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Tom Downs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000780
The papers of Mr. Downs consist primarily of administrative reports, correspondence, and memoranda relating to the termination of the Thomas Jefferson College of the Grand Valley State Colleges a proposal that was presented to the Board of Control when Mr. Downs was a member in 1979. Additional items include personal correspondence between Mr. Downs and state and national legislators.

Dates

  • 1976 - 1979

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.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

A Lansing, Michigan attorney, Tom Downs served as a member of the Board of Control of the Grand Valley State Colleges. The papers of Mr. Downs primarily relate to the termination of the Thomas Jefferson College of the Grand Valley State Colleges.

History

Tom Downs, a Lansing Michigan attorney, was a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention in 1971-1972 and later served as a member of the Board of Control of the Grand Valley State Colleges.

Arrangement

Material arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

The papers of Tom Downs were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs between April 1976 and May 1979.

Transfers

Five tape cassettes have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection. One cassette includes a part of the Contitutional Convention Reunion, September 30, 1977. The remainder of the cassette are tapes of meetings of the Board of Control of the Grand Valley State Colleges relating to the proposed termination of Thomas Jefferson State College, which the Board voted to phase out at its meeting of May 4, 1979.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in August 1983.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Tom Downs Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1983-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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