Michigan Bell Telephone Company Photographs: 1949-1983
Summary Information
Title: Michigan Bell Telephone Company Photographs
Creator: Michigan Bell Telephone Company.
Inclusive dates: 1949-1983
Extent: 63 linear feet (in 93 boxes)
Abstract:
Photographs (positive and negative), slides, and transparencies taken by the company's photographers to document company activities, products, services, employees at work and at leisure, company exhibits and commemorations, and the response of the company to natural disasters and civil disturbances.
Call number: 94130 Bb.2/2
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: Thomas E. Powers

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Michigan Bell Telephone Company (now Ameritech), and came to the library in August 1993 (Donor no. 304).

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.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Michigan Bell Telephone Company Photographs, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


History

The photographic department of Michigan Bell Telephone Company was established to document the activities of the company and to provide images to be used in various company publications and publicity releases.


Collection Scope and Content Note

In 1993, Michigan Bell as a corporate entity was subsumed within the Ameritech Corporation. As a by-product of this reorganization and the downsizing resulting from it, the company agreed to deposit with the Bentley Historical Library its extensive archive of photographic images. Totalling approximately one million images, the Michigan Bell Telephone Company photo archive consists of negatives, copy prints, and color transparencies taken in the period since World War II (the bulk beginning in 1949). The collection does not include photos taken since 1983; interspersed throughout, however, are numerous images from before 1949.

The collection has been maintained in the order received with two principal series: Positives and Negatives.

The content of the photographs in the two series varies considerably. Naturally the collection documents the products of the company (phones and other communication devices) and the services provided (e.g. employees at work or the company reacting to a specific customer need). These photos were taken both to inform the general public as accompaniment to press notices and advertising copy and as a communications vehicle within the company, informing employees through the company news publication, Tielines, of activities going on in other divisions of the company or among the various regional Bell offices.

More importantly perhaps, the collection has value for its documentation of events and activities that are common to all large companies. These include images relating to: 1. The activities of employees within the corporation at their work (office workers, repairmen, operators, various support personnel, managers, etc.); 2. The activities of employees outside their work routine as members of corporate social groups (i.e., the company baseball or ice hockey team), at home engaged in leisure time activities, or involved in company-sponsored charitable or public service functions; and 3. Commemorations of specific milestones or events (company parade floats, area office open houses, corporate displays at public events such as fairs, etc.).

In addition, the collection documents the extraordinary and unforeseen as the phone company reacts to events and emergencies not within its control (floods, tornadoes, fires, the 1967 Detroit riot, strikes, and the like) or as a participant in history-making events (the announcement in Ann Arbor of the success of the Salk polio vaccine or the preparation involved in the 1980 Republican National Convention that convened in Detroit).

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.


  • Accidents.
  • Adult education.
  • African Americans.
  • Aged persons.
  • Agriculture.
  • Air defenses.
  • Air pollution.
  • Airports.
  • Allen Park (Mich.)
  • Ambassador Bridge (Detroit, Mich. and Windsor, Ont.)
  • Anchor Bay (Mich.)
  • Animals.
  • Archives.
  • Artificial larynx.
  • Artificial satellites.
  • Automobiles.
  • Automobile industry.
  • Autumn.
  • Baseball.
  • Basketball.
  • Battle Creek (Mich.)
  • Bay City (Mich.)
  • Beauty contestants.
  • Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
  • Birmingham (Mich.)
  • Blood donations.
  • Blue Water Bridge (Port Huron, Mich. and Sarnia, Ont.)
  • Boats.
  • Bowling.
  • Bridges -- Michigan.
  • Britannia (Yacht)
  • Broadcasting.
  • Buildings.
  • Buildings -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Buildings -- Michigan -- Southfield.
  • Business and finance.
  • Business enterprises.
  • Cables.
  • Cadillac (Mich.)
  • Cadillac Building (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Cafeterias.
  • Camping.
  • Cathode ray tubes.
  • Centennial celebrations.
  • Chickens.
  • Children.
  • Children singing.
  • Children's parties.
  • Celebrations.
  • Christmas.
  • Christmas decorations.
  • Churches.
  • Civil defense.
  • Coins -- Collectors and collecting.
  • Community service.
  • Compressors.
  • Computers.
  • Confectioners.
  • Construction industry -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Cookery.
  • Country life.
  • Curling.
  • Customer relations.
  • Customs inspections.
  • Detroit (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.)
  • Detroit (Mich.) -- Streets.
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • DEW Line.
  • Diesel electric power-plants.
  • Dining rooms.
  • Disasters.
  • Display of merchandise.
  • Dolls.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Allen Park.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Inkster.
  • Engines.
  • Engineering.
  • Equipment.
  • Excavation.
  • Exhibitions.
  • Explosions.
  • Fairs -- Michigan.
  • Families.
  • Farming.
  • Farms.
  • Fashion shows.
  • Fiber optics.
  • Fire alarms.
  • Fires.
  • First aid in illness and injury.
  • Fishing -- Michigan.
  • Flat Rock (Mich.)
  • Flint (Mich.)
  • Flint journal.
  • Floods.
  • Flowers.
  • Food.
  • Football.
  • Fort Custer (Mich.)
  • Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.)
  • 4-H clubs.
  • Frankenmuth (Mich.)
  • Furniture.
  • Golf.
  • Grand Marais (Mich.)
  • Grand Rapids (Mich.)
  • Grocery stores.
  • Grosse Ile Naval Air Station (Mich.)
  • Handicapped persons.
  • Health care.
  • Hearing aids.
  • Hillsdale (Mich.)
  • Hobbies.
  • Holland (Mich.)
  • Horseback riding.
  • Horses.
  • Hospitals -- Michigan -- Battle Creek.
  • Hotels and taverns.
  • Houghton (Mich.)
  • Hudsonville (Mich.)
  • Hunting -- Michigan.
  • Hurricanes.
  • Iceboating.
  • Ice hockey.
  • Inkster (Mich.)
  • Ionia (Mich.)
  • Janitors.
  • Kalamazoo (Mich.)
  • Kitchens.
  • Labor unions.
  • Laborers.
  • Lansing (Mich.)
  • Law and legal affairs.
  • Law offices.
  • Leisure.
  • Lighthouses -- Michigan.
  • Lincoln Park (Mich.)
  • Lotteries.
  • Mackinac Bridge (Mich.)
  • Mackinac, Straits of (Mich.)
  • Mackinaw City (Mich.)
  • Magic.
  • Manistee (Mich.)
  • Manhole covers.
  • Marion (Mich.)
  • Medicine -- Michigan.
  • Michigan -- Capital and capitol.
  • Michigan Week.
  • Microwave communication systems.
  • Military life.
  • Mobile communication systems.
  • Mobile homes.
  • Newspapers -- Michigan.
  • Nike rocket.
  • Northland Shopping Center (Southfield, Mich.)
  • Nurses -- Michigan.
  • Oak Park (Mich.)
  • Occupations.
  • Office equipment.
  • Office workers.
  • Offices -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Parades and processions.
  • Photographers.
  • Physicians -- Michigan.
  • Pickets.
  • Pickles.
  • Pinsetters.
  • Playboy bunny.
  • Plymouth (Mich.)
  • Police -- Michigan.
  • Poliomyelitis vaccine.
  • Political conventions -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Politicians -- Michigan.
  • Port Huron (Mich.)
  • Printing industry.
  • Prison facilities -- Michigan -- Jackson.
  • Project Telstar.
  • Publicity.
  • Racquets (Game)
  • Radar.
  • Radioisotopes.
  • Employees -- Recruiting.
  • Refugees -- Michigan.
  • Retirement.
  • Riots.
  • Riots -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century.
  • River Rouge (Mich.)
  • Rockets.
  • Royal Oak (Mich.)
  • Safety.
  • Saginaw (Mich.)
  • Sailboats.
  • Sailing.
  • Saint Ignace (Mich.)
  • Salt mining -- Michigan.
  • Schools -- Michigan.
  • Sculpture -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Seasons.
  • Selfridge Air National Guard Base (Mich.)
  • Ships -- Great Lakes.
  • Shopping centers.
  • Signal towers.
  • Signs.
  • Singing.
  • Skiing.
  • Soap box derbies.
  • Soda fountains.
  • Solar batteries.
  • Southfield (Mich.)
  • Sports.
  • Square dancing.
  • Stained glass.
  • Strikes.
  • Standale (Mich.)
  • Students -- Michigan.
  • Submarine cables.
  • Storms.
  • Swimming.
  • Telephones.
  • Telephone cables.
  • Table tennis.
  • Telephone -- Defense measures.
  • Telephone, Dial.
  • Telephone directories.
  • Telephone -- Employees.
  • Telephone lines.
  • Telephone -- Equipment and supplies.
  • Telephone operators.
  • Telephone etiquette.
  • Telephone repeaters.
  • Telephone switchboards.
  • Telephone -- History.
  • Telephone switching systems, Electronic.
  • Telephone systems.
  • Telephone wire.
  • Teletypewriters.
  • Television industry.
  • Tennis.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Transistors.
  • Transportation -- Michigan.
  • Traverse City (Mich.)
  • Trees, Care of.
  • Tornadoes.
  • Turbines.
  • Towers.
  • Trucks.
  • Turkeys.
  • Uniforms.
  • Universities and colleges -- Michigan.
  • Vocational education.
  • Volleyball.
  • Voting.
  • Weddings.
  • Window displays.
  • Winter.
  • Women -- Michigan.
  • Athletes -- Michigan.
  • Women athletes -- Michigan.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- War work.
  • Wurtsmith Air Force Base (Mich.)
  • Wyandotte (Mich.)
  • Youth -- Michigan.
  • Advertisements.
  • Aerial photographs -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Photographs.
  • Paintings.
  • American Red Cross.
  • American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
  • Bald, F. Clever (Frederick Clever), 1897-1970.
  • Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922.
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc.
  • Boy Scouts of America.
  • Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976.
  • Chris-Craft Industries.
  • Cobo Hall (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Detroit Builder's Show.
  • Civic Center (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Detroit Historical Museum.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts.
  • Detroit Metro Airport.
  • Detroit News (Firm). Want Ads Dept.
  • Detroit Tigers (Baseball team)
  • Detroit Zoological Park (Mich.)
  • Ford Motor Company.
  • Fred Sanders (Firm)
  • Garroway, Dave, 1913-1982.
  • General Motors Corporation.
  • General Motors Corporation. Buick Motor Division.
  • Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
  • Goodwill Industries of America.
  • Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.
  • Horner Woolen Company.
  • Hyatt Regency Dearborn.
  • Junior Achievement.
  • Kappel, Frederick R., 1902-
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
  • Michigan Bell Building (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Michigan Bell Telephone Company.
  • Michigan. Constitutional Convention (1961-1962)
  • Michigan. National Guard.
  • Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Michigan State Fair.
  • Michigan State Police.
  • Michigan State University -- Campus.
  • Michigan State University -- Commencement -- 1963.
  • National Bank of Detroit.
  • National Cherry Festival (Traverse City, Mich.)
  • Percy Jones Hospital (Battle Creek, Mich.)
  • Renaissance Center (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Republican National Convention (32nd : 1980 : Detroit, Mich.)
  • Sales, Soupy.
  • State Prison of Southern Michigan.
  • Thom, Robert A.
  • United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Vorhees, Donald, 1903-1989.
  • WWJ-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.)
  • Western Electric Company.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Positive Photographic Prints [series]

Arranged alphabetically by topic, the series Positive Photographic Prints consists of more than 700 folders of positive images: mainly contact prints and transparencies, with occasional slides and copy prints. Each image also includes some brief description and the job number. With the job number, the researcher will be able to locate the negative should a copy be requested. To aid the researcher in finding images on a specific subject, an index to this series has been created and appended to this finding aid. As many of the images are of equipment and product development, the researcher should first consult the folder listing as many of the telephone specific headings have not been indexed. The subject index has been geared to subjects of a more general interest (women in the work place, sports, leisure activities, views of Michigan communities, and so forth). The researcher should also note that the Positives series does not include positive images of all of the negatives taken by Michigan Bell photographers. The prints are, however, a good representation of the kinds of photographs taken. It should also be noted that there are prints in this series for which there are no corresponding negatives in the Negatives series. There are occasional negatives in this series filed here by topic because they did not include a job number and thus could not be filed with the rest of the negatives.

 
Accidents - Concentrator switches [subseries]
Box   1 Folder   1
Accidents
Box   1 Folder   2-5
Accounting personnel (4 folders)
Box   1 Folder   6-7
Activities-Employees (2 folders)
Box   1 Folder   8
Advertising Club
Box   1 Folder   9
Advertising directory
Box   1 Folder   10
Advertising-Magic Show
Box   1 Folder   11
Agriculture
Box   1 Folder   12
Air conditioning unit
Box   1 Folder   13
Air defense-Dew Line
Box   1 Folder   14
Alarm systems
Box   1 Folder   15
Alcoholism and Drugs
Box   1 Folder   16
AMANDA-Automatic telephone answering equipment
Box   1 Folder   17
Amplifying equipment
Box   1 Folder   18
Animals
Box   1 Folder   19
Artificial larynx
Box   1 Folder   20
Assessment centers
Box   1 Folder   21
Assignment clerks
Box   1 Folder   22
AT & T-Buildings
Box   1 Folder   23
AT & T-Michigan employees
Box   1 Folder   24
AT & T-Miscellaneous
Box   1 Folder   25
AT & T-Stockholders meeting
Box   1 Folder   26
Audio-visual equipment
Box   1 Folder   27
Auditors
Box   1 Folder   28
Automatic call distributor
Box   1 Folder   29
Automatic Message Accounting
Box   1 Folder   30
Automotive industry
Box   1 Folder   31-33
Awards (3 folders)
Box   1 Folder   34
Bell, Alexander Graham
Box   1 Folder   35
Bell Boy
Box   1 Folder   36
Bell Forum
Box   1 Folder   37
Bell Labs
Box   1 Folder   38
Benefits-Employees
Box   1 Folder   39
Benefits-Group Insurance
Box   1 Folder   40
Bosco House
Box   1 Folder   41
Boy Scouts
Box   1 Folder   42
Boats
Box   2 Folder   43
Bridges-Michigan (mainly Mackinac Bridge)
Box   2 Folder   44
Building Services
 
Buildings
 
Detroit
 
Michigan Bell Building
Box   2 Folder   45
1917-1920
Box   2 Folder   46
1940s-1950s
Box   2 Folder   47
1960s-1970s
Box   2 Folder   48
Aerial
Box   2 Folder   49
Negatives and transparencies
Box   2 Folder   50
19th & 20th floors-1974 renovation
 
Michigan Bell Building Addition 1969-1972
Box   2 Folder   51
Models
Box   2 Folder   52
Dedication ceremony 1969
Box   2 Folder   53-58
Construction views, etc. (6 folders)
Box   2 Folder   59
Exterior 1972-1982
Box   2 Folder   60
Interiors
Box   2 Folder   61
Lobby-Christmas exhibit
Box   2 Folder   62-63
Sculpture-Alexander Calder stabile (2 folders)
Box   2 Folder   64
Hyatt Regency
Box   2 Folder   65
Riverfront
Box   2 Folder   66
Southfield-Southfield Center
Box   2 Folder   67
Non-Michigan-Bell and AT & T buildings
 
Cable
Box   2 Folder   68
Aerial
 
Breaks-Submarine
Box   2 Folder   69
Bay City
Box   2 Folder   70
Mackinaw City-St. Ignace
Box   2 Folder   71-72
Buried (2 folders)
Box   2 Folder   73
Coaxial
Box   2 Folder   74
Construction
Box   2 Folder   75
Damaged
Box   2 Folder   76
Miscellaneous
Box   2 Folder   77
Pressurization
Box   2 Folder   78
Submarine
Box   2 Folder   79
Testing
Box   2 Folder   80
Underground
Box   2 Folder   81
Calculagraphs
Box   2 Folder   82
CAMA equipment
Box   2 Folder   83
Camera Club
Box   2 Folder   84
Camping
Box   2 Folder   85
Card dialer and rapidialer
Box   2 Folder   86
Carrier huts "K" and "P"
Box   2 Folder   87
Carrier systems
Box   2 Folder   88
Cathode ray tube
Box   3 Folder   89
Central Offices (also employees plant central office)
Box   3 Folder   90
Centrex
Box   3 Folder   91
Centrex (DID, DOD, AMA)
Box   3 Folder   92
Children and phones
Box   3 Folder   93
Children's chorus
Box   3 Folder   94
Children's contest
Box   3 Folder   95-95a
Christmas decorations (2 folders)
Box   3 Folder   96
Christmas dolls
Box   3 Folder   97-101
Christmas parties and charitable activities 1947-1975 (5 folders)
Box   3 Folder   102
Churches
 
