The collection consists of group photographs of the officers and men of the 119th Field Artillery Regiment stationed at Camp MacArthur, Waco (Tex.). Also included is a photograph of the officers of the 32nd Division, of which the 119th was a part.
The series contains materials created and collected by the Band members during the Tour and includes correspondence, invitations, programs, news articles and reviews, pins, band tour photos and memorabilia, recordings of concerts and events, and recorded recollections. Also included materials related to the 1981, 1984, and 2011 reunions (see The 50th Anniversary Reunion and Return to Russia Tour series for more materials). The series is arranged into alphabetically organized sub-series, each representing material donated by an individual Band member. The Recollections and Recordings sub-series contains material that was donated by different donors.
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 2002 Campaign series comprises all those materials that were clearly connected to the campaign. It includes administrative materials, such as budgets and planning documents; literature distributed by the YCFE and its opposition; and press coverage published throughout the duration of the campaign. It also details the efforts of organizing and training campaign volunteers and includes documentation of supporters in the business and religious community.
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.
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (University of Michigan) publications, 1876-2014 (majority within 1950-2012)
552 MB (online) — 11 oversize folders — 13.4 linear feet
The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Publications are divided into four series: Unit Publications; Sub-Unit Publications; Topical Publications; and Student Publications. The bulk of the publications document the college, its organization, course offerings, communications to faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and various research reports written by the college's faculty.
Publications are organized within five series: Unit Publications, Sub-Unit Publications, Topical Publications, Student Publications, and Website.
UNIT PUBLICATIONS is comprised of publications produced by the administration of the college. These publications are defined as being widely distributed and may be published at regular intervals. They are arranged by genre of the publication.
This series includes annual reports, articles, bibliographies, brochures, bulletins including college catalogs, directories, histories, holiday cards, lectures, manuals, newsletters, policies and procedures, posters, programs, proposals, prospectuses, and reports.
An important title in this series is the Bulletin. Academic degree program requirements are defined in what is called the university "bulletin" or general catalog. For example, program requirements outline how many credits and what subjects a student needs to complete in order to receive a degree in an academic program within a specific school or college.
SUB-UNIT PUBLICATIONS is comprised of publications from subordinate centers, departments, institutes, offices, and programs within the college. These publications are arranged alphabetically by the creating sub-unit.
TOPICAL PUBLICATIONS is comprised of publications that document specific events or activities such as fundraising or one-time conferences hosted by the college.
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS contains publications published by student groups within the college.
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (University of Michigan) records, 1876-2011
92 linear feet — 2 oversize boxes — 1 flat file drawer — 343 GB (online) — 1 archived website
The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (University of Michigan), records document the teaching of architecture and design at the University of Michigan beginning in 1878. The records include administrative files, correspondence committee minutes, reports, photographs and architectural drawings. The records have been received in a number of separate accessions which may include material that continues or complements record series from a previous accession or may overlap chronologically with previous accessions. This finding aid reflects the intellectual structure of the records by bringing like material together across accessions. As a consequence, in the container listing box numbers will not necessarily be in consecutive order.
The records are organized in the following principal series:
- Minutes of Meetings
- Dean's Administrative Files
- National Architectural Accrediting Board
- Miscellaneous (correspondence and select files)
- Raoul. G. Wallenberg
- Dean's Correspondence
- Doctoral Program Files
- Topical Files
- Administrative Files
- Architectural Drawings
- Photographs and Negatives
- Art and Architecture Building Renovations
- Department of Urban Planning
- Audio-Visual Material
- Articles, Reports and Speeches
- Archived School of Architecture Website
220 linear feet (approximate; in 247 boxes) — 3 tubes — 20 oversize volumes — 12 panels — 25.6 GB (online)
This collection documents the business and philanthropic activities of A. Alfred Taubman. While this collection is not a comprehensive archive of Taubman's business and personal activities, it offers a rich and abundant resource for researchers interested in the history of commercial real estate development and those interested in Taubman's varied business concerns and philanthropic work. The bulk of the materials date from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s and include both records created by Taubman and a number of staff members of The Taubman Company. The collection is organized into eight series:
- Shopping Centers/Commercial Development
- Industry Leadership
- Detroit Development
- Business Investments
- University Endowments
- Athena Azerbaijan and Russia Development Projects
5 linear feet
The Aaron Finerman papers document his career as an information technology professional. Organized into two series, Personal and Career and Professional Activities, the papers span the years 1950-1990 with the bulk of the material documenting the years between 1962 and 1989. The Finerman papers document his contributions to the emerging information technology profession. His papers offer insight into the differences between the worlds of industry and academia, as he worked in both. Finerman's travels and interests as documented in his papers also provide insight into the development of information technology on an international level. Related collections at the Bentley Historical Library include the records of the University of Michigan Information Technology Division, the University of Michigan Computing Center, and the papers of Bernard Galler, who was a close friend of Finerman.
