Rick Haynes Michigan Militia collection: 1993-1999
Summary Information
Title: Rick Haynes Michigan Militia collection
Creator: Haynes, Rick.
Inclusive dates: 1993-1999
Extent: 1 linear foot
Collection of photocopies of records, publications, and materials of and about Michigan civilian militia organization; with a number of publications produced by civilian militias outside of the state of Michigan. Materials were originally collected by Rick Haynes, who at different times served as Information Officer and the 8th Division Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines Divisional Officer.
Call number: 0440 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Olga Virakhovskaya, 2011

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Collection was donated by Jo Ellen Vinyard (donor no. 7735) in 2000.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.


Copyright is not held by the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Rick Haynes Michigan Militia collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Rick Haynes has been with the Michigan Militia since it was founded in 1994 by Norm Olson, a pastor and gun shop owner, and a former U.S. Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer. Haynes served as Information Officer for over 2 years and later became the Divisional Officer for the 8th Division Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines. Haynes has continuously worked with several militia administration leaders, including Norm Olson, Lynn Van Huzien, Tom Wayne, Joe Pilchack, among others.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Rick Haynes collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, newsletters, and other collected information detailing activities and ideology of the Michigan Militia.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Militia movements -- Michigan.
  • Right-wing extremists -- Michigan.
  • Haynes, Rick.
  • Michigan Militia Corps.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Records [series]

The Records series includes indexes and contents of materials that were originally placed in two 3-ring binders called "Book O" and "Book W" (at present the meaning of titles of these books is not clear). The Books contain correspondence, memoranda, and various materials distributed among member of the Michigan militia.

Box   1  
Book O index
Box   1  
Book O (4 folders)
Box   1  
Book W index
Box   1  
Book W (6 folders)
Topical files [series]

The Topical files series contains collected materials on various topics, information about events and meetings, training manuals, and miscellaneous material.

Box   1  
4th Brigade, 8th Division
Box   1  
Events 1995-1999 (scattered)
Box   1  
Federal government
Box   1  
Military and police force
Box   1  
Box   1  
Box   1  
Norman Olson
Box   1  
Oklahoma City bombing
Box   1  
Petition de Droit 1995
Box   1  
Public health issues
Box   1  
Box   1  
Box   1  
United Nations and international issues
Box   1  
U.S. laws and legislation
Box   1  
Publications [series]

The Publications series contains newsletters published by Michigan militia and militia organizations from other states, as well as articles and research material about Michigan militia and the militia movement in the U.S.

Box   1  
Relevance 1994-1995 (scattered) (3 folders)
Box   1  
Weekly Update August 1995-October 1996 (3 folders)
Box   1  
News Room 1997 (scattered), February 1999
Box   1  
Weekly News October 1998-April 1999 (5 folders)
Box   1  
Michigan militia miscellaneous publications, 1995-[1996 ?]
Box   1  
Miscellaneous militia publications from outside of state of Michigan 1994-1996 (4 folders)
Box   1  
Michigan militia Web site
Box   1  
Research materials about Michigan Militia (4 folders)