G. Mennen Williams papers: 1883-1988 (bulk 1958-1980)
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Democratic Party 1949-1960 [series]

The Democratic Party series is composed of yearly subject files, 1949-1960, documenting Williams' activities as head of the state Democratic Party, his campaigns for reelection, and files on his 1960 presidential campaign. It also includes material concerning national party conventions and campaigns.

 
G. Mennen Williams Program (1960 Presidential Campaign Bid) [subseries]

The Williams' Program subseries documents explorations by Williams and his staff concerning a possible run for the Democratic party nomination for president in 1960. (See also series Democratic Party/Campaign Files for years 1958-1960 for related materials)

 
Topical File
Box   488  
Analysis of States 1958-1959
Box   488  
Civil Rights Meeting 02/17/1960
Box   488  
Contact Name File (National) 1957-1960
Box   488  
Contributors Dinner Meeting 12/16/1959
Box   488  
General Campaign Strategy 1957-1958
Box   488  
Hart, Adelaide: Report of Indiana Trip 1959
Box   488  
Murray, John: Memoranda 1959-1960
Box   488  
Policy Planning Group Minutes 3/58-6/59
Box   488  
Policy Planning Group Minutes 2/59-4/60
Box   488  
Price, Margaret: Report of Trips to Various States 1959
Box   488  
Program Fund 1958-1959
Box   488  
Program Fund 1960
Box   488  
Quimby, Tom: Report of Trips to Various States 1959
Box   488  
Registration Letter National Campaign 1960
 
Excerpts from Speeches Arranged by Subject circa 1949-1959 (2 volumes)
Box   488  
Notebook #1
Box   488  
Agriculture - Government/Politics
Box   488  
Health (Mental) - Youth
 
Notebook #2
Box   488  
Aged - Education
Box   488  
Foreign Aid/Policy - Nationalities
Box   488  
Reapportionment - Youth
 
Campaign Files 1949-1960 [subseries]
 
1949
Box   489  
General
Box   489  
Democratic National Committee
Box   489  
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   489  
Campaign Material
 
1950
Box   489  
General
Box   489  
Democratic County Chairmen
Box   489  
Democratic Meetings
Box   489  
Democratic National Committee
Box   489  
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   489  
Campaign Material (2 folders)
 
1951
Box   489  
General
Box   489  
Democratic National Committee
Box   489  
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   489  
Democratic Spring Convention and Campaign
Box   489  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
1952
Box   489  
General
Box   489  
Correspondence [A-L]
Box   490  
Correspondence [M-Z]
Box   490  
Democratic County Chairmen
Box   490  
Democratic National Committee
Box   490  
Democratic National Convention (2 folders)
Box   490  
Democratic State Central Committee [A-Z]
Box   490  
Democratic State Convention
Box   490  
National Election [A-Z]
Box   490  
Testimonial Dinner
Box   490  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
Campaign Material
Box   490  
General
Box   490  
Petitions
Box   490  
Recount File 1952-1953
 
1953
Box   491  
Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   491  
Printed
Box   491  
Re: U. S. Senate
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   491  
General
Box   491  
Re: Chicago Agricultural Conference, September
 
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   491  
General
Box   491  
Correspondence
Box   491  
Neil Staebler
Box   491  
Recount Master List
Box   491  
Testimonial Dinner (Governor's)
Box   491  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
1954
Box   491  
General
Box   491  
Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   491  
Democratic County Chairmen
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   491  
General
Box   491  
Research Division
Box   492  
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   492  
General
Box   492  
Correspondence
Box   492  
Neil Staebler (2 folders)
Box   492  
Democratic State Convention, August 14
Box   492  
Newsletters
Box   492  
Re: Support
Box   492  
Re: U. S. Senate
Box   492  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
Campaign Material
Box   492  
General
Box   492  
Broadcasts and Publicity
 
1955
Box   492  
Correspondence
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   492  
General
Box   492  
Research Division
 
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   492  
General
Box   492  
Correspondence
Box   492  
Neil Staebler
Box   492  
Democratic State Convention
Box   493  
Campaign Publicity
Box   493  
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, May 21
Box   493  
Mackinac Island Democratic Conference, August 28-30
Box   493  
Newsletters
Box   493  
Presidential Support [A-Z]
Box   493  
Spring Election
Box   493  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
1956
Box   493  
Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   493  
Democratic County Chairmen
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   493  
General
Box   493  
Correspondence
Box   493  
Research Division
Box   494  
General
Box   494  
Re: Averell Harriman
Box   494  
Re: Adlai Stevenson
Box   494  
Convention Invitations
Box   494  
Printed Material
 
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   494  
General Material/form letters
Box   494  
Correspondence
Box   494  
Democratic Service Program
Box   494  
Registration Drive
Box   494  
Neil Staebler
Box   494  
Democratic State Convention June 1-2, 1956
Box   494  
Business and Professional Committee
 
Campaign Material
Box   494  
General
Box   494  
Candidates/Personnel
Box   494  
Publicity
Box   494  
Civil Rights
Box   494  
Education
Box   494  
Election Results
Box   494  
Farm Conference
Box   494  
Foreign Affairs
Box   494  
Governor's Policy Committee
Box   494  
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner March 10, 1956
Box   494  
Mock Convention
Box   494  
National Program
Box   495  
National Ticket
Box   495  
Newsletters
Box   495  
Platform
Box   495  
Registration Drive Congratulations
Box   495  
Support Letters (GMW for Governor) [A-Z]
Box   495  
Support Letters (GMW for President) [A-Z]
Box   495  
Testimonial Dinner
Box   495  
Veterans Conference June 16, 1956
Box   495  
Voters Guides
Box   495  
Young Democratic Clubs
Box   495  
Ypsilanti Kick-off Reception 1956
Box   495  
Campaign Files (Paul Weber, press secretary)

(folders 1-6)

Box   496  
Campaign Files (Paul Weber, press secretary)

(folders 7-8)

 
1957
Box   496  
Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   496  
Democratic County Chairmen
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   496  
Correspondence
Box   496  
Democratic Digest
Box   496  
Democratic Fact Sheet
Box   496  
"For and About Women" newsletter
Box   496  
KOED Program (Knock on Every Door)
Box   496  
Publicity Division
Box   496  
Research Division
 
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   496  
General
Box   496  
Civil Defense Jobs
Box   496  
Correspondence
Box   496  
Form letters to members
Box   496  
Neil Staebler
Box   496  
Business and Professional Committee
Box   496  
Campaign Material
Box   496  
Governor's Weekly Newsletters
 
Inaugural
Box   496  
July 1, 1957
Box   496  
January 4, 1958
Box   496  
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner May 18, 1957
Box   496  
Letters of Support (GMW for Governor)
Box   497  
Letters of Support (GMW for President) [A-Z]
Box   497  
Spring Election
Box   497  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
1958
Box   497  
Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   497  
Democratic County Chairman
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   497  
General
Box   497  
"Campaign Publicity Tips for 1958"/Public Affairs Division
Box   497  
Correspondence/Memos
Box   497  
Democratic Digest
Box   497  
"For and About Women" Newsletter
Box   497  
Foreign Visitors
Box   497  
Publicity Division
Box   497  
Research Division
 
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   497  
General
Box   497  
Correspondence
Box   497  
Form Letters to Members
Box   498  
Issues Conference
Box   498  
Neil Staebler
Box   498  
Democratic State Convention (Re: Platform) August 22-23, 1958
Box   498  
Business and Professional Committee
 
Campaign
Box   498  
General
Box   498  
Correspondence/Memoranda [A-Z]
Box   498  
County Material
Box   498  
Hart for Senator Material
Box   498  
"Know Your Opponent" reports

(Michigan House and Senate)

Box   498  
Legislative Campaign
Box   498  
Publicity Material
Box   498  
Dollars for Democrats Drive
Box   498  
Inaugural January 4, 1958
Box   498  
Jefferson-Jackson Day May 3, 1958
 
Newsletters
Box   498  
Governor's Legislative Newsletter
Box   498  
Governor's Weekly Newsletter
Box   498  
Miscellaneous
Box   498  
Party Dissent
Box   498  
Primary (Michigan) August 5, 1958
Box   498  
Young Democratic Clubs
Box   498  
Letters of Support (GMW for Governor) [A-Z]
Box   498  
Letters of Support (GMW for President) [A-Z]
Box   498  
Young Democratic Clubs
Box   499  
Campaign Files (Paul Weber, press secretary)
Box   499  
Campaign Files (Lawrence Ferrell, executive secretary)
Box   499  
Campaign Reports, August-October
Box   499  
Democratic State Central Committee: Legislature Kit
Box   499  
County Files [L-W only] [include background information and papers relating to campaign appearances]
 
1959
Box   500  
Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   500  
Democratic County Chairmen
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   500  
General
Box   500  
Correspondence/Memos
Box   500  
Democratic Digest
Box   500  
Democratic Fact Sheet
 
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   500  
General
Box   500  
Correspondence/Memoranda
Box   501  
Form Letters to Members
Box   501  
Neil Staebler
Box   501  
Business and Professional Committee
Box   501  
Election and Convention/Spring
Box   501  
Inaugural
 
Newsletters
Box   501  
Governor William' Newsletter
Box   501  
Miscellaneous
Box   501  
Party Relations Conference, Washington, D.C. July 10-11, 1959
Box   501  
State Convention (Spring) 1959
Box   501  
Letters of Support (GMW for Governor and GMW for President) [sampled]
Box   501  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
1960
Box   501  
Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   501  
General (pre-convention)
 
Democratic National Committee
Box   501  
General
Box   501  
Advance Platform Hearings, Philadelphia (3 folders)
Box   501  
Advance Platform Hearings, Detroit
Box   501  
Advance Platform Hearing Reports
 
Democratic State Central Committee
Box   501  
General
Box   501  
Correspondence/Memoranda
Box   502  
Form Letters to Members
Box   502  
Neil Staebler
Box   502  
Yearbook
Box   502  
Democratic State Convention May and August, 1960
Box   502  
Democratic Legislative Conference 1960
 
Democratic National Convention
Box   502  
General Correspondence [A-Z]
Box   502  
Candidate Correspondence
Box   502  
Invitations/thank yous
Box   502  
Press releases, announcements, etc.
Box   502  
Announcements, etc. for Michigan delegation
Box   502  
Platform
Box   502  
Miscellaneous
Box   502  
Correspondence received at the convention supporting various candidates or tickets
Box   502  
Speech nominating GMW for President
 
Candidates files (largely citizen mail about)
Box   502  
Bowles, Chester
Box   502  
Humphrey, Hubert
Box   502  
Jackson, Henry
Box   502  
Johnson, Lyndon
 
Kennedy, John F.
Box   502  
Miscellaneous
Box   502  
Opposition (2 folders)
Box   502  
Civil Rights position
Box   503  
Stevenson, Adlai
Box   503  
Symington, Stuart
Box   503  
Roll-call Notes
Box   503  
Business and Professional Association
 
Midwest Democratic Conference, March
Box   503  
General
Box   503  
Correspondence
Box   503  
"Democratic Party and the American Negro"
Box   503  
"Goals for America"
Box   503  
Governors' Breakfast; Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner
Box   503  
Nationalities Conference
Box   503  
Peace and Disarmament Statement
 
Letters of Support
Box   503  
GMW for Governor [sample]
Box   503  
GMW for President [sample]
Box   503  
Newsletters
Box   503  
Young Democratic Clubs
 
National Campaign (post-convention materials)
Box   503  
General correspondence [A-Z]
Box   504  
Correspondence re: Democratic Platform
Box   504  
Speeches delivered by GMW
 
Kennedy Candidacy
Box   504  
GMW's California Report
Box   504  
Distribution of JFK's Strategy of Peace during campaign
Box   504  
Memoranda and notes (4 folders)
 
GMW visits with JFK
Box   504  
August 2, 1960
Box   504  
August 5, 1960
Box   504  
September 4-5, 1960
Box   504  
October 13-14, 1960
Box   504  
Statements, views, positions (2 folders)
Box   504  
Publicity Material
Box   504  
Miscellaneous (3 folders)
 
State Campaign
Box   504  
General
Box   504  
Correspondence/Memoranda
Box   504  
Election Night notes and miscellanea
 
Nationalities Division [subseries]

The Democratic Party Nationalities Division subseries covers the period 1951-1961. The bulk of the files cover the period 1954-1960 when Williams was chairman of the Nationalities Division. It includes correspondence with leaders of party nationality groups, administrative papers and mailings, and papers concerning various division functions.

Box   505  
1951-1961
Box   506  
1951-1961

(continued)

Box   507  
1951-1961

(continued)

 
Advisory Council [subseries]

The files of the Democratic Party Advisory Council, 1957-1960, include correspondence, clippings, agendas, and other distributed papers. Williams was a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee.

Box   508  
1957-1960
 
Political Files [subseries]
 
Memoranda and correspondence

Memoranda and correspondence, ca. 1949-1957 is a small set of files, whose provenance is not clear. Labeled confidential, it includes memoranda, notes, correspondence, and other materials mainly relating to Williams' aspirations for higher office.

Box   509  
Plans and options for 1954 1953
Box   509  
Programs, objectives and statements 1956
Box   509  
Presidential aspirations 1956
Box   509  
Democratic Party affairs 1949-1957
Box   509  
Dawson Committee (political objectives) 1957
 
Ethnic Political Files

Arranged alphabetically by ethnic group, the Ethnic Political Files, 1952-1956, consists mainly of lists of individuals and organizations supportive of GMW. Most of file relate to the elections of 1954 and 1956.

Box   509  
Belgian
Box   509  
Chinese
Box   509  
Czech
Box   509  
German
Box   509  
Greek (3 folders)
Box   509  
Italian (3 folders)
Box   509  
Jewish
Box   509  
Polish
Box   509  
Romanian (2 folders)
Box   509  
Spanish
Box   509  
Syrian
Box   509  
Ukrainian (2 folders)
Box   509  
Card file of names
Box   509  
Notebooks of names and addresses

(arranged by congressional district number)

 
South Grand Office: Program Development [subseries]

The subseries South Grand Office: Program Development consists of files created in the period, 1959-1960 when Williams was evaluating the possibility of running for President. The files concern the development of a program and the drawing together of a team of subject experts. There is also a large background file of collected clippings, pamphlet and published materials, and assorted memoranda, speeches, reports, and press releases.

Box   510  
Staff correspondence and memoranda
Box   510  
John Murray
Box   510  
Victor Navasky
Box   510  
Adam Yarmolinsky
 
Alfred E. Davidson (arranged alphabetically by correspondent; include policy development materials)
Box   510  
[A-M]
Box   511  
[N-Z]
 
Policy Conferences
Box   511  
Education
Box   511  
Economy
Box   511  
Disarmament
Box   511  
Democratic Advisory Council
Box   512  
Democratic Mid-West Conference
Box   512  
Position Papers [A-W]
 
Panels
Box   512  
General
Box   512  
Aged
Box   513  
Agriculture
Box   513  
Challenge to a Growing Society (Economy)
Box   513  
Civil Rights
Box   513  
Defense
Box   513  
Disarmament
Box   513  
Education
Box   513  
Foreign Policy
Box   513  
Health
Box   513  
Housing
Box   513  
Labor
Box   513  
Natural Resources
Box   513  
Science and Research
Box   513  
Taxation
Box   513  
Unemployment
Box   513  
Urban Renewal
Box   513  
Youth
Box   513  
Issues [A-Z]
Box   513  
People [A-Z]
 
Speeches
Box   514  
August 1959-March 1960
Box   515  
April-September 1960
Box   516  
October-November 1960
Box   516  
Undelivered Speeches; Speech miscellanea
Box   516  
Schedules
Box   517  
State Files

(mainly GMW speeches arranged by location; also related material)

Box   517  
Country Files

(mainly GMW speeches)

Box   517  
Article Files

(GMW publications and related)

Box   518  
Miscellanea
 
Background Files
Box   518  
Achievements - Agriculture
Box   519  
ADA - Corruption
Box   520  
Defense - Education
Box   521  
Education (cont.)
Box   522  
Foreign Trade - Outer Space
Box   523  
Peace - Youth
 
Thomas Quimby Files 1957-1960 [subseries]

The Thomas Quimby Files, 1957-1960, include subject files; Quimby's correspondence files as Democratic National Committeeman; and his files pertaining to the 1960 campaign.

 
Subject Files 1957-1960
 
Background File (printed, clippings, etc.)
Box   524  
Agriculture
Box   524  
Civil Rights
Box   524  
Free Elector Movement
Box   524  
National Economy
Box   524  
Foreign Policy
Box   524  
Labor-Management
Box   524  
Leadership
Box   524  
Recession
Box   524  
Campaign 1958
Box   524  
Clubs 1958-1959
 
Conferences
Box   524  
Disarmament and Peack
Box   524  
Economic
Box   524  
Education
Box   524  
Health
 
Correspondence
Box   524  
Democratic National Committee June 15, 1959
Box   524  
Supporters of GMW July 25, 1959
Box   524  
California Contacts October 3, 1959
Box   524  
Newspaper editors
 
Democratic Party
Box   524  
Advisory Council 1957-1960
Box   524  
Nationalities Division 1959-1960
Box   524  
Issues (general) 1958
Box   524  
Name File 1958-1959
Box   524  
Newspaper Contacts 1957-1958
Box   524  
Nominating Campaigns 1958
Box   524  
Policy Development Program 1959-1960
 
Program Fund (TQ, treasurer)
Box   524  
Financial records (Baker and Merrill) 1958-1969
Box   524  
Fund raising/budget
Box   524  
Memoranda/Financial Material
 
Program Staff
Box   524  
Agenda and Minutes 1958-1960
Box   524  
Speaking Engagements
Box   524  
Staebler, Neil (letter) June 26, 1959
 
Thank Yous
Box   524  
Re: GMW Biography 1960
Box   524  
Michigan Yearbook 1959
Box   524  
Program Book 1959
 
Williams, G. Mennen
Box   524  
Achievements 1949-1958
Box   524  
Newsclippings and drafts of articles about 1957-1959
Box   524  
Presidential aspirations 1957-1960
Box   524  
Trip contacts (lists of names) 1959-1960
 
Democratic National Committeeman's Files 1959-1960
Box   525  
Correspondence [A-Z]
 
Election Files 1960
Box   526  
Western States Democratic Conference, February
 
Democratic National Convention
Box   526  
General
Box   526  
Historical
Box   526  
Apportionment of Delegates
Box   526  
Site
Box   526  
Card File with information about Michigan delegation
 
Candidates File
Box   526  
General
Box   526  
Bowles, Chester
Box   526  
Brown, Edmund G
Box   526  
Humphrey, Hubert (2 folders)
Box   526  
Johnson, Lyndon
Box   526  
Kennedy, John F (4 folders)
Box   526  
Meyner, Robert B
Box   526  
Stevenson, Adlai
Box   526  
Symington, Stuart
Box   527  
State Files [Alabama - Oklahoma]
Box   528  
State Files [Oregon - Wisconsin]
Box   528  
Primaries
Box   528  
Schedules (3 folders)
 
Trip Reports (2 folders)
Box   528  
Memoranda
Box   528  
Clippings
Box   528  
Miscellaneous correspondence [A-Z] 1959-1960
Box   529  
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