Louis D. Belcher (born 1939) was the mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, from 1978 to 1985. He won office in an unusual "special election" of 1978, held after lengthy court wranglings over the disputed 1977 mayoral contest, and went on to win three more two-year terms as mayor.



The Bentley Historical Library has the papers of Louis Belcher. From the finding aid to that collection:

The largest subseries within Official Communications is that of Correspondence and Memos. Particularly noteworthy are Belcher's letters aiding the recruitment of University of Michigan basketball players and the Complaints folders. The range of the complaints is broad and includes poor hiring practices in city hall, juvenile delinquents in Gallup Park, and parking tickets. (Parking tickets seem to be the bane of the city administration's existence, and such letters will also be found in the General correspondence subseries in this series, the Transportation Department subseries of the City Government series, and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival series of the Topical File.)

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