Preservation Wayne Records

Accession Number: 
WSR000604
Extent: 
5 linear feet (5 SB)
Date: 
1975-2010, bulk 1977-2008

Preservation Wayne (PW), originally known as the Wayne State University Historical Preservation Association, emerged in 1975 as a student movement to protest the destruction of historic structures on the Wayne State University (WSU) campus and in the Cultural Center district. They were successful in saving a number of structures from demolition and securing historical designations for buildings and areas around campus. In 1988, with its membership diversifying outside the university community, PW became an independent non-profit organization, continuing its preservation efforts in Detroit, conducting workshops on historic rehabilitation and offering guided walking tours of historic neighborhoods.

PW Records documents the origins, activities, preservation efforts, and operations of PW.

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