William Lucas Papers: 1965-1986 (bulk 1975-1986)
Summary Information
Title: William Lucas Papers
Creator: Lucas, William, 1928-
Dates: 1965-1986 (Majority of material found within 1975-1986)
Extent: 34 linear feet, 1 oversize folder, 25.2 GB (online)
Location: offsite storage; prior notification required for retrieval
Abstract:
Wayne County sheriff, 1969-1982, Wayne County Executive, 1983-1986, and Republican candidate for governor of Michigan, 1986. Correspondence, subject files, clippings, videotapes, and photographs primarily concerning his work as sheriff and county executive, and his gubernatorial campaign.
Call number: 87482 Aa 2 UAm
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Christine Weideman

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Mr. Lucas (donor no. 7455) in June 1987.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have not transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Alternate Format:

Digitization: The Library has undertaken the digitization of a number of sound recordings within this collection. The resulting audio files are available for playback only in the Bentley Library Reading Room. Links to item images and additional information are available within this finding aid. Original sound recordings are only available for staff use.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., William Lucas Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

William Lucas, whose career in public service has spanned 35 years, was born in Harlem, in 1928. When he was orphaned in his early teens (his West Indian immigrant parents died within a year of each other), he went to live with and was raised by an aunt. He attended Morris High School in the Bronx, and starred on the school track team. Because of his track skill he was offered a number of collegiate athletic scholarships, and accepted one from Manhattan College. He was the first in his family to go to college, and graduated with honors, in 1952, with a Bachelor of Science degree.

After graduation, Lucas spent several years as a teacher and welfare case worker in New York City. In 1953 he joined the New York Police Department, where he remained for nine years, often working undercover in Harlem. From his experiences with the city legal system he decided to become a lawyer, and attended Fordham University at night. He received his law degree in 1962, and at the graduation ceremony he met Robert Kennedy, who offered him a job in the Justice Department. Lucas accepted and spent two years as an investigator in the civil rights division. He then joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent, stationed first in Cincinnati, and later in Detroit. He left the Bureau in 1967 to become Wayne County undersheriff, and two years later was appointed Wayne County sheriff when Roman Gribbs vacated the position after winning election as mayor of Detroit. Lucas was elected Wayne County sheriff in his own right in 1970 and reelected twice thereafter, serving in that capacity for thirteen years. In 1982, he ran successfully for the newly-created office of Wayne County Executive. He served for four years as the chief officer of the third largest county in the United States.

Explaining that he was dismayed by the influence of special interests in the Democratic party, Lucas switched political affiliation to the Republican party in May 1985. He won the Republican gubernatorial primary in 1986, only the second Black in the history of the country to win a major party nomination for governor. He ran on a platform that stressed the historic nature of his candidacy, fiscal responsibility, and law and order, but lost the general election to the incumbent, Governor James Blanchard.

Lucas married his wife Evelyn while he was in high school. They have five children, three of whom are physicians. William Lucas currently (1987) works for a law firm in Detroit.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The William Lucas Papers consist of manuscript and audiovisual materials which primarily document economic and social affairs in Wayne County, when Lucas served as county executive, and Lucas's campaign for governor in 1986. There are few materials on Lucas's career prior to his service as Wayne County executive. His gubernatorial campaign is documented in a somewhat piecemeal fashion, and study of it would be enhanced by the use of oral interviews. Media coverage of the campaign, however, has been preserved quite thoroughly. The Lucas Papers (34 linear feet) are comprised of six series: Personal, Wayne County Offices, Political, Clippings, Videotapes, and Photographs.

Subject Terms

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.