26.25 linear feet — 66 MB
The collection has been divided into four series: Litigation/Court Cases, Political and Cultural Activities, Publications, and Topical Files. The many files of correspondence and press clippings document the types of legal and political battles and causes that Jabara has tackled throughout his career. A limited amount of material in the collection is in Arabic and French, mostly correspondence, press clippings, and newsletters, and is noted as such in the contents list.
2 linear feet
The collection documents the lives of a missionary family to the Ojibwa Indians of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The papers have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Abel Bingham ministerial papers; Miscellaneous; and Bound Account Books and Diaries. The collection is of value for the family correspondence, for the sermons of Abel Bingham, and for the diaries of Hannah Bingham reflecting her daily activities and religious convictions (1817-1868). There are also papers concerning Fountain Street Baptist Church in Grand Rapids in the 1850s.
24 linear feet
Measuring 24 linear feet, the records are divided into three series, one for each "wave" of interviews. The 1967 Survey Forms (13 linear feet) consists solely of completed survey forms. Each form is approximately 40 pages in length and asked respondents to answer a wide variety of searching questions. Information is regularly recorded on survey scales, but interviewers frequently augmented this information through annotations on the form.
The 1968 Survey material (3 linear feet) consists primarily of completed 1968 survey forms, which were about 30 pages each in length and similar in content to the 1967 instrument. In addition there are interviews with civic leaders that consist of both a survey form and a tape recording of the interview.
The 1971 Survey material (8 linear feet) consists primarily of survey forms that are very similar to those used in 1968.
5 linear feet
The Abraham Epstein papers at the Bentley Historical Library provide the researcher insight into the careers of Abraham Epstein and Henrietta Epstein. Abraham Epstein's writings and portions of his correspondence demonstrate the depth of his commitment to social security and offer a look at his version of the ideal social security program. The papers, however, provide little insight into the workings of the AAOAS and AASS - organizations which were a vital and integral part of Abraham Epstein's life. It is only through study of the man and the organizations behind which he was the driving force that a thorough appreciation of his role in the social security movement can be gained.
The Abraham Epstein papers at the Michigan Historical Collections are divided into two subgroups: Abraham Epstein and Henrietta Epstein. Both subgroups are further divided into two series: Correspondence (arranged topically), and Topical Files.
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 collection consists of photographic negatives of aerial views over the University of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan-Michigan State University football game on October 5, 1940. Also includes other views of the University of Michigan campus on that same date.
0.2 linear feet
The Abstract of Title documents the history of property ownership and contains transdcripts of mortgages, warranty deeds, claims, and other documentation, dated from 1824 to 1956. According to the Abstract, the property's first owner was John Allen, co-founder of Ann Arbor. Also included a copy of 1986 Mortgage Report and a letter from Great Lakes Federal Savings addressed to one of the previous owners, dated 1981.
The Abstract of Mortgages series (volumes numbered for storage vol. 24-42) contains abstracts of mortgages from 1825 through 1954. This series covers Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, the villages in the county, and the townships, with the exception of Salem and Superior Townships. These volumes seem to have been first compiled in the early 1880s. They were kept up-to-date with later mortgages until 1954.
The first series, Academic Accomplishments, contains Professor Hultquist's curriculum vita and copies of his scientific research papers.
The Academic Affiliations series (1945-1969; .3 lin. ft.) consists of three subseries: Detroit Institute of Arts (1945-1963), Richmond Museum of Fine Arts (1963-1965) and University of Michigan Museum of Art (1965-1969). The three subseries contain materials related to Grigaut's tenure at these institutions. The Detroit Institute of Arts subseries consists of four folders and contains typed and written correspondence, materials published by the Institute during Grigaut's tenure, memoranda regarding Grigaut's position as acting director and miscellaneous items. The Richmond Museum of Fine Arts subseries consists of four folders and contains typed and written correspondence, memoranda, an annual report and a few miscellaneous items. The University of Michigan Museum of Art subseries consists of three folders and contains memoranda, typed and written correspondence and miscellaneous items.
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 Career series (1.5 linear feet) is divided into two subseries, University of Michigan (1.2 linear feet) and Other Universities (0.3 linear feet). Material is dated from 1958-2015 (with gaps) and includes correspondence, clippings, minutes, notes, publications, reports, and teaching materials.
The series primarily documents Johnson's teaching efforts, particularly at the University of Michigan and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Also included is some material related to his time as dean of the School of Natural Resources and involvement in different university accreditation processes.
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.
0.5 linear feet — 4 GB (online)
The records of the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund (AFLF) begin in 2000, and mainly consist of videotapes of lectures from the University of Michigan Senate's annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom. There is no documentation of the fund itself.
The annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lectures on Academic and Intellectual Freedom are organized chronologically. In addition to the videotapes, documentation includes some transcripts of the lectures, and event programs. The printed program contains background on the lectures, including the resolution establishing the lecture and biographies of the three professors. The 2000 lecture folder also contains a memorial for Clement L. Markert which appeared in The Journal of Heredity.
Adam Kulakow's undergraduate documentary Keeping in Mind, focusing on the University of Michigan's handling of the Davis, Markert, Nickerson cases in the 1950s during the McCarthy era, contributed greatly to the development of the AFLF and the annual lectures. The video was shown publicly for the first time on April 9, 1989. An upgraded 2001 copy of this video is included in these records. For more information about the documentary, and the interviews conducted in support of the project, researchers may consult the Adam Kulakow Papers. The Kulakow collection consists of interview transcripts and videos, and notes which Kulakow generated while producing the documentary. It also includes a copy of the original documentary. Note: The 1989 conditions governing access to "Keeping in Mind" are presumed to remain in force. Please see the finding aid for the Adam Kulakow papers for access and use conditions.
In 2000, the University of Michigan Press published Unfettered Expression: Freedom in American Intellectual Life. The book, edited by Peggie J. Hollingsworth, contained essays originally given as lectures in the annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom series at the University of Michigan from 1991 to 1999.
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.
0.5 linear feet
The records of Academics for Affirmative Action and Social Justice (AAASJ) cover the period 1997-2000, and contain administrative information about the organization such as correspondence, records of events, newsletters, and statements.
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence (including printouts of email) between the founders of AAASJ, Nadia Kim and Tom Guglielmo, and members of the organization. Most of the correspondence contains details regarding meetings, events and news related to affirmative action. The record group also contains information regarding events sponsored by AAASJ like debates and rallies.
AAASJ published a newsletter titled Veritas, with information about affirmative action and the organization's position on the University of Michigan's admissions policies. The record group contains newsletters covering the period 1998-1999. A VHS videotape of the panel session It's All About Mike is also include in this collection. The session, which took place on January 27, 2000, was a debate about affirmative action between members of AAASJ and the Michigan Review.
5.5 linear feet
The records of the Academic Women's Caucus (AWC) provide an almost complete history of the AWC from its origins to the present, although the materials documenting the years 1972-1974 are not particularly strong. Many of the early records are from the co-chair Aline Soules. The records do provide valuable documentation of the general concerns of women faculty members at a major research university.
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.
Accountant's Daily Reports (3 linear feet, 1926-1973) is comprised of reports by the accountants summarizing the financial status of the hospital. For each day, they recorded accounts receivable, statistics on the number of patients, cash and revenue. They also listed the cumulative statistics for the year, and the comparable amount for a year and two years prior. Starting in fiscal year 1948/49, a report was only created on the 10th, 20th, and last day of each month. Reports are not included for the following fiscal years: 1932/33, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1938/39, and 1940/41.
Beginning in fiscal year 1941/42, patient statistics were listed separately for each hospital. There is the University Hospital or General Division, and also the Neuropsychiatric Institute (1941-1966), Veterans Readjustment Center (1947-1963), Children's Psychiatric Hospital (1955-1966), Clinical Research Unit (1963-1971), and Psychiatric Division (1966-1971). Patient statistics were no longer included in the Accountant's Daily Reports after January 20, 1971.
1 volume, 1 envelope
Consists of personal accounts showing income and obligations.
The Activism series (1.2 linear feet) includes material related to Palmondon's activism in the late 1960s through 1975. One will find correspondence, official and ideological statements, meeting notes, flyers, and articles issued by the Human Rights Party, the White Panther Party, the Rainbow People's Party, Michigan Marijuana Initiative, and other activist organizations. Also found here is material related to John Sinclair and other individuals. Of note are copies of Sinclair's correspondence from prison. A number of folders contain materials related to prisons and prisoners' rights. These include correspondence, reports, educational materials, issues of prison publications from around the country, material related to inmates' grievances, as well as poetry by prisoners, and Plamondon's own prison writings and notebook.
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.
Includes meeting minutes from the United Jewish Community Endowment Fund (UJC) conference call on the subject of the Gertzman Allocations Committee; handwritten speech materials. Collected materials include spiritual quotes and writings on the history of Jewish naming conventions and Jewish communities in Poland, miscellaneous publications such as annual reports and programs pertaining to annual meetings, cultural, educational, and philanthropic events. Of particular note is a program from the 2011 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden honoring Technion professor Dan Shechtman for his work in Chemistry.