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Chester Cable Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
UP001162
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Finding Aid Date
1985-11
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1965 – 1983 (Creation)
  • 1971 – 1983 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (3 MB)

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    Material entirely in English.

  • Abstract

    A Professor of English at Wayne State University, Chester Cable was an active member of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Mr. Cable’s papers reflect his work on behalf of academic freedom and civil liberties advocacy.

  • Acquisition

    The papers of Chester H. Cable were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in February of 1984 by Prof. Cable.

  • Processing History

    Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in November 1985.

  • Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Use

    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.

  • Citation Style

    "Chester Cable Papers, Box [#], Folder [#], Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University"

  • History

    Chester H. Cable was born in Monmouth, Illinois on July 19, 1906. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Monmouth College in 1927, a Masters of Arts in 1932 from the University of Wisconsin, and his Doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 1948. The greater part of his teaching career, 27 years, was spent as a Professor of English at Wayne State University; 1946-1974. An active proponent of academic freedom, Prof. Cable worked on behalf of civil liberties issues as a member of the American Association of University Professors. Joining the American Civil Liberties Union in 1963, he held various positions within the organization including membership on the board of directors for both the Metro Detroit Branch and the state affiliate, and as chairman of the Standing Committee on Branch and Chapter Affairs. Committees on which he served include the Academic Freedom Committee and the "Red Squad" File Review Committee.

  • Scope and Content

    Important subjects covered in the collection are: Academic freedom The Anti-Surveillance Ordinance Formation of the Oakland County Chapter Series Description: Series I, ACLU of Metro Detroit, 1965, 1972-1983, Box 1: Minutes and agendas, correspondence, by-laws, and other materials concerning civil liberties issues of the Metro Detroit Branch. Highlighted are the Detroit Anti-Surveillance Ordinance and a Human Rights provision for the Wayne County charter. Series II, ACLU of Michigan, 1971-1983, Boxes 1-3: Minutes and agendas, correspondence, by-laws, and other materials relating to Prof. Cable's association with the state affiliate. Much of the material deals with academic freedom issues and the formation of the Oakland County Chapter.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Boxes 1-3). Folders are arranged chronologically.

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