American Federation of Labor
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 13
Abstract Wayne State University Professor of History Philip Mason interviewed labor economist and activist Katherine Pollak Ellickson in 1975. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript, in which she explains the inventory of the papers that she donated to Wayne State University. Topics covered include the women's rights movement and the labor movement, particularly within the AFL-CIO. Also covered is the AFL-CIO merger.
Abstract Miscellaneous labor material including a 1914 copy of the Miners Bulletin, concerned with the copper strike in Calumet, Michigan. Also in the collection is a 1921 letter from Frank X. Martel, head of the Detroit Federation of Labor, discussing a proposal to move Labor Day from September to May.
Abstract Ted Silvey began in the printer's trade before moving up the ranks in the Ohio Congress of Industrial Organizations and joining the national CIO Speakers Bureau in 1944. In that capacity, he lectured at labor union schools, union meetings and conferences, and non-union gatherings. His papers document his public speaking for the CIO as well as his writings, especially those on automation, computer, and industrial technology.