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Alternative Press Collection

Identifier: 100
Overview The Alternative Press Collection at Wayne State University is not the full set of records of the Alternative Press. The complete archive is located at the University of Michigan in the Special Collections Library at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The Wayne State University archive consists of highlights of the collection, including artwork and poetry published as postcards, broadsides, foldouts, calendars, annoucements, ephmera, and subscription forms. The collection also includes...
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1969-1992; 1969-2006

Anca Vlasopolos Published Works

Identifier: MSS.006
Scope and Content This collection of Anca’s work contains numerous poems, along with articles, essays, book reviews, and short stories. The span of this collection covers 44 years of her works, from 1967 to 2011. This collection is contained in three archival boxes. The first box contains poems (files 1-18) that were published between 1968 and 1998. Box 2 contains poems (files 1-14) published between 1998 and 2011, along with articles (files 15-19) published between 1980 and 2009, and essays (files 20-21)...
Dates: 1968-2011

Barbara Kohler Inuit Art Resources Collection

Identifier: MSS.010
Scope and Contents This collection consists of paper media related to Inuit art. Although the collection is primarily focused on the Inuit of Canada, American and Greenlandic contributions are also represented. Materials include exhibition pamphlets, regionally-focused booklets, relevant magazines, and other related documentation.
Dates: 1971-1984

Dennis Glen Cooper Collection

Identifier: MSS.004
Scope and Contents The contents of the Dennis Glen Cooper Collection, including films, slides, and documents, were donated to the Wayne State University Libraries by David M. Gilin, trustee of the Charles J. Shuler estate. The 16mm films are primarily travel films shot by Mr. Cooper chronicling his travels in the Great Lakes, many of the country’s National Parks, Canada, the Southwestern United States, and the Caribbean. The 88 films in the collection are comprised of short segments, as well as full length...
Dates: 2015

Detroit Focus Gallery Collection

Identifier: MSS.009
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials primarily from 1978-2000, spanning the existence of Detroit Focus Gallery. Types of materials vary but relate to both the public (exhibitions, fundraisers, workshops, publications, etc.) and administrative (financial documents, correspondence, membership, etc.) sides of the organization. Materials related to significant individuals, including longtime director Gere Baskin and several artists, are also included. The collection also contains a sizable number of...
Dates: 1978 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1978 - 2000

Florence Nightingale collection

Identifier: 354:28
Scope and Contents The bibliography of Florence Nightingale is not an extensive one when considered in terms of her contribution to and impact on our world; many public figures of her time and since whose influence has been measurably less wrote more themselves and have had more written about them than she. Her own published works were limited to a handful of quasi-official reports, a slim book, and a few pamphlets, but it would be presumptuous to attempt assessing the importance of their influence on the...
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1850-1900; 1812-2003

Frank Howard Collection of Civil War History.

Identifier: 432
Scope and Contents note Frank Howard was a well known Michigan collector who put together one of the largest Civil War collections in the Midwest, focused particularly on Lincoln. The collection was purchased by the Wayne State University Libraries in the 1950s and the books were disbursed into the regular collections. This manuscript collection includes manuscripts, periodicals, postcards, signature books, and ephemera. Notable items include a lock of Lincoln's hair, a bloodied piece of...
Dates: 1830-1950

Glass Bell Press Publications

Identifier: MSS:013
Abstract The Glass Bell Press was a hand press that operated in Detroit, Michigan in the mid-1970s, distributing broadsides of feminist poetry.

The collection includes two published books of poems, the Press's catalog for 1974, 15 broadsides, and 2 bookmarks.
Dates: Publication: 1974 - 1976

Jeheskel (Hezy) Shoshani Library Endowed Collection Special Collections Materials

Identifier: MSS.003
Scope and Contents These materials are divided into series based on source. Shoshani traveled the world, researching the biology and treatment of elephants in a variety of contexts. Series 1 – Circus Memorabilia, 1968-2001 Series 1 contains memorabilia and promotion materials relating to circuses. The bulk of this series is made up of souvenir programs from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, published between 1968 and 2001. This series is described at the item level. The souvenir...
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1965-2004; 1930-2004

Ralph Rinaldi Alternative Press Materials

Identifier: MSS.011
Scope and Contents This collection is divided into four folders. Folder 1 contains unique art from various mailings of the Alternative Press. Folder 2 contains several mailings, each containing multiple items. Folder 3 contains loose printed poetry postcards. Folder 4 contains miscellaneous printed items. Many of the materials in this collection are undated.
Dates: 1971-1995

Van Riper Family Correspondence

Identifier: MSS.001
Scope and Contents note The collection consists of 78 letters written between 1836-1889 to members of the Van Riper family of Wayne County, Michigan. The majority of the letters are between cousins, Alexander and Henry Van Riper, from the years surrounding the Civil War; others are written between various family members and friends. The letters that date from the Civil War era discuss the daily realities of solider life such as illness, homesickness, and camp life. Also of topic are battles and other important Civil...
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1861-1865; 1836-1889