Jack Kausch collection: 1927-2002 (Majority of material found within 1976-1994)
Summary Information
Title: Jack Kausch collection
Creator: Kausch, Jack.
Dates: 1927-2002 (Majority of material found within 1976-1994)
Extent: 5 linear feet, 1 oversize folder, 1 film reels
Abstract:
Jack Kausch was a photographer who specialized in family portraits and historical photography. The collection includes still and moving images created and collected by Kausch throughout his career.
Call number: 07155 Aa 2; UAm
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 Courtney Egan, October 2007

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated in 2007 and 2013 by Betsy Kausch (donor no. 9198).

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:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Jack Kausch collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Jack Kausch was a photographer who lived and worked in Michigan. He was raised in Detroit and graduated from Cranbrook. He also earned a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. During the Korean War, Kausch joined the Air National Guard and in the late 1950s he worked for his father's construction business. In the 1960s Kausch started work in the GM photographic department developing promotional materials for the company. Finally, in 1976 he opened Jack Kausch Photography where he specialized in family portraits and completed a wide variety of additional projects.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection highlights a portion of the projects that Jack Kausch completed during his photographic career. A range of subjects is covered and both original and historical photography is included. The collection is divided into two series: Photographs and Other Visual Materials.

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.


  • Automobile industry.
  • Churches -- Michigan.
  • Cicadas.
  • Detroit-Windsor Tunnel (Detroit, Mich. and Windsor, Ont.)
  • Ferries -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Ferries -- Ontario -- Windsor.
  • Poletown (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Tunnels.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Videotapes.
  • Fox Theatre Building (Detroit, Mich.)
  • General Motors Corporation.
  • General Motors Corporation. Fisher Body Division. Fleetwood Plant.
  • Kausch, Jack.
  • Stroh Brewery Company.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Photographs [series]

The Photographs series includes four subseries: Automotive History; Detroit, Michigan; Gordon W. Lloyd; and Michigan, General. Most of the photographs are in the form of negatives or slides; however some photographic prints are included throughout the collection.

 
Automotive History [subseries]

The Automotive History subseries features materials about the history of the automobile, particularly General Motors and the Fleetwood Plant in Detroit. The history of the Fleetwood Plant, where many famous and luxurious automobile bodies were built, is covered in photographic negatives. Additionally, there are several photographic prints of presidents and other well-known individuals posing with GM automobiles.

Box   1  
Airplane assembly facility circa 1910s

(see also oversize folder)

Box   1  
Automobile assembly
Box   1  
"The Changing Nature of the Auto Body" (photographic slides)
Box   1  
Parade of Progress 1946
Box   1  
Presidents and other celebrities
Box   1  
Promotional events
Box   1  
Miscellaneous

(include Fleetwood plant, tanks, etc.; see also oversize folder)

Box   1  
"People, Pride and Progress" (3 folders (negative strips))

(produced for Fisher Body -- Fleetwood)

 
Detroit, Michigan [subseries]

The Detroit, Michigan subseries features photographic prints, slides, and negatives of various local landmarks. These include historic and contemporary images of the following: the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel under construction and in operation; the restored Fox Theater; Poletown throughout its history; and the Stroh's factory during production.

Box   1  
Aerial Photography

(includes photographs of photographers on aerial shoot)

 
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
Box   1  
Cut-and-cover Section
Box   1  
Dedication Day
Box   1  
Ferries
Box   1  
General

(see also oversize folder)

Box   1  
Shield-driven Section
Box   1  
Terminal Buildings and Ventilation Tower
Box   1  
Fox Theater
Box   1  
General
Box   1  
Poletown
 
Stroh's
Box   1  
General
Box   1  
Production August 1977
 
Gordon W. Lloyd project circa 1990s [subseries]

The Gordon W. Lloyd subseries is an extensive set of material documenting many buildings designed by this 19th century architect. Lloyd emigrated from England and worked in Michigan and nearby states. He designed several churches and cathedrals, as well as secular buildings including the Northern Michigan Asylum and a few private residences . Various formats including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, as well as a small amount of textual research material comprise this series.

 
Buildings

(arranged by approximate date of construction)

Box   1  
Christ Church (Detroit, Mich.) 1861
Box   2  
Trinity Church (Marshall, Mich.) 1861
Box   2  
Central Methodist Episcopal Church (Detroit, Mich.) 1866-1867
Box   2  
Church of the Good Shepherd (Allegan, Mich.) circa 1866-1869
Box   2  
Trinity Church (Columbus, Ohio) 1866-1869
Box   2  
Saint Andrew's Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 1867
Box   2  
Saint James' Church (Grosse Ile, Mich.) 1867
Box   2  
Saint James' Church (Milwaukee, Wis.) 1867-1870
Box   2  
Church of the Holy Spirit (Gambier, Ohio) 1869-1870
Box   2  
Trinity Cathedral (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1870-1871
Box   2  
Christ Church (Springfield, Ohio) 1872
Box   2  
All Saints Church (Saugatuck, Mich.) 1872-1873
Box   2  
Church of the Ascension (Buffalo, New York) 1872-1873
Box   2  
Saint Paul's Church (Flint, Mich.) 1873
Box   2  
Saint Paul's Church (Marquette, Mich.) 1873
Box   2  
Church of the Good Shepherd (Ogden, Utah) 1874-1875
 
Buildings Undated
Box   2  
Saint John's Church (Saginaw, Mich.) 1883
Box   2  
Saint Luke's Church (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1883-1884
Box   2  
Saint Paul's Church (Medina, Ohio) 1884
Box   2  
Traverse City Asylum 1885
Box   2  
Cathedral of St. Paul (Erie, Pa.)
Box   2  
Gatehouses
Box   2  
Little Cote
Box   2  
Morpeth, Ontario
Box   2  
Other or Unknown
Box   2  
University of Detroit, Mercy
Box   2  
Various Churches
Box   2  
Drawings and Furniture
Box   2  
Family Gravestones
Box   2  
Research
 
Various Visual Materials
Box   3  
Digital files (13 optical discs (CDs), 1 floppy disks (3.5"))

(master copies of images; Photoshop, TIFF, and JPEG files)

Box   3  
Indexed Photographs (backup copies of images)
Box   3  
Negatives
 
Michigan, General [subseries]

The Michigan, General subseries contains an extensive set of photographic slides documenting flora and fauna throughout the state; wildflowers are especially highlighted. The series also contains a small amount of material on the University of Michigan and the city of Birmingham.

Box   3  
Birmingham
Box   3  
Flora and Fauna
Box   3  
University of Michigan Football Stadium
 
Other Visual Materials [series]

The Other Visual Materials series is comprised of three subseries: Videotapes and Motion Pictures, and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Included in the subseries are several videos and a few films that were a part or product of Kausch's moving image projects. The videos and films include a thirty-minute natural history documentary about cicadas in Michigan and a fifteen-minute promotional piece on the history and future of Cadillac. In general, they cover a range of subjects including local history, automotive history, and natural history. Also included are various formats and versions of Kausch's 1980 film made for the fiftieth anniversary of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

 
Videotapes [subseries]

(VHS unless otherwise noted)

Box   4  
17-Year Cicadas (Magicicada septendecim)

(tape no. 1)

Box   4  
The Boat Builders of Les Cheneaux

(tape no. 2)

Box   4  
Children of the Holocaust, Parts 1 and 2

(tape no. 3)

Box   4  
Detroit Country Day, Middle School, Presentation

(tape no. 4)

Box   4  
Flying Tigers, 529th Fighter Squadron, 311th Fighter Group

(tape no. 5)

Box   4  
From Ice to Islands

(tape no. 6)

Box   4  
Passage to the Future

(tape no. 7)

Box   4  
A Sense of History: Andrew Wineland Tanner, Photographs of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

(tape no. 8)

Box   4  
Solidarity, Part I

(tape no. 9)

(U-matic)
Box   4  
Solidarity, Part II

(tape no. 10)

(U-matic)
Box   4  
Teamwork and Technology Cadillac Style

(tape no. 11)

Box   4  
Andrew Tanner Historical Photographs Slide Show 1995

(tape no. 12)

 
Motion Pictures [subseries]
Box   4  
The Fleetwood Story: People Pride and Progress, Local 15 insert
Box   4  
UAW Local 15 and Fleetwood Strike Film 1950s
Box   4  
Miscellaneous and unidentified

(film reels stored in accordion folder)

Film Reel   1  
17-Year Cicadas (Magicicada septendecim)
Box   5  
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel [subseries]
Box   5  
Print 1980 (2 film reels (16mm))
Box   5  
Mag 1980 (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   5  
A Track and Internegative (2 film reels (16mm))
Box   5  
Video Master (U-matic videocassette)
Box   5  
Revised A & B Rolls 1990 (2 film reels (16mm))
Box   5  
From Revised A & B Rolls 1990 (1 video reels)
Box   5  
Revision Work Print, B Track, Title Trims 1990 (3 film reels (16mm))