Cities-Michigan
Box   3 Folder   103
Bay City
Box   3 Folder   104
Dearborn-Greenfield Village
 
Detroit
Box   3 Folder   105
Civic Center
Box   3 Folder   106
Miscellaneous
Box   3 Folder   107
Renaissance Center
Box   3 Folder   108
Flint
Box   3 Folder   109
Grand Rapids
Box   3 Folder   110
Holland
Box   3 Folder   111
Houghton
Box   3 Folder   112
Kalamazoo
Box   3 Folder   113
Lansing
Box   3 Folder   114
Manistee
Box   3 Folder   115
Miscellaneous
Box   3 Folder   116
Saginaw (include negatives)
Box   3 Folder   117
Civil Defense
Box   3 Folder   118
Coin collectors
Box   3 Folder   119
Colleges and universities
Box   3 Folder   120
COMKEY
Box   3 Folder   121
Commercial power panel
Box   3 Folder   122
Committees
Box   3 Folder   123
Community relations
Box   3 Folder   124
Competitor's equipment
Box   3 Folder   125
Compressor
Box   3 Folder   126
Comptroller's operations
Box   3 Folder   127
Computer-accounting
Box   3 Folder   128
Computers-employees
Box   3 Folder   129
Concentrator cable
Box   3 Folder   130
Concentrator switches
 
Conduits - Employees [subseries]
Box   4 Folder   131
Conduits
Box   4 Folder   132
Construction
Box   4 Folder   133
Convention (Republican National Convention, 1980)
Box   4 Folder   134
Customer services
Box   4 Folder   135
Cut-over dial-St. Ignace
 
Damage
Box   4 Folder   136
Explosion-Flat Rock
 
Fire
Box   4 Folder   137
Ann Arbor
Box   4 Folder   138
Briggs Plant
Box   4 Folder   139
General Motors
Box   4 Folder   140
Lansing
Box   4 Folder   141
Oak Park (Lincoln Office Center)
Box   4 Folder   142
Miscellaneous
Box   4 Folder   143
Floods
Box   4 Folder   144
Grade Separation
Box   4 Folder   145
Hurricane-New England
Box   4 Folder   146
Miscellaneous
Box   4 Folder   147
Open Wire Breaks
Box   4 Folder   148
Plant Emergency
 
Storms
Box   4 Folder   149
Bay City
Box   4 Folder   150
Flat Rock
Box   4 Folder   151
Hillsdale
Box   4 Folder   152
Holland
Box   4 Folder   153
Metro North
Box   4 Folder   154
New England
Box   4 Folder   155
Northern Division
Box   4 Folder   156
River Rouge 1964
Box   4 Folder   157
Southern Division
 
Tornadoes
Box   4 Folder   158
General
Box   4 Folder   159
Allen Park and Lincoln Park
Box   4 Folder   160
Anchor Bay
Box   4 Folder   161
Flint
Box   4 Folder   162
Grand Rapids & Hillsdale
Box   4 Folder   163
Hudsonville & Standale
Box   4 Folder   164
Port Huron
Box   4 Folder   165
Royal Oak
Box   4 Folder   166
Dancing, Square
Box   4 Folder   167
DAS/M operations
Box   4 Folder   168
Dataphone (also equipment TWX)
Box   4 Folder   169
Data processing
Box   4 Folder   170
Dataspeed
Box   4 Folder   171-174
Demonstrations (equipment, training sessions, etc.) (4 folders)
 
Design Line Phones
Box   5 Folder   175
Color prints (with negatives)
Box   5 Folder   176
Black and white
Box   5 Folder   177
Detroit Institute of Arts
Box   5 Folder   178
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Box   5 Folder   179
Detroit Renaissance Center-Telephone Exchange Building construction 1973
Box   5 Folder   180
Dial equipment
Box   5 Folder   181
Dial instructors
Box   5 Folder   182
Dial "1" campaign
Box   5 Folder   183
Diesel equipment
Box   5 Folder   184
Dining services
Box   5 Folder   185-186
Directories (2 folders)
Box   5 Folder   187
Directory Assistance Office
Box   5 Folder   188
Displaced persons working with the company 1952, 1957
 
Displays
Box   5 Folder   189
Advertising campaign (with Playboy Bunny) 1973
Box   5 Folder   190
Bell Auditorium
Box   5 Folder   191
Cadillac Building 1953
Box   5 Folder   192
Cobo Hall
Box   5 Folder   193
Detroit Builders' Show
Box   5 Folder   194
Detroit Historical Museum
 
Fairs
Box   5 Folder   195
County
Box   5 Folder   196
Little Theaters
Box   5 Folder   197
Michigan State Fair
Box   5 Folder   198
Shopping centers
Box   5 Folder   199
Flowers
Box   5 Folder   200-205
Miscellaneous (6 folders)
 
Public Office
Box   5 Folder   206
Bell Building
Box   5 Folder   207
Birmingham
Box   6 Folder   208
Royal Oak
Box   6 Folder   209
Wyandotte
Box   6 Folder   210
Stores
Box   6 Folder   211
Universities
 
Windows
Box   6 Folder   212-217
Bell addition (6 folders)
Box   6 Folder   218
Michigan Bank
Box   6 Folder   219
Miscellaneous
Box   6 Folder   220
Siegel's (slides)
Box   6 Folder   221
DDD Service Bureau
Box   6 Folder   222
Drop wires 1944-1945, 1960, 1966 (include negatives) 1944-1966
Box   6 Folder   223
Eagle Scouts
Box   6 Folder   224
Edison poles
Box   6 Folder   225
Elections
Box   6 Folder   226
Electric Switching System (ESS)
Box   6 Folder   227
Electronic Secretary
Box   6 Folder   228
Emergency equipment
Box   6 Folder   229
Emergency portable engine
Box   6 Folder   230-231
Employee activities (non-work, charitable) 1955-1958 (2 folders)
Box   6 Folder   232
Employee activities (non-work, golf, etc)-Commercial Department
Box   6 Folder   233
Employee activities (non-work, golf, etc)-Engineers
Box   6 Folder   234
Employee activities (non-work, charitable, etc)-Plant Department
Box   6 Folder   235-236
Employees and employees at work (2 folders)
Box   6 Folder   237
Employees-Getting to work
Box   6 Folder   238-241
Employees-Skilled/craft (4 folders)
 
Employment - Hearing aids [subseries]
Box   7 Folder   242
Employment high school counselors
Box   7 Folder   243
Employment Merit brochures (with images of employees at work)
Box   7 Folder   244
Employment Office
 
Employment recruiting
Box   7 Folder   245
General
Box   7 Folder   246
College
Box   7 Folder   247-248
High school (2 folders)
Box   7 Folder   249
Energy conservation
Box   7 Folder   250
Engineering
Box   7 Folder   251
Engineering Customer Division
Box   7 Folder   252
Engineering real estate
Box   7 Folder   253
Environmental protection (includes examples of air pollution)
Box   7 Folder   254
Equal employment opportunity (includes photos of women and African Americans)
 
Equipment
Box   7 Folder   255
Damaged
Box   7 Folder   256
Data Phone
Box   7 Folder   257
DMS 100
Box   7 Folder   258
Donated
 
Installation
Box   7 Folder   259
Detroit News Want Ads department 1951
Box   7 Folder   260
Federal Telecommunications System
Box   7 Folder   261
Gas Company
Box   7 Folder   262
Miscellaneous and odd locations
Box   7 Folder   263
National Bank of Detroit
Box   7 Folder   264
Outside companies
Box   7 Folder   265
Rapidial
Box   7 Folder   266
Telephones on trains 1947
Box   7 Folder   267
Telephones in motels and hotels
 
Instruments
Box   7 Folder   268
Illustrations
Box   7 Folder   269-277
Miscellaneous (9 folders)
Box   7 Folder   278
Modern
Box   7 Folder   279
Modern (telephone usage)
Box   8 Folder   280
Parts of a telephone
Box   8 Folder   281
Testing apparatus
Box   8 Folder   282
Ticket holder
Box   8 Folder   283
Explorer scouts
Box   8 Folder   284
Fairs
Box   8 Folder   285
Family life
Box   8 Folder   286
Farms-Chicken hatchery
Box   8 Folder   287
Fashion
Box   8 Folder   288
Fiber optics
Box   8 Folder   289
Films Bell System
Box   8 Folder   290
Fire departments/fire prevention
Box   8 Folder   291
First aid
Box   8 Folder   292
Flint, Mich.-Various jobs (splicers, p.o., c.o., traffic) (color transparencies)
Box   8 Folder   293
Floats (various centennial and other celebrations)
Box   8 Folder   294
Flowers
Box   8 Folder   295
Food
Box   8 Folder   296
Ford Motor Company
Box   8 Folder   297
Ford World Headquarters
Box   8 Folder   298
Foreign telephone operations
Box   8 Folder   299
Fort Custer
Box   8 Folder   300
Fort Wayne
Box   8 Folder   301
Four-H camp
Box   8 Folder   302-306
Frames-C.O. frames (5 folders)
Box   8 Folder   307
General Motors (aerial views)
Box   8 Folder   308
Gift telephones
Box   8 Folder   309
Girl Scouts
Box   8 Folder   310
Glee Club 1941-1965 (scattered dates)
Box   8 Folder   311
Good citizens (employees participating in community activities)
Box   8 Folder   312
Grosse Isle U.S. Naval Air Base
Box   8 Folder   313
Hand set
Box   8 Folder   314
Handicapped Training Center
Box   8 Folder   315
Hearing aids
 
Hobbies - Non-traditional jobs [subseries]
Box   9 Folder   316-317
Hobbies (2 folders)
Box   9 Folder   318
Homemaking (largely cooking)
Box   9 Folder   319
Horizon installation-Dominos Pizza
Box   9 Folder   320
Horseback riding
 
Hospitals
Box   9 Folder   321
Miscellaneous
Box   9 Folder   322
Percy Jones Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan 1948-1952
Box   9 Folder   323
Houses-Residential 1955-1961
Box   9 Folder   324
Housing construction (Inkster, Allen Park) 1949-1955
Box   9 Folder   325
Huts
Box   9 Folder   326
Independent telephone companies
Box   9 Folder   327
Inquiring reporter
Box   9 Folder   328-333
Installers (6 folders)
 
Instruments
Box   9 Folder   334
Antique
Box   9 Folder   335
Bellboy
Box   9 Folder   336
Call director
Box   9 Folder   337
Intercept offices
Box   9 Folder   338
Jack and plug
Box   9 Folder   339-342
Junior Achievement (4 folders)
Box   9 Folder   343
Kappel, Frederick (AT&T chairman)
Box   9 Folder   344
Key cabinets
Box   9 Folder   345
Key Telephone Unit
Box   10 Folder   346
Legal Department
Box   10 Folder   347
Legal-Miscellaneous (litigation photos)
Box   10 Folder   348
Libraries and librarians
Box   10 Folder   349
Lighthouses
Box   10 Folder   350-352
Linemen (3 folders (include color transparencies, 1957))
Box   10 Folder   353
Lottery
Box   10 Folder   354
Lounges
Box   10 Folder   355
Magicall instruments
Box   10 Folder   356
Magnavox
Box   10 Folder   357
Magneto sets
Box   10 Folder   358-360
Management (3 folders)
Box   10 Folder   361
Manholes
Box   10 Folder   362
"Mark Sense"
Box   10 Folder   363-367
Marketing Department (5 folders)
Box   10 Folder   368
Marketing-Directories
Box   10 Folder   369
Marketing-Public Telephone
Box   10 Folder   370-371
Medical Group (2 folders)
Box   10 Folder   372
Message registers
Box   10 Folder   373
Microphones
Box   10 Folder   374
Microwave horns (Detroit, Michigan)
Box   11 Folder   375-377
Microwave towers (3 folders)
Box   11 Folder   378
Military Communications Autovon
Box   11 Folder   379
"Miss DIG"
Box   11 Folder   380
Missiles-Nike-Hercules
Box   11 Folder   381
Missiles-Nike-Zeus (mainly)
Box   11 Folder   382
Mobile Central Office
Box   11 Folder   383-386
Mobile radio telephone (4 folders)
Box   11 Folder   387
Mobile switchboards
Box   11 Folder   388
Mobile telecoach
Box   11 Folder   389
Models-Professional
 
Motor Vehicles
Box   11 Folder   390
Compact
Box   11 Folder   391-392
Company trucks (2 folders)
Box   11 Folder   393
Maintenance
Box   11 Folder   394
New
Box   11 Folder   395
Old
Box   11 Folder   396
Wrecked
Box   11 Folder   397
Museum displays
Box   11 Folder   398
National Guard
Box   11 Folder   399
Network Services
Box   11 Folder   400
Newspapers
Box   11 Folder   401
Night school students
Box   11 Folder   402
Night workers
Box   11 Folder   403
Non-traditional jobs
 
Northern District - Red Cross [subseries]
Box   12 Folder   404
Northern District (employee activities; Grand Marais Exchange, etc.)
Box   12 Folder   405
Northland Shopping Center
Box   12 Folder   406
Office-Michigan Bell president's office 1952
Box   12 Folder   407
Office workers-Miscellaneous
 
Open Houses
Box   12 Folder   408
Detroit-Trinity
Box   12 Folder   409
Flint
Box   12 Folder   410
Frankenmuth
Box   12 Folder   411
Grand Rapids
Box   12 Folder   412
Lansing
Box   12 Folder   413
Pontiac
Box   12 Folder   414
Port Huron
Box   12 Folder   415
Redford
Box   12 Folder   416
Roseville
Box   12 Folder   417
Royal Oak
Box   12 Folder   418
Sault Ste. Marie
Box   12 Folder   419
Wayne
Box   12 Folder   420
Webster
Box   12 Folder   421
Operator Services-TOPS offices
Box   12 Folder   422-434
Operators (13 folders)
Box   12 Folder   435-437
Outside companies (photos of other firms) (3 folders)
 
Paintings
Box   13 Folder   438-460
Robert Thom Michigan history series (23 folders)

(arranged alphabetically by title of painting; each folder contains color transparencies, negatives, and color print)

Box   13 Folder   461
Robert Thom (artist working on Michigan history series; with F. Clever Bald; exhibits of paintings)
Box   13 Folder   462
Panel Phones
Box   13 Folder   463
Parades
 
Pay Stations
Box   13 Folder   464-472
General (9 folders)
Box   13 Folder   473
Coinless
Box   14 Folder   474-475
People (various business and personal activities) (2 folders)
Box   14 Folder   476-481
Personalities (employee activities and hobbies) (6 folders)
Box   14 Folder   482
Personnel relations
Box   14 Folder   483
Phone Center Store
Box   14 Folder   484
Picture Phone
Box   14 Folder   485-487
Plant training (lab set ups for plant school) (3 folders)
Box   14 Folder   488
Pole hole digger
Box   14 Folder   489
Police officers
Box   14 Folder   490
Police-Michigan State Police
Box   14 Folder   491
Political figures/political events (includes JFK arrival in Detroit, 1962)
Box   14 Folder   492
Power (diesel and turbine)
Box   14 Folder   493
Pre-wiring (telephone planned homes)
Box   14 Folder   494
Printing shop and various printing activities
Box   14 Folder   495
Prison-State Prison at Jackson
Box   14 Folder   496
PBX Dimension
Box   15 Folder   497-499
PBX (operators, equipment, staff activities) (3 folders)
Box   15 Folder   500-501
PBX (use by other companies; include work operations of various firms (2 folders)
Box   15 Folder   502-503
Posters (2 folders)
Box   15 Folder   504-505
Princess Phones (2 folders)
Box   15 Folder   506-511
Public offices (commercial offices and employees) (6 folders)
Box   15 Folder   512
Public Relations (include Michigan Bell photographers)
Box   15 Folder   513
Radar
Box   15 Folder   514
Radio Relay Stations
Box   15 Folder   515
Radio Telephone Hour
Box   15 Folder   516
Radio Telephone Overseas
Box   15 Folder   517
Radioisotopes
Box   15 Folder   518
Rapcon Relay Rack
Box   15 Folder   519
Rate Case
Box   15 Folder   520
Rebate Project
Box   15 Folder   521
Recording
Box   15 Folder   522
Red Cross
 
Repairmen - Stores [subseries]
Box   16 Folder   523
Repairmen
Box   16 Folder   524
Repeater
Box   16 Folder   525-526
Retired people (2 folders)
Box   16 Folder   527
Ringing Machines
Box   16 Folder   528
Riot (Detroit) restorations 1967
Box   16 Folder   529-531
Rural (3 folders)
 
Safety
Box   16 Folder   532-534
General (3 folders)
Box   16 Folder   535
Driving
Box   16 Folder   536
Home
Box   16 Folder   537
Hunting
Box   16 Folder   538
"On the Job"
Box   16 Folder   539
Skiing
Box   16 Folder   540
Water
Box   16 Folder   541
Salute to Women Who Work
Box   16 Folder   542
Sanders Bakery
Box   16 Folder   543
Santa Claus story
Box   16 Folder   544
Satellite-Telstar
 
Scenic views
Box   16 Folder   545
Canada (mainly border areas)
Box   16 Folder   546-547
Michigan (2 folders)
Box   16 Folder   548
United States
 
Schools
Box   16 Folder   549
General
Box   16 Folder   550
Drop Out
Box   16 Folder   551
Home to School Telephone
Box   17 Folder   552
Seasons-Four seasons (mainly winter)
Box   17 Folder   553
Secretaries (mail room)
Box   17 Folder   554
Security
Box   17 Folder   555
Selfridge Air Force Base
Box   17 Folder   556
Service Action Force
Box   17 Folder   557
Service emblems
Box   17 Folder   558-559
Service representatives (2 folders)
Box   17 Folder   560
Servicemen
Box   17 Folder   561
Ship to shore telephone
Box   17 Folder   562-563
Signs (2 folders)
Box   17 Folder   564
Solar batteries
Box   17 Folder   565
Speaker Phones
Box   17 Folder   566
Special equipment
 
Special events
Box   17 Folder   567
Alexander Graham Bell centennial celebrations
Box   17 Folder   568
Auto Show
Box   17 Folder   569
Cadillac (Mich.)-75th anniversary
Box   17 Folder   570
Constitutional Convention
Box   17 Folder   571
Detroit Golden Jubilee 1946
Box   17 Folder   572
Detroit (1,000,000 phone)
Box   17 Folder   573
Flint (100,000 phone)
Box   17 Folder   574
Grand Rapids (100,000 phone; include views of the city, Grand Rapids Furniture Museum)
Box   17 Folder   575
Ispeming centennial
Box   17 Folder   576
Marquette centennial
Box   17 Folder   577
Michigan (2,000,000 phone)
Box   17 Folder   578
Michigan (3,000,000 phone)
Box   17 Folder   579
Michigan State University centennial
Box   17 Folder   580
Michigan Week
Box   17 Folder   581
Miscellaneous
Box   17 Folder   582
Port Huron centennial
Box   18 Folder   583
Royal Oak (50th anniversary of business office; also 100th anniversary of the city)
Box   18 Folder   584
Salk polio vaccine announcement 1955
Box   18 Folder   585
Telephone (50,000,000 phone)
Box   18 Folder   586
Telephone Ice Show
Box   18 Folder   587
Traverse City (Cherry Festival)
Box   18 Folder   588
Wayne (centennial)
Box   18 Folder   589
Wyandotte centennial
Box   18 Folder   590
Your Voice is You program
Box   18 Folder   591
Special Services Issue
Box   18 Folder   592
Splicers
 
Sports
Box   18 Folder   593-595
Baseball (3 folders)
Box   18 Folder   596
Baseball (Detroit Tigers)
Box   18 Folder   597
Basketball
Box   18 Folder   598
Bowling
Box   18 Folder   599
Curling
Box   18 Folder   600
Fishing
Box   18 Folder   601
Football
Box   18 Folder   602
Golf
Box   18 Folder   603
Hockey
Box   18 Folder   604
Miscellaneous
Box   18 Folder   605
Racquetball
Box   18 Folder   606
Sailing (also boating)
Box   18 Folder   607
Skiing
Box   18 Folder   608
Soapbox Derby
Box   18 Folder   609
Swimming
Box   18 Folder   610
Table Tennis
Box   18 Folder   611
Tennis
Box   18 Folder   612
Volleyball
Box   18 Folder   613
Stockholders
Box   18 Folder   614-615
Stocks and bonds (2 folders)
Box   18 Folder   616
Stores
 
Strikes - Wurtsmith [subseries]
 
Strikes
Box   19 Folder   617
1947
Box   19 Folder   618
1954
Box   19 Folder   619
1968

(includes negatives)

Box   19 Folder   620
1974
Box   19 Folder   621
Labor demonstration(?); parade (?)
 
Students
Box   19 Folder   622
Elementary (also colleges and university)
Box   19 Folder   623
Foreign
Box   19 Folder   624
High School Cooperative
Box   19 Folder   625
Telephone training
Box   19 Folder   626
Telezonia
Box   19 Folder   627-630
Suggestion (employee) plan and winners (4 folders)
Box   19 Folder   631
Surveys
 
Switchboards
Box   19 Folder   632
General
Box   19 Folder   633
Mobile and marine
Box   19 Folder   634
PBX
Box   19 Folder   635
Switching systems
Box   19 Folder   636
Switchmen
Box   19 Folder   637
Switchroom helpers
Box   19 Folder   638
Tax-excise
Box   19 Folder   639
Taxes-State Property Tax
Box   19 Folder   640
Teachers working with company
Box   19 Folder   641
Telephone bills
Box   19 Folder   642-643
Telephone Hour (2 folders)
Box   19 Folder   644
Telephone poles
Box   19 Folder   645
Telephone-Radio telephone
 
Telephone usage
Box   19 Folder   646
Basements and patios
Box   19 Folder   647-648
Bedrooms (2 folders)
Box   20 Folder   649
Den
Box   20 Folder   650
Farm Interphone
Box   20 Folder   651
Home Interphone
Box   20 Folder   652-653
Kitchens (2 folders)
Box   20 Folder   654
Living room
Box   20 Folder   655
Office (also outside companies)
Box   20 Folder   656
Miscellaneous
Box   20 Folder   657
Teleprinter-Dec II
Box   20 Folder   658-660
Teletypewriters (3 folders)
 
Television
Box   20 Folder   661-662
General (2 folders)
Box   20 Folder   663-664
Antennas (2 folders)
Box   20 Folder   665
Bell System 1958
Box   20 Folder   666
Commercials
Box   20 Folder   667
Educational
Box   20 Folder   668
Expressway
Box   20 Folder   669
Perchville
Box   20 Folder   670
Television Shows
Box   20 Folder   671
Television Stations
Box   20 Folder   672
WWJ-TV
Box   20 Folder   673
Terminals (terminal shelters)
Box   20 Folder   674
Test Centers
 
Tie Lines
Box   20 Folder   675-676
1976 (2 folders)
Box   20 Folder   677
1977
Box   20 Folder   678-679
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   20 Folder   680
Time Service
Box   21 Folder   681
Toll dialing equipment
Box   21 Folder   682
Tools
Box   21 Folder   683
Touch-A-Matic Phone
Box   21 Folder   684
Touchtone
 
Tours
Box   21 Folder   685
General
Box   21 Folder   686
Bell Building
Box   21 Folder   687
Bell System
Box   21 Folder   688
Towers-CATV
Box   21 Folder   689
Town Meeting
Box   21 Folder   690
Traffic Department-Staff activities
Box   21 Folder   691
Traffic Service Position System
Box   21 Folder   692
Traffic Signals
Box   21 Folder   693
Trailers
 
Training
Box   21 Folder   694-696
General (3 folders)
Box   21 Folder   697
Telephone manners
Box   21 Folder   698
Transaction Phone
Box   21 Folder   699
Transformer & Absorption Machine
Box   21 Folder   700
Transistors
Box   21 Folder   701
Transportation Story (different modes of getting to work)
Box   21 Folder   702
Travel Bureau
Box   21 Folder   703
Treasury Department
Box   21 Folder   704
Tree trimming
Box   21 Folder   705-706
Trimline (2 folders)
Box   21 Folder   707
Turkish engineers
Box   21 Folder   708
Typists
Box   21 Folder   709
Uniforms
Box   21 Folder   710
Union contract negotiations
Box   21 Folder   711-712
United Foundations (2 folders)
Box   21 Folder   713-714
Upbeat (2 folders)
Box   21 Folder   715
USO Center
Box   22 Folder   716
Vacations/vacation sites
Box   22 Folder   717-720
Vail Medal (4 folders)
Box   22 Folder   721
Ventilation equipment-Bell Building
Box   22 Folder   722
Visible Speech Machine
Box   22 Folder   723
Wages
Box   22 Folder   724
Weather Services
Box   22 Folder   725
Weddings
Box   22 Folder   726-728
Western Electric (3 folders)
Box   22 Folder   729
Western Electric repair
Box   22 Folder   730
Wires
Box   22 Folder   731-732
Women's Club (2 folders)
Box   22 Folder   733
Word Processing Center
Box   22 Folder   734
Wurtsmith Air Force Base
 
Photographic Negatives [series]

The Photographic Negatives series dates from 1949 to 1983. It consist mainly of 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 negatives until 1975 when the company shifted over to 35 mm negative strips. Up to 1953, this series was arranged by a consecutively assigned job number. In 1953, the system was altered somewhat to include the year and a job number (i.e., 63-4217). Thus instead of one sequence, the numbers begin anew with the new year. Although the sequence is largely chronological, the researcher should note that the job number was assigned at the time of development and some jobs that extended over a period of time or that were delayed in processing for any reason will not be filed in a strictly chronological manner.

 
4 by 5 Negatives [subseries]

(boxes 23-69; arranged by negative number)

Box   23  
#4230 -- #5421 April 1949-May 1950
Box   24  
#5427 -- #8406 May 1950-September 1951
Box   25  
#8469 -- #10173 August 1951-May 1952
Box   26  
#10208 -- #11704 June 1952-November 1952
Box   27  
#11707 -- #13595 November 1952-May 1953
Box   28  
#13607-18004
Box   28  
53-2 -- #53-387 May 1953-October 1953
Box   29  
#53-388 -- #53-1072
Box   29  
54-4 -- #54-493 October 1953-February 1954
Box   30  
#54-501 -- #541221 March 1954-June 1954
Box   31  
#54-1223 -- #54-2488 June 1954-December 1954
Box   32  
#54-2506 -- #55-894 December 1954-April 1955
Box   33  
#55-903 -- #55-2193 April 1955-August 1955
Box   34  
#55-2206 -- #55-3446 August 1955-December 1955
Box   35  
#55-3450 -- #56-1140 December 1955-April 1956
Box   36  
#56-1160 -- #56-2473 April 1956-July 1956
Box   37  
#56-2507 -- #56-3767 July 1956-December 1956
Box   38  
#56-3767 -- #57-794 December 1956-April 1957
Box   39  
#57-797 -- #57-1758 March 1957-July 1957
Box   40  
#57-1759 -- #57-2854 July 1957-January 1958
Box   41  
#57-2855 -- #58-598 December 1957-April 1958
Box   42  
#58-599 -- #58-1258 April 1958, July-September 1958
Box   43  
#58-1263 -- #59-304 September 1958-March 1959
Box   44  
#59-324 -- #59-1197 February 1959-July 1959
Box   45  
#59-1198 -- #59-2004 July 1959-December 1959
Box   46  
#59-2074 -- #60-1078 December 1959-June 1960
Box   47  
#60-1084 -- #60-2230 June 1960-December 1960
Box   48  
#60-2231 -- #61-1349 December 1960-June 1961
Box   49  
#61-1350 -- #61-2493 June 1961-December 1961
Box   50  
#61-2502 -- #62-796 December 1961-June 1962
Box   51  
#62-1433 -- #63-547 August 1962-March 1963
Box   52  
#63-549 -- #63-1958 March 1963-October 1963
Box   53  
#63-1959 -- #64-966 October 1963-May 1964
Box   54  
#64-978 -- #65-360 May 1964-February 1965
Box   55  
#65-363 -- #65-2066 February 1965-August 1965
Box   56  
#65-2068 -- #66-994 August 1965-April 1966
Box   57  
#66-995 -- #66-3034 April 1966-October 1966
Box   58  
#66-3052 -- #67-1242 October 1966-April 1967
Box   59  
#67-1246 -- #68-244 April 1967-January 1968
Box   60  
#68-253 -- #68-3844 January 1968-October 1968
Box   61  
#68-3845 -- #69-1984 October 1968-June 1969
Box   62  
#69-1988 -- #70-554 June 1969-February 1970
Box   63  
#70-571 -- #70-3371 February-October 1970
Box   64  
#70-3372 -- #70-2164 October 1970-July 1971
Box   65  
#71-2175 -- #71-1243 July 1971-June 1972
Box   66  
#72-1252 -- #73-647 June 1972-March 1973
Box   67  
#73-663 -- #73-353 March 1973-November 1973
Box   68  
#73-2354 -- #74-1395 October 1973-July 1974
Box   69  
#74-1406 -- #75-1408 July 1974-April 1975
 
35 mm Negative Strips [subseries]

(boxes 70-84)

Box   70  
#75-1506 -- #75-2259 April 1975-September 1975
Box   71  
#75-2260 -- #76-3154 September 1975-March 1976
Box   72  
#76-3160 -- #76-3686 March 1976-September 1976
Box   73  
#3691 -- #77-1241 September 1976-March 1977
Box   74  
#77-1247-77-1815 March 1977-September 1977
Box   75  
#77-1817 -- #78-2518 September 1977-May 1978
Box   76  
#78-2521 -- #78-3130 May 1978-December 1978
Box   77  
#78-3155 -- #79-3748 December 1978-June 1979
Box   78  
#79-3750 -- #79-3998
Box   78  
79-1006 -- #79-1399 May 1979-December 1979
Box   79  
#79-1409 -- #80-2996 December 1979-July 1980
Box   80  
#80-3001 -- #81-3492 July 1980-February 1981
Box   81  
#81-3501 -- #81-3994 January 1981-August 1981
Box   82  
#81-1002 -- #82-1702 August 1981-August 1982
Box   83  
#82-1714 -- #83-2193 May 1982-April 1983
Box   84  
#83-2200 -- #83-2567 April 1983-December 1983
 
5 by 7 Negatives [subseries]

(boxes 85-91)

Box   85  
#101 -- #8052 February 1946-June 1951
Box   86  
#51-8058 -- #56-3882 July 1951-December 1956
Box   87  
#57-186 -- #59-1891 January 1957-October 1959
Box   88  
#59-1891 -- #61-571 November 1959-March 1961
Box   89  
#61-653 -- #63-2267 April 1961-December, 1963
Box   90  
#63-2439 -- #67-2051 December 1963-July 1967
Box   91  
#67-2108 -- #75-1244 July 1967-February 1975
 
8 by 10 Negatives [subseries]
Box   92  
#101-2 -- #60-2263 February 1946-January 1960
Box   93  
Release forms
Additional Descriptive Data

Subject Index to Prints and Transparencies

  1. The index to photographic prints and transparencies (items located in boxes 1-22) was prepared by Bentley Historical Library archivists. The numbers cited refer to folder numbers which may contain one or more copy prints, contact prints or transparencies relating to the subject term.
  2. Accidents -- 1, 146-147
  3. Adult education -- 401
  4. Advertisements -- 9, 502-503, 646-656 (See also Publicity)
  5. Aerial views - Detroit -- 48
  6. African Americans -- 243, 254, 407
  7. Aged persons -- 525-526
  8. Agriculture -- 11
  9. Air conditioning unit -- 12
  10. Air defense - DEW Line 13
  11. Air pollution -- 253
  12. Airports -- 178
  13. Allen Park (Mich.) -- 158, 324
  14. Ambassador Bridge -- 545
  15. American Red Cross -- 522
  16. American Telephone and Telegraph Company -- 22-25
  17. Anchor Bay (Mich.) -- 160
  18. Animals -- 18
  19. Archives -- 553
  20. Artificial larynx -- 19
  21. Artificial satellites -- 544
  22. Automobiles -- 30
  23. Automobile industry -- 30, 296-297, 307, 568
  24. Autumn -- 552
  25. Bald, F. Clever -- 461
  26. Baseball -- 593-596
  27. Basketball -- 597
  28. Battle Creek (Mich.) -- 322
  29. Bay City (Mich.) -- 69, 103, 149, 669
  30. Beauty contestants -- 379
  31. Bell, Alexander Graham -- 34
  32. Bell Telephone Laboratories -- 37
  33. Bell Telephone Glee Club -- 310
  34. Bell Telephone Hour -- 515, 642-643
  35. Bellboy (paging system) -- 335
  36. Birmingham (Mich.) -- 207
  37. Blood donations -- 522
  38. Blue Water Bridge (U.S.-Canada) -- 545, 547
  39. Boats -- 42
  40. Bowling -- 598
  41. Boy Scouts -- 41, 283
  42. Bridges - Michigan -- 43, 545, 547
  43. Brittania (yacht) -- 42
  44. Broadcasting -- 584, 596, 601
  45. Building Services -- 44
  46. Buildings -- 45-67
  47. Buildings - Detroit -- 45-65
  48. Buildings - Southfield -- 66
  49. Business enterprises -- 616
  50. Cable -- 68-80
    • Aerial -- 68
    • Breaks - Submarine -- 69-70
      • Bay City -- 69
      • Mackinaw City -- 70
      • St. Ignace -- 70
    • Buried -- 71-72
    • Coaxial -- 73
    • Construction -- 74
    • Submarine -- 78
    • Testing -- 79
    • Underground -- 80
  51. Cadillac (Mich.) -- 569
  52. Cadillac Building (Detroit, Mich.) -- 191
  53. Cafeterias -- 44, 184
  54. Calder, Alexander (Michigan Bell stabile) -- 62-63
  55. Camping -- 84
  56. Car phones -- 383-386
  57. Cathode ray tube -- 88
  58. Celebrations -- 293, 567, 569, 571-582, 583, 585, 588-589
  59. Centennial celebrations -- 293, 567, 575-576, 582, 583, 588, 589
  60. Cherry Festival (Traverse City, Mich.) -- 587
  61. Chickens -- 286
  62. Children -- 549, 551, 622, 626
  63. Children and phones -- 92
  64. Children singing -- 93
  65. Children's parties -- 97-101, 230, 231
  66. Chris Craft Company -- 500
  67. Christmas -- 95-101, 230, 231
  68. Christmas decorations 95, 95-a
  69. Christmas dolls -- 96
  70. Churches -- 102
  71. Civil Defense -- 117
  72. Cobo Hall (Detroit, Mich.) -- 192
  73. Coin collectors -- 118, 369
  74. Community service -- 311
  75. Compressors -- 125
  76. Computers -- 5, 127-128, 169
  77. Concentrator cable -- 129
  78. Conduits - Laying -- 131
  79. Confectioneries -- 542
  80. Construction -- 324, 493
  81. Construction - Michigan Bell Bldg. -- 50, 53-58
  82. Cookery -- 318
  83. Country life -- 529-531
  84. Curling -- 599
  85. Customer relations -- 134
  86. Customs inspections -- 545
  87. Dataphone (also equipment TWX) -- 168, 256
  88. Data processing See Computers
  89. Dataspeed -- 170
  90. Demonstrations (telephone equipment, displays, etc.) -- 171-174 (See also Displays; Publicity; Window displays, Open houses)
  91. Detroit Builder's Show -- 193
  92. Detroit (Mich.) - Buildings -- 45-65, 105-107, 465-468
  93. Detroit Civic Center -- 105
  94. Detroit Historical Museum -- 194
  95. Detroit Institute of Arts -- 177
  96. Detroit Metropolitan Airport -- 178
  97. Detroit News Want Ads Department, 1951 -- 259
  98. Detroit (Mich.) - Riot, 1967 -- 528
  99. Detroit River -- 42
  100. Detroit (Mich.) - Streets -- 571
  101. Detroit Tigers (baseball team) -- 596
  102. Detroit (Mich.) - Views -- 45-49, 105-107
  103. Detroit Zoological Park (Mich.) -- 500
  104. DEW Line -- 13
  105. Diesel power -- 492
  106. Dining rooms -- 184
  107. Dining services -- 184
  108. Disasters -- 136-165
  109. Displays -- 190-220
  110. Dolls -- 96
  111. Dwellings -- 323-324
  112. Electric Switching System (ESS) -- 226
  113. Electronic Secretary -- 227
  114. Employment Office -- 244
  115. Engineers -- 250-251
  116. Excavations for conduits -- 131
  117. Exhibitions -- 190-205
  118. Explosions -- 136
  119. Fairs -- 195-198, 284
  120. Families -- 285
  121. Farming -- 11, 529-531, 650
  122. Farms - Chicken hatchery -- 286
  123. Fashion shows -- 287
  124. Fiber optics -- 288
  125. Fire alarms -- 14
  126. Fires -- 137-142, 290
  127. First aid -- 291
  128. Fishing -- 600
  129. Flat Rock (Mich.) -- 136, 150
  130. Flint, Mich. -- 108, 161, 292
  131. Flint Journal -- 400
  132. Floods -- 143
  133. Flowers -- 294
  134. Food -- 295
  135. Football -- 601
  136. Ford Motor Company (plant and headquarters) -- 30, 296-297
  137. Fort Custer -- 299
  138. Fort Wayne -- 300
  139. 4-H clubs -- 301
  140. Frankenmuth (Mich.) -- 410
  141. Fred W. Sanders Company (Detroit, Mich.) -- 542
  142. Furniture -- 574
  143. Garroway, Dave -- 670
  144. General Motors -- 139, 307
  145. General Motors Corporation. Buick Motor Division -- 30
  146. Girl Scouts -- 309
  147. Golf -- 232, 602
  148. Goodwill Industries -- 501
  149. Grand Marais (Mich.) -- 404
  150. Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- 109, 162, 574
  151. Greenfield Village -- 104
  152. Grocery stores -- 616
  153. Grosse Isle U.S. Naval Air Base -- 312
  154. Handicapped persons -- 314, 369
  155. Health care -- 38
  156. Hearing aids -- 315
  157. Hillsdale (Mich.) -- 151, 162
  158. Hobbies -- 2, 6, 7, 232-234, 316-317, 474-481, 497-499, 690
  159. Holland (Mich.) -- 110, 152
  160. Horner Woolen Company -- 500
  161. Horseback riding -- 320
  162. Horses -- 320
  163. Hospitals - Battle Creek -- 321-322
  164. Hotels and taverns -- 267, 501
  165. Houghton (Mich.) -- 111
  166. Houses see Dwellings
  167. Hudsonville (Mich.) -- 163
  168. Hunting -- 537
  169. Hurricanes -- 145
  170. Huts (Telephone) -- 325
  171. Hyatt Regency (Detroit, Mich.) -- 64
  172. Ice Hockey -- 603
  173. Iceboating -- 669
  174. Independent telephone companies -- 326
  175. Inkster (Mich.) -- 324
  176. Ionia (Mich.) -- 115
  177. Jack and plug -- 338
  178. Janitors -- 44
  179. Junior Achievement -- 339-342
  180. Kalamazoo (Mich.) -- 112
  181. Kappel, Frederick -- 343
  182. Kennedy, John F. -- 491
  183. Kitchens, 184, 318
  184. Labor -- 132, 136-165, 222, 251, 644
  185. Labor negotiations -- 618, 710
  186. Labor unions -- 617-620, 710
  187. Lansing (Mich.) -- 113, 140
  188. Law and legal affairs, 346-347
  189. Law offices -- 346
  190. Leisure -- 716 -- See also Hobbies
  191. Lighthouses -- 349
  192. Lincoln Park (Mich.) -- 159
  193. Linemen see Telephone - Linemen
  194. Lotteries -- 353
  195. Lounges -- 354
  196. Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) -- 43
  197. Mackinac, Straits of -- 43, 70
  198. Mackinaw City (Mich.) -- 70
