Conservation and Environmentalism Movements in Michigan
Environmental Education and Study
Beeton, Alfred Merle
- Alfred Merle Beeton papers, 1952-1994.
- 12.6 linear ft.
UM limnology quiz, ca. 1970. Folder "Course
Material, Limnology Exams and Notes. Alfred
Merle Beeton papers, Box 4. Click to enlarge.
Alfred Merle Beeton, was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Michigan, specializing in limnology, the study of land-locked bodies of water. In particular, Beeton was concerned with aquatic ecology issues in the Great Lakes. Throughout his extensive career, which began in 1952 and continued through the late 1990s, he conducted and directed research efforts, spearheaded policy legislation, provided limnological consulting services, and served several times as an expert witness in corporate polluter cases.
The papers of Alfred Beeton, while covering his entire career, are most comprehensive in their documentation of Beeton's activities from 1966 to 1976, during his tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The collection is organized into eight series: Correspondence, Professional Activities and Inquiries, Drafts of and Information on Talks and Manuscripts, Course Material, Army Corps of Engineers Dredging Studies, Toxic Substance Control Commission, Court Activities and Depositions, and Topical.
Camp Filibert Roth (University of Michigan)
- Camp Filibert Roth (University of Michigan) records, 1928- 1987.
- 7.0 linear ft., 1 oversize v., and 1 oversize folder.
Camp Filibert Roth, near Iron County, Michigan, was the summer training camp for University of Michigan Forestry students. While at Camp Filibert Roth, forestry students gained practical experience with timber management, fire fighting skills, and lumber harvesting methods.
Correspondence, memoranda, and other materials concerning the operation of the camp; include correspondence of Robert Craig, Jr. and Samuel T. Dana; material collected by camp director John Carrow which relates to the camp and School of Natural Resources; and photographs and scrapbooks.
Cary, William M.
- William M. Cary papers, 1963-1986.
- .75 linear ft.
Cover from a pamphlet titled
Save Paper & Save Trees:
A Proposal for Federated
Municipal Waste Collection.
Folder "West Michigan Environmental
Action Council--Printed material.
1970-1974 and undated. William
M. Cary papers, Box 1.
Environmental education teacher at East Grand Rapids, Michigan, High School and member of the board of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.
This collection contains newsletters, reports, testimonies, and other material about environmentalism in Michigan, including material relating to conservation of Michigan's natural resources, environmental protections, and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.
Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences
- Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences (University of Michigan) records, 1945-2002.
- 42.5 linear ft.
April 7, 1980 entry from the Mysis Scientist
Logbook. Folder "Mysis--Scientist Log, 1979-1982."
Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences
records, Box 41. Click to enlarge.
The Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences is a unit of the University of Michigan's Institute of Science and Technology which conducts and sponsors interdisciplinary studies of fresh water lake ecology. It is the successor to the Great Lakes Research Institute and the Great Lakes Research Division of the University of Michigan.
Primarily research data, analysis, and reports on two major studies: the Coherent Area Study of Lake Michigan, 1963-1971, and the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant Studies, 1967-1983. The former includes field data on water temperature, water chemistry, benthos and plankton counts, meteorological conditions, ice formation, wind and current studies, and daily logs of research vessels, as well as reports and grant applications. Cook Power Plant studies include a variety of reports and other material prepared in conjunction with the licensing and operation of the nuclear plant at Benton Harbor, Michigan including limnological and biological studies, an environmental impact statement, and transcripts of hearing testimony. Also includes material related to other lake studies conducted by John C. Ayers, a small number of photographs of research vessels, and audiotapes relating to use of an experimental research submarine. Also includes administrative files and operational records of research vessels.
Craine, Lyle E.
- Lyle E. Craine papers, 1937-1986.
- .5 linear ft.
Professor of conservation in the School of Natural Resources of the University of Michigan.
Biographical materials, files relating to his education and to his professional career, and conference papers and talks.
Dana, Samuel Trask
- Samuel Trask Dana papers, 1893-1970.
- 9 linear ft. and 1 outsize folder.
Beginning of the log drive, Grand Rapids.
Folder "Copyprints of Historical Logging Photos
from Archives of MI Dept. of Conservation."
Samuel T. Dana papers, Box 9. Click to enlarge.
Professor of forestry and dean of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, member of the Hoover Commission on the Reorganization of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, and fellow and president of the Society of American Foresters.
His collection of papers contain correspondence, photographs, reports and a topical file that pertains largely to his activities with professional organizations.
