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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majority of the material was created after 1940 by the current School of Nursing; the School of Nursing website has been archived since the early 2000s.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.

53 linear feet

The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association (MIFA) was founded in 1933 to administer high school forensics contests throughout the state of Michigan. The policies and activities of MIFA are determined by a Forensic Council, and records pertaining to the council are included as a subseries in this collection. There are four main speech activities that are sponsored by MIFA: debate, individual events, drama/theatre, and legislative debate. Materials pertaining to specific components of these general activities form the bulk of the collection. Overall, the records largely span the years 1974-2004, although older items are scattered throughout the collection, including materials from two legacy organizations.

The records of the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association (MIFA) document the organization's growth from the 1930s to the 2000s, but most of its records concern the years after 1964, and in particular, the period from 1974 to 2002. The records are divided into eight: Administration, Publications, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Multimedia, Activities, Michigan High School Oratorical Association, and Files of Jon Fitzgerald, Executive Director of MIFA. The Forensic Council Minutes (in the Administration Series) and the Publications Series are the most useful parts of the collection for the researcher to gain an understanding of MIFA. The Activities, Photographs, and Multimedia series provide the best accounts of student participation.

19.5 linear feet

Public health physician, specialist in public health economics, professor in the University of Michigan School of Public Health, director of its Bureau of Public Health Economics, and chairman of the Department of Medical Care Organization. Personal materials, correspondence, topical files, academic materials, and audio tapes relating to his professional and academic career.

The papers of Solomon J. Axelrod came to the Bentley Library in four major accessions: 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1996. Each of these accessions were processed separately by different individuals. In 2008 the materials were re-processed and the different accessions were interfiled.

Axelrod's collection is divided into six series: Personal Materials, Topical / Organizational Files, Academic Materials, Correspondence, Farm Labor Health Program, and Audio Materials.

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Topical / Organizational Files

The Topical / Organizational Files series (8.25 linear feet), arranged alphabetically by subject or the name of an organization, consists of materials related to Axelrod's interest and activities in a number of public health planning councils, committees, and task force groups, as well as correspondence, notes, and related materials. Folders pertaining to the School of Public Health document Axelrod's teaching career. "Rural Health Services" and "Community Research Associates" document Axelrod's concerns for the health care of farmers and migrants during the Great Depression and the displaced persons of Europe following World War II. Also included are reports and memos on legislative bills affecting the public health care system in the United States. Other documentation includes Awards and Honors, "Background Paper on the Michigan College for Osteopathic Medicine," Bibliographical Material, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging and Oral History of the American Hospital Association.

13 linear feet (in 15 boxes) — 13 scrapbooks (in 7 boxes)

Professor of Geology at the University of Michigan, also chairman of the Ann Arbor Branch of the National Security League during World War I. His papers contain correspondence and other materials concerning his activities with the National Security League, a dispute over the political views of Charles Lindbergh, polar expeditions, and his work in the fields of geology, seismology, and meteorology. The collection also includes manuscripts of published and unpublished books and articles, biographical material, scrapbooks and notebooks detailing the University of Michigan expeditions to the Pacific and Greenland, and travel notes of trips to the Near East, Spain, the West Indies, Switzerland, and Russia.

The William Herbert Hobbs papers, 1880-1955, is comprised of correspondence, scrapbooks, manuscripts, printed material, and photographs documenting Hobbs' professional, political, and personal activities. Correspondence and other materials concern his activities with the National Security League, a dispute over the political views of Charles Lindbergh, opinions and reviews of his writings and those of other scientists, communications with newspapers and colleagues regarding various expeditions, and his work in the fields of geology, polar exploration, seismology, and meteorology. The collection also includes manuscripts of published and unpublished books and articles, biographical material, scrapbooks and notebooks detailing the University of Michigan expeditions to the Pacific and Greenland, and travel notes of trips to the Near East, Spain, the West Indies, Switzerland, and Russia.

3.75 linear feet

Director of the University of Michigan Center for Political Studies at the Institute of Social Research, 1970-1981, later program director of the Center for Political Studies; files relating to his education and to his career at the University of Michigan.

The Warren Miller Papers document Miller's time spent fulfilling his many roles at the University of Michigan. The bulk of the materials span the 1950s and 1960s, and include materials relating to courses he taught, administrative duties he performed both as a member of the political science department and conducting the work of the Survey Research Center, and research he conducted. The collection is arranged into four series: Biographical/ Personal (1956-1976); Education (1950-1954); University of Michigan (1955-1980); and Correspondence (1954-1967)

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Biographical /Personal

The Biographical/ Personal series, approximately 0.1 linear feet, includes biographical information in the form of curricula vitae, bibliography, and short narrative biographical descriptions, created at differing stages in Miller's career. It also includes a possibly unpublished paper given by Miller at a professional association meeting.



The Education series, approximately 0.1 linear feet, includes materials relating to Miller's own education. It includes materials relating to the completion of his doctoral thesis at Syracuse University, as well as materials relating to courses Miller completed at the University of Michigan in the summer of 1950, including notes, exams, and study materials/syllabus information.


University of Michigan

The University of Michigan series, approximately 2.55 linear feet, is comprised of four subseries, Course Materials, Administrative files, Requests for Funds, and Conferences/Meetings which together give insight into Miller's various commitments, responsibilities, and activities at the university.

9 linear feet (in 10 boxes)

Conductor of bands and professor of wind instruments at the University of Michigan. The series in the collection include: Biographical/Personal information; Correspondence, 1921-1994; University of Michigan Activities (primarily relating to performances and tours of the Marching Band and the Symphony Band); Other Professional Activities (relating to Band Conductors Conferences and band clinics, and including files of Revelli's writings and musical compositions); Visual Materials; and Sound Recordings.

The William D. Revelli Papers provide unique possibilities for research on the history of teaching at the University of Michigan. The Revelli papers, covering the years 1960-1992, are arranged into six record series: Biographical/Personal; Correspondence; University of Michigan Activities; Other Professional Activities; Visual Materials; and Audio Cassettes.

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The Biographical/Personal series (Box 1) begins with a look at Revelli's career through newspaper clippings. There is a copy of Revelli's reflections of his long, illustrious career as a band director/musician. Researchers can read materials that pertain to Revelli's personal life, from his first directing position at Hobart High School, through to his retirement as the University of Michigan's band director in 1971.

6 linear feet — 2 oversize volumes

Associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court; correspondence, speeches and other materials relating to Michigan politics, Republican Party affairs, and his judicial career.

The Louis Fead collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, biographical information and other materials relating to his political and judicial career. Some of the files relate to the view from Michigan of the proposed reorganization of the US Supreme Court in 1937. There are also materials concerning the Newberry State Bank of which Fead was an officer. Also of interest are those materials relating to his service with the American Red Cross in France during World War I.

1 linear foot

Detroit, Mich., businessman in the prefabricated home manufacturing industry, author of books on building, proponent of school choice through payment of vouchers to students. Biographical information; writings on education and school vouchers; correspondence relating to his ideas on education, including many letters from Milton Friedman; and miscellaneous files on his business and other activities.

The Robert J. Lytle papers document his professional and personal activities. The collection contains material from 1943 to 1994, with a concentration on Lytle's writings and correspondence on education reform and school vouchers from the 1970s through the 1990s. The collection is divided into four series: Biographical, Writings, Correspondence, and Professional and Community Activities.

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The Biographical series consists of one folder containing obituaries, eulogies, clippings, records of Lytle's military service and a short autobiographical sketch. There are also two black and white photographs of Lytle.



The Writings series contains Lytle's writings divided into two subseries, Published and Unpublished. The Published subseries includes copies of Lytle's articles from the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, and Education Week, 1987 through 1993; a copy of his book, Liberty Schools: A Parent's Voucher Plan; a 1974 booklet entitled Property Tax Cut & School Vouchers; and a series of columns for The Eccentric Newspapers entitled "Liberty Schools," also from 1974. The Unpublished subseries contains numerous articles, essays, and proposals by Lytle, the majority in draft form and dating from 1988 through 1992. One folder contains articles addressing Michigan educational issues in particular. The Unpublished subseries also contains proposals and drafts from 1990 through 1993 of Lytle's unfinished manuscript" Schooling's Revolution," a book length work on how to improve America's education system through privatization, parental choice, and increased technology in the classrooms. Of note in this subseries are the several partial drafts with extensive margin notes and commentary most likely by Milton Friedman.

.4 linear feet (7 folders and 5 volumes in 1 box)

Native of Ann Arbor, Mich. and officer in the U.S. Civil War; served as a Regent of University of Michigan and Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Collection includes a diary, 1862-1865, written while serving in Co. D, 20th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War and recounting daily activities and the sieges of Knoxville and Petersburg; correspondence, mainly with his mother and wife, while a student at University of Michigan and during the Civil War; papers of other family members; and portraits of Grant and members of his family as well as and water-colors of Civil War.

The Claudius Buchanan Grant papers provide insight into the Civil War as experienced by a Union officer and also document life in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. This collection is comprised of three series: Personal Papers, Family Papers, and Visual Materials.

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Personal Papers


The Personal Papers series reflects aspects of Claudius Grant's military, professional, and personal lives. It includes a multi-volume diary written while serving in Co. D, 20th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War (1862-1865) and which documents daily activities in camp and on the march; comments on drunken officers; a criticism of Colonel A. W. Williams; accounts of the sieges of Knoxville and Petersburg and of the battles fought during May and June in 1864, especially the battle of the Wilderness. The series also includes correspondence (mainly with Grant's mother and wife) while he was a student at University of Michigan and during the Civil War. ASmong other topics, these letters explain the resolutions asking for the resignation of Colonel Williams; describe a march through Kentucky and the battle before Petersburg. Other highlights include letters to William H. Pettee (Dec. 6, 1880) concerning the establishment of a school of mines at the University and Harry B. Hutchins (Sept. 18, 1905) discussing the relative merits of the Michigan Union and Alumni Also included is a paper (Oct. 18, 1899) on the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.; letter, Dec. 6, 1880, to William H. Pettee concerning the establishment of a school of mines at the University; letter, Sept. 18, 1905, to Harry B. Hutchins discussing the relative merits of the Michigan Union and Alumni Memorial building projects. The series also includes some miscellaneous deeds as well as a paper (Oct. 18, 1899) on the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in Kentucky during the Civil War.

0.8 linear feet

Hunting and fishing club established in Livingston County in 1894 by University of Michigan professors. The members of the club were also interested in bird and plant life. The club was originally situated on Winans Lake, but later moved in 1921 to Bass Lake and Strawberry Lake. Club histories; organizational papers including constitutions, rosters, rules, correspondence, and minutes.

The records of the Pleasant Lakes Club consist primarily of organizational and administrative documents. Most early records have not survived, with the 1950's onwards being the most comprehensively documented period. The collection has been divided into four series: History, Organizational, Property, and Miscellaneous.