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Democratic Socialists of America Records

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Identifier: UR001161
Abstract Subjects include: Poletown; City of Detroit Task Force on Room and Board Homes
Dates: 1972 - 1983

Detroit-Area Feminists Oral Histories

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Identifier: UOH001852
Abstract In 2003 Sarah Arvey interviewed 17 Detroit-area second-wave feminists, under the auspices of the Michigan arm of the Veteran Feminists of America, a nonprofit organization chronicling the modern women's movement. Collection consists of transcripts of these 17 interviews. The women interviewed talk about their lives, careers, families, what influenced them to become feminists, and their feminist activism. Included are observations on their solidarity with and intersections of their work with the...
Dates: 2003

Detroit Board of Education Detroit Public Schools Records

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Identifier: WSR000681
Abstract The Detroit Board of Education/Detroit Public Schools Collection documents the administration, fiscal operation, personnel, publications, activities, programs and services of Detroit schools. To a lesser degree it documents professional organizations and citizens committees concerned with the Detroit Schools.
Dates: 1869 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1965

Detroit Commission on Community Relations (DCCR) / Human Rights Department Photographs and Other Material

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Identifier: UAV000267
Abstract The Commission on Community Relations evolved from the City of Detroit Mayor's Interracial Committee in 1953 and was renamed in 1974 as the Human Rights Department. All three iterations served a common purpose: to make recommendations to improve governmental services affecting racial relations, and to promote understanding between the races. Collection consists of photographs documenting its efforts to overcome racial discrimination and improve race relations in the Detroit metropolitan area...
Dates: 1948 - 1979

Detroit Commission on Community Relations (DCCR) / Human Rights Department Records

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Identifier: UR000267
Abstract The Commission on Community Relations evolved from the City of Detroit Mayor's Interracial Committee in 1953 and was renamed in 1974 as the Human Rights Department. All three iterations served a common purpose: to make recommendations to improve governmental services affecting racial relations, and to promote understanding between the races. Minutes, correspondence, and case studies document the Commission's efforts to achieve these goals.Topics covered include affirmative action,...
Dates: 1940 - 1984

Detroit Industrial Mission Records

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Identifier: LR000131
Abstract The Detroit Industrial Mission (DIM) was an ecumenical organization that was founded on the premise of a need for a better understanding between the worker, management and religion. It aimed to serve all churches and types of industry. The industrial mission, organized by the Rev. Hugh C. White in October 1956, sought to organize independently of the formal structures of any denomination. The mission engaged directly with varying types of industry to explore with managers and their workers the...
Dates: 1954 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1973

Detroit Labor History Tours Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001612
Abstract Detroit Labor History Tours was formed circa 1979-1980 as a non-profit endeavor organized by the Michigan chapter of Workers Education Local 189, with founding and early members Ron Alpern, Steve Babson, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte. In addition to their bus tours of Detroit focused on the city's labor history, the organization completed several educational projects and publications. Between 1981 and 1984, Detroit Labor History Tours staff and volunteers conducted an oral history project to...
Dates: 1980-02-09 - 1991-07-01; Majority of material found within 1980-07-01 - 1983-04-30

Detroit Latino Records

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Identifier: UR001708
Abstract Organizations in this collection include New Detroit, Inc., National Council of La Raza, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Additionally, this collection encompasses the work of many organizations involved in the Consortium of Hispanic Agencies, such as the Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (La Sed), Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS), Latino Family Services, and SER, Jobs for Progress, Inc....
Dates: 1969 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1989

Detroit Newspaper Strike Collection

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Identifier: LR002748
Scope and Content Series 1: Kate DeSmet Records, 1995-1999 Series 2: Esther Ingber Records, 1995-1996 Series 3: Randy Karpinen Records, 1997-1998 Series 4: Ephemera/AV, 1995-1999
Dates: 1995 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999

Detroit Public Schools Community Relations Division Records

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Identifier: LR000951
Abstract Dr. Freeman Flynn served on the Detroit School Board for many years. His personal interests led him to focus upon human relations, and the problems associated with inter-cultural and interracial education. During the period 1965 through 1976, when the city sought to implement plans for the desegregation of its schools, Dr. Flynn served as the Director of the Division of School-Community Relations.
Dates: 1943 - 1977

Detroit Public Schools Decentralization Study Committee Records

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Identifier: LR000882
Abstract On 17 December 1976, the Detroit Central Board of Education had officially requested "a management audit" of the decentralized school system from its establishment in 1970. An outline of a proposed "task force" was discussed on 7 March 1977. Three weeks later, State Representative Stopczynski introduced House Bills 4401 and 4466 respectively proposing greater parental control over school curricula and abolition of the Detroit Regional School Boards.
Dates: 1969 - 1978

Detroit Recreation Department Dance Program: Shirley Harbin Records

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Identifier: UR001618
Abstract The Detroit Recreation Department has had a long and storied history of mergers, re-naming, re-organizing, and re-structuring. Growing out of once separate Parks and Recreation Commissions, its history has long included a Recreation Division which administered a dance program as part of its Special Activities Unit. Shirley Harbin was hired in 1963 as a Senior Recreation Instructor in Drama, and by 1971, she was the Senior Recreation Instructor in Dramatics and Music. At the time Harbin was with...
Dates: 1912 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980

Detroit Renaissance Center Oral Histories

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Identifier: WSOH002231
Abstract Students in Patricia L. Pilling's Wayne State University course on oral history methodology conducted oral histories as part of their coursework. The Detroit Renaissance Center Oral History Project spanned multiple semesters between 1977 and 1980. Students interviewed individuals with some affiliation to the Renaissance Center. The collection consists of 39 recorded interviews with individuals working at, with, and in the vicinity of the Renaissance Center, or residents of the area, about the...
Dates: 1977 - 1980

Detroit Renaissance Records

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Identifier: UR001581
Abstract The City of Detroit had difficulty rebuilding after the riots of 1967, as its population dwindled, along with available capital and a supply of suitable housing, which suffered from neglect and abandonment. The Detroit Renaissance, a non-profit organization of business and community leaders, was formed in 1970 by the chief executives of the region's most influential employers to focus on the redevelopment of Detroit. Promoting urban renewal, this Southeast Michigan business roundtable created a...
Dates: 1969 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1971 - 2000

Detroit Strategic Plan Records

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Identifier: UR001422
Abstract In 1985, Detroit Renaissance undertook a comprehensive strategic planning effort for the city of Detroit and two years later chartered the Detroit Strategic Plan Group for that purpose. The Detroit Strategic Plan then established five task forces which focused on crime, education, city image, jobs/economic development, and race relations. The Detroit Strategic Plan is made up of labor, religious, and government leaders, professionals, and members of civic and community organizations. The...
Dates: 1988 - 1989

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Felix and Fay Ann Resnick Papers

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Identifier: UP002856
Abstract The Felix and Fay Ann Resnick Papers primarily provide an extensive collection of DSO programs and overview of the workings of the volunteer organizations that worked to fundraise and host events invaluable to the workings of the orchestra. Additionally, a collection of DSO ephemera and programs, news clippings, and photographs of local orchestras Felix Resnick worked with, are present in the collection. Local orchestras include Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony, Detroit Sinfonietta (Little...
Dates: 1920 - 2006

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Inc. Records

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Identifier: UR001290
Abstract The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) grew out of an attempt by a group of ten young women in 1914 to provide Detroit with culture. A permanent home, Orchestra Hall, was built in 1919 by C. Howard Crane. The DSO performs regular subscription and special concerts, as well as provides a number of special events and programs outside of Orchestra Hall. The records of the DSO relate its administration, marketing, and public relations, as well as the orchestra's community outreach, cultural...
Dates: 1950 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1986

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Orchestra Hall Expansion Records

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Identifier: UR002850
Abstract Orchestra Hall, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, underwent an expansion effort in 2001 to help realize the Orchestra's expanding vision. The 130,000 square foot expansion, named the Max M. Fisher Music Center (now the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center), was completed in 2003 and added an education wing, administrative offices, musician dressing rooms, catering kitchen, new venues, new box office area, and atrium lobby. This collection reflects the financial records of this...
Dates: 2001 - 2004

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Program Records

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Identifier: UR002852
Abstract The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) first performed in 1887 and disbanded in 1910. A second iteration of the DSO then grew out of the efforts of ten women who raised money for a concert season beginning on February 26, 1914. These records consist of program from the variety of Detroit Symphony Orchestra performances over the years, including the first concert in 1914. The DSO not only performs regular subscription concerts and special concerts each year, but also a series of Young...
Dates: 1907 - 2013

Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 Records

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Identifier: LR000986
Abstract Detroit Typographical Union (DTU) No. 18 was established in 1852 in conjunction with the establishment of the National Typographical Union (later known as the International Typographical Union or ITU). Throughout its history the union has represented three major dailies: The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Times as well as suburban newspaper publications and non-newsprint publishers of the Detroit metropolitan area.The DTU records document its administration and...
Dates: 1897 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1987

Detroit WestSiders Oral Histories

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Identifier: UOH001949
Abstract The Detroit WestSiders organization was founded in 1995 to research and preserve the history of the people and institutions that made the west side of Detroit a nurturing and progressive enclave for African Americans in the period from 1920 to 1950. In 2005, as part of the WestSiders project, Reuther Library Field Archivist Louis Jones conducted oral history interviews with 12 longtime community members. The WestSiders compiled and selected this documentation for books and a website to educate...
Dates: 2005-05-15 - 2005-09-19

Developing Urban Detroit Area Research Project (Doxiadis) Records

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Identifier: UR000636
Abstract The Developing Urban Detroit Area Research Project (UDA) began in 1964 with sponsorship from the Detroit Edison Company and Wayne State University to understand the affects of urban growth in the city of Detroit in order to better prepare for future growth. The project was managed for seven years by the international urban planning organization, Doxiadis Associates and produced three volumes of published findings.The UDA records document Doxiadis and the evolution of this project,...
Dates: 1910 - 1974

Diane Edgecomb Papers

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Identifier: UP002447
Abstract Diane Edgecomb’s involvement with Detroit’s Central Business District Association goes back to the 1950s when she was hired as director of promotions. Edgecomb rose through the ranks and by 1980 served as president until her retirement in 1997. She is primarily noted for her work with mayors Roman Gribbs and Coleman Young to establish ethnic festivals that eventually moved to Hart Plaza in the 1970s. Diane Edgecomb died in 2013.The collection reflects Ms. Edgecomb’s work with the...
Dates: 1959 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1997

Don Binkowski Papers

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Identifier: LP000796
Abstract Don Binkowski spent his career serving the people of Michigan as a Warren councilman, delegate of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, and judge in the 37th District Court. Privately, Binkowski, a passionate historian, copiously researched and wrote extensively on Polish and Polish-American history and interests, and on North Detroit. This collection is mainly comprised of Binkowski’s research collected in the pursuit of publication, specifically his three books: Col. P.W. Norris –...
Dates: 1920 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980

Economic Development Corporation of Greater Detroit: Michael Weston Records

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Identifier: UR002358
Abstract A graduate of Brown University and the University of Michigan Law School, Michael Weston practiced law at Hill, Lewis, Andrews, Adams, Goodrich and Power (now known as Clark Hill), before serving as Secretary (1969), Treasurer (1970) and President (1972) of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Developed out of the 1967 riots, the EDC of Greater Detroit was a multi-corporate consortium created as the Detroit business establishment’s vehicle to increase opportunities for African-Americans...
Dates: 1969 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1972

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