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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.

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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
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 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
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Women
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International Women's Year Committee, Final Report  1975/76