John B. Bruff papers: 1966
Summary Information
Title: John B. Bruff papers
Creator: Bruff, John B. (John Bowman), 1929-
Inclusive dates: 1966
Extent: 0.3 linear feet
Lawyer and Democratic candidate for Michigan Lieutenant Governor in 1966; campaign files.
Call number: 8550 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was received as part of the accession of James O’Hara papers (donor no. 5939).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, John B. Bruff papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


John B. Bruff, born in 1929, was a lawyer active in the Michigan Democratic party. In 1966, he ran unsuccessfully for the office of Michigan Lieutenant Governor.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a Campaign files series documenting his election to become state lieutenant governor in 1966. Included in the papers are correspondence, speeches, and campaign schedules. There are also various papers concerning political personages of the day: Zolton Ferency, George Romney, G. Mennen Williams and Robert Griffin.

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.

  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1966.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1966.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Radio in politics.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Sound recordings.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Ferency, Zolton A., 1922-1993.
  • Romney, George W., 1907-1995.
  • Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988.
  • Bruff, John B. (John Bowman), 1929-
  • Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Campaign files 1966 [series]
Box   1  
Box   1  
Bruff campaign miscellaneous
Box   1  
Campaign Calendar
Box   1  
Schedules August 28-September 15, 1966
Box   1  
Schedules September 16-October 3, 1966
Box   1  
Zolton Ferency
Box   1  
George Romney
Box   1  
G. Mennen Williams
Box   1  
Robert Griffin
Box   1  
Democratic Party platform
Box   1  
Major campaign issues
Box   1  
Democratic legislative record
Box   1  
Macomb County
Box   1  
Approved public works projects
Box   1  
Recordings of ads for Bruff by Robert Kennedy and Philip Hart (2 audiotapes (reel-to-reel tapes; (15 sec. each) : analog, 7 1/2 ips; 5 in.))