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Abstract Livonia Education Association was founded in 1945. The collection contains information from 1945 to 1968. It contains information on two strikes that the association had in the 1960s as well as general office files and organization files. Grievances are may contain information relevant to the issues of the strikes.
Abstract An active member of the National Organization of Women (NOW), Loretta Moore held various posts, including founder and first president of the NOW Downriver Chapter, and was named "Feminist of the Year" by NOW in 1977. Ms. Moore served as a trustee of Wayne County Community College, a Board Member of the Michigan Employment Agency Advisory Council, and was active in Michigan Democratic politics. Ms. Moore’s papers reflect her work with NOW and her involvement in community affairs and Michigan...
Abstract Louise Potter was part of the faculty of Central High School and Detroit Junior College from 1923-1924. Her papers document various activities and programs at these schools.
Abstract An inductee into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, Louise (Sally) Langdon Brown served in various professional positions at the Merrill-Palmer Institute throughout her career as an early childhood educator and social worker. Ms. Brown's papers reflect her interest in childcare issues and her work as an advocate for nursery and pre-school education in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Abstract Professor Lynn H. Parsons taught American history at Wayne State University from 1965 until 1971. This collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, a legal brief and newspaper clippings related to his grievance with the Wayne State History Department over its refusal to recommend him for tenure. His case, along with faculty layoffs in 1972, helped to build support for collective bargaining at the University. The files are arranged chronologically.
Abstract Throughout her career, Madeleine Leininger has been a pioneer and leader in promoting quality nursing care through transcultural understanding, a synthesis of nursing and anthropology that she created. Dr. Leininger had many firsts, including the Ethnonursing method, the first transcultural nursing field study, and the first course in transcultural nursing. She also founded several professional organizations, is a nationally and internationally known educator, author, theorist, administrator,...
Abstract Around the 1970s, Aldo Lanza, a professor of American history at the University of Turin, interviewed Margaret Greenfield as part of his research on Brookwood Labor College. Margaret Greenfield was a secretary there. Collection consists of the interview recording. Greenfield talks about Brookwood Labor College during her time working there, particularly the school's efforts between 1926 and 1929 for its $1 million fund, with which she was involved, as well as her later work at the college.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 4
Abstract In 1974, Dennis East interviewed Mark and Helen Norton Starr, both of whom taught in the 1920s and 1930s at Brookwood Labor College, the first residential labor college in the U.S. Collection consists of the interview transcript. The Starrs talk about their experiences at Brookwood Labor College and related events. Final portion of the interview is missing.
Abstract Mary Ellen Riordan (1920-2010) was president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1960-1981. In 1965, teachers and the school board signed their first contract, only the third teacher contract in the country. Riordan also guided the Detroit Federation of Teachers through three strikes, the Detroit Public Schools desegregation case Bradley v. Milliken, and agency fee case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. In addition to her work with DFT, she served on the AFT Executive Council as...
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Abstract The first teacher to serve on the Minnesota Board of Education, Mercedes Nelson served as American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Vice-President and the Wisconsin-Minnesota Region Representative. Dr. Nelson was also active in various social justice organizations, including the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, the United Nations Association, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Dr. Nelson’s papers primarily reflect her work an organizer and as Vice-President of the...
Abstract Armin Grams was an educator specializing in developmental psychology, parent-child relations, and child rearing. He taught at several American universities, including his tenure as Head of the Human Development Program at the Merrill-Palmer Institute. His records reflect this position where he supervised and collaborated with a number of staff members whose papers are included. The files of his son, Paul Grams, which reflect his work as editor of various Merrrill-Palmer publications and as...
Abstract Dr. Esther McGinnis was the Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1947-1951. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Director in the 1930s, McGinnis was a professor of Family Life at the Child Welfare Institute at the University of Minnesota and at State Teaching College at Columbia University. Throughout her career at Merrill-Palmer she did consulting work for other universities as well as government committees. Dr. McGinnis' records span her career both before and during her time at...
Abstract Dr. Francis H. Palmer was president of Merrill-Palmer from 1978-1981, prior to which he worked at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his education at the University of Pittsburg, published widely, mainly on preschool and early educational child development and was very active in the Headstart program. Palmer's records reflect his emphasis on the psychology of preschool and elementary age children and his direction of institutional focus to research.
Abstract J. William Rioux was the president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1967-1973, prior to which he worked for the U.S. Department of Education. He was a native of Detroit and received his Ed. D. at Wayne State University. During his time at Merrill-Palmer he worked to diversify the student body, establish a graduate degree program, work with urban youth, and bring more students into the program. He also emphasized dissemination and publication of research by Merrill-Palmer faculty and...
Abstract Dr. Michael D. Usdan was president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1974-1977. Educated at Brown University and Teachers College at Columbia University, Usdan worked as a professor at City University of New York before joining Merrill-Palmer. He published widely, writing mainly on educational politics. His records document his work on urban and lower income youth in the Detroit area, as well as research and conferences focusing on urban poor, parent-child relationships and the impact of...
Abstract Dr. Pauline Park Wilson Knapp was the president and director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1952-1967. Knapp received her B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Kentucky and M.A. and Ph. D in Psychology from Columbia University. She established the first Child Development Center in Georgia in 1928, was head of the Department of Family and Life at the University of Alabama from 1941-45 and the Dean of the School of Home Economics at the University of Georgia from 1946-52. In...
Abstract Dr. William Wakefield McKee was with the Merrill-Palmer Institute for 30 years in a variety of roles. He began as a faculty member in 1953, became Vice-President in 1957 and served as Acting-President during the 1973-73 school year, eventually retiring in 1983. McKee received his B. A. from the University of North Carolina, his B. D. from Yale Divinity School, a S. T. M. from Union Theological Seminary, NY, and his Ph. D. from Yale. Prior to coming to Merrill-Palmer he worked for the YMCA, the...
Abstract Edna Noble White, a pioneer in family life education, served as first director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from her appointment in 1920 until her retirement in 1947. Under Edna Noble White’s leadership, the Institute expanded its services to include a student program of college level courses in child development, family life, parenting skills, and nursery education as well as the Merrill-Palmer Nursery School, Camps, Farm, Infant Services, and Recreational Clubs. Ms. White was also very...
Abstract Ernest Groves was a pioneer educator on sex, marriage, and the family. He was a prolific writer on these subjects and a supporter of the birth control and sex education movements. His papers reflect these personal and professional interests.
Abstract Icie Macy Hoobler was a pioneer in the study of infant, child, and adolescent growth and nutrition. She conducted some of the first studies on mother's milk, metabolics of pregnant women, and the composition of cow's milk. Hoobler served as the director of chemical and biological research at the Nutrition Research Laboratory of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1923-1930. Her papers consist primarily of material relating to her research and professional activities.
Abstract Renamed in 1967 with a grant from the Kresge Foundation, the Kresge Memorial Library was first established as the Merrill-Palmer Historical Library. It's initial holdings consisted of the Ernest R. Groves and Edna Noble White collections and expanded over the years through private donations with a focus on preserving historical publications concerning research in child development and family life and adding an archives to maintain the Institute's records. The records of the library document the...
Abstract Lawrence Kelso Frank was a leader in the movement to set up child study institutes in the 1920s & 1930s. Throughout his life he wrote and lectured widely in education, psychology, and child development. Frank did consultation work for Merrill-Palmer and had an association with that institution beginning in the 1920s. His papers, however, focus mainly on the broad scope of his publications and on two areas of professional concern: the establishment of a Friends World College and the American...
Abstract The Merrill-Palmer Institute was founded in 1920 by an endowment from Lizzie Merrill Palmer. Throughout its 61years of independent operation, the Institute was greatly respected and internationally known as one of the top institutions for education, training and research in Child Development. Merrill-Palmer staff conducted and published studies on families and children, operated a nursery school, children’s camps and clubs, offered marriage and family counseling, and performed community service...
- 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
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