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Dorothy Kraus Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001221
Abstract Dorothy Kraus, wife of Henry Kraus, had a Jewish working class socialist family background. When married to Henry, she helped assist in local Detroit UAW strikes by organizing strike kitchens and leading the Emergency Brigade. Her efforts led to the formation of the UAW Women's Auxiliary.Material in Part I of the Dorothy Kraus Collection relates mainly to the early activities of the UAW Women's Auxiliary, attempts to control the cost of living during the Depression, and to...
Dates: 1920 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1969

Douglas A. Fraser Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002062
Abstract Douglas A. Fraser retired as UAW President in 1983 and began his professorial career at Wayne State University Labor Studies Department. As professor of Labor Studies at WSU, Fraser engaged workers, students, corporate professionals, and educators in discussion forums focusing on issues in labor and the urban environment. In recognition of his contribution to the field of Labor Studies WSU opened the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues in 1997. Fraser continued his involvement with...
Dates: 1976 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1992

Dr. Louis B. Carrick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000061
Abstract Dr. Carrick, an aquatic biologist, served for a number of years on the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1974, he was appointed principal reviewer of all environmental impact statements prepared in the Southeast under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. As a young man, he worked in the automotive industry in Detroit. These papers contain an unpublished manuscript entitled "Auto Workers in Action: Labor Dynamics of the American Automobile Industry." It covers the...
Dates: 1938-1983

Ed Liska Papers

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Identifier: LP001469
Abstract Ed Liska served as president of United Auto Workers Local 3 during the formation of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM). Mr. Liska’s papers document the affairs of Local 3 during his tenure as recording secretary and later as president.
Dates: 1962 - 1972

Edith Van Horn Papers

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Identifier: LP001698
Abstract Labor and women’s rights activist Edith Van Horn began her career in the labor movement during World War II, when she left graduate school to join the war effort as an assembly line laborer for Goodyear Aircraft, where she joined United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 856. Ms. Horn later held posts as chief steward of Douglas Aircraft UAW Local 17, chief steward of Chrysler’s Dodge Main Local 3, where she was the first woman to serve on Local 3’s executive board, as a delegate to the UAW...
Dates: 1939 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1990

Edward Cote Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 8
Identifier: LP000046
Abstract Clippings, memoranda, and UAW Education Department booklets collected by Mr. Cote. Subjects include job classification and wage rates at Ternstedt Division of General Motors (1937).
Dates: 1937 - 1948

Edward Levinson Papers

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Identifier: LP000085
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, research notes, and other materials collected by Mr. Levinson, author of Break Strikes, and Labor on the March, and director of publicity for the UAW. Subjects include strikebreaking in the National Maritime Union, early unions in the auto industry, the Black Legion, the Socialist Party, war production, and wage and price ceilings. Among the correspondents are Victor Reuther, Franklin Roosevelt, and R. J. Thomas.
Dates: 1910 - 1945

Edward Purdy Papers

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Identifier: LP001049
Abstract Edward Purdy served a term as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 99 (Fruehauf Trailer Co.) and worked as Assistant Director of the UAW Citizenship Department. Mr. Purdy’s papers document his work with the UAW.
Dates: 1944 - 1968

Emil Mazey Papers

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Identifier: LP001149
Abstract Emil Mazey's early work history consisted of much involvement in labor organizations, including president of the United Auto Workers Briggs Local. After WWII he became Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW until his retirement. He gave frequent speeches and radio addresses and had many opinions on topic of contemporary interest including civil rights, Watergate, and the nuclear arms race. His papers reflect his UAW involvement as well as his personal life.
Dates: 1933 - 1981

Enid Eckstein Papers

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Identifier: LP001194
Abstract Enid Eckstein was a member of the Detroit District of the International Socialists and worked as an inspector at Chrysler’s Lynch Road Assembly plant. Represented by UAW Local 51, she served as a chief steward and on the local’s Community Services, Women’s and Resolutions Committees. In 1973 she helped form the United Coalition, one of many militant, rank-and-file groups that sprang up in Detroit auto plants in the 1970s, on whose slate she ran unsuccessfully for Trustee in 1975 and for...
Dates: 1969 - 1981

Ernest J. Moran Papers

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Identifier: LP000641
Abstract Ernest Moran was a negotiator for the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Administrative Assistant to UAW President Leonard Woodcock. Mr. Moran’s papers reflect his work for the UAW, particularly as a chief negotiator with auto and aerospace corporations.
Dates: 1942 - 1973

Ernest Mazey Papers

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Identifier: LP000639
Abstract An early socialist and officer in AFSCME, Ernest Mazey helped organize UAW members in Detroit. He later became involved with the American Civil Liberties Union, serving as executive director of the Michigan state chapter for thirteen years. His papers reflect his involvement in UAW organizing and his interest in social and political problems, as well as his concern with peace and civil liberties issues.
Dates: 1942 - 1979

Ethel Polk Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 5
Identifier: LP001488
Abstract Ethel Polk worked as a secretary for the United Auto Workers - Works Progress Administration, Welfare Department in Detroit. Her papers consist of department records from her tenure there.
Dates: 1938 - 1939

Eula Booker Papers

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Identifier: LP000983
Abstract African-American vice-president of UAW Local 630.
Dates: 1950 - 1979

Everett Francis Papers

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Identifier: LP000073
Overview Correspondence, minutes, resolutions, grievance records, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Francis, who served as recording secretary of Federal Labor Union 18331 (1933-35), and as president of UAW Fisher Body Local 581, Flint, Michigan. Major topics are National Recovery Act, settlement of 1934 GM Strike, Automobile Labor Board, FLU 18331, Local 581, and American Federation of Labor. Correspondents include James Couzens, William Green, Hugh Johnson, Frank Martel, and Arthur Vandenberg.
Dates: 1933 - 1943

Everett "Pudge" Dawsen Papers

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Identifier: LP002344
Abstract Everett "Pudge" Dawsen was a member of the UAW Local 199, based in St. Catherines, Ontario. He served on the local's executive board in the mid-1960s. His papers consist of a few Local 199 publications, photographs of Local 199 members and strike activities, and documentation on Charlie Williamson, one of the local's charter members.
Dates: 1944 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1968

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 7-9
Identifier: LR001135
Abstract Subjects include: GM strike
Dates: 1939

Flint Labor Records

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Identifier: LR000517
Abstract Subjects include: Flint sit-down; Flint Trolley Coach strikes
Dates: 1937 - 1940; Majority of material found in 1937 - 1937

Floyd Bueno Papers

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Identifier: LP001320
Abstract As financial secretary of United Auto Workers Locals 333 and 1364, Floyd Bueno played and integral role in the construction of the “Labor Temple” Union Hall in Fremont, California. Mr. Bueno’s papers reflect the history of Locals 333 and 1364, and document the planning and dedication of the Labor Temple.
Dates: 1937 - 1987

Floyd Hoke-Miller Papers

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Identifier: LP000903
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 659, Floyd Hoke-Miller wrote for the Local 659 publication, Searchlight, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) publication, Industrial Worker, and the Council of Industrial Organization (CIO) publication, Auto Worker. Mr. Hoke-Miller’s papers include poems and published articles.
Dates: 1939 - 1977

Francis Dillon Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 11
Identifier: LOH002277
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.
Dates: 1971-01-04

Francis J. Dillon Papers

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Identifier: LP000437
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

Francis O'Rourke Diary

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP000518
Abstract Mr. O'Rourke participated in the sit-down at the Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint, Michigan. His diary notes cover the entire period of the strike from December 30, 1936 to February 11, 1937. The seventeen pages consist of short entries for each day of that strike.
Dates: 1936 - 1937

Francis Palmer Papers

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Identifier: LP000861
Abstract Francis "Jack" Palmer worked for General Motors, Flint, MI where he became a member of the United Auto Workers. He was active in the local union, eventually serving as president. His papers relate primarily to his efforts to promote the escalator clause in labor negotiations, foster the founding of an independent labor political party, and repeal of the "no-strike" pledge of the union during WWII.
Dates: 1933 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1947

Frank LaBita Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: LP000044
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and publicity material collected by Mr. LaBita while serving as UAW International representative for Region 1 in the Detroit area. Subjects include Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corporation organizing activity (1953); dues reports of unions serviced by Mr. LaBita; organizing publicity; and political activity. Walter Reuther is the principal correspondent.
Dates: 1953 - 1955

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Meany, George, 1894-1980 5
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International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 3
Socialist Workers Party 3
Stepp, Marc 3
United Farm Workers 3
United Mine Workers of America 3
United States. Works Progress Administration 3
Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 3
American Civil Liberties Union 2
American Federation of Labor 2
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 2
Bannon, Ken, 1914- 2
Carliner, Lewis 2
Communist Party of America 2
Dillon, Francis J. 2
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 2
Hatcher, Lillian 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. New Directions 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
Kraus, Dorothy 2
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League for Industrial Democracy 2
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Marinovich, Irene Young 2
National Organization for Women 2
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
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Silver, Paul 2
Starling, Thomas J. 2
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United States. Agency for International Development 2
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 2
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United Steelworkers 2
Walton, Joe 2
Wayne State University 2
Woodcock, Sharon 2
Abner, Willoughby, 1920-1972 1
Adamcyk, Stephen 1
Adams, Joseph 1
Air Line Pilots Association 1
Allard, John, 1913- 1
American Federation of Radio Artists 1
American Federation of Teachers. Convention 1
American Federation of Teachers. Executive Council. Meeting 1
American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
American Newspaper Guild 1
Amrhein, George 1
Anderson, John 1
Andras, Ted 1
Archdiocese of Detroit 1
Ball, Don 1
Barbash, Jack 1
Barnard, John 1
Bartell, Henry 1
Baskin, Alex 1
Battle, Marion 1
Battle, Robert, III, 1917-1989 (Buddy) 1
Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
Bendix Corporation 1
Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
Bernick, Thomas 1
Betts, Glen R. 1
Binkowski, Don 1
Bishop, Merlin D., 1907- 1
Blackburn, Sam 1
Blaich, John 1
Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
Blankenhorn, Heber, 1884-1956 1
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