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Abstract Arthur Lederle taught in Detroit Public Schools before entering a legal career, culminating in his tenure as Judge of the Federal District Court for Eastern Michigan. He continued to be involved with education throughout his career. His papers reflect his position in Democratic Party affairs, his interest in court administration and civil procedure, the major case over which he presided and his educational activities.
Dates: 1914 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1960
Abstract Chris Alston worked as an organizer for the the CIO during the 1930's, founding what became the Tobacco Stemmers' and Laborers' Industrial Union (CIO) in Richmond, Virginia. He served as president of United Auto Workers Local 429 from 1958 to 1962. Mr. Alston worked as a community organizer in Detroit, founding what became the Forest Park Citizens' District Council. Marti Alston served as an officer of the Forest Park Citizens' District Council and founded with her husband Chris the Michigan...
Dates: 1942 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 155, Clemens Forsen served on Local 155’s Executive Board and helped charter the Local 155 Credit Union, serving as Vice-President of the Local 155 Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Forsen’s papers reflect his work as a labor activist and in various Michigan Democratic Party organizations.
Dates: 1947 - 1964
Abstract With a background in labor activities and civil rights, Coleman Young captured a Michigan State Senate seat in 1964, representing an east side Detroit district, and rose quickly to leadership posts in the Lansing legislature. Michigan Democrats elected him in 1968 to become the first black member ever to serve on the Democratic National Committee. In 1973, pledging to restore peace between the people and police of Detroit, Coleman Young announced as a candidate for Mayor of Detroit. He defeated...
Dates: 1964 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1993 - 1993
Abstract Upon graduating from the Detroit College of Law, Roberson went into private practice, and later worked as an assistant Wayne County prosecutor and as an assistant U.S. attorney. He also served as a member and then chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Roberson was elected to the Detroit Recorders Court in 1974 and eventually became its chief judge in 1987. The Roberson Collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, his retirement speech and photos, amongst other material,...
Dates: 1970 - 1999
Abstract The Developing Urban Detroit Area Research Project (UDA) began in 1964 with sponsorship from the Detroit Edison Company and Wayne State University to understand the affects of urban growth in the city of Detroit in order to better prepare for future growth. The project was managed for seven years by the international urban planning organization, Doxiadis Associates and produced three volumes of published findings. The UDA Photographs and Audio Recordings document Doxiadis and the evolution of...
Dates: 1964 - 1974
Abstract The Developing Urban Detroit Area Research Project (UDA) began in 1964 with sponsorship from the Detroit Edison Company and Wayne State University to understand the affects of urban growth in the city of Detroit in order to better prepare for future growth. The project was managed for seven years by the international urban planning organization, Doxiadis Associates and produced three volumes of published findings.The UDA records document Doxiadis and the evolution of this project,...
Dates: 1910 - 1974
Abstract Edward Vaughn was a participant in the rise of black consciousness that began to proliferate in the 1960s. He opened Vaughn’s Bookstore in Detroit in 1965, the second black bookstore in America, and it was well known as disseminator of books and information on African American history. Vaughn also became involved in Forum 66, Black Star Co-op Inc., was part of the 6th Pan-African Congress, and a number of other organizations promoting African American culture and Detroit community. Vaughn...
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 Lawyer Harold Norris served as chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Detroit Branch and was a member of the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Norris’ papers reflect his interest in issues of civil rights and civil liberties and document his career as a lawyer and advocate for the ACLU.
Dates: 1941 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1962
Abstract Correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, clippings, reports, and notes collected by Mr. Gilmore, who has been active politically in Detroit and Michigan. In 1952 he was special assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of Price Stabilization under Philip A. Hart; from 1955-56 he served as deputy attorney general of Michigan; from 1956 to the present he has been a Wayne County Circuit Court judge; from 1965-68 he helped to organize the Detroit Citizens Committee for Equal Opportunity and...
Dates: 1957 - 1969
Abstract James Pyrros had an active career in local, state, and national Democratic politics. He worked on many state congressional campaigns and staffs, for the Detroit Housing Commission, and in the Michigan attorney general's office. His papers reflect his political endeavors and document Michigan Democratic Party politic as well as state and national elections.
Dates: 1943 - 1988
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Dates: 1960 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Abstract John J. Musial was a student at University of Michigan who later worked for the city of Detroit. He served on the Commission on Community Relations as the Research Director in 1963. Musial wrote articles related to programs and projects in the city of Detroit. The John Musial Papers consist of reports and other published materials created by or regarding the development of the city of Detroit. As Research Director of the Commission on Community Relations, he authored some of the reports. The...
Dates: 1949 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1974
Abstract Jordan Rossen was a member of the United Auto Workers (UAW) legal team from 1964 until the early 2000's. His presence on the UAW legal team led to a number of landmark cases in unemployment law, particularly with pregnancy cases. Rossen was also active in the Democratic Party of Michigan and the Young Democrats group from the 1960's. He assisted many personal and political campaigns in Michigan politics. Personal correspondence, biographical records, court case briefs, photographs, and...
