Wilber M. Brucker Papers: 1877-1968
Summary Information
Title: Wilber M. Brucker Papers
Creator: Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968
Inclusive dates: 1877-1968
Extent: 54 linear feet
Extent: 2 oversize folders
Extent: 22 GB (online)
Location: Collection stored offsite, two working days notice required for retrieval.
Abstract:
Prosecuting attorney of Saginaw County, Michigan, attorney general of Michigan, 1929-1931, governor, 1931-1932, general counsel to the Department of Defense during the Army-McCarthy Hearing, 1954-1955, and Secretary of the Army, 1955-1961. Correspondence, speeches, tapes, appointment books, scrapbooks, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning his political career.
Call number: 85874 Aa 2; Ac; UAl
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Wilber M. Brucker (donor no. 3767) in several accession beginning in 1961.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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

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Copyright:

Wilber M. Brucker, Jr. transferred any applicable copyright in his father's papers 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.

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Alternate Format:

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Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Wilber M. Brucker Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Wilber Marion Brucker, government official and governor, was born in Saginaw, Michigan, June 23, 1894, the son of Ferdinand and Roberta (Hawn) Brucker. His father was a judge and congressman. Wilber M. Brucker received his preliminary education at public schools in his native city and was graduated LL.B. in 1916 at The University of Michigan. He was admitted to the Michigan bar in the same year. He helped earn his way through school by waiting on tables, selling newspapers, and doing various summer jobs.

After graduation in 1916, he enlisted as a private in the 33d Infantry of the Michigan National Guard and participated in the U.S. Army expedition against Pancho Villa on the Mexican border. From 1917 to 1919, during and after the First World War, he was in the U.S. Army, advancing in rank from second to first lieutenant. He attended Officers' Training Camp at Ft. Sheridan, Ill., and was commissioned and sent to France, where he attended the French Warfare School for American officers and was assigned to the 166th Infantry, 42d (Rainbow) Division. He participated in the Aisne-Marne, Saint-Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne offensives, and later served with the Army of Occupation on the Rhine in Germany until his return to this country in 1919.

In 1919 he established an independent practice of general law in Saginaw, later that year becoming assistant prosecuting attorney of Saginaw County. Elected prosecuting attorney in 1922, he served two terms, and in 1926 he was appointed assistant attorney general of Michigan, remaining in that office until he was appointed attorney general in February 1928, to fill a vacancy. Elected to a full term in November 1928, Brucker served as attorney general until 1930.

During his tenure as attorney general, he went before the Federal Communications Commission and secured the first radio communication equipment for the Michigan State Police. Also as attorney general, he tried the famous House of David case in the Supreme Court of the United States and won the case against the Chicago Drainage Canal, a case which involved water diversion from the Great Lakes.

He was elected governor of Michigan in the fall election in 1930 and served one term (1931-32). In 1933 he moved to Detroit, Mich., where he conducted a general independent law practice until 1937, after which he was a partner in the law firm of Clark, Klein, Brucker & Waples, Detroit, until 1954.

During the latter period he continued to be active in the Republican party serving as a delegate from Michigan to the Republican national conventions in 1932 and 1936, as chairman of the 14th Congressional District Committee during 1945-49 and the Michigan State Convention in 1948, and as a member of the platform committee and as Michigan delegate at the 1948 Republican National Convention. In 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated him as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense, and after confirmation by the U.S. Senate he served as general counsel for about one year.

Appointed secretary of the army to succeed Robert T. Stevens in 1955, Brucker remained in that post until 1961, when he returned to the practice of law in Detroit, forming the firm of Brucker & Brucker with his son, Wilber M. Brucker. In 1968 the partnership merged with two other law firms becoming Brucker, McInally, Rockwell, Wetzel & Brucker, of which he was a senior partner until July 1968, and counsel thereafter until the close of his life. His business interests included the First Federal Savings of Detroit, of which he was a founder and director.

As governor of Michigan, Brucker instituted a broad economy program which conserved state funds during the national economic depression of the period, and to those men on welfare he gave work building roads in the state. He allowed no new taxes or state bond issues, insisted upon keeping politics out of law enforcement, and, refusing to grant pardons, placed the parole system upon a merit basis. During his tenure, he strengthened the Michigan state police by adding 100 men to the force and was credited with promoting construction of the state police administration building in East Lansing.

As general counsel to the Department of Defense at the time of the Army-McCarthy hearings before the senate committee headed by Joseph R. McCarthy, Brucker insisted that the military give the committee all the facts it wanted, and in so doing he was considered instrumental in defusing some of the crisis atmosphere at the hearings. He appeared at hearings held by a senate government operations subcommittee on a U.S. government employee security program to urge legislation to help the Defense Department keep subversives out of defense plants and other strategic facilities. He also directed the effort which resulted in the codification of military statutes and inaugurated a new defense plant program under which a central office in the Pentagon would screen and review security cases. He testified before the Senate foreign relations committee on the proposed U.S. ratification of 1949 Geneva Convention for the protection of war victims, and he urged U.S. ratification of conventions designed to modernize and broaden international law relating to war prisoners and civilians in wartime. The conventions were approved by the Senate in 1955.

Under Brucker's leadership as secretary of the army, the army's arsenal of defensive and offensive guided and ballistic missiles and rockets was greatly expanded and work was furthered in all fields of research and development to assure the technological superiority of American arms. The army placed in orbit the country's first earth satellite on Jan. 31, 1958, and subsequently two additional satellites were launched. The army's combat divisions were completely reorganized according to the so called pentomic concept in order to adapt them fully to the requirements of either an atomic or nonatomic war on any scale; the powerful, mobile Strategic Army Corps was created, ready for movement by air to deal promptly with aggression in any part of the world; and the Army's Ready Reserve Forces were built to greater strength and effectiveness. Additionally, a large housing program was inaugurated and carried out at army installations at home and abroad, and policies and programs were put into effect which increased the attractiveness of an army career. In 1957 Brucker won acclaim for his supervision of the National Guard's intervention in Little Rock, Ark., to halt obstruction of school integration there. As secretary of the army, Brucker battled against suggestions that the United States stop defending Quemoy and Matsu, the Chinese Nationalist islands off the Chinese mainland, and he affirmed the government's intention to maintain U.S. troops in Berlin.

In addition to his other activities, Brucker was called upon in 1963 by the Republican party in Michigan to lead its efforts to negotiate with the Democrats on a new plan for apportioning state legislative seats. The following year he served as co-chairman of the Legislative Apportionment Commission set up by the new state constitution, and he scored a temporary victory by winning the Michigan Supreme Court's approval of a Republican redistricting plan. The court later rescinded its approval after the Supreme Court of the United States adopted its one-man, one-vote decision, and a Democratic plan was put into effect instead.

As a member of the Masonic order (33d degree), which he served as most eminent grand master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States from 1964-67, he was particularly active in the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, a Masonic charity for eye disease. During his three-year term as most eminent grand master, he was responsible for raising the endowment of the foundation from $100,000 to $1 million. Earlier he served the Knights Templar as commander of Detroit Commandery No. 1 and subsequently as grand commander of that body in the State of Michigan.

A member of the American Bar Association, he was chairman of the association's committee on ethics during 1953-55, and a book of his determinations while on that committee was published for the State Bar of Michigan, in which he was active as a member of the committee on professional and judicial ethics from the time of the founding of the committee in 1936 until retiring from the post in 1950 and was chairman of the committee from 1942 to 1950. During that period he was credited with writing most of the committee's formal opinions on a variety of ethical questions. From 1949 to 1955 he was a member and during 1953-55 was chairman of the state bar's committee on professional ethics and grievances. Furthermore, he was a member of the Federal and Detroit bar associations, American Judicature Society, American Bible Society, Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Sigma Rho, Sigma Delta Kappa, Historical Society of Michigan, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rainbow Division Veterans (pres. 1933 34), National Sojourners, University of Michigan Lawyers Club, Detroit Citizens League, and the Players, Kiwanis, and Economic clubs of Detroit.

He was married in New York City, Aug. 18, 1923, to Clara Helen, daughter of Emil and Regina Hantel of Saginaw, and had a son, Wilber Marion, who married Doris Shover. Wilber M. Brucker died in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 28, 1968.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Wilber M. Brucker Collection consists of correspondence, subject files, scrapbooks, tape recordings, visual materials, political ephemera, and other materials from a lifelong career in public service. The collection provides significant, though not always extensive, material on his activities as state attorney general, governor, and secretary of the army. In addition, the papers include documentation from Brucker's private career: his law practice, his involvement in the preparation of a plan for the reapportionment of the Michigan Legislature, his devotion to Republican Party causes, his activities with the Knights Templar of Michigan, and as a member of the World War I Rainbow Division. With some exceptions, the early phases of Brucker's life are not as well represented as one might hope. There is really no body of Brucker gubernatorial materials extant. What remains are scattered items, largely concerning the election campaigns of 1930 and 1932.

The collection has been arranged into twelve series: Biographical; Correspondence; Family Papers; Subject Files; Knights Templar; Rainbow Division; Appointment Books; Speeches; Secretary of the Army; Newspaper Clippings; Personal: Albums, Scrapbooks, etc.; and Visual Materials.

Subject Terms

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


  • Apportionment (Election law) -- Michigan.
  • Civic leaders -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1924.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1928.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1930.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1932.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1936.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1944.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1946.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1948.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1950.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1954.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1956.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1958.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1960.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1932.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1936.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1944.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1946.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1948.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1950.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1954.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1956.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1958.
  • Elections -- United States -- 1960.
  • Governors -- Michigan.
  • Governors' spouses -- Michigan.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1922-1928.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1929-1938.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1939-1945.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Saginaw (Mich.)
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1929-1933.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
  • Veterans -- Michigan -- Societies, etc.
  • Women civic leaders -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • World War, 1914-1918.
  • Governors -- Michigan.
  • Korea.
  • Mexico -- Frontier troubles -- 1910.
  • Military art and science.
  • Military parades and ceremonies.
  • Parades and processions.
  • Veterans -- Michigan.
  • World War, 1914-1918.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Tintypes.
  • Brucker, Clara H.
  • Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • Knights Templar (Masonic order)
  • Michigan. Dept. of Attorney General.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • United States. Army.
  • Brucker, Clara H.
  • Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • Brucker family.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
  • Knights Templar (Masonic order)
  • Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949.
  • Sigler, Kim, 1894-
  • United States. Army.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan -- Law School.
  • University of Michigan -- Student housing -- 1911-1920.
  • Alger, Frederick Moulton, 1907-1967.
  • Alcorn, Hugh Meade, 1907-
  • Bagwell, Paul D.
  • Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964.
  • Bentley, Alvin M. (Alvin Morell), 1918-1969.
  • Black, Eugene F., 1903-1990.
  • Boyles, Emerson R., 1881-1960.
  • Brake, D. Hale, 1891-1979.
  • Brennan, John V., 1872-1971.
  • Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986.
  • Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961.
  • Brucker, Ferdinand, 1858-1904.
  • Brucker, Roberta Hawn, 1859-1939.
  • Brucker, Robert Hawn, 1888-1967.
  • Carr, Leland W. (Leland Walker), 1883-1969.
  • Case, Clifford P. (Clifford Philip), 1904-1982.
  • Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936.
  • Clardy, Kit Francis, 1892-
  • Cleary, Owen J., 1900-1960.
  • Coffin, Howard Aldridge, 1877-1956.
  • Comstock, William Alfred, 1877-1949.
  • Connable, Alfred B. (Alfred Barnes), 1904-
  • Couzens, James, 1872-1936.
  • Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), 1875-
  • Cudlip, William B., 1904-1988.
  • Davis, Frederick Dayton.
  • Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
  • Dickinson, Luren Dudley, 1859-1943.
  • Dillman, Grover C. (Grover Cleveland), 1889-1979.
  • Dirksen, Everett McKinley.
  • Dondero, George Anthony, 1883-1968.
  • Douglas, Paul H. (Paul Howard), 1892-1976.
  • Durant, Richard.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
  • Feikens, John, 1917-2011.
  • Ferguson, Homer, 1889-1982.
  • Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939.
  • Fordney, Joseph W. (Joseph Warren), 1853-1932.
  • Goebel, Paul Gordon, 1901-
  • Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936.
  • Gries, Walter Frederick, 1892-1952.
  • Guest, Edgar A. (Edgar Albert), 1881-1959.
  • Hall, Leonard W. (Leonard Wood), 1900-1979.
  • Halleck, Charles A. (Charles Abraham), 1900-1986.
  • Hannah, John A., 1902-1991.
  • Hickenlooper, Bourke B. (Bourke Blakemore), 1896-1971.
  • Hoffman, Clare Eugene, 1875-1967.
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
  • Hurja, Emil, 1892-
  • Ives, Irving McNeil, 1896-1962.
  • Johansen, August E. (August Edgar), 1905-1995.
  • Jones, Edgar De Witt, 1876-1956.
  • Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971.
  • Keyes, Eugene C., 1900-1962.
  • Knight, Goodwin, 1896-1970.
  • Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
  • Kuchel, Thomas Henry, 1910-
  • Leonard, Donald S. (Donald Sparling), 1903-1976.
  • Lindemer, Lawrence B.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985.
  • Lodge, John Christian, 1862-1950.
  • Lovett, William Pierce, 1872-
  • Marsh, Pliny W., 1876-
  • Martin, John Butlin, 1909-
  • McNally, James Wallace, 1911-
  • Michener, Earl C. (Earl Cory), 1876-1957.
  • Millard, Frank G. (Frank Gurnee), 1897-1976.
  • Mills, Wilson W., 1888-
  • Miriani, Louis C.
  • Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982.
  • Mott, Charles Stewart, 1875-1973.
  • Mundt, Karl E. (Karl Earl), 1900-1974.
  • Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949.
  • Murphy, George, 1897-1961.
  • Nisbet, Stephen S., 1895-
  • North, Walter Harper, 1871-1952.
  • Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), 1860-
  • Peterson, Elly Maude, 1914-2008.
  • Picard, Frank A., 1889-1963.
  • Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979.
  • Reid, Clarence A.
  • Reid, Neil E., 1871-
  • Romney, George W., 1907-1995.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944.
  • Sigler, Kim, 1894-
  • Staebler, Neil, 1905-2000.
  • Summerfield, Arthur Ellsworth, 1899-1972.
  • Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953.
  • Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003.
  • Thye, Edward John, 1896-1969.
  • Toy, Harry Stanley, 1892-1955.
  • Trueblood, Thomas C. (Thomas Clarkson), 1856-1951.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Van Dusen, Charles Belden, 1871-1958.
  • Wagner, John Addington, 1914-
  • Waite, John Barker, 1882-1967.
  • Walker, Louis Carlisle, 1875-1963.
  • Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989.
  • Wiley, Alexander, 1884-1967.
  • Wolcott, Jesse Paine, 1893-1969.
  • Woodruff, Roy Orchard, 1876-1953.
  • Youngblood, Harold Francis, 1907-
  • Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959.
  • Bagley, John Judson, 1832-1881.
  • Begole, Josiah Williams, 1815-1896.
  • Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.
  • Croswell, Charles Miller, 1825-1886.
  • Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896.
  • Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928.
  • Ransom, Epaphroditus, 1797-1859.
  • Wisner, Moses, 1815-1863.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical [series]

The Biographical series, among other summary information, includes a transcript of an oral interview with Wilber Brucker conducted by Richard Ortquist, May 26, 1964.

Box   1  
Miscellaneous documents
 
Correspondence [series]

The Correspondence series dates from 1915 to 1968 and begins with letters that Brucker wrote to his future wife while serving in the campaign against Pancho Villa, 1915-1916. Beyond these personal letters, the Correspondence series is notable for the list of Brucker's correspondents. Correspondents include Presidents Hoover and Eisenhower, and state and national leaders such as Alvin Bentley, John W. Bricker, Roy D. Chapin, James J. Couzens, Thomas E. Dewey, Homer Ferguson, Fred W. Green, Frank Knox, Henry Cabot Lodge, Frank Murphy, Chase S. Osborn, Elly Peterson, George Romney, Arthur E. Summerfield, Robert A. Taft, and Arthur H. Vandenberg. A selective index to Brucker's correspondents has been prepared and is located in the library's reading room card file cases.

Box   1  
Letters to Clara Hantel October 1915-November 1916 (6 folders)
Box   1  
Undated, 1916-June 1932 (52 folders)
Box   2  
July 1932-August 1936 (38 folders)
Box   3  
September 1936-February 1946 (31 folders)
Box   4  
March 1946-October 1948 (36 folders)
Box   5  
November 1948-1954 (45 folders)
Box   6  
June 1955-April 1956 (40 folders)
Box   7  
May 1956-June 1957 (34 folders)
Box   8  
July 1957-1959 (36 folders)
Box   9  
January 1960-September 1961 (36 folders)
Box   10  
October 1961-June 1964 (37 folders)
Box   11  
August 1964-October 1968 (48 folders)
 
Family papers [series]

Family Papers includes the oldest materials in the collection, consisting in part of some papers of his father and mother. Included also are some letters exchanged with his son Wilber Brucker, Jr.

 
Ferdinand Brucker (father) [subseries]
Box   12  
Correspondence 1881-1903 (2 folders)
Box   12  
Papers (2 folders)
Box   12  
Daybook 1881-1885
Box   12  
Ledger of the Brucker Building Company 1894-1916
Box   12  
Clippings
Box   12  
Clippings and miscellanea
 
Roberta (Hawn) Brucker (mother) [subseries]
 
Correspondence
Box   12  
1897-1924
Box   12  
1925
Box   12  
1926
Box   12  
1930-1932
Box   12  
1934-1935
Box   12  
1936
Box   12  
1937-1938
Box   12  
1939
Box   12  
Papers 1877

(include student essay, entitled, "Only a Woman" written while at Saginaw High School)

Box   12  
Miscellaneous papers (2 folders)
 
Mrs. Georgia Hahn Bradford [subseries]
Box   12  
Correspondence 1919-1926
 
Wilber Brucker, Jr. (son) papers [subseries]
 
Correspondence
Box   12  
1954 (2 folders)
Box   12  
1955 (2 folders)
Box   12  
1956 (2 folders)
 
Miscellaneous family correspondence [subseries]
Box   12  
1950-1968
 
Subject files 1908-1966 [series]

The Subject Files series is an artificially created set of files, mainly arranged chronologically, and related to periods in Brucker's career and to particular interests or activities. Recurring subject files concern state and national Republican Party events, political campaigns, Brucker's service as secretary of the army, his years with the law firm of Clark, Klein, Brucker and Waples, and the issue of legislative reapportionment in Michigan (1963-1966).

Box   13  
Undated
Box   13  
General 1908-1912
Box   13  
General 1915
Box   13  
University of Michigan Varsity Debate January 1916
Box   13  
Diary concerning World War I experiences December 1917-May 1919
Box   13  
Admission to Michigan Bar 1919
Box   13  
Republican Service League 1924
Box   13  
American Legion 1925
Box   13  
General 1927-1931 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Campaign itinerary and reports 1930
Box   13  
Campaign issue of prison parole 1930
Box   13  
Campaign issue of Kidnapping 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Box   13  
General 1930
Box   13  
Description of Detroit circa 1930
Box   13  
Republican State Convention 1931
Box   13  
State Budget Bill 1931
Box   13  
Messages to the Michigan Legislature 1931
Box   13  
American Legion National Convention 1931
Box   13  
Social affairs 1931
Box   13  
Governors' conferences 1931
Box   13  
General 1930-1936
Box   13  
Republican party 1932-1938
Box   13  
Saint Lawrence Seaway 1932-1933 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Proclamations 1932
Box   13  
Report on State Governmental Expenses 1932
Box   13  
Republican State Convention 1932
Box   13  
Republican National Convention 1932
Box   13  
Primary election 1932
Box   13  
Women's Committee for Brucker 1932
Box   13  
Campaign literature
Box   13  
Press releases 1932 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Campaign miscellanea 1932
Box   13  
Exaugural material December 1932
Box   13  
Republican State Convention February 1933
Box   13  
Addresses, speeches, press releases 1929-1935 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Campaign miscellanea 1924-1936 (2 folders)
Box   13  
1935 concerning Council of National Defense, Detroit, 1935 1935
Box   13  
Chamber of Commerce
Box   13  
Cash book 1936
Box   14  
Financial records, Brucker for Senate Committee 1936 (1 volume)
Box   14  
Financial records, Brucker for Senate Committee 1936
Box   14  
Senate campaign 1936 (11 folders)
Box   14  
Republican National Convention 1936
Box   14  
U.S. Senate Investigation of Campaign expenditures 1936
Box   14  
Articles by Wilber Brucker 1936-1937
Box   14  
General 1936-1939
Box   14  
Archie Fraser's Congressional campaigns 1938, 1940
Box   14  
Republican party 1940
Box   14  
Republican party 1940-1942
Box   14  
General 1940-1943
Box   14  
Delegate lists, Republican State Convention 1940
Box   14  
National Defense Council 1940
Box   14  
Republican State Central Committee 1941-1942 (2 folders)
Box   14  
Wayne County Republican Convention 1941 (2 folders)
Box   14  
Wayne County Republican Convention 1942
Box   14  
Republican party 1942-1944 (2 folders)
Box   14  
War effort 1941-1943
Box   14  
Republican party 1944-1946
Box   14  
Wilber Brucker Portrait Fund 1946-1952 (5 folders)
Box   14  
Political campaign 1946 (4 folders)
Box   14  
Fourteenth Congressional District 1946-1952
Box   15  
Primary election 1947
Box   15  
Re election 1947
Box   15  
General 1947
Box   15  
One-man grand jury 1947-1951 (9 folders)
Box   15  
Taft-Hartley Act 1947
Box   15  
Michigan legislature 1947
Box   15  
Republican party 1947
Box   15  
Republican Convention 1948 (2 folders)
Box   15  
Republican State Convention 1948
Box   15  
Election 1948 (5 folders)
Box   15  
Brucker vs. Black slander case 1947-1954 (12 folders)
Box   15  
Michigan Revenue Department hearing on Harry Galperin 1948 (2 folders)
Box   15  
General 1948 (3 folders)
Box   15  
Republican State Convention 1949
Box   16  
Republican party 1949 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Michigan legislature 1949
Box   16  
General 1949
Box   16  
Republican party, 1950 (3 folders)
Box   16  
General 1950
Box   16  
Republican party 1951
Box   16  
General 1951
Box   16  
Republican party 1952
Box   16  
Saginaw High School Distinguished Alumnus Program 1952
Box   16  
Teamster Voting Fraud at Crawford Door Company 1953
Box   16  
General 1953
Box   16  
Republican party 1953
Box   16  
Invitations and programs 1954
Box   16  
Republican party 1954 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Eightieth Birthday Celebration of Herbert Hoover 1954
Box   16  
General 1954
Box   16  
Republican party 1955 (2 folders)
Box   16  
"Background material on Security" for Secretary of the Army 1955
Box   16  
Briefing for "Meet the Press" appearance 1955 (2 folders)
Box   16  
European trip 1955
Box   16  
General 1955
Box   16  
Republican convention 1956
Box   16  
Republican Campaign 1956
Box   17  
Republican campaign 1956 (3 folders)
Box   17  
Republican campaign press releases 1956
Box   17  
Statement on Air Force Missile Bases 1956
Box   17  
General 1956
Box   17  
Memos on Little Rock, Arkansas incident 1957
Box   17  
Republican party literature 1957
Box   17  
Michigan Republican party 1957
Box   17  
Presidential inaugural 1957
Box   17  
General 1957
Box   17  
Republican party literature 1958 (4 folders)
Box   17  
Complaints of Neil Staebler re. Army certificate given to Charles Porter 1958
Box   17  
Secretary of the Army miscellaneous
Box   17  
Tour of Saint Lawrence Seaway 1958
Box   17  
Grimshaw vs. Aske et al., corruption case 1958
Box   17  
Michigan Republican party 1958
Box   17  
General 1958
Box   17  
Republican party 1959 (3 folders)
Box   17  
General 1959
Box   17  
Republican party 1960 (5 folders)
Box   17  
National Defense literature 1960
Box   17  
"Task Force Report: American Strategy and Strength" 1960
Box   17  
General 1960
Box   17  
Republican National Committee literature 1960
Box   17  
Clark, Klein, Brucker and Waples Law Firm 1937-1961 (11 folders)
Box   18  
Michigan Republican party 1961
Box   18  
Welcome Home reception 1961
Box   18  
General 1961
Box   18  
Michigan Republican party literature 1962
Box   18  
Fourteenth Congressional District and elections 1962
Box   18  
Fourteenth Congressional District and gubernatorial campaign of George Romney 1962 (2 folders)
Box   18  
Dinner for General William Westmore 1962
Box   18  
General 1962
Box   18  
Inauguration of George Romney 1963
Box   18  
U.S. Army miscellanea 1963
 
Richard Durant vs. John A. Stahlin et al.

(libel suit concerning politics in Fourteenth Congressional District)

Box   18  
1963 (11 folders)
Box   18  
1964 (3 folders)
Box   18  
1965 (2 folders)
Box   18  
Undated
Box   18  
Clippings
Box   18  
United Presbyterian Men 1962-1963
Box   18  
Republican party literature 1964
Box   18  
Republican party convention 1964
Box   18  
Election 1964
Box   18  
Fourteenth Congressional District 1964
Box   18  
Republican party 1964
Box   18  
General 1964
Box   18  
Republican party 1965
Box   18  
General 1965
 
Legislative Reapportionment 1963-1966
Box   19  
Petition of Ivan Brown February 3, 1964
Box   19  
Petition of Henry J. Donguillo February 7, 1964
Box   19  
Petition of Richard H. Austin and Robert Kleiner February 14, 1964 (4 folders)
Box   19  
Petition of Wilber Brucker, et al. February 14, 1964 (2 folders)
Box   19  
Objections of Richard Austin and Robert Kleiner to plan of Brucker et al. February 21, 1964
Box   19  
Statement concerning proposed apportionment plan: Ivan Brown February 15, 1964
Box   19  
Written objections of Wilber Brucker February 24, 1964
Box   19  
Petition of Richard Austin and Robert Kleiner for leave to file alternate districting and apportionment plan May 11, 1964
Box   19  
Petition of Austin, et al. for designation of plan to apportion and designate Michigan legislature June 20, 1964
Box   19  
Court hearings 1963-1966 (11 folders)
Box   19  
Correspondence 1965
Box   19  
Correspondence 1966 (3 folders)
 
Commission on Legislative Apportionment
Box   19  
Rules, Budget, Procedures 1963
Box   19  
Press Releases 1963
Box   19  
Committee Meetings 1963-1964
Box   19  
Committee Meetings 1965
Box   19  
Brochures 1964
Box   19  
Plans, maps, and population figures 1963-1964 (2 folders)
Box   19  
Miscellanea 1963-1964
Box   20  
Senate Plans 1965 (3 folders)
Box   20  
House Plans 1965 (4 folders)
Box   20  
Votes on Plans December 1965
Box   20  
Statements to Commission November-December, 1965
Box   20  
Detroit Reapportionment Plans 1963-1964 (2 folders)
Box   20  
Notebooks 1963-1964 (2 volumes)
Box   20  
Miscellanea 1964-1966 (3 folders)
Box   21  
General 1966
Box   21  
Republican State Committee 1967
Box   21  
Herbert Hoover Birthplace and Institution on War, Peace and Revolution 1967-1968
Box   21  
General 1967
Box   21  
General 1968
Box   21  
Economic Club of Detroit First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Detroit 1968
Box   21  
General 1954-1956
Box   21  
General 1957-1960
Box   21  
General 1961-1968
 
Saginaw (Mich.) High School reunion material
Box   21  
1939
Box   21  
1946-1954
Box   21  
1952 (2 folders)
Box   21  
1962 (4 folders)
Box   21  
1966-1968
 
University of Michigan Law School Reunion Material
Box   21  
1941-1956
Box   21  
1961-1966
Box   21  
Miscellanea 1949-1951
Box   21  
Miscellaneous campaign materials
Box   21  
Miscellanea
Box   21  
Papers concerning death of Wilber Brucker
 
Knights Templar [series]

Brucker was a loyal Mason (Knights Templar). From his years as eminent grand master of the Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar of the United States, 1964-67, Brucker preserved much of the correspondence and memorabilia relating to the charitable activities of the Masons.

Box   22  
Trinity Youth Center, Detroit 1955
Box   22  
Thirteenth Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C. 1960
Box   22  
Commandery Class Reunion 1963
Box   22  
Centennial Celebration of Salina Lodge 155F and AM including speech by WB 1964
Box   22  
Grand Lodges 1963
Box   22  
Congratulatory letters and responses on election as Grand Master of Grand Encampment 1964
Box   22  
Standing Committee Reports, Fiftieth Triennial Business Sessions 1967
Box   22  
Fiftieth Triennial Corporation 1964-1968
Box   22  
Correspondence 1966 (4 folders)
Box   22  
Correspondence 1967
Box   22  
Uniform of Grand Commanderies 1966-1968
Box   22  
Masonic cruise 1967
Box   22  
Correspondence with Paul Rodenhauser, Grand Recorder 1968
Box   22  
Correspondence with Walter A. DeLamater, Director of Knights Templar Eye Foundation 1968
Box   22  
Correspondence with John L. Crofts, Grand Master, Florida 1968 (2 folders)
Box   22  
Correspondence 1968 (3 folders)
Box   22  
Miscellanea
Box   22  
Printed Material
Box   23  
Proceedings. Triennial Conclaves 1925-1949, 1967 (10 volumes)
 
Rainbow Division [series]

Especially proud of his military service during World War 1, Brucker kept track of many of the men of the "Rainbow Division," maintaining a correspondence with many of them and collecting a file of their histories and narratives of their wartime activities.

 
Correspondence
Box   24  
1919-1942
Box   24  
1959 (3 folders)
Box   24  
1960 (5 folders)
Box   24  
1961 (3 folders)
Box   24  
1962 (4 folders)
Box   24  
1963
Box   24  
1964
Box   24  
1965
Box   24  
1966
Box   24  
1967
Box   24  
1967-1968
Box   24  
"Diary of a Signal Platoon" 1917-1919
Box   24  
List of Detroit area 32nd Division Veterans 1934
Box   24  
Joyce Kilmer Memorial 1936
Box   24  
Speeches and Reports 1936-1962
 
"Ohio Rainbow Reveille"
Box   24  
1918-1943
Box   24  
1959-1968
 
"The Observation Post" 1933-1946
Box   24  
1933-1946
Box   24  
1959
Box   24  
1960
Box   24  
1961
Box   24  
1962
Box   24  
1966-1967
Box   24  
1968
Box   24  
"Rainbow Bagpipe" (Washington, D.C.) 1959-1960
Box   24  
"Rainbow Barrage" (New York) 1959-1960
Box   24  
"Rainbow Reveille" (4 folders)
Box   25  
Newspaper clippings (2 folders)
Box   25  
Miscellanea
 
Annual Reunions
Box   25  
1932-1940
Box   25  
1946-1966
 
Appointment books 1933-1966 [series]

Appointment Books date from 1933 to 1961.

Box   25  
1933-1953 (21 volumes)
Box   26  
1955-1961 (7 volumes)
Box   26  
Guest Registers, Secretary of the Army (3 volumes)
 
Speeches 1922-1967 [series]

The Speeches series dates from 1922 to 1967 with the bulk of the speeches from the 1930s when Brucker was either running for office or serving as governor and in the period 1955-1960 when serving in the Eisenhower administration.

 
Speech materials
Box   27  
Peace and War 1922-1940
Box   27  
U.S. Constitution 1923, 1939, undated
Box   27  
Commencement addresses 1934-1941
Box   27  
Miscellaneous 1957, undated
 
Texts of speeches
Box   27  
Undated (3 folders)
Box   27  
1922-1926
Box   27  
1927-1928
Box   27  
Concerning St. Lawrence Seaway 1928-1932
Box   27  
1929
Box   27  
1930 (4 folders)
Box   27  
1931 (3 folders)
Box   27  
1932 (4 folders)
Box   27  
1933
Box   27  
1933-1934, undated concerning St. Lawrence Seaway 1933-1934, undated
Box   27  
1934
Box   27  
1935
Box   27  
1936 (6 folders)
Box   27  
1937-1938
Box   27  
1939-1940
Box   27  
1941-1942, 1946
Box   27  
1952-1957
Box   27  
1959-1960
Box   27  
1961-1967
Box   28  
Political Speeches 1958-1960 (1 volume)
 
Secretary of the Army [series]
Box   28  
Speeches of the Secretary of the Army [subseries] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
 
1955-1960 (6 volumes)  [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
 
Audio-tapes of Brucker speeches November 1954-November 1960 [subseries] (250 audiotapes (7-inch; reel-to-reel tapes), 2 audiotapes (10-inch; reel-to-reel tapes))
Box   29  
Army Commanders Conference November 29, 1954

