Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Jan BenDor papers, 1974-2005

Finding aid created by
Alexis A. Antracoli, October 2010

Summary Information
Title: Jan BenDor papers
Creator: BenDor, Jan.
Inclusive dates: 1974-2005
Bulk dates: 1988-1992
Extent: 9 linear feet, 1 oversize folder, and 1 phonograph record disc
Abstract:
Ann Arbor-area women’s rights activist; research files, records related to her involvement in Safe House, an Ann Arbor women’s shelter, and papers related to her involvement in United Auto Workers-Technical Office Professionals Local 1976.

Call number: 2010190 Aa 2; UAl
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Material donated by Jan BenDor (donor number 10332) in March, 2010.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

Copyright:

Jan BenDor transfered her copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Jan BenDor papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Jan BenDor (1946-) is known primarily for her work in the area of women's rights. She hold a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, and is ABD in the University of Michigan's doctoral program in psychology. She currently works as a social worker, and teaches as an adjunct at Eastern Michigan University.

As founder of the Women's Crisis Center in Ann Arbor, she was responsible for starting the rape crisis center movement in Michigan. She was also instrumental in lobbying for the passage of the Criminal Sexual Conduct Law reform of 1974. Additionally, she helped to initiate some of the nation's first training programs about domestic violence for police, prosecutors, and hospital staff. Other accomplishments include organizing a boycott against Domino's Pizza for its anti-woman policies, and working within the mental health community to end sexism, provide better support for survivors of abuse and sexual assault, and educate young men and offenders about women's issues. She has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of Safe House, an Ann Arbor shelter for battered women (1988-2004).

She has also been active in local government and the Eastern Michigan University United Auto Workers-Technical Office Professionals (UAW-TOP) union, serving for over a decade as a Trustee, Planning Commissioner, and Deputy Township Clerk for Pittsfield Township and as Vice President of UAW-TOP Local 1976. In her capacity as a local government official she has supported efforts to preserve green space, to establish long term plans for the maintenance of public services, to implement measures to help prevent predatory loans, and to reform elections laws and promote voter registration.

Currently, BenDor lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan with her husband, and is the mother of two adult sons. She continues to work in the field of human services, and remains active in her support of women's issues and local government.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seven series: Tom Monaghan, University of Michigan, Women’s Crisis Center, Safe House, United Auto Workers, Rape Law Task Force and Posters. The papers include both research files, notes, collected materials, and records of local organizations of which BenDor was a member. The collection’s strength lies in its documentation of BenDor’s activities on behalf of women’s rights.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


    Subjects:
    • BenDor, Jan.
    • Monaghan, Tom, 1937-
    • Domino's Pizza (Firm)
    • Eastern Michigan University.
    • Safe House (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
    • Women's Crisis Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
    • Abused women--Services for--Michigan.
    • Labor disputes--Michigan--Ypsilanti.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Tom Monaghan [series]:

    The first series Tom Monaghan consists mostly of collected materials and research notes compiled by BenDor from 1975 to 1993. The files include newspaper clippings, research notes, and publications related to Tom Monaghan's role as the founder of Domino's Pizza, owner of the Detroit Tigers. There are also substantial materials related to his religious and personal life, especially his involvement in the Word of God Catholic charismatic movement.

     
    Domino's Pizza
    Box   1  
    990 Tax Return Correspondence,  1991
    Box   1  
    Ann Arbor News, Boycott Stories,  1991
    Box   1  
    Dave Black, Other People,  1990-1991
    Box   1  
    Domino's Financial Information,  1990 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Domino's Foundation Information,  1986-1989 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Domino's Sale,  1989-1990
    Box   1  
    Domino's Corporation,  1980-1990 (scattered)
    Box   1  
    Domino's Lawsuits,  1991 (3 folders)
    Box   1  
    Domino's Franchise News Clippings,  1991-1993
    Box   1  
    NAACP Boycott,  1989-1990
    Box   1  
    People Against Dangerous Delivery (PADD),  1991
    Box   1  
    Pizza Wars,  1990-1991
     
    Religion
    Box   1  
    Catholicism General,  1976-1990 (scattered) (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Covenant House Ritter,  1990-1991
    Box   1  
    Servant Ministries,  1986-1987
    Box   1  
    Catholic Campaign for America,  1991
    Box   1  
    The Covenant,  undated
    Box   1  
    Home Schooling,  1989-1992
    Box   1  
    Knights of Malta,  1990
    Box   1  
    Nicaragua Cathedral,  1990
    Box   1  
    Priest of St. Francis,  1989-1990
    Box   1  
    Religious Causes News Clippings,  1991-1992
    Box   1  
    Religion General,  1984-1991 (scattered)
    Box   1  
    Shepherd's Guide, Christian Business Directory for Greater Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Co.,  1989-1990
    Box   1  
    Tom S. Monaghan at Madonna University,  1990
    Box   1  
    Word of God Clippings,  1991
    Box   1  
    Word of God Bentley Notes,  1990
    Box   1  
    Word of God History,  1971-1990 (scattered)
    Box   1  
    Virgin Birth - Thomason-Cobb controversy,  1989-1990     (News clippings related to the Virgin Birth controversy at Ypsilanti High School involving teacher Sharon Cobb and parent Peter Thomason) 
    Phon. rec.  
    "All of Your People," The Word of God
     
    Detroit Tigers Ownership
    Box   1  
    Miscellaneous,  1990-1991
    Box   1  
    Tigers News Clippings,  1990-1992 (3 folders)
     
    Other
    Box   1  
    Agenda, Washtenaw County's Alternative Newsmonthly,  1989
    Box   1  
    Ann Arbor Real Estate,  1990
    Box   1  
    Arts Magazine,  1990
    Box   1  
    Belknap Other Franchises,  1991
    Box   2  
    Book Publisher,  1982-1986
    Box   2  
    Cable Television,  1989
    Box   2  
    Christmas Lights,  1987-1989
    Box   2  
    Consider Magazine,  1990
    Box   2  
    Criticisms,  undated
    Box   2  
    Data Packets,  1989
    Box   2  
    Dixboro School,  1988-1989
    Box   2  
    Drummond Island,  1989-1990
    Box   2  
    John E. Fetzer,  1975 and  1989     (Owner of Detroit Tigers from 1961 to 1983) 
    Box   2  
    Group 243, Inc.  1991     (Ann Arbor advertising agency) 
    Box   2  
    Ronald A. Hingst Letter to the Editor re: "Tom Monaghan has Domino Effect on his sports venture" in Livingston County Press,  1990
    Box   2  
    Interview, Business Monthly,  1990
    Box   2  
    Investigation,  1988-1989 (2 folders)
    Box   2  
    Legal, 1990-91
    Box   2  
    Marjory Murphy Letter to the Editor re: McNeil-Lehrer News Hour segment on Tom Monaghan,  February 2, 1990
    Box   2  
    Marriott,  1989-1990
    Box   2  
    Miscellaneous,  1985-1987
    Box   2  
    Miscellaneous News Magazines,  1992-1993
    Box   2  
    Monaghan Personal News Clippings,  1991-1992
    Box   2  
    National Catholic Reporter,  1975-1988 (scattered)
    Box   2  
    New House,  1990-1991
    Box   2  
    Non-Profit Reports,  1985-1991
    Box   2  
    Notes,  1990-1991
    Box   2  
    Note Cards about Monaghan,  1991
    Box   2  
    O'Connor Sports Medicine,  1987
    Box   2  
    People's Campaign for Choice,  1988 (2 folders)     (includes photo negatives) 
    Box   2  
    Political Contributions and Activity,  1988-1990 (2 folders)
    Box   2  
    Possessions,  1987 and  1990
    Box   2  
    Publications,  1985-1988
    Box   2  
    Reindeer Meat,  1991     (News clipping on Dominos pizza use of Reindeer meat sausage on pizzas in Alaska) 
    Box   2  
    Right Wing,  1984-1990 (scattered)
    Box   2  
    Schools,  1990-1991
    Box   2  
    Tom Monaghan's Honors,  1989 and  1991
    Box   2  
    USA Weekend,  1990
    Box   2  
    Wichita,  1991
     
    University of Michigan [series]:

    University of Michigan, the second series, consists of news clippings and notes related to President James Duderstadt and Trustees Eugene and Sarah Power.

    Box   2  
    James Duderstadt,  1987-1990 (scattered) (3 folders)
    Box   2  
    Eugene Power,  1978-1991 (scattered)
    Box   2  
    Press on Sarah Power's Death,  1987
    Box   2  
    Research Notes from Bentley Library re University of Michigan Regent Sarah Goddard Power,  1989-1990
     
    Women's Crisis Center [series]:

    The third series, Women's Crisis Center, provides documentation of the Crisis Center's activities from 1989 to 2000. The materials include publications, news clippings, and information on the treatment of sexual assault victims.

    Box   2  
    Abortion Protest News Clippings,  1989-1990
    Box   2  
    Crisis Center Publications,  1974
    Box   2  
    Miscellaneous News Clippings,  1998-2000
    Box   2  
    Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims,  undated
    Box   2  
    Washtenaw Rescue Legal Poll, 1990-91
     
    Safe House [series]:

    The fourth series, Safe House, document's BenDor's involvement in this Ann Arbor-area women's shelter. Materials include minutes and supplemental files from Board Meetings, Annual Reports, personnel committee files, and staff and Board of Trustees manuals.

     
    Board Meetings
    Box   3  
     1988
    Box   3  
     1989 (5 folders)
    Box   3  
     1990 (5 folders)
    Box   3  
     1991 (5 folders)
    Box   3  
     1992 (3 folders)
    Box   4  
     1993 (4 folders)
    Box   4  
     1994 (4 folders)
    Box   4  
     1995 (2 folders)
    Box   4  
     1996 (2 folders)
    Box   4  
     1997
    Box   4  
     1998
    Box   4  
     1999 (2 folders)
    Box   4  
     2000 (2 folders)
    Box   5  
     2001
    Box   5  
     2002 (3 folders)
    Box   5  
     2003
    Box   5  
     2004 (2 folders)
     
    Annual Reports, Financial and OMB Circular A-133
    Box   5  
     2000
    Box   5  
     2002-2003
     
    Other Administrative Files
    Box   5  
    Brochures, Pamphlets and Letters about Domestic Violence,  1984-2005
    Box   5  
    Staff Handbooks,  1993-2004
    Box   5  
    Job Descriptions and Personnel Count,  1990-2002 (scattered)
    Box   5  
    Personnel Committee,  2004 (3 folders)
     
    Manuals
     
    Staff Manuals
    Box   5  
     1988-1989
    Box   5  
     1997 (2 folders)
    Box   5  
     2003 (2 folders)
     
    Board of Trustees Manual
    Box   6  
     1988-1989 (4 folders)
     
    United Auto Workers [series]:

    United Auto Workers-Technical Office Professionals, the final series, documents BenDor's involvement in UAW-TOP Local 1976 in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In particular, it includes news clippings and ephemera related to staff layoffs at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in 1992. Other materials include meeting minutes, publicity files, and information about worker grievances at EMU.

    Box   6  
    All Union Council Budget Issues,  1993 (2 folders)
    Box   6  
    Announcements and Press,  1990
    Box   6  
    Budget,  1989-1993
    Box   6  
    Committee Reports,  1981-1990 (2 folders)
    Box   6  
    Eastern Michigan University Contract and Lay-Off Negotiations,  1990-1993
    Box   6  
    Eastern Michigan University, Professional and Technical Employees Laid Off,  1992
    Box   6  
    Peter Friedlander,  1990     (Re: Friedlander's class at Wayne State University, Labor and Society: A Rank and File Perspective) 
    Box   6  
    Local  1796,  1990
    Box   6  
    Local  1796 Contract, To Do,  1989
    Box   6  
    The Looting,  1992 (2 folders)
    Box   6  
    Miscellaneous UAW Ephemera,  1991-1993
    Box   6  
    New Directions,  1989-1992 (2 folders)
    Box   6  
    Newsletters,  1990-1992
    Box   6  
    Players,  1990
    Box   6  
    Presidential Delegates and Dates,  1992
    Box   6  
    Reference Materials,  1991 and  undated
    Box   6  
    Retreat,  1990-1991
    Box   6  
    Stewards Meeting,  1991-1992
    Box   6  
    Technical Office Professional (T. O. P.) Convention,  1991
    Box   6  
    T. O. P. Council Meetings,  1990
    Box   6  
    Unfair Labor Practices,  1990
    Box   6  
    United Auto Workers Campaign,  1989-1992
    Box   6  
    UAW-related News Clippings,  1991-1995
    Box   6  
    World War III,  1987-1992
     
    Rape Law Task Force,  1974-1975 [series]:
    Boxes   7-9  
    Resource materials and other files relating to her work on the Task Force leading up to the passage of Michigan’s Criminal Sexual Conduct Law (Public Act 266),  1974-1975
     
    Posters [series]:
    Out. folder  
    "Unity in Oppression",  undated
    Out. folder  
    "Freedom to Choose?",  undated
    Out. folder  
    Dominos Farm Enterprises