Gregory Stempfle papers: 1982-2014
Summary Information
Title: Gregory Stempfle papers
Creator: Stempfle, Gregory.
Dates: 1982-2014
Extent: 1 linear foot
Gregory Stempfle is an active member of both the Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM), as well as the Libertarian Party of Wayne County local affiliate. The collection contains various newsletters, convention packets, leadership directories, a scrapbook, and other materials.
Call number: 2015008 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
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Finding aid created by Devon Proudfoot, January, 2015

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Gregory Stempfle (donor no. 11165) in September, 2014.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Gregory Stempfle papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Gregory Stempfle has worked actively with multiple affiliates of the Libertarian party since the 1990s. He primarily worked closely with the Libertarian Party of Wayne County and the Libertarian Party of Michigan, even serving two terms as their newsletter editor.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Gregory Stempfle papers are comprised of printed materials collected from his involvement with the Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM), as well as its local affiliates. The collection is arranged alphabetically.

A large portion of the collection consists of LPM convention packets, highlighting the convention events, as well as the legislation discussed. Packets are included from the years Stempfle attended, ranging from 1997-2014. A packet is contained for the 1988 Nominating Convention, which was held in a suburb of Detroit. This packet includes programs for the event, as well as documents regarding the planning of the convention.

One folder contains materials from the Wayne County local affiliate office and includes newsletters, meeting notes, and correspondence from the 1990s. The collection also includes a scrapbook that holds color photographs from events, correspondence, and flyers from the Livingston County local affiliate.

Stempfle collected campaign materials from a number of Libertarian candidates running for office. Pamphlets, biographies, and campaign materials are included for candidates running for state positions. Some of these politicians include Jon Coon, Diane Barnes, John Stempfle, and more. Pamphlets are also included for candidates running for local office such as Christopher Gonzalez, Martin Howrylak, Mark Carney, and more. The collection contains campaign information for candidates running for national office, including information from the LPM regarding their support of said candidate.

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.

  • Libertarianism -- Michigan.
  • Libertarians -- Michigan.
  • Livingston County (Mich.) -- Politics and government.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government.
  • Wayne County (Mich.) -- Politics and government.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbook.
  • Browne, Harry, 1933-2006.
  • Libertarian Party of Michigan.
  • Means, Russell, 1939-2012.
  • Paul, Ron, 1935-
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Gregory Stempfle papers [series]
Box   1  
Detroit Nominating Convention Material 1981-1988
Box   1  
Harry Browne Libertarian for President 1991-1992
Box   1  
Libertarian Party of Michigan 25th Anniversary 1997
Box   1  
Libertarian Party of Michigan Annual Report 2000
Libertarian Party of Michigan Convention Materials
Box   1  
1999-2000, 2002-2004
Box   1  
Box   1  
2011-2012, 2014
Box   1  
Libertarian Party of Michigan Leadership Directories 1982-2002
Box   1  
Libertarian Party Newsletters (different counties) 1992-2008
Box   1  
Livingston County Libertarian Party scrapbook 1999-2000
Box   1  
Local Candidates for Office 1994-1996
Box   1  
Miscellaneous Libertarian Newspapers 1986-1987, 1990-1991
Box   1  
Miscellaneous Pamphlets
Box   1  
National Impeach Clinton A.C.T.I.O.N. Committee
Box   1  
Ron Paul for Libertarian President Campaign 1987-1988
Box   1  
Russell Means for President 1987
Box   1  
Wood County Libertarian Party 1993-2009
Additional Descriptive Data
Related material

The Bentley Historical Library holds collections of papers belonging to other people involved with the Libertarian Party in Michigan and a number of Libertarian newsletters

  1. Dick M. Jacobs papers, 1980-1993 Finding aid available online
  2. Dale Haviland papers, 1964-1991, bulk 1970-1979 Finding aid available online
  3. Metro-Detroit Libertarians newsletters
  4. The Michigan Libertarian: newsletter of the Libertarian Party of Michigan
  5. Libertarian Party of Wayne County newsletters
  6. Libertarian Party of Oakland County newsletters