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The Papers of Dr. Michael J. Stolee

 

Biography

Dr. Michael J. Stolee was a Norwegian Lutheran native of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota, born on August 22, 1930.  He attended the city’s public schools – Jenny Lind Elementary School and Henry Junior-Senior High School. Later, he enrolled at St. Olaf College where he earned his bachelor’s degree with teaching majors in history and speech. Stolee first taught history and speech in rural Minnesota public schools before enrolling in graduate study at the University of Minnesota in late 1952. There he completed his master’s degree and his doctorate in Educational Administration with an emphasis on school leadership in the legal context. Stolee completed his Ph.D. in 1963. Following his administrative experience in Minnesota schools, Stolee served as a faculty member at the University of Miami, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, teaching the legal aspects of school administration. At the latter, he served as Dean of the School of Education for nine years. In addition to his regular faculty appointments, Dr. Stolee was a visiting professor at Appalachian State University and was an external examiner for the faculties of education at the University of Guyana and the University of the West Indies. At the University of Miami, he was co-director of an institute on desegregation for school board members and superintendents in Florida and South Georgia. This was the first institute funded under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Dr. Stolee’s education and personal experience prepared him to address the issues created by the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. Stolee cited his experience with black students at the University of Minnesota during graduate school as one of the first that indicated to him the future need for addressing racial cooperation in the education world.  His first experience with overt racial segregation came during his spring break in 1963 when he and his wife stopped at a Dairy Queen near Ocala, Florida. The sign in the window said “White Only.” They thought it had to do with the availability of only vanilla ice cream.

In 1965, Dr. Stolee and a colleague, Dr. Robert Wey of the University Of Miami School Of Education, suggested that a consultation center be established at Miami for the purpose of helping to put the law into practice regarding Brown v. Board. The Florida School Desegregation Consulting Center at the University of Miami was subsequently born and ran from July 1, 1965 until 1981. The center served as an advisory entity to school systems across the nation. While acting as Director of the Center and later after he had been promoted as Dean of Education at Miami, Dr. Stolee participated in the desegregation proceedings of many school systems across the United States.  The city of Norfolk, Virginia is one of over 350 school jurisdictions where Dr. Stolee advised on school desegregation methods and busing plans.

Dr. Stolee had an impact on the Hampton Roads area as an expert witness on the 1971 Norfolk Public Schools busing desegregation plan.  Stolee testified on several occasions between May 7, 1969 and April 1971.  During his initial court depositions, he stated that Norfolk Public Schools should discontinue its ‘freedom of choice’ policy of pupil assignment that allowed schools to remain segregated.  Dr. Stolee presented findings indicating that there would be no educational decline for black or white students, should they be bussed together to larger, integrated schools.  After his earlier testimony, Stolee presented a plan to U.S. District Judge Walter Hoffman in May of 1969 proposing to do away with the ‘freedom of choice’ system for Norfolk students and increasing desegregation by busing.  Stolee’s proposed feeder system for Norfolk assigned schools to groups (two white schools, one black school) so that elementary schools had a well-integrated student population.  There was a prolonged court battle to get Norfolk Public Schools to adopt the Stolee plan, but by April of 1971, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was in place ordering the schools to use Dr. Stolee’s plan in the creation of a desegregated school system.

Following his career at Miami, Stolee returned to his native Wisconsin and joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, while continuing his school system desegregation planning as a consultant.  Between 1981 and 1995, Stolee and several educational scholar colleagues were involved in developing busing and schooling plans to smoothly integrate Benton Harbor Area Schools with nearby Coloma Community Schools and Eau Claire Public Schools in southwestern Michigan.  The Benton Harbor situation began with a 1981 court ruling that ordered the community to work with neighboring school districts to integrate schools and provide busing solutions for the Benton Harbor, Coloma, and Eau Claire areas. Dr. Michael J. Stolee was appointed Special Master as part of a case remedy by Judge Douglass W. Hillman, of the U. S. District Courts of Michigan.  Stolee's job in this role was to serve as an advisor and liaison between the Court and the Benton Harbor communities involved in the case and its remedial processes.

Dr. Michael J. Stolee passed away in March 29, 2007 at the age of 76.

Further Reference:

Seeds of Crisis Public Schooling in Milwaukee Since 1920, edited by John L. Rury (see Chapter 7, pages 229-268)

Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown v Board of Education, by Gary Orfield and Susan Eaton (Chapter 7 covers the Charlotte, North Carolina case and mentions Dr. Stolee’s contribution as “principal architect of the new magnet plan” for Charlotte in 1992)

Scope and Contents

The collection documents Stolee's work as a court and school system-appointed advisor in school desegregation cases in 68 school districts. The most extensively documented work is the protracted legal battle centering on Benton Harbor, Michigan, and efforts to integrate its school systems.  The collection also includes biographical material on Stolee, historical material on school desegregation and material about the establishment and operation of the Florida Desegregation Center at the University of Miami.

Other professionals documented in this collection are Dr. Janice Sodos, a Milwaukee superintendent and consultant and Herbert Norder.

Dr. Stolee’s papers range in date from 1964 to 2009, with the bulk being from the late 1970s to 1999.  Materials in the collection include newspaper clippings, lecture transparencies, court orders and depositions, work schedules, school desegregation plans, Congressional records, term papers, notepads, maps, photographs, drawings, handwritten notes, brochures, computer disks, bound notebooks, speeches and a memoir.

Series Descriptions

Series Descriptions:

Series I: Historical and Biographical information.  This series is broken into six sub-series.

Sub-series A: Dr. Michael J. Stolee Biographical Materials. This sub-series contains biographical information about Stolee’s career. Some of these materials were compiled for the purpose of writing his memoir describing his motivation for involvement in education, as well as reflections on his career. Included are personal recollections of his experiences with desegregation; correspondence; Dr. Stolee’s curriculum vita; case histories; awards; appointments and resignations; letters of appreciation and recommendation; Stolee’s memoir drafts; and a compilation of biographical materials put together by Dr. Stolee’s wife, Marilyn. Material is dates from 1968 to 2009 and is arranged alphabetically.

