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George F. Montgomery Jr. Papers

Identifier: UP000599

Scope and Content

The papers in this collection relate to research into the quality of Michigan education specifically, and also to development of the Michigan Community College System.

Series 1: Study Committee on Measure of Quality in Elementary and Secondary Education, 1965 Questionnaires sent to school district Superintendents re-questing an evaluation of priorities for quality education and desirable goals to strive for. Included are general correspondence, data, a finance report of 1967, and a report of the study. A measure reconstituting the committee in 1970 will he found at the end of the series.

Series 2: Study Committee on the Community College System with recommendations for districting, financing, facilities, and future development, 1969-197O Extensive drafts for a final report, background study materials, educational conferences, field inquiry includes transcripts of out state conferences.

Series 3: General files, 1967-1970 Materials on public education, vocational education, educational surveys, and environmental issues.


  • 1965 - 1970



Collection is open for research.


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Mr. Montgomery was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 21, 1933, the son of George Montgomery, Sr., who was an educator and a member of the Michigan State Legislature. George F. Montgomery, Jr. graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, and from Wayne State University with a BA in 1959. He married Elizabeth A. LeBlanc in 1956 and has two daughters. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958, and as a public school teacher from 1958 to 1964. He was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives from the 21st District of Detroit in 1964. Mr. Montgomery served on the House Ways and Means Committee, then in August 1965 was named chairman of a Special Committee on Measures of Quality in Elementary and Secondary Education. In October 1969 he became chairman of a Special Committee on Community Colleges in Michigan under House Resolution 249. The purpose of the latter committee was to review the Community College System in the state and recommend an overall plan for districting, financing, building physical plants, and for future development which would take effect in July 1970.


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George Montgomery served in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 21st District of Detroit, in the House Ways and Means Committee, and as chairman of the Special Committee on Measures of Quality in Elementary and Secondary Education and of the Special Committee on Community Colleges. Mr. Montgomery’s papers reflect his work in Michigan politics, particularly on Michigan education issues.


Arranged in [3] series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-9), Series 2 (Boxes 10-15) and Series 3 (Box 15). Folders are arranged alphabetically.


The papers of George F. Montgomery, Jr. were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by Mr. Montgomery in April of 1973 and were opened for research in June 1983.


Photographs of the Community College Committee, 1970, and two groups of college students have been placed in the Archives' Audio Visual Collection.

Processing History

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Repository Details

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