 cubic foot letter-size box and Box 5 which is a .25 cubic foot legal-size box.

The majority of Boxes 1-5 consists of letters from Carroll Arnett to various people. Three folders contain letters to other poets including J.D. Whitney (1940-), Linda Hogan (1947-) who in 2023 was the Chickasaw Nation’s Writer in Residence, and Peter Blue Cloud or Aroniawenrate (1933-2011), of the Turtle Clan of Mohawk Nation. There are folders with letters from Arnett’s time at Knox College and Central Michigan University (CMU), which includes his request for a sabbatical and promotion. There is also a substantial number of letters between Arnett and his main publisher, (The) Elizabeth Press. There are folders with poems and publications written by Arnett including: La Dene, Someone in Another Place, and Thematic Structure in Keats’s Endymion. There are three folders of notes written by Arnett about the American Indian Movement (AIM), the Michigan Civil Rights Commission Report, and Wounded Knee. There are photographs of Arnett. There is a folder of documents and notes while Arnett was on the CMU President’s Advisory Committee that investigated the “Chippewas” as the University Symbol. There are two folders of Arnett’s association with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance right to work laws in the U.S. Arnett brought a court case against CMU and the Michigan Education Association, which is documented in the collection. There is also a folder containing a racist letter that was sent to Arnett while he was teaching at CMU that contains cruel racist language.

Box 4 contains folders that are not entirely related to Arnett but are Indigenous reading materials that Arnett collected. There are two folders with educational materials on the Cherokee language. There is a folder of materials from AIM. There are also materials from Dennis Banks who visited CMU in 1973, including a photograph.

Box 5 is legal-size (.25 cubic foot) box containing three folders with objects including: an AIM pin, AIM bumper stickers, and Arnett’s glasses and case.

Boxes 6-9 consists mainly of publications in which he published his poetry, including serials as well as a few journals or books he edited or which were dedicated or inscribed to him, and poetry and indigenous newspapers. Indigenous reading materials, poetry in serials or monographs, are also included. Most of these materials are in English, but some are in Cherokee and Dutch. Issues of indigenous-generated or focused newspapers and general poetry newspapers, all but one of which contains one or more poems by Arnett, complete the collection. The newspapers are mainly in English but also include poetry and other information in Mohawk, Shawnee, and Cherokee.

Processing Note:

During processing 5.5 feet of materials were withdrawn, including duplicates, miscellaneous letters, blanks, reading materials, out-of-scope material, and duplicate and/or miscellaneous publications.

Numerous books and periodical titles donated with the collection were separately cataloged, both examples of Arnett’s writing and editing, and materials written by other indigenous writers. The Clarke also has publications by Arnett that preceded the donation of this collection. Titles in boxes 6-9 were originally going to be separately cataloged, but due to resources it was eventually decided to add them to this collection.

Carroll Arnett’s suitcase, a powder horn, and an Oklahoma state flag were transferred to the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History.


Central Michigan University. Department of Biology History files, 1946-2013, and undated

3 cubic feet (in 4 boxes, 1 slide box, 2 film boxes, 1 Oversized folder, 1 Oversized volume)

The collection documents the history of the Central Michigan University. Department of Biology in photographs, publications, clippings, slides, blueprints, films, and miscellaneous.

Box 1 and 2 consist of many different blueprints for various classrooms in Brooks and Dow halls. There are photographs in Box 1 of the cornerstone ceremony in 1964 with Judson Foust, Kendall Brooks, and Faith Johnston. There are also around 30 photographs of different staff members and students who were a part of the Biology Department. Two staff members who stood out were Faith Johnston and Ray Hampton. Their folders include news articles and photographs. Faith Johnston’s folder includes a cassette on her seminar from February 2nd, 1978. There were also news articles and photographs from Central Michigan University’s Biological Station on Beaver Island. Finally, in Box 1 “News Articles April 2003- May 2007” there is a CD on Gil Stark’s and Doug Valek’s retirement party at Neithercut Woodlands, April 22nd, 2006.

Boxes 3 and 4 consist of various ideas, designs, plans, and inventory request for the new Science II Building Project.

There is also a Box of 255 slides on various Biology Department field trips or research in Michigan. These slides consisted of Big Creek Drain Study, Consumers Power Study, Faith Johnston, and different studies on lakes in Michigan.

There are two super 8 color, silent films, undated, of the Biological Station at Beaver Island, both 50 feet, of staff and students eating and relaxing (Film # 74212-1) and relaxing, cooking, and listening to a lecture (Film # 74212-2).

There is one oversized scrapbook, that is acidic containing various newspaper clippings and photographs on different programs, research, and staff members from the Biology Department, 1946- 1970.

There are two oversized blueprints of the Freshman Laboratory, 1966, drawn by B.D Job, No. 22, 514, for blue-line plans of lab desks.

Processing Note: Items that were acidic, fragile (onion paper), on wax paper, and damaged were copied and withdrawn. Approximately .5 cubic ft. Documents were withdrawn from the collection.


Central Michigan University Faculty Dames Organizational Records, 1920-2012, and undated

3 cubic ft. (in 4 boxes, 3 Oversized volumes)

The collection includes meeting minutes, records of the treasurers and presidents, meeting programs, photographs of members and their children, and miscellaneous materials..

The collection provides an incomplete record of the organization through meeting minutes, records of the treasurers and presidents, meeting programs, photographs of members and their children, and miscellaneous materials.

A major strength is the complete run of the Recording Secretary’s Books, 1932-1990, the Treasurer’s Record and Report Books, 1934-1977, and the Scrapbooks, 1953, 1999 (4 volumes) and Photograph Albums, 1897, 1953 (3 volumes). These volumes document the history, members, and interests of the organization.

Of special interest is the Baby Spoons Record Book, September 1962-October 1964, which documents the organization’s ongoing tradition of giving a spoon to each member who was also the mother of a new infant. The babies and mothers are described in interesting detail in the book.

The 50th Anniversary of the organization is documented in Notes and a Program, 1978. (The 75th Anniversary materials are found in the Faculty Women Collection.)


Central Michigan University. Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Certificates of Copyright and US Patents, 1972-2022 (Scattered)

1.25 cubic feet (in 3 boxes)

Certificates of Copyright and US Patents held by Central Michigan University, 1972-2022 (Scattered).

Copyright and US Patents held by Central Michigan University (CMU), 1972-2022 (Scattered). The patents are held by CMU or people who worked for CMU and/or obtained patents with CMU support, 1976, 1983, 1985, 2004, 2008-2012, 2014, 2016-2022. One 2011 patent is Russian and in Russian. About .75 cubic feet of the collection is patents. The remainder of the collection, except for one legal-size folder, is Certificates of Copyright, with some applications, of CMU people, 1972-1979, 1981-1999 (Scattered) and 2000. Both the Certificates and Patents are printed forms with handwritten or typed information added. From 1985 forward the Patents include gold seals and ribbons. A few pieces of related correspondence are included with both the Patents and Certificates of Copyright. A legal-size folder with Application, Amendment, Fee Receipt from Bobby A. Howell and Erik W. Walles for Patent and Trademark (all copies), 1979, completes the collection. The collection is organized by size, alphabetically by format, and then chronologically.


Central Michigan University. Office of the President, President Charles L. Anspach Papers, 1905, 2001, and undated

23 cubic ft. (in 22 boxes)

The collection contains biographical information, correspondence, photographs, reports, speeches, subject files, memorabilia, plaques, index card, and oversized materials of President Anspach.

