Samuel D. Estep papers: 1953-1979
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Edward Nicholas Cole 1829-1997 [series]

The Edward Nicholas Cole series contains correspondence, reports, project documents, blueprints, photographs, speech transcripts and audiovisual materials. The series has been divided into four sub-series:

The Correspondence subseries (2 linear feet) includes personal and professional letters dated between 1952-1977. Subjects include Cole's promotion to President of General Motors, his 1974 automobile safety debate with Ralph Nader and hobbies such as his work with the Boy Scouts of America.

The Project Files subseries (4 linear feet, 1 oversize box, and 1 tube) contains professional papers related to Cole's work with General Motors, Chevrolet, Checker Motors Corporation, International Husky Inc, and other projects. The materials highlight his accomplished and diverse career and include pictures of the light tanks he developed for Cadillac during World War II, audiovisual materials about the Chevrolet Corvette and Corvair cars and preliminary blueprints of new designs for Checker Motors Corporation. Other materials of interest include a series of project plans, feasibility studies, financial analyses and other documents related to International Husky Inc, an experimental collaboration with Boeing Aircraft to develop a heavy-duty air freight system.

The Speeches and Appearances subseries (5 linear feet) contains materials related to Cole's public speaking engagements. In the early 1970s, Cole was often invited to speak at conferences, meetings, commencements and the openings of factories, car dealerships and other buildings. Materials include speech transcripts, itineraries and other scheduling information related to these events.

The Personal Materials subseries (3 linear feet, 1 oversize box) contains papers, photographs, photo albums and audiovisual materials related to Cole's personal life and family. Materials also include a series of genealogical papers compliled by Joan Hoelaars which document the history of the Cole family.

 
Correspondence 1952-1977 [subseries]
 
General Correspondence
Box   1  
1952-1963
Box   1  
1961
Box   1  
1961-1975
Box   1  
1964-1968
Box   1  
1968-1974
Box   1  
1969
Box   1  
1970
Box   1  
1972
Box   1  
1973
Box   1  
1974
Box   2  
1977
 
Congratulatory Letters
Box   2  
A-C 1963-1967
Box   2  
D-F 1963-1967
Box   2  
G-K 1963-1967
Box   2  
H-P 1964-1967
Box   2  
Q-Z 1967
Box   2  
Misc 1961
 
Topical Correspondence
Box   2  
Boy Scouts of America 1975-1976
Box   2  
Bob Bowman (Aquative Weed Control) undated
Box   2  
Campaign Contributions: Barry Goldwater, John Glenn 1974
Box   2  
Victor Ruether 1970
Box   2  
Ralph Nader Debate 1974
 
Project Files 1943-1977 [subseries]
 
General Motors
Box   13  
Monday Morning News Conference 1972 (1 videotape)
Box   16  
Sebring Race 1956 (1 film reels)
Box   2  
Attachments to Statement to the Senate Public Works Committee 1973
Box   2  
Citizen Band Equipment 1964
Box   2  
Directory 1973
Box   2  
Environmental Improvement 1970
Box   2  
European Trip Itinerary 1969
Box   2  
RRC- Hydrazine Fueled Car Project 1975
Box   2  
Hydrogen Engine 1974
Box   2  
Patents 1971-1973
Box   2  
Patents 1975
Box   2  
Philippines Trip undated
Box   2  
Summary of General Motors Proposal to Colorado's RTD 1974
Box   2  
Misc Papers undated
 
Notebooks
Box   3  
European Trip 1965
Box   3  
Executive Review Notebooks 1967
Box   3  
President's Dealer Advisory Council 1962-1963
Box   3  
President's Dealer Advisory Council 1966-1974
Box   3  
Car Performance Data Notebook 1972
Box   3  
Misc Notebooks 1970-1973
Box   3  
Misc Notebooks 1968
Box   3  
Misc Notebooks undated
 
Photographs
Box   3  
Cadillac WWII Tanks 1943
Box   3  
Military Photographs undated
Box   4  
Cadillac Tank Photos 1942
Box   4  
Misc Photographs undated
Box   19  
GM Photo Albums
Box   19  
GM Management Conference Scrapbook
 
Chevrolet
Box   4  
"Forward with Chevrolet" Report 1958
Box   4  
"The Greatest Show on Worth" Picture Book 1960
Box   4  
Interview about C.F. Kettering 1961
Box   4  
Notepads undated
 
