Walter H. Sawyer papers: 1900-1931
Walter H. Sawyer papers
Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931
5 linear feet, 1 oversize folder
Hillsdale, Michigan physician, regent of the University of Michigan. Correspondence, notes, reports, addresses, and other papers relating to board of regents activities and state medical issues.8684 Aa 2; Ac
The material is in English
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The collection was the gift of Thomas Mitchell Sawyer (donor no. 433) and came to the library in 1936.
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Walter H. Sawyer was born August 10, 1861 in Huron County, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Michigan homeopathic medical school in 1884, then moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, where he began his practice. Also politically active, Sawyer was a member of the Republican State Central Committee from 1904 to 1908. In 1905 he was elected to the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. He would be reelected three times. Respected as a regent, Sawyer became a member of its executive committee (from 1908) as well as its finance committee (from 1911). Because of his medical background, Sawyer was especially involved in issues relating to the administration of the hospital and the medical school.
In addition, Sawyer served as trustee of Hillsdale College from 1896 until his death. He was also active in several medical professional associations, including the Michigan State Board of Registration in Medicine, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Detroit Academy of Medicine.
Sawyer died April 28, 1931.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Sawyer papers contain a mixture of papers relating to his political and regental activities, and to his medical practice and association with professional medical groups. The collection has been arranged into three series: Correspondence and other papers (arranged chronologically); University of Michigan Board of Regents; and Addresses and Miscellaneous. Sawyer's regent's papers are significant for information on those individuals who were considered for the presidency of the University of Michigan in 1909, 1920, 1925, and 1930. As a heavily involved regent, Sawyer maintained communications with his fellow regents, with university presidents and other administrators. These letters and other documents will be found throughout the Correspondence series. These individuals include James B. Angell, Harry B. Hutchins, Marion L. Burton, Clarence C. Little, and Alexander Ruthven.
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.
- Elections -- Michigan -- 1910.
- Elections -- Michigan -- 1918.
- Hillsdale (Mich.)
- Medicine -- Michigan.
- Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1917-1921.
- Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1922-1928.
- Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1929-1938.
- Physicians -- Michigan -- Hillsdale.
- Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1837-1950.
- Hillsdale (Mich.) -- Streets.
- Parades and processions.
- Streets -- Michigan -- Hillsdale.
- Alumni Memorial Hall (University of Michigan)
- Hillsdale College.
- Michigan. Board of Registration in Medicine.
- Michigan State Medical Society.
- Republican Party (Mich.)
- Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931.
- University of Michigan -- Sports.
- University of Michigan. Board of Regents.
- University of Michigan. Homoeopathic Medical School.
- University of Michigan -- Law School.
- University of Michigan. President.
- University of Michigan. University Hospital.
- Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949.
- Brooks, Stratton D. (Stratton Duluth), 1869-1949.
- Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934.
- Farrand, Livingston, 1867-1939.
- Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940.
- Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950.
- Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946.
- Gayley, Charles Mills, 1858-1932.
- Hall, James Parker, 1871-1928.
- Hill, Albert Ross, 1847-1909.
- Hill, David Jayne, 1850-1932.
- Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948.
- Jenks, Jeremiah Whipple, 1856-1929.
- Jessup, Walter A. (Walter Albert), 1877-1944.
- Keppel, Frederick P. (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943.
- King, Henry Churchill, 1858-1934.
- Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954.
- Townsend, Charles E. (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924.
- Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930.
- Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
- Knights Templar (Masonic order)
- Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931.
- Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
- Barbour, Levi L. (Levi Lewis), 1840-1925.
- Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942.
- Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915.
- Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925.
- Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934.
- Cook, William W. (William Wilson), 1858-1930.
- Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944.
- Grant, Claudius Buchanan, 1835-1921.
- Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933.
- Hunsaker, Walter Jerome, 1857-1939.
- Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930.
- Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
- Lane, Victor Hugo, 1852-1930.
- Little, Clarence C. (Clarence Cook), 1888-
- Mauck, Joseph William, 1852-1937.
- May, Thomas, 1860-1927.
- Murfin, James Orin, 1875-1940.
- Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), 1860-
- Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971.