Josephine Gomon, Detroit city official, at work, undated 1930s. Photograph by Detroit Daily Mirror (Josephine F. Gomon papers, Box 10) image bl004046
- Terry Ahwal personal memoir 2009
- 1 item (115 pages)
A native of Ramallah, Palestine, Terry Ahwal immigrated to Detroit, Mich., in 1972. She has worked as Executive Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Assistant Wayne County Executive, and Director of Development at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.
Memoir describing her childhood in Palestine, life and work in Detroit, and numerous visits to Palestine. Part of University of Michigan-Dearborn Immigrant Memoir Project.
Bach, Frank, 1948-
- Frank and Peggy Bach papers, 1965-1995.
- 5.4 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
Frank and Peggy Bach were involved with the counterculture in Detroit and Ann Arbor beginning in the -1960s as musicians, performers, graphic designers, promoters, and activists for area jazz, blues, and pop acts. Frank Bach was also involved in community organizations supporting housing and economic development activities in Detroit.
The collection documents the Bachs' numerous professional activities and organizations, groups, and individuals with whom they were associated, including Rainbow Corporation and Rainbow Multi-media, Allied Artists Association of America, Strata Associates, Detroit Jazz Center, Grande Graphics, Morda-Sinclair & Associates, and John Sinclair. Detroit community organizations documented in the collection include the Creekside Community Development Corporation, the Jefferson-Chalmers Citizens? District Council, and the Jefferson East Business Association.
Banks, Sarah Gertrude, b. 1839.
- Sarah Gertrude Banks papers 1842-1932
- 1 linear foot and 2 oversize folders.
Detroit, Michigan, physician; early woman graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, class of 1873; woman's rights advocate, especially of the right to vote.
Letters to and from family members; letter from Anna Howard Shaw, 1906, regarding woman suffrage; medical case notebooks, 1863-1905; collected letters from other members of her extended family, including Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wixom, founders of the village of Wixom in Southeast Michigan, and the Sibley family; biographical and genealogical materials; and visual materials.
Bielenberg, Irma C. (Irma Christina), 1891-
- Irma C. Bielenberg papers, 1897-1971.
- 2 linear ft.
Teacher and Methodist missionary to India, 1924-1927.
Correspondence and printed material concerning her work in India, college notebooks and papers from Detroit Teachers College; her thesis "Economic Detroit?1860-1870;" family letters, many in Swedish, relating in part to Michigan's Upper Peninsula at the end of the nineteenth century.
- Gloria Brown papers, 1964-1967.
- 50 items.
Chairwoman of the Detroit chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality.
Correspondence, news releases, and printed material relating to the activities of the Detroit CORE.
Brucker, Clara H.
- Clara H. Brucker papers, 1920-1980.
- 8 linear ft.
Wife of Wilber M. Brucker, former governor of Michigan and Secretary of the Army.
Correspondence, speeches, travel briefs and diaries; include papers concerning her work with the Detroit School of Government and Mock Republican Conventions and her interest in the prevention of sex crimes against women and children, the General Federation of Women's Clubs and miscellaneous charities.
Bryant, Frances Maire, 1899-1970.
- Frances Maire Bryant papers, ca. 1960-1973.
- 3 folders and 1 oversize folder.
Papers relating to her participation in the Huguenot Society of Michigan and to the genealogy of the Mettetal family; also tape of her husband, Edward Bryant, discussing her collection; and photographs.
Burns, Carolyn Sinelli, 1915-
- Carolyn S. Burns papers, 1943-1968.
- 8 linear ft.
Detroit civic worker and fund-raiser.
Files relating to her work with Italian-American organizations, especially the American committee on Italian Migration, the American-Italian Business and Professional Women's Club, and the Piemontese Ladies Social Club; papers concerning her interest in U.S. immigration law and the problems of displaced persons and refugees; files relating to her Catholic faith and work for Catholic missionary organizations, notably the Friends of Sts. Peter and Paul Missionaries; and files concerning Democratic politics and her work during the 1966 senatorial campaign of G. Mennen Williams.
Campbell, James V. (James Valentine), 1823-1890.
- James V. Campbell papers, 1830-1941.
- 3.2 linear ft.
University of Michigan professor of law, Detroit attorney, Michigan Supreme Court justice.
