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Donald W. Riegle Papers, 1966-1994

Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (born 1937 in Flint, Michigan) served as U.S. Congressman from Michigan's 7th District from 1967 to 1976 (first as a Republican, then as a Democrat) and U.S. Senator from Michigan from 1977 to 1994.  His papers document his work and that of his staff in the Congress and Senate.  He served on the Senate …

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Donald W. Riegle Papers, 1966-1994
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University of Michigan-Flint Labor History Project

The General Motors Corporation Sit-Down Strike that occurred in Flint, Michigan, during the winter of 1936-1937 was a pivotal moment in American labor history. It certainly remains the most important event in the history of Flint.  Although some of the influential figures in the strike had been interviewed in the 1960s, some in …

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University of Michigan-Flint Labor History Project

Henry Howland Crapo Family Papers, 1851-1994

Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869), after a successful career in New Bedford, Massachusetts, as a teacher, clerk, publisher, and horticulturalist, began in the 1850s to invest in Michigan public lands.  He purchased pine lands in Lapeer County, and in order to develop them, he and his family moved to Flint in 1858.  He built a sawmill and …

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Henry Howland Crapo Family Papers, 1851-1994

The Beginnings of the University of Michigan-Flint, 1944-1974

The University of Michigan-Flint began in the fall of 1956 with a junior class only.  The first freshman class was admitted in 1965.  The path to the present university began during World War II, when C. S. Mott, Michael Gorman, and other civic leaders felt that this economically booming city could never reach greatness without a …

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The Beginnings of the University of Michigan-Flint, 1944-1974

About the collections



We have digitized a number of our collections.  What is included here is only a small portion of our entire holdings.  These archives (foremost of which are those of the University of Michigan-Flint) and personal papers document various aspects of the history of Flint and Genesee County.  For further information, contact Paul Gifford, pgifford@umflint.edu, 810-762-3402.

 

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