G. Mennen Williams papers: 1883-1988 (bulk 1958-1980)
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Political 1960-1978 [series]

Materials in the Political series detail Williams' activities in the state and national Democratic parties and provide excellent insight into his campaigns for political office after leaving the governorship. The twelve linear feet of papers in boxes 66-78 are arranged in a rough chronological order with the bulk of the materials relating to his campaigns for the Senate in 1966, and the Michigan Supreme Court in 1970 and 1978. The strength of this group resides in the 1966 Senatorial Election series. These materials provide a day-by-day, county-by-county, look at a consummate campaigner. The people files provide a glimpse into the grassroots organization of the Democratic party in Michigan. This series is nicely complemented by other collections in the Michigan Historical Collection especially the papers of Neil Staebler and Helen Berthelot, and the records of the Democratic Party (Michigan), State Central Committee. Material relating to Williams initial campaign for governor is located in box five and six of the Non-gubernatorial subgroup, while material on subsequent campaigns is located in the Governor's Papers subgroup. (see also boxes 5 and 6 for political materials)

 
Post-Gubernatorial Democratic Party 1960-1965 [subseries]
 
Michigan 1960-1965
Box   67-N  
Memos 1960 (6 folders)
Box   67-N  
Judge Starr Testimonial 1960
Box   67-N  
Campaigns (including Staebler) 1961-1962 (2 folders)
Box   67-N  
Constitutional Convention (Williams' testimony) 1961-1962
Box   67-N  
Michigan Taxes 1963
Box   67-N  
Operation 1964 1964
Box   67-N  
Campaigns 1964 (5 folders)
Box   67-N  
Public Works Project 1964
Box   67-N  
Campaigns 1965
 
National 1962-1965
Box   67-N  
Campaigns 1962-1963 (2 folders)
Box   67-N  
Kennedy Funeral 1963
Box   67-N  
Kennedy Library 1964
Box   68-N  
Organization sponsorship 1964 (2 folders)
Box   68-N  
Platform 1964 (2 folders)
Box   68-N  
Democratic National Convention 1964 (3 folders)
Box   68-N  
Campaigns 1964-1965 (3 folders)
Box   68-N  
Nationalities Division 1960-1964 (17 folders)
 
Campaign for the Senate 1965-1966 [subseries]
 
Administrative materials 1965-1966
Box   69-N  
Correspondence 1966 (10 folders)

(alphabetically by state)

Box   69-N  
Correspondence: GMW personal 1965-1966 (8 folders)
Box   69-N  
Media files (20 folders)

(alphabetically by outlet)

Box   69-N  
Position papers 1966 (11 folders)
Box   69-N  
Press releases 1966 (10 folders)
Box   70-N  
Staff reports and memos 1966 (33 folders)
Box   70-N  
Surveys of the Political Climate in Michigan June and October, 1966
Box   70-N  
Trip files 1966 (2 folders)
Box   71-N  
County files 1966
Box   71-N  
A-O (79 folders)
Box   72-N  
P-W (17 folders)
Box   73-N  
Topical files 1966
Box   73-N  
A-E (39 folders)
Box   74-N  
F-P (50 folders)
Box   75-N  
R-Z (33 folders)
 
Interregnum Democratic Party 1967-1970 [subseries]
 
People files 1967-1970
Box   76-N  
Aybout, Saad
Box   76-N  
Burford, Jeremy
Box   76-N  
Burgett, Bill
Box   76-N  
Cohn, Avern
Box   76-N  
Emrich, Rev. Richard
Box   76-N  
Fleming, Robben
Box   76-N  
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Box   76-N  
Gilmore, Horace
Box   76-N  
Haber, William
Box   76-N  
Hare, James
Box   76-N  
Heller, Dr. William
Box   76-N  
Hutches, Rev. G. E.
Box   76-N  
Johnson, Lyndon Baines
Box   76-N  
Kaunda, Kenneth
Box   76-N  
Keith-Smith
Box   76-N  
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Box   76-N  
Lamb, Betty
Box   76-N  
Langius, Gus
Box   76-N  
Levin, Sander
Box   76-N  
McCarthy, Eugene
Box   76-N  
McKenna, Mrs. Patrick A.
Box   76-N  
Matish, George and Ann
Box   76-N  
Milds, Hubert ("Father Jack")
Box   76-N  
Moody, Blair, Jr.
Box   76-N  
Palmer, Joseph, II
Box   76-N  
Price, Hickman
Box   76-N  
Robinson, Jim
Box   76-N  
Rockefeller, Hon. Nelson A.
Box   76-N  
Rossen, Jordan
Box   76-N  
Rusk, Dean
Box   76-N  
Shriver, Sargent
Box   76-N  
Staebler, Michael
Box   76-N  
Traynick, Dr. Leland E.
Box   76-N  
Truman, Harry S
Box   76-N  
Voelker, John D.
Box   76-N  
Warren, Dr. Donald T.
Box   76-N  
Wiener, Alexander L., Jr.
Box   76-N  
Williams, Emma M.
Box   76-N  
Topical files 1967-1969 (22 folders)
 
Supreme Court Election 1970 [subseries]
Box   77-N  
Correspondence 1970 (5 folders)
Box   77-N  
County Breakdown 1970
Box   77-N  
Finances 1970 (3 folders)
Box   77-N  
Topical 1970 (30 folders)

(arranged alphabetically)

Box   77-N  
Voter Analysis 1970
Box   77-N  
Williams' Trip Logs 1970
Box   77-N  
Miscellaneous 1970 (3 folders)
 
Supreme Court Election 1978 [subseries]
Box   78-N  
Topical 1978 (47 folders)

(arranged alphabetically)