The final series Miscellaneous [box 27] contains a variety of materials that came to the Bentley Historical Library after Donahue's death. This series overlaps in many ways the previously described materials, but also fills in gaps by providing some personal correspondence and a little information about Donahue's teaching activities in the 1960s and her research interests in the 1980s. This accession has been divided into six short subseries.
Alumnus Place documents a failed proposal made by Donahue and her colleagues at the University of Michigan to build an education-oriented retirement community for University of Michigan alumni and faculty. Envisioned as a continuing education center for retirees, the plans for Alumnus Place never came to fruition.
Biography includes curriculum vitae and brief biographies of Donahue written for various purposes during her life. Also here are the transcripts of an oral history of the Institute of Gerontology in which Donahue, Clark Tibbits and Woodrow Hunter are interviewed. The third subseries, Correspondence, has been placed in chronological arrangement by year, with the exception that there is a separate folder for 1989 correspondence about the writing and publication of Memoirs in Aging, a history of gerontology in Michigan.
Curriculum Vita, Bibliographies and Biographies undated
History of Institute of Gerontology 1978-1983
Michigan Women's Studies Award 1983
Chronological 1969-1970, 1982-1990
Memoirs on Aging 1989
Geriatric Education includes materials written by Donahue on the topic of educating gerontologists. It includes five subseries: Inter-University Training Project in Social Gerontology, Summer Institute in Social Gerontology, Seminar in Aging, Training in Gerontology, and IOG History. These files document the development of geriatric education at the University of Michigan as well as Donahue's role in it.
Inter-University Training Project in Social Gerontology
Speeches and Writings is organized chronologically where dates are known, and topically for undated items. This subseries spans 1950-1987. The sixth subseries, Photographs, contains two photographs of Wilma Donahue taken in the later part of her career.