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Wayne State University Office of the President: George E. Gullen Jr. Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000285
This collection consists primarily of correspondence within the university about university policies and general administrative duties, as well as meeting minutes, administrative reports, and several photographs.

Series 1: 1960-1970

Series 2: 1971

Series 3: 1972

Series 4: 1973-1974

Dates

  • 1960 - 1974

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

20 Linear Feet (20 SB)

Abstract

George E. Gullen Jr., was the sixth president of Wayne State University. An alumnus, he first joined the university in an official capacity as Vice President of university relations in 1966 after serving ten years as a Vice President of American Motors Corporation. In 1971, he was named acting president and was fully appointed as president in 1972, a title he kept until 1978.



During Gullen’s presidency, many improvements were made both academically and physically to Wayne State University. He initiated an affirmative action policy for the University, established the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, and appointed the first woman vice president in the University’s history. Additionally under his direction, the University’s School of Medicine became the largest single-campus medical school in the nation.



This collection consists primarily of correspondence within the university about university policies and general administrative duties, as well as meeting minutes, administrative reports, and photographs. This collection also notably contains information about affirmative action, the Commission on the Status of Women, the University City project, WSU’s School of Medicine and medical affiliations, and campus development.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 chronological series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Box 2-9), Series 3 (Box 9-20), and Series 4 (Box 20).

Folders within the series are arranged chronologically and by subject.

Acquisition

Part 1 of these Records were donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library in 1974 and 1975.

Related Materials

Wayne State University Office of the Vice President for University Relations George E. Gullen Records, Wayne State University Assistant to President Gullen: Allen A. Hyman Records, Wayne State University Centennial Commission Minutes

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Elizabeth Nicholson on April 11, 2017.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Office of the President: George E. Gullen Jr. Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Elizabeth Nicholson.
Date
2017-04-11
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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