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Alvah S. Hopkins papers, 1894-1951 (majority within 1894-1895)

0.25 linear feet

Graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Class of 1896. Diary and photographs.

The collection contains Hopkins' diary, dating November 1894 through June 1895, and a reproduction of the original volume. Also included photographs featuring Alvah Hopkins and identified Class 1896 alumni from the 1946 50th reunion (1946) and the 1951 Homecoming Weekend


Anonymous University of Michigan student photographs, 1903-1912

1 envelope

Anonymous photographs of various locations around Ann Arbor, Mich., particularly the University of Michigan campus.

Photographs of football game action taken from the Ferry Field stands; a photograph of an Ann Arbor street following a winter storm in 1906; photos of University of Michigan buildings; and photo of students sitting at counter of Elmer Stofflet's restaurant on State Street.


Athletic Department (University of Michigan) Individual Files, circa 1880s-2013 (majority within 1940-2008)

191 linear feet

Files on individual University of Michigan varsity athletes, coaches and staff compiled by the Media Relations staff and its predecessors. Files may include biographical information, statistics, clippings and photographs. Files for an individual may range from a single item to several folders. Not all U-M athletes are represented in the records.

The Athletic Department Individual Files consist of three series: Coaches and Staff, Athletes -- Men, and Athletes -- Women. The files in each series contain background information, news articles, and photographs of individual University of Michigan Varsity athletes, coaches, and staff members from the University's athletic department. It should be noted that some files do not contain photographs. Also, some files contain compact discs (CD's) containing digital images. The bulk of the files date from around 1960 to 2002, but included are files from as early as the mid to late 19th century, to as recent as 2005. The files do not include members of the club sports teams. The number and extent of files varies by sport and over time, in part reflects varying degrees of effort by the Media Relations staff. Sometimes referred to by Media Relations staff as the "star files", the Individual Files are most extensive for football and basketball, but all varsity sports are represented. Beginning in the 1970 coverage all sports becomes more extensive. After 1982 when women's sports began competing in the Big Ten and management of publicity efforts became more fully integrated in the Media Relations office, the coverage of women's sports becomes more extensive.

The files in each series are arranged alphabetically. (Files have ben received at various times ad are physically arranged in several alphabetical run, but are listed in a single alphabetical run for coaches/administrators, men, and women athletes.) Each of the athlete entries is followed by a code for the sport(s) in which they participated.

Men's Sports Women's Sports
bb – baseball bk – basketball
bk—basketball cc – cross country
cc -- cross country fho – field hockey
fb – football go – golf
go – golf gy – gymnastics
gy – gymnastics row – rowing
iho –ice hockey soc – soccer
soc – soccer sb– softball
sw - swimming-diving sw – swimming-diving
te – tennis sy – synchronized swimming
tr – track te – tennis
wr -- wrestling tr – track
vo – volleyball
wp – water polo


Athletic Department (University of Michigan) records, 1860-2017

332 linear feet (in 340 boxes, approximate) — 35 oversize boxes — 9 oversize folders — 2000 films and videotapes — 22 oversize volumes — 434 digital audiovisual files

Manages the University of Michigan's participation in intercollegiate athletic competition. Governed by the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics and headed by the Athletic Director. Since 1973 has managed women's intercollegiate athletics. Sub-units include Sports Information, Athletic Director, Football Office and various administrative and support offices. The records, primarily from the Sports Information Office, include team rosters, press releases and news clipping scrapbooks, media guides, game programs, and team, individual, and game action photos for all varsity sports and game films of football and basketball. Other material includes scouting reports, 1938-1963, and administrative records from the football office, records of the NCAA baseball investigation, 1988-1990, and miscellaneous publications and promotional material.

The records of the University of Michigan Athletic Department document the participation of University of Michigan Athletic teams in intercollegiate competition, 1864 to the present. The records include media guides, game programs and other printed material; press releases; team and individual statistics; photographs, films and videotapes; development and Fund-raising material, and a variety of accounts, audits and other administrative The records are organized into several sub-groups based on the administrative structure of the department. The subgroups are: Sports Information Office, Football Office, Athletic Director's Office, Development Office, Ticket Office and Business Office. The Sports Information Office sub-group constitutes by far the largest portion of the Athletic Department records and includes series for each of the varsity sports.


