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Detroit Board of Education Detroit Public Schools Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000681

Scope and Content

The Detroit Board of Education/Detroit Public Schools Collection documents the administration, fiscal operation, personnel, publications, activities, programs and services of the Detroit schools. To a lesser degree it documents professional organizations and citizens committees concerned with the Detroit schools. There is considerable information on personnel including the military records of Detroit schoolmen (1900-1953), the Employees Retirement System (1949-1958) and the election of Social Security to supplement the retirement system. Other well documented subjects include: student enrollment, Department of Special Education (1940-1956), Citizens Advisory Committee on School Needs (1957,1958) school millage campaign (1959), and Central High School and its students, (1911-1927). Board/Schools publications (Detroit Educational Bulletin. 1918-1935. Detroit Schools, 1945-1968, and Detroit School Life. 1965-1967) and the Detroit Teachers Association publications (D.T.A. News and Detroit Educational News. 1934-1944) also cover these subjects as well as many others.

Information on any given subject may be scattered through out the collection. Series III, for example, is designated "Personnel." There is also, however, information on personnel in the Board proceedings and annual reports of the Board and Superintendents in Series I, in Budgets of Series II, in monthly statistical reports in Series IV, in Department of Special Education annual reports in Series V, in various reports and catalogs in Series VI, and in directories and publications of Series VIII. The researcher should, in general, read all the series descriptions and, in particular, the detailed descriptions of specific material found throughout the collection.
Important Subjects: Adult Education, 1931-46 Art Education, 1875, 1937, 1952 Athletics, 1904-27, 1955-56 Blind and Sight Conservation Classes/Students, 1922-56 Boytown Camp, 1936-44 Budget, School, 1928-65 Buildings, School, 1860-1976 Central High School, 1896-1927,1950, 1952 The Centralite, 1911-27, 1950, 1952 Child Care Services, 1937,1943-46 Citizens Advisory Committee on School Needs, 1957,1958 Citizens For Schools (1959 millage campaign) Citizenship Education Study, 1948-50 Civil Defense, School, 1956 College of the City of Detroit Curriculum, 1860-1952 Deaf Students/Classes, 1925-56 Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery Detroit Educational Bulletin, 1918-35 Detroit Educational News, 1934-44 Detroit High School Detroit Junior College Detroit Normal School Detroit School Life. 1965-67 Detroit Schoolmen's Club, 1938-63 Detroit Schools, 1945-68 Detroit Teachers Association, 1930-44 Detroit Teachers College P. T. A. News. 1933-34 Eastern High School, 1896-1903, 1917-18 Employees Retirement Fund, 1939-45 Employees Retriement System Enrollment, Student, 1860-1976 Epileptic Students, 1937-56 Foreign Born Children, 1948-56 Glandular Clinic, 1940-56 Health Education, 1922-52 High Schools, 1896-1968 Junior High Schools, 1920-66 Kindergarten, 1897-1966 Leland School for Crippled Children, 1922, 1925,1954 Libraries, School, 1886-1962 Mackenzie, David Metropolitan Schoolmen's Club, 1967-80 Metzner, Alice B. Millage Campaign, School, 1959 Moore School for Boys Music Education, 1922-52 Nursery and Extended School Services, 1943-46 Open Air Schools, 1920-66 Osborn, Laura Freele, 1955 Personnel, Academic, 1860-1976 Personnel, Non-academic, 1940-54 Psychological Clinic, 1922-47 Retirement Salaries, 1875-1966 School Millage Campaign, 1959 Sick Leave Regulations, 1949 "Socially Maladjusted" Children, 1950-55 Social Security, 1951-56 Special Education Classes/Department/Students, 1922-66 Speech Correction Education, 1922-56 The Student, 1904-21 Student Activities, 1904-27, 1950, 1952 Teachers' Retirement Fund, 1906-39 Textbooks, 1860-1944 Traffic Accidents/Safety, 1920-66 Ungraded Schools, 1920-66 Veterans, 1900-53 Vocational Education, 1920-66 Wayne University, 1933-56 World War I World War II
Series Description: Series I, Administration, 1860-1976: Mainly bound proceedings, minutes and annual reports of the Board of Education, superintendents and principals as well as administrative handbooks, directories and by-laws. Subjects in the annual reports vary throughout the years. Some of the topics included are: list and description of buildings and valuation of real estate and buildings, course of study outlines by grades, marital status and age distribution of personnel, and traffic accidents by age of child and cause. Many of the reports are indexed and many contain photographs.

