Albert Kahn papers  1896-2014
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Guaranteed Student Loans [subseries]

"Guaranteed Student Loans" subseries (0.5 linear feet, 1968-1979 and 1990) is topical files, arranged alphabetically. Of particular note are correspondence from 1978 in which different colleges explain their efforts to ensure access to financial aid for all students, which were sent to Thomas Butts as part of his U.S. Department of Education work, and discussions on how to cope with the problems of the middle income students from 1977 and 1978, called the "Middle Income Squeeze." The other files provide information and statistics on how the program functions, and discussions of other issues pertaining to the program.

Direct Loan Program" (0.5 linear feet, 1991-2001). Thomas Butts was a strong advocate for the Direct Loan Program. It includes 4 sections. "Memos" (0.2 linear feet) are of different universities and the U.S. Department of Education discussing the Direct Loan Program. "National Direct Student Loan Coalition" includes meeting agendas and records of the executive committee, articles, and Thomas Butts' statement before the Government Reform Subcommittee in 1999. It is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1999. "Program Evaluations" are three analyses of the Direct Loan Program: one of cost, one of the market mechanism, and also a statement of support from University of Michigan President Duderstadt. "Publications" includes two articles, a paper, and a letter to the Washington Post by Thomas Butts, as well as an evaluation of the program by the U.S. Department of Education. The rest of the materials are reports on how the program works and school roster and default rates from 1998.

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Applying to be a Lender  1969
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Assuring Access: Lenders of Last Resort  1978
 
Correspondence
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Assurance of Loan Access  1978 (3 folders)
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Office of Guaranteed Student Loans  1977-1978
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Opinions on the Program  1978-1979
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Defaulting on Loans Problem  1978,  1988
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Evaluating a Guarantee Agency  1980
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Evaluating the Program  1973-1979
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Evaluating the Program, Responses to the Fountain Committee  1978
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HEAF, the Largest Guarantor of Guaranteed Student Loans, in Financial Trouble  1990
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Meeting Notes  1978 (2 folders)
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Middle Income Strategy  1977-1978
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Middle Income Student Assistance Act  1978
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Program Overview  1977
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Program Information and Statistics  1968-1990
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Proposals for Changes  1977-1978 (2 folders)
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Regulations  1978
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Statistical Representation of the activities of Guarantee Agencies  1980-1992