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Abstract Dr. Alex Baskin was a professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook; among his mainresearch interests were social history of the late 20th century, especially with regard to the 1960s and 1980s. Dr. Baskin also attended Wayne State University during the 1960s where he studied various left-wing social movements. Among his published works include The Woman Rebel and The Masses.The materials in this collection reflect a wide variety of subjects that Dr. Baskin researched and...
Dates: 1965 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1984
Abstract Journalist Archie Robinson served as the labor editor of the Detroit News, as a press officer for the National War Labor Board, as labor editor of the U.S. News and World Report, and authored George Meany and His Times, a history of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its president. Mr. Robinson’s papers document his career in journalism and his coverage of major labor issues.
Dates: 1927 - 1980
Abstract An early officer of UAW Local 25, General Motors (St. Louis), Mr. Garst later served on the UAW International Executive Board (1936-42). In 1942 he was named regional director for the CIO for Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. Mr. Garst is now a regional director for AFL-CIO Region 1 5, with offices in St. Louis. Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and minutes of the UAW General Executive Board (1936-42); War Labor Board; Missouri plan for vocational education (1940); and Metropolitan...
Dates: 1934 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1960
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 11
Abstract In 1971, Reuther archivist Dennis East interviewed Francis J. Dillon, AFL organizer and first president of the UAW. Collection consists of interview transcript. Dillon talks about AFL president William Green, AFL organizing in the auto industry, and the UAW presidency.
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence and official communications of the United Automobile Workers of America and AFL Federal Labor Unions in the auto industry (1934-36); minutes and proceedings of the National Council of the Federal Labor Unions (1934-35); press releases (1934-41); newsletters (1934); and six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia (1934-43). The materials were collected by Mr. Dillon, who was assigned in 1933 as an AFL organizer in the automobile industry in...
Dates: 1934 - 1943
Abstract A print and radio journalist, Harry Flannery was active in the labor movement and a member of the Radio Writers Guild Council, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Mr. Flannery’s papers reflect his interests in foreign policy and labor issues.
Dates: 1968 - 1972
Abstract Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman. Part I of his papers reflects his work...
Dates: 1948 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975
Abstract Mr. Thompson was an organizer for the AFL, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, and was one of the first paid organizers for the UAW. He was active for the UAW in the Anderson, Indiana, area in early 1937, and directed the strike against General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, in the spring of 1937. These events are particularly well documented in the collection. Correspondents include George Addes, Francis Dillon, Richard Frankensteen, John L. Lewis, Homer Martin, Philip Murray, David McDonald,...
Dates: 1936 - 1950
Overview Irving Richter served as president of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Lodge 139 of the American Federation of Government Employees while employed by the FERA, which would later become the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Richter also served as an economist with the US Labor Department, and as the legislative representative and director of political action in the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Washington D.C. office. Mr. Richter was a...
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Dates: 1930 - 1959
Abstract The papers and correspondence of Mr. Livingston cover his earlier years as vice-president of the UAW until he was named director of organization for the AFL-CIO in 1955. The UAW Aircraft and Agricultural Implement departments, CIO organization drives, wage contract data in the aircraft industry, and the IAM and its relations with the UAW-CIO are discussed. Correspondents include Ben Blackwood, A.B. Connole, Roy L. Reuther, Walter Reuther, and Stuart Symington.
Dates: 1947 - 1955
Abstract Sam Fishman was born January 24, 1924 and spent the majority of his adult life involved with the labor movement in Michigan. He was originally an assembler and machinist for the Ford Motor Company and eventually became an official in UAW Local 400. He later was elected Vice-President of UAW Local 99 and then President of UAW Local 36 at the Ford Assembly Plant. Fishman would go on to serve as head of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP) for 12 years until his election as president of the...
Dates: 1966 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1984
Abstract Created in 1955, the United Auto Workers International Affairs Department coordinated the activity of the UAW with free trade unions around the world. Victor Reuther was its first director and Lewis Carliner became his assistant in 1958. Their records reflect the activities of the department while it was under the auspices of the Washington Office. Subjects include: Agency for International Development; International Coalition of Free Trade Unionists; UAW relations with the AFL-CIO.
Dates: 1955 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1962
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
Abstract Owen Bieber began his career with the United Auto Workers in Michigan and went on to hold numerous regional and national positions before he was elected the UAW's sixth president in 1983, serving four terms. During his presidency, Canadian auto workers pulled out of the union, American auto companies downsized, and competition from foreign auto companies increased. He is credited with diversifying the UAW by inviting new members from areas outside industrial sectors. As president, Bieber also...
Dates: 1970 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1994
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Dates: 1933 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1970
Abstract The Vertical Files Collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, public relations materials, and other ephemera related to the Reuther Library’s urban affairs and labor collections.
Dates: 1920 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000
Abstract Mr. Kircher went to work in a defense plant in Cincinnati in 1941 and helped organize UAW Local 647. Subsequently, he held a number of staff positions with the UAW until 1955, when he became assistant director of organization of the AFL-CIO. From 1956 to 1964, Mr. Kircher served as assistant director of Region IX of the AFL-CIO. After returning to his former position as assistant director of organization (1 964-65), Kircher was appointed to succeed John W. Livingston as director of organization...
Dates: 1959 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1972
- Labor unions 13
- Automobile industry and trade 3
- Civil rights 3
- Labor 3
- Politics, Practical 3
- Communism 2
- Labor movement 2
- Social history 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Anti-racism 1
- Antinuclear movement 1
- Boycotts 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Contracting out 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Industrial relations 1
- International labor activities 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Oral histories 1
- Poverty 1
- Radicalism 1
- Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921 1
- Socialism 1
- Transcripts 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Wisconsin 1
- Women's rights 1
- Workers' compensation 1 ∧ view less
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 3
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 3
- AFSCME 2
- American Federation of Teachers 2
- Bieber, Owen 2
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- Dillon, Francis J. 2
- Reagan, Ronald (Ronald Wilson), 1911-2004 2
- Air Line Pilots Association 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Baskin, Alex 1
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Carliner, Lewis 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Chrysler Corporation 1
- Communication Workers of America 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- East, Dennis 1
- Flannery, Harry W., 1900-1975 1
- Garst, Delmond 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. New Directions 1
- Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 1
- Kircher, William 1
- Kirkland, Lane 1
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
- Lindahl, James 1
- Livingston, John W 1
- Mondale, Walter F. (Walter Frederick), 1928- 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 1
- National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 1
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Richter, Irving 1
- Robinson, Archie W. 1
- Service Employees International Union 1
- Society of Women Engineers 1
- Thompson, Hugh 1
- United Farm Workers 1
- United Mine Workers of America 1
- United States. Agency for International Development 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United Steelworkers 1 ∧ view less
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