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Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance Records

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 6
Identifier: UR001640

Scope and Content

This collection contains pamphlets, ordinance memorandum 3, and a list of petition signers for Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance of 1991.

Dates

  • 1991

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance was put on a ballot for a November 1991 election vote. The ordinance was created to protect gay members of the community from discrimination based on sexual orientation in business, housing, and public accommodations. This collection contains a vote yes pamphlet, list of petition signers, and Memorandum 3 by County Commissioner Rudy Serra answering a number of questions about the proposed ordinance. Rudolph (Rudy) A. Serra who served as a County Commissioner at the time of 1991 ordinance holds a law degree from Wayne State University and was later appointed as a Judge to the 36th District Court in 2004. Though this civil rights ordinance did not pass in 1991, or when a similar version was reintroduced in 2000, a human rights ordinance was passed in Ferndale in 2006.

This collection contains pamphlets, ordinance memorandum 3, and a list of petition signers.

Arrangement

Materials organized in 1 folder.

Acquisition

The Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance Records were donated by Rudy Sera on November 22, 1995.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Shae Rafferty on October 17, 2018.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Shae Rafferty.
Date
2018-10-17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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