Correspondence and photographs, along with business, financial, and organizational records, chronicling the life of W. Dorr
Legg before and beyond his involvement with ONE, Incorporated. Photographs document his early life along with minimal records
of his educational experience at the University of Michigan, his professional life as a landscape designer and professor,
and as a Church of Christ, Scientist practitioner, 1909-1994. His family papers include documents from his siblings along
with early photographs and records from his ancestors, circa 1840-1988.
William Dorr Legg, second son of Franc C. Dorr and Frank E. Legg, was born in his mother's family home, 406 Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan on December 15, 1904. Circa 1910, the family purchased a small farm three miles outside of Ann Arbor on
the interurban streetcar line. According to his interviews, the whole family shared the responsibilities for care of animals
and the household. On Sunday afternoons visitors from the University of Michigan and family friends would provide lively national
and international political discussions in exchange for music and "good country" cooking. These afternoon discussions exposed
Legg to a variety of ideas and people, including "emancipated women."
24 Linear Feet
6 record boxes, 6 archive cartons, 8 clamshell photograph binders, 2 flat boxes
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