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Wayne State University Public Relations Department: Centennial Records

Identifier: WSR002181

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records and items reflecting Wayne State University's Centennial events and publicity. This includes: Symposia, art exhibits, concerts, and other special events programs; Photographs; biographies; calendars and event schedules; historical information on campus buildings and the campus itself; WSU Centennial Commission records; press releases; and news articles.


  • 1958 - 1968


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.


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During the academic year 1967-1968 Wayne State University celebrated the hundredth anniversary of its founding. As part of the commemoration, the University sponsored a series of symposia of national significance under the theme, "The University and Urban Society."

Broadly, the Symposia theme dealt with the urban university and its impact on, and responsibilities to, its urban community. More specifically, the focus of the Symposia was an examination of the problems and issues associated with an increasingly urban society.


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.


Materials were in part placed in the University Archives in 1988.

Related Materials

Wayne State University Centennial Symposia Records, Wayne State University Centennial Commission Minutes, Wayne State University: University Relations Division Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Elizabeth Nicholson on August 22, 2016.
Guide to the Wayne State University Public Relations Department: Centennial Records
Processed by Elizabeth Nicholson.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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