Inventory of the Norman Drachler papers

Finding aid prepared by Norman Drachler and Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Norman Drachler papers
Date (inclusive): 1945-1985
Collection Number: 85020
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 194 manuscript boxes (77.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Minutes, reports, studies, pamphlets, clippings, and other printed matter relating to public education, primarily in Detroit.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Drachler, Norman.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Norman Drachler papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.

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Biographical Note

Norman Drachler was a teacher, educational integration advocate, superintendent for the Detroit school system, and the founder of an urban educational institution.
Born May 20, 1912 in Kaminetz-Podolsk, in what is now Ukraine, Drachler and his family immigrated to Detroit in 1929. He received a bachelor's degree (1937) and master's degree (1939) in education from Wayne State University, and he eventually went on to receive a doctorate in education from the University of Michigan (1951).
Drachler began his teaching career in the Detroit school system in 1937 and became superintendent in 1966. During his tenure as superintendent, Drachler worked on integrating both the administration and student body. He increased the percentage of African-American teachers by 40% and advocated to prohibit schools from purchasing textbooks that published negative images of minorities.
After resigning from the Detroit school system in 1971, Drachler founded the Institute for Educational Leadership, first at George Washington University and then in Palo Alto. The foundation provided a unique training program for administration and staff working in urban school districts. Drachler retired in Arizona and passed away in Phoenix in May 2000.

Scope and Content of Collection

Minutes, reports, studies, pamphlets, clippings, and other printed matter relating to public education, primarily in Detroit.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Education--Michigan--Detroit.

 

Detroit

Boxes 1-6

Proceedings of the Detroit Board of Education, 1945-1959

 

Proceedings of the Detroit Board of Education, 1960-1974

Boxes 6-9

Citizens' Committees on Schools, 1957-1968

Boxes 10-15

Decentralization, other cities, and national views

Boxes 15-18

Detroit and Michigan materials: Education, demographic data, and Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1962-1963

Boxes 18-28

Educational finance - Detroit and other cities

 

Educational finance - national literature

 

Educational finance - federal and state reports, and various pamphlets

Boxes 28-37

Federal programs and compensatory education

 

Compensatory education - national

 

Federal government in education - hearings, acts, data on American education

Boxes 37-40

Public school publications to staff and community

Scope and Contents note

Also includes curriculum and plant evaluations.
Boxes 40-55

Newspaper clippings from newspapers in Detroit and other cities: schools in the news, 1961-1980

 

Newspaper clippings from newspapers in Detroit and other cities on one or several topics

 

Detroit and other cities

Boxes 55-57

Curriculum, 1958-1967

 

Textbooks, 1967

 

Juvenile delinquency and youth (includes dropouts from school), 1965-1968

 

Large cities, employment, 1962-1963

Boxes 57-59

School finance and federal aid, 1958-1969

Boxes 60-63

Integration - civil rights, 1956-1969

Boxes 63-65

Large cities, 1961-1964

 

Segregation, 1964

 

Delinquency, 1963-1964

 

Poverty program and welfare, 1965

Boxes 66-67

National materials

 

Culturally deprived

 

Large cities

 

Leadership

Boxes 68-71

Education materials: Reports from other cities: Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, St. Louis, San Francisco, and others

Boxes 71-73

Urban America - education: Reports, articles, books

 

Detroit

Boxes 74-75

Computer printouts: Selected data for decentralization study, selected data on federal and state programs, and selected data

Scope and Contents note

Includes information on each school by region, indicating expenditure per child in each school and other relevant materials, such as achievement on national tests, etc.
Boxes 76-78

Educational evaluation

Boxes 77-81

High schools

Boxes 81-84

School reports and riot of 1967

Boxes 85-86

The courts and education

Boxes 87-88

Collective bargaining - Detroit and nation

Boxes 89-91

Student unrest - Detroit and nation

Boxes 91-98

Educational reports

 

National materials

Boxes 99-101

Administration - general

Boxes 102-104

American education - policies, politics, and critics

Boxes 105-107

Assessment of education

Boxes 107-109

The courts and education

Boxes 109-111

Disadvantaged in education - nation

Boxes 112-115

Education - other cities

Boxes 115-117

Ethnics and education - nation

Boxes 118-119

Hispanic and Indian education - nation

Boxes 119-123

School integration - general

Boxes 123-125

Segregation - education - nation

Boxes 126-128

Teacher education - nation

Boxes 128-132

United States Civil Rights Commission - reports

Boxes 132-134

Urban America - education: Reports, articles, books

 

Urban Task Force - integration - nation

Boxes 135-140

International education

Box 140

Publications: National Education Association and American Association of School Administrators

 

Reports from other cities: Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, St. Louis, San Francisco, and others

 

Culturally deprived, large cities, leadership

 

Disadvantaged in education - nation

 

Education - other cities

Boxes 141-143

Educational issues during the 60s and 70s

Boxes 143-145

Equal educational opportunities - Senator Mondale, chairman - reports and related articles

 

Ethnics and education - nation

Boxes 145-148

Federal government and education

 

Hispanic and Indian education - nation

 

National education data

Boxes 149-151

Student unrest - women in education

Boxes 152-154

I.Q. - re-organization

Boxes 155-158

Ability grouping - instruction

Boxes 159-161

Research - youth

Boxes 162-163

Coleman Report and related materials

Boxes 163-166

Higher education and miscellaneous

 

Publications: National Education Association and American Association of School Administrators

 

Reports from other cities: Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, St. Louis, San Francisco, and others

 

School integration - general

 

Segregation, education - nation

 

Teacher education - nation

 

United States Civil Rights Commission - reports

 

Urban America - education: Reports, articles, books

 

Detroit

 

Collective bargaining - Detroit and nation

 

Student unrest - Detroit and nation

 

Educational reports

Boxes 166-172

Newspaper clippings by subject areas

Scope and Contents note

Subjects include Detroit, curriculum, cities, general education, tests and I.Q., integration, courts and schools, and others.
Boxes 172-174

Reports on Detroit public schools: population data, housings, etc.

Boxes 174-176

Overlays for overhead projector: Demographic materials indicating relationships between educational achievement and health, housing, income, and race

Boxes 177-179

Public school files: Negotiations, research, etc.

Boxes 179-181

Reports and some related statements and articles by the superintendent

Boxes 182-184

Detroit school election data on requests for additional funds and miscellaneous

 

National materials

 

Administration - general

 

American education - policies, politics, and critics

 

Assessment of education

Boxes 185-186

The courts and education

 

Urban Task Force - integration - nation

Boxes 187-189

Urban Task Force and related materials

Boxes 189-191

White House Conference for Children and Youth

 

International education

Boxes 191-193

Detroit educational evaluation

Box 194

Minutes