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Council About Parochiaid records, 1970-1978

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Michigan organization formed to oppose public aid to non-public schools and students, variously known as CAP, and the Council Against Parochiaid. Minutes of meetings, correspondence, and other materials relating to their support of Proposal C in the Michigan election of 1970, and their opposition to Proposal H (the Voucher Plan) in the election of 1978.

These papers from the files of Kathryn Boucher, Executive Director of CAP, contain organizational and campaign materials in addition to newspaper clippings covering the two major state ballot proposals of the 1970's concerning public aid to non-public schools and students in the state of Michigan. The collection includes lists, bulletins, news releases, financial statements, mailings, workshop materials, papers from local coalitions, poll results and legal materials in addition to papers from the organization, United We Can, and a file containing "pro-parochiaid" materials. Also in the collection are notices and minutes of meetings for the years 1970-1972 and 1977-1978, and correspondence, 1970-1973, and 1977-1978. The 1970 correspondence record a variety of personal positions of Michigan Education Association members on the issue of parochiaid.


David S. Evans papers, 1954-1979

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Methodist minister. Working files detailing his opposition to ballot proposals that would have legalized charity gambling in 1954 and 1956; also files concerning his opposition to a parochiaid proposal in 1970.

The David Evans papers document the processes used by church and educational organizations in Michigan to educate and mobilize the public on behalf of ballot proposals. The collection consists of the working files of Dr. David Evans and relates to the two proposals, the first in the 1950s that would have allowed charity gambling and the second in the period of 1968 to 1971 which would have allowed the expenditure of public money on parochial schools. Documents in the collection include minutes, reports, background information, clippings, press releases, and related materials.


Katherine Moore Cushman Papers, 1950-1970

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Local and state League of Women Voters official, Dearborn, Michigan, civic activist. Papers relating to her organizational involvements, especially Church Women United, 1962-1969; the Citizens Committee for Equal Opportunity, 1963-1969; the Governor's Special Conservation Study Committee, 1963-1964; the state office and Dearborn chapter of the League of Women Voters, 1950-1970; the Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1961-1963; the Michigan Council of Churches, 1963-1969; the Northwestern Child Guidance Clinic, 1962-1966; also files relating to her opposition to parochiaid, or public funding of private schools; and photograph.

The papers, 1950-1970, of Katherine Moore Cushman reflect her involvement in several organizations. They have been arranged alphabetically by organization.