OU.ADM.PIERSON

Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Papers of Manuel Pierson
ID
OU.ADM.PIERSON
Date [inclusive]
1960-1990
Extent
16.0 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Item, folder title, box no., Papers of Manuel Pierson, Oakland University Archives.

Return to Table of Contents »


Biographical note

Manuel Pierson came to Oakland University in 1965 as chief counselor for Upward Bound. He had previously been a high school teacher and counselor in Covert, Michigan.

Two years later he became Associate Director of Upward Bound and in 1971 he was appointed Dean of Student Services. This appointment corresponded to the university’s re-organization of services in support of academically unprepared students. Upward Bound had started in 1966 at Oakland, followed by Project 20 in 1967. Originally, support for such students was placed in the Division of Student Affairs. In 1970, however, Oakland took advantage of newly created federal grants, securing the largest grant in Michigan. The Department of Special Programs was then set up in the Office of Student Services.

Dr. Manuel Pierson led the efforts to promote campus equality and diversity until his retirement in 1993.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents note

The Papers of Manuel Pierson cover the full scope of his career at Oakland University since 1960. It includes records from special projects like Upward Bound, from the Office of Student Services and from Student Affairs. Personal papers are also present.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use note

The Papers of Manuel Pierson are open for research except for certain records restricted by statute or university policy.

Copyright

Copyright held by Oakland University. The collection includes occasional materials produced by outside parties. Copyright to these items may be held by the original creators.

Processing

Processed by Linda Hildebrand

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

Manuel Pierson Personal Papers 

Box

Curriculum Vita 

1

Class materials for exploratory 1969 

1

Miscellaneous documents 

1

Personal correspondence 

1

Speeches, writings, essays, etc. 

1

Return to Table of Contents »


Student Affairs. Administrative files 

Box

Memos, correspondence 1967-1992   13 folders

1

Memos, correspondence - University notices 

1

Memos, correspondence - Business office 

1

Policies 

1

Reports 1976-1977 

1

President's Administrative Group 

1

Planning documents 1972-1979   20 folders

2

Return to Table of Contents »


Student Affairs. Subject Files 

Box

Campus activism 

3

Campus Issues Committee 

3

Collective Bargaining   2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on OU Faculty 1971 strike.

3

Commission on Student Life 

3

Commuters 

3

Complaints 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

3

Dean for Student Life candidates 

Restricted access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

3

Degree audit system 

3

Drug abuse 

3

Education Reform Commission 1970-1971   3 folders

3

English Composition Proficiency Standards 

3

Entry Year - Interdivisional Study Commision, 1979 

3

Evening College Advisory Committee 

3

Freshman Year program 

3

Graduate and professional opportunities program 

3

Higher education 

3

Instructional Services Office proposal 1970 

3

Programming Committee 

3

Psychological emergencies procedures 

3

Public Safety 

Restricted access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

3

Registrar 

3

Student correspondence 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

3

Student elections 

3

Student Handbook 

3

Student housing 

3

Student life organizational chart 

3

Student organizations 

Restricted access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

3

Student records - policies 

3

Student rights 

3

Vietnam War moratorium 

3

Return to Table of Contents »


Student Affairs. Minorities 

Box

Affirmative action 

4

Affirmative Action Committee 

4

Affirmative Action title IX 

4

African Americans 

Box

Association of Black Students 

4

Black Collective 

4

Black faculty and staff 

4

Black Issues Committee 

4

Black Liberation Caucus 

4

Black Student Leadership Workshop 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

4

Black United Front 

4

Joe Green 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

4

Local Community-Pontiac and others 

4

Oakland People Against Racism (OPAR) 

4

Race relations (memos, letters) 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years from date of creation or until death of subjects.

4

St. Clair Inn Workshop 1974 

4

South Africa 

4
Box

Council on Prejudice and Discrimination 

4

Equal Access for Minority Students at Oakland University:a Report 1967-1973 

4

Equal Opportunity 

4

Equal Opportunity Center (proposed) 

4

Human Relations Council 

4

Latinos 

4

Michigan Civil Rights Commission 

4

Minority Equity, Office of (Michigan) 

4

Minority student enrollment 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

4

News clippings 

4

Nursing for disadvantaged students 

4

Outreach 

4

Women: A report on the status of women at Oakland University 1971 

4

Miscellaneous 1966-1989   3 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents, articles and reprints.

4

Return to Table of Contents »


Student Services. Administrative files 

Box

Memos, correspondence 1968-1988   14 folders

5

Memos, correspondence-Office of the President 1960-1978   3 folders

5

Memos, correspondence-Office of the Provost 1968-1980 

5

Manuals 

5

Reports   2 folders

5

Task Force 

5

News, publicity 

Box

News clippings 

5

Newsletter 1977, 1980 

5

Return to Table of Contents »


Student Services. Proposals 

Box

Allied Health Minority Recruitment 

6

Black Consortium of Metropolitan Detroit 

6

Cooperative Venture 

Scope and Contents note

Includes material about OU and the Neighborhood Youth Corps.

6

Forward Bound 

6

Health Careers for Minority Students 1975-1976   2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on Operation Achieve.

6

Med Start 

6

Minority Outreach Thrust 1982 

6

Retention 1979 

6

Talent Search 

6

TRIO 1974-1977   5 folders

6

University Services 

6

Upward Bound 1966-1980   14 folders

6

Return to Table of Contents »


Student Services. Subject files 

Box

Academic Standing and Honors Committee 1969-1973   3 folders

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

7

Admissions and Financial Aid 1968-1981   3 folders

Restricted access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

Scope and Contents note

Restricted access folder 3.

7

Administrative Professionals   2 folders

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

7

Advising   11 folders

Restricted Access

The folder "international students" contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

7

Associated Study Committee Committee 

7

BGS Program 

7

Return to Table of Contents »


Career Advising and Placement 

Box

Career Advising and Placement Calendars 

7

Career Conversations. Newsletter 

7

Career education 

7

Co-op programs   5 folders

7

Handbooks & Manuals 

7

Internship programs   2 folders

7

Memos 1968-1977   2 folders

7

Memos 1978-1988   2 folders

8

News clippings 1977 

8

Placement Office 

8

Recruiters on Campus 

8
Box

Career Opportunities Program 

8

Community Service Program   2 folders

8

Detroit Youth Foundation 

8

Financial Aid 

Box

Administrative Financial Aid Committee 

8

Financial Aid Task Force 1974-1975   3 folders

8

Financial Aid Information Booklet 

8

Memos 1969-1986   4 folders

Restricted Access

The folder Memos 1973-1974 contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

8

Financial Aid Programs 

Box

Black Scholarship Program 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes material: National Scholarship Fund for Negro Students.

8

Cotillion Club of Detroit Scholarship   4 folders

Restricted Access

The folders "Applications and award letters" and "Theater Party" contain confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

8

Herbert Heidenreich Mexican American Scholarship Fund 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

8

Wade McCree Incentive Scholarships 

8

King-Parks-Chavez Program 1986-1987   3 folders

8

King-Parks-Chavez Program 1988-1990   11 folders

9
Box

Foreign Student Information 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

9

Martin Luther King High School (Detroit) 1986-1987 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: OU Agreement: Math, Science Technology.

9

Programs 

Box

Pontiac Oakland Educational Assistance Team 

9

Pre-medicine 

9

Skill Development Center   3 folders

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

Scope and Contents note

Includes: Academic Support Center.

9

Special Programs. Memos   3 folders

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

9

Special Programs. Newsletters 

9

Special Programs. Reports 

9

Special Projects 

9
Box

Student Special Services   6 folders

10

Summer Programs Committee 

10

Summer Support 1968-1980   2 folders

Restricted Access

Folder 2 contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

10

Upward Bound. Administrative files 

Box

Advisory Committee   2 folders

10

Handbook 

10

Meetings 

10

Memos 1966-1991   10 folders

Restricted Access

The folders for 1966-1969, 1973-1977,1988-1989 contain confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

10

Memos to parents 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 year after creation or death of subjects.

10

Memos to students 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

10

Program evaluation   4 folders

Restricted Access

Folder 3 contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

11

Reports and audits   4 folders

Restricted Access

Folders 2-4 contain confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

11

Upward Bound. Publications 

Box

Descriptions of the program   2 folders

11

Brochures 

11

Newsletters 

11

Upward Bound. Curriculum 

Box

Book lists 

11

Curricular materials 

11

Curriculum Committee 1969 

11

Schedules of classes 

11

Upward Bound. Events 

Box

Events, lectures, conferences, etc. 

11

Colloquium on the Legal Rights and Duties of Youth 1967 

11

Colloquium on Youth 1970 

11

10th Anniversary 1977 

11

20th Anniversary 1986 

11

25th Anniversary 1991 

11

Trip to Chicago 1970 

11

Upward Bound Day, Wayne State Univ. 1970 

11
Box

ACT 

12

Budget 

12

Conferences 

12

Counseling 

12

Gifts 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

12

Housing 

12

Oakland County Commission of Equal Opportunity Grant 

12

Pre-college Programs Task Force 

12

Skills Assessment 

12

Staff 

12

Student Advisory Council 

12

Student Achievement 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

12

Student Application 

12

Student Certificates 1966-1967 

12

Student Evaluations   2 folders

Restricted Access

The first folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

12

Student health 

12

Study Skills 

12

Upward Bound Club Notes 

12

Volunteer programs 

12

Upward Bound. Special Programs 

Box

Cadet Engineering Program   3 folders

12

Cranbrook School 

12

Fine Arts Institute 1973-1975   4 folders

12

Forward Bound 

13

Neighborhood Youth Corps 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

13

Project Challenge, OU & Pontiac 1985-1988 

13

Project Motivation 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

13

Project Pontiac 1968-1974   2 folders

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

13

Project Rebound 

13

Project 20   18 folders

Restricted Access

Folders 2,4-5,7-9,13-16,18 contain confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

13

Student Writing 

13
Box

Trio Advisory Council   8 folders

Restricted Access

The folder Membership (folder 5) contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

14

Talent Search Program 

14

Urban Affairs Center 1968-mid 1970's 

Restricted Access

Folder 3 contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years aftre creation or death of subjects.

Box
14
Box

Correspondence - 1972-1973 

Restricted Access

This folder contains confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

14

Correspondence & reports 1968-1977 

14

Minority Business Directory - Pontiac 1975-1976 

14

National Education Training Institute - proposal April 1976 

14

Newsletter 1977, 1981-1982 

14

Student Intern Program 1976-1977 

14

University Year for Action - program plans 

14

University Year for Action - report 1973-1975 

14

Veteran Affairs   11 folders

Restricted Access

Folders 1-5 contain confidential information. Closed for 75 years after creation or death of subjects.

14

Student Services. Off Campus Organizations 

Box

American Assoc. for Higher Education 1972 

15

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers 

Scope and Contents note

Includes a paper by Manuel Pierson, "Retention Starts With Admissions" (1978)

15

American College Personnel Assoc. 1972-1975   5 folders

15

American Council on Education 1975 

15

American Personnel and Guidance Assoc. 1967-1974 

15

Conference on the Disadvantaged 1970 

15

Educational Projects, Inc./Educational Assoc., Inc. 1966-1968   2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on Upward Bound consultants.

15

Educational Opportunity Programs 1973-1974   2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on University of Iowa Training Institute.

15

Educational Opportunity Programs 1974 

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on Marquette University.

15

Equality of Access to Higher Ed. Ad Hoc Committee/Michigan Dept. of Ed. 1971-1973   3 folders

15

Higher Education Opportunities Committee 1966-1969 

15

Michigan College Personnel Association 1975-1976 

15

Michigan Council of Equal Opportunity Programs 1975 

15

Michigan. State Board of Education, Equal Education Opportunity planning 1972 

15

Mid-American Assoc. of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel 1976-1978, 1986   3 folders

15

Mid-America Training Center for Developmental Education 1975 

15

Return to Table of Contents »


Student Services. Off Campus Organizations 

Box

National Assoc. of Secondary School Principals 1975-1976   2 folders

16

National Assoc. of Student Personnel Administrators 1969-1970, 1973   2 folders

16

National Coordinating Council for Education Opportunity 1972 

16

National Orientation Directors' Conference 1972 

16

National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students 1974-1976   2 folders

16

National Student Symposium 1976-1977   2 folders

16

Rutgers University Urban University Program 1968-1970 

16

Special Emerging Programs in Higher Education Conf. 1975 

16

Student Special Services Conference 1971 

16

Task Force on the Disadvantaged and Postsecondary Ed. 1974 

16

TRIO Conferences 1972-1975 

Scope and Contents note:

[4 folders]

16

TRIO Michigan Trio Directors 1972-1976 

Scope and Contents note:

(Michigan Council of Educational Opportunity Programs [3 folders].

16

TRIO Newsletters 1972-1977 

16

TRIO Regional V Advisory Council 1974 

16

Upward Bound Programs National Office 1965-1971   2 folders

16

Upward Bound Programs State & Regional Project Directors 1967-1976 

16

Return to Table of Contents »