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John Craft Papers

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Identifier: LP000965
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Locals 314, 157 and 212, John Craft served on the Executive Board and in various committees, including the Flying Squad and Publicity. Mr. Craft’s papers reflect his interest in post World War II labor issues and the activities of Local 212. Correspondence with Ernest Mazey is included in the collection.

John Dillon Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: D, Box 4, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: LP000701
Abstract As unit chairman of Mergenthaler Local 475 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) and president of Members for Democratic Action of Local 475, John Dillon led the dissident faction of the Mergenthaler unit to leave the UE and affiliate with the United Auto Workers, becoming UAW-CIO Local 770, for whom Mr. Dillon served as president. The papers of Mr. Dillon relate the transition of the Mergenthaler unit into Local 770.

John Eldon Papers

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Identifier: LP000192
Abstract Knights of Labor traveling card (1883) and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1938-40 and 1947-59) collected by Mr. Eldon, who was a member of Briggs Local 212 of Detroit and was on the staff of the Education Department of the UAW International (1937-40), and International representative to the Canadian Region of the UAW (1940-59). Subjects include UAW organizing and negotiations; NLRB and labor legislation; Briggs and Chrysler strikes (1939), Father Coughlin; Homer Martin and UAW factionalism;...

John Herling Papers

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Identifier: LP001259
Abstract John Herling was a prolific journalist, working for several publications and serving as White House correspondent and syndicated columnist specializing in labor affairs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He owned "John Herling's Labor Letter," which he edited and published from 1947 to 1990, as well as authoring several books, including Strikes Under the New Deal, The Great Price Conspiracy, and ...

John J. D'Agostino Papers

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Identifier: LP000032
Abstract In his work as an International representative of the UAW, Mr. D'Agostino was instrumental in launching the Kent-Montcalm-Ottawa Regional Recreation Program in the early 1950s. In 1954 he assisted Detroit recreation employees in their fight for higher wages. Throughout the 1960s-1970s, Mr. D'Agostino fought for the rights and well being of senior citizens, helping to establish the first UAW sponsored recreational senior center in the Detroit area in 1963. The papers in this collection reflect...

John Oneka Papers

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Identifier: LP000015
Abstract John Oneka, a former member of the IWW, was a member of UAW Local 235 at the Chevrolet Gear and Axle Plant. At various times he served as its president, trustee, and Shop Committee chairman. The papers include some of the Shop Committee minutes for 1937-46 and materials on political matters, the IWW, Medicare, and other union concerns. Among the correspondents are John Dingell and Philip Hart.

John Panzner Papers

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Identifier: LP000009
Abstract Mr. Panzner began his labor career with the IWW in the far west, organizing mine and agricultural workers. For his work with the IWW, he was sentenced to Leavenworth Federal Prison. After his release, he returned to Detroit and was active in the early development of the UAW. Among his papers are materials on labor relations at Chrysler Corporation and Ford Motor Company and some pamphlets on social reform, including a description of the case which resulted in his imprisonment.

John W. Livingston Papers

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Identifier: LP000259
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.

John Zaremba Papers

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Identifier: LP000013
Abstract Mr. Zaremba was an early leader of the Automotive Industrial Workers' Association and took an active part in the formation of Dodge Local 3 of the UAW. Minutes, correspondence, clippings, and other files document early union activities at the Chrysler Corporation, especially the Dodge Main Plant. Topics covered include the Chrysler 1937 Sit-Down and the 1939 Strike; the Wayne County Industrial Union Council; the Civil Rights Federation; and union education programs. Among the correspondents are...

Joseph Adams Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP001111
Abstract Joseph Adams served as a trustee of Dodge Local 3, United Auto Workers of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) in 1939 and was commander of the Flying Squadron, Local No. 3 during the strike of 1939. Contents include correspondence and memos regarding the activities of the Flying Squadron, and a list of nominees and delegates to the 1939 UAW-CIO St. Louis convention.

Joseph Chrapkiewicz Papers

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Identifier: LP000607
Abstract Joseph Chrapkiewicz began his union career in 1947 as Chief Steward in the United Automobile Workers Local 78, Kelsey-Hayes, Detroit, after which he held various offices in the local. In the 1970s he also edited the local's newspaper, Union Picket.

Chrapkiewicz's papers pertain to his tenure (and his predecessor, Maurice Terpenning's) on the West Side Local 174 & Local 78 Bargaining Committee, as well as various other committees he served on.

Joseph F. Pagano Papers

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Identifier: LP000012
Overview UAW and Non-Partisan League material; union badges and emblems; 1940 UAW constitution and by-laws; 1940 radio broadcasts of station WJBK; clippings of the early 1940s; and correspondence on the PAC and the WPA.

