The collection contains correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, studies, reports, teaching and research materials, and
printed matter, relating to political science, interdisciplinary approaches to American and world history, the history of
law, urban history, the history of automobile and high technology industries, and city planning in Detroit.
Corinne Lathrop Gilb (1925 - 2003) received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Radcliffe- Harvard and
taught history at the university level for 37 years, retiring as Professor Emeritus from Wayne State University in 1994. The
first director of UC Berkeley's Regional Cultural (Oral) History Project, her interviews with early Teamster leaders and key
figures in the 1934 San Francisco labor strike remain seminal research sources in libraries throughout the country. As Planning
Director for the City of Detroit under Mayor Coleman Young, she produced the 1985 Master Plan for the City's future. She also
served as consultant to the California legislature, delegate to NGO meetings at the United Nations, and Vice President of
the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations. A dynamic public speaker who had an international following,
Dr. Gilb is best known as the author of Hidden Hierarchies: The Professions and Government. Selections of her other writings
can be found in Toward Holistic History: The Odyssey of an Interdisciplinary Historian, published by Atherton Press.
220 manuscript boxes.
(88 linear feet)
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Box 83 Closed. Use copies of the materials in Box 84. The remainer of the collection is open for research.