Ray Howe Papers

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Ray Howe was born 30 July 1921. After serving in the Korean conflict, Howe married and began teaching at Lowrey Junior High School in Dearborn Michigan and from 1955-1959 he taught at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. In 1959 Howe was elected president of the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, Local 681, American Federation of Teachers and served till 1961. Howe began working for the Dearborn Public Schools in the late 1960s in various positions, from principal to deputy superintendent. He took positions also at Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) – ranging from executive dean of the college to division head of Social Sciences. He remained close to labor issues by negotiating for Dearborn public schools and for HFCC.

Dr. Howe’s papers contain information on various aspects of collective bargaining with a focus on higher education. His papers and speeches reflect his knowledge of both sides of the table with negotiations and the process of mediation and arbitration in the area of higher education with a focus on community colleges.

1959-1992, bulk 1968-1974
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