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Lynn H. Parsons Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001869
Important subjects in the collection: Academic freedom American Association of University Professors Wayne State University--Department of History Wayne State University--Faculty

Important correspondents in the collection: William R. Keast Alfred H. Kelly Jordan E. Kurland

Dates

  • 1966 - 1971

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

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.

History

Professor Lynn H. Parsons taught American history at Wayne State University from 1965 until 1971, when he resigned to take a job at SUNY Brockport. The papers in this collection consist 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, which resulted in the election of the American Association of University Professors as the union representing Wayne State faculty and academic staff.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

The papers of Lynn H. Parsons were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 2005 by Professor Parsons.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in September 2005.
Title
Guide to the Lynn H. Parsons Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2005-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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