  199. Magic -- 10
  200. Manhole covers -- 361
  201. Manistee (Mich.) -- 114
  202. Marion (Mich.) -- 115
  203. Medicine -- 38, 321-322, 370-371
  204. Message registers -- 372
  205. Michigan Bell Building (Detroit, Mich.) -- 45-62, 721
  206. Michigan - Capitol Building -- 113
  207. Michigan. Constitutional Convention (1961-1962) -- 570
  208. Michigan - Scenic views -- 546-547
  209. Michigan State Fair -- 197
  210. Michigan State Police -- 489-490
  211. Michigan State University - Campus -- 579
  212. Michigan State University - Commencement, 1963 -- 343
  213. Michigan Week -- 580
  214. Microphones -- 373
  215. Microwave horns -- 374
  216. Microwave towers -- 375-377
  217. Military Communications Autovon -- 378
  218. Military life -- 299-300, 398, 522, 555, 560
  219. Missiles -- 380-381
  220. Mobile Central Office -- 382
  221. Mobile homes -- 693
  222. Mobile radio telephone -- 383-386
  223. Mobile switchboards -- 387
  224. Mobile telecoach -- 388
  225. Money -- 369
  226. National Bank of Detroit -- 263
  227. National Guard -- 398, 528
  228. Newspapers -- 400
  229. Nike missile -- 380-381
  230. Northland Shopping Center -- 405
  231. Nurses -- 370-371
  232. Oak Park (Mich.) -- 141
  233. Occupations [throughout]
  234. Office equipment [throughout]
  235. Office workers -- throughout, esp. 243, 407, 506-511, 553, 558-559, 703, 708
  236. Offices -- 406
  237. Open houses -- 408-420, 685-687
  238. Paintings -- 438-461
  239. Parades and processions -- 293, 463, 571, 587, 589, 621
  240. Percy Jones Hospital (Battle Creek, Mich.) -- 322
  241. Photographers -- 512
  242. Physicians -- 370-371
  243. Pickets -- 617-619
  244. Pickles -- 501
  245. Pinsetters -- 598
  246. Plant training -- 485-487
  247. Playboy Bunny -- 189
  248. Plymouth (Mich.) -- 115
  249. Pole hole digger -- 488, 644
  250. Police -- 489-490
  251. Political conventions -- 134
  252. Politicians -- 491
  253. Port Huron (Mich.) -- 164, 545
  254. Printing industry -- 494
  255. Prison facilities - Michigan - Jackson -- 495
  256. PBX -- 496-501, 634
  257. Princess Phones 504-505(2 folders)
  258. Publicity -- 189-220, 379, 388
  259. Racquet ball -- 605
  260. Radar -- 513
  261. Radio Relay Stations -- 514
  262. Radioisotopes -- 517
  263. Rapcon Relay Rack -- 518
  264. Refugees -- 188
  265. Renaissance Center (Detroit, Mich.) -- 106, 179
  266. Republican National Convention (Detroit, Mich.), 1980 -- 133
  267. Retirement -- 525-526
  268. Ringing Machines -- 527
  269. Riot - Michigan - Detroit 1967 -- 528
  270. River Rouge (Mich.) -- 156
  271. Rockets -- 380-381
  272. Royal Oak (Mich.) -- 165, 465, 583
  273. Safety -- 1, 532-540
  274. Saginaw (Mich.) -- 116
  275. Sailboats -- 42, 606
  276. Sailing -- 606
  277. St. Ignace (Mich.) -- 70, 135
  278. Sales, Soupy -- 670
  279. Salk polio vaccine announcement -- 584
  280. Salt mining - Michigan -- 114
  281. Schools -- 549-551, 622
  282. Sculpture - Alexander Calder -- 62-63
  283. Seasons -- 552
  284. Secretaries see Office workers
  285. Selfridge Air Force Base -- 555
  286. Service Action Force -- 556
  287. Ships -- 42, 561
  288. Shopping centers -- 198, 405
  289. Signal towers -- 375-377
  290. Signs -- 562-563
  291. Singing -- 310
  292. Skiing -- 2, 539, 607
  293. Soap box derby -- 608
  294. Soda fountains -- 542
  295. Solar batteries -- 564
  296. Southfield (Mich.) - Buildings -- 65
  297. Splicers -- 592
  298. Sports -- 593-612
  299. Square dancing -- 166
  300. Stained glass -- 102
  301. Standale (Mich.) -- 163
  302. State Prison of Southern Michigan -- 495
  303. Stocks -- 613-615
  304. Storms -- 149-157
  305. Strikes -- 617-621, 710
  306. Students 622-626
  307. Submarine cables -- 69-70, 78
  308. Swimming -- 609
  309. Switchboards see Telephone - Switchboards
  310. Table tennis -- 610
  311. Telephone -- 120
  312. Telephone booths -- 118
  313. Telephone cables -- 68-80, 131
  314. Telephone - Card dialer -- 85
  315. Telephone - Dataphone -- 168, 256, 660
  316. Telephone - Defense measures -- 13, 117
  317. Telephone - Design Line -- 175-176
  318. Telephone, Dial -- 85
  319. Telephone directories -- 368
  320. Telephone - Employees -- 68, 75, 82, 167, 181, 185-186, 235-236, 238-241, 292, 328-333, 350-352, 402-403, 494, 523, 627-630, 675-679, 691
  321. Telephone - Equipment and supplies -- 71-73, 81, 89, 124, 132, 180, 185, 228-229, 255-282, 302-306, 335-336, 681
  322. Telephone etiquette -- 697
  323. Telephone - Historical -- 334
  324. Telephone Hour -- 515, 642-643
  325. Telephone - Installation -- 259-267, 328-333
  326. Telephone - Installation in homes -- 222
  327. Telephone - Key cabinets -- 344
  328. Telephone - Linemen -- 350-352, 529-531
  329. Telephone lines -- 68-80
  330. Telephone lines - Underground [71-72, 80]
  331. Telephone - Magicall -- 355
  332. Telephone - Manufacture of -- 726-729
  333. Telephone - Mobile radio telephone -- 383-386
  334. Telephone operators -- 82, 235, 298, 421-434
  335. Telephone - Panel phone -- 462
  336. Telephone - Picture phone -- 484
  337. Telephone planned home -- 493
  338. Telephone poles -- 488, 644
  339. Telephone Princess Phone -- 504-505
  340. Telephone - Public Telephones -- 464-473
  341. Telephone - Radio telephone -- 645
  342. Telephone - Rapidial -- 85, 265
  343. Telephone - Repair -- 729
  344. Telephone - Repairmen -- 523
  345. Telephone - Repeater -- 524
  346. Telephone - Ship to shore -- 561
  347. Telephone - Speaker hones -- 565
  348. Telephone switchboards -- 497-501, 632-634
  349. Telephone switching systems, Electronic -- 130, 226, 302-306, 485-487, 635-637
  350. Telephone systems -- 302-306
  351. Telephone systems - Carrier systems -- 87
  352. Telephone - Teleprinter -- 657
  353. Telephone - Teletypewriter -- 658-660
  354. Telephone - Time Service -- 680
  355. Telephone - Toll dialing -- 681
  356. Telephone - Touch-a-matic -- 683
  357. Telephone - Touchtone -- 684
  358. Telephone - Training in schools -- 625
  359. Telephone - Transaction Phone -- 698
  360. Telephone - Trimline -- 705-706
  361. Telephone wire -- 730
  362. Teletypewriters -- 658-660
  363. Television industry -- 661-672
  364. Telstar (communications satellite) -- 544
  365. Tennis -- 611
  366. Terminals (terminal shelters) -- 673
  367. Thom, Robert (artist) -- 438-461
  368. Tools -- 682
  369. Tornadoes -- 158-165
  370. Towers -- 375-377, 688
  371. Traffic accidents -- 1
  372. Transistors -- 700
  373. Transportation -- 237, 701
  374. Traverse City (Mich.) -- 587
  375. Tree trimming -- 704
  376. Trucks -- 390-396
  377. Turbines -- 492
  378. Turkey farming -- 11
  379. Uniforms -- 709
  380. United Foundations -- 711-712
  381. Universities and colleges -- 119
  382. University of Michigan. Stadium -- 331
  383. Visible Speech Machine -- 722
  384. Vocational education -- 485-487, 694-696
  385. Volleyball -- 612
  386. Vorhees, Donald -- 642-643
  387. Voting -- 225
  388. WWJ-TV (Detroit, Mich.) -- 672
  389. Weddings -- 725
  390. Western Electric -- 726-729
  391. Window displays -- 204-205, 208-209, 212-220
  392. Winter -- 146-147, 150-152, 155, 157, 404, 552
  393. Women -- [throughout]
  394. Women athletes -- 597
  395. World War II - Homefront -- 2, 715
  396. Wurtsmith Air Force Base -- 734
  397. Wyandotte (Mich.) -- 589
  398. Youth -- 339-342