Includes in part papers of Valeria Campbell, corresponding secretary of the Soldiers' Aid Society of Detroit, concerning the society, the Detroit Soldiers' Home, and other relief agencies.
Campbell, Katherine Hill, 1868-1942.
- Katherine Hill Campbell papers, 1933-1939.
- 15 items.
Superintendent of the Women's Division of the Detroit House of Correction.
Reports, articles, history of women's division, and expressions of friendship from women of the prison.
Cardona, Ana Luisa.
- Ana Luisa Cardona papers, 1973-2004.
- 1 linear foot and 1 oversize folder.
Member of Detroit, Michigan Latino arts organization Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy.
Files relate to her association with Casa de Unidad particularly as art consultant on grants submitted by the organization; also materials relating to Jack Delano, who was a photographer with the Farm Security Administration, including interview with Delano about his career. The collection also includes files relating to the Alliance for Cultural Democracy .
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.
Chandler, Elizabeth Margaret, 1807-1834.
- Elizabeth Margaret Chandler papers, 1793-1854.
- 0.6 linear ft.
Papers of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, abolitionist poet.
There is some correspondence describing in part affairs of the Pontiac and Detroit railroad.
Clive, Alan, 1944-
- Alan Clive transcripts of interviews, 1973-1974.
- 2 folders.
Doctoral student in history at the University of Michigan.
Transcript of interview with author Harriette Arnow describing her life in the Detroit area following her migration from Kentucky during the mid-1940s; also interview with Jane Gonzalez discussing Chicano community in Muskegon area during the war. The interviews were used in Clive's thesis (later book), "State of War: Michigan in World War II."
Connor, Mamie E.
- Mamie E. Connor diaries, 1890-1937.
- 42 volumes.
Housewife and bookkeeper in Plymouth, Michigan.
Accounts of social activities, weather, and trips to Detroit and other nearby towns.
Cristy, Emma Crapo.
- Emma Crapo Cristy papers, 1890-1897 and 1901.
- 0.4 linear ft. (Original letters, photocopy of edited typescript, and computer disk)
Resident of Detroit and Wequetonsing, Michigan. Daughter of H. H. Crapo, wife of H. P. Cristy.
Letters to her son, James Crapo Cristy, describing family activities.
Davis, Mary P.
- Mary P. Davis letters, 1861 and 1864.
- 2 items.
Letters to Mrs. S. E. Mead, one containing description of her work at the Detroit House of Correction where she was employed.
- Linda DeLeon papers 1981-2013.
- 1 linear foot.
President of the Christians for Decency Anti-Pornography Information Center in Wayne County, Michigan.
Anti-pornography and anti-abortion campaigns correspondence, publications, mailing, petitions, and other material produced by the Christians for Decency, American Family Association of Michigan, American Decency Association of Michigan, National Federation for Decency Greater Detroit Chapter, Focus on the Family, and other Michian and national organizations. Majority of the Christians for Decency material relates to Inkster, Mich. anti-pornography and anti-abortion campaigns.
- Marie Dessaw papers, ca.1956-ca.1985.
- 0.5 linear ft.
Detroit, Michigan civic leader, member and officer of the National Housewives League of America.
Correspondence, reports, minutes, and other materials relating to her participation and leadership of the National Housewives League.
Detroit Association of University of Michigan Women.
- Detroit Association of University of Michigan Women records 1970-2006
- 0.5 linear feet and 1 oversize volume.
Organization established in 1912 of University of Michigan alumnae from Detroit Metropolitan area.
History, constitution and by-laws, membership rosters, newsletters, minutes of annual meetings, treasurer's reports, various mailings, scrapbook of activities, and photographs.
Edwards, Gladys Whelan.
- Gladys Whelan Edwards scrapbooks, 1913-1917 and 1942-1955.
- 1 linear ft.
Clippings, photographs, and memorabilia concerning student activities, Detroit history, and her activities as Victory Aide during World War II and as vice-chairman of the American Women's Voluntary Services.
Ellis, Ruth, 1899-2000.
- Ruth Ellis papers 1900s-2000
- 3 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
African American lesbian from Detroit, Mich.
Biographical information, awards and citations, articles and clippings about her, and 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.
Ford, Frederica Buhl.
- Frederica Buhl Ford guest book 1912-1931
- 1 volume.
Resident of Detroit, Michigan, widow of James H. Ford.
Guest book of names and whether the occasion of the visit was for lunch or dinner.
Fox, Emma Augusta Stowell, 1847-1945.
- Emma Augusta Stowell Fox papers, 1894-1945.
- 1 linear ft.
Detroit author and teacher of parliamentary practice for women's organizations.
Letters exchanged between Mrs. Fox and various women and women's organizations (particularly state federations of women's clubs) concerning club activities; also letter, 1903, from Jane Addams; and photographs.
Gardner, Nannette Brown Ellingwood, 1828-1900.
- Nannette B. E. Gardner papers, 1871-1893.
- 0.1 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
Detroit woman suffrage leader.
Scrapbooks containing biographical sketch of Mrs. Gardner and members of her family; two pages of a diary on voting in Detroit, 1871; miscellaneous papers which largely relate to woman suffrage; and visual materials.
Gomon, Josephine Fellows, 1892-1975.
- Josephine Fellows Gomon papers, 1913-1975.
- 10 linear ft. and 2 oversize volumes.
Executive secretary to Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy, 1930-1933, chairwoman of the Mayor's Unemployment Committee, later director of the Detroit Housing Commission, candidate for Detroit public office, and director of women personnel at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II.
Correspondence and diaries concerning the Murphy mayoralty, Clarence Darrow and the Ossian Sweet murder trial of 1925, and local Detroit politics; and photographs.
- Gordy family papers, 1928-1947.
- 2 linear ft.
Detroit business and cultural family.
Materials of Berry Gordy, Sr. and Bertha Fuller Gordy and their children largely relating to business, church and civic activities; include letters of daughter, Esther Gordy, written from Howard University, and letters from sons, Fuller and George Gordy, written while serving in the military during World War II; also assorted materials detailing Detroit church activities with the Church of God in Christ and Bethel A.M.E.; and miscellaneous records relating to the Booker T. Washington Grocery Store, and the Booker T. Washington Trade Association; and other materials concerning interest in black organizations and individuals. Use of this collection requires the permission of the donor.
Finding aid available in library
Griffiths, Martha Wright, 1912-
- Martha W. Griffiths papers, 1956-1976.
- 60 linear ft. and 8 oversize volumes
Detroit attorney, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1955-1974, and member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Griffiths? district included a portion of Detroit.
Congressional papers, arranged by term, include legislative files, bills files, topical files, schedules, sound recordings, photographs, motion pictures, and scrapbooks. The collection details relationship with colleagues and constituents and pertains to committee activities, legislation sponsored, and issues of the day. Topics of interest include civil rights, the war in Vietnam, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the humane slaughtering of animals, the economy and the fiscal policy of the federal government, women's rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, economic problems of women, and the need for national health insurance legislation.
Grimes, Lucia Isabelle Voorhees, 1877-1978.
- Lucia I. V. Grimes papers, 1912-1949.
- 4 linear ft. and 3 oversize items.
Suffragist, leader of the Michigan Branch of the National Woman's Party, and candidate for the Michigan legislature in 1924.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals and other materials concerning her activities in the Michigan Equal Suffrage Association, the Legislative Council of Michigan Women, the National Woman's Party, and the Republican Party; also photographs.
Hall, Emma Amelia, 1837-1884.
- Emma Amelia Hall papers, 1866-1935.
- ca. 150 items, 8 volumes, and 1 oversize folder (originals of diaries and reports in Michigan State Archives)
Superintendent of the Michigan State Training School for Girls at Adrian, Michigan.
Reports, 1871-1884, minutes, 1880, and expense accounts of the school; four volumes of diaries, 1879-1884, noting everyday events and happenings; personal correspondence; manuscript history of the Detroit Presbyterial Home Mission Society; obituary notes, notebooks, sermons, photographs, and miscellaneous papers; and scrapbook of clippings.
- Harlow family papers, 1836-1950.
- 1 linear ft.
Early settlers of Marquette [originally Worcester], Michigan, and founders of the Marquette Iron Company.
Includes diaries of Ellen (Ella) Harlow concerning daily activities and family affairs in Detroit, 1859-1868.
- Hartsuff family papers, 1839-1950.
- 7 volumes and 3 folders.
Family correspondence, 1839-1861, miscellaneous newspaper clippings and obituaries, and genealogical notes on the Hartsuff, Banning and Elliott families; also diary, 1908-1915, of Alice Hartsuff, describing her travels in Europe; diary, 1882, of Albert Hartsuff, compiled while stationed with the army in New Mexico; and diaries, 1884-1890, of Florence Hartsuff Bethel, describing activities as Detroit school girl, and relating to her trip to Europe; and photographs.
Hassen, Aliya, 1910-1990.
- Aliya Hassen papers, 1910-1991.
- 1.5 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
Arab-American community leader in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan.
Articles, manuscripts and poems on Islamic topics; topical files, 1948-1991, relating to Arab community affairs, including files concerning the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, 1986-1991 and the Federation of Islamic Associations of the U.S. and Canada; also correspondence and articles of Malcolm X; and photographs.
Hicks, Lillian Beall, 1896-1996.
- Lillian Beall Hicks papers ca. 1900-1996 (bulk 1930s-1950s)
- 0.3 linear ft.
Detroit, Mich., stage and radio singer-actress.
Scrapbook containing clippings and programs of appearances, 1930s-1950s; also scattered correspondence and biographical information; photographic portraits and informal snapshots; and sound cassettes of Lillian Hicks singing and reminiscing about her career.
- Pricilla Holmes papers, 1867 and 1877.
- 3 items.
Copy of a reminiscence of a boat trip from Detroit to Lake Superior through Sault Ste. Marie in 1867, and memorandum book of a trip to New York.
Hoobler, Icie Gertrude Macy, 1892-
- Icie G. M. Hoobler papers 1914-1979
- 29 linear ft.
Scientific research consultant of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Correspondence, scientific reports and publications, other papers, and photographs, primarily concerning her interest in the problems of nutrition and aging, including her work with the Merrill-Palmer School in Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Cancer Research, the Children's Fund of Michigan, and Grand Valley State College in Allendale; also materials relating to her membership on the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health, 1969, and various White House conferences on children and youth
- Hull family papers, 1870-1970.
- 1 linear ft.
Includes diaries of Frances Ball Hull, 1915-1919 and 1947-1957, a 1915 graduate of Detroit Central High School concerning high school and other social activities.
Hunter, Sara E.
- Sara E. Hunter papers 1800s-1990s
- 0.5 linear ft.
African American member of St. Matthew's and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Detroit, Mich.; historian of her family.
Family and genealogical materials, accumulated relating to different family lines, notably O'Neal, Jones, King, Garlington, and Johnson families.
Irwin, Patricia A., interviewee.
- Patricia A. Irwin oral history interview, 2001.
- 3 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Public health nurse in Detroit, Mich.
Interview conducted by Elizabeth J. Miller regarding Irwin's life and career. A transcript of the interview is found in Miller's thesis, "Patricia A. Irwin, forty years working a public health nurse life (1961-2001)."
Jenny Lind Club of Detroit.
- Jennie Lind Club of Detroit records, 1937-1988.
- 1 linear ft.
Swedish American women's organization.
Correspondence; minutes of meetings; and yearbooks containing annual reports.
Kenjockety Club (Detroit, Mich.)
- Kenjockety Club minutes, 1904-1958.
- 0.5 linear ft. (4 volumes)
An organization of wives of Presbyterian ministers.
Kleinman, Rose Parker, 1914-1977.
- Rose P. Kleinman papers, 1947-1977, bulk 1964-1977.
- 2 linear ft.
Detroit social activist and reformer.
Correspondence and subject files relating to her interest in cooperatives, especially organizations concerned with low-income, open housing projects; also photographs and audiotapes.
- Mona Knight scrapbook 1920s-1930s
Programs and clippings taken from scrapbook and relating to performances of concerts held in Detroit.
Krebs, M. (Michelle)
- Michelle Krebs papers, 1984-2009.
- 9.3 linear feet and 2 oversized items.
Michelle Krebs is an authority on the automotive industry, writes regularly for numerous automotive publications, and is an adjunct professor at Detroit's College for Creative Studies.
The collection includes her writings on the automobile industry, research materials collected as part of her work, and promotional materials received from automobile companies about new car models, mainly in the form of photographs, CDs, DVDs, and videotapes.
League of Women Voters of Detroit.
- League of Women Voters of Detroit records, 1931-1988.
- 4 linear ft.
Board meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, position statements on various statements, and pamphlets and other publications; also visual materials; subjects covered by files include environmental quality, education, and women's rights issues.
League of Women Voters of Michigan.
- League of Women Voters of Michigan records, 1924-1985.
- 31 linear ft.
Papers of the state office of the League of Women Voters.
Minutes, annual reports, presidents' letters, legislative programs, issue files concerning its involvement with such issues as child welfare, civil service, the Constitutional Convention of 1961-1962, election law reform, environmental quality, fair employment practices, human resources, reapportionment, taxation, and voters services; also include materials relating to local branch offices.
Martha Cook Alumnae Association of Detroit (Mich.)
- Martha Cook Alumnae Association of Detroit records, 1945- 1965 and 1988-1991.
- 0.4 linear ft.
Organization of alumnae of the University of Michigan's Martha Cook Building (residence hall for female students.)
Minutes; notebook detailing activities, 1945-1965; membership lists for classes of 1916-1956; and 75th anniversary material.
- Dorothy McCauley papers, 1961-1989.
- 1.5 linear ft.
Organizer and executive director of the Dav-Joy-Lin-Dex Community Council, Detroit network of neighborhood block organization; community activist concerned with neighborhood youth and senior citizen programs, and with interest in matters of zoning, health, housing, and police-community relations.
Newsletters and minutes of executive committee of the Dav-Joy-Lin-Dex Community Council; newsletters of area block clubs; files relating to her community and organizational involvement; published materials; and photographs.
- Esther McGinnis papers, 1948-1950.
- 1 linear ft.
Detroit director of the Merrill-Palmer School.
Materials relating to the National Conference on Family Life, 1948, and the White House Conference on Youth, 1950.
Michigan Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
- Michigan Woman's Christian Temperance Union records, 1874-1991.
- 15.3 linear ft.
Papers of early W.C.T.U. workers, Alice E. H. Peters and Ella Eaton Kellogg, both including correspondence with Frances Willard and Anna A. Gordon; also minutes and other records of individual Michigan W.C.T.U. districts and chapters. Included are secretary?s records for the Detroit Federation, 1959-1965 (3 volumes)
Miller, Janette, 1879-1969.
- Janette Miller papers, 1886-1970.
- 2 linear ft.
Papers of Janette Miller, Congregationalist missionary to Angola, and other members of the Miller family.
Family letters, missionary newsletter, personal diaries concerning life in Hancock and Detroit; Miller family materials; and photographs.
Muñoz, Cynthia L.
- A long road to the beginning : a causpanic metamorphosis : memoir 2011
- 1 item (58 p.)
Cynthia Muñoz was born in Detroit, Mich., "half Mexican/Spanish and half Polish/Hungarian."
Memoir describing her childhood and youth in Detroit, her father's family life in Texas and mother's family in Detroit, lives of other family members, her drug use and rehabilitation.
- Mullett family papers, 1825-1924.
- 1 linear ft.
Williamston, Ingham County, Michigan, family.
Includes diary, 1840-1841, of Catherine Hall written in Detroit.
- Marguerite Murphy papers, 1901-1949.
- 4 linear ft.
Papers of Marguerite Murphy Teahan of Detroit.
Correspondence with her parents and brothers, Frank and George, and clippings and other materials relating to Frank Murphy's career as Recorder's Court judge and as Governor General and U.S. High Commissioner to the Philippines.
National Housewives' League of America.
- National Housewives' League of America records, 1931-1996 (bulk 1941-1987).
- 2.1 linear ft. and 1 oversize item.
Organization established in 1933 to encourage African American housewives to patronize African American-owned businesses. The national organization was comprised of local groups, the most important of these being the Housewives' League of Detroit, which was founded in 1930 under the leadership of Fannie B. Peck. The Detroit League worked in conjunction with the Booker T. Washington Trade Association, whose organization was headed by the Rev. William H. Peck, and the National Negro Business League.
The records, accumulated by Fannie B. Peck and subsequent officers of the organization, Christina Fuqua and Lydia Hibbert, include minutes, correspondence, publications, and activity files of both the national organization and the Detroit league. The same individuals maintained the records. The series in the record group are History and Organization; Core Records; Correspondence; Programs and Events; Media Coverage; Publications; Chapters; Related Organizations; and Other Materials. The largest portion of the Chapters series consists of records of the Detroit league and includes history, publications, and other organizational materials.
Pacosz, Christina V.
- Christina V. Pacosz diaries and publications 1970-2008, bulk 1980-2004
- 6 linear feet.
Polish-American poet, born and educated in Detroit, Michigan.
The collection consists primarily of personal diaries and copies of her published work, including serial publications and anthologies containing her poetry. The diaries are detailed glimpses into her thoughts, her life as a poet, her teaching, travels, and daily activities.
Parker, Justine L.
- Justine L. Parker diary 1874-1875
- 0.2 linear feet.
Daughter of Thomas A. Parker and Elizabeth Maxwell Parker of Detroit, Mich., born about 1861. Thomas A. Parker was a wholesale grocer.
Travel journal of a tour of Europe taken by Justine Parker and her mother, including visits to England, France, and Italy.
- Maria Peel scrapbook, 1896 and 1928-1932.
- 1 item.
President of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Business and Professional Women's Club.
Scrapbook containing clippings, letters, annual report and miscellaneous items relating to the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Business and Professional Women's Club; also letter, January 19, 1896, from Detroit Board of Education to the Detroit Independent Women's Voters Association commending the association for arousing public interest in the Detroit school system.
Potter, Eleanor, 1907-
- Eleanor Potter papers, 1943-1945.
- 2 volumes.
Resident of Detroit, convoy leader driver with the Fort Wayne and Palmer Woods Ordnance Depots, Detroit, during World War II.
Photographs, clippings, and memorabilia.
- Allyn Ravitz papers 1973-1997
- 0.6 linear feet.
Feminist attorney from Detroit, Michigan.
Topical files relating to cases in which she was involved; organizational activities, especially the Feminist Federal Credit Union; and feminist issues and interests, including credit and housing discrimination, sexual harassment, etc.
Roberts, Carmen A.
- Carmen A. Roberts papers, 1972-1981.
- 5 linear in. and 1 volume.
Member of the Detroit school board and a leader of the anti-busing movement in Detroit.
Correspondence, speeches, clippings, legal brief, organizational miscellanea, and collected pro- and anti-busing materials; also photographs and motion picture film.
Rosenthal, Henrietta E., 1887-1975.
- Henrietta E. Rosenthal papers, 1913-1975 (scattered dates).
- 0.2 linear ft.
Detroit attorney; director of legal research, Detroit Recorder's Court (1945-1973).
Biographical information, photographs, and publications.
Russell, Sara J.
- Sara J. Russell letters, 1874-1877.
- 5 items.
Personal letters to friend about her activities.
- Alma Schnell papers 1927-1938 and undated, bulk 1933-1935.
- 0.3 linear feet.
Alma Schnell (nee Thurkow) was secretary of Frank Murphy, the last U.S. Governor-General of the Philippines (1933-1935) and mayor of Detroit (1930-1933). Schnell resided in Detroit during Murphy's tenure as Governor-General.
Schnell's correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection. Correspondence includes Schnell's exchanges with Murphy's office staffers, most notably with Edward G. Kemp, Murphy's aide. Also included printed addresses by Murphy, press releases, newspaper clippings, several photographs, and legal documents.
Selmon, Bertha Eugenia Loveland, 1877-1949.
- Bertha Eugenia Loveland Selmon papers, 1932-1949.
- 2.5 linear ft.
Battle Creek, Michigan, physician.
Correspondence with medical colleagues on professional subjects, including the Medical Women's National Association, early women physicians in Michigan, and birth control; and writing and research materials on the history of Michigan women in medicine; include correspondence with Dr. Augusta Thompson; and photographs.
- Raymond and Edith Shemke letters 1940-1945
- 2 linear feet.
Raymond Shemke was a second Lieutenant, 157 United States Infantry during World War II. His wife, Edith, lived in Detroit, Michigan during the War.
Letters exchanged between Raymond and Edith written concerning his war-time service and her activities in Michigan; also includes some letters exchanged with other family members. The collection includes several letters written from the Anzio beachhead in 1944.
Sinclair, John, 1941-
- John and Leni Sinclair papers, 1957-1999.
- 60.5 linear ft., 1 oversize folder, and 1 oversize volume.
John and Leni Sinclair were leaders of the counterculture movement in Michigan, organizers of radical social, political, and cultural endeavors primarily in the areas of music, poetry, graphic design, and community welfare projects. John Sinclair was also a performer and producer of jazz performances. He also had numerous radio programs about jazz that he produced and moderated in Detroit and New Orleans.
