Albert Kahn papers  1896-2014
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Harold T. Shapiro [subseries]

The Harold T. Shapiro Supplemental Files subseries supplements documentation found in the Topical Files series for the years of Shapiro's tenure as president. The supplemental files are organized into fourteen sub-subseries: Articles, Speeches, Interviews, and Statements; Capital Campaign; Committees; Engagements; Executive Officers Meetings; Replacement Hospital Project; Personal Papers; Reports; Social Files; Tanner Lectures; Budget Reductions: School and Colleges Reviews; Divestment Files; Computer Disks; Correspondence.

 
Committees  1980-1981
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Affirmative Action Program Advisory Committee
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Council for Minority Concerns
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Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee
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Fee Committee
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Health Services Committee
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Honorary Degrees Committee
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Minority Student Concerns, Task Force on
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Rights of Privacy and Access to Information, Committee on
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Role Committee (Proper Role of the University of Michigan)
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University Council
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Miscellaneous Committees
 
Articles, Speeches, Interviews, and Statements

The majority of the Articles, Speeches, Interviews, and Statements sub-subseries is comprised of speeches and interviews of President Shapiro, both of which are arranged into two divisions, external and internal (to the university). Within each division, folders are arranged chronologically. Most of the interview files include reprints of the articles for which the interviews were conducted. The articles provide valuable background information on President Shapiro and his administration. President Shapiro's speeches address a wide range of topics, from financial constraints in higher education to the proper role of tenure. Copies of all of Shapiro's state of the university speeches can be found in this subseries.

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Indexes
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Articles (2 folders)
 
Commencement
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External
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Internal (4 folders)
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Congressional Breakfasts
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Freshman Convocation
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Inaugurations
 
Interviews
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External (19 folders)
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Internal (2 folders)
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Parent Orientation
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Presidential Statements and Letters to the Community
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Presidents' Club
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Senate Assembly
 
Speeches
 
External (45 folders)
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folders 1-16
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folders 17-45
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Internal (31 folders)
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State of the University (8 folders)
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Testimonies
 
Capital Campaign  1977-1987

The $160 million dollar Capital Campaign, 1977-1987 (3 linear feet). can be studied from its genesis to its conclusion using the Capital Campaign sub-subseries. The correspondence includes letters and progress reports to and from Shapiro and his executive officers. The Schools/Colleges/Units/Branch Campuses files provide information on the financial needs of each and the priorities to which donations would be applied. The researcher should also consult the Engagements sub-subseries.

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Brochures (miscellaneous, incomplete)
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Case Statement (2 folders)
 
Correspondence
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 1978-1979
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 1979-1980 (2 folders)
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 1980-1981
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 1981-1982
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 1982-1983 (2 folders)
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 1983-1984
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 1984-1985
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 1985-1986
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 1986-1987
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Final Report to the Regents (2/88)
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Personnel
 
Responses to Shapiro Campaign Letter
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 September, 1983
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 March, 1986
 
Schools/Colleges/Units/Branch Campuses (needs, requests, goals)
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General
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Dearborn Campus
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Flint Campus
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Architecture, College of
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Armenian Studies Program
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Art, School of
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Asian Studies Program
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Athletics
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Biological Station
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Burn Center (2 folders)
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Business Administration, School of
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Chemical Sciences Building (2 folders)
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Chinese Studies
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Computer Sciences Program
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Continuing Education of Women, Center For
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Dentistry, School of
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East Asian Studies
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Engineering, College of
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Eye Center
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Geological Sciences
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Humanities Institute
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Judaic Studies
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Law School
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Libraries
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Literature, Science, and the Arts, College of
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LS&A Visiting Committee
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Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowships
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Museums
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Music, School of
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Natural Resources, School of
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Nursing, School of
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Physical Fitness and Sports Research
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Pilot Program
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Public Policy Studies, Institute for
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Public Health, School of
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Replacement Hospital Project (4 folders)
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Sikh Studies
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Social Research, Institute for
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Social Work, School of
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Tappan Hall
 
Committees, Boards, Conferences, Special Meetings and Projects  1979-1988

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 Michigan 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. Under the Shapiro administration, the university's involvement in assisting the state with developing a diversified economy can be traced in the files of the Industrial Technology Institute, particularly the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee materials, and in the files of the Michigan Commission on Jobs and Economic Development, and the Michigan High Technology Task Force.

