Law School (University of Michigan) records  1852-1999, 2010
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Contents List

Container / Location Title
 
Background [series]:

The Background series (0.1 linear feet, 1989-2004) contains two folders that provide an overview of Affirmations. The first file, General Overview, features select documents that reflect the organization's overall philosophy and activities. The second file is of special note in that it contains the booklet entitled "The First Fifteen Years: An Anniversary Book" that chronicles the history and lifespan of Affirmations from 1989 to 2004. Additional information about the organization in general can also be found in the beginning of the Membership and Volunteers series.

Box   1  
General Overview,  1989-2002
Box   1  
"The First Fifteen Years: An Anniversary Book,"  1989-2004
 
Governance [series]:

The Governance series (1.0 linear feet, 1989-2002) encompasses the policies, regulations, and Board activities that guide the operation of Affirmations. The bulk of this series, the Meeting Records files, provides detailed minutes of the Board of Directors and committee meetings, including updates on financial, programmatic and planning processes. Note that, in addition to files for individual committees (Building, Fundraising, Membership, Policy, Program, Public Relations, Switchboard and Youth Services), select information might also be found within committee reports to the Board of Directors as a whole. Researchers may wish to use these meeting records to supplement more specific investigation of other series. All Meeting Records are organized chronologically.

Box   1  
Articles of Incorporation,  1988-1989
Box   1  
Bylaws,  1989-1995
 
Policies
Box   1  
General programs and procedures,  1989-2003
Box   1  
Research,  1994
Box   1  
Planning,  1992-2005
 
Meeting Records
 
 1989
Box   1  
Board of Directors
 
 1990
Box   1  
Board of Directors
 
 1991
Box   1  
Board of Directors
Box   1  
Program Committee
Box   1  
Switchboard Committee
 
 1992
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  January-June 1992
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  July-December 1992
Box   1  
Policy Committee
Box   1  
Program Committee
Box   1  
Switchboard Committee
 
 1993
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  January-June 1993
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  July-December 1993
Box   1  
Building Committee
Box   1  
Membership/Fundraising Committees
Box   1  
Switchboard Committee
Box   1  
Youth Services Committee
 
 1994
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  January-June 1994
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  July-December 1994
Box   1  
Fundraising Committee
Box   1  
Membership Committee
Box   1  
Program Committee
Box   1  
Public Relations Committee
Box   1  
Switchboard Committee
Box   1  
Youth Services Committee
 
 1995
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  January-June 1995
Box   1  
Board of Directors,  July-December 1995
Box   2  
Fundraising/Development Committee
 
 1996
Box   2  
Board of Directors,  January-June 1996
Box   2  
Board of Directors,  July-December 1996
 
Administration [series]:

The daily activities and management of Affirmations can be found in the Administration series (0.75 linear feet, 1990-2002). This includes several large Correspondence files whose content ranges from thank you notes sent by members to letters pertaining to the programs and activities of the organization. Researchers can gain a less formal view on Affirmations through these letters, which often provide a personal perspective on the circumstances surrounding the organization and its issues. Program and general planning, success metrics and staff notes can be found in the Reporting files.

Box   2  
Annual Reports,  1990-1993
 
Financials
Box   2  
 1994
Box   2  
 1995
Box   2  
Human Resources,  1991-1998
Box   2  
Community Center Survey,  1998
 
Correspondence
Box   2  
 1990
Box   2  
 January-June 1991
Box   2  
 July-December 1991
Box   2  
 1992
Box   2  
 1993
Box   2  
 1994
Box   2  
 1995
Box   2  
 1996-2001
 
Reporting
Box   2  
Year-end group reports,  1993-1998
Box   2  
Volunteer activity reports,  1993
 
Staff/program reports
Box   2  
 1996
Box   2  
 1997
Box   2  
 1998
Box   2  
 1999
 
Staff meetings
Box   2  
 2001
Box   2  
 2002
 
Grants and Fundraising [series]:

The Grants section of the Grants and Fundraising series (0.75 linear feet, 1989-2001) is organized alphabetically by sponsor organization and includes submitted proposals and tracking for programs approved for funding. Many of these programs represent partnerships with other organizations to complement and supplement the groups and activities hosted solely by Affirmations. The Fundraising section of the Grants and Fundraising series represents select events designed to raise money for the organization. An additional revenue stream can be found in the Membership series through member dues and pledges. Administrative records of monetary planning can be found in the meeting records for the Board of Directors and/or the Fundraising Committee records.

 
Grants
Box   2  
General tracking,  1998-2001
Box   2  
Applications,  1990-1993
Box   2  
Miscellaneous applications,  1990-1994
Box   2  
Alternatives for Girls (AFG),  1998
Box   2  
ASTRAEA,  1994
 
Chicago Resource Center (CRC)
Box   3  
 1989
Box   3  
 1990
Box   3  
 1991
Box   3  
 1992
Box   3  
 1994
Box   3  
Colin Higgins Foundation, Camp,  1997
Box   3  
Daimler Chrysler Corporation Fund,  2000
 
Family Independence Agency (FIA)
Box   3  
 1994-1995
Box   3  
 1996
Box   3  
 1998
Box   3  
Hope Fund,  1995-1996
Box   3  
INSURE AIDS Grants,  1992-1994
 
Michigan AIDS Foundation (MAF)
Box   3  
 1996-1997
Box   3  
 1997-1998
Box   3  
 1998-1999
Box   3  
 1999-2000
Box   3  
Midwest AIDS Prevention Project (MAPP),  1996-1997
 
Michigan Women's Foundation (MWF)
Box   3  
 1999-2000
Box   3  
 2001
 
Oakland County Health Division/Office of Substance Abuse (Building Bridges)
Box   3  
 1991
Box   3  
 1994-1995
Box   3  
 1996-1997
Box   3  
 1997-1998
Box   3  
 1998-1999
Box   3  
Points of Light Foundation,  1992
Box   3  
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA),  1993
 
Fundraising
Box   3  
Donations and contributions,  1994-1995
Box   3  
April in Gay Paris,  1996
Box   3  
Human Rights Campaign Fund Dinner,  1990
 
Silent Auction
Box   3  
 1991
Box   3  
 1993
Box   3  
 1994
Box   3  
 1996
 
Programming [series]:

The core functions of Affirmations can be found in the Programming series (1.0 linear feet, 1990-2002). The Events files present flyers publicizing the activities and events sponsored by Affirmations. This is followed by more extensive sections chronicling the planning, development and evaluation of specific events and activities. Programs have been categorized according to the nature of their function, as Recreation and Social Activities or as Community and Open Discussion Groups. Two additional areas of programming, the flagship Switchboard/Helpline and the increasingly important Youth Services, have been individually featured to include all procedural developments pertaining to these areas, from training to tracking to publicity. Further information about Youth Services might also be found in the Facilitators section of the Membership and Volunteers series. Researchers may also wish to consult the meeting records for the Board of Directors, Program Committee, Switchboard Committee and/or the Youth Services Committee for more administrative information.

 
Events
Box   3  
Flyers,  1990-1994
Box   3  
Flyers,  1995
Box   3  
Flyers,  1996
Box   3  
Flyers,  1997
Box   3  
Flyers,  1998-1999
Box   3  
Flyers,  2000-2001
Box   3  
Flyers, Miscellaneous
 
Pride Banquet
Box   3  
 1991
Box   3  
 1992
Box   3  
 1993
Box   3  
 1994
Box   3  
 1995
Box   3  
 1996
Box   3  
 1997
Box   3  
 1998
Box   3  
 1999
 
Recreation and Social Activities
Box   3  
Art Gallery,  2000
Box   3  
Children Of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere (COLAGE),  2001
Box   3  
Lesbian/Bisexual Women's Leadership Project,  1995
Box   3  
Michigan/Ohio Summit,  1994
Box   3  
Palmer Fund,  1992-1993
Box   3  
Softball, swim teams,  1990,  1993
Box   3  
Team Great Lakes,  1991-1992
 
Community and Open Discussion Groups
Box   4  
Services, General,  1990-2001
Box   4  
Forms
Box   4  
Informational packet: lesbians of color
Box   4  
Coming Out group,  1990-1996
Box   4  
Creating Change,  1995
Box   4  
Faith in Action,  1994-1996
Box   4  
GALAXIE,  1997-1998
Box   4  
In-Touch groups,  1990-2002
Box   4  
Workshops: Breaking up/Flirting & Dating,  1994-1995
 
Switchboard/Helpline
Box   4  
Policy and Procedure Manual,  1990-1993
Box   4  
Community Referral and Information Services (CRIS) sub-committee,  1993-1994
Box   4  
Forms
 
Training
Box   4  
 1992
Box   4  
 1993-1994
Box   4  
 1996
Box   4  
 1997
Box   4  
 1998
Box   4  
 2001
Box   4  
 2002
Box   4  
Advertising/Publicity,  1994
Box   4  
Switchboard Communicator newsletter,  1991-1995
Box   4  
Correspondence with volunteers,  1992-1999
Box   4  
Shift Leaders,  1993-1996
Box   4  
Statistics,  1991-1995
 
