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Patricia M. Thornton Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 20
Identifier: UP001556
Material from this collection relates to the operation of the Liberal Conference of 17th District Democrats icnluding membership lists, newsletters, meeting agendas, by-laws, and other similar documents from 1967-1976.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1976

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

Pat Thornton was a precinct delegate for the 17th District in Michigan. In early 1966, she, along with John Weiss (University of Michigan Professor), Otto Feinstein (Wayne State University Professor), and Mary Davis (Precinct Delegate) helped form the Council for Democratic Action. Their purpose was to organize together to influence public policy. Membership grew and on March 15, 1967, became the Liberal Conference of 17th District Democrats. The Liberal Conference worked to influence policy on racism, war, and poverty within the Democratic Party, as well as encourage other liberals to become more involved in the Democratic Party.

Materials in this collection include meeting agendas, newsletters, membership lists, and other related documents of the Liberal Conference of the 17th District Democrats from 1967-1976.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in 1 folder.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library by Patricia M. Thornton on September 16, 1993.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Shae Rafferty on November 5, 2018.
Title
Guide to the Patricia M. Thornton Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Shae Rafferty.
Date
2018-11-05
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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