(Tape 1)

Box   29  
Swearing-in of Wilber Brucker as Secretary of the Army 1955 July 21 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-2-1])
(Swearing-in of Wilber Brucker as Secretary of the Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon 21 July, 1955.) [access item]
Box   29  
Civilian award to Deputy Secretary Robert Anderson August 4, 1955

(Tape 3)

Box   29  
Soo Locks Centennial 1955 August 09 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-4-1])
(Wilber M. Brucker remarks at "Soo" Locks Centennial, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 9 August, 1955.) [access item]
Box   29  
Swearing-in of William H. Martin as Army's Director of Research and Development September 1, 1955

(Tape 5)

Box   29  
Fort Bliss Inspection, Questions and Answers September 12-13, 1955

(Tape 6)

Box   29  
Musical Salute to Reuben Robertson, Fort Leslie McNair September 15, 1955

(Tape 7)

Box   29  
"Meet the Press"; Recording of a Memorial Day Service in Japan for Korean War Dead 1955 September 25, [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-8-1])
(Interview of Hon. Wilber M. Brucker on "Meet the Press" NBC program September 25, 1955. Brucker discusses budget issues in the Army, the Red Scare, nuclear weapons and the Army, and the draft.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([85874-SR-8-2])
(Unknown speakers commemorating Korean War Dead in Japan) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   29  
Press Conference, Fort Benning, Georgia October 21, 1955

(Tape 9)

Box   29  
Association of U.S. Army, Fort Benning, Georgia October 21, 1955

(Tape 10)

Box   29  
Press Conference, Situation Room October 26, 1955

(Tapes 11-13)

Box   29  
Farewell to Major General Milburn November 15, 1955

(Tape 14)

Box   29  
Press Conference, Fort Polk, Louisiana November 18, 1955

(Tape 15)

Box   29  
Press Conference, Fort Hood, Texas November 19, 1955

(Tapes 16, 17)

Box   29  
Interview, Tokyo Airport December 3, 1955

(Tape 18)

Box   29  
Press Conference, Taipei, Taiwan December 13, 1955

(Tape 19)

Box   29  
Christmas Message, "Army Hour" broadcast December 1955

(Tape 20)

Box   29  
Press Conference, Pentagon December 30, 1955

(Tapes 21-23)

Box   29  
Soldiers Medal Ceremony, Pentagon January 4, 1956

(Tape 24)

Box   29  
Patterson Award, Pentagon February 10, 1956

(Tape 25)

Box   29  
Graduation lst RFA 55 Trainees, Cp. Chaffee March 16, 1956

(Tape 26)

Box   29  
Irving Berlin Trophy Dedication-Pentagon May 3, 1956

(Tape 27)

Box   29  
Armed Forces Week-Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, California May 17, 1956

(Tapes 28, 29)

Box   29  
Dedication of Reserve Armory May 17, 1956

(Tape 30)

Box   29  
Press Conference preceding Chamber of Commerce Speech, Los Angeles, California May 17, 1956

(Tape 31)

Box   29  
Exceptional Civilian Service Award to General Sarnoff May 23, 1956

(Tape 32)

Box   29  
Swearing-in of Governor Potter, Governor of Panama Canal May 28, 1956

(Tape 33)

Box   29  
Economic Club of Detroit 1956 September 28 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-34-1])
(Reel 1; Brucker discusses the threat of Communism and the Army's role in the Cold War.) [access item]
Box   29  
Economic Club of Detroit 1956 May 28 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-35-1])
(Reel 2; Brucker discusses the threat of Communism and the Army's role in the Cold War, concludes with a story about the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.) [access item]
Box   29  
Bethany College Commencement June 3, 1956

(Tapes 36, 37)

Box   29  
West Point Songs June 1956

(Tape 38)

Box   30  
West Point Commencement June 5, 1956

(Tape 39)

Box   30  
Flag Day Celebration, Philadelphia June 14, 1956

(Tapes 40, 41)

Box   30  
Major Mayer (Army Med. Corps.) discusses POWs 1956 June 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-42-1])
(Reel 1; Major William E. Mayer, on the medical staff at Fort Sam Houston, talks about the subject on POWs from the Korean War and their psychological health.) [access item]
Box   30  
Major Mayer (Army Medical Corps) discusses POWs 1956 June 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-43-1])
(Reel 2; Major William E. Mayer, on the medical staff at Fort Sam Houston, talks about the subject on POWs from the Korean War and their psychological health.) [access item]
Box   30  
Unveiling Portrait of Secretary Stevens June 15, 1956

(Tape 44)

Box   30  
Swearing-in of Dr. Rollefson, Chief Scientist June 26, 1956

(Tape 45)

Box   30  
Officers and Men, lst Division, Fort Riley, Kansas July 13, 1956

(Tape 46)

Box   30  
Press Conference, Corporal Wolters, Texas July 13, 1956

(Tape 47)

Box   30  
Flag Ceremony, Corporal Wolters, Texas July 13, 1956

(Tape 48)

Box   30  
Rainbow Division Reunion 1956 July 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-49-1])
(Reel 1; Rainbow Division Reunion, Dallas. Consists of a series of speeches from Rainbow Division members.) [access item]
Box   30  
Rainbow Division Reunion 1956 July 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-50-1])
(Reel 2; Rainbow Division Reunion, Dallas. Consists of a series of speeches from Rainbow Division members.) [access item]
Box   30  
Rainbow Division Reunion 1956 July 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-51-1])
(Reel 3; Rainbow Division Reunion, Dallas. Consists of a series of speeches from Rainbow Division members.) [access item]
Box   30  
Rainbow Division Reunion 1956 July 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-52-1])
(Reel 4; Rainbow Division Reunion, Dallas. Consists of a series of speeches from Rainbow Division members.) [access item]
Box   30  
Rainbow Division Reunion 1956 July 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-53-1])
(Reel 5; Rainbow Division Reunion, Dallas. Consists of a series of speeches from Rainbow Division members.) [access item]
Box   30  
Rainbow Division Reunion 1956 July 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-54-1])
(Reel 6; Rainbow Division Reunion, Dallas. Consists of a series of speeches from Rainbow Division members.) [access item]
Box   30  
Rainbow Division Reunion 1956 July 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-55-1])
(Reel 7; Rainbow Division Reunion, Dallas. Consists of a series of speeches from Rainbow Division members.) [access item]
Box   30  
Remarks-Navarin, France-Monument July 21, 1956

(Tape 56)

Box   30  
Remarks-Corporal Drum, New York USAR School August 9, 1956

(Tape 57)

Box   30  
Remarks-Address to 42nd Rainbow Division, Corporal Drum August 9, 1956

(Tape 58)

Box   30  
Certificate of Appreciation, Corporal John R. Bracken, Pentagon August 13, 1956

(Tape 59)

Box   30  
Press Conference, Fort Carson, Colorado August 24, 1956

(Tape 60)

Box   30  
American Federation of Government Employees, Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C. August 28, 1956

(Tape 61)

Box   30  
101st Airborne Division Reactivation September 21, 1956

(Tape 62)

Box   30  
Legion of Merit Presentation to Lieutenant General Antonia A. Perez September 24, 1956

(Tape 63)

Box   30  
Dedication of Judge Advocate School September 26, 1956

(Tape 64)

Box   30  
Exceptional Civilian Service Award to Henry N. Marsh September 27, 1956

(Tape 65)

Box   30  
St. Lawrence Seaway Luncheon 1956 September 28 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-66-1])
(Secretary Brucker's remarks at the St. Lawrence Seaway Luncheon, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Commemorating the U.S. - Canada relations on the St. Lawrence Seaway.) [access item]
Box   30  
Washtenaw County Building Dedication, Ann Arbor, Michigan September 30, 1956

(Tape 67)

Box   30  
Swearing-in of Major General Itschner as Chief of Engineers October 1, 1956

(Tape 68)

Box   30  
American Ordinance Association, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Mary October 4, 1956

(Tape 69)

Box   30  
Presentation of Resolution to John Slezak October 12, 1956

(Tape 70)

Box   30  
Association of U.S. Army Meeting October 26, 1956

(Tapes 71, 72)

Box   30  
Army Times Award to Secretary Brucker November 9, 1956

(Tape 73)

Box   30  
Dedication of Army Song and Review of Honoring Soldiers Home 1956 November 11 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-74-1])
(Review Honoring Governor, staff and soldiers of United States Soldiers' Home including remarks by the Hon. Wilber M. Brucker, S/A and dedication of the official Army song. Fort Myer, Virginia Veteran's Day November 11, 1956. Fades out periodically - silence between 11:10 - 13:04.) [access item]
Box   31  
Washington Society of Engineers, Mayflower November 14, 1956

(Tapes 75, 76)

Box   31  
Swearing-in of Courtney Johnson November 16, 1956

(Tape 77)

Box   31  
Chapel of the Four Chaplains November 18, 1956

(Tape 78)

Box   31  
Hungarian Refugees Arrival at Camp Kilmer 1956 November 19 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-79-1])
(Arrival of first Hungarian Refugees at Camp Kilmer, NJ. Remarks by Secretary of the Army, Wilber M. Brucker - November 19, 1956.) [access item]
Box   31  
Retired Officers Association Convention November 30, 1956

(Tape 80)

Box   31  
U.S. Army Olympic Winners received by Secretary of Army December 17, 1956

(Tape 81)

Box   31  
Christmas Greetings to Secretary Brucker from General Sherburne and men of the 101st Airborne Division December 25, 1956

(Tape 82)

Box   31  
Oath of Office Administered to TAG & JAG January 2, 1957

(Tape 83)

Box   31  
Swearing-in of Colonel Milligan, Director of WAC January 4, 1957

(Tape 84)

Box   31  
Operation Understanding, Gimbels January 14, 1957

(Tape 85)

Box   31  
Award to Carter Burgess January 17, 1957

(Tape 86)

Box   31  
Harvard Club Luncheon January 19, 1957

(Tape 87)

Box   31  
Silver Trophy Ceremony for National Scout Representative February 7, 1957

(Tape 88)

Box   31  
Kiwanis Congressional Dinner February 21, 1957

(Tape 89)

Box   31  
George Washington Anniversary February 22, 1957

(Tape 90)

Box   31  
Rainbow Convention, Columbus, Ohio February 23, 1957

(Tape 91)

Box   31  
Award to Dr. Killian February 26, 1957

(Tape 92)

Box   31  
Swearing-in of Dewey Short March 15, 1957

(Tape 93)

Box   31  
Certificate of Achievement to Chamber of Commerce, Frederick, Md. March 21, 1957

(Tape 94)

Box   31  
Award to Charles S. Thomas, Secretary of Navy March 26, 1957

(Tape 95)

Box   31  
Press Conference, Fort Mary March 27, 1957

(Tape 96)

Box   31  
Conference, Adjutant General Association April 1, 1957

(Tape 97)

Box   31  
Medal of Honor Presentation to Mrs. Page April 2, 1957

(Tape 98)

Box   31  
Award to Deputy Secretary of Defense Reuben Robertson April 24, 1957

(Tape 99)

Box   31  
Press Conference, Fort Bliss, Texas April 26, 1957

(Tape 100)

Box   31  
Press Conference, Chaplain's Convention May 7, 1957

(Tapes 101, 102)

Box   31  
Armed Forces Celebration Atlanta, Georgia May 15, 1957

(Tape 103)

Box   31  
Press Conference, Houston, Texas May 16, 1957

(Tape 104)

Box   31  
Air Force Day Celebration, Houston, Texas May 16, 1957

(Tapes 105, 106)

Box   31  
Chamber of Commerce Dinner, St. Louis, Missouri May 17, 1957

(Tape 107)

Box   31  
Dedication Reserve Training Center, St. Louis, Missouri. May 17, 1957

(Tape 108)

Box   31  
Armed Forces Day Address, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 18, 1957

(Tapes 109, 110)

Box   32  
Stonewall Jackson Bust Dedication, New York May 19, 1957

(Tape 111)

Box   32  
Army & Navy ROTC Awards Dinner, Detroit, Michigan May 28, 1957

(Tape 112)

Box   32  
Association of Graduates, West Point June 3, 1957

(Tape 113)

Box   32  
Retirement Ceremony, General Williams June 5, 1957

(Tape 114)

Box   32  
American Society of Civil Engineers, Buffalo June 5, 1957

(Tapes 115, 116)

Box   32  
This is Your Life (William Neithercut) June 8, 1957

(Tape 117)

Box   32  
Fort Myer Review for Army Veteran Members of Congress June 9, 1957

(Tape 118)

Box   32  
Presentation of DSM-General Heston June 10, 1957

(Tape 119)

Box   32  
Swearing-in of General McNamara, QMG June 12, 1957

(Tape 120)

Box   32  
Army War College Graduation, Carlisle June 20, 1957

(Tapes 121-123)

Box   32  
Rose Garden Flag Presentation July 10, 1957

(Tape 124)

Box   32  
June 13, 1956, July 10, 1957 Army Flag Presentation-Capitol & White House Rose Garden 1956-1957

(Tape 125)

Box   32  
Civilian Awards Ceremony July 10, 1957

(Tapes 126-127)

Box   32  
Farewell for Col. Weyand and Maj. Ivan July 12, 1957

(Tape 128)

Box   32  
July 13, 1957. Rainbow Reunion, Fort Meade, Maryland

(Tape 129)

Box   32  
Frankfurt presentation of Army flag to General Hodes (also includes press conference, August 5, 1957 August 2, 1957

(Tapes 130, 131)

Box   32  
Press Conference, V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany August 5, 1957

(Tapes 132, 133)

Box   32  
Award to Admiral Strauss August 14, 1957

(Tape 134)

Box   32  
Army Flag Presentation to Army Secretariat and General Lemnitzer August 14, 1957

(Tape 135)

Box   32  
Presentation of Army Flag to General Wyman August 15, 1957

(Tape 136)

Box   32  
Promotion S.L.A. Marshall August 16, 1957

(Tape 137)

Box   32  
Presentation of Amy Flag to 6th Army August 21, 1957

(Tape 138)

Box   32  
Promotion-Frank McCarthy August 23, 1957

(Tape 139)

Box   32  
Press Conference-3rd Army August 28, 1957

(Tape 140)

Box   32  
Presentation of Army Flag to Gen. Bradley October 16, 1957

(Tape 141)

Box   32  
Yorktown Monument Dedication circa October 1957

(Tapes 142, 143)

Box   32  
Presentation of Army Flag to Gen. MacArthur November 6, 1957

(Tape 144)

Box   33  
Bridge Dedication, Veteran Day Luncheon and Wilson Testimonial-Detroit. November 11, 1957

(Tape 145)

Box   33  
Missile Master Presentation-Fort Meade December 5, 1957

(Tape 146)

Box   33  
Presentation DCSM to Dr. Ellis Johnson January 16, 1958

(Tape 147)

Box   33  
Explorer Launching January 31, 1958

(Tapes 174-180)

Box   33  
Interview with Senator Potter 1958 February 10 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-148-1])
(Interview with Senator Potter in the Capitol Building about defense spending in Michigan, defense contracts in the state, and Jupiter missile production. February 10, 1958. Included sheet) [access item]
Box   33  
Union League Club, New York City April 10, 1958

(Tapes 149, 150)

(7 in. and 10 in. tapes)
Box   33  
News Conference, Phoenix, Arizona April 15, 1958

(Tape 151)

Box   33  
Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio, Texas April 16, 1958

(Tapes 152, 153)

Box   33  
Press Conference, San Antonio, Texas April 16, 1958

(Tape 154)

Box   33  
Fort Myer (S/A) May 2, 1958

(Tape 155)

Box   33  
Visit to Raytheon Manufacturing Co. May 17, 1958

(Tape 156)

Box   33  
Opening of Army Museum-Smithsonian June 14, 1958

(Tape 157)

Box   33  
Review Honoring Red Cross June 15, 1958

(Tape 158)

Box   33  
Mackinac Bridge Dedication 1958 June 28 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85874-SR-159-1])
(Mr. Brucker gives a speech at the Mackinac Bridge Dedication event.) [access item]
Box   33  
Project Ammo June 20, 1958

(Tapes 160, 161)

Box   33  
Kiwanis Convention June 30, 1958

(Tapes 162, 163)

Box   33  
S/A News Conference Chicago, Ill. June 30, 1958

(Tape 164)

Box   33  
Press Conference Rainbow Convention July 14, 1958

(Tapes 165, 166)

Box   33  
Far East-Korea August 29, 1958

(Tape 167 and 167-a)

Box   33  
Press Conference, Taiwan September 1, 1958

(Tape 168)

Box   33  
Press Conference, Chicago October 18, 1958

(Tapes 169, 170)

Box   33  
Chicago Tribune Awards October 18, 1958

(Tape 171)

Box   33  
Assn. U.S. Army Sheraton Park October 22, 1958

(Tapes 172, 173)

Box   33  
Explorer Launching 1958 January 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Reel 1, Part 1] ([85874-SR-174-1])
(Reel 1; Radio broadcast from the Explorer 1 launch and the ballistic missiles used to launch it from WTOP.) [access item]
Box   33  
Explorer Launching 1958 January 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Reel 2, Part 1] ([85874-SR-175-1])
(Reel 2; Radio broadcast from the Explorer 1 launch and the ballistic missiles used to launch it from WTOP.) [access item]
Box   33  
Explorer Launching 1958 January 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Reel 3, Part 1] ([85874-SR-176-1])
(Reel 3; Radio broadcast from the Explorer 1 launch and the ballistic missiles used to launch it from WTOP.) [access item]
Box   33  
Explorer Launching 1958 January 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Reel 4, Part 1] ([85874-SR-177-1])
(Reel 4; Radio broadcast from the Explorer 1 launch and the ballistic missiles used to launch it from WTOP.) [access item]
Box   33  
Explorer Launching 1958 January 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Reel 5, Part 1] ([85874-SR-178-1])
(Reel 5; Radio broadcast from the Explorer 1 launch and the ballistic missiles used to launch it from WTOP.) [access item]
Box   33  
Explorer Launching 1958 January 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Reel 6, Part 1] ([85874-SR-179-1])
(Reel 6; Radio broadcast from the Explorer 1 launch and the ballistic missiles used to launch it from WTOP.) [access item]
Box   33  
Explorer Launching 1958 January 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Reel 7, Part 1] ([85874-SR-180-1])
(Reel 7; Radio broadcast from the Explorer 1 launch and the ballistic missiles used to launch it from WTOP.) [access item]
Box   34  
Presentation of Distinguished Service Medal to General Holle October 27, 1958

(Tape 181)

Box   34  
Veterans Day-Welch, West Virginia. November 11, 1958

(Tape 182)

Box   34  
Association of National Advertisers November 12, 1958

(Tape 183)

Box   34  
Silver Anniversary, Inland Empire Waterways Association December 13, 1958

(Tapes 184, 185)

Box   34  
Press Conference, Fort Lewis, Washington December 13, 1958

(Tape 186)

Box   34  
Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage, AK December 15, 1958

(Tapes 187-190)

Box   34  
Legion of Merit to Duke of Sparta February 27, 1959

(Tape 191)

Box   34  
ROTC Conference March 12, 1959

(Tape 192 & 192-a)

Box   34  
Frank Higgins Ceremony March 16, 1959

(Tape 193)

Box   34  
Press Conference, Berlin April 16, 1959

(Tape 194)

Box   34  
S/A Speech, Berlin April 17, 1959

(Tape 195)

Box   34  
AUSA Luncheon-Fort Ord. May 1, 1959

(Tape 196)

Box   34  
Press Conference, Cincinnati May 12, 1959

(Tape 197)

Box   34  
National Association of Broadcasters July 19, 1959

(Tapes 198, 199)

Box   34  
Colonel Dalrymple farewell July 30, 1959

(Tape 200)

Box   34  
Martha Rountree Interview August 4, 1959

(Tape 201)

Box   34  
Association of U.S. Army Meeting August 5, 1959

(Tapes 202-204)

Box   34  
Today Show-Secretary Brucker August 5, 1959

(Tape 205)

Box   34  
Winona Lake Bible Conference September 7, 1959

(Tapes 206, 207)

Box   34  
Interview (T.V.) Dr. Schwarzwalder September 9, 1959

(Tape 208)

Box   34  
Interview with Honorable Silvio Conte September 12, 1959

(Tape 209)

Box   34  
99th Anniversary John J. Pershing September 13, 1959

(Tape 210)

Box   34  
175th Anniversary, 3rd Infantry September 20, 1959

(Tape 211)

Box   34  
Civilian Aide Conference September 23, 1959

(Tapes 212, 213)

Box   35  
Press Conference Fort Bragg, North Carolina September 23, 1959

(Tape 214)

Box   35  
Review American Gold Star Mothers September 27, 1959

(Tape 215)

Box   35  
Dr. York briefing October 5, 1959

(Tape 216)

Box   35  
National Day of Prayer-Pentagon October 7, 1959

(Tapes 217, 218)

Box   35  
Press Conference, Aberdeen Proving Grounds October 8, 1959

(Tape 219)

Box   35  
One Army Luncheon Talk October 21, 1959

(Tape 220)

Box   35  
Dr. Glennan Talk October 22, 1959

(Tape 221)

Box   35  
College News Conference November 8, 1959

(Tape 222)

Box   35  
DCSM Presentation to Mr. T. Voorhees November 18, 1959

(Tape 223)

Box   35  
Annual World Wide Info. Officers' Conference December 1, 1959

(Tape 224)

Box   35  
Unity of Action December 8, 1959

(Tapes 225, 226)

Box   35  
Surgeon General's Meeting Walter Reed December 17, 1959

(Tapes 227, 228)

Box   35  
Rees Award presentation June 21, 1960

(Tape 229)

Box   35  
Birthday celebration June 23, 1960

(Tape 230)

Box   35  
Review honoring WMB's Fifth Anniversary as S/A July 21, 1960

(Tapes 231-234)

Box   35  
Col. Guthrie departure August 5, 1960

(Tape 2353)

Box   35  
Gen. Hendrick's plaque for ABMA August 19, 1960

(Tapes 236, 237)

Box   35  
Gen. Yates Legion of Merit Award August 24, 1960

(Tape 238)

Box   35  
American Bar Association Panel August 31, 1960

(Tapes 239-242)

Box   35  
September 13, 1960 Copy of Speech of John J, Pershing, September 12, 1924 used during Centennial Celebration 1924-1960

(Tape 243)

Box   35  
National Press Club, Pershing Round Table Discussion September 26, 1960

(Tape 244)

Box   35  
Scientific Advisory Panel Banquet, Fort Knox, Kentucky October 26, 1960

(Tape 245)

Box   35  
Civilian Service Award to Colonel James Totten, Sr. October 27, 1960

(Tape 246)

Box   35  
Dedication of Whitehall Memorial U.S. Army Reserve Center, Columbus, Ohio October 29, 1960

(Tape 247)

Box   35  
Presentation of Legion of Merit to Lt. Col. Chester E. Whiting October 31, 1960

(Tape 248)

Box   35  
Consolidated Mess, Fort Leslie J. McNair November 24, 1960

(Tape 249)

Box   35  
Interview in Greece re. armed forces Undated

(Tape 250)

Box   35  
American Bar Association Panel (Holme Malone, Seymour, Brucker) Undated

(Tapes 251, 252)

(10 in. sound tape)
 
Itineraries and brochures of Tours as Secretary of the Army
Box   36  
1955-1960
Box   37  
1955-1960

(continued)

Box   38  
1955-1960

(continued)

 
Newspaper clippings 1916-1968 [series]

Newspaper clippings date from 1916 to 1968 and are a good source for information about Brucker as Republican politician and governor in the 1930s and his work with legislative reapportionment in the 1960s.

Box   39  
Undated (3 folders)
Box   39  
1916-1927
Box   39  
1928-1929
Box   39  
1930 (4 folders)
Box   39  
1931 (16 folders)
Box   39  
1932 (13 folders)
Box   40  
1932 (9 folders)
Box   40  
1933 (2 folders)
Box   40  
1934 (3 folders)
Box   40  
1936 (7 folders)
Box   40  
1937
Box   40  
1938-1939
 
Concerning St. Lawrence Seaway
Box   40  
1928-1933
Box   40  
1934-1938
Box   40  
1940 (2 folders)
Box   40  
1941-1944
Box   40  
1945-1946
Box   40  
1947
 
Concerning one man grand jury
Box   40  
1947-1948
Box   40  
1949
Box   40  
1948 (2 folders)
Box   41  
Concerning Brucker vs. Eugene Black Slander case 1948-1950
Box   41  
1948
Box   41  
1949-1950
Box   41  
Concerning Michigan Auto Dealers Association vs. Eugene Black 1948-1959
Box   41  
1949
Box   41  
1950
Box   41  
1951
Box   41  
1952-1953
Box   41  
1954
Box   41  
1955
Box   41  
1956
Box   41  
1957
Box   41  
1958 (2 folders)
Box   41  
1959
Box   41  
1960
Box   41  
1961
Box   41  
1962
Box   41  
1963-1964
 
Concerning Reapportionment 1963-1966
Box   41  
1963
Box   41  
1964 (5 folders)
Box   41  
1965 (2 folders)
Box   41  
1966
Box   41  
1966-1968
Box   41  
Concerning death of Wilber Brucker 1968
 
Personal: Albums, scrapbooks, etc [series]

Personal: Albums, Scrapbooks, etc. contains Brucker's extensive collection of scrapbooks and photograph albums. The scrapbooks represent a narrative in newspaper clippings of Brucker's career in state government during the first years of the Depression, roughly 1929 to 1936. The photograph albums depict the same period in time, and include pictures of the governor's vigorous campaign activities, photographs of him with President Herbert Hoover, and personal shots of Brucker with his family. Together, there are eleven volumes of scrapbooks and six photograph albums. Included in this personal series is Brucker's collection of letters written by Michigan governors, including John J. Bagley, Josiah Begole, Lewis Cass, Charles M. Croswell, Alpheus Felch, Woodbridge N. Ferris, Epaphroditus Ransom, and Moses Wisner.

Box   42  
Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks 1898-1940 (3 volumes)
Box   42  
1898-1932
Box   42  
1932-1936
Box   42  
1936-1940
Box   42  
Photograph Albums 1931 (2 volumes)
Box   42  
Scrapbook 1948
Box   42  
Photograph Album 1953
 
Scrapbooks
Box   43  
January 1929-April 1930
Box   43  
April 1930-July 1930
Box   43  
July 1930-September 1930
Box   43  
September 1930-November 1930
Box   43  
November 1930-May 1931
Box   43  
May 1931-August 1931
Box   43  
August 1931-December 1932
Box   43  
January 1933-October 1936
Box   44  
Family Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums (5 volumes)
 
Saginaw High-School Yearbook
Box   45  
1900
Box   45  
1901
Box   45  
1904
Box   45  
1906
Box   45  
1907
Box   45  
1911
Box   45  
1912
Box   45  
1913
Box   45  
Kiwanis Krier, 1948 weekly publication of Kiwanis Club No. 1, Detroit, 1948 1948

(Brucker was president for 1948)

Box   45  
Secretary of the Army, 1955-1960; Problems and Accomplishments by Wilber M. Brucker, Sr. and Wilber M. Brucker, Jr. (2 volumes)
Box   45  
"Original letters of Governors of Michigan"
 
Visual Materials [series]

The Visual Materials consist of loose photographs filed by subject, photograph albums and motion pictures from the period when he was secretary of the army.

 
Photographs [subseries]
Box   46  
Brucker, Ferdinand and Roberta (parents)
Box   46  
Brucker, Wilber M., early photos
Box   46  
Brucker, Wilber M., portraits (2 folders)
Box   46  
Brucker, Mrs. Wilber (Clara Hantel), and father Reverend Emil Hantel
Box   46  
Brucker, Mr. and Mrs. Wilber M. and son Wilber, Jr
Box   46  
Air Force inspection 1954
Box   46  
American Legion Convention, Detroit 1931
Box   46  
Armed Forces Management Association Conference 1965, undated
Box   46  
Associates and friends: General Bruce C. Clarke and Colonel George M. Seignions 1962
Box   46  
Associates and friends: A-M
Box   46  
Associates and friends: N-Z
Box   46  
Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)
Box   46  
Award received, including those from the Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge 1959 AUSA, 1962 L.L.D. from the University of Michigan, 1955 1955-1962
Box   46  
Early career
Box   46  
Entertainment
Box   46  
Family, family friends (early pictures)
Box   46  
Farewell Ceremonies, Ft. Meyer, VA January 19, 1961
Box   46  
Farewell Ceremonies, Pentagon January 20, 1961
Box   46  
Farewell visit to Ft. Carson and Colorado Springs, CO
Box   46  
Funeral of Mrs. Roberta Brucker (mother of William M. Brucker) 1939
Box   46  
Gamble, Burt, trial, Saginaw 1924
Box   46  
Governors' Conference 1931
Box   46  
Gubernatorial activities
Box   46  
Hoover, Herbert, photos with William M. Brucker
 
Knights Templar. Grand Commandery.
Box   46  
Cleveland Triennial August 1961
Box   46  
Detroit
Box   46  
Indiana May 1965
Box   46  
Los Angeles
Box   46  
Miscellaneous
Box   46  
Odessa, TX May 1965
Box   46  
Washington, D.C., Easter Sunrise Service 1960
Box   46  
Washington, D.C., Grand Encampment Officers
Box   46  
Law School. Class of 1916 and faculty
Box   46  
Miscellaneous
Box   46  
Murphy, Frank. Photos with William M. Brucker at American Legion Convention, Detroit 1931
Box   46  
Otto, Herbert A. Testimonial Dinner given by Robert Brucker April 9, 1951
Box   46  
Poe Lock, Sault Ste. Marie, Dedication June 26, 1969
Box   46  
Public appearances. Miscellaneous circa 1930-1968
Box   46  
Public appearances re: Army 1955-1960
Box   46  
Public appearances re: Army 1961-1965

(see also Zussman Army Reserve Center folder)

Box   46  
R.O.T.C. National Convention June 1956
Box   46  
Rainbow Division (U.S. Army, 166th Infantry, A.E.F., 42nd Division, W.W.I)
Box   46  
Saginaw Airport (dedication of portrait)
Box   46  
Saginaw. Neighborhood House
Box   46  
Secretary's Conference, Quantico 1957
Box   46  
State Fair Board 1931
Box   46  
Taiwan, Korea trips
Box   46  
U.S. Army equipment and maneuvers
Box   46  
World War I (Mexican Border campaign)
Box   46  
Zussman Army Reserve Center dedication, Bay City, MI

(see also Public Appearances re: Army, 1961-1965 folder)

 
Clara Brucker
Box   46  
Wilber Brucker funeral October 1968
Box   46  
Mock Republican National Convention 1952
Box   46  
School of Government speakers and officials
Box   46  
Miscellaneous (include family photos)
 
Photograph Albums [subseries]
Box   47  
Family members (early pictures)
Box   47  
European trip (includes Turkey) 1959
Box   47  
Far Eastern trip 1959-1960

(folder 1)

Box   48  
Far Eastern trip 1959-1960

(folder 2)

Box   48  
January 20, 1960-May 31, 1960
 
Framed and oversized [subseries]
Box   49  
Framed Photographs and Memorabilia

(formerly on exhibit in the Wilber Brucker Room)

Box   50  
Oversized photographs

(see also oversized folder UAl)

 
Films [subseries]

(all 16 mm., black & white, sound, except where noted)

Box   51  
University of Michigan-Army football game

(color, silent, ca. 5 min.; no. 99)

Box   51  
Meet the Press September 4, 1955

(ca. 30 min.; no. 102)

Box   51  
Association of the U.S. Army meeting October 26, 1956

(ca. 30 min.; no. 141)

Box   51  
Presenting army flag to President Eisenhower July 10, 1957

(ca. 5 min.; no. 96)

Box   51  
German interview August 1957

(silent with separate magnetic sound track, ca. 5 min.; unnumbered)

Box   51  
Association of the U.S. Army meeting October 30, 1957

(ca. 30 min.; no. 157)

Box   52  
Face the Nation November 24, 1957 (2 reels)

(ca. 30 min.; nos. 132 and 103)

Box   52  
College News Conference March 17, 1958

(ca. 30 min.; no. 140)

Box   52  
Fourth anniversary as Secretary of the Army July 21, 1959

(silent, ca. 10 min.; no. 98)

Box   52  
Visiting Korea January 1960

(ca. 5 min.; no. 97)

Box   52  
At unidentified military installation undated

(silent, ca. 2 min.; no. 133)

 
Awards and Medals [subseries]
Box   53  
Plaques and Displays circa 1950s (11 items)

(formerly on exhibit in the Wilber Brucker Room)

Box   54  
Medals and Artifacts circa 1950s (4 folders, 3 items)

(formerly on exhibit in the Wilber Brucker Room)