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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...
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.
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,...
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).
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...
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).
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...
Collection — Container: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 2, Folder: 1
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."
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...
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...
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....
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
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.
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.
Abstract The collection consists of Faye Colling's teaching materials while associated with Chrysler Elementary School in Lafayette Park in Detroit.
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...
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...
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,...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 7
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.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
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.
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.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, and scrapbooks collected by Mr. Wales, who served in the Michigan House of Representatives as a delegate from the Upper Peninsula from 1949 until 1965. Agriculture, conservation, hunting and fishing legislation, education, tourism in the Upper Peninsula, taxes, unemployment, and the minimum wage are discussed. Correspondents include Jerome P. Cavanagh, Philip Hart, Patrick McNamara, Neil Staebler, and G. Mennen Williams.
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Glen Betts served as chairman of its Community Services Committee and attended the 1974 Michigan United Labor Community Services School (MULCSS) at Black Lake. Mr. Betts’ papers reflect the various concerns and interests of Local 22’s Community Service Committee and the social issues addressed at the Black Lake MULCSS, including substance abuse, unemployment, union services for the handicapped and the energy crisis.
Abstract Grace Hospital opened for patients in December, 1888 with seventy-five beds. It expanded rapidly over the next several decades, serving over 15,000 inpatients and 90,000 outpatients by its fiftieth year, 1938, and opening the Northwest Branch in 1942. Building additions in 1953 and 1964 made Grace the second largest voluntary non-profit hospital in Michigan. Grace and Harper Hospitals merged in 1973 and consolidated with other hospitals in the newly-created Detroit Medical Center in 1985. The...
Abstract The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University filed for union recognition on February 2, 2001 with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee. On March 22, 2001 the GEU-MSU held its first general membership meeting and by the following month on April 20th the union had won the collective bargaining election 662 to 192. In September 2001 the union and administration began contract talks. By the beginning of winter semester information pickets were a daily occurrence on campus. In...
- Subject: Education X
- American Federation of Teachers 47
- Wayne State University 47
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 16
- Shanker, Albert 13
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 8
- National Education Association of the United States 6
- AFL-CIO 4
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 4
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 4
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 4
- Detroit Public Schools 4
- Wayne State University. College of Education 4
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
- Feldman, Sandra 3
- Wayne State University. School of Medicine 3
- Young, Coleman A. 3
- Association of Urban Universities 2
- Boggs, Grace Lee 2
- Brown, Louise (Sally) Langdon 2
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 2
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 2
- Detroit Adventure 2
- East, Dennis 2
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 2
- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 2
- Haener, Dorothy 2
- Kugler, Phil 2
- Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 2
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 2
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 2
- National Organization for Women 2
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 2
- Skillman Center for Children 2
- United Federation of Teachers 2
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 2
- United States. Works Progress Administration 2
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
- American Association of University Professors 1
- American Association of University Professors. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- American Association of University Women. Detroit Branch, Inc. 1
- American Association of University Women. Michigan Division 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 29 (Panama Canal) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 4168 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Southern Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Barbour, Alex 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 1
- Basso, Joseph 1
- Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
- Betts, Glen R. 1
- Billups, Lovely H. 1
- Bishop, Harriette 1
- Bishop, Helen Louise 1
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Boggs, James 1
- Bonior, David E. 1
- Boone, Johnnie 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Butler, Harry J. 1
- Calhoun, Arthur W. (Arthur Wallace), 1885-1979 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Campbell, Elise Hatt 1
- Cheng, Charles 1
- Children's Hospital of Michigan 1
- Citizens for Tax Justice (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
- Colatosti, Camille 1
- Colling, Faye 1
- Connor, Edward 1
- Connor, Laertus, Dr. 1
- Cope, Elmer 1
- Cunningham, Bill 1
- Darrah, Rory 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Common Council 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 1
- Detroit Academy of Medicine 1
- Detroit Medical Academy 1
- Detroit Normal Training School (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Detroit Teachers Association. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- Detroit Teachers College 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Didier, Gene 1
- Downer, Effie Muriel 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Dubose, Demosthenes 1
- Dzendzel, Raymond 1
- East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
- East Detroit Public School District 1 ∧ view less
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