Douglas D. Crary (b. September 1, 1910, d. 2005) was a professor of geography at the University of Michigan. Crary served as  Republican on the Ann Arbor City Council, representing Ward 2 from April 1965 to April 1969. He was an active participant in numerous civic and community affairs, particularly those related to development and planning.

Crary Park is named after him.

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Those interested in the social history of Ann Arbor can find useful information in this series. Information about the increasing need for low income housing during the mid-1960s, as well as a discussion of racial segregation during this period, is located both under housing files and in the human relations files. The tensions between the community and the University of Michigan student body, on the rise during the late 1960s, (heyday of student activism) are documented in files on student activism and the City-University Relations Committee.