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Harry Burns Hutchins papers, 1879-1930

22 linear feet

Professor of law and president of the University of Michigan. Papers include correspondence, reports, and speeches relating to all aspects of his University activities; and visual materials.

The Harry B. Hutchins papers cover the years 1879 through 1929, and include records generated during his years as professor and dean of the law department, President of the University of Michigan, and in retirement. Boxes 1-18 are primarily comprised of correspondence. Reports of the departments, schools, and other units of the university are contained in box 19, folders 30-32, and box 20, folders 1-13. As president, Hutchins did not regularly submit annual reports to the Board of Regents. Additional materials include speeches, photographs, and biographical material.


Howard M. Ehrmann papers, 1927-1968

1.5 linear feet

Historian, chairman of the Department of History at University of Michigan. The series in the collection include Biographical/Personal; Course Materials; Correspondence (general and University of Michigan); Research and Grant files; and Articles and Reviews.

The Howard M. Ehrmann Papers document the period 1927-1968, the length of Ehrmann's tenure at the University of Michigan. The collection includes correspondence relating in part to his chairmanship of the department of history at the University of Michigan, materials used in his classes such as tests and syllabi, materials documenting his activities as reviewer and editor, and materials documenting his writings, including a manuscript for a book The Second World War: A Political History of the Immediate Origins of the War, 1939-1941 which was never published. Of special interest are two folders of autographs of 20th century political figures such as Ralph Bunche, Herbert Hoover, and Alger Hiss, which were gathered by Professor Ehrmann when he was arranging a conference on the postwar world.

The collection has been arranged into the following series: Biographical/Personal; Courses; Correspondence - University of Michigan; General Correspondence; Research/Grants; Editing and Reviews; Writings; and Miscellaneous


Information and Library Studies Student Association (University of Michigan) records, 1964-1994

1.75 linear feet

Organization of graduate students enrolled in the Library School (later School of Information) at the University of Michigan. Records include minutes, newsletters, directories, secretary's books, and materials relating to library science.

The records of ILSSA measure 1 linear foot and are organized into three series: Administration, Miscellaneous Records, and Printed Material. The records include minutes, newsletters, directories, secretary's books, and materials relating to library science.


Interfraternity Council (University of Michigan) records, 1912-1994 (majority within 1960-1992)

3 linear feet

The Inter-fraternity Council (IFC) is the administrative and organizing body for the undergraduate social fraternities at the University of Michigan. Records include meeting minutes, officers reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed materials. One bound volume of handwritten meeting minutes from 1912-1930, provides the only record of earliest activities of the IFC.

The records of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) measure 3 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1994, with the bulk of records falling between 1960 and 1994. The records consist of meeting minutes, officer's reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed materials. Despite the range of years covered by the collection as a whole, no one time period is completely documented. For additional information on the IFC, the researcher should consult the record groups under "University of Michigan Fraternity Office" and "University of Michigan Housing Division" and the "University of Michigan Vice President for Student Affairs" at the Bentley Historical Library.

The records of the IFC are divided into five series: President's Notebooks, Fraternity Membership Selection Files, Topical Files, Photographs, and Printed Materials.


Ira M. Smith Papers, 1919-1969

19 linear feet

Registrar of the University of Michigan. Files concerning University admissions policy, the work of the registrar as liaison between the University and secondary schools, the relationship of the University to other educational associations, and the maintenance of student records at the University; and files relating to his work with University, community, and other social organizations; also photographs.

The Ira M. Smith papers document his career as Registrar at the University of Michigan, his reform of the admissions process, his involvement in general university affairs, and activities with various community organizations. The collection has largely been retained in its original order. Groups of files were given series title. These are Biographical materials, Correspondence; University of Michigan; Community Activities, and Photographs. The great bulk of the collection relates to University of Michigan affairs and to his community involvements.


Jeffersonian Society (University of Michigan) records books, 1864-1915

6 volumes (in 1 box)

Student debating society of the University of Michigan Law School; records include Minutes, and secretary's book containing lists of members and fellows in addition to constitutions and by-laws

The Jeffersonian Society records consist of minutes, and secretary's book containing lists of members and fellows in addition to constitutions and by-laws.


Joe Grimm photographs, 1975-1976

0.6 linear feet (in 2 boxes)

University of Michigan student photographer for the Michiganensian; photographs of images used in the yearbook.

This is a collection of photographic contact sheets and negative strips taken by Joe Grimm The photographs have been arranged alphabetically by topic. Principal areas covered include student activities and events, notably athletic contests and musical and dramatic performances.


John Cyril Abbott papers, 1910-1915, 1918

1 items (in folder) — 1 oversize volume

University of Michigan College of Engineering graduate (Class of 1916); engineer and army officer in World War I. Photograph album containing photos and memorabilia relating to Abbott's student activities; letter to his mother dated August 1918, with impressions of Europe during the war.

This collection includes a letter to Abbott's mother, dated August 1918, containing his impressions of England and France written shortly after his arrival in Europe, as well as a photograph album, circa 1910-1915, relating to student life at the University of Michigan.

The album of photographs and memorabilia relates to student activities, especially athletics, the Michigan Union Opera, Phi Delta Chi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Triangles, and Vulcans.


Latin American Solidarity Committee Records, 1970-1989

1 linear foot

Group of University of Michigan students and other Ann Arbor, Michigan, residents formed to support progressive causes in Latin America and oppose U.S. government policies there; flyers, posters, press releases, position papers, photographs, and the group's journal La Palabra; also collected records of predecessor organization, Science for the People, and Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a support group within SFP.

The records of the Latin American Solidarity Committee comprise five series: Latin American Solidarity Committee (1981-1989); Science for the People (1970-1983); Ann Arbor FLOC Support Group (1979-1985); Miscellaneous Organizations (1977-1985); and Photographs. The records span from 1970 to 1989, but the bulk of the material falls between 1974 and 1983. The majority of the records represent the Science for the People series. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic within each series.


Lavender Information and Library Association records, 1989-2008

2 linear feet

Organization established in 1989 by University of Michigan librarians and information science professionals and students to promote awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues within the university libraries and School of Information. Prior names have been Gay and Lesbian Library Staff (GALLS), Gay and Lesbian Library Association (GALLA), and Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Library Association (BGALLA).

The records of the Lavender Information and Library Association (LILA) are organized in seven series: Electronic Mail, Meeting Minutes and Agendas, Publicity and Public Relations, Later Accessions, and Artifacts, Additions, and Restricted Files. Documentation details the events and activities of LILA as well as issues and events of general interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.