Conservation and Environmentalism Movements in Michigan
Other Collections of Interest
Belser, Karl Jacob
- Karl J. Belser papers, 1924-ca. 1972.
- 4.4 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
Urban planning specialist.
Reports, sketches, and other material relating to the development of the Willow Run Bomber Plant area in Wayne County, Michigan, during World War II; studies of the proposed Detroit Civic Center, 1952; also papers concerning his later work as planning director in Santa Clara County, California; and letter from Frank Lloyd Wright; also photographs.
Cowles, Henry Chandler
- Henry C. Cowles lantern slide collection.
- 1 linear foot (104 glass lantern slides)
Dead forest near Little Point Sable, Michigan. Folder
"Forest graveyard, (Pinus strobus) Little Point Sable,
Mich." Henry C. Cowles lantern slide collection.
Cowles was a botanist at the University of Chicago and a pioneer in the study of ecology. Cowles extensively studied sand dunes of the Great Lakes. Through extensive field trips, Cowles and other Chicago ecologists produced a collection of more than 4500 photographs documenting natural environments between 1891-1936.
104 glass lantern slides and negatives, primarily relating to Michigan, depicting sand dunes, shorelines, forests, and flora. The slides, created by Cowles, George Fuller, W . S. Dudgeon, and others, were likely collected by James Teeri, curator of ecology at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Many of the University of Chicago slides are available online through the Library of Congress in the American Environmental Photography Collection. Approximately 40 of the glass slides are unique.
Hutchins, Henry B.
- Harry Burns Hutchins papers, 1879-1930.
- 22 linear ft.
Harry B. Hutchins with students at Camp Davis,
founded in 1929 for use by the Civil Engineering
department, and later given over to the Geological
Sciences Department. Folder "Photographs, Other
Subjects." Harry B. Hutchins papers, Box 22.
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Professor of law and president of the University of Michigan.
Correspondence, reports, and speeches relating to all aspects of his University activities; and visual materials.
- Postcard collection, 1890s-[ongoing]
- 9.4 linear ft.
Picture postcard of the Barton Dam ca. 1912.
Postcard views of Michigan scenes.
Otis, Charles Herbert
- Charles Herbert Otis papers, 1913-1958.
- .4 linear ft.
Curator of University of Michigan Arboretum, 1910-1913, and professor of botany at Bowling Green State University.
Correspondence with Leo Goldberg and others concerning sighting of a flotilla of flying saucer-like objects near Ann Arbor, Michigan; correspondence about the book Michigan Trees and his other publications, the University of Michigan Arboretum and the School of Natural Resources; drawings of leaves and other tree parts prepared as illustrations for Michigan Trees; and photographs.
Ruthven, Alexander Grant
- Alexander Grant Ruthven papers, 1901-1961
- 65 linear ft.and 1 oversize folder.
Alexander Ruthven (right) with Bryant Walker at the
exclusive Huron Mountain Club. Folder "Family,
ceremonial functions, etc." Alexander G. Ruthven
papers, Box 64.
President of University of Michigan, 1929-1951.
Professional files relating to his career with the University Museum and as a professor of zoology, and presidential files containing correspondence, reports, speeches, and other University materials, including budget and legislative files, material relating to changes in University administration, his relationship with faculty, students and alumni, and cases of discipline, freedom of speech and tenure which arose during his years as president; and photographs.
- Charles Symon papers, ca. 1933-1983
- 1 linear ft.
CCC barracks, punishing a corps member (in long
johns, perched on rain barrel) who neglected his
daily hygiene. Folder "Photographs." Charles Symon
papers, Box 1. Click to enlarge.
Historian and author of We Can Do It: A History of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan, 1933-1942 (1983).
Research material for his book, including correspondence with, and reminiscences of, former CCC members; miscellaneous CCC publications and newspaper clippings; and photographs.
Developed by Rachael Dreyer, Graduate Reference Assistant, June 2009.