G. Mennen Williams papers: 1883-1988 (bulk 1958-1980)
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Arrangement

The G. Mennen Williams Collection is composed of six subgroups; Governor's Papers, Non-Gubernatorial papers and Visual Materials, Sound Recordings, Scrapbooks,and State Department Files Microfilm. Each of these sections is comprised of a number of, series and subseries. This electronic finding aid to the Williams papers is structured to reflect the intellectual organization of the papers as opposed to its physical arrangement in boxes. As a result, within any series or subseries the box numbers may not follow in consecutive order.

Summary Contents List

  1. Governor's Papers 1949-1960
    • Chronological (boxes 1-405)
      • 1949
        • General Subjects [boxes 1-10]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 11-24]
        • Legislative [boxes 325-327]
        • Military [box 373]
        • Federal [box 391]
      • 1950
        • General Subjects [boxes 25-34]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 34-46]
        • Legislative [boxes 327-329]
        • Military [boxes 373-375]
        • Federal [box 392]
      • 1951
        • General Subjects [boxes 46-55]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 56-67]
        • Legislative [boxes 330-331]
        • Military [boxes 375-377]
        • Federal [box 393]
      • 1952
        • General Subjects [boxes 67-78]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 78-90]
        • Legislative [boxes 332-334]
        • Military [boxes 378-379]
        • Federal [box 394]
      • 1953
        • General Subjects [boxes 90-100]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 101-113]
        • Legislative [boxes 334-336]
        • Military [boxes 379-380]
        • Federal [box 395]
      • 1954
        • General Subjects [boxes 114-127]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 127-141]
        • Legislative [boxes 336-337]
        • Military [boxes 381-382]
        • Federal [box 396]
      • 1955
        • General Subjects [boxes 142-154]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 156-172]
        • Legislative [boxes 338-340]
        • Military [boxes 382-383]
        • Federal [boxes 397-398]
      • 1956
        • General Subjects [boxes 173-185]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 187-204]
        • Legislative [boxes 340-342]
        • Military [boxes 373-384]
        • Federal [boxes 398-399]
      • 1957
        • General Subjects [boxes 204-217]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 217-235]
        • Legislative [boxes 343-348]
        • Military [boxes 384-386]
        • Federal [boxes 400-401]
      • 1958
        • General Subjects [boxes 235-249]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 251-267]
        • Legislative [boxes 348-352]
        • Military [boxes 386-387]
        • Federal [boxes 401-403]
      • 1959
        • General Subjects [boxes 267-282]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 282-296]
        • Legislative [boxes 352-364]
        • Military [boxes 387-388]
        • Federal [boxes 403-404]
      • 1960
        • General Subjects [boxes 298-309]
        • Boards and Commissions [boxes 309-324]
        • Legislative [boxes 365-372]
        • Military [box 388]
        • Federal [boxes 404-405]
    • Executive Office [boxes 406-422]
      • General (includes memoranda) [box 406]
      • Special Meetings (includes staff and budget meetings, conferences) [boxes 407-408]
      • Foreign Trips [boxes 408-410]
      • Staff Files [boxes 410-418]
        • Abernethy, John [boxes 416-418]
        • Boucher, Edward [boxes 415-416]
        • Brown, Charles [boxes 410-411]
        • Ferrell, Lawrence [box 412]
        • Fox, Noel [box 414]
        • Monat, William [box 415]
        • Popkin, Jordan [boxes 412-414]
        • Tripp, Fred [box 415]
        • Sweeney, John [box 414]
      • Miscellaneous [boxes 418-422]
    • Press Office, 1949-1960 [boxes 423-488]
      • Speeches, 1949-1960 [boxes 423-430]
      • Messages to the Legislature [boxes 423-430]
      • Radio talks (and related) [boxes 431-434]
      • Weekly Newspaper Column [box 434]
      • Press Releases, 1949-1960 [boxes 435-438]
      • Schedules [boxes 438-440]
      • Appointment Books [boxes 441-442]
      • Topical Files [boxes 443-487]
      • Miscellaneous [box 488]
    • Democratic Party/Campaigns (boxes 489-528)
      • Williams Program (1960 Presidential Campaign Bid) (Box 488)
      • Campaign files
        • 1949 [box 489]
        • 1950 [box 489]
        • 1951 [box 489]
        • 1952 [boxes 489-490]
        • 1953 [box 491]
        • 1954 [boxes 491-492]
        • 1955 [boxes 492-493]
        • 1956 [boxes 493-496]
        • 1957 [boxes 496-497]
        • 1958 [boxes 497-500]
        • 1959 [boxes 500-501]
        • 1960 [boxes 501-504]
      • Democratic Party Nationalities Division, 1951-1960 [boxes 505-507]
      • Democratic Party Advisory Council, 1957-1960 [box 508]
      • Memoranda and correspondence, ca. 1949-1957 [box 509]
      • Ethnic Political Files, 1952-1956 [box 509]
      • South Grand Office: Program Development, 1959-1960 [boxes 510-523]
      • Thomas Quimby Files, 1957-1960 (boxes 524-528)
    • Miscellaneous (boxes 530-757)
      • Personnel
        • Recommendations to Boards and Commissions [boxes 530-544]
        • Personnel Files [boxes 545-551]
        • Orders for Appointive Officers [boxes 552-553]
        • Miscellaneous [boxes 554-555]
        • County Agent Appointment Files [box 556]
        • Press Releases on Appointments [box 557]
      • Extraditions [boxes 558-581]
      • Orders for Requisitions and Warrants [boxes 581-582]
      • Printed Material [boxes 583-596]
      • Proclamations [boxes 597-609]
      • Nancy Williams Personal [boxes 610-615]
      • Programs of Meetings and Celebrations [boxes 616-623]
      • Executive Office Financial Records [boxes 624-626]
      • Personal Financial Records [boxes 627-633]
      • Governor Personal, 1951-1960 [boxes 634-702]
      • Invitations, 1949-1960 [boxes 703-722]
  2. Non-Gubernatorial Papers. 1883-1948, 1960-1988
    • Pre-Gubernatorial (Boxes 1-N to 6-N)
    • Under-Secretary of State for Africa (Boxes 7-N to 18-N)
    • Wayne Co. Equal Opportunity Council (Box 19-N)
    • Ambassador to the Philippines (Box 19-N)
    • Supreme Court of Michigan (Boxes 20-N to 66-N) [Portions closed]
    • Political (Boxes 67-N to 78-N)
      • 1960-1965 (Boxes 67-N and 68-N)
      • 1966 Senatorial Election (Boxes 69-N to 75-N)
      • 1967-1970 (Box 76-N)
      • 1970 Michigan Supreme Court Campaign (Box 77-N)
      • 1978 Michigan Supreme Court Campaign (Box 78-N)
    • Personal (Boxes 78-N to 107-N)
      • Appointment Books (Boxes 78-N and 79-N)
      • Correspondence (Boxes 81 to 83)
      • Family (Boxes 84-N and 85-N)
      • Financial (Box 86-N)
      • Organizations (Boxes 87-N to 89-N)
      • People (Box 90-N)
      • St. Paul's Church (Boxes 91-N and 92-N)
      • Schedules (Boxes 93-N to 97-N)
      • Speeches (Boxes 98-N to 101-N)
      • Topical (Box 102-N)
      • Miscellaneous (Box 103-N)
      • Nancy Quirk Williams (Boxes 104-N to 107-N)
  3. Visual Materials
    • Photographs
      • Family and Formal Portraits [boxes 1-P - 2-P]
      • Justice Department [box 2-P]
      • Gubernatorial Activities [boxes 2-P - 5-P also albums and oversized]
      • Political Campaigns and Personalities [boxes 5-P - 6-P]
      • Public Figures [box 6-P]
      • Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs [boxes 10-P - 11-P and outsized films]
      • U. S. Ambassador to the Philippines [box 11-P]
      • Post-1966 Activities [box 11-P]
      • Oversize photographs [box 9-P and 18-P]
    • Films [boxes 12-P - 14-P, 19-P - 20-P and oversize]
    • Videotapes [box 15-P]
    • Albums [box 7-P and oversize vol., AC]
    • Caricatures and drawings [box 18-P]
    • Color Transparencies [box 21-P]
    • [Note: There are also photographs and cartoons on the walls of the Nancy and G. Mennen Williams Room of the Bentley Historical Library.]
  4. Sound Recordings [box 1-S - 6-S]
  5. Scrapbooks[43 vols.]
  6. State Dept. Files Microfilm [23 reels]