Edward N. Hartwick Papers: 1898-1978 (bulk 1940-1960)
Summary Information
Title: Edward N. Hartwick Papers
Creator: Hartwick, Edward N.
Dates: 1898-1978 (Majority of material found within 1940-1960)
Extent: 3 linear feet, 25.4 GB (online)
Abstract:
President of the Wayne County Republican Precinct Organization and member of the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee; files relating to political activities; also photographs, motion pictures, and sound recordings.
Call number: 85199 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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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 fit of Mrs. Louis Hartwick (Donor no. 5892) and came to the library in several accessions beginning in 1976.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

The collection contains audio tapes from which digital copies have been made. Source tapes are for staff use only. Audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.

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:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Alternate Format:

Digitization: The Library has undertaken the digitization of a number of sound recordings within this collection. The resulting audio files are available for playback only in the Bentley Library Reading Room. Links to item images and additional information are available within this finding aid. Original sound recordings are only available for staff use.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Edward N. Hartwick Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Edward N. Hartwick was active in Michigan Republican Party politics in the 1940s and 1950s. He served as president of the Wayne County Republican Precinct Organization, a reform group created to oppose "boss" control of the local party structure. He was also a member of the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee and a delegate to National Republican Conventions, most notably in 1952.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers of Edward N. Hartwick center around his involvement in the Republican party in the Wayne County area, and on the state and national level. The series in the collection are Wayne County Republican Party Activities; State Republican Central Committee; Election of 1952; Miscellaneous Political Files; Personal; Visual Materials; and Sound Recordings.

Included in the collection are meeting minutes, party organizational materials, and other materials relating to his activities within the Wayne County party organization and the Michigan State Central Committee. In addition, there are papers dealing with Hartwick's role as a delegate to the 1952 Republican National Convention. He received many letters urging him to support the various candidates - Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Taft.

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 -- 1939-1945.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1837-1950.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
  • Au Sable River (Mich.)
  • Hartwick Pines State Park (Mich.)
  • Parks -- Michigan.
  • Political elections -- 1952.
  • Political elections -- 1956.
  • Political elections -- 1960.
  • Prison riots.
  • Civil rights movements -- United States.
  • Communism -- United States.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1952.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1954.
  • Labor movement -- United States -- Political activity.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
  • MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
  • Republican Party (Mich.). 14th Congressional District Republican Committee.
  • Republican Party (Mich.). State Central Committee.
  • Republican Party (Mich.). Wayne County Republican Precinct Organization.
  • Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953.
  • Brake, D. Hale, 1891-1979.
  • Cleary, Owen J., 1900-1960.
  • Hartwick, Edward N.
  • Hartwick family.
  • King, Charles.
  • Martin, John Butlin, 1909-
  • Millard, Frank G. (Frank Gurnee), 1897-1976.
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
  • Reid, Neil E., 1871-
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • State Prison of Southern Michigan.
  • Hartwick, Edward N.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Ayres, William H. (William Hanes), 1916-
  • Curtis, Carl T. (Carl Thomas), 1905-2000.
  • Feikens, John, 1917-2011.
  • Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
  • Humphrey, George M. (George Magoffin), 1890-
  • Lipscomb, Glenard Paul, 1915-
  • Mitchell, James Paul, 1900-1964.
  • Morrow, E. Frederic (Everett Frederic), 1909-
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
  • Stassen, Harold E. (Harold Edward), 1907-2001.
  • Summerfield, Arthur Ellsworth, 1899-1972.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Wayne County Republican Party Activities [series]
 
Wayne County Republican Precinct Organization
Box   1  
Miscellanea
Box   1  
Organization undated, 1940
Box   1  
Board of directors undated
Box   1  
Correspondence 1940-1956
Box   1  
Minute Book 1941-1949
Box   1  
Contributors 1949-1950
Box   1  
Finance undated, 1952-1954
 
14th Congressional district Republican Committee
Box   1  
Miscellanea
 
Candidates for delegate to district convention
Box   1  
1946
Box   1  
1948
Box   1  
1952
Box   1  
1954 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1956 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Convention platform 1949
Box   1  
Section book 1953
Box   1  
Finances undated, 1946-1956
Box   1  
Minutes undated
Box   1  
Newsletter 1958
Box   1  
Precinct delegate election results 1948
Box   1  
Alternates to Republican State Convention September 1, 1956
Box   1  
Republican Campaign Committee of Wayne County minutes 1952
Box   1  
Wayne County Republican "five and ten" club undated

(plan for organization and operation)

 
Lists of registered voters, Grosse Pointe area
Box   1  
Undated (2 folders)
Box   1  
1950-1962 (2 folders)
 
State Republican Central Committee [series]
Box   1  
Miscellanea
Box   1  
Campaign organization
Box   1  
Officers 1955-1957
Box   1  
Republican County Chairman's manual
Box   1  
Papers concerning effects of redistricting on Congressional results undated
Box   1  
Campaign 1956
Box   1  
Campaign 1962
 
Election of 1952 [series]
Box   2  
"The Michigan Republican delegation of 1952" by James W. Miller 1952
 
National Republican Convention
Box   2  
Papers 1952
Box   2  
Delegate Contact Operation 1952
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower campaign 1952
Box   2  
Telegrams in support of presidential nomination
Box   2  
Letters in support of presidential nomination (4 folders)
Box   2  
The National Delegate, from Americans for Eisenhower
Box   2  
Campaign literature
 
Douglas MacArthur, campaign 1952
Box   2  
Letters in support of presidential nomination
Box   2  
Campaign literature
Box   2  
Reginald B. Naugle campaign literature 1952
 
Robert A. Taft, campaign 1952
Box   2  
Letters in support of presidential nomination, sampled (3 folders)
Box   2  
Campaign literature
Box   2  
"A program for Republican victory in 1952" undated
 
Miscellaneous Political Files [series]
Box   2  
15th Congressional district minutes 1937
Box   2  
Campaign organization literature undated, 1955
Box   2  
Cobo for Governor Club 1956
Box   2  
Correspondence undated, 1935-1950
Box   2  
Correspondence 1951-1964
Box   2  
Cuyahoga County plan undated
Box   2  
Election workers, papers concerning roles 1946-1955
Box   2  
Industrial Citizenship project volunteers lists 1964
 
Los Angeles Republican Party
Box   2  
Los Angeles plan 1952-1959
Box   2  
"Our need a businesslike approach," by the Republican Associates of Los Angeles 1959
Box   2  
National Republican Convention delegates 1940, 1944
Box   2  
"Organizing the rural vote," by James P. Bigley 1955
Box   2  
Public housing statement undated
Box   2  
Republican Citizens Committee
Box   2  
"Truman, the Republicans, and 1948" by Claude Robinson 1945
Box   2  
Young Republican National Convention 1955
Box   2  
Miscellanea
Box   2  
Miscellaneous clippings 1958, 1964
 
Personal [series]

Within the Personal series, there are materials relating to the presentation of the Edward E. Hartwick Pines Park to the State of Michigan by Mrs. Karen B. Hartwick in 1927. There are also some personal papers, mainly correspondence, of Edward Edgar Hartwick (1871-1918), the father of Edward N. Hartwick, and a family tree.

Box   2  
Personal papers 1898, 1918, 1922
Box   2  
Hartwick Pines: Correspondence, Dedication material and miscellanea 1927, 1935, 1978
Box   2  
Hartwick-Michelson Family Tree
 
Visual Material [series]
 
Photographs (3 folders)
Box   2  
Edward E. Hartwick Pines, Grayling
Box   2  
Family
Box   2  
Miscellaneous photos with University of Michigan Alumni, Robert Candor, Robert Taft, and others
 
Motion Pictures (6 reels)
Box   3  
"Michigan's Century of Progress," 1960

(history of Michigan under Republican rule)

(b&w)
Box   3  
"The Truth Behind the Jackson Prison Riot," (b&w)
Box   3  
Richard Nixon train tour of Michigan 1956 (2 reels (color, silent))
 
Campaign 1952

(3 segments on 1 reel)

Box   3  
Republican National Convention 1952 (b&w)
Box   3  
Eisenhower in Saginaw, Michigan 1952 (color)
Box   3  
Eisenhower Inaugural (b&w, color)
 
Republican Candidates for State Office 1952

(6 films in 1 canister)

(b&w)
Box   3  
D. Hale Brake, State Treasurer
Box   3  
Owen J. Cleary, Secretary of State
Box   3  
Charles King, Justice State Supreme Court
Box   3  
John B. Martin, Jr., Auditor General
Box   3  
Frank G. Millard, Attorney General
Box   3  
Neil F. Reid, Justice, State Supreme Court
 
Sound recordings [series] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]

The Sound Recording series includes recordings of Republican speakers, including Carl Curtis, Barry Goldwater, George M. Humphrey, Richard M. Nixon, Harold Stassen, and Arthur Summerfield. Topics discussed include Republican politics, blacks and the struggle for civil rights, the investigation of communists in the United States, and the dispute over trade union campaign contributions.

Box   3  
Address of Arthur Summerfield, Postmaster General, Detroit Economic Club 1954? [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 ½ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-1-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape also includes discussion by unidentified man [J.B. Matthews?] concerning "red menace" in Illinois.) [access item]
Box   3  
Address of Arthur Summerfield, Postmaster General, Detroit Economic Club 1954? [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-2-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape also includes discussion by unidentified man [J.B. Matthews?] concerning "red menace" in Illinois.) [access item]
Box   3  
Meeting at Alger War Memorial to review February 19th State Convention [1950?] February 28 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-3-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Edward N. Hartwick at the State Republican Convention) [access item]
Box   3  
Address of Harold Stassen, Lincoln Day Dinner, 15th Congressional District, Detroit 1954 February 09 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-4-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Side 1) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([85199-SR-4-2]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Side 2; Includes talk by John Feikens) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   3  
Side 1: Address of Congressman Glenard Paul Lipscomb, 16th Congressional District Dinner February 13,1954 1954 February 13 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-5-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Political speech by Glenard Paul Lipscomb and others at the 16th Congressional Dinner.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([85199-SR-5-2]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Side 2) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   3  
Address of Secretary of Labor, James Mitchell, Flint, Michigan (recorded by National Broadcasting Company) 1954 February 23 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-6-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(James Mitchell political speech during his tenure as Secretary of Labor.) [access item]
Box   3  
Address of E. Frederic Morrow, entitled, "Can Any Good Came Out of Washington?" 1955 September 30 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-7-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(E. Frederic Morrow political speech entitled "Can Any Good Come Out of Washington?") [access item]
Box   3  
Address of Richard Nixon at the Young Republican Convention, Detroit (recording of radio broadcast) 1955 June 17 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-8-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Vice President Richard Nixon at the Young Republican Convention.) [access item]
Box   3  
Discussion of Carl Curtis, Barry Goldwater, and rank and file union men 1955 December 15 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-9-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Meeting disucssing and talking about the campaign contributions made by unions in Michigan for Democratic candidates.) [access item]
Box   3  
Address of E. Frederic Morrow, administrative officer, special projects division at the White House; Detroit, Michigan 1956 January 20 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-10-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Dwight Eisenhower Birthday celebration. Discussion on the topic of civil rights) [access item]
Box   3  
14th Congressional District Republican Campaign Strategy Conference 1956 March 10 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-11-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 1, Part 1 of the 14th Congressional District Republican Conference.) [access item]
Box   3  
14th Congressional District Republican Campaign Strategy Conference 1956 March 10 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-12-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 2, Part 1 of the 14th Congressional District Republican Conference.) [access item]
Box   3  
Address of Secretary of the Treasury, George M. Humphrey, Detroit Economic Club 1956 October 08 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85199-SR-13-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Political speech by George M. Humphrey at the Detroit Economic Club.) [access item]