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International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit: Florence Cassidy Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001004_Cassidy

Scope and Content

The bulk of the papers in the International Institute: Florence Cassidy Collection document Detroit ethnic groups surveyed by the Peoples of Detroit Project.

Dates

  • 1929 - 1973

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. 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

After leaving her position as director of the Nationality Department of the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit (later known as United Community Services), Florence Cassidy became director of the Peoples of Detroit Project in 1967. The project, a collaboration between the International Institute and Wayne State University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology, sought to compile information about the basic institutions, leading organizations, cultural contributions, major interests, current needs, population changes and forecasts of future trends in Detroit's ethnic neighborhoods.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

Florence Cassidy became director of the Peoples of Detroit Project in 1967. The project sought to compile information about the basic institutions, leading organizations, cultural contributions, major interests, current needs, population changes and forecasts of future trends in Detroit's ethnic neighborhoods. The bulk of the papers in the International Institute: Florence Cassidy Collection document Detroit ethnic groups surveyed by the Peoples of Detroit Project.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The papers of Florence Cassidy were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1980 by the International Institute.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October 2004.
Title
Guide to the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit: Florence Cassidy Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2004-10
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

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA