Helen Milliken, Address to Eastern Michigan University, Friends of the Library, 1974

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Helen Milliken, Address to Eastern Michigan University, Friends of the Library, 1974

Description

Helen Wallbank Milliken (December 4, 1922 – November 16, 2012) was an American women's rights activist, environmentalist, and former First Lady of Michigan. Milliken, the longest serving First Lady in Michigan's history, served from 1969 to 1983 during the tenure of her husband, former Michigan Governor William Milliken. Milliken was known for her activism on behalf of many causes throughout her life. She was one of Michigan's leading proponents of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution during the 1970s. In this address to the Friends of the Eastern Michigan University Library, Millien expresses her sense of value for the arts in Michigan, exemplified by the art project she spearheaded - the Art Train. Art Train was a traveling art exhibit of all mediums, intended to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Creator

Milliken, Helen

Date Created

1974-04-02

Subject

Art Train; arts and culture; poetry; chamber music; arts funding; Harold Sponberg; William Milliken; Peter B. Fletcher; Friends of the Eastern Michigan Library

Identifier

https://commons.emich.edu/speeches/53

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Copyright to the audio resource and its transcript is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any other format without written permission of the copyright owner, Eastern Michigan University Archives (lib_archives@emich.edu).

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