Neil Staebler papers: 1944-1992
Summary Information
Title: Neil Staebler papers
Creator: Staebler, Neil, 1905-
Inclusive dates: 1944-1992
Extent: 319.5 linear feet
Extent: 2 oversize volumes
Extent: 12.4 GB (online)
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Ann Arbor, Michigan, businessman and attorney, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee, U. S. Congressman-at-large, 1963-1964, gubernatorial candidate in 1964, member of the U. S. Federal Election Commission, 1975-1978. Chronological, congressional and topical files relating to political and personal activities; include political files detailing state election campaigns 1948-1964, particularly the campaigns of G. Mennen Williams and John B. Swainson; also photographs and transcript of oral interview, 1979.
Call number: 85817 Aa 2 AC
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
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Neil Staebler (Donor no. 2417) began donating his files to the library in 1961.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Neil Staebler papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

Summary Contents List

  1. Chronological files, 1949-1970 -- Boxes 1-16
  2. People files -- Boxes 16-46, 272-278, 284-298, 300, 315-318
  3. Congressional files -- Boxes 47-66
    • Congressman-elect correspondence -- Box 47
    • Subject files -- Boxes 47-51
    • Government departments and agencies -- Boxes 52-56
    • Legislative files -- Boxes 57-63
    • Topical Files -- Box 64
    • Miscellaneous -- Boxes 64-65
    • House Committee on Science and Astronautics -- Box 66
  4. Campaign files -- Boxes 67-115
    • Non-Staebler campaigns, 1948-1974 -- Boxes 67-78, 82, 103 (part), 104
    • Neil Staebler: Congressman-at-large campaign, 1962 -- Boxes 79-81
    • Neil Staebler: Gubernatorial campaign, 1964 -- Boxes 83-103 (part)
    • Candidates files, 1948-1973 -- Boxes 105-115
  5. Political files -- Boxes 116-221, 313-314, 319
    • Forms (copies of party mailings) -- Boxes 116-122
    • Conventions -- Boxes 123-135
    • Campaign Directories and related materials -- Boxes 135-136
    • Campaign Platforms and Convention Resolutions -- Boxes 136-137
    • Democratic State Central Committee -- Boxes 138-175, 309-310
    • Democratic National Committee -- Boxes 176-190, 311-312
    • Michigan Governors/Senators files -- Boxes 191-196
    • Calendar-Invitations -- Boxes 197-206
    • Federal Agencies and Departments -- Boxes 207-209
    • Miscellaneous -- Boxes 210-221, 313-314, 319
  6. Federal Election Commission files -- Boxes 222-240, 306-308
  7. Issues files -- Boxes 241-258, 301-305
  8. American Veterans Committee -- Boxes 259-260
  9. Speeches and Articles -- Boxes 261-262, 320
  10. Ann Arbor Citizens Council -- Boxes 263-266, 322
  11. Personal and Miscellaneous -- Boxes 267-271, 281-283, 321
  12. Visual Materials -- Box 279

Biography

During the post-war period in Michigan politics, the state Democratic Party experienced a renaissance in voter acceptability. Roughly corresponding to the six term administration of Governor G. Mennen Williams (1949-1961) and in. part attributable to his extraordinary popularity, the Democratic Party underwent an about face and became a model of sorts for other state party organizations.

The successful architect of the party's victorious campaigns in this period was Ann Arbor businessman - politician Neil Staebler. As chairman of the Democratic state central committee, Staebler together with a group of dedicated and energetic aides spear-headed the party's transformation. Staebler believed that for the party to be successful it had first to formulate and espouse a liberal program geared in part to the state's large work force. Secondly, Staebler argued that for the party to succeed at the polls it needed to organize strong precinct level organizations capable of eliciting grass-roots support for the party's program and turning out the vote on election day. With this formula, Staebler helped the Democratic Party to capture the governor's office for seven straight terms and to elect Democratic senators, Patrick McNamara and Philip A. Hart.

