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University of Michigan—Bentley Historical Library

CPC Catalog > Organization: University of Michigan—Bentley Historical Library

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1150 Beal Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Description:

The Bentley Historical Library collects the materials for and promotes the study of the histories of two great, intertwined institutions, the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan. The Library is open without fee to the public, and we welcome researchers regardless of academic or professional affiliation.

The Bentley’s 11,000 research collections range from the papers of governors of Michigan, to the records of student and faculty life at the University, to the entire historical record of intercollegiate athletics at Michigan, and much more. The Library houses a state-of-the-art conservation lab that conserves books, maps, architectural drawings, and other materials. The lab is also where expert archivists and conservators teach conservation techniques and aid in the reformatting of preserved materials.

The historic Detroit Observatory, located on the University of Michigan’s central campus, is a division of the Bentley Historical Library.

Our staff are available to help you answer your questions and engage with the collections in a meaningful way.

Categories:

Collections:
George William Weadock Papers, 1881-1901
Howard Hyde Russell Papers, 1840-1946
Alfred Noble Papers, 1863-1922
Henry Bourne Joy Papers, 1883-1937
Henry Wade Rogers Papers, 1873-1920
Loud Family Papers, 1882-1942
Edwin Fuller Uhl Papers, 1878-1917
John Harvey Kellogg Papers, 1869-1965
Harry H. Bandholtz Papers, ca. 1890-ca. 1937
George Procter Wanty Papers, 1900-1906
Marion LeRoy Burton Papers, 1901-1925.
American Council on Alcohol Problems Records, 1916-1969
Royal Samuel Copeland Papers, 1892-1938
Henry F. Severens Papers, 1895-1926
Patrick H. Kelley Papers, 1910-1924

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


George William Weadock Papers, 1881-1901

Weadock, George William, 1853- Lawyer at Saginaw, Michigan. Miscellaneous personal and business correspondence, including letters from Josiah W. Begole and Grover Cleveland; and letter from John W. McGrath in which he discusses his campaign for re-election to the Supreme Court of Michigan in 1895.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/80045163

Size
11 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Howard Hyde Russell Papers, 1840-1946

Russell, Howard H. (Howard Hyde), 1855-1946. Congregational minister and founder of the American Anti-Saloon League. Professional correspondence and speeches relating to his work with the Anti-Saloon League, biographical and autobiographical writings, diary entries, notebooks and newspaper clippings and other miscellanea; family correspondence, including papers of his father, Joseph A. Russell, and his wife, and collected historical letters from Andrew Jackson, William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, and Charles Dickens; also photographs. Correspondents include: Susan B. Anthony, James B. Angell, Roger W. Babson, Evangeline C. Booth, Phillips Brooks, William Jennings Bryan, S. Parkes Cadman, Arthur Capper, Calvin Coolidge, Shelby M. Cullom, Josephus Daniels, Harry Daugherty, Neal Dow, Thomas A. Edison, Simeon D. Fess, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Lister Hill, Herbert Hoover, John Harvey Kellogg, David Lawrence, William G. McAdoo, Gifford Pinchot, John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Morris Sheppard, Homer W. Tope, Wayne B. Wheeler, and William Allen White.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/154302192

Size
3 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

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Alfred Noble Papers, 1863-1922

Noble, Alfred, 1844-1914. Soldier in the 24th Michigan Infantry during Civil War, later civil engineer concerned largely with construction of bridges and canals, especially improvements of St. Mary's Falls Canal, and consultant engineer to Panama Canal project.

Correspondence, Civil War diaries, essays on proposed Nicaraguan Canal, printed materials, maps, and other miscellanea; also photographs. Correspondents include: Henry L. Abbot, J. Frank Aldrich, James B. Angell, Grover Cleveland, George W. Goethals, Chase Osborn, Gifford Pinchot, Samuel Rea, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and John G. Walker.
Microfilm copy available. Photographs described in Visual Materials file.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/83226124

Photographs described in Visual Materials file.

 

Size
2 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Henry Bourne Joy Papers, 1883-1937

Joy, Henry Bourne, 1864-1936. President of the Packard Motor Company. Correspondence concerning his business activities in Detroit, Michigan, his support of the Lincoln Highway Association, his campaign against the Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition), and his interest in the Federal Council of Churches; also business letter books, 1888-1892, and 1902-1903; photograph album, 1915, concerning automobile trip from Detroit to San Francisco; scrapbooks, 1883-1937, containing newspaper clippings and articles relating to the development of the automobile industry, national.

Economic affairs and Republican politics; and collection of printed pamphlets and newsletters, 1927-1936, of conservative individuals and organizations, including the American Coalition, American Liberty League, the Vigilant Intelligence Federation, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elizabeth Dilling, Robert E. Edmonson, the Industrial Defense Association, the National Civic Federation, and the Union League of Michigan. Correspondents include: James J. Couzens, Elizabeth Dilling, Warren G. Harding, Charles E. Hughes, Edward Hunter, Harry A. Jung, Alfred M. Landon, Andrew W. Mellon, Truman H. Newberry, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, William H. Slayton, and William H. Taft.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/84044682

Size
19 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Warren G. Harding

- William Taft

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Wade Rogers Papers, 1873-1920

Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926. Professor of law at University of Michigan and President of Northwestern University. Scrapbook containing programs and invitations largely connected with Northwestern University, miscellaneous letters received while professor at University of Michigan, many relating to speaking engagements; and manuscript biography of Thomas M. Cooley. Correspondents include: Thomas F. Bayard, George Biddle, Henry B. Brown, Grover Cleveland, Thomas M. Cooley, Henry S. Frieze, Melville W. Fuller, Joseph E. Gary, John M. Harlan, James McMillan, Samuel Maxwell, Samuel F. Miller, John P. Newman, George P. Putnam, John H. Vincent and Alexander Winchell.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34422829

Size
1 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Loud Family Papers, 1882-1942

Loud family. Au Sable, Michigan, family. Letterbook, 1901-1904, of lumberman Henry N. Loud, including letters discussing conservation, current problems, State Library matters, and appointments to state posts; also biography of Henry N. Loud, entitled "No Winter Came" written by Marian V. Loud; papers, 1910-1913, of George A. Loud, Au Sable, Michigan, businessman and Republican congressman, 1903-1913 and 1915-1917, including letters from John Burroughs, George Dewey, George W. Goethals, Robert E. Peary, Ernest Thompson Seton, and William H. Taft; minutes and by-laws of the H.M. Loud and Sons Lumbering Co.; copies of letters written by Harold E. Loud during World War I; and photographs.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34421933

Size
1 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Edwin Fuller Uhl Papers, 1878-1917

Uhl, Edwin Fuller, 1841-1901. Grand Rapids, Michigan businessman, Ambassador to Germany, and U.S. Undersecretary of State. Correspondence of Uhl, his wife, and his son Marshall, including eleven letters from Grover Cleveland and sixty-three telegrams of condolence upon the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Uhl; also guest book, notebook, manuscript address, biographical sketch, resolutions, legal papers, and photographs.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34423066

Size
.3 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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John Harvey Kellogg Papers, 1869-1965

Kellogg, John Harvey, 1852-1943. Battle Creek, Michigan physician, food scientist, founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Correspondence, student notebooks from University of Michigan and Bellevue Hospital, drafts of speeches and lecture notes, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and topical files; include material concerning medical theories and practices, especially matters of diet and hygiene, his work with organizations such as the National Vitality League, Race Betterment Foundation, Battle Creek Three Quarter Century Club, Chicago Workingmen's Home and Medical Mission, and Seventh-Day Adventists; also photographs. Correspondents include: C.W. Barron, W. Boldyreff, Richard E. Byrd, B. Hodges Campbell, Mary G. Edison, Thomas A. Edison, G. Efromoff, Irving Fisher, Clara J. Ford, Henry Ford, Margaret LeHand, Ernest G. Liebold, Chase S. Osborn, Thomas Parran, I.P. Pavlov, Gifford Pinchot, Hazen Pingree, Sir Horace Plunckett, M. Pomari, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, William Howard Taft, Ida Tarbell, L. Tissier, Leo Tolstoi, Ilga Tolstoi, and Louis J. Van Shaick.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/84186946

Size
46 microfilm reels

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Harry H. Bandholtz Papers, ca. 1890-ca. 1937

Bandholtz, Harry Hill, 1864-1925. Army officer from Constantine, Michigan, who served with the United States forces during the occupation of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War, later Brigadier General and chief of the Philippine Constabulary, 1907-1913. Bandholtz also served during World War I and as a member of the Inter-allied Military Mission to Hungary, 1919-1920.

Correspondence, clippings, and scrapbooks largely concerning his military career and his years as chief of the Philippine Constabulary. The collection includes bound volumes of memoranda, reports, and other documents of the Philippine Constabulary bearing in part the title "Compilation of papers on Japanese propagandaism" and relating to Philippines-Japan relations. The collection also contains photographs and photograph albums and a drawing executed and signed by Geronimo. Correspondents include Henry T. Allen, Emilio Aguinaldo, James F. Bell, Poultney Bigelow, Tasker H. Bliss, Hermon C. Bumpus, Julius C. Burrows, Frank W. Carpenter, Calvin Coolidge, William C. Forbes, Frederick Funston, Newton W. Gilbert, James G. Harbord, Mark L. Hersey, Henry C. Ide, Julius Kahn, Frank McIntyre, George A. Malcolm, Albert L. Mills, Sergio Osmeña, John J. Pershing, Frank L. Polk, Manuel L. Quezon, Theodore Roosevelt, James F. Smith, Herbert B. Swope, William Howard Taft, Charles E. Townsend, George W. Wickersham, Leonard Wood, and Luke E. Wright.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34418332

Size
7.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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George Procter Wanty Papers, 1900-1906

Wanty, George Procter, 1856-1906. Judge of U.S. District Court for Western Michigan. Seven memorial addresses and biographical sketch; correspondence with John Patton concerning memorial services for Wanty; correspondence relating to the Michigan railroad tax case; scrapbook containing telegrams and letters concerning his appointment as U.S. Judge; two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings concerning Wanty, Michigan politics, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Correspondents include: Julius C. Burrows, Byron M. Cutcheon, Henry S. Dean, Benjamin F. Graves, Harry D. Jewell, Loyal E. Knappen, Robert. M. Montgomery, Amos S. Musselman, William A. Smith, William H. Taft, Edwin F. Uhl, and James R. Wylie.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34418892

Size
100 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Marion LeRoy Burton Papers, 1901-1925.

Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. President of University of Michigan, 1920-1925.

Administrative correspondence, speeches, articles and scrapbooks detailing his years at University of Michigan; also his speech nominating Calvin Coolidge for the Presidency in 1924; and photographs. Correspondents include: Henry C. Adams, American Association for International Cooperation, American Birth Control League, American Council on Education, American Social Hygiene Association, Anti-Saloon League of America, Earl R. Babst, Arthur J. Balfour, Henry M. Bates, Junius E. Beal, William J. Bryan, Roy D. Chapin, Robert H. Clancy, William L. Clements, Mortimer E. Cooley, Calvin Coolidge, James J. Couzens, Edwin Denby, Lloyd C. Douglas, W.E.B. DuBois, John R. Effinger, Woodbridge N. Ferris, Frank W. Fletcher, Edsel B. Ford, Henry Ford, Robert L. Frost, Samuel Gompers, Alexander J. Groesbeck, Warren G. Harding, Joseph R. Hayden, Wilbert B. Hinsdale, Herbert C. Hoover, Charles E. Hughes, Harry B. Hutchins, International Anti-Narcotic League, International Narcotic Education Association, Alfred H. Lloyd, Emil Lorch, Earl C. Michener, James O. Murfin, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Council for Prevention of War, National Movement for Law Enforcement, Truman H. Newberry, Non-Partisan Association for the League of Nations, Chase S. Osborn, Stuart H. Perry, Horace H. Rackham, Alexander G. Ruthven, Charles A. Sink, Albert E. Sleeper, Charles E. Townsend, Arthur H. Vandenberg, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Claude H. Van Tyne, and Fielding Yost.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34422205

Size
22 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- Warren G. Harding

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American Council on Alcohol Problems Records, 1916-1969

American Council on Alcohol Problems. Formerly the Anti-Saloon League of America. Correspondence, reports, minutes, legal files, speeches by temperance leaders, bills relating to the prohibition question; papers (1934-1956) concerning National Temperance and Prohibition Council; pamphlets relating to temperance; and photographs. Correspondents include Anti-Saloon League of Michigan, James Cannon, Arthur Capper, Ernest H. Cherrington, Oscar G. Christgau, James J. Couzens, Luren D. Dickinson, Edward B. Dunford, F. Scott McBride, Howard H. Russell, Reed Smoot, William Howard Taft, Frederic M. Vinson, Andrew J. Volstead, James E. Watson, and Wayne B. Wheeler.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/82578172

Size
7 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Royal Samuel Copeland Papers, 1892-1938

Copeland, Royal S. (Royal Samuel), 1868-1938. Professor of homeopathic medicine at University of Michigan, mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College and director of Flower Hospital, New York City Commissioner of Public Health, and Democratic U.S. Senator from New York, 1923-1938.

Personal and medical correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks containing food and health articles, photographs, and other papers concerning his medical and political interests. Correspondents include: Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Alfred E. Smith.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34419687

Size
45 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Henry F. Severens Papers, 1895-1926

Severens, Henry F., 1835-1923. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals. Two resolutions, three items of correspondence, including a letter from President William H. Taft, a certificate, genealogical notes, and a volume of six letters from prominent justices and President Taft, containing tributes to Severens upon his retirement in 1911 and a copy of remarks by Loyal E. Knappen; also photographs. Correspondents include: William R. Day, Arthur C. Denison, Loyal E. Knappen, Horace H. Lurton, William H. Taft and John W. Warrington.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34418405

Size
8 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Patrick H. Kelley Papers, 1910-1924

Kelley, Patrick Henry, 1867-1925. Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1907-1911, and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches and scrapbook concerning his political career and private law practice. Correspondents include: Calvin Coolidge, Louis C. Cramton, Oramel B. Fuller, Chase S. Osborn, Arthur J. Tuttle, Arthur H. Vandenberg, and James E. Watson.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/34420966

Size
.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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