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Robert Kanter Papers

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Identifier: LP000195
Abstract Newspaper articles collected by Mr. Kanter, who served as Strike Committee chairman during the Cadillac sit-downs (1937) worked for Detroit West Side Local 174 (1937-39), and fought in the Battle of the Overpass. The Homer Martin split (1939) and the Ford Strike (1941) are covered.

Robert Lopez Papers

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Identifier: LP001482
Abstract Robert Lopez served as a United Auto Workers (UAW) International Union Delegate. Mr. Lopez’s papers reflect his work with the UAW and his interest in international concerns, particularly concerning Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and issues of labor and radical politics.

Robert Wiederaenders Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 8
Identifier: LP000327
Abstract Robert Wiederaenders consist of a convention speech given by Walter Reuther and a press release for the Detroit Lutheran League.

Robert Wright Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 13
Identifier: LP001674
Abstract Robert Wright served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 274. Mr. Wright's papers document the 1944 Chicago Dodge plant election between the International Association of Machinists Lodge 113 and UAW Local 274, and the campaigns of factions within Local 274.The Robert Wright Collection consists primarily of handbills and other material documenting the 1944 election between International Association of Machinists Lodge 113 and UAW Local 274 to represent workers at the...

Ronald W. Haughton Papers

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Identifier: LP000049
Abstract Clippings, briefs, transcripts, correspondence, notes, and other materials gathered by Mr. Haughton, who served with the U.S. Social Security Board (1941-42); the Detroit and National War Labor boards (1942-45); the U.S. Conciliation Service (1946-47); the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley (1947-50); as impartial arbitrator for the UAW and Ford Motor Company (1950-55); and, with Wayne State University, first as director of the Institute of Labor and...

Roy Reuther Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Item: 7
Identifier: LOH002303
Abstract In 1966, University of Michigan professor of history Sidney Fine interviewed union leader and political activist Roy Reuther. Collection consists of the interview transcript about the 1936-1937 Flint Sit-down Strike.

Roy Reuther Papers

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Identifier: LP001334
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, newspapers, reports, notes, and pamphlets collected by Roy Reuther, who served as national director of the UAW's Citizenship and Legislative Department and administrative assistant to Walter P. Reuther. In addition, he was co-director of the National Voters' Registration Committee in John Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960), director of AFL-CIO's voter registration campaign (1962 and 1964), and appointed member of a President's commission to study state...

Roy Speth Papers

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Identifier: LP00043F
Abstract Contains: Report of the Committee on Credentials and Rules of Order for the UAW Convention of April 27, 1936; the 1936 speech of Homer Martin to executive officers of Region 9; and a copy of the American Federationist of July 1934. An oral history interview with Mr. Speth is available.

Ruth Milkman Papers

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Identifier: LP002097
Abstract Ruth Milkman (1954-) is a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the academic director at the Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Her professional focus is labor and labor movements, and she has published on a variety of topics revolving around work and organized labor in the United States. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the University of California, Berkley. Milkman’s early research focused on women workers during...

Sam Blackburn Papers

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Identifier: LP000037
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, transcripts, and resolutions concerned with the relationships between the UAW, the Society of Designing Engineers, and the Federation of Artists, Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians.

Sam Fantozy Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 4-6
Identifier: LP000504
Abstract As a member of United Auto Workers Local 157, Sam Fantozy served on the bargaining committee, the Executive Board, and as a shop steward for the Commonwealth Brass unit of Local 157. Mr. Fantozy’s papers reflect his concerns with corruption within the union.

Sam Fishman Papers

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Identifier: LP001693
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...

Sam Sweet Papers

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Identifier: LP000841
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...

Sanitary Chemists and Technicians Association Records

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Identifier: LR002462
Abstract The Sanitary Chemists and Technicians Association (SCATA), also known as UAW Local 2334, represents chemists and biologists in the Detroit area. The SCATA records are comprised of correspondence, newsletters, dues paperwork, member grievance, a large vinyl protest sign, and subject files by topic and union member, along with various other materials.

Sharon Woodcock Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002364
Abstract In August 2002, Sharon Woodock attended an exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library honoring her husband, Leonard Woodcock, who died the previous year. She had recordings made of the exhibit and reminiscenses by herself and other prominent attendees. Collection consists of two Hi8 videotapes. Sharon Woodcock describes photos on display and discusses her husband's life, work, and legacy, alone and in conversation with others who knew him, including Philip Mason and Doug Fraser. Primary topics of...

Shelton Tappes Papers

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Identifier: LP000220
Abstract Miscellaneous materials collected by the first chairman of the Foundry Unit of UAW Ford Local 600, of the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Mr. Tappes was active in the drive to organize the Ford Motor Company from the campaign's beginnings in 1937 and served Local 600 as recording secretary from 1942-44. The Ford organizing drive and strike of 1949 are discussed. An oral history interview with Mr. Tappes is available.

Sophia Radlow Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 7
Identifier: LP000764
Abstract Contains Walter Reuther’s physical therapist’s correspondence.

Stanley and Margaret Collingwood Nowak Papers

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Identifier: LP000003
Overview Part 1: Stanley Nowak was born in Przemysl, Poland, in 1903. He emigrated to the United States with his sister in 1913 and joined his father in Chicago. After leaving school at the age of fourteen, Nowak worked on a Polish newspaper in Chicago and involved himself in activities in the Polish community. With the coming of the Depression, he lost his job in Chicago. He moved to various places, including Detroit and South Bend, Indiana, before eventually settling in Detroit in 1933. He eventually...

Stanley Cook Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000785
Abstract Stanley Cook was an employee of Bendix Corporation in California from the 1940s until his retirement in 1975. Represented by UAW Local 179, he held officer and national positions in the local during his tenure at Bendix. The collection contains materials from Cook's tenjure as UAW Local 179 Secretary-Treasurer as well as some biographical material.

State Workers Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR001948
Abstract The State Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was a semi-caucus and political movement that worked within several unions, including the Welfare Employees Union (WUE), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA), and the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. SWOC was born from within the WEU and served as an activist organization that played a key role in establishing local union chapters,...

Stephen Adamcyk Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000562
Abstract A pioneer unionist in the Ford Foundry, Local 400, Stephen Adamcyk was presented with a plaque in June 1972 honoring him for his service of 35 years to the union. The collection consists of union dues receipts, flyers, and a piece of correspondence relating to union organizing in the Ford Motor Company in 1941.

Stoyan Menton Papers

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Identifier: LP000802
Abstract Stoyan Menton became involved in labor education, first with the United Auto Workers Local 400, and later at the University of Michigan's Worker's Education Service and the Labor and Industrial Relations Center, Michigan State University. His papers reflect both his personal interest in labor education as well as document the activities of both university programs.

Stuart Strachan Papers

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Identifier: LP000556
Abstract Stuart Strachan held several positions in the United Auto Workers Locals 615 and 174, throughout his career. His papers reflect UAW activities at the time, both local and national.

Ted Andras Papers

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Identifier: LP001503
Abstract Ted Andras was a staff member of radio station WDET-FM, the pioneer radio station of the United Auto Workers established in the early 1940's. The collection is largely composed of records related to the construction of WDET-FM.

Thomas A. Hendricks Papers

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Identifier: LP001337
Abstract Thomas Hendricks was an organizer for the United Auto Workers, primarily in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana plants. His papers reflect his organizing work, in particular Indiana and Illinois plants in the 1940s.

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