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Michigan Labor History Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000847
This collection consists of materials generated by the Michigan Labor History Society including its constitution and bylaws, advertising materials for events such as the Annual Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon and website and research materials. The largest portion of the collection consists of records generated by the Michigan Labor Legacy Project, including fundraising materials, financial records, building contracts, media coverage, artist submissions, and numerous photographs.
Series Description: Series 1: Michigan Labor History Society Files, 1981-2013 Series 2: Michigan Labor Legacy Project Files and Photos, 2000-2005 Series 3: Digital Files, 2000-2011

Dates

  • 1981 - 2013
  • Majority of material found within 2000 - 2004

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

5 Linear Feet (2 MB, 3 SB, 1 OS)

193.2 Megabytes (9 Folders)

Abstract

The Michigan Labor History Society, founded in 1977, is a local organization committed to fostering interest, understanding, and research regarding the contributions of the working men and women of Michigan. This collection consists of records relating to MLHS research, events, and commemorative efforts, with the bulk of the records pertaining to the Michigan Labor Legacy Project, an art installation commemorating worker contributions to Detroit and Michigan.

History

The Michigan Labor History Society, founded in 1977, is a local organization committed to fostering interest, understanding, and research regarding the contributions of the working men and women of Michigan. To that end the MLHS works to disseminate labor history information, collaborate with Michigan’s archival institutions, and host events and tours to celebrate labor history. One of their most elaborate commemorative endeavors was the Michigan Labor Legacy Project, which led to the organization and creation of the Michigan Labor Legacy landmark in downtown Detroit. "Transcending," the art installation ultimately produced, was donated to the city for it’s 300th birthday as a gift from Michigan’s working men and women, commemorating their many contributions to the city and state.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 3 series - S eries 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Box 2-6), and Series 3 (Digital Files). Folders in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.

Acquisition

Materials were donated to the Reuther Library by the Michigan Labor History Society and Michigan Labor Legacy Projects in 2006, 2011 and 2015.

Related Materials

Related material can be found on the society's website at http://mlhs.wayne.edu

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kris Kniffen on April 19, 2016.
Title
Guide to the Michigan Labor History Society Records
Status
in_progress
Author
Processed by Kris Kniffen.
Date
2016-04-19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA