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There are 98 items in this collection
|Creator / [Collection date]||Item information|
|3M Company / [1953-1976]||
Title: 3M Filmsort records (1953-1976)
Extent: 1.8 linear feet (ca. 3,600 pp.)
Abstract: Documents the microfilm operations of the Filmsort Company and before and after its acquisition by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) Company, including sales information, price lists, equipment photographs, correspondence, brochures, parts lists, manuals, and newsletters.
|Albert, Stewart Edward, 1939-2006; Albert, Judith Clavir, 1943- / [1938-2006]||
Title: Stew Albert and Judy Gumbo Albert papers (1938-2006, bulk 1968-2006 )
Extent: 24 boxes, 2 oversize boxes (approximately 28 linear feet)
Abstract: Stew Albert, a founding member of the Yippies, was a political activist, writer, journalist, and unindicted co-conspirator in the "Chicago Seven" case in 1968. The Stew Albert and Judy Gumbo Albert Papers offer insight into the lives of two activists who were involved in anti-Vietnam war protests, members of the Youth International Party (Yippies), and had ties to groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Weather Underground. The collection contains a variety of materials, including manuscripts, FBI files and court documents, photographs, slides, and negatives, artwork, audiovisual material, realia, scrapbooks, and posters.
|Alternative Press / [1961-2006]||
Title: The Alternative Press Records (1961-2006, bulk 1970-1995)
Extent: 18 linear feet
Abstract: Literary and artistic small press started in Detroit in 1969 by Ken and Ann Mikolowski. The press initially focused on publishing the work of Detroit artists and later became international in scope. The collection documents the press' management and publication processes, including for its acclaimed subscription mailings, which contained poetry, bookmarks, bumper stickers, drawings, paintings, collages, and postcards.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1960s-2000s]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Unfinished or Suspended Projects (1960s-2000s)
Extent: 34.5 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of the Robert Altman Archive. Documentation related to unfinished and suspended projects, 1960s-2000s, that Altman had an involvement with but were never produced. Materials for a project may include correspondence, legal and financial files, scripts and publicity files.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1990-1997]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Projects - 1990s (1990-1997)
Extent: 205 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of Robert Altman Archive. Includes materials for films The Afterglow, Black and Blue, Cookie's Fortune, The Gingerbread Man, Gun, Kansas City, McTeague, Mrs, Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Player, Pret-a-Porter, and Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing,. Records include scripts, legal files, publicity materials, photographs and correspondence.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1999-2006]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Projects - 2000s (1999-2006)
Extent: 103 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of the Robert Altman Archive. Includes materials related to The Company, Dr. T and the Women, Gosford Park, A Prairie Home Companion, Resurrection Blues, Roads and Bridges, Tanner on Tanner, andTrixie . Records include scripts, legal files, publicity materials, photographs and correspondence.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1968-1970]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Projects - 1960s (1968-1970)
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Abstract: Forms part of the Robert Altman Archives. The Countdown series (.25 linear feet) consists of materials from the 1968 film directed by Robert Altman. The series includes a script, articles and reviews, photographs, contact sheets, negatives and transparencies That Cold Day in the Park series (.5 linear feet and 1 oversized box) consists of materials from the 1969 film directed by Robert Altman. The series includes legal materials, a script, publicity and distribution files, articles and reviews, on-the-set photographs, contact sheets, negatives and slides.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1971-1977]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Projects - 1970s (1971-1977)
Extent: 47 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of the Robert Altman Archive. Includes materials related to films Brewster McCloud, Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Chief Sitting Bull's History Lesson, The California Split, Images, The Late Show, The Long Goodbye, Mash, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, A Perfect Couple, The Quintet, Remember My Name, Rich Kids, Thieves Like Us, 3 Women, A Wedding, and Welcome to L.A.. Records include scripts, legal files, publicity materials, photographs and correspondence.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1980-1990]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Projects - 1980s (1980-1990)
Extent: 46 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of Robert Altman Archive. Includes materials related to films Aria, Basements, Beyond Therapy, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Fool for Love, HealtH, Images, Laundromat, O.C, and Stiggs, Popeye, Rake's Progress, Secret Honor, Streamers, Tanner '88, Two by South, Records include scripts, legal files, publicity materials, photographs and correspondence.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1984, 2001-2005]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Commercials (1984, 2001-2005)
Extent: 1.3 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of the Robert Altman Archive. The Commercials series (1 linear foot) includes materials from Robert Altman's commercial production company, Villains. These materials consist of scripts, storyboards, correspondence, and production notebooks.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [2007-2008]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Other Projects and Scripts (2007-2008)
Extent: 6 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of the Robert Altman Archive. The Other Projects series (6 linear feet) consists of scripts sent to Robert Altman for consideration as potential film projects. Frequently, Wren Arthur, Altman's assistant, would read and critique these materials, and serve as the contact person for the individual submissions. The material is generally from 1989 to 2003, and arranged by author's last name. Where possible, a submission date is noted.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1969-2007]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Business and Financial Records, Legal Series and Chronological Files, 1969-2007 (1969-2007)
Extent: 105.5 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of Robert Altman Archive. Includes Business and Financial records and a Chronological series (30 linear feet) that includes daily logs and correspondence for many of Robert Altman's production companies.
|Altman, Robert, 1925-2006 / [1945-2007]||
Title: Robert Altman Archive: Personal Files and Early Projects (1945-2007)
Extent: 20 linear feet.
Abstract: Forms part of the Robert Altman Archive. The Robert Altman Personal series (14 linear feet, 3 oversized boxes) ranges in date from 1945-2007. The series includes correspondence, legal, and medical documents, topical and award-related material, early work, interviews and clippings, as well as photographs. The Early Projects series contains assorted materials from early projects including movies, TV, commercials, and short films (1 linear foot and 1 oversized box). Forms part of the Robert Altman Archives.
|Ambassador Bridge (Detroit, Mich., and Windsor, Ont.) / [1927-1930]||
Title: Ambassador Bridge records (1927-1930)
Extent: .25 linear ft and 2 oversize boxes
Abstract: The Ambassador Bridge spans the Detroit River from Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario (Canada). It was constructed from 1927-1929. The collection is from the papers of Mr. Howard A. Schirmer, an engineer who worked on the construction of the Ambassador Bridge. It contains materials related to designing and executing the construction of the Ambassador Bridge, the majority being correspondence and reports, and a selection of books and newspapers published just after the construction of the bridge.
|American Committee for Protection of the Foreign Born / [1926-1980s]||
Title: American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born Records (1926-1980s)
Extent: 51 linear feet and 2 oversized volumes
Abstract: Group founded in 1933 on the initiative or Roger Baldwin of the ACLU to defend constitutional rights of foreign-born persons in the United States. It assisted individuals facing deportation, aided persons seeking to become naturalized citizens, attempted to combat harasmment and official persecution of the foreign-born, and opposed discriminatory legislation. Records include correspondence, administrative files, clippings and publicity files, subject files and case files.
|American Society for Indexing / [1961-2000]||
Title: American Society for Indexing (American Society of Indexers) Records (1961-2000, bulk 1980s-1990s)
Extent: 11 Linear Feet
Abstract: The records of the American Society of Indexers date from the organizations early years in the late 1960s to as recent as the 2000s, and document the members of the society as well as the society’s activities. The collection is comprised of the following series: Administrative Files, Correspondence, Committees, Meetings, Events, Publications, Chapters, Awards, Other Organizations of Interest, and Multimedia.
|American Society for Information Science and Technology / [1925-2001]||
Title: American Society for Information Science and Technology Records (1925-2001, bulk 1937-2000)
Extent: 185 linear feet in 188 boxes
Abstract: ASIS&T (or ASIST) is a professional association which creates, organizes, disseminates, and applies knowledge regarding information and its transfer. ASIS&T was preceded by the American Documentation Institute (ADI), which was founded in 1937 with the goal of acquiring and indexing the knowledge of the world. Name changes followed in 1968 (ASIS) and 2000 (ASIS&T). The records consist of correspondence, business and financial documents, minutes, bylaws, memoranda, manuscript and printed journal articles, printed promotional material, microfiche, photographs, and audio and video tapes covering the society's activities (and those of its predecessor organizations) from 1925 to 2001, with the bulk falling between the 1930s through 2000. Organizational business affairs and activities, including the conceptual evolution of its purpose and mission, are well-documented in several series, most notably in the Council Files. These broad areas are also covered in the Committee Files, but in a more detailed fashion, focusing on specific activities or issues. This series also represents the scope of ASIS's liaison committees, ranging from the American Library Association to the Egyptian Society for Information Technology. Documents generated by ASIS-approved regional and student chapters and the organized professional groups within ASIS devoted to special interests (SIGs) are found in the large Chapter Files and Special Interest Groups series. The Publications series includes significant editorial and administrative documents as well as some manuscript submissions for the "Annual review of information science and technology, and the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science." Special note may be made of the Special Libraries Association Merger Files which chronicle the history of the ultimately unsuccessful merger of ASIS and SLA. The main correspondents found in the collection include: Robert McAfee, Assistant Executive Director; Joshua I. Smith, Executive director (1973-1976); Bonnie Carroll, Councilor and President; Linda Resnik, Executive Director (1985-1988); Samuel Beatty, Executive Director (1976-1984); and John Brokenshire, ASIS Financial Officer.
|Ardis / [1971-2002]||
Title: Ardis Records (1971-2002, bulk 1980-1989)
Extent: 22 linear feet
Abstract: Carl R. Proffer (1938-1984) and Ellendea Proffer (1944- ) co-founded Ardis in 1971 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ardis (1971-2002) was the foremost Western publisher of Russian and Soviet literature during this period. Principal categories of work published by Ardis included reprints of unavailable classics, translations into English of previously untranslated 20th century literature, translations of literary criticism, works in English and Russian on literary figures or movements, and original works of Russian literature. The greatest contribution of Ardis was the publication of Russian and English translations of classics by such writers as Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva. The Ardis Records have been arranged into seven series: Author/Name Files, Anthologies/Collected Works, Business Records, Media, Non-Ardis Material, Personal, and Publicity.
|Arzoumanian, Hamparzoum, 1866-1909 / [1896-1971]||
Title: Hamparzoum Arzoumanian Papers (1896-1971, bulk 1903-1906)
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: Hunchakian Party activist, member of the Central Executive, orator and field worker in Persia, Tsarist Russia, London, various American cities (Boston, Worcester, New York, Waukegan, East St. Louis, Detroit, etc.) and Brantford, Canada. The collection includes family documents and official papers and photographs, correspondence with family, party founders, members of the Central Executive, chapters and members in Persia, Russia, Europe, the US; party circulars, reports and communiqués registry of fighters and groups, minutes and agendas, poems, notes, print material, poster.
|Belin, David W. / [1970-1999]||
Title: Jewish Outreach Papers (1970-1999, bulk 1979-1998)
Extent: 19.1 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence between David Belin and numerous influential Jewish philanthropists, writers, rabbis, and officials of Reform Jewish organizations on the topic of Jewish Outreach. It also contains writings, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings, and published materials about Jewish outreach topics. Well-represented subjects include conversion to Judaism, outreach to intermarried couples, rabbinic officiation of marriages between Jews and non-Jews, Jewish population studies, anti-Semitism in late 20th century United States, and Zionism in the Reform Judaic movement.
|Black Liberation Army / [1963-1998]||
Title: Black Liberation Army Papers (1963-1998)
Extent: 1.5 Linear feet (1 records box and 1 manuscript box)
Abstract: The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground Black Nationalist organization largely comprised of former Black Panther Party members. The majority of the materials in the Black Liberation Army archive fall under the Thomas "Blood" McCreary series, a member of the BLA. The archive consists of seven series: Thomas "Blood" McCreary, Correspondence, 1976-1978, Legal, Topical, Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1978, Events, Publications and Black Panther Party. The documents range in date from 1963-1998.
|Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951 / [1912-1922]||
Title: Ella Reeve Bloor Papers (1912-1922)
Extent: 2.0 Linear feet (4 manuscript boxes)
Abstract: Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor (1862–1951) was an American activist dedicated to the labor movement, the Socialist Party, and numerous radical groups.
|Blos, Joan W. / [1971-2007]||
Title: Joan W. Blos Papers (1971-2007)
Extent: 7 boxes and 2 oversize boxes (11 linear feet)
Abstract: Joan Blos is a writer of children's literature who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is best known for her novel A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32, which in 1980 won the American Library Association's Newbery Medal.(1) Blos has written several other works of historical fiction as well as picture books for younger readers. The collection documents her career as a writer through items including development materials, correspondence, manuscripts and illustrations of both published and unpublished works.
|Bockris, Victor, 1949- / [1977-2002]||
Title: Victor Bockris Papers (1960-2002, bulk 1977-2002)
Extent: 44.0 Linear feet (44 total boxes: 36 record center boxes, 6 manuscript boxes, and 2 oversize boxes)
Abstract: American biographer; participated, researched, and wrote about individuals involved in movements central to New York City's Lower East Side, including the Beats and the Punks. Papers include correspondence, notes and notebooks, clippings, other resources, manuscripts (drafts, proofs, galleys), photographs, and audiovisual materials.
|Bool, Henry / [1895-1921]||
Title: Henry Bool correspondence (1895-1921)
Extent: 4 linear ft. (351 items)
Abstract: Consists of 7 outgoing and 344 incoming letters, largely from 1896-1903. Chiefly concerns Bool's financial support of anarchists and their publications, especially Benjamin R. Tucker and Liberty, and Moses Harman and Lucifer, the light-bearer, distribution of literature, particularly Bool's pamphlet Liberty luminants, the philosophy and activities of anarchist friends and acquaintances, notably John W. Lloyd, as well as personal and business affairs.
|Broadside Press / [1968-1999]||
Title: Broadside Press Records (1968-1999, bulk 1985-1996)
Extent: 10 linear feet
Abstract: The Broadside Press records include correspondence, typescripts, broadsides, books, financial records, audiovisual material, photographs, realia, and other printed material. These records document a portion of the history of the Detroit-based African-American-owned publisher of poetry broadside, anthologies and other works.
|Brundage, Slim, 1903-1990; Sheridan, Jack, 1905-1967 / [1905-1997]||
Title: Hobohemia Collection (1905-1997)
Extent: 17.0 Linear feet (16 boxes)
Abstract: The Hobohemia Collection contains materials from 1905-1997. The materials are original correspondence and manuscripts, photographs, serials, pamphlets, ephemera, clippings, and realia. The collection centers around soap box culture, radical thought, and open forums for free speech in Chicago that were popular from mid-1910’s to the early sixties. Jack Sheridan and to a much greater degree, Slim Brundage and The College of Complexes, are the main focus of this collection.
|Brunn & Co. / [1928-1938]||
Title: Brunn and Company Archive (1920-1985, bulk 1928-1938)
Extent: 12.0 Linear feet (2 record center boxes, 2 manuscript boxes and 11 oversize boxes)
Abstract: Founded by Hermann A. Brunn in Buffalo, New York, Brunn & Company were designers and builders of automotive bodies from the 1920s through the early 1940s, and are best known for the bodies constructed for the Lincoln Division of the Ford Motor Company. Brunn also built automobiles for private individuals, many of whom were well-known members of American business and society circles, including J.C. Penney and J.P. Morgan. Hermann C. Brunn, son of Hermann A., produced numerous designs for the company, and then continued his career at the Ford Motor Company following the closing of Brunn & Company in 1941. The collection documents the work of Brunn & Company, Hermann A. Brunn, and Hermann C. Brunn, through engineering drawings, photographs, paint and upholstery samples, customer order records, correspondence, and research materials.
|Bryant, Bunyan I. / [1961-1965]||
Title: Bunyan Bryant Papers (1961-1965)
Extent: 1.0 Linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Abstract: The Bunyan Bryant Papers hold documents related to anti-discrimination activities in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, as well as national efforts through the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), from 1961-1965. Efforts in Ann Arbor center on housing at Pittsfield Village, Arbordale Manor, and include documentation on city-wide fair housing efforts and policies.
|California Labor School / [1942-1955]||
Title: California Labor School Records (1942-1955)
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: Formerly the Tom Mooney Labor School, the records consist of correspondence, minutes of faculty meetings, faculty committee reports, financial records and fundraising materials, promotional flyers and press releases, student publications, course outlines and course announcement flyers, school term schedules from 1950 to 1955, and a transcript of the proceedings of a forum, "Industry and Labor in the Postwar World," held on July 26, 1944. Included are letters to Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern concerning support of a music department at CLS. The school was investigated in 1946 by the Tenney Committee, the California legislature's Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities, on the charge that an institute jointly held by CLS and the University of California was Communist-sponsored. However, the only indication of this fact in the records is brief mention in the faculty meeting minutes.
|Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963; Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967 / [1930-1949]||
Title: Alan Campbell and Dorothy Parker Collection (-1949, bulk 1938-1946 )
Extent: 2 boxes, 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: Alan Campbell , American actor and screenwriter, wrote, with his wife Dorothy Parker, screenplays for Hollywood studios during the 1930s. The collection contains the correspondence and writings of Alan Campbell and Dorothy Parker. Included is World War II correspondence, scripts, screenplays, fragments of several short stories, a play, as well as typescripts of pieces by some of Campbell and Parker's contemporaries.
|Chaplin, Ralph, 1887-1961 / [1909-1948]||
Title: Ralph Chaplin papers (1909-1948)
Extent: .5 linear ft. (121 items)
Abstract: Consist chiefly of correspondence, some addressed to his wife, Edith, and his son, Ivan; poems, notes, and other writings, including his autograph album from Cook County jail, 1917, drafts of poems written while imprisoned at Leavenworth Penitentiary, 1918-23, and a negative photostat of Digest of California criminal syndicalism cases, written by the California branch of the I.W.W.'s General Defense Committee, 1926. Also included are printed poems, flyers, and newspaper clippings, prison documents, and ana. The papers largely concern the period of I.W.W. activism (1917-26), particularly his prison experiences and a report by A. W. Curtis on the Centralia (Wash.) trial of I.W.W. lumbermen; the publication of his pamphlets and books; and the organization, activities, and publications of Technocracy, Inc., a group promoting the technocracy movement (1933-34).
|Cooper, Hal, 1923- / [1938-2003]||
Title: Hal Cooper Papers (1938-2003, bulk 1970-1990)
Extent: 12 linear feet
Abstract: The Hal Cooper Papers consists of 48 scripts for television shows that he directed and sometimes produced, including the Dick Van Dyke Show, Death Valley Days, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Mayberry RFD, and That Girl. He was most known for his work with I Dream of Jeannie (1965-69), and Maude (1972-78). The scripts detail the development of the sitcom in the television industry. Additional material includes an extensive oral history interview and material that relates to the sitcoms, as well as to Hal Cooper’s early career and the career of his first wife, Pat Meikle.
|Cope, David, 1948- / [1980-2013]||
Title: David Cope Papers (1972-2013, bulk 1980-2013)
Extent: 22.0 Linear feet
Abstract: David Cope is a poet in the Objectivist tradition and the founder of Nada Press, a small press which publishes the literary magazine Big Scream and other poetry. Cope, a University of Michigan graduate and lifelong Michigan resident, teaches literature and writing at Grand Rapids Community College and Western Michigan University. The collection documents Cope's writing, editing, and to some extent teaching and other spheres of Cope's life, through correspondence, manuscripts, notes, printed material, photographs, and videotapes.
|De Cleyre, Voltairine, 1886-1912 / [1976-1914]||
Title: Voltairine De Cleyre Papers (1976-1914)
Extent: 1 manuscript box, approximately .4 linear feet
Abstract: Voltairine De Cleyre was a prominent anarchist poet, lecturer, and writer. This collection spans the years 1876 to 1914 and is made up of correspondence, manuscript and print poems and essays, and one photograph.
|Delbanco, Nicholas, 1942- / [1956-2010]||
Title: Nicholas Delbanco Papers (1956-2010, bulk 1966-2000)
Extent: 47 linear feet (50 boxes)
Abstract: Nicholas Delbanco (1942-), came to the University of Michigan in 1985, from Bennington College and Skidmore College, and has served as Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and as Robert Frost Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature.He has also served both as Director and Chair of the Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards Program. He has published over twenty-four books (novels, short stories, non-fiction, and textbooks), as well as many essays, reviews, and articles, and edited selected works of his friends and mentors, John Gardner and Bernard Malamud. The Nicholas Delbanco Papers includes correspondence, manuscripts, personal materials, professional records, and clippings. The correspondence is a rich collection of personal and professional letters exchanged over many years with fellow authors, publishers, and literary agents. Several manuscripts in various stages are also included.
|Detroit (Mich.). Police Department. Red Squad. / [Bulk, 1933-1972]||
Title: Detroit Red Squad Records (1919-1974, bulk Bulk, 1933-1972)
Extent: 6.0 Linear feet (12 manuscript boxes)
|Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 / [1830-1852]||
Title: Alexandre Dumas Collection (1830-1852, bulk 1860-1864)
Extent: 0.5 linear ft (1 box)
Abstract: Collection of writings by and about Alexandre Dumas, père. Includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, and research.
|Engdahl, J. Louis (John Louis), 1884-1932 / [1885-1981]||
Title: J. Louis Engdahl Papers (1885-1981, bulk 1912-1932)
Extent: 6.5 linear feet
Abstract: J. Louis Engdahl (1884-1932), editor and journalist, was an advocate for labor, socialist, and communist causes. The collection includes letters Engdahl wrote to his wife and daughter, trial transcripts, photographs; Engdahl's original writings; and published works in various formats. Also included are memorabilia, clippings, pamphlets, and other printed material, and artwork.
|Fabijanovic, Stephanus, 1868-1933 / [1904-1933]||
Title: Stephanus Fabijanovic Papers (1904-1933)
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (2036 items)
Abstract: Slavic immigrant baker, hobo, and writer. Correspondence of Fabijanovic and his wife, writings, photos, newspaper clippings, and an obituary of Fabijanovic from Freedom relate to his philosophical and anarchist thought, a bakery and confectionery workers' union, the publication and distribution of his papers, his travels, and personal matters. Among the correspondents are Louis Adamic, John B. Barnhill, Norman Beard, natural pathologist Otto Brunner, Karl Dopf, Enrique Flores Magon, Wilhelm Fox, Charlotte Francke-Pellon, Emma Goldman, Rudolf Grossman, Max Metzkow, Max Nettlau, Carl Nold, Nicholas Petanovic, Charles L. Robinson, Rudolf Rocker, Stefan Zweig, and family members.
|Fifth Estate / [1967-2003]||
Title: Fifth Estate Records (1967-2003, bulk 1982-1999)
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract: Politically and socially radical underground newspaper founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1965. The tabloid reflected an anarchist-libertarian philosophy during the 1970s under the influence of the "Eat the Rich Gang," which included editors Peter and Marilyn Werbe. Throughout the 1980s, the Fifth Estate continued to cover local issues and events, along with critiques of modern industrial society and articles covering the radical environmental movement. In 1999, the "Alternative Press Review" described the paper as an "anti-technology, anti-civilization, anarcho-primitivist quarterly."Collection consists of correspondence, business and office records, submissions for possible publication, clippings, flyers, posters, and photographs documenting the activities of the Fifth Estate primarily from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. Financial documents, advertising, subscription and book orders, as well as legal documents regarding lawsuits are included. Correspondents include Bob Black, Peter Werbe, Marilyn Werbe, David Watson, John Zerzan, and editor (2002- ) Andy Sunfrog Smith.
|Fine, Holly, 1910-1998; Kaye, Danny / [1934-1994]||
Title: Holly Fine and Danny Kaye Papers (1934-1994, bulk 1935-1938)
Extent: 5 boxes (approx. 3.75 linear feet)
Abstract: Holly Fine was a dancer and performer with the traveling vaudeville production, the Marcus Show, in the 1930s. The collection documents Fine’s relationship with entertainer Danny Kaye, as well as the Marcus Show itself. Includes correspondence, vaudeville programs and promotional material, photographs, scrapbooks, printed material and drawings. The correspondence includes approximately 0.5 linear feet of letters written from Kaye to Fine.
|Finerty, John Frederick / [1921-1960]||
Title: John Frederick Finerty Irish Papers (1921-1960)
Extent: 4 ft., ca. 3500 items
Abstract: Irish-American lawyer, served as legal counsel for Pres. Eamon de Valera in the Irish Republican bond litigation, active in various organizations in support of Irish independence and in defense of unpopular causes and clients, including Sacco and Venzetti and the Rosenbergs. Papers deal primarily with Irish bond issue.
|Fraser, Russell A. / [1970-1992]||
Title: Russell A. Fraser Papers
Extent: 11.5 feet
Abstract: Manuscripts, research notes and other material related to his writing and work as literary scholar.
|Frost family / [1923-1988]||
Title: Robert Frost Family Collection (1923-1988)
Extent: 4 boxes (ca. 1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: The papers contain extensive correspondence and numerous photographs of noted American poet, Robert Frost and members of his family. Also included is a collection of privately printed chapbooks and Christmas cards which contain poems by Frost.
|Gantt, John G. / [1951-1973]||
Title: John G. Gannt papers (1951-1973)
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Papers of John Gantt, microfilming pioneer and head of Photoduplication at the University of Michigan Graduate Library, including reference file on products and equipment used in the microfilming and other reproduction processes.
|George, Emery Edward, 1933- / [1965-ongoing]||
Title: Emery Edward George Papers (1965-[ongoing])
Extent: 11 linear feet
Abstract: University of Michigan professor of Germanic Language, Literature, and Culture, scholar and translator of East and Central European literature, poet. Correspondence with authors, scholars, poets, and editors; manuscript and printed versions of poetry printed by George's Kylix Press; notes, drafts, typescripts, and proofs of articles, reviews, and the major editorial works "Contemporary East European poetry," and "Husbanding the golden grain: studies in honor of Henry W. Nordmeyer."
|Glendinning, Chellis / [1890-2008]||
Title: Chellis Glendinning Papers (1890-2008, bulk 1980s-2007)
Extent: 12 Linear ft. and 1 portfolio
Abstract: Papers of activist, author, and licensed psychotherapist who is well-known in the field of ecopsychology and as a critic of the predominance of technology in society. Included are correspondence, manuscript material, photographs, serial publications and books.
|Goodhue, F. M., 1870?- / [1931-1954]||
Title: Commonwealth College Papers (1931-1954)
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: F. M. Goodhue was an early member of Commonwealth Colony in New Llano, Louisiana, and an official of Commonwealth College, a cooperative, democratic labor school in Mena, Arkansas, founded in 1923 by Kate Richards O'Hare and William E. Zeuch. The papers include correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, and an extensive typescript by Goodhue on the history of the Colony and the College. They document the early years of the College, dissension among the faculty over the sexual conduct of students, a student strike, and dissolution and sale of the College in 1940-41.
|Guest, Judith / [1975-1986]||
Title: Judith Guest Papers (1975-1986)
Extent: 5.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Novelist, University of Michigan graduate; includes correspondence, typescripts, notes, screenplays, interviews, and print material, such as reviews, interviews, and announcements, mostly relating to her works Ordinary People and title Second Heaven.
|Gull, Cloyd Dake / [1937-1987]||
Title: Cloyd Dake Gull Papers (1937-1987, bulk 1946-1983)
Extent: 40 linear feet
Abstract: Librarian and information scientist, pioneered library automation at Library of Congress,also worked at General Electric and National Library of Medicine and taught at Indiana University Library School. Papers include collection includes his correspondence, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, system proposals, teaching materials, professional writings, calendars, and collected publications.
|Hanuman Books / [1978-1996]||
Title: Hanuman Books Records (1978-1996, bulk 1986-1994)
Extent: 16 boxes, 16 linear feet
Abstract: Hanuman Books was founded by Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente in 1986. The press published small handmade books, primarily of works by contemporary avant-garde writers and rare translations. The administrative and editorial functions were housed in New York's Chelsea Hotel, while printing and binding were done in Madras, India. Through correspondence, invoices, manuscripts, typescripts, artwork, audiotapes, printed ephemera, photographs and books, this collection documents the founding of Hanuman Books, the administration of a small press, Indian printing practices, San Francisco’s North Beach and New York’s Lower East Side art scenes, Beat poetry, the Naropa Institute, contemporary music and film, and gay culture.
|Harmon, George H. / [1959-1985]||
Title: George H. Harmon Papers (1959-1985)
Extent: 12.4 linear ft.
Abstract: The George H. Harmon Papers, 1959-1985 consist of subject files, correspondence, product literature, press releases and newsletters, magazine clippings, and periodicals and books concerning the research and development of microfilm and corresponding companies and organizations. Subject files include material on the National Microfilm Association, particularly for the years 1969 to 1971, the International Micrographic Congress (1965-1982), the development of the FR80 computer output microfilm recorder, and work for the Western Electric Company and Information International, Inc. Principal correspondents include D.M. Avedon, O.G. Banks, L.J. Kiersky, M. Mandel, V.B. Phillips, J.R. Robertson, V.D. Tate, J.R. White, F.L. Williford, D.R. Wolf, and C.P. Yerkes.
|Hayden, Tom / [1980-1990]||
Title: Tom Hayden Papers (1960-2015, bulk 1980-1990)
Extent: 120.0 Linear feet (221 manuscript boxes, 7 record center boxes, 4 oversize boxes and 10 oversize folders. )
Abstract: The Tom Hayden Papers largely consist of materials generated while Hayden was in the California State Assembly and Senate during the 1980s and 1990s as well as the research he conducted for many of his books.
|Herod, James / [1968-2007]||
Title: James Herod Papers (1968-2007)
Extent: 1 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract: The collection consist of copies of the author's two published books; about a third of his estimated fifty essays; several pamphlets; a limited series of mostly email correspondence dating from the turn of the millennium; and a small set of papers documenting workplace policies and politics. Of special interest are the thorough correspondence with George Salzman; the hard-to-find Autonomous Marxism: An Annotated Course Syllabus and Bibliography, by Harry Cleaver; and the set of documents pertaining to the Lucy Parsons Center.
|Holt, Frederick Holford, 1867-1929 / [1915-1917]||
Title: Frederick and Lilian Holt Peace Expedition Papers (1915-1917)
Extent: 1.5 linear ft. (509 items)
Abstract: Correspondence, photos, and other material of Detroit businessman Frederick Holt relating to his activities as a member of the Ford Peace Expedition in 1915, as the personal representative of Henry Ford and business manager for the Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation in 1916, and with the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, 1917, and the Playground and Recreation Association of America, 1917. Papers of his wife, Lilian (Silk) Holt (1869-1949), a women's suffragist and philanthropist, include a speech and correspondence, primarily about the Woman's Peace Party, 1915-1916. Among the correspondents are Henry Ford and Hungarian writer and feminist Rosika Schwimmer.
|Holtz, Mark / [1933-1934]||
Title: Mark Holtz Correspondence (1933-1934)
Extent: 17 items
Abstract: The letters in the Mark Holtz Correspondence collection, addressed to Holtz from various locations in Russia, are from seven Russian political dissidents who had received money and the promise of reading material from Holtz, an American teacher living in Los Angeles. The letters give brief descriptions of the authors' desolation, illness, and great financial need. Writers are Lev L. Blomets, Andrei N. Kalachev, V. Khudolei, A. A. Kolemasov, Anatoli Konse, Raia V. Shulman, and Nikolai Tushanov.
|Hussey, Alfred Rodman, 1902-1964 / [1945-1948]||
Title: Alfred Rodman Hussey papers (1944-1998, bulk 1945-1948)
Extent: 10.5 Linear feet (1 manuscript box, 10 record center boxes)
Abstract: The papers of Alfred Rodman Hussey (1902-1964) span the years 1944-1998, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the years from 1945 to 1948. They include correspondence, memoranda, orders, reports, official and unofficial policy papers, draft legislation, drafts of writings, clippings, and printed matter relating to Hussey's work with the Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, during the Allied occupation of Japan following World War II and to the efforts of the Allies to reorganize Japanese government and society.
|Inglis, Agnes / [1909-1952]||
Title: Agnes Inglis Papers (1909-1952)
Extent: 13 linear ft. and 3 Scrapbooks
Abstract: Anarchist, social worker, friend of J. A. Labadie, and first curator of the Labadie Collection. Comprise administrative files of the Labadie Collection which she combined and intermingled with personal correspondence, memoirs, and research notes.
|Jacobsen, Carol / [1987-1995]||
Title: Porn'Im'age'ry Collection (1987-1995)
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: Ann Arbor, Michigan artist, invited to curate show on pornography and prostitution in conjunction with University of Michigan Law School on the subject. Speakers, including Catherine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin,, generally opposed pornography and prostitution while artists argued for freedom of expression legalization and legalization of prostitution. Removal of a videotape from the exhibit resulted in controversy and legal action. Includes materials from the exhibit, correspondence, conference files, photos and videotapes.
|Johnson, Oakley C., 1890- / [1926-1934 and 1966-1969]||
Title: Oakley C. Johnson Papers (1926-1934 and 1966-1969)
Extent: .67 linear ft.
Abstract: The Oakley Johnson Papers, 1926-1934, 1966-1969, include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and other documents relating to the Negro-Caucasian Club and the City College of New York Case which addresses Oakley Johnson's dismissal from the College.
|Kaufman, William, 1910-; Kaufman, Charlotte / [1911-2005]||
Title: William and Charlotte Kaufman Papers (1911-2005, bulk 1932-2002)
Extent: 38 boxes, 5 oversize drawers (approximately 45 linear feet)
Abstract: William Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D (Physiology), discovered that niacinamide (vitamin B-3) can effectively treat symptoms in arthritic patients. This collection documents Kaufman's niacinamide research, his work as an author of academic and popular medical articles, and his personal life. William's wife's, Charlotte (Schnee) Kaufman's papers are also included, especially those relating to the Family Life Film Center of Connecticut.
|Kramer, Aaron, 1921-1997 / [1937-1996]||
Title: Aaron Kramer Papers (1937-1996)
Extent: 11 linear feet
Abstract: Poet identified with progressive New York City literary circles of the 1930s and 1940s, teacher and translator of Yiddish poems and songs; lived most of life in New York City and Long Island. Includes correspondence files, manuscripts and notes, audio and video recordings of lectures and readings.
|Kruger, Lester O. (Otto) / [1956-2005]||
Title: Lester O. Kruger Papers (1956-2005, bulk 1974-1990)
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Lester O. Kruger was a long-time 3M employee and a leader in the micrographics industry. As an active member of the National Micrographics Association and Association for Information and Image Management, Kruger helped develop national and international micrographic standards. This collection documents Kruger's career and involvement with Filmsort/3M, NMA, and AIIM.
|Levin, Yehudah Leyb, b. 1863 / [1862-1926]||
Title: Rabbi Judah Leyb Levin Papers (1862-1926)
Extent: 1.0 Linear feet (1 record center box)
Abstract: The Rabbi Levin collection contains his two books (in three volumes), Sefer Ha-Aderet Veha-Emunah. Many of Levin’s ideas concerning various Talmudic tractates are collected in these volumes. The chapters are arranged by the order of the Mishnah, and in the last volume he discusses some biblical matters. The published volumes have been removed from the collection of manuscript material and cataloged separately. The collection also contains family documents, manuscript notebooks, and miscellaneous notes.
|Lincoln Highway Association / [1911-1941]||
Title: Lincoln Highway Association Records (1911-1941, bulk 1912-1930)
Extent: 6 linear ft. and 1 portfolio
Abstract: Formed in 1913 by Carl G. Fisher, Frank A. Seiberling, and Henry B. Joy, the Lincoln Highway Association was made up of representatives from the automobile, tire, and cement industries. The Association aimed to plan, fund, construct, and promote the first transcontinental highway in North America. The route ran from New York to San Francisco, and covered approximately 3,400 miles. The Detroit headquarters of the Association closed in 1928. This collection contains: correspondence, particularly between members of the Association and government officials; meeting minutes; reports, bulletins, and newsletters published by the Association; motorist maps of the route; and annotated editions of The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway. Photographs from the Lincoln Highway Association Records have been digitized and are accessible online at the Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/linchigh). The Digital Image Collection contains over 3,000 images including views of construction underway, towns and cities, markers, bridges, cars, camp sites, scenic views, and snapshots of Association directors and field secretaries traveling the route.
|Madgett, Naomi Cornelia Long / [1937-2004]||
Title: Naomi Long Madgett and the Lotus Press Papers (1937-2004, bulk 1970-2003)
Extent: 14 boxes and one oversize box (approximately 16 linear feet)
Abstract: Naomi Long Madgett is a prominent poet, educator, and editor, recognized for her significant contribution to African-American letters. Since 1972 she has run, single-handedly, Lotus Press, which publishes poetry by African-Americans and others. The collection documents Madgett's career and the operation of Lotus Press, through correspondence, manuscripts (both by Madgett and by authors published by Lotus Press), ephemera, audiovisual material, and photographs.
|Middlesex, Lisa / [1980-2004]||
Title: Lisa Middlesex Papers (1974-2005, bulk 1980-2004)
Extent: 18.0 Linear feet (7 boxes, 1 manuscript box, 8 oversize boxes)
Abstract: Papers of Ann Arbor artist, writer, and musician who specialized in artwork involving bondage, fetishism, sadomasochism, cross-dressing, and transsexuality. Included are correspondence, personal items, original artwork, original writings, photographs, scrapbooks, and audiovisual materials.
|Mrachnyi, Mark / [1922-1940]||
Title: Mark Mrachnyi Papers (1922-1940)
Extent: 5 linear ft. (214 items)
Abstract: Mrachnyi, a Russian immigrant anarchist, who at various times went by the surnames Clevans, Klavansky, and Mratchny, was editor of Freie Arbeiter Stimme in the 1930s. The papers consist of correspondence relating to personal matters and editorial work, three radiograms reporting on the Spanish Civil War, some miscellaneous documents, and six circulars and one manifesto of the Association Internationale des Travailleurs. Contains letters from many leading anarchists including Emma Goldman. The papers are in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish, with the Russian and Yiddish items accompanied by translations.
|National Commission on Libraries and Information Science / [1966-1995]||
Title: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Records (1966-1995, bulk 1979-1989)
Extent: 69 linear feet
Abstract: Materials relating to the work of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the 1979 and 1991 White House Conferences on Libraries and Information Services. Includes correspondence, committee files, clippings and subject files.
|National Microfilm Association / [1944-1989]||
Title: National Microfilm Association records (1944-1989, bulk 1944-1973)
Extent: 76.5 linear feet (ca. 153,000 pp.) in 79 boxes
Abstract: The records of the National Microfilm Association concern the work of the organization between 1944 and 1973, with scattered materials documenting some activities as late as 1990. The materials consist of correspondence, constitutions, by-laws, handbooks, meeting minutes, membership lists, biographical information, financial records, company publications, and articles and scholarly presentations.
|Newman, Simon M. / [1955-1970]||
Title: Simon M. Newman Papers (1950-1985, bulk 1955-1970)
Extent: 7.0 Linear feet (7 record center boxes)
Abstract: Simon "Si" Newman was a leader in indexing, information retrieval, and machine translation research. He worked for the United States Patent Office, as well as National Insurance and his own documentation and insurance companies. His papers contain his research, own notes and writings, and correspondence with others in the field of information science, communication, and documentation.
|Newport, J. Herbert / [1922-1991]||
Title: J. Herbert Newport Collection (1922-1991)
Extent: 6 linear ft. (7 oversize boxes and 6 oversize folders.)
Abstract: J. Herbert Newport was a designer of automobile bodies from the 1930s through the 1970s, employed designing custom bodies for Duesenberg automobiles as well as bodies and parts for companies such as DuPont, General Motors, Studebaker, and Nash. The collection documents his design work through drawings and photographs and the Duesenberg phenomenon, which continues to the present day with car collecting and restoration, through correspondence, photographs, advertisements, and ephemera, drawings, and various research materials.
|Nungesser, Lon G. / [1970-1989]||
Title: Hope for Humanity Papers (1970-1989)
Extent: 379 items (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: The Lon G. Nungesser Hope for Humanity Papers, 1970-1989 comprise correspondence, drafts of unpublished and published manuscripts, ideas for research projects, family history material, publishers' contracts, placement files, and copies of his three books: Homosexual acts, actors and identities (Praeger, 1983), Epidemic of courage: facing AIDS in America (St. Martin's, 1986), and Notes on living until we say goodbye: a personal guide (St. Martin's, 1988). The papers reflect Nungesser's struggle against homophobia and particularly his battle with AIDS and coping with terminal illness. Correspondents include Dana H. Bramel, Stuart Kellogg, and Philip G. Zimbardo.
|Perry, Duncan M., 1946- / [1990-1994]||
Title: Duncan Perry East European Research Collection (1970-2003, bulk 1990-1994)
Extent: 17.0 Linear feet
Abstract: The Duncan Perry Collection consists of materials that document political and economic developments in eastern Europe from 1990-1994. The materials that have been processed, and that are represented in this finding aid, specifically cover the countries of southeastern Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, the states of the former Yugoslavia, and Turkey.
|Piercy, Marge / [1958-2004]||
Title: Marge Piercy Papers (1958-2004, bulk 1966-2003)
Extent: 54 boxes, 8 oversize boxes, and 3 portfolios (approximately 54 linear feet)
Abstract: Marge Piercy is an internationally recognized feminist poet and writer. A University of Michigan alumna, Piercy is the author of over thirty published works and a contributor to numerous journals and anthologies. The collection documents Piercy’s work as a writer, through manuscripts, literary correspondence, printed ephemera, videotapes, and audio material, as well as a small number of photographs and personal artifacts. Also present are works of others based on or relating to Piercy’s writings. The bulk of the collection is comprised of thirty-four feet of manuscripts and nine feet of correspondence.
|Pohrt, Tom / [1980-2004]||
Title: Tom Pohrt Archive (1980-2004, bulk 1990-2004)
Extent: 11 boxes ( 1 record center and 10 oversize flat boxes)
Abstract: Tom Pohrt is a self-taught artist who works out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is best known as a children’s book illustrator and author. The collection documents Pohrt’s work as a children’s book illustrator and author through published works, correspondence with authors and publishers, manuscripts, and artwork.
|Proletarian Party of America / [1925-1968]||
Title: Proletarian Party of America Records (1925-1968, bulk 1953-1965)
Extent: 3.3 linear feet
Abstract: Political group formed in Wayne, Michigan in 1920, with roots in the old Socialist Party of America. This "Michigan faction" was expelled from Communist Party shortly after its founding in 1919, in part for its "consistent adherence to majority action and repudiation of the Communist Party's minority action concept." The party moved its headquarters to Chicago in 1925 where it maintained an office until disbanding in 1968. Consists mainly of correspondence of National Secretary Al Wysocki.
|Renzi, Maggie; Sayles, John, 1950- / [1959-2013]||
Title: John Sayles Papers (1959-2013)
Extent: 222.0 Linear feet (186 record center, 13 manuscript, 7 flat oversize boxes, and 7 oversize folders)
Abstract: The John Sayles Papers consists of documents, images, artwork and graphic material related to the noted filmmaker's life and career. Also included are the papers of Sayles' partner and producer, Maggie Renzi.
|Reuben, William A. / [ca. 1946-2000]||
Title: William A. Reuben Papers (ca. 1946-2000, bulk 1946-1996)
Extent: 27.25 linear feet (28 boxes)
Abstract: William Reuben is an investigative reporter and author who wrote, most notably, about the Rosenberg espionage case and the Alger Hiss-Whitaker Chambers libel and perjury trials. The Collection includes correspondence, research and interview notes, drafts of books and articles, published and unpublished, on the trials of the "Trenton Six," Morton Sobell and Robert Soblen, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Alger Hiss, with much research on Whittaker Chambers.
|Robison, Harry V. / [1905-1934]||
Title: Harry V. Robison Papers (1905-1934)
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: Harry V. Robison was an employee of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company and the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway Company in the early 20th century. The collection primarily consists of correspondence, both personal and related to Robison's railroad work.
|Rossiter, Margaret L. / [1974-1998]||
Title: Women in the Resistance Papers (1974-1998, bulk 1974-1985)
Extent: 7 boxes
Abstract: Margaret LaFoy Rossiter (1914-1991) was an internationally recognized author. A founder of the Women's Studies Program and a professor of Modern European History at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, she was an alumna of Bryn Mawr College and Douglass College of Rutgers University. She was the author of several articles and the book, Women in the Resistance. The bulk of the collection documents the research that went into writing Women in the Resistance. It contains approximately seven linear feet of interview transcripts and audio recordings, government documents, correspondence, articles, excerpts, photographs, ephemera, questionnaires, personal accounts and drafts of chapters as well as some research for, and reprints and drafts of, other works.
|Shaye, Robert / [1958-2008]||
Title: Robert Shaye-New Line Cinema Papers (1958-2008)
Extent: 5.5 Linear feet (4 records boxes, 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes)
Abstract: Robert Shaye founded New Line Cinema in 1967. The company began by distributing foreign, kitsch and art house films to college campuses and eventually grew to distribute and produce films in the Hollywood industry. The archive consists of five series: Personal, Business Documents, Projects, Articles and Clippings, and Audiovisual Materials. The documents range in date from 1958-2008.
|Smith, Ruth S. / [1969-1986]||
Title: Ruth S. Smith Papers (1969-1986)
Extent: 4 Linear feet
Abstract: Librarian and manager of technical information services at the Institute for Defense Analysis, Arlington VA. Expert on production and dissemination of technical reports by government agencies. Active in a variety of groups including the Committee on Information Hang-ups; later joined the staff of the National Technical Information Service. The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, reports, notes, and articles.
|Steiner, Francis / [1918-1920]||
Title: Francis Steiner Papers (1918-1920)
Extent: 70 Items
Abstract: Private Steiner, a communist and conscientious objector, was sentenced to death for refusing military orders in WWI. Sentence was commuted to 15 years hard-labor by President Harding. Consists of 66 Steiner letters written from prison to his sisters and mother.
|Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909; Kerr, Lowell; Kerr, Evelyn / [1839-1981]||
Title: Algernon Charles Swinburne Collection (1839-1981, bulk 1860-1930)
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract: Algernon Charles Swinburne was an important Victorian poet and critic. The collection documents Swinburne's literary affairs and friendships, plus critical reactions to the poet. It consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, artworks, and printed material produced by Swinburne, his friends and associates, and present-day scholars. Over 200 pieces of holograph correspondence and manuscript material, over half of which is by Swinburne, are included. Also prominent is material by Theodore Watts-Dunton, Swinburne's friend and legal advisor.
|Tate, Vernon D. / [1929-1989]||
Title: Vernon D. Tate Personal and Professional Papers (1929-1989)
Extent: 47.5 linear feet (ca. 95,000 pp.) in 49 boxes
Abstract: The Tate Personal and Professional Papers document Vernon Tate's personal interests and activities along with many aspects of his professional career as a historian, librarian, and archivist between 1929 and 1989. Dr. Tate's papers contain correspondence, speeches, articles, meeting minutes, annual reports, newsletters, conference proceedings, press releases, dissertation research materials, and photographic and microphotographic research notes.
|Technology Opportunities Program (U.S.) / [1994-2005]||
Title: Technology Opportunities Program Data Archive (1994-2005)
Extent: 17 linear feet (17 boxes)
Abstract: Federal program to promote the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) by providing matching grants to community based organizations to help them use or provide telecommunications for new opportunities, especially for unserved or under-served groups. Records include project proposals, reports, sound and video recordings relating to individual projects, websites and other digital records.
|Tekla, Tad / [1933-1964]||
Title: Tad Tekla Papers (1933-1964)
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Socialist and pacifist active in labor, civil rights, cooperative, and world government movements. The papers comprise scattered meeting minutes of various organizations, notes (some very detailed) on speeches and other social functions attended by Tekla in the Cleveland area in the 1930s, carbon copies of outgoing correspondence, and a collection of mailing lists. There is a considerable amount of print and nearprint material -- single issues of labor periodicals, newspaper clippings, for m letters, flyers, etc. The papers reflect to varying extents Tekla's activities in North Dakota as an organizer for the Civilian Public Service Union, a national organization of conscientious objectors performing alternative service during World War II; his efforts to recruit Cleveland auto workers for the Socialist Party in the late 1930s; and his membership on the national executive committee of the Socialist Party, the executive committee of the War Resisters League, the policy committee of Democracy Unlimited (ca. 1952-56), the Cleveland Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Committee for a Socialist Program and Action (ca. 1959-64). Tekla was heavily involved in the cooperative movement in Cleveland and to a lesser extent in the Saskatchewan Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) in the mid-1940s.
|University of Michigan. Press / [1958-1988]||
Title: University of Michigan Press Pasternak Records (1958-1988, bulk 1959-1962)
Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
Abstract: In the late 1950s, as a reaction to Cold War era politics, the University of Michigan Press embarked on a program to publish Russian language materials. Their first undertaking was Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago.The material retained by the Press, related to the publication of Dr. Zhivago, as well as Pasternak's Poems, and Collected Works, comprises correspondence between the books’ editors and the directors of the Press. Other items, such as a first edition with marginalia, photographs of letters from Pasternak to Eugene Kayden, and assorted newspaper clippings, help document the history of this unusual endeavor. The 1.5 linear feet of material span the years 1958 to 1988, with the bulk of the papers dating between 1959 and 1962.
|Vicinus, Martha J. / [1968-1976]||
Title: Martha J. Vicinus Papers (1968-1976)
Extent: 1.25 linear feet in 4 boxes
Abstract: Documents and correspondence detailing Martha Vicinus' involvement in the New University Conference (NUC).
|Waldman, Anne, 1945- / [1965-2000]||
Title: Anne Waldman Papers (1945-2012, bulk 1965-2000)
Extent: 119.5 Linear feet (85 record center boxes, 7 ms. boxes, 4 large flat oversize boxes, 10 medium flat oversize boxes, 2 small flat oversize boxes and 2 portfolios.)
