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Charles K. Hyde Papers

Identifier: UP001688
The collection consists principally of reports he prepared for the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record and Historic American Buildings Survey. The reports, which provide historical and architectural information about significant engineering projects and (primarily) industrial structures in the Detroit area from the 1850s through the 1940s, were created to preserve a permanent record of the original site prior to renovation or demolition. The report on the UAW Local 7 Hall was prepared by Professor Thomas Klug of the Marygrove College Department of History. Related material on buildings in the Poletown area may be found in the William Kessler and Associates Collection.


  • 1980 - 1997


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.75 Linear Feet (2 MB)


Historical surveys of Detroit engineering projects and industrial structures, including Dodge Main, Chrysler Jefferson Avenue, UAW Local 7 Hall, Davison Freeway, and Willow Run Expressway Bridges


Professor Hyde is a member of the Department of History at Wayne State University, where he teaches the history of technological development in Europe and the United States.


Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in 1997 and 2005.
Guide to the Charles K. Hyde Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2005: Additional materials opened.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA