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Abstract Ann Shafer has lobbied in support of women's issues, including equal pay, sex and employment discrimination, reproductive freedom, and pregnancy disability benefits throughout her career. She began working in 1946 for W.K. Kellogg Company and was active in the American Federation of Grainmillers, retiring in 1983. She has been involved with the Michigan Democratic Party politics, co-founded a chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and was one of the founding members of the...
Dates: 1950 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Abstract Arthur Lederle taught in Detroit Public Schools before entering a legal career, culminating in his tenure as Judge of the Federal District Court for Eastern Michigan. He continued to be involved with education throughout his career. His papers reflect his position in Democratic Party affairs, his interest in court administration and civil procedure, the major case over which he presided and his educational activities.
Dates: 1914 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1960
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 155, Clemens Forsen served on Local 155’s Executive Board and helped charter the Local 155 Credit Union, serving as Vice-President of the Local 155 Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Forsen’s papers reflect his work as a labor activist and in various Michigan Democratic Party organizations.
Dates: 1947 - 1964
Abstract With a background in labor activities and civil rights, Coleman Young captured a Michigan State Senate seat in 1964, representing an east side Detroit district, and rose quickly to leadership posts in the Lansing legislature. Michigan Democrats elected him in 1968 to become the first black member ever to serve on the Democratic National Committee. In 1973, pledging to restore peace between the people and police of Detroit, Coleman Young announced as a candidate for Mayor of Detroit. He defeated...
Dates: 1964 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1993 - 1993
Abstract Garland Lane was a Michigan Democratic State Senator representing Genesee County, where he was an important part of the Appropriations Committee. His papers reflect his Senate activities.
Dates: 1964 - 1974
Abstract James Pyrros had an active career in local, state, and national Democratic politics. He worked on many state congressional campaigns and staffs, for the Detroit Housing Commission, and in the Michigan attorney general's office. His papers reflect his political endeavors and document Michigan Democratic Party politic as well as state and national elections.
Dates: 1943 - 1988
Abstract Joseph Snyder worked for the United Auto Workers as International Representative of St. Clair Shores District, MI, local auditor and negotiator, and Constitutional Delegate from Macomb County, MI. He was also involved in local, county, and Michigan politics, most notably serving three consecutive terms in the Michigan House of Representatives. His papers reflect his latter UAW career as well as his involvement in politics.
Dates: 1958 - 1968
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Dates: 1984-04-13 - 1996-07-25
Abstract Paul Parker worked for the Flint, MI Chevrolet Division of General Motors for forty-one years. During that time he served the United Auto Workers in several capacities and was active in local and state Democratic politics. His papers primarily reflect his activities in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Dates: 1939 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960
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....
Dates: 1967 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1986
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 6-8
Abstract As a member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Prince Moon served as an Executive Board member of the Wayne County American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Nations (AFL-CIO). Mr. Moon served on the staff of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, as Educational Representative of UAW Region 1E, and as Assistant Director of the Black Lake UAW Family Education Center. As an active member of the Michigan Democratic Party,...
Dates: 1974 - 1988
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 13
Abstract Active in Michigan democratic politics, Robert Hodges served on the 1959 Democratic State Central Committee and as a delegate to the 1962 Michigan Constitutional Convention. Mr. Hodges’ papers document the events of the Constitutional Convention.
Abstract Robert Greene was active in Michigan politics and a national advocate for Jewish interests. His papers reflect his forty years as a political activist, taken from his manuscript, "Sidebars."
Dates: 1948 - 1991
Abstract William Palmer was active in Michigan politics, serving three consecutive terms as a state senator of the thirteenth district. His papers reflect his time in office.
Dates: 1932 - 1941; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1937
- Michigan -- Politics and government 13
- Politics, Practical 5
- Detroit (Mich.) 4
- Labor unions 4
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 3
- Flint (Mich.) 2
- Labor 2
- Social history 2
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- City planning 1
- Civil rights 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Detroit -- social conditions 1
- Economics 1
- Education 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Housing 1
- Jews. American 1
- Labor -- History 1
- Labor movement 1
- Michigan 1
- Oral histories 1
- Police -- community relations 1
- Political campaigns 1
- Reproductive rights 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Transcripts 1
- Video recordings 1
- Women employees 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Women's rights 1
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- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 5
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Eckstein, Peter 1
- Forsen, Clemens 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- Greene, Robert J. 1
- Hilberry, Clarence B. 1
- Hodges, Robert G., 1935- 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Community Action Program 1
- Lane, Garland 1
- Lederle, Arthur F. 1
- Moon, Prince 1
- National Organization for Women 1
- Palmer, William, 1907- 1
- Parker, Paul J. 1
- Pyrros, James G. 1
- Shafer, Ann 1
- Snyder, Joseph 1
- United States. Equal Pay Act of 1963 1 ∧ view less
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