Wayne State University
Found in 278 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Dr. Michael D. Usdan was president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1974-1977. Educated at Brown University and Teachers College at Columbia University, Usdan worked as a professor at City University of New York before joining Merrill-Palmer. He published widely, writing mainly on educational politics. His records document his work on urban and lower income youth in the Detroit area, as well as research and conferences focusing on urban poor, parent-child relationships and the impact of...
Abstract Dr. Pauline Park Wilson Knapp was the president and director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1952-1967. Knapp received her B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Kentucky and M.A. and Ph. D in Psychology from Columbia University. She established the first Child Development Center in Georgia in 1928, was head of the Department of Family and Life at the University of Alabama from 1941-45 and the Dean of the School of Home Economics at the University of Georgia from 1946-52. In...
Abstract Harriet Berg has been a choreographer, teacher, performer, and arts advocate in the Detroit area for many decades. Part 1 of her papers reflect her interest in all aspects of dance and other performing and fine arts, as well as her personal family life. Part 2 includes Berg’s work as director of the Renaissance Dance Company and Madame Cadillac Dance Theater, as well as her work with the Jewish Community Center and Camp Maas. Also included are materials relating to dance history, Isadora...
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Abstract A state conference to study academic library cooperation was held at Michigan State University on November 14-15, 1973. Mary Louise Lacy of Wayne State University attended the conference. The collection contains background notes and a report of the conference.
Abstract This collection contains 39 grade books from Wayne University and Wayne State University English courses taught by Mildred Connely between the years 1934 and 1956. Mildred Connely earned an A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1910. She became Assistant Professor in the English Department of the Detroit Teachers College in 1928, and continued to serve on the faculty of Wayne University and Wayne State University. She was a co-founder of Theta Phi Alpha, the first national Catholic women's...
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Abstract Milton Tambor was born in New York City in 1938. He earned a Hebrew Teachers degree from Yeshiva University in 1957. He completed his bachelor’s in Psychology at Wayne State University in 1959, his Master of Social Work at Wayne in 1963, and his PhD in Sociology at Wayne in 1991. Throughout his scholarly career, he has focused on teaching and writing about organizing social workers and non-profit and agency employees. He also had a long career in unionism, holding staff and leadership positions...
Abstract Minoru Yamasaki, (1912-1986), best known as the architect of the World Trade Center, New York City, was born into poverty as a second generation Japanese-American in Seattle, Washington. He put himself through the University of Washington and New York University to study architecture, worked in New York for several years, and eventually made his way to Detroit in 1945 where he established his home and his business. He eventually distinguished himself as one of the premier architects of the 20th...
Abstract The Murray E. Jackson papers document the life and work of an educator, administrator, civic leader, and poet, who lived from 1926-2002. A bulk of the materials range between the late 1960s and late 1990s. Included in this collection are records documenting his involvement at Wayne State University, Wayne County Community College, the University of Michigan, various community organizations, his career as a poet, as well as personal files.
Abstract Murray Seidler received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and was a Wayne State University professor of political science until his retirement in 1986. He published several articles on socialism and labor unions, such as “The Socialist Party and American Unionism.” He was involved in Americans for Democratic Action and subscribed to socialist organizations, such as the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC). Additionally, he held a year-long...
Abstract This 1894 diary covers Miss Clark's last month at Detroit High School, in the Biddle House, and her first and second terms in the Detroit Normal School under administrators Harriet Schott and Regenia Heller. The diary provides a number of valuable bits of information about the Normal School and the nature of its students. Nellie Clark graduated from the Detroit Normal School in 1896.
Abstract Olga Frances (Gorup) Dworkin (1925-2015) was a Wayne State alumna (BA, Education, 1946) who was active in her sorority (Alpha Theta Sigma), Wayne State University’s (WSU) Alumni Association, the Wayne State Fund, where after her tenure as President (1968-1969), she became Chairwoman of the WSU Campus Beautification Committee for seventeen years. Dworkin was a member and President of the Understudies, and helped spearhead Detroit Receiving Hospital’s Art Project in 1983.
Abstract Dr. Orville F. Linck was a professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts at Wayne State University from 1940 to 1969. Born on November 15, 1906 in Detroit, Michigan, he graduated from Southwestern High School in 1922. As an undergraduate, he attended the City College of Detroit, lettered in both football and basketball, and graduated with a B.A. in 1927. He earned an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1929 and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1940. Dr. Linck first...
Overview Dr. Otto Feinstein was professor of Political Science at Wayne State University from 1960 until his passing in 2003. While at Wayne State, Feinstein was an educational innovator, creating opportunities for students at all levels of life and making the classroom a space for activism. The collection reflects Feinstein’s involvement with many key programs, centers, and initiatives, including the Southeast Michigan Regional Ethnic Heritage Study Center, To Educate the People (TEP), The Working...
Abstract The papers of Paul Lutzeier reflect his work with the Otherlanders Program, the College of Education, and his work with James M. Hare and the Michigan Constitutional Convention. Lutzeier originated the idea for the International Freedom Festival in 1958. Other subjects found in the collection include the Detroit Teachers College and the Michigan Constitutional Convention.
Abstract The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the oldest honorary society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States. Phi Beta Kappa was officially installed at Wayne University on January 16, 1953 after a twenty-year effort to establish a branch of this national scholastic honorary society at Wayne. The original officers of the Wayne University Phi Beta Kappa Chapter were Professor Thelma James, President; Professor Alex Brede, President-Elect; Professor Calvin Stevens, Secretary; and Professor...
Overview Preservation Wayne (PW), originally known as the Wayne State University Historical Preservation Association, emerged in 1975 as a student movement to protest the destruction of historic structures on the Wayne State University (WSU) campus and in the Cultural Center district. They were successful in saving a number of structures from demolition and securing historical designations for buildings and areas around campus. In 1988, with its membership diversifying outside the university community,...
Abstract Richard Bradshaw Angell was a philosophy educator specializing in logic and ethics. Angell taught at a number of colleges over the course of his career, including Ohio Wesleyan University from 1954-1968 and Wayne State University from 1968-1989. During this time Angell produced and published a great many papers, most of which are present in this collection. Also included are general philosophical musings, correspondence, the work of other philosophers, and Angell’s 2002 book A-Logic. Many of...
Abstract The collection reflects Dr. Moehlig’s research in the area of Internal Medicine, and correspondence with prominent physicians and surgeons throughout the United States including Dr. Harvey Cushing and Dr. Frederick C. Warnshuis. A 1913 graduate of the Detroit College of Medicine, Dr. Moehlig joined the faculty of Wayne University as an assistant professor of Endrocrinology in 1936.
Abstract Born in Bath New York in 1883, Roland Lakey attended the Medical College of Virginia from 1902 to 1903 and received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from University of Buffalo, New York in 1904. Enrolled as a medical student at the Detroit Medical College from 1913 to 1917, Lakey received his M.S. from the Detroit Institute of Technology, and attended summer sessions at the University of Michigan from 1926-1928. Employed by Wayne’s College of Pharmacy from 1920 until 1953, Lakey also edited two...
Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 1, Folder: 5
Abstract From 1915-1919 Professor Levin taught history and economics at Detroit Central High School and Detroit Junior College. In 1920 he served as Chairman of the History Committee, organized to revise the history curriculum of the secondary schools of the City of Detroit. He was appointed Professor of Economics and Chaired the Economics Department from 1933-1953. Subjects include, Equity of Sacrifice Program, Ford Motor Company labor policies, 1919-1934, Jewish life, Menorah Society, 1911-1912, and...
Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 1, Folder: 1
Abstract The 1926 student notebook of Dr. Schooten details the subject content of her Bacteriology and Embryology courses taken at the Detroit College of Medicine in 1921 through her detailed drawing and laboratory notes. Dr. Schooten graduated form the Detroit College of Medicine in 1926, and practiced medicine in the Detroit area.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 10
Abstract In 1976 and again in 1981, Warner Pflug interviewed labor activist and educator Stoyan Menton, who had been a pioneer in the UAW organizing drives of the 1930s. Consists of audio recordings and a transcript of two combined interviews with Mention about his association with the Socialist Party, his experiences as a radical student activist at Wayne State University in the 1930s, and his work as education director of UAW Local 400 at Ford’s Highland Park Plant in the 1940s. Both interviews span...