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Robben W. Fleming [subseries]

The Robben W. Fleming Supplemental Files subseries supplements material found in the Topical Files series for the years for Fleming's tenure. The Supplemental files series is organized into five sub-subseries: Budgets, Committees, Issues, Policies and Reports.

 
Budgets,  1967-1981

The Budgets sub-subseries is the best set of materials for studying Robben Fleming's reaction to the worsening financial climate in the 1970s. The records include letters, memoranda and reports, to and from President Fleming, university executive officers, state senators and representatives, and the governor. The files are arranged chronologically.

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1967/1968 (mostly re: Acts 124 and 240) (2 folders)
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 1968/1969
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1970/1971 (includes some later material)
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1971/1972 (includes some later material)
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 1972/1973
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1974/1975 (2 folders)
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1975/1976 (2 folders)
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1976/1977 (6 folders)
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1977/1978 (3 folders)
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 1978/1979
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1979/1980 (2 folders)
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 1980/1981
 
Committees,  1967-1978

The Committees sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of committee, and includes committees both internal and external to the university. The majority of the committees represented are external. Although the folders often contain only reports and administrative materials, they provide evidence of the involvement of the University president in the wider fields of higher education and state and national government, and can be an important resource when studying the major issues of the various administrations. In examining Robben Fleming's reaction to student unrest and comparing it to that of other university administrators, for example, the researcher should examine the materials from the American Council on Education, Special Committee on Campus Tensions, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Committee on Student-Faculty Administration Relationships. Fleming's involvement in affirmative action policy-making can be studied from the files of the Federal Advisory Committee for Higher Education Equal Employment Opportunity Program (it should be noted that Fleming served as chairman for this committee), and from files of university affirmative action committees.

Box   98  
Committee memberships, declined or discontinued,  1967-1978
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Access to Administrative Data Committee,  1976-1977
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Affirmative Action Federal Advisory Committee,  1975-1978 (8 folders)
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Affirmative Action Program
 
Advisory Committee,  1977-1978
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Director Search,  1978
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Directorship Title Change,  1978
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Review Committee,  1975-1976
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Air Traffic Controller Career Committee,  1969-1970
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American Arbitration Committee,  1967-1975
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American Council On Education (ACE), Special Committee on Campus Tensions,  1969-1970 (2 folders)
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Anglo-American Conference (Ditchley Foundation)  1969,  1973 (2 folders)
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Ann Arbor Area Foundation,  1968-1978
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Ann Arbor Public Schools Liaison Committee,  1968-1973
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Association of American Universities (AAU), Committee on Graduation Education,  1978
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Atomic Energy Commission, Labor Management Relations Panel,  1968-1978 (2 folders)
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Beloit College Board of Trustees,  1970-1978 (2 folders)
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Broadcasting, Committee on,  1970-1976 (Advisory Committee to Michael Radock re: radio, television, etc.)
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Buffalo State University Law School Board of Visitors,  1968-1969
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Calendar Committee,  1968-1978 (includes some earlier material)
 
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
 
General,  1973-1978 (3 folders)
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folders 1-2
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folder 3
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Presidential Search Committee,  1977-1978
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Center for the Study of Automation and Society Board of Trustees,  1969-1970
 
Chrysler Corporation
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General,  1972-1978 (2 folders)
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Committee on Public Responsibilities,  1973-1974
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Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC),  1970-1971
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Communications Committee,  1977-1978
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Communications Media Committee,  1966-1970
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Communications Review Committee,  1973-1974
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Council for Financial Aid to Education,  1969-1970
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Council of Ten,  1968-1978
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John Deere and Company Board of Directors,  1975-1978
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Detroit Public Schools-University of Michigan Liaison Committee,  1968-1976
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Engineering Society of Detroit,  1978
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Environmental Resources, Planning and Design, Committee on,  1975
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Fee Committee,  1973-1977
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Ford Foundation,  1978 (Conference on Human Rights, Foreign Policy and the Media)
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German American Conferences (Johns Hopkins University,  1975 Hamburg, Germany, 1978)
 
Governor's Commission on Higher Education
 
 1972-1973
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Agenda and Minutes
 
General (3 folders)
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folders 1-2
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folder 3
 
 1973-1974
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Agenda and Minutes
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General (4 folders)
 
 1974-1975
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Agenda and Minutes
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General
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 1975-1976
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Health Services Committee,  1974
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Honorary Degrees Committee,  1971-1978
 
Judiciary Committee,  1970-1978 (mostly 1970-1972) (6 folders)
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folders 1-4
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folders 5-6
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Law School Visiting Committee
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Literature, Science, and the Arts Preparatory Committee,  1969
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Michigan Economic Education Centers, Association of,  1978-1979
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Minority Groups, Commission on,  1971-1977
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National Archives Advisory Council,  1975-1978 (3 folders)
 
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC)
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Committee on Federal Legislation, Committee on Legal Affairs,  1974-1978
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Committee on Student-Faculty Administration Relationships,  1968-1971 (4 folders)
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Executive Committee,  1974
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National Commission on Accrediting,  1969-1973 (2 folders)
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National Committee of Arbitrators,  1969-1978
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National Committee on Tax Justice,  1969
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National Committee on U.S./China Relations, Inc.,  1971-1978
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National Manpower Institute,  1971-1978 (2 folders)
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National Movement for the Student Vote,  1971-1972
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New York State Education Department, Advisory Council on Doctoral Education,  1971-1974 (3 folders)
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Power Theater Dedication Committee,  1969-1971
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President's Student Advisory Committee,  1968
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Recreation, Intramurals, etc., Committee,  1968-1969
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Resource Allocation, Commission on,  1970-1973
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Rights of Privacy and Access to Information, Committee on,  1977-1978
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Role Committee (Proper Role of the University of Michigan),  1968-1976
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Space Committee,  1969-1972
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Steering Committee on Development of Academic Opportunities,  1967-1968
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Strike and Boycott Policy,  1970-1971
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U.A.W. (United Auto Workers), Public Review Board,  1967-1973
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United Steelworkers of America,  1973-1976
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University Council,  1970-1978
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University Press Committee,  1971-1973
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White House Conference on the Industrial World Ahead,  1971-1972
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White House Conference on Youth,  1970-1971 (4 folders)
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Women, Commission on,  1970-1977 (2 folders)
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YMCA, University of Illinois,  1968-1977
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Miscellaneous Organizations,  1969-1978 (3 folders)
 
Issues,  1967-1978

Arranged alphabetically, the majority of the Issues sub-subseries was created during the tenure of Robben Fleming's presidency and is the single best source from which to examine the student unrest which occurred during the Fleming administration. Of particular interest are materials under the following headings: Black Action Movement (BAM), Bookstore, Disruptions, Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), Open Meetings Act, and Vietnam. They are helpful in documenting what happened and how the administration responded. There are also interesting letters from alumni and the general public regarding the various incidents and actions taken by Fleming. The series contains materials on a variety of other issues as well and should be reviewed by any researcher studying the Fleming administration.

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ADC Mothers (Aid to Dependent Children),  1968-1969
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Affirmative Action Program,  1973-1974
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Affirmative Action-Title IX,  1976-1978
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Autonomy, University,  1971
 
Black Action Movement (BAM) (see also "Disruptions")
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General,  1969-1971 (2 folders)
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Black Student Center,  1970-1971
 
Responses,  1969-1970
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Alumni
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General Public (3 folders)
 
Strike,  1969-1970
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General (2 folders)
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Policies
 
Reactions
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General
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Alumni/Faculty (2 folders)
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Michigan Legislators
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Parents
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Schools, Colleges, Departments, and other Academic Units (UM)
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Students
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U.S. Vice President Agnew (2 folders)
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Student Petitions,  1970
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Black Students,  1967-1970 (Minority Groups)
 
Bookstore, Student
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General,  1968-1970 (2 folders)
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Assessments,  1970-1971
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Butterfield Theatre,  1974
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Child Care Center,  1969-1978 (5 folders)
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Classified Research,  1967-1968
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Community Leadership Program,  1968-1978 (8 folders)
 
Disruptions
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 1967-1968
 
 1968-1969
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Office of Student Affairs
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Miscellaneous Documents
 
 1969-1970
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General (3 folders)
 
Black Action Movement (BAM) Recruiting
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General (2 folders)
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Complaints and Kudos (Fleming) (2 folders)
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Hearings (2 folders)
 
Incidents
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LS&A Building
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South University
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West Engineering Building
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Bookstore, Student (2 folders)
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Discipline
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Huber Committee on Campus Tensions
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Kent State University
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Procedures
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Recruiting
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Research Paper (written by intern in the Center for the Study of Higher Education)
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ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) and Vietnam, Kudos and Complaints (3 folders)
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Anonymous Responses
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Miscellaneous Documents
 
 1970-1971
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General
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BAM (Black Action Movement) (Recruitment, Hearings)
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Complaints and Kudos (Fleming)
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 1975 (Sit In)
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External Degree Program (Michigan Council of State College Presidents Survey),  1971-1972
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Freedom of Speech,  1975-1977
 
Graduate Employees Organization (GEO)
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 1974-1975 (includes strike material) (3 folders)
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 1977-1978
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Institute for Defense Analysis,  1967-1968
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Open Meetings Act,  1976-1978
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Political Activity (Princeton Pause ),  1969-1970
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Professorships,  1967-1978 (miscellaneous University Professorships)
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Research Libraries Group,  1973-1978
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ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps),  1968-1970 (3 folders)
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Solar Energy Research Institute,  1975-1977 (2 folders)
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State Plan for Higher Education,  1968
 
Student Affairs (Student Services), Office of
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 1967-1968
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 1968-1969 (2 folders)
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 1969-1970 (2 folders)
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 1970-1971
 
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare
 
Affirmative Action
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 1968-1970
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 1970-1971
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 1977-1978
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Title III,  1971-1978
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University Facilities, Use of,  1971-1978 (2 folders)
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University of Michigan, Flint Campus (Development, 1972-1975) (3 folders)
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University Judicial System,  1977-1978
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University Judiciary Committee, Permanent,  April, 1970
 
Vietnam
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Moratorium,  1969
 
Policies

The Policies sub-subseries is arranged chronologically and contains correspondence, memoranda, official university statements and regents' communications, primarily from the Fleming years, pertaining to such topics as classified research, disruptions, draft resisters, plagiarism, recruitment, strikes, and use of automobiles by students. At the beginning of the file there is a master list of policy topics for each year. The file, therefore, is quite easy to use and because of the interesting nature of subjects addressed, is well worth review by the researcher.

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Lists
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 1967/68-1978/79 (12 folders)
 
Reports

The Reports sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by originating unit or organization and consist of both university and non-university reports on a variety of interesting topics, including affirmative action, student roles in university decision-making, and enrollment of African-American graduate students.

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Academic Planning and Analysis, Office of
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"The Age/Rank Composition of the University of Michigan Faculty to  1995 A Simulation Study,"  1975
 
Affirmative Action
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"Affirmative Action Program: The University of Michigan 1976-1980"  1977
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Affirmative Action Program Plan,  1978
 
Affirmative Action Study Committee
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Report,  1977 (Reorganization of the Affirmative Action Office, Commission for Minority Affairs and Commission for Women)
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Report,  1978
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Recruitment, Enrollment and Retention of Minority Students at the University of Michigan, Fall  1978 Report to the Regents on the,  1979
 
Athletics
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Committee to Study Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, Report,  1973
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Organization Structure of Department of Physical Education and Athletics, Report,  1967
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Coalition for the Utilization of Learning Skills, Review Committee Report,  1976
 
Energy
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Energy, Office of, "Research Status Report: History, Activities and Achievements,"  1979
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Paper Conservation Task Force Report,  1974
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Ethics and Religion, Office of, Report of Evaluation Committee,  1977
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Extension Service, Haber Report,  1975
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Faculty Reform Coalition, Budget Task Force, Report,  1971
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Financial Aid Office, "Some Characteristics of Students Receiving Financial Support from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus, 1974-1975"  1975
 
Health Services
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"Education for Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan," Task Force Report,  1972
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Long Range Planning for the Health Service, Committee on, Report,  1971
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Recommendations on University Hospital, Medical School and University Management of Programs in Allied Health Education at the University of Michigan,  1976
 
Literature, Science and the Arts, College of
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"The Quality of the Freshman/Sophomore Academic Experience in LS&A of the Black Top-Achievers of the Class of 1980"  1978
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National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), Committee on Student-Faculty Administrative Relationships, Statement (presented by R.W. Fleming, 1969)
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Oceanography Review Committee Report,  1977
 
Opportunity Award Program
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"Black Opportunity Undergraduates at the University of Michigan,  1964-1970 A Retrospective View,"  1971
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Periodic Health Appraisal Unit, Committee to Assess the, Report and Response to Report,  1976
 
Public Health, School of, Department of Population Planning
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Report of Review Committee,  1976
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Report of Consultant Reviewers,  1977
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Public Policy Studies, Institute of, "Detroit's Leaders: A Preliminary Report,"  1976
 
Rackham School of Graduate Studies
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"Black Rackham Graduate Students at the University of Michigan,  1965-1970 A Retrospective View,"  1971
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"Extending Opportunities for Graduate Study in Michigan: A Preliminary Report on the Feasibility of External Graduate Programs,"  1976
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"Graduate Education" (Newman Report),  1972
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Response to Ackley Committee Report,  1976
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"What We Might Do About Graduate Enrollment,"  1978
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Research on Transportation, Advisory Committee for, Report,  1975
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Resource Allocation, Commission on, Final Report,  1972
 
Role of the Students in Decision Making, Commission on the
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Preliminary Report,  1967
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Report,  1968
 
Senate/Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs
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"Classified Research at the University of Michigan," Report of the Senate Assembly Committee on Research Policies
 
Economic Status of the Faculty, Report on the
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 1971/72
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 1973/74
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 1974/75
Box   113  
 1977/78
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University Police-Relations Committee, Report,  1968
 
Student Services, Office of
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Minority Supportive Services, Task Force on, Report,  1971 (The Charles Kidd Report)
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Special Study Committee, Report of,  1962 (The Reed Report)
 
Student Counseling, University Task Force on
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Report on Financial Costs of Counseling,  1976
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Student Participation in University Affairs, Ad Hoc Committee on
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Report, The Role of the Student in University Affairs,  1966
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Summer Intern Program, Annual Report,  1977
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University Government and the Faculty: A Handbook (draft),  1975
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University of Michigan Press, Report to the Dean of the Graduate School on,  1972
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University Values Program, Report of the Coordinating Committee on the  1974/75 University Values Year and Future Proposals,  1975
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Waste Control Committee, "Pollution Problems at the University of Michigan: Recommendations for Change,"  1974
Box   113  
Women
Box   113  
International Women's Year Committee, Final Report,  1975/76