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Abstract Correspondence, articles, election handbills, resolutions, proceedings, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Shultz, who served as financial secretary of GM Local 222, Oshawa, Ontario, and participated in the General Motors Strike of 1937. From his position as financial secretary of Local 222, he became one of the original organizers of the credit union movement in Canada. In the 1940s, he was a member of the Reuther Caucus, and president of the Canadian Labour Congress. He is presently a...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 6
Abstract In 2010, Mike Smith interviewed Alan Reuther, nephew of Walter Reuther and former Legislative Director of the United Auto Workers, who served in the UAW's Washington Office from 1982 to 2010. Collection consists of a recording and transcript. Reuther discusses his personal history; the Reuther family, in particular his uncles, Walter and Victor, and his father, Roy; details of his long career with the UAW; general impressions of the labor movement; reminiscences on past UAW presidents,...
Abstract Albert Verri served as a staff member of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 4 Agricultural Implement Department. Mr. Verri’s papers relate his work as a UAW Region 4 officer and provide insight into the agricultural implement industry in the Midwestern U.S.
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...
Abstract Alex Kovacs was employed at Dana Corporation, Detroit, Michigan and was an active member of the UAW Local during his employment at Dana Corporation. He attended many UAW Leadership Training Institutes and was actively involved in the local labor movement. After retirement, Kovacs remained involved with UAW Local 2 and served as President of the UAW Union Local 2 Retirees Chapter from 1987-1996. His papers reflect his work with Local 2, including the Retirees Chapter meeting minutes from 1972 to...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 5
Abstract Contains: minute book of UAW Federal Labor Union No. 18331 (Flint, Mich.); Small Processed Collection (SPC)
Abstract While a graduate history student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Edward Savela conducted oral history interviews with retired Detroit-area auto workers on changes in the automobile industry as part of research for his master’s thesis. Collection consists of five interviews with retired UAW members chronicling their lengthy careers in the automobile industry in the Detroit metropolitan area. Transcripts and audio recordings available for each. Interviewees discuss apprenticeship...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 1-2
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, leaflets, and flyers collected by Mr. Ignasiak, who served as president of the Gear and Axle Division of UAW Ford Local 600 (1943-47), and International representative with the Auditing Department of the UAW (1949-66). The Local 600 election of 1946 is discussed.
Abstract Angelo Deitos became president of the United Auto Workers Local 78 in the 1970s. His papers document the affairs of the local and the activities of labor union militants in the auto and other industries during that time.
Abstract Ann Francis, a journeyman pipefitter and member of UAW Local 652, worked at the General Motors Oldsmobile plant in the early 1980's. In 1985 she became a technical instructor in the UAW-GM apprentice program and developed programs to recruit and train women and minorities for the skilled trades. From 1989 until her retirement in 1998, she managed a number of different joint union-management programs for the skilled trades at GM's Lansing plant, the most important of which was the Skilled Trades...
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.
Abstract Mr. Hughes served as the assistant director of the UAW Chrysler Department beginning in 1948, and was actively involved in Chrysler negotiations until he retired in 1978. He previously served in several elected positions, including president, of UAW Local 140 in Warren, Michigan. Part I of Mr. Hughes' papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings which cover principally the Chrysler negotiations from 1945 to 1960. Part II primarily covers his years in the UAW Chrysler Dept.,...
Abstract Mr. McGraw was active in the unionization of the California aircraft industry from the early 1930s to the 1960s. Correspondence, press releases, handbills, notes, proceedings, and other materials document his career as an International Association of Machinists Local Lodge president, district secretary-treasurer, business representative, and Grand Lodge representative. He also served on advisory committees to the Institutes of Industrial Relations at the University of California and UCLA. Among...
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, and handbills. The Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit was a liberal Roman Catholic group organized in 1938 to strengthen the trade union movement along Christian lines. The main project of the Detroit chapter was the publication of the Michigan Labor Leader, which eventually became the Wage Earner. The paper took a leading role in the campaign against communism. In addition to publishing the newspaper, the ACTU...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 1
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 174
Abstract Mr. Hoffman served as union steward at the Briggs Manufacturing Company and Chrysler Corporation in the 1940's and 1950's. He also served as secretary of the Briggs Joint Apprenticeship Committee and secretary- treasurer of the National Skilled Trades Council, UAW-CIO. The bulk of the collection comprises minutes, pamphlets, newsletters, agreements, and personal notes relating to his union activities. Of particular value are Mr. Hoffman's daily notes on plant activities written during his years...
Abstract Bernard Schuck worked for many years for the Guide Lamp division of General Motors at their Anderson, Indiana plant. He edited The Lampmaker, the plant’s union paper, published by UAW Local 663. After he retired from Guide Lamp, he went on to edit the newsletter for the Midwest Labor Press Association. He was an active member of the labor press throughout his life.His papers reflect his participation in various labor press association conferences, and his years as a news editor....
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Ms. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career.
Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Abstract In 1985, an oral history was conducted with Blaine Marrin by an unidentified interviewer. Blaine Marrin was a former president of UAW Local 157 and an active UAW member since 1937. Collection consists of an audio recording of reminiscences by Marrin about his time with the UAW, as well as his prior experiences with the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA).
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 10
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and other items collected by Mr. Marrin, former president of UAW Local 157 (the UAW's tool and die local for western Detroit), and a trustee of the International Union.
Abstract In May 1985, Philip Mason interviewed labor lawyer and Wayne State University law faculty member Boaz Siegel. Collection consists of the interview recording. Siegel talks about his background including his socialist upbringing, experiences as a labor educator and school teacher, his long career as a labor lawyer including his contributions to the UAW, especially the development of its benefits program, and his time in private practice and on the faculty of the Wayne State University Law School.
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including positions such as president of the New York Workers Alliance, National Secretary of the Workers Defense League, and Regional Director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Education. Mr. Sexton served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and...
Abstract Correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Simons, who was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection deals solely with the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. An oral history interview with Mr. Simons is available.
Abstract Pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, clippings, articles, radio scripts, and union newspapers collected by Mr. Haessler, who was managing editor of the Federated Press (1922-56); editor of the United Auto Worker and many local union papers; a member of the public relations staff of the United Rubber Workers; and was responsible for public relations and publicity for various groups and organizations. Subjects include civil rights, social reform, socialism in Britain, labor legislation, the NLRB, and...