Detroit: Professional: Lawyers, Physicians, etc.
Patients waiting for doctors at the Outpatient Dept., Children's Hospital, Detroit, undated 1950s. Photograph by Stan Lee (William J. Norton papers, Box 4) image bl004025
Allen, Henry Clay, 1836-1909.
- Henry Clay Allen papers 1878-1880
- 1 folder
Detroit, Michigan, physician.
Correspondence and petitions supporting Allen for the position of professor of materia medica in the University of Michigan Homoeopathic Medical School.
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.
- Gunnar Birkerts papers, 1930-2002.
- 10.5 linear ft., 1912 architectural drawings
Michigan-based architect, founder of Gunnar Birkerts andAssociates, professor in the University of Michigan College of Architecture andUrban Planning.
The Gunnar Birkerts collection is comprised of four series: Personal papers, Professional papers, Faculty papers, and Project files. Personal papers includes biographical information, family photographs, early architectural drawings, and course notebooks and project drawings completed while a student at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart. Professional papers includes transcripts and notes of speeches, lectures and seminars (many of these are also available on audiotapes; some are available on videocassettes). Also included are correspondence, awards, travel diaries with conceptual drawings, newspaper and journal articles and photographs. Faculty papers include course and other materials relating to his career as professor at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Project files contains textual files, photographs, and conceptual drawings associated with 122 of the buildings and projects designed by Birkerts.
Brand, George E., 1888-1963.
- George E. Brand papers 1910-1963
- 3 linear ft. and 11 v. [outsize]
Detroit, Michigan, attorney.
Papers relating to his activities with the American Bar Association, the American Judicature Society, and the Michigan Bar Association; include correspondence, articles, speeches, and scrapbooks; also papers concerning activities of the University of Michigan class of 1912.
Brook, Jacob D. (Jacob Daniel), 1876-1956.
- Jacob D. Brook papers, 1886-1954.
- 3 linear ft.
Grandville, Kent County, Michigan, physician and public health official.
Family and professional correspondence and other materials relating in part to his medical career, especially his education at the Detroit College of Medicine.
Callender, Sherman Delwan, 1869-1952.
- Sherman Delwan Callendar papers 1890-1937 (scattered dates)
- .7 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Detroit, Michigan attorney and judge.
Descriptive letters written from West Point Military Academy in 1890 preliminary to his decision not to attend; essay entitled, "A Trip to West Point"; letters with family members, 1890-1916, concerning in part studies at Oberlin College and Ohio State University; diaries, 1897-1928 (scattered dates), largely concerning European travels; and photographs.
Cooper, John S.
- John S. Cooper letter book, 1886-1890.
- 1 volume.
Letters concerning legal affairs, including cases being tried before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Detroit General Hospital. Service League.
- Detroit General Hospital, Service League records 1960-1979
- 1 linear ft.
Minutes (1960-1973), by-laws, membership lists, newsletters, and related material.
Detroit Ophthalmological Club.
- Detroit Ophthalmological Club records 1902-2004 (bulk 1915-2004)
- 1.2 linear ft.
Professional-social club for Detroit area ophthalmologists.
Correspondence, constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, history of the organization, and a case report detailing the early use of X-ray photography for ophthalmological procedures performed in Eloise, Michigan, in 1897.
Doty, Wirt P.
- Wirt P. Doty business records, 1916-1935.
- 6 volumes.
Notebook containing recipes for remedies of common ailments; three volumes of Doty Land Company records; and two volumes of pharmacy accounts.
- Douglass family (Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich.) papers, 1812-1911.
- 9 linear ft., 3 oversize volumes and 1 oversize folder.
One member of the family, Samuel T. Douglass, was a Detroit attorney and jurist.
Included are papers of the Douglass and Walker and Campbell Law Firm.
Duffield, Samuel Pearce, b. 1833.
- Samuel P. Duffield papers, 1865-1895.
- 1 linear ft.
Detroit physician, teacher at the Detroit College of Medicine, and Health Officer of the city of Detroit, 1887-1893 and 1895-1898.
Letter books, 1865-1882; account book, 1871-1879; scrapbook, 1892-1895, reports of the health officer; and miscellanea concerning his medical interests and the administration of Mayor Hazen S. Pingree; also letter book, 1881-1886, of O. W. Wright, Health Officer of Detroit.
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.
Gibson, Kenneth Richard, 1895-1959.
- Kenneth R. Gibson papers, 1930-1956.
- 14 linear ft.
Detroit dentist; director, 1929-1948, of the dental division of the Children's Fund of Michigan, and director of the child health division of the Children's Fund.
Correspondence, reports, budgets, questionnaires, inventories, and notebooks, concerning various dental programs. A portion of this collection relates to the Detroit Dental Inspection program of the Detroit Department of Health, 1931-1952.
- Henry Green papers 1957-1980, bulk 1957-1962
- 0.5 linear feet.
President of the Detroit District Dental Society, also chairman of its past presidents committee.
Biographical information collected about the presidents of the Detroit District Dental Society.
Gunnar Birkerts & Associates.
- Gunnar Birkerts and Associates records, 1960-1999.
- 69 linear ft. and 7158 drawings and prints.
Architectural firm headed by Gunnar Birkerts and headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Project files consisting of textual records, architectural and engineering drawings, and photographs for fourteen of the structures designed by the firm of Gunnar Birkerts & Associates in Michigan and other states.
Harison, Beverley Drake, 1855-1924.
- Beverley Drake Harison address, Dec. 6, 1904.
- 1 item.
Speech delivered before the Michigan State Medical Society arguing in favor of the relocation of the University of Michigan Medical School to Detroit.
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
Hopkins, George Hiram, 1842-1906.
- George H. Hopkins letterbooks 1902-1913
- 2 v. in 1 matchbook case.
Detroit, Michigan, attorney.
Correspondence, including a few family letters, of Hopkins and his brother Charles who was administrator of his estate.
- Inglis family papers [ca. 1867]-1969
- .3 linear ft.
Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, family.
Family history and genealogy; records of David Inglis, Detroit physician, including journal of trip to Hamburg, Germany, 1872, compositions, and letter, 1867, concerning student life at the University of Michigan, and medical lecture, 1877; his wife, Jenny Baxter Inglis; papers of children Henry Baxter Inglis, and Dorothy Inglis Milliken; miscellanea of other family members; and photographs.
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)."
- Kahn family papers, 1869-1989.
- 0.5 linear ft.
Albert Kahn was a prominent industrial architect.
Letters, miscellaneous papers, and photographs of Albert Kahn, his wife Ernestine, and their son Edgar, who served as chair of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Michigan.
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942.
- Albert Kahn papers, 1896-2004 (bulk 1902-1943).
- 8 linear ft. 1969 architectural drawings (in 12 drawers)
Prominent Michigan-based industrial architect, innovative designer of automobile plants and other factories, as well as many Detroit and University of Michigan commercial and institutional facilities.
Papers and records of Albert Kahn and of his firm Albert Kahn Associates; includes correspondence, speeches, newspaper and journal articles, and project photographs. The project records consist of architectural and engineering construction drawings of many of his most significant designs.
Kellogg African American Health Care Project.
- Kellogg African American Health Care Project records, 1997-2000.
- 5 linear ft.
Project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to document the health care experiences of African Americans in southeastern Michigan consisting primarily of oral history interviews with African American health care practitioners and administrators covering the period 1940-1969.
Background files relating to the project, and 42 oral history interview transcripts and tape recordings. Interviews discuss biographical details, desegregation efforts in Detroit area hospitals, and social conditions facing African Americans.
Kennedy, Johnstone Burnside, 1859-1927.
- Johnstone Burnside Kennedy papers July-August, 1910
- 1 linear ft.
Detroit, Michigan physician and political ally of Governor Chase S. Osborn.
Biographical sketch; correspondence from observers throughout the state concerning Osborn's chances for getting the Republican nomination for governor, including letters to Osborn and Frank Knox, Osborn's campaign manager; also patient record book, 1908-1910; miscellaneous correspondence and financial papers; and scrapbooks, 1902-1927.
Kiefer, Hermann, 1825-1911.
- Hermann Kiefer papers, 1838-1911.
- 1 linear ft.
Detroit physician and regent of the University of Michigan.
Articles, newspaper clippings and printed material concerning his career. (Primarily in German)
King, Paul H.
- Paul Howard King papers 1926-1935
- 11 items.
Detroit, Michigan lawyer and secretary of the Michigan Constitutional League during the 1930's. Born 1879, died 1942.
Letters from J. Lee Barrett, Harvey Campbell, and Martin J. Cavanaugh concerning the Michigan Constitutional League; also a program of the League and photographs.
Lawson, William H., 1890-1966.
- William H. Lawson papers 1958-1992
- 1 folder.
African American optometrist, resident of Detroit, Michigan.
Biographical information and miscellanea relating to Lawson and his son, optometrist William Emmet Lawson.
Lehman, Ira A., 1891-1992.
- Ira A. Lehman papers 1910-1989
- 0.5 linear feet and 1 oversize folder.
Orthodontist of Detroit, later Plymouth, Michigan.
Correspondence with his mentor, A. LeRoy Johnson, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; also his reminiscences of Johnson; files relating to organizational activities; and photographs.
MacPherson, Kenneth C.
- Kenneth C. MacPherson records, 1928-1949.
- 6 volumes.
Billing records, patient receipts, and record of income and expenses.
Marshall College (Marshall, Mich.)
- Marshall College records, 1857-1867.
- 5 items and 1 oversize folder.
Letters concerning disposal of assets of the college, including suggestions that its charter be used by a medical school to be founded in connection with Harper Hospital in Detroit.
McDonald, James Henry, 1853-1934.
- James Henry McDonald collection, 1783-1938.
- 2.4 linear ft., 2 oversized folders, and 1 oversize volume.
Graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A., 1876; Law, 1878), Detroit attorney. James McDonald was married three times. His third wife, Christine Jewell, was active in the state Democratic party and a collector of materials relating to family history and activities.
The collection has been arranged into five series. The Christine Jewell family papers includes some papers of illiam Franklin Jewell, founder of Detroit Business University.
- McMahon family papers 1907-1920
- .8 linear ft.
Dr. Henry O. McMahon, a Detroit area surgeon, met Miss Juliet Richards of Racine, Wisconsin, at the turn of the twentieth century. After a long courtship, they married in 1913. In 1914, Juliet gave birth to their first child, Mary Louise. With the onset of World War I, Henry's Medical Officer Reserve unit became active. Stationed far from home, he and Juliet corresponded once again.
The McMahon family papers consist of a single series of correspondence, subdivided into letters to and from Juliet Richards and Henry McMahon. The majority of the correspondence series are letters to Juliet Richards from Henry McMahon, during their friendship, courtship, engagement, and after their marriage, while Henry served in World War I. His letters home reflect the changes in his life, dealing with life at the base, learning new surgical techniques, and missing his wife and family at home in Detroit. With the end of the war, he rejoined his wife and children in Detroit.
Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone (Firm)
- Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone records, 1913-1971.
- 12 volumes.
Detroit law firm.
Minute books and other records of client businesses and philanthropic organizations; include land and realty organizations, notably the Palms Realty Co. and the Ernst Kern Co.
Moore, George William, b. 1847.
- George William Moore papers 1874-1941
- 5 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes, and 1 oversize folder.
Detroit attorney; member of the Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee; supporter of William Jennings Bryan in his three presidential campaigns.
Correspondence, letterpress books, and other records of the law firm of Moore & Moore; scattered materials relating to his involvement in the Democratic Party of Michigan; and correspondence from family members living in Romulus, Michigan.
Norris, Harold, 1918-
- Harold Norris papers, 1946-1971.
- 3 linear ft.
Detroit lawyer, officer of National Lawyers Guild, professor at Detroit College of Law, and Democratic delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1961-1962.
Correspondence, notes, reports, and publications concerning National Lawyers Guild, Constitutional Convention, and legal problems relating to civil rights and legislative reapportionment.
Norton, William J. (William John), 1883-1975.
- William J. Norton papers, 1906-1987.
- 4 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
Detroit social worker, executive vice president of the Children's Fund of Michigan, and chairman of various relief commissions during the depression.
Materials relating to his welfare activities, his interests in mental health and the work of the American Red Cross, and his general interest in the field of social work; also papers detailing his activities with the Prismatic Club of Detroit.
Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
- Zina Pitcher papers, 1829-1880.
- 2 folders.
Professor in the Medical School of the University of Michigan.
Includes documents relating to Detroit property, notably an agreement with the Association for the Promotion of Female Education.
Porter, Frederick Bissell, 1831-1905.
- Frederick Bissell Porter journals, 1848-1854.
- 2 volumes.
Detroit attorney and real estate agent.
Volume of notes, essays, addresses, letters, autobiographical comments, written while a student at the University of Michigan (Class of 1851); and diary, 1854, commenting on law practice, politics, and current events.
Redstone, Louis G.
- Louis G. Redstone photograph collection, 1937-1977.
- 4 linear ft.
Detroit, Mich., area architect.
Photographs commissioned by Redstone of his architectural projects; also includes photographs of sketches, floor plans, and blueprints. Projects include banks, shopping, office and commercial establishments, libraries, synagogues, and various community buildings.
Smith, J. V. (John V.)
- Davenport House drawings and specifications, ca.1873.
- 1 folder
Drawings and specifications for the Beverly Davenport House, E. Henry St., Saline, Michigan, designed by J. V. Smith.
- Spalding family papers, 1808-1910.
- 3 linear ft. (photocopies)
Spalding-Sexton family of Connecticut, Alabama, and northern Michigan.
Includes correspondence, 1887-1901, of Edward Spalding, dental student at the University of Michigan, later Detroit dentist, about his practice and about Detroit social, musical, and church affairs.
Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945.
- Orla Benedict Taylor papers, 1831-1943.
- 4 linear ft.
Detroit lawyer and banker, and alumnus of the University of Michigan.
Correspondence, essays, and newspaper clippings concerning in part the Detroit banking crisis of 1933.
Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945.
- Orla Benedict Taylor papers 1831-1943
- 4 linear ft.
Detroit, Michigan lawyer and banker, and alumnus of University of Michigan.
Correspondence, essays, and newspaper clippings concerning the Detroit banking crisis of 1933; and biographical and genealogical information on the Church, Benedict and Mahon families; also photographs. Correspondents include: Henry M. Bates, William W. Bishop, Clarence M. Burton, Carter Glass, and Clarence J. McLeod.
Vaughan, Henry Frieze, 1889-1979.
- Henry Frieze Vaughan papers, 1913-1971.
- 3 linear ft.
Commissioner of the Detroit Department of Health, later dean of the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan.
Correspondence and manuscripts of articles and speeches; papers detailing his activities with the American Public Health Association, the Association of Schools of Public Health, the Detroit Department of Health, the Michigan Department of Health, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
Walls, Arch, 1895-1971.
- Arch Walls papers, 1955-1971.
- 0.2 linear ft.
Detroit physician, president of the Michigan State Medical Society.
Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs relating to his activities.
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.
Z.T. Gerganoff (Firm : Ypsilanti, Mich.)
- Z.T. Gerganoff architectural drawings, 1928-1977.
- 28 folders and 1 linear ft.
Architectural drawings of the firm of Z.T. Gerganoff, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, (and predecessor firms of R.S. Gerganoff and S.T. Gerganoff).
Drawings and specifications for various area churches, service stations and auto dealerships, including St. Clement Ohridski church in Detroit and various D.M. Silkworth Oil company service stations in the Detroit area.
Woodward Ave., Detroit, on a rainy night, undated 1920s (Wolff family photograph collection, Box 1) image bl004008