Donald C. Marsh Papers

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14.75 linear feet (13 SB, 4 MB)

Professor Marsh began his career at Wayne in 1931 as an instructor in Sociology. His research centered on intergroup relations, most notably Black-Jewish relations and Jewish-Gentile relations, as well as surveys of attitudes among and toward minority groups. After the first Detroit riots in 1943, an Interracial Committee was organized to monitor and investigate the causes of racial tension in Detroit. Marsh accepted the role of chair of the Popular Education Committee set up by the Interracial Committee in 1944. As chairman, Marsh was also a member of the Coordinating Council on Human Relations, set up by the Interracial Committee for the coordination of planning and pooling of resources among community organizations. Also included in the collection are the Fort Street Presbyterian Church survey, and material about minority groups and race relations in Detroit.

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