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Giardin, Ray Oral History Transcript, 1971-08-06

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 3
Part 1 of the papers of Maurice Kelman primarily reflect his work as Special Counsel to Mayor Cavanagh and contain correspondence, reports, legal briefs, speeches, newspaper clippings and other material documenting the last two years of the Cavanagh administration. Other files relate to Kelman’s participation in the revision of Detroit’s City Charter, in a few labor arbitration cases, and in various legal matters involving the mayoralty of Coleman Young.

Important subjects in the collection: Afro-American police--Michigan--Detroit Campaign funds--Michigan--Detroit Cavanagh, Jerome P. Detroit Boat Club/Yacht Club v. City of Detroit Detroit Charter Revision Commission Detroit (Mich.) riot, 1967 Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--Michigan Discrimination in housing--Michigan--Detroit Elections--Michigan--Detroit Gun control--Michigan--Detroit McCree, Wade H., Jr. Police--Complaints against--Michigan--Detroit Police--Selection and appointment--Michigan Race relations--Michigan--Detroit Thomas Cooley Law School Young, Coleman A. Young v. Edwards

Important correspondents in the collection: Jerome P. Cavanagh Coleman A. Young

Collection includes a 1971 interview recording and transcript with Ray Girardin. Girardin talks about his career as a crime reporter with The Detroit Times and as Detroit police commissioner during the 1967 civil unrest, which he describes in detail over its unfolding, from his perspective as a law officer. (Advisory: Contains profanity.)
Part 2 of the Maurice Kelman Papers follow his life from early school-age years up through his entire professional career. Part 2 include correspondence, photographs, teaching materials, Ray Girardin interview transcripts, Arbitration and Fact Finding Cases, Elected Officeholder Expense Fund work, cartoons and drawings, publications and articles, cassette tapes, and other materials documenting his legal career and personal interests.


  • 1971-08-06

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 7.25 Linear Feet ((6 SB, 1 printed transcript, 9 reels), 9 audiocassettes.) : Recordings on magnetic audio tape.

From the Collection: 479.7 Megabytes ((1 file).) : Consists of a WAV file.

From the Collection: 14.25 Linear Feet (11 SB, 1 MB, 1 OS) : Part 2


Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA