Wayne State University Finance Department Assistant Vice President Alfred M. Pelham Records

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Mr. Pelham worked at Wayne State University from 1954 to 1968, and held both faculty and administrative positions. He began as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Political Science. Pelham became an associate professor in 1957, and assumed additional duties with the finance office in 1959. He took an eighteen-month leave of absence to serve as the first African-American controller for the City of Detroit. Upon his return in 1964, he became Assistant Vice President of Finance.
He was active in national, state and local organizations, such as the Boulevard General Hospital, Boys’ Republic, United Community Services, the Mayor’s Committee for Economic Growth, the Detroit Historical Commission, and the Educator Consultant Advisory Panel to the U.S. Comptroller General.

1958-1968, bulk 1964-1968
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