A new biography chronicles the life and charitable activities of Tracy W. McGregor (1869-1936), who established the McGregor Fund, one of Michigan's first major foundations. The volume chronicles McGregor's civic leadership in Detroit, describes his efforts to support the homeless, and explores his interest in books and libraries. McGregor's activities spanned periods of industrial growth in Detroit, as well as economic decline, as workers began to experience the effects of the Great Depression.
Professor of history Philip P. Mason examined the archives at Wayne State University and other institutions for this detailed biography. Click here for a brief profile of McGregor and a listing of the materials that can be found in the archives.
Humanitarian, Philanthropist, and Detroit Civic Leader and other biographical works in our collection can be found by searching the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature.