Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Correspondence Files 1900-1959 [series]

The CORRESPONDENCE series (11 linear feet, 1900-1903, 1929-1959) is arranged in four subseries: Correspondence, 1900-1903, 1929-1943; Director's Correspondence, 1946-1951; Editor's Correspondence, 1946-1951; and Director of University Relations Correspondence, 1950-1959. Most correspondence is with newspapers, magazine publishers, other universities, and radio and television broadcasting firms and associations.

The earliest correspondence, 1900-1903, includes letters written to Ralph Ellsworth relating to inquiries asking other universities about their information dissemination activities. Correspondence from 1929 to 1943 is chronologically arranged material sent and received by Roger Morrisey and Wilfred B. Shaw and reflects some of the alumni information activities once handled by the office as well as contact with press agencies and newspapers throughout Michigan and the nation

Director's Correspondence, 1946-1951, and Editor's Correspondence, 1946-1951, are similar in content. These two alphabetically arranged subseries comprise the correspondence of Arthur L. Brandon and Cleland B. Wyllie along with some other staff members. Wyllie served as editor but also handled other responsibilities within the office.

The most substantial subseries is the Director of University Relations Correspondence, 1950-1959, arranged alphabetically by topic. It is primarily the correspondence of Arthur L. Brandon. Topics include academic freedom and anti-communism activities (filed under "subversive activities"), the 250th anniversary of Detroit's founding, Harlan Hatcher's inauguration as president, controversy surrounding the renaming of Michigan State University, atomic research sponsored by the Phoenix Project, the 1955 Salk Polio vaccine testing and announcement, and radio and television broadcasting. General information on university activities and programs appears throughout the files, which also include scattered press releases, articles, and clippings in addition to the correspondence. Newspapers and magazines doing stories on the university, such as Life, are well represented within this subseries.

Box   1  
General
Box   1  
Undated, 1900-November 1943
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Director's Correspondence
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[A-Z] 1946-1951
 
Editor's Correspondence
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A-I 1946-1951
Box   3  
J-Z 1946-1951
 
Director of University Relations Correspondence 1950-1959
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"A" General
Box   3  
Admissions
Box   3  
Advertising Permits
Box   3  
Alice Crocker Lloyd Laboratory
Box   3  
Alumnae Correspondence
Box   3  
Alumni Correspondence
Box   4  
Alumni Clubs
Box   4  
Alumni Club of Detroit
Box   4  
Alumni Relations--Howard Peckham
Box   4  
American College Public Relations Association (7 folders)
Box   4  
American Council on Education
Box   4  
Arab Conference 1952-1953
Box   4  
Asian-American Seminar 1956
Box   4  
Association of American Colleges
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Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions
Box   4  
Athletics
 
Athletics, Board in Control of Intercollegiate
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Meeting Minutes 1958
Box   4  
Meeting Minutes 1957
Box   5  
Meeting Minutes 1952-1957
Box   5  
"B" General
Box   5  
Band
Box   5  
Big Business Magazine clippings and others
Box   5  
Big Nine Group
Box   5  
Big Ten Group (2 folders)
Box   5  
Big Ten-Television and Radio
Box   5  
Bnai B'rith Broadcasting Committee
Box   5  
Budget -- Departmental (2 folders)
Box   5  
Budget -- Information and News Service
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Budget -- Television Broadcasting
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Budget -- University Relations
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Building Programs
Box   5  
Bureau of School Services
Box   5  
Business Administration, School of
Box   6  
"C" General
Box   6  
CBS--TV
Box   6  
Charles University (Prague)
Box   6  
Children's Hospital
Box   6  
College-Industry Conference 1953-1954
Box   6  
Committee on College Relations
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Conference Service Bureau
Box   6  
Counterattack (see also Subversive Activities)
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"D" General
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Deans
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Decade of Achievement 1957
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Degrees-Miscellaneous
Box   6  
Detroit's 250th Anniversary 1951
 
Development Council
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Alumni Fund
Box   6  
Alumni Public Relations Committee
Box   6  
Board of Directors
Box   6  
Executive Committee
Box   6  
General Correspondence
Box   6  
Organization Charter
Box   6  
Regents
Box   6  
"E" General
Box   6  
Education, School of
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Educational Interpretation, Committee on
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Engineering Centennia1 1953
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Engineering, College of
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Engineering Research Institute
Box   7  
Enrollment Statistics
Box   7  
Extension Service
Box   7  
"F" General
Box   7  
Football Ticket Requests (2 folders)
Box   7  
Ford Foundation
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Freedom of Information (2 folders)
Box   7  
Fund for Adult Education
Box   7  
"G" General
Box   7  
Gifts, Grants or Contracts
Box   7  
"H" General
 
Hatcher
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Inauguration
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Letters written by Arthur Brandon
Box   7  
Memos from Arthur Brandon
Box   7  
Reports to the people of the state of Michigan Hatcher-Special Luncheons
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Speeches, statements, releases written by Arthur Brandon
Box   7  
"I" General
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Institute for Social Research (3 folders)
Box   8  
"J" General
Box   8  
"K" General
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Kellogg Continuing Center
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"L" General
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Labor
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Literature, Science and the Arts, College of
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"M" General
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McPhaul Dinner March 6, 1952
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Michigan Council of State College Presidents
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Michigan Health Council
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Michigan State University
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Michigan State University-Name change 1954-1955 (3 folders)
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Michigan Week
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Mission of Michigan Meeting 1955
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Mission of Michigan Meeting 1956
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Mission of Michigan Meeting 1957
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"N" General
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National Association of State Universities
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Netherlands-Visit of Queen Juliana April 17, 1952
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North Campus
Box   9  
"O" General
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Official Publications, Committee on
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"P" General
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Personnel Office
Box   9  
Philippines, University of the
 
Phoenix Project
Box   9  
Continuation Program
Box   9  
General Correspondence
Box   9  
Memorial Building Dedication
Box   9  
News Bulletins
Box   9  
Newspaper clippings
Box   9  
Publicity
Box   9  
Speakers and Speeches
Box   9  
Policy Committee
Box   9  
Polio Vaccine (3 folders)
Box   9  
Principal-Freshman Conference
Box   9  
Public Relations
Box   10  
Public Relations, Committee on 1950
Box   10  
Public Relations Society of America
Box   10  
"Q" General
Box   10  
"R" General
 
Radio
Box   10  
Athletics
Box   10  
Budget
 
Executive Committee
Box   10  
1947
Box   10  
1948
Box   10  
1949
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1950-1951
Box   10  
1952-1953
Box   10  
1954-1957
Box   10  
General Correspondence
Box   10  
Personnel
Box   10  
Programs
Box   10  
Promotion
Box   10  
"They Fought Alone" Series
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Upper Peninsula
Box   10  
Regents, Board of
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Religious Education
Box   10  
RKO-Pathe, Inc.
Box   11  
Rose Bowl
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Ruthven, Alexander
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"S" General
Box   11  
Scholarships
Box   11  
Science Proposal for Institute of Science and Technology
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Soo Locks Centennial Committee 1954
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Soviet Plastics Delegation Visit 1958
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Speakers
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Speech Department
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Speeches and Articles
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Student Publications, Board in Control of (2 folders)
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Subversive Activities, Communism, and Academic Freedom Surveys
Box   11  
"T" General
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Town Hall of the Air
 
TV
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Accounts
Box   11  
Athletics
Box   11  
Beaumont Project (Mackinac Island)
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Butterfield-Gowthorpe
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Channel 12
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Citizens Committee for Educational TV
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Cooperation with other stations
Box   11  
Detroit Educational TV Foundation
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Development, Committee on (2 folders)
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Educational TV and Radio Center
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Educational TV Channels and Joint Committee