Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (University of Michigan) records: 1917-2013 (bulk 1950-2002)
Summary Information
Title: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (University of Michigan) records
Creator: University of Michigan. Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Inclusive dates: 1917-2013
Bulk dates: 1950-2002
Extent: 17 linear feet (in 18 boxes)
Extent: 10.2 GB
Abstract:
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (formerly the School of Public Policy) developed out of various institutes at the University of Michigan including the Institute of Social and Public Administration the Institute of Public Administration, and the Institute of Public Policy Studies. The School provides courses and conducts research in areas of public administration and public policy issues. Records include administrative files, correspondence, topical files and some material on research projects.
Call number: 87209 Bimu C448 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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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 prepared by: Bentley Historical Library Staff, 1972 Rosalie Ehrlich, April 1999 Philip J. Deloria, February 2007 Krista Gray, July 2013; Michael Shallcross, February 2014

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The records were transferred by the Institute of Public Policy Studies in 1972 (donor no. 2951); additional materials were transferred from the School of Public Policy in 1997, and from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in 2006

Access Restrictions:

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy records are open for research except for certain records restricted by statute or university policy. Restricted material includes personnel-related files, including search, review, promotion, and tenure files; student educational records; client/patient records; and records of executive officers of the university.

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy record group includes restricted material in the following categories:

  1. Personnel Related Records -- Boxes 16-17
  2. Executive Officer Records -- Boxes 15-18

The collection contains audio tapes from which digital copies have been made. Source tapes are for staff use only. Audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.

Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. Certain administrative records are restricted in accordance with university policy as outlined below. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Categories of Restricted Records

  • Personnel-related files , including search, review, promotion, and tenure files, are restricted for thirty (30) years from the date of their creation.
  • Executive records : Records generated by the university's executive officers, deans, directors, department heads, and their designated support staff are restricted for twenty (20) years from the date of their creation.

Restricted files are indicated in the contents list of the collection’s finding aid with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.

For further information on the restriction policy and placing Freedom of Information Act requests for restricted material, consult the reference archivist at the Bentley Historical Library (bentley.ref@umich.edu) or the University of Michigan Freedom of Information Office website (https://foia.vpcomm.umich.edu/).

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:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

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Alternate Format:

Digitization: The Library has undertaken the digitization of a number of sound recordings within this collection. The resulting audio files are available for playback only in the Bentley Library Reading Room. Links to item images and additional information are available within this finding aid. Original sound recordings are only available for staff use.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (University of Michigan) Records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


History

In 1914, the Department of Political Science established a graduate program which led to a master's degree in municipal administration. Courses were taken from the curricula of various departments, schools and colleges including Economics, Landscape Design, the Law School, and the College of Engineering. By the mid-1930s, a demand had developed for individuals trained to perform various administrative functions in Michigan. In 1936, the Institute of Social and Public Administration was established as part of the graduate school at the university to address this need. A program was developed to satisfy demands for trained administrators who could work in the fields of public administration, land utilization, and social work. In 1938, the Bureau of Government, a center for research on municipal administration, became part of the University Institute of Public and Social Administration.

The Regents of the University of Michigan approved a plan for the establishment of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) on September 28, 1945. A formal announcement of the formation of the new institute was issued in March 1946. The new program had several goals. They included training students in the field of public administration as well as conducting research on matters of public interest such as taxes, employment, etc. Offering services to public officials and legislative bodies was also identified as one of the goals of the program. Finally, the program would cooperate with government offices to offer "in-service training" to advanced students, as well as to offer short courses to public employees. Instruction and research in the fields of law, engineering, public health, and economics, among others, were integrated into the program.

In 1949, the IPA participated in the first of a series of international programs about public policy and administration issues. The IPA was one of six American universities to host Germans who were instructed in American social/political institutions and democratic skills, as well as other subjects. The second international project in which the Institute of Public Administration was involved in the1950s was the establishment of the Institute of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines in 1952. The goal of this project was to train Filipinos for work in public administration and help Philippine government employees improve their effectiveness. The Institute was staffed by professors from the University of Michigan, although over time they were replaced by instructors from the Philippine University. During the 1960s, the Institute worked on another international project entitled the Taiwan Center for Public and Business Administration. The Taiwan Center was a joint effort by the government of the Republic of China, the University of Michigan, and the Agency for International Aid. The Center offered an undergraduate degree in public and business administration, as well as an in-service training program. In addition to the in-service and undergraduate degree programs, the Taiwan Center also developed the Chinese Journal of Administration, held seminars for Taiwan's government officials, and sent faculty from Taiwan to the United States for advanced training.