The collection is divided into the following series: Biographical Information (2 cubic ft.), 1912, 2001, undated, including: obituaries (copies), his doctoral dissertation and thesis, certificates, citations, diaries, 1932-1958 (scattered) and 1960-1973, honorary degrees, inauguration materials, scrapbooks, 1948-1959, testimonials and tributes, and his Last Will and Testament, 1977; Correspondence (approximately 1 cubic ft.), 1932-1977, with various individuals, organizations, colleges, boards, and programs; Meeting Minutes (1.5 cubic ft.), 1939-1973, for various CMU departments, committees, and other organizations, councils, and programs; Photographs and Photograph Albums (1.25 cubic ft.), 1941, 1943, 1949-1968, 1971, undated; Reports (approximately 1 cubic ft.), 1937-1941, 1943-1959, 1964, 1970, undated, from CMU departments and committees, and other organizations, councils, and committees; Speeches (4.5 cubic ft.), on a plethora of topics, including speeches recorded on paper, 1929-1976, undated, speeches recorded on reel-to-reel tapes, 1958, 1967, 1971-1973, undated, and programs of speeches given by President Anspach, 1940-1973, undated; Subject Files (4.25 cubic ft.) for a wide variety of CMU organizations, committees, events, a plethora of issues, Michigan and national organizations, councils, boards, and issues of concern to President Anspach, 1931-1977, 1979-1982, undated; Miscellaneous Materials (Memorabilia) (2 cubic ft.) including a wide variety of Masonic, Boy Scout, and CMU memorabilia, such as: Masonic plate; CMU miniature cigarette lighter; Masonic penny; Masonic aprons; Medals; CMU Paperweights (2); numerous Pins; Shriner’s (Masonic) Caps; a gavel; and miscellaneous, 1948, 1950, 1963-1974, undated; and Plaques (.5 cubic ft.), 1959, 1964, 1969, 1972-1973, undated, and a Boy Scouts statue, 1943-1945; and Index Cards (1 cubic ft.) to Articles and Photographs of Anspach in CMU’s school newspapers, CSLife, later CMLife, 1939-1959. Oversized Materials (approximately 4 cubic ft.), including photographs and photograph albums, 1905-1972 (scattered), undated, certificates, 1946-1976 (scattered), undated, diplomas, 1920, 1923, a resolution, 1967, posters, undated, a guest book, 1939, and miscellaneous, are housed in three flat boxes

The collection extensively documents President Anspach’s life and activities during his tenure as President of CMU. His activities in peace and religiously oriented organizations, with children’s organizations and causes, the Boy Scouts, Masons, and various educational organizations and issues are well documented. His personal life at Ashland College, CMU, and after his retirement from CMU are documented to a lesser degree in the collection.


Central Michigan University. Panhellenic Council Organizational records, 1929, 1963

2.5 cubic feet (in 5 boxes)

The collection includes a ledger, meeting minutes, reference materials, reports on sorority officers, members, events, and grade points, biographical material and photographs of Dr. Sharp, and information on Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

The Organizational Records, 1929-1963, include a Ledger, 1942-1961, and Meeting Minutes, 1941-1961 (.5 cubic ft. in 1 box); Miscellaneous reference materials, 1933-1963 (approximately .5 cubic ft. in 1 box); Sorority Files, which are reports on each sorority listing officers, members, and their annual events, as well as some supporting documentation, (1 cubic ft. in 2 boxes); and Sorority Grade Point Materials, which show the grade points of each sorority sister and the average of each sorority, 1961-1964 (approximately .5 cubic ft. in 1 box). Also included is one folder each on the fraternity Delta Sigma Phi, 1948-1956, and Dr. D. Louise Sharp.


Central Michigan University. Park Library, Organizational Records, 1984-2016

Approximately 3 cubic feet (in 7 boxes)

The papers include DAC (Dean’s Advisory Council) and SFC (See, feel, care) Meeting Minutes, agendas, and attachments, annual reports, five-year plans, bylaw revisions, goals, publicity and art materials, library master plan, 2015, LibQual Survey, 2011.

Organizational records, 1984-2016, include: DAC (Dean’s Advisory Council) and SFC (See, feel, care) Meeting Minutes, agendas, and attachments; Five-Year Plans, Annual and other Reports; Bylaws Revisions by the Faculty and by the Dean; Long-term plans; Goals; Libraries Review and Evaluation; Dean’s Evaluation, June 29, 2011; Dean’s Retirement information, June 2016; Publicity, Art, 2006-2009; Library Master Plan, 2015; and a LibQual Survey, 2011. These materials came from Dean of Libraries, Tom Moore’s office, after he retired in 2016. All boxes are .5 cubic foot boxes except #1, #3 and #7, which are .25 cubic foot boxes. The LibQual Survey was very important and highly positive about the services the library and library staff provided to the university community and surrounding communities.

The collection is ongoing. It is organized by series, alphabetically by topic, and in original order, which is reverse chronological.

For additional information about the Park Library, see other, related collections housed in the Clarke Historical Library.