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Pohrt, Karl, 1948-2013 Title: Karl Pohrt papers
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (including oversize)
Abstract: Owner and operator of the Shaman Drum Bookshop, a noted independent bookstore in Ann Arbor, Mich. that gained national recognition and regularly hosted leading contemporary American writers from 1981 until its closure in 2009. Collection includes business records, articles about the bookselling industry, press coverage, photographs, printed broadsides, catalogs, store newsletters and posters documenting events at the Shaman Drum. Also contains records of Pohrt's other business affiliations and involvement in local cultural initiatives such as the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.
Polar Bear Association. Title: Polar Bear Association photograph collection
Extent: 1 envelopes
Abstract: Photographs of memorial ceremonies at the Polar Bear Memorial in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Michigan.
Polasky, Alan N., -1976 Title: Alan N. Polasky papers
Extent: 5 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of law at the University of Michigan. Papers include correspondence, speeches, and conference files largely concerning his interest in gift and estate tax law.
Polish Activities League (Detroit, Mich.) Title: Polish Activities League (Detroit, Mich.) records
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract: Detroit social service organization established to aid the Detroit Polish community. Scrapbooks, printed histories, scattered correspondence, photographs, and minute book, 1949-1954. Much of the record group is in Polish.
Pollack, Lana, 1942- Title: Lana Pollack Papers
Extent: 19 linear feet
Abstract: Lana Pollack served as state senator for Michigan's Eighteenth District from 1982 to 1994. The collection documents her legislative and political activities and include subject files, campaign materials, and audio-visual materials.
Pollack, Peter, 1939-2010 Title: Peter Pollack papers
Extent: 29 linear feet
Abstract: Peter Pollack was a landscape architect who primarily worked in the Ann Arbor area. He also served as a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, and working files that document Pollack’s involvement with various urban design and landscape projects in the state of Michigan in addition to his teaching career. The collection also includes drawings and plans for Pollack’s major projects.
Pollard, William. Title: William Pollard papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Member of the Ann Arbor Airport Advisory Committee; collected materials detailing operation of the airport and dispute over the proposed airport expansion.
Pollock family. Title: Pollock family papers
Extent: 8.5 linear feet
Pollock, James Kerr, 1898- Title: James K. Pollock papers
Extent: 87 linear feet
Abstract: University of Michigan professor of political science, special advisor to the U.S. Military Government in Germany after World War II, participant in numerous government commissions; papers include correspondence, working files, speeches, course materials, and visual and sound materials.
Pond Family. Title: Pond Family Papers
Extent: 9.6 linear feet (in 13 boxes)
Abstract: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois family. Correspondence of Elihu B. Pond, editor of Michigan Argus, his sons, Chicago architects, Irving Kane and Allen Bartlit Pond, founders of firm of Pond & Pond, and other family members; include materials concerning family affairs, architectural projects, Jane Addams and the work of Hull House, European travels, politics especially as relates to period of the Civil War and the election of 1896; also photographs, architectural drawings and other visual materials.
Pontiac Area Urban League. Title: Pontiac Area Urban League records
Extent: 0.7 linear feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract: Pontiac, Michigan, chapter of the National Urban League. The record group includes scattered minutes and annual reports, clippings and scrapbooks, publications, subject files relating to chapter activities, and photographs.
Poole, S. Alicia. Title: S. Alicia Poole papers and photographs
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Resident of Mackinac Island, Michigan; photoprints and negatives of Mackinac Island scenes.
Porter, William Earl. Title: William Earl Porter papers
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of communication at the University of Michigan, chair of the executive board of the University's Center for Research on Conflict Resolution, and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Correspondence, minutes, and reports relating to the administration of the Center and the Journal.
Porzondek, Anthony B. Title: Anthony B. Porzondek photograph collection
Extent: 1 digital files (29.1 MB)
Abstract: Group photograph of the 339th Infantry at Camp Devens, Mass., July 14, 1919, collected by Anthony B. Porzondek, who served with Company I, 339th Infantry, sent to Archangel, Russia at the end of World War I, part of the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Post family. Title: Post Family Papers
Extent: 57 linear feet
Abstract: Battle Creek, Michigan and Washington, D.C. family including C.W. (Charles William) Post, cereal manufacturer, and anti-union activist and founder of Post City, Texas; and his daughter Marjorie Merriweather Post, executive of General Foods Co., wife of U. S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, art collector, philanthropist, socialite, and Washington D.C. hostess. C.W. Post papers, largely concern labor-management relations, unionism, the Postum Company, currency reform, advertising, and matters of food and hygiene; Marjorie Merriweather Post papers document her social activities and travel, philanthropies art collections, and the maintenance and preservation of her homes and other possessions.
Posthumus, Dick, 1950- Title: Dick Posthumus papers
Extent: 7 linear feet
Abstract: The Dick Posthumus papers (1972-2002) consist of materials related to his political career as state senator, Senate Majority Leader, and Lieutenant Governor and his campaign for governor. The collection includes correspondence, campaign literature, media advisories, newspaper clippings, speeches, radio and television appearances and photographs.
Postum Company. Title: Postum Company records
Extent: 17 linear feet
Abstract: Records, 1895-1931, of the Postum Cereal Company of Battle Creek, founded by Charles W. Post; include time books, payrolls, invoice and voucher records, trial balances, cash receipts registers, and sales and advertising material.
Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979 Title: Charles E. Potter Papers
Extent: 10 linear feet
Abstract: Republican U. S. Congressman from Lapeer, Michigan, 1946-1952; U.S. Senator, 1952-1959. Scrapbooks containing clippings, press releases, speeches, newsletters, and photographs; senatorial campaign files, 1952 and 1958; statements about state and national issues; files relating to legislation which he introduced; Potter's voting record in Congress; and photographs and motion pictures.
Potter, Ocha, 1878-1950 Title: Ocha Potter papers
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract: Ocha Potter was a copper mining engineer and adventurer who also played an important role in the promotion of Keweenaw County, Michigan as a vacation destination during the 1930s and 1940s. Over the course of his career, Potter made important contributions to the field of copper mining, including the development of a safer, more efficient method of stoping and advocacy for the use of the lighter "one-man" alternative to the ubiquitous two-man drill. He also led and undertook many travels and expeditions both for work and leisure, which he documented in photographs. This collection contains three photo albums, documenting Potter's travels to Alaska (1905-1908), Africa and Europe (1930), and national parks in the American West (1923, 1934 and 1936). It also contains a manuscript of his autobiography, family correspondence about the manuscript, and newspaper clippings and ephemera related to Potter's life, career, and involvement with the Copper Country Vacationist League.
Potts, Robert L. Title: Robert L. Potts papers
Extent: 6.5 linear feet
Abstract: Robert L. Potts was a community organizer, educator, and Episcopal priest. The Robert L. Potts Papers documents his many professional obligations, including his community endeavors in Detroit, his service within the Ann Arbor Public Schools, and his involvement with the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.
Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966 Title: Arthur Pound Papers
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Historical writer. Correspondence, drafts of works, research materials, and copies of articles; include draft of book on Lake Ontario, research materials on the RCA corporation and radio broadcasting, research materials on the history of General Motors; manuscript on the state of American society probably 1941, written by California Senator Sheridan Downey.
Power, Eugene B., 1905- Title: Eugene B. Power papers
Extent: 144 linear feet
Abstract: Founder and director of University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and member of the board of regents of the University of Michigan. Correspondence, agendas of meetings, memoranda, reports and printed material relating to his business and University activities; and photographs.
Power, Philip H. (Philip Harwick), 1938- Title: Philip Power Papers
Extent: 8 linear feet
Abstract: Newspaper publisher, regent of the University of Michigan; collection documents Power's tenure on the University of Michigan Board of Regents, his interest in international freedom of the press, and his involvement with the Michigan Job Training Program.
Power, Sadye. Title: Sadye Power Papers
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Ann Arbor, Michigan, civic leader, and officer in various cultural, educational, and population control organizations. Files relating to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Washtenaw County League for Planned Parenthood, the Merrill-Palmer Institute in Detroit, Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, the Alumnae Council of the University of Michigan, and the Ann Arbor Symphony.
Power, Sarah Goddard, 1935-1987 Title: Sarah Goddard Power Papers
Extent: 10 linear feet
Abstract: Regent of the University of Michigan; public figure concerned with national and international women's rights issues. Files relating to her public life, especially her interest in the University of Michigan, notably during the presidency of Harold T. Shapiro, the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, and state and local Democratic Party matters.
Powrie family. Title: Emerson F. Powrie and Gwendolyn Sutton Powrie papers
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (in 3 boxes)
Abstract: Papers of Emerson F. Powrie, Ann Arbor, MI public schools teacher (1945-1948), principal (1948-1971), and Central Administration employee (1972-1977); and his wife Gwendolyn Sutton Powrie, teacher for the hearing-impaired children.