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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.

Date(s): 1938-2010

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: 851180 Aa 2

Extent: 5.5 linear feet, cassette tapes and mini-DV

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Samuel Eldersveld

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


College teachers
Michigan--Politics and government
Political activists


Sound recordings


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