Alice Marie Carter papers: 1971-2016
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Correspondence [series]

The Correspondence series spans the years 1892-1932 and is divided into three subseries: Football Manager and Graduate Director of Athletics, 1892-1909; Keene Fitzpatrick, Fielding Yost and P.G. Bartelme, 1909-1933; and Alumni Affairs, 1916-1933.

 
Football Manager and Graduate Director of Athletics 1892-1909 [subseries]

The Football Manager and Graduate Director of Athletics subseries covers Baird's years as undergraduate manager of the varsity football team, 1893-1895, and his tenure as director of athletics. Topics covered n the correspondence include arranging of football and other sports schedules; hiring of coaches; athletic relations with other universities and colleges; efforts to organize athletic conferences; intramural and inter-class athletics; the operation of the undergraduate Athletic Association; inter-scholastic (high school) athletics and the championship games sponsored by the Athletic Association; and the development athletic facilities. There is also correspondence with former players commenting on the current state of athletics at the university, recalling events from the player's own career or reporting on their post-Michigan careers. A number of these correspondents had taken jobs coaching at other colleges. One notable letter is from James L.D. Morrison, a member of the 1893 U-M team and the first coach at Notre Dame, describing his efforts to teach the Notre Dame students the basics of football.

For the years 1901-1909 there is extensive correspondence with football coach Fielding Yost. During this period Yost was on campus only during the Fall football season--residing the rest of the year in Nashville, Tennessee where he had extensive business interests. Baird regularly reported on the football and general athletic situation on campus.

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1892-1893
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January 1894-May 1894
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June 1894-July 1894
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August 1894
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September 1894
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October 1894
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November 1894-December 1894
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January 1895-March 1895
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April 1895-June 1895
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July 1895
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August 1895
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September 1895
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October 1895
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November-December 1895
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January-March 1896
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April-July 1896
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August-September 1896
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October-December 1896
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1897
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1898
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1899
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1900
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1901
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Letter from James R.H. Wagner December 11, 1901
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1902
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January-August 1903
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September-December 1903
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1904
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1905
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1906
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July-December 1907
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January-June 1907
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1908
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January-May 1909
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June-July 1909
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August-December 1909
 
Keene Fitzpatrick, Fielding Yost, and P.G. Bartelme 1910-1933 [subseries]

The Keene Fitzpatrick, Fielding Yost, and P.G. Bartelme, 1910-1933 subseries covers the years after Baird resigned as director of athletics to enter business in Kansas City. Keene Fitzpatrick was track coach and athlete trainer at the University of Michigan, 1898-1910 before moving to Princeton as track coach. Philip Bartelme was Baird's successor as director of athletics, serving until 1920 when Fielding Yost assumed the position.

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1910
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1911
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1912
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1913
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1914
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1915
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1916
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1917
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1918
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1919
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1920
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1921
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1922
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1923
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1924
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October 1924-May 1925
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1925
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1926
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1927
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1928
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1929
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1930
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1931
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1932
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1933
 
Alumni Affairs 1916-1932 [subseries]

Alumni Affairs, 1916-1932 subseries documents Baird's continuing interest in university affairs and his activities in the local club and national Alumni Association. There is some correspondence relating to his donation of funds for the Baird Carillon in Burton Tower and other contributions t the university.

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1916-1922
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1923
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1924
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1925
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1926
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1927
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1928
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1929
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1930
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1931
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1932