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UAW Community Relations Department: Mildred Jeffrey Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001575
Ms. Jeffrey's papers reflect her work with the UAW and her interests in community affairs.

Important subjects covered in the collection are: Consumerism Equal Opportunity—Blacks Equal Opportunity—Women Fair Employment Practices Women's Rights Youth

Abbreviations used in this Collection: ABM - Anti Ballistic Missile System HMO - Health Maintenance Organization MCLH - Michigan Committee on Law and Housing MIRV - Multiple Independentley Target able Re-entry Vehicle
Part 1: Series 1: Office Files, A-Z, 1944-1966 Clippings, correspondence, minutes, notes, radio and television broadcast typescripts and publications pertaining to UAW involvement in community affairs and with community organizations particularly in the Detroit area. Emphasis on the establishment and promotion of UAW radio stations WCUP in Cleveland and WDET in Detroit from the mid-1940's to the early 1950's.
Part 2: Series 2: Office Files, A-Z, 1951-1974 Clippings, correspondence, minutes, notes, publications and reports pertaining to the UAW involvement in community affairs and with community organizations particularly in the Detroit area. Emphasis on consum erism, equal opportunity, women's rights and youth.

Dates

  • 1944 - 1974

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

22.5 Linear Feet (45 MB)

Abstract

Subjects include: women’s rights; civil rights; consumer protection; Detroit youth programs

History

Mildred Jeffrey was born in Alton, Iowa on December 29, 1911. After attending the University of Minnesota, she received a Master's degree in 1934 from the Department of Social Economy and Social Research at Bryn Mawr. She became an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America after she received her Master's degree. She then became educational director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers. In 1940, Ms. Jeffrey Joined the NAACP. In 1944 she came to Detroit with her family and served as the director of the UAW Women's Department until 1949. From 1949 until 1954, she was a staff member in the UAW Radio and TV Department. She directed the UAW Community Relations Department from 1954 until 1968. Her last position with the UAW was as the coordinator of the Consumer epartment which she began in 1968. Ms. Jeffrey retired from the UAW in 1976.

Mildred Jeffrey's activities in the Democratic Party led to a position in the Michigan Democratic Party's State Central Committee. She was also active in furthering the rights and interests of women.

Arrangement

Part 1: Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-19). Folders are arranged alphabetically.
Part 2: Arranged in 1 series - Series 2 (Boxes 20-45) Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

Part I: The papers in Part 1 of the UAW Community Relations: Mildred Jeffrey Collection were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1979.
Part II: The papers in Part 2 were placed in the Archives in January of 1976.

Transfers

Approximately eight (8) photographs relating to the UAW have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection. Several pamphlets and newspapers concerned with labor and farm workers are available in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Part 1: Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in June 1981.
Part 2: Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in December 1984.
Title
Guide to the UAW Community Relations Department: Mildred Jeffrey Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1981-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 1984-12: Part 2 was processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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