The collections listed below are assorted into the following five categories: religion, farm life, environment, Washtenaw County, and miscellaneous. The miscellaneous group is an assortment of oral history collections that did not fit well into the other subheadings. Some of the subjects in this group include migration to Michigan from another US state, the Lake Michigan Maritime Museum, immigrant communities in Michigan, and life in Michigan's thumb area from 1869-1900.
Hunter with caught rabbits and two dogs, ca. 1935. From Box 19 of the Jack A. Van Coevering collection.
All Saints Episcopal Church, Pontiac, Michigan oral history project, 2001-2002.
- 0.7 linear feet.
- Church-sponsored project to document the history of some of its African-American members.
Transcripts of interviews, with audio cassette originals and CD-ROM copies of the transcripts. Interviewees include Richard and Catherine Craig, David and Reatha Williams, and Malissa Brice. There are also photographs of the interviewees and of the church building.
Bay View Association records, 1875-1997.
- 2 linear ft., 43 microfilm reels : positive, 42 microfilm reels : master negative, 1 folder miscellaneous documents
- Established originally as a Chautauqua-campground association of the Methodist Church at Bay View, Michigan, now concerned with community affairs and the presentation of summer programs of religious and cultural content.
Leases, lot books, and assessment rolls; annual reports, minutes of trustees' meetings, published material, and transcripts of interviews with residents.
Harry A. Schultz transcript of interview, ca. 1970.
- 1 item (36 p.)
- Schultz, a Lutheran clergyman in Iowa and Michigan, was born in Moltke Township, Presque Isle, Michigan.
Transcript of interview (uncorrected draft) conducted by Robert Donia in which Schultz discusses the Lutheran churches of Moltke Township and the ethnic composition of the area.
- 0.2 linear feet (14 CDs)
- Faculty member at Eugene Long College, The New School for Liberal Arts.
Interviews with persons active in the development of Parishfield, Episcopal religious community in Brighton, Michigan, and later Detroit, seeking to create a lay ministry to further the mission of the church in society. Interviewees include Bishop Robert DeWitt, Tony Stoneburner, Paul Van Buren, Gibson Winter, Jack Chapin, Jane Barney.
Tommy Hamilton and Edwin L. Collins
catch 11 'German Brown' Fish. From
Box 19 of the Jack A. Van Coevering
- 2 linear ft.
- Oral history project conducted by Lembi Kongas.
"Twentieth Century Farm Women: A View from Southern Michigan: Oral History Project, 1975-1978"; include audio tapes and transcripts of interviews; background materials; and published volumes, 1992, entitled "Farm women in the Twentieth Century: A view from southern Michigan".
- 1 linear foot.
- Ranger at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Cassette tapes of oral history interviews with his father, Jay Van Zoeren, of Vriesland, Mich., 1948 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School; and with John Lanham of Burdickville, Mich., and Laura (Oleson) Basch of the Port Oneida, Mich., area. The Lanham and Basch tapes are accompanied by summary indexes.
Oral interviews (on compact disc) with Leonard Thoresen and Alfred and Loraine (Olsen) Mason relating to their families, the family farms and the Port Oneida community; with Jack DeKorne and Trudy Van Noord relating to the family of Boudewyn and Kate DeKorne of Grand Rapids and Glen Lake, Mich.; with Judy Carole Fargo and Ruth Ann Doan Jones, relating to the Frank and Alma Doan family of Croswell, Mich.; with George Burfiend relating to Burfiend farm and Port Oneida; with Dottie Lanham relating to her life and to Burdickville and surrounding area; and to the Frederick and Margretha Werner farm in Port Oneida. The interviews include accompanying scanned photos and summary transcriptions.
Woman and 3 baby deer. From the
Reginald Sharkey collection.
- 13 linear feet (in 14 boxes), 37 oversize volumes, and 1 oversize folder.