Papers and photographs relating to all phases of their careers, including participation in the Artists' Workshop in Detroit, the Rainbow Multi-Media Corporation, the White Panther Party and its offshoot, the Rainbow Peoples Party; also materials concerning the legalization of marijuana, radical politics, and prison reform. The papers dated 1979-1999 relate to the career of John Sinclair as a writer of poetry and performer/producer of jazz and rock concerts.
- Noreen Smialek-Sinclair papers 1955-2010, bulk 1958-1974
- 0.5 linear feet (in 1 box).
Noreen Smialek-Sinclair was a Detroit, Mich., Polish American violinist and promoter of Polish classical music. She served for many years as music chairwoman of the Friends of Polish Art of Detroit, performed locally and internationally, and taught on the faculty of the Detroit Conservatory of Music.
Scrapbook containing articles, newspaper clippings, concert programs and announcements, and photographs depicting performances and portraits. Also loose articles and newspaper clippings, and concert announcements.
Sprague, Marie Steiger, 1900-1996.
- Marie Steiger Sprague diaries 1919-1923
- 0.4 linear ft.
Stenographer in Detroit, Mich.
Diaries describing in detail her social life and friendships. (Diary for 1920 is in shorthand.)
Stanley, Jane C., 1863-1940.
- Jane C. Mahon Stanley journal, Mar. 1884-Oct. 1886.
- 1 microfilm reel.
Mother-in-law of Dean Acheson.
Account of trip to Ireland, 1884-1885, and comments on daily life in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Stark, George W. (George Washington), 1884-1966.
- George W. Stark and Anne Campbell scrapbooks 1907-1908, 1925-1928, and 1938-1940
- 5 volumes (in 1 box).
George W. Stark was a Detroit newspaperman, a feature writer for the Detroit News. During the mid-1920s, he wrote theater reviews. Anne Campbell, wife of George W. Stark, wrote poetry for the Detroit News and was a public speaker in various forums.
Scrapbook of columns written by George W. Stark for the Detroit Free Press (1907-08) on various topics, crime reporting and human interest; scrapbooks of theatrical reviews (1925-26) of plays performed in Detroit theaters; scrapbook (1938-40) containing clippings, letters, and photographs relating in part to his book, "In old Detroit"; and scrapbook (1926-28) of Anne Campbell, Detroit News poet, including clippings and publicity.
- Mildred Tayler scrapbook 1917
- 1 volume.
Student at Detroit, Mich., Northwestern High School, 1917, later graduated from the University of Michigan, class of 1921.
Scrapbook of memorabilia, autographs, and photographs from her high school years.
Teed, Florence Ernestine Schleicher, 1901-1954.
- Florence Ernestine Schleicher Teed papers, 1919-1953.
- 2 linear ft.
Graduate of the University of Michigan and ordained Methodist minister.
Correspondence, student papers, sermon outlines, newspaper clippings, and religious and inspirational writings by Mrs. Teed, Ralph W. Sockman, Seth C. and Paul S. Rees, Joseph H. Smith, and others relating to preaching, the role and activities of women in the church, the holiness movement within Methodism, and personal affairs; also information concerning Women's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church, American Association of Women Ministers, Detroit Holiness Tabernacle, and Michigan Association for the Promotion of Holiness; and photographs.
Tibbs, Chrystal G.
- Chrystal G. Tibbs papers 1913-2013, bulk 1990-2013
- 4 linear feet, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder
Michigan educator, graduate of Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (A.K.A.) sorority. Tibbs is A.K.A. Golder Soror (50-year member) and has held a number of administrative posts within the sorority, most notably the Great Lakes Regional Representative to the International Archives Committee of A.K.A. Tibbs served in administrative capacities at various Detroit elementary schools and as a Principal of Hampton Elementary School.
The collection includes materials accumulated through Tibbs's participation in A.K.A. conferences, chapter meetings, and special interest groups at the local, state, regional, and national level over a span of 50 years. The activities of Michigan-based chapters are particularly well represented. Material includes policy documents, programs of events, meeting proceedings, reports, scrapbooks, photographs. Also personal material related to Tibbs and her mother Maggie Powell, and Tibbs's church, the Grace Episcopal Church in Detroit.
Top Ladies of Distinction. Ann Arbor Chapter.
- Top Ladies of Distinction, Ann Arbor Chapter records, 1982-1987.
- 0.3 linear ft.
Ann Arbor, Michigan chapter of an African American women's organization.
These records include minutes and newsletters of the Detroit area district of the organization.
Van Arnem, Heidi.
- Heidi Van Arnem papers 1977-2003, bulk 1994-2001
- 3 linear feet and 1 oversize volume.
Disability rights activist and entrepreneur from Birmingham, Mich.
Personal and entrepreneurial files providing biographical information and a history of Van Arnem's business ventures; fundraising and advocacy files documenting Van Arnem's advocacy efforts for people with disabilities, as well as her fundraising efforts for spinal injury research; news clippings, including columns Van Arnem wrote for Detroit newspapers; and photographs and videotapes.
Waddles, Charleszetta, 1912-
- Charleszetta Waddles autobiography, [ca. 1975].
- 1 folder.
Pentecostal minister and founder of the Perpetual Mission for Saving Souls of All Nations in Detroit.
The autobiography describes her mission work and other aspects of her life.
- Diana Warshay papers, 1971-1979.
- 2 linear ft.
Michigan sociologist specializing in areas of abortion rights and crisis intervention training. She conducted a study of abortion referral agencies 1971-1973, one of whose members was the Michigan Clergy Counseling Service. She was also coordinator of the Detroit Police Department's Social Conflict Research Project, 1978-1979, and was one of the founders of the Tri-County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
The collection includes correspondence, minutes, bylaws, newsletters, grant applications, and other materials relating to her work in studying abortion and domestic abuse cases.
Wilcox, Lucinda S. (Lucinda Sexton), 1820-1884.
- Lucinda S. Wilcox papers 1853-1886
- ca. 50 items.
Homeopathic physician in Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan.
Letters concerning personal matters, women's rights and her medical practice with women and children; also promotional material concerning her practice, and application of the Electro Thermal Bath.
- Shirley Wohlfield papers, 1972-1978.
- 1 linear ft. and 1 oversize volume.
Detroit anti-busing activist.
Correspondence, speeches, minutes of meetings, and other materials relating to her involvement with anti-busing organizations, principally Northeast Mothers Alert, Mothers Alert Detroit, and the National Association for Neighborhood Schools; also files detailing involvement with Happiness of Women (HOW) and the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee; and scrapbook containing clippings and photographs relating to anti-busing rallies and activities.
- Harriet Wojtowicz papers 1915-2000, bulk 1938-1988
- 1 linear foot.
Teacher of Spanish in the Detroit Public School System.
Correspondence with friends and colleagues in various countries that she visited; correspondence with Encarnación Alzona and Enid Starkie; memorabilia from her foreign travels; and miscellaneous regarding her life in Detroit, her teaching career, including controversy over her refusal to use a board-mandated Spanish textbook.
Women's Architectural League of Detroit.
- Women's Architectural League of Detroit notebook, 1960-1964.
- 1 volume.
Material compiled by Frances L. Youtz relating to the preservation and furnishing of the Biddle House on Mackinac Island, including reports, correspondence, and photographs.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Branch.
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Branch records, 1938-1996.
- 1 linear ft.
Correspondence, minutes, newsletters and newspaper clippings concerning activities of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti branch; also collected materials from the state chapter and from local branches in Detroit, Ingham County, Oakland County, Rouge Valley, and Traverse City, Michigan.
Finding aid in the library.
- Wright family papers, 1825-1938.
- 3 linear ft.
Philo E. and Fannie E. Pettibone Wright family of Detroit.
Personal correspondence of Fannie Wright with her husband Philo, her brother Sherman Pettibone, her daughters Virginia, Maude, and Evelyn, her son Philo S., and other members of the family, concerning family affairs and the genealogy of the Wright and Pettibone families; also fifty-seven volumes of Fannie E. Wright's diaries, 1863-1925, recording family news, social events, and home activities in Detroit; account books of Philo S. Wright, 1893-1913; and photographs.
Young Woman's Home Association (Detroit, Mich.)
- Young Woman's Home Association employment register 1877-1882
- .2 linear ft.
Detroit, Michigan, agency concerned with the housing and employment of women coming into the city.
Name, residence, nationality, work accustomed to, and work wanted.
National Housewives League meeting, Detroit, undated 1940s (National Housewives League of America records, Box 4) image bl004038