William L. Clements papers: 1920-1933
Summary Information
Title: William L. Clements papers
Creator: Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934
Dates: 1920-1933
Extent: 3 linear feet, 1 oversize folder
Abstract:
Bay City, Michigan, industrialist, Republican member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1909-1933, and founder of the William L. Clements Library. University and regental files concerning selection of university presidents and other university affairs; and photographs.
Call number: 861088;Aa;2;UAm
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The files were transferred from the William L. Clements Library (donor no. 1333) in 1977.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for 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:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., William L. Clements Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

William L. Clements, born April 1, 1861, was educated at the University of Michigan then went to work as an engineer with the Industrial Works in Bay City, Michigan. He gradually worked his way up in the company, being promoted to the position of superintendent and manager, and then in 1898, to the office of president.

Clements was elected to the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan in 1909 and served until 1933. He was also founder of the William L. Clements Library of early Americana at the university and donated much of the collection as well as the building in which it was to be housed. He died November 6, 1934.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of regental papers arranged alphabetically by correspondent. There is also a smaller series of photographic portraits. Clements' correspondents include University of Michigan presidents, administrators, faculty, as well as other members of the board of regents.

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.


  • Photographs.
  • Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • University of Michigan. Alumni Association.
  • University of Michigan. Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • University of Michigan. Board of Regents.
  • University of Michigan. Women's League.
  • William L. Clements Library.
  • Clements, Jessie Young.
  • Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934.
  • Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942.
  • Bulkley, Harry C. (Harry Conant), 1870-
  • Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925.
  • Chase, Harry Woodburn, 1883-1955.
  • Christian, David Palmer, 1885-1947.
  • Cram, Esther Marsh.
  • Gore, Victor M.
  • Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933.
  • Hubbard, Lucius L. (Lucius Lee), 1849-1933.
  • Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930.
  • Little, Clarence C. (Clarence Cook), 1888-
  • Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963.
  • Murfin, James Orin, 1875-1940.
  • Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-
  • Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971.
  • Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931.
  • Shorts, Robert P. (Robert Perry), 1879-1975.
  • Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972.
  • Smith, Ira Melville, 1885-1977.
  • Smith, Richard Root, 1869-1940.
  • Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959.
  • Stone, Ralph, 1868-1956.
  • Watkins, Herbert Gale, 1889-1967.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence files 1920-1933 [series]
Box   1  
"A" miscellaneous
Box   1  
Alumni Association
Box   1  
Beal, Junius E.
Box   1  
Bishop, William Warner 1925-1927
Box   1  
Board in Control of Athletics (F.H. Yost)
Box   1  
Bulkley, Harry C.
Box   1  
Burton, Marion L. 1921-1924
Box   1  
Burton, Marion L. (miscellaneous)
Box   1  
"C" miscellaneous
Box   1  
Chase, Harry Woodburn
Box   1  
Chi Psi Fraternity
Box   1  
Christian, Palmer
Box   1  
Clements, William L (Travel expenditures)
Box   1  
Cram, Mrs. Esther Marsh
Box   1  
"D" miscellaneous
Box   1  
"E" miscellaneous
Box   1  
Effinger, John R.
Box   1  
"F" miscellaneous
Box   1  
"G" miscellaneous
Box   1  
Gore, Victor M.
Box   1  
Greve, Robert H.
Box   1  
"H" miscellaneous
Box   1  
Hanchett, Benjamin S.
Box   1  
Hubbard, Lucius L.
Box   1  
Hutchins, Harry B.
Box   2  
"J" miscellaneous
Box   2  
"L" miscellaneous
Box   2  
Little, Clarence C.
Box   2  
Lorch, Emil
Box   2  
"M" miscellaneous
Box   2  
Michigan Alumnus
Box   2  
Michigan League
Box   2  
Michigan Union
Box   2  
Murfin, James O.
Box   2  
"N" miscellaneous
Box   2  
"O" miscellaneous
Box   2  
Pardon, E. C. 1923-1933
Box   2  
"R" miscellaneous
Box   2  
Regent's file (miscellaneous notes, reports, etc.)
Box   2  
Robbins, Frank E.
Box   2  
Ruthven, Alexander G.
Box   2  
"S" miscellaneous
Box   2  
Sawyer, Walter H.
Box   2  
Shorts, R. Perry
Box   2  
Sink, Charles A.
Box   2  
Smith, Ira, M
Box   2  
Smith, Richard R.
Box   3  
Smith, Shirley W. 1924-1934
Box   3  
Stone, Ralph
Box   3  
"T" miscellaneous
Box   3  
University File (miscellaneous)
Box   3  
University of Michigan Club
Box   3  
"W" miscellaneous
Box   3  
Watkins, Herbert
Box   3  
"Y" miscellaneous
 
Photographs [series]
Box   3  
Portrait and portrait of wife Jessie Young Clements

(see also oversize folder UAm)