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Wayne State University College of Education, Dean’s Office: Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR001371
The records of the Monitoring Commission detail commission activities as well as those of the various subcommittees within, including student codes, executive committee reports, and profiles of Detroit Area Schools.

Important Subjects: Desegregation Detroit Public Schools Education City of Detroit Milliken v. Bradley

Important Names: Coleman Young William Milliken

Dates

  • 1975 - 1985

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.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 SB)

Abstract

The Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation was created by the City of Detroit to comply with the ruling of Milliken v. Bradley, which dealt with desegregation busing. This United States Supreme Court ruling settled the issue of de jure vs. de facto segregation and effectively confirmed that segregation was allowed if it was not an explicit policy of the school district. As a result, the commission's charge was to oversee the busing plan across multiple school districts in the city of Detroit. Wayne State University College of Education faculty served on the commission.

The records of the Monitoring Commission detail commission activities as well as those of the various subcommittees within, including student codes, executive committee reports, and profiles of Detroit Area Schools.

History

The Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation was created by the City of Detroit to comply with the ruling of Milliken v. Bradley, which dealt with desegregation busing. This United States Supreme Court ruling settled the issue of de jure vs. de facto segregation and effectively confirmed that segregation was allowed if it was not an explicit policy of the school district. As a result, the commission's charge was to oversee the busing plan across multiple school districts in the city of Detroit. Wayne State University College of Education faculty served on the commission.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Records were sent to the university archives in two separate acquisitions: 11/9/1987 and 9/13/1990.

Related Materials

Detroit Public Schools Community Relations Division Records; Detroit Board of Education Detroit Public Schools Records; AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by William Dawson on October 5, 2012.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University College of Education, Dean’s Office: Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by William Dawson.
Date
2012-10-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA