Michigan Citizen Records: 1933-2015 (bulk 1990-2010)
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Project Files [series]

The Project Files series (2 linear feet) contains 15 subseries comprising individual projects. Files are organized and described by individual project. The richest description of each individual project is located on the captured website. The researcher should note that not all projects listed on the captured website are equally documented or found within these records.

 
"2001 Hastings Street" [subseries]

The "2001 Hastings Street" Project (8 folders) includes analog and audio records. The core of the documentation consists of audio cassette tapes of interviews done with senior citizens who lived on Hastings Street in Detroit's "Black Bottom" area in the 1940s. The interviewees and the subjects covered are identifiable through the Post Interview Reports found in this subseries. A play based on excerpts from the oral history interviews was created and performed in conjunction with the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Other materials include a description of the final exhibit, an educational packet, a script of the play, press coverage of the play, and designs of an anticipated website.

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Educational Packet
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Exhibit Information
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Post Interview Reports
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Press Coverage
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Script
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Website Design
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"Y-Gee's Canteen"
 
Audio recordings
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"Best of Our Knowledge" (1 audiocassettes)
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Interviews (59 audiocassettes (in case))
 
Broadway Park Design Project [subseries]

The Broadway Park Design Project (4 folders) contains committee records and reports. The project included collaborative work on the reconstruction of Ann Arbor's Broadway bridges. There are two committees included, the Community Advisory Board, which offered a community perspective, and the Broadway Bridge Consulting Team, formed in response to a request by Ann Arbor's mayor to prepare a site plan of opportunities for public art projects and outdoor educational possibilities. Two reports from the project are included, the 2004 Broadway Park Design Project annual report and the 2002 website plan.

 
Committees
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Community Advisory Board (Agenda and Minutes) 2003
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Broadway Bridge Consulting Team (Minutes and Agendas) 1998-1999
 
Reports
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Broadway Park Design Report 2004
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Website Design Plan 2002
 
Children of Abraham [subseries]

The Children of Abraham Project (10 folders) contains letters of support, meeting notes, press coverage, budget and grant information, publicity, reflections and thoughts, and scripts. The reflections and thoughts includes two documents, written reflections on the project by David Scobey and Josephine Tsai, analyzing the project's successes and shortcomings.

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Letters of Support 2004
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Budget 2005
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Grants 2004-2005
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Internal Correspondence 2005
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Meeting Notes 2004
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Press Coverage 2004
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Project Evaluations 2004-2005
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Publicity 2004
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Reflections and Thoughts 2004
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Scripts 2004
 
"Detroit Connections" Project [subseries]

The "Detroit Connection" Project (2 folders) contains press coverage and a project evaluation from 2003-2004. The press coverage includes articles describing the role of University of Michigan students in the project, while the project evaluation is written by Ceci Mendez, a project coordinator.

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Press Coverage 2003-2004
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Project Evaluations 2003
 
"Emerging Voices" Project [subseries]

The "Emerging Voices" Project (1 folder) consists of primary source material from the project's implementation, including articles and documentation of oral history interviews.

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Primary Source Material 2000
 
Environmental Legacies [subseries]

The Environmental Legacies Project (2 folders) includes lesson plans and project summaries. The lesson plans contain a small book created by children that is used to start off the session, as well as actual lesson plans and a report that describes and critiques the project. General summaries of the project and the 1999-2000 pilot implementation summary are found in the project summaries.

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Lesson Plans 1999-2000
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Project Summaries 1999-2000
 
Hallelujah Project [subseries]

The Hallelujah Project (4 folders) includes correspondence, photographs, press coverage, and videocassettes. Correspondence covers 1999-2001, and documents the visit by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange to the University of Michigan. The visit by this professional dance company was co-sponsored by the Arts of Citizenship Program. Included is a VHS videotape of the public lecture by Liz Lerman on September 29, 1999.

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Liz Lerman Lecture, Videocassette September 28, 1999
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Correspondence 1999-2001
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Photographs
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Press Coverage 1999-2001
 
Homelands Project [subseries]

The Homelands Project (4 folders) contains audio and visual records in addition to correspondence and publicity. In this project, AOC produced dramatic materials from oral histories in the diverse neighborhood of southwest Detroit, The project focused mainly on Detroit's Michigan Central train station. Material includes a lobby exhibit of historic photographs. Audio recordings include two cassette tapes and a VHS videocassette of the May 11, 2002 performance of "Homelands" by the Matrix Theatre Company.

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Audio recordings
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"Homelands" Talk, parts 1-2 2004 (2 audiocassettes)
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Correspondence 2003-2004
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Performance May 11, 2002 (VHS tape)
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Publicity 2002-2004
 
"Paradise Valley Revisited" Project [subseries]

The "Paradise Valley Revisited" Project (1 folder) contains the script for a musical play that was performed as part of AOC.

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Script
 
"Poetry of Everyday Life" [subseries]

The "Poetry of Everyday Life" Project (4 folders) contains photographs, press coverage, project and course descriptions, and publicity. Project and course descriptions include a three-page description of the project and syllabi from UC 312 and Honors 251. This project, which lasted from 1998-2003, combined research with poetry and community life for elementary students, partially taught by UM students. Elementary students produced writing and art projects after taking field trips to local areas in Ann Arbor.

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Photographs
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Press Coverage 2001
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Project and Course Descriptions 1999 undated
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Publicity 2000-2001
 
Radio Documentaries [subseries]

The Radio Documentaries Project (8 folders) consists of audio recordings (audio cassettes and compact discs), class schedules, and press coverage. The Radio Documentaries project worked on a number of documentaries with Michigan Public Radio, including research, interviews, and scripts. The audio recordings include cassette tapes and CDs of programs aired on Michigan Public Radio. Recordings include "B-Boys in Detroit," "Future Series with David Scobey," "Listening to Youth," "Out of the Tower" interview with David Scobey, "Passing on Bop," and the award-winning "Riot Diaries" about the Detroit riots. The class schedules include a syllabus for CAAS 487.

 
Audio recordings
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"B-Boys in Detroit," 2005 (1 optical discs (CDs))
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"Future Series with David Scobey" (1 audiocassettes)
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"Listening to Youth," (2 optical discs (CDs))
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"Out of the Tower," 1999 (1 optical discs (CDs), 1 audiocassettes)
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"Passing on Bop," 2002 (1 optical discs (CDs))
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"Riot Diaries: Coming of Age During the Riot Years," 2001 (1 optical discs (CDs), 1 audiocassettes)
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Class Schedule
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Press Coverage 2002-2005
 
Students on Site (SOS) -- Ann Arbor [subseries]

The Students on Site (SOS) Project was the first major project undertaken by AOC. It served as a model and core project to lunch other collaborations with AOC. SOS is divided into two parts: Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Students on Site-Ann Arbor (5 folders) contains group meetings, orientation and training, quarterly reports, and summary materials. The group meetings are broken in two groups, the SOS meeting and workshop notes and staff meeting minutes. Summary materials include an abstract of the project, SOS team members, flyers describing the project, and a master list of partnerships. Students on Site-Ypsilanti (4 folders) contains meeting minutes, project summary, and summary reports. The project summary is a bound copy that describes the project, including the curriculum. The summary report was written for the 2002-2003 academic school year, and includes a calendar, meeting information, lesson plans, and archival resources useful for teaching.

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SOS Meeting and Workshop Notes 1998-1999
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Staff Meeting Minutes 1998
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Quarterly Report 1999
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Summary Materials 1998-2001
 
Students on Site (SOS) -- Ypsilanti [subseries]
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Meeting Minutes 2003
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Orientation and Training Manual 2001
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Project Summary
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Summary Report 2002-2003 (2 folders)
 
"Telling It" Initiative [subseries]

The "Telling It" Initiative (1 folder) was a community-based arts and literacy project which assessed how engaging children ages 7-10 years old in the creative arts can foster growth in writing skills. Materials include notes, correspondence, newspaper articles, grant information, and pamphlets.

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General 2005
 
Underground Railroad Project [subseries]

The Underground Railroad Project (16 folders) contains administration, bus tour information, and materials related to "Midnight Journey." The project undertook groundbreaking research on the Underground Railroad and African-American community life in nineteenth century Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Administration records include minimal correspondence, the 2001 exhibit presentation, expenses, meeting notes and summaries, project toolkit, and reports. The bus tour records include an audio recording of Bill Browning giving the bus tour (cassette tape), 2002 program summary, and the 1999 script from the Bill Browning bus tour. "Midnight Journey," a traveling public exhibit, contains docent guides, press coverage, publicity, slides from the opening reception in 2001 at the Ann Arbor District Library, and website design printouts for a website that may or may not have ever been published.

 
AACHM
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Program and Event Schedule 2005
 
Administration
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Correspondence 1998-2004
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Exhibit Presentation December 12, 2001
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Expenses
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Grant Application 4/1/2002
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Meeting Notes and Summaries 1998-2002
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Project Toolkit 2002
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Reports 1999-2003
 
Bus Tour
 
Audio recording
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"Bill Browning Bus Tour" (1 audiocassettes)
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Program Summary 2002
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Script
 
"Midnight Journey"
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Docent Guides
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Press Coverage 1999-2002
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Publicity
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Slides of Exhibit and Opening 2001
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Website Design