Ocha Potter papers: 1898-2008 (bulk 1923-1965)
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]

The Correspondence series dates from 1910 to 1972, with the bulk of material dating after 1950.

Box   1  
1910-June 1967 (18 folders)
Box   2  
July 1967-June 1971 (20 folders)
Box   3  
July 1971-December 1972 (9 folders)
 
Minutes and other papers [series]

The Minutes and other papers series includes minutes of the proceedings of the Prohibition Party's national executive committee and national conventions in the period of 1888-1971. These records are continuous from 1888 to 1919.

Box   4  
Undated, 1940-1972 (16 folders)
Box   4  
Sarah Ulmer estate (4 folders)
Oversize Volume   1  
Minutes of proceedings of National Executive Committee and of the National Convention 1888-1919 (2 volumes)
 
Minutes of National Committee and National Executive Committee
Box   4  
1917-1928
Box   4  
Scattered issues 1951-1971
 
Convention minutes and related
Box   4  
1912-1928
Box   4  
1947-1955
 
Convention addresses
Box   4  
1916-1924
Box   4  
1940-1968
Box   4  
Report of National chairmen and executive secretary 1949-1956
 
State and regional materials
Box   4  
1920-1925
Box   4  
1960-1972
Box   4  
Campaign materials 1919-1924
 
Financial materials
Box   4  
1904-1927
Box   4  
1944-1960
Box   4  
1961-1970
Box   4  
Contributions 1963-1965
 
Receipt book
Box   4  
1965-1968
Box   4  
1969-1972
 
Press and printed [series]

The Press and printed series consists of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, press releases, newsletters and miscellaneous printed material.

 
Newspaper clippings
Box   5  
Undated
Box   5  
1924
Box   5  
1925-1950
Box   5  
1951-1959
Box   5  
1960-1966
Box   5  
1967-1968
Box   5  
1969-1971
 
Scrapbook
Box   5  
1901-1920, undated
Box   5  
1933
Box   5  
Press releases 1963-1967
Box   5  
Printed material 1908-1972 (2 portfolios)
Box   6  
Printed material 1960s (1 portfolios)
Box   6  
Prohibition songs 1944-1949
Box   6  
State and regional prohibition newsletters
 
Sound recordings [series]
Box   6  
Addresses of Rutherford L. Decker, E.A. Holtwick, Wilbur Hammaker, Rollin M. Severance, E. Harold Munn, Virgil Brock, and Earl Dodge (13 audiotapes (5" and 7" reel-to-reel))
 
Other organizations [series]

The Other organizations series includes materials pertaining to the National Temperance and Prohibition Council and the Prohibition Party of Michigan. Included are minutes, 1872 and 1933-1934, of the Michigan State Central Committee.

Box   7  
E. Scrymgeour and the British Prohibition Party 1918-1930
 
National Temperance and Prohibition Council
Box   7  
1951-1958
Box   7  
1963-1967
Box   7  
1968-1972
 
Prohibition Party of Michigan
 
Minutes
Box   7  
Of the State Central Committee 1872
Box   7  
1933-1934, 1961
Box   7  
Minute book 1933-1942 including minutes, 1947-1953 of Kalamazoo County Prohibition Committee 1933-1953
 
Correspondence
Box   7  
1933
Box   7  
1934
Box   7  
1936-1944
 
Printed material
Box   7  
1929-1933
Box   7  
1934-1944
 
Papers
Box   7  
Undated
Box   7  
1934
Box   7  
1935
Box   7  
1936-1940
Box   7  
1941-1943
Box   7  
1944
Box   7  
1945-1950
Box   7  
1951-1966
 
Visual Materials [series]

The Visual materials series includes both photographs and motion pictures. The photographs are of the Party's presidential candidates, other individuals, and party activities; There also some editorial cartoons. The films are of party conventions.

 
Photographs [subseries]
 
Prohibition Party presidential candidates and campaigns
Box   7  
Babson, Roger W. (1940)
Box   7  
Chafin, Eugene W. (1908 and 1912)
Box   7  
Colvin, D. Leigh (1936)
Box   7  
Decker, Rutherford L. (1960)
Box   7  
Dodge, Earl F. (1984)

(the photos are all earlier than 1984)

Box   7  
Hamblen, Stuart (1952)
Box   7  
Holtwick, Enoch A. (1956)
Box   7  
Munn, Earl H., Sr. (1964, 1968, and 1972)
Box   7  
Watson, Claude A. (1944 and 1948)
Box   7  
Activities
Box   7  
Editorial cartoons

(see also oversize folder Bt Out)

Box   7  
Individuals, Identified
Box   7  
Individuals, Unidentified
Box   7  
National convention, Winona Lake, Indiana
Box   7  
Miscellaneous
Box   7  
Negatives

(staff use only)

 
Motion pictures [subseries]
Box   8  
Convention: Enoch A. Holtwick acceptance speech 1956 (ca. 30 minutes)
Box   8  
Convention 1963 (3 film reels (various times, ca. 15-30 min.)) (various times, ca. 15-30 min.)
Box   8  
"The Brain is the Reason," Presented by the National Women's Christian Temperance Union; produced by Chicago Film Laboratories; revised by Charles Cahill and Associates. 1958 (ca. 25 min.)

(This is a reedited version of "It's the Brain that Counts")

Box   8  
"Cancer by the Carton," Presented by the American Temperance Society; produced by Leston O. Post 1958 (ca. 30 min., color)
Box   8  
"Skid Row," (documentary of Skid Row Chicago) Produced by Fred S. Niemann. circa 1950 (ca. 25 min.)