Sub-series B: Tennessee Attorney Biographical Materials. This sub-series contains biographical materials for attorney’s involved in the Tennessee case, specifically Richard H. Dinkins and Avon Nyanza Williams, Jr. Material is arranged alphabetically by attorney’s last name. All materials are from 2003.

Sub-series C: Historical Accounts. This sub-series contains Dr. Stolee’s historical accounts of desegregation cases in California, Michigan, and Virginia. Materials are arranged alphabetically. All materials in this sub-series were written by Dr. Stolee on September 5, 2005.

Sub-series D: Lectures. This sub-series contains lecture materials related to school desegregation. Materials are arranged alphabetically and date from 1967 to 1992.

Sub-series E: News Clippings. This sub-series contains news clippings on topics related to desegregation, busing, and magnet schools. Materials are arranged alphabetically and date from 1966 to 1999.

Sub-series F:  Other Published Materials. This sub-series contains abstracts, book reviews, and other published materials related to school desegregation and some of the cases Dr. Stolee worked on. Material is arranged alphabetically and dates from 1976 and 1992-1995.

Series II: Miami School Desegregation Center.This series documents the establishment of the University of Miami School of Education Florida School Desegregation Center. Included are correspondence, reports, budgets, proposals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photos, and conference information. Material dates from 1964 to 1976 and is arranged chronologically.

Series III: School Desegregation Cases. This series includes court documents, correspondence, invoices, minutes, photographs, notes and newspaper clippings from school desegregation cases in twenty-five states. The largest bulk of material is related to the Michigan court case Barbara Jean Berry, et al., Plaintiffs vs. School District of the City of Benton Harbor, et al., Defendant. In this case, Stolee served as Special Master for nearly two decades beginning with his appointment to this position in 1981. This case centered on desegregation and busing efforts in the Benton Harbor, Coloma, and Eau Claire school districts.

This series is further broken into sub-series by state.

Sub-series A: Alabama. This sub-series includes Mobile from 1983-1990 and Tuscaloosa from 1993 to 1995.
Sub-series B: Arkansas. This sub-series includes Little Rock from 1987 to 1989.
Sub-series C: California. This sub-series includes Los Angeles from 1977 to 1982.
Sub-series D: Colorado. This sub-series includes Denver from 1973 to 1985.
Sub-series E: Florida. This sub-series includes Collier County from 1968-1971; Dade County from 1967-1975; Palm Beach County from 1988-89; Polk County from 1987 to 1993; St. Petersburg from 1992 and 1996; Tampa from 1995 to 1996; and Volusia County in 1970.
Sub-series F: Georgia. This sub-series includes Atlanta from 1972-1973; DeKalb County from 1983-1984; and Savannah from 1986 to 1999.
Sub-series G: Illinois. This sub-series includes Chicago from 1994-1995; Champaign from 1980-1981; Rockford from 1990-1996; and Springfield from 1976 and 1988.
Sub-series H: Indiana. This sub-series includes Indianapolis in 1981.
Sub-series I: Kansas. This sub-series includes Topeka in 1994.
Sub-series J: Kentucky. This sub-series includes Louisville from 1975; 1980; and 1998 to 1999.
Sub-series K: Maryland. This sub-series includes Prince George County from 1972; and 1984 to 1985.
Sub-series L: Massachusetts. This sub-series includes Boston from 1972; 1975; 1987; 1998 to 1999; and 2005.
Sub-series M: Michigan. This sub-series includes Benton Harbor, Eau Claire, Coloma, and Detroit from 1974 to 1999.
Sub-series N: Minnesota. This sub-series includes Minneapolis from 1972 and 1982.
Sub-series O: Mississippi. This sub-series includes Cleveland in 1989; Lawrence County from 1985 and 1987; and Natchez from 1988 to 1989.
Sub-series P: Missouri. This sub-series includes Kansas City from 1976 and 1996 to 1998; and St. Louis from 1977, 1982, and 1984.
Sub-series Q: North Carolina. This sub-series includes Charlotte from 1992-1999; Raleigh from 1976 to 1979; and Rocky Mount from 1990 to 1991.
Sub-series R: Ohio. This sub-series includes Columbus from 1977 to 1975.
Sub-series S: Pennsylvania. This sub-series includes Philadelphia from 1972 to 1975.
Sub-series T: South Carolina. This sub-series includes Florence for 1994.
Sub-series U: Tennessee. This sub-series includes Chattanooga for 1973; Jackson from 1988-1990 and 1998-2001; Knoxville from 1972 and 1991; and Nashville from 1996 to 1998.
Sub-series V: Texas. This sub-series includes Austin from 1989 to 1990; Beaumont for 1981; and Dallas from 1978 to 1981.
Sub-series W: Virginia. This sub-series includes Lynchburg for 1970; Newport News for 1994; Norfolk from 1969-1971; Richmond from 1970 to 1972; and Roanoke for 1970.
Sub-series X: Washington. This sub-series includes Seattle for 1979 and 1989.
Sub-series Y: Wisconsin. This sub-series includes Burlington for 1985; Florence from 1995-1996; Green Bay for 1994; and Milwaukee from 1975 to 1988 and 1996.

Series IV: Other Media. This series is broken into three sub-series.

Sub-series A: Floppy Disks. This series contains eight floppy discs related to cases that Dr. Stolee worked with. Materials are arranged alphabetically and are not dated.

Sub-series B: Court Sketches. This series contains three court artist sketches of Dr. Stolee testifying in an undisclosed court.

Sub-series C: Posters. This series contains a poster for the School Master’s Kiwanis Luncheon in Atlantic City, New Jersey from February 25, 1974.

Provenance

A gift from Marilyn Stolee on October 3, 2008.

Access

Open to researchers without restrictions. Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.

Size

21 Hollinger document cases, 1 half document case, 1 oversize box, and 1 multimedia box. 11.2 linear feet.

Collection Number

MG 102

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], Box [number], Folder [number and title], The Papers of the Dr. Michael J. Stolee, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Container Listing

Box 1

Series I: Historical and Biographical Information

Sub-series A: Dr. Michael J. Stolee Biographical Materials

Folder 1: Appointments and Resignations 1972-83
Folder 2: Biographical Materials Compiled by Marilyn Stolee, 2009
Folder 3: Correspondence May 2003
Folder 4: Curriculum Vita: Michael J. Stolee [n.d.]
Folder 5: Distinguished Alumni Award, St. Olaf College, 1972
Folder 6: Letters of Appreciation to Dr. Michael J. Stolee 1968, 1989
Folder 7: Letters of Recommendation for Dr. Michael J. Stolee 1978-79, 1999
Folder 8: Lexis-Nexis printout of Dr. Stolee cases 1969-1987
Folder 9: Memoirs – Drafts [n.d.]
Folder 10: Memoirs -- Research [n.d.]

Sub-series B: Tennessee Attorney Biographical Materials

Folder 11: Dinkins, Richard H. [2003]
Folder 12: Williams, Jr. Avon Nyanza [2003]

Sub-series C: Historical Accounts

Folder 13: California - San Francisco Historical Account by Stolee, September 5, 2005
Folder 14: Michigan - Detroit Historical Account by Stolee, September 5, 2005 
Folder 15: Virginia - Roanoke Historical Account, September 5, 2005

Sub-series D: Lectures

Folder 16: History of Desegregation: Janice Sodos’ Lecture to Future Principals, April 20, 1988
Folder 17: Lecture transparencies 1968-1992
Folder 18: Race Relations and the Schools in the United States: Decisions Leading To and Following Brown by Michael J. Stolee, November 10, 1967

Sub-series E: News Clippings

Folder 19: Busing 1971, 1982
Folder 20: Desegregation 1966-1999
Folder 21: Gordon Foster 1994
Folder 22: Magnet Schools [n.d.]

 Sub-series F: Other Published Materials

Folder 23: Abstract: The Norfolk Decision: The Effects of Converting from a Unitary Educational System to a Dual Educational System upon Academic Achievement, by Vivian W. Ikpa 1992
Folder 24: Book Review: “Seeds of Crisis: Public Schooling in Milwaukee since 1920” [1995]
Folder 25: “Desegregation in the Cities – Trends in School Segregation in the 1970s,” Congressional Record, May-June 1976

Series II: Miami School Desegregation Center

Folder 26: Correspondence 1964-69
Folder 27: Florida and South Georgia Institute for Superintendents and Board Members on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, February 24-26, 1965
Folder 28: Proposal for Establishing a Consultative Center for the Solving of Problems Caused by School Desegregation 1965
Folder 29: Memo Reports of Center Activities 1966
Folder 30: Newsletter – The Consultant South Florida School Desegregation Consulting Center, 1966-67
Folder 31: “School Management – How to Play the Game,” February 16-17, 1967
Folder 32: News Clippings 1967-1974
Folder 33: Proposed Budgets for South Florida School Desegregation Consulting Center, 1967-69
Folder 34: Florida Governor’s Commission on Urban Development 1968
Folder 35: Inquiry: The Quarterly Magazine of the University of Miami, Winter 1968
Folder 36: University of Miami Conference, March 26, 1971
Folder 37: Miscellaneous 1972-76
Folder 38: Photos [n.d.]

Box 2

Series III: School Desegregation Cases

Subseries A: Alabama

Folder 1: Mobile Plan, June 25, 1986
Folder 2: Mobile Desegregation 1983, 1989-90
Folder 3: Tuscaloosa Fees and Expenses 1993-95

Subseries B: Arkansas

Folder 4: Little Rock Fees and Expenses 1987-89
Folder 5: Little Rock Neighborhood / Cohort Plan [n.d.]
Folder 6: Little Rock News Clippings 1987

 Subseries C: California

Folder 7: Los Angeles Desegregation 1977-82

Subseries D: Colorado

Folder 8: Denver 1973-74, 1982-85
Folder 9: Denver News Clippings 1974, 1984

Subseries E: Florida

Folder 10: Collier County 1968-71
Folder 11: Dade County 1969-70
Folder 12: Dade County News Clippings 1967-75
Folder 13: Palm Beach County 1988-89
Folder 14: Polk County 1987-93
Folder 15: St. Petersburg [1992, 1996]
Folder 16: St. Petersburg News Clippings 1996
Folder 17: Tampa 1995-96
Folder 18: Volusia County 1970

Subseries F: Georgia

Folder 19: Atlanta – Calhoun vs. Cook 1972-73
Folder 20: Atlanta News Clippings 1972-73
Folder 21: DeKalb County 1983-84
Folder 22: DeKalb County News Clippings 1984
Folder 23: Savannah 1986-91
Folder 24: Savannah Deposition, April 20, 1988
Folder 25: Savannah – News Clippings 1980s-90s
Folder 26: Savannah Plan 1986-88

Box 3

Subseries G: Illinois

Folder 1: Chicago 1994-95
Folder 2: Champaign 1980-81
Folder 3: Champaign - News Clippings 1980-81
Folder 4: Rockford 1992-96
Folder 5: Rockford – Cross-examination [n.d.]
Folder 6: Rockford – Fees and Expenses 1992-96
Folder 7: Rockford – News Clippings 1993
Folder 8: Rockford Redirect Examination 1990
Folder 9: Rockford Transcript 1993
Folder 10: Springfield – Fees and Expenses 1988
Folder 11: Springfield – News clippings 1976
Folder 12: Springfield Transcript 1976

Subseries H: Indiana

Folder 13: Indianapolis – News Clippings 1981

Subseries I: Kansas

Folder 14: Topeka – “Topeka comes full circle,” MM Magazine, April-May 1994

Subseries J: Kentucky

Folder 15: Louisville Desegregation 1975, 1998-99
Folder 16: Louisville - News Clippings 1980, 1999
Folder 17: Louisville Transcript 1999

Subseries K: Maryland

Folder 18: Prince George’s County 1972, 1984-85

Subseries L: Massachusetts

Folder 19: Boston 1972, 1998, 2005
Folder 20: Boston – News Clippings 1975, 1987, 1999

Box 4

Subseries M: Michigan

Barbara Jean Berry, et al., Plaintiffs vs. School District of the City of Benton Harbor, et al., Defendants

Court Documents – United States Court of Appeals, 6th District

Folder 1: 6th Circuit Order, November 1, 1974
Folder 2: District Court Liability, August 22, 1977
Folder 3: Additional Defendants Liable, August 7, 1978
Folder 4: 6th Circuit Affirmed, January 24, 1983
Folder 5: Layoff of Black Teachers Moot, September 29, 1986

Court Documents – United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan Southern Division

Folder 6: Order -- Michigan Education Association Motion for Intervention, July 11, 1980
Folder 7: Court Transcript, January 7, 1981, Part 1
Folder 8: Court Transcript, January 7, 1981, Part 2
Folder 9: Decision and Remedial Order, May 1, 1981
Folder 10: Order – Implementation of Remedy Plan, May 1, 1981
Folder 11: Order -- Appointing Dr. Michael J. Stolee, as Special Master, May 5, 1981
Folder 12: Supplemental Order -- Eamon Property Transfer, May 20, 1981
Folder 13: Order – Appointing James P. Comer as Special Master, June 3, 1981
Folder 14: Supplemental Order -- In-Service Training, June 4, 1981
Folder 15: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, June 30, 1981
Folder 16: Order -- McCord King Junior High School Remodel, June 30, 1981
Folder 17: Supplemental Remedy Order -- Pupil Reassignment, Community Education Council, Teacher Transfers, June 30, 1981
Folder 18: Order –Bus Purchase, July 15, 1981
Folder 19: Order -- Magnet Approval, August 12, 1981
Folder 20: Order -- Benton Harbor Buses, August 18, 1981
Folder 21: Supplemental Order -- Comer Report, September 3, 1981
Folder 22: Order -- Community Education Council Director, September 18, 1981
Folder 23: Order -- Coloma Student, Eddie J. Glaspy, October 22, 1981
Folder 24: Supplemental Order -- Students, Ballard, October 23, 1981
Folder 25: Order -- Benton Harbor Transportation Director, November 18, 1981
Folder 26: Order – Payment of Expenses, Lake Michigan College, November 18, 1981
Folder 27: Order -- Social Achievement Model, November 27, 1981
Folder 28: School Admission Order -- Student, Winbush, March 10, 1982
Folder 29: Order -- Eau Claire Middle School, April 23, 1982
Folder 30: Supplemental Order – Special Education Payments, Title I Payments, Special Master, Transportation, Achievement, May 26, 1982
Folder 31: Ex Parte Temporary Order -- Summer Transportation, June 21, 1982
Folder 32: Order -- Calendar, August 31, 1982
Folder 33: Order – Coloma Layoffs, October 1982
Folder 34: Supplemental Opinion and Order -- School Sales, Transportation Costs, Title I, Special Education, Magnet Programs, October 28, 1982
Folder 35: Supplemental Transportation Order -- Transportation, January 13, 1983
Folder 36: Order – Fees and Expenses, Herbert Norder, April 28, 1983
Folder 37: Supplemental Opinion and Order – State of Michigan’s Motion to Vacate,
Transportation Costs, Transportation Plan, Magnet School Committee, Wayne State Computer Costs, May 13, 1983
Folder 38: Order – Fees and Expenses, Herbert Norder, June 14, 1983
Folder 39: Order – Fees and Expenses, Wayne State University, August 23, 1983
Folder 40: Order – Payment of Computer Expert Fees, Herbert Norder, December 6, 1983
Folder 41: Order – Fees and Expenses, Wayne State University, December 12, 1983
Folder 42: Order – Fees and Expenses, Herbert Norder, January 19, 1984
Folder 43: Order – Fees and Expenses, Herbert Norder, April 6, 1984
Folder 44: Order -- Magnet Money, April 11, 1984
Folder 45: Order – Eau Claire Transport, June 29, 1984
Folder 46: Order – Fees and Expenses, Wayne State University, July 16, 1984
Folder 47: Order – Fees and Expenses, R. Radio, July 29, 1984
Folder 48: Order -- Comer Model – Money, August 9, 1984
Folder 49: Supplemental Remedial Order -- Transportation Coordinator, August 29, 1984
Folder 50: Order -- Attorney Fees, November 20, 1984
Folder 51: Order – Fees and Expenses, James P.  Comer, December 3, 1984

Box 5 (court documents continued)

Folder 1: Order -- Attorney Fees, January 11, 1985
Folder 2: Order -- Michigan Education Association / Coloma Layoffs, January 21, 1985
Folder 3: Order – Regarding Chapter I Funds, July 11, 1985
Folder 4: Order – Regarding Berrien County Intermediate School District Petition for Clarification, August 9, 1985
Folder 5: Order -- Berrien County Intermediate School District Petition for Clarification Moot, February 21, 1986
Folder 6: Order -- Morris Thompson Rehire Moot, February 21, 1986
Folder 7: Opinion -- Granting Attorney Fees and Costs, July 30, 1986
Folder 8: Order -- Calendar – Martin Luther King Day, September 5, 1986
Folder 9: Order -- NAACP Motion for Admittance Granted, November 12, 1986
Folder 10: Order -- Layoff of Black Teachers Moot, November 19, 1986
Folder 11: Order -- Calendar, December 13, 1986
Folder 12: Opinion -- Denying NAACP-SCF’s Petition for Reconsideration of Award of Attorney Fees, February 9, 1987
Folder 13: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, January 1, 1986 – February 18, 1987
Folder 14: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, October 13, 1987
Folder 15: Order -- Comer Model, October 23, 1987
Folder 16: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee February 27, 1987 – March 20, 1988
Folder 17: Order – Appointing Janice I.  Sodos as Court Expert, May 6, 1988
Folder 18: Order – Regarding Berrien County Intermediate School District Transportation Coordinator, May 6, 1988
Folder 19: Order – Regarding Berrien County Intermediate School District Telecommunications Program, May 18, 1988
Folder 20: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I. Sodos, November 17, 1988
Folder 21: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Eddie J. Moore, November 21, 1988
Folder 22: Stipulation and Order Substituting Counsel of Record, December 1988
Folder 23: Order -- Berrien County Intermediate School District Vocational Tech, January 22, 1989
Folder 24: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, March 21, 1988 – February 20, 1989
Folder 25: Order – Regarding Transfer of Chapter I Funds, May 1, 1989
Folder 26: Fees and Expenses, Janice I. Sodos, November 28, 1988 – May 2, 1989
Folder 27: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos, May 22, 1989
Folder 28: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, August 31, 1989
Folder 29: Chapter I Funds, September 9, 1989
Folder 30: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos, September 28, 1989
Folder 31: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee February 22, 1989 – December 31, 1989
Folder 32: Order – Eau Claire Motion Moot, January 18, 1990
Folder 33: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos, April 27, 1990
Folder 34: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos, July 5, 1990
Folder 35: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, April 21, 1990 – December 31, 1990
Folder 36: Order -- Regarding Chapter I Funds, August 16, 1990
Folder 37: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos, January 8, 1991
Folder 38: Order -- Status Conference, July 18, 1991
Folder 39: Order – Continuing Appointment of Janice I.  Sodos as Court Expert, July 22, 1991
Folder 40: Order – Setting Deadlines for Motions for Unitary Status, August 18, 1991
Folder 41: Brief of Michigan Education Association in Response to Defendants’ Motions for Declaration of Unitary Status, October 15, 1991
Folder 42: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, January 1, 1991 – October 31, 1991
Folder 43: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos, November 25, 1991
Folder 44: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, November 1, 1991 – December 31, 1992
Folder 45: Order -- Section 21 of the Michigan State School Aid Act, 1992
Folder 46: Order -- Continuing Appointment of Janice I. Sodos as Court Expert, May 10, 1993
Folder 47: Restraining Order -- Barbara Whitfield, May 13, 1993
Folder 48: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, January 1, 1993 – July 31, 1993
Folder 49: Order -- Community Education Council Fiscal, September 21, 1993
Folder 50: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos, November 22, 1993
Folder 51: Order -- Motions Dismissed, December 3, 1993
Folder 52: Order – Continuing Appointment of Janice I. Sodos as Court Expert, May 26, 1994
Folder 53: Supplemental Memo of Eau Claire Regarding Joint Motion Concerning Incentive Grant Payments, June 7, 1994
Folder 54: Certificate of Service – LuAnn Haldy, June 7, 1994
Folder 55: Stipulation – Between Defendants Coloma Community Schools, Eau Claire School District and State of Michigan Regarding Social Security and Medicare Reimbursements and Payments for 1992-93 and 1993-94 and Inclusion for 1994-95 Basic Foundation Allowance Purposes, June 9, 1994
Folder 56: Opinion – Regarding Motion Concerning Incentive Grant Monies, June 23, 1994
Folder 57: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, August 1, 1993 – November 14, 1994

Box 6 (court documents continued)

Folder 1: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, November 15, 1994 – March 12, 1995
Folder 2: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, March 13, 1995 – August 18, 1995
Folder 3: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, August 19, 1995 – October 19, 1995
Folder 4: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, November 15, 1994 – October 19, 1995
Folder 5: Order – Fees and Expenses, Janice I.  Sodos August 16, 1995-January 26, 1996
Folder 6: Order – Continuing Appointment of Janice I. Sodos as Court Expert, February 1, 1996
Folder 7: Joint Motion for Tentative Court Approval, March 27, 29, 1996
Folder 8: Certificate of Service – Timothy P. Gladney, March 29, 1996
Folder 9: Notice of Hearing, March 29, 1996
Folder 10: Order – Countryside Charter School, April 5, 1996
Folder 11: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, October 20, 1995-April 20, 1996
Folder 12: Order - Countryside Charter School, April 23, 1996
Folder 13: Order – Settlement Agreement, May 8, 1996
Folder 14: Order – Fairness Hearing, June 3, 1996
Folder 15: Order – Benton Harbor Area School District Parent Input Forms, June 6, 1996
Folder 16: Opinion Regarding Motion for Approval of Proposed Settlement, June 27, 1996
Folder 17:  Appeals – Notice of Appeal, July 26, 1996
Folder 18: Order – Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, August 2, 1996
Folder 19: Appeals – Notice of Appeal, August 6, 1996
Folder 20: Appeals – Notice of Appeal, August 7, 1996
Folder 21: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, April 21, 1996-August 13, 1996
Folder 22: Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, October 20, 1995 – August 26, 1996
Folder 23: Order – Joint Motion for Approval of Stipulation to Modify May 1, 1981 Remedial Order, September 16, 1996
Folder 24: Opinion – Modifications to State Funding / May 1, 1981 Remedial Order Approved, September 30, 1996
Folder 25: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, August 27, 1996-December 31, 1996
Folder 26: Court Notices 1996-97
Folder 27: Order – Magnet Schools 1996
Folder 28: Order - Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Substitution of Class Representatives to Appoint Next Friends for Infant Plaintiffs, January 29, 1997
Folder 29: Order – Granting Petition to Permit Funding of Countryside Charter School, April 29, 1997
Folder 30: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, January 1, 1997-April 30, 1997
Folder 31: Order - Denying Defendants’ Motion for Extension of Time, December 3, 1997
Folder 32: Order – Plaintiff’s Motion for Consultant Fees Vacated, December 16, 1997
Folder 33: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, May 1, 1997-December 31, 1997
Folder 34: Order – Fees and Expenses, Dr. Michael J.  Stolee, January 1, 1998-August 12, 1998
Folder 35: Order - To Show Cause, September 14, 1999
Folder 36: Stipulation – Berrien County Intermediate School District, October 1, 1999
Folder 37: Opinion Re Various Motions, October 8, 1999
Folder 38: Order – Informal Conference, November 10, 1999
Folder 39: Order – Educational Options Academy, December 28, 1999
Folder 40: Appeals – Miscellaneous
Folder 41: Proposed Order - Berrien County Vocational Technology Education Program [n.d.]

Box 7

Benton Harbor

Folder 1: Acceptance Forms 1996-97
Folder 2: Annual Desegregation Report 1982-83
Folder 3: Annual Desegregation Report 1983-84
Folder 4: Annual Desegregation Report 1984-85
Folder 5: Annual Desegregation Report 1985-86
Folder 6: Annual Desegregation Report 1986-87
Folder 7: Annual Desegregation Report 1988-89
Folder 8: Annual Desegregation Report 1989-90
Folder 9: Annual Desegregation Report 1990-91
Folder 10: Annual Desegregation Report 1991-92
Folder 11: Annual Desegregation Report 1992-93
Folder 12: Annual Desegregation Report 1993-94
Folder 13: Annual Desegregation Report 1995-96

 Box 8

Folder 1: Annual Desegregation Report 1996-97
Folder 2: Benton Harbor Case, Schedule of 1991-92 Payments
Folder 3: Benton Harbor High School Report, February 8, 1996
Folder 4: Case History 1980-1998
Folder 5: Correspondence 1992
Folder 6: Correspondence 1995-96
Folder 7: Countryside Charter School 1996-97
Folder 8: Creative Arts Academy 1985-87
Folder 9: Expense Advances 1994
Folder 10: Financial Report, June 30, 1994
Folder 11: Financial Report, June 30, 1995
Folder 12: Financial Report, June 30, 1996
Folder 13: Financial Report, June 30, 1997
Folder 14: Incident Reports 1996
Folder 15: IRS Notice of Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income, May 1, 1995
Folder 16: A Proposed Evaluation Design for Evaluating the Court’s Desegregation Plan in Benton Harbor, December 17, 1986

Box 9

Coloma

Folder 1: Annual Desegregation Report 1981-82
Folder 2: Annual Desegregation Report 1982-83
Folder 3: Annual Desegregation Report 1983-84
Folder 4: Annual Desegregation Report 1984-85
Folder 5: Annual Desegregation Report 1985-86
Folder 6: Annual Desegregation Report 1986-87
Folder 7: Annual Desegregation Report 1988-89
Folder 8: Annual Desegregation Report 1989-90
Folder 9: Annual Desegregation Report 1990-91
Folder 10: Annual Desegregation Report 1991-92
Folder 11: Annual Desegregation Report 1992-93
Folder 12: Annual Desegregation Report 1993-94
Folder 13: Annual Desegregation Report 1994-95
Folder 14: Annual Desegregation Report 1995-96
Folder 15: Annual Desegregation Report 1996-97

Box 10

Folder 1: Admin. Questionnaire 1989
Folder 2: Athletic Handbook 1990
Folder 3: Bidding 1982
Folder 4: Board of Education Meeting, May 14, 1990
Folder 6: Coloma Education Association 1987-88
Folder 7: Correspondence 1981 I
Folder 8: Correspondence 1981 II
Folder 9: Correspondence 1982
Folder 10: Correspondence 1983
Folder 11: Correspondence 1984
Folder 12: Correspondence 1985
Folder 13: Correspondence 1986
Folder 14: Correspondence 1987
Folder 15: Correspondence 1988
Folder 16: Correspondence 1989
Folder 17: Correspondence 1990
Folder 18: Correspondence 1991
Folder 19: Correspondence 1992
Folder 20: Correspondence 1993
Folder 21: Correspondence 1994
Folder 22: Correspondence 1995
Folder 23: Correspondence 1996
Folder 24: Correspondence 1997
Folder 25: Correspondence 1999
Folder 26: Desegregation / Human Relations Training Program
Folder 27: Early Child Program for “at-risk” Children 1988
Folder 28: Enrollment Report, April 1996
Folder 29: Exception / Transfer Requests
Folder 30: Expulsions 1992
Folder 31: High School Accreditation 1989
Folder 32: Incident Reports 1996

Box 11

Folder 1: Legal Residence for Public School Membership Completed Forms 1997
Folder 2: Meeting Notes Regarding Track Coach Resignation 1992
Folder 3: On-campus Suspension Center Closing and Remodel 1989-90
Folder 4: Proposed Calendar 1991-92
Folder 5: Proposed Calendar 1992-93
Folder 6: Proposed Calendar 1995-96
Folder 7: Proposed Calendar 1997-98
Folder 8: Resolution: Coloma Community Schools, June 30, 1989
Folder 9: Survey to Determine Impact of Attendance Reduction Factor on Resident and Transfer Students, October 29, 1991
Folder 10: Suspension Report 1984-85
Folder 11: Suspension Report 1985-86
Folder 12: Suspension Report 1986-87
Folder 13: Suspension Report 1987-88
Folder 14: Suspension Report 1988-89
Folder 15: Suspension Report 1989-90
Folder 16: Suspension Report 1990-91
Folder 17: Suspension Report 1991-92
Folder 18: Suspension Report 1992-93
Folder 19: Suspension Report 1993-94
Folder 20: Suspension Report 1994-95
Folder 21: Suspension Report 1995-96
Folder 22: Suspension Report 1996-97
Folder 23: Suspension Report 1997-98
Folder 24: Teacher Hiring and Reassignment and Affirmative Action Goals for Faculty and Staff, September 21, 1981
Folder 25: Washington Elementary Staff Concerns 1990

Box 12

Eau Claire

Folder 1: Annual Desegregation Report 1981-82
Folder 2: Annual Desegregation Report 1983-84
Folder 3: Annual Desegregation Report 1984-85
Folder 4: Annual Desegregation Report 1985-86
Folder 5: Annual Desegregation Report 1986-87
Folder 6: Annual Desegregation Report 1988-89
Folder 7: Annual Desegregation Report 1989-90
Folder 8: Annual Desegregation Report 1990-91
Folder 9: Annual Desegregation Report 1991-92
Folder 10: Annual Desegregation Report 1994-95
Folder 11: Annual Desegregation Report 1995-96
Folder 12: Annual Desegregation Report 1996-97
Folder 13: Correspondence 1981
Folder 14: Correspondence 1982
Folder 15: Correspondence 1983
Folder 16: Correspondence 1985
Folder 17: Correspondence 1986
Folder 18: Correspondence 1987
Folder 19: Correspondence 1988
Folder 20: Correspondence 1989
Folder 21: Correspondence 1990
Folder 22: Correspondence 1991
Folder 23: Correspondence 1992
Folder 24: Correspondence 1993
Folder 25: Correspondence 1994
Folder 26: Correspondence 1995
Folder 27: Correspondence 1996
Folder 28: Correspondence 1997
Folder 29: Correspondence 1998
Folder 30: Enrollment Report, April 1996
Folder 31: ECHS Academic Probation Policy Proposal, February 22, 1995
Folder 32: In-School Suspension Program Guidelines 1985
Folder 33: Proposed Calendar 1997-98
Folder 34: Special Board Meeting, May 5, 1994
Folder 35: Suspensions 1985-86
Folder 36: Suspensions 1986-87
Folder 37: Suspensions 1987-88
Folder 38: Suspensions 1990-91
Folder 39: Teacher Hiring and Reassignment and Affirmative Action Goals for Faculty and Staff 1981

Box 13

Community Education Council

Folder 1: CEC Appointments, April 30, 1997
Folder 2: CEC Alternative Education Program 1996-97
Folder 3: CEC Budget 1992-97
Folder 4: CEC Career Pathway 1997
Folder 5: CEC Correspondence 1986, 1989, 1991-97
Folder 6: CEC Fairness Response Forms 1996
Folder 7: CEC Information Sheets 1996
Folder 8: CEC List of Benton Harbor Plaintiffs, August 14, 1996
Folder 9: CEC Meeting Minutes and Agendas 1994-96
Folder 10: CEC Members 1995-96
Folder 11: CEC Questionnaire [n.d.]
Folder 12: CEC Time and Effort Logs 1996-97

Box 14

Superintendents Council (formerly the Magnet Programs Committee)

Folder 1: Superintendents Council 1981
Folder 2: Superintendents Council 1982
Folder 3: Superintendents Council 1983
Folder 4: Superintendents Council 1984
Folder 5: Superintendents Council 1985
Folder 6: Superintendents Council 1986
Folder 7: Superintendents Council 1987
Folder 8: Superintendents Council 1988
Folder 9: Superintendents Council 1989
Folder 10: Superintendents Council 1990
Folder 11: Superintendents Council 1991
Folder 12: Superintendents Council 1992
Folder 13: Superintendents Council 1993
Folder 14: Superintendents Council 1994
Folder 15: Superintendents Council 1995
Folder 16: Superintendents Council 1996
Folder 17: Superintendents Council 1997
Folder 18: Superintendents Council 1998
Folder 19: Superintendents Council 1999

Box 15

Michael J. Stolee Correspondence

Folder 1: Michael J. Stolee from Parents / Residents 1989-98
Folder 2: Michael J. Stolee from School Superintendents 1986-87
Folder 3: Michael J. Stolee to Attorneys 1989-96
Folder 4: Michael J. Stolee to Central Michigan University 1995
Folder 5: Michael J. Stolee to Community Education Council 1989-95
Folder 6: Michael J. Stolee to Judge Douglas W. Hillman 1981-96
Folder 7: Michael J. Stolee to Parents 1984-96
Folder 8: Michael J. Stolee to School Superintendents 1981-89
Folder 9: Michael J. Stolee to School Superintendents 1990-97
Folder 10: Michael J. Stolee Miscellaneous

Judge Hillman Correspondence

Folder 11: Judge Hillman from Parents / Residents 1981, 1996-97
Folder 12: Judge Hillman to Attorneys 1995-97
Folder 13: Judge Hillman to Community Education Council 1996-97
Folder 14: Judge Hillman to Michael J. Stolee 1987, 1994-98
Folder 15: Judge Hillman to Parents / Residents 1996-97
Folder 16: Judge Hillman to School Superintendents 1984, 1994, 1997-98
Folder 17: From Judge Hillman Miscellaneous
Folder 18: To Judge Hillman Miscellaneous

Janice I. Sodos Correspondence

Folder 19: Janice I. Sodos 1988
Folder 20: Janice I. Sodos 1989
Folder 21: Janice I. Sodos 1990
Folder 22: Janice I. Sodos 1993

Box 16

Attorney Correspondence

Folder 1: Dykema Gossett Law Office 1996
Folder 2: Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General 1981-85, 1990-97
Folder 3: (Hartwig,) Crow and Jones Law Offices 1990-95
Folder 4: Herbert Norder and Associates 1981-84
Folder 5: Riley and Roumell Attorneys and Counselors at Law 1989-94
Folder 6: Riley and Roumell Attorneys and Counselors at Law 1995-99
Folder 7: Thrun, Maatsch and Nordberg, P.C. Attorneys and Counselors at Law 1989, 1991, 1995-97
Folder 8: Timothy Gladney, Attorney at Law 1995
Folder 9: Warner, Norcross, and Judd Attorneys at Law 1989, 1997
Folder 10: White, Przybylowicz, Schneider, and Baird, PC. Attorneys at Law 1988, 1991-96
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Attorneys

Other Correspondence

Folder 12: Educational Options Academy Charter 1995-97
Folder 13: Michigan Education Association 1988-97
Folder 14: Michigan State University 1986-88
Folder 15: NAACP 1984-96
Folder 16: State of Michigan Department of Education 1981-89
Folder 17: State of Michigan Department of Education 1990-97

Box 17

General Michigan Materials

Folder 1: Attorneys’ Meeting, May 10, 1990
Folder 2: Calendar – Benton Harbor, Coloma, and Eau Claire School Districts 1988-89
Folder 3: Calendar – Benton Harbor, Coloma, and Eau Claire School Districts 1989-90
Folder 4: Chapter I Funds 1986-90
Folder 5: Handwritten Notes [n.d.]
Folder 6: Inter-district Transfers, September 27, 1996
Folder 7: Long-Range Planning Committee for Berry, et al v. Benton Harbor, et al 1990-91
Folder 8: Magnet Schools 1995-96
Folder 9: Memos to Students and Parents of Benton Harbor, Coloma, and Eau Claire Schools 1995
Folder 10: News Clippings 1990-98
Folder 11: Photo – Jim Turner, Mike, and Judge Hillman [n.d.]
Folder 12: Principal Questionnaires, April 26, 1985
Folder 13: Public Act 25: The Quality of Education Package, Michigan State Board of Education, August 1990
Folder 14: Section 27 / 25 Funds 1990
Folder 15: Student Attendance Policy, November 1990
Folder 16: Students’ Rights and Responsibilities in Michigan 1982

Box 18

Subseries N: Minnesota

Folder 1: Minneapolis 1972
Folder 2: Minneapolis News Clippings 1972, 1982

Subseries O: Mississippi

Folder 3: Cleveland – Fees and Expenses 1989
Folder 4: Lawrence County 1985, 1987
Folder 5: Natchez 1988-89
Folder 6: Natchez Deposition, January 25, 1989
Folder 7: Natchez Desegregation Plan 1989
Folder 8: Natchez Telephone Deposition, May 9, 1989

Subseries P: Missouri

Folder 9: Kansas City 1976, 1996-98
Folder 10: Kansas City News Clippings 1976
Folder 11: Saint Louis Desegregation 1977, 1982
Folder 12: Saint Louis News Clippings 1977, 1984

Subseries Q: North Carolina

Folder 13: Charlotte 1991-99
Folder 14: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Plan, January 1992
Folder 15: Charlotte News Clippings 1992
Folder 16: Recommendations for Pupil Assignment Plan, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, October 1993
Folder 17: Student Assignment Plan, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, March 1992
Folder 18: Student Assignment Plan - Five-year plan, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, February 1992
Folder 19: Raleigh 1976-79
Folder 20: Raleigh News Clippings 1977
Folder 21: Rocky Mount 1990-91

Box 19

Subseries R: Ohio

Folder 1: Columbus 1977-81

Subseries S: Pennsylvania

Folder 2: Philadelphia 1972-75

Subseries T: South Carolina

Folder 3: Florence 1994

Subseries U: Tennessee

Folder 4: Chattanooga 1973
Folder 5: Jackson 1999-2001
Folder 6: Jackson 1998-2001
Folder 7: Jackson – Fees and Expenses 1988-90
Folder 8: Jackson Madison County School System “Vision for the Future” 1999
Folder 9: Jackson -- News Clippings 1997
Folder 10: Jackson – Transcripts 2000 I
Folder 11: Jackson – Transcripts 2000 II
Folder 12: Knoxville [1972, 1991]
Folder 13: Knoxville -- News Clippings 1991
Folder 14: Nashville 1996-98

Subseries V: Texas

Folder 15: Austin 1989
Folder 16: Austin -- Testimony 1990
Folder 17: Beaumont 1981
Folder 18: Dallas 1978-81

Subseries W: Virginia

Folder 19: Lynchburg – News Clippings 1970
Folder 20: Newport News 1994
Folder 21: Norfolk – News Clippings 1969-71 
Folder 22: Richmond 1970-72
Folder 23: Roanoke – News Clippings 1970

Box 20

Subseries X: Washington

Folder 1: Seattle News Clippings 1979, 1989

Subseries Y: Wisconsin

Folder 2: Burlington Deposition 1985
Folder 3: Florence – Fees and Expenses 1995-96
Folder 4: Green Bay Catholic 1994
Folder 5: Milwaukee 1984-86, 1996
Folder 6: Milwaukee Deposition 1986 I
Folder 7: Milwaukee Deposition 1986 II
Folder 8: Milwaukee News Clippings 1975-1988
Folder 9: Milwaukee – “Racial Desegregation in the Milwaukee Public Schools” by Michael J. Stolee [n.d.]
Folder 10: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 32
Folder 11: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 33
Folder 12: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 34

 Box 21

Folder 1: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 35
Folder 2: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 36
Folder 3: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 37
Folder 4: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 38
Folder 5: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 39

Box 22

Folder 1: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 40
Folder 2: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 41
Folder 3: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 42
Folder 4: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 43
Folder 5: Milwaukee Testimony: Volume 44

Box 23

Series IV: Other Media

Sub-series A: Floppy Discs

8 Computer Floppy Disks

Disk 1: Kansas City
Disk 2: Kansas City 2
Disk 3: Benton Harbor
Disk 4: Calendars by Case
Disk 5: Case Histories Copy
Disk 6: Case Histories (back-up)
Disk 7: Cases
Disk 8: Cases (back-up)

Box 24

Sub-series B: Court Sketches

Three court artist’s sketches of Stolee testifying in an undisclosed court

Sub-series C: Posters

Poster 1: School Masters Kiwanis Luncheon, Atlantic City, NJ, February 25, 1974

 

Revised 1/29/10