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Municipal Affairs 1962-1976 [series]

The first series, Municipal Affairs, includes both records from Crary's tenure on the City Council and Planning Commission, and is arranged alphabetically by topic. This series is an excellent resource for those interested in the operations of municipal government, as well as those interested in the considerations involved in urban planning for a rapidly expanding city. Topics range from the mundane, such as the city's dog and cat ordinance, to more significant issues such as the creation and implementation of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, (found in the transportation files). In addition, the series reflects the myriad of issues with which a small city government must contend. It contains information on finances, feasibility, and public opinion. These files document municipal affairs from a number of angles.

Those interested in the social history of Ann Arbor can find useful information in this series. Information about the increasing need for low income housing during the mid-1960s, as well as a discussion of racial segregation during this period, is located both under housing files and in the human relations files. The tensions between the community and the University of Michigan student body, on the rise during the late 1960s, (heyday of student activism) are documented in files on student activism and the City-University Relations Committee.

The public's varied attitude towards city government is well documented in the correspondence file of the municipal series, which contains, among other items, suggestions for street names from Gretchen, aged ten, praise for the police department, threats to sue the city for various mishaps, and allegations that the inefficiency of Ann Arbor's city government reflects the downfall of the democratic system in modern times. Apart from the municipal records, those of the Huron River Watershed Council document the increasing concern for natural resource protection and management that began to take hold in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The council, along with several others in Michigan, worked to develop plans that would service the industrial and recreational needs of the growing region without destroying its water and land resources.

Box   1  
Administrator
Box   1  
Administrator's Activity Reports and Programs 1965-1971 (1 volume)
Box   1  
Administrator's Reports 1972 (1 volume)
Box   1  
Administrator's Development Committee 1966-1968
Box   1  
Airport Advisory Committee 1963-1969
Box   1  
Air Pollution Control Ordinance 1967
Box   1  
All America Cities Competition 1966
Box   1  
Ann Arbor Area Goals 1966-1969
Box   1  
Ann Arbor Community Development Inc. 1966
Box   1  
Ann Arbor Hills 1965-1967
Box   1  
Assessor 1968-1969
Box   1  
Atomic Energy Commission 1966-1967
Box   1  
Attorney 1961-1969
Box   1  
Bader Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) 1966
Box   1  
Bird Hills Park/Kuebler Property Rezoning 1968-1972
 
Board of Appeals
Box   1  
Building 1966-1968
Box   1  
Housing 1968
Box   1  
Signs 1968-1972
Box   1  
Zoning 1963-1973
Box   2  
Board of Insurance Administration 1965-1969
Box   2  
Bonding Procedure undated
Box   2  
Building and Safety Engineering 1967-1968
Box   2  
Building Authority 1966-1969
Box   2  
Building Code Enforcement Study 1969
Box   2  
Budget 1965-1968
Box   2  
Community Access Television (CATV) 1965-1972
Box   2  
Capital Improvements 1966-1968
Box   2  
Charter Amendment Committee 1965-1967 (1 volume)
Box   2  
City-School Board Relations Committee 1965-1973
Box   2  
City-University Relations Committee 1962-1975
Box   2  
Civil Defense 1965-1968
Box   2  
Civil Rights 1965-1966
Box   2  
Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix Up Committee 1965-1966
Box   2  
Clean-Up, City Beautiful 1965-1966 (1 volume)
Box   3  
Clerk 1966-1969
Box   3  
Community College 1963-1965, 1987
Box   3  
Controller 1966-1967
Box   3  
Correspondence 1965-1969
Box   3  
Cultural Centers 1972
Box   3  
Damage Deposits 1969
Box   3  
Data Processing 1966-1969
Box   3  
Day Care-Nursery Issue (Gay Jay School zoning) 1967
Box   3  
Dean Fund 1965-1969
Box   3  
Design Review Board 1971-1972
Box   3  
Dog and Cat Control Ordinance 1967-1968, 1973
Box   3  
Dutch Elm Disease 1968-1973
Box   3  
Economic Development and Manpower Commission 1966
Box   3  
Efficiency Committee 1965-1969
Box   3  
Environmental Interpretive Center 1967-1969
Box   3  
Federal Grants 1966-1972
Box   3  
Finance, Blue Ribbon Committee on 1967-1971 (1 volume)
Box   3  
Finance and Taxation 1967-1968 (1 volume)
Box   3  
Gun Control 1968-1970
Box   3  
Health Department 1965-1968
 
Housing
Box   3  
General (1 folder)
Box   4  
General 1967-1972 (5 folders)
Box   4  
Housing Commission 1967-1969
Box   4  
Housing Committee 1965-1966 (3 folders)
Box   4  
Fair Housing 1963-1965 (2 folders)
Box   4  
Housing Emergency Loan Program (H.E.L.P.) 1968-1969
Box   4  
Public Housing 1967-1968
 
Human Relations Commission
Box   5  
General 1965-1968 (4 folders)
Box   5  
Community Profile 1967
Box   5  
Population Distribution of Racial Minorities in Ann Arbor, Michigan 1950-1960
Box   5  
Huron Parkway-Bridge 1964-1968
Box   5  
Huron River Dams Bond Issue Citizens' Committee 1970-1973
Box   5  
International Commission
Box   5  
Labor 1965-1969
Box   5  
Liquor Committee 1965-1969
Box   5  
Market Commission 1965-1969
Box   5  
Mayor 1965-1973
Box   6  
Model Cities Program 1966-1969 (1 volume)
Box   6  
Motorcycle Ordinance 1966-1967
Box   6  
Municipal Court 1966-1968
Box   6  
Natural Resources Advisory Committee 1965
Box   6  
Noise Ordinance 1968
Box   6  
North Central Area 1967
Box   6  
Office of Equal Opportunity 1967-1968
Box   6  
Old West Side 1966-1976
Box   6  
Packard Road 1966-1969
 
Parking
Box   6  
Parking and Traffic Engineering 1965-1973
Box   6  
Parking Structures 1965-1969
Box   6  
Student Parking 1965-1969
 
Parks
Box   6  
Bond Proposals (Parkways) 1965-1967
Box   6  
Bond Proposals 1971-1972
Box   6  
Department 1965-1976
Box   6  
Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance 1966-1975
Box   6  
Pensions and Retirements Board 1965-1969
Box   6  
Personnel Department 1966-1969
Box   6  
Personnel and Salary 1965-1968
Box   6  
Planning Department 1969-1972
Box   6  
Police-Community Relations 1965-1968
Box   6  
Police Department 1965-1968
Box   6  
Project '74 1965-1967
Box   7  
Project 74 1964
Box   7  
Public Improvement Fund 1967
Box   7  
Public Works 1965-1973
Box   7  
Recreation Advisory Board 1965-1969
Box   7  
Scenic Easements 1965-1967
Box   7  
Senior Citizens Guild 1966-1967
Box   7  
Side Walks and School Crossings 1968-1970
Box   7  
Sign Ordinance 1966-1973 (5 folders)
Box   7  
Site Plans 1965-1973
Box   7  
Special Assessment Committee 1965-1968
Box   8  
Student Activism 1966-1970
Box   8  
Teen Center 1967
 
Transportation
Box   8  
General 1967-1971 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority 1965-1971 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Bicycle Path Study 1972
Box   8  
Bus Committee 1966-1967
Box   8  
Taxicab Board 1965-1971
Box   8  
Thoroughfare Studies 1964-1971
Box   9  
Thoroughfare Studies 1965-1970
Box   9  
Treasurer 1965-1968
Box   9  
University of Michigan Sesquicentennial Commission 1965-1967
Box   9  
Underground Wires 1968-1971
Box   9  
Utilities Department 1965-1973
 
Washtenaw County
Box   9  
General 1967-1968
Box   9  
Bond Proposals 1966-1970
Box   9  
Citizen's Committee for Economic Opportunity 1966-1968
Box   9  
Workable Program 1964-1969
Box   9  
Youth Commission 1965-1969
 
University of Michigan 1965 [series]

The second series, University of Michigan, contains reports from the President's Commission on Off-Campus Housing.

Box   9  
President's Commission on Housing 1965
 
Political Affairs 1964-1970 [series]

The third series, Political Affairs, contains campaign materials and correspondence from the 1965, 1967, and 1969 elections, Republican organizational newsletters, and a strong collection of newspaper clippings about the city candidates and issues during the period Crary was active in city government.

 
Ann Arbor City Council Campaigns
Box   10  
1965 (2 folders)
Box   10  
1967 (2 folders)
Box   10  
1969 (3 folders)
Box   17  
Newspaper clippings 1965-1968
Box   10  
Republican Affairs 1964-1970 (3 folders)
 
Huron River Watershed Council 1965-1973 [series]

The fourth series, regarding the Huron River Watershed Council, includes minutes of meetings, bylaws, resolutions, reports, and correspondence with other similar councils in Michigan. General records have been arranged chronologically, along with a separate subseries for records relating to specific Watershed Council Development projects.

