The topics in this section span from data collected over several decades. Topics include, student activism at the secondary and higher education levels, the administration of the University of Michigan by means of several previous university presidents, the development of the law school faculty including their personal accomplishments, political and social protest in Ann Arbor, and the building of the McMath-Hulbert observatory. The topics presented here are varied, but they all center on the theme of education and learning.
Ann Arbor High School Staff, 1915.
From Box 1 of the Albert Gallup collection.
Secondary Schools in Michigan
- 4 sound cassettes.
Interview with Leslie Butler, superintendent of schools, 1920-1925, and reminiscences of Russell West, school administrator, 1930s-1960s.
Ann Arbor High School Chemistry Lab, 1914.
From Box 1 of the ALbert Gallup collection.
- 2.75 linear feet.
- 65 sound cassettes
- 5 compact discs
- 1 video tape
- 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.
Oral history interviews conducted for Arts of Citizenship programs including "2001 Hastings Street" about Detroit's Black Bottem area in the 1940s, the "hallelujah Project" with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and "Homelands: Michigan Central" about Detroit's Michigan Central train station. Also recordings of lectures and performances based on the interviews, and radio documentaries produced with Michigan Public radio including coming of age during Detroit's 1967 riots, Listening to Youth, and David Scobey.
- 1 linear ft.
- University of Michigan class requiring in part an oral history project.
Soundtapes of interviews and transcripts of interviews concerning Ann Arbor German parochial schools before World War I; Arthur Gallagher, editor of the Ann Arbor News; the Ann Arbor German community, being the remembrances of Margaret Louise Seeger; and the abortion movement in Ann Arbor.
Faculty portrait of Albert Gallup.
From Box 1 of the Albert Gallup
- 0.4 linear ft. and 1 outsize folder.
- Administrator at Huron High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Collected flyers and leaflets relating to student activism at the high school; transcript of oral history interview by Marjorie Barritt (2006); also visual materials.
University of Michigan: Life and Administration
- Interview transcripts 2.0 linear ft.
- Center was established as the Historical Center for the Health Sciences.
Interviews of emeritus University of Michigan Medical School faculty members conducted by the Center for the History of Medicine. Transcripts and audio recordings of interviews discussing their backgrounds, education, careers, and tenure at the University of Michigan.
ICC BakerHouse occupants (formerly
the Stevens House). From Box 19 of
the Inter Co-Operative Council
- 0.2 linear feet.
- Student at the University of Michigan.
Oral history interviews (tapes and partial transcripts) for a 1994 student paper entitled "The experience of women in the University of Michigan housing co-ops, 1940-1960"; a copy of the paper and background information; also transcripts of interviews conducted in 1991 by Lisa Davis, history intern at the Inter-Cooperative Council. People interviewed include Brandeis House reunion; Buchele, Joan (includes tape); Ehlers, Harold (summary only); Fairfax, Jean; Hamm, Eldon; Hanau, Laila, Michael and Richard; Hartung, Mary; King, Jean; Kresin, Cal (summary only); Mathews, Sara (tape only); Nakamura, Marge (includes tape); Rideout, Frank; Shuey, Dick (summary only); Shugart, Betty and Robert; Smale, Judy (includes tape); Wolf, Howard and Jo.
- 0.4 linear feet (9 interview transcripts, 17 audio cassettes)
- Interviews of retired College of Engineering faculty conducted by Enid Galler.
Transcripts and audio cassette tapes of interviews with College of Engineering faculty discussing their background, education, careers, and the college and university. People interviewed include Adamson, Thomas Charles; Balzhiser, Richard. E; Benford, Harry; Buning, Harm Leopold; Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter).; Duderstadt James J.; Frey, Donald Welson; Harden, Elaine; Howe, Robert Milton; Smith, Goff; and Wyman, Irma.
- 1 linear ft.
- Conducted by the Contemporary History Project, and administered by Ellen Fishman and Bret Eynon, entitled, "The New Left in Ann Arbor".