Series II, Fiscal, 1928-29 to 1964-65: Submitted and approved budget and cost reports (annual financial reports) for the Board of Education/Public Schools as well as several building budgets (proposed projects for the building program) are in this series.

Series III, Personnel, 1900-1963-64: Reports, memos, minutes, and publications relating to personnel, salaries, employees retirement system, Social Security election, sick leave regulations, rating and promoting of teachers and military records of Detroit schoolmen for1900-1953. The issue of electing Social Security to supplement the retirement system is particularly well documented.

Series IV, Publications, Conferences and Reports, 1875-1967: Material in this series was published or sponsored by the Detroit Board of Education and/or Detroit Public Schools. There are serials (Detroit Educational Bulletin.1918-1935; Detroit Schools, 1945-1968: and Detroit School Life, 1965-67), textbooks, and other publications descriptive of the activities, programs and services of the schools. There are also publications from The Citizenship Education Study (1945-50). Included in reports are: monthly statistical reports and summary sheets (1875,1886,1894-1905), analysis of monthly (student)membership (1936-42,1948-53),and a report of the Nursery and Extended School Services, a World War II Board project "designed to free mothers to work in war industries."

Series V, Special Education, 1922-1956-57: Essays, publications, correspondence, and annual reports relating to the Department of Special Education, Boytown Camp and the Moore School for Boys. The department was responsible for handicapped, foreign and "socially maladjusted" children. The Boytown Camp (1936-1944) was for problem and underprivileged boys.

Series VI, Schools, 1871-1968: Radiobroadcast scripts, reports, catalogs, programs, high school yearbooks and magazines, a scrapbook and eighth grade graduation essays, relating to schools within the Detroit Public Schools System, in particular Detroit, Central, and Eastern high schools and the Fairbank sand Houghton schools. "Honor The Name" was a series of radio broadcasts(1948-1956) saluting individuals in whose honor Detroit's schools were named.

Series VII, Citizens Committees, c. 1880s-1890s, 1957-1959: Minutes, reports, correspondence and publications of the Citizens Advisory Committee on School Needs (1957,1958) and the Citizens for Schools, a group promoting a 1959 school millage campaign. There is also a bill proposed for the government of the Detroit Public Schools by a Citizens' Educational Committee (c. 1880s-1890s).

Series VIII, Organizations and Miscellaneous, 1875-1980: Publications, programs, directories, and serials which pertain to the Detroit Public School System, school personnel, and professional organizations. With the exception of five miscellaneous items, all material is published by professional organizations. The series includes the D.T.A. News and the Detroit Educational News(1934-1944), official publications of the Detroit Teachers Association.

Oversize material; Boxes 92,112-116, 122,123

Dates

  • 1869 - 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1965

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

Prior to 1956 Wayne State University was a municipal university governed by the Detroit Board of Education. In 1956 it became a state institution. Information on Wayne State University and its antecedent colleges such as the Detroit Normal School and the Detroit Junior College is found throughout much of the collection.

Extent

61.5 Linear Feet (123 MB)

Abstract

The Detroit Board of Education/Detroit Public Schools Collection documents the administration, fiscal operation, personnel, publications, activities, programs and services of Detroit schools. To a lesser degree it documents professional organizations and citizens committees concerned with the Detroit Schools.

Arrangement

Arranged in 8 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-68), Series 2 (Boxes 69-77), Series 3 (Boxes 77-84), Series 4 (Boxes 85-94), Series 5 (Boxes 94-98), Series 6 (Boxes 99-116), Series 7 (Boxes 117-120), and Series 8 (Boxes 120-123). Folders are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

Initial deposits of Board/Schools material by the Assistant Superintendent of Schools to the University Archives began in 1958 and continued through the early 1970s. The bulk of the deposits were bound proceedings, minutes, annual reports, budgets, directories, and publications. Over the years the University Archive received similar material from a variety of sources resulting in duplication. At the same time, items in the Board/Schools material were missing from the University Archives material and vice versa. The two groups of material were integrated to complete chronological "runs" of material, eliminate duplication and allow ease of access for researchers.

Related Materials

Detroit Board of Education Proceedings

Transfers

Six photographs of the Fairbanks School were placed the Archives Audiovisual Collections. Photocopies of the photographs are in box 112, folder 2.

Index to Subjects

Each subject entry consists of box number followed by folder number(s). Boxes are seperated by semicolons. Dates and/or descriptions are in parentheses.

Information on any given subject may be scattered throughout the collection. Series III, for example, is designated "Personnel." There is also information on personnel in the Board proceedings and annual reports of the Board and superintendents in Series I, in budgets of Series II, in monthly statistical reports in Series IV, in Department of Special Education annual reports in Series V, in various reports and catalogs in Series VI, and in directories and publications of Series VIII.

Entries may include a general reference to Board, superintendent or Department of Special Education annual reports of enrollment reports. The subject in question is not necessarily found in all of the Board annual reports, etc. Entries do not normally include any reference to Board proceedings (boxes 5-36), Superintendent's Executive Committee minutes (boxes 40-43), Principals' Notes (boxes 43-66) or budgets (boxes 69-77). Serials are not indexed. In addition to using the subject index, the researcher should consult the series descriptions and the detailed descriptions of specific material.
  • Adult Education (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2; (1947), 67:3; (1937), 90:5; (c 1944-46), 90:8
  • American Indians (8th grade graduation essay topic 1875), 116:1
  • Arithmetic (1952), 67:4; (1930), 90:4; (1937), 90:5; (c 1944-46), 90:8; (history c 1922), 94:2
  • Art Education (1952), 67:4; (1937), 90:5; (1875), 120:10
  • Athletics (athletic fields), 67:7 to 68:35; (1955-56), 91:4; (Central H. S. 1904-27,50,52), 104:1 to 111:17; (Eastern H. S. 1917-18), 111:22-25
  • Birmingham Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2 ; Blind and Sight Conservation Classes/Students (c 1922), 94:2; (1925), 94:3; (1937), 94:5; (1954), 94:6; (1940-56), 95:1 to 98:3
  • Boytown Camp (1936-44), 94:7-12
  • Budget, School (1928-65), 69:1 to 77:5
  • Buildings, School (Bd annual rpts include description of bldgs and valuation of real estate and bldgs 1860-1918), 1:1 to 4:2; (superintendent's annual rpts include floor plans 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1947), 67:3; (directories include temporary bldgs, sites for future schools 1928-76), 67:7,68:1-35; (proposed projects 1931-32, 1938-39), 69:3,70:3; (1937), 90:5; (statistical rpts by school 1875, 1886, 1894-1902) 92:1-14; (enrollment rpts include bldg capacity 1936-42, 1948-53) 93:1-3,94:1, (radio broadcast biographical sketches on persons for whom school is named, 1948-55), 99:1 to 102:1; (high school opening dates, building capacity 1928), 103:12
  • Camp Boytown See Boytown Camp
  • Cass Technical High School (1937), 90:5; (dedication 1923), 103:14
  • Central High School (catalogs 1896-1903), 103:2-8; (yearbook, monthly magazine 1904-27, 1950, 1952), 104:1 to 111:16; (history), 106:4; (athletic heroes, course of study, important events 1853-1923), 111:17
  • Central High School - Alumni Assoc, 106:4; 111:17
  • The Centralite (Central H.S. yearbook 1911-27, 1950, 1952), 104:1 to 106:3
  • Child Care Services (1937), 90:5; (1943-46), 91-18
  • Citizens Advisory Committee on School Needs (1957-58), 117:1 to 119:3
  • Citizens For Schools (1959 school millage campaign),119:7-8, 120:1-8
  • Citizenship Education Study (1948-50), 91:3;(final report 1953), 120:12
  • Citizenship/Human Relations (c 1944-46), 90:8; (1944), 91:2; 91:3; (1957), 91:9
  • Civil Defense, School (1956), 91:7
  • Cleveland Junior High School (1963), 103:16
  • College of the City of Detroit, 36:2-3, 37:1-2
  • Commerce High School (1937), 90:5; (open house 1956), 103:15
  • Curriculum (Bd annual rpts include list of textbooks, course of study outlines by grade 1860-1918), 1:1 to 4:2; (elementary 1947), 67:3; (elementary 1952), 67:4; (1937), 90:5; (c1944-46), 90:8; (1962), 91:17; (c 1922 history of curriculum development), 94:2; (special education), 94:4; (Detroit Normal School and kindergarten dept), 103:1; (high school courses of study 1887) 111:18; (art education 1875), 120:10
  • Deaf Students/Classes (1947), 67:3;(Detroit Day School for Deaf 1925), 94:3; (1937), 94:5; (1954), 94:6; (Special Ed annual rpts 1940-56), 95:1 to 98:3
  • Dearborn Public Schools, West (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Detention Home, 96:2-4; 97:1-2
  • Detroit (historic Detroit 1937),90:5; (8th grade graduation essay topic 1875), 116:1
  • Detroit Assoc of Educational Secretaries (directory 1957-58), 121:2
  • Detroit Assoc of School Secretaries (directory 1947-48), 121:1
  • Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery, 36:2-3; 37:1-2
  • Detroit Educational Bulletin (1918- 35), 85:1 to 87:7
  • Detroit Educational News (1937), 90:5; (1934-44), 122:2-5; 38
  • benefit associations, conventions, teachers in WW I), 120:13: (D.T.A. News and Detroit Educational News 1933-44),122:1-5; 123:1-4
  • Detroit High School, 2:1-8; 3:1-2; (1889, c 1890), 11:19-21
  • Detroit Junior College, 36:2; 106:4
  • Detroit Normal School, 2:1 to 15:3; 36; (1897-98 annual rpt), 103:1
  • Detroit Public Schools Health Education Club (directories 1938-39,42-43), 121:3
  • Detroit Public Schools-History/Overview (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2; (c 1944 -46),90:8; (125yrs, 1967), developments c 1922), 94:2; (education in Detroit and metro area 1916, 1937), 120:11
  • Detroit School Life (1965-67), 89:10
  • Detroit Schoolmen's Club (directories 1938-63), 121:5-6
  • Detroit Schools (1945-68), 88:1 to 88:9
  • Detroit Teachers Association (1937), 90:5; (1930 Annual includes division reports, organizations, benefit associations, conventions, teachers in WW I), 120:13: (D.T.A. News and Detroit Educational News 1933-44), 122:1-5; 123:1-4
  • Detroit Teachers College, 36:2-3; 37:1-2
  • Detroit Women Principals Club (directory 1957-58), 121:4
  • Division of Improvement of Instruction see Improvement of Instruction, Division of
  • Domestic Science see Home Economics; Drafting Education, 90:7 D.T.A. News (1933-34), 122:1; The Eastern (Eastern H. S. magazine 1917, 1918), 111:22-25
  • Eastern High School (catalogs 1896- 1903), 103:2-8; (The Eastern magazine 1917,1918),
  • 111:22-25
  • Ecorse Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Employees Retirement Fund (1939- 45), 23:3 to 25:12; Employees Retirement System, 26:1-2; 27:1-2; (1947), 67:3; 82:4, 6-11; 83:1-8, 12
  • English Education (1910), 4:1; (elementary 1952), 67:4; 90:1,2,4; (1937), 90:5; (history c 1922), 94:2
  • Enrollment, Student (Bd annual rpts 1860-1918), 1:1 to 4:2; (superintendent's annual rpts include attendance by grade, daily attendance, normal school 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (directories 1928-76), 67:7 to 68:35; 90:5; (number of boys, girls, transfer students, students left for all causes, aggregate attendance in half days, aggregate tardiness, average daily attendance, number of suspensions, reinstatements, corporal punishment, 1875,1886, 1894-1902), 92:1-14; (by budget division, grade and school; building capacity 1936-42, 1948-53), 93:1 to 94:1; (Special Ed annual rpts 1940-56), 95:1 to 98:3; (high school enrollment by subjects and grade 1896- 1903), 103:2-8; (high school 1918 and 1928), 103:12
  • Epileptic Students (1937), 94:5; (1954), 94:6; (Special Ed annual rpts 1940-56), 95:1 to 98:3
  • Ferndale Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931). 37:2
  • Fordson School District (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Foreign Born Children (1954), 94:6; (Special Ed annual rpts 1948-56), 96:2 to 98:3
  • Geography Education 90:1; (1937), 90:5
  • Glandular Clinic (Special Ed annual rpts 1940-56) 95:1 to 98:3
  • Graduates (Detroit Normal School 1882-98), 103:1; (high school 1896-1903), 103:2-8
  • Grosse lle School (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Guidance and Placement Department, (1947), 67:3; (1937), 90:5; (annual rpt 1956-57), 98:6
  • Hamtramck Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Handicapped Students see Special Education
  • Harper, Anna (Eastern H. S. magazine), 111:22-25
  • Health Education (elementary 1952), 67:4; (1937), 90:5; (c 1944-46), 90:8; (history c 1922), 94:2
  • Henry Ford High School (1968), 103:17
  • High School of Commerce see Commerce High School
  • High Schools (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1937), 90:5; (Central, Western, and Eastern high schools 1896-1903), 103:2-8; (opening date bldg capacity, number of teachers for 1928, 1918 and 1928 enrollment), 103:12; (Cass Technical H. S. 1923), 103:14; (Commerce H.S. 1956), 103:15; (Mackenzie H.S. 1962), 103:16; (Henry Ford H.S. 1968, Murray-Wright H.S. 1966), 103:17; (Central H.S. 1904-27, 1950, 1952), 104:1 to 111:17; (Detroit H.S.), 111:19-21; (Eastern H.S. 1917-18), 111:22-25; (Mc Millan H.S. 1906), 116:2
  • Highland Park Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Home Economics Education, 90:6
  • Houghton School (8th grade graduation essays 1871,72,74,75), 113:1 to 116:1
  • Improvement of Instruction, Division (1961), 67:5; (rpt 1962), 91:17
  • Instructional Cost (per capita cost 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1920), 90:1; (amount chargeable to primary grade and grammar depts and superintendent), 92:1-5
  • Jackson Junior High School (1965), 103:16
  • Junior High Schools (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1937), 90:5; (1955), 91:5; (handbook 1916-17), 103:9; (Cleveland Jr. H. S. 1963, Jackson Jr. H. S. 1965), 103:16
  • Kindergarten (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1952), 67:4; (1937), 90:5; (c 1944-46), 90:8; (1936-42, 1948-53 enrollment, kindergarten capacity), 93:1 to 94:1; (normal school dept 1897-98), 103:1
  • Lake Superior, Trip to (8th grade graduation essay topic 1875), 116:1
  • Leland School for Crippled Children (history c 1922), 94:2 (1925), 94:3; (1954), 94:6
  • Libraries, School (elementary 1952), 67:4; (1937), 90:5; (elementary 1927), 91:11; (high school 1962), 91:12; (history 1886-1962), 91:13
  • Lincoln Park Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2 Low Vitality Classes see Open Air Schools
  • Mackenzie, David, 106:4 Mackenzie High School (1962), 103:16
  • Mammoth Cave (8th grade graduation essay topic 1872), 114:1
  • Mc Millan High School (graduation exercises 1906), 116:2
  • Melvindale Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Metropolitan Schoolmen's Club (directories 1967-80), 121:7-9
  • Metzner, Alice B. (tribute), 95:5
  • Michigan (8th grade graduation essay topic 1872, 74, 75), 114:1 to 116:1
  • Millage Campaign, School (1958-59), 119:4-8;120:1-8 Monguagon Township Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Moore School for Boys (1954), 94:6; (1950-51,55), 98:3-4 Murray-Wright High School (1966), 103:17
  • Music Education (elementary 1952), 67:4; (1937), 90:5; (c 1944- 46), 90:8; (history c 1922), 94:2
  • Nursery and Extended School Services (1943-46), 91:18 Open Air Schools (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (history c 1922), 94:2; (1925), 94:3; (1937), 94:5; (1947-48), 96:2
  • Osborn, Laura Freele (tribute c 1955), 120:10
  • Personnel, Academic (by school 1860-1918), 1:1 to 4:2; (number by year, distribution of positions by salary group, degrees held, marital status, age distribution 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1946, 47), 67:1-2; (elementary 1947), 67:3; (1961, 64), 67:5-6; (directories 1928-76), 67:7 to 68:35; (monthly and annual changes, marital status, citizenship, place of birth, age distribution, certificates held, resignations by position and division 1940-54, 1963-64), 77:6 to 79:2; (salaries 1943-54), 81:3; 82:1; (retirement), 82:4 to 83:13; (sick leave 1949), 83:14; (promotions 1930), 83:15; 83:16-17; (military records 1900-53), 84:1; (names, promotions, tardiness, 1/2 days lost number of visits by superintendent and supervisors 1875, 1886, 1894- 1902), 92:1-14; (number of teaching teachers 1936-42, 1948-53), 93:1-3; 94:1; (Special Ed annual rpts 1940-56), 95:1 to 98:3; (Normal School faculty and assignments 1897-98), 103:1 (high school 1896-1903), 103:2-8; (high school number by bldg 1928), 103:12; (school principals 1908-09), 103:13; (Mackenzie H.S. 1962, Cleveland Jr. H.S. 1963, Jackson Jr. H.S. 1965), 103:16; (Murray-Wright H.S. 1966, Henry Ford H.S. 1968), 103:17; Central H.S. 1904-27, 1950, 1952), 104:1 to 111:16; (Eastern H.S. 1917-18), 111:22-25
  • Personnel, Non-academic (1946-47), 67:1-2; (monthly and annual changes, marital status, citizenship, place of birth, age distribution 1940-54), 67:1-2; 77:6; 79:3 to 81:2
  • Psychological Clinic (1947), 67:3; (1937), 90:5; (history c 1922), 94:2; (1925), 94:3
  • Retirement (Bd Proceedings), 11:2 to 27:2; (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (procedures 1947), 67:2-3; (directories 1928-76), 67:7 to 68:35; 82:4 to 83:13; 120:14-15
  • River Rouge Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2
  • Salaries (distribution of positions by salary group 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1947, 52), 67:3-4; (1943-54), 81:3; 82:1-3; (1875,1886, 1894-1902), 92:1-14; (1936-42), 93:1-3; (1948-53), 94:1
  • School Millage Campaign 1959, 119:4-8;120:1-8
  • Sick Leave Regulations (1949), 83:14
  • "Socially Maladjusted" Children (1954), 94:6; (Moore School for Boys 1950-51, 55), 98:3-4
  • Social Security (election 1951-56), 82:6 to 83:13
  • Special Education Classes/Department/Students (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1947), 67:3; (1937), 90:5; (c1944-46), 90:8; (enrollment, 1936-42, 1948-53), 93:1 to 94:1; (history c 1922), 94:2; 94:3-12; (tribute to Alice B. Metzner), 95:5; (annual rpts 1940-56), 95:1 to 98:3; 98:4-7
  • Speech Correction Education (history c 1922), 94:2; (1925), 94:3; (1937, 1954), 94:5-6; (Special Ed annual rpts 1940- 56), 95:1 to 98:3
  • Spelling (1952), 67:4; (textbooks 1930-36), 90:1-3
  • The Student (Central H. S. magazine 1904-21), 106:5 to 111:16
  • Student Activities (Central H.S. yearbook and magazine 1904- 27, 1950, 1952), 104:1 to 111:16; (Eastern H.S. magazine 1917, 1918), 111:22-25
  • Teachers' Retirement Fund (Trustees proceedings 1906- 39), 11:2 to 23:2; (in directories) 67:7; 68:1-16
  • Textbooks (lists, Bd annual rpts 1860-1918), 1:1 to 4:2; 90:1-4, 6, 7; 91:1 ,2, 4, 9
  • Traffic Accidents (involving children, superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4
  • Traffic (traveling) Directions to Schools (in directories 1928-76), 67:7 to 68:35
  • Traffic Safety (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (1942), 91:1
  • Ungraded Schools (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (c 1922, 1925), 94:2-3; (1937), 94:5; (Special Ed annual rpts 1940-56), 95:1 to 98:3
  • Veterans (school personnel 1900-53), 84:1 ;(c 1944-46), 90:8; (Detroit Teachers' Assoc Annual 1930), 120:13
  • Vocational Education see also Drafting Education (superintendent's annual rpts 1920-66), 36:2 to 40:4; (elementary 1952), 67:4; (1937), 90:5; (history c 1922), 94:2
  • Watches for Russia Program (World War II), 112:1
  • Wayne University (Bd proceedings), 21:2 to 31:3; (superintendent's annual rpts 1937-56), 38:1 to 40:2; (by-laws), 67:7 to 68:19; (budget 1933-56), 69:5 to 72:5, 73:1-6; 74:3, 6; 75:1,3, 5, 7; (1937), 90:5
  • West Dearborn Public Schools see Dearborn Public Schools, West
  • Western High School (catalogs 1896-1903), 103:2-8
  • World War I (school veterans), 84:1; 120:13
  • World War II (school veterans),84:1; (nursery and extended school services), 91:18; (Watches for Russia), 112:1
  • Wyandotte Public Schools (Schools In and About Detroit 1931), 37:2

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in February 1991.
Title
Guide to the Detroit Board of Education Detroit Public Schools Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1991-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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