Abstract: American poet; co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Papers include correspondence, poems, essays, photographs, art, biographical material, and audiovisual materials.
|Walp, Lee / [1891-2002]||
Title: Lee Walp Family Juvenile Book Collection (1891-2002, bulk 1950-1990)
Extent: 25 record center boxes, 6 oversize boxes, and 4 flat file drawers
Abstract: The Lee Walp Family Juvenile Book Collection is the collection of the late Russell Lee Walp (1906-2003), an avid book-collector and Professor of Botany at Marietta College (Marietta, Ohio). Mr Walp, along with his wife, Esther "Sparkie" Walp, collected materials related to the best in 20th century children's literature, with an emphasis on well-known illustrators and their illustrations. He corresponded with many illustrators and authors, whose letters, manuscripts, and original artwork may be found in the collection. Ed Emberley and Robert Andrew Parker are the most well-represented, but Roger Duvoisin, Hardie Gramatky, Robert Lawson, and Shimin Symeon, as well as scores of other luminaries in the world of children's literature are also represented. Included in the collection are notes, bibliographies, and catalogues documenting how Mr. Walp built and used his collection to educate the public are included, along with a small amount of material related to the study and teaching of botany.
|Warren, Josiah, 1798-1874 / [1834-1868]||
Title: Josiah Warren papers (1834-1868)
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Josiah Warren Papers comprises correspondence chiefly relating to the use of Warren's stereotype invention, the Equity movement, the cooperative society he founded in Modern Times [now Brentwood] N.Y., his philosophy of land ownership, and his journal, The Periodical Letter; lectures notes; and an article. Also printed leaflets.
|Weik, Mary Hays, 1898- / [1921-1979]||
Title: Mary Hays Weik papers (1921-1979)
Extent: 8.35 linear feet
Abstract: The Mary Hays Weik Papers include correspondence with anti-nuclear activists world wide, public officials, concerned citizens, and Weik's family; newsletters and articles on nuclear power, civil rights, neighborhood improvement in Cincinnati in the 1950s, and right-wing and anti-communist organizations; other writings by Weik; legal documents on nuclear power plants in New York; research notes; newspaper clippings; and subject files. Also includes the correspondence, 1950-1954, of Caroline Urie, who, like Weik, was a leader of the American branch of the International Registry of World Citizens.
|Welles, Orson, 1915-1985; Tasca di Cutò, Alessandro, 1906-2000 / ||
Title: Orson Welles - Alessandro Tasca di Cutò Papers (1947-1995, bulk 1964)
Extent: 7.0 Linear feet (2 record center boxes, 4 oversize boxes, and 1 portfolio)
Abstract: The Orson-Welles and Alessandro Tasca di Cutò papers reflect the working and personal relationship between Orson Welles and Alessandro Tasca di Cutò. He was a producer for many of Orson Welles’s films, but two were especially significant for Orson Welles: The Chimes at Midnight (also known as Falstaff, 1965) and Don Quixote (1955-73, unfinished). In both cases, Welles shot the material over a period of years, and on a shoestring budget. The majority of the archive consists of an assortment of letters, handwritten notes, and telegrams that Welles sent to Tasca di Cutò concerning the day-to-day working needs of the filmmaker.
|Welles, Orson, 1915-1985; Feder, Chris Welles / [1931-2009]||
Title: Orson Welles - Chris Welles Feder Collection (1931-2009)
Extent: 2.0 Linear feet (1 record center box and 1 oversize box)
Abstract: The Orson Welles-Chris Welles Feder Collection is an assortment of material on Orson Welles collected by his eldest daughter Chris Welles Feder. She was born Christopher Welles in 1938 to Orson Welles and Virginia Nicolson Welles. The collection includes letters written by Orson Welles to his first wife, Virginia Nicolson, and family photographs. Also included are clippings and articles, audiovisual materials such as movies or TV shows dedicated to Orson Welles, and miscellaneous material such as postcards, exhibition programs, and catalogs. The collection has five series: Correspondence, Clippings and Articles, Photographs, Audiovisual, and Miscellaneous.
|Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 / [Bulk, 1965-1985]||
Title: Orson Welles - Oja Kodar Papers (1910-2000, bulk Bulk, 1965-1985)
Extent: 41.5 Linear feet (27 record center boxes, 15 manuscript boxes, 4 flat oversize boxes, and 1 oversize drawer )
Abstract: The Orson Welles – Oja Kodar Papers includes scripts, production documents, photographs, and other materials from Orson Welles's work in film and other media. General correspondence, topical files, papers related to Oja Kodar, and personal materials also make up a portion of collection. The bulk of the papers date from the 1960s to the 1980s with a smaller amount of material from the 1930s-1950s. The Additions to the Welles-Kodar Papers series, acquired in 2015, complements the scripts, correspondence and photographs already held, but also include annotated typescripts of drafts for a planned memoir, additional on-the-set photographs from films, television, and other projects, personal photographs, and documents from collaborations between Welles and Kodar.
|Werkheiser, Don / [1885-1998]||
Title: Don Werkheiser Papers (1885-1998, bulk 1950-1994)
Extent: 8 linear feet
Abstract: Don Werkheiser was a teacher, writer, and philosopher-reformer active in the last half of the 20th century. He is best described as an individualist anarchist and libertarian. Most of his writings center on the philosophy of Mutual Option Relationship, which he developed and promoted throughout his life. It is multidisciplinary in its nature but based mainly on principles of equal rights and freedom of the individual. The eight linear feet of papers consist primarily of Werkheiser's writings (in the form of notes, drafts, and finished typescripts), correspondence with friends and colleagues, and related ephemera. A small number of photographs, materials documenting Werkheiser's interests and activities, and works by associates of Werkheiser are also present.
|Wilson, Richard, 1915-1991; Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 / [1930-2000]||
Title: Richard Wilson - Orson Welles Papers (1930-2000, bulk 1930-1991 )
Extent: 61 boxes, 2 oversize drawers (approximately 63 linear feet)
Abstract: The collection includes business and personal correspondence, production materials, scripts, photographs, motion picture, and sound recordings related to Richard Wilson and Orson Welles's work in radio, theater, and film from the 1930s to the 1950s. Also included are materials related to each man's later solo careers and personal life.
|Workers' Power / [1970-1973]||
Title: Workers' Power Records (1970-1973)
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Bi-weekly newspaper based in Highland Park, Michigan reflecting the view of the "International Socialists." Consists primarily of marked up editorial copy and some miscellaneous administrative files.
|Young, Geoffrey, 1944- / [1973-2000]||
Title: The Figures Records (1973-2000)
Extent: 34.0 Linear feet ( 64 manuscript boxes and one oversize box)
Abstract: The Figures press was founded by poet Geoffrey Young in Berkeley, California in 1975. The records include correspondence, publication materials, business records and print materials.