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Accession number UR001815
Object Name Manuscript
Title Hillel of Metro Detroit Records
Collection Hillel of Metro Detroit Records
Date 1943-2013
Scope & Content *This collection is housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs*

This collection documents part of the history of WSU Hillel and Hillel of Metropolitan Detroit. This
collection is broken down into two series:
Series 1: Hillel of Metro Detroit, 1953-2013 Consists of reports, meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, programmatic material, photographs, slides, CDs, scrapbooks, and other records created by the HMD organization. These records are administrative in nature as well as recording
the student members and activities of the organization and the impact this organization has had on the Metro Detroit area. Included are records from Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, and Wayne State University.

Series 2: WSU Hillel, 1943-2001 The second series consists of records primarily relating to Wayne State Hillel. Included are: correspondence, programmatic material, reports, financial records, property records, student activities, photographs, audio reels, VHS, cassette tapes, slides, blueprints, and posters.
Admin/Biographical History The B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation ("Hillel") dates back to 1923, when
it was founded as a support system for Jewish students at colleges
with small Jewish populations. In the mid-1990s, Hillel split from
B'nai B'rith, renaming itself Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus
Life. The Hillel Foundation at Wayne State University (WSU) was
founded in 1945. Since its inception, it has undergone several name
changes, including Metro Detroit Hillel, and as of 2017 it is known
as Hillel of Metro Detroit (HMD). The HMD office is located in the
Student Center at WSU; however, it serves six local college campuses:
Lawrence Technological University, Oakland Community College,
Oakland University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of
Michigan-Dearborn, and Wayne State University. HMD caters to
both commuter and non-traditional students, ages 18-29. It offers
opportunities to connect with the Jewish community and other Jewish
people through interactive programs, both on the six campuses they
serve and in the community. In 1998, HMD became the first Michigan
Jewish Student organization to earn accreditation.
Extent of Description 13.5 Linear Feet (9 MB, 6 SB, 1 OS)
Search Terms Hillel of Metro Detroit
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Wayne State University
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