Michigan Union records: 1884-1996 (Majority of material found within 1904-1995)
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Central Files 1904-circa 1979 [series]

Central Files (1904-ca. 1979) have been further divided into three subseries, Board of Directors, Committees, and Union Presidents. The Board of Directors material is most notable for a complete set of Board minutes (1904-1979). Committee records are most interesting for the records of the Finance Committee, which includes records of the committee's predecessor, the Board of Governors. Included are minutes (1920-1963), annual audits (1914-1960) and monthly financial statements (1919-1960). Union Presidents material consists of correspondence from two early union presidents, Edward G. Kemp (correspondence dates 1905; 1911-1913) and Seldon S. Dickinson (correspondence dates 1913-1914).

 
Board of Directors [subseries]
Box   1  
Constitutions 1907-1956
 
By-laws
Box   1  
1967
Box   1  
1976
 
Minutes of Meetings
Box   1  
February 1904-1957 (8 volumes)
Box   2  
1957-1979 (4 volumes, 4 folders)
Box   2  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   3  
Miscellaneous (1 folder)
 
Committees [subseries]
 
Building
Box   3  
1911-1917
Box   3  
1936
Box   3  
Correspondence with Irving Pond 1924-1938
Box   3  
Miscellaneous 1919-1979 (8 folders)
Box   3  
Bylaws Revision 1966-1967
 
Financial
Box   3  
Minutes
 
Annual Audit
Box   3  
1914-1920 (2 folders)
Box   4  
1920-1961 (9 folders)
 
Monthly Financial Statement
Box   4  
1919-1927 (6 volumes, 2 folders)
Box   5  
1928-1942 (15 folders)
Box   6  
1943-1960 (18 folders)
Box   6  
1964 (8 folders)
Box   7  
Building Fund Campaign 1911-1926
Box   7  
1911-1926 (1 volume, 20 folders)
Box   8  
1911-1926 (1 volume, 4 folders)
Box   8  
Miscellaneous, including Property Records and Mortgages (6 folders)
Box   8  
Space Allocation 1970-1972 (2 folders)
 
Union-League Joint Conference and Merger 1970-1971
Box   8  
Merger Discussions circa 1967
 
Correspondence of Union Presidents [subseries]
Box   8  
1905, 1911-1913 (Edward G. Kemp) 1905-1913
Box   8  
1913-1914

(Seldon S. Dickinson)

Box   8  
1914-1915

(Patrick D. Koontz)

 
Activity/Organization Files 1908-1972 [series]

Activity/Organization Files includes information about activities sponsored by the Union or organizations which had offices in the Union. The largest body of material documents the Union Opera/MUSKET. Generally this is material regarding the annual productions (1908-1962). There are also folders on the Rainbow People's Party (1971-1972) and Students for a Democratic Society (1965-1968), although information about these groups is not particularly incisive. Material on opera productions appears in a variety of formats and sizes. Scores and programs are separately described in the printed material subgroup, and opera material also is included in the Songs and Photographs series.

 
Anniversary of Union Celebrations
Box   9  
50th 1954
Box   9  
60th 1964
 
Mimes
Box   9  
Minutes 1912-1927
Box   9  
Miscellaneous
 
Office of Special Services and Programs
Box   9  
Annual Report 1972/73
Box   9  
Budget Request 1973/74
 
Opera/MUSKET
Box   9  
Minnie Mae Root Correspondence n.d. 1913-1941
Box   9  
Minutes 1954-1955
Box   9  
Opera Sheet Music Sales Books 1908-1913 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Study Committee 1949-1955
Box   9  
Try Out Cards 1940

(includes card for Tom Harmon)

 
Productions

(see also Photographs, Songs, and Printed Material)