Interviews with individuals involved with the political and social protests of the 1950s and 1960s, in Ann Arbor, Michigan; include discussion of civil rights demonstrations, draft resistance and other opposition to the Vietnam War, feminism and the equal rights movement, alternative lifestyles, gay rights, the drug culture, student rights, and the influence of rock and roll music. Interviewees include: Arnie Bachner, Larry Behnke, Frithjof Bergmann, Walter Blackwell, Barry Bluestone, Elise Boulding,Bunyan Bryant, Eric Chester, Tania Cordes, Jerry DeGrieck, Peter Dilorenzi, Richard Feldman, Miriam Flacks, Richard Flacks, Robben Wright Fleming, Madison James Foster, Barbara Fuller, Todd Gitlin, Gail Grigsby, Barbara Haber, William Haber, Tom Hayden, Larry Hunter, Edward James, Sharon Jeffrey, Ken Kelley, Walter Krasny, Diane Kohn, Howard Kohn, John Leggett, Richard Mann, Robert Meeropol, James G. Mellen, Fredrick L. Miller, Martha Prescod Norman, Beth Oglesby, Carl Oglesby, Marge Piercy, Genie Plamondon, Paul Potter, Randy Potts, Nais Raulet, Robert Ross, Ezra Rowry, Gayle Rubin, John Sinclair, Leni Sinclair, Eda Spielman, Milton Taube, Nancy Wechsler, and Marilyn Young.
- 1 v.
- Forestry student at University of Michigan.
Account of his education at the University in the 1920’s, his impressions of President Clarence C. Little and Professor Samuel T. Dana, and his interest in Florida forestry and pine plantations.
- 1 v.
- Student in forestry at University of Michigan.
Transcription of interview discussing education at the University under Filibert Roth, with mention of scientific forestry in the United States and of rubber plantations in Sumatra and South America.
- 8 linear ft.
Files of chairmen, Isaiah Sharfman, Gardner Ackley, and Warren Smith, including minutes of staff meetings, research materials, and administrative records; also papers collected and interviews conducted by Marjorie Brazer with present and past faculty of the department in connection with its centenniel.
- 13 sound cassettes.
- Writer for the Ann Arbor Observer.
Cassette tapes of interviews with University of Michigan administrators, faculty, regents and friends and family of Harold Shapiro; includes interviews with Robben Fleming, Sarah Power, Tom Roach, Kay Beatie, Jon Cosavich, Saul Hymans, Charles F. Lehmann, Harold Shapiro.
- 25 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min. each) : analog.
- 20 sound tape reels (ca. 60 min. each) : analog, 7.5 ips ; 7 in.
- 13 videocassettes (VHS) (ca. 90 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
- University of Michigan faculty group interested in the history of the university.
Sound recordings and videotapes of interviews with former University of Michigan faculty, regents, administrators, and other interested individuals about the history of the university.
Videocassettes of interviews with Allan P. Britton, Robert H. Super, Claude Eggertsen, Wilfred Kaplan, Charles H. Sawyer, Phyllis M. Ocker, Robert Iglehart, Ronald C. Bishop, Charles Lehmann, Alfred Storey, and Robben W. Fleming concerning their activities at the University of Michigan.
Owl. From the Reginald Sharkey
- 5.5 lin. ft.
Interviews (audio-tapes and transcripts) with University of Michigan presidents, wives of presidents, regents, and administrators, including Allan and Alene Smith, Anne and Harlan Hatcher, Robben and Sally Fleming, Harold and Vivian Shapiro, Robert Forman, Richard Kennedy, Gertrude E. Huebner, Thomas Roach, James F. Brinkerhoff, Peter O. Steiner, and Wilber Pierpont; also videocassettes of conversation with University of Michigan presidents Harlan Hatcher, Robben Fleming, Allan Smith, Harold Shapiro, and James Duderstadt; also visual materials.
- 1.0 linear ft.
- As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Institute for Social Research, individuals connected with the history were interviewed. Excerpts of the videotaped interviews were used to produce "In the Public Interest: Fifty years of Social Research."