With two major exceptions, Staebler shunned elective office. These two campaigns, however, account for some of the more interesting portions of the collection. In 1962, Staebler was elected congressman-at-large, an office which was something of an anomaly because the state's two political parties had been unable to incorporate the additional Congressional seat which Michigan received as a result of the 1960 census without fighting over the necessary redistricting. In 1963 or 1964 Staebler made the decision to become a one-term Congressman, seeking instead to run for governor against the incumbent George Romney. From all outward appearance, Staebler had a better than even chance of victory. The national ticket of Johnson and Humphrey appeared destined for a landslide victory, and Staebler could not help but benefit from their coattails. Unfortunately for the candidate, his opponent George Romney, was a strong campaigner and a popular governor, and he won reelection easily. Following his defeat, Staebler returned to the routines of party work. He continued to be a member of the Democratic National Committee; he was a member of the Democratic National Finance Council, and the National Democratic Charter Commission; and he was appointed to the Federal Election Commission in the 1970s.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Neil Staebler first began donating his files to the Michigan Historical Collections of the University of Michigan in 1961 following his eleven year tenure as chairman of the Democratic Party State Central Committee. Periodically thereafter and continuing into the 1970s, Staebler continued to add to his collection with Congressional papers (1963-1964), campaign files when he ran for governor in 1964, topical records created from his years of service with the Democratic National Committee (see attached vita), and records from his term as commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (1975-1978).

This collection comprised of twelve series documents Staebler's career and the course of Democratic politics since World War II. Since Staebler was principally an organizer of campaigns, a behind-the-scenes manager who preferred to handle the details of an election rather than to step into the candidate's spotlight himself, the collection concerns all phases of a successful campaign not just the posturings of the party's candidates. There is, for example, much information relating to the day-to-day operations of the party, i.e. fund-raising activities, the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, the formulation of the party's platform and related resolutions at the Spring and Fall conventions, and the activities of party-related special interest organizations.

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.


  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Elections -- United States.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1948.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1950.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1952.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1954.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1956.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1958.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1960.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1960.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1962.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1964.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1964.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1971-1980.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Democratic Party (Mich.). State Central Committee.
  • Swainson, John B. (John Burley), 1925-1994.
  • United States. Congress.
  • United States. Federal Election Commission.
  • Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988.
  • United States. Congress -- Elections, 1960.
  • United States. Congress -- Elections, 1962.
  • United States. Congress -- Elections, 1964.
  • Cavanagh, Jerome Patrick, 1928-1979.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Chronological file 1949-1970 [series]

The Chronological Files series consists of duplicate carbons of all of Staebler's outgoing correspondence. This chronological file dates from September 1949 through 1970.

Box   1  
September 1949-December 1950
Box   2  
January-December 1951
Box   3  
January-October 1952
Box   4  
November 1952-December 1953
Box   5  
January-December 1954
Box   6  
January 1955-July 1956
Box   7  
August 1956-July 1957
Box   8  
August 1957-November 1958
Box   9  
December 1958-March 1960
Box   10  
April 1960-December 1961
Box   11  
January 1962-August 1963
Box   12  
September 1963-November 1964
Box   13  
December 1964-June 1966
Box   14  
July 1966-March 1968
Box   15  
April 1968-April 1970
Box   16  
May-December 1970
 
People files [series]

Throughout his career, Staebler maintained a People File, consisting of correspondence and other materials arranged alphabetically by name of individual or organization. There are currently two large alphabetical subseries to the People File plus several boxes of files awaiting interfiling into the two sequences.

 
1950s-1960s [subseries]
Box   16  
A-Am
Box   17  
Am-Be
Box   18  
Be-Br
Box   19  
Bu-Ch
Box   20  
Ch-Ci
Box   21  
Ci-Co
Box   22  
Co
Box   23  
Co-Dem
Box   24  
Dem-Det
Box   25  
Det-Dz
Box   26  
E-Fo
Box   27  
Fo-Gr
Box   28  
Gr-He
Box   29  
He-In
Box   30  
In-Jo
Box   31  
Jo-Ko
Box   32  
Ko-Lo
Box   33  
Lu-McG
Box   34  
McG-Mi
Box   35  
Mi-My
Box   36  
N-Nat
Box   37  
Nat-Ol
Box   38  
Om-Pr
Box   39  
Pr-Ro
Box   40  
Ro-Sc
Box   41  
Scr-Sp
Box   42  
Sp-Sy
Box   43  
T
Box   44  
U-We
Box   45  
We-Wo
Box   46  
Wo-Z
 
1970s-1980 [subseries]

(includes much material prior to 1970)

Box   284  
A-Gallagher
Box   285  
Gal-Hall
Box   286  
Hal-Hol
Box   287  
Hom-Ju
Box   288  
Kaa-L
Box   289  
Maa-Michigan
Box   290  
Michigan-National
Box   291  
National-Power
Box   292  
Power-Ros
Box   293  
Roz-Sheraton
Box   294  
She-Std
Box   295  
Stea-Tillette
Box   296  
Time-Walch
Box   297  
Walt-Williams
Box   298  
Williams-Z
Box   300  
People (to be interfiled) A-Z
Box   315  
People (to be interfiled)
Box   316  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   317  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   318  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   272  
People (to be interfiled)
Box   273  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   274  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   275  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   276  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   277  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

Box   278  
People (to be interfiled)

(continued)

 
Congressional Files 1963-1964 [series]

Staebler's Congressional Files were accumulated from his one term in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1963-1964. This series consists of subject files, executive department and agency files, and committee files. This series includes files from Staebler's work as member of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

 
Congressman-elect correspondence [subseries]
Box   47  
[A-Z] November 1962-January 1963
 
Subject files [subseries]
Box   47  
[A-C]
Box   48  
[D-K]
Box   49  
[L-P]
Box   50  
[P-R]
Box   51  
[S-Z]
 
Government agencies and departments file [subseries]
Box   52  
[A-D]
Box   53  
[D-H]
Box   54  
[I]
Box   55  
[I-L]
Box   56  
[M-Z]
 
Legislative files (arranged by committee) [subseries]
Box   57  
[A]
Box   58  
[B-I]
Box   59  
[I-J]
Box   60  
[J-M]
Box   61  
[N-V]
Box   62  
Ways and Means
Box   63  
Ways and Means
Box   63  
Miscellaneous legislation
 
Topical files [subseries]
Box   64  
[A-Z]
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   64  
Form responses [arranged by subject and agency name]
Box   64  
Regional office files
Box   65  
Speeches (in HR; extension of remarks in HR)
Box   65  
Speeches (outside HR)
Box   65  
National Issues Forum miscellanea
Box   65  
Card file index to NS congressional files

(in boxes 66A-66B)

 
House Committee on Science and Astronautics [subseries]
Box   66  
Miscellanea
Box   66  
Press releases
Box   66  
Legislation introduced
Box   66  
Miscellanea (2 folders)
 
Campaign files [series]

One of the largest series is Campaign Files. Here the researcher will find all of the records relating to state elections beginning in 1948 and to Staebler's own campaigns in 1962 and 1964.

 
Non-Staebler campaigns [subseries]

(see also oversize scrapbook of clippings and some photographs relating to Staebler and the Democratic Party, 1950-1963)

Box   67  
1948-1950

(include earlier collected campaign material, and material concerning 1950 election recount)

Box   68  
1951-1952
Box   69  
1952

(include material concerning 1952 election recount)

Box   70  
1952-1954

(include material concerning 1952 election recount)

Box   71  
1954
Box   72  
1954-1956
Box   73  
1956
Box   74  
1956-1958
Box   75  
1958-1960
Box   76  
1960
Box   77  
1960

(G. Mennen Williams)

Box   78  
1961-1962
Box   82  
1963-1964

(include election statistics, 1964)

Box   103  
1966

(no 1965)

Box   104  
1966-1974
 
Neil Staebler: Congressman-at-large campaign 1962 [subseries]

(see also oversize scrapbook)

 
Topical files
Box   79  
[A-I]
Box   80  
[I-S]
Box   81  
[S-Z]
Box   81  
Miscellaneous
 
Card files
Box   81  
Petition circulators (2 boxes)
Box   81  
"Friends"
 
Neil Staebler: Gubernatorial campaign 1964 [subseries]
 
Detroit office
 
County files (mailing lists, correspondence)
Box   83  
[A-R]
Box   84  
[S-W]
Box   84  
County field reports
 
Miscellaneous files
Box   84  
Derengoski, Robert A.
Box   84  
Burnette Staebler schedules
Box   84  
Huber, May
Box   84  
Union support
Box   84  
Massachusetts Ballot
Box   84  
Young Democrats
Box   84  
General information
Box   84  
Democratic chairmen-mailing lists
Box   84  
Steering committee chairmen
Box   84  
County steering committees
Box   84  
Registration
 
Staff files
Box   84  
Nancy Beaulieu
Box   84  
Joseph Crafton
Box   84  
Task forces
Box   84  
Fact Sheets control
Box   84  
Forms
Box   85  
Regional organization files [arranged by color code]
Box   85  
"Responsibilities of Staebler Chairman" and coordinators
Box   85  
Mimeo office control (copies of distributed material) January-October 1964
Box   86  
Outgoing correspondence February-November 1964
Box   86  
Copies of correspondence from Ann Arbor and Washington January-September 1964
Box   86  
Office procedure miscellanea
 
Detroit Area Representative files
Box   86  
Area control
Box   86  
Areas (arranged by no.)
Box   86  
Field Representatives
 
Hearings
Box   86  
Education
Box   86  
Mental health
Box   86  
Senior citizens
Box   86  
Economic growth
Box   86  
Speakers Bureau
 
Subcommittee lists
Box   86  
Agriculture
Box   86  
Business and professional
Box   86  
Educators
Box   86  
Finance
Box   86  
Labor
Box   86  
Lawyers
Box   86  
Senior citizens
Box   86  
Veterans
Box   86  
Volunteer Operation
Box   86  
Volunteer files
 
General campaign information
Box   86  
Campaign directory control
Box   86  
Special events
Box   86  
Platform
Box   86  
Newsletters
Box   86  
Press releases
Box   86  
Delegates
 
Invitations (accepts and regrets)
Box   87  
April-October 1964
Box   88  
October 1964
Box   88  
Invitations (miscellaneous)
Box   88  
Schedules 1963-August 1964
Box   89  
Schedules September 1964
Box   89  
Schedule books February-November 1964 (4 volumes)
Box   89  
Schedules (miscellaneous)
Box   89  
Events March-October 1964
Box   89  
Date books 1963-1964 (2 volumes)
Box   90  
Miscellaneous files re. finances, events, and fund-raising
 
County files
Box   91  
[A-S]
Box   92  
[T-Z]
Box   92  
Press releases 1963-1964
 
Washington files
Box   92  
Topical files: [A-L]
Box   93  
Topical files: [M-Z]
Box   94  
Alphabetical files: [A-P]
Box   95  
Alphabetical files: [P-Z]
Box   96  
Congressional districts
Box   96  
Campaign-Finances and issues
Box   96  
Subject file
Box   97  
Subject file (cont.)
Box   97  
Miscellaneous
Box   97  
Annette Hodesh files
Box   97  
Miscellaneous topical files
Box   97  
Campaign notebook
 
Card files
Box   98  
"Friends" file: Detroit and Wayne County

(cards contain name, address and specific information regarding contributions given, work done or skills)

Box   99  
"Friends" file: Alcona-Lenawee
Box   100  
"Friends" file: Livingston-Wexford
Box   100  
Miscellaneous index cards
Box   101  
Thanks for contributions [A-Z] (4 boxes)
Box   101  
Thanks for work; congratulations (3 boxes)
Box   101  
Microfilm of name card file (2 microfilms)
Box   102  
Prospects (2 boxes)
Box   102  
Volunteers
Box   102  
County card file
Box   102  
Volunteer and visitor sheets and notebook
Box   103  
Miscellaneous
 
Candidates file [subseries]
Box   105  
1948-1952
Box   106  
1952-1954
Box   107  
1954-1956
Box   108  
1956-1958
Box   109  
1958-1960
Box   110  
1960-1963

(No file for 1964; see Staebler gubernatorial campaign files, boxes 83-103)

Box   111  
1965-1966
Box   112  
1966-1968

(No file for 1967)

Box   113  
1968-1970
Box   114  
1970-1972
Box   115  
1972-1973
 
Political Files 1950-1975 [series]

Political Files detail Staebler work as chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee (1950-1961) and his work with the Democratic National Committee notably as national committeeman (1961-1964, 1965-1968, and 1972-1975). This series has been subdivided into various subseries. Among these are: Forms (chronologically arranged copies of the materials mailed out of the State Central Committee office); Convention files which concern local, state, and national Democratic Party conventions; Directories and Platform files; State Central Committee files relating to the work and divisions of the state's Democratic organization; Democratic National Committee records; files concerning the relationship between the SCC and state Democratic leaders, primarily G. Mennen Williams, John Swainson, and Senators Hart and McNamara; Calendars/Invitations files; Federal agencies and departments files concerning the relationship of the state party to the federal government; and Miscellaneous files.

 
Forms [subseries]

(copies of party mailings)

Box   116  
July 1950-1952
Box   117  
1953-September 1954
Box   118  
October 1954-July 1956
Box   119  
August 1956-October 1957
Box   120  
November 1957-December 1958
Box   121  
1959-February 1960
Box   122  
March 1960-January 1961
 
Convention files (county, state, national) [subseries]
Box   123  
1950-1952
Box   124  
1952-1953
Box   125  
1954-1956
Box   126  
1956
Box   127  
1957-1958
Box   128  
1959-1960
Box   129  
1960-1961
Box   130  
1961-1964
Box   131  
1965-1968
Box   132  
1969-1972
Box   133  
Delegate certification lists 1950-1956
Box   134  
Delegate certification lists 1956-1957
Box   135  
Delegate certification lists 1958-1960
 
Campaign directories and related material 1950-1975 [subseries]
Box   135  
1950-1960
Box   136  
1961-1975
 
Campaign platforms and convention resolutions (state and national) 1948-1970 [subseries]
Box   136  
1948-1955
Box   137  
1956-1970
 
Democratic State Central Committee 1950-1975 [subseries]
Box   138  
Minutes 1950-1965
Box   138  
Meetings 1949-1957
Box   139  
Meetings 1957-1973
Box   139  
Meeting notices
Box   140  
Chairman's files
Box   140  
Assistant State Chairman
Box   140  
Deputy Chairman
Box   140  
Vice Chairman
Box   141  
Chairman's assistants
Box   141  
Secretary
Box   141  
Treasurer
Box   141  
Board and officer meetings
Box   142  
Subcommittee files
Box   143  
Business and professional committee
 
Conferences and meetings
Box   143  
Miscellaneous
Box   143  
Western States Conference
Box   144  
Midwest Conference
Box   145  
Detroit office files
Box   145  
Lansing office files
Box   145  
Policy Committee 1950-1972
Box   146  
Field trips and Field office
Box   147  
Field trips and Field office
Box   147  
Correspondence with Congressmen
Box   147  
Topical file: [A-E]
Box   148  
Topical file: [F-P]
Box   149  
Topical file: [P-Z]
Box   150  
General and unsorted
Box   150  
Miscellaneous
Box   151  
County files (incomplete) 1963-1972
Box   152  
Long Term Planning Committee 1961-1962
Box   152  
Political Reform Commission 1968-1970
Box   153  
Organizations
Box   153  
Federation of Democratic Women
Box   153  
Women's Division
Box   153  
Women's Day
Box   154  
Young Democrats
Box   154  
Teen Democrats
Box   154  
Republican State Central Committee (and Republican National Committee)
Box   155  
County-district papers 1950-1951
Box   155  
Congressional district files 1951-1952
Box   155  
County-district papers 1952-1956
Box   155  
Congressional district files 1955-1956
Box   155  
County files [A-E] 1956-1958
Box   156  
County files [F-W] 1956-1958
Box   156  
Congressional district files 1956-1958
Box   157  
County files [A-W] 1958-1960
Box   158  
County files [W] 1958-1960
Box   158  
Congressional district files 1958-1960
Box   158  
County files [A-V] 1960-1962
Box   159  
County files [W] 1960-1962
Box   159  
Congressional district files 1960-1962
Box   159  
Organization plans 1951-1952
Box   160  
County files [A-L] 1956-1960
Box   161  
County files [M-W] 1956-1960
 
Publications
Box   162  
Topical files
Box   163  
Topical files
Box   163  
Printed material
Box   164  
Printed material
Box   165  
Fact Sheets
Box   165  
Program Service
 
Patronage files
Box   166  
Wayne County : Include correspondence concerning political appointments and organization 1951-1955
Box   167  
Patronage files: Post Office appointments

(sample; other series discarded)

Box   167  
Reference books for County Democratic Leaders
 
Finance Office
Box   168  
1950-1952
Box   169  
1952-1953
Box   170  
1954-1956
Box   171  
1956-1958
Box   172  
1958-1961
Box   173  
1962-1971
 
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner
Box   173  
1949
Box   174  
1950-1956
Box   175  
1957-1975
Box   309  
Miscellaneous
Box   310  
Miscellaneous

(continued)

 
Democratic National Committee 1950-circa 1968 [subseries]
Box   176  
Correspondence 1950-1956
Box   176  
Nationalities Division 1952-1956
Box   176  
National Jefferson-Jackson dinner
Box   176  
Democratic National Conference and Jefferson Jubilee May 1950
Box   177  
Conferences, meetings, and dinners
 
National campaigns 1852-1961
Box   178  
Presidential election 1952
Box   178  
Presidential election 1956
Box   179  
Presidential election 1960
Box   179  
Inauguration 1961
Box   180  
Advisory Committee on Political Organizations
Box   181  
Advisory Committee on Political Organizations

(continued)

Box   182  
Advisory Committee on Political Organizations

(continued)

Box   183  
Advisory Committee on Political Organizations

(continued)

Box   184  
Charter Commission
Box   185  
Charter Commission
Box   185  
Advisory Council
Box   185  
Subcommittee on Party Organization
Box   186  
National Committeeman
Box   186  
National Committeewoman
Box   186  
National Chairman
Box   187  
Operation Support
Box   187  
National Committee meetings
Box   187  
National Field Training Course
Box   188  
Topical files: [A-N]
Box   189  
Topical files: [N-S]
Box   190  
Topical files: [S-Z]
Box   190  
Miscellaneous
Box   311  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed
Box   312  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed

(continued)

 
Michigan governors/senators files 1952-circa 1968 [subseries]
 
Governor G. Mennen Williams
Box   191  
Schedule correspondence 1952-1960
Box   191  
Message correspondence 1954-1959
Box   191  
Weekly column papers
Box   191  
Radio program miscellanea
Box   191  
Governor's Office correspondence
Box   191  
Miscellaneous 1952-1960
Box   191  
Presidential campaign 1956
Box   191  
Testimonial dinners 1952-1960
Box   192  
Inaugurals 1951-1959
Box   192  
Conferences
Box   192  
Party strategy and accomplishments
Box   193  
Topical files
Box   193  
Governor John B. Swainson
Box   194  
Senator Blair Moody
Box   195  
Senator Blair Moody
Box   195  
Senator Patrick McNamara
Box   196  
Senator Philip A. Hart
 
Calendar-Invitation file 1951-1975 [subseries]
Box   197  
Agenda-diary 1951-1957
Box   198  
Agenda-diary 1958-1960
Box   198  
Appointment books 1958-1963 (7 volumes)
Box   199  
1963-1964

(5x7 index cards)