Band (University of Michigan) records, 1892 - 2012, 1929 - 2012

9 linear feet — 80 oversize bound volumes — 38 oversize scrapbooks — 1 oversize folder — 14.1 GB (online)

Established by students in 1896, the University of Michigan Band had its first salaried director in 1915. The William Revelli era (1935-1971) brought the Band to prominence as the marching, concert, and symphony bands toured and performed extensively, including a tour of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union by the Symphony band in 1961, the Jazz Band's 1965 tour of Latin American, and the Symphony Band 2011 tour of China. Records include scrapbooks of band activities (including photographs); bound volumes ("Blue Books"), 1936-present, containing band formations, newsletters, and announcements of band activities, also topical files relating to band tours and concerts. The Marching Band is best documented, although concert band, symphony band, and related ensembles are represented.

The University of Michigan Band records are divided into eight series: Tours and Concerts, Yearbooks, Photographs and Posters, Audio-Visual Material, Band Books ("Blue Books"), Scrapbooks, Publications, and Director's Records. The majority of the records consist of bound volumes of band formations, announcements, and publications, and oversized scrapbooks of band activities. Additional material includes topical files documenting tours and performances. The bulk of the documentation pertains to the Marching Band.


Bennie Gaylord Oosterbaan papers, 1902-1981

1.5 linear feet — 3 oversize volumes — 1 oversize folder

Athlete and football coach at the University of Michigan. Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials relating to University athletics, especially football.

The Bennie G. Oosterbaan collection documents his career as athlete and coach at the University of Michigan, especially his time as head football coach. The collection is comprised of the following series: Correspondence; Papers collected from different period of his career; Miscellaneous; Scrapbooks; and Photographs. The collection relates to his career at the University of Michigan, especially as football coach.


Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics (University of Michigan) records, 1879-1997 (majority within 1896-1968)

52 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Governing body for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Michigan. Records consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, petitions, account books, contracts, photographs, and scrapbooks relating primarily to the operation of the athletic department, including files of directors Fielding H. Yost, Herbert O. (Fritz) Crisler, and Don Canham, and athletic administrators Charles Baird and Philip G. Bartelme.

Papers, 1879 and 1891-1955, of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics of the University of Michigan [formerly the Athletic Association, include correspondence, reports, petitions, account books, contracts, and scrapbooks relating primarily to the operation of the athletic department, including files of athletic directors Fielding H. Yost and Herbert O. (Fritz) Crisler, and athletic administrators, Charles Baird and Philip G. Bartelme.


Charles Baird Papers, 1892-1933

2 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Kansas City, Missouri, banker, first director of athletics, and secretary of the University of Michigan Athletic Association. Correspondence relating to his association with the University of Michigan and its athletic program.

The collection, arranged into two series, Correspondence and Miscellaneous, documents the association of Charles Baird and the University of Michigan, first through his activities as director of athletics and then as active alumnus and benefactor to the University. Much of the correspondence in the collection is with Football coach Fielding H. Yost and track coach and trainer Keene Fitzpatrick.


Charles Ciccarelli print collection, circa 1974-1989

13 prints (in oversize folder)

Michigan artist. Prints depicting Ann Arbor, Mich. and the University of Michigan campus. Some prints are accompanied by descriptive text.

The collection consists of prints depicting locations in Ann Arbor, Mich. Some prints are accompanied by descriptive text.


Clifford Keen Papers, 1925-1985

1 linear foot — 2 oversize volumes

University of Michigan wrestling coach. Correspondence, wrestling meet rosters and rules, scrapbooks and clippings, biographical and personal material, and photographs.

The Clifford Keen collection, consisting of 1 linear foot and 2 outsize volumes, is divided into 6 series: Biographical material, Correspondence, Wrestling Meet Rules and Rosters, Newspaper clippings, Business and Professional Activities, and Photographs.

Of special interest are 15 correspondence folders containing letters written primarily in the 1920s and 1930s. These are arranged alphabetically by individual and/or institution. Nearly all correspondence between universities is classified by the name of the institution. Some of the material, dated 1925, was written before Keen's move to the University of Michigan. Although not addressed to or written by Keen, these letters are included in the first correspondence folder. The last folder contains letters, 1971-1977, written and received after Keen's retirement. The collection includes two oversize scrapbooks which are of particular interest in that they contain newspaper clippings and photographs documenting Keen's activities from 1926 to 1955 and from 1955 to 1978. The volumes are arranged by wrestling season and include newspaper accounts of wrestling meets, feature stories on Keen and individual wrestlers, and team and individual photos.