The Helen Graves collection is organized in a series of topical files in five major areas: I includes material from the Canadian Political Internships in both Toronto and Ottawa, with the bulk of the collection concerning the Ottawa Internships; II includes material on the Washington, D.C.-internships; III includes directories from the internship programs, 1973-1994; IV includes speeches and writings; V includes framed material. The collection and each segment is arranged approximately in chronological order. In general, the original folders were kept, as Dr. Graves often made notes on them.
Topical Files: I: (Boxes 1-7): Material on the Ottawa Internships with the government of Canada; See Box 2 for photographs; see Box 3 for material on the Toronto Internships; Box 7 includes audiotapes, videotapes, and slides.
Topical Files: II: (Box 8): Material on the Washington, D.C. internships
Topical Files: III: (Boxes 9-10): Directories of interns and placements
Topical Files: IV (Boxes 11 and 12): This series includes Dr. Graves’ speeches, papers presented at conferences, and publications. It also includes Dr. Graves’ dissertation “New Detroit Committee/New Detroit, Incorporated: A Case Study of an Urban Coalition, 1967-1975” (Box 11). It also includes an extensive vita ca. 1994 (Box 12).
Topical Files: V includes a framed commendation, with several signatures on the matting, from the Canadian House of Commons, dated June 9, 1993, honoring Dr. Graves for her work in fostering Canadian-American understanding through the internship programs.
Box 1: Topical Files: Ottawa Internships, 1977-1994
Box 2: Topical Files: Ottawa Internships, 1983-2002
Box 3: Topical Files: Ottawa Internships, 2001
Box 4: Topical Files: Ottawa Internships, 1986-2006
Box 5: Topical Files: Ottawa Internships, 1996-2006
Box 6: Topical Files: Ottawa Internships, 1992-1996
Box 7: Topical Files: Ottawa Internships, 1989-1996
Box 8: Topical Files: Washington, D.C., Internships, 1977-2005
Box 9: Topical Files: Directories, 1977-2003
Box 10: Topical Files: Directories, 1980-1994
Box 11: Topical Files: Speeches and Writings, 1967-1981
Box 12: Topical Files: Speeches and Writings, 1970, 1986-2002
Item 1: Topical Files: Commendation, 1993