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New Detroit, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR000660

Scope and Content

The papers of New Detroit, Inc. consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, speech material, publications, surveys, and project proposals related to the administration and programs of the organization.

Important subjects in the collection: African-American Cultural Development Foundation African Americans--Economic conditions--Michigan--Detroit African Americans--Education--Michigan--Detroit African Americans--Employment--Michigan--Detroit African Americans--Housing--Michigan--Detroit African Americans--Medical care--Michigan--Detroit African Americans--Michigan--Detroit African Americans--Social life and customs--Michigan--Detroit Child development--Michigan--Detroit Community development, Urban--Michigan--Detroit Community organization--Michigan--Detroit Consumer education--Michigan--Detroit Detroit (Mich.) riot, 1967 Discrimination in education--Michigan--Detroit Discrimination in housing--Michigan--Detroit Drug abuse--Michigan--Detroit East Side Voice of Independent Detroit Family services--Michigan--Detroit Hispanic Americans--Economic conditions--Michigan--Detroit Hispanic Americans--Social conditions--Michigan--Detroit Indians of North America--Economic conditions--Michigan--Detroit Indians of North America--Social conditions--Michigan--Detroit Inner City Business Improvement Forum Juvenile delinquency--Michigan--Detroit Mayor’s Committee on Human Resource Development Medical care--Michigan--Detroit Metropolitan Detroit Citizens Development Authority Metropolitan Fund Narcotic addicts--Rehabilitation--Michigan--Detroit Occupational training--Michigan--Detroit Police--Complaints against--Michigan--Detroit Poor--Michigan--Detroit Public relations--Police--Michigan--Detroit Public welfare--Michigan--Detroit Race relations--Michigan--Detroit Social problems--Michigan--Detroit Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Unemployment--Michigan--Detroit West Central Organization Wolverine Bar Association Youth--Services for--Michigan--Detroit

Important correspondents in the collection: Nathaniel Brooks George E. Bushnell, Jr. Carol Campbell Malcolm Carron, S. J. Jerome Cavanagh Clyde Cleveland Frank Ditto Hyram Dooha Lawrence P. Doss Walter E. Douglas Norman Drachler Max M. Fisher Henry Ford II Al Frank Roman Gribbs Paul Hubbard Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. Richard Huegli Arthur L. Johnson Frank T. Judge, Jr. Damon J. Keith Theodore Lawe Alan Lowery Buzz Lutterel Kent Mathewson Sharon Nelton William T. Patrick, Jr. Lonnie Peek Walter P. Reuther Richard Richards Anthony Rios Robert W. Spencer Steven Stockmeyer Lynn A. Townsend Charles Tucker Robert Wack Stanley J. Winkelman Leonard Woodcock Coleman Young

Series Description: Series I, Housing and Economic Development, 1967-75 Series II, Education, Youth, Health, and Community Services, 1967-75 Series III, Research, Planning, & Community Self-Determination, 1967-75 Series IV, Public Safety and Justice, 1967-72 Series V, General Subject Files, 1968-74 Series VI, Administration, 1967-74

Dates

  • 1967 - 1975

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

On August 1, 1967, immediately following the Detroit riot, Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and J. L. Hudson department store chain president Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. announced the formation of the New Detroit Committee (as it was originally called), a citizens’ coalition comprised of a cross-section of community leaders committed to finding solutions to the problems that had spawned that summer’s violence and destruction.

New Detroit not only serves as a forum for identifying urban problems, but also, by providing financial and technical assistance to grass roots community development programs and to a multitude of New Detroit-initiated projects, promotes strategies to reduce them. The organization’s work is divided among several task forces and subcommittees focusing on a wide range of issues: racial and ethnic discrimination, unemployment and job training, minority business development, inadequate health care and housing, drug abuse, substandard education, police harassment, family assistance and child development.

Extent

232 Linear Feet (232 SB)

Abstract

On August 1, 1967, immediately following the Detroit riot, Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and J. L. Hudson department store chain president Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. announced the formation of the New Detroit Committee (as it was originally called), a citizens' coalition comprised of a cross-section of community leaders committed to finding solutions to the problems that had spawned that summer's violence and destruction. New Detroit not only serves as a forum for identifying urban problems, but also promotes strategies to reduce them by providing financial and technical assistance to grassroots community development programs and to a multitude of New Detroit-initiated projects. The records of New Detroit, Inc. consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, speech material, publications, surveys, and project proposals related to the administration and programs of the organization.

Arrangement

Arranged in 6 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-38), Series 2 (Boxes 38-100), Series 3 (Boxes 100-111), Series 4 (Boxes 119-130), Series 5 (Boxes 130-172), and Series 6 (Boxes 173-232). PLEASE NOTE: Folders are computer-arranged alphabetically within each series in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder heading.

Acquisition

Material acquired in three accessions between 1974 and 1977.

Transfers

Several photographs, audio tapes and items of memorabilia have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection and a large number of books and other publications have been transferred to the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by J. Barr and J. Littsey on July 26, 1994.
Title
Guide to the New Detroit, Inc. Records
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by L. Barr and J. Littsey.
Date
1994-07-26
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

Contact:
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