Scope and Content

The Greater Cleveland Project Records, 1976-1981, consist primarily of correspondence, budgets, funding proposals and legal briefs relating to the desegregation case of Reed v. Rhodes.

This collection is of value to researchers interested in public school desegregation nationally and, in the specific case of Reed v. Rhodes, in Cleveland, Ohio. This case, which was not settled until 1994, illustrates the difficulties that courts and citizens had commencing and continuing the integration of America's public schools. Also of note are materials concerning the court-ordered formation of the Office on School Monitoring and Community Relations and materials relating to school busing.