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Wickliffe, Letty M., 1902- Title: Letty M. Wickliffe papers
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract: Teacher; Ann Arbor, Michigan, community activist; member of the North Central Property Owners Association in Ann Arbor. Articles written for the local newspaper, awards, scattered correspondence, biographical information, and photographs.
Wilder, George D. (George Durand), 1869- Title: George D. Wilder Papers
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Missionary to China, ca. 1900-1939. Letters, 1911-1932, to family members describing in detail missionary life, the political situation in China, and family matters; diary, 1942-1943, describing internment in Peking by the Japanese Army; letter of son, Theodore Stanley Wilder, to his grandmother concerning China experiences; reminiscences of T. S. Wilder, and photographs and other materials.
Wilgus, Horace L. (Horace La Fayette), 1859-1935 Title: Horace L. Wilgus Papers
Extent: 4.5 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of law at University of Michigan, and specialist in corporation law. Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, notes, and manuscripts of books and articles, relating to his professional career, Ann Arbor, Michigan organizations and issues, particularly progressive political movements and prohibition, including the Michigan Anti-Saloon League, the anti-trust movement, and the 1912 Progressive Party; also photographs.
Wilhelm, Ross Johnston, 1920-1983 Title: Ross J. Wilhelm Papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of business economics in the University of Michigan School of Business Administration. Copies of radio commentaries, "Business Review," 1960-1981; papers relating to newspaper column, "Inside Business"; speeches and essays; correspondence, 1971-1982; and photographs and miscellaneous.
Wilkinson, Warren S. Title: Warren S. Wilkinson papers
Extent: 1 linear foot (in 3 boxes)
Abstract: Scrapbooks of Warren S. Wilkinson, member of the board of the Evening News Association, publisher of the Detroit News. Scrapbooks relate to the life and work of James E. Scripps, founder of the Detroit News, and to the struggle over the sale of the newspaper to Gannett Company in 1985.
Willeke, Leonard Bernard, 1884-1970 Title: Leonard Bernard Willeke papers
Extent: 9.5 linear feet (in 11 boxes)
Abstract: Cincinnati and Detroit based architect. Major commissions include the Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan residence for Oscar Webber, the Fordson Village Development, and the Goulburn Avenue and Dresden Avenue Defense Houses in Detroit. The collection consists primarily of project files, correspondence, personal diaries, photographs, commission accounts, and architectural drawings.
William L. Clements Library. Title: William L. Clements Library records
Extent: 31 linear feet
Abstract: Records, 1923-1964, of the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan; contain official correspondence and other materials.
Williams family. Title: Williams family papers
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: A. L. Williams family of Owosso, Michigan. Personal and business correspondence of A. L. Williams, Owosso, Michigan pioneer, railroad entrepreneur, and spiritualist; and personal letters of other members of the family, including May Williams Dewey, wife of E. O. Dewey (Thomas E. Dewey family); and miscellaneous newspaper clippings, business ledgers, and personal and business diaries concerning business affairs and daily activities; "spirit messages" received from departed family and others; also photographs.
Williams, Allan M. (Allan Mackenzie), 1892-1979 Title: Allan M. Williams Papers
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract: Engineer-manager of the Ionia County (Mich.) Road Commission. Speeches, articles, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellanea relating to his work as county engineer; also contains material concerning the Ionia County Free Fair and the American Road Builders' Association.
Williams, Charles David, 1860-1923 Title: Charles David Williams papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Bishop of the Michigan Diocese of the Episcopal Church, 1906-1923, and advocate of the "social gospel" views of Walter Rauschenbusch. Papers consist of correspondence, notebooks on labor and social issues, and biographical material.
Williams, G. Mennen, 1911- Title: G. Mennen Williams papers
Extent: 843 linear feet
Abstract: Governor of Michigan 1949 to 1960, under-secretary of state for African Affairs from 1961 to 1965, and Michigan Supreme Court justice from 1970 to 1986 and leader in state and national Democratic Party. Papers document his public career and aspects of his personal and family life and include correspondence, subject files, staff files, speeches, press releases and news clippings, photographs, sound recordings, films and videotapes.
Williams, Gardner Stewart, 1866-1931 Title: Gardner Stewart Williams Papers
Extent: 7 linear feet (in 8 boxes)
Abstract: Ann Arbor, Michigan based hydraulic engineer known for his multiple arch dams, hydroelectric plants, and for developing the Hazen-Williams hydraulic tables, designed and consulted on numerous water power and dam projects. Papers include biographical files, material relating to construction of dams and power plants on the Huron River and elsewhere, and papers relating to Michigan Engineering Society.
Williams, Robert F., 1925-1996 Title: Robert F. Williams papers
Extent: 14.5 linear feet
Abstract: African American civil rights activist and black militant leader in Monroe County North Carolina who came to advocate armed self-defense in response to violence, left the United States in 1961 and lived in Cuba and China until 1969 when he settled in Baldwin Michigan. Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, audio-visual material, manuscripts, petitions, and government documents documenting the civil rights movement, black nationalism, radical politics in the United States and Williams's experiences in Cuba and China.
Williams, Robert Lewis, 1903- Title: Robert Lewis Williams papers
Extent: 9 linear feet
Abstract: University of Michigan administrator; reports and other data relating to the budgetary and physical operation of University of Michigan.
Williams, W. L. (William Lee), 1937-1986 Title: W. L. Williams Papers
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: University of Michigan physicist whose work concentrated in atomic physics, notably hydrogen parity experiments; also participated in astrophysics research with Arthur Rich, dean for research at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts, 1985-1986. Grant proposal materials, correspondence, notes from experiments and research, course materials, papers pertaining to Williams' research at the University of Michigan.
Williams, Wallace C., 1921- Title: Wallace C. Williams Papers
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: Detroit businessman active in numerous minority business affairs and organizations. Williams was director of the Michigan Division of Minority Business Enterprise within the Michigan Department of Commerce, 1959-1978. Biographical information, correspondence, files relating to his activities on behalf of minority business development, especially with the Minority Technology Council of Michigan; also files relating to involvement with Detroit civic and cultural organizations, and photographs.
Williamson, Edward Bruce, 1878-1933 Title: Edward Bruce Williamson papers
Extent: 7 linear feet
Abstract: Edward Bruce Williamson was a noted entomologist and botanist in the early part of the 20th century. He spent most of his career as an amateur, but active and well-respected, scholar of odonata (dragon and damselflies) and served as the curator of odonata for the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology from 1916 to his retirement in 1933. He also owned and maintained the Longfield Iris Farm in Bluffton, Indiana where he propagated award-winning irises. The collection includes correspondence, drawing, field notes and reports from his collecting trips, and photographs.
Willis, Mattie Azalia, 1912-1970 Title: Mattie Azalia Willis papers
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Battle Creek, Michigan, African American singer and music teacher, member of the Battle Creek Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material relating to her professional career, diaries recording daily activities and personal thoughts, and photographs.
Willow Run Area Recreation Project. Title: Willow Run Area Recreation Project records
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: Agency established to develop recreational and community organizations in the Willow Run, Michigan, area as a means of improving home-front morale during World War II. Subject files relating to Project activities; and photographs.
Willow Run Black History Organization. Title: Willow Run Black History Organization Records
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Organization formed in 1983 to collect the history of African Americans in Willow Run, Michigan, produce a written history, and foster racial understanding. Records include administrative files, collected material, and audio-visual materials.
Willow Run Public School Library. Title: Willow Run Public School Library records
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: Files collected by Nell Barrett, head librarian, Willow Run Public School Library concerning history of Willow Run, Michigan, and activities of the schools and library system.
Willson, J. Robert (James Robert), 1912- Title: J. Robert Willson Papers
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan. Personal and professional correspondence, departmental records and annual reports, activities with professional associations, student notes, and materials dealing with abortion and family planning. Includes photographs.
Wilson Ornithological Society. Title: Wilson Ornithological Society records
Extent: 7 linear feet
Abstract: Miscellaneous correspondence, membership material, constitution, agreement with the University of Michigan; also presidents' files, 1997-2002.
Wilson, Andrew F., 1918- Title: Andrew F. Wilson papers
Extent: 3.1 linear feet
Abstract: Publicist and speechwriter for George Romney, 1948-1962. Papers documenting the activities of Citizens for Michigan and its lobbying efforts in favor of a Michigan constitutional convention; include press releases, speeches, meeting minutes, financial statements and other materials relating to CFM's activities and organization; also includes speeches and statements given by George Romney from his time as President of American Motors Corporation to his run for governor of Michigan in 1962.
Wilson, Dorothy Roth. Title: Dorothy Roth Wilson papers
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Dorothy Roth Wilson was a student at the University of Michigan during the 1930s. She was the daughter of University of Michigan Alumni and pharmacology faculty member George B. Wilson and Dorthea Ruth Payne. After she married James C. Wilson in 1936. Wilson and worked as an attorney in Washington D.C. The collection includes a scrapbook of programs, photos, and memorabilia from her activities as a student at the University of Michigan; photos and other biographical materials of her father George B. Roth and her mother Dorthea Ruth Payne.
Wilson, James T. (James Tinley), 1914-1978 Title: James T. Wilson papers
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of geology, and director of the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Michigan. Files relating to his professional career, especially his interest in seismology and investigations into earthquake reduction; and photographs.
Wilson, John E. Title: North Russia pictures / taken by John E. Wilson
Extent: 1 items
Abstract: John E. Wilson, of Russell, Kansas, was chaplain of the North Russia Transportation Corps, a unit of the U.S. Army that served in the Murmansk region of Russia from April to July, 1919, during the Allied intervention against the Communist revolutionary government in Russia. Wilson's North Russia Pictures contains about 370 images of the work of the North Russia Transportation Corps. This finding aid describes a series of Wilson's photographs making up portions of three collections at the Bentley Historical Library: John William Grier photograph collection, Frank J. McGrath photograph album, and Fred E. Minard photograph collection
Wilson, Richard G. Title: Richard G. Wilson papers
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: Student at University of Michigan. Leaflets, flyers, newsletters, and campaign materials concerning Campus Action, the mayoral campaign of Robert J. Harris in 1969, Interfaith Council for Peace, Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign in 1968, Mobilization, Resistance, Socialist Labor Party, Student Peace Union, Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Summer, Young Americans for Freedom and Young Socialist Alliance.
Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891 Title: Alexander Winchell Papers
Extent: 23.5 linear feet (in 25 boxes)
Abstract: Professor of geology and paleontology at the University of Michigan, director of the Michigan Geological Survey, and chancellor of Syracuse University, popular lecturer and writer on scientific topics and as a Methodist layman who worked to reconcile traditional religious beliefs to nineteenth-century developments in the fields of evolutionary biology, cosmology, geology, and paleontology. Papers include extensive diaries, field notes and maps from travels and geological expeditions, correspondence, speeches, articles and other publications and photographs.
Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891 Title: Alexander Winchell Papers relating to Syracuse University
Extent: 7 microfilms
Wine, Sherwin T. Title: Sherwin T. Wine papers
Extent: 36.5 linear feet (in 42 boxes)
Abstract: Sherwin T. Wine was the iconoclastic founder of Humanistic Judaism and an openly gay rabbi who established the Birmingham Temple and formed the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the Center for New Thinking (a community forum for discussion of current events and issues), and various groups devoted to free thought and humanism. Papers include biographical content, correspondence, writings, educational and worship materials, sound recordings, visual materials, and various organizational records.
Wineberg, Susan. Title: Susan Wineberg papers
Extent: 84 linear feet (in 86 boxes)
Abstract: Susan Wineberg is a historian of Ann Arbor, Mich., and historic preservationist. She became involved in historic preservation in 1974 and has served as a commissioner on the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission (1982, 1984-1988) and as a member on its committees since 1977. Wineberg also has authored books and articles on historic buildings in Ann Arbor and been active in other local organizations. The collection includes correspondence, articles, brochures, clippings, printed ephemera and realia, photographs, and subject files relating mostly to Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Michigan historic properties and businesses.
Wineberg, Susan. Title: Susan Wineberg cookbook collection
Extent: 2 linear feet
Winegar family. Title: Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: The Smith-Parker-Hicks-Winegar Family Papers document the history of several branches of the family who settled in Southern Michigan in the mid-1830s. The collection’s six series contain genealogical records, biographical materials, financial and business records, family correspondence, travel papers, and military papers.
Wingrove, Kendall. Title: Kendall Wingrove papers
Extent: 7 linear feet
Abstract: Press official for Michigan House of Representatives Republican Policy Committee; reports of Committee Task Forces, press clippings, research materials, internal memorandum, and documents related to the career of Speaker Paul Hillegonds.
Winograd, Morley, 1942- Title: Morley Winograd Papers
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Democratic Party official, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party from 1973 to 1979, president of the Association of State Democratic Chairs from 1979 to 1980, and chairman of the Commission on Presidential Nomination and Party Structure from 1973 to 1978. Committee work files and reports relating to his various political appointments.
Winter, John Garrett, 1881-1956 Title: John Garrett Winter papers
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: Professor of Latin and director of the Division of Fine Arts at University of Michigan. Correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to his work and the affairs of University of Michigan; and photographs.
Winters, Robert Kirby, 1902- Title: Robert Kirby Winters Papers
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Abstract: Specialist in the area of international forestry with the U. S. Forest Service. Personal and professional files; also publications, speeches, and other writings; and photographs.
Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company. Title: Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company records
Extent: 42 linear feet
Abstract: Corporate records of C.J.L. Meyer of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Hermansville, Michigan, manufacturer of doors, lumber for sashes, hardwood flooring, and related products; records of the William Mueller Company of Escanaba and LaBranche, Michigan, a firm taken over by Wisconsin Land and Lumber in 1909. Financial journals, ledgers, inventories, payroll ledgers; letterbooks of C.J.L. Meyer, Edwin P. Radford, company superintendent, and of other company officials; office correspondence files; and photographs.
Wise, William Edward. Title: William Edward Wise visual materials collection
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: William Edward Wise was a student at the University of Michigan and graduated from the College of Architecture in 1951. He was a photographer for the Michiganensian yearbook and the collection documents football games and other campus events, 1948-1955.
Wishart, Alfred Wesley, 1865-1933 Title: Alfred Wesley Wishart lessons and sermons
Extent: 0.3 linear feet
Withington, William Herbert, 1835-1903 Title: William H. Withington papers [microform]
Extent: 2 microfilms
Abstract: Civil War officer, banker, Republican State Representative and Senator from Jackson, Michigan. Correspondence, special orders, notes, business papers, and miscellaneous items, primarily relating to his Civil War service as Colonel of the Seventeenth Michigan Infantry, and to a possible appointment to the U.S. Senate in 1894; also notes on the management of the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, 1895-1903, diary of a European trip, 1897, and photographs.