Detroit: Visual Materials
Cameramen with the Ford Motor Co. Motion Picture Dept., Detroit, 1914 (John C. Manning papers, Box 4) image bl004037
[Aerial photograph of Detroit, Mich., from the South], [ca. 1940]
- 1 photograph ; 121 x 184 cm.
Gift of Ernest and Marietta Drucker, former residents of Detroit.
Oblique aerial photograph showing Detroit watershed and downtown, centered on Washington Blvd.
"Topping-out" ceremony : the Detroit Plaza Hotel in Renaissance Center
- 1 photo album
The Renaissance Center in Detroit, also known as the GM Renaissance Center, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers located on the International Riverfront in downtown Detroit, Mich. The Detroit Plaza Hotel was opened in the tallest central tower of the Renaissance Center in 1977.
Photo album containing thirteen 8" x 10" black-and-white photographs documenting events of the topping-out ceremony of the Detroit Plaza Hotel in Renaissance Center in Detroit, Mich.
- Anonymous photograph, untitled 1930s.
- 1 item.
Photographs depicting children holding Christmas trees; a man in Native American costume holding a drum; and a dog (most likely a German shepherd). Caption submitted with the photograph reads: "Taken in Detroit Dec. 20, 1933[?] by Detroit Free Press." This photograph was not found in microfilmed Detroit Free Press for the 1930s.
- Arthur Bergey photograph collection 1938
- 1 item.
Detroit, Mich., architect employed by Albert Kahn Associates.
Photograph of Albert, Moritz, and Louis Kahn (left to right) inspecting model of Ford Motor Company Press Shop, Rouge River Plant, Dearborn, Mich.
Caurdy, Mary A.
- Mary A. Caurdy photograph 1957 August
- 1 item.
Co-chair of the Detroit Islamic Council.
Panoramic photograph of the attendees at the banquet of the Sixth Annual Convention of the Federation of Islamic Associations in the United States and Canada, August 2, 3 and 4, 1957 held in Detroit, Michigan.
Chrysler Group LLC.
- Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl commercial collection [electronic resource] 2011
- 2 CD-ROMs.
Downloaded copy (MPEG4) of Chrysler commercial aired during the 2011 Super Bowl titled either "Imported from Detroit" or "Born of Fire." The commercial features views of Detroit, Eminem, and the Selected of God Choir. The commercial advertises the Chrysler 200. The collection also includes stills from the commercial (TIFF) and creative credits.
Cromwell, Percy W.
- Percy W. Cromwell cartoon collection, ca. 1918-ca. 1932.
- 6 oversize boxes.
Cartoonist for the Detroit Times.
Editorial cartoons and sketches relating to local political and social issues.
Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corporation.
- Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corporation visual material collection, 1930-1980.
- 0.2 linear ft.
Assembled by the Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corp. in 1980 for the 50th anniversary of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.
Photographs of tunnel construction, dedication, and use, and a film, "The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel," produced by Jack Kausch, 1980, of tunnel construction.
Detroit (Mich.). Police Dept.
- Detroit Police Department photograph collection, July 1967.
Photographs taken by the Detroit Police Department following the 1967 Detroit riot; views of burned-out and vandalized businesses and offices, including interior and exterior views of drinking club where disturbance began. The photographs are arranged by precinct number.
Elmwood Cemetery (Detroit, Mich.)
- Elmwood Cemetery photograph collection, ca. 1980.
- 0.2 linear ft.
Photographs copied from color slides taken by Mark C. Stevens, secretary-treasurer of the cemetery.
Views of Detroit, the neighborhood around the cemetery, scenery within the cemetery, and gravestones, monuments, and markers; also a transcript of commentary by Stevens on the photographs.
Farmer, Ruth C.
- Ruth C. Farmer photograph collection 1936, 1949 and 1964
- 1 folder.
Detroit public health nurse.
Group photographs of public health nurses; one photograph is of the monthly meeting of nurses at Harper Hospital, 1936; another is of the supervisors of nursing of the Detroit Department of Health.
Goin' north : Black Detroit and the great migration, 1910-1930.
- Exhibition materials, 1991.
- ca. 1 linear ft. and 2 oversize folders.
Exhibit (1991) of photographs and documents produced by the Bentley Historical Library in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Michigan.
- JJR Inc. photographic slides 1960s-1990s
- 35 linear feet.
Ann Arbor, Mich. based national landscape architectural firm noted for urban design, campus planning, environmental analyses, community development, and historic preservation.
Photographic slide collection documenting Michigan projects only. Included are project slides, site plans, conceptual drawings, etc. Many of the projects relate to projects at colleges and universities, especially the University of Michigan. There are projects from throughout the state, but especially from Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw.
- Russ Marshall photograph collection 1958-2010.
- 0.2 linear feet.
Russ Marshall is a Detroit, mich., photographer who has worked for the United Auto Workers' Solidarity magazine.
Photographs including Detroit's Michigan Central Railroad Station, judges of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan, and Violet Anna Swartzentruver. Also a collection of press passes.
Michigan Bell Telephone Company.
- Michigan Bell Telephone Company photograph collection, 1949-1983.
- ca. 63 linear ft.
Photographs (positive and negative), slides, and transparencies taken by the company's photographers to document company activities, products, services, employees at work and at leisure, company exhibits and commemorations, and the response of the company to natural disasters and civil disturbances. Many of the photographs are images of Detroit sites, activities, and personalities.
Michigan Photographers Society.
- Michigan Photographers Society photograph collection, ca. 1880-ca. 1925.
- 0.33 linear ft.
Copy print photographs of streets, businesses, and dwellings in many Michigan cities; also views of ships, railroads, lumbering and agriculture.
- Julio Perazza visual materials 1970s and 1984-1986
- 0.2 linear feet.
Detroit, Mich. Latino photographer and teacher.
The Julio Perazza collection consists of photograph negatives taken during the period of 1984-1986. The images relate mainly to the Hispanic community of Detroit, particularly of activities at Casa de Unidad. These include photographs of various classes (dance, photography, etc.) and social events sponsored by this Hispanic organization. The collection also includes a motion picture created by Latino students at the University of Michigan in the early 1970s intended as a recruiting tool to encourage individuals to apply for admission.
Schicker, Louis E., 1896?-1964.
- Louis E. Schicker photograph album, 1910s-1930s.
- 0.5 linear ft.
Resident of Detroit, Mich., who served as photographer with the310th Engineers during the American intervention in North Russia; he laterworked as a Detroit firefighter, homesteaded in Roscommon County, Mich., loggedin the L'Anse, Mich. area, and vacationed at Higgins Lake, Mich.
Photograph album has been disbound. Photographs of 310thEngineers training at Camp Custer, Mich., and in Russia, Detroit Fire Dept.personnel and equipment, Detroit waterfront, farming in Roscommon County,hunting and fishing in Roscommon County, logging in Baraga County.
- Art Stephan motion picture collection 1960s-1980s
- 28 film reels in 1 box.
Ann Arbor, Mich. filmmaker and founder of the Ann Arbor Silent Film Society.
Home movies, 5 16 mm film reels including Detroit Zoo and golf with other topics; 5 8 mm film reels including Saginaw Forest and Delhi Park with other topics; 18 super 8 mm film reels including a film autobiography, film accomplishment for Paul Bowles' "Music for a Farce," Ann Arbor Art Fair 1973, American Broach and Machine Company, Detroit Metro Airport 1972, Curwood Castle, Mr. Ann Arbor and Mr. Michigan contests, and other topics.
Williams, Howard S.
- Howard S. Williams photograph collection ca. 1903-ca. 1910.
- 0.4 linear feet.
Howard Stephen Williams was a civil engineer who graduated from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1903. He worked on the Detroit River Michigan Central railroad tunnel (built 1906-1910) and on railroad construction projects. He was born about 1876, and was married to Gertrude E. Beard.
Glass negatives of images of the construction of the Detroit River railroad tunnel, images of the Williams family at their home in the Ivanhoe Apartments on Howard Street in Detroit, images of Detroit's Belle Isle Park, and images of unidentified railroad construction, possibly in Fulton County, Illinois.
Mayor Frank Murphy eating Christmas Eve dinner at the Fisher Lodge, a homeless shelter opened in an unused auto factory, Dec. 24, 1931 (Frank Murphy papers, Box 95) image bl004047