Wayne State University
Found in 278 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Haviland Reves majored in journalism at the College of the City of Detroit and graduated in the 1920s. An active member of the Alumni Association, he corresponded with the first director of Alumni Relations Homer Strong, as well as university President William R. Keast during the 1960’s. Reves was involved with the campaign to preserve the Old Detroit City Hall Building, and the politics surrounding the building of the James Couzens Highway. His reviews of books and performances during the...
Abstract Hazel Graham taught Clinical Psychology in the College of Education at Wayne, and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology. Ms. Graham attended the Detroit Teachers’ College, and received her baccalaureate in 1931. She began teaching in Detroit Public Schools from 1931-34. After earning her MA degree at Wayne in 1934, Ms. Graham joined the College of Education as a substitute instructor in two departments, Psychology and English...
Abstract The Ira H. Butterfield Papers were donated by Paul Butterfield, an associate professor in the History Department at Wayne State University. Paul Butterfield joined the faculty of the College of the City of Detroit in 1931 and retired in 1966.Materials in the Ira H. Butterfield Papers relate to his interest and involvement in Michigan’s agricultural history. Correspondence, manuscripts, and a written history of the Michigan State Agricultural Society make up most of the papers. The...
Abstract Dr. Carstens was a faculty member of both the Detroit Medical College and the Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery. In November 1868, he enrolled in the first class of the DMC, receiving his degree in 1870. He served Detroit as a physician for fifty years. He was president of the Detroit Board of Health in 1877, chief of staff at Harper Hospital from 1895-1920. He was a founding member and president of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, organized in 1888. He also...
Abstract James Hartway (b. 1944, Detroit, Michigan) earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in music from Michigan State University. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Music at Wayne State University and the Director of the Wayne State University Division of Music Composition and Theory. This collection consists of scores for 74 of Dr. Hartway's musical compositions.
Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 5, Folder: 3
Abstract The collection includes a Physician’s Day Book dated 1894, two shares of stock in the Etobicoke and Mono Sixth Line Road Company, a Land Contract dated 1890, mortgages 1894 and 1895, a Loan Bond dated 1891, correspondence from 1890 and 1894.
Abstract Leonard Simons was a business man active in the Detroit secular and Jewish communities. His papers reflect his work with many civic and charitable organizations such Wayne State University, Wayne State University Press, Sinai Hospital of Detroit and the Detroit Historical Commission. The papers also show his personal interests, such as travel and book collecting.
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Fleming's experience as a teacher in the primary grades in Detroit from 1903-1908. Miss Fleming began teaching at the Detroit Normal School in 1903. She then served as principal of the Marr Training School in the 1920s and then as supervisory principal of the practice schools until the mid 1940s. Lesson plans and the original play "Pontiac's Conspiracy," as well as correspondence regarding its performance, are included in the collection.
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Abstract Dr. Joe L. Norris began as a professor at Wayne State University in the Department of History in 1938. Prior to his appointment at Wayne State, Norris received his BA from Northwestern in 1928, his MA from Harvard in 1931, and his Ph.D. from University of Chicago in 1938. Dr. Norris worked as a research assistant at the Library of Congress from 1930 to 1931 and served in the Air Force from 1943 to 1946. During his tenure at Wayne State University, Dr. Norris was the Editor in Chief of the Wayne...
Abstract Julie Sabit is a native of Detroit. She graduated from Southeastern High School in 1950 and received her BA in Sociology from Wayne State University in 1958. Sabit initially began work in the City of Detroit's Planning Department as a student technical assistant in 1957. Upon her graduation in 1958, she began working as a Social Planning and Development Assistant within the Research Division of the Planning Department, eventually becoming the head of that division. In 1973, Sabit received her...
Abstract Katherine McFarlane Chamberlain, professor of physics in the College of Liberal Arts, was born June 28, 1892 in Saginaw, Michigan. She earned a B.A. (1914), an M.A. (1919), and a Sc.D. (1925) from the University of Michigan. She began as an instructor at the College of the City of Detroit in 1924 and was appointed full professor at Wayne State University in 1945. She was the author of, First College Course in Photography, Introduction to the Science of Photography and Darkroom Handbook. Her...
