Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Milton Greenberg

Second Advisor

Dr. T. F. Thompson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Purpose and Scope

It is the purpose of this paper to study the impact of federal government aid on Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1962. As a setting for the case study information, the development of federal aid programs as they affect municipal governments in the United States will be explored. The case study approach was selected since the bulk of material now available on the subject deals with the programs as viewed from the National Government level or as applied to the fifty states. Thus the idea of a detailed look at just one city as a recipient of federal aid seemed a useful undertaking.