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A.G. and Marie Mezerik Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000476
Their papers include a portion of a manuscript describing A. G. Mezerik’s life growing up in Detroit, Michigan during the years of 1912-1920 and a scrapbook on the Black Legion Citizens Committee; Aid the Spanish Republic and China Aid committees; and the Conference for the Protection of Civil Rights (1937-38).

Important Subjects: Civil rights--Michigan Civil Rights Federation

Dates

  • 1935 - 1985
  • 1937 - 1938

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Box 2 contains the original scrapbook. Access at discretion of Reference Archivist.

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

A. G. Mezerik and his wife, Marie Hempel Mezerik, worked for the protection of labor and civil rights through the the Conference for the Protection of Civil Rights. Mr. Mezerik was the steering committee chair and Marie Hempel was the secretary of the CPCR in the 1930s. The organization was active in the early days of the UAW, supporting strikes and demonstrations, and also involved with aid to the Spanish Republic and aid to China, as well as fighting the Black Legion. The papers include a portion of a manuscript describing A. G. Mezerik’s life growing up in Detroit during the years 1912-1920 and a scrapbook of CPCR materials.

History

A. G. Mezerik and his wife Marie Hempel Mezerik worked for the protection of civil rights. Mr. Mezerik was active in the early days of the UAW and also headed the Aid the Spanish Republic and China Aid committees.

Arrangement

Folders (or items) are listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Mr. and Mrs. Mezerik donated their papers to the Reuther Library in the early 1970s.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Maureen Simari on April 6, 2010.
Title
Guide to the A.G. and Marie Mezerik Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by A.G. and Marie Mezerik Papers
Date
2010-04-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA