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Abstract From the 1960s to the early 2000s, Beulah Groehn Croxford was a resident of West Canfield Street, located between Second and Third Avenues in Detroit, Michigan. Croxford lived in a historic home, actively working for the preservation of both her block and neighborhood. In 1969, Croxford organized the Canfield West-Wayne Preservation Association, created to enable the restoration and preservation of the block’s homes. Additionally, she succeeded in creating Detroit’s first historic district in...
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...
Overview 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...
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...
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,...
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Abstract John J. Musial was a student at University of Michigan who later worked for the city of Detroit. He served on the Commission on Community Relations as the Research Director in 1963. Musial wrote articles related to programs and projects in the city of Detroit. The John Musial Papers consist of reports and other published materials created by or regarding the development of the city of Detroit. As Research Director of the Commission on Community Relations, he authored some of the reports. The...
Abstract Professor and Detroit community advocate Mel Ravitz held various posts in Detroit politics, including positions such as the Detroit City Plan Commission Director of Community Organization, on the Detroit City Council and as staff director of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Services Board. As a professor at Wayne State University, Mr. Ravitz assisted in the formation of the University’s Department of Urban Planning.Mr. Ravitz’s papers reflect his interests in...
Abstract Since the formation of the United Auto Workers Union in 1935, union members have been actively involved in U.S. and international politics. Individual union members, from the highest ranking officer to the newest rank and file member have testified before Congress on issues ranging from trade and health care to housing and public welfare. Beginning in 1938 and ending in 2009 this collection documents the history of UAW members’ appearances before Congressional Committees. This collection...
Abstract This collection consists of 16 oral history interviews. The collection can be broken into two major categories: the Cass Corridor Neighborhood and Detroit Music History. There are transcripts and audio recordings for all of the interviews.
- Subject: Urban renewal X
- Wayne State University 4
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 3
- Croxford, Beulah Groehn 2
- Detroit Renaissance (Firm) 2
- Renaissance Center (Detroit, Mich.) 2
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission 1
- Detroit. Charter Revision Commission 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Doxiadis Associates 1
- Girardin, Ray 1
- Grosscup, Gordon L (Gordon Leonard) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 1
- Musial, John 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- Pilling, Patricia L. 1
- Preservation Wayne 1
- Ravitz, Melvin 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- William Kessler and Associates 1 ∧ less