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Ann Arbor, Michigan photograph collection, 1860s-1970s

2 linear feet (UCCs) — 2 oversize folders (UCCm)

Photographs collected from various donors relating to Ann Arbor, Michigan; include photos of buildings (public and private), houses, churches, and schools; also views of the city (by street and area); and miscellaneous photos of local events and activities, school class portraits, and other group portraits.

This collection of Ann Arbor photographs includes a wide variety of images of Ann Arbor buildings, street scenes, schools and classrooms, public events, and people. The images, dating from the 1860s to the 1970s, has been arranged into three series: Buildings, Houses, etc.; Views; and Activities, People, Events. Each folder may contain one or more images.

The researcher should be advised that this collection represents only a small portion of the library's Ann Arbor photos. The most complete access to the total holdings of the library is through the card catalog.


Harlow Olin Whittemore papers, 1905-1986

5.5 linear feet (in 7 boxes)

Landscape architect, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Michigan. Files relating to various Michigan projects, notably in Ann Arbor, Hartland, Hillsdale, and Highland Park; subject files on professional activities; and photographs.

The papers of Harlow O. Whittemore have been divided into the following series: Projects; Topical Files; Family Papers; and Photographs.


Harold D. Wines scrapbook, circa 1894-1938

1 volume — 1 folder

The Harold D. Wines papers include a scrapbook containing clippings and other memorabilia relating to student life at the University of Michigan (1908-1912), his engineering career, and to the life of his father Levi D. Wines, an Ann Arbor high school teacher. Also included is a photograph of the fourth grade class at the 1st Ward School in Ann Arbor, dated 1894.


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.


Patricia Clancy Montgomery Papers, 1973-2004

12 linear feet

Educator, founder of Clonlara School in Ann Arbor, speaker and activist on behalf of home schooling and alternative methods of education. The collection includes files relating to Clonlara School and to the Clonlara Home Based Education Program, as well as to Montgomery’s work with various organizations, including the National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools and the National Homeschool Association.

The Patricia Clancy Montgomery papers include files relating to Clonlara School and to the Clonlara Home Based Education Program, as well as to Montgomery’s work with various organizations, including the National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools and the National Homeschool Association. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Biographical, Writings, and Personal; Clonlara School; Clonlara School Outreach to Japan; Clonlara School Litigation; Legislation; People file; Organization file; National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools; Home Schooling Background Material; Clonlara School Home Based Education Program; The Learning Edge newsletter; Videocassettes; and Audiocassettes.


Pittsfield Township records, 1830-1980

7 linear feet (in 8 boxes) — 121 oversize volumes — 1.98 GB

The Pittsfield Township (Washtenaw County, Mich.) records contain school district records for districts 1 through 8 and 8 fractional from 1860-1930, with occasional records dating back to 1830. The collection also contains a wide range of types of township records dealing with assessments, elections, finance, and legal activities, dating from 1832 to 1980. Township Board proceedings (1834-1965, with some gaps) and road records (1835-1887) are also available in digitized versions.

The collection consists of the following series: Pittsfield School Districts records, Miscellaneous Township Responsibilities, Township Administration, Treasurer's records, Assessment Rolls, Tax Rolls, Rolls of Lands Upon Which Taxes Were Unpaid, and Other Assessments.


Wallace Frost papers, circa 1939-1962

0.1 linear feet — 16 blueprints — 1 microfilm

Detroit area architect. Blueprints of selected buildings, biographical materials, advertising and financial material relating to Pittsfield Village, Ann Arbor, Mich., and photographs.

The collection consists of original blueprints and microfilm of photographs of buildings designed by Frost largely from the period after 1939. Most of the earlier plans and papers were destroyed by fire in California in 1939. There are also a few folders relating to his interest in Pittsfield Village.