Alvin M. Bentley papers: 1935-1969 (Majority of material found within 1950-1968)
Summary Information
Title: Alvin M. Bentley papers
Creator: Bentley, Alvin M. (Alvin Morell), 1918-1969
Dates: 1935-1969 (Majority of material found within 1950-1968)
Extent: 104 linear feet, 5 oversize volumes, 1.36 GB (online)
Location: Portions of the collection located offsite; two days notice required for retrieval.
Abstract:
Republican congressman form Michigan's Eighth District, 1952-1960, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1960; member U.S. Foreign Service, 1942-1950, delegate to 1962 state constitutional convention; University of Michigan regent and philanthropist. Papers include diaries, correspondence photographs and other material his political career and other varied interests.
Call number: 85746 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Thomas E. Powers

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated in a number of accessions between 1996 and 1981 by Alvin M. Bentley, his wife, and members of the Bentley family. Donor no. 4322

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research. Digitized audio files are currently available only 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:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. 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 title, box no., Alvin M. Bentley Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

Summary Contents List

  1. Congressional Files, 1952-1960
    • Boxes 1-38
  2. Senatorial Campaign, 1960
    • Boxes 39-43
  3. Constitutional Convention, 1961-1963
    • Boxes 44-50
  4. Congressional Campaign, 1962
    • Boxes 51-56
  5. Citizens Committee on Higher Education, 1963-1965
    • Boxes 57-64
  6. State Board of Education Campaign, 1964
    • Box 65
  7. Michigan Freedom from Hunger Council, 1965
    • Box 65
  8. Michigan-British Honduras (Belize) Partners of the Alliance, 1966-1969
    • Boxes 66-69
  9. University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1966-1969
    • Boxes 69-75
  10. Other Bentley Activities, 1960s
    • Boxes 75-79
  11. Invitations, 1960s
    • Boxes 79-80
  12. Speeches, 1960s
    • Box 80
  13. Foreign Service Files
    • Box 81
  14. Personal Correspondence, 1939-1969
    • Boxes 81-83
  15. Personal Files
    • Box 84
  16. Scrapbooks and Clippings, 1935-1969
    • Boxes 84-93
  17. Diaries and journals, 1933-1969
    • Boxes 94-95
  18. Miscellaneous (mainly materials in 1981 and later)
    • Boxes 96-102
  19. Audio-Visual Materials
    • Boxes 103-104

Biography

Alvin M. Bentley, III, the only child of Alvin M. Bentley, Jr., and Helen Webb Bentley, was born in Portland, Maine August 30, 1918, three months before his father died while serving in France during World War I. Although fatherless, Bentley was not penniless for he was an heir to a family fortune which originated with his grandfather who founded the Owosso Manufacturing Company (later a division of Mitchell-Bentley Corporation) and was an early investor in the General Motors Corporation.

Bentley spent most of his youth outside of Michigan but returned to the state to attend the University of Michigan, the alma mater of his parents. He eventually established legal residence in the state on his twenty-first birthday and received a B.A. degree in 1940. In that same year he married Arvilla Peterson. They had three children, Alvin IV, Helen, and Michael and were divorced in October, 1951. The former Mrs. Bentley died in February, 1959.

At the outbreak of World War II, Bentley enrolled in the Turner Diplomatic School in Washington, D.C. and after a two-year program joined the diplomatic service in the State Department. As a member of the United States Foreign Service, he served in Mexico (1942-1944), Columbia (1945-1946), Hungary (1947-1949), and Italy (1949-1950). Finding himself at odds with the foreign policy of the Truman administration, Bentley resigned form the State Department in 1950 and returned to his home town, Owosso.

Writing articles for the Owosso Argus-Press and delivering speeches on his impressions and interpretations of America's foreign policy and governmental priorities, Bentley established himself well in the Eighth Congressional District which included Shiawassee, Saginaw, Ionia, Gratiot, Montcalm and Clinton Counties. In 1950 he became a delegate to the Republican State Convention, and was a delegate to succeeding conventions until 1954. On January 3, 1952, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives. His opponent in the primary was Fred L. Crawford, an eighteen year Congressional veteran, whom he defeated after a vigorous campaign, by over 12,000 votes. He overwhelmingly defeated his Democratic opponent, Clarence Smazel, in the November election. Four days after the election, Bentley married for a second time. His wife was the former Arvella Ann Duescher. They had two children, Clark and Ann.

Assuming his Congressional duties in 1953, Bentley was the only freshman congressman appointed in that year to the Foreign Affairs Committee, serving on its Europe and State Department subcommittees. Being re-elected to his Congressional seat in 1954, 1956, and 1958 allowed him to rise in Committee seniority eventually becoming its ninth ranking Republican and leading party member in the State Department subcommittee. Bentley's Congressional career was marked by close adherence to the Republican Party position, especially in the area of national defense, agriculture, and foreign trade. He supported the Landrum-Griffin Bill and Congressional investigations of organized labor, while adhering also to the concepts of a balanced national budget and a program of debt reduction, a review of the size and administration of the Federal Aid Program, and the investigative program of the Un-American Conference in Bad Godesburng and also traveled through East Germany.

On March 1, 1954, while on the floor of the House of Representatives, Bentley was one of five Congressmen wounded by gunfire from the visitors gallery. The attackers were Puerto Ricans protesting American policy toward their homeland. By far the most seriously wounded, Bentley eventually recovered and returned to his Congressional duties nearly two months later.

In 1960, Bentley relinquished his Congressional seat to run for the Republican Senatorial nomination which he won in the primary election by over 200,000 votes. In the final election he faced the incumbent Democrat, Patrick V. McNamara. Bentley's prime target in his campaign was the eastern European groups in the Detroit area from which he hoped to gain enough votes to lessen the traditional Democratic margin in that city. McNamara was victorious in the end, however, by just over 120,000 votes out of nearly 3.2 million cast state wide.

In 1961, Bentley established the Alvin M. Bentley Foundation to support educational, scientific and charitable projects. In this same charitable vein he contributed money in 1967, to The University of Michigan to support an endowed chair in the Department of History honoring the memory of his parents.

Bentley was not out of public life long. In 1961, he was elected a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention by the Fifteenth Senatorial District, becoming the Chairman of the Educational Committee which produced a report that has generally been considered one of the best of its kind in the country. The Executive Branch Committee of which he was a member drew up plans for the executive reorganization of state government as well as formulating plans for a State Civil Rights Commission.

As a result of changes in Michigan's population as revealed in the 1960 census, the state was required to redesign its Congressional districts. Until this was done, an interim plan was put forth in 1962, which established an at-large Congressional seat. Bentley announced his candidacy for this new position and faced only token opposition in the Republican primary. In the final election, however, he lost by a narrow margin to the Democrat, Neil Staebler. Despite this second political setback, there were other ways in which Bentley served the state.

In 1963, Governor George Romney appointed him to the Citizen's Committee on Higher Education of which Bentley was chairman, presented recommendations concerning state support for public colleges and universities. As a result of this report, these educational institutions received in 1965, the largest percentage increase in state support in Michigan's history.

The creation of the Michigan State Board of Education was a direct result of the work of Bentley's Education Committee of the Constitutional Convention. In 1964, Bentley sought a seat on this Board in the General Election, but in this endeavor, his last political race, he went down to defeat in the Democratic landslide of that year.

Bentley's life-long concern with humanitarian programs and efforts led him into two such organizations in the mid-1960's. One was the Michigan Freedom from Hunger Council of which he was Chairman of the Board. This Council was set up to gather, interpret, and disseminate information about hunger problems in the world, especially in the Western Hemisphere. It would then use this information to organize, assist, and coordinate activities, and specifically mobilize people with certain skills and knowledge to work on a special problem and to try to discover a means by which to alleviate it. Bentley also chaired the Michigan branch of the Partners of the Alliance. This organization was begun nationally in 1964, to act as a channel through which civic clubs, unions, business and professional groups, school and individuals could work directly with groups, villages, or areas in Latin America to improve the way of life in that particular area. It was hoped that the Partners of the Alliance would create a positive relationship, on a direct person-to-person level, between the United States and Latin America. The objective was not charity but rather a response to specific needs in order to meet some productive goal. The key concept of the Alliance then was the promotion of self-help programs. The State of Michigan took British Honduras (Belize) as its partner.

In 1966, Governor George Romney chose Bentley to fill the vacancy on the University of Michigan Board of Regents created by the resignation of Eugene Power. At the time Bentley was involved with the University in two other areas. In late 1965, Bentley had been appointed Chairman of the major gifts committee of the University's $55 million fund raising program commemorating its Sesquicentennial. Also, after his Congressional career was over in 1961, he had returned to the University as a graduate student in History. Maintaining offices in Washington, Bentley commuted by air to Ann Arbor to attend classes. He received a M.A. degree in 1963, and at the time of his Regental appointment was pursuing a doctorate.

In the early part of his Regental years Bentley was stricken by a disease affecting the central nervous system. Despite extensive surgery and rehabilitation the affliction forced Bentley to somewhat limit his activities. However regardless of physical limitations he insisted on resuming and carrying on his Regental duties. His health, however, continued to decline and while on vacation in Arizona he died on April 10, 1969 at the age of 50. He was survived by his widow, Arvella, five children and five grandchildren, and his mother.

Throughout his life, Bentley was involved in a wide variety of philanthropic and charitable organizations and endeavors. A listing of these reveals the breadth of his interest. He was associated with the Civil Rights Commission, Society for Mental Health, International Council of Christian Leadership, National Conference on Citizenship, Project HOPE, and American Good Government Society. On the educational level, besides his years as University of Michigan Regent, he also was a trustee of Cleary College, Detroit Institute of Technology, Nazareth College, and Northwood Institute. There were numerous state organizations which he actively supported and in which he participated. These include the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Council on Economic Education, Michigan Higher Education Facilities Committee, Professional Club of Michigan, and the Great Lakes Development Project. He was also a Trustee of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, a member of the University of Michigan Clements Library Associates and a Trustee and President of the Historical Society of Michigan. Bentley actively participated in civic affairs in his own community of Owosso, holding offices in the local chapters of the American Red Cross, YMCA, the board of Memorial Hospital, the Citizens Advisory Board of Owosso College, a study group for the implementation of a technical-vocational training program, and the Owosso Traffic Safety Committee.

Throughout his career he was deeply involved on the behalf of minority and ethnic groups holding memberships in the American Friends of the Captive Nations, Polish National Alliance, and the NAACP. Bentley's business associations included a directorship of the Owosso Savings Bank, the vice-presidency of the Mitchell-Bentley Corporation, and the Lake Huron Broadcasting Company. Bentley's organizational memberships included the National Exchange Club, Rotary, Kiwanis, Elks, Masons (33rd degree), Shrine Club, Moose, Eagles, Optimist, and Sons of the American Revolution. Other memberships were in the Detroit Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Owosso City Club, Owosso Country Club, and the Saginaw Club.

In the Fall of 1971, Arvella D. Bentley donated $600,000 to the Michigan Historical Collections which allowed it to build a new quarters for its holdings. This new building named in honor of Alvin Bentley stands as a fitting memorial to a good friend of history and of The University of Michigan.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Alvin M. Bentley collection includes correspondence, speeches, subject files, and other materials relating to his political career and public service activities. Included are his files while serving as a member of Congress and as a delegate to Michigan's Constitutional Convention in 1961-1962, his campaign files from his race for the U.S. Senate in 1960 and his bid to be elected Congressman-at-large in 1962. Other series in the collection relate to his interest in issues of education, particularly higher education, as reflected in his service on the Citizen's Committee on Higher Education, his campaign for the State Board of Education and his tenure as a member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Of value in documenting the various phases of Bentley's career are series of diaries and journals, scrapbooks and clipping files, and photographs.

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.


  • Education -- Michigan.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Owosso (Mich.)
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
  • Universities and colleges -- Michigan.
  • Polish Americans.
  • Hungarian Americans.
  • Saginaw River (Mich.)
  • Air raid shelters.
  • Floods -- Michigan -- Saginaw River Valley.
  • Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Political elections -- 1952.
  • Political elections -- 1958.
  • Political elections -- 1960.
  • Political elections -- 1962.
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1963-1969.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Bentley, Alvin M. (Alvin Morell), 1918-1969.
  • Michigan. Citizens Committee on Higher Education.
  • Michigan. Constitutional Convention (1961-1962)
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • United States. Congress -- Elections, 1960.
  • United States. Congress -- Elections, 1962.
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • University of Michigan. Board of Regents.
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
  • Brenneman, Hugh W.
  • Miles, Tom.
  • Rogers, Lindbergh.
  • Schuler, Win.
  • Marshall, William.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Congressional files 1952-1960 [series]

Congressional Files (38 linear ft.; 1952-1960) consists of correspondence with constituents, other concerned citizens, and his colleagues in the House. This series is arranged into four subseries: Yearly Files, Speeches, Post Office Patronage Files, and Miscellaneous. The Yearly Files subseries, maintained each year from 1952 to 1960 by Bentley and his staff, consists of chronologically arranged correspondence, and an alphabetically arranged topical file on matters of legislation, politics, foreign affairs, and other issues of the day.

 
Yearly Files [subseries]
 
1952
 
Correspondence
Box   1  
January-May 1952
Box   1  
June-July 1952
Box   1  
August 1952 (2 folders)
Box   1  
September-October 1952
Box   1  
November 1952 (4 folders)
Box   1  
December 1952 (2 folders)
 
Topical file 1952
Box   1  
Eisenhower Inauguration
Box   1  
Post Office Appointments (2 folders)
Box   1  
Taxes
 
1953
 
Correspondence
Box   1  
January 1953 (2 folders)
Box   1  
February 1953 (3 folders)
Box   1  
March 1953 (3 folders)
Box   1  
April 1953 (3 folders)
Box   1  
May 1953 (3 folders)
Box   1  
June 1953 (3 folders)
Box   1  
July 1953 (3 folders)
Box   1  
August 1953 (2 folders)
Box   1  
September 1953
Box   1  
October 1953
Box   1  
November 1953 (3 folders)
Box   1  
December 1953 (3 folders)
 
Topical file 1953
Box   2  
Agriculture (6 folders)
Box   2  
Armed Services Committee
Box   2  
Banking and Currency
Box   2  
Bills and Resolutions
Box   2  
Bricker Amendment (re: treaties)
Box   2  
Communism
Box   2  
Council of Free Czechoslovakia & the Slovak League of America (2 folders)
Box   2  
Fluoridation
Box   2  
Foreign Aid and Foreign Affairs Commission
Box   2  
Immigration
Box   2  
Liquor Advertising
Box   2  
McCarthy, Joseph
Box   2  
Patronage
Box   2  
Pensions
Box   2  
Postal Employees (2 folders)
Box   2  
Postmasterships (8 folders)
Box   2  
Rosenberg Case and William O. Douglas
Box   2  
St. Lawrence Seaway
Box   2  
Small Business Administration
Box   2  
Social Security (2 folders)
Box   2  
Taft-Hartley Act
Box   2  
Tariff (2 folders)
Box   2  
Taxes (4 folders)
Box   2  
Tidelands Oil
Box   2  
Miscellaneous (4 folders)
 
1954
 
Correspondence
Box   3  
January 1954 (2 folders)
Box   3  
February 1954
Box   3  
March 1954
Box   3  
April 1954
Box   3  
May 1954
Box   3  
June 1954 (2 folders)
Box   3  
July 1954
Box   3  
August 1954
Box   3  
September 1954
Box   3  
October 1954
Box   3  
November 1954
Box   3  
December 1954
 
Topical file 1954
Box   3  
Agriculture (4 folders)
Box   3  
Alcohol
Box   3  
Banking and Currency
Box   3  
Bricker Amendment (re: treaties)
Box   3  
Chicano Farm Labor
Box   3  
Committee on Communist Aggression (2 folders)
Box   3  
Communism
Box   3  
Congressional District (8th, Michigan) Advisory Committee
Box   3  
Eastern European Ethnic Groups (4 folders)
Box   3  
Eisenhower Administration
Box   3  
Fluoridation
Box   3  
Foreign Affairs Committee
Box   3  
Foreign Service Pensions
Box   3  
Hiss, Alger-pension
Box   3  
Hungary (2 folders)
Box   3  
Income Taxes (2 folders)
Box   3  
Indo-China (2 folders)
Box   4  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Commission
Box   4  
McCarthy, Joseph
Box   4  
Peoples Republic of China
Box   4  
Post Office (4 folders)
Box   4  
Postal Pay (9 folders)
Box   4  
Puerto Rico
Box   4  
Puerto Rico Trip of Congressman and Mrs. Bentley
Box   4  
Railroad Labor Act
Box   4  
Railroad Retirement Legislation
Box   4  
Saginaw River Flood Control Project (3 folders)
Box   4  
Saginaw V.A. Hospital Investigation
Box   4  
St. Lawrence Seaway
Box   4  
Small Business Administration
Box   4  
Social Security (3 folders)
Box   4  
Taft-Hartley Act
Box   4  
Tariff
Box   4  
Taxes (2 folders)
Box   4  
United Nations
Box   4  
Veterans pensions (2 folders)
Box   4  
Vocational Education
Box   4  
World Council of Churches (4 folders)
Box   4  
Miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box   5  
Correspondence concerning March, 1954 shooting on floor of the House of Representatives
Box   5  
Michigan
Box   5  
Puerto Rico
Box   6  
Family
Box   6  
General (other states)
Box   6  
Visitors and Callers lists
Box   6  
Get-Well Cards
 
1955
 
Correspondence
Box   7  
January-December 1955 (20 folders)
 
Topical file 1955
Box   7  
Agriculture (8 folders)
Box   7  
Air Force (3 folders)
Box   7  
Appropriations Committee (2 folders)
Box   7  
Armed Services Committee
Box   7  
Banking and Currency
Box   7  
Bentley for Governor
Box   7  
Bricker Amendment (re: Treaties)
Box   7  
Civil Aeronautics Administration
Box   7  
Civil Defense
Box   8  
Communism (2 folders)
Box   8  
Communist Aggression Committee (3 folders)
Box   8  
Defense, Department of
Box   8  
Eastern Europe (2 folders)
Box   8  
Education and Labor Committee
Box   8  
Federal Communication Commission (2 folders)
Box   8  
Federal Credit Unions
Box   8  
Foreign Affairs Committee-general (2 folders)
Box   8  
Foreign Affairs Committee-Foreign Aid
Box   8  
Foreign Affairs Committee-Study Mission to Europe
Box   8  
Foreign Service Pensions
Box   8  
Grayling Airfield Leases
Box   8  
Health, Education and Welfare, Department of (2 folders)
Box   8  
Highway Taxes and Legislation (8 folders)
Box   8  
House UnAmerican Activities Committee (4 folders)
Box   8  
Housing and Home Finance Agency
Box   8  
Hungary
Box   8  
Interior, Department of
Box   8  
Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
Box   8  
International Affairs (2 folders)
Box   9  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
Box   9  
Judiciary Committee
Box   9  
Juvenile Delinquency
Box   9  
Labor, Department of
Box   9  
Liquor Advertising
Box   9  
Michigan Politics (2 folders)
Box   9  
Michigan-general (4 folders)
Box   9  
Michigan-Veterans Administration Hospitals (2 folders)
Box   9  
National Conference on Citizenship
Box   9  
Natural Gas (4 folders)
Box   9  
Political-general (2 folders)
Box   9  
Post Office (2 folders)
Box   9  
Postal Pay (3 folders)
Box   9  
Public Works Committee
Box   9  
Religion
Box   9  
Republican Party (2 folders)
Box   9  
Puerto Rico (4 folders)
Box   9  
Selective Service (2 folders)
Box   9  
Slovak League of America
Box   10  
Social Security (12 folders)
Box   10  
Small Business Administration
Box   10  
State, Department of (2 folders)
Box   10  
Taft-Hartley Act (2 folders)
Box   10  
Tariff (7 folders)
Box   10  
Taxation (3 folders)
Box   10  
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Box   10  
United Nations
Box   10  
Upper Colorado River Project (3 folders)
Box   10  
Veterans Affairs Committee
Box   10  
Ways and Means Committee
 
1956
 
Correspondence
Box   10  
January-February 1956 (5 folders)
Box   11  
March-December 1956 (11 folders)
 
Topical file 1956
Box   11  
Agriculture-General (8 folders)
Box   11  
Agriculture-Commodity Credit Corp.
Box   11  
Agriculture-Eisenhower Farm Program (2 folders)
Box   11  
Agriculture-Farmers Home Administration
Box   11  
Agriculture-Price Supports
Box   11  
Agriculture-Soil Conservation
Box   11  
Appropriations Committee
Box   11  
Armed Forces (2 folders)
Box   11  
Armed Services committee (2 folders)
Box   11  
Armed Services Committee-Navy
Box   11  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   11  
Banking and Currency (2 folders)
Box   11  
Bentley for Governor (2 folders)
Box   11  
Civil Aeronautics Administration
Box   11  
Commerce, Department of
Box   11  
Commissions: Atomic Energy; Civil Service; International Cooperation; Hoover; Interstate Commerce
Box   11  
Communism
Box   11  
Congressional Campaign (4 folders)
Box   12  
Defense, Department of (2 folders)
Box   12  
Education (3 folders)
Box   12  
Education and Labor Committee
Box   12  
Federal Communication Commission
Box   12  
Foreign Affairs (3 folders)
Box   12  
Foreign Affairs-Bow Resolution
Box   12  
Foreign Affairs-Foreign Aid to India
Box   12  
Foreign Affairs-Foreign Aid (2 folders)
Box   12  
Government Operations Committee
Box   12  
Health, Education & Welfare, Department of
Box   12  
Highways (4 folders)
Box   12  
Highway Taxes
Box   12  
Housing and Home Finance (2 folders)
Box   12  
Hungary
Box   12  
Interior, Department of
Box   12  
Interior & Insular Affairs-Statehood for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Box   12  
International Affairs (2 folders)
Box   12  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee
Box   12  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee-Railroad Retirement
Box   12  
Immigration and Naturalization
Box   13  
Judiciary Committee (4 folders)
Box   13  
Justice
Box   13  
Labor (2 folders)
Box   13  
Liquor Advertising (2 folders)
Box   13  
Michigan (2 folders)
Box   13  
Michigan politics (4 folders)
Box   13  
Michigan Veterans Administration Hospitals
Box   13  
National Conference on Citizenship
Box   13  
Natural Gas (2 folders)
Box   13  
National Labor Relations Board
Box   13  
Politics (6 folders)
Box   13  
Post Office
Box   13  
Post Office and Civil Service Committee (2 folders)
Box   13  
Public Works Committee-Saginaw Valley Flood Control (7 folders)
Box   14  
Public Works Committee-Saginaw Valley Flood Control (1 folder)
Box   14  
Puerto Rico
Box   14  
St. Lawrence Seaway
Box   14  
Small Business Administration
Box   14  
State, Department of-Arab-Israeli Dispute
Box   14  
State, Department of-General
Box   14  
Social Security (3 folders)
Box   14  
Taxation of Cooperatives
Box   14  
Tariff and trade (2 folders)
Box   14  
United Nations
Box   14  
Veterans (6 folders)
Box   14  
Ways and Means Committee (2 folders)
 
1957
 
Correspondence
Box   14  
January-April 1957 (11 folders)
Box   15  
May-December 1957 (13 folders)
 
Topical file 1957
Box   15  
Agriculture (10 folders)
Box   15  
Agriculture-Soil Conservation
Box   15  
Agriculture-Wheat (2 folders)
Box   15  
Appropriations Committee (2 folders)
Box   15  
Armed Services Committee
Box   15  
Atomic Energy-Joint Committee
Box   15  
Banking and Currency (2 folders)
Box   15  
Budget Bureau (7 folders)
Box   16  
Budget Bureau (cont.) (3 folders)
Box   16  
Civil Service Commission
Box   16  
Communism
Box   16  
Defense, Department of the Army (4 folders)
Box   16  
Defense, Department of the Navy
Box   16  
Defense, Department of-Missiles and Satellites
Box   16  
Defense, Department of-Miscellaneous
Box   16  
Eastern Europe
Box   16  
Education (4 folders)
Box   16  
Education and Labor Committee
Box   16  
Elderly workers-employment (2 folders)
Box   16  
Excise tax
Box   16  
Federal Communication Commission (2 folders)
Box   16  
Federal Power Commission
Box   16  
Foreign Affairs Committee (3 folders)
Box   16  
Foreign Aid (5 folders)
Box   16  
Government Operations Committee
Box   16  
Health, Education and Welfare, Department of
Box   17  
Hoover Commission (2 folders)
Box   17  
House Administration Committee (2 folders)
Box   17  
Hungary (8 folders)
Box   17  
Immigration and Naturalization (2 folders)
Box   17  
Income tax-personal (2 folders)
Box   17  
Income tax-personal (2 folders)
Box   17  
Income tax-corporate
Box   17  
Interior, Department of
Box   17  
Interior & Insular Affairs (2 folders)
Box   17  
Interior & Insular Affairs-Statehood for Alaska, Hawaii
Box   17  
International Affairs (2 folders)
Box   17  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee-Pay TV
Box   17  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee-Liquor
Box   17  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee-Advertising (2 folders)
Box   17  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee-Natural Gas
Box   17  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee-Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   17  
Judiciary Committee (7 folders)
Box   18  
Judiciary-Robinson-Patman Act (Equality of Opportunity in Business)
Box   18  
Labor (4 folders)
Box   18  
Michigan (4 folders)
Box   18  
Middle East (3 folders)
Box   18  
Mobile Office
Box   18  
Poland (2 folders)
Box   18  
Political
Box   18  
Political-Michigan (4 folders)
Box   18  
Post Office (2 folders)
Box   18  
Postal Rate Increase
Box   18  
Postal Salary Increase (6 folders)
Box   18  
Puerto Rico
Box   18  
Public Works Committee: Saginaw Valley Flood Control Program (4 folders)
Box   19  
Rules Committee
Box   19  
Small Business (2 folders)
Box   19  
Social Security (4 folders)
Box   19  
State, Department of
Box   19  
Tariff & Trade
Box   19  
Taxation
Box   19  
Taxation of Cooperatives
Box   19  
Treasury, Department of
Box   19  
United Nations
Box   19  
United States Information Agency (3 folders)
Box   19  
Veterans Affairs (9 folders)
Box   19  
Ways and Means Committee (3 folders)
 
1958
 
Correspondence
Box   19  
January-April 1958 (16 folders)
Box   20  
May-December 1958 (23 folders)
 
Topical file 1958
Box   20  
Agriculture-General (3 folders)
Box   20  
Agriculture-dairy (2 folders)
Box   20  
Agriculture-farm program
Box   20  
Agriculture-humane slaughtering
Box   20  
Agriculture-soil conservation-general
Box   20  
Agriculture-soil conservation : Misterguay Creek Project [Saginaw, Shiawasee & Genesee Counties] (2 folders)
Box   20  
Agriculture-Wheat (5 folders)
Box   20  
AFL-CIO
Box   20  
Appropriations Committee
Box   20  
Armed Services Committee
Box   20  
Assembly of Captive European Nations
Box   21  
Banking and Currency (3 folders)
Box   21  
Blind, legislative support of (3 folders)
Box   21  
Citizens Foreign Relations Committee (2 folders)
Box   21  
Civil Aeronautics Administration-Tri-Cities Airport (3 folders)
Box   21  
Commerce, Department of
Box   21  
Communism
Box   21  
Department of-general (2 folders)
Box   21  
Department of Defense-Army
Box   21  
Department of Defense-Navy
Box   21  
Department of Defense-Saginaw Reserve Unit
Box   21  
Economics (3 folders)
Box   21  
Education (3 folders)
Box   21  
Excise tax (2 folders)
Box   21  
Federal Trade Commission
Box   21  
Foreign Affairs Committee (4 folders)
Box   22  
Foreign Affairs Committee (cont.) (3 folders)
Box   22  
Foreign Aid (5 folders)
Box   22  
Government Operations Committee
Box   22  
Health, Education and Welfare, Department of (2 folders)
Box   22  
Housing & Home Finance (2 folders)
Box   22  
Hungary (3 folders)
Box   22  
Income tax (2 folders)
Box   22  
Interior & Insular Affairs-Statehood for Alaska and Hawaii
Box   22  
International Affairs (2 folders)
Box   22  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee-General (4 folders)
Box   22  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee-Railroads (6 folders)
Box   23  
Judiciary Committee (5 folders)
Box   23  
Justice, Department of
Box   23  
Labor-general (10 folders)
Box   23  
Labor-rank & file control of unions (3 folders)
Box   23  
Labor-Chicano labor (2 folders)
Box   23  
Michigan (4 folders)
Box   23  
Michigan-politics (3 folders)
Box   23  
Middle East (3 folders)
Box   23  
Mobile Office
Box   23  
National Conference on Citizenship
Box   23  
Political (2 folders)
Box   23  
Post Office
Box   23  
Postal Services
Box   24  
Public Works Committee-Saginaw Valley (4 folders)
Box   24  
Public Works Committee-Flood Control Project (2 folders)
Box   24  
Social Security (4 folders)
Box   24  
State, Department of (4 folders)
Box   24  
Taft-Hartley
Box   24  
Tariff & Trade (3 folders)
Box   24  
Taxes
Box   24  
Taxation of cooperatives
Box   24  
Treasury, Department of
Box   24  
United Nations
Box   24  
Veterans (3 folders)
Box   24  
Ways and Means
 
1959
 
Correspondence
Box   24  
January-February 1959 (8 folders)
Box   25  
March-December 1959 (32 folders)
 
Topical File 1959
Box   26  
Agriculture (8 folders)
Box   26  
AFL-CIO
Box   26  
Appropriations Committee
Box   26  
Armed Services Committee
Box   26  
Astronautics and Space Exploration Committee
Box   26  
Atomic Energy, Joint Committee On
Box   26  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   26  
Banking and Currency (5 folders)
Box   26  
Bureau of the Budget (5 folders)
Box   26  
Chicano Farm Labor (3 folders)
Box   26  
Civil Aeronautics Administration
Box   26  
Communism (2 folders)
Box   26  
Commission on Metropolitan Government
Box   26  
Commerce, Department of
Box   27  
Defense, Department of (5 folders)
Box   27  
Economics
Box   27  
Education (3 folders)
Box   27  
Educational television
Box   27  
Excise tax (5 folders)
Box   27  
Federal Aviation Administration
Box   27  
Federal Communication Commission
Box   27  
Federal Trade Commission (8 folders)
Box   27  
Foreign Affairs Committee (4 folders)
Box   28  
Foreign Affairs Committee (3 folders)
Box   28  
Foreign Affairs Committee: United Kingdom Study Mission
Box   28  
Foreign Aid (7 folders)
Box   28  
Germany (2 folders)
Box   28  
Government Operations Committee
Box   28  
Health, Education & Welfare, Department of (2 folders)
Box   28  
Highways (2 folders)
Box   28  
Housing (2 folders)
Box   28  
Hungary
Box   28  
Income Tax (6 folders)
Box   28  
Interior, Department of
Box   28  
Interior and Insular Affairs Committee-General
Box   28  
Interior and Insular Affairs Committee-Statehood for Alaska & Hawaii
Box   28  
International Affairs
Box   28  
Interstate & Foreign Commerce Committee (3 folders)
Box   29  
Judiciary Committee (6 folders)
Box   29  
Justice, Department of
Box   29  
Labor (15 folders)
Box   29  
Michigan (5 folders)
Box   30  
Michigan-politics (4 folders)
Box   30  
National Conference on Citizenship
Box   30  
Poland
Box   30  
Politics (4 folders)
Box   30  
Post Office (5 folders)
Box   30  
Public Health
Box   30  
Public Works Committee (2 folders)
Box   30  
Puerto Rico
Box   30  
Republican State Committee
Box   30  
Small Business Administration (3 folders)
Box   30  
Social Security (7 folders)
Box   31  
State Department of (3 folders)
Box   31  
Taxes (3 folders)
Box   31  
Taxation of Cooperatives
Box   31  
Tennessee Valley Authority
Box   31  
Turkey
Box   31  
Un-American Activities Committee
Box   31  
United Nations
Box   31  
United States Information Agency
Box   31  
Veterans (6 folders)
Box   31  
Ways and Means Committee (4 folders)
 
1960
 
Correspondence
Box   31  
January-May 1960 (16 folders)
Box   32  
June-December 1960 (15 folders)
 
Topical File 1960
Box   32  
Agriculture (4 folders)
Box   32  
AFL-CIO
Box   32  
Armed Services Committee
Box   32  
Assembly of Captive European Nations
Box   32  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   32  
Civil Aeronautics Administration
Box   32  
Civil Rights (3 folders)
Box   32  
Commerce, Department of
Box   32  
Communism
Box   32  
Cuba
Box   32  
Defense, Department of (2 folders)
Box   32  
Education and Labor Committee
Box   32  
Economics
Box   32  
Excise Tax
Box   32  
Federal Aid to Schools (2 folders)
Box   33  
Federal Aid to Schools (cont.) (2 folders)
Box   33  
Federal Communication Commission
Box   33  
Federal Power Commission
Box   33  
Federal Trade Commission (2 folders)
Box   33  
Foreign Affairs Committee (7 folders)
Box   33  
Foreign Aid (2 folders)
Box   33  
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Box   33  
Health, Education and Welfare, Department of (2 folders)
Box   33  
Housing Administration
Box   33  
Income Tax
Box   33  
Interior, Department of
Box   33  
Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
Box   33  
International Affairs
Box   33  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Box   34  
Judiciary Committee (2 folders)
Box   34  
Labor (4 folders)
Box   34  
Michigan (2 folders)
Box   34  
Minimum Wage (2 folders)
Box   34  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Box   34  
National Labor Relations Board
Box   34  
Public Works Commission (2 folders)
Box   34  
Republican Party
Box   34  
Post Office & Civil Service Commission (5 folders)
Box   34  
Selective Service
Box   34  
Social Security (6 folders)
Box   35  
Social Security (cont.) (11 folders)
Box   35  
State, Department of
Box   35  
Tariff & Trade
Box   35  
Taxes
Box   35  
Un-American Activities Committee
Box   35  
Veterans (3 folders)
Box   35  
Ways and Means Committee
 
Speeches, etc. [subseries]
Box   35  
SOS Club, Washington,D.C. 1955-1960
Box   35  
Samuel Alexander Mudd memorial materials 1953-1963
Box   35  
Speeches 1949-1950
Box   35  
Newspaper columns 1950
Box   35  
Speeches March-September 1951
Box   35  
Speeches October-December 1951
Box   35  
Speeches 1951 undated (4 folders)
Box   35  
Newspaper articles 1951 (3 folders)
Box   35  
Speeches January-July 1952
Box   35  
Speeches August-December 1952
Box   36  
Speeches January-April 1953
Box   36  
Speeches May-August 1953
Box   36  
Speeches September-December 1953
Box   36  
Speeches (undated) 1953
Box   36  
Speaking engagements 1953
Box   36  
Speeches January-March 1954
Box   36  
Speeches April-May 1954
Box   36  
Speeches June 1954
Box   36  
Speeches July 1954
Box   36  
Speeches August-September 1954
Box   36  
Speeches October-December 1954
Box   36  
Speeches (undated) 1954
Box   36  
Speaking engagements 1954
Box   36  
Speeches January-February 1955
Box   36  
Speeches March-April 1955
Box   36  
Speeches May-June 1955
Box   36  
Speeches July-August 1955
Box   36  
Speeches September-December 1955
Box   36  
Speeches (undated) 1955
Box   36  
Speaking engagements 1955
Box   36  
Speeches January 1956
Box   36  
Speeches February 1956
Box   36  
Speeches March-April 1956
Box   36  
Speeches May-June 1956
Box   36  
Speeches, July-December and undated 1956
Box   36  
Speaking Engagements 1956
Box   36  
Speeches January 1957
Box   36  
Speeches February-April 1957
Box   36  
Speeches May-June 1957
Box   36  
Speeches July-December 1957
Box   36  
Speeches (undated) 1957
Box   36  
Speaking Engagements 1957
Box   36  
Speeches January 1959
Box   36  
Speeches February 1959
Box   36  
Speeches March 1959
Box   36  
Speeches April-May 1959
Box   37  
Speeches June 1959
Box   37  
Speeches July 1959
Box   37  
Speeches August-September 1959
Box   37  
Speeches (undated) 1959
Box   37  
Television program January-February 1959
Box   37  
Television program March-April 1959
Box   37  
Television program May-June 1959
Box   37  
Television program July-August 1959
Box   37  
Speaking engagements 1959
Box   37  
Speeches January-February 1960
Box   37  
Speeches March-May 1960
Box   37  
Speeches July-December 1960
Box   37  
Speeches (Wayne State University) October 1960
Box   37  
Speaking engagements 1960
 
Congressional Bulletins
Box   37  
1953-1956
Box   37  
1957-1960
Box   37  
Speeches undated
 
Post Office Patronage Files [subseries]
Box   37  
Owosso Post Office 1958-1959
 
Ionia County Post Office Files
 
Belding
Box   37  
1955-April, 1957
Box   37  
May 1957-1960
Box   37  
Clarksville 1957-1960
 
Ionia
Box   37  
1952-1955
Box   37  
1956-1957
Box   37  
1958-1961
Box   37  
Lake Odessa 1956-1959
Box   37  
Lyons 1956-1959
Box   37  
Orleans 1955-1961
Box   37  
Palo 1958-1962
 
Pewamo
Box   37  
1955-1957
Box   37  
1958-1961
 
Portland
Box   37  
1953-1957
Box   37  
1958
Box   37  
1960
Box   37  
Saranac 1957-1958
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   38  
Congressional diary 1953-1960
Box   38  
Legislation and Resolutions introduced
 
Voting Record
Box   38  
1953-1955
Box   38  
1958-1959
Box   38  
1960
Box   38  
Questionnaires 1953-1959
Box   38  
Republican party-miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   38  
The DACOR Bulletin (official organ of Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired) 1954-1958
Box   38  
Miscellaneous materials concerning UAW-CIO
Box   38  
Miscellaneous concerning Veterans Administration Hospitals 1949, 1952
Box   38  
Miscellaneous
Box   38  
Printed materials on assorted topics
Box   38  
Notebook containing information on bill to amend United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948
Box   38  
Notebook containing Bentley's Congressional voting record, topically and alphabetically arranged
 
Senatorial Campaign 1960 [series]

Senatorial Campaign (5 linear ft., 1958-1960) consists of two subseries. There is a topical file containing correspondence, clippings, and printed material on subjects pertaining to the issues and mechanics of the 1960 election. This file was maintained by the Bentley office. The other subseries draws together the remaining campaign files. Here have been brought together correspondence with campaign workers, press releases, clippings, and itineraries.

 
Alphabetical File [subseries]

(correspondence, clippings, printed materials and miscellaneous)

Box   39  
"A"
Box   39  
Advertising-Radio, TV, Newspapers (2 folders)
Box   39  
Applications-general
Box   39  
Applications-Professional (2 folders)
Box   39  
"B"
Box   39  
Bagwell for Governor-Itinerary
Box   39  
Bentley Owosso Office Correspondence
Box   39  
Bentley Washington Office Correspondence
Box   39  
Bentley Biographical Sketch (short form)
Box   39  
Bentley Biographical Sketch (long form)
Box   39  
Bentley Thank-You Notes (outgoing)
Box   39  
Bentley Thank-You Notes (incoming)
Box   39  
"C" (3 folders)
Box   39  
Campaign Advertising
Box   39  
Campaign Data-samples
Box   39  
Campaign literature, letters, give-away items
Box   39  
Campaign literature-general
Box   39  
Campaign staff and staff meetings
Box   39  
Cannevan, John P
Box   39  
Caruso, Dick
Box   39  
Caswell, William
Box   39  
Congratulatory
Box   39  
Crank File
Box   39  
"D"
Box   39  
Degnan, Dan D
Box   39  
Denison, Spencer
Box   39  
Des Jardin, Norman
Box   39  
Directories
Box   39  
Doctors' Mailing List
Box   39  
"E"
Box   39  
Election Qualifications
Box   39  
Elligan, Leon
Box   39  
Employment applications
Box   39  
Endorsements
Box   39  
Ethnic Groups
Box   39  
Events during election year
Box   39  
"F"
Box   39  
"G"
Box   39  
Glynn, James
Box   39  
"H"
Box   39  
Hotel-Motel Facilities
Box   39  
Hungarian Group
Box   39  
"I"
Box   39  
Itineraries-general
Box   39  
"J"
Box   40  
Joseph, Thomas, B (6 folders)
Box   40  
"K"
Box   40  
"L"
Box   40  
Labor: CIO-COPE (Campaign literature & miscellaneous)
Box   40  
"Mc"
Box   40  
McNamara, Patrick (4 folders)
Box   40  
"M"
Box   40  
Miscellaneous (5 folders)
Box   40  
"N"
Box   40  
Negro Group
Box   40  
"O"
Box   40  
Opinions regarding Senatorial Campaign
Box   40  
Organizational Meetings (2 folders)
Box   40  
Owosso Republican Women
Box   40  
"P"
Box   40  
Polish Group
Box   40  
Polish Committee-Walter Wosoca
Box   40  
Press Kit
Box   40  
Promotional Material
Box   40  
Promotional material-Promotion for Ticket splitting
Box   40  
"R"
Box   40  
Reference Letters
Box   40  
Reid, Bill
Box   40  
Republican Congressional Committee-Newsletter
Box   40  
Republican National Committee
Box   40  
Republican Nominees
Box   41  
Republican State Central Committee (2 folders)
Box   41  
Republican State Convention, 1958-Delegates
Box   41  
Republican State Committee-volunteers
Box   41  
Republican Women
Box   41  
Requests for Literature-miscellaneous
Box   41  
"S"
Box   41  
Sample Campaign Letters
Box   41  
Statutes regarding elections
Box   41  
"T"
Box   41  
Telegrams, received
Box   41  
Telegrams, sent
 
Television
Box   41  
Program (questions and answers) November 7, 1960
Box   41  
Primary Election costs
Box   41  
Proposed budget
Box   41  
Proposed spots
Box   41  
Spots (July 5-August 1)
 
Thomas, Leigh
Box   41  
General
Box   41  
Personal memoranda
Box   41  
Thank-You notes from People Invited to meeting June 4, 1960
Box   41  
Thank You letters sent
Box   41  
Travis, Noble
Box   41  
"U"
Box   41  
United States Government
Box   41  
"V"
 
Volunteer Workers
Box   41  
General
Box   41  
Republican Party
Box   41  
"W"
Box   41  
Washington Office
Box   41  
"XYZ"
Box   41  
Young, Arthur & Co.
Box   41  
Young Republicans
 
Miscellaneous campaign files [subseries]
Box   41  
Campaign Workers, A-Z (24 folders)
 
Campaign Workers by County
Box   41  
Alcona-Arenac
Box   41  
Baraga-Branch
Box   41  
Calhoun-Clare
Box   41  
Clinton-Crawford
Box   41  
Delta-Gratiot
Box   41  
Hillsdale-Ingham
Box   41  
Ionia-Jackson
Box   41  
Kalamazoo
Box   41  
Kalkaska-Kent
Box   41  
Keweenaw-Luce
Box   41  
Mackinac-Macomb
Box   41  
Manistee-Midland
Box   41  
Missaukee-Newaygo
Box   41  
Oakland
Box   41  
Oakland meeting July 29, 1960
Box   41  
Oceana-Ottawa
Box   41  
Presque Isle-Saginaw
Box   42  
Sanilac-Shiawassee
Box   42  
St. Clair-Washtenaw
Box   42  
Wayne-Wexford
Box   42  
County list of Bentley for Senate committee members and supporters
Box   42  
Wayne County congressional districts-officers and board members
Box   42  
Political contacts, thirteenth through eighteenth congressional districts
Box   42  
Detroit Metropolitan Bentley for Senate committee
 
Correspondence related to campaign
Box   42  
January-November 1960 (13 folders)
Box   42  
Speeches, campaign (2 folders)
Box   42  
Speeches-background materials
Box   42  
Progress Reports of Bentley for Senate Committee
 
Press Releases
Box   42  
April-October (10 folders)
Box   42  
Unreleased
Box   42  
Media contacts-lists of Michigan newspapers and television & radio stations
 
Itineraries
Box   42  
April-May
Box   42  
June (invitations)
Box   42  
June
Box   42  
July (invitations)
Box   42  
July
Box   42  
August
Box   42  
September (2 folders)
Box   42  
October (3 folders)
Box   43  
Correspondence
Box   43  
Mrs. Bentley (October)
Box   43  
Campaign Appearances
 
Petitions for Senate Race, include materials concerning:
Box   43  
Filing
Box   43  
County-by-county status
Box   43  
Correspondence (outgoing)
Box   43  
Correspondence (incoming)
Box   43  
List of persons circulating petitions
Box   43  
Wayne county (one envelope) 1960
Box   43  
Election Polls
Box   43  
Election Analysis-Michigan Campaigns 1950-1958
Box   43  
Post-primary election analyses
Box   43  
Unofficial tally of votes McNamara-Bentley, Swainson-Bagwell, Kennedy-Nixon, Hamtramck vote November 8, 1960
Box   43  
Official Canvass of votes and post-election evaluations
Box   43  
Election returns, Genesee & Lapeer counties
Box   43  
Post election correspondence, in state (4 folders)
Box   43  
Post election correspondence, out state
 
Clippings
Box   43  
Bagwell, Paul
Box   43  
Kennedy, John
Box   43  
McNamara, Patrick
Box   43  
Nixon, Richard
Box   43  
Romney, George
Box   43  
Staebler, Neil
Box   43  
Summerfield, Arthur
Box   43  
Vandenberg, Arthur
Box   43  
Announcement
Box   43  
Anti-Catholic campaign
Box   43  
Bentley-Leonard-McNamara
Box   43  
Bentley, campaign expenses
Box   43  
Bentley, campaign positions
Box   43  
Bentley, personal
Box   43  
Bentley, endorsements
Box   43  
Bentley, speaking engagements
Box   43  
Democrats
Box   43  
Greeks
Box   43  
Labor
Box   43  
McCarthy, Joseph & Bentley
Box   43  
Michigan politics
Box   43  
National Republican Convention
Box   43  
Negroes
Box   43  
Poles
Box   43  
Political advertising
Box   43  
Shiawassee (Owosso) candidates
Box   43  
General
 
Constitutional Convention 1961-1963 [series]

Constitutional Convention (7 linear ft.; 1961-1963) consists of correspondence and papers created and collected while Bentley served as a delegate to the convention.

 
Correspondence [subseries]
Box   44  
January-December 1961 (26 folders)
Box   44  
January-August 1962 (19 folders)
Box   44  
November 13, 1961-May 11, 1962 (1 volume)

(outgoing)

Box   45  
1963
Box   45  
Re education issues discussed at the Constitutional Convention, A-Z
 
Committee Files [subseries]
Box   45  
Committee on Administration
Box   45  
Committee on Education (4 folders)
Box   45  
Committee on Emerging Problems
Box   45  
Committee on Executive Branch (6 folders)
Box   45  
Committee on Finance & Taxation (2 folders)
Box   45  
Committee on Judicial Branch
Box   45  
Committee on Legislative Organization
Box   46  
Committee on Legislative Organization (cont.)
Box   46  
Committee on Legislative Powers
Box   46  
Committee on Local Government (3 folders)
Box   46  
Committee on Miscellaneous Provision and Schedules
Box   46  
Committee on Public Information
Box   46  
Committee on Rights, Suffrage & Elections
Box   46  
Committee on Rules & Regulations (3 folders)
Box   46  
Committee on Style & Drafting
 
Various [subseries]
Box   46  
Con-Con Issues
Box   46  
Courts
Box   46  
Highways
Box   46  
Taxation
Box   46  
Miscellaneous
Box   46  
Papers on Con-Con related topics (4 folders)
Box   46  
Papers concerning George Romney's role in Con-Con
Box   46  
Con-Con candidates and delegates-profiles
Box   46  
Papers related to Bentley's Con-Con campaign & election (2 folders)
Box   46  
Bentley's Con-Con speeches & itinerary
Box   46  
Citizen's Research Council of Michigan-Council Comments December 1961-May 1962
Box   46  
Citizen's Research Council of Michigan-Miscellanea
Box   46  
Citizen's Research Council of Michigan-Publications on Con-Con
Box   46  
Coordinating Committee for Con-Con
Box   46  
Gongwer (Lansing, Mich.) News Service, Inc. Reports October 1961
Box   46  
League of Women Voters (Michigan) Press Releases on Con-Con October 1961-January 1962, January-March 1963
Box   47  
Michigan Con-Con Weekly Reports December 1961-March 1963
Box   47  
Michigan Council of State College Presidents-Bulletins 1962
Box   47  
Michigan Education Association-Legislative Bulletins
Box   47  
Michigan Manufacturers Association-Reports
Box   47  
Private files pulled from Con-Con
Box   47  
Public Information Committee (Con-Con) Weekly Delegates Reports November 1961-April 1962
Box   47  
Public Information Committee (Con-Con)--Delegates' Column December 1961-May 1962
Box   47  
Reading lists of materials on constitutional revision
Box   47  
Republican Con-Con Educational committee
Box   47  
Select Committee to Place Constitution on Public Ballot
 
Clippings
Box   47  
Administration
Box   47  
Declaration of Rights, Suffrage & Election
Box   47  
Education (2 folders)
Box   47  
Executive Branch (2 folders)
Box   47  
Finance & Taxation (2 folders)
Box   47  
General Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   47  
Judicial Branch (2 folders)
Box   47  
Legislative Organization (2 folders)
Box   47  
Legislative Powers
Box   47  
Local Government
Box   47  
Miscellaneous provisions & Schedules (2 folders)
Box   47  
Public Information
Box   47  
Rules & Resolutions (2 folders)
Box   47  
Style & Drafting
 
Notebooks and published materials on Con-Con & related topics

(also includes additional newspaper clippings)

Box   48  
Notebooks and published materials on Con-Con & related topics
Box   49  
Notebooks and published materials on Con-Con & related topics

(continued)

Box   50  
Notebooks and published materials on Con-Con & related topics

(continued)

 
Congressional Campaign 1962 [series]

Congressional Campaign (6 linear ft.; 1962) documents Bentley's campaign in the special congressman-at-large election of 1962. The series includes correspondence, press releases, staff and county coordinator files, speeches, topical files on the running of the campaign, and issues files.

 
Correspondence [subseries]
Box   51  
May-November 1962 (11 folders)
Box   51  
With George Romney concerning gubernatorial appointments 1962-1963
Box   51  
Thank-you letters to campaign help, A-Z
 
Press Releases [subseries]
Box   51  
May-November 1962 (11 folders)
 
Campaign Staff: correspondence, memoranda & assorted materials [subseries]
Box   51  
Campaign personnel-general
Box   51  
Campaign personnel-applications
Box   51  
Campaign Strategy Information
Box   52  
Campaign daily reports
Box   52  
Campaign headquarters (Detroit)
Box   52  
Campaign general staff
Box   52  
Campaign staff memoranda (2 folders)
Box   52  
Charles Anspach
Box   52  
Alvin Bentley
Box   52  
Mike Carl
Box   52  
Norman DesJardin
Box   52  
Dottie Farber
Box   52  
Al Forbes
Box   52  
Mitz Gentile
Box   52  
Jean Seeley Greene
Box   52  
Rae Hooker
Box   52  
Signe Karlstron
Box   52  
Pete McPherson
Box   52  
D.J. Mitchell (2 folders)
Box   52  
Jerry Petit
Box   52  
Shirley Quinn
Box   52  
William Reid (2 folders)
Box   52  
Grant Renier
Box   52  
Phygenar Stephens
Box   52  
Leigh Thomas
Box   52  
Volunteers for Bentley
Box   52  
Ed Walsh
Box   52  
Walter Wasacz
Box   52  
Allen Weatherwax
Box   52  
Philip Weiss (4 folders)
Box   52  
Bernice White
Box   52  
Women's Committee for Bentley (2 folders)
Box   52  
Young Republicans
 
Bentley for Congress County Coordinators [subseries]
Box   52  
General information (2 folders)
Box   52  
Alcona-Alger
Box   52  
Allegan-Arenac
Box   53  
Baraga-Bay
Box   53  
Benzie-Branch
Box   53  
Calhoun-Cass
Box   53  
Charlevoix-Chippewaw
Box   53  
Clare-Emmet
Box   53  
Genesee-Grand Traverse
Box   53  
Gratiot-Gogebic
Box   53  
Hillsdale-Huron
Box   53  
Ingham
Box   53  
Ionia-Isabella
Box   53  
Jackson-Kalkaska
Box   53  
Kent-Keweenaw
Box   53  
Lake-Luce
Box   53  
Machinac-Mason
Box   53  
Mecosta-Missaukee
Box   53  
Monroe-Montorency
Box   53  
Muskegon-Newaygo
Box   53  
Oakland-Ottawa
Box   53  
Presque Isle-Saginaw
Box   53  
St. Clair-Shiawassee
Box   53  
Tuscola-Wexford
 
Campaign Appearances/Itineraries and Speeches [subseries]
Box   53  
Correspondence January-November 1962 (10 folders)
 
Correspondence on campaign appearances
Box   53  
January-August 1962 (6 folders)
Box   53  
September 1-19, 1962
Box   53  
September 20-30, 1962
Box   53  
October 1-5, 1962
Box   54  
October 6-10, 1962
Box   54  
October 11-12, 1962
Box   54  
October 13-16, 1962
Box   54  
October 17-21, 1962
Box   54  
October 22-24, 1962
Box   54  
October 25-28, 1962
Box   54  
October 29-31, 1962
Box   54  
November 1962
Box   54  
Regrets on campaign appearances January-November 1962 (4 folders)
Box   54  
Speeches (3 folders)
Box   54  
Speech reference and background materials-general topics (5 folders)
Box   54  
Speech reference and background materials-medicare (5 folders)
Box   55  
Speech reference and background materials-medicare (cont.) (2 folders)
 
General campaign materials [subseries]
Box   55  
Advertising (radio-television)
Box   55  
Bumper stickers & cards
Box   55  
Fair appearances
Box   55  
Finance Luncheons
Box   55  
Form letters
Box   55  
Michigan Newspapers
Box   55  
Miscellaneous
Box   55  
Other candidates
 
Petitions
Box   55  
List of circulators (2 folders)
Box   55  
Postage, receipts, etc.
Box   55  
Statistics (2 folders)
Box   55  
Special thank-you letters
Box   55  
Republican State Central Committee (3 folders)
Box   55  
Romney for Governor campaign-general information (2 folders)
Box   55  
Romney for Governor campaign-correspondence
Box   55  
Romney for Governor campaign-schedules
Box   55  
Staebler campaign
Box   55  
Neil Staebler: Profile of the boss
Box   56  
Supplies (2 folders)
 
Votemaker questionnaires
Box   56  
Circulators
Box   56  
Correspondence
Box   56  
Distribution
Box   56  
Returns
Box   56  
Worksheet reports
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   56  
Vote Returns
Box   56  
Primary Election
Box   56  
Final Election (3 folders)
Box   56  
Michigan Republican State Convention Press book
 
Booklets on campaign issues
Box   56  
Minimum wage
Box   56  
Tax Reform
Box   56  
Economy
Box   56  
Desired Job Level
Box   56  
Federal Aid to Education
Box   56  
A Fact Book for Republican Campaigners 1962
Box   56  
How to Win Votes & Influence People
Box   56  
Congressional Quarterly Election Report (1962)
Box   56  
Michigan State Chamber of Commerce-A Roster of Nominees
Box   56  
Notebook of clippings on Bentley vs. Staebler
Box   56  
Two Notebooks of clippings on other candidates
Box   56  
Clippings-general (2 folders)
Box   56  
Scrapbook (unbound)-Women Volunteers for Bentley (Signe Karlstrom)
 
Citizens Committee on Higher Education 1963-1965 [series]

Citizens Committee on Higher Education (8 linear ft.; 1963-1965) includes meeting files, working files of the committee and its subcommittees, reference and background information, and clippings on educational matters.

 
Correspondence
Box   57  
Executive Committee
Box   57  
Committee (2 folders)
Box   57  
Study Committee I,II,IV (2 folders)
Box   57  
Study Committee III (4 folders)
Box   57  
General (8 folders)
Box   57  
With George Romney
Box   57  
Background file (2 folders)
Box   57  
Reports of meetings (executive committee and full committee)
Box   57  
Governor's Education Budget (3 folders)
 
Regional meeting
Box   57  
Dearborn May 5, 1965 and Detroit, May 11, 1965 1965
Box   57  
Kalamazoo May 19, 1965
Box   57  
Flint May 20, 1965
Box   57  
Grand Rapids May 24, 1965
Box   57  
Traverse City May 26, 1965
Box   57  
Marquette, June 1, 1965
Box   57  
Ann Arbor December 4, 1965
Box   57  
Memoranda
Box   57  
Correspondence, Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Box   57  
Reference materials, Citizens Research Council of Michigan (2 folders)
Box   58  
Bentley speeches (3 folders)
Box   58  
Bentley appearances and invitations
Box   58  
Final Committee report
 
Reference materials
Box   58  
General
Box   58  
Subcommittee 1-A
Box   58  
Subcommittee 1-B
Box   58  
Subcommittee 1-C
Box   58  
Subcommittee II (3 folders)
Box   58  
Subcommittee III (3 folders)
Box   58  
Subcommittee IV
 
Study Committee on Sault Ste. Marie branch of Michigan Technological College:
Box   58  
Committee correspondence
Box   58  
General
Box   58  
Minutes of Meetings
Box   58  
Final Report
Box   58  
Reference materials (2 folders)
Box   58  
Clippings
Box   58  
Printed materials
 
Reference and Background materials for Higher Education Comm.
Box   59  
Staff Consultants (Kenneth Morse, Harold Taylor & Harold Smith) files (3 folders)
Box   59  
Universities and Colleges (4 folders)
Box   59  
Community Colleges
Box   59  
Private Colleges
Box   59  
General information (4 folders)
Box   59  
Michigan Association of Colleges and Universities
Box   59  
Michigan Council of Community College Administrators
Box   59  
Michigan Council on Economic Education (2 folders)
Box   59  
Michigan Coordinating Council
Box   59  
Michigan Council of State College Presidents
Box   59  
Saginaw Valley (2 folders)
Box   59  
Flint (3 folders)
Box   60  
Federal Commission on Higher Education
Box   60  
Printed materials on state, private & public colleges
 
Film strip and program on Higher Education Committee
Box   61  
Clippings on Educational Matters
 
Administration & Faculty
Box   61  
College Administration
Box   61  
Faculty
Box   61  
Teachers-Organization and Standards including licensing (5 folders)
Box   61  
Teachers-Tax Deduction
 
Advisory Groups
Box   61  
Board of Control (3 folders)
Box   61  
Blue Ribbon Committee (2 folders)
Box   61  
Council of Michigan College Presidents
Box   61  
State Board of Education (3 folders)
Box   61  
Department of Education
Box   61  
School Boards
 
Colleges and Universities-General
Box   61  
College Students-General (2 folders)
Box   61  
Community Colleges (2 folders)
Box   61  
Federal Scholarships-Colleges & Universities
Box   61  
Financing Education-Colleges & Universities (2 folders)
Box   61  
Public & Private Colleges
Box   61  
Research (3 folders)
Box   61  
Branches
 
Education-General
Box   61  
Curricula
Box   61  
Curricula & Standards
Box   61  
Education Costs (2 folders)
Box   61  
Education for Handicapped
Box   61  
Education-miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box   61  
Enrollments (2 folders)
Box   62  
Enrollments (2 folders)
Box   62  
Tuition
 
Elementary-Secondary-General
Box   62  
Elementary-Secondary Education (3 folders)
Box   62  
Elementary-Secondary Private and Parochial Schools (2 folders)
Box   62  
Elementary-Secondary School Standards & Curriculum (2 folders)
Box   62  
High-School Dropouts (3 folders)
 
Employment
Box   62  
Adult Education
Box   62  
Employment for College Graduates
Box   62  
Employment for High School Graduates
Box   62  
Employment for Junior College Graduates
Box   62  
Juvenile Delinquency (2 folders)
Box   62  
Nursing
Box   62  
Professional Education
Box   62  
Technical-Vocational Education (4 folders)
Box   62  
Shiawassee Vocational Program
 
Federal