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Bentley Historical Library records: 1919 - 2014 (Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002)
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Michigan Historical Collections 1919-2014 (bulk 1935-2014) [series]

The Michigan Historical Collections series (1919-2014, bulk 1935-2014, 9.5 linear feet and one oversize box) consists of seven subseries: Office Diaries; Field Program; Topical Files; Reports; Thomas Powers' Talks; Len Coombs's files; and Lost, Recataloged, Discarded or Transferred Materials. A long run of Office Diaries (2 linear feet) covers the years 1935-1963.

 
Office Diaries [subseries]

Early on, the diaries were relatively informative documents, often including entries describing visitors and events at the BHL. Increasingly, however, they became more like logbooks recording commonplace transactions, such as the number of letters prepared each day and the name of each letter's recipient.

Box   29  
1935-1949 (15 volumes)
Box   30  
1950-1963 (12 volumes)
 
Field Program [subseries]

The Field Program subseries, 1937-2002 (2 linear feet) begins with "trip reports" written between 1935 and 1985. A trip report is a written summary of a contact by a BHL staff member and a donor or potential donor of material. The subseries also includes "Donor Lead Sheets" for the period 1988 and 1995 which are arranged alphabetically and contain information regarding the pursuit of specific collections; and "Donor Lead Card Catalog" for the period 1960s-2000s with names, addresses, and field notes, also arranged alphabetically, located in an oversize box.

Box   31  
Trip Reports 1937-1986 (38 folders)
Box   32  
Trip Report Indices 1937-1985
Box   32  
1937-1940
Box   32  
1948-1957
Box   32  
1958-1960
Box   32  
1961-1963
Box   32  
1964-1966
Box   32  
1967-1969
Box   32  
1970-1972
Box   32  
1973-1975
Box   32  
1976-1978
Box   32  
1979-1981
Box   32  
1982-1984
Box   32  
1985
 
Librarian/Cataloger Reports

The Librarian/Cataloger Reports (0.2 linear feet) consists of reports filed by various individuals who held this position between 1955 and 1980. The Collections Committee was formed in 1992, and this subseries contains the committee's agendas and meeting summaries. This series also contains two folders of excerpts from the Regents Proceedings that reference the Michigan Historical Collections and the Bentley Library.

Box   32  
MHC Cataloger Reports 1952-1964
Box   32  
MHC Cataloger Monthly Reports 1955-1969
Box   32  
MHC Cataloger Monthly Reports 1970-1972
Box   32  
Librarian Reports, Ida C. Brown 1955-1968
Box   32  
Librarian's Reports, S. F. Steel 1974-1980
Box   32  
Monthly Work Reports 1961-1987 (2 folders)
Box   32  
Proposed Collecting Projects (Marshall, Michigan) circa 1968
Box   32  
MHC in the Regents Proceedings (2 folders)
Drawer   3  
State of Michigan House Resolution No.275 for commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Michigan Historical Collections 1985
Box   33  
Archival Literature 1993
Box   33  
Collections Committee agendas, reports, and background research by meeting date 1992-2002 (24 folders)
Box   33  
Donor Lead Sheets A-Z (by donor name) 1988-1995 (4 folders)
Box   33  
Forms 1983-1988
Box   33  
Miscellaneous 1995-1998
Box   33  
Outreach 1992-1993
Box   33  
Retreat 1986
 
Topical Files [subseries]

The Topical Files subseries (1980-2009, 1.7 linear feet) includes files that were contributed by Leonard Coombs, Marilyn McLaughlin, Thomas Powers, Ken Scheffel and others. It includes materials related to the development of the access and description systems employed by the Bentley, as well an interesting "Introduction to MHC Manual," created around 1980.

Box   65  
ALEPH Bibliographic Records Committee 2004-2005
Box   65  
ALEPH Cataloging Manual 2004
Box   65  
ALEPH for Archives 2004-2005
Box   65  
Authorities Library Management System (LMS) 2004-2006 (3 folders)
Box   65  
Bentley Image Bank Development 2000-2003
Box   65  
Best of the Bentley / Visual Resources Online 1998-1999
 
Black Churches Project
Box   75  
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.), Saginaw 1977-1984
Box   75  
Calvary Baptist 1988-1993
Box   75  
Little Rock Baptist 1988
 
Metropolitan Baptist 1987-1988
Box   75  
Peace Baptist 1987-1997
Box   75  
People's Community Church 1988-1997
Box   75  
Plymouth Congregational 1987-1988
Box   75  
St. John's Presbyterian 1989
Box   75  
St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) 1990
Box   75  
Black Churches Background 1988-1994 (2 folders)
Box   75  
General project info undated
Box   65  
Chinese seminars 1999-2001
Box   65  
County Histories Digitization 2004-2008
Box   65  
Field database undated
Box   65  
Field program: Ken Scheffel 1973-1986
Box   65  
Google digitization project 2001-2009
Box   65  
Introduction to MHC Manual 1980
Box   65  
McLaughlin, Marilyn -- Audio archivist 1990-1993
Box   65  
Metadata, Description and Records Committee 2005-2008 (5 folders)
Box   66  
Michigan Newspaper Project 1984
Box   66  
Michigan Newspaper Project 1994-2007 (2 folders)
Box   66  
Michigan Newspaper Project Proposal 1992
Box   66  
MIRLYN 1992-1993 (2 folders)
Box   66  
MIRLYN Post-load 1994-2000
Box   66  
MIRLYN Statistics 1996-2004
Box   66  
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Newspaper Project 2004-2006
Box   66  
Newspaper exhibit 2006
Box   66  
Polar Bear digitization 2002-2005
Box   66  
Polar Bear replacement planning 2009
Box   66  
Polar Bear Vlad Signorelli Study 1992
Box   66  
Polar Bear Yakel Website 2007-2009
 
Pre-catalog archival management system 1990
Box   76  
Selections from Sorting room wall undated
Box   66  
Vatican OCLC 2010-2012
Box   66  
VuFind Group Indexes and Facets 2008
Box   66  
Weideman, Chris: Talk on Bentley Fieldwork 1990
 
Reports [subseries]

The Reports subseries (1969-2012, 0.8 linear feet) includes narrative and statistical reports related to the activities of the division including the field program, cataloging and description, and maintenance of the visual materials in the collections.

Box   66  
Collections Division Annual Reports Statistics 1978-2012
Box   66  
Collections Division Monthly Reports 1969-1984
Box   66  
Collections Division Quarterly Reports 1985-2012
Box   66  
Field Program: Ken Scheffel Annual Reports and miscellaneous 1980-2001
Box   66  
Field Program Monthly Reports: Len Coombs 2003-2011 (6 folders)
Box   67  
Field Program Monthly Reports: Len Coombs 2009-2011 (3 folders)
Box   67  
Field Program Quarterly Reports 1981-2002
Box   67  
Librarian's Annual Report 1981-1987
Box   67  
Librarian's Annual Report 1994-1996
Box   67  
Librarian's Monthly Report 1981-2002
Box   67  
Photography and Audio-visual Annual Report 1975-1983
Box   67  
Photography and Audio-visual Bi-monthly Report 1972-1984 (2 folders)
Box   67  
Staff meeting reports: Tom Powers 1977-2005
 
Thomas Powers' Talks [subseries]

The Thomas Powers Talks subseries, (1976-2003, 0.2 linear feet) includes speaking notes for approximately 23 presentations.

Box   67  
30-Year Celebration Bulletin 1995
Box   67  
50th Anniversary of the Bentley 1987
Box   67  
Appraisal at MHC, Mellon Fellows 1983
Box   67  
Archival Management for Historical Societies, Historical Society of Michigan 1984
Box   67  
Archival Practicum, International Council on Archives 1999
Box   67  
Arrangement and Description, Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists 1984
Box   67  
Church and Denominational Collections at MHC, Archivists of Catholic Orders 1986
Box   67  
Detroit Historical Resources, Detroit Free Press 1999
Box   67  
Discussion and Comments, Michigan: Promise and Performance (50th Anniversary) 1985
Box   67  
Documenting Music and the University of Michigan, Friends Meeting 1984
Box   67  
French materials at MHC, French Librarians 1997
Box   67  
Manuscripts and Archives, Libraries and Local History Workshop 1975
Box   67  
Manuscripts and Printed Materials Processing and Retrieval, Michigan Archives Association 1976
Box   67  
Marjorie Merriwether Post Papers, Friends Meeting 1991
Box   67  
Michigan Bell Photos, Michigan Bell Pioneers 2002
Box   67  
Michigan Historical Collections, Daughters of the American Revolution undated
Box   67  
Michigan on the March, Friends Meeting undated
Box   67  
Miscellaneous 1972-1998
Box   67  
Opening of the Rev. Charles A. Hill and Hartford Memorial Baptist Papers 2000
Box   67  
Presentation to staff of Carl Levin 2003
Box   67  
Processing for Reference, Michigan Archives Association 1989
Box   67  
Stamps, Ann Arbor Stamp Club 1998
Box   67  
Tour script undated
 
Len Coombs's Files [subseries]

The Len Coombs's files subseries (1919-2014, bulk 1967-2014, 4 linear feet) includes speaking notes for presentations, published articles and bibliographies, exhibit materials, and materials related to the development of access and description systems used at the Bentley, related content for which can be found in the Topical Files subseries.

Box   79  
Administrative Committee 2012-2013 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   72  
Aeon Software 2009-2013
Box   72  
Aleph Version 20 2010
Box   72  
Annual Reports 1977-2014
Box   72  
Appraisal Type Letters 1974-1997
Box   72  
Arab American Digitizing 2003
Box   72  
Archives Courses
Box   72  
Cataloging 1988
Box   72  
Maps 1990-1993, undated
Box   72  
MARC 1991-2001
Box   72  
Non-Manuscript Material 1994 undated
Box   72  
Photos 1987-1993, undated
Box   72  
Practicum 2002-2003 (2 folders)
Box   72  
Printed Works 1977-1985
Box   72  
Artifacts undated
Box   72  
Audio Project 2013-2014
Box   72  
Authorities Training 2004
Box   72  
AV Project 2004-2012
Box   72  
Bentley Stories 2013-2014
Box   72  
BHL Website 2007-2008, undated
Box   72  
Bibliographies
Box   72  
County Atlases, circa 1931-1970
Box   72  
County Histories 1948-1981
Box   72  
Bicentennial 2013
Box   72  
Birds Eye View Digitizing 2005-2006
Box   72  
Book Reviews 1987-1999
Box   72  
Book Sale 2010-2014
Box   72  
Capital Campaign 2013
Box   72  
Cataloging
Box   72  
ALA Character Set 1992
Box   72  
Architectural Records 1983-1989
Box   72  
BHL w/o OCLC undated
Box   72  
Conversion 1997-1998
Box   72  
Form Terms for Archival and Manuscripts Control (FTAMC) and Rare Books Genre 1983-1993
Box   72  
Framed Items 2010
Box   72  
Internet Resources 1999-2002
Box   72  
Library of Congress Authority File 1989-1994
Box   72  
Manuscripts 1984-1994
Box   72  
Mirlyn 1989-1999 (2 folders)
Box   72  
Miscellaneous 1983-2011
Box   72  
SGML and AACR 1994-1997
Box   72  
Civil War
Box   72  
General 1961-1993
Box   72  
Digitizing 2010-2011
Box   72  
Guide 2011 undated
Box   73  
Cold Room 2001-2014
Box   73  
Collecting Policy 1970-1986
Box   73  
Collecting Reevaluation 2005
Box   73  
Collection Development
Box   73  
Natural Resources 1986 undated
Box   73  
Recreation 1986 undated
Box   73  
Retreat 1992-1997
Box   73  
Social Organizations 1986
Box   73  
Conservation Plan 2013
Box   73  
Contents Lists
Box   73  
Maps 1968-1987
Box   73  
Polar Bear Maps-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 310th Regiment (O'Dell) undated
Box   73  
Richard/Monteith Libraries undated
Box   73  
DACS 2005-2006, undated
Box   73  
De La Vergne Collection 1968-1992
Box   73  
Desiderata Lists: County Histories, County Atlases 1955-1988
Box   73  
Detroit View ID 1940
Box   73  
Digital Archives 2006-2011
 
Digital County Histories Addition undated
Box   73  
Digital Records 2007-2011
Box   73  
Digital Retreat 2011
Box   73  
Directories, City and County 1964, 1997 undated
Box   73  
Diversity 1998-2000
Box   73  
EAD 1998-2010
Box   73  
Exchanges 1977-1983
Box   73  
Exhibits
Box   73  
De La Vergne Maps 1986
Box   73  
De La Vergne Selections 2004-2005
Box   73  
Detroit Transportation 2001
Box   73  
Early Ann Arbor Maps undated
Box   73  
Environmentalism 1988
Box   73  
Indian Exhibit 1989
Box   73  
Indian Exhibit for League 1989
Box   73  
Life on the Great Lakes undated
Box   73  
Mackinac Is 1995
Box   73  
Michigan Territory Bicentennial 2004-2005
Box   73  
Polar Bears 1999
Box   73  
Family Name Authority Problem 2001-2011
Box   73  
Field Issues 2003
Box   73  
Flat Shelving undated
Box   73  
Future of MHC 2010-2012
Box   73  
Grad Library and Other UM Libraries
Box   73  
Books Retrospective Conversion 1982-1993
Box   73  
Collection Development Working Group 1983-1991
Box   73  
Desiderata Exchanges 1979-1994
Box   73  
Documents 2000 undated
Box   73  
Graduate Library Collecting 1975-1992
Box   73  
Old Map Transfer 1983-1984
Box   73  
Rare Book Room Exchange 1985
Box   73  
WebZ 1996-1997
Box   74  
Loan to Flint 1984-1988
Box   74  
Maps
Box   74  
Ann Arbor 1975
Box   74  
Barnett List undated
Box   74  
Bibliographies 1967-1995
Box   74  
Cataloging Rules 1993
Box   74  
Collecting/Use 1986-1987
Box   74  
Michigan Maps and Atlases in Other Libraries 1992
Box   74  
Miscellaneous 1977-2003
Box   74  
Questionnaires 1983-2003
Box   74  
Rolled
Box   74  
Conservation 1981-1983
Box   74  
Conservation (Kathy Rochler) 1984
Box   74  
Shelf List 1982 undated
Box   74  
Topo-USGS 1985-1991, undated
Box   74  
Townships undated
Box   74  
MARC-Field Inventory 2003
Box   74  
Meeting Notes 1981-2013
Box   74  
MHC Meeting Reports 2003-2006
Box   74  
Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) Workshop
Box   74  
1997-1998
Box   74  
2004-2005
Box   74  
Monthly Field Activity Reports
Box   74  
2012
Box   74  
2013
Box   74  
Newspapers
Box   74  
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 1988-1992
Box   74  
Graduate Library-Microfilm undated
Box   74  
Microfilming 1978-1985
Box   74  
Miscellaneous 1971-1993
Box   74  
Underground 2000-2002
Box   74  
OCLC
Box   74  
Archives and Manuscripts Control (AMC) 1987-1994
Box   74  
Miscellaneous 1995-2012
Box   74  
Record Overlay 2006
Box   74  
Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) 1989-2006 (2 folders)
Box   74  
Statistics 2003-2004
Box   74  
Union Listing 1999-2000
 
Offsite Storage/Space Planning 1983-2000
Box   74  
Oral History Database 2012
Box   74  
Oversize Volumes undated
Box   74  
Paintings, Pictures, Works of Art 1989 undated
Box   74  
Photographers
Box   74  
Ann Arbor 1976-1982, undated
Box   74  
Michigan 1974 undated
 
Photographs
Box   74  
Bibliography 1972-1975
Box   74  
Michigan
Box   74  
Miscellaneous 1971-1988
Box   74  
Retreat 1990
Box   74  
Vertical File undated
Box   74  
Polar Bear Issues 2012-2013
Box   75  
Policies/Procedures 1996-2001
 
Presentations
Box   75  
Acquisitions Planning 2006

(Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Meeting)

Box   75  
Ann Arbor Train and Trolley Watchers 2003
Box   75  
Atlases 1985

(Friends Meeting)

Box   75  
Church Records 2006

(Local History Conference)

Box   75  
First Presbyterian Hilltoppers Senior Group 2013
Box   75  
Google Project 2010

(MAA Meeting)

 
Houghton, Hubbard, and Higgins 1985

(Michigan Map Society)

Box   75  
Indian Life in Southeastern Michigan undated
Box   75  
Kempf House/Friends 2007
Box   75  
Kyrza CIO Group 2013
Box   75  
Maps undated
Box   75  
Maps of the 19th Century 2000-2013
Box   75  
Polar Bears 1999

(Alumni Talk)

Box   75  
Polar Bears 2002

(Chelsea Kiwanis Club, includes slides)

Box   75  
Polar Bears 2009

(Grosse Pointe Rotary Club)

Box   75  
Printed Works in Archives 1982

(MAA Meeting)

Box   75  
Printed Works in Archives 1981

(Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Meeting)

Box   75  
Printed Works in Archives

(Society of American Archivists (SAA) Meeting)

Box   75  
Rowfant Club and other "Treasures" 1995
Box   75  
Society of Automobile Historians (SAH) 2013
Box   75  
Student Life 1989
Box   75  
Transportation History 1982

(Friends Meeting)

Box   75  
Upper Peninsula Industry 2002

(MAA Meeting)

Box   75  
Vatican Archives undated
Box   75  
Vatican Archives 1989

(MAC Meeting)

 
Publications
Box   75  
"A New Access System for the Vatican Archives" (SAA) 1989
Box   75  
"Halley's Comet at the University of Michigan, 1910" undated
Box   75  
"Michigan's Underground Press" undated
Box   75  
Polar Bear Bibliography Illustrations 1919-1929, undated
Box   75  
Polar Bear Bibliography Printing Copy 1988
Box   75  
Underground Press in Michigan Bibliography 1982
Box   75  
Railroads undated
Box   75  
Richard, Gabriel 1985-2013
Box   75  
Sanborn Map Company/OCLC 2002
Box   75  
Signal of Liberty 2004
Box   75  
Stack Tenants 2006-2013
Box   75  
Statistics 1997
Box   75  
Strategic Planning-Kardia 2013-2014
Box   75  
Subject Headings in the Card Catalog for the Michigan Alumnus and Quarterly Review undated
Box   75  
Suburban Newspapers 1989-2003
Box   75  
Tapes 2010-2011
Box   75  
Transition 2012-2013
Box   75  
UARP Field 2002-2003
Box   75  
UM Headings 1996 undated
Box   75  
Vertical File 1989-1991
Box   75  
Web Archiving Report 2011-2012
 
Women 2000 undated
 
Lost, Recataloged, Discarded or Transferred Materials [subseries]

Two boxes of catalog index cards comprise the subseries, Lost, Re-cataloged, Discarded or Transferred Materials, 1949-1989 (0.6 linear feet). This assembly was largely generated during the transition from a card catalog to an online public access catalog system, when items that had been separately cataloged were returned to their collections of origin to be described collectively in finding aids, rather than through separate entries.

Box   68  
Catalog index card file arranged alphabetically by author 1949-1989
Box   68  
Catalog index card file arranged alphabetically by author 1949-1989