Perry Bullard papers: 1969-1992
Summary Information
Title: Perry Bullard papers
Creator: Bullard, Perry.
Inclusive dates: 1969-1992
Extent: 67 linear feet
Abstract:
The Perry Bullard Papers (1973-1992) document Bullard's service as a state representative from Michigan's 53rd district, primarily between the years of 1980 and 1992. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, committee reports and studies, bills, and briefing material on issues that came before the Michigan House of Representatives between 1973 and 1992.
Call number: 8587 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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:

Perry Bullard (donor no. 6263) began donating his papers to the library in 1979. He and his staff have made periodic additions from that time until his retirement from office in 1993.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Perry Bullard papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Perry Bullard was born September 2, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1964. From 1964 until 1968 he served in the United States Navy. Returning to civilian life, he entered the law school of the University of Michigan, from which he graduated in 1970. In 1971 he became the law clerk to Justice Paul Adams of the Michigan Supreme Court. In November 1972 he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. He won re-election in the 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1990 elections. In 1981, Bullard became Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. While in the House, Bullard sponsored more than 100 bills that were enacted into law. Among them were the Open Meetings Act and the state Freedom of Information Act.

In 1992, Bullard decided not to seek reelection to the House and instead ran unsuccessfully for judge of the 15th District Court.

He died October 15, 1998.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Perry Bullard papers document his twenty year career in the Michigan House of Representatives, especially as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The collection includes both Bullard files and files maintained by members of his staff. The files document the passage of acts (or failure of bills) through correspondence, staff memoranda, communications from constituents and lobbying groups, and all manner of background and printed material. The series in the collection are Correspondence; Legislative Files; House Judiciary Committee files; Topical Files; Political and Campaign materials; Publicity, Speeches, Clippings; and Personal 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.


  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1971-1980.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1981-1990.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives.
  • Bullard, Perry.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]

The Correspondence series covers the period of 1978 to 1990 (1987 letters are lacking). The correspondence is arranged by year and then alphabetically. The letters are from Bullard's constituents and cover a range of topics from personal individual concerns, politics, general legislative matters, and constituent opposition or support of specific pieces of legislation.

Box   1  
1973-1977 (scattered) (5 folders)
Box   1  
1978

(miscellaneous)

Box   1  
[A-L] 1978
Box   2  
[M-Z] 1978
Box   2  
1979

(miscellaneous)

Box   2  
[A-B] 1979
Box   3  
[C-Mh] 1979
Box   4  
[Mi-Z] 1979
Box   4  
1980

(miscellaneous)

Box   4  
[A-Be] 1980
Box   5  
[Bf-Q] 1980
Box   6  
[R-Z] 1980
Box   6  
1981

(miscellaneous)

Box   6  
[A-F] 1981
Box   7  
[G-U] 1981
Box   8  
[V-Z] 1981
Box   8  
1981

(miscellaneous)

Box   8  
[A-F] 1982
Box   9  
[G-N] 1982
Box   10  
[O-Z] 1982
Box   11  
1983

(miscellaneous)

Box   11  
[A-G] 1983
Box   12  
[G-M] 1983
Box   13  
[M-Z] 1983
Box   14  
1984

(miscellaneous)

Box   14  
[A-L] 1984
Box   15  
[L-W] 1984
Box   16  
1985

(miscellaneous)

Box   16  
[A-L] 1985
Box   17  
[M-Z] 1985
Box   17  
1986

(miscellaneous)

Box   17  
[A] 1986
Box   18  
[B-Z] 1986
Box   19  
1987

(miscellaneous)

Box   19  
1988

(miscellaneous)

Box   19  
[A-Z] 1988
Box   20  
1989
Box   21  
1990-1992 (scattered)
 
Legislative Files [series]

The bulk of the collection consists of Legislative Files from the period when Bullard first entered the Legislature to the end of his last term in 1992. The files are of Bullard himself and some of his key staff, notably David Cahill, who was counsel to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Brad Geller, who was Bullard's personal aide.

The files have been largely left in the order in which they were received. Thus there are materials relating to a specific legislative term and there are files related to topics about which there was considerable contention and which often carried over from one term to the next. These Legislative Files seemed to divide naturally into two subseries: Major Topics / Multiple Legislative Sessions and Miscellaneous legislation / Staff files.

 
Major Topics / Multiple Legislative Sessions [subseries]

"Major Topics / Multiple Legislative Sessions" consists of files pertaining to the major pieces of legislation supported by Bullard. These included legislation relating to the issues of plant relocation, the divestiture of state assets from companies doing business in South Africa or with its apartheid government, tort or liability reform, marijuana legalization, right-to-die legislation, among other topics.

Box   21  
"Red Squad" / police surveillance 1977-1979

(repeal of the State Police Subversive Activities Act)

Box   21  
Various campaign reform and school finance reform bills 1975-1982
Box   21  
Uniform Marital Property Act 1983-1984
Box   22  
Legislative apportionment plans 1982
Box   22  
Insurance Redlining 1976-1977
Box   23  
Plant relocation legislation 1978-1982
Box   24  
South Africa Divestiture (public employees pension funds) 1976-1984
Box   25  
South Africa Divestiture (public employees pension funds) 1976-1984

(continued)

Box   26  
South Africa Divestiture (public employees pension funds) 1976-1984

(continued)

Box   27  
Court-legal issues legislation 1976-1985

(include bail reform, Friend of the Court and Family Court legislation, Court consolidation, etc.)

Box   27  
Voter registration reform 1984-1986
Box   27  
Unicameral Legislature proposal 1981-1984
Box   28  
Right-to-strike and labor relations 1977-1980
Box   28  
Freedom of Information 1975-1979
Box   29  
Tort Reform 1983-1988

(includes liability of non-profit corporations legislation, medical malpractice, liability insurance, etc.)

Box   30  
Employee Right-to-Know (PA 397) 1979
Box   30  
Statutory Will Act 1985-1988
Box   30  
Ticket Quotas 1983-1987
Box   31  
Drunk Driving legislation 1982-1985
Box   32  
Reauthorization of Office of Criminal Justice 1982-1985
Box   32  
Marijuana reform legislation 1975-1979
Box   33  
Medical malpractice 1982-1988
Box   34  
Firearms legislation 1987-1992
Box   34  
Bankruptcy legislation 1981-1984
Box   35  
Living Will/Right-to-Die legislation 1986-1992
Box   35  
Mandatory retirement of tenured faculty 1985-1990
 
Miscellaneous legislation / Staff files [subseries]

The second legislative subseries relates to more various pieces of legislation, largely coming out of the House Judiciary Committee. These files have been maintained by legislative session and House or Senate Bill number. Some of the legislative files, those maintained by either David Cahill or Brad Geller, are arranged by date. These files are valuable in their documentation of the progress of a piece of legislation through the Legislature and the full House. Included are copies of the bill, drafts and other modifications, and memoranda to Bullard from staff discussing or offering criticism of a bill. The files also contain background information about the topic covered by the legislation.

 
1973-1976, 1974-1975
Box   36  
House Bill number
Box   36  
HB203 and 205: Impeachment of Richard Nixon 1973-1974
Box   36  
HB4020 Anti-littering laws 1973
Box   36  
HB4142 Unemployment benefits to include medical insurance coverage 1975
Box   36  
HB4513 Regulating advertising of gasoline stations 1974-1975
Box   36  
HB4982 Bicycles 1975
Box   36  
HB4990 Regulation of Farmer-employee relations 1975
Box   36  
HB5052 Rights of prisoners 1973
Box   36  
HB5178 Labeling of perishable foods 1973-1975
Box   36  
HB5506 Traffic laws re. Hitch-hiking 1973-1974
Box   36  
HB5689 Licensing of Health Care Facilities 1973
Box   36  
HB5740 Voter registration 1974
Box   36  
HB5930 Public Service Commission empowered to regulate utilities' wages and salaries 1974
Box   36  
HB5992 Benefits for veterans 1974
Box   36  
HB6205 Escaped prisoners 1974
 
Legislative Service Bureau number
Box   36  
LSB2530 Recreation Trails 1973-1975
Box   36  
LSB6135 Exemption from property tax for private forest reserves 1976
Box   36  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
 
1977-1978
 
Legislative Service Bureau number
Box   36  
362: Required automatic damper on furnaces 1977
Box   36  
LSB1075 Allocate a percentage of state contracts to minority businesses 1976-1977
Box   36  
LSB1081 Create residential utility consumer action group 1975-1977
Box   36  
LSB1222 State repurchase of Pigeon River Forest oil leases 1976
Box   36  
LSB1233 Community Colleges communications instruction 1976
Box   36  
LSB1237 Consumer Protection
Box   36  
LSB1243 Labeling of products 1973-1977
Box   36  
LSB1246 Income Tax deduction for employment related expense 1976-1977
Box   36  
LSB1248 Prohibit discrimination in insurance policies 1975-1977
Box   36  
LSB1257 Allow students at state financed schools to live off campus 1973-1976
Box   36  
LSB1266 Permit establishment of Women's Commissions at county level 1973-1975
Box   36  
LSB1267 Certification of nursing homes, homes for aged, etc. 1976
Box   36  
LSB1268 Require expenditure of funds for art in state buildings 1976
Box   36  
LSB1277 Revise requirements for jury service, selection, etc.
Box   36  
LSB1280a: Criminal records procedure 1973-1976
Box   36  
LSB1285 Sexual assault by spouse 1977
Box   36  
LSB1286 Indigents' right to choose counsel 1973-1976
Box   36  
LSB1305 School District reorganization 1976
Box   36  
LSB1315 Tenant-Landlord relations 1975-1976
Box   36  
LSB1319 Patient's Rights in health care facilities 1977
Box   36  
LSB1521 Interest charges by banks 1976
Box   36  
LSB2205 Prohibit discrimination in housing against recipients of public assistance 1976-1977
Box   36  
LSB2521 Wiretapping 1977
Box   36  
LSB3275 Barrier Free design board meetings 1977
Box   36  
LSB3948 Pollution monitoring by state 1977
Box   36  
LSB4393 Income Tax credit for alternate power source installation 1977
Box   36  
LSB4690 Permit advertising by optometrists 1975-1976
Box   36  
LSB4867 Permit tax deferrals 1977
Box   36  
LSB5232 Prevent cruelty to animals at rodeos, etc. 1977
Box   36  
Bill drafting requests
 
David Cahill (counsel to the House Judiciary Committee)
Box   37  
1979-1988
Box   37  
1985-1986

(includes some earlier material; major topics include Ann Arbor Nuclear Free Zone resolution and victim rights legislation)

Box   38  
(include some material relating to "chop shop" legislation 1985-1986
Box   39  
1987-1988

(fragmentary)

Box   39  
(arranged by bill no.). Major topics include "heinous crime" legislation 1989-1990
Box   40  
1989-1990

(arranged by bill no.)

Box   41  
1985-1989

(mainly Anti-Crime Program, 1987-1988 and related legislation)

Box   42  
1985-1989

(mainly Anti-Crime Program, 1987-1988 and related legislation)

(continued)

Box   43  
Brad Geller (Aide to Perry Bullard)
Box   43  
1987-1990

(miscellaneous legislation)

Box   44  
Various legislation and staff 1970s-1980s

(unprocessed)

Box   45  
Various legislation and staff 1970s-1980s

(unprocessed)

(continued)

 
House Judiciary Committee files [series]

Associated with these files is a small series of House Judiciary Committee files. These consist of agenda of the meeting of the committee and a scattering of materials from the various subcommittees.

Box   46  
Agenda of Meetings 1975-1988
Box   46  
Subcommittees files 1975-1988
 
Topical files [series]

An important, but somewhat disparate series, is the Topical Files. Over the course of his career, Perry Bullard and his staff made more than forty separate accessions of materials to the library. These came to the library as material was no longer needed or as file space was required. The most convenient way to deal with this material was to create subject files, largely by chronological blocks of time, but with much overlap. There are currently four separate topical files with information on all public policy issues, citizen concerns, and specific pieces of legislation. These sets of Topical Files should be used with the Legislative Files for material on South Africa Divestiture among other topics.

 
1973-1986 [subseries]
Box   47  
Animal cruelty 1977-1978
Box   47  
Anti-trust Resolution and related 1983-1984
Box   47  
Arms control 1978
Box   47  
Artists 1980-1982
Box   47  
Automobile Accident Confidentiality 1978-1981
Box   47  
Automobile Lemon Bill 1977-1982
Box   47  
Balanced budget amendment 1979
Box   47  
Beer and Wine Tax Refund 1980-1984
Box   47  
Bicycling 1978
Box   47  
Canada (public policy issues) 1977-1978
Box   47  
Capital Punishment 1973, 1977
Box   47  
Civil Rights Committee 1976, 1978
Box   47  
Client/Counselor Confidentiality 1983-1985
Box   47  
Cobblestone Farm Association 1976-1978
Box   47  
Constitutional Convention (proposed right-to-life amendment) 1977
Box   47  
Co-op Preschool Tax Exemption 1982-1985
Box   47  
Courts 1973-1985
Box   47  
Criminal Record Expungement 1982-1985
 
Employee Legislation
 
Employee Ownership
Box   47  
Correspondence 1977-1981
Box   47  
General 1977-1980
 
Employee Right-to-Know
Box   47  
Correspondence 1977-June 1978
Box   47  
Correspondence July 1978-1983
Box   47  
General 1977-1978
Box   47  
Political Rights of Public Employees 1979
Box   47  
Whistleblowers' Protection 1979-1982
Box   47  
Employee Retirement Security Act 1978
 
Energy Conservation
Box   47  
Alternative Sources 1975-1981
Box   47  
Financing 1979-1981
Box   47  
Fair Trade Law Repeal 1975
Box   47  
Family Court bills 1975-1977
Box   47  
Firearms 1979
Box   47  
Fluoridation 1978
Box   47  
Foster care 1978
Box   47  
Fuel and Vehicle Taxation 1976-1977
Box   47  
Fuel Tax Refund, Community Action Agencies 1979-1980
Box   47  
General Motors 1976
Box   47  
Geralds, (Rep. Monte) hearings 1978
Box   47  
Hunting and Fishing Pleas 1981-1984
Box   47  
Huron Portage Yacht Club 1976
Box   47  
Insurance (HB5196/6322)
Box   47  
Iron Ore Severance Tax 1975-1978
Box   48  
Jackson Community College/Prison Employees 1975
Box   48  
Kensington Park 1978
 
Landlord-Tenant Bills
Box   48  
General 1975-1976
Box   48  
General 1977-1979
Box   48  
Support Materials 1975-1977
Box   48  
Library Privacy Act 1979-1986
Box   48  
Mechanic Certification 1978
Box   48  
Medical Malpractice (Support materials only) 1985
 
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act Revisions
Box   48  
Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings 1979-1980
Box   48  
General 1979-1982
Box   48  
Report 1978
Box   48  
Michigan Office of Criminal Justice Programs
Box   48  
Midwifery 1978
Box   48  
Migrant Labor housing 1978
Box   48  
Milk, Regulation on Sale 1974-1977
Box   48  
Non-Smokers Rights 1975-1976
Box   48  
Nursing homes 1973-1978
Box   48  
Nursery (child care centers), Fire Inspections 1978
Box   48  
Obscenity 1975-1976
Box   48  
Oil and Gas Severance Tax 1976-1983
Box   48  
Pigeon River 1976-1977
Box   48  
Pirgim Fee 1975-1977
Box   48  
Recounts, U.S. Congress 1975-1977
Box   48  
Restaurants (non-smoking areas and liquor licenses) 1978
 
Reserve Police Officers Training
Box   48  
General 1978-1980
Box   48  
Survey Results 1979
Box   48  
School Property Sale 1978-1979
Box   48  
Seat Belt and Helmet Regulations 1982-1983
Box   48  
Single business tax 1975-1978 (3 folders)
 
Stevens, J.P., Boycott
Box   48  
General 1979-1980
Box   48  
Departmental Purchases, Newspaper Clippings 1980
 
Student Loans
Box   48  
Assistance 1975-1981
Box   48  
Disclosure 1975-1976
Box   48  
Students' Right to Sit on Governing Boards 1973-1976
Box   48  
Tax Anticipation Notes 1979-1980
Box   48  
Voting Powers of Township Officials 1981
Box   48  
Welfare Shelter Payments 1981
 
