State and National Politics
The themes discussed in the State Politics category include gubernatorial, circuit court, and party politics, among others. The National Politics section includes US domestic topics such as land conservation issues and party politics, as well as foreign relations subjects.
Diverse group of 1960's leaders.
Gerald L. K. Smith records.
- 4 sound cassettes.
Recordings of interviews conducted by Ruth Wasem, doctoral student in history at the University of Michigan, concerning the resurgence of the state Democratic Party after World War II, state politics during the first years of the gubernatorial administration of G. Mennen Williams; contain recordings of interviews with Neil Staebler, Robert C. Angell and G. Mennen Williams.
- 24 DVDs (in 2 boxes).
Interviews (on DVDs) with Michigan political figures of the period, approximately 1950-2000. Interviewees include political party leaders, members of the state legislature, a Detroit mayor, a delegate to Michigan's constitutional convention.
- 3 linear ft.
- Oral history project conducted by Ruth Bordin and Ruth Wasem under the auspices of the Michigan Historical Collections of the University of Michigan.
Oral interviews with individuals associated with politics and public policy during the gubernatorial administration of G. Mennen Williams, including Paul Adams, Michael Berry, Geraldine N. Bledsoe, Ernest R. Boehm, Raymond Clevenger, John D. Dingell, Tom Downs, Alfred B. Fitt, Hicks and Martha Griffiths, Adelaide Hart, Jane B. Hart, Erma Henderson, Stella Lecznar, Wade H. McCree, Louis Mezzano, Victor G. Reuther, Horace Sheffield, Otis Smith, Paul W. Weber, Nancy (Quirk) Williams, Joseph L. Wisniewski, and Leonard Woodcock; also questionnaires received from individuals active during the Willliams years.
G. Mennen Williams and Nancy Quirk Williams oral history project sound recordings.
- 33 sound cassettes.
- Oral history project on gubernatorial career of G. Mennen Williams, 1949-1960, conducted by Ruth Bordin and Ruth Wasem under the auspices of the Michigan Historical Collections of the University of Michigan.
Recordings of interviews with Paul Adams, Michael Berry, Geraldine N. Bledsoe, Ernest R. Boehm, Raymond Clevenger, John D. Dingell, Tom Downs, Alfred B. Fitt, Hicks and Martha Griffiths, Adelaide Hart, Jane B. Hart, Erma Henderson, Stella Lecznar, Wade H. McCree, Louis Mezzano, Victor G. Reuther, Horace Sheffield, Otis Smith, Paul W. Weber, Nancy (Quirk) Williams, Joseph L. Wisniewski, and Leonard Woodcock.
Things Are Changing Poster exhibited at the
Plans for Progress Press Preview, 1965.
Hobart Taylor records.
- 15 p.
- Grand Rapids, Michigan, dentist.
Transcript of interview concerning dental legislation in Michigan.
- 10 linear ft., 2 oversize folders, and 1 oversize vol.
- Detroit, Michigan, attorney and judge, Democratic candidate for governor in 1934.
Correspondence, legal case files, family materials, speeches, essays, diary notes, financial materials, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and transcript of oral interview. Correspondents include those listed as added entries.
- .3 linear ft.
- Interviews conducted by Sidney Fine.
Interviews with community leaders and law enforcement and political officials about the Detroit Riot of 1967.
Aberbach-Walker Detroit Riot studies, 1967-1971.
- 24 linear ft.
Records, 1967-1971, of the studies on the Detroit riot of 1967 conducted by Joel Aberbach and Jack Walker, staff members of the Institute of Public Policy Studies of the University of Michigan; includes survey forms, 1967, 1968 and 1971, audio-tapes of interviews with Detroit civic leaders; and administrative records of the project.
Group photo of National Urban League and NAACP
labor agreement signing. Hobart Taylor records.
Frank Murphy oral history project, 1963-1968.
- 1.5 linear ft.
Transcripts of oral interviews conducted by University of Michigan history professor Sidney Fine in cooperation with the Michigan Historical Collections with individuals on the subject of the life and times of Michigan governor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Frank Murphy; and sound recordings of the interviews.
- 52 sound tape reels (30 min. each) : analog ; 3 1/2 in., 1 sound tape reel (ca. 2 hours) : analog, 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in., 2 sound casettes.
Recordings of interviews conducted by Sidney Fine as part of his research into the life and career of Frank Murphy.
- 1 v.
- Professor of history, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Transcripts of interviews with participants in the Ossian Sweet murder trial (Detroit, Michigan, 1925) including Thomas F. Chawke, John C. Dancy, Charles Mahoney, William C. Osby, Sr., Cecil L. Rowlette, Otis Sweet and Robert M. Toms. Includes material concerning trial judge, Frank Murphy, and defense lawyer, Clarence Darrow.
- 13 linear ft.
- Conservation consultant, U. S. Forest Service administration, director of Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, U. S. Department of the Interior.
Oral histories, speeches and publications, legislative files, consultation materials, and other professional papers.
Photo of union signing in the East Room of the
White House with members of the AFL-CIO
Civil Rights Commission and others.
Hobart Taylor records.
- 2 reels microfilm : positive and negative, and 4 items (70 p.), and 5 sound cassettes.
- National coordinator of the National Peace and Freedom Party.
Articles, newsletters, newspaper clippings, lists of supporters, and state correspondence files concerning the election campaign of Eldridge Cleaver in 1968; and transcripts, 1972, of interviews with Sinclair, conducted by Peggy Kusnerz, concerning his participation with the Peace and Freedom Party; also photographs.
Dennis Sinclair sound recordings.
- 5 sound cassettes.
- National co-ordinator with the National Peace and Freedom Party.
Oral interview conducted by Peggy Ann Kusnerz relating to his participation in the 1968 election campaign.
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 .
Hobart Taylor, Jr., with
President Lyndon Baines
Johnson. Hobart Taylor
- 28 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
- Grant project of the Center for Chinese Studies of the University of Michigan to locate and collect materials of visitors to the Peoples Republic of China since the reopening of diplomatic contact in 1971.
Printed and manuscript diaries and journals, recollections, reports, correspondence, and audio-tapes; oral interviews with members of the United States Table Tennis Association team; and administrative files.