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Wayne State University Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Area Manpower Institute for Development of Staff Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000334

Scope and Content

The papers of AMIDS consist of clippings, correspondence, financial materials, personnel records, press releases, reports, and workshop materials reflecting the administration of an educational and technical assistance program.

Important subjects and correspondents in the collection: Automobile emissions; Bradley, Burton; Correctional institution training; Cushman, Edward L.; Handicapped Education; Green, Clarence D.; Native Americans; Houghton, Ronald W.; Vocational Education; Tuma, Joseph V.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1974

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. 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.

History

The Area Manpower Institute for Development of Staff (AMIDS) was a contractual project funded by the United States Department of Education, Manpower Division, and sponsored by the University of Michigan-Wayne State University, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. The AMIDS project was an educational and technical assistance program designed primarily to improve professional competencies of staff personnel engaged in vocational education, manpower, economic development, and human resources program. Through workshops, it served public school personnel as well as representatives of government agencies, industry, labor and minority group organizations concerned with employment and economic growth .

AMIDS was first developed through the efforts of Joseph V. Tuma. Tuma began his career serving as the International Representative for the United Auto Workers Union. He held membership on a broad number of advisory committees and other organizations dealing with manpower utilization, economic development, vocational education and training up to and during his service as the Director of AMIDS from 1967-74.

Extent

15 Linear Feet (15 SB)

Abstract

The Area Manpower Institute for Development of Staff (AMIDS) was funded by the United States Department of Education, Manpower Division, and sponsored by the University of Michigan-Wayne State University, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. The goal of the project was to improve professional skills of staff working with vocational education, manpower, economic development, and human resources programs. Public school personnel and government agency workers were targeted. Joseph V. Tuma, International Representative for the UAW served as Director of AMIDS from 1967-1974.

Arrangement

Folders are listed in the order in which they appear.

Transfers

A few photographs and two audio cassette tapes have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Area Manpower Institute for Development of Staff Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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