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Shurly Family Genealogy

This was a researcher who runs a genealogy research company. She's doing research on the Shurly family. Burt and Ernest of the family were part of the early School of Medicine faculty and administration. Text of the request is attached here.
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Problem patron and unprocessed university request
Kristen Chinery

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Fri 10/6, 3:24 PM
Alison Stankrauff
Hi Alison,

I will save the full version of this story for when I see you in person. The short version is that a woman named Valentine is requesting access to an unprocessed university collection for Ernest Lorenzo Shurly. She is MOST unhappy as she was either trying to book a ticket to fly in or out of Detroit on Monday - not sure which. Her phone number is 860.428.1290 and she's expecting a call.


Kristen Chinery
Reference Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University

In Reuther’s Collections:

- Burt Shurly is in Hanawalt’s Collection – Box 4, Folder 46.

- Ernest Shurly is in the Prismatic Collection – Box 1, Folder 20 and also Box 44, Folder 54. Ask Aimee – is this collection open? (since she was very recently processing this collection)

- Burt Shurly is in: 36th General Hospital Collection.
Boxes 2 and 6.

- Burt Shurly is in the *unprocessed*:
* Scrapbooks
* 2 Manuscript Boxes

From: :
Camp Burt Shurly is a licensed residential summer camp specifically for Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Title 1 eligible students between the ages of 8-12. Beginning in 2015, DPS and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries have entered into a partnership allowing DRMM camp professionals to operate CBS. DRMM has been successfully operating a summer camp serving urban youth for over 40 years at Wildwood Ranch in Livingston County.

Question On Prismatic Collection
Alison Stankrauff

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Hi Aimee -

I've got a patron coming in tomorrow (Monday) morning to do some digging on two of her family members who were associated with Wayne State - Ernest and Burt Shurly.

Apparently Ernest was a part of the Prismatic Club. I see that he's mentioned in:
Box 1, Folder 20 and also Box 44, Folder 54.

I know that you've been recently working with this collection.

Is this collection open?

The patron is coming in at 11:00 a.m. - and made a point of letting me know that she's traveling from California to do this work.


Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
Walter Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

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