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Richard E. Smith papers, 1969-2022

0.75 linear feet — 1 oversize box

Dr. Richard E. Smith is a Black University of Michigan alum, member of the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, a historically Black fraternity, and an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) who worked to enhance prenatal care for teenage and young mothers. He was also involved in efforts to commemorate the role that Detroit and its institutions played in the Underground Railroad. Includes award information, biographical and genealogical material, correspondence, publications, a scrapbook, and topical files.

The Richard E. Smith papers document Smith's personal and professional activities, particularly his involvement in the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, professional career as an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), and efforts to commemorate the role that Detroit and its institutions played in the Underground Railroad. Material is dated from 1969-2022 and includes award information, biographical and genealogical material about his family, historical material about St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, correspondence relating to his professional career and activities, publications, an Alpha Phi Alpha scrapbook, and topical files.


Rosemary Klein O'Kelly scrapbook, 1938-1945

1 oversize volume

University of Michigan graduate, Class of 1945, member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Unbound scrapbook with wooden covers, documenting Klein's time as a student.

Klein's unbound scrapbook has wooden covers. It contains materials documenting the 1942 J-Hop, student publications including the Beta Banner, and correspondence. Of note is a letter to her from an older male student explaining how to behave in college. The scrapbook also contains photographs, postcards, programs, newspaper clippings, cards, playbills, report cards, and graduation commencement materials.


Sam Sturgis photograph collection, 1860s-1970s

10 linear feet (11 boxes including 1 oversize box)

Photographs collected by Sam Sturgis and Hazel Proctor of Ann Arbor, Michigan; including businesses, street scenes, buildings, people, and activities in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Chelsea, Dexter, Dixboro, Manchester, Saline, and Ypsilanti, Michigan. (Copy negatives and copy prints.)

The Sam Sturgis collection consists of photographic prints and copy negatives of Washtenaw and Livingston County life from the 1860s through the 1970s. Collected by Ann Arbor photographer Sam Sturgis and Ypsilanti banker Hazel Proctor from a variety of known and unknown sources, the collection represents many aspects of life in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Chelsea, Dexter, Dixboro, Manchester, Saline and Ypsilanti. Main subject categories include churches, schools, businesses, buildings, University of Michigan buildings, staff, students and campus life, streets, panoramic views, rivers, recreation and family life, including residences, men, women, and children. Evolving modes of transportation, such as railroads, interurban streetcars, automobiles, and airplanes are also depicted.

Prints and negatives are divided into two parallel series, with negative use restricted to Bentley staff for preservation and security purposes. Each series is arranged alphabetically by city or town and, within each geographical grouping, in the order in which Sturgis collected the items. Sturgis began donating his collection to the Bentley in 1966, and, as items continue to be received, numbering is continued within each geographical grouping, in the original collecting and numbering order established by Sturgis. While some numbers were originally intended by Sturgis to designate the origins of the item, if known, this information has also been added to the item description under the heading "source" to facilitate patron and staff use. The Bentley does not hold a complete set of prints and negatives. Information on the current availability of both prints and negatives is included in each item listing.

Each photograph has a unique identifying number. The "Sturgis Number" consists of a one or two-letter series code, followed by a numerical number with decimal or alphanumeric number, such as AA 267.21 or AA 35A. the collection is arranged by city as follows

City Sturgis Code Number of Images
Ann Arbor AA ca. 1500
Brighton BB 148
Chelsea C 156
Chelsea-Manchester CM 119
Dexter D 124
Dixboro DI 45
Manchester M 123
Saline S 57
Ypsilanti Y 150

An item list of all photographs with description, date (if known), source and photographer, if known, follows the summary contents list on page three of the introduction.

Information on whether the photograph has been published and therefore has further information provided elsewhere is also included in each item description. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs listed as "published" have been published in a series by the Ann Arbor Federal Savings Bank (AAFSB), with editorial supervision by Sam Sturgis and Hazel Proctor. Availability of the respective print and negative concludes each item entry.

The following books, published by the AAFSB in the early 1970s, are annotated with Sturgis' photograph numbers and may be used as a partial guide to the collection. While two copies of each publication are available for consultation in the reading room, only one of each set has annotations. Descriptive captions in these publications as well as the annotated numbers may differ from actual photograph numbers and other information about the photographs. Any reference to these annotations should be verified with the item lists and vice versa to assure accuracy because of occasional inconsistencies. The AAFSB publications with Bentley call numbers are listed as follows:

  1. Proctor, Hazel. Old Ann Arbor Town. 1974. Copy 1 annotated. EC 2 A216.5 P964
  2. Sam Sturgis. Memories of Old Ann Arbor Town, 1967. Copies 1 and 2 annotated. EC 2 A613.5 S935
  3. Proctor, Hazel. Old Brighton Village. 1974. Copy 1 annotated. EC 2 B856.3 P964
  4. Proctor, Hazel. Old Chelsea Village. 1972. Copy 2 annotated. EC2 C516.5 P964
  5. Proctor, Hazel. Old Dexter Village. 1973. Copy 1 annotated. EC 2 D526.5 P964
  6. Proctor, Hazel. Old Manchester Village. 1974. Copy 2 annotated. EC 2 M268.5 P964
  7. Proctor, Hazel. Old Saline Village. 1975. Copy 1 annotated. EC 2 S165.5 P964
  8. Proctor, Hazel. Old Ypsilanti Town. 1974. Copy 2 annotated. EC 2 Y86.5 P964

School for Environment and Sustainability (University of Michigan) publications, 1903-2015

7.5 linear feet

Includes alumni directories, annual reports, bibliographies, brochures, bulletins and college catalogs, directories, histories, manuals, newsletters, programs, reports, student publications, and surveys. Also contains annual reports, brochures, directories, histories, manuals, newsletters and reports from sub-units such as the Biological Station, Michigan Sea Grant Program, Wildland Management Center, Department of Forestry, Department of Wood Technology and from ENACT (Environmental Action for Survival). In addition, there are by-laws, newsletters, programs, and the yearbooks entitled "Michigan Forester" from the Forestry Club, the Foresters Club, and the Foresters Association.

The Publications of the School of Natural Resources and Environment are divided into four series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Publications and Student Publications. Some publications (or their successors) may no longer be available in print but are available on the school s website.


School of Nursing (University of Michigan) publications, 1913-2017

7 linear feet — 56.2 MB — 1 archived website

Includes bibliographies; pamphlets and brochures; bulletins and college catalogs; calendars; directories; histories; manuals; newsletters such as that from Sigma Theta Tau (a professional and student nursing honor society); proceedings; programs; proposals; surveys; and school yearbooks from the School of Nursing. Also contains publications from the School of Nursing Alumni Association, the Center for Nurasing Research, Continuing Education Services, and the Graduate Program in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Also included are publications pertaining to various symposia, and milestone anniversaries such as the Diamond and Centennial Celebrations.

The School of Nursing publications are divided into five series that are arranged in alpha-chronological order: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Files, Student Publications, and the Archived School of Nursing Website. The Unit Publications series is arranged by genre and contains printed material published specifically by the School of Nursing. Many of these publications are widely distributed and may be published at regular intervals. The Sub-Unit Publications series contains publications from subordinate offices, departments, programs and organizations within the School of Nursing. The Topical Publications contain brochures, calendars, invitations, and programs from milestone anniversaries and other celebrations. The Student Publications series contains newsletters published by School of Nursing students. The Archived Website series contains captured websites from or related to the School of Nursing from 2002 onward.


School of Nursing (University of Michigan) records, 1891-2010 (majority within 1940-1993)

112 linear feet — 2 oversize folders — 1.24 GB

Established in 1891 as the University of Michigan Training School for Nurses, the School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and continuing education in nursing specializations including medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric mental health nursing, and nursing administration. The record group includes administrative and topical files of the dean, committee and faculty records, photographs, and research area files.

