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A.F.K. Organski Papers, 1959-1998

3 linear feet

Papers of University of Michigan Professor of Political Science and Faculty Member, Institute for Social Research. Contains correspondence, grants and topical files.

The collection is divided into three series: Grants (1.1 linear feet), Topical (1.2 linear feet), and Correspondence (.7 linear feet). All relate primarily to Organski's prolific research in the areas of political science, foreign affairs, political demography spanning three decades and dozens of international topics.


Alfred G. Meyer Papers, circa 1860-1998 (majority within 1930s-1970s)

3 linear feet

Professor of political science at Michigan State University and at the University of Michigan; director of the U-M Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies; specialist in communist ideology and the Soviet political system. The collection is composed of four series. The personal series consists of biographical information including autobiography detailing flight of his family from Nazi Germany, his education, and his academic career; the series also contains files relating to his education and to the history of his family; including extensive family correspondence, partially in German, primarily in the period of 1924-1945. The other, smaller, series in the collection pertain to his career and to his writings.

The Alfred G. Meyer Papers richly document both Meyer's personal and family history and his professional career, while providing considerable insight into the effects of Nazism and World War II on a German-Jewish family. The collection is arranged into four series: Personal (ca. 1860-1998); Professional (1956-1997); Writings (1952-1998); and Audio-Visual (1998).


Ali A. Mazrui papers, 1959-1989

12 linear feet

Professional records, manuscripts, correspondence, and subject files of Ali A. Mazrui, professor of political science and of Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1989. Includes material prior to his Michigan appointment.

The Ali A. Mazrui Papers include writings by and about Mazrui professional and personal correspondence, and scholarly and teaching materials. The material covers the mid-1960s until Mazrui's departure from Michigan in 1989. Also material on television series "The Africans." The papers are arranged in ten series: Writings by Mazrui; Materials Related to "The Africans" Television Series; Biographical; Subject Files (1979-1989); Correspondence; Teaching Materials; Scholarly Materials; Clippings; Published Materials; and Writings by Others.


Arthur W Bromage papers, 1917-1979 (majority within 1935-1975)

3 linear feet

Professor of political science at the University of Michigan specializing in municipal government, Ann Arbor, Michigan city council member 1949-1953, member of several state commissions and boards, consultant to numerous city charter commissions. Papers relate primarily to his service on Ann Arbor city council and his research interests.

The Arthur Bromage papers provide documentation of his service as Ann Arbor city councilman and other political activities and some of his academic research. The papers include correspondence, speeches, press clipping s and publications.


Department of Political Science (University of Michigan) records, 1910-2009 (majority within 1970-2000)

12 linear feet

The Department of Political Science was established in 1910 under the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; offers coursework in American politics, comparative politics, world politics and international relations, political theory, law and courts, and methodology. The collection spans from 1910-2009 with a bulk of the material from 1970-2000. These records document the administrative functioning of the department and contain committee meeting minutes, information on courses and degrees, departmental meeting minutes, information on faculty, various topical files, and audio-visual material.

The records of the Department of Political Science document its administrative functions from 1910 to 2009 and the bulk of the records date from 1970 to 2009. The record group is divided into seven series: Committees, Correspondence, Course and Degree Information, Departmental Meetings, Faculty, Topical Files, and Audio-Visual.


Edwin C. Goddard papers, circa 1884-circa 1940

1.5 linear feet

Professor of mathematics and later of law at the University of Michigan., papers include addresses and essays, family genealogies, class notebooks, and a draft manuscript and source materials for a history of the U-M Law School.

The Edwin Charles Goddard papers consist of addresses and essays on various subjects by Goddard and his wife Lillian; miscellaneous letters; notes and letters on European trip, 1908-1909; family genealogy; outline of an algebra course; University of Michigan law thesis; original manuscript and manuscript material for his history of University of Michigan Law School; Ann Arbor High School and University of Michigan student notebooks on courses by Henry C. Adams, James B. Angell, Isaac N. Demmon, John Dewey, Henry S. Frieze, Charles M. Gayley, Richard Hudson, Elisha Jones, Andrew C. McLaughlin, George S. Morris, Albert B. Prescott, Jacob E. Reighard, Volney M. Spalding, and Victor C. Vaughan. Also included are portraits of Goddard and of his mother, Mary Blodgett Goddard, and her family.


George S. May Papers, 1946-1999 (majority within 1987-1995)

2.2 linear feet

Eastern Michigan University professor of history; University of Michigan student notebooks, research materials on the history of the automobile in Michigan.

The George May papers consists primarily of research files from his study of the history of the automobile. There is also a small series of student notebooks compiled while he was a student of history at the University of Michigan. The series in the collection are Automobile History Research and University of Michigan Student Notebooks.


Harold K. Jacobson papers, 1957-2001 (majority within 1980-1999)

3.5 linear feet

Harold Karan Jacobson, professor of political science at the University of Michigan, was primarily involved in the areas of international relations, peace and security, behavior of states, foreign policy, and global environmental change. These papers represent his work as a professor, researcher, and author.

The Harold K. Jacobson papers are divided into seven series: Topical Files, National Implementation Project, Lectures, Papers Presented, Human Dimensions of Global and Environmental Change, University Materials, and Published Materials. Types of information and materials include research notes, correspondence, and lecture notes primarily related to Jacobson's work as a professor of political science and his interest and research into nations' adherence to international environmental laws and international politics.


Harold M. Dorr papers, 1922-1973

17 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Professor of political science and dean of state-wide education at University of Michigan. Correspondence, notebooks and other papers concerning University activities, the Rotary Club, his work with the Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County (Mich.) Zoning Board and Planning Commission, and his work as special consultant to the occupation forces in Germany following World War II; records, 1956-1959, relating to the establishment of the Dearborn campus of the University of Michigan; and photographs.

The Harold M. Dorr collection provides excellent documentation of the professor's activities both in and out of the classroom. There is extensive material detailing his long-time activities with the Ann Arbor Rotary and as a member of the zoning board and planning commission of Ann Arbor Township. Also documented is his role with the U-M Extension Service and his interest in the university's state-wide education program. The series in the collection are: Family; Correspondence; Other materials; Notebooks; Manuscripts of writings; Department of Political Science; Ann Arbor Township activities; and Topical and organizational activities. Portions of the collection are unprocessed.


James K. Pollock papers, 1920-1968

87 linear feet — 3 oversize folders — 2 film reels — 6 phonograph records (oversize) — 16.3 GB — 19 digital audio files

University of Michigan professor of political science, special advisor to the U.S. Military Government in Germany after World War II, participant in numerous government commissions; papers include correspondence, working files, speeches, course materials, and visual and sound materials.

The James K. Pollock papers represent an accumulation of files from a lifetime of academic teaching and research and an extraordinary number of public service responsibilities to both his state and his nation. The files within the collection fall into two categories: types of document (such as correspondence, speeches and writings, visual materials, etc.) and files resulting from a specific activity or position (such as his work as delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention or his service with the Office of the Military Government in Germany after World War II).

The collection is large and of a complicated arrangement because of Pollock's many activities. When received in 1969, the files were maintained as received; very little processing was done to the collection so that an inventory to the papers could be quickly prepared. The order of material is that devised by James K. Pollock and his secretarial staff in the U-M Department of Political Science. Recognizing the anomalies within the order of the collection, the library made the decision to list the contents to the collection while at the same time preparing a detailed card file index (by box and folder number, i.e. 16-8) to significant correspondents and subjects. While there was much to be said for this method of preparing a finding aid expeditiously, it also covered up some problems in arrangement. Thus series and subseries of materials are not always grouped together as they were created by Pollock. Files on the Hoover Commission and the Michigan Constitutional Convention, for example, come before Pollock's work in Germany after the war. In 1999, effort was made to resolve some of the inconsistencies and obvious misfilings of the first inventory but because of the numbering system used in 1969 and the card index prepared for the files, there are still some problems. Researchers should be alert to these difficulties and take time to examine different parts of the collection for material on a similar topic.