Youth Services
Box   4  
General information,  1992-1996
Box   4  
Volunteer job descriptions
Box   4  
Reference binder: youth services,  1997-1998
Box   4  
Informational packet: youth volunteers
Box   4  
Informational packet: youth lesbians
Box   4  
Informational packet: mentor program
Box   4  
Informational packet: mentor training
Box   4  
Mentorship Project,  1995-1999
Box   4  
Peer Educators conference,  1998-1999
Box   4  
Street Outreach/youth volunteers,  1997
Box   4  
Transitions,  1994-1995
Box   4  
Youth in Transition,  1994-1997
 
Membership and Volunteers [series]:

The recruitment, training and general information for members can be found in the Membership and Volunteers series (0.75 linear feet, 1990-2000). The information and recruitment files are especially useful for general overviews of Affirmations, its philosophy, programs and overall presentation to the public. Several programs requiring trained volunteers have been isolated, most notably the Facilitators, who made the groups and other signature programs possible. Appreciation events, such as retreats and awards banquets, have also been included in this series.

 
Membership
Box   4  
Information and recruitment,  1990-1995
 
Volunteers
Box   4  
Volunteer information and recruitment,  1993-2000
Box   4  
Volunteer job descriptions
Box   4  
General volunteer training,  1993-1996
Box   4  
Greeters,  1993-2000
 
Peer Counseling
Box   4  
Brochures and publicity
Box   4  
Development,  1999
Box   4  
Training: Peer Educators,  1994
Box   5  
Training: Speaker's Bureau,  1992
Box   5  
Speaker's Bureau in-service,  1995
 
Facilitators
Box   5  
Brochures and recruitment
Box   5  
Policy and Procedure manual,  1992
Box   5  
Administration and evaluation,  1992-1999
Box   5  
Youth facilitator meeting minutes,  1994-2000
 
Training
Box   5  
Training manual
Box   5  
Development manuals, to  1994
Box   5  
Development manuals,  1996
Box   5  
Development manuals,  1997
Box   5  
Development manual,  1999
 
Retreats
Box   5  
 1993
Box   5  
 1994
Box   5  
 1997
 
Volunteer Awards Banquet
Box   5  
 1992
Box   5  
 1993
Box   5  
 1994
Box   5  
 1995
Box   5  
 1996
Box   5  
 1997
Box   5  
 1998
Box   5  
 1999
Box   5  
Service Awards,  1998
 
Advocacy [series]:

The external face of Affirmations can be found in part in the Advocacy (0.25 linear feet, 1990-2001) series. This focuses on specific events or issues campaigned for or supported by Affirmations and is arranged alphabetically by the name of the event or cause.

Box   5  
Outreach/Education,  1992-1995
Box   5  
A Day of Remembrance,  2001
Box   5  
Allen Park,  1996
Box   5  
Amendment 2 (Colorado),  1990
Box   5  
Amedure murder,  1995
Box   5  
Community Advocate Training Program (CATP),  1995
Box   5  
Domestic partnerships,  1995
Box   5  
Election,  1996
Box   5  
Michigan Bias Crime Task Force,  1994-1995
Box   5  
Michigan Campaign for Human Dignity,  1993-1994
Box   5  
National Coming Out Day,  1992-1996
 
Publicity [series]:

The external face of Affirmations can also be found in the Publicity (0.2 linear feet, 1989-2003) series. This is organized chronologically and includes newspaper clippings and other stories about or pertaining to the organization. Also included are letters to editors and journalists in which Affirmations commends or condemns their coverage of gay and lesbian issues.

Box   5  
To  1990
Box   5  
 1991
Box   5  
 1992
Box   5  
 1993-1996
Box   5  
 1999-2002
Box   5  
Detroit Free Press, 1990-2003
 
Photographs [series]:

The final series, Photographs (0.2 linear feet, estimated 1997-2000), contains a selection of images depicting select events and activities. The year and date for some events have been provided, but the timeframe for many is unknown. They are projected to have occurred between 1997 and 2000.

Box   5  
Big Bash  2000
Box   5  
Big Bash/Silent Auction
Box   5  
Fundraisers
Box   5  
Outdoor fundraisers
Box   5  
Tour de France
Box   5  
Pride Banquet
Box   5  
Pride events
Box   5  
Pridefest,  2002
Box   5  
Come Out and Laugh,  2000
Box   5  
A Day of Remembrance,  2002
Box   5  
Domestic Partnership registry,  2003
Box   5  
Health Fair,  2003
Box   5  
Affirmations/Backstreet Prom,  1997-1998
Box   5  
Prom,  1999
Box   5  
Social Activities
Box   5  
Volunteer Retreat,  1997
Box   5  
A Night in Hollywood,  2000
Box   5  
Miscellaneous