Michigan -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Al Barnes Photograph Collection
Abstract The Al Barnes Photographs consist of 17 black and white negatives that document life in Norhtern Michigan during the late 19th-century. The negatives include scenes of local landmarks, both man-made and natural, agricultural labors at work in the farms of the Old Mission Peninsula, and portraits of children. Of particular note are negatives concerning the activities of local Native Americans.
Dates: 1880 - 1899
Edward J. Littlejohn Papers
Abstract Edward J. Littlejohn has been a law professor at Wayne State University’s Law School for the bulk of his professional life. He focused his legal studies on the effects of law on societal change and increasingly on the contributions of African Americans to the legal system, primarily in Michigan. In addition to his teaching and research activities, Littlejohn was active in governmental and community service, and founded the Damon J. Keith Law Collection of African American Legal History at...
Dates: 1822 - 2017
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Edward J. Littlejohn Papers
Merle Henrickson Papers
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Dates: 1945 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950; 1935 - 1991
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Merle Henrickson Papers
Michigan Black History Bibliography
Abstract The Michigan Black History Bibliography (MBHB) card file contains hundreds of bibliographic references to sources illuminating the history of African Americans in Michigan. The digitized bibliography is available at http:/mbhb.reuther.wayne.edu**The Michigan Black History Bibliography is a resource rich in potential information sources. It should be made clear though, that while the Reuther Library wants this...
Michigan Black History Bibliography
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library
South Eastern Michigan Gay and Lesbian Association Records
Abstract The South Eastern Michigan Gay and Lesbian Association (SEMGLA) was formerly known as the Association of Suburban People (ASP). Primarily a gay male social organization, the group originally held meetings in Berkley, Michigan. Organization activities included fundraising, a political action committee, and collaboration with the Whitman-Brooks foundation to produce a conference called, “Establishing a Positive Gay & Lesbian Identity.” In an effort to recruit more women to the organization,...
Dates: 1976 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1988
UFW Michigan Boycott Records
Abstract The UFW Michigan Boycott collection contains materials specific to the state, and the activities of the UFW within the state. The largest boycott in Michigan was of California grapes, and this is reflected in the numerous store surveys which the UFW conducted in an attempt to ascertain the amount of non-UFW wine available. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of material about the lettuce boycott. It must also be noted that there are a large quantity of materials...
Dates: 1964 - 1981
WWJ / WDIV Film, Video, and Teleprompter Scripts
Abstract WDIV began as WWDT in March of 1947 as the first television station in Michigan and the sixth in the United States. It was owed by the Evening News Association which also owned the Detroit News newspaper and Detroit’s WWJ Radio. WWJ Radio was originally part of the National Broadcasting Company’s NBC Radio Network and is the reason why the current television station is still an NBC affiliate. In May of 1947, to match the radio station’s call letters, WWDT changed its call letters to WWJ. Less...
Dates: 1920-2011; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1978