Westland Shopping Center records: 1965-2005 (bulk 1990-2005)
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Container / Location Title
 
Democratic Party Politics 1960-1988 [series]

The Democratic Party Politics series provides information about his campaigns for city council, his activities as a member of the Democratic Party, and his trips to the 1964 and 1968 Democratic National Conventions as a delegate.

 
City Council Campaigns
Box   1  
1963
Box   1  
1964
 
1966
Box   1  
Cappaert Campaign
Box   1  
Dale Boyd (opponent)
Box   1  
Larry McDonald (opponent)
Box   1  
1968
Box   1  
1970
Box   1  
Correspondence 1962-1970, undated (6 folders)
Box   1  
Miscellaneous
 
Democratic National Convention
Box   1  
Delegate materials 1964 (2 folders)
 
Delegate materials 1968
Box   1  
General and Michigan delegation information (2 folders)
Box   1  
Clippings
Box   1  
Correspondence (2 folders)
Box   1  
Humphrey, Hubert
Box   1  
McCarthy, Eugene
Box   1  
McGovern, George
 
Clippings
Box   1  
1960-1969
Box   1  
1968-1970
Box   1  
1970-1988
 
Ann Arbor City Council 1962-1970 [series]

The Ann Arbor City Council series includes his correspondence and activities as a council member in Ann Arbor. There are also topical files with information about council issues in which he took an interest.

 
Correspondence
Box   2  
1962-1970, undated (12 folders)
 
Topical files
Box   2  
Election reforms 1966-1968
Box   2  
Fair housing and civil rights
Box   2  
Police review 1965-1967
Box   2  
Public housing 1960s
Box   2  
Race Relations (Pattengill School)
Box   2  
Taxicab board
Box   2  
Zoning board of appeals
Box   2  
Zoning petition (Isberg-Courtelis-Abbott corner)
 
Personal/biographical [series]

The Personal/Biographical series provides information about his personal life and his activities as an educator in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. There is considerable personal information about LeRoy and Lael in the Scrapbook series.

Box   3  
Biographical materials
 
Correspondence and related
Box   3  
1949-1959
Box   3  
1960s-2000 (8 folders)
Box   3  
Educational career (correspondence) 1960-1988
Box   3  
Hometown (Hero St., Silvis, IL.)
Box   3  
Tribute and spoof 1988
 
Family [series]

The Family series includes memoirs of his Lael Cappaert and a pictorial history of their daughter Andrea Cappaert, a polio survivor.

 
Lael Cappaert
Box   3  
Frozen tears (her memoirs) 1999 (2 copies)
 
Andrea Lael Cappaert
Box   3  
Pictorial history of Andrea Lael Cappaert (originals and copies)

(The library also has a separately cataloged Andrea Lael Cappaert collection)

 
Coalition for Peace in Central America [series]

The Coalition for Peace in Central America series includes LeRoy Cappaert's notebooks on the organization's activities. The organization's main focus was to provide assistance to Ann Arbor's sister city, Juigalpa, Nicaragua, and to heighten public awareness about the problems in Central America.

 
Notebooks
Box   3  
1985-1986 (2 folders)
Box   3  
1988
Box   3  
1989-1990
Box   3  
February 25, 1990 (2 folders)

(Observation of Nicaraguan elections)

Box   4  
1990
Box   4  
1991-1992
Box   4  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
 
Visual [series]

The Visual series includes photographs and videocassettes concerning in part trips to Nicaragua. There are also personal videotapes of programs at which Cappaert was honored.

 
Coalition for Peace in Central America
Box   4  
Photographs from trips to Nicaragua (Juigalpa, Ann Arbor's sister city) 1986, 1988 (2 envelopes)
Box   4  
Slides from Nicaragua trips
 
Videotapes (VHS)
Box   4  
Booked for Lunch program at Ann Arbor District Library: "Nicaragua Now" December 9, 1986
Box   4  
"Nicaragua Now" November 1986 staff development session, February 2, 1987 1986-1987
Box   4  
Education delegation to Nicaragua November 1988
Box   4  
Proposal A interviews (Channel 7)
Box   4  
Reception and editorial November 1988
Box   4  
Ann Arbor Sister City Task Force: Our Sister Juigalpa December 1996
 
Other activities
Box   4  
Miscellaneous photographs

(include portrait; aerial view of Ann Arbor, 1968 and group portrait that includes LC and Perry Bullard, Ed Pierce, and Greg Ford)

 
Videotapes (VHS)
Box   4  
Board of Education recognition of LeRoy Cappaert December 9, 1987
Box   4  
Cappaert's last Board of Education meeting June 22, 1988

(contains remarks about Cappaert)

Box   4  
Packard Community Clinic dedication October 29, 1995
Box   4  
Talk by Deborah Meier: "A vision for our children: transforming public education for a democratic society December 9, 1995
Box   4  
"Thirty years with the Cappaerts 1949-1979"
Box   4  
Interview conducted by Hazen Schumacher entitled "Remembering the best LeRoy Cappaert" March 1989
 
Sound Recordings [series]

The Sound Recordings series consists of reel-to-reel tapes from different periods in Cappaert's life and include interviews with him.

Box   4  
Interview by Cappaert with Dr. Butler 1973 (audio-cassette)
Box   4  
City council June 21, 1965 (5 inch; 7.5 ips)
Box   4  
Interview with State Senator Sander Levin 1967 (2 reels (5 inch; 7.5 ips))
Box   4  
Hero St., Silvis, IL. (1 record disk; 45 rpm)
 
Scrapbooks [series]

The Scrapbooks series, covering the period of 1947 to 1980, documents the life and activities of both LeRoy and Lael Cappaert. Included are personal photographs, programs, clippings, letters, and other memorabilia. Personal and explanatory notes are scattered throughout the scrapbooks.

Box   5  
1947-1972 (9 volumes)
Box   6  
1973-1980 (8 volumes)