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Elaine Moon Papers

Identifier: UP001605

Scope and Content

This collection contains 1 series: General Files, 1953-1987. The General Files contain materials pertaining to Elaine Moon's research into Lafayette Park, as well publications and professional background information on Moon herself.


  • 1956 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 1973 - 1984


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.


Elaine Latzman Moon is an author and poet, and has been publishing extensively since 1974. She has also been involved in educating students in writing up to 2013.

Moon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University in 1967, and then her Master of Arts from Wayne in 1996. She had become involved with a number of projects in between her degrees, including membership on the Detroit Bicentennial Commission, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and the Detroit Urban League. Since obtaining her MA, Moon has been an instructor in writing until 2013, working for Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community College, and conducting workshops for a number of diversity organizations, including Freedom House, Jabavu Seminary, and the Veterans Medical Center.


1 Linear Feet (2 MB)


Elaine Moon is an author and poet from the Detroit area, known for her work "Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes: An Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967."


Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-2). Folders in the series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are semi-arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes therein.


Materials were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by Elaine Moon, on March 10, 2014.

Related Materials

Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes Oral Histories; Glen Moon Photographs pertains primarily to the documentation of the architecture of many public and private structures within the Southeast Michigan area.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Mark Prindiville on March 20, 2018.
Guide to the Elaine Moon Papers
Processed by Mark Prindiville.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA