The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Samuel James Eldersveld papers
Repository: University of Michigan. Bentley Historical Library
Collection Description (CRHP): The Democratic mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, between 1957-1959, Eldersveld supported the Civil Rights Movement and advocated for anti-discriminatory legislation/statutes.
Collection Description (Extant): The Samuel J. Eldersveld Papers document Eldersveld's academic career, his mayoralty, and personal background. The collection consists primarily of Eldersveld's writings, notes, course materials, correspondence, departmental memos, reports, oral history project, biographical material and mayoralty subject files. The collection contains the following series: Mayoralty Files, 1957-1959, Ann Arbor City Council, Personal/Biographical, Academic Career and Sound Recordings.
The Sound and Video Recordings series contains three interviews with Samuel Eldersveld regarding his personal background, academic career, and political activities. All of the interviews have been recorded on cassette tape. The 1991 interview was conducted by the APSA Oral History Program and it documents the professional and career development of Professor Eldersveld in the context of the evolution of the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan, and within the context of the developments that have taken place within the discipline of political science during the same period. There are also three mini DVs of a 2009 interview with Eldersveld.
Digital Status: Partial
Existing IDs: 851180 Aa 2
Extent: 5.5 linear feet, cassette tapes and mini-DV
Finding Aid URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=bhlead&idno=umich-bhl-851180
Interviewees: Samuel Eldersveld
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Michigan--Politics and government