Wayne State University
Found in 273 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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Abstract The son of a founder of the Detroit Medical College and one of the first surgeons to perform a successful thyroidectomy in the United States, Theodore A. McGraw, Jr. was born in 1875 and educated at Yale College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he received a medical degree in 1902. Returning to Detroit in 1904, he entered private medical practice as a surgeon but his career was interrupted by an operation for exophthalmic hyperthyroidism that was only...
Abstract Subjects include: UAW General Motors and Aerospace Departments; negotiations; rank and file attitude surveys; WSU BOG
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 3
Abstract In 1979, as part of her work for Wayne State University's oral history methodology course, Christopher Ann "Chris" Paton interviewed Valter Poole, director of the Wayne State University Orchestra. Collection consists of a printed transcript, which includes an index and a biographical sketch. Poole talks about his background and his musical career at Wayne State University.
Abstract Vergil Phelps was an instructor of rhetoric and English, College of the City of Detroit from 1924-1928, amid a long career as a lecturer and teacher. The papers of Phelps reflect his interests in the areas of effective communication in business, government, personal relationships and daily living.
Abstract Vernon Keye was the director of Wayne State’s student mental health clinic for several years in the 1950s and 60s. He was heavily involved in the effort to create licensing standards for Michigan’s social workers and counselors. His papers reflect his work with the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers, which later became the National Association of Social Workers, and his participation in numerous social work conferences.
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Abstract Born in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1909, Willis Sprague Holden earned his AB from the University of Michigan in 1930 and his MA from Columbia University in 1932, and completed his graduate work at the University of Michigan. Holden wrote for Grand Rapids, Detroit and San Francisco newspapers from 1926-1936, and the Detroit Free Press from 1940-1946. Holden served as Chair of Wayne State university’s Department of Journalism from its beginning in 1949 until his death in 1973. He was a prolific...
Abstract Vice President Harbison was responsible for development, coordination and review of instructional services in the university, as well as the coordination of educational policies and programs. He chaired the University Council, administering the Student Personnel Services and Administration and Records Departments, as well as administering the employment of professional personnel at the university. The records chronicle matters presented to the Board of Governors for information or action,...
Abstract The Wayne State University Activities Committee Records contains the records of the Secretary of the University Activities Committee during the tenure of Doris R. Boldt. John Fraser was the Chair of the University Activities Committee at this time.
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of material generated by the Space and Alterations committee, a group tasked with maintaining buildings, classrooms, labs, student lounges, and other spaces around campus. Also included are a manual describing the various functions and duties of the admissions office and a study regarding how the university would deal with applicants who did not meet the ordinary standards for admission.
Abstract This collection contains statistical reports and studies issued by the Division of Admissions, Records, and Registration, Admissions (1970’s reorganization), and Enrollment Services (1981 reorganization). Preliminary enrollment information and course information are included for the years 1936-1981, applications and admissions report for 1952-1953 until 1979-80. Final enrollment reports from 1936-1981, geographic residence of students from 1956-1980, credit hour distribution, degrees granted,...
Abstract These records contain documents pertaining to the Wayne State Air Force ROTC Program, including staff records, job descriptions, reports, financial records, meeting minutes, and publications, as well as documents from the Arnold Air Society and the 395th AFROTC Cadet Fund.
Abstract In April 1923, the An-Tik-Lik Club was organized by a group of female students. The members assisted organizations on campus, took an active part in college activities and raised funds for social events and athletics. In 1927, the group became a Greek letter social sorority.
Abstract This collection includes directories of the Alumni Association of Wayne University (1941-1956) and Wayne State University (1957-2007). Only the 1941, 1945, 1986, 2002 and 2007 directories list members of the Alumni Association; all other directories list board members, officers, employees, and organizers of the Alumni Association, the Wayne Alumni Fund, the Alumni Advisory Council, the Trust Finance Board, Women of Wayne Alumni Association, and the school and college alumni associations. Also...
Abstract The Wayne State Fund governed the Alumni Giving Council, campus beautification, the Anthony Wayne Society, and also selected which scholarships and memorial funds to donate monies to. The Fund determined how funds would be allocated and transferred to meet departmental needs, special projects, telephone drives, awards and scholarships. The collection contains committee by-laws, correspondence, minutes, ledgers, and other materials documenting funding and fundraising organizations within WSU....
Abstract Homer D. Strong was appointed the first Director of Alumni Relations in 1944 and continued in this position until 1967. He watched the organization grow from a group of approximately 15,000 to more than 80,000 members. During this period, Strong established the basic guidelines for the structure of the Alumni Association. The Alumni Association consisted of a President, First and Second Vice President, a Treasurer, a Secretary, and a Board of Directors who made up the Alumni Advisory Council....
Abstract The Society of Tool Engineers was founded in 1932. In 1933 it was renamed the American Society of Tool Engineers; from 1960 until 1969 it was named the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers. From 1970 until 2013 it was called the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In 2013 it was legally renamed SME. SME is a professional society of students, faculty, organizations, and individuals involved in manufacturing.
Abstract This collection consists of blueprints and other architectural drawings of buildings currently or previously owned by Wayne State University. The majority of drawings in this collection depict buildings no longer owned by the University, due to demolition or sale.
Abstract The Association of Black Business Students was a student organization at Wayne State University. The records document its activities from 1984 to 2003.
Abstract The Association of Faculty Women was composed of female employees of Wayne State University in instructional or administrative positions. Its stated purpose was "to encourage membership of qualified faculty women to appointive and elective positions and responsibilities in the University and in the community; to promote the educational and professional welfare of all women, both staff and students, on the University Campus; and to enrich the educational and professional interests of faculty...
Abstract The Auxiliary Activities Office was created to improve the efficiency of the Business Affairs Division. As enrollment increased, demand upon the university’s administration increased. This office was composed of the following units: Mailroom, Duplicating Center, Addressograph, Student Center, Food Services, Housing, and Bookstore.
Abstract This series consists of the proceedings of the Wayne State University Board of Governors. Proceedings prior to 1996 are bound and indexed by year.