Michigan Governor George Romney with the Supremes, Michigan State Fair, Detroit, 1965 (George W. Romney papers, Visual materials series, Box 3) image bl004042
American Youth Hostels, inc. Michigan Council.
- Michigan Council Hostelling International records 1941-2005
- 5 linear feet and 2 oversize scrapbooks.
Nonprofit organization that serves members and budget travelers across the state of Michigan, formerly known as the Metropolitan Detroit Council. Provides programming through workshops and unique trips, social activities and special events. Oversees hostels as part of Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels.
Administrative files, including correspondence and strategic planning files; state and local board and committee reports and minutes; brochures, pamphlets, and manuals; topical files; photographs; slides; and scrapbooks.
- Dewey Ames papers 1982-1998
- 1 linear foot and 1 oversize folder.
Organizer and member of the Detroit Team (and later Team Great Lakes) which participated in the Gay Games.
Subject files, visual materials, posters, and ephemera relating to the organization and playing of the Gay Games; also photographs and a videotape.
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.
Bald, F. Clever (Frederick Clever), 1897-1970.
- Frederick Clever Bald papers 1917-1919 and 1936-1970
- 7 linear ft.
Professor of history and director of the Michigan Historical Collections at the University of Michigan.
Correspondence, speeches, lecture and research notes, and manuscripts of published and unpublished research writings, including "The University of Michigan in World War II"; questionnaires sent out to Michigan colleges and universities relating to their activities during the Second World War; letters, 1944-1946, from Chester A. Antiau discussing his work with the U. S. Army Information and Education Service during World War II including comments on conditions in Italy and Germany; diaries of trips in Michigan; correspondence, 1917-1919, covering his World War I service in the 111th Ambulance Company; and correspondence and other material concerning his activities with the Michigan Historical Collections, the Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, and the Algonquin Club of Detroit.
Bell, J. Bertram, 1894-1958.
- J. Bertram Bell scrapbook 1900-1958.
- 1 volume and 1 folder in 1 box.
J. Bertram Bell was director of the Detroit Conservatory of Music.
Scrapbook of musical programs, clippings, photographs, and other items relating to Bell's musical career, mainly at the Detroit Conservatory of Music.
Braidwood, Charles M.
- Charles M. Braidwood notebooks, 1896 and 1898.
- 2 volumes.
Student at Almont, Michigan, High School, later at the Detroit College of Medicine.
Notes on class lectures.
Children's Fund of Michigan.
- Children's Fund of Michigan records, 1929-1965 (bulk 1929-1961).
- 23 linear ft., 4 oversize volumes, and 1 oversize folder.
Philanthropic foundation created by Senator James J. Couzens and administered by William J. Norton to fund organizations in Michigan involved in child health and child guidance.
Series in this record group include: Administration, Alphabetical, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Financial, and Miscellaneous. The Administrationseries contains annual reports, board of trustees minutes and resolutions,files of William J. Norton, executive vice president and secretary including inpart reports of field visits and memoranda received from the Child HealthDivision. The Administration series also includes reports, correspondence andother records of the Fund's subunits, the Research Laboratory, the Child Health Division and the Child GuidanceDivision. The Alphabetical series details the Fund's relationship withorganizations receiving grants. File headings with substantial materialsinclude the Michigan State Emergency Relief Administration, Detroit'sInterracial Committee, the University of Michigan, the United CommunityServices of Metropolitan Detroit, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Therecord group includes files of correspondence and other papers of John Dorsey,James J. Couzens, Kenneth Gibson, Maud Watson, Marion E.Kenworthy, and B. W. Carey. The record group documents support of children'shealth and recreational programs in Michigan during the depression, World WarII, and the post-war period.
Clock, John Percey.
- John Percey Clock papers 1918-2010
- 0.1 linear feet.
John Percey Clock, of Detroit and later Southfield, Mich., served in the 337th Ambulance Company during the American intervention in North Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Interview with transcription of John Percey Clock and Lawrence K. Montgomery of Charlevoix, Mich., who served in Company K, 339th Infantry, interviewed by John Robert Clock June 25, 1978. Also miscellaneous papers relating to Clock's service and activities of the Polar Bear Association.
Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987.
- Wilbur J. Cohen papers 1967-1987
- 18 linear ft. and 1 oversized folder.
Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan.
Dean's files; working files, 1978, relating to his work with the Governor's Task Force on Prevention and Investigation of Abuse in State Institutions; papers relating to the Summit Conference on Inflation, 1974; and files concerning involvement with school desegregation cases in Detroit and Kalamazoo, Michigan; also photographs.
Crawford, Richard, 1935-
- Richard Crawford papers 1893-1915 and 1949-2001
- 3.75 linear ft.
Professor of music at the University of Michigan, and collector.
Records of the University of Michigan School of Music Honors Program; files relating to the UM Jazz Band tour of Central and South America in 1965; teaching materials, including course and reference files; student notes and coursework, cassette tapes of interviews with Earl Moore; and collected material including scrapbooks on vocalist William Howland, 1893-1913, and various Detroit musical programs and performances, 1909-1915; and photographs.
- Delano family papers 1830 and [ca. 1870]-[ca. 1929]
- 1 box (40 items and 1 v.)
Detroit, Michigan, family.
Diary, 1830, of Mortimer F. Delano, describing trip to France and Italy; memoirs of Frederick M. Delano, including account of his connection with the National Bell Telephone Company (from 1876); clipping of published letter of F. M. Delano, Jr., describing confrontation with U-boat during World War I; and miscellaneous correspondence, biographical information, and clippings.
Detroit Bicentennial Commission.
- Detroit Bicentennial Commission collection 1976
- 0.2 linear ft.
Dewey, Fred G.
- Fred G. Dewey scrapbook 1895-1904
- 1 oversize v. (ca. 100 p.)
Student at the Univesity of Michigan, class of 1902.
Scrapbook concerning student activities and detailing founding of the University of Michigan Association of Detroit.
Duffield, George, 1794-1868.
- George Duffield weather records and meteorological observations 1839-1857
- 2 v. (in one wooden case)
Detroit, Michigan, clergyman.
Edwards, George Clifton, 1940-
- George Clifton Edwards papers 1962-1963
- 1 reel microfilm : negative.
Peace Corps volunteer from Detroit, Michigan, later Detroit City Clerk.
Correspondence of Edwards and his wife, Katherine, relating to their Peace Corps training at Ohio University and their service with St. Paul's Teaching Training Center, Bonjongo, West Cameroons, West Africa; also journals kept by Katherine, Aug. 1962-Feb. 1963, and by Edward's mother on visit, July 5-21, 1963; letter of congratulations from Senator Philip Hart, addresses of welcome and of farewell from African students; and copies of Share, the Peace Corps African newsletter.
- Charles Fey papers 1914-1970
- 9 linear ft.
Birmingham, Michigan, businessman and Masonic historian.
Correspondence, printed materials and miscellanea relating to the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, the history of Royal Oak Township, Oakland County, Michigan, the Townsite Congregational Church of Birmingham, the Mariner's Church of Detroit, Michigan, and Masonic history particularly in Michigan; includes extensive collection of biographical sketches of Masons.
Fitch, Abel F., d. 1851.
- Abel F. Fitch correspondence, 1851.
- 13 items.
Michigan Center farmer.
Letters written from Detroit to his wife Amanda, concerning his arrest and trial for setting fire to the Michigan Central Railroad depot in Detroit with fellow alleged conspirators because of the railroad's refusal to install fences along their tracks.
Forsyth, Richard Alexander.
- Richard A. Forsyth papers ca. 1907-1970
- 1 linear ft.
Student at the University of Michigan, later professional stage actor.
Playbills from Detroit and University of Michigan productions, theatrical publications, miscellaneous correspondence, clippings, and writings; and photographs.
Freedman, Ronald, 1917-
- Ronald Freedman papers 1961-2000
- 2.0 linear ft.
Professor of sociology and director of the University of Michigan Population Studies Center.
Papers reflect Freedman's research interests on population, fertility practices, and social change, especially in Taiwan. Includes Taiwan Population Studies working papers and survey material and data. Also material on Detroit Area Studies on family growth.
Grigaut, Paul L.
- Paul L. Grigaut papers 1929-1969
- .7 linear ft.
Art museum administrator; University of Michigan professor of history and associate director of the U-M Museum of Art.
Correspondence, photographs and slides, printed ephemera, lecture notes, and administrative materials accumulated while affiliated with the Detroit Institute of Arts (1945-1963), Richmond Museum of Fine Arts (1963-1965), and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (1965-1969).
Harms, Walter S.
- Walter S. Harms papers, 1938-1940.
- 0.1 linear ft.
Officer in the Old Time Baseball Players Association of Detroit.
Correspondence and other material relating to the promotion of baseball in Detroit.
Horace H. Rackham and Mary A. Rackham Fund.
- Horace H. Rackham and Mary A. Rackham Fund records, 1929-1950 (bulk 1934-1940).
- 14 linear ft. and 1 oversize volume.
The last will and testament of Horace H. Rackham provided for the establishment of a trust fund to provide for the health and welfare of individuals, particularly the sick, aged, the young, the poor, and other underprivileged. Much of the trust money went to the University of Michigan to be used for a building for the graduate school and an endowment to be used for different kinds of research. The Fund also awarded grants to agencies involved in child welfare, community culture, education, health, philanthropy, and science. The Fund distributed money from 1934 until about 1941.
The series in this record group consist of administrative and executive files, and project applications and grant files. The administrative and executive office files consist of records from the Detroit and Ann Arbor offices of the Fund and relate specifically to the operation of the Fund. This series consists primarily of the files of Fund officers, Bryson Horton, Mark Knapp, and Mary Clark. This series includes board of trustee minutes, director's reports, correspondence, financial records, and scrapbooks. This series also includes the files relating to University of Michigan research and project. The project application and grant files are composed of information from those organizations that sought aid from the fund. The files include both successful and unsuccessful applicants. The record group has scattered photographs.
- Milton Kemnitz papers 1932-1995 (bulk 1960-1990)
- 3 linear ft.
Milton Kemnitz is an Ann Arbor based artist specializing in images of local businesses and sites. His wife Eddie collaborates with him on much of his work. Together they were involved in local organizations and causes, including effort to oppose building of condominiums in what had been Bird Hills Park.
The collection has been arranged in three series. The Artwork series includes drawings of buildings and other projects, publications containing reproductions of his work, and files relating to galleries, exhibits, auctions, and art fairs. The Supplemental Materials series concerns the art organizations and associations of which Kemnitz was a member, correspondence, and files pertaining to other activities, notably the Bird Hills Park controversy. The third series, Southern White Migration to Detroit in the 1930s, consists of research materials and reports resulting from Kemnitz' research as a member of a University of Michigan sociology seminar on metropolitan community organization. A portion includes Elmer Akers' research on the Black Legion.
- Kenny R.E.H.A.B. records, 1945-1997 (bulk 1950-1964).
- 2 linear ft.
Detroit-area chapter (est. 1946) of organization founded to provide the Kenny method treatment for neuromuscular diseases.
Administrative files of the Detroit Chapter of the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation; collected information pertaining to the Minneapolis headquarters of the Foundation and about Sister Kenny; informational publications; scrapbooks containing clippings and scattered photographs; and slides of 40th anniversary programs in 1986.
Kosino, Arthur J.
- Arthur J. Kosino papers [19--].
- 1 folder.
Arthur J. Kosino, a resident of Detroit and later Monroe, Mich., served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. In April 1944 he bailed out of a crippled B-17 over Germany and was held as a prisoner-of-war for the remainder of the war.
The collection includes Kosino's reminiscence, "My Story of Army Life and Combat Experience during World War II;" a description of the experience of the pilot of Kosino's plane, Ed Michael, who was awarded the Medal of Honor, "Lt. Michael's Own Story;" and an illustrated account of life as a prisoner-of-war by Ben H. Phelper, "Kriegie Memories." Phelper was held in the same POW camp as Kosino, and Kosino has added comments to the book.
Lawton, James Frederick, 1888-1969.
- James Frederick Lawton papers 1908-1969
- 2.5 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes, 1 oversize folder, and 2 sound recording tapes.