Box   10  
Administrative 1968-1973
Box   10  
Annual Reports 1972-1973
Box   10  
General 1965-1973 (3 folders)
 
Chronological
Box   11  
1965-1969 (3 folders)
Box   11  
1969-1972 (4 folders)
Box   11  
1972-1973 (2 folders)
 
Special Projects
Box   11  
General 1970-1972
Box   11  
Canoe Trail 1967-1971
Box   11  
Flooding 1967-1968
Box   11  
Management District 1968
Box   11  
Mill Creek 1965-1970 (3 folders)
Box   11  
Pointe Mouillee
 
Community Activity 1981-1988 [series]

The fifth series, Community Activities, contains board minutes and newsletters from the Ecumenical Campus Center and the Ann Arbor Art Association, organizations for which Crary served as a board member during the late 1970s and 1980s.

Box   12  
Ann Arbor Art Association 1981-1986
Box   12  
Ecumenical Campus Community Center 1977-1988
 
Ann Arbor Planning Commission 1965-1977 [series]

The Ann Arbor Planning Commission series comprises the three-ring binders of reference material Crary kept regarding his work on the Commission. The materials have been removed from their original binders for easier access and storage, but their contents and titles remain intact. The series is divided between chronological files and topical files, both spanning the same time period.

 
Chronological
Box   12  
1965-1969 (5 folders)
Box   13  
1970-1975 (7 folders)
Box   14  
Unlabeled 1972-1973 (2 folders)
 
Topical
Box   14  
Agricultural Lands Committee
Box   14  
Alumni Living and Oxford Housing
Box   14  
Area Planning -- Township Relations -- Utilities
Box   14  
Briarwood
Box   14  
Capital Improvement Budget / Program 1972-1977
Box   14  
CBD Hi-Rise and Parking
Box   15  
Central City -- Planned Unit Development

(P.U.D.)

Box   15  
Commission Procedures -- Citizen Participation
Box   15  
Community Renewal Program
Box   15  
Garden Homes
Box   15  
General Development Plan
Box   15  
Guide to Change
Box   15  
Interim Committee for Development Policies for Areas Surrounding Washtenaw Community College
Box   15  
Landscape Ordinance
Box   15  
Miscellaneous Zoning Matters (2 folders)
Box   16  
Parks and Recreation
Box   16  
Pittsfield Valley Area Survey
Box   16  
Plans and Zones
Box   16  
Planning Priorities
Box   16  
R2B District Survey
Box   16  
R4 Density Survey
Box   16  
Shopping Centers
Box   16  
Sign Ordinance Review Committee
Box   17  
Southwest Ann Arbor / Airport
Box   17  
State Land Use Act
Box   17  
Subdivision and Land Use Control Ordinance
Box   17  
Washtenaw Land Conservancy
Box   17  
West Stadium Boulevard
Box   17  
Zoning Ordinance
 
Clippings circa 1965-1980 [series]

Like the Ann Arbor Planning Commission series, the Clippings include both topical and chronological files, each spanning the same time period. The topical files cover a broad variety of topics, including day care, environmental concerns, historical preservation, and taxes. The chronological files primarily contain campaign advertisements for local elections, editorials and news stories related to local politics and politicians. In this way, the chronological files compliment the earlier series, Political Affairs, 1964-1970.

 
Topical
Box   18  
Airport and Issue
 
Annexation Growth
Box   18  
Through 1970
Box   18  
1971-1972
Box   18  
1973-circa 1980
Box   18  
Beautification
Box   18  
Bicycles
Box   18  
Bottle Ban (3 folders)
Box   18  
Briarwood
 
Budget
Box   18  
Through 1972
Box   18  
1973-1974
Box   18  
1975-circa 1980
Box   18  
Cable Television (CATV)
 
Central Business District (CBD)
Box   18  
Through 1973
Box   18  
1974
Box   18  
1975
Box   18  
1976-circa 1980
Box   18  
Code Enforcement
Box   18  
Day Care Centers
Box   18  
Detergents -- Phosphates / Aerosols
Box   18  
Dog Control Ordnance
Box   18  
Drugs
Box   18  
Employment
Box   18  
Ecology Center
Box   18  
Enact Teach-In
 
Environment
 
General and Political
Box   18  
Through 1969
Box   18  
1970
Box   18  
1971-1972
Box   18  
1973-1974
Box   18  
1975-1976
Box   18  
Undated
Box   18  
Great Lakes

(includes Esch)

Box   18  
Environmental Law
Box   18  
Floods
Box   18  
Gardening
Box   18  
Hill and Onondaga
Box   18  
Hill Street Report
Box   18  
History of Ann Arbor
 
Historic Preservation
Box   18  
Through 1973
Box   18  
1974-circa 1980
Box   18  
Cobblestone Farm
Box   18  
Gandy Dancer Issue
 
Housing
 
Private
Box   19  
Through 1972
Box   19  
1973
 
Public
Box   19  
Through 1969
Box   19  
1970-1973
Box   19  
1974-circa 1980
Box   19  
Human Rights Services (2 folders)
Box   19  
Huron River
Box   19  
Judicial Reform Lobbying
Box   19  
Junk Yard Issue and Development
 
Leland, Etc.
Box   19  
Through 1972
Box   19  
1973-1978
Box   19  
Lifestyle
Box   19  
Litter Clean-Ups
Box   19  
Mill Creek Park
 
Miscellaneous
Box   19  
Anti-Rape Program
Box   19  
Consumer Ordinance
Box   19  
Crematorium
Box   19  
Education
Box   19  
Jewish Center Aid
Box   19  
Junior Achievement
Box   19  
Weed and Snow Removal
 
Model Cities
Box   19  
Through 1971
Box   19  
1972-
Box   19  
Noise Pollution
Box   19  
Nuclear Power Plant Pollution
Box   19  
Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) -- ADC
Box   19  
Organization
Box   19  
Parental Responsibility
Box   19  
Parking and Traffic
 
Parks
Box   19  
Through 1971
Box   19  
1972-1974
Box   19  
1975-circa 1980
 
Planning
 
Local
Box   19  
Through 1970
Box   19  
1971-1972
Box   19  
1973
Box   19  
1974
Box   19  
1975-1976
Box   19  
1977-circa 1980
 
General
Box   19  
Through 1969
Box   19  
1970-circa 1980
Box   19  
Police -- Community Relations
Box   19  
Population Control
Box   19  
Preferential Voting
 
Recycling Solid Waste
Box   19  
Through 1972
Box   19  
1973-1976
Box   19  
1977-circa 1980
 
Roads and Parkways
Box   19  
Through 1973
Box   19  
1974-circa 1980
 
St. John's
Box   19  
Through 1972
Box   19  
1973-circa 1980
Box   19  
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
 
Sewer and Water
Box   20  
Through 1972
Box   20  
1973-1974
Box   20  
1975-circa 1980
 
Shopping Centers
Box   20  
Through 1973
Box   20  
1974-circa 1980
 
Super Sewer
Box   20  
Through 1972
Box   20  
1973-1974
Box   20  
1975-circa 1980
 
Taxation
Box   20  
Through 1968
Box   20  
1969
Box   20  
1970-1971
Box   20  
1972-1974
Box   20  
1975-circa 1980
 
Transportation
 
Local
Box   20  
Through 1972
Box   20  
1973-1974
Box   20  
1975-circa 1980
Box   20  
General
Box   20  
University of Michigan -- Community
Box   20  
Upper Peninsula
Box   20  
Washtenaw County (2 folders)
 
Chronological
Box   20  
1969
Box   20  
April 1970-August 1973 (41 folders)
 
Miscellaneous local activities [series]

Miscellaneous local activities includes files relating to Crary's activities with the Ann Arbor Historical Foundation, the Citizen's Millage Committee, and the Sign Ordinance Task Force.

Box   21  
Ann Arbor Bicentennial Commission 1976
Box   21  
Ann Arbor Historical Foundation 1978-2003
Box   21  
Citizen's Millage Committee 1989-1993
Box   21  
Kempf House Center for Local History
Box   21  
Sign Ordinance Task Force 1998-1999
Box   21  
Miscellaneous
Box   21  
Photographs
 
World War II Activities [series]

The World War II activities series consists of course materials, publications, bulletins, and reports from the period when Crary taught in the East Asia Area Program of the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Michigan.

 
Army Specialized Training Program -- East Asia Area Program 1943-1945
Box   21  
Course syllabi, outlines, examinations, and other course material (1 volume, 13 folders)
 
Civil Affairs Training School Far Eastern Program (Japan)
Box   21  
Final Report, University of Michigan October 15, 1945
Box   21  
Reports from other universities (3 reports)