Records of the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The collection includes the "City of Ann Arbor Landfill Oral History Project" which contains taped interviews, 1997-2000 (without transcripts) with Dan Campbell, Mary Cruse, Walt Emmett, Arley Fredette, Anna and Herb Jones, Bob Mannor, John and Ruth Mannor, Dwight Mitchell, Frank Nordman, and Bill Northrup.
- 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.
- 4.5 linear feet (in 6 boxes) and 1 oversize folder.
- Conservationist from Petoskey, Michigan; environmental writer and columnist for northern Michigan newspapers. Sharkey died in 2005.
Transcript of oral history interview, 2004, and other biographical materials; also copies of his newspaper columns and other writings; and photographs; and original drawings and editorial cartoons that accompanied his articles.
- 21 linear ft.
- Detroit Free Press outdoor writer and later faculty member in the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources.
Files of Detroit Free Press outdoor pages and conservation articles, clippings, and photographs, correspondence, and notes on Michigan conservation history, pesticides, pollution, plants and animals, hunting and fishing, parks, rivers and lakes, conservation writing, and ecology; also manuscript of history of conservation in Michigan with background information; and materials gathered for intended biographical study of Michigan conservationists including audio-tapes with transcriptions of interviews with Shirley Allen, Ilo Bartlett, Horace Clark, Samual T. Dana, G. Harold Earle, H. W. Glassen, Lary Gunia, William Harris, Charles Millar, Miles Pirnie, George Raff, Joseph B. Rahilly, Harold Ruhl, Carl M. Saunders, Kenneth Slater, Lee Smits, Joe Stephenson, Gilbert Stewart, Harold Titus, and Fred Westerman.
Opening of Burkhart Typesetting Co.
at 111 East Catherine, Summer 1935.
From the Ben Burkhart collection.
- 3 linear ft.
Oral history interviews with residents of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and other Washtenaw County, Michigan, locales largely concerning their remembrances of their lives and activities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Interviewees include: Mahlon Buell, Ashley Clague, Hazel Cullis, Russell Forsythe, George Geisendorfer, Mary H. Gilbert, Warren Hale, Alice Hall, Ethel Hammond, Martin Howard, Ruth McCullough Hunter, Margaret Holsolter Knapp, Merle Latson, Frances Lister, Arthur Lutz, Robert McNamee, Pearl McOmber, LeRoy Marx, Mildred Matthews, E. Meston, Edward H. Meyers, Chester Nowland, G. Parker, Clayton Parr, Dorothy Wiard Patt, Mrs. Ira Greer Pope, Russell Richards, Thomas Riley, Frank Royce, Harvey Sanderson, Grace Smith, Leah Bolgos Steffe, Jessie Swaine, Mildred Tackman, and Herbert Wetherbee.
- 158 sound cassettes.
Recordings of oral history interviews conducted under the auspices of the Washtenaw County Historic District Commission; contain discussions with residents of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and other Washtenaw County locales largely concerning their remembrances of their lives and activities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Jack Van Coevering and woman waving
in front of an old Delta DC-8 Jetliner.
From Box 19 of the Jack A. Van
- .3 linear ft.
Scrapbook of club activities; tapes of interviews with Eugene Cox, Viola Cox, and Mildred Hickok concerning history of club; and miscellaneous printed matter and photograph.
Index to the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association oral history tape collection.
-  p. ; 22 cm.
Note: Indexes tape-recorded interviews with people who lived or worked at Great Lakes lighthouses conducted by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. All original tapes and accompanying materials have been donated to Wayne State University Folklore Archive, and a complete copy of all materials to Lake Michigan Maritime Museum.
- 1 sound tape reel : 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in.
Interview concerning life in Michigan's thumb area in the period 1869-1900.
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."
- 0.2 linear feet (1 folder and 5 sound cassettes)
- Kitty Donohoe is an Ann Arbor, Mich. folksinger. Her "Feast of Families" brought together students at Ann Arbor's Mitchell Elementary School who interviewed residents at the nearby American House Senior Living Facility about their life stories.
Partial transcripts or notes for 12 interviews and tape recording for 5 of them.