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William M. Seabron Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000511
Series 1: Personal correspondence, 1935-1970

Series 2: Employment, 1944

Series 3: Public Service, 1945-1962

Series 4: Frontiers Club of America, Pioneers Club of Detroit, 1952-1960

Series 5: Miscellaneous files, 1946-1969

Dates

  • 1935 - 1971
  • Majority of material found within 1948 - 1970

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. 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

3 Linear Feet (6 MB)

Abstract

Correspondence, reports, clippings, resolutions, financial reports, minutes, notes, and speeches collected by Mr. Seabron. He served as the Industrial Relations Secretary for the Minneapolis Urban League from 1944-50; from 1950-56, he was the assistant to the director of the Michigan Fair Employment Practices Commission; from 1962-65, assistant to the director of personnel in the Department of Agriculture. Since 1965 he has been a special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. Additional activities involve civil rights and the Pioneers Club of Detroit. Subjects include fair employment, and the Pioneers Club of Detroit. Major correspondents are John C. Dancy, Orville L. Freeman, Hubert Humphrey, and G. Mennen Williams.

History

William Seabron was born in Chicago on March 23, 1908. He received his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1940. He later attended the University of Michigan. He was the Industrial Relations Secretary for the Minneapolis Urban League from 1944 to 1950, the Assistant to the Director of the Detroit Urban League from 1950 to 1956, the Deputy Director of the Michigan Fair Employment Practices Commission from 1956 to 1962, Assistant to the Director of Personnel in the Department of Agriculture from 1962 to 1965, and since that time has been a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. In addition to his work for the Urban Leagues, Mr. Seabron has been active in all phases of civil rights and was a founding member of the Pioneers Club of Detroit. These papers reflect all phases of his activities.

Arrangement

Arranged in 5 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3), Series 2 (Box 3), Series 3 (Box 3), Series 4 (Boxes 4-5) and Series 5 (Boxes 5-6). Folders are grouped by organization or subject within each series.

Acquisition

The papers of William M. Seabron were placed in the Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs in December of 1971 by Mr. Seabron.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the William M. Seabron Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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