1974-1989 [subseries]
Box   49  
Airborne Warning and Communication System resolution and MX missile 1983-1985
Box   49  
Ann Arbor State Street Area Association 1986-1987
Box   49  
Attorney General (Office) Opinions and other Communications
Box   49  
Balanced Budget Amendment and related
Box   49  
Blue Cross Blue Shield rate increases 1978-1980
Box   49  
Blue Cross Blue Shield, mutualization of 1985-1988
Box   49  
Bottle Bill 1979
Box   49  
Caucus Anti-Crime Program 1985-1986 (2 folders)
Box   49  
Central America (Nicaragua political and military situation) 1980s (2 folders)
Box   49  
Congratulatory letters from political campaigns 1970s
Box   49  
Cooperatives 1979
Box   49  
Corporate "propaganda" in schools
Box   49  
Council of State Manufacturing Associations
Box   49  
Covenant Not to Compete legislation 1985
Box   49  
Crime (Clack) Summit 1989
Box   49  
DES (diethylstilbestrol) awareness 1985
Box   49  
District Court, 14th 1984 (6 folders)
Box   49  
Divorce 1970s, 1980s
Box   49  
DNA research bill 1977-1979
Box   49  
Domestic Violence 1979-1984
Box   49  
Dread disease insurance policies legislation 1990
Box   49  
Drinking Age 1976-1979
Box   49  
Drug legislation 1986
Box   49  
Education, various legislation
Box   49  
Environmental concerns 1978-1983
Box   49  
Ethnic intimidation 1987
Box   49  
European Community visit 1977
Box   50  
Flex-Time 1980
Box   50  
Great Lakes environmental research 1982, 1985
Box   50  
Grenada invasion 1983
Box   50  
Guardianship legislation 1985-1989
Box   50  
Handicap discrimination 1987-1988
Box   50  
Heartline Program 1985
Box   50  
High Speed police chases, legislation regarding 1983-1987
Box   50  
Individual Retirement Account legislation
Box   50  
Insurance premium cycles 1986
Box   50  
Jobs With Peace resolution 1983
Box   50  
Judgeship retirement system 1984-1985
Box   50  
Juvenile Code, correspondence 1975-1982
 
Juvenile Justice Reforms
Box   50  
Child Support 1985-1986
Box   50  
Treatment of Juveniles 1985-1987
Box   50  
Miscellaneous 1983-1987
Box   50  
Juvenile Waiver 1987-1988 (2 folders)
Box   50  
Labor (State House Labor Committee) 1977-1979
Box   50  
Libraries, legislation regarding 1980-1981
Box   50  
Licensing Boards 1974-1978
Box   50  
Market Opinion Research Proposal 1980
Box   50  
Martial Arts Weapons legislation 1985
Box   50  
Medical records, confidentiality of 1986-1988
Box   50  
Medicare Fair Billing and Reimbursement Act
Box   50  
Michigan Council for the Arts 1974-1976
Box   50  
Michigan Judges Association conferences 1983 (2 folders)
 
Michigan State Police
Box   50  
General 1987-1989 (2 folders)
Box   50  
Use of tax information 1986
Box   50  
Nestle Company boycott 1979
Box   50  
Nuclear Plants 1980s
Box   50  
Nurse anesthetists 1986-1989
Box   50  
Prisons 1973-1978
Box   50  
Probate Code 1978-1985
Box   50  
Reasonable charges, medical
Box   50  
Red Squad files 1980-1983
Box   50  
Seafarer Project 1976
Box   50  
Schembechler (Bo) incident 1978
Box   51  
Sex discrimination issues (Title IX and comparable worth) (8 folders)
Box   51  
Sexual orientation legislation
Box   51  
Solar Access
Box   51  
Solar Tax Credits
Box   51  
Taxation miscellaneous
Box   51  
Tax Support for Public Broadcasting
Box   51  
Teacher's retirement 1977-1978
Box   51  
Telephone monitoring 1976-1977
Box   51  
Transportation, Dept. of, payout report and evaluation 1985-1986
Box   51  
"Truth-in-Heating 1982
Box   51  
Tuition voucher 1978
Box   51  
Unemployment (general) 1980
Box   51  
University of Michigan Student Code 1984-1985
Box   51  
Welfare (Michigan) 1980-1982
Box   51  
Williams International civil disobedience 1985
Box   51  
Wine Auctions at Charitable Events 1984
Box   51  
Workmen's Compensation legislation
Box   51  
Youth unemployment 1976
 
1973-1990 [subseries]
Box   52  
Ann Arbor Tree Cutting Incident 1985
Box   52  
Article VI Judiciary Branch Revision 1989
Box   52  
Bullard Bills and Resolutions 1973-1986
Box   52  
Campus Police Powers (HB5165) 1990
Box   52  
Cap-Stun (HB5475, 5476) 1990
Box   52  
Chattel Mortgage (HB4980) 1985
Box   52  
Chemical Substances "Right to Know" (HB5357) 1984
Box   52  
Consumer Cooperatives (HB4335) 1983-1984
Box   52  
CPR Training in High Schools (HB5379) 1986
Box   52  
CPR Training in High Schools (HB5379) 1987
Box   52  
CPR Training in High Schools, Bills from Previous Sessions 1977-1979
Box   52  
CPR Training in High Schools, Press Clippings 1977-1986
Box   52  
CPR Training in High Schools, Support Letters 1978-1986
Box   52  
Crime Package 1987
Box   52  
Death Penalty for Snipers (HB4011) 1989
Box   52  
Degradable Plastic Bags 1989
Box   52  
Dog and Cock Fighting (HB4909, HB5595) 1988-1989
Box   52  
Emancipation of Minors (HB5253, HB5254) 1987
Box   52  
Endangered Species 1976
Box   52  
Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Inspection and Maintenance Program 1984
Box   52  
Environmental Protection on Water Contamination 1984
Box   52  
Fifth Judicial Circuit Division (HB4636) 1989
Box   52  
Filing Fee Increases (HB4088) 1989
Box   52  
Fine Art (HB5274 HB5275) 1981
Box   52  
Fine Art Multiples (HB4300 HB4301, HB4302, HB4303) 1983
Box   52  
Fine Art Multiples (HB4070, HB4071, HB4072) 1985
Box   52  
Fine Art Multiples (HB4066, HB4067, HB4068, SB55, SB56) 1987
Box   52  
Frithjof "Future of Work" 1983
 