The physical records of the School of Nursing measure 112 feet, 2 oversize folders, and 1.24 GB (online), with an additional 9 feet of material in records center storage. Physical records date from 1891 to 2010, although the great majority of the material was created after 1940 by the current School of Nursing; the School of Nursing website has been archived since the early 2000s.

Only fragmentary records of the school's two predecessor units are found in the collection. Reflecting the source of the material, the collection has been arranged into broad subgroups, the titles of which usually reflect the dean from whose office the records originated.


School of Public Health (University of Michigan) publications, 1920-2017

11 linear feet

Contains bulletins (college catalogs); directories including the Photographic Roster; manuals; newsletters such as Findings, Public Health Reviews, and The School of Public Health Newsletter; proceedings from the Baker Lectures; programs including the Thomas Francis, Jr. Memorial Lecture; and reports including the Dean's Report, Report of the School of Public Health, Report of the Division of Hygiene and Public Health, A Self Study of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Report to the Kellogg Foundation. Also contains publications from the Bureau of Public Health Economics including the Medical Care Review, Public Health Economics, Public Health Economics and Medical Care Abstracts, and research series reports. Also contains publications from the Dept. of Epidemiology including reports from the Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center. Includes publications of the Dept. of Population Planning; the National Sanitation Foundation; Office of Development and Alumni Relations; Office of Development and External Relations; Office of Student Affairs including Student Enrollment and Application Information statistics; the Program in and Bureau of Hospital Administration; Program in Hospital Administration; the Public Health Library. Also includes bulletins for the Summer Session and student publications.

The Publications of the School of Public Health are divided into four series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Publications and Student Publications. Some publications (or their successors) may no longer be available in print but are available on the school s website.


School of Social Work (University of Michigan) publications, 1935-2019

4 linear feet — 2.34 GB

Includes brochures, bulletins, college catalogs, lectures from the Fedele F. Fauri Memorial Lecture and the Leon and Josephine Winkelman Lecture series, manuals, newsletters, reports, and student publications. Also contains bulletins from the School of Social Work predecessors such as the Institute of the Health and Social Sciences, Institute of Public and Social Administration, and Institute of Social Work. The Center for the Study of Youth Policy bulletins and newsletters are also included.

The School of Social Work Publications (4 linear feet) are divided in four series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Student Organization Publications and Archived Websites. Some publications (or their successors) may no longer be available in print but are available on the school s website.


Senior Society (University of Michigan) records, 1906-1968 (majority within 1940-1960)

1 linear foot

Women's honorary society for unaffiliated women students at the University of Michigan established in 1905, one of several Women's honorary societies, including Scroll and Wyvern. Records include minutes, 1916-1927 and 1951-1962, scrapbooks, 1941-1954, 1965-1968, and miscellaneous records and membership information. Scrapbooks include clippings, wartime women's activities during World War II, invitations, membership, and photographs of "tapping" and initiation. Records of Scroll and Wyvern are included in the scrapbooks as is the Assembly Association.

The Senior Society records include minutes, 1916-1927 and 1951-1962, scrapbooks, 1941-1954, 1965-1968, and miscellaneous records and membership information. the records are organized into three series: Organizational Records, Scrapbooks, and Artifacts. Content from the related women's honorary societies Scroll and Wyvern is also present in these records.


Society of Minority Engineering Students (University of Michigan) records, 1979-1996

1 linear foot

University of Michigan student organization established to aid in recruitment, retention, and placement of minority engineering students. Records include minutes, organizational information, and activities material and publications.

The society of Minority Engineers record group is organized into two series Records and Publications. The Records series includes minutes, organizational information, activities material and a brief account of Gardner Leverett's tenure as SMES president, 1990/91.

The Publications series includes Directories and resumé books, programs and a newsletter. The SMES Resumé Book contains the resumés of SMES members. These can be sent directly to personnel departments of major corporations throughout the nation upon request. There is an almost complete run (1979-1993) of this publication in the printed materials subgroup.

The annual SMES Industrial Banquet brings together job candidates and representatives from major corporations in a relaxed, yet professional environment allowing the recruits and the recruiters more personal contact. There is a nearly complete run of the programs for this dinner from 1979 to 1996.