In 1968, the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) was formed. The new program synthesized the offerings of the Institute of Public Administration with courses in economic analysis, quantitative methods, and other subjects. It was one of the first graduate programs in public policy in the United States. The program at the University of Michigan was modeled on an interdisciplinary approach to public policy issues that used the techniques and tools of the social sciences to address social problems. Links with the schools of Law, Business, Natural Resources, and Public Health allowed the program to expand the areas of expertise that were offered. The mission of IPPS was to research public policy issues and train students for careers in public services. It also recognized the absence of a program in which public officials could enhance and renew their skills. A series of policy seminars for public officials was established to address this need. Over the time of its existence, IPPS also played a leading role in the development of an international curriculum in public policy studies.

In 1995, IPPS was established as an independent school within the University of Michigan and was subsequently designated as the School of Public Policy.

In 1999, the School of Public Policy was re-named the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in honor of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1935. Since 2001, the school has offered joint doctoral programs with the departments of economics, political science, and sociology. The school began construction of a new home, Joan and Sanford Weil Hall, in the fall of 2004 and dedicated the building in the fall of 2006.

Directors of the Institute of Public Policy Studies

1950-1960 John W. Lederle
1960-1967 Ferrel Heady
1968-1973 John Patrick Crecine
1973-1974 Thomas J. Anton (Acting Director)
1974-1979 Jack L. Walker
1979-1983 Edward M. Gramlich
1983-1987 Paul N. Courant
1987-1989 Edie N. Goldenberg
1989-1990 Paul N. Courant
1991-1995 Edward M. Gramlich

Deans of the School of Public Policy

1995-1997 Edward M. Gramlich
1997-1999 John Chamberlain (Interim)
1999- Rebecca M. Blank

Deans of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

1999- 2007 Rebecca M. Blank
2007-2017 Susan M. Collins
2017- Michael S. Barr

Collection Scope and Content Note

The University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy record group documents the history and development of public policy studies at the University of Michigan. The records contain some information on the beginning of instruction in public administration in 1915 and the formation of the Institute of Social and Public Administration in 1936. The bulk of the material documents the administration and subsequent reorganizations of the academic unit currently known as the School of Public Policy. Records include correspondence, minutes, historical materials and topical files concerning the Institute, its Lansing Office, its programs in the Republic of China and documented the Philippine Islands, and the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961- 1962. the records have been received in three major accessions, 1972 (boxed 1-9), 1997 (boxes 10-14) and 2006 (boxes 15-18).

Most of the materials comprising the 1972 accession cover the period from the 1950s to the mid-1980s. Unfortunately, few documents about the establishment and development of the public policy studies curriculum between 1915 and 1945 exist. Particular strengths of the record group are the materials on the Philippine Institute of Public Administration and the Taiwan Center for Public and Business Administration Education. The German Training Program files also offer insight into international interests of the public administration faculty at the University of Michigan. The German Training Program was a program established to provide Germans with a knowledge of American political and social institutions, democratic skills, and development of individual competence in fields of knowledge such as journalism, pedagogy, and public administration. Other series in the School of Public Policy records allow for a general overview of the structure of the School of Public Policy. They also demonstrate the composition and research interests of the faculty and students in the department.

The records comprising the 1997 accession from the School of Public Policy were primarily arranged chronologically. This arrangement has been retained and the record group has been broken down into a Chronological Files series, several Topical Files series, a Sound Recordings Series, and a Photographs series. It should be noted that some of the files in the Topical Files series include documents created after the dates noted in the series heading.

The 2006 accession consisted of additional administrative files and material relating to the dedication of the Joan and Sanford Weil Hall groundbreaking and dedication.

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.


  • China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
  • Philippines -- History -- 1946-1986.
  • Public administration.
  • Philippines -- History -- 1946-1986.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Public administration.
  • Gramlich, Edward M.
  • Heady, Ferrel.
  • Lederle, John William, 1912-
  • Michigan. Constitutional Convention (1961-1962)
  • Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968.
  • University of Michigan. Institute of Public Administration.
  • University of Michigan. Institute of Public Policy Studies.
  • University of Michigan. School of Public Policy.
  • University of Michigan. Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
  • Magsaysay, Ramon, 1907-1957.
  • University of Michigan. Institute of Public Administration.
  • University of Michigan. Institute of Public Policy Studies.
  • University of the Philippines.
  • University of Michigan. Institute of Public Policy Studies.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
John W. Lederle 1952-1960 [series]

The John W. Lederle series (.5 linear feet) primarily contains correspondence to and from John W. Lederle during his tenure as director of the Institute of Public Administration. It covers the period between 1952 and 1960. Lederle's correspondence includes both general information about the day-to-day management of the Institute, as well as information specific to the development of the Institute. Lederle corresponded with individuals involved in creating/developing public policy programs at other institutions around the country. These letters partially illustrate the development of this area of study at various universities.

 
Correspondence 1952-1960
Box   1  
1952-1957
Box   1  
1958
Box   1  
1959 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1960
Box   1  
Miscellaneous 1959-1960
 
Robert H. Pealy 1954-1963 [series]

Robert H. Pealy was a research associate and the editor of publications at the IPA for several years. The documents in the Robert H. Pealy series (.5 linear feet) consist of correspondence to and from Pealy regarding his activities at the Institute. The series spans the years from 1954 to 1963.

 
Correspondence
Box   1  
Regarding Consultation 1954-1957
Box   1  
1956-1957
Box   1  
1958
Box   1  
1959
Box   1  
1960
Box   1  
1961
Box   1  
1962
Box   1  
1963
 
Ferrel Heady 1956-1967 [series]

The Ferrel Heady series (1.5 linear feet) is comprised of correspondence and miscellaneous documents created between 1956 and 1967. Heady acted as director of the Institute of Public Administration between 1960 and 1967. The correspondence is primarily concerned with the daily activities of the Institute, however, it also includes items about the research which Heady conducted during this time. The Miscellaneous subseries includes papers sent to Heady for suggestions or review.

Box   2  
Correspondence 1956-1959 (4 folders)
Box   2  
Correspondence 1960-1966 (15 folders)
Box   2  
Miscellaneous 1956-1967 (2 folders)
 
Administrative Files 1917-1968 [series]

The Administrative Files, 1917-1968 series (1 linear feet) contains materials documenting the history of the public policies curriculum between 1917 and 2002. This includes minutes of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Public and Social Administration meetings. Minutes of other meetings are available for the Political Science Executive Committee and meetings of the Research Assistants. The Historical subseries contains several historical essays. Documents in each of these subseries offer insight into the development of the Institute. The Lansing Office subseries contains documents about the Institute of Public Administration's Lansing office which served as a center for faculty and students involved in state government and administration projects. The office existed between 1957 and 1968. Finally, the Report of the Institute for Public Research subseries contains the 1917 report which was delivered to the Regents of the University of Michigan recommending the creation of a center dedicated to training individuals in public administration.

Box   3  
Executive Committee Minutes 1934-1968 (3 folders)
Box   3  
Political Science Department Executive Committee Minutes 1942-1946
Box   3  
Lansing Office 1956-1967
Box   3  
Budgets 1933-1951 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Minutes of Meetings of Research Assistants 1946-1949
Box   3  
Director's Correspondence 1937-1941
Box   3  
Report of the Institute for Public Research 1917
Box   3  
Alumni of the Curriculum in Municipal Administration
Box   3  
Historical Materials (4 folders)
Box   3  
News Clippings 1936-1960
Box   3  
Alumni Questionnaires 1954
 
Conference Files 1947-1970 [series]

The Conference Files series (.5 linear feet) includes information pertaining to conferences on public administration issues organized between 1947 and 1970. Comprised of documents about conferences and short courses, this series provides evidence of the vitality and commitment of the department's members to continuing education and pursuit of the questions facing individuals in the field of public administration.

Box   3  
Management Clinic for City Managers 1949-1959
Box   3  
Annual Short Course for Assessing Officers 1947-1970 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Upper Peninsula Conference for Tax Assessing Officers 1954-1965
Box   3  
Institute for Mayors and Councilmen 1960-1965
Box   4  
Municipal Purchasing Conference 1951-1967
Box   4  
Municipal Finance Officers Training Institute 1951-1968
 
Miscellaneous Files 1946-1968 [series]

The Miscellaneous Files series (.5 linear feet) includes information primarily pertaining to national and international public policy organizations. Documents in this file illustrate activities which members of the public policy faculty at the University of Michigan performed for various conferences and organizations in the 1940s and 1950s. These files offer an overview of the issues facing individuals involved in public administration during this period.

Box   4  
Midwest Management Conference 1956-1957
Box   4  
American Society for Public Administration, 1949-195-
Box   4  
Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Appointments and Occupational Information 1946-1949
Box   4  
National Institute of Public Affairs 1947-1948
Box   4  
Midwest Conference of Political Scientists 1949-1950
Box   4  
International City Managers' Association 1959-1964
Box   4  
Board Control of Student Publications 1947-1950
Box   4  
Study of Washtenaw County Government undated
 
German Training File 1950-1952 [series]

In 1949, the University of Michigan was one of six American universities to participate in the Political and Social Science Training Program. The program was offered to a group of Germans and is described in the series entitled the German Training File (.5 linear feet). This series is comprised of documents describing the purpose of the program and the University of Michigan's involvement in it. Of particular interest are evaluation forms from individuals who participated in the program. They indicate participants' reactions to the program, to the United States, and to the value of the program.

Box   4  
Reports and Fund Requests 1950
Box   4  
Diagnostic Council Minutes 1950
Box   4  
State Department Reports 1951
Box   4  
Contract Requests for Appointment 1951
Box   4  
German Program-Second Semester 1951
Box   4  
State Department Correspondence 1950-1952
Box   4  
Evaluation Interviews 1951
Box   4  
German Government Training Project 1950-1951
 
Philippine Institute of Public Administration Project 1952-1957 [series]

The Philippine Institute of Public Administration Project series (3 linear feet) offers insight into the development of a regional training center for public administration at the University of the Philippines in 1952. The records were created between 1952 and 1957, and include budget materials, correspondence, publicity materials, and other general information. The Reports and the Semi-Annual Reports subseries are especially rich as they include detailed information about projects and the development of the Philippine Institute.

Box   4  
Advisory
Box   4  
Budget (2 folders)
Box   4  
Contract
Box   4  
Correspondence (5 folders)
Box   5  
Correspondence (3 folders)
Box   5  
Curriculum
Box   5  
Established Institutes
Box   5  
In-Service Training (2 folders)
Box   5  
International Cooperation Administration
Box   5  
International Cooperation Administration Mission
Box   5  
Library
Box   5  
Library Correspondence
Box   5  
Personnel, General Information
Box   5  
Philippine Announcement
Box   5  
Post Report
Box   5  
Publicity
Box   5  
Records Management
Box   5  
Reports
Box   5  
Reports, Semi-Annual
Box   5  
Sister Institutions
Box   5  
Trainees (3 folders)
Box   6  
Trainees (5 folders)
Box   6  
Training Program (2 folders)
Box   6  
University of Michigan Officials
Box   6  
University of the Philippines
Box   6  
Miscellaneous
Box   6  
Philippine Institute of Public Administration Project – Rededication of Rizal Hall 1954 February 22 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([87209-SR-4-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Dedication event to Rizal Hall at the University of the Philippines. Includes several speeches from different speakers.) [access item]
 
Taiwan Center for Public and Business Administration Education Project 1962-1965 [series]

In 1962, the Center for Public and Business Administration was established in Taiwan. The records comprising the Taiwan Center for Public and Business Administration series (2.25 linear feet) describe the establishment of the Center as a joint project between the University of Michigan, the Republic of China, and the Agency for International Aid. This series contains information about the Center's contract and budget, as well as correspondence. The Newspaper Clippings and Articles subseries and the Monthly Team Reports subseries offer researchers both internal and external views of the development of the Taiwan Center for Public and Business Administration.

Box   6  
Activity Reports (4 folders)
Box   6  
A.I.D. Conferences
Box   6  
A.I.D./C-CUSA Budget Reports
Box   6  
Amendment No. I
Box   6  
Amendment No. II
Box   6  
Budget (7 folders)
Box   7  
Contract
Box   7  
Contract Interpretation File
Box   7  
Correspondence (7 folders)
Box   7  
Extension
Box   7  
Monthly Team Reports
Box   7  
News Clippings and Articles
Box   7  
Old Manual Orders A.I.D./W
Box   7  
Orientation Materials for Taiwan Personnel
Box   7  
Pre-Contract General Information
Box   7  
Quarterly Financial Report-Chief of Party
Box   7  
Seminar on Case Development CPBA Materials
Box   7  
Standard Contract of A.I.D. Submitted to President Hatcher
Box   7  
Taiwan Summer Survey 1961
Box   7  
Task Force on A.I.D.-University Relationships
Box   7  
Three Party Contract
Box   7  
Two Party Contract
Box   7  
Miscellaneous
 
Michigan Constitutional Convention Files 1961-1962 [series]

The Michigan Constitutional Convention series (1.75 linear feet) contains information pertaining to the Constitutional Convention called in Michigan in 1961. This was the first Constitutional Convention called in Michigan since 1907. James K. Pollock and other Institute of Public Administration faculty were actively involved in the Constitutional Convention and the Institute published two monographs on the subject. Information about Pollock's activities in the Constitutional Convention, as well as materials pertaining to citizen advisory groups on various topics ranging from taxation to education, are included in this series. Detailed information regarding citizens' views about the revision of the Michigan Constitution is located in the subseries Questionnaires for Con-Con Nominees.

Box   8  
James K. Pollock Notes on Con-Con Meetings 1961-1962 (17 folders)
Box   8  
Seminar on the New Michigan Constitution of Higher Education 1965
Box   8  
Questionnaires for Con-Con Nominees 1961
Box   8  
Study Committee on Constitutional Revision (2 folders)
Box   8  
Constitutional Convention-Citizens' Advisory Committee on Finance and Taxation
Box   8  
Constitutional Convention-Citizens' Advisory Committee on the Executive Department
Box   8  
Constitutional Convention-Other Citizens' Advisory Committees
Box   8  
Constitutional Convention-Task Force Committee on Education
 
Lansing Office Files 1956-1968 [series]

The series, Lansing Office (1.75 linear feet), is comprised of records created by the Institute of Public Administration's field office located in Lansing, Michigan. These materials were created between 1956 and 1968. The series contains correspondence and budgetary information, as well as information about internships in which students at the Institute participated.

Box   9  
American Society for Public Administration
Box   9  
Associations, Leagues, Societies (4 folders)
Box   9  
General Correspondence (22 folders)
Box   9  
Lansing Office (4 folders)
Box   9  
Miscellaneous (7 folders)
Box   9  
Research Assistants
Box   9  
Student Research Projects (4 folders)
Box   9  
University of Michigan (5 folders)
 
Chronological Files 1973-1983 [series]

The Chronological Files series (1 linear foot) contains documentation of the Institute of Public Policy Studies between the years 1973 and 1983. The series is mainly comprised of correspondence, however, applications for grants, memoranda to the faculty from the director, announcements for brown bags, among other items are also located here. Since few topical files for the years spanned by the Chronological Files series are held by the Bentley, the materials in the Chronological Files series offer valuable information about this period.

Box   10  
1973 (3 folders)
Box   10  
1974-1975 (2 folders)
Box   10  
1975-1976
Box   10  
1976-1977
Box   10  
1977-1978
Box   10  
1978-1979
Box   10  
1979-1980
Box   10  
1980-1981
Box   10  
1981-1982
Box   10  
1982-1983
 
Topical Files 1966-1993 [series]

The Topical Files series (3.5 linear feet) includes records arranged topically by year from 1981 through 1993, except for a group of records which were unordered when they were received and spanned several years. These comprise the 1966-1980 subseries. This subseries contains limited information about the administrative and research activities of the Institute. Files which include exceptional information are the Ann Arbor Political History and the Kidney Problem files. Both of these files include information about faculty research at the Institute of Public Policy Studies. The remaining subseries include information pertaining to the daily activities of the Institute for Public Policy Studies. These include documents about the Institute's curriculum, demographics of its students, visitors, and activities. Files which contain information about the administrative activities at the Institute include the Faculty Memos from the Director files, Executive Committee files, the Student Affairs files, and the Visitors files. They allow for a broad overview of how the Institute of Public Policy Studies developed between 1981 and 1993. More detailed information about topics of particular interest at the Institute is offered by the Brown Bags and Lectures files and the European Growth Project.

 
1966-1980
Box   10  
Ann Arbor Political History 1973
Box   10  
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 1978-1979
Box   10  
Curriculum and Program Committee 1969-1973
Box   10  
Curriculum Committee 1973-1974
Box   10  
Executive Committee 1968-1973
Box   10  
Faculty Memos from Director 1979-1980
Box   10  
Ford Foundation-Public Administration 1966-1968
Box   10  
J.D./Masters of Public Policy Degree 1972-1973
Box   10  
Kidney Problem 1967-1977
Box   10  
Long Range Plans 1966-1970
Box   11  
Municipal League 1975-1980 (3 folders)
Box   11  
Off Campus Duty 1972
Box   11  
Public Systems Engineering Program 1973-1974
Box   11  
Personnel Committee 1973-1974
Box   11  
Ph. D. Program 1974-1975
Box   11  
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Program 1993
 
1981-1982
Box   11  
Affirmative Action 1982
Box   11  
Anderson Visit 1981-1982
Box   11  
Association for Public Policy Analysis Management 1981-1982
Box   11  
Canadian Conference 1981-1983
Box   11  
Computer 1981-1982
Box   11  
Director's Meetings 1981-1982
Box   11  
Division of Research Development and Administration 1981-1982
Box   11  
Economics and Public Policy 1982
Box   11  
Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique 1979-1982
Box   11  
Faculty Memos from Director 1981-1982
Box   11  
Lecture Series 1980-1981
Box   11  
Miscellaneous 1981-1982
Box   11  
Municipal League 1982
Box   11  
Reissert, Berndt 1979-1980
 
Student Affairs
Box   11  
Aid 1982
Box   11  
Charts 1981-1982
Box   11  
Miscellaneous 1981-1982
 
Visitors-Actual
Box   11  
Barry Blechman 1981
Box   11  
Juin Han Tsao 1980-1982
Box   11  
Miscellaneous 1981-1982
Box   11  
Visitors-Potential 1981
 
1982-1983
Box   11  
Affirmative Action 1982
Box   11  
Australian Visit 1982-1983
Box   11  
Brown Bags 1982-1983
Box   11  
Business School 1981-1982
Box   11  
College Resources Analysis System 1980-1983
Box   11  
Curriculum Committee 1982
Box   11  
Director's Meetings 1982-1983
Box   11  
Division of Research Development and Administration 1982-1983
Box   11  
Economics 1982-1983
 
Executive Committee
Box   11  
Correspondence 1977-1982
Box   11  
Meeting Minutes and Agendas 1981-1982
Box   11  
Faculty Memos from Director 1982-1983
Box   11  
Miscellaneous 1982-1983
Box   11  
Municipal League 1982-1983
Box   11  
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration 1982-1983
Box   11  
National Science Foundation: Gramlich, Courant, Rubinfeld 1979-1982
Box   12  
Political Science 1982-1983
Box   12  
Pugwash 1982-1983
 
Student Affairs
Box   12  
Aid 1982-1983
Box   12  
Miscellaneous 1983-1984
Box   12  
Statistics 1982-1983
Box   12  
Visitors-Actual 1982-1983
Box   12  
Visitors-Potential 1982-1983
 
1983-1984
Box   12  
Affirmative Action 1983
Box   12  
Brown Bags and Lectures 1983-1984
Box   12  
Curriculum 1983-1984
Box   12  
Economics 1984
 
Faculty Memos from Director
Box   12  
Faculty Research Statements 1983
Box   12  
Miscellaneous 1983-1984
Box   12  
Faculty/Staff Directory 1982-1983
Box   12  
I.D. Cards 1973-1983
Box   12  
LSA Enrollment Program 1983-1984
Box   12  
Municipal League 1984
Box   12  
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration 1983-1984
Box   12  
Political Science 1983-1984
Box   12  
Rackham 1984
Box   12  
Reports/Questionnaires 1980-1984
 
Student Affairs
Box   12  
Aid 1983-1984
Box   12  
International Track 1983
Box   12  
Miscellaneous 1983-1984
Box   12  
Visitors' Committee undated
Box   12  
Sussman Committee 1983
Box   12  
Visitors-Potential 1983
 
1984-1985
Box   12  
Affirmative Action 1984
Box   12  
Brown Bags and Lectures 1984-1985
Box   12  
Canadian Conference 1983-1986
Box   12  
Economics 1984-1985
Box   12  
Faculty Memos from Director 1984-1985
Box   12  
Faculty/Staff Directory 1984-1985
Box   12  
I.D. Cards 1984-1985
Box   12  
Lingenfelter, Paul 1985
Box   12  
Miscellaneous 1984-1985
Box   12  
Municipal League 1984-1985
Box   12  
National Council of University Research Administrators 1984
Box   12  
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration 1985
Box   12  
Political Science 1984-1985
Box   12  
Trade Policies Conference 1985-1986
Box   12  
Space 1976-1985
Box   12  
Student Affairs 1984-1985
 
1985-1986
Box   12  
Affirmative Action 1985
Box   12  
Alumni Affairs 1983-1986
Box   12  
American Institutions 1982-1984
Box   12  
Bureau of Government Library 1983-1985
Box   12  
Brown Bags and Lectures 1984-1986
Box   12  
Bush Program 1983-1985
Box   12  
Business School 1985
Box   12  
Computers 1985-1986
Box   12  
Defense Seminar 1985
Box   12  
Economics 1985-1986
Box   12  
Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique 1985
Box   12  
Faculty Memos from Director 1985-1986
Box   12  
Foster Library 1986
Box   12  
International Track 1985
Box   12  
Lorch Hall 1986
Box   12  
Miscellaneous 1985-1986
Box   12  
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration 1985-1986
Box   12  
Peace and Security 1983-1985
Box   12  
Political Science 1984-1986
Box   12  
Rackham 1985
Box   12  
Reports and Questionnaires 1984-1985
Box   12  
Space 1982
Box   12  
Student Affairs 1986-1987
 
1986-1987
Box   13  
Accelerated Program 1981-1982
Box   13  
Administrative Directives 1987
Box   13  
Affirmative Action 1986
Box   13  
Albion College 1983-1986
Box   13  
Applications 1986-1987
Box   13  
Brown Bags and Lectures 1986-1987
Box   13  
Bulletins undated
Box   13  
Canadian Conference 1986-1987
Box   13  
Computer Instruction 1985-1987
Box   13  
Curriculum 1985-1986
Box   13  
Development 1987
Box   13  
Economics 1986-1987
Box   13  
European Growth Project 1986
Box   13  
Faculty Memos from Director 1986-1987
Box   13  
Faculty/Staff Directory 1987
Box   13  
Foster Library 1986-1987
Box   13  
I.D. Cards 1986
Box   13  
Miscellaneous 1986-1987
Box   13  
Municipal League 1986-1987
Box   13  
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration 1986-1987
Box   13  
Newsletter 1987
Box   13  
Political Science 1987
Box   13  
Presidential Initiatives Fund Proposals 1987
Box   13  
Reports and Questionnaires 1986-1987
Box   13  
Shapiro Correspondence 1981-1984
Box   13  
Sloan Foundation 1984-1986 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Student Affairs 1986-1987
Box   13  
Visitors-Actual undated
 
1992-1993
Box   13  
Alumnae Society 1992
Box   13  
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration 1993
 
Sound Recordings 1964, 1993 [series]

The Sound Recordings series (11 cassette tapes and 3 reel-to-reel tapes) contains recordings of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of public administration at the University of Michigan in 1964, also recordings of round tables held at the Institute of Public Policy's twenty-fifth anniversary celebration in 1993.

Box   14  
Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium 1964 (3 Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([87209-SR-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Reel 1; Symposium for the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Public Administration. John David Millett speaking.) [access item]
  Online  
[Reel 2, Part 1] ([87209-SR-2-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Reel 2; Symposium for the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Public Administration. Dr. John William Lederle, President of the University of Massachusetts, A Dr. Reed and other unidentified speakers.) [access item]
  Online  
[Reel 3, Part 1] ([87209-SR-3-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Reel 3; Symposium for the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Public Administration. Names referenced include Arthur Mailman, Professor Mackinzie, Amos Halley, and others.) [access item]
 
Institute for Public Policy 25th Anniversary Symposium October 22-23, 1993
Box   14  
Opening October 22, 1993 (2 audiocassettes (101 minutes))
Box   14  
Future of the American City October 22, 1993 (1 audiocassettes (75 minutes))
Box   14  
Policy Analyst, Public Manager, Policy Maker? October 22, 1993 (1 audiocassettes (50 minutes))
Box   14  
Reinventing Government October 22, 1993 (1 audiocassettes (75 minutes))
Box   14  
Reinventing U.S. Trade Policy? October 22, 1993 (1 audiocassettes (75 minutes))
Box   14  
Security Issues for the Twenty-First Century October 22, 1993 (1 audiocassettes (75 minutes))
Box   14  
Should Environmental Regulators be Partners or Police? October 22, 1993 (1 audiocassettes (75 minutes))
Box   14  
Healthcare Reform October 23, 1993 (2 audiocassettes)
Box   14  
Policy and Politics Roundtable October 23, 1993 (1 audiocassettes)
 
Photographs [series]

The Photographs series (.5 linear feet) contains photographs of faculty, students, and events held at the Institute of Public Policy Studies between the 1952 and 1987. Specific subjects documented include the Institute of Public Administration's Fiftieth Anniversary and the Philippine Institute of Public Administration. Photographs of the Philippine Institute depict students, faculty, and renovation of buildings there.

 
Events undated
Box   14  
Paul Courant with President Jimmy Carter
Box   14  
Robert Stearn and Jacques Artus
Box   14  
Robert Stearn, Howard Shapiro, Geza Feketekuty, and Mitsuhiro Fukao
Box   14  
Faculty 1986-1987
Box   14  
Fiftieth Anniversary 1964
Box   14  
Philippine Project 1952-1955
 
Students 1983-1986
 
Entering Students
Box   14  
1982-1983
Box   14  
1983-1984
Box   14  
Graduates 1983
Box   14  
Class Picture 1985-1986
Box   14  
Student Groups with Drs. Heady and Gable undated
 
Administrative Files 1968-2013 [series]

The Administrative Files, 1968-2013 series (3 linear feet) contains materials documenting the history of the public policies curriculum between 1970 and 2002. The Alumni Society Board of Governors subseries includes minutes of their biannual meetings for the period between 1990 and 2002 as well as material documenting the election of board members between the years 1999 and 2002. The Budget subseries contains reference material, correspondence and material supporting the annual budget conferences for the years 1992 through 1994. The Executive Committee subseries contains correspondence, minutes, and agendas documenting the committee's activities from the year 1968 through 1997. The Faculty Committee subseries includes correspondence and minutes documenting their regular meetings for the years 1996 and 1997. The institute of Public Policy Studies Review subseries documents an internal review that was conducted in the year 1979. The Memoranda of Agreement subseries includes records supporting collaborative agreements and cost sharing between the School of Public Policy and various departments across campus.

  Online  
Faculty Retreats 2012 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
 
Alumni Society Board of Governors
 
Elections
Box   15  
1999-2002 (4 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
General
Box   15  
Mailing 1991
Box   15  
Miscellaneous 2000 [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2020]
Box   15  
Retiring Member's Letters [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
 
Meetings
 
1990
Box   15  
June (2 folders)
Box   15  
November (2 folders)
 
1991
Box   15  
April (2 folders)
Box   15  
October
 
1992
Box   15  
April
Box   15  
October
 
1993
Box   15  
April
Box   15  
October
 
1994
Box   15  
April
Box   15  
September
 
1995
Box   15  
April
Box   15  
October (2 folders)
 
1996
Box   15  
March
Box   15  
September
 
1997
Box   16  
March
Box   16  
September
 
1998
Box   16  
March
Box   16  
October (2 folders)
 
2000
Box   16  
September (2 folders)  [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2020]
 
2001
Box   16  
March [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2021]
 
2002
Box   16  
February [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2022]
 
Budget
 
Conference
Box   16  
1992-1993
Box   16  
1993-1994
 
Correspondence
Box   16  
1992-1993
Box   16  
1993-1994
 
General
Box   16  
1991-1992 (4 folders)
Box   16  
1992-1993 (2 folders)
Box   16  
1993-1994 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Special Transfers 1993-1994
 
Executive Committee
 
Correspondence
 
Elections
Box   17  
1995-1997 [Personnel records restricted until July 01, 2027]
 
General
Box   17  
1976-1977
Box   17  
1977-1978
Box   17  
1984-1985
Box   17  
1985-1986
Box   17  
1987-1988
Box   17  
1995-1997 [Personnel records restricted until July 01, 2027]
 
Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Resources
Box   17  
1968-1975 (9 folders)  [Personnel records restricted until July 01, 2027]
Box   17  
1975-1976 [Personnel records restricted until July 01, 2027]
Box   17  
1976-1977
Box   17  
1977-1978
Box   17  
1978-1979
Box   17  
1982-1989 [Personnel records restricted until July 01, 2019]
Box   17  
1996-1997 [Personnel records restricted until July 01, 2027]
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2007-2008 [Restricted until July 01, 2042] [access item]
  Online  
2008-2009 [Restricted until July 01, 2042] [access item]
  Online  
2009-2010 [Restricted until July 01, 2042] [access item]
  Online  
2010-2011 [Restricted until July 01, 2042] [access item]
  Online  
2011-2012 [Restricted until July 01, 2042] [access item]
  Online  
2012-2013 [Restricted until July 01, 2043] [access item]
 
Faculty Committee
Box   17  
Correspondence 1996-1997, undated
Box   17  
Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Resources 1996-1997
  Online  
Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Resources 2011-2012 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
  Online  
Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Resources 2008-2009 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
  Online  
Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Resources 2009-2010 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
  Online  
Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Resources 2010-2011 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
 
Institute of Public Policy Studies Review
Box   17  
General 1979
Box   17  
Information sheets on Student Internships undated [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2033]
Box   17  
Student Rosters 1969-1978
Box   17  
Syllabi 1978-1979
Box   17  
Memoranda of Agreement 1970-1995
Box   17  
Strategic Plan, Draft 1989
  Online  
Faculty Retreats 2008 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
  Online  
Faculty Retreats 2009 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
  Online  
Faculty Retreats 2010 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
  Online  
Faculty Retreats 2011 [Restricted until July 01, 2032] [access item]
 
Joan and Sanford Weil Hall Groundbreaking and Dedication 2004-2006 [series]

The Joan and Sanford Weil Hall Groundbreaking and Dedication Series (.5 linear feet) contains the contents of two binders received by the library documenting the groundbreaking ceremony (November 12th, 2004) and dedication ceremony (October 13th, 2006) of the school's new home. Logistics, those invited and attending, speeches delivered, and the publicity and media coverage are well documented for both events. President Gerald R. Ford and family were in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony. Speeches delivered at the event include an address by University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman expressing gratitude for Gerald R. Ford's contributions to the University and the beneficence of Joan and Sanford Weil. President Ford also made some remarks regarding his memories of his undergraduate experience at the University of Michigan and the pioneering work undertaken at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. There are a number of photographs in each of the subseries that have been retained in loco to preserve the context of the visual information.

 
Groundbreaking Ceremony, November 12th 2004
Box   18  
Mailings [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Budgets [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Attendance Lists [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Invitation Lists [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Seating Charts [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Meeting Notes [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Speeches [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Schedules [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Accommodations [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Transportation [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Weil Question and Answer Session with Students [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Media Coverage [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Emergency Phone Numbers [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Thank You Notes [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Photographs [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
Box   18  
Miscellaneous [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2024]
 
Dedication, October 13th 2006
Box   18  
Publications [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Budget [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Schedules [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Invitation Lists [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Attendee Lists [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Event Logistics [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Speeches [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Tours [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Meeting Notes [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Accommodations [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Transportation [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Media Coverage [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Phone List [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Photographs [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Thank You Notes [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
Box   18  
Clippings [Executive records restricted until July 01, 2026]
 
Archived Website [series]

The Archived Website series (2002-2008, 3.78 GB; 2010-[ONGOING]) documents the academic programs, accomplishments, resources, events, and people at the Ford School of Public Policy as presented on its public website. Content includes important news and announcements, publications including newsletters, course catalogs, and working papers, and information about admissions, curriculum, degree requirements, student life, faculty, and the overall mission of the School. The series is arranged chronologically and includes content captured by the Internet Archive starting in 1997 as well as captures provided by Bentley Library archivists in 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2008. Starting in 2010, this archived website will be captured on a regular, ongoing basis as part of the University of Michigan Web Archives, hosted at https://archive-it.org/organizations/934.

 
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  Online  
1997

(These versions were preserved by the Internet Archive and are made available through its Wayback Machine. The Bentley Historical Library is not involved in the collection or maintenance of this material.)

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  Online  
1998-2002

(These versions were preserved by the Internet Archive and are made available through its Wayback Machine. The Bentley Historical Library is not involved in the collection or maintenance of this material.)

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  Online  
2001-[ONGOING]

(These versions were preserved by the Internet Archive and are made available through its Wayback Machine. The Bentley Historical Library is not involved in the collection or maintenance of this material.)

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May 15, 2002 (.ZIP file) [view item]
  Online  
May 22, 2003 (.ZIP file) [view item]
  Online  
March 16, 2006 (.ZIP file) [view item]
  Online  
May 8-9, 2008 (.ZIP file) [view item]
  Online  
2010-[ONGOING] [view item]
 
Related resources
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2010-[ONGOING] [view item]