G. Mennen Williams papers: 1883-1988 (bulk 1958-1980)
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Personal papers 1883-1986, 1960-1986 [series]

The materials in the Personal series run to 29 linear feet (boxes 79-107) and cover the years 1883 through 1988 with the bulk of the materials dealing with the last twenty- five years of Williams' life. The materials in this group are arranged by type and then chronologically.

The Schedules subseries provides a near daily-description of his activities, and the Speeches series manifests his changing attitudes and roles as he moved from statesman to judge. An index of his speeches between 1971 and 1986 is in box 100. Of special interest in the Personal group are those familial papers not created by G. Mennen Williams, but which he preserved. These provide access to the perspectives of Williams' mother and father, and by reflection, show insight into G. Mennen himself. Finally, the personal papers of Nancy Quirk Williams illuminate her crucial roles as wife, mother, co-campaigner, and public liaison for G. Mennen Williams. Some personal material, such as Williams' school notebooks, is included in the Pregubernatorial series, see boxes 1-N - 3-N

 
Appointment Books [subseries]
Box   78-N  
1965-1968 (6 volumes)
Box   79-N  
1969-1986 (26 volumes)
 
Correspondence, General 1960-1987 [subseries]
Box   81-N  
1960-1967 (27 folders)
Box   82-N  
1968-1971 (43 folders)
Box   83-N  
1972-1987 (22 folders)
 
Family 1883-1985, 1911-1975 [subseries]
 
Elma C. and Henry P. Williams 1883-1963
Box   84-N  
Correspondence 1906-1963 (15 folders)
Box   84-N  
Financial 1883-1963 (11 folders)
Box   84-N  
Miscellaneous 1911-1963 (4 folders, 3 volumes)
Box   85-N  
Ketterers (Nancy and Ted) 1967-1985 (3 folders)
Box   85-N  
Williams, Dick and Mollie 1961-1965
Box   85-N  
Williams, G. Mennen (personal) 1958-1967 (4 folders)
Box   85-N  
Williams, Gery and Lannie 1958-1967 (5 folders)
Box   85-N  
Williams, Henry P., Jr. 1968-1985 (2 folders)
Box   85-N  
Williams, Wendy 1967-1971
Box   85-N  
Williams family miscellaneous 1957-1975 (15 folders, 3 folders)
 
Financial 1960-1965 [subseries]
Box   86-N  
Contributions/Donations 1959-1965 (12 folders)
Box   86-N  
Notes and memos 1960-1963 (3 folders)
 
Organizations (Charitable) 1967-1984 [subseries]
Box   87-N  
A-G (48 folders)
Box   88-N  
H-Z (35 folders)
 
University files 1967-1984
Box   88-N  
A-Meharry (8 folders)
Box   89-N  
M-Z (30 folders)
 
People File 1956-1986 [subseries]

(see also box 64)

Box   90-N  
Abonyi, Malvina 1984
Box   90-N  
Adamany, David 1983-1985
Box   90-N  
Ayer, F. Cameron 1977
Box   90-N  
Berthelot, Helen 1967-1987
Box   90-N  
Blanchard, Gov. James 1983-1986
Box   90-N  
Bohlin, Einar 1971-1985
Box   90-N  
Bolen, Ambassador David 1980
Box   90-N  
Bowles, Chester 1971
Box   90-N  
Brown, Edmund G. (Pat) 1976-1985
Box   90-N  
Browne, Ernest C. 1969
Box   90-N  
Bryce, Dr. Edward 1971
Box   90-N  
Bundy, William P. 1969
Box   90-N  
Burns, Wendy Williams 1971-1986
Box   90-N  
Crum, Frank 1968-1969
Box   90-N  
Cuzon, Fr. Roger 1971
Box   90-N  
De Groot, Roy Andreas 1971
Box   90-N  
Denison, James H. 1985
Box   90-N  
De Zaba, Dr. Bob 1978
Box   90-N  
Diggs, Charles M., Jr. 1970
Box   90-N  
Donahue, Paul M. 1967-1977
Box   90-N  
Fredericks, J. Wayne 1967-1984 (2 folders)
Box   90-N  
Gilmore, Horace 1970-1984 (2 folders)
Box   90-N  
Gould, Wesley (re. Frank Gould) 1976
Box   90-N  
Gram, Jim 1966-1968
Box   90-N  
Grano, Joseph 1985-1986
Box   90-N  
Griffiths, Hicks 1972-1984
Box   90-N  
Hale, S. C. Nate 1977-1979
Box   90-N  
Hare, James M. 1956-1968
Box   90-N  
Harriman, Averill 1970
Box   90-N  
Hart, Adelaide 1967-1982
Box   90-N  
Hart, Sen. Philip 1968-1974
Box   90-N  
Hart, William R. 1971-1973
Box   90-N  
Haughton, Ronald 1967
Box   90-N  
Henderson, A. B. 1970-1971
Box   90-N  
Humphrey, Sen. Hubert H. 1974-1978
Box   90-N  
Johnson, Lady Bird 1971-1977
Box   90-N  
Johnson, Mildred 1967-1970
Box   90-N  
Kauffman, Draper 1981
Box   90-N  
Kelley, Frank J. 1981
Box   90-N  
King, Maria 1974
Box   90-N  
Leach, Elwin 1977-1981
Box   90-N  
Levin, Joseph (re. USSR trip) 1971
Box   90-N  
Levin, Sander 1968-1970
Box   90-N  
Lindbergh, Charles A. 1969
Box   90-N  
Locke, Hubert 1967-1969
Box   90-N  
Marcos, Ferdinand and Imelda 1971-1973
Box   90-N  
McCollough, Patrick 1970
Box   90-N  
McGhee, Bishop H. C. 1973-1985
Box   90-N  
Middleton, Dr. John 1971
Box   90-N  
Monaghan & Co. 1970-1973
Box   90-N  
Moody, Blair, Jr. 1973-1983
Box   90-N  
Neal, Dr. Ernest 1971
Box   90-N  
Price, Hickman and Margaret 1971-1979
Box   90-N  
Riegel, Donald W., Jr. 1975-1982
Box   90-N  
Rockefeller, Nelson A. 1973
Box   90-N  
Rupe, Lyle 1973
Box   90-N  
Russell, Julie Lawler 1966-1970
Box   90-N  
Staebler, Neil 1967-1983 (2 folders)
Box   90-N  
Stanford, Richard E. (re. M. Price) 1969
Box   90-N  
Steinbach, Dr. Albert 1970
Box   90-N  
Swan, William C. 1969-1970
Box   90-N  
Tabueno family 1968-1987
Box   90-N  
Taylor, David 1967-1969
Box   90-N  
Vaughn, Ed 1986
Box   90-N  
Voelker, John 1983-1985
Box   90-N  
Warner, Dr. Robert 1971-1985
Box   90-N  
Warren, Dean Leslie G. 1972-1982
Box   90-N  
Williams, Charles and Edna Stock 1972-1977
Box   90-N  
Williams, Richard 1971-1984
Box   90-N  
Wilson, James 1977
Box   90-N  
Woodfill, Stuart 1975-1977
 
Saint Paul's Cathedral Church 1967-1988 [subseries]
 
Annual Meetings
Box   91-N  
1970-1971
Box   91-N  
1979
Box   91-N  
1988
Box   91-N  
Bylaws, n.d.
Box   91-N  
Committees 1968-1979 (8 folders)
Box   91-N  
Correspondence 1967-1987 (3 folders)
Box   91-N  
Dioceses of Michigan 1967-1980 (3 folders)
Box   91-N  
Financial Materials 1968-1987 (9 folders)
Box   91-N  
History of Trustees 1967
 
Sermons 1969-1988
Box   91-N  
Allen, John 1978
Box   91-N  
Brunson 1988
Box   91-N  
Emrich, Richard 1971-1985
Box   91-N  
Herlong, Bertram 1979-1986
Box   91-N  
McLaren 1971
Box   91-N  
Warren, Dean Leslie 1969-1978 (2 folders)
Box   91-N  
Topical 1967-1986 (9 folders)
Box   92-N  
Vestry Meeting Minutes and Materials 1967-1987 (52 folders)

(chronologically)

 
Schedules 1961-1986 [subseries]
Box   93-N  
1961-1966

(Includes Africa and Senate bid)

Box   94-N  
1967-1970

(Includes Philippines and first run for Michigan Supreme Court)

Box   95-N  
1971-1975

(Michigan Supreme Court)

Box   96-N  
1976-1980

(Michigan Supreme Court and 1978 campaign for the court)

Box   97-N  
1981-1986

(Michigan Supreme Court)

 
Speeches 1961-1987 [subseries]
Box   98-N  
1961-1966
Box   99-N  
1967-1971
Box   100-N  
1972-1979
Box   101-N  
1980-1987
 
Topical files 1971-1987 [subseries]
Box   102-N  
Africa 1971-1979 (3 folders)
Box   102-N  
African Art 1971-1978
Box   102-N  
Blanchard for Governor 1982
Box   102-N  
Blue Star Mothers of America 1980-1986
Box   102-N  
Coalition to End the Death Penalty 1972-1977
Box   102-N  
Council of Former Governors (H. Loveless) 1975-1979
Box   102-N  
Cuttington College Crossroads 1976
Box   102-N  
Davis, Palmer, & Biggs 1971-1979
Box   102-N  
De Groot's "du Detroit" 1975
Box   102-N  
Detroit Bank and Trust Co. 1971-1985
Box   102-N  
Detroit Schools Cantorum 1977
Box   102-N  
Foreign Consular Offices in Detroit 1976
Box   102-N  
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa ("Big Abe") 1985-1986
Box   102-N  
High Twelve Club 1971
Box   102-N  
History of the 1948 Campaign Undated
Box   102-N  
National Center for Automated Information Retrieval 1974
Box   102-N  
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 1972
Box   102-N  
Natural Resources 1972-1975
Box   102-N  
Philippines 1977-1986
Box   102-N  
Political 1972-1973
Box   102-N  
Saint Paul's (Williams' Sunday school class) undated
Box   102-N  
Trips 1972-1986 (6 folders)
Box   102-N  
Universitie International 1972-1975
Box   102-N  
Wayne State University Self-Study Task Force 1975
Box   102-N  
Williams, G. Mennen, Conference memos 1980
 
Miscellaneous Personal Materials 1948-1988 [subseries]
Box   102-N  
Genealogical files (including GMW's reflections) 1950s-1978 (7 folders)

(also includes 18th century lease and conveyance documents perhaps relating to members of the Williams family)

Box   103-N  
1948 Election Histories (including GMW's reflections) 1970-1985 (7 folders)
Box   103-N  
Michigan State University Presidency 1969
Box   103-N  
Oral History Transcript (GMW) 1970
Box   103-N  
Leadership course for Oakland University 1987-1988 (3 folders)
Box   103-N  
Scrapbook on Africa 1959-1961
Box   103-N  
Clippings re Williams 1948-1987 (3 folders)
Box   103-N  
Stamp Collection undated (2 folders)
Box   103-N  
First Day Covers 1960s-1978 (1 box)
 
Personal papers of Nancy Quirk Williams 1928-1989 [subseries]
Box   104-N  
Correspondence 1939-1968, 1987-1988 (59 folders)
Box   104-N  
Condolences on GMW's death 1988 (4 folders)
Box   105-N  
Condolences on GMW's death 1988 (6 folders)
Box   105-N  
Diary 1956
Box   105-N  
Nursing and School Notes 1931-1940s (5 folders)
Box   105-N  
Schedules (Senate campaign) 1966 (10 folders)
Box   105-N  
Speech Drafts 1946-1960 (3 folders)
Box   105-N  
Trip Notes (Africa) 1961 (3 folders)
Box   106-N  
Scrapbooks and Photo Albums circa 1928-1988
Box   106-N  
circa 1928-1939 (7 volumes)
Box   107-N  
1940-1988 (6 volumes)