Richard D. Mann papers: 1965-1984
Summary Information
Title: Richard D. Mann papers
Creator: Mann, Richard D. (Richard Dewey), 1933-
Inclusive dates: 1965-1984
Extent: 5 linear inches (in 1 box)
Professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, and an organizer of the teach-ins on the Vietnam War in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and elsewhere, 1965-1966. Autobiographical papers; files on the protest against the Vietnam War; and materials on Program for Educational and Social Change, an effort to open university courses to the local community.
Call number: 88244 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
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Finding aid created by Matthew T. Schaefer, March 1988

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Professor Mann (donor no. 7487)

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Richard D. Mann papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Richard D. Mann, University of Michigan psychology professor, played an important role in organizing the Ann Arbor and National teach-ins on the Vietnam War during the spring of 1965. He continued his activist attempts to make education timely and relevant by designing courses to examine the dynamics of student protest at Columbia and during the Black Action Movement at the University of Michigan. He also participated in efforts to open university courses to members of the local community through the short-lived Program for Educational and Social Change in 1972.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Richard D. Mann papers are arranged in chronological order according to his teach-in activism and teaching activities. The materials include correspondence, notes of telephone conversations and meetings, leaflets, course material, research papers, conference pamphlets, and printed materials. The Vietnam War Protest materials contain interesting correspondence with McGeorge Bundy, national security advisor to President Johnson, and Mann's organizational notes. The Program for Educational and Social Change materials detail Mann's efforts to teach free courses on community activism and the response of the university administration to his efforts.

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.

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
  • Black Action Movement (University of Michigan)
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Psychology.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Bundy, McGeorge.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Teaching and teach-in activities [series]
Box   1  
Autobiographic Musings 1972-1974
Vietnam War Protest 1965-1966
Box   1  
Ann Arbor Teach-in March-April 1965
National Teach-in March-June 1965
Box   1  
Correspondence with McGeorge Bundy March-April 1965
Box   1  
Mann's notes April-May 1965
Box   1  
Program and General Correspondence April-June 1965
Box   1  
International Conference September 1965-January 1966
Box   1  
Clippings April-May 1965
Teaching Sociology/Psychology 988 1968-1970
Columbia 1968-1969
Box   1  
Bureau of Applied Social Research Papers 1968-1969
Box   1  
Handouts to Class 1969
Box   1  
Magazine Articles and Clippings 1968
Box   1  
Other Student Revolts 1968-1969
Black Action Movement (BAM) 1970
Box   1  
Chronology 1970
Box   1  
Clippings and Press Releases 1970
Box   1  
Letters to Michigan Daily 1970
Box   1  
Identity of the Group Research 1972
Box   1  
Program for Educational and Social Change (PESC) 1972
Box   1  
Teaching Peace Studies 1984