Four Gospels, A.D, 1223 (Armenian MS. Uncat. 1955).
Charles B. King (1868-1957)
Papers, ca. 1895–1939, ca. 27 ft. Engineer, inventor, and builder of the first automobile in Detroit. Includes some photographs of American troops, taken in Russia about the time of World War I (box 8). Partial contents list (NUCMC 67–351).
George Van Ness Lothrop (1817-1897)
Papers, 1847–99, 5 boxes. Lawyer, attorney general of Michigan, and U.S. ambassador to Russia, 1885–88. A few papers relate to his diplomatic service but most concern his legal career. Lothrop family papers, at present unsorted and unexamined by the staff, and the papers of the law firm of Lothrop and Duffield might also contain some pertinent items. (NUCMC 69–716; and 67–1197 for the law firm records)
Lois Rankin (fl. ca. 1939)
Papers, 5 boxes. Ethnologist. Correspondence, notes, and writings on her ethnic studies of Detroit groups, used in preparing articles for Michigan history magazine, spring 1939. Includes material on Armenians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Finns, Greeks, Hungarians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Poles, Rumanians, Russians, Syrians, Ukrainians, and Yugoslavs. (NUCMC 67–411)
Ossip Gabrilowitsch (1878-1936)
Correspondence, 1920–37, 36 boxes. Musician, conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Correspondence between him, his colleagues, friends, family, etc. Correspondents include his wife, Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch (Mark Twain's daughter), and European personalities. Unpublished contents list (NUCMC 69–705).
Polar Bear Association
Records, 1921–68, 22 boxes. The Polar Bears was the nickname given to American troops (American Expeditionary Forces) sent to the north of Russia during the Russian Civil War and Allied intervention. This unit was the U.S. Army 310th Infantry Regiment. Materials primarily concern the effort to return the bodies of members slain and buried in Russia and to re-inter them in Michigan.
William G. Wagenhals (fl. early 20th c)
Papers, 1903–39, ca. 1 ft., ca. 400 items. Automotive manufacturer. Includes some patents issued by the Russian and other European patent offices (for a variety of manufactured items). Partial contents list (NUCMC 67–354).