 
Undated
Box   9  
The Hottentot
 
1908
Box   9  
Michigenda
Box   9  
Culture (2 folders)
 
1909
Box   9  
Koanzaland (2 folders)
 
1910
Box   9  
The Crimson Chest
 
1911
Box   9  
The Awakened Ramses (2 folders)
 
1913
Box   9  
Contrarie Mary
 
1914
Box   10  
A Model Daughter (2 folders)
 
1915
Box   10  
All That Glitters (3 folders)
 
1916
Box   10  
Tres Rouge (2 folders)
 
1917
Box   10  
Fool's Paradise (2 folders)
 
1918
Box   10  
Let's Go, Over Here, Over There (2 folders)
 
1919
Box   10  
Come on Dad (3 folders)
 
1920
Box   10  
George Did It (2 folders)
 
1921
Box   11  
Top O' the Mornin'
Box   11  
Make it for Two
 
1922
Box   11  
In and Out (2 folders)
 
1923
Box   11  
Cotton Stockings
 
1924
Box   11  
Tickled to Death
 
1925
Box   11  
Tambourine
 
1926
Box   11  
Front Page Stuff (2 folders)
 
1927
Box   11  
The Same to You
 
1928
Box   11  
Rainbow's End
 
1929
Box   11  
Merrie-Go-Round
 
1934
Box   11  
Aw Nuts!
Box   11  
With Banner's Flying
 
1935
Box   12  
Give Us Rhythm
 
1940
Box   12  
Four Out of Five
 
1941
Box   12  
Take a Number
 
1942
Box   12  
Full House
 
1949
Box   12  
Froggy Bottom
 
1950
Box   12  
Lace It Up (5 phonograph records (33 1/3 rpm))

(Located Separately in Stacks; no manuscript material)

 
1951
Box   12  
Go West Madam (4 phonograph records (33 1/3 rpm))

(Located Separately in Stacks)

 
1952
Box   12  
No Cover Charge

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks)

Box   12  
Never Too Late

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks)

 
1953
Box   12  
Up and Atom

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks)

 
1954
Box   12  
Hail to Victor

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks)

 
1955
Box   12  
Flim-Flam
 
1956
Box   12  
Brigadoon
 
1957
Box   12  
Kiss Me Kate
 
1958
Box   12  
Oklahoma
 
1959
Box   12  
Carousel
 
1960
Box   12  
Kismet
 
1961
Box   12  
Land Ho!

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks; no manuscript material)

 
1962
Box   12  
Bartholomew Fair

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks)

 
1967
Box   12  
Out of Our Minds

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks, no manuscript material)

 
1969
Box   12  
Camelot

(33 1/3 rpm Phonograph Record Located Separately in Stacks, no manuscript material)

 
1971
Box   12  
My Fair Lady

(Portraits)

Box   12  
Miscellaneous
 
Project Community/Trotter House
 
Budget
Box   12  
1972/73
Box   12  
1973/74
Box   12  
Rainbow People's Party 1971-1972
Box   12  
Students for a Democratic Society 1965-1968
Box   12  
Union Fair Scrapbook circa 1905
Box   12  
University Club Minute Book 1890-1891
Box   12  
WCBN 1962-1970
 
General Files 1890-1983 [series]

General Files date from 1890-1983 and includes a small remnant of the Union's voluminous correspondence (1900-ca. 1959). Certain types of correspondence, such as room reservations, the desk manager's lost and found, Union membership dues and pins, ticket requests, and uncollectable checks were discarded. Also found in the General Files is a quantity of miscellaneous material. Although poorly described, the material can be of great interest. Included is correspondence with several university presidents as well as important individuals in the founding of the Union.

 
Correspondence and Other Documents
Box   13  
1900-1922
Box   14  
1923-circa 1959
Box   14  
Miscellaneous
Box   15  
Miscellaneous

(continued)

Box   16  
Miscellaneous

(continued)

 
Photographs 1885-circa 1970 [series]

The photographs series Photographs consists of images of the Michigan Union building and the Michigan Union Opera productions, as well as collected photographs relating to life on the University of Michigan campus. Of note is a collection of team portraits of the various U-M athletic teams from the mid-1880s to the late 1920s. This collection of photographs should be supplemented with other athletic photographs in the library's holdings.

 
Photo Prints [subseries]
Box   17  
Activities-general
Box   17  
Ann Arbor views
Box   17  
Building-exteriors
Box   17  
Building-interiors
Box   17  
Building-interior-Founder's Room
Box   17  
Campus buildings and views
Box   17  
Chequamegon Orchestra 1888
Box   17  
Football, track, crew
 
Groups
Box   17  
Druids (3 folders)
Box   17  
Michigamua, Quadrangle, Sphinx, Triangles
Box   17  
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Box   17  
Miscellaneous
 
Individuals
Box   17  
Miscellaneous
 
Michigan Union Officers
Box   17  
Allen, Hugh P
Box   17  
Allen, John R
Box   17  
Barkdull, Howard L
Box   17  
Baxter, Kenneth S
Box   17  
Bisbee, Leland S
Box   17  
Blain, D. Bethune
Box   17  
Buckley, L. Paul
Box   17  
Bulkley, Harry
Box   17  
Bursley, Joseph
Box   17  
Clark, Herbert W
Box   17  
Dickinson, Seldon
Box   17  
Douglass, Henry W
Box   17  
Elbel, Louis
Box   17  
Friedman, Louis K
Box   17  
Gault, Harry G
Box   17  
Haislip, Edward W
Box   17  
Heath, Homer
Box   17  
Helsell, Frank P
Box   17  
Jones, Paul
Box   17  
Kirk, Richard R
Box   17  
Knapp, Burton S
Box   17  
Koontz, Patrick D
Box   17  
McKenzie, William D
Box   17  
Maxwell, Lawrence
Box   17  
Merritt, Walle W
Box   17  
Millen, George W
Box   17  
Parker, Edward F
Box   17  
Peterson, Reuben
Box   17  
Riggs, Henry E
Box   17  
Roberts, Thomas B
Box   17  
Saier, Edward H
Box   17  
Sealby, Inman
Box   17  
Snow, Neil
Box   17  
Stevens, Frederick W
Box   17  
Thomason, Samuel E
Box   17  
Wagner, Frank C
Box   17  
Watkins, James K
Box   17  
Zane, John M
Box   17  
Accession (A-Z) 1993
 
Michigan Union Opera productions (by date)
Box   17  
Michigenda (February 1908) (also oversize in box 21)
Box   17  
Culture (December 1908) (also oversize box 21)
Box   17  
Koanzaland (December 1909) (in oversize box 21, and outsize folder UBImul/F15)
Box   17  
The Crimson Chest (December 1910) (also in oversize box 21)
Box   17  
The Awakened Ramses (December 1911) (in oversize box 21)
Box   17  
Contrarie Mary (March 1913) (in oversize box 21)
Box   17  
A Model Daughter (March 1914) (also in oversize box 21)
Box   17  
All that Glitters (March 1915)
Box   17  
Tres Rouge (March 1916)
Box   17  
Fool's Paradise (March 1917)
Box   17  
Let's Go (1918)
Box   17  
Come on Dad (1919) (also in oversize box 21)
Box   17  
Top O' the Mornin' (March 1921) (also in oversize box 21)
Box   17  
In and Out (1922)
Box   17  
Tambourine (December 1925) (See Also Outsize Folder UBImul/F15)
Box   17  
Front Page Stuff (1926)
Box   17  
Same To You (1927)
Box   17  
Rainbow's End (1928)
Box   17  
With Banners Flying (April 1934); and Give Us Rhythm (December 1934)
Box   17  
Take A Number (1941)
Box   17  
Froggy Bottom 1949
 
Michigan Union Opera-miscellaneous or unidentified
Box   17  
Lionel Ames circa 1920

(also in oversize box 21)

Box   17  
Costume Design

(Sketches (in oversize box 21))

Box   17  
Stone family circa 1920
Box   17  
Unidentified operas and individuals 1908-1952 (7 folders)
Box   17  
Miscellaneous
Box   17  
Parades
Box   17  
Souvenir booklet photos (on masonite) (2 folders)
Box   17  
Student activities
Box   17  
Negatives
Box   17  
Album showing construction of West Quadrangle Dormitory 1938-1939

(includes exterior and interior views of houses on the site)

 
Lantern slides [subseries]
Box   18  
Exterior and interior sketches and photos of Union building, cartoons and photos of faculty members, and photos of university buildings (1 box)
Box   18  
Football and student activities (2 boxes)
 
Oversize photographs [subseries]
Box   19  
Baseball Team Portraits 1892-1921
Box   19  
Basketball Team Portraits 1918-1921
Box   19  
Football Team Portraits 1884-1929 (2 folders) [view sample images]
Box   20  
Track Team Portraits 1896-1926

(with some action photos)

Box   20  
Miscellaneous

(include Michigamua, Quadrangle, Comedy Club, Men's Glee Club, Union Opera, WW I S.A.T.C.)

Box   20  
Michigan Union Officers and U-M faculty (3 folders)
 
Michigan Union Opera Productions (by date)

(See Also Box 17)

Box   21  
Michigenda February 1908
Box   21  
Culture December 1908
Box   21  
Koanzaland December 1909

(See also Outsize folder UBImul/F15)

Box   21  
The Crimson Chest December 1910 [view sample images]
Box   21  
The Awakened Ramses December 1911
Box   21  
Contrarie Mary March 1913
Box   21  
A Model Daughter March 1914
Box   21  
Come on Dad 1919
Box   21  
Top O' The Mornin' 1921
Box   21  
Tickled To Death 1924
Box   21  
Ames, Lionel circa 1920
Box   21  
Costume Design Sketches circa 1920s
Oversize Folder   UBImul F15  
Miscellaneous (including Union Opera

(1 folder in outsize location; call no. UBImul/F15)

 
Michigan Union Opera productions
 
Koanza 1909
 
Bands
Oversize Folder   UBImul F15  
Concert 1931
Oversize Folder   UBImul F15  
R.O.T.C. 1929
Oversize Folder   UBImul F15  
R.O.T.C. 1933
 
Opera Company
Oversize Folder   UBImul F15  
Opera Company from "Cotton Stockings" at the White House 1923
Oversize Folder   UBImul F15  
Opera Company from "Tambourine" at the White House 1925
Oversize Folder   UBImul F15  
Opera Company at Mount Vernon 1926
 
Songs [series]

Songs consists of 78 rpm and 33 1/3 rpm phonograph records and manuscript sheet music for various Union Opera productions and assorted band arrangements. This series includes manuscripts for "Victors March" by Earl V. Moore.

 
Sheet Music Manuscripts
Box   21  
Awakened Ramses 1911
Box   21  
Contrarie Mary 1913
Box   21  
Crimson Chest 1910
Box   21  
Crimson Chest and Ramses Medley
Box   21  
Culture 1908
Box   21  
"Hail Michigan," by Cladius Pendill
Box   21  
"Here's to the S.A.T.C." by Tom Lovell 1918
Box   21  
Junior Girls Play circa 1911-1915
Box   21  
"Michigan's Men of Steel" (Parts for Band)
Box   21  
Michigenda 1908
Box   21  
Michigenda and Culture 1908
Box   21  
Miscellaneous
Box   21  
Earl V. Moore Arrangements
Box   21  
Ruth Smith Arrangements
Box   21  
"U of M Field Song" by William Whedon (2 folders)
Box   21  
"Varsity March," by Earl V. Moore (2 folders)
Box   21  
"Yellow and Blue,"
 
Audio Recordings

(78 rpm phonograph recordings located separately in stacks)

Box   23  
Ann Arbor Days (2 phonograph records)
Box   23  
College Days
Box   23  
The Victor's March
Box   23  
When Night Falls Dear (2 phonograph records)
Box   21  
The Yellow and the Blue
Box   23  
My Fair Lady 1971
 
Bound Volumes [series] (13 oversize volumes)
 
Scrapbooks
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
October 1912-June 1922
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
July 1922-April 1926
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
May 1926-January 1929
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
January 1929-May 17, 1931
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
May 19, 1931-December 1933
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
January 1934-October 1935
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
November 1935-January 1938
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
January 1938-April 1942
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
July 1942-May 1948
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
1948-May 1952
Oversize Folder   BImu F15  
1962-1963
Oversize Volume   1  
September 1977-May 1979

(Special location: B 283 3)

Oversize Volume   2  
Guest Register 1935-1943

(not hotel register) (B 283 3)

 
Michigan Union Board of Representatives 1980-1996 [series] (1 linear foot)

The Michigan Union Board of Representatives records consist of minutes and related documentation covering the period 1980-1996. Minutes and supporting documents detail the reconfiguration of the board of representatives in the early 1980s as well as advisory information on Union policies and changing uses of the Union.

Box   22  
1980-1996 (13 folders)