William P. Sosnowsky Papers

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4 linear feet (2 SB, 1 OS)

After receiving his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate from the Wayne State University College of Education, William Paul Sosnowsky joined the college faculty in 1965. As unofficial historian of the College of Education, Sosnowsky took a particular interest in the history of the founding of the college and the university at large. This collection contains Sosnowsky’s research on the founding of the college, which began as the Detroit Normal Training School and later became the Detroit Teacher’s College. It also contains Sosnowsky’s research on Amanda Parker Funnelle, the Detroit Normal Training School’s founding principal. After spending decades researching this topic, Sosnowsky maintained that the Detroit Normal Training School originated before 1881, the date officially accepted by the university.

1906, 1923-1929, 1935, 1942, 1953-1957, 1964-1968, 1981-1994, 2000-2020; bulk 2000-2020
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