Audio Recordings
Oversize Box   18  
Philadelphia Auto Show Interviews 1959 (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
Designs for You 1957 (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
"The Best New-Car Two-Car Market!" undated (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
Zora Arkus-Duntov: "I have a Corvette" undated (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
Chevrolet: Season's Best undated (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
United Foundations undated (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
Chevrolet: 2 Top Tunes for 1958 (1 phonograph record)
Oversize Box   18  
Automotive Report: Corvair 1959 (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
Automotive Report: Chevrolet 1961 (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
Jac LeGoff Automobile Show of the Air 1958 (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
Oversize Box   18  
"Designs for You" (1 phonograph record (long-playing records))
 
Films
Box   17  
The Experimental Chevrolet Corvette undated (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Corvette SS, Sebring 1957 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Phoenix Rodeo 1955 (1 film reels)
Film Reel   1  
American Look 1958 (1 film reels)
Box   17  
POR TS Car 1963 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Sebring Race 1956 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Corvair Testing undated (1 film reels)
Box   10  
Scrapbook Pages 1956
Box   10  
Scrapbook Pages 1964
 
International Husky
Box   4  
Boeing Business Considerations 1973
Box   4  
Business Files undated
Box   4  
Configuration Study: Back-Up Date 1973
Box   4  
Configuration Update 1973
Box   4  
Correspondence 1977
Box   4  
Dedicated Air Freight Distribution System 1973
Box   4  
"The Evolution of Husky" 1972
Box   4  
Financial Statements 1974
Box   4  
"The Husky Story" undated
Box   4  
Iran 1976
Box   4  
Joint Study Project undated
Box   4  
Middle East Trip undated 1974
Box   4  
Management Advisory Services undated
Box   4  
Profit Optimization Technique 1974
Box   4  
Status Report 1973
Box   5  
Work Statement for Product Definition Phase 1973
Box   5  
Misc Files 1973-1975
Oversize Box   14  
Husky Dedicated Air Freight Distribution System logistics poster undated
Oversize Folder   1  
Posters of Airplane Design
 
Checker Motors Corporation
Box   5  
Blueprints and Drawing undated
Box   5  
Board of Directors Press Release undated
Box   5  
Contract Production Capabilities undated
Box   5  
Securities and Exchange Commission Annual Report 1980
 
Other Projects
 
Environmental Research Institute of Michigan
Box   5  
Memos and Documents 1974-1976
Box   5  
Board Minutes 1974-1976
Box   5  
Board Minutes 1976
Box   5  
Conference on Human Environment 1971
Box   5  
Pirahna Products 1976
Box   5  
Unlabeled Drawings undated
Box   5  
Kuwait Hydrazine Project Proposal undated
Box   5  
Misc Notebook undated
 
Speeches and Appearences 1969-1975 [subseries]
 
1969-1971
Box   13  
Jack Harris Show (WJR) 1969 (1 audiotape (7.5 ips))

(Audiovisual Materials)

Box   5  
Society of Automotive Engineers of Mid-Michigan 1970
Box   5  
GMRL Symposium on Emissions 1971
Box   5  
Detroit Athletic Club 1971
Box   5  
Bloomfield Hills- Andover High School 1971
Box   5  
Detroit Masonic Meeting 1971
Box   5  
Greater Bristol Area Chamber of Commerce 1971
Box   5  
Automotive Service Industry Association 1971
Box   5  
Georgia Tech 1971
Box   5  
Luncheon with Congressmen, Washington D.C. 1971
Box   5  
Central Foundry 1971
Box   5  
Automotive Warehouse Distribution Association 1971
Box   5  
National Conference of Christians and Jews 1971
Box   6  
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts 1971
Box   6  
Converse College 1971
Box   6  
American Trucking Association 1971
Box   6  
Conservationists Luncheon 1971
Box   6  
GM Diesel of Canada 1971
Box   6  
Interview with Astronaut Al Worden 1971
Box   6  
Council of Engineering & Scientific Society of Secretaries 1971
Box   6  
International Association of Auto Theft Investigators 1971
Box   6  
Kettering Engineering and Scientific Center Dedication 1971
Box   6  
GM Girls Club Luncheon 1971
Box   6  
United Foundation Talk 1971
Box   6  
DuPoint Finishes Sales Meeting 1971
Box   6  
Michigan Automobile Deals Convention 1971
Box   5  
Interview, Jim Harper: Detroit Press 1971
Box   6  
DIT-MIT Luncheon 1971
Box   6  
Servicability and Interchangability 1971
Box   6  
Society of Manufacturing Engineers 1971
 
1972
Box   6  
Ducks Unlimited 1972
Box   6  
Institutional Investors Conference 1972
Box   6  
YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit 1972
Box   6  
American Petroleum Institute 1972
Box   6  
International Oil Industry Meeting 1972
Box   6  
Alabama Safety Council 1972
Box   6  
GM Management Conference 1972
Box   6  
1st International Congress on Automotive Safety 1972
Box   6  
GMI and Field Management Development Program 1972
Box   6  
Product Servicability and Interchangability Event 1972
Box   6  
Crusade of Mercy Campaign 1972
Box   6  
The Traffic Club of Pittsburgh 1972
Box   6  
National Defense Transportation Association 1972
Box   6  
William M. Walker Jr. Retirement 1972
Box   6  
University of Texas 1972
Box   7  
UM Society of Mechanical Engineers 1972
Box   7  
Detroit Institute of Technology 1972
Box   7  
The Explorers Club 1972
Box   7  
Frigidaire Meeting 1972
Box   7  
National Paint and Coatings Association Conference 1972
Box   7  
General Managers Meeting 1972
 
1973
Box   7  
Cadillac Field Management Group 1973
Box   7  
Fraternal Order of Police 1973
Box   7  
National Computer Conference 1973
Box   7  
Commencement Address- Ferris State University 1973
Box   7  
20th Anniversary, GM Training Center 1973
Box   7  
Industrial Relations Conference 1973
Box   7  
Delco Moraine Open House 1973
Box   7  
National Defense Transportation Association 1973
Box   7  
Bloomfield Hills High School 1973
Box   7  
Golden Jubilee Dinner, St. Mary's University, Texas 1973
Box   7  
Mayo Clinic 1973
Box   7  
Student Branch, SAE, University of Arizona 1973
Box   7  
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Pierce Chevrolet (RI) 1973
Box   7  
Denver Rotary Club 1973
Box   7  
Advanced Management Seminar 1973
Box   7  
Automotive Organization Team 1973
Box   7  
Institutional Investors Conference 1973
Box   7  
GM Personnel Conference 1973
Box   7  
Industrial Waste Programs 1973
Box   7  
General Motors Institute 1973
Box   7  
San Diego GM Alumni Group 1973
Box   7  
Bob Lund Day 1973
Box   7  
Servicability & Interchangability Exhibit 1973
Box   7  
U-M Rotary Engine Seminar 1973
Box   7  
Environmental Activities Staff 1973
Box   7  
Detroit Rotary Club 1973
Box   8  
Kiawanas Club of San Diego 1973
Box   8  
Environmental Action Staff Seminar 1973
Box   8  
Detroit Institute of Technology 1973
Box   8  
Society of Plastic Engineers 1973
Box   8  
GM Award for Excellence Program 1973
Box   8  
Comptrollers Conference 1973
Box   8  
Cast Metals Federation Annual Meeting 1973
Box   8  
School of Modern Merchandising and Management 1973
Box   8  
International Marketing Congress 1973
Box   8  
Pontiac National Wholesale Meeting 1973
Box   8  
Misc Speeches 1973-1976
Box   9  
Honorary Doctorate- Saginaw Valley College 1973
Box   9  
Houston Chamber of Commerce 1973
 
1974-1975
Box   8  
United Way of America 1974
Box   8  
Commencement Address 1974
Box   8  
Purchasing Management Association Executive Night 1974
Box   8  
Akron Rubber Group Meeting 1974
Box   8  
Management Policy Council 1974
Box   8  
Guide Lamp Ground Breaking Ceremonies 1974
Box   8  
Chemical Coatings Conference 1974
Box   8  
GM Management Conference 1974
Box   8  
International Air Cargo Forum 1974
Box   8  
World Aerospace Conference 1974
Box   8  
GM Institute Commencement 1974
Box   8  
Society of Automotive Engineers 1974
Box   8  
Bill Bossett Retirement Dinner 1974
Box   8  
GM Parts Division Dealer Conference 1974
Box   8  
Conference on Areas of Public Concern 1974
Box   9  
Chevrolet Dealers Management Group Meeting 1974
Box   9  
Motor Car Dealers Association of Southern California 1974
Box   9  
Puget Sound Engineering Council 1974
Box   9  
GM Parts Division Dealer Conference 1974
Box   9  
Farm Construction and Industrial Machinery 1974
Box   9  
Indiana University School of Business Conference 1974
Box   9  
Idaho Automobile Dealers Association Conference 1974
Box   9  
American Chemical Society 1974
Box   9  
GM Awards for Excellence Conference 1974
Box   9  
Midwest Business Administration Association 1974
Box   9  
Grand Rapids Rotary Club 1974
Box   9  
Committee of One Hundred 1974
Box   9  
Pontiac Motor Executive Conference 1974
Box   9  
Senior Men's Club of Detroit Athletic Club 1974
Box   9  
Detroit Regional Employers Institute for Cooperative Education 1974
Box   9  
Commencement Speech, Lawrence Institute of Technology 1974
Box   9  
Caltech Kick-Off Dinner 1974
Box   9  
Saginaw Steering Bear Kick-off 1974
Box   9  
Modern Management, Issues and Ideas 1974
Box   9  
Grosse Point Senior Men's Club 1974
Box   9  
Phil Donahue Program (Ralph Nader) 1974
Box   9  
Lou Gordon Show 1974
Box   9  
Chevrolet 20 Group 1974
Box   9  
Detroit Management Conference 1974
Box   9  
Annual Sword of Mercy Dinner 1974
Box   9  
Automotive Market Research Council 1975
Box   9  
Misc Speeches 1974-1975
Box   9  
Misc Papers undated
Box   9  
University of Detroit, Engineering Slide Rule Club 1974
Box   9  
Engineers Joint Council Annual Assembly 1974
 
Personal Materials 1829-1997 [subseries]
 
Audio/Visual Recordings
Box   16  
GM Retirement undated (1 film reels)
Box   13  
Nixon Victory Dinner 1972 (1 audiotape (3 3/4 ips))

(Audiovisual Materials)

Box   13  
CBS Newsbreak: Ed Cole, A Very Special Person 1977 (1 audiotape)

(Audiovisual Materials)

Box   13  
Ed Cole Tribute undated (1 audiocassettes)

(Audiovisual Materials)

Box   13  
Ed Cole Stories undated (1 videocassettes (U-Matic))

(Audiovisual Materials)

Box   13  
David Cole Engineering Lectures 1972-1973 (1 videocassettes (U-matic))

(Audiovisual materials)

 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism short films
Box   13  
"Good Old Harry" undated (1 videotape)

(Audiovisual Materials)

Box   13  
"Bill and Helen" undated (1 videotape)

(Audiovisual Materials)

Box   13  
"National Drinking Game" undated (1 videotape)
Box   20  
Trip to Central America: Guatemala 1964 (1 film reels)
Box   20  
Fishing undated (1 film reels)
Box   20  
Cole, Carribean undated (1 film reels)
Box   20  
La Pointe Rivier Trip 1957 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Quebec, Canada Trip 1955 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Hunting 1950 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Family, Bloomfield Hills & Northern Michigan 1966 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Cole Retirement, GM Photo. 1974 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Film of Family and Friends 1960 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
News Coverage of Passing 1977 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Fishing (Master) undated (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Bay De Noc and Michigan State Ferry 1957 (1 film reels)
Box   16  
Mistassini Lake 1955 (1 film reels)
 
Papers
Box   10  
Automobile Hall of Fame Invitation 1978
Box   10  
Automotive Organization Team (Automotive Old Timers) 1967-1973
Box   10  
Board of Trustees: Development of the Handicapped Inc 1973
Box   10  
Boy Scouts of America 1963
Box   10  
Boy Scouts of America: Annual Meeting 1966
Box   18  
Calendars and Appointment Books 1964-1974
Box   10  
Christmas Cards 1973
Box   10  
Clippings (Photocopies) 1997
Box   10  
Detroit Club 1961-1974
Box   10  
Flight School Notebook 1975
Box   10  
Georgia Shooting Vacation 1971
Box   10  
Genealogy: Family Correspondence
Box   10  
Genealogy: Family Tree and History
Box   10  
Honorary Degrees and Awards undated
Box   10  
Invitations to Serve on Boards 1974
Box   10  
Memorial 1977
Box   10  
Memorial Articles 1977
Box   10  
Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Magazine 1967
Box   10  
Resume 1977
Box   10  
Short Wave Radio Permit 1975
Box   10  
Misc Papers 1965-1977
Oversize Box   14  
Ferris State University: Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws 1973
Oversize Box   14  
Widner College: Honorary Degree, Doctor of Engineering 1969
Oversize Box   14  
Misc Awards and Honors
Box   19  
Boys Day Scrapbook
 
Photographic Materials
Box   10  
Signed Group Photograph undated
Box   10  
Photographs undated
Oversize Box   14  
Large Photographs
Box   15  
Father of the Year Photo Album 1963
Box   15  
General Motors Retirement Photo Album 1974
Box   15  
Memorial Album 1977
Box   21  
Slide Collection 1946-1961
 
Dollie Ann Cole 1968-2016 [series]

The Dollie Ann Cole series contains the correspondence and personal papers of the Michigan and Texas based socialite and philanthropist. The series has been divided into two subseries:

The Correspondence subseries (0.5 linear feet) contains both personal correspondence and correspondence related to Cole's charity work and media appearances. Materials include a series of condolence letters she received following the passing of Ed Cole in 1977.

The Papers subseries (1.5 linear feet) includes papers, clippings, photographs,and scrapbooks. The materials highlight Cole's work with national groups such as the Public Broadcasting Service as well as her local charity efforts with groups like the Michigan Humane Society. The subseries also contains papers related to Cole's work with the Saturday Evening Post, including a copy of an opinion column she penned on Cesar Chevaz. The collection also includes a copy of the remembrance article written by Cole's daughter, Ann Cole Pierce, in the Texas-based society magazine, "The Society Diaries".

 
Correspondence 1968-1976 [subseries]
 
Personal Correspondence
Box   11  
1968-1970
Box   11  
1971
Box   11  
1973
Box   11  
Letters of Condolence
Box   11  
Correspondence and Clippings 1972
Box   11  
Misc Correspondence 1972-1976
 
Topical files 1968-2016 [subseries]
Box   11  
American Textile Manufacturers 1972
Box   11  
Interview: Big 4 Automobile Executives 1975
Box   11  
Charity and Advocacy Materials 1970-1977
Box   11  
Checker Motor Group 1977-1979
Box   11  
Detroit Zoo Commission 1974
Box   11  
Easter Seals Society Telethon 1974
Box   11  
European Trip Itinerary 1969
Box   11  
"An Evening with Sergio Franchi and Friends" 1973
Box   11  
Fashion Shows undated
Box   11  
George Wallace Article 1975
Box   11  
International Institute undated
Box   11  
Jack Parr Show 1973
Box   12  
King of Saudi Arabia's Car 1971
Box   12  
Mark Withers House 1987
Box   12  
Marty Meehan Fund for Brian DuJardin 1974
Box   12  
Malatchie Farms 1975
Box   12  
Media Appearances 1974-1976
Box   12  
Memorial in "The Society Diaries" Magazine 2016
Box   12  
Michigan Department of Education-Vocational Rehabilitation 1974
Box   12  
Michigan Humane Society 1973
Box   12  
Michigan Cancer Foundation 1973
Box   12  
Missouri Valley College Commencement Speech 1973
Box   12  
National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation 1973
Box   12  
Project Hope 1973-1974
Box   12  
Public Broadcasting Service 1974-1975
Box   12  
Saturday Evening Post 1974-1975
Box   12  
Saturday Evening Post: Caesar Chavez article 1975
Box   12  
Trip Itineraries undated
Box   12  
Walmart 1986
Box   12  
White House Event Program 1970
Box   12  
Women in Business Seminar 1976
Box   12  
Misc Papers 1975-1987
Box   12  
Scrapbook Pages undated
Box   13  
"Not for Women Only" 1973 (1 videocassettes (U-Matic))

(Videocassette)

Oversize Box   14  
Dollie Cole Photographs undated