  • Afro-Americans -- Michigan.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1986.
  • Law enforcement -- Michigan -- Wayne County.
  • Sheriffs -- Michigan -- Wayne County.
  • Wayne County (Mich.) -- Politics and government.
  • Afro-Americans -- Political life.
  • Law enforcement -- Michigan -- Wayne County.
  • Police -- Michigan -- Wayne County.
  • Political elections -- 1986.
  • Politics and government -- 1981-1990.
  • Cartoons.
  • Photographs.
  • Videotapes.
  • Lucas, William, 1928-
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Wayne County (Mich.). Sheriff Dept.
  • Wayne County (Mich.). Executive.
  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
  • Engler, Coleen.
  • Lucas, William, 1928-
  • Reagan, Ronald.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Wayne County (Mich.). Executive.
  • Wayne County (Mich.). Sheriff Dept.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Personal [series]

The Personal series (2 folders) is the one to which the researcher should turn to learn about the many phases of Lucas's career. It contains biographical materials in the form of articles, resumes, membership certificates, and promotional materials on several of his children. One of the more interesting documents is a 1970 questionnaire filled out by Lucas for the Manhattan College Magazine. In it he discusses his collegiate experiences and how they shaped the principles and philosophies which guided him later in life. The series also contains materials related to Lucson Petroleum Corporation, of which Lucas was an original incorporator. The corporation was in the oil refining and distributing industry.

Box   1  
Biographical (includes memorabilia)
Box   1  
Lucson Petroleum Corporation

(includes correspondence and legal documents)

 
Wayne County Offices [series]

The Wayne County Offices series (1 linear foot) is divided into two subseries, one for each of the major county offices Lucas held, sheriff and county executive. They are arranged alphabetically by topic. The sheriff subseries contains materials which mostly pertain to major incidents which occurred while Lucas was in office. They include the battle between Lucas and Wayne County Commissioners over elimination of the Patrol and Investigation Division, and the "Rochester Incident" which involved a shootout between Wayne County sheriffs and Detroit policemen. There is also a very interesting transcript of the "Pingree Street Conspiracy Trial" of 1975, in which Detroit policemen and private citizens were tried for the sale of narcotics and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

In the county executive subseries, five folders of manuscript materials contain scattered documents on Lucas's tenure. The correspondence file includes Lucas's responses to a variety of constituent concerns, and the interoffice memos provide a cursory look at media strategy, and budget and union contract issues during Lucas's first months in office. The researcher will note newsclippings and videotapes relating Lucas' work as Wayne County executive are filed in the Clippings and Tapes series. They are extremely important to any study of Lucas as county executive.

 
Sheriff [subseries]
Box   1  
General (2 folders)
Box   1  
FBI Directorship Nomination 1977

(mostly clippings and letters of recommendation)

Box   1  
Patrol and Investigation

(mostly legal materials re: 1981 controversy over elimination of the division; includes one audio tape)

Box   1  
Pingree Street Conspiracy Trial (narcotics conspiracy)
Box   1  
Rochester Incident

(reports, correspondence, and clippings)

 
County Executive [subseries]
Box   1  
General
Box   1  
Appointment Calendars 1984-1985

(includes political engagements)

Box   1  
Campaign for office
Box   1  
Correspondence undated, December 1982-February 1983, May 1983
Box   2  
Interoffice Memos November 1982-November 1983
Box   2  
White House, The

(mostly routine correspondence)

 
Political [series]

The Political series (1/2 linear foot) consists of materials related to Lucas's campaign for governor. It is also arranged alphabetically by topic, and while the manuscript materials do not provide in-depth coverage of the campaign, the researcher will benefit from use of the folders on finances, which in report form document early efforts to raise campaign funds; issues; speeches; and surveys of issues and voter preferences. There are again cross references to the important Clippings and Videotapes series.

Box   2  
Clippings

(see Clippings Series, boxes 3-12)

Box   2  
Correspondence (miscellaneous) undated, 1985-1986
Box   2  
Finances 1985 (1 folder, 5 volumes)

(includes correspondence and reports)

Box   2  
Issues

(includes position papers, completed questionnaire, and background materials)

Box   2  
Speeches

(includes handwritten notes for two speeches, and typed text of speeches given upon joining Republican Party, and announcing for Governor)

Box   2  
Surveys of issues and voter preferences 1985, 1986
Box   2  
Tapes

(video, see Tapes Series, boxes 28-33)