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American Council on Higher Education
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Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Intercollegiate Athletics  1986
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Commission for Women in Higher Education  1982-1984
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American Council on Education (ACE) Committee on Division I Intercollegiate Athletics (formerly ACE Ad Hoc Committee on the Problems of Major Intercollegiate Athletic Programs)  1982-1984 (3 folders)
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American Association for the Advancement of Science  1982-1983 (2 folders)
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Association of American Universities (AAU) (president search committee)  1982
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Business-Higher Education Forum, Quality of Business Management Education Advisory Committee  1984-1985 (4 folders)
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Carnegie Corporation Presidents' Forum on Education and the Economy  1987
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Chicago, University of, Evaluation Team (Accreditation), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools  1985-1986
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Commission on College Retirement  1984-1987 (20 folders)
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folders 1-18
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folders 19-20
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Committee on Education and Utilization of the Engineer, Phase II, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council  1982-1985 (2 folders)
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Committee on Exchanges Academic Advisory Panel (Subcommittee of the Technology Transfer Intelligence Committee, Central Intelligence Agency)  1984-1987
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Committee to Save Michigan  1983
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Concerned Citizens for the Arts in Michigan  1983
 
Council of Ten Universities
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Conference on the Role of Universities in the Midwest Economy  1983
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Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)  1983-1984 (2 folders)
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Presidents' Liaison Group  1984
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Detroit Chamber of Commerce (annual legislative conference)  1983
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Ford Foundation, Education and Culture Program  1982-1987 (7 folders)
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Honorary Memberships  1980-1987
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Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)
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Board of Directors  1981-1987 (15 folders)  [1 item PR RESTRICTED until July 1 2087]
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Capital Campaign Cabinet  1985-1987
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Executive Committee (later renamed Management Committee)  1982-1987 (10 folders)
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Search Committee  1982-1983
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Industry-University Executives, Engineering Education  1983
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Joint Council on Economic Education Board of Trustees  1979-1981
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McCauley, Catherine, Health Center Divisional Board  1979-1981
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Mentor Project, Pilot Program, The University of Michigan  1984-1986
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Metropolitan Fund, Inc., Board of Trustees  1980-1981
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Michigan (Governor's) Commission on China, 1982-1986 (2 folders)
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Michigan (Governor's) Commission on Jobs and Economic Development  1983-1987 (6 folders)
 
Michigan (Governor's) High Technology Task Force  1981-1987 (10 folders)
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folders 1-3
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folders 4-10
 
National Academy of Sciences
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Panel on Scientific Communication and National Security  1982 (6 folders)
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Seminar on Science, Technology and the National Agenda  1985
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National Governors' Association-Conference on Economic Competitiveness: Redefining Roles for Government, Industry and Universities (Dearborn)  1987
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National Higher Education Savings Bonds Volunteer Committee  1983-1984 (2 folders)
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Pajaro Dunes Conference on Pre-College Education (meeting of presidents of research universities and deans of schools of education)  1983
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Presidents' Seminar of Chinese and American Universities  1985
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Senate Assembly Special Forum, The University of Michigan  1981
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United States Conference of Mayors, Urban Economic Recovery  1982
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United States Trade Representative, Services Policy Advisory Committee  1980-1982
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United Way Campaign, The University of Michigan  1979-1980
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Winkelman Stores, Inc. Board of Directors  1980-1984 (2 folders)
 
Engagements  1979-1988

Arranged chronologically, the Engagements sub-subseries, 1977-1988 (3 linear feet), contains the calendar of President Shapiro. It was maintained by his secretary and notes meeting times, places and individuals involved. In addition, there are very interesting files of invitations accepted as part of the Capital Campaign. When used with materials from the Capital Campaign sub-subseries, the researcher can trace in great detail President Shapiro's involvement in the "Campaign For Michigan."