Abstract Kurt Keydel was the son of Oscar Keydel, who brought a statue of Johann Gutenberg from Mainz, Germany in 1885. Mr. Keydel attempted to have the statue mounted on the campus of Michigan State University in 1946 and subsequently on the campus of Wayne State University in 1965.The Kurt Keydel Papers consists of correspondence, clippings and photographs pertaining to the Gutenberg Statue and the attempts to have it placed on the campuses of Michigan State University and Wayne State...
Abstract The Leslie L. Hanawalt Papers contain the personal files and research materials of Dr. Leslie Hanawalt. Born on January 18, 1898 in Delaware County, Ohio, Hanawalt attended Rollins College Academy in Winter Park, Florida, before serving as a private in the U.S. Army in 1918. He later attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where he earned a B.A. degree in 1922 and an M.A. degree in 1925. In 1929, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature....
Abstract Best known as a pioneer in the fight against juvenile delinquency in the 1940s, Larkin later became an associate professor of education at Wayne University. Born in Schenectady New York in 1901, he earned his B.S. degree from Springfield College Massachusetts, his masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and his Ed.D. from Wayne. Larkin first taught educational psychology at Wayne in 1939. He worked with Detroit youth and community groups for over 20 years. His work with the...
Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 3, Folder: 8
Abstract Born in Dowagiac Michigan in 1891, Louise Conklin received her degree from the University of Michigan. In 1918 she was hired as a professor of music at the Detroit Junior College and Central High School. She also served as chair of the Music Department. Louise Conklin was the driving force behind the annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the university, and directed both the men’s and women’s glee clubs. The folder includes 4 class registers with students’ names and grades, dated...
Abstract Professor Lynn H. Parsons taught American history at Wayne State University from 1965 until 1971. This collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, a legal brief and newspaper clippings related to his grievance with the Wayne State History Department over its refusal to recommend him for tenure. His case, along with faculty layoffs in 1972, helped to build support for collective bargaining at the University. The files are arranged chronologically.
Abstract Marshall A. Wheatley was an associate professor of physics at Wayne State University; he joined the faculty of the Detroit Junior College in 1922. He held position on several committees: at various time he was the Secretary for the Liberal Arts and Science Committee, the Physics Department Secretary, Chairman for the Building Committee for a new Science Building, and a member of the Graduate Committee. He was also a member of Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Kappa Mu Epsilon. Materials...
Abstract Mary Elvira Weeks attended Ripon College for her BS from 1910 to 1913, the University of Wisconsin for her MS, and the University of Kansas for her PhD, where she remained as a professor for 22 years. Throughout her career, Weeks studied chemistry and languages. Weeks then moved to Wayne University to continue her career in 1944. While at Wayne, Weeks focused on the translation of scientific, technical, and medical articles into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian,...
Abstract Professor and Detroit community advocate Mel Ravitz held various posts in Detroit politics, including positions such as the Detroit City Plan Commission Director of Community Organization, on the Detroit City Council and as staff director of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Services Board. As a professor at Wayne State University, Mr. Ravitz assisted in the formation of the University’s Department of Urban Planning.Mr. Ravitz’s papers reflect his interests in...
Abstract Dr. Esther McGinnis was the Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1947-1951. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Director in the 1930s, McGinnis was a professor of Family Life at the Child Welfare Institute at the University of Minnesota and at State Teaching College at Columbia University. Throughout her career at Merrill-Palmer she did consulting work for other universities as well as government committees. Dr. McGinnis' records span her career both before and during her time at...
Abstract Dr. Francis H. Palmer was president of Merrill-Palmer from 1978-1981, prior to which he worked at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his education at the University of Pittsburg, published widely, mainly on preschool and early educational child development and was very active in the Headstart program. Palmer's records reflect his emphasis on the psychology of preschool and elementary age children and his direction of institutional focus to research.
Abstract J. William Rioux was the president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1967-1973, prior to which he worked for the U.S. Department of Education. He was a native of Detroit and received his Ed. D. at Wayne State University. During his time at Merrill-Palmer he worked to diversify the student body, establish a graduate degree program, work with urban youth, and bring more students into the program. He also emphasized dissemination and publication of research by Merrill-Palmer faculty and...