Delmar D. Gibbons papers: 1932-1967
Summary Information
Title: Delmar D. Gibbons papers
Creator: Gibbons, Delmar D., 1913-
Dates: 1932-1967
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract:
State and national Prohibition Party officer and candidate, executive chairman of the Prohibition National Committee, editor of the National Statesman, 1963-1967; correspondence, campaign material, news releases, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material.
Call number: 851366 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Delmar Gibbons (donor no. 4130) and came to the library in 1967.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Delmar Gibbons has not transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Delmar D. Gibbons Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Delmar D. Gibbons, born in 1913, was long active in the state and national Prohibition Party campaigns and issues, both as an officer in the organization and as a candidate for office in Michigan. He served as member of the state central committee beginning in 1947. He also served as executive chairman of the Prohibition National Committee, and editor of the party newspaper National Statesman from 1963 to 1967. As a candidate, Gibbons ran for the US House of Representatives from Kalamazoo in 1946, for the Michigan House of Representatives in 1950 and 1952, for the University of Michigan Board of Regents in 1959, and for governor in 1960.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Delmar Gibbons papers document his activities in support of prohibition and in Michigan state politics. The collection includes correspondence, campaign material, news releases, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material. The collection is arranged into the following series: Prohibition Party election and campaign materials; Other Prohibition and Temperance Organizations; Scrapbooks; and Other materials

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1929-1938.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1939-1945.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1964.
  • Prohibition -- United States.
  • Temperance -- United States.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1929-1933.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1837-1950.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Demonstrations.
  • Kalamazoo (Mich.)
  • Political parades and rallies.
  • Prohibition -- United States.
  • Stills.
  • Temperance.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Gibbons, Delmar D., 1913-
  • Prohibition Party (Mich.)
  • Prohibition National Committee (U.S.)
  • Gibbons, Delmar D., 1913-
  • Prohibition Party (Mich.)
  • Prohibition National Committee (U.S.)
  • Blake, Edward Everett, 1875-1947.
  • Casey, William R.
  • Childres, Jack.
  • Conover, Milton, 1890-
  • Davis, Oscar N.
  • Decker, Rutherford L.
  • Dilley, Robert D.
  • Dodge, Earl Farwell, 1932-
  • Hammaker, Wilbur Emery, 1876-1968.
  • Holtwick, Enoch A., 1880-1972.
  • Ivy, A. C. (Andrew Conway), 1893-1978.
  • Kohler, Julia B., -1969.
  • Ludwig, Oscar C.
  • Martin, Clarence S.
  • Molesworth, Jack E.
  • Munn, Earle Harold, 1903-
  • Shaw, Mark Revell, 1889-
  • Tooze, Ruth Tibbits, 1901-
  • Van Poperin, Joan.
  • Walker, Chester., Mrs.
  • Watkins, Victor.
  • Watson, Claude A., 1885-
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Prohibition Party election and campaign materials [series]

The Prohibition Party election and campaign materials series is arranged chronologically. A selective index to correspondents provides citations to letters form some of the more significant correspondents.

Box   1  
1933-June 1966 (28 folders)
Box   2  
July 1966-June 1967, undated (5 folders)
 
Other Prohibition and Temperance Organizations [series]
Box   2  
Temperance Education Council and the American 1957-1969
Box   2  
Christian Committee of the Michigan Prohibition Party

(include the treasurer's reports)

Box   2  
Michigan Prohibition Party papers 1957-1964

(include expense account of the state chairman and list of contributors with amounts)

Box   2  
Michigan Prohibition Party radio broadcasts 1963-1964
Box   2  
Beldon C. Hoyt autobiography and copies of poetry
Box   2  
Kalamazoo County Prohibition Committee minutes 1953-1958
 
Scrapbooks [series]
Box   2  
1932-1942
Box   2  
1943-1944
Box   2  
1946-1948
Box   2  
1948-1954
Box   2  
Scrapbook of Mrs. F.C. Easterly 1934
Box   2  
Scrapbook of Mrs. F.C. Easterly 1935
 
Other materials [series]
Box   2  
Prohibition Party worker's handbook 1947-1948
Box   2  
Prohibition Party worker's handbook 1963
Box   2  
Prohibition Party worker's handbook 1963
Box   2  
Prohibition Party worker's handbook 1963
Box   2  
Michigan Prohibition Party photographs
Box   2  
Prohibition Party Printed material
Additional Descriptive Data
Selective Index to Correspondents
Blake, Edward Everett, 1875-1947.
  • August 20, 1936, October 2, 1940
Casey, William R.
  • March 6, 1967
Childres, Jack
  • September 17, 1965
Conover, Milton, 1890-
  • Nov. 11, 1962, Dec. 13, 1962, May 18, 1963, May 28, 1963, June 11, 1963, June 14, Sept. 16, 1963, Nov. 26, 1963, Aug. 17, 1964, Sept. 26, 1964, Oct. 8, 1964, Dec. 27, 1965, Jan. 18, 1966, Oct. 17, 1966, Jan. 21, 1967, Apr. 11, 1967, Apr. 14, 1967, Apr. 24, 1967
Davis, Oscar N.
  • Feb. 28, 1965, Mar. 6, 1965, Apr. 8, 1965, May 29, 1965, June 2, 1965
Decker, Rutherford L.
  • June 9, 1960, June 21, 1963, July 23, 1963, Sept. 10, 1963, Oct. 29, 1963, Mar. 17, 1964, July 23, 1964, July 27, 1964, Apr. 5, 1966, Dec. 7, 1966
Dilley, Robert D.
  • Dec. 16, 1964, Dec. 25, 1964, Jan. 11, 1965, Jan. 25, 1965, Apr. 8, 1965, Apr. 9, 1965, May 29, 1965
Dodge, Earl Farwell, 1932-
  • Apr. 6, 1963, Aug. 12, 1963, Mar. 21, 1964, Feb. 16, 1966, Apr. 26, 1966, many letters in Apr., May, June, 1967
Hammaker, Wilbur Emery, 1876-1968.
  • May 31, 1958, Jan. 15, 1964, May 26, 1964, June 4, 1964, Aug. 15, 1964, Oct. 6, 1964, Mar. 21, 1965, Oct. 27, 1965, Dec. 8, 1965, Apr. 21, 1966, Nov. 10, 1966, Dec. 19, 1966, Apr. 14, 1967
Holtwick, Enoch A, 1880?-1972.
  • June 18, 1963
Ivy, A. C. (Andrew Conway), 1893-
  • June 18, 1963, June 29, 1964
Kohler, Julia B., d. 1969.
  • Sept. 24, 1966
Ludwig, Oscar C.
  • Mar. 2, 1965, Mar. 4, 1965, Oct. 23, 1965
Martin, Clarence S.
  • Oct. 9, 1964
Molesworth, Jack E.
  • Jan. 15, 1965
Munn, Earle Harold, 1904-
  • July 27, 1946, Aug. 8, 1946, Aug. 13, 1946, Aug. 19, 1946, Aug. 26, 1946, Sept. 15, 1946, Sept. 6, 1946, Dec. 13, 1948, Feb. 21, 1949, Oct. 15, 1949, Oct.26, 1950, May 19, 1963, Aug. 10, 1963, Nov. 4, 1963, Nov. 19, 1963, July 1964 (telegram to Barry Goldwater)
Shaw, Mark Revell, 1889
  • Judy 10, 1963, Sept. 10, 1963, Sept. 17, 1963, Sept. 25, 1963, Oct. 5, 1963, Oct. 21, 1963, Jan. 9, 1964, Jan. 21, 1964, Apr. 27, 1964, June 9, 1964, July 13, 1964, July 22, 1964, Aug. 19, 1964, Oct. 1, 1964, Oct. 29, 1964, Dec. 9, 1964, Dec. 31, 1964, May 23, 1965, June 4, 1965, Aug. 17, 1965
Tooze, Ruth Tibbits, 1901-
  • May 21 1963, June 11, 1963, Sept. 30, 1963, Nov. 16, 1963, July 24, 1964, Aug. 24, 1964, May 14, 1965, July 27, 1965, Aug. 13, 1965, Aug. 26, 1965, Feb. 21, 1966, Apr. 7, 1966, May 1, 1966, Aug. 8, 1966, Oct. 21, 1966, Nov. 10, 1966, Nov. 14, 1966, Apr. 21, 1967
Van Poperin, Joan
  • Feb. 28, 1965
Walker, Chester, Mrs.
  • May 11, 1967
Watkins, Victor
  • May 1966 (Gibbons replied on May 26, 1966)
Watson, Claude A., 1885-
  • June 20, 1963, June 27, 1963, Aug. 12, 1963, Aug. 19, 1963, Sept. 26, 1963, Feb. 7. 1964, Feb. 15, 1966, Feb. 17, 1966, Dec. 7, 1966, May 11, 1967