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Shapiro, Harold  1977-1987
 
 1977-1978
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University
 
 1978-1979
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Commencement
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University
 
 1979-1980
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Alumni
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Calendar
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Commencement
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Development/Capital Campaign
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General
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Inauguration (3 folders)
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University
 
 1980-1981
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Alumni
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Commencement
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Development/Capital Campaign
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General
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University
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China-Japan Trip ( May 1981)
 
 1981-1982
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Calendar
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Development/Capital Campaign
 
 1982-1983
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Calendar
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Development/Capital Campaign
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 1983-1984
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Calendar
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Development/Capital Campaign
 
 1984-1985
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Calendar
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Development/Capital Campaign (4 folders)
 
 1985-1986
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Calendar
 
Development/Capital Campaign (4 folders)
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folders 1-3
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folder 4
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China-Japan Trip ( July 1985)
 
 1986-1987
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Calendar
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Development/Capital Campaign (2 folders)
 
 1987 (July-December )
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Calendar
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Development/Capital Campaign
 
Fleming, Robben W.
 
 1987-1988
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Calendar
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Development/Capital Campaign
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Interviews
 
Executive Officers' Meetings and Retreats  1984-1987

The Executive Officers Meetings sub-subseries, 1984-1987 (6 linear feet), is arranged chronologically and includes agendas and background materials for meetings of the university's executive officers. Beginning in February 1986, meeting action summaries are also included. The background materials, i.e., those reports and memos which are read by the officers prior to the meeting, are often very informative. The meeting summaries can assist the researcher in documenting the actions taken at the meetings. The records provide good insight into the issues which high-level administrators believe are the most pressing faced by the university.

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 1984
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July (2 folders)
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August
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August 29 (retreat)
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August 31 (retreat)
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September
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October
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October 15 (retreat)
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November
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November 4 (retreat)
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December
 
 1985
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January (2 folders)
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January 8 (executive session)
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February (2 folders)
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March (2 folders)
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April (2 folders)
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May
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June (2 folders)
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July
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August
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September (2 folders)
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October (3 folders)
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November (2 folders)
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December
 
 1986
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January
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January 6-7 (retreat)
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February (2 folders)
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February 17, 19 (mini-retreat)
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March (2 folders)
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April
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May
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June
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July (2 folders)
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September
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October (2 folders)
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November (3 folders)
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December
 
 1987
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January
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February
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March (2 folders)
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April
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May
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June (2 folders)
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July (2 folders)
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September (2 folders)
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October (2 folders)
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November
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December (2 folders)
 
Replacement Hospital Project  1977-1986

The Replacement Hospital sub-subseries, 1977-1986 (2.5 linear ft), arranged alphabetically, is a rich source for studying the Replacement Hospital Project from its inception to its completion, particularly the financial aspect. The researcher interested in pursuing this topic should also consult the records and publications of the University of Michigan Hospitals and the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Access
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Ambulatory Care
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Bidding, Contractor, et al.
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Construction
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Correspondence (miscellaneous)
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Dedication  June 1986 (2 folders, 1 videotape)
 
Finances/Certificates of Need (12 folders)
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folders 1-5
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folders 6-12
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Groundbreaking  October 1981
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Hospital Study and Advisory Report to the President  May 1968
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Hospital Planning Advisory Committee / Public Advisory Board
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New Hospital Committee
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Old Main Hospital (study of the reuse of)
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Patient and Visitor Participation in Hospital Design Reports
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RHP Reports
 
Personal Papers

The four folders in the Personal Papers sub-subseries were maintained separately by Shapiro, and include biographical materials, a draft of a speech entitled "The Importance of Humanities," and a particularly interesting essay on racism, written by the president in 1986. Shapiro sent the essay to presidents of other major research universities around the country, and their written reactions to it are included.

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Biographical  1977-1988
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Humanities Draft (draft and correspondence re: speech on "The Importance of Humanities")  1982
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Notes, handwritten and miscellaneous
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Racism Draft (draft and correspondence re: essay, "Confronting the Past While Building the Future: Beyond the Rhetoric of Racism")  1986-1987
 
Reports and Reviews

The Reports sub-subseries, 1958-1987 (2 linear feet), is arranged alphabetically by originating unit or organization and consists of both university and non-university reports on a variety of interesting topics, including student recruitment, the status of the Flint and Dearborn campuses, and financial aid.

