Ted Heusel Papers: 1968-1974
Summary Information
Title: Ted Heusel Papers
Creator: Heusel, Ted.
Inclusive dates: 1968-1974
Extent: 4 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Ann Arbor, Michigan, radio personality and member of the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Board of Education, 1968-1973. Materials relating to his service on the school board; subjects covered include disruptions in the schools, teacher strikes, alleged racial and sexual bias in the school system, and the searches for school superintendents.
Call number: 85204 Aa 2
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 Helmi Raaska, January 1984

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was received from Mr. Heusel (donor no. 6964) in August 1983.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have not transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Ted Heusel Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Theodore (Ted) Heusel, news director for radio station WPAG in Ann Arbor, served two terms on the Board of Education for the Ann Arbor Public Schools. He was elected to his first three-year term in June 1968, and was re-elected in June 1971. During 1971-1972 he served as vice-president of the Board, and as President during 1972-1973. The years of Heusel's tenure, 1968-1974, were eventful ones as the Board confronted such diverse issues as student disruptions, teacher strikes, problems relating to racial and sexual discrimination, the Board's adoption of a discipline policy, and the selection of two superintendents.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers of Ted Heusel relate to his tenure on the Ann Arbor Board of Education. While the dates of the collection are 1968-1974, the bulk of the material is from 1972-1973. The collection has been arranged into six series: Correspondence, Memoranda, Minutes and Notes, Topical Files, Reports, and Sound Recordings.

The Correspondence and Memoranda series consist basically of communications between board members and school administrators, but including also some communications with teachers and parents. These files are in chronological order.

Minutes and Notes have been arranged chronologically by type of meeting: briefing session, executive session, or regular meeting. There are no minutes and notes for 1971.

Topical Files are in alphabetical order. Included in these files are clippings, minutes and recommendations of various committees, curriculum guides data sheets, and surveys. many of the concerns of the Board at this time, such as discipline policy, a humaneness in education policy, multi-ethnic curriculum, and the formulation of goals and objectives for the school system, are documented in this series of the collection.

The Reports relate to both the educational program and to physical facilities of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

The Sound Recordings were prepared in the early 1970's in conjunction with Heusel's radio program, and are not directly related to the Board of Education. They do, however, include the opinions of listeners who called in to express their views during the teachers' strike as well as news, interviews, and comments on other local events and personalities.

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.


  • Education -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Schools -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Teachers -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Public schools -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Ann Arbor (Mich.). Board of Education.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
1968-1971
 
1972
Box   1  
January-September
Box   1  
October-December
 
1973
Box   1  
January-February
Box   1  
March-April
Box   1  
May
Box   1  
June-December
 
Memoranda [series]
Box   1  
1967-1968
Box   1  
1970-1971
 
1972
Box   1  
March-August
Box   1  
September
Box   1  
October 5-October 16
Box   1  
October 18-October 31
Box   1  
November
Box   1  
December
 
1973
Box   1  
January
Box   1  
February 1-February 8
Box   1  
February 12-February 28
Box   1  
March 1-March 15
Box   1  
March 16-March 31
Box   2  
April 1-April 10
Box   2  
April 11-April 30
Box   2  
May 1-May 13
Box   2  
May 14-May 30
Box   2  
June 1-June 8
Box   2  
June 11-June 27
Box   2  
July-November
Box   2  
1974
 
Minutes and Notes [series]
 
Briefing Sessions
Box   2  
1970, 1972
Box   2  
1973
Box   2  
1974
Box   2  
Executive Sessions 1970, 1972-1973
 
Regular Meetings
Box   2  
1968, 1970
Box   2  
1972
 
1973
Box   2  
January-July
Box   2  
October-December
Box   2  
1974
 
Topical Files [series]
Box   2  
Athletics and Physical Education 1972, 1983, undated
Box   2  
Board Policies and Procedures, Bylaws, Code of Ethics 1967-1968, 1973, undated
Box   2  
Capital Planning (Advanced Planning Research Group) 1972-1973
Box   2  
Career Education 1972-1973
Box   2  
Clippings 1968, 1971-1973
 
Committees
Box   2  
Advisory Committee on Michigan High School Athletics Association 1972-1973
Box   2  
Advisory Committee on Special Educational Needs 1972-1973
Box   2  
Ann Arbor Public Library Advisory Committee 1972-1973
Box   2  
Central Finance Committee 1973
Box   2  
New Construction Coordinating Committee 1972-1973
Box   2  
Slauson New Addition Committee 1972-1973
Box   2  
Special Category Schools Committee 1972
Box   2  
Contract Negotiations 1967-1968, 1973-1974
Box   3  
Curriculum
Box   3  
Ann Arbor High School Curriculum Guide 1966
Box   3  
Environmental Education Program 1971, 1973
Box   3  
Multi-ethnic 1973 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Music 1971-1972
 
Data Sheets
Box   3  
Enrollment, Staff, Census 1956-1957, 1960, 1967-1968
Box   3  
Michigan Assessment Program 1970
Box   3  
Discipline Policy 1972-1973
 
Elections
Box   3  
Millage and Bond Proposal 1968, 1973
Box   3  
School Board Candidates 1968, 1973, undated
 
Evaluations
Box   3  
Community High School 1973
Box   3  
Middle School 1973
Box   3  
Title I Preschool Program 1970
 
Financial Reports
Box   3  
Annual Financial Report 1972, 1973
Box   3  
Budget and Data 1967-1968, 1968-1969
Box   3  
Goals and Objectives for School System 1972-1973
 
Handbooks
Box   3  
Handbook for Teachers in the Elementary Schools 1962
Box   3  
IRMA (Information, Resources, Materials, Assistance) 1971
Box   3  
Pioneer High School Student Handbook 1972-1973
Box   3  
Human Relations Ombudsman 1971-1973
 
Humaneness in Education
Box   3  
Elementary Schools 1972-1973
Box   3  
Junior and Senior High Schools 1972-1973
Box   3  
Miscellanea 1970, 1972-1973, undated
Box   3  
News Releases 1972-1973
Box   3  
P.T.O. Council 1972-1973
Box   3  
Resolutions 1972, undated
Box   3  
Search for Superintendent 1973
 
Topical Files [series]
Box   3  
Small House (Slauson and Forsythe Schools) 1972-1973
Box   3  
Student Advocate School Board 1972-1973
 
Surveys of Public Opinion
Box   3  
Attitudes of Ann Arbor Voters Toward Their Public Schools 1971
Box   3  
Attitudes Toward the Split-Trimester Extended School Year 1971
Box   3  
What are the School Board Voters Really Talking About? 1974
Box   3  
Washtenaw Intermediate School District 1969, 1972
 
Reports [series] (Bound Volumes)
Box   4  
Ann Arbor Growth Study (Impact on Schools)
 
Ann Arbor Schools Survey 1974
Box   4  
Volume I, History and Curriculum Review
Box   4  
Part III, Growth and Enrollments Report
Box   4  
Part V, Review of School Buildings
Box   4  
Appraisal Report 1972
Box   4  
Board of Education Policies and Administrative Regulations (adopted 1968-1970)
Box   4  
Budget for 1973-1974
Box   4  
Educational Plan and Architectural Services 1971
Box   4  
Logan (Slauson) Middle School Summary Report 1972
 
Master Plan for Education 1973
Box   4  
Volume II, Physical Plan
Box   4  
Volume III, Education Plan
Box   4  
Physical Facilities Inventory System 1972
Box   4  
Student-School Attendance Area 1974-1975 (2 volumes)
 
Sound recordings [series] (7 inch reel; 7-1/2 ips)
 
Actualities
Box   4  
Various topics (list of contents in box) February 18-March 11, 1970
Box   4  
Various topics (list of contents in box) March 11-March 17, 1970
Box   4  
Various topics (list of contents in box) May 9-August 18, 1970
 
Community Comment (undated)
Box   4  
Teachers' Strike
Box   4  
Various Topics (list of contents in box)
Box   4  
Hank Bryant (Model Cities) August 25, 1971