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William G. Lockwood Ann Arbor wine societies collection

Identifier: MSS 535 large

Scope and Contents

The William G. Lockwood Ann Arbor wine societies collection contains publications and ephemera relating to William and Yvonne Lockwood's participation in wine societies in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Materials include the First Press newsletter of the Wine and Food Society of Ann Arbor, Complete Cuisine's un Soupçon d'épices, The Wines of Warner, Vintage (American Wine Society), Wine and Food Society, Wineland Grapevine, Michigan State University's Cooperative Extension Service publication "Weed'em & Reap," articles and clippings relating to wine research, tasting score cards, wine price lists, membership directories, society newsletters, and meeting invitations for the American Wine Society, The Thomas Jefferson Wine and Food Society, and The Grand Crew.


  • Creation: 1969 - 1985


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

William G. Lockwood was a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan from 1969-1997 specializing in Balkan, Eastern European, and Romani studies. The Lockwoods were members and key organizers of wine societies in Ann Arbor and this collection documents their activity and comradery. The American Wine Society was founded in 1967 by Dr. Konstantin Frank intended to bring together growers, home winemakers, and winelovers. Since then, many local chapters developed, including the Ann Arbor chapter. Meetings were held at members homes, with a program and a theme-based wine selection established by the hosts. Program topics included home winemaking, foreign and domestic wines, wine buying, among others. Meetings were divided between men only and mixed men and women. (Description derrived from the Ann Arbor American Wine Society constitution, undated, Box 1, Folder 1: "American Wine Society") The Grand Crew was established in May 1981 to lay away wines of special quality and interest representing every decade of the 20th century, to be opened and enjoyed on special occasions and to celebrate the years 1990 and 2000. (Description derrived from March 1982 profile, Box 1, Folder 6: The Grand Crew, MSS 535)


.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by William G. Lockwood in 2016.

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2017.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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