Box   2  
Travel Schedules October 1985, December 1986 trip to Washington to meet with Republican administration officials 1985-1986
Box   2  
Unity Agreement (copy of)
Box   2  
Volunteers (statewide listing)
 
Clippings [series]

The Clippings series (10 linear feet) is a very comprehensive run of' newspaper coverage of Lucas's tenure as county executive and his political activities, including the gubernatorial campaign. The bulk of the series is comprised of clippings from the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, but there is often coverage from other major papers around the state as well. The series is arranged chronologically, beginning in January 1983, and ending in November 1986. It is complete, with the exception of May and June 1986, for which clippings were not received. It is a valuable series on which to rely for developing a chronology of important events for those years, following the reaction around the state to his entrance into the Republican Party, and charting public opinion on his campaign for governor.

 
1983 [subseries]
Box   3  
January
Box   3  
February
Box   3  
March
Box   3  
April
Box   3  
May
Box   3  
June
Box   4  
July
Box   4  
August
Box   4  
September
Box   4  
October
Box   4  
November
Box   4  
December
 
1984 [subseries]
Box   4  
January
Box   5  
February
Box   5  
March
Box   5  
April
Box   5  
May (2 folders)
Box   5  
June (2 folders)
Box   5  
July
Box   6  
August (2 folders)
Box   6  
September
Box   6  
October (2 folders)
Box   6  
November
Box   6  
December
 
1985 [subseries]
Box   7  
January
Box   7  
February
Box   7  
March
Box   7  
April
Box   8  
May (2 folders)
Box   8  
June (2 folders)
Box   8  
July
Box   9  
August
Box   9  
September
Box   9  
October
Box   9  
November
Box   9  
December
 
1986 [subseries]
Box   10  
January (2 folders)

(includes late December clippings)

Box   10  
February (2 folders)
Box   10  
March (2 folders)
Box   10  
April

(folder 1 of 3)

Box   11  
April

(folders 2 and 3 of 3)

Box   11  
July
Box   11  
August (2 folders)
Box   12  
September (2 folders)
Box   12  
October (2 folders)
Box   12  
November
 
Sound Recordings [series] [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]

The Sound recordings (9 audio cassettes include Lucas press conferences, interviews and recordings of an unidentified seminar that includes speakers discussing a mental health institution.

 
Audiocassettes [subseries] [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Box   27  
Press Conference 1983 March 24, 1983 March 28, 1983 March 29 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87482-SR-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(March 28, 1983: Nomination of Civil Services Commission - Jackson, Kozak, Baternal. March 29, 1983: Jackson and others are sworn in and O'Hair nominated as Corp. Counsel Agreement w/Sheriff Local 502 - new classification of Police officer.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87482-SR-1-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(March 24, 1983: Press conference discussing Reform Plan wins approval.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
Press Conference 1983 April 07 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87482-SR-2-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(April 7, 1983: The Transfer of Sheriffs to the CTS to save Wayne County Money.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87482-SR-2-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(April 7, 1983. Announcement of new 3 year contract with Wayne county and AFSCME counsel, pending ratification by each party involved.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
Pittman Resigns; Lucas appoitnment of Bishop 1983 June 15 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87482-SR-3-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Pirtmann resignation, Lucas comment on Cost of Living Adjustment.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87482-SR-3-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Recording of the resignation of Pittman, Lucas appointment of Bishop.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
Fred Todd - Financial Report for 1982 1983 July 11 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87482-SR-4-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Statement discussing the release of Wayne County Financial Report and audits.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87482-SR-4-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Statement discussing the release of Wayne County Financial Report and audits.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
Executive appointment of Pittman to Office of Emergency Preperation; Lucas Press Conference 1983 July 12 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87482-SR-5-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Press Conference announcement of the appointment of Pittman) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87482-SR-5-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(William Lucas press conference on the prospect of a 4 day work week.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
Press Conference Lucas on Recall-MERC 1984 January 20 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([87482-SR-6-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Announcement of Lucas' intention to veto Hospital Ordinance.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
William Lucas Press Conference 1984 February 09 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([87482-SR-7-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Discussing Board of Commissioners on their vetos of CEO to appoint 3 Road Commissioners.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
[Unidentified Judge] [Undated] [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87482-SR-8-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Interview with an unidentified Judge and Lawyers.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87482-SR-8-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Interview with an unidentified Judge and Lawyers.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   27  
[Unidentified Seminar] [Undated] [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87482-SR-9-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Unidentified speakers discussing a mental health institution.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87482-SR-9-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Unidentified speakers discussing a mental health institution.) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
Videotapes [series]

The Videotapes series (21 linear feet) is the largest in the collection and is divided into three subseries. The Wayne County Executive subseries contains a run of public affairs programs entitled, "Wayne County: A New Perspective," which were produced while Lucas was county executive. They are videotapes and are arranged alphabetically by title. They cover an enormous range of topics and provide insight into economic and social concerns of the 1980s in one of the largest counties in the country. The form is generally that of a panel discussion on the topic by several area specialists, and often includes information on county programs overseen and/or initiated by Lucas. The researcher should consult the contents list to determine programs of interest. This subseries also contains a miscellaneous set of both audio and video tapes of activities of Executive Lucas, including various press conferences, speeches, and talk show appearances.

The political subseries of the Videotapes series is arranged alphabetically by topic and consists of video tapes of phases of his gubernatorial campaign. Among the more interesting are his announcements of joining the Republican party and entering the governor's race, the Detroit Economic Club debate with James Blanchard, promotional spots used to develop voter loyalty and explain his stances on issues, and talk show appearances.

The third subseries, labeled "Masters," are videotapes comprised of evening news segments from the ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates in Detroit which focus on Lucas from the early months of 1984 to November 1986. While the emphasis is on his political activities, there is also very good coverage of his tenure as Wayne County executive. When used with the Political series and the Clippings series, the researcher is provided almost complete media coverage of Lucas's activities from 1983 through 1986.

 
Wayne County Executive [subseries]
 
Wayne County: A New Perspective
Box   13  
Afro-American Museum
Box   13  
Afro-American Tour
Box   13  
Agriculture in Wayne County (also includes Detroit-Metro. Ceramic Tile)
Box   13  
Aids Scare
Box   13  
American Lung Association and Jim Mouth
Box   13  
Ask The Executive
Box   13  
Auto News World Expo
Box   13  
Auto Theft: The Chop Shop Break-Up
Box   13  
Belleville Lake: The Untold Story
Box   14  
Best of Wayne County: A New Perspective
Box   14  
Best of Wayne County: A New Perspective Part II
Box   14  
Bite Out of Rabies
Box   14  
Birthday Party
Box   14  
Blue Cross: Mutual or No Mutual
Box   14  
Breaking Down The Budget Battle
Box   14  
CEO State of the County Address
Box   14  
Capital Punishment
Box   14  
Chamber of Commerce: Foreign Trade Mission
Box   15  
Changing Voter Patterns
Box   15  
Charter Battle Brews
Box   15  
Chicago Tonight
Box   15  
Child I.D.: No Kidding Tonight
Box   15  
Close-Up: John D. O'Hair
Box   15  
Community Mental Health Programs
Box   15  
Concerns and Crime in Wayne County
Box   15  
County Care Provides Prevention (master, and re-edited Master)
Box   16  
County Parks Revive
Box   16  
County Parks Revive I
Box   16  
Crime Tax
Box   16  
Detroit Chamber of Commerce Debate (Blanchard vs. Lucas)
Box   16  
Discussion With the Women's Economic Club
Box   16  
Do You Know Your Commissioner?
Box   16  
Drain Commissioner: Elected or Appointed
Box   16  
Economic Future of Michigan
Box   16  
Economic Development Corporation
Box   16  
Educational Plans For Wayne County
Box   17  
Educational Visions For Wayne County
Box   17  
Emergency Preparedness
Box   17  
Exploring the Future of State and County Government through Debate
Box   17  
Fall Tour of Greenfield Village
Box   17  
Family in Today's Society, The
Box   17  
February 12th: A Historic Announcement (Lucas announcement for Governor)
Box   17  
First Two Years
Box   17  
First Two Years, Part II
Box   17  
Flight To The Future
Box   17  
Flooding Preparedness: Are You Ready
Box   18  
4-H Program in Detroit: Growing Roots, The
Box   18  
Forgotten Victim of Crime, The
Box   18  
Future of Wayne County, The
Box   18  
Graying of Wayne County, The
Box   18  
Handgun Control
Box   18  
Healthy Outlook
Box   18  
History of Eloise
Box   18  
History of the Eloise Complex
Box   18  
How Landfills Work In Wayne County
Box   18  
How Will People Vote
Box   18  
Hunger
Box   19  
Hunger and Emergency Feeding In Wayne County
Box   19  
Infant Health and Infant Mortality
Box   19  
Juvenile Crime
Box   19  
Kids, Courts, and Crime
Box   19  
Kopy, Ed: Executive Corner
Box   19  
Legionnaires Disease Outbreak in Wayne County
Box   19  
Let's Talk About Sex
Box   19  
Lock Up
Box   19  
Look At The Wayne County Office on Aging, A
Box   20  
Lucas At Oakland Community College, Mr. Lucas Upfront
Box   20  
Metro Airport Celebrates

(master, and re-edited master)

Box   20  
Metro Expansion
Box   20  
Minority Businesses Share Strategy For Success
Box   20  
Mother Waddles Christmas, A
Box   20  
Neo-Natal Care Unit At Wayne County General Hospital
Box   20  
New Avenues To Employment
Box   21  
New Avenues To Employment II
Box   21  
Old County Courthouse, The
Box   21  
Patient Care Management of Wayne County, The
Box   21  
Plymouth Orchard and Cider Mill, The
Box   21  
Prison Overflow Prompts Study
Box   21  
Prison Overflow Prompts Study-Part Two
Box   21  
Private Industry Corporation/Wayne County: Partnership For Progress
Box   21  
Prosecutor's Office
Box   21  
Renovation of the Old County Building, The
Box   22  
Riverview Highlands: A Landfill At Work, The
Box   22  
Road Commission
Box   22  
Roperti's Turkey Farm
Box   22  
Salt Mines of Wayne County, The
Box   22  
Say Yes on August 7th
Box   22  
Second Year Reflections
Box   22  
Skiing In Wayne County
Box   22  
Solid Waste: Landfills vs. Incineration
Box   22  
Southeast Michigan Visits Japan
Box   23  
State Issues In Wayne County
Box   23  
State Of The County Address
Box   23  
State Of The State Discussion
Box   23  
Summertime In Wayne County Parks
Box   23  
Surplus Commodity Distribution Program
Box   23  
Synthetic Drugs: The New Walking Death
Box   23  
Teen Suicide: Too Young To Die
Box   23  
Teenage Pregnancies: Problems and Solutions
Box   23  
This Is A Drill
Box   24  
This Is Only A Test
Box   24  
Transit In Motion
Box   24  
Transracial Adoption
Box   24  
WC3
Box   24  
Wayne County Air Pollution Control Division
Box   24  
Wayne County Alcohol Task Force/Neo-Natal Care Unit
Box   24  
Wayne County General Hospital Lease Option Analyzed
Box   24  
Wayne County Morgue
Box   24  
Wayne County Morgue/Draper Hill/Detroit Tigers
Box   25  
Wayne County Roads Department
Box   25  
Wayne County Sheriff's Marine Patrol
Box   25  
Welcomes President Ronald Reagan
Box   25  
Welcomes State G.O.P. Convention
Box   25  
Wayne County Youth Development
Box   25  
Wayne County Youth Home
Box   25  
Wayne County Youth Home Overcrowding
Box   25  
Wayne County's German Heritage: The Dearborn Oktoberfest
Box   25  
Wayne State University
Box   25  
Whooping Cough
Box   26  
WIC (Women, Infants, Children) Program of the Wayne County Health Department
Box   26  
William Cahalan: 16 Years of Service
Box   26  
Winter Sports In Wayne County Parks
Box   26  
Woodcarver
Box   26  
Work of the Michigan Youth Corps Program, The
Box   26  
Year In Review: Lucas' First Year, The
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   27  
Recordings of inauguration, press conferences, speeches, talk shows, and visit by Margaret Heckler

(not inventoried; includes 13 U-matic, 2 VHS, and 9 audio cassettes)

 
Political (Gubernatorial Race) [subseries]
 
Announcements
Box   28  
Switch to Republican Party
Box   28  
Candidacy For Governor
Box   28  
Debate with James Blanchard
Box   29  
Press Conferences
Box   29  
Primary Victory Celebration
Box   29  
Promotional/Issue Spots
Box   30  
Ronald Reagan Visit
Box   30  
Republican Party State Convention
Box   30  
Talk Shows
Box   31  
Miscellaneous

(unprocessed)

 
Masters [subseries]
Box   32  
Channel 2 (12 tapes)
 
Channel 4 (10 tapes)
Box   32  
Tapes 1-6
Box   33  
Tapes 7-10
Box   33  
Channel 7 (12 tapes)
 
Photographs [series]

The Photographs series (1 linear foot) includes images of Lucas and his family in the 1970s and 1980s, one snapshot taken while he was a special agent for the FBI, and a series of images from his tenure as Wayne County sheriff. The majority of the series, however, consists of photographs taken during his campaign for governor. They are arranged alphabetically by topic, and the researcher is advised to consult the contents list for specific images of interest.

Box   34  
Personal and Family (includes some negatives)

(see also outsize UAm)

Box   34  
FBI (one snapshot of Lucas with an unidentified man)
Box   34  
Wayne County Sheriff

(see also outsize UAm)

 
Political
Box   34  
Abraham, Spencer
Box   34  
Agriculture
Box   34  
Autoworkers (Lucas plant appearances)
Box   34  
Blanchard, Governor James (debate with Lucas)
Box   34  
Bush, Vice-President George

(includes slides)

Box   34  
Engler, Colleen
Box   34  
Gaylord, Michigan (supporters)
Box   34  
Grand Rapids, Michigan (supporters)
Box   34  
Hawthorne Plant Press Conference September 9, 1986
Box   34  
Indian Village Citizens For Better Government
 
Inkster, Michigan
Box   34  
Citizens For Better Government
Box   34  
Renaming Blanchette Middle School
Box   34  
Jackson, Michigan, Campaign Stops
Box   34  
Kalamazoo, Michigan, Campaign Stops
Box   34  
Legislators, State
Box   34  
Little Rock Baptist Church Rally (includes the Reverend Jim Holley)
Box   34  
Long's Convention, Lansing
Box   34  
Lucas, Father Larry, Sr. (brother of William Lucas)
Box   34  
Macomb County Press Conference
Box   34  
Madison Minority Alliance, MSU
Box   34  
Mayors, Michigan Cities (with Lucas, includes mayors of Benton Harbor, Grand Haven, and Port Huron)
Box   34  
Memorial Day Parade 1986
Box   34  
Oakland County, Michigan, Campaign Stops
Box   34  
Patterson, Mari
Box   34  
Personalities (includes Deane Baker, Dick Chrysler, Dean O. Day, Robert Dole, Margaret Heckler, Thomas Hearns, Governor Kean, Jack Kemp, Coretta King, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Carl Levin, Ed Meese, Brooks Patterson, Lana Pollack, Pat Robertson, George Romney, Ronna Romney, Al Schmid, Peter Secchia, Guy Vander Jagt)
Box   34  
Primary Victory Celebration
Box   34  
Reagan, President Ronald
Box   34  
Redford, Michigan, Fair
Box   34  
Reporters
 
Republican Party
Box   34  
Candidates
Box   34  
Dinner
Box   34  
State Convention
Box   34  
Romulus, Michigan, Junior High School
Box   34  
Supersonic Transport Visit
Box   34  
Thirty-First District Republican Club
Box   34  
Miscellaneous (includes negatives)

(see also outsize UAm)