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Cecil J. McHale papers, 1927-1948

1 linear foot

Professor of library science at the University of Michigan; organizational files, correspondence, articles, and teaching materials.

The Cecil McHale papers relate to his professional activities, especially with the American Library Association, the Association of American Library Schools, and the Michigan Library Association. Also included are course materials, articles, reviews, and bibliographies.


Charles L. Follo papers, 1961-1970

4 linear feet

Delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-1962; diary, correspondence, and topical files from his work as delegate; Human Resources Council of the Upper Peninsula Committee for Area Programs chairman’s files.

The collection consists of three series: Constitutional Convention Delegate File; Upper Peninsula Committee for Area Progress (UPCAP) Human Resources Council papers; and University of Michigan Extension Service. The bulk of the collection relates to the constitutional convention and includes a diary of his convention experiences, correspondence with constituents and interest groups, and subject files on the issues discussed at the convention. Some of his correspondents included Alvin M. Bentley, Prentiss M. Brown, and Neil Staebler.


Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837 - 2013 (majority within 1920 - 2000)

297.3 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 1 oversize folder

The University Library system at the University of Michigan provides information resources and services to faculty, students, staff, and the public, and is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and subject-oriented divisional collections. The record group includes administrative files of library directors, reports, committee files, financial records, photographs, and publications.

The records of the library of the University of Michigan document the development and administration of the central library. The records include topical files, miscellaneous correspondence and reports, and business record books, 1886-1916; include files of librarians/directors/deans Theodore W. Koch, William W. Bishop, Warner G. Rice, Frederick H. Wagman, Richard Dougherty, Robert M. Warner, Don Riggs, William A. Gosling, and Paul Courant; also assorted papers of earlier librarians, Andrew Ten Brook and Raymond C. Davis.

  1. The records are organized into elleven subgroups:
  2. Assistant Director for Technical Services, 1984 - 1999
  3. Associate Director for Public Service Files, 1976 - 1998
  4. Associate Director for Technical Services, 1979 - 1986
  5. Associate Director's office, 1982 - 1989
  6. Audio - Visual Materials, 1954 - 2001
  7. Collection Development Office, 1949 - 1986
  8. Deputy Director's Office, 1980 - 1991
  9. Directors Office, 1905-2013
  10. Human Resources, 1956 - 2001
  11. Miscellaneous Records, 1837 - 1985
  12. Other Offices and Programs, 1904 - 2004

Michigan Library Association records, 1891-1991

45 linear feet

The pre-1990 accessions from the Michigan Library Association (MLA) are available in three broad groups of material which overlap one another in terms of office of origin, dates, and subjects. This arrangement reflects the way the material was received from the MLA.

The papers received with the 1990 accession cover the years 1937-1952 and 1961-1989 with the bulk of the material from 1980-1989.

The papers received in 1993 cover the years 1977-1991 and mostly contain records of the Intellectual Freedom Committee. Accession also includes bylaws, minutes of the Management and Administration Forum, policies and procedures, and minutes of the Executive board, 1981-1983.