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Impact Of Wayne State On Education In The City Of Detroit And Beyond

This is a request that's in pending state from a set of three graduate students from Vanderbilt University. They are looking - very broadly - at just how Wayne State influenced higher education. I've provided them links to content to focus on. They are coming to Detroit on October 30th. We're in the process of scheduling a campus tour for them (via Alumni Affairs) and a research visit here. The text for the request in adjoining.
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Alison Stankrauff

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Hi Allison -

You gave me a list of topics that you want to access.

I'm allowing *you* to look through our holdings and then apply what you wish to access in relation to the collections that we hold.

Then you create a list of the collections related to the topics that you're researching and let me know what you want to access while you're here.

Again - as per below - letting me know:
- Which collection(s)
- - Which box(es) within the collection(s)
- - - Which folder(s) within the collection(s)

If you want to discuss on the phone, feel free to phone me.

Thanks -

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027
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Webster-Giddings, Allison

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Alison Stankrauff;
Cynthia Krolikowski
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Alison,
Thank you. We will look through the resources. I might we be able to assist your work? Is there a particular topic that needs done work, or some documents give reviewed?
Best
Allison

History of Wayne State University Project
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Alison Stankrauff
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Today, 4:05 PM
allison.d.webster-giddings@vanderbilt.edu;
Cynthia Krolikowski
Hi Allison -
I'm happy to help, for sure!
I did contact our Alumni Office to set up a tour of campus as you request. They've found that our students give the best tours - and they're setting that up for me right now.
** I do need to know what time of the day you're thinking for this - is it an afternoon tour?
In terms of your information needs, I'm *very happy* to assist.
That being said, I think the best strategy is to give you a path to the sources that you may wish to consult.
From there you can let me know what you wish to see and access.
Here's the list of all the processed University collections:
http://reuther.wayne.edu/university
Walter P. Reuther Library Wayne State University Archives
reuther.wayne.edu
The WSU Archives on-line content is just a part of our total WSU Collection. Please contact Casey Westerman, if you have any concerns, questions, or comments.

Note:
This is accessed from our website - on the sidebar at the bottom - you can dial it down to "WSU" for University records.
Once you look this over, let me know which collections you'll want to look at.
Letting me know:
- Which collection(s)
- - Which box(es) from the collection(s)
- - - Which folders from the box(es)
You wish to look at.
I'm happy to help you further as per your needs.
And I'll let you know what I hear about a campus tour also.
My Best,
Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

Tour Of Campus For Vanderbilt University Research Team
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Alison Stankrauff

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Today, 1:49 PM
Joye Clark
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Hi Joye -

I just left you a voicemail on this - feel free to either email me and/or phone me.

I have a research team (of three people) coming October 30th from Vanderbilt University.

I'm going to be working with them through the day to provide them with historical materials pertaining to Wayne State's history.

One thing that they requested that I cannot easily provide is a campus tour.

Might you be able to assist with this?

My Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

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Re: Vanderbilt Questions About Wayne State
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Alison Stankrauff

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Today, 12:45 PM
Cynthia Krolikowski
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Hi Cindy -

Absolutely!

I met with Erik today in a general many-topics meeting - and this was one of the things we talked about.

I'll continue to cc you on what I send to them - I'll be following up with them today.

If you think of anything, do add to the chorus with a "Reply All".

Best!

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

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From: Cynthia Krolikowski
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:20:12 PM
To: Alison Stankrauff
Subject: Vanderbilt Questions About Wayne State

Dear Alison:

I’m glad you asked those questions. The description was wonderfully vague from the researchers. We may have some material as well!

Cindy K.

Cynthia H. Krolikowski
Librarian IV
Special Collections Librarian: Rare Books,
Purdy/Kresge Library Closed Collections/Vault, Simons Room Collection
Adamany Undergraduate Library Closed Collections
Liaison Librarian: History, Political Science, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
134 Purdy/Kresge Library
Wayne State University
Detroit Michigan 48202
(313) 577-3311 Telephone
(313) 577-3436 Fax
ac4979@wayne.edu


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Alison Stankrauff

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Today, 5:30 PM
Erik Nordberg
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Sure -

I'll stop by your office.

Thanks,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

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From: Erik Nordberg
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:30:28 PM
To: Alison Stankrauff
Subject: RE: History of Wayne State University Project

Maybe around 11?


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“We will create and advance knowledge,
prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and
positively impact local and global communities."
Wayne State University Mission Statement

Erik Nordberg, Director
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
T 313-577-2013
F 313-577-4300
erik.nordberg@wayne.edu
www.reuther.wayne.edu


Re: History of Wayne State University Project
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Alison Stankrauff

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Today, 5:17 PM
Erik Nordberg
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Absolutely -

I've got a meeting first thing tomorrow morning with Toi McWilliams (at 8:30 a.m.).

I'll be in after that all day - with a 2:30 p.m. processing training meeting with Alexandra.

I'd be happy to talk further on it.

Just let me know when,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

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From: Erik Nordberg
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:15:03 PM
To: Alison Stankrauff
Subject: RE: History of Wayne State University Project

Are you around Tuesday? We should talk.


From: Alison Stankrauff
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:11 PM
To: Erik Nordberg
Subject: Fw: History of Wayne State University Project

Hi Erik -

Here is that reference request from the group of PhD students from Vanderbilt University that I'd mentioned earlier today.

This is a group of three students who will, apparently, be coming to Detroit and Wayne State University.

They're planning to visit October 30th.

I discussed this request in some depth today when I met with Kathy today on University records.

She and I agreed that this request needs narrowing in terms of focus.

While I asked Allison of Vanderbilt for some follow-up subsequent to my meeting with Kathy, I'm not sure if there's a whole lot more focus.

I guess I have some questions:

- They're asking for a tour on October 30th. I'm assuming we can oblige. Do we do this? Or is there a separate University office (Admissions?) who does this?

- What they're asking has SO many layers. Do you advise asking them to further focus on at least a particular era? It seems that they're asking for a broad-set overview of ALL of Wayne over its full 150 years.

- Cindy Krowlikowski was cc'ed on this. I don't know if she's answered them separately or not. But whether she does or not should anyone else across the campus be included in this? And if yes, who?

Thanks for helping further with this broad-based request.

Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027


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From: Webster-Giddings, Allison
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 3:36 PM
To: Alison Stankrauff
Subject: RE: History of Wayne State University Project

Alison,
Thanks. We will be in town on Sunday, 29 October. Some of us will be flying out on the evening of Monday, 30 October, so a morning meeting would be best. Thank you for your offer of logistics; I think that we are all set on transportation and lodging. I do know that we would appreciate a tour of WSU, if that is possible. In answer to your questions, we would are working on a historical analysis with the following elements:
The founding and organization
Th curriculum and degree offerings
The extracurricular programming
The student body, its characteristics and attributes
The faculty, its characteristics and attributes
The governance and management structure
The architecture and physical space
The segment of the higher education marketplace that WSU sees it self serving

So in answer to your questions, I would suggest that we are looking over the course of WSU history and the influence WSU may have played on higher education. We are particularly interested in the social role that WSU has played in the community as well as the undergraduate curriculum. Over the history of WSU, Detroit has changed significantly. How has the school adapted the elements above to the changing segment of the changing higher education marketplace? How has the school's mission, offerings and capabilities impacted the community.

Does this help?

Allison

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Hi -

I'd be very happy to meet with you on Monday, October 30th, for sure!

Let me know when you're expecting to be coming to Wayne State.

And if I can help with any logistics with the trip, etc. also!

In addition:
I did dig a bit more into this.

And in order for me to best help you, I do have a few further questions.

I'm more than happy to provide content as to what you tell me best suits your needs.

When you say that you're:
"... working on a project to document the history of Wayne State University as it fits into the wider history of American Higher Education. The project is a 30 minute presentation with resources to elucidate the role of Wayne State in its community and how it both influenced and was influenced by social and political changes during its history."

Let me ask a few questions:

- When you say that you're researching how Wayne State has influenced higher education, are you meaning how WSU has influenced teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate students? Or something else entirely?

- When you say that you're looking at the role that WSU has played in the community and was influenced by social and political changes, are you thinking of:
• A particular era?
• How this has played out in higher education? Or otherwise?

The more context that I've got the better I am to help you.

I am most happy to help, for sure!

Let me know and we can go from there.

My Best!
Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

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From: Webster-Giddings, Allison
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 1:57:52 PM
To: Alison Stankrauff; Cynthia Krolikowski
Cc: Dickson, Nancy Jane; Wornhoff, Amanda C
Subject: RE: History of Wayne State University Project

Alison,

We may be in town on Monday, 30 October and available to meet. Would you and your team be available then? I have included Amanda Wornhoff, who is on our team instead of Melissa.

Best,

Allison

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Webster-Giddings, Allison

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Alison,
Great. We look forward to hearing more from you.
Allison
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Today, 12:15 PM
Kathleen Schmeling
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Hi!

Right on time....

Perhaps we can cover this at our 1:00 p.m. meeting today too?

Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027


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From: Alison Stankrauff
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 12:14 PM
To: Webster-Giddings, Allison; Cynthia Krolikowski
Cc: Dickson, Nancy Jane; Martiros, Melissa S
Subject: Re: History of Wayne State University Project

Thank You SO Much for contacting us, Allison, Melissa, Nancy!

I am very happy to assist you.

I'll be digging into this and contacting you in the very near future.

This really IS fortuitous:
As Monique notes, this coming year is huge for Wayne State.

And your own information needs dovetail nicely with this.

Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027


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From: Webster-Giddings, Allison
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 11:55 AM
To: Cynthia Krolikowski; Alison Stankrauff
Cc: Dickson, Nancy Jane; Martiros, Melissa S
Subject: History of Wayne State University Project

Ms. Krolikowski and Stankrauff,

Monique Oldfield suggested I contact possible resources for a project on which my team and I are working and its confluence with your 150th anniversary of WSU project. Ours is to document the history of Wayne State University as it fits into the wider history of American Higher Education. The project is a 30 minute presentation, as a part of our EdD coursework through Vanderbilt University, with resources to elucidate the role of Wayne State in its community and how it both influenced and was influenced by social and political changes during its history. We would be pleased if our work might benefit your project in some way. We will need to finish our project for presentation in December. Are there resources which you might be able to point us to which might be useful? How might we be able to assist your project?

Best,
Allison Webster-Giddings
410 271 1019

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From: Monique Oldfield [ag3808@wayne.edu]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 10:18 AM
To: Webster-Giddings, Allison
Cc: Dickson, Nancy Jane; Martiros, Melissa S
Subject: RE: History of Wayne State University Project
Hello Allison,

Here is an idea. 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Wayne State University. We have a team of people documenting our history for various events and publications. Therefore, I would suggest two people who would be more able to help you out. Our History Librarian, Cindy Krolikowski, ac4979@wayne.edu, and our new University Archivist, Alison, Stankrauff, ah0650@wayne.edu. They are working on a project similar to yours.

In the meantime,

The most famous book on Wayne State is called A place of light, which could be inter-loaned. There is also a more recently published work, A history of Wayne State in photographs. Our catalog, http://elibrary.wayne.edu/search/ can take you to other titles that can be loaned to your library. Search for Wayne State University as a subject. If you find something you need, your library can easy take care of getting you the books.

I think your idea is great. If contacting those staff does not work out, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Best,

Monique Oldfield, MSW, MLIS
Learning and Research Support
Wayne State University Library System
Subject specialist: social work, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, gerontology, Foundation Center
134 Purdy
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-5037





From: Webster-Giddings, Allison [mailto:allison.d.webster-giddings@vanderbilt.edu]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 10:56 AM
To: Monique Oldfield
Cc: Dickson, Nancy Jane ; Martiros, Melissa S
Subject: History of Wayne State University Project

Ms. Oldfield,

I am a member of a team of three EdD students at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, working on a project to document the history of Wayne State University as it fits into the wider history of American Higher Education. The project is a 30 minute presentation with resources to elucidate the role of Wayne State in its community and how it both influenced and was influenced by social and political changes during its history. In doing so, my teammates and I seek documents and individuals who might provide insight. As the research librarian for Detroit Research and Exploration, are you in a position to point me toward library and online resources?

While I am not located in Michigan, I do plan a trip in the near future. If it is more convenient, we can set an appointment to speak. I may be contacted via email at allison.d.webster-giddings@vanderbilt.edu and cell at 410-271-1019.

Sincerely,

Allison Webster-Giddings
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