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Admissions, Office of
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Admissions at the University of Michigan During the  1980s 1990s,  1984
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Evaluative Reports of Special Recruiting Activities  1980
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Evaluative Reports of Special Recruitment Programs and Activities  1981
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Undergraduate Admissions, Report of the Task Force on  1986
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Undergraduate Admissions Office Recruitment Program  1985-1986
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Affirmative Action Task Force Report on Training  1979
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Art, School of, Transition Plan  1984
 
Calendar, University
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Commission on Year-Round Integrated Operation, Report of the  1961
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University Calendar Committee Final Report  1969
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University Calendar Study Committee of the University of Michigan, Report of the  1958
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China Task Force, Report of the  1980
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Classified Research, Ad Hoc Committee on, Minority and Majority Reports  1986
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Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Summer Institute Final Report, Current Trends and Perspectives in Social Science Research: Their Consequences for Black America  1979
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Computerized Academic Record, Planning Committee for a (PC-CAR), Progress Report  1986
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Computing Center Access, Report of the Advisory Task Force on  1984
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Dearborn Campus Planning Study Committee, Report of the  1969
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Division of Research Development and Administration (DRDA) Review  1980
 
Education, School of
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Academy for Educational Development's Report on UM School of Education  1969
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Ann Arbor/Dearborn Task Force on Programs in Education, Report of the  1980
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Educational Psychology Program Review, Final Report  1979
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Review  1968-1969
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Energy Cost Avoidance Project, Study and Recommendations  1984
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Ethics and Religion, Office of, Annual Reports  1973/74-1975/76 (includes miscellaneous correspondence re: Reed Report)
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Extension Service, Haber Report  1975
 
Financial Aid, Office of
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Graduate Financial Aid, Final Report of the Task Force on  1986
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Graduate Student Aid, Report of Task Force on  1983
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Selected Characteristics of the University of Michigan Student Financial Support Program  1978/79
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Undergraduate and Graduate / Professional Student Debt at the University of Michigan, Studies of  1987
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Undergraduate Student Aid, Report of the Task Force on  1984
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Flint Campus, Report of Study Committee for  1969
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Honorary Degree Policy, Report of the Advisory Committee on  1987
 
Hospital, University
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Nursing Services and Office of the Chief of Nursing at University Hospital, Review of  1980
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Proposed Revisions in the University of Michigan Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations  1974
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Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Michigan, The Future of  1986
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International Year of Disabled Persons 1981/1982 Final Report
 
Literature, Science, and the Arts, College of
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Blue Ribbon Commission, Report of the  1986
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Computing, Report of the LS&A Advisory Committee on  1984
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Minority Task Force Report  1981
 
Medical School
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Medical Education, LS&A / Medical School Task Force on, Report  1984
 
Survey of the University of Michigan Medical School, Report of the
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 1967 (2 volumes)
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 1975
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Rackham Review Committee Report, Minority Report, and Reply  1975
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Student Counseling, Report of the University Task Force on  1976
 
Student Services
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Advocacy, Report of the Committee to Study  1975
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Alcohol, Report of the Housing Division Task Force on  1984
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Greek Task Force Report  1986
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Housing Division Staff Review  1981
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Housing Security Review Task Force  1982
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Ombudsperson, Office of the, Annual Report  1978/79
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Suicidal Behavior, Report to Campus Task Force on Management of  1982
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Trends in Administration and Teaching Budgets, Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on  1978
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University of Michigan Press, A Report to Dean Alfred S. Sussman on the  1985
 
Social Files

Arranged chronologically, the Social Files sub-subseries, 1982-1988 (2 linear feet), contains correspondence and administrative materials which document the social functions, university and non-university, which President Shapiro and his wife attended. The various holiday greeting cards sent out each year by the couple are located at the end of the Social Files.

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 1984
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January-December (12 folders)
 
 1985
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January-December (12 folders)
 
 1986
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January-August (8 folders)
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September-December (4 folders)
 
 1987
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January-December (12 folders)
 
 1988
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January-December (12 folders)
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Holiday Greeting Cards (includes list of  1988 addressees),  1982-1988
 
Tanner Lectures

The Tanner Lectures sub-subseries contains information about these lectures, established by Obert Clark Tanner, which are given each year at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Stanford University, Harvard University, the University of Utah, and the University of Michigan. Harold Shapiro served on an advisory commission to the Tanner board of trustees, and the materials in these files include correspondence, financial reports, trustee minutes and reports, and some lecture drafts.

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 1976-1987 (8 folders)
 
Budget Reductions, School and College Reviews

The Budget Reductions: School and College Reviews sub-subseries, 1981-1987 (1 linear foot, contains the reviews of programs, departments and schools which were conducted in response to the fiscal crises of the 1980s. Filed alphabetically, these records include reports, statistics and letters of support. There is also a copy of Vice President Billy Frye's "Five Year Plan."

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General School and College Reviews  1981-1983
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Art, School of  1982-1984
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Center for Continuing Education of Women  1982
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Center for Research on Learning and Teaching  1981
 
Education, School of
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General  1983-1984
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Bureau of School Services  1983
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Letters of Support  1983
 
Extension Service Real Estate Program
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General  1981
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Letters of Support  1981
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Five Year Plan  1982-1983
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Geography, Department of  1981-1982
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Institute for Social Research  1986-1987
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Institute for Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities  1982-1983
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Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations  1981-1982
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Institute of Science and Technology  1985-1987
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1981-1982  1985-1986
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Medical Technology Program  1984-1985
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Michigan Media  1981,  1986-1987
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Natural Resources, School of  1982-1984
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Nurse Anesthesia, Program of  1986
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Physical Therapy Program  1981-1982
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Professional Theatre Program and Department of Theatre and Drama  1983-1984
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Recreational Sports  1981
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WUOM (radio station)  1986-1987
 
Divestment Files  1977-1988

The Divestment Files contain correspondence and other documents relating to the University of Michigan's decision to keep or sell stock from companies supporting apartheid in South Africa. Many of the letters come from community members and University supporters voicing their disapproval of the University's continued ownership of stock in companies supporting apartheid. There are also letters between Shapiro and the Board of Regents, and from the various businesses, discussing what should be done about the stock in those businesses. The files offer interesting material on the University's stance on, and actions in response to apartheid.

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 1977-1988 (15 folders)  [ER Restricted until July 1, 2030]
 
Computer Disks, 1985-1988

The Computer Disks sub-subseries is made up of 56 -- 5 and 1/4" floppy disks. The disks contain digital copies of correspondence composed primarily during Shapiro's term, but material from Fleming and Duderstadt is also included. Many of the disks include a paper index of the files stored on each disk. The correspondence and other documents stored on these disks are back-up copies of paper documents already stored in earlier accessions of the president's records. This correspondence originates from the president's office, and is typically printed on green paper in earlier accessions.

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Ca.  1985-1988 (56 disks) [ER Restricted until July 1, 2030]
 
Correspondence  1964-1988

The Correspondence sub-subseries includes two files: Overberger, Charles G., and Personal. The Overberger file consists of documents discussing negotiations with Overberger after he received an offer from Texas A&M University, and letters from faculty critiquing Overberger's performance as Vice-President for Research. The Personal files includes materials on the various positions held by Shapiro while working for the University of Michigan, and includes correspondence between Shapiro and University administration.

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Overberger, Charles G. (Vice-President for Research)  1981-1983 [PR Restricted until July 1, 2013]
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Personal Correspondence  1964-1988 (scattered; includes photos) (2 folders)  [PR Restricted until July 1, 2018]
 
Student Code  1981-1987

The Student Code sub-subseries contains correspondence and planning documents for a student code of nonacademic conduct and new university judicial system for disciplining student misconduct. This sub sub-series also documents the widespread campus opposition to the code.

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Student Code  1981-1987 (6 folders)  [PR Restricted until July 1, 2031]