Insurance executive, poet and composer, and University of Michigan alumnus.
Correspondence, papers relating to activities of the class of 1911, to his involvement in the University of Michigan Club of Detroit, and to his interest in Michigan football, especially the career of coach Fielding H. Yost; also scrapbooks, manuscripts of poetry and song lyrics, and photographs. Correspondents include: Wilber M. Brucker, Mortimer E. Cooley, James Couzens, Thomas E. Dewey, George A. Dondero, Louis Elbel, Edgar A. Guest, Harlan Hatcher, Norman H. Hill, George Humphrey, Hugh S. Johnson, Connie Mack, David Mattern, Earl V. Moore, James O. Murfin, Frank Murphy, William J. Norton, Alexander Ruthven, Arthur H. Vandenberg, Fielding H. Yost, and Fred M. Zeder.
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963.
- Emil Lorch papers, 1891-1963.
- 18 linear ft. and 14 oversize folders.
Dean of the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating to his career as a professional architect and educator, including his association with Louis Sullivan and the Chicago School of Architecture; also research materials collected by Lorch relating to historic Michigan buildings, building preservation, and his work for the Historic American Buildings Survey of the 1930s. Much of the collected materials and photographs relates to historic homes and commercial and industrial buildings, and public and semi-public buildings in Detroit and Wayne County, including Fort Wayne and Fort Pontchartrain.
Louis Tendler Elementary School.
- Louis Tendler Elementary School collection 1960-1981
- 1 linear ft.
Detroit, Michigan elementary school.
Scrapbooks, class photo albums, and miscellaneous reports relating to the school.
Macomb County Committee on Oral Polio.
- Macomb County Committee on Oral Polio records, 1960-1971 and 1994.
- 0.5 linear ft.
Organization established in 1964 as part of a Tri-County Polio Campaign to distribute polio vaccines in the Detroit metropolitan area to individuals over the age of one. Dr. Gerald W. Morris headed the Macomb County Committee.
Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, reports, forms, and other files accumulated by Dr. Gerald W. Morris relating to the immunization campaign.
McCord, Carey Pratt, 1886-
- Carey P. McCord papers 1913-1978
- 5.5 linear ft.
Industrial hygienist, consultant and lecturer in environmental and industrial health in the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan.
Logs of daily activities, 1936-1961, correspondence relating to consulting projects, speech and lecture material, and research files on lead poisoning and the effects of air conditioning on workers; history of occupational health at the University of Michigan, 1873-1970, history of the American Academy of Occupational Medicine, 1946-1956; study of automobile body industry in Detroit, 1936; and related photographs.
McDaniels, John D.
- John Dewey McDaniels papers 1917-1953
- .2 linear ft.
Officer in the 125th Infantry during World War I, later colonel in the Michigan State Troops.
History of the Detroit Armory Corporation, list of World War I dead from the 125th Infantry, and miscellanea.
- McEvoy family papers ca. 1890-1943
- .2 linear ft
James McEvoy family of Detroit, Michigan.
Courtship letters exchanged between James McEvoy and Helen Huff, 1939; miscellaneous clippings and photographs.
McGraw, Alexander Cooey, 1809-1893.
- Alexander C. McGraw papers, 1842-1893.
- ca. 55 items.
Detroit shoe merchant.
Letters to his son Edward Walker McGraw, student at the University of Michigan, concerning family affairs, University personalities and European travels; genealogy; biographical sketch of McGraw written by his son Augustus in 1893; also photographs.
Michigan Historical Records Survey.
- Michigan Historical Records Survey records, 1936-1942.
- 47 linear ft. and 68 microfilm reels.
Records survey undertaken by the U.S. Work Projects Administration.
Correspondence, drafts of guides to county archives, proceedings of county boards of supervisors, field reports of workers, and copies of land patents for some counties. Included are surveys of records for Detroit and Wayne County. There are also records from the Survey's "Inventory of Negro Manuscripts" project with information about historical personalities and private collections.
Milliken, Herbert A.
- Herbert A. Milliken scrapbooks 1888-1911
- 2 volumes (in 1 box)
Music teacher and concert violinist from Flint and Bay City, Michigan; director of Bay City Symphony Orchestra; head of violin department, Detroit Conservatory of Music; president of Michigan Music Teachers Association.
