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Wayne State University Historic Advisory Committee Records

Identifier: WSR002174
Important Subjects: Historic Preservation Districts National Register of Historic Places Preservation, Historic Student organizations

Important Names: Bonner, Thomas Campus Beautification Committee Campus Planning and Facilities Development David Mackenzie House Detroit -- Michigan Detroit Historic Designation Board Historic Advisory Committee Historic Designation Advisory Board Jordan, Ben Krause, Roy Max Jacob House Wayne State University


  • 1956 - 1979
  • Majority of material found within 1977 - 1979


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.


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This collection contains records regarding historic preservation on Wayne State University’s campus, as well as materials related to the development of areas directly surrounding campus. The collection holds memos and records related to the Historic Advisory Committee, Historic Designation Advisory Board, the Detroit Historic Designation Board, the Campus Beautification Committee, Woodward Corridor Development, and Preservation Wayne.

Additionally, it holds the records pertaining to efforts to have the David Mackenzie House placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the efforts to preserve the Max Jacob House. Some other notable geographic locations discussed in this collection are the Berry Subdivision, the Old Grace Hospital, the Monroe Block, the Belcrest Hotel, the Medical Center, and Cass Corridor.


The collection is arranged in original order and grouped by subject.


Donated to the Reuther Library.

Related Materials

Carl Almbald Papers, Preservation Wayne Records, Beulah Groehn Croxford Papers, Wayne State University Campus Beautification Committee Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan McGowan on November 7, 2014.
Guide to the Wayne State University Historic Advisory Committee Records
Processed by Meghan McGowan.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA