Milwaukee Public Schools Desegregation Collection, 1975-1987

Summary Information
Title: Milwaukee Public Schools Desegregation Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1975-1987

  • Hart, Kathleen Mary
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 90

Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Miscellaneous records created or compiled by Hart concerning the desegregation of the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system. Most of the collection contains Hart's files on the Committee of 100, an advisory group to the MPS Board of Directors, and represented the community in the preparations of plans for alternative schools and integration. Hart's files, largely organized chronologically, concern the meetings and policies of the Human Relations Subcommitee, of which she was chair, and the South Division High School cluster. The records also include Hart's copy of the 1977 Monitoring Handbook issued by federally appointed Special Master John A. Gronouski and a file on the People United for Integration and Quality Education.

Language: English

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The Milwaukee Board of School Directors created the Committee of 100 in March 1976 to serve as an advisory group to the board. The committee's main function was to represent the community in the preparations of plans for alternative schools and integration. The committee consisted of fifteen delegations, representing all the public schools. Fourteen of the fifteen delegations came from clusters, each of which was made up of one high school plus the elementary and junior high schools in its area. The fifteenth delegation was from Milwaukee Tech, which had students from throughout Milwaukee.

Kathleen Hart represented South Division High School in its cluster, and served as chair of the Human Relations Subcommittee on the Committee of 100.

Arrangement of the Materials

The files are organized alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

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Administrative/Restriction Information
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

Acquisition Information

Kathleen Mary Hart donated the collection to the Archives in August 1996 (accession number 1996-011).

Processing Information

Mark A. Vargas processed the collection at the Archives in August 1996.

Contents List
Committee of 100
Box   1
Folder   1-3
Box   1
Folder   4
Box   1
Folder   5
Box   1
Folder   6
Box   1
Folder   7
Community Monitoring Board, 1979
Box   2
Folder   1
League Planning Evaluation Subcommittee, 1976
Box   2
Folder   2
People United for Integration and Quality Education, 1977
Box   2
Folder   3-4
Special Master's Monitoring Handbook, 1977