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Abstract Florence Cassidy became director of the Peoples of Detroit Project in 1967. The project sought to compile information about the basic institutions, leading organizations, cultural contributions, major interests, current needs, population changes and forecasts of future trends in Detroit's ethnic neighborhoods. The bulk of the papers in the International Institute: Florence Cassidy Collection document Detroit ethnic groups surveyed by the Peoples of Detroit Project.
Abstract Subjects include: immigrants in Detroit; folk handicrafts; ethnic cuisine
Abstract In 1911, the national board of the YWCA established the first International Institute branch in New York City to assist the growing number of immigrant women, and in 1919, the Detroit branch opened. The purpose of the International Institute is to promote the welfare, education, and social integration of immigrant and minority peoples, both permanent residents and visitors. The papers of Part I of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit consist of minutes, correspondence, reports,...