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Council on Early Childhood Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: WSOH001300
Abstract The Council on Early Childhood, part of the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University, conducted an oral history project from the mid-1980s through mid-1990s intended to capture the memories and experiences of pioneers in child care, child development, and early childhood education in metropolitan Detroit, interviewing 26 experts in the field. Louise L. Sally Brown, director of the Council, convened a committee to manage and conduct the oral history, with Charlene Firestone also a...
Dates: 1986 - 1997

David Bonior Papers, Part I

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Identifier: LP001803
Abstract David Bonior (June 6, 1945 -) was a Michigan State Representative from 1973-76, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-2002, serving as Democratic Whip from 1991-2002. Bonior was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. He received his BA at University of Iowa and his MA at Chapman University. After college he worked as a probation officer in Detroit before volunteering four years in the Air Force from 1968-72. Upon returning he was elected to the Michigan legislature, and...
Dates: 1976 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2002

David S. Schick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000555
Abstract David Schick served in various capacities in the labor movement throughout his career in journalism, acting as an organizer and contract negotiator for various local newspaper unions. Mr. Schick aided in the organizing of the Newspaper Guild of New York, and was the founder and editor of the Philadelphia Labor Record. Mr. Schick’s papers document his interest in the unionization of newspaper workers and the political issues of concern to the labor movement, particularly regarding the 1948...
Dates: 1934 - 1969

Dearborn Federation of Teachers Local 681 Records

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Identifier: LR001794
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Detroit Academy of Medicine Records

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Identifier: WSR002178
Abstract The Detroit Academy of Medicine was first organized on September 21, 1869, in part as an outgrowth of the establishment of the Detroit Medical College in 1868. Its object was the development of closer professional and social relationships between members of the medical profession in Detroit. It’s membership was kept small in the interest of promoting easily assembled gatherings where all could have a chance to speak and present, and the organization did not seek to encompass the whole of the...
Dates: 1869 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1902 - 1989

Detroit College of Medicine Early Records

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Identifier: WSR000475
Abstract These papers date from 1875-1929. They are the papers of the schools which preceded the Wayne State University School of Medicine: The Detroit College of Medicine, and the Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery. The growing need for medical education as well as details of faculty students and alumni are provided by this collection.
Dates: 1875 - 1929

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 Teachers Association: Wayne State University Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR000281
Abstract Financial papers and membership lists (1933-63), constitution and by-laws (1938), minutes (1941-42), and correspondence (1947-48, l963), collected by the Wayne State University Chapter of the Detroit Teachers Association (later the Detroit Education Association).
Dates: 1933 - 1963

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

Dolores Paskal Papers

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Identifier: LP000237
Abstract Correspondence, reports, press releases, publicity, membership records, and newspaper clippings of the Ecorse (Michigan) Federation of Teachers, Local 1425. Subjects include membership, millage and election campaigns, and the Michigan Federation of Teachers Convention (1963).
Dates: 1960 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1965

Don Stevens Papers

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Identifier: LP001234
Abstract Don Stevens was an honorary alumnus of both Michigan State University (MSU) and Wayne State University, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors respectively. A prominent labor educator, he was the AFL-CIO Education Director for Michigan, a trustee of the Michigan Council on Economic Education, and was involved in labor education at MSU and Oakland University. He was also involved in labor circles more broadly, serving as the president of the Kent County CIO Council and the...
Dates: 1969 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1979

Douglas R. Sherman Papers

 Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: WSP000213
Abstract Douglas Sherman taught industrial arts, becoming Assistant to the Provost at Wayne State University in 1958 and Director of Capital Programs in 1964. His papers represent the collective experiences at WSU of himself and William Keast, President of WSU, and contain a draft of the first five chapters of their book, "Physical Facilities in Higher Education."
Dates: circa 1965

Edward Connor Papers

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Identifier: UP000242
Abstract Mr. Connor served with the Public Works Administration in Gary, Indiana, and Chicago, Illinois (1935-43). He was executive director of the Detroit Citizens Housing and Planning Council (1943-48), a member of the Detroit Common Council (1948-66), chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors (1954- 58), and a Detroit Recorder's Court judge (1966-1967). Mr. Connor also served as secretary of the Southeastern Michigan Community Research Corporation (1958-63), director of the National...
Dates: 1935 - 1967

Effie M. Downer Papers

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Identifier: WSP000247
Abstract Born in Lenawee County Michigan, Miss Downer first taught in rural schools. Downer attended Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti, earning her Teacher’s Certificate in 1913. She then taught in Ypsilanti until 1917, when she began teaching at the Harris School in Detroit. From the Harris School she transferred to the Marr Elementary School, a teacher training school affiliated with the Detroit Teachers College, where she taught elementary students and supervised student teachers. Named...
Dates: 1917 - 1965

Elise Hatt Campbell Papers

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Identifier: UP001410
Abstract Elise Hatt Campbell was a staff member of the Merrill-Palmer Institute. During her tenure she conducted studies and wrote articles concerning childhood development and education, as well as taught courses at Wayne University. Campbell was also a consultant in the Detroit Council for Youth Service and Chairman of the Committee of the Detroit Council of Social Agencies. The papers of Elise Hatt Campbell reflect her work within the Merrill-Palmer Institute and as an instructor at Wayne University....
Dates: 1919 - 1943; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1939

Elmer Cope Papers

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Identifier: LP000931
Abstract Part of the Elmer Cope Papers at the Ohio Historical Society. Subjects include: labor education; political action; U.S. role in international trade organizations
Dates: 1945 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1960

Ernest Smith Papers

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Identifier: LP000906
Abstract Ernest Smith was a teacher in the Detroit Public School System who was involved in the black civil rights movement. He helped found the Michigan Freedom Now Party, an all-black party, for whom he ran as candidate for U.S. senator. His papers reflect his interest in black political action, resistance to compulsory unionization, right-to-work organizations, and civil rights issues.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1971

Ethel B. Waring Papers

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Identifier: UP002563
Abstract Ethel B. Waring was born in 1887. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 1927. Dr. Waring served on the faculty of Cornell University's Department of Child Development and Family Relationships and retired in 1955. She is the author of several books and articles on child development. The papers of Dr. Waring reflect her teaching and research activities at Cornell University.
Dates: 1920 - 1971

Faye Colling Papers

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Identifier: UP002529
Abstract The collection consists of Faye Colling's teaching materials while associated with Chrysler Elementary School in Lafayette Park in Detroit.
Dates: 1959 - 1964

Flora Hommel Papers

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Identifier: UP002090
Abstract Flora Suhd Hommel was one of the pioneers who brought the Lamaze psychoprophylactic method of painless childbirth to the United States, establishing an important teaching organization in Detroit, the Childbirth Without Pain Education Association (CWPEA). She championed the rights of women to control childbirth, creating a grass-roots movement contemporaneous with the women’s movement of the 1960s-1970s. Hommel and the CWPEA were important catalysts in establishing similar childbirth and...
Dates: 1950 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1989

Focus: HOPE Oral Histories

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Identifier: UOH001737
Abstract In 2007, Reuther archivist William LeFevre conducted an oral history on the organization Focus: HOPE, interviewing its co-founder, Eleanor Josaitis, and longtime supporter Senator Carl Levin. The civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE emerged in March of 1968 in the aftermath of the 1967 Detroit riots. Its aims were and are to overcome racism and poverty and foster social justice, racial integration, and urban employment through food distribution, human relations, and job training...
Dates: 2007-07-10; 2007-10-19

Focus: HOPE Records

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Identifier: UR001737
Abstract Focus: HOPE emerged in March of 1968 from the ashes of the 1967 Detroit riot. The largely volunteer civil and human rights organization has created an astonishing variety of innovative programs aimed at overcoming racism, poverty and injustice by fostering integration and bringing the urban unemployed into the economic mainstream, programs which have become a model for urban revitalization worldwide. The Focus: HOPE Collection contains a wide variety of sources, including correspondence,...
Dates: 1960 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990

Fred Thompson Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 7
Identifier: LOH002314
Abstract In 1984, Dennis East interviewed Fred Thompson, IWW labor organizer and an instructor and director, 1927-1941, at the Work People's College (Työväen Opisto), a radical labor college near Duluth, Minnesota. Collection consists of the interview transcript and recording. Thompson recounts his activities with the Work People's College.
Dates: 1984-10-20

Gabriel R. Mason Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
Identifier: LP000414
Abstract Gabriel Mason was a teacher and administrator in the New York City Public School System for over fifty years. He lectured in philosophy and education, was active in teachers unions, and was the author of a number of books. His papers consist of a manuscript copy of a chapter of his autobiography, "The Teachers' Union," plus a draft of a dedicatory note to Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1970

George F. Montgomery Jr. Papers

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Identifier: UP000599
Abstract George Montgomery served in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 21st District of Detroit, in the House Ways and Means Committee, and as chairman of the Special Committee on Measures of Quality in Elementary and Secondary Education and of the Special Committee on Community Colleges. Mr. Montgomery’s papers reflect his work in Michigan politics, particularly on Michigan education issues.
Dates: 1965 - 1970

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