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Raymond Hood Papers

Identifier: UP000581

Scope and Content

The Raymond W. Hood Collection consists of committee files, constituent mail, correspondence, reports and other publications reflecting his committee assignments while a member of the Michigan state Legislature.

Important subjects in the collection: Abortion--Law and legislation--Michigan Afro-American legislators--Michigan Education--Law and legislation--Michigan Health maintenance organizations--Law and legislation--Michigan Labor--Law and legislation--Michigan Medical care--Law and legislation--Michigan Mental health--Law and legislation--Michigan Michigan--Politics and government Michigan Democratic Black Caucus Women’s Urban League

Important correspondents in the collection: H. Rap Brown Morris W. Hood, Jr. Jerome P. Cavanagh Leroi Jones John Conyers, Jr. Frank J. Kelley Roman S. Gribbs George Romney Robert P. Griffin Charleszetta Waddles Philip A. Hart Coleman A. Young Erma Henderson


  • 1961 - 1982


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


Raymond W. Hood was born in Detroit, Michigan in January, 1938. His father, Morris W. Hood, Sr., was a longtime UAW activist working on the staff of the International. Raymond Hood graduated from Detroit’s Central High School and attended Fullerton Junior College in California. In 1965, he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives from Detroit’s 7th District. While a member of the state Legislature, he served on a number of committees, including Labor, Mental Health, Public Health, Environment, Recreation and Conservation, and in 1969 was elected Democratic Majority Whip. He also served as a trustee of the Michigan Democratic Black Caucus. After Mr. Hood left the state legislature in 1978, he became director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulations.


27 Linear Feet (27 SB)


Raymond Hood served Detroit’s 7th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Mr. Hood’s papers document his work in the Michigan state legislature, particularly his service in the Labor, Mental Health, Public Health, and Environment committees.


PLEASE NOTE: Folders are computer-arranged alphabetically in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder heading.

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Repository Details

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5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA