Jan BenDor papers: 1974-2005 (bulk 1988-1992)
Summary Information
Title: Jan BenDor papers
Creator: BenDor, Jan.
Inclusive dates: 1974-2005
Bulk dates: 1988-1992
Extent: 9 linear feet
Extent: 1 oversize folder
Extent: 1 phonograph record
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
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/
Finding aid created by Alexis A. Antracoli, October 2010

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

Jan BenDor has transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

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.


  • Abused women -- Services for -- Michigan.
  • Labor disputes -- Michigan -- Ypsilanti.
  • BenDor, Jan.
  • Monaghan, Tom, 1937-
  • Domino's Pizza (Firm)
  • Eastern Michigan University.
  • Safe House (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Women's Crisis Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
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)

Sound Disc   1  
"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 Is 1989-1990
Box   2  
John E. Fetzer 1975, 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, 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, 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, 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]
Box   7  
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
Box   8  
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

(continued)

Box   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

(continued)

 
Posters [series]
Oversize Folder   1  
"Unity in Oppression" undated
Oversize Folder   1  
"Freedom to Choose?" undated
Oversize Folder   1  
Dominos Farm Enterprises