Box   200  
April-July 1964
Box   201  
August-December 1964
Box   202  
1965-February 1966

(lacking August 1965)

Box   203  
March 1966-June 1967
Box   204  
July 1967-1968
Box   205  
1969-September 1970
Box   206  
October 1970-July 1975

(no August 1973-October 1974)

 
Federal Agencies and Departments [subseries]

(also in box 311)

Box   207  
[A-I]
Box   208  
[J-P]
Box   209  
[P-Z]
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   210  
Democratic Club (later committee) of Washtenaw County Records 1948-1951
Box   211  
Democratic Club of Washtenaw County
 
Democratic Club of Washtenaw County (cont.)
Box   212  
County conventions 1948-1950
Box   212  
Dawson for Congress campaign 1950
Box   212  
Card files (2 boxes)
Box   213  
Michigan Democratic Clubs 1951-1969
 
State government 1950-1960

(include correspondence, press releases, etc)

Box   214  
State officers
Box   214  
State agencies: [A-C]
Box   215  
State agencies: [D-Z]
Box   216  
Sampling of press releases and correspondence concerning political appointments
Box   217  
State government offices
Box   218  
Out-of-state correspondence [A-W] 1952-1972
Box   220  
Debate between Feikens and Staebler, Michigan State University 1954 August [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] ([85817-SR-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Debate between Neil Staebler and John Feikens at Michigan State University.) [access item]
Box   220  
UM Institute of Practical Politics: Reel 4, Lindemer, Bentley, Ely 1959 July 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] ([85817-SR-2-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Bagwell and Bentley) [access item]
Box   220  
UM Institute of Practical Politics: Reel 5, Ely, Bentley 1959 July 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] ([85817-SR-3-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Bagwell and Bentley Questions and Answers) [access item]
Box   220  
UM Institute of Practical Politics: Reel 13, Stein, Gibbs, Bagwell 1959 July 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] ([85817-SR-4-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Bagwell and Bentley) [access item]
Box   220  
UM Institute of Practical Politics: Reel 14, Bagwell 1959 July 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] ([85817-SR-5-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Bagwell and Bentley) [access item]
Box   221  
Miscellaneous
Box   221  
Unprocessed
Box   313  
Democratic Party County Files
Box   313  
Democratic Party Congressmen Files
Box   314  
Democratic Party Congressmen Files

(continued)

Box   314  
Democratic Party Policy
Box   319  
Non-Michigan state and foreign political parties
 
Federal Election Commission 1975-1978 [series]

Staebler's membership on the U.S. Federal Election Commission, 1975-1978, is documented in the next series.

 
Advisory Opinion Requests and related [subseries]
 
1975
Box   222  
Index
Box   222  
Requests, 1-23
Box   223  
Requests, 24-144
Box   223  
Requests, 1-250 (correspondence)
Box   224  
Requests, 251-350 (correspondence)
Box   224  
General
Box   224  
Opinion of Counsel, 1-131
Box   224  
Miscellaneous files
Box   224  
Progress report of Commission
 
1976
Box   224  
Requests, 1-117
Box   224  
Opinion of Counsel, 1-76
Box   224  
Miscellaneous files
Box   225  
Opinion Requests, 1-1000
 
1977
Box   225  
Requests, 1-71
 
1978
Box   226  
Requests, 1-76
Box   226  
Miscellaneous files 1978
 
Topical file 1975-1978 [subseries]
Box   227  
[A-C]
Box   228  
[C-F]
Box   229  
[G-01
Box   230  
[P-T]
Box   231  
[T-Z]
 
Staebler files [subseries]
Box   231  
Staebler Correspondence 1975-1978
Box   231  
Staebler Speeches and Invitations
Box   232  
Staebler biography
Box   232  
Staebler-copies and drafts
Box   232  
Staebler-dissents
Box   232  
Staebler-personal
Box   232  
Staebler-Summary of accomplishments
Box   232  
David Vaughn files
Box   232  
Gingrich campaign fund
Box   232  
Miscellaneous files
 
