This is an artificial group of records created from materials that do not seem to fit in easily with any other record groups. It has been broken down into three series: GENERAL FILES, NEWSCLIPPING AND PRESS RELEASES, and SCRAPBOOKS.
The GENERAL FILES series includes files on the tenth and fifteenth anniversary celebrations, by-laws for the university, copies (from the Bentley Historical Library) of correspondence regarding the founding of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and an audio tape and general information on the dedication of the campus in 1961. There is a photocopy of the deed of gift in this series as well as photographs and a report of the Fair Lane Forum. Under "Early American Dances" the researcher will find a music book of early American music which the Fords helped to revive. The researcher will also find a copy of an audio tape of the graduation address on October 11, 1962 in this series. There are three histories including a copy of the twenty-fifth anniversary history written by Elton Higgs, a member of the faculty of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Under "Reports" researchers will find an undated paper discussing the possible separation of University of Michigan-Dearborn from the University of Michigan, as well as a state of the university address by Leonard Goodall in 1972.
The NEWSCLIPPING AND PRESS RELEASES series includes documentation from 1956 through 1990. The 1983 newspaper clipping folder is very small. There is an inventory of newspaper clippings covering the dates from 1961 to 1977 in Box 6.
There is a SCRAPBOOK from 1961.