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|Creator / [Collection date]||Item information|
Title: Austin Blair Family Papers
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract: Materials collected by Helen Blair Lamar and subsequently donated to the Blair Society for Genealogical Research and pertaining to the Austin Blair family of Michigan and related family lines, the Hanks family and the North family. The collection, arranged by family name and then by individual, includes original with some typed transcripts of family letters, diaries, legal documents, poetry, personal items, and visual materials.
Title: Geraldine Blair papers
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Friend of peace activist Rebecca Shelley. Transcripts of oral history interviews with Rebecca Shelley conducted by Eric Hanson; correspondence regarding proposed movie about life of Rebecca Shelley; and miscellaneous collected Shelley materials, including photographs.
|Blakeman, Edward W. (Edward William), 1880-1963||
Title: Edward W. Blakeman Papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Counselor in religious education at the University of Michigan. Correspondence and biographical material; official reports; radio scripts; articles on the religious education of college students; scrapbook, 1933-1943; preliminary reports of a survey of college religious life published in 1942; materials relating to a survey of University alumni who entered religious vocations; and materials relating to Japanese-Americans in Ann Arbor, Michigan during World War II; also correspondence of several of Blakeman's predecessors as counselor in religious education; materials on the Student Christian Association, the Spring Parley, 1930-1942, the Michigan School of Religion, the Michigan Pastors' Conference, 1940-1947, the Michigan Child Guidance Institute and the Conference on Religion, 1940-1941; and photographs.
Title: Blanchard Family Papers
Extent: 49.5 linear feet (in 50 boxes)
Abstract: The Blanchard family papers document the lives and careers of several members of the Blanchard, Cobb, and Proctor families from the mid-nineteenth century through the late twentieth century. Includes visual materials, publications, personal writings, and extensive correspondence files.
|Blanchard, James J., 1942-||
Title: James J. Blanchard Papers
Extent: 356 linear feet
Abstract: Blanchard was Democratic governor of Michigan from 1983 to 1991. The collection is arranged mainly by unit or functional responsibility within the governor's office. These series are chief of staff/executive assistants, correspondence office, government relations, issues development, legal department, operators, personnel, press office, Upper Peninsula office, Washington office, Lansing residence, and political and campaign files. The files document the Blanchard administration's efforts in areas of education, job creation, the state's economy, environmental protection, and the rebuilding of Michigan's infrastructure.
Title: Janet Blanchard Papers
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract: Career state government worker, later wife of Michigan governor James J. Blanchard. Files detailing her career in state government and her later duties as wife of Michigan governor James J. Blanchard, 1989-1990. The collection includes extensive documentation of the Governor's Task Force on Telecommunications (1990) on which she served.
|Blanshard, Paul, 1892-||
Title: Paul Blanshard papers
Extent: 30.3 linear feet
Abstract: Author and social and religious commentator. Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks and drafts of articles and books, and other papers, including material concerning his student years at the University of Michigan, as Congregational minister, educational director of the Amalgamated Textile Workers of America, assistant editor of The Nation, chief of the New York City Department of Investigations and Accounts under Fiorello La Guardia in the 1930's, economic analyst for the Caribbean Committee of the U.S. State Department during World War II, and free lance writer noted for his observations on the Catholic Church in America and abroad.
Title: Blodgett Family papers
Extent: 33 linear feet
Abstract: Family of Delos A. Blodgett, his son John W. Blodgett, and his grandson John W. Blodgett, Jr., residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan and owners of a series of logging companies active in Michigan, Mississippi, California, Oregon, and Vancouver Island. Correspondence, journals, cash books, ledgers, and maps of family businesses, including the Blodgett Company, Wright-Blodgett Company, Michigan-California Lumber Company, Michigan Timber Company, Hill-Davis Company, and Tidewater Timber Company; also personal correspondence and photographs.
|Blum, Nancy, collector||
Title: Coming Out Whole Conference collection
Extent: 0.6 linear feet
Abstract: The Coming Out Whole conference was held in April of 1986 with a goal of addressing challenges faced by lesbians with addictions. The conference was held in Ann Arbor, MI and was sponsored by the University of Michigan's Lesbian and Gay Male Programs Office. The collection includes planning materials, conference materials, and evaluations of the conference including video recordings of select sessions.
|Blume, William Wirt, 1893-||
Title: William W. Blume papers
Extent: 18 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of law at the University of Michigan; papers contain correspondence, teaching materials, papers relating to student discipline, proceedings of the University Judicial Council, 1950-1953; also research files and collected material relating to his study of Michigan's territorial court system; and copies of court records for Brown County, 1830s; also Wayne County Probate Court records, 1811-1825.