Joseph J. Kowalski Papers

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Identifier: UP000250
Abstract As speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Mr. Kowalski was responsible for the introduction of many liberal reforms in the state. Formerly a lawyer and union organizer, he directed UAW educational programs before his election as a representative of the Nineteenth district, Wayne County, in 1948. Papers and correspondence of 1965 and 1966 are most comprehensive on caucus and committee meetings, minutes and proposals, court reorganization, Democratic Party affairs, civil rights, civil...

Joseph Mattson Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 13-16
Identifier: LP000207
Abstract In the UAW, Mr. Mattson was local union president, regional director, and director of the union's Agricultural Implement Department. This collection covers mainly the 1947 UAW Agricultural Implement Conference, and the 1950 organizing drives. George Addes, Victor Reuther, Walter Reuther are the principal correspondents. An oral history interview with Mr. Mattson is available.

Joseph Piconke Papers

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Identifier: LP000126
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Piconke, who served as a staff member of the UAW Skilled Trades Department (1943-55), and as a commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Subjects include biographical information and labor-management relations (1963). An oral history interview with Mr. Piconke is available.

Joseph Snyder Papers

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Identifier: UP000275
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.

Kathy Groehn Cosseboom El-Messidi Papers

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Identifier: UP000686
Abstract Kathy Groehn was born in 1946 and grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1963, then from the University of Michigan (B.A. 1967) and Southern Oregon College (M.A.). During the 1960s she was a reporter for the Grosse Pointe News and used her experiences as a basis for research on her book, Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Race Against Race, by Kathy Cosseboom (Michigan State University Press, 1972). The book deals with racial and social attitudes in the...

Ken Morris Papers

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Identifier: LP000331
Abstract Ken Morris served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 212 and as director of UAW Region 1B. Mr. Morris was active in community affairs and served in various committees such as the Oakland University Board of Trustees, the Oakland County Mental Health Board, and the National Commission on Unemployment and Compensation. Mr. Morris’ papers relate primarily to his activities as Director of UAW Region 1B, and to a lesser degree, his trusteeship at Oakland University, and reflect his...

Kenneth Forbes Papers

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Identifier: LP000801
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Forbes, a UAW leader in the Saginaw area. Forbes held different offices in the union including the President of Local 455 and was also active politically. His collection covers his active years in the union and his retirement and gives a glimpse into the life of the politics and challenges of an elected official in the UAW.

Kenosha Labor Records

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Identifier: LR000307
Abstract Kenosha Labor is the newspaper of the labor movement in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The papers of this journal include materials on UAW Local 72 at American Motors in Kenosha; strikes; the Trade Union Unity League; WPA; and the Wisconsin Employment Relations Board.

L. Bruce Kingery Papers

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Identifier: LP000149
Abstract Mr. Kingery served in several offices for UAW Local 292 of the Kokomo, Indiana, Delco-Remy plant. In 1965 he served in the UAW International Dducation Department and was responsible for many UAW publications and educational programs as a strong advocate of continuing adult education. Beginning in the late 1950s, Mr. Kingery was also a member of the Kokomo city council and active in Indiana politics and local affairs.Part I of these papers pertain mainly to his political activities...

Lawrence Carlstrom Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000175
Abstract Clippings and souvenir programs concerning the 1937 UAW Convention.

Leo D. Shaffer Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 5
Identifier: LP000369
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and leaflets collected by Mr. Shaffer, who has served as committeeman, editor, convention delegates, and president of UAW Local 163 (Detroit Diesel Division of General Motors Corporation), and as chairman of the Wayne County Retired Workers Council of the UAW. Subjects include General Motors & Ford contract comparisons, H.L. Hunt, McCarthyism, and the Rosenberg case. An oral history interview with Mr. Shaffer is available.

Leo Fenster Papers

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Identifier: LP000703
Abstract As an active member of United Auto Workers Local 45 Leo Fenster held various offices and served as editor of Local 45’s publication, The Eye-Opener. Mr. Fenster’s papers document his activities as a labor activist and his interest in social reform.

Leonard Woodcock Papers

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Identifier: LP001053
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was a longtime labor figure who rose to the level of President of the UAW in 1970 and held the position until 1977. He then embarked on a renowned diplomatic career, first leading a mission to recover POW's and remains of those missing in action in Vietnam in 1977, and then serving as Chief of the US Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). While in China, he negotiated with PRC leaders to establish full diplomatic relations between China and the US, officially...

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