The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Edward N. Hartwick papers
Repository: University of Michigan. Bentley Historical Library
Collection Description (CRHP): The collection also contains film reels that depict
''Michigan's Century of Progress" (1960; history of Michigan under Republican rule); "The Truth Behind the Jackson Prison Riot"; Richard Nixon's 1956 train tour of Michigan; the 1952 campaign; the 1952 Republican National Convention; Eisenhower in Saginaw, Michigan, 1952; Eisenhower's inauguration; and the Republican Candidates for State Office, 1952.
Collection Description (Extant): Edward N. Hartwick was active in Michigan Republican Party politics in the 1940s and 1950s. He served as president of the Wayne County Republican Precinct Organization, a reform group created to oppose "boss" control of the local party structure. He was also a member of the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee and a delegate to National Republican Conventions, most notably in 1952.
The papers of Edward N. Hartwick center around his involvement in the Republican party in the Wayne County area, and on the state and national level. The series in the collection are Wayne County Republican Party Activities; State Republican Central Committee; Election of 1952; Miscellaneous Political Files; Personal; Visual Materials; and Sound Recordings.
Included in the collection are meeting minutes, party organizational materials, and other materials relating to his activities within the Wayne County party organization and the Michigan State Central Committee. In addition, there are papers dealing with Hartwick's role as a delegate to the 1952 Republican National Convention. He received many letters urging him to support the various candidates - Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Taft.
[Includes] recordings of Republican speakers, including William Ayres, Carl Curtis, John Feikens, Barry Goldwater, George M. Humphrey, Glenard Paul Lipscomb, J. B. Matthews?, James Mitchell, E. Frederic Morrow, Richard M. Nixon, Harold Stassen, and Arthur Summerfield. Topics discussed include Republican politics, blacks and the struggle for civil rights, the investigation of communists in the United States, and the dispute over trade union campaign contributions.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 85199 Aa 2
Extent: 3 linear ft.; 6 film reels; 13 sound tape reels : 3 3/4-7 1/2 ips ; 5-7 in.
Finding Aid URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=bhlead&idno=umich-bhl-85199
Interviewees: William Ayres, Carl Curtis, John Feikens, Barry Goldwater, George M. Humphrey, Glenard Paul Lipscomb, J. B. Matthews, James Mitchell, E. Frederic Morrow, Richard M. Nixon, Harold Stassen, Arthur Summerfield
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )