Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract An urban planner, Carl Almblad (1924-2019) worked with the Chicago Plan Commission, the Detroit Plan Commission, the City of Detroit Community and Economic Development Department and the Detroit Historic District Commission. Almblad's papers relate to urban planning, urban renewal and historic district development, as well as architecture and renovation of historic properties, in the cities of Chicago and Detroit.
Dates: 1913 - 1988
Abstract The Detroit Committee for Responsible Banking (DCRB) grew out of awareness that banks in Detroit were under-funding city development while frequently supporting development in suburban areas. The DCRB was formed by James M. Edwards and Patrick J. Murray, both Detroit lawyers, and backed by an advisory board of community members. Initially, they focused their efforts on one bank – Comerica – and later went after Standard Federal, National Bank of Detroit, Manufacturers Bank, First of America,...
Dates: 1976 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1991
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
Abstract George Schermer worked to improve housing, human relations, and urban social problems throughout his career. First with the Chicago Housing Authority as a Supervisor of Tenant Selection and Tenanent Services, before moving to Detroit where he worked with the Detroit Housing Commission as Assistant Director for Management. In 1945, Mayor Jeffries appointed Schermer as Director of the Detroit Mayor's Interracial Committee, which he created to help ease tension within the city, especially in the...
Dates: 1939 - 1992
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...
Dates: 1949 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1974
Abstract MIke Kerwin moved to Detroit in 1950 and began work at American Metal Products Co. which led to his membership with the UAW Local 174. Mike Kerwin also served as an Editor of the Local 174 newsletter, Union Voice. After 3 years in this position and becoming increasingly involved in Local 174’s Education Committee, Kerwin began working directly for the UAW as a Technician in the Education Department. Kerwin worked in the UAW Education Department for most of his career, creating educational...
Dates: 1920 - 1965
Abstract This collection contains records regarding historic preservation on Wayne State University’s campus, as well as materials related to the development of areas directly surrounding campus. The collection holds memos and records related to the Historic Advisory Committee, Historic Designation Advisory Board, the Detroit Historic Designation Board, the Campus Beautification Committee, Woodward Corridor Development, and Preservation Wayne.Additionally, it holds the records pertaining to...
Dates: 1956 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1979
Abstract George E. Gullen Jr., was the sixth president of Wayne State University. An alumnus, he first joined the university in an official capacity as Vice President of university relations in 1966 after serving ten years as a Vice President of American Motors Corporation. In 1971, he was named acting president and was fully appointed as president in 1972, a title he kept until 1978.During Gullen’s presidency, many improvements were made both academically and physically to...
Dates: 1960 - 1974
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.