Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University
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Ronald L. Johnstone Papers
Ronald L. Johnstone Papers,
Johnstone, Ronald L.
1974, 1978, and undated
.25 cubic foot (in 1 box)
Various papers documenting Central Michigan University's Faculty Association.
Language: The material is in English
Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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Ronald L. Johnstone Papers are open for research.
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Ronald L. Johnstone Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
The collection is organized alphabetically and chronologically.
Ronald L. Johnstone was born on Aug. 9, 1934. He earned a B.A. from Concordia Theological Seminary, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Sociology. On August 31, 1969, Johnstone was hired as an instructor at Central Michigan University (CMU). He served as a member of the CMU faculty, 1969-1992, and served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1987-1992. During 1976-1977, Johnstone served as President of the CMU Faculty Association (FA). It was the only time there was a serious attempt to decertify the FA. Several of Johnstone’s books are in the CMU Libraries. In 2003, Johnstone was retired and living in Indiana. (This information is from Johnstone’s donation letter to the Clarke and the CMU Office of the President Faculty Card File collection.) For an organizational history of the CMU FA, see the catalog records and finding aids of the other FA collections in the Clarke.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection documents the serious attempt to decertify the FA by the Free Faculty organization and how the FA fought back, 1976-1977, in meeting minutes, newspaper clippings (copies), correspondence, and other materials.
- Johnstone, Ronald L.
- Central Michigan University--History.
- Central Michigan University--Faculty.
- Central Michigan University. Faculty Association.
- College teachers' uinions--Michigan.
| Container / Location
Ronald L. Johnstone Papers. [series]:
Correspondence and Press Releases, 1975-1977, undated
Decertification Correspondence and Other Materials, 1974-1977, undated
FA (Faculty Association) Couriers and other Newsletters, 1975-1977
FA Meeting Minutes, August 1976-February 1977
FA Membership and Officers Lists, 1975-1978
Free Faculty Materials, 1975, undated
Newspaper Clippings (Copies), 1975-1977, undated
Statistics and Miscellaneous, 1976, undated