Gay Rights
Box   52  
Bullard Speech 1983
Box   52  
Clippings 1983-1984
Box   52  
Correspondence 1983
Box   52  
Decriminalization of Adult Consensual Sexual Behavior (HB5624) 1976-1984
Box   52  
Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act 1983-1987
Box   52  
Legal Concerns (HB5000) 1983
Box   52  
Michigan Organization for Human Rights 1983
Box   52  
Other States 1981-1983
Box   52  
Publications 1983
Box   52  
Support Letters 1983-1984 (2 folders)
Box   53  
Geake Plan for Welfare Cuts 1984
Box   53  
Halfway House in Ann Arbor 1989
Box   53  
Holiday Moratorium, (HB2901) 1987
Box   53  
Housing Trust Fund 1983
Box   53  
Industrial Policy 1980-1983
Box   53  
Job Training 1984
Box   53  
Judge Daner Investigation 1984
Box   53  
Land Ethic Education 1981-1982
Box   53  
Low-Level Radioactive Waste in Michigan 1987-1988 (2 folders)
Box   53  
Major Issues in Michigan Politics 1983
Box   53  
Medical Power of Attorney (HB4175) 1983
Box   53  
Medical Power of Attorney (HB4883) 1985
Box   53  
Medical Power of Attorney (HB4647) 1987 (2 folders)
Box   53  
Medical Power of Attorney (HB4016) 1990 (3 folders)
Box   53  
Medicare Supplemental Insurance (HB4779, HB4780) 1990
Box   53  
Museum Property (HB4752) 1992
Box   53  
Nuclear Arms Freeze 1981-1985
Box   53  
Nuclear Free Zone 1984
Box   53  
Occupational Safety 1984
Box   53  
Pit Bulls (HB4897, SB269, SB270) 1988
Box   53  
Political Rights 1981
Box   53  
Post-Majority Child Support (HB5287) 1990
Box   53  
Prison Construction Committee 1985 (5 folders)
Box   53  
Public Employee Pensions in Divorce Proceedings (HB5602-5610) 1983-1984 (2 folders)
Box   54  
Recording Equipment in Contested Case Hearings (HB4208) 1985
Box   54  
Rent Control (SB583) 1988
Box   54  
Res Gestae Repeal (HB4246, HB4394, SB119) 1984-1987 (2 folders)
Box   54  
Retired Probate Judges (HB4551) 1987
Box   54  
Retraction on Lawmakers' Salary Reports 1983
Box   54  
Shoplifting (HB5591, HB5592, HB5593) 1984-1986 (2 folders)
Box   54  
Small Claims (HB4776) 1984-1991 (2 folders)
Box   54  
Smith-Bullard Tax Plan 1980
Box   54  
Solar Energy Tax Incentives (HB4622) 1983
Box   54  
Solar Energy Tax Credit Renewal 1986
 
South Africa Divestiture
Box   54  
Photographs undated
Box   54  
Clippings and Information
Box   54  
Anti-Apartheid 1979-1984 (2 folders)
Box   54  
Background 1979-1981
Box   54  
Bullard Legislation Plans 1980-1982
Box   54  
Divestiture 1980-1984
Box   54  
Divestiture Reports 1977-1981
Box   54  
History of Legislative Efforts 1976-1980
Box   54  
International Monetary Fund Loans 1983
Box   54  
International Political Rights
Box   54  
Michigan Trade 1983
Box   54  
Pension Divestiture 1980-1983
Box   54  
U.S. Congress Legislation 1983
Box   54  
Legislation
Box   54  
Bank Loans (HB5446) 1980
Box   54  
Bills and Amendments 1979
Box   54  
Condone Human Rights Violations (HB4831) 1980
Box   54  
Correctional Institutions Amendments, (HB4889) 1983
Box   54  
Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act Amendments (HB4553) 1981-1982
Box   54  
Mandela Citizenship Resolution 1983
Box   54  
Pension Divestiture (HB4516) 1983
Box   54  
University of Michigan Debate 1982-1983
Box   54  
University of Michigan Compliance 1983
Box   54  
Spousal Rape (HB4834 HB4835) 1987-1988
Box   54  
State Accident Fund 1982
Box   54  
Student Activity Fee Uses (SB658) 1984
 
Surrogate Parenting
Box   54  
1987

(HB4753)

Box   54  
1984

(SB228)

Box   54  
1989

(HB5178 SB100)

Box   54  
ACLU Challenge 1988
Box   54  
Testimonies 1987-1989
Box   55  
Tax Increase Speech 1983
Box   55  
Ticket Quotas (HB4538) 1987
Box   55  
Toxic Substances 1980-1983
Box   55  
Trust Funds for Legal Aid 1983
Box   55  
Truth-in-Testing 1981
Box   55  
Union-Labor Relations 1983
Box   55  
Vehicle Color Registration (HB5725) 1986
Box   55  
Video Display Terminals 1983
Box   55  
Videotaping Children's Testimonies for Court in Child Abuse Cases (HB4033) 1985
Box   55  
Vietnam Veterans 1987
Box   55  
Voter's Choice-Proposal C 1984 (2 folders)
Box   55  
War Resistance 1985
Box   55  
Weapons Training (HB4124) 1985
Box   55  
Workmen's Compensation (HB4947, HB4948) 1977-1979 (5 folders)
Box   55  
Wrongful Death (HB4988) 1984
Box   55  
Youth Job Corps (HB5507) 1984
 
1977-1992 [subseries]
 
Animal Welfare
Box   56  
Animal Abuse 1990-1992
Box   56  
Animal Fighting and Medical Research 1989-1991
Box   56  
Arts Legislation 1980-1987
Box   56  
Asbestos in Schools 1979, 1987-1988
Box   56  
Capital Punishment 1986-1989
 
Child Care 1986-1988
Box   56  
Correspondence, Congressional Record
Box   56  
Organizations
Box   56  
Publications
Box   56  
Reports and Testimonies
Box   56  
Civil Rights Pre-emption 1985
Box   56  
Community Dispute Resolution Centers 1987
Box   56  
Consumer Privacy Legislation 1987-1988
Box   56  
Correspondence 1990-1991
Box   56  
Court Financing 1983
Box   56  
Drug Prevention Through Education
Box   56  
Foster Parent Immunity 1987
Box   56  
Funeral Home Practices
Box   56  
Insanity Defense 1982-1983, 1986
Box   56  
Judgeships 1992
 
Juvenile Justice
Box   56  
Juvenile Delinquency Public Hearing 2/9/1987
Box   56  
Juvenile Justice Code Revision
Box   56  
Juvenile Justice Code Revision Subcommittee 1985
Box   56  
Labor Unions 1980-1981
Box   56  
Legislative Service Bureau 1991
Box   56  
Mandatory Retirement of Tenured Professors 1991
Box   56  
Marital Rape 1983
Box   56  
Marriage Disability Bill 1985-1986
Box   56  
Media Libel Bill 1988
 
Medical Legislation
Box   57  
Determination of Death 1987-1991
Box   57  
Do Not Resuscitate Procedures Act 1992
Box   57  
Nurse Testimonial Immunity 1986
Box   57  
Organ Transplant 1985
Box   57  
Physician Discipline 1989-1990
Box   57  
Medical Waste 1988
 
Medicare Mandatory Assignment
Box   57  
Analysis, Correspondence 1990-1991
Box   57  
Determination of Allowable Charge 1988-1989
Box   57  
Comparison of States' Prevailing Charge 1988
Box   57  
Data 1987-1990
Box   57  
Federal Law and Legislation 1990
Box   57  
Michigan State Medical Society Information 1989-1991
Box   57  
Press 1989-1990
Box   57  
Testimony
Box   57  
Mental Health 1991
Box   57  
Michigan Dept. of State Police
Box   57  
Military Spending 1982-1986
 
National Guard
Box   57  
Central America 1985-1987
Box   57  
Honduras 1987
Box   57  
Michigan State Defense Force 1986-1987
Box   57  
Nuclear Waste Disposal 1981
Box   57  
Open Meetings Act 1977-1979
Box   57  
Petitioning in Shopping Centers 1985-1986
 
Plant Closings
Box   57  
Correspondence and Reports 1981-1984
Box   57  
Plant Closing Conference 10/23/1987
Box   57  
Publications
Box   57  
Correspondence Opposition (selection)
Box   57  
Correspondence Support (selection)
Box   57  
Background Material
Box   58  
Prison Escape Sentencing
Box   58  
Privacy Rights 1980-1983
Box   58  
Property Reverter Legislation 1988
Box   58  
Prosecutors Right to Appeal Beyond Acquittal
Box   58  
School Finance Reform 1989
 
Small Claims
Box   58  
Correspondence 1977-1992
Box   58  
How to Sue Publications
Box   58  
Legislation 1974-1976
Box   58  
Studies of Michigan Courts
 
South Africa
Box   58  
Briefing Book 1985 (2 folders)
Box   58  
Divestment Laws
Box   58  
Press
 
State Accident Fund
Box   58  
General 1983-1987
Box   58  
Research Materials
Box   58  
Proposed Amendments
Box   58  
Court Decision
Box   58  
Correspondence
Box   58  
Strip Searches 1983
Box   58  
Surrogate Parenting 1987-1988
 
Taxation
Box   58  
Tax Sales 1987-1992
Box   58  
Taxation of Insurers 1987
Box   58  
Tobacco
 
Toxic Art Supplies
Box   58  
Legislation 1987-1989
Box   58  
Comparison to other states
Box   58  
Press 1988
Box   58  
Reports
Box   58  
Video Censorship 1984, 1987-1988
 
University of Michigan
Box   58  
Racism 1987
Box   58  
Student Code 1984, 1990-1991
 
Legislative files of House Judiciary chair Bob Traxler and of committee counsels Bruce A. Timmons and Greg Kershuls [series]

Received with the Bullard papers were materials which he received from his predecessor of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Traxler and from the counsels who served the committee Bruce A. Timmons and Greg Kershuls. Most of these files relate to revision of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in 1971-1972.

Box   59  
HB4882 Revised Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1971-1972
Box   60  
HB4882 Revised Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1971-1972
Box   60  
HB5886 Alcohol Treatment 1972
Box   60  
HB4008 Substance Abuse Assistance 1973
Box   61  
HB5886 Alcohol Treatment 1972
Box   61  
Various legislation
 
Michigan Law Revision Commission [series]

Also received with the Bullard papers were files of the Michigan Law Revision Commission, 1969-1972. These were probably files maintained by Bruce A. Timmons.

Box   62  
Subject files 1969-1972

(probably files of Judiciary Committee counsel Bruce Timmons)

Box   63  
Subject files 1969-1972

(probably files of Judiciary Committee counsel Bruce Timmons)

(continued)

Box   64  
Subject files 1969-1972

(probably files of Judiciary Committee counsel Bruce Timmons)

(continued)

 
Political and campaign materials [series]

The Political and Campaign materials series largely concerns Bullard's election and re-election campaigns. Included are campaign literature of Bullard and his opponent, and strategies on running a campaign. Also of interest are material relating to the effort to have Bullard and other colleagues recalled from office in 1983.

Box   65  
Democratic Organizations of Michigan
Box   65  
Recall effort against Bullard and other state legislators 1983
Box   65  
Campaign miscellaneous 1978-1988
 
Publicity. Speeches, Clippings, etc. [series]

The Publicity, Speeches, Clippings series includes press releases (1972-1992), newsletters sent to his constituents, letters he wrote to the editor of newspapers, transcripts of responses he made to television editorials, and political speeches and addresses within the legislature. There are also miscellaneous clippings with articles about Bullard.

Box   66  
Press releases undated, 1972-1992
Box   66  
Newsletters 1975-1992
Box   66  
Guides, handbooks, and other published material distributed by Bullard's office
Box   67  
Speeches undated, 1975-1989
Box   67  
Letters to the editor, television editorial responses, miscellaneous clippings
 
Personal [series]

The Personal series is small and includes biographical materials, a few folders, and a listing of the legislation sponsored by Bullard. This listing only goes to the mid-1970s.

Box   67  
Biographical material, including early lists (1970s) of legislation sponsored
Box   67  
Photographs