Hankinson, Thomas Leroy
- Thomas L. Hankinson papers, 1899-1935.
- 8 linear ft.
Thomas Leroy Hankinson taught biology and conservation courses as Michigan State Normal College, which would later become Michigan State University. His research interests were heavily weighted towards the study of fish, but his papers include lab and field notes on a range of conservation and naturalist topics. Photographs comprise the contents of boxes 6-10, and provide visual evidence of existing wildlife habitats, as well as contemporary conservationist philosophies.
Correspondence, reports, and field and laboratory notes concerning his studies of the fish of Michigan, Ilinois and New York; also photographs.
Herbert, Paul Anthony
for Michigan United
Paul A. Herbert papers.
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- Paul A. Herbert papers, ca. 1941-1975.
- 15 items.
Professor of forestry at Michigan State University.
Correspondence, news clippings, and other materials largely relating to life of Harry R. Gaines, first president of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs.
Lagler Karl Frank
- Karl Frank Lagler papers, 1941-1970.
- 2 linear ft.
A professor at the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, Lagler had a profound interest in fish biology, also known as ichthyology. His research and advocacy interests primarily focused on the development of fish hatcheries and the fishery industry in the Great Lakes region. During his career, he helped to establish a Department of Fisheries within the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources.
Correspondence files detailing his professional career and his interests in conservation, ichthyology, and fishery research and development.
Larue, George Roger
- George R. LaRue papers, 1910-1951.
- 4 linear ft.
Professor of zoology at University of Michigan.
Correspondence, mostly of a professional nature, with students and scholars in the field of zoology; also manuscripts, addresses, lecture notes, and other papers. Correspondents include: Earl C. Michener, the Michigan Department of Conservation, the Michigan Department of Health, the Michigan Stream Control Commission, Arthur H. Vandenberg, and Albert H. Vestal.
Nichols Arboretum (University of Michigan)
- Nichols Arboretum (University of Michigan) records, 1935-2004.
- 0.8 linear ft., 3 flat file drawers.
Nichols Arboretum consists of 123 acres of land adjacent to the University of Michigan's central campus. Begun with a donation of land in 1906, it was administered by the Department of Landscape Design for most of the 20th century.
Narrative histories, publications, and printed material (includes Tree Line newsletter), display materials, presentation materials for proposals, administrative files, including correspondence, and maps and drawings. Also includes one compact disc "Sounds of the Arb."
Peterson, Mirdza L.
- Mirdza L. Peterson papers, 1960s-1990s.
- 0.2 linear feet.
Graduate of the University of Michigan, senior research microbiologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Reprints of articles dealing with social waste; also photograph portraits.
- Filibert Roth papers, 1893-1951.
- 1.5 linear ft.
Filibert Roth was a popular professor of forestry at the University of Michigan. His ideas regarding the conservation of natural resources provided foundation and guidance for the forestry program at the University of Michigan.
Correspondence, 1893-1951, and diary and daybook, 1910; also biographical sketches, memorials, and speeches on forestry and conservation; and two volumes of Roth's letters and other papers collected by his former students; and photographs.
Spurr, Stephen Hopkins
- Stephen Hopkins Spurr papers, 1940-1971
- 4 linear ft.
Professor of forestry, dean of the School of Natural Resources, University vice-president and dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies of University of Michigan; president of University of Texas.
Files concerning his work with the Organization for Tropical Studies, the Ramparts Canyon Dam Project in Alaska, and other professional work.
Stapp, William B.
- William B. Stapp papers, 1964-1994.
- 1.5 linear ft.
William B. Stapp, a pioneering environmental educator, was professor of resource planning and conservation within the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He developed a particular interest in international environmental education, which contributed to his being appointed the first chief of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Environmental Education Section.
Scrapbooks, visual materials, and published material detailing his professional career and activities.
University of Michigan Foresters Club
- Foresters Club (University of Michigan) records, 1954-1960.
- 1 folder (ca. 100 items).
University of Michigan chapter of an organization sponsored by six Midwestern accredited forestry schools.
Materials relating to the Midwest Foresters' Conclave; contain correspondence and miscellaneous materials on planning meeting activities.
University of Michigan. School of Natural Resources and Environment
- School of Natural Resources and Environment (University of Michigan) records, 1903-[ongoing].
- 55 linear ft., 1 oversize v., and 2 oversize folders.
