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Peter Eckstein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001997
The material in this collection documents Eckstein’s time serving on different government committees, such as those relating to unemployment and worker’s compensation legislation. There is also some material related to his time working for UAW-CAP and on local, state, and national elections. Some of the folder headings were created by Eckstein and contain abbreviations such as WC for worker’s compensation, UC for unemployment commission or VC for venture capital. These abbreviations have been spelled out in full in the finding aid. Important Subjects: Democratic Party (Mich.) Democratic Party (U.S.) UAW Worker’s compensation AFL-CIO Unemployment Northeast-Midwest Institute (U.S.) Economics Michigan History Detroit (Mich.) Political campaigns

Important Names: Fishman, Sam Fraser, Douglas A. (Douglas Andrew), 1916-2008 Bluestone, Irving Bieber, Owen Blanchard, James J., 1942- Milliken, William G., 1922- Reagan, Ronald Wolpe, Howard Levin, Carl, 1934- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- Engler, John, 1948- Young, Coleman A.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1995
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1986

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

19 Linear Feet (19 SB)

Abstract

Peter Eckstein has been involved with labor unions in the state of Michigan since the 1960s. Eckstein served as the research director for Michigan UAW-CAP; executive director of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs and Economic Development, where he drafted several important pieces of worker’s compensation legislation; and finally as research director of the Michigan AFL-CIO. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Mr. Eckstein also taught economics at several universities and worked on the political campaigns of Carl Levin, Jennifer Granholm and Howard Wolpe. Eckstein retired in 1999 but is still active in various political causes in Michigan.

The material in this collection documents Eckstein’s time serving on different government committees, such as those relating to unemployment and worker’s compensation legislation. There is also some material related to his time working for UAW-CAP and on local, state, and national elections. Some of the folder headings were created by Eckstein and contain abbreviations such as WC for worker’s compensation, UC for unemployment commission or VC for venture capital. These abbreviations have been spelled out in full in the finding aid.

History

Peter Eckstein has been involved with labor unions in the state of Michigan since the 1960s. Eckstein served as the research director for Michigan UAW-CAP; executive director of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs and Economic Development, where he drafted several important pieces of worker’s compensation legislation; and finally as research director of the Michigan AFL-CIO. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Mr. Eckstein also taught economics at several universities and worked on the political campaigns of Carl Levin, Jennifer Granholm and Howard Wolpe. Eckstein retired in 1999 but is still active in various political causes in

Arrangement

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

Acquisition

Acquired by the Reuther in 1997; accessioned by the Reuther in 2008.

Related Materials

Sam Fishman Papers, Douglas A. Fraser Papers, Irving Bluestone Papers, UAW President’s Office: Owen Bieber Records, Coleman Young Papers, UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Department Records, Mel Ravitz Papers part I and II.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by William Dawson on May 14, 2013.
Title
Guide to the Peter Eckstein Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by William Dawson.
Date
2013-05-14
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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