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Ralph Bonner papers

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Identifier: UA-17.486

Scope and Contents

The collecion consists of the speech The Continuing Quest for Professionalism in Law Enforcement given by Ralph Bonner at the Michigan State Police recruit school graduation on May 18, 1977.


  • Creation: 1977

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

Ralph W. Bonner was born on October 15, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio. He recieved his BA degree in 1954 from Elmhurst College and a MSW degree in 1961 from Ohio State. He recieved a PhD from MSU in 1977. From 1965-1968 he was the executive director of the Greater Lansing Urban League and from 1968 to 1977 he was the Urban Programs Officer for the Michigan Department of Highways. He came to MSU in 1977 to serve as the Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Relations. In 1981 he also became a adjunct professor in the Department of Crimal Justice. Bonner retired in January 2000.


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Copyright: Undetermined Property Rights: Michigan State University.

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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US