Includes videotaped interviews with ISR personalities and typed transcripts of the interviews. For some interviews only a transcript is available. A copy of the final product excerpted from the interviews is included along with a CD-R containing copies of the transcripts.
Portrait of Alice Peurala after being
elected president of United Steelworkers
of America Local 65. From Box 1 of the
Brigid O'Farrell collection.
- 8 linear ft.
- Conducted by the Women and Work Program of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, entitled, "The Twentieth Century Trade Union Woman: Vehicle for Social Change".
Interviews with women involved in the trade union movement.
- Photographs, 2 folders and 1 volume.
- University of Michigan organization established to coordinate activities of cooperative houses founded and operated by students.
Album of photographs showing interior and exterior views of Inter-cooperative Council houses; videocassettes of interviews with individuals about history of the council, and videotapes of 50th anniversary celebrations in 1994.
- 6 linear ft.
- University of Michigan student, producer of the documentary videotape, "Keeping in Mind" about three faculty members forced to leave the University of Michigan because of alleged affiliations with the Communist Party.
Production files; copy of videotape "Keeping in Mind"; and videotapes of interviews with the three accused faculty, Chandler Davis, Clement Markert, and Mark Nickerson, and interviews with other university faculty and administators and researchers of the period, notably David Bohr, Elizabeth Douvan, Harlan Hatcher, Marvin Niehuss, and Ellen Schrecker.
Inter-Cooperative Council civil
rights poster. From Box 199 of the
Inter Co-Operatice Council records.
- Interview transcripts. 1.7 linear ft.
- Interviews of retired Law School faculty conducted by Enid Galler.
Transcripts and audio cassette tapes of interviews with Law School faculty discussing their background, education, careers, and the Law School.
- 1 sound tape reel : 7 1/2 ips ; 5 in.
- The recording was discovered in the office of the University of Michigan Campus Broadcasting Network.
Recording containing responses to interview questions submitted to Clarence Cook Little, president of the University of Michigan in the 1920s.
Hazel Marie Losh. From Box 2 of the
Hazel M. Losh papers.
- 2 linear ft.
- Professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan, friend of the University's athletes and athletics, and officer of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter.
Correspondence, speeches and speaking notes, clippings, publications, and photographs; also a transcript of an oral history interview conducted by Thomas Slavens.
- 1 linear ft.
- Professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan.
Transcript of interview, 1979, conducted by Frank Edmondson relating to Mohler's professional career, his association with Robert McMath, and the building of the McMath-Hulbert Observatory; course materials from astronomy classes taught at the University of Michigan; collected materials relating to his interest in history of astronomy and to the history of golf courses, particularly those in Michigan.
- 4 sound cassettes.
- Interviews and reports of conversations with Robert P. Briggs, William B. Cudlip, Robert P. Endriss, Eugene B. Power, Charles A. Sink, and E. Blythe Stason conducted by David B. Laird as part of his doctoral dissertation research.
- 1 v.
- Doctoral candidate in education at the University of Michigan.
Contains transcripts and reports of interviews with Robert P. Briggs, William B. Cudlip, Robert P. Endriss, Gerald A. Faverman, Wilbur K. Pierpont, Eugene B. Power, Charles A. Sink, E. Blythe Stason, and G. Mennen Williams.
- Interview transcripts 0.5 linear ft.
- Interviews of retired School of Business Administration faculty conducted by Enid Galler on behalf of the Alumni and Development office.
Transcripts and audio cassette tapes of interviews with School of Business Administration faculty discussing their background, education, careers, and the business school and university.
- 1 sound cassette (90 min.)
- Professor of history and sociology at the University of Michigan.
Recording of interview in which Tilly reflects on his work and the work of the university's Center for Research on Social Organization.
- 1 v. and 15 items.
- Student at University of Michigan.
Transcripts of oral interviews relating to the administration of President Alexander G. Ruthven of University of Michigan with Ruthven, Robert C. Angell, Harold Dorr, Hazel Losh, E. Blythe Stason, Erich Walter, and Alfred B. Connable; and correspondence with former university students concerning their dismissal from school in the Ruthven administration.