CCA Member teachers can donate materials to the CCA archives that will be housed at Wayne State University.  Please contact Dr. Kathleen Tenniswood at ktenniswood-powell@sbcglobal.net for more information.

See below for a list of acceptable items to donate.

WALTER P. REUTHER ARCHIVAL LIBRARY

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

9401 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

WHAT WE COLLECT FROM CIVIC AND URBAN ORGANIZATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN

Listed below are types of records collected from civic and urban organizations. This list provides guidelines but is not definitive. Because records vary so much from one organization to another, an archivist should be contacted to share details concerning the organization’s records.

The Walter P. Reuther Library seeks originals of most record types. If the organization wishes to keep originals of some documents, such as constitutions and bylaws, copies can be substituted.

WANTED: Researchers often find the following types of materials most helpful.

*articles about the organization or written by organization members

*awards

*budgets and/or year end summaries

*committee files

*constitution/bylaws

*correspondence

*director’s and officers’ files

*event, program, and project files

*films/videos/audio tapes (labeled and identified) produced by the organization, or its

members

*founding documents, charters, articles of incorporation (unframed)

*meeting minutes and agendas

*membership statistics

*organizational charts

*photographs, preferably with identifying information like names of people, date,

location, and event

*press releases

*publications by the organization

*scrapbooks

*transcripts, testimonials, speeches, and speech notes

Legal files and collections of books, videos, or artwork not produced by the organization of its members must be discussed with an archivist before shipment.

Send to Archival Committee Members:

Dr. Kathleen Tenniswood (Chair) – 30598 Lynn Ct., Chesterfield, MI 48051

Eleanore Brown – 9508 Stephenson Rd., Onsted, MI 49265

NOT WANTED: The following materials have minimal historical value or cannot e opened for research due to privacy concerns. If you have record types listed below that you believe have value please discuss them with an archivist.

*applications for jobs, scholarships

*audio recordings that are inaudible and/or unlabeled

*bank statements

*blank stationery

*cancelled checks and/or check stubs

*cash journals

*conference planning files and registration forms

*routine correspondence (thank you notes, dues statements, hotel reservations, etc.)

*duplicates

*files of newspaper clippings and magazine articles on topical areas

*invoices

*personnel or human resource files

*petty cash slips

*photographs with no identifying information

*plaques, trophies

*videotape recordings that are inaudible or un-viewable and/or are unlabeled

WHAT WE COLLECT FROM INDIVIDUALS

*brochures and flyers

*business records

*letters

*diaries

*films/videos/audio tapes (labeled) created by the individual or family

*genealogical information

*legal documents

*memoirs/reminiscences

*minutes/reports

*photographs, preferably with identifying information like names of people, date,

location, and event

*professional/academic papers

*scrapbooks/photo albums/yearbooks

*speeches/lectures

Also of interest are files relating to the individual’s civic, business, religious, political, and social activities.