Scrapbooks contain clippings and programs of concerts.
Olds, Edson B. (Edson Baldwin), 1802-1869.
- Edson Baldwin Olds papers, 1911-1927.
- 27 items.
Resident of Washington, D.C.
Correspondence and papers relating to genealogy of Olds family of Detroit.
Palmer, Gardner, 1903-1976.
- Gardner Palmer papers, 1903-1976.
- 0.3 linear ft.
United States State Department official and Foreign Service officer.
Biographical material, career memorabilia, and miscellanea relating to Detroit and family members; also photographs.
Raub, George R., collector.
- George R. Raub papers, 1820s -ca. 1950
- 1 linear ft.
Clippings, photos, and copies of documents relating to his interest in the history of Zion Lodge, No. 1, Free and Accepted Order of Masons, Detroit; also history and miscellanea relating to the Detroit Visiting Nurse Association.
Rodgers, Curtis E.
- Curtis E. Rodgers papers,?1953 and 1966-1971.
- 1 linear ft.
Secretary-director of the Detroit Commission on Community Relations.
Records, 1969-1971, of meetings, including minutes, reports, and other discussed documents; speeches, press releases, studies undertaken, and subject files; also photograph of commission members.
- Bernard Rosen papers 1938-1952
- 0.5 linear ft. and 1 outsize folder
Clarinetist and chairman of the Little Symphony of Detroit.
Programs, clippings and miscellanea relating to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, disputes over orchestra leadership, and the Little Symphony; also photographs.
- Safford and Sunderland family papers, 1826-1987 (bulk 1890-1940).
- 6.5 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
Southeastern Michigan family, many of whom graduated or attended the University of Michigan.
The collection begins with a series of family photographs followed by series of correspondence and other papers for Gertrude Sunderland Safford, Homer Erwin Safford, Homer's sister, Ada Murray Safford, and Mildred Hortense Safford and Helen Safford Toohy, daughters of Gertrude and Homer Safford. In addition to extensive family correspondence and travel diaries, the Gertrude Sunderland Safford series contains records of Sunderland Safford's involvement with women's clubs, the League of Women Voters, and the Merrill-Parker School. The Homer Erwin Safford series includes diaries, correspondence, and clippings documenting his medical career as a general practitioner in the 1900s, his work on efforts to build a new hospital in Detroit before World War I, his service in the Army Medical Corps during the War, and his later work as a psychiatric consultant for the Highland Park school system, the Children's Aid Society and various juvenile court systems; also the letters of Winfield S. Safford while serving with the 24th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. The Ada Murray Safford series revolves around her significant interest in family history. The Mildred Hortense Safford series is strong on family correspondence, especially for 1918-1925; it also documents her career at the Detroit Children's Museum and her involvement with the Detroit Women's City Club. The Helen Safford Toohy series contains extensive family correspondence, focusing on her years during and immediately following college; it also includes personal diaries.
Schmalzriedt, Fred R.
- Fred R. Schmalzriedt student notebooks 1893-1899
- 7 v.
High school student in Detroit, Michigan.
Schmalzriedt, Fred R., collector.
- Fred R. Schmalzriedt contracts, 1799 and 1801.
- 2 items.
Contracts, 1799 and 1801, signed by Henry Dearborn and James McHenry, U.S. Secretary of War, for distributing food rations to various army posts, including Detroit and Michilimackinac.
Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872.
- John Mix Stanley papers 1842, 1868-1871
- 5 items.
Painter from Detroit, Michigan, primarily of pictures of Indians.
Correspondence concerning trip to Europe in 1868; and photographs. Correspondents include: Alice C. Stanley, George M. Stanley, John C. Spencer, Ross Mahon and George C. Mahon. Photocopies.
Tayler family (Detroit, Mich.)
- Tayler family papers 1860s-1940s
- 0.5 linear feet.
Detroit, Michigan family. Some members of the family graduated from the University of Michigan. Theron Tayler was an engineer, University of Michigan class of 1908 (eng.) A related member, Josiah Clark was a Detroit grocer. The Farmer family is also represented in the collection.
Genealogy and other vital information found in family Bible; travel diaries of Josiah Clark of trips to Canada and New York city; notebook with production and sales information maintained by Theron Tayler from brick-making business, 1921-1931; and photographs.
Taylor, S. Vern (Seneca Vern), 1887-1969.
- S. Vern Taylor papers, 1833 and ca. 1860-1914.
- 1 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder
Graduate of the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan in the class of 1911, later president of the Concrete Steel Fireproofing Company of Detroit.
Arithmetic notebook, 1833, of H. Green, student at the Detroit Academy; also programs and newspaper clippings concerning student life at the University of Michigan; and photographs.
University of Michigan Club of Detroit.
- University of Michigan Club of Detroit records 1913-1957
- 2 linear ft.
University of Michigan alumni group.
Correspondence files and history of the club.
University of Michigan. Arts of Citizenship Program.
- Arts of Citizenship Program (University of Michigan) records 1997-2005
- 2.5 linear feet.
Program designed to foster the community role of the arts and humanities through collaborative cultural partnerships and projects. Partnerships include the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti school districts, Ann Arbor District Library, Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit, City of Ann Arbor Broadway Bridge Project, Matrix Theatre Company, Students on Site project, and a project on the Underground Railroad. David Scobey directed the program from 1998 to 2005.
Documentation includes project files, correspondence, publicity records relating to administrative activities, public programs, research, and community partnerships. A website capture taken in 2005 illustrates many of the initiatives and projects more fully. Sound recordings and oral history interviews are described in the sound recordings series. Some photographs are included.
University of Michigan. Bureau of School Services.
- Bureau of School Services (University of Michigan) records 1871-1992
- 166 linear ft.
Unit established in 1871 to accredit secondary schools. Participating schools were reviewed by committees which reported on facilities, curriculum, and quality of instruction. Activity was formalized by the appointment of Allen S. Whitney as the first full-time inspector of high schools in 1899 at which time there were 127 accredited schools. Following several administrative changes, the unit was designated as the Bureau of School Services in 1948. It handled 635 schools and was closely related to the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Bureau closed in 1992 when the state took over accreditation activity.
Consists primarily of accreditation inspection reports, 1871-1992, representing over 1,000 public and private high schools in Michigan. Reports include information on demographics, facilities, finances, curriculum, staffing, and reviewers comments. Some early reports were completed by John Dewey. Files are arranged by school alphabetically by city. Also included are miscellaneous administrative files, records of the Committee on Diploma Schools, 1884-1907, and records of the Detroit High School Study Commission (1966-1968) chaired by Remus Robinson.
University of Michigan. Detroit Area Study.
- Detroit Area Study (University of Michigan) records 1951-2004
- 3.5 linear ft.
Annual Detroit Metropolitan Area social survey conducted 1951-2004, largely as a graduate training program at the University of Michigan. Research focus changed each year, common topics were life in an urban environment, politics, family, and race relations. Affiliated with the Department of Sociology and Survey Research Center, part of Institute for Social Research.
Records include survey proposals, 1960-2004; questionnaires, 1952-2003, reports and survey analysis, publications, and some 1980s photographs and slides.
University of Michigan. Programs for Educational Opportunity.
- Programs for Educational Opportunity (University of Michigan) records 1969-1996
- 19.5 linear ft.
A race desegregation assistance center based at the University of Michigan, the Program for Educational Opportunity was established by funding through the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The program was expanded to encompass race, gender, and national origin equity in public schools in the Great Lakes region.
Administrative files, topical files, workshop and task force material, handbooks, and material pertaining to desegregation and equality in public schools in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and elsewhere in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Includes reports from school districts and histories of desegregation.
University of Michigan. School of Education.
- School of Education (University of Michigan) records 1904-[ongoing]
- 48 linear ft.
School records consisting of executive committee and faculty meeting minutes, subject files concerning in part promotion and tenure decisions, teacher certification, programs in Detroit Public Schools, the School's accreditation review in 1973-1974, and the University's review of the School in 1982-1984. Topical files of various deans and administrative officers, notably James B. Edmonson, Willard Olson, Carl F. Berger, Frederick W. Bertolaet, Joan Stark, and Charles F. Lehmann; and information on programs and departments at one time administered by the School, including Department of Physical Education, Fresh Air Camp, Bureau of School Services, and vocational education.
University of Michigan. School of Public Health.
- School of Public Health (University of Michigan) records 1909-[ongoing] (bulk 1941-2003)
- 96 linear ft.
Dean's files of Henry F. Vaughan, Myron Wegman, Richard Remington, John Kirscht, June E. Osborn, interim dean Richard Cornell, and Noreen Clark; files concerning the Association of Schools of Public Health; records of the school's Program in Public Health Nursing; institutes and inservice courses; records regarding school-wide issues and departmental affairs, including accreditation and program reviews; committee and faculty meeting minutes; building construction records; and files relating to state and national public health issues such as PBB contamination, poliomyelitis, and AIDS; including materials concerning public health in Detroit.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Chapter 9 (Detroit, Mich.)
- Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Chapter 9 records, 1981-1987.
- 1 linear ft.
Articles of incorporation and bylaws, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, and subject files.
Walker, Bryant, 1856-1936.
- Bryant Walker papers 1873-1931
- 10 linear ft.
Detroit, Michigan attorney, shell collector and student of conchology.
Correspondence relating primarily to his interest in shells; also Walker family correspondence, including copies of family letters, 1830-1841, written from Buffalo, New York, Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan; University of Michigan student notebook on course in physics, 1874; letterbook, 1877-1886; scientific maps, manuscripts, and catalogues.
Whitbread, Arno G.
- Arno G. Whitbread scrapbook 1944-1945
- 1 oversize volume.
Arno Whitbread, from Detroit, served with the 101st Airborn Division during World War II as a member of the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment. Whitbread landed in Normandy by glider on June 7, 1944.
Scrapbook of Detroit newspaper coverage of the D-Day invasion and subsequent progress with an emphasis on airborne operations. Includes postcards and ephemera from Berchtesgaden where Whitbread was stationed at the end of the war.
Witter, L. Ellis.
- L. Ellis Witter letter 17 February 1848.
- 1 item.
Lawyer in Detroit, Mich.
Letter to a friend, Dewitt C. Lathrop, of Windham, Conn., describing his life in Detroit and evaluating St. Paul, Minn., and Milwaukee, Wis., as possible places to live.
Wortley, Alfred Charles, Jr.
- Alfred Charles Wortley, Jr. papers 1941-1945 bulk 1944-1945.
- 0.75 linear feet (in 1 box).
Alfred Charles Wortley, Jr. grew up in Highland Park (Mich.) and Ypsilanti (Mich.) After graduation from the Wayne State Law School, he worked at Bodman Law Firm in Detroit. Alfred enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944, following his younger brother John Showerman who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942. In 1945 Alfred married Elizabeth Rawson Jones.
Correspondence between Alfred Charles Wortley Jr. and Elizabeth Jones; his parents Helen Alice Showerman, and Alfred Charles Wortley, Sr.; letters to Alfred from his brother John, other family members, and friends. Alfred's letters are written from U.S. Naval hospitals in Camp Sampson (NY), Philadelphia (Penn.), and Portsmouth (Va.) where he served; and Naval Training Center in Great Lakes (Ill.) Also included biographical information about extended Wortley family; family portraits and photographs of Wortley's home in Highland Park (Mich.); and newspaper clippings. Correspondence dated 1943-1945, bulk 1944-1945. Photographs dated approximately 1941 to 1945.
YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Metropolitan Offices.
- YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Metropolitan Offices records 1877-2006
- 8.5 linear ft. (10 boxes) and 20 oversize v.
Annual reports, correspondence, financial records, minutes of meetings, photographs, published materials, and scrapbooks; also includes collected branch records for the Railroad branch, 1877-1890, and the Downtown branch, 1890-1909; and publication, Detroit Young Men, 1911-1922.
The 1935 World Series at Navin Field (later Tiger Stadium), Detroit. This is the Trumbull Ave. side of the stadium. The Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs for their first World Series championship. (Charles W. Ungermann papers, Box 1) image bl004024