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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,...
Dates: 2010-05-07 - 2010-06-04
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.,...
Dates: 1936 - 1978
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 7
Abstract Charles Simone was a member of United Auto Workers Local 731, Eastern Aircraft. His papers consist of newspaper clippings about a banquet given by his local, honoring Walter Reuther, then International Vice-President of the UAW-CIO.
Abstract The UAW provided the most continuing support for the CCAP, a coalition of persons and organizations concerned with poverty problems. Walter Reuther was chairman. In 1969, CCAP merged with the Center for Community Change. The CCAP established a national training program, a Citizens Advocate Center, published poverty information, and was involved in other activities focused on poverty.
Dates: 1964 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1968
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
Abstract George Edwards, Jr., son of George Clifton Edwards, attended Harvard University where he became involved with the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After coming to Detroit in 1936, he became a UAW organizer with Walter Reuther, was appointed director of the Detroit Housing Commission, and served on the Detroit Common Council. After serving in WWII, he went into private practice, followed by judgeships in the Wayne County court system. In 1956, Edwards was appointed to the Michigan State...
Dates: 1921 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1996
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Dates: 1926 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1944
Overview Irving Bluestone (January 5, 1917-November 17, 2007) was born and raised in New York City. He received his B.A. at City College of New York in 1937 and attended the University of Bern, Switzerland for one year of postgraduate studies. In 1942, he joined the UAW in New Jersy and showing promise, was moved to Detroit in 1947 by Walter Reuther to join the General Motors Department. He became Leonard Woodcock's administrative assistant in 1955 and Walter Reuther's in 1961. In 1972 he was elected...
Dates: 1955 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1992
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 ...
Dates: 1911 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979
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...
Dates: 1960 - 1979
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Abstract Around or before 1977, Sidney Kelman interviewed labor organizer Paul Silver. Silver was active in the UAW, including serving as president of UAW Local 351 from 1946 to 1964 and an assignment to the International UAW staff. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Silver talks about his family background including his socialist upbringing and its importance to his later beliefs and actions, his organizing at Detroit Steel Products and elsewhere, founding and leadership of UAW...
Dates: circa 1977
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 3
Abstract Richard Harris worked for the UAW, Michigan Department of Labor and Industry, and the American Arbitration Association. His papers consist of a tribute he wrote to Walter Reuther recalling the conditions of auto workers in the pre-union days of the 1930s.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 8
Abstract Robert Wiederaenders consist of a convention speech given by Walter Reuther and a press release for the Detroit Lutheran League.
Abstract The United Auto Workers Education Department is the largest of its kind in the American labor movement and offers a wide variety of programming for local union leaders to members and their families.The records in this collection cover the tenure of Victor Reuther, who directed the department from 1946-1951. Material reflects not only his leadership of the department, but his community involvement, and international ties with organizations such as the Anglo-American Productivity...
Dates: 1946 - 1951
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 57 began as an American Federation of Labor local and servicing the Fort Wayne Works of International Harvester Company in Fort Wayne, IN. The local received recognition as sole bargaining agent for employees in 1940 after a long struggle with management, the company union, and an independent union. Their records reflect these activities as well as the general operations of the local.
Dates: 1933 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1982
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 157 was an amalgamated tool and die local on the west side of Detroit, serving numerous shops. The records of the local document it operations and relationships with various companies whose employees they represented.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 239 serviced General Motors plant employees in Baltimore, MD. The records of the local reflect its activities as representative of Fisher Body Plant workers, before they merged with Local 678, Chevrolet assembly operations.
Dates: 1948 - 1969
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 599 represented workers in the Buick plant in Flint, MI and is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. The records of the local reflect routine operations.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 650 grew out of Local 182 in Lansing, MI representing Reo Motors employees. The local survived a company bankruptcy and reorganization in the late 1930s and early 1940s and numerous company-union conflicts in the post WWII period. The records of the local reflect its operations and activities upon behalf of its members.
Dates: 1937 - 1964
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 662 was organized to service the General Motors plant, Delco-Remy Division in Anderson, IN, absorbing the former UAW Local 146. Records reflect activities, including a women's auxilliary, that occurred mainly following the local's 1939 charter.
Dates: 1934 - 1969
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.
Dates: 1939 - 1961
Abstract Local 887 of the United Auto Workers was borne out of labor struggles between its predecessor union, UAW-CIO Local 683, and North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA shortly before American involvement in WWII. Because of the company's production of military aircraft, the federal government has historically been closely involved with labor disputes affecting Local 887's members. The records of UAW Local 887 reflect the union's long struggle with management over such issues as wages and union...
Dates: 1938 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1977
Abstract Douglas A. Fraser was elected UAW President in 1977 following the retirement of Leonard Woodcock. As UAW President Fraser presided over the emergence of Japanese auto imports into the previously US dominated auto industry, growing concerns over air quality, worker safety issues, and job re-training. In 1981 Fraser successfully reunited the UAW with the AFL-CIO after a 13 year absence. Fraser was also instrumental in assisting Chrysler Motor Company’s federal bailout loan to avoid the company’s...
Dates: 1971 - 1985
Abstract Files reflect the activities of UAW Presidents Walter P. Reuther, Leonard F. Woodcock and Douglas A. Fraser.
Dates: 1969 - 1983
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
- Labor unions 22
- Automobile industry and trade 10
- Strikes and lockouts 8
- Labor unions -- Organizing 5
- Collective bargaining 4
- Grievance procedures 4
- Michigan -- Politics and government 4
- Civil rights 3
- Labor disputes 3
- Labor movement 3
- Oral histories 3
- Sound recordings 3
- Transcripts 3
- World War, 1939-1945 3
- Arbitration, Industrial 2
- Labor leaders -- United States 2
- Michigan 2
- Plant shutdowns 2
- Politics, Practical 2
- Poverty 2
- Socialism 2
- Aerospace industries 1
- Affirmative action 1
- African Americans 1
- Art -- History 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Boycotts 1
- Briggs Strike, 1933 1
- Communism 1
- Community activists 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Courts -- United States 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Economics 1
- Flint (Mich.) 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 1
- Housing 1
- Industrial hygiene 1
- Industrial safety -- Standards -- United States 1
- International labor activities 1
- Labor 1
- Labor education 1
- Labor laws and legislation 1
- Labor unions -- Jurisdictional disputes 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Picketing 1
- Police -- community relations 1
- Political action committees 1
- Quality of work life 1
- Race relations 1
- Sit-down strikes 1
- Social history 1
- Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Youth organizations 1 ∧ view less
- General Motors Corporation 7
- Woodcock, Leonard 6
- Bluestone, Irving 3
- League for Industrial Democracy 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Citizens’ Crusade Against Poverty 1
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham (Hillary Diane Rodham), 1947 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Crusade for Freedom (Organization) 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- El-Messidi, Kathy Groehn, Dr. 1
- Harris, Richard E. 1
- Hughes, Arthur 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 239 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 599 (Flint, MI) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 662 (Anderson, Ind.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 664 (North Tarrytown, NY) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Implement Workers of America. Local 57 1
- Kelman, Sidney 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Kraus, Dorothy 1
- Kraus, Henry 1
- Mandela, Nelson (Nelson Rolihlahla), 1918-2013 1
- Marshall Plan 1
- McDermott, Dennis 1
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
- Moran, Ernest J. 1
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 1
- Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) (1913-1994) 1
- Reuther, Alan 1
- Seaton, Louis 1
- Silver, Paul 1
- Simone, Charles J. 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- Starling, Thomas J. 1
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 1
- WJBK-TV (Television Station : Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 1
- Wiederaenders, Robert C. 1 ∧ view less
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