Albert Kahn papers  1896-2014
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Kevorkian Family [series]

The Kevorkian Family series (1911-2014, 1 linear foot, oversize materials, and digital files) includes materials related to Jack Kevorkian's parents Lewis (Levon) and Satenig Kevorkian, his older sister, Margaret (Margo) Janus, and his niece, Ava Janus. Lewis Kevorkian's material includes his business ledgers, a small collection of business records, and various certificates and estate documentation. Satenig Kevorkian's papers include her letters, written in Armenian and dated between 1912 and 1919, as well as letters of condolence received by the family after her death. Margaret Janus's personal files include her correspondence, letters of condolence on her death, and obituaries as well as her diplomas, certificates, and collected personal effects. Ava Janus's materials include a small collection of correspondence and collected newspaper clippings on various subjects. Oversize Kevorkian family materials include collected articles on the 1915 Armenian genocide, passports, and maps. The Kevorkian family series includes photographs depicting family gatherings, snapshots, studio portraits, and wedding photos as well as a photo album of the Armenian Relief Corps of Pontiac, Michigan, dated 1930, that contains a photo of Satenig Kevorkian. The audiovisual materials include digitized video and audio recordings of family gatherings. Some audio recordings are partially in Armenian. There are also Jack Kevorkian portraits, photographs taken during his military service, and photos of his travels abroad.

Box   1  
Ava Janus,  1994-2012
Box   1  
Flora Holzheimer (Kevorkian)

(includes photographs)

 
Lewis Kevorkian
Box   1  
Business ledgers,  1940-1943 1945-1960
Box   1  
Business records, miscellaneous,  1923-1959
Box   1  
Personal files,  1917-1960
 
Margaret Janus
Box   1  
Biographical information,  undated
Box   1  
Certificates and diplomas,  1943-1988
Box   1  
Correspondence,  1950-1993 (2 folders)

(some correspondence is in Armenian and German)

Box   1  
Letters of condolence,  1994
Box   1  
Notebooks and notes,  1959 undated

(some in Armenian and German)

Box   1  
Personal files,  1936-1994
Box   1  
Photographs
 
Satenig Kevorkian
Box   1  
Correspondence,  1912-1914,  1918-1919

(in Armenian)

Box   1  
Letters of condolence and obituaries,  1968-1969
Box   1  
Personal files,  1924-1963
Oversize Box   9  
Oversize material related to Armenian history and the Armenian genocide of 1915, certificates of naturalization, oversize passports.
 
Audio recordings
 
Family Christmas, Margaret and Ava Janus, 1975 and 1987 Garden party, 1975 (digitized audio cassette)
  Online  
[Side 1 of 1] ([2014106-SR-1-1])
(Recording of unknown woman speaking on tradition and communicating to children. Tape sound is extremely distorted and difficult to hear.) [access item]
 
Family Christmas; Margaret and Ava Janus, 1975 and 1987; Garden party, 1987 (digitized audio cassette)
  Online  
[Side 1 of 1] ([2014106-SR-2-1])
(Miscellanous recordings of radio or television, children speaking into the tape, and other content.) [access item]
 
Recording of Margaret Janus and Satenig Kevorkian, circa 1975 (digitized reel-to-reel audio)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([2014106-SR-32-1])
(Beginning and end of tape contain recording of television broadcast playing in background. Recordings in Armenian from several family members on the ocassion of New Years.) [access item]
 
Films
 
Margaret Janus’ wedding,  1953 ([2014106-16])
[Scenes from Margaret Janus' wedding in 1953. Recording is very dark.] (digitized 8 mm film; color; sil; 00:02:41) [access item]
 
Untitled,  undated ([2014106-17])
[Home recording of family trip in Europe(?) Depicts scenes of crowds and clergy(?) (No audio)] (digitized 8 mm film; color; sil; 00:03:34) [access item]
 
Family event,  undated ([2014106-1])
[Home recording with scenes of family and children having dinner. "When you Wish Upon a Star" used as background music.] (digitized VHS videotape; 00:02:34) [access item]
 
Photographs

(see also oversize)

Box   1  
 1911-1929
Box   1  
 1922-1938

(with captions by Ava Janus)

  Online  
 1922-1939

(bl019100-bl019102)

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Box   1  
 1930s-1970s (2 folders)
Box   1  
 1980s-1990s (2 folders)
Box   1  
Jack Kevorkian
  Online  
Certified Copy of Record of Birth,  1954

(scanned images bl019103-bl019104)

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Box   1  
 1930s-1940s
Box   1  
Military service,  1950s
Box   1  
University of Michigan,  1950s
Object   1  
Framed photograph of the University of Michigan Medical School Class of 1952
  Online  
Passport photos,  1990 undated (3 photographs)

(bl019105-bl019108)

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Box   1  
Lewis and Satenig Kevorkian
Box   1  
Other family members
Oversize Box   9  
Oversize photo album of the Armenian Relief Corps of Pontiac, Mich.,  1930 (picture of Satenig Kevorkian on page 139), family photographs and a  1918 group photo at a funeral in Pontiac, Mich.