Published and miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   233  
Miscellaneous files
Box   233  
Procedures and Reference Manual; Reports Analysis Section
Box   234  
Reports and Testimony
Box   235  
Reports and Testimony

(continued)

Box   236  
Reports and Testimony
Box   236  
Miscellaneous
Box   237  
Miscellaneous
Box   238  
Miscellaneous

(continued)

Box   239  
Miscellaneous

(continued)

Box   240  
Miscellaneous

(continued)

Box   306  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed
Box   307  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed

(continued)

Box   308  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed

(continued)

 
Issues 1950s-1980s [series]

Staebler's Issues File and concerns topics of public policy and subjects of current interest (primarily political) confronting American society since World War II. This series is comprised of two alphabetical subseries covering different periods of time (with some overlap).

 
1950s-1970s [subseries]
Box   241  
A-By
Box   242  
By-Cong
Box   243  
Cons-Di
Box   244  
Di-Election laws
Box   245  
Election laws-H
Box   246  
I-Issues (National)
Box   247  
Issues (National)-Issues (State) 1960
Box   248  
Issues (State) 1961-Legislation
Box   249  
Legislative-Le
Box   250  
Li-Michigan Week
Box   251  
Michigan Week-Min
Box   252  
Min-News
Box   253  
News-Purchase Orders
Box   254  
R-Reg
Box   255  
Tel-Speakers
Box   256  
Speakers-Studies
Box   257  
Studies
Box   258  
Su-Z
 
1970s-1980s [subseries]
Box   301  
A-C
Box   302  
D-I
Box   303  
I-P
Box   304  
P-R
Box   305  
R-Z
 
American Veterans Committee 1944-1951 [series]
Box   259  
1944-1947
Box   260  
1948-1951
 
Speeches and Articles 1950-1968 [series]
Box   261  
Staebler speeches and background for speeches 1950-1961
Box   262  
Staebler speeches and background for speeches 1962-1968
Box   262  
Staebler books and articles
Box   320  
Appearances, seminars, articles, etc.
 
Ann Arbor Citizens Council [series]
Box   263  
Subject files
Box   264  
Subject files

(continued)

Box   265  
Subject files

(continued)

Box   266  
Subject files

(continued)

Box   322  
Subject files
 
Personal [series]
 
Financial
Box   267  
Staebler and Son
Box   267  
Dixie Oil
Box   267  
University microfilms
Box   267  
Realty
Box   268  
Realty
Box   269  
Trips
Box   270  
Trips

(continued)

Box   270  
Teaching
Box   270  
Books on politics
Box   270  
Unitarian Church
Box   270  
Family
Box   270  
Miscellaneous
Box   271  
Burnette Staebler papers
Box   281  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed
Box   282  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed

(continued)

Box   283  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed

(continued)

Box   321  
Miscellaneous and unprocessed
 
Visual materials [series]

The Visual Materials series consists of photographs and motion picture films. The photographs are primarily of Staebler with political figures and at political events.

 
Photographs 1957-1971, undated [subseries]
Box   279  
Billboards
Box   279  
Oil business and miscellaneous
 
Political activities
 
Dated
Box   279  
1957-1960
Box   279  
1961-1964
Box   279  
1965-1971
 
Undated
Box   279  
Staebler with John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson
Box   279  
Staebler with G. Mennen Williams, Philip Hart, John Swainson, and Jerome Cavanagh
Box   279  
Staebler with various political figures
Box   279  
Not Staebler
 
Portraits
Box   279  
Formal
Box   279  
Informal
Box   279  
Burnette Staebler and Staebler family
 
Films 1963-1964 [subseries] (all 16mm, black & white, sound)
Box   279  
Foreign aid (4 min. negative)
Box   279  
College loans (4 min. negative)
Box   279  
Defense budget (4 min. negative)
Box   279  
Redistricting Michigan, Tax cuts, Youth corps (negative)
Box   279  
Committee assignments, Tax cuts (negative)
Box   279  
Announcement January 4, 1964 (positive)