Ombudsman Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan State University. Office of the Ombudsman.
Ombudsman records
1968-1970, 1988-1991
0.5 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Office of the Ombudsman was created in 1967 by the Office of the President when the Academic Freedom for Students at Michigan State University policy was adopted. The policy included a recommendation for the creation of an Ombudsman office. The policy was created by the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Ombudsman include brochures about its services and a letter describing the office’s budget needs for 1970-1971. There are also newspaper clippings from The State News, The Detroit News, and others covering stories on anti-Semitic problems, civil rights issues in the regards to the homosexual community and chiefly race issues between African Americans and Whites both on Michigan State University's campus and throughout the nation. There are also speeches from MSU president John A. DiBiaggio and Michigan governor James Blanchard.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Revision Description

  September 2012

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • DiBiaggio, John A., 1932-


  • African Americans -- Civil rights
  • Minorities
  • Student movements

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Brochures Undated 

4081 1

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Civil Rights Speeches and Correspondences 1988-1989 

4081 2

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Correspondence- Budget Needs 1969 

4081 3

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National Urban Education Association Correspondence 1988-1989 

4081 4

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Newspaper Clippings 

Box Folder

Civil Rights and Government Issues 1989-1991 

4081 5

Malcolm X Articles 1989-1990 

4081 6

Mandella Special from the Detroit News June 1990 

4081 7

African American Civil Rights Issues Mainly at Michigan State University 1988-1991 

4081 8-9

Wayne State University and Michigan State University Sit-Ins 1989-1990 

4081 10

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Annual Reports 



Annual Reports





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