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Central High School Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR001832
The Central High School Records consist primarily of yearbooks and student publications of the Detroit Central High School for the years 1902-2004. Also included are materials relating to Central High School alumni, including alumni journals, alumni directories, minutes from meetings of the Alumni Association, and material concerning the Detroit High School Alumni Association for the years 1860-1916.

Dates

  • 1860 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1891 - 2004

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Patrons must make an appointment with the AV Department prior to visiting.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

For image reproduction, contact the AV Department.

Extent

37.25 Linear Feet (22 SB, 10 OS, 1 MB)

Abstract

Central High School was originally located at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Cass Avenue in Detroit. It was the successor to Capitol High School, the first high school in Detroit, founded in 1858; Capitol changed its name to Central in 1896. CHS began to offer college courses in 1913, and this program evolved into the Detroit Junior College, which became the City College of Detroit, Wayne University, and finally Wayne State University. In 1925, CHS relocated to 2425 Tuxedo Street in Detroit. It now operates as Central Collegiate Academy.

History

Central High School was originally located at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Cass Avenue in Detroit. It was the successor to Capitol High School, the first high school in Detroit, founded in 1858; Capitol changed its name to Central in 1896. CHS began to offer college courses in 1913, and this program evolved into the Detroit Junior College, which became the City College of Detroit, Wayne University, and finally Wayne State University. In 1925, CHS relocated to 2425 Tuxedo Street in Detroit. It now operates as Central Collegiate Academy.

Arrangement

The collection is grouped by material type and in chronological order.

Acquisition

Donated to the Reuther Library in 2004. Box 31 contains materials donated in 1960.

Related Materials

Wayne State University collections

Separated Materials

Boxes 24, 25, 32-35 were transferred to the Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Casey Westerman on December 3, 2012.
Title
Guide to the Central High School Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Casey Westerman.
Date
2012-12-03
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017-06-12: AV inventory and extents updated by Deborah Rice.
  • 2018-10-24: AV inventory and extents updated by Deborah Rice.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA