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Lily Lampinen Papers

Identifier: UP000836

Scope and Content

The collection focuses on the important social and political issues of the decade of the 1960s, primarily civil rights for minorities and, to a lesser extent, the anti-war movement. Included are materials from organizations active both locally and throughout the United States. The increasing political power of blacks is documented in the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Black Panther Party.

The papers of Ms. Lampinen reflect her personal interest in a variety of social and political issues, particularly civil rights for minorities.

Important subjects: Civil Rights Political Radicalism

Important correspondents: Grace Chin Lee Martin Glaberman

Series Description: Series I, Civil Rights and Discrimination, 1960-1975, Box 1: Correspondence, reports, newsletters and other materials relating to civil rights and discrimination. There are some items concerning the Detroit Federation of Teachers.


  • 1960 - 1975
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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


.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)


The papers of Lily Lampinen reflect her personal interest in a variety of important social and political issues, particularly civil rights for minorities.

Arrangement of the Records

Arranged in 1 series - Series 1 (Box 1). Folders arranged alphabetically.


The papers of Lily Lampinen were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1977 by Ms. Lampinen.


Two lapel buttons and an AFT delegate badge have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection. Numerous copies of "Correspondence" and "Illustrated News," both black-oriented newspapers, as well as books and pamphlets on civil rights issues, received with this collection are available in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in December 1984.
Guide to the Lily Lampinen Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA