The first subgroup (1976-1979 Accessions) is divided into seven series: Correspondence, Manuscripts and Writings, Public Statements and Publicity, Biographical Material, The Republic of New Africa, The Crusader, and "Radio Free Dixie" Transcripts.
The 1992 Accession of records of the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (4 linear feet) dates from 1989 to 1993 and consists of Visual Materials (videos and a photo album), a series of Binders, student end-of-term Group Reports, and Topical Files (from the Solar Car Team's filing cabinet).
There are two videos within the Visual Materials subseries. The Making of Sunrunner by George Bournias summarizes the creation of Sunrunner and details student participation in the project. The second video is actually a combination of two slide programs: Cut 1: The Sunrunner Down Under and Cut 2: USA and Australia Slide Program. The subseries also includes a photo album containing pictures of team members performing different tasks. Only a small number of the photographs in the album are labeled.
The Binder subseries includes a set of five binders (1 linear foot) maintained by Frank E. Stagg, exterior design group leader. Covering the years 1989 and 1990, these "Sunrunner Books" contain newsletters and bulletins, lecture notes, timelines, budget and sponsor information, wind tunnel data, exterior group agendas, work schedules and weekly goals, Australia race rules and general correspondence.
Also part of this subseries are the "Team Binders" (1 linear foot). These are arranged alphabetically by team function and also date from 1989 to 1990. These materials provide insight into the creation of Sunrunner, highlighting design concepts and testing results.
The Group Reports subseries (1 linear foot) is also arranged alphabetically by team function. This series (dating from 1989 to 1990) includes bound and unbound reports. The level of student reporting ranges from the general "what I learned on this project" to very detailed reports with charts, graphs, and accounts of individual accomplishments.
The Topical Files subseries (.75 linear feet) is arranged alphabetically and consists primarily of materials from the solar car team office filing cabinet. Materials in this series (dating from 1989 to 1990) include lecture notes from Aero Viroment, student applications and biographies, GM Sunrayce USA and World Solar Challenge information, meeting minutes, newsletters and bulletins. Also a part of this series is information relating to a student history project completed in 2001 examining the solar car team from its beginnings in 1989. Included is their final paper and correspondence with former team members about their experiences with the project.
The 2004 Review is a comprehensive two-volume overview of the IA program. These binders compile documents from IA's conferences, projects, correspondence, participation lists and records, staff and faculty accomplishments, awards, publications, websites, and press material. As a primarily grant funded initiative, IA measured its accomplishments by the success of its projects. This Review was likely used as a reference source for the IA staff, as documentation of partnerships, and as evidence of accomplishments to show potential participants and funders. The contents of the review are as follows. Volume 1: Self Study, History, Consortium, Responses to the Work of IA, Governance, Work of Faculty, Work of Colleges and Universities; Volume 2: Work of Language, IA at the University of Michigan, Funding, Staff, and Public Scholarship
Though some of the binders' contents is duplicated in the two auxiliary boxes (some of the early newsletters for example), the binder's order and integrity have been maintained to provide a snapshot of how the project functioned and how it viewed itself in 2004. Of particular interest is the "Imagining Michigan Conferences" section. It was an annual series of conferences between 2000 and 2004 that used the "Imagining Your State Tool Kit" to identify ways to bring universities and community institutions within Michigan together. Book 1 has a CD-ROM "Highlights from November 2002 Conference."
The 5x7 Plates, 1894-1909 Series includes approximately 230 plates. Of particular interest and depth are the plates relating to the Garden of the Gods (Colorado), St. Louis, Mackinac Island and Les Cheneaux, as well as Tanner family portraits.
The Program Files series is the largest in the collection and dates from 1968 (when 60 Minutes premiered) to 2007 and is arranged by television schedule years (beginning in September). The content of the Program Files has changed over time and this accounts for some of the subseries that were developed with the passage of time. For the first few years, these files consisted only of the transcripts of the program as aired. Whatever background information was collected or if any post-program material was received, these were usually filed with the collection's General Files (described below). Beginning around 1975, the Program Files began to include, in addition to the broadcast transcript, all of the materials (clippings, articles, producer memoranda, viewer suggestions, transcripts of interviews with participants, etc.) accumulated in connection with the background preparation for any given story. Responses to stories, such as update information, viewer correspondence, and newspaper articles, were also now included in the individual program file. This post-program materials would remain with Program Files until the 1986/87 season when it was transferred again to the General Files.
