Important subjects are:
Works Progress Administration, 1935-1943
Adult Education, 1935-1943
Workers Education, 1935-1943
Detroit Citizens Housing and Planning Council, 1945-54
Detroit Common Council, 1948-1966
Detroit Transit Problems, 1952-53
Southeastern Michigan Community Research Corporation, 1957-63
Election Campaigns for Detroit Common Council, 1948-65
Democratic Primary Election for Governor of Michigan, 1960
Election Campaign for Michigan Recorder's Court, 1966
Important Correspondents are:
Barbour, Al; Carey, Edward; Cavanagh, Jerome P.; Coit, Eleanor, (Dir. Am. Labor Education Service); Deverall, Richard; Dingell, John D.; Fitzsimmons, Frank E.; Hare, James; Hart, Philip A.; Hood, Nicholas; Kelley, Frank J.; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, Robert; Kowalski, Joseph; Mackie, John; Martel, Frank; Piggins, Edward S.; Poindexter, Thomas L.; Ravitz, Mel; Reuther, Roy L.; Rogell, William; Roosevelt, Dorothy K.; Silvey, Theodore; Van Antwerp Philip; Williams, G. Mennan
Series 1 Works Progress Administration:
Correspondence, reports, press releases, notes, newspaper clippings, published material.
The records in this series pertain to the career of Edward Connor in the Public Works and Work Projects Administrations. As indicated in the biographical sketch, he held four positions during his employment with the Work Projects Administration – (1) County Supervisor of Adult Education (2) Chief, Community
Services Section, Chicago Regional Office, (3) Regional Supervisor, Public Activities Section, (4) Chief, War Public Services Division. The records of this series refer to the above aspects of his career, but they are not arranged to reflect them. The records were originally divided alphabetically into topical categories, and this arrangement has been maintained.
Edward Connor was employed for a brief period by the War Manpower Commission. It should be noted that there are few, if any, records pertaining to this aspect of his career.
Series 2 Citizens Housing and Planning Council of Detroit:
Correspondence, minutes, speeches, press releases, drafts of articles, newspaper clippings, published material.
The Citizens Housing and Planning Council was the successor of the Michigan Housing Association which was established in 1937. In 1950, the name of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council was changed to Detroit Future Inc. This organization became inactive in 1953 and was terminated on January 30, 1954. The records of the organization were given to Wayne State University
Series 3 Detroit Common Council and Wayne County Board of Supervisors:
Correspondence, reports, reso¬lutions , newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, appointment books.
The records of this series are divided into two sections -Detroit Common Council and Wayne County Board of Supervisors. The records of section one are arranged alphabetically. The scrapbooks, which contain newspaper clippings and photographs, and the appointment books are placed at the end of the section. The records of section two consist of only four folders and some published material.
Series 4 Election Campaigns:
Correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, publicity material.
The records of this series pertain to elections for Detroit Common Council, 1948-1965, to the Democratic Primary Election for Detroit Common Council, 1948-1965, to the Democratic Primary Election for Governor, 1960, and to the election for Recorder's Court, 1966.
Series 5 Office File:
Correspondence, reports, press releases, newspaper clippings, and published material.
Series 6 Birthday Clambakes:
Correspondence, mailing lists, scrapbooks, photos.
The records of this series pertain to annual birthday clambakes which Connor sponsored to raise campaign funds.
Series 7 Audiovisual and Oversize Materials:
Photographs, certificates, pins, memorabilia.
This series consists of photographs, oversize materials, and memorabilia pertaining to Edward Connor, including his work with the WPA, his political campaigns, and his time as a Detroit Common Council member.