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Pacosz, Christina V. Title: Christina V. Pacosz diaries and publications
Extent: 7 linear feet (in 7 boxes)
Abstract: Widely published American Polish poet whose life is at the heart of her poetry; diaries and publications.
Palazzolo, Laurie, collector Title: Laurie Palazzolo Horn Man research materials collection
Extent: 10 linear feet (in 13 boxes)
Abstract: Research materials used by Laurie Palazzolo in writing of her book Horn Man: the Polish-American Musician in Twentieth-Century Detroit (Detroit, Mich.: American-Polish Music Society, 2003). The collection sheds light on the history of 20th century Polish-American musical landscape of greater Detroit.
Palmer family. Title: Palmer Family Architectural Drawings
Extent: 3 oversize folders
Abstract: Ann Arbor, Michigan family. Architectural drawings and renderings for their Ann Arbor, Michigan home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his associates.
Palmer family (Pontiac, Mich.) Title: Palmer Family (Pontiac, Mich.) Papers
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Orchard Lake, Michigan, family, with various business interests, including lumbering and land transactions (in Michigan, California, West Virginia, and British Columbia), and also active in the development of the Orchard Lake area, especially from the 1920s to the 1940s; Correspondence files of individual family members, subject files detailing family interests and activities, business and legal records, maps, blueprints, and photographs.
Palmer, David Wheeler, 1807-1896 Title: David Wheeler Palmer and family papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: David Wheeler Palmer was a Bridgewater, Michigan school teacher and farmer. His papers consist of diaries, 1846-1864, 1876-1882, and 1887-1892, concerning daily activities and farm life. There are also papers of other family members, including Emmett Newton Palmer, a Brooklyn, Michigan physician, Fred E. Palmer, a surgeon who served in the Spanish-American War, and Louisa Palmer, who was a teacher in Hawaii.
Palmer, George E., 1908-1994 Title: George E. Palmer Papers
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: Law professor at the University of Michigan; the collection includes lecture notes, course materials, correspondence, writings, and topical files.
Panchuk, John, 1904-1981 Title: John Panchuk papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Battle Creek, Michigan, attorney. Oral history interview; materials relating to his involvement in Ukrainian-American organizations and activities.
Paralyzed Veterans of America. Michigan Chapter. Title: Paralyzed Veterans of America, Michigan Chapter, Records
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract: Records of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Michigan Chapter (MPVA). Includes annual reports, meeting agenda and minutes from the Board of Directors, correspondence files of the main office and executives, information about events sponsored by the MPVA, and a series of topical files.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Lansing Area) Title: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Lansing area chapter records
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: Lansing area chapter of national non-profit organization established to promote health and well-being of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and their families and friends. Records include background information; administrative files; topical files detailing activities of the chapter; scanned photographic images; and a videocassette.
Paris Grange, no. 19 (Kent County, Mich.) Title: Paris Grange No. 19 (Kent County, Mich.) records
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Kent County, Michigan grange chapter; minutes and account books.
Parish Partnerships of Washtenaw County. Title: Parish Partnerships of Washtenaw County records
Extent: 1 linear foot
Parishfield. Title: Parishfield records
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Abstract: A semi-independent agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, 1948 to 1967, with a mission of establishing a lay ministry and connect religion to the daily activities of life. Records include correspondence, administrative files, publications and photographs.
Parker, Franklin Leonidas, 1820-1894 Title: Franklin L. Parker papers
Extent: 12 linear feet
Abstract: Papers of Franklin L. Parker and the Parker family of New York (State) and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Family correspondence, business papers, diaries, 1850-1893, and other materials concerning land transactions.
Parkhurst, John G. (John Gibson), 1824-1906 Title: John Gibson Parkhurst papers (microfilm)
Extent: 4 microfilms
Abstract: Lawyer at Coldwater, Michigan, Civil War officer, U.S. Marshal of Eastern District of Michigan and Minister to Belgium. Civil War letters describing his service as Colonel of the Ninth Michigan Infantry and other units.
Parkhurst, John G. (John Gibson), 1824-1906 Title: John G. Parkhurst papers
Extent: 10 linear feet
Abstract: Lawyer at Coldwater, Michigan, Civil War officer, U.S. Marshal of Eastern District of Michigan and Minister to Belgium. Correspondence from family, friends and associates regarding personal and business affairs, military matters, and Democratic politics; miscellaneous other materials and photographs.
Parkinson, William Charles, 1918- Title: William Charles Parkinson Papers
Extent: 5.25 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of physics at the University of Michigan (1947-1988); director of the cyclotron laboratory, 1962-1977; inventor of method and apparatus for measuring the velocity of a projectile and of an automatic timing and sequence-indicating system used in swimming. Series in the collection relate to cyclotron laboratory and research; department of physics activities, including history; professional organizations; swimming judging and timing system; University of Michigan committee assignments; and photographs.
Parks, Lyman S., 1917- Title: Lyman S. Parks papers
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: Pastor of the Grand Rapids A. M. E. First Community Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, city commissioner, acting mayor, and later mayor, 1971-1975. Mayoralty files, political materials, scrapbooks of career activities, and photographs.
Parrish, Silver. Title: Silver Parrish diary
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Bay City, Mich., member of Co. B, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diaries which give an account of his service in Russia with the Polar Bear expedition, including sympathetic references to the Bolsheviks.
Parsons, Jeffrey R., 1939- Title: Jeffrey R. Parsons papers
Extent: 50 linear feet
Abstract: Jeffrey R. Parsons was Curator of Latin American Archaeology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He was a professor at the same institution for over forty years starting in 1966 and carried out extensive research on settlement patterns in the basin of Mexico, in Peru, and in many other countries. Parsons is known for his role in the development of systematic settlement survey methods in archaeology, a methodology which has become common in archaeological work around the world. Material includes papers, maps, site surveys, photo negatives, aerial photographs and digital scans of the negatives.
Paton, William Andrew, 1889- Title: William A. Paton Papers
Extent: 5.5 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of accounting at the University of Michigan from 1914 to 1959, consultant and expert witness for court cases, specialist in areas of valuation, utility rates, and income measurement. Transcripts of testimony given in various court cases; correspondence with colleagues and friends, including prominent political and economic conservatives; and topical files containing reports, surveys and teaching materials; also a National Bureau of Economic Research Study (1930) and Salary Amortization Surveys (1919) containing information about the financial organization of various American corporations; and photographs, videotape, and audiotapes.
Patrick, Lawrence C. Title: Lawrence C. Patrick Jr. papers
Extent: 0.7 linear feet
Pattengill family. Title: Pattengill Family papers
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan families; correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other family documents.
Pattengill, Henry Romaine, 1852-1918 Title: Henry Romaine Pattengill papers
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: School teacher, Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction; correspondence, subject files, photographs.
Patterson family. Title: Patterson Family papers
Extent: 3 linear feet (in 4 boxes)
Abstract: New York State and Ann Arbor, Michigan family; family correspondence, business papers, student notebooks, photograph albums.
Patterson, John C., 1838-1910 Title: John C. Patterson papers
Extent: 18.5 linear feet
Abstract: Marshall, Calhoun County, attorney, Republican state senator, 1878-1882; contain correspondence, legal files, diaries and financial records concerning business and family affairs and the history of Marshall; also family papers, including Civil War letters of brother, Philo D. Patterson, student letters from the University of Michigan of son, Frank D. Patterson, 1892-1894, and records of business partner William H. Brown.
Patterson, L. Brooks. Title: L. Brooks Patterson papers
Extent: 5 linear feet
Abstract: County Executive of Oakland County Michigan since 1992, former prosecuting attorney in Oakland County; collection includes typed copies of Patterson's speeches, roasts, and editorials; newspaper clippings on topics important to Patterson; press releases; and promotional and other videotapes.
Patterson, Willis C. Title: Willis C. Patterson papers
Extent: 7.5 linear feet
Abstract: Willis C. Patterson, the first African-American professor at the University of Michigan's School of Music, was an active faculty member from 1968 to 1999. He was a professor of voice and associate dean for academic affairs. Patterson directed the Men's Glee Club from 1969 and 1975 and spent summers as a faculty member at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. While maintaining an active concert career and fulfilling teaching duties, Patterson organized a Black American Music Symposium and compiled an anthology of "Art Songs by African American Composers." Patterson played an active role in securing funding and mentorship for minority and disadvantaged students both at Michigan and in the Ann Arbor community. The collection includes some biographical material, but focuses mainly on his professional and musical career. It includes correspondence, research, photos and clippings.
Payne, William Harold, 1836-1907 Title: William Harold Payne papers
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of pedagogy at the University of Michigan; chancellor of University of Nashville and president of Peabody Normal College. Correspondence and other papers concerning his activities in education and family matters.