An important subseries of the Program Files consists of story ideas in various stages of development that were dropped or never aired for whatever reason. Initially, this subseries was designated as "Dead Story" materials and covered the period from 1981 to 1990. Included were clippings, correspondence, and memoranda from producers and others with suggestions for possible program segments. Prior to 1981, story suggestion files were usually maintained as part of the General Files series. Around 1990, the content of the Program Files series again changed and thus was created a subseries of background materials for stories both aired and proposed. Because there is often overlap between the program file and the background file for a given story in the 1990s, the researcher is encouraged to consult both.
Concluding the Program Files is a set of binders containing copies of transcripts for 60 Minutes and other Mike Wallace programs such as CBS Reports and his Biography program. This portion of the collection only covers the period up to 1990.
Of interest to the researcher are Abraham Epstein's files of correspondence with the Social Security Board, in which he discusses his views of the theory, content, and implementation of the Social Security Act. In his Topical Files, there are extensive holdings of articles and writings, many issues of the AASS monthly bulletin, and interesting industrial handbooks, published in the 1920s, from various British Isle firms. The pension and insurance programs of European firms shaped, in part, Epstein's early views on social security.
The first series, Academic Accomplishments, contains Professor Hultquist's curriculum vita and copies of his scientific research papers.
The Academic and Professional Files series is the largest portion of the collection and offers the richest source of material from which to document Oksenberg's extensive and varied career. This series, consisting mainly of correspondence, but also including memoranda, reports, and other documentation, has been maintained by broad chronological subseries. Because of Oksenberg's many responsibilities and academic commitments and because these files came into the library in several different accessions, there is much overlapping between the several subseries. The researcher is therefore encouraged to examine the container listing carefully for related (though separated) files of interest to his/her research.
Some of the subseries are arranged by name of individuals. Included in these are prominent sinologists such as A. Doak Barnett and John K. Fairbanks; policy makers W. Michael Blumenthal and Zbigniew Brzezinski; and presidents Nixon, Carter, and Bush. Other subseries are arranged by name of organization. Here the researcher will find Oksenberg's files from his activities with the Committee on Scholarly Communications with the PRC (CSCPRC); the Joint Committee on Contemporary China (JCCS); the National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR); the Social Science Research Council (SSRC); and several other Chinese studies organizations. This series provides a sense of the changing concerns and priorities of American sinologists during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Academic and Professional Records series (1924-1933, 0.25 linear feet, 1 oversize volume, and 1 oversize folder) consists of a notebook, correspondence, a drawing, a scrapbook containing photographs, reference booklets, and maps detailing Hicks's early academic and professional career.
The Academic Connections series contains information regarding the collaborations over the years with the University of Michigan's School of Information (and its various predecessors), as well as a number of academic papers and publications related to the Residential Hall Library system.
The Academics series contains materials related to the Honors program, the course pack for the course on student activism at Michigan taught by Goodspeed in winter 2004, and the final draft of his honors thesis "Urban Renewal in Postwar Detroit: The Gratiot Area Redevelopment Project" and related background materials.
The ACCESS records encompass an array of items donated at different times. The records include historical information about ACCESS, announcements and other materials that inform about activities and programs, anniversary banquet newsletters, annual reports, and miscellaneous publications. Also, contents of the archived website starting from 2010.
The Activities series reflects the broad range of issues around which the Gray Panthers of Huron Valley were active. The Newspaper Clippings folder includes more than two dozen news reports, interviews, and letters to the editor that testify to the organization's community presence. The Local Actions folder is complementary as it includes both lists and background about the group's efforts.
The Gray Panthers of Huron Valley sponsored a Health Care Forum in 1987, which is comprehensively documented, from the event's planning to its execution. The organization's formal declaration about Social Security, as well as its subsequent resolutions on the matter, comprise the Social Security Task Force folder.
The Activities (.20 linear feet) series contains information about the organizations and activities Mr. Sivil was involved with during his years in the Detroit area and also after relocating to the Alexandria, Virginia area in the mid-1980s. Materials of interest may include his testimony to the City of Alexandria Human Rights Commission regarding changes to the human rights ordinance and the need to include on the commission an individual knowledgeable about sexual orientation concerns; his correspondence and writings while president of the Association of Suburban People including his July 1980 address to the organization; and a copy of his birth certificate and handwritten resumes in the personal interests and information folder.
The Additional Interviews series (content of 39 audiocassettes and 0.33 linear feet) dates from 1985 to 2002. It includes materials for interviews, including recordings and supplemental materials that do not belong to any other projects or schools.
Administration Files (0.5 linear feet) contain general administrative files, including budget and correspondence, as well as general information on hostelling, registration books, and strategic planning files.
The Administration series contains the planning materials and records of general assemblies; early records and content related to predecessor organizations; and the records of governing bodies and committees (including the Constitution and Bylaw, Finance and Budget, and Strategic Planning committees among others). The series documents various reorganizations (including the Consultations on the Future of Ecumenism in Michigan that resulted in the MCC's rebirth as the MEF) as well as the evolution of the MCC/MEF's constitution, governance (Board of Directors, Program Development Table, and State Ecumenical Coordinating Committee), and goals. Also present are personnel files of executive directors and other officers as well as printed materials that include news clippings and MCC/MEF newsletters.
The Administration series contains five subseries, as well as other topical files pertaining to the day-to-day business of the fraternity. These subseries are: Constitutions and Manuals, Events, Fraternities, House Business, and Legal. Within them are records pertaining to specific events and actions in the life of the Alpha Chapter of Nu Sigma Nu as well as general announcements made to members the national fraternity. Specifically, the subseries Events, House Business, and Legal contain records that pertain only to the Alpha Chapter of Nu Sigma Nu at the University of Michigan. The subseries Constitutions and Manuals contains publications or letters that pertain to all chapters of the national fraternity.
The Administration series consists of by-laws, fundraising materials, information on guest speakers that were invited to the university by the Sink Group, recruitment activities, officers list, the first president's manual from 1962, and information about their scholarship program.
The Administration series (.5 linear feet) contains annual reports, correspondence, the agreement between the Center and the Ross School of Business, a history of the Center, and information on the Center's relationship with Korea, as well as other administrative material.
The Administration series consists of a copy of the organization's constitution, bylaws, and amendments. There are also board of directors meeting minutes, 1965-2004; executive committee meeting minutes, 1962-2001; annual convention agendas, reports, and meeting minutes, 1937-2001; a handbook for MUCC officers, fund-raisers, etc.
The Administration series contains documents and records relating directly to the operation of the Law Library. Contained within are ten subseries.
The Administration series (1976-2012, 3.2 linear feet) is further divided into two subseries, Core Administrative Files, and Topical Files. The Core Administrative Files subseries documents the day-to-day activities of the Center as well as its governance over its history. The subseries includes executive committee minutes, memos to faculty, annual reports, long-range plans, and several self and external evaluations of the ECB and Sweetland Center for Writing. The Topical files are arranged alphabetically and contain material about programs sponsored by the center, the research it has conducted, its liaisons with and involvement with other groups on campus and throughout Michigan, and its day-to-day activities.
The Administration series (1971-2000) contains program reviews, reports, correspondence, and committee material for the Program on Studies in Religion.
The Administration series contains a wealth of historical background material in the form of both official publications and typed and handwritten reports. An organization historian existed for every two-year administration, providing consistent records of the organization's activities and achievements. These include organization membership, awards, educational courses, flower shows, and anniversaries. The series contains a nearly complete collection of Annual Meeting programs from 1934-2000, as well as documents relating to the Incorporation of the Foundation of the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan in 1961 and its merger with the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan, Inc. in 2004. Resolutions, Annual Reports (including financial), Meeting Minutes, and records of National Conventions are more sparse, but may also be found in significant runs for some years.
The Administration series (0.75 linear feet) includes information about awards, letters of support for AOC, budgets, events, committees, course syllabi, presentations, program summaries, project and partnership listings, publicity, reports, and press coverage. Information on individual projects is found in the Project Files series. Committee records feature two groups, the Graduate Working Group and P-SPACE. The P-SPACE Working Group (Public Scholarship, Public Art, Cultural Engagement) included the Arts of Citizenship, Imagining America, and the Scholarly Publications Office of Digital Library Services, who proposed an online publication series dedicated to public cultural projects and public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. Course syllabi are taken from five classes: "Community Resources," UC 310, UC 312, UC 313, and Dance 490.
The Administration series provides information about Michigan RCAR's internal organization, mainly since the mid-1980s. The minutes from Policy Council and Director's Reports contain yearly summations of the group's activities, and give some sense how priorities were set and activities were planned. The "Policy Council and Affiliated Pro-choice Group Lists" folder provides information about the founding of the Michigan chapter of RCAR in 1975.
The Administration series consists of policies, membership details, speakers, and other similar institutional records.
The Administration series includes two subseries. Corporate Papers contains the articles of incorporation in 1917, by laws for St. Columba Community Outreach in 1984, and the Michigan Annual Reports for both entities. The 1912 abstracts for the original property purchase for two lots are included. Finance subseries includes the accountings for Save the Church Fund in the 1930s and 1940s and more recent reviewed financial statements from the 1990s.
The Administration series (2 linear ft.; 1971-1984 and 1983-1998) consists of those records related to the internal operations and the outreach functions of the organization. The records are arranged alphabetically by type of material and by the group creating the records. The minutes of the Executive Committee and the Political Action Committee provide the best entry to the policy and decision-making processes of Common Cause in Michigan. The general correspondence and financial statements are also illuminating of the inner workings of the group. The Michigan newsletters and the press statements are quite informative and seem effective at communicating the leaders' message to the public at large.
The Administration series is the largest series. This series includes; audits, clippings, contracts, correspondence, financial records, history, job descriptions, licensure and certification, manuals, marketing, minutes, monthly summaries, plans, proposals, publications, reports, and tax returns. The series contains documentation pertaining to the creation, finances, publicity, and management of Individualized Home Nursing Care. There is a large amount of minutes, which document board of directors, committee, sub-committee, and review committee meetings. Through the minutes the social programs, outreach planning, marketing, particular aspects of patient care and specific financial concerns are detailed. Materials of interest may include correspondence between Individualized Home Nursing Care and Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, regarding the work done by Individualized Home Nursing Care. There is also information pertaining to the subsequent partnership that evolved which resulted in the United States and Japan Training Institute in Geriatric Care. The series also includes detailed information pertaining to the financial state of the organization and statistics regarding patient care, which can be found in the audit documentation, monthly summaries, and the tax information. The founding documentation within the history sub series may also be of interest because it documents the evolving goals, mission statement, and responsibilities of the organization and its board members.
The Administrative Records series includes articles of incorporation, bylaws, and history; committee records; correspondence; minutes; and NAUL newsletters.
The Administration series contains seven subseries. The Board of Directors subseries includes SAC corporate papers, minutes for 1988-1991 and 1999-2001, strategic plans, and the 2000-2001 Board revitalization process. The Clippings subseries highlight SAC activities in the public eye through the three decades of existence and is a primary source for finding details on SAC activities in Ann Arbor and around the state. Included in this subseries are the contents of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, damaged by the 2002 fire, documenting the Black History case. This case received national attention and was cited in the New York Times and other major newspapers. The Office Management subseries contains general information used for the public relations and partial information on fundraising activities. No budgetary information was available in the records as accessioned. The Publications subseries includes the SAC newsletter, "Active Voice" from 1975 to 2002. There is also a copy of "The Fourth 'R', Student Rights, A Handbook for Michigan Public School Students and Their Families," an article entitled "Access Denied," and two relevant articles that appeared in the Administrative Law Quarterly.
The Administration series consists of three subseries: A.G. Studer and R. Elliott files; R. Adelberg files; and Topical files.
The bulk of the records are in the Administration series. This series is primarily composed of meeting minutes that span from 1896-1997. These meeting minutes reflect the evolving mission of the camp as it was influenced by the changing social norms. The meeting minutes comprise two groups, the House Committee and the Girls Friendly Society Board of Directors. These meeting minutes were kept intermingled because they had overlapping membership and in some instances the notes refer to one another. Interspersed throughout the meeting minutes are annual reports and monthly financial reports. These reports are kept with the meeting minutes because they are referenced in the meeting minutes. Significant issues found in the notes are the changing administration of the society and of Camp Holiday, the amount of resources spent on the maintenance of the cottages, and the annual experiences of the summer camp staff. The Administration series also contains information pertaining to the background of the camp, committee member lists, constitution and by-laws, brief correspondence which includes a letter sent to the Queen of England, material from a leaders workbook in 1980, membership policies, and the 1980 Trust Agreement.
Administration (1 linear foot, 1951-2004) includes correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, and publications. The correspondence documents the daily administration of the program and negotiation for the continuation of the program. Of special note are letters from many former students written in 1974 about their experiences in the program. The newspaper articles are mainly publicity for the program, and discuss the purpose and findings of the projects. The photographs show students collecting and analyzing the survey data. Publications form half of this series. Some are published by DAS about the program, and others are publications by faculty and students using the data collected by the survey. Also of note are lists of survey topics by year and bibliographies of all the publications using DAS data. Publications are arranged alphabetically, by title.
The Administration series comprises 0.3 linear feet and details the organizational structure of CIF. It includes records from the Board of Directors and Executive Committees (including meeting minutes, handouts, memos, and reports from various subcommittees) and some historical materials, including CIF's Articles of Incorporation. This series is arranged chronologically as originally ordered by CIF.