Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Richard McGhee worked for various Detroit, Michigan, and national cultural, civil rights and political organizations. His papers largely reflect his active participation in groups fostering integration of Detroit's schools and neighborhoods through cultural programs and policy-community relations.
Abstract Richard Reist was a charter member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1620 (Lansing Federation of Teachers), holding the posts of vice-president, treasurer, and publications chairman, and served as vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Mr. Reist’s papers reflect local and statewide efforts to unionize teachers, and the union’s interest in education legislation.
Abstract Clippings, briefs, transcripts, correspondence, notes, and other materials gathered by Mr. Haughton, who served with the U.S. Social Security Board (1941-42); the Detroit and National War Labor boards (1942-45); the U.S. Conciliation Service (1946-47); the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley (1947-50); as impartial arbitrator for the UAW and Ford Motor Company (1950-55); and, with Wayne State University, first as director of the Institute of Labor and...
Abstract The Schools of the 21st Century Corporation governed The Detroit Annenberg Challenge. The Annenberg Challenge provided $500 million in grants to organizations across the United States for the improvement of public schools. Schools for the 21st Century received a $20 million grant and set out to address the goals of increased student achievement, community and parent involvement, and collaboration with outside organizations. The Initiative's mission was to “Institutionalize bold, comprehensive...
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. The Education and Support Fund Records detail a variety of health care occupation apprenticeship programs and their national standards. Document formats found within the records primarily include descriptive reports and standards as well as correspondence.
Abstract SEMCOG grew out of primarily the Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission (DRPC) and the Supervisors Inter-County Committee (SICC) in an effort to consolidate regional planning agencies and avoid duplication of programs and services. SEMCOG has continued its predecessors' work of assisting local planning programs, collecting area planning data, and providing an infrastructure for procurement of federal aid. Records in Part I document SEMCOG's predecessor, the DRPC, and...
Abstract Stanley Winkelman served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the historic Detroit retailer, Winkelman Stores, Inc. An active leader in the Detroit community, Mr. Winkelman served in a multitude of Detroit political and civic organizations, holding posts such as president of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit, on the Detroit Commission on Community Relations, and as chairman of New Detroit, Inc.Mr. Winkelman’s papers document his professional life and his...
Abstract A Lansing, Michigan attorney, Tom Downs served as a member of the Board of Control of the Grand Valley State Colleges. The papers of Mr. Downs primarily relate to the termination of the Thomas Jefferson College of the Grand Valley State Colleges.
Abstract Vergil Phelps was an instructor of rhetoric and English, College of the City of Detroit from 1924-1928, amid a long career as a lecturer and teacher. The papers of Phelps reflect his interests in the areas of effective communication in business, government, personal relationships and daily living.
Wayne State University College of Education, Dean’s Office: Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation Records
Abstract The Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation was created by the City of Detroit to comply with the ruling of Milliken v. Bradley, which dealt with desegregation busing. This United States Supreme Court ruling settled the issue of de jure vs. de facto segregation and effectively confirmed that segregation was allowed if it was not an explicit policy of the school district. As a result, the commission's charge was to oversee the busing plan across multiple school districts in...
Collection — Box WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 1, Folder: 4
Abstract NCATE Committee records document the accreditation of the college by the NCATE, including correspondence of John C. Sullivan, Professor of Education.
Abstract Mr. Pelham worked at Wayne State University from 1954 to 1968, and held both faculty and administrative positions. He began as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Political Science. Pelham became an associate professor in 1957, and assumed additional duties with the finance office in 1959. He took an eighteen-month leave of absence to serve as the first African-American controller for the City of Detroit. Upon his return in 1964, he became Assistant Vice President of Finance. He was...
Wayne State University Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Area Manpower Institute for Development of Staff Records
Abstract The Area Manpower Institute for Development of Staff (AMIDS) was funded by the United States Department of Education, Manpower Division, and sponsored by the University of Michigan-Wayne State University, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. The goal of the project was to improve professional skills of staff working with vocational education, manpower, economic development, and human resources programs. Public school personnel and government agency workers were targeted. Joseph V. Tuma,...
Abstract First organized as the Friends of the Hooker Scientific Library at Fayette, Missouri in 1938. In 1942 the Hooker Library was transferred to Wayne University and enlarged. It initially consisted of books and journals focusing on the subject of chemistry. Lectures given at the Frontiers in Chemistry Lecture series are contained in the collection from 1948-1967.
Abstract This school began in 1944. Its purpose was to develop a program in the field of occupational health and medicine that would include research, service and education. The center of interest focused on the promotion and maintenance of employee health. Its 3 main concerns covered technology, human relationships in industry and administration of occupational health programs.
Wayne State University University Services and Development Vice President William E. Stirton Records
Abstract These papers include Mr. Stirton’s files as Vice President, his files as Assistant to the President and Director of the Division of Community Relations. Some of the files of John Richards, Stirton’s predecessor as Assistant to the President are included in the collection.Mr. Stirton began as a member of Cass Technical High School faculty in 1925. He accepted the position of principal at Cass Tech in 1946. William Stirton held a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a...
Abstract The Detroit Normal Training School was founded in 1881 by the Detroit Board of Education in order to train teachers for Detroit's public schools. The Normal School was renamed the Detroit Teachers College in 1920; in 1933, the Detroit Teachers College became the College of Education of the newly formed Wayne University.
Abstract This collection chronicles the federal Freshman College Project. The aim of the Project was to employ teachers, and give one year of college education to those in financial need. In 1935, the program name was changed to: “Community Colleges.” This collection shows the Colleges’ organization, governmental implementation, community response and the difficulties that led to its termination.
Abstract These papers reflect the history of the Medical library from 1900 through July 1949. Most of the material was donated in 1923 by the Medical Society library to the Detroit Public Library. The collection ends with the full incorporation of the medical library into the Wayne University Libraries group in 1949.
Abstract William Ryan served as a president of United Auto Workers Local 104 and in the Michigan House of Representatives for Wayne County’s 3rd District. Mr. Ryan’s papers relate to his tenure as the Democratic Speaker of the House for the Michigan State Legislature. Parochiaid and the State School Aid Act are among important issues documented in the collection.
Abstract William Stark was a teacher in the Cleveland public schools and his papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings and a few newsletters dealing with problems in the Cleveland public schools, including student violence, busing and teacher morale in the years 1975 to 1992.
Abstract William Simons began his career as a high school teacher when he joined the black American Federation of Teachers union in Washington D.C. A year later the local was integrated and Simons served in several positions before assuming the presidency, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1991. He also served as an officer in the national organization as part of the Progressive and United Action caucuses and was involved in Democratic Party politics. His papers document his career with...
Abstract An interdisciplinary, university-wide program of undergraduate and professional instruction in the broad field of family life was developed by President David Henry, Dean of Administration Clarence B. Hilberry, Dean of the College of Nursing, Katherine Favile, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Victor A. Rapport. The 5-year teaching and research program was funded via grants from the Children’s Bureau of the Michigan Department of Health. In 1951-52, the Child Growth and Development...