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Enid Eckstein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001194
The Enid Eckstein Collection consists primarily of draft reports, flyers, newsletters, election campaign material, pamphlets and other publications documenting the International Socialists' perspective on political work in the auto plants, UAW rank-and-file militancy and the activities of the Michigan Citizens Party.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1981

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

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

Extent

.75 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

Enid Eckstein was a member of the Detroit District of the International Socialists and worked as an inspector at Chrysler’s Lynch Road Assembly plant. Represented by UAW Local 51, she served as a chief steward and on the local’s Community Services, Women’s and Resolutions Committees. In 1973 she helped form the United Coalition, one of many militant, rank-and-file groups that sprang up in Detroit auto plants in the 1970s, on whose slate she ran unsuccessfully for Trustee in 1975 and for Treasurer in 1978. In the early eighties she sat on the Steering Committee of the Michigan Citizens Party that tried to elect Barry Commoner U.S. President. A feminist, she was also active in the Coalition of Labor Union Women, NOW and the Region 1B Women’s Council. The Enid Eckstein Collection consists primarily of draft reports, flyers, newsletters, election campaign material, pamphlets and other publications documenting the International Socialists’ perspective on political work in the auto plants, UAW rank-and-file militancy and the activities of the Michigan Citizens Party.

History

Enid Eckstein was a member of the Detroit District of the International Socialists and worked as an inspector at Chrysler's Lynch Road Assembly plant. Represented by UAW Local 51, she served as a chief steward and on the local's Community Services, Women's and Resolutions Committees. In 1973 she helped form the United Coalition, one of many militant, rank-and-file groups that sprang up in Detroit auto plants in the 1970s, on whose slate she ran unsuccessfully for Trustee in 1975 and for Treasurer in 1978. In the early eighties she sat on the Steering Committee of the Michigan Citizens Party that tried to elect Barry Commoner U.S. President. A feminist, she was also active in the Coalition of Labor Union Women, NOW and the Region 1B Women's Council.

Arrangement

Materials are listed in the order they appear in the box.

Location

4W-T-1(4)

Acquisition

The papers of Enid Eckstein were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in September of 1984.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in March 1999.
Title
Guide to the Enid Eckstein Papers
Status
completed
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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