William J. Norton papers 1906-1987 1916-1972


William J. Norton papers 1906-1987 1916-1972

Detroit, Michigan, social worker, executive vice president of the Children's Fund of Michigan, and chairman of various relief commissions during the depression. Materials relating to his welfare activities, his interests in mental health and the work of the American Red Cross, and his general interest in the field of social work; also papers detailing his activities with the Detroit Prismatic Club; essays concerning the legislation of prohibition in Michigan; and photographs and sound recordings.

4 linear feet and 1 outsize folder



SNAC Resource ID: 6389417

Bentley Historical Library

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