Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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National Defense Investigating Committee 1943-1947 [series]

The National Defense Investigating Committee, 1943-1947 series documents Meader's work as counsel for the Truman committee which was charged with seeking out corruption and fraud in defense industries. The series consists of three linear feet of materials arranged alphabetically by type. Of special note are the six folders of Meader's diaries which proffer a detailed daily account of the committee's travels, travails, and investigations.

Box   1  
Correspondence 1943-1945, 1947 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Diary May 1945-June 1947 (6 folders)
Box   1  
Notebooks 1945-1946
 
Photographs 1945-1946
Box   1  
Bainbridge, MD October 1945
Box   1  
Europe 1945
Box   1  
North Africa 1945-1946
Box   1  
World Trip 1946
Box   1  
Scrapbooks 1945-1947 (3 folders)
 
Topical Files 1945-1947
Box   2  
A
Box   2  
Aircraft Report 1948
Box   2  
Assignments 1945-1947
Box   2  
B
Box   2  
Basic Magnesium
Box   2  
Bilbo, Senator Theodore
Box   2  
Brewster, Senator Owen
Box   2  
C
Box   2  
Cinchona
Box   2  
Congressmen
Box   2  
D
Box   2  
E
Box   2  
Executive Sessions
Box   2  
F
Box   2  
Ferguson, Senator Homer
Box   2  
Fifth Annual Report
Box   2  
Files
Box   2  
Flanagan, Francis
Box   2  
Foreign Liquidation Committee
Box   2  
Fulton, Hugh
Box   2  
G
Box   2  
H
Box   2  
Halley, Rudolph
Box   2  
Hearings (agenda and notes)
Box   2  
I
Box   2  
Inter-American Highway Report
Box   2  
J
Box   2  
K
Box   2  
Kilgore, Senator Harley
Box   2  
Knowland, Senator William
Box   2  
L
Box   2  
M
Box   2  
Memoranda (4 folders)
Box   2  
Mead, Senator Joseph
Box   2  
Military Government
Box   3  
N
Box   3  
Navy Department
Box   3  
Notes
Box   3  
O
Box   3  
P
Box   3  
Press Releases
Box   3  
R
Box   3  
Resignation of Meader
Box   3  
S
Box   3  
Senators
Box   3  
Speeches (4 folders)
Box   3  
State Department
Box   3  
Surplus Property Investigation
Box   3  
T
Box   3  
Transcripts of Testimony
Box   3  
Transportation (reports and speech)
Box   3  
Truman Committee Demise
Box   3  
U-V
Box   3  
W
Box   3  
War Department
Box   3  
World Trip Report
Box   3  
X-Y-Z
 
Congressional Files 1948-1966 [series]

The bulk of the Meader papers consists of the thirty-three linear feet of materials in the Congressional Files, 1948-1966 series which document his seven terms in the House of Representatives. Subseries are primarily arranged alphabetically by type of material with the exception of the last subseries, Campaign Materials. Materials in these subseries are arranged chronologically by congressional session, then by full committee or subcommittee, finally alphabetically.

 
Annual Files 1954-1964

The Annual Files subseries comprises fourteen linear feet of correspondence, memoranda, and reports arranged alphabetically by topic, issue, or department within each year. Recurring headings include immigration, the Republican Party, the State Department, Treasury, University of Michigan, and Veterans' Administration.

Box   4  
1954

(A-T)

Box   5  
1954

(U-Z)

Box   5  
1955

(A-Q)

Box   6  
1955

(R-Z)

Box   6  
1956

(A-L)

Box   7  
1956

(M-Z)

Box   7  
1957

(A-D)

Box   8  
1957

(E-Z)

Box   9  
1958

(A-S)

Box   10  
1958

(T-Z)

Box   10  
1959

(A-Q)

Box   11  
1959

(R-Z)

Box   43  
1959

(A-Z, outgoing)

Box   11  
1960

(A-H)

Box   12  
1960

(I-Z)

Box   12  
1961

(A-H)

Box   13  
1961

(I-Z)

Box   44  
1961
Box   45  
1961-1962
Box   13  
1962

(A-C)

Box   14  
1962

(D-Z)

Box   15  
1963

(A-L)

Box   16  
1963

(M-Z)

Box   16  
1964

(A-F)

Box   17  
1964

(G-Z)

 
Government Operations Committee 1951-1964
Box   18  
1951-1956
Box   19  
1957-1960
Box   20  
1961-1964
 
Judiciary Committee 1959-1964
Box   21  
1959-1960
Box   22  
1961-1962
Box   23  
1963-1964
 
Meader Bills and Projects 1951-1966

By far the most substantive material in the Congressional Files is found in the Meader Bills and Projects subseries. The eight linear feet of material in this subseries is alphabetically arranged by topic, bill, or project. Meader's efforts to insure clean and responsible government are manifest in the Congressional investigation folders and the televised committee hearings materials. District-specific materials can be found in the Great Lakes flood control folders and the material on Monroe.

Box   24  
Meader Bills Introduced 1951-1964 (8 folders)
 
Audiotapes 1960-1964
Box   24  
Harry Hoke, Jr., inventor, discusses alleged patent infringement

(tape no. 1)

(reel-to-reel tape; 3.75 ips)
Box   24  
Meader addresses Washtenaw Republicans August 10, 1960

(tape no. 2)

(reel-to-reel tape; 7.5 ips)
Box   24  
Meader introduction of Richard Nixon in Monroe, Michigan October 27, 1960

(tape no. 3)

(reel-to-reel tape; 3.75 ips)
Box   24  
Meader discusses foreign aid to Cambodia March 15, 1962

(tape no. 4)

(reel-to-reel tape; 7.5 ips)
Box   24  
Meader criticizes tax law April 6, 1962

(tape no. 5)

(reel-to-reel tape; 7.5 ips)
Box   24  
Meader on defense appropriations bill to WWJ's "Capitol Report" April 20, 1962

(tape no. 6)

(reel-to-reel tape; 7.5 ips)
Box   24  
Meader on defense appropriations bill April 27, 1962

(tape no. 7)

(reel-to-reel tape; 7.5 ips)
Box   24  
Meader resolution on telecasting of House committee hearings January 14, 1963

(tape no. 8)

(reel-to-reel tape; 7.5 ips)
Box   24  
Meader discusses vote against Civil Rights Bill April 30, 1964

(tape no. 9)

(reel-to-reel tape; 7.5 ips)
Box   24  
Bonner Military Supply Investigation 1951 (22 folders)
Box   25  
Bridgeport Brass Co. 1959-1961 (2 folders)
Box   25  
Brownson Committee Trip/Investigation 1953-1954 (17 folders)
Box   26  
Civil Rights 1961-1964 (18 folders)
Box   26  
Congressional Committee Staffing 1952-1961
Box   26  
Congressional Investigation Function 1953-1961
Box   26  
Dundee Cement Co. 1958-1960 (3 folders)
Box   26  
Excise Tax 1953-1956 (3 folders)
Box   26  
Executive Privilege 1959-1962 (2 folders)
Box   26  
Executive Reorganization Act 1957-1958 (2 folders)
Box   27  
Gerity Magnesium/United States Air Force 1956-1957 (5 folders)
Box   27  
Government Research Commission 1961-1964 (2 folders)
Box   27  
Great Lakes Flood Control 1951-1964 (12 folders)
 
Investigations 1951-1952
Box   27  
Government Corruption
Box   27  
Justice Department
Box   27  
Mutual Security
Box   27  
Post Office Department
Box   27  
State Department
Box   28  
Joint Committee on Organization of Congress 1966
Box   28  
Liu Immigration Case 1952-1954 (2 folders)
Box   28  
Monroe Atomic Plant 1956-1962 (4 folders)
Box   28  
Monroe Land Patent 1953-1959
Box   28  
Monroe Port Bill 1951-1964 (5 folders)
Box   28  
National Family Day 1956-1959 (2 folders)
Box   28  
Newspapers and Antitrust Laws 1951-1960 (5 folders)
Box   29  
Overseas Investment 1951-1964 (8 folders)
Box   29  
Payment in Lieu of Taxes 1953-1964 (6 folders)
Box   29  
State Tax Use 1957-1960 (3 folders)
Box   30  
Televised Committee Hearings 1951-1964 (7 folders)
 
Trips
Box   30  
1953-1955 (13 folders)
Box   31  
1956-1964 (9 folders)
Box   31  
Unemployment and IMC Copper 1951-1952
Box   31  
University of Michigan Towing 1961-1962
Box   31  
Willow Run Airport 1955-1964 (8 folders)
Box   31  
Miscellaneous 1951-1964 (8 folders)
 
Topical Files 1951-1964

The Topical Files subseries consists of one linear foot of miscellaneous office files arranged alphabetically. The folders on Republican voting trends for Michigan, 1941-1960 are of special interest.

Box   32  
Newsletters 1951-1964 (14 folders)
Box   32  
Press Releases 1951-1964 (14 folders)
Box   32  
Radio/Television 1951-1964 (14 folders)
Box   32  
Republican Voting Trends 1960 (3 folders)
 
Campaign Files 1948-1966

The Campaign Files subseries consists of four linear feet of correspondence and memos, financial files, reports and background, and sundry campaign literature. These materials are arranged chronologically, within each campaign year, they are alphabetically arranged.

Box   33  
1948 (7 folders)

(A-Z)

Box   33  
1950 (17 folders)

(A-Z)

Box   33  
1952 (5 folders)

(A-Z)

Box   33  
1954 (3 folders)

(A-Z)

Box   34  
1956 (5 folders)

(A-Z)

Box   34  
1958 (8 folders)

(A-Z)

Box   34  
1960 (22 folders)

(A-Z)

 
1962
Box   35  
District Office (A-Z) (13 folders)
Box   35  
Washington Office (A-Z) (13 folders)
 
1964
Box   35  
Primary Election (A-Z) (35 folders)
Box   36  
General Election (A-Z) (23 folders)
Box   36  
1966 (24 folders)

(A-Z)

 
Personal 1922-1990 [series]

The Personal series is comprised of memoirs and genealogical materials, correspondence, financial files, writings (of George Meader, his daughter, and his wife), and a brief exchange of letters between Meader and the Detroit Automobile Inter-Insurance Exchange regarding and attempt in 1940 to cancel his policy. This polymorphic series runs two linear feet. Meader's memoirs provide a nostalgic impression of his early years as a student, seaman, Ann Arbor attorney and active member of local civic organizations, and general counsel to the Truman committee. Meader's views on government can be gleaned from his trenchant essays found in the Writings subseries. Barbara Meader's writings provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a young woman coming into her maturity at the University of Michigan in the late 1950s. This glimpse is rendered poignant by her untimely death shortly before graduating.

 
Memoirs 1989-1990
Box   37  
Early Years 1920s-1943 (2 folders)
Box   37  
The Truman Committee 1943-1947 (3 folders)
 
Genealogy 1940-1989
Box   37  
Gibson Family 1980s
Box   37  
Meader Family (Robert Eugene) 1940s
Box   37  
Meader Family Association 1976-1989
 
Correspondence 1922-1980s
Box   37  
Detroit Automobile Inter-Insurance Exchange 1940

(re: cancellation of Meader's insurance policy)

Box   37  
Meader, Barbara 1951-1960 (3 folders)
Box   37  
Meader, Edwin 1943-1965
Box   37  
Meader, Elizabeth 1944-1965
Box   37  
Meader, Katherine 1958-1968 (3 folders)
Box   37  
Meader, R. Paul 1945-1965
Box   37  
Meader, Ralph 1943-1964
Box   37  
Meader, Robert Eugene 1946-1952
Box   37  
Meader, Mrs. R. E. (Jean) 1952-1961
Box   37  
Meader Way, Frances 1922-1975
Box   37  
Miscellaneous 1964-1980s (4 folders)
 
Financial 1939-1990
Box   37  
General 1939-1943, 1965-1966 (2 folders)
Box   37  
Income Tax 1942-1954
Box   38  
Income Tax 1955-1963 (2 folders)
Box   38  
Loans 1943-1956
Box   38  
Property 1937-1947 (2 folders)
Box   38  
Will 1984-1990
 
Organizations 1937-1940
Box   38  
Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of Commerce 1937-1939
Box   38  
Michigan Merit System Association 1938-1939
Box   38  
University of Michigan Alumni Association 9th District 1938-1940
 
Writings 1952-1990
 
Barbara Meader 1952-1960
Box   38  
Diaries 1952-1958
Box   38  
University of Michigan 1958-1960 (2 folders)
Box   38  
Miscellaneous 1960
Box   38  
Elizabeth Meader 1958-1966
 
George Meader 1964-1990
Box   38  
Federal Encroachment on Congress 1966
Box   38  
Congressional Reform 1967-1970
Box   38  
Litigation and Congress 1968-1974
Box   38  
Iran Contra Affair 1987
Box   38  
Miscellaneous 1964-1990 (2 folders)
 
Professional 1933-1974 [series]

The Professional series has been divided into two subseries. The Law Practice subseries contains files from the 1992 accession regarding Meader's early law practice in Ann Arbor. The Law Cases subseries consists of two distinct, but related, sets of files, linked to Meader's practice of law. This series runs four linear feet and contains two alphabetical runs of case files from Meader's law practice, one covering the years before his Congressional service and one covering his post-Congressional practice. The latter includes files related to Meader's involvement in the 1968 suit brought before the U.S. Supreme Court by Adam Clayton Powell, contesting his expulsion by the U.S. House of Representatives. The first set of case files provide a unique perspective on postwar Ann Arbor through the records of a small town lawyer.

 
Law Practice 1933-1940
Box   38  
Law Office, Establishment 1939-1940
Box   38  
Law Office, Financial 1933-1938
 
Law Cases, Pre-Congressional 1946-1956
Box   38  
Aiken Estate
Box   38  
Ann Arbor Press v. NLRB
Box   39  
Ann Arbor Press v. NLRB (cont.) (2 folders)
Box   39  
Buchanan, Mary
Box   39  
Columbian Wire Corporation
Box   39  
Congressional Investigation (2 folders)
Box   39  
Dearborn Diecasting and Cavity Corporation
Box   39  
Dexter Machine Products (2 folders)
Box   39  
Dexter Savings Bank
Box   39  
Dunn, Brent
Box   39  
Eichholz, Albert
Box   39  
Exhibition Ships, Inc.
Box   39  
Full Salvation Union v. Portage Township
Box   39  
Gucker, Frank
Box   39  
Hermann Estate
Box   39  
Hickenlooper, Senator Bowers
Box   39  
Higgins, Inc.
Box   39  
Kamman, Francis
Box   39  
Kauffman v. Shidakar
Box   39  
Leavell, John
Box   39  
Lefurge, William
Box   39  
Locke, Edward
Box   39  
Macintosh
Box   39  
Machinery Brief
Box   39  
Mead, Senator Joseph
Box   39  
Meader and Kamman Partnership
Box   39  
Meikle, D. G. (2 folders)
Box   40  
Michigan State Society
Box   40  
Occident Orient Corporation (2 folders)
Box   40  
Parker-Nashville Commodities
Box   40  
Por, John Leslie (2 folders)
Box   40  
Preuss, Lawrence
Box   40  
Prosecutor Campaign (Meader)
Box   40  
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (5 folders)
Box   40  
Rives Plating Corporation
Box   40  
Roberts, John
Box   40  
Vandenberg, Senator Arthur
Box   40  
Vitoganis, Gus
Box   40  
Wallgren, M. C.
Box   40  
Waltz, Stanley G.
Box   40  
WPAG
Box   40  
Yale Rubber Company
 
Law Cases, Post-Congressional (fragmentary) 1966-1974
Box   40  
Marston v. Ann Arbor Property Managers
Box   40  
Matthaei, Fred
Box   40  
Meader, Brimacombe, & Schleter
Box   41  
Michigan v. Fruehauf (2 folders)
Box   41  
Michigan v. Landa
Box   41  
Niedemeyer v. Ford
Box   41  
Nixon Pardon
Box   41  
Pepaja v. Burger King
 
Powell (Adam Clayton Powell) Hearings 1967-1968
Box   41  
Supreme Court no. 138
Box   41  
Certiori Petition
Box   41  
Clippings
Box   41  
Court of Appeals (5 folders)
Box   41  
Curtis Law Review (2 folders)
Box   41  
District Court (5 folders)
Box   41  
Fourteenth Amendment
Box   42  
Notes/Background (4 folders)
Box   42  
Select Committee
Box   42  
Seaway Associates
Box   42  
Smith, Leila Riley
Box   42  
Spindler
Box   42  
Trogdon v. Archer
Box   42  
Union Central
Box   42  
Unitec
Box   42  
Zahn v. Smith
 
Visual Materials [series]

Portraits; photographs of congressional colleagues and other politicians; photographs, 1945-1946, of travels to Europe and North Africa with the U.S. Senate National Defense Investigating Committee; and films of Meader and colleagues discussing issues of foreign and domestic policy.

 
Photographs
Box   42  
Portraits (2 folders)

(also oversize folder UAm)

Box   42  
Family Portraits
Box   42  
Family, Informal
Box   42  
Congressional (3 folders)
Box   42  
Michigan Congressmen (autographed)
Box   42  
Michigan Politicians
Box   42  
United States Senators (autographed)

(also oversize folder UAm)

 
Films (Congress) 1962 (5 reels)
Box   42  
Urban Affairs
Box   42  
Cambodia
Box   42  
Tax Bill
Box   42  
"White House Conference on the New Frontier" and "Defense Appropriations Bill"
 
Defense Department Budget