Gerhard L. Weinberg papers: 1957-1973
Summary Information
Title: Gerhard L. Weinberg papers
Creator: Weinberg, Gerhard L.
Inclusive dates: 1957-1973
Extent: 7 linear feet
Extent: 1 phonograph record
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Professor of history at University of Michigan; Democratic Party files and records of his University of Michigan activities.
Call number: 86288 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
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Gerhard L. Weinberg (donor no. 5522).

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:


Copyright is not held by the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Gerhard L. Weinberg papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Gerhard L. Weinberg was a professor of German history at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While in Ann Arbor, Weinberg was involved with the local Democratic Party, serving as chairman of the Ann Arbor, Michigan Democratic Party and as member of the Democratic Party State Central Committee and the state Democratic Party Reform Commission.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Gerhard L. Weinberg collection is comprised of two series: Democratic Party activities and interests, and University of Michigan activities. The Democratic Party papers concern Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and state politics. Issues documented include the passage of a fair housing law in Ann Arbor, and his interest in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, 1964-1965.

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.)
  • Discrimination in housing -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Historians -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Housing -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Mississippi -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Phonograph records.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Democratic Party (Mich.). State Central Committee.
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of History.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Weinberg, Gerhard L.
  • Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Staebler, Neil, 1905-2000.
  • Ferency, Zolton A., 1922-1993.
  • Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Staebler, Neil, 1905-2000.
  • Swainson, John B. (John Burley), 1925-1994.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Democratic Party activities and interests [series]
Ann Arbor Democratic Party
Box   1  
1957-1970 (33 folders)
Box   1  
Ann Arbor Proposed Zoning Code 1961
Box   1  
Ann Arbor City Council Charter Amendment Committee papers 1965-1967 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Ann Arbor City Council Charter Amendment Committee papers 1966-1967
Box   1  
Washtenaw County Democratic Conventions papers undated, 1961-1970 (16 folders)
Box   1  
Second Congressional District papers 1962-1968 (11 folders)
Box   2  
Livingston County Democratic Committee 1964 (3 folders)
Box   2  
Democratic State Central Committee papers 1958-1967 (45 folders)
Box   3  
Democratic State Central Committee papers 1967-1970 (10 folders)
Box   3  
Neil Staebler Gubernatorial Campaign 1964
Box   3  
National Committeeman Election 1965
Box   3  
Legislative Reapportionment 1963-1965
Box   3  
Constitutional Convention 1962-1963 (5 folders)
Box   3  
National Legislative Action Program 1963-1967 (3 folders)
Box   3  
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party 1964-1965 (11 folders)
Box   3  
Michigan Democratic Party Political Reform Commission 1969-1970 (17 folders)
Sound Disc   1  
Democratic Party produced phonograph record (1 phonograph record)
Side 1, Hospital insurance for the aged through Social Security (17 minutes)
Side 2, discussion of current issues with Senator Philip Hart and Congressman-at-Large Neil Staebler at the Wayne County Democratic Women's Day program January 25, 1964
University of Michigan Activities [series]
Box   4  
Minutes of L.S.&A. faculty meetings 1959-1973
Box   5  
History Department File 1961-1971
Box   5  
Library File
Box   5  
Extension and Adult-Education
Box   6  
University Senate
Box   6  
Senate Assembly
Box   7  
Box   7  
Miscellaneous Files