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Howard Y. McClusky Papers, 1921-1982

13 linear feet

Professor of community and adult education at the University of Michigan; correspondence, writings, teaching material, subject files relating in part to his university activities, the Adult Education Association, and the American Youth Commission; also photographs and sound tapes.

The papers of Howard Yale McClusky span the years 1921 to 1982. They include correspondence, clippings, bibliographies, speaking notes, reports, teaching material, minutes, photographs, and sound tapes. The bulk of the-papers are the files he kept in his office in the Department of Community and Adult Education. Every important aspect of McClusky's professional career is documented. His non-professional interests--such as his work with religious groups--and his personal life are only lightly touched upon in the collection.

The arrangement has tried to respect the original order of the papers. However, in order to highlight McClusky's most important commitments, some material was removed from his "Topical File" and consolidated into separate series. Respecting original order meant, among other things, leaving correspondence scattered throughout the collection in different subject folders. Only loose letters or folders composed entirely of letters were grouped in the Correspondence series.

The papers have been divided into eleven series: Personal and Biographical; Correspondence; Writings; Teaching Materials; Department of Community and Adult Education; Adult Education Association; American Youth Commission; Topical File; Visual Materials; Sound tapes; and Miscellaneous.


Our Town Hall (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records, 1946-1954, and undated

.5 cubic feet (in 1 box, 1 Oversized volume)

The collection includes a constitution, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial, and other organizational records.

The collection of various organizational records, includes: bank books, statements, receipts and bills; a constitution; correspondence; an evaluation of Mount Pleasant High School, 1950; membership cards; a questionnaire; lists of meeting attendances; meeting minutes and related materials, 1946-1951; and miscellaneous. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings and other materials.


Ronald Lippitt Papers, 1938-1987 (majority within 1974-1986)

7 linear feet

Professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Michigan, one of the founders of Center for Research on the Utilization of Scientific Knowledge. Through his writings, workshops, and consultation work, Lippitt was advocate for use of behavioral science to improve the quality of service and productivity within organizations. Lippitt wrote on such topics as group dynamics, futuring, processes of learning, socialization, and growth of children and youth. The collection relates primarily to Lippit's activities since retiring from the University of Michigan in 1974. The bulk of the collection consists of writings and publications, organizational materials, and a selection of files from the workshops and seminars given by Lippitt and his associates.

The papers of Ronald O. Lippitt chiefly document Lippitt's activities following his retirement from the University of Michigan. The bulk of the collection consists of materials pertaining to several of the consulting organizations of which he was a part, and workshops and programs which he led for national and local organizations, schools and communities. The collection also offers a substantial run of Lippitt's writings and publications, from his entire scholarly and professional career. The papers have been arranged into five series: Biographical/ Personal (1946-1986); University of Michigan (1967-1975); Organizations (1974-1987); Workshops (1969-1986); and Writings and Publications (1938-1986).