Caption on reverse: "Counting reproduction on sample
strip, tapestick method." Folder "Photos--Michigan--Lake
States Forest Experiment Station." University of Michigan
School of Natural Resources, Box 49.
The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment began as early as 1881 with a small selection of course offerings in the subject of forestry, which were later developed into a complete course of study. The forestry program was the first in the United States. The School of Natural Resources was created in 1927 and the school operated with five departments: Forestry, Wood Technology, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management, and Conservation. The school has experienced various evolutions over the years, reflecting changing environmental policies and needs.
Forestry Class of 1916." Folder "SNR Students, Class of 1916 (Post Grad) (Includes Faculty)." University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, Box 49.
Records document history and activities of School of Natural Resources and its predecessors, and include executive committee minutes, faculty minutes, topical files, Stewart Marquis files, student papers, scrapbooks, visual materials, and records of Aubrey Tealdi and H. O. Whittemore relating to landscape architecture.
Note: The School of Natural Resources and Environment records are open for research except for certain records restricted by statute or university policy. Restricted material includes personnel-related files including search, review, promotion, and tenure files which are restricted for thirty years from date of creation and student educational records which are restricted for seventy-five years from the date of creation. In addition, records of the School added to the record group after January 1, 2001 are restricted for twenty years from date of accession in accordance with the university's policy on the records of Executive Officers, Deans, Directors and their support offices. Records in this category are identified with an "ER restricted" note.
Urban Options (Organization)
- Urban Options records, 1976-2008.
- 14.5 linear feet.
East Lansing non-profit organization founded in 1978 to provide energy efficiency information and services to homes and business in Michigan.
Administrative and financial files; records of grants, programs, and services; documentation of the Energy Demonstration House; records of the organization's work with regional task forces and issue advocacy; seminar and curriculum development materials; printed brochures and newsletters; press releases and clippings; and photographs and slides.
Wallace, George John
- George John Wallace papers, 1929-1985.
- 10 linear ft.
George Wallace with bird specimens. Folder
"Photographs." George John Wallace papers, Box 9.
Ornithologist, professor of zoology at Michigan State University; specialist in the study of the effect of pesticides on birds.
Organizational files relate to his activities with the Michigan Pesticides Council, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Michigan Audubon Society, and other professional organizations and societies; topical files concern his general interest in birds and the study of ornithology; professional and personal correspondence; collected information about pesticides; writings, course materials, and bird lists.
Weaver, Richard Lee
- Richard L. Weaver papers, 1937-1964.
- 6 linear ft.
Conservation campers taking a tree sample.
Folder "Students at Conservation Camp."
Richard L. Weaver papers, Box 6.
Professor of conservation and conservation education at the University of Michigan.
Professional papers relating to his activities as college naturalist, Dartmouth College; as project leader of the National Association of Biology Teachers' program to increase emphasis on teaching of conservation in schools; also files concerning interest in conservation education and his participation in conservation workshops and conferences in the United States and abroad in Pakistan in 1961; and photographs.
- Cynthia Young papers, 1897-1986.
- .3 linear ft.
Daughter of Edwin and Ann Boyes of Detroit, Michigan, friends of Michigan naturalists including Karl Christofferson, ornithologist at Blaney Park, Michigan, Arthur Andrews, honorary associate curator of coleoptera at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and Percy Taverner, member of the Michigan Ornithological Club in the early 1900s.
Correspondence, clippings, reports, photographs, and other materials relating chiefly to Christofferson, Andrews, and Taverner.
Young, Leigh Jarvis
- Leigh Jarvis Young papers, 1908-1960.
- 1 linear ft.
The record group includes organizational materials,
Leigh Jarvis Young had a multi-faceted career--he was appointed as professor of forestry at the University of Michigan, director of the Michigan Department of Conservation in 1927, and laterelected mayor of Ann Arbor.
The SNR held annual outdoor exercises in Saginaw Forest. "Folder" Saginaw Forest and Eberwhite Woods." Leigh Jarvis Young, Box 1.
Correspondence, photographs, and other papers concerning his work at University of Michigan, in the Michigan Department of Conservation, and as mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and seven volumes of his student notebooks on University courses in botany, economics, geology, psychology, forest engineering, entomology, forest botany, and dendrology. Correspondents include: Fred Green, Apr. 1927, William B. Mershon, Apr. 1927, Chase S. Osborn, Jan. 1927, and Gifford Pinchot, Dec. 1925.
Developed by Rachael Dreyer, Graduate Reference Assistant, June 2009.