Dates: 1956 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1991
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 5
Abstract Judge Joseph B. Sullivan was a longtime Wayne County legal and civic leader, notable for his role as a founding member of Focus: HOPE. Early in his career he was executive secretary for Detroit mayor Jerome Cavanagh, with whom he became a close friend. He was interviewed by Reuther archivist Raymond Boryczka in 1991. Collection consists of the interview recordings and transcript, conducted in two parts in June and August of 1991, with Sullivan on the election and administration of Detroit mayor...
Dates: 1991-06-18; 1991-08-14
Abstract Attorney Maurice Kelman taught at Wayne State University Law School and served as Special Counsel to Mayor Jerome Cavanagh. Part 1 of Mr. Kelman’s papers, which reflect his career as an attorney and arbitrator, primarily relate his work as Special Counsel to Mayor Cavanagh.Part 2 of the Collection spans the years of 1943 to 2012, including materials from Kelman's early life attending Durfee Intermediate and Cass Technical High Schools, further education at the University of Michigan,...
Dates: 1943 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Dates: 1945 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950; 1935 - 1991
Abstract The Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO “Labor News” Photographs consist of several hundred 8x10, black and white photo prints used within the publication. Of particular note are photo prints that document the activities of the FDR-CIO Summer School. The content covers union activities, historical events, persons of interest, and civic activities, and offers a unique view into the activities of the AFL-CIO throughout Michigan, particularly in Metropolitan Detroit, during the mid-20th century.
Dates: circa 1940s-1960s
Abstract MIke Kerwin moved to Detroit in 1950 and began work at American Metal Products Co. which led to his membership with the UAW Local 174. Mike Kerwin also served as an Editor of the Local 174 newsletter, Union Voice. After 3 years in this position and becoming increasingly involved in Local 174’s Education Committee, Kerwin began working directly for the UAW as a Technician in the Education Department. Kerwin worked in the UAW Education Department for most of his career, creating educational...
Dates: 1920 - 1965
Abstract Morris Gleicher served as president of United Public Workers Local 209 and of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and founded the public relations firm, MG Advertising, later known as MG and Casey, and MG Associates.
Mr. Gleicher’s papers reflect his work as in public relations and his involvement in issues of civil liberties, racial equality and the peace movement.
Mr. Gleicher’s papers reflect his work as in public relations and his involvement in issues of civil liberties, racial equality and the peace movement.
Dates: 1965 - 1992
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 10
Abstract In 1991, Raymond Boryczka conducted an interview with Paul Cavanagh, brother of Detroit mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Cavanagh discusses his and his brother's childhood in Detroit; Paul's work at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler; UAW involvement; and, mainly, his brother Jerome "Jerry" Cavanaugh's political growth and career. Some topics covered include Father Coughlin, race relations, religion, and the Civil Rights movement.
Abstract Dr. Robinson was the second black physician to receive advanced residency training in Detroit, and the first elected to the Detroit Board of Education (1955). He was prominent in the struggle for social justice in Detroit's public schools and hospitals. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence, minutes, and a variety of printed material relating to his years on the Detroit Board of Education. Also included are correspondence and some campaign literature on his unsuccessful bid for a...
Dates: 1928 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1970
Abstract Mr. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers Association, one of the independent attempts to organize the auto industry in the early 1930's. He later served as president of UAW Dodge Local 3. In 1937 he was elected a vice-president of the UAW-CIO. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on the Ryan Aeronautical Company Strike (1944); the National War Labor Board; North American Strike (1941); factionalism within the UAW-CIO; activities of the UAW...
Dates: 1930 - 1964
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 19
Abstract Papers of a former International representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union in the Michigan area. Correspondence, clippings, and handbills cover negotiations with local governments of suburban Detroit.
Dates: 1964 - 1966
- Detroit (Mich.) 19
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 19
- Civil rights 10
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 8
- Housing 5
- Labor unions 5
- City planning 4
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1967 4
- Politics, Practical 4
- Urban renewal 4
- Oral histories 3
- Sound recordings 3
- Transcripts 3
- African Americans 2
- Desegregation 2
- Detroit -- social conditions 2
- Education 2
- Police -- community relations 2
- Social history 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Urban development 2
- Affirmative action 1
- African American businesspeople 1
- African American judges 1
- African Americans -- History 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Black militant organizations 1
- Black power 1
- Children's rights 1
- Civil Service 1
- Civil rights -- United States -- Cases 1
- Collective bargaining -- Education 1
- Community organization 1
- Courts -- United States 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Demonstrations 1
- Detroit (Mich.) Fire Department 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Education, Higher 1
- Elections -- United States 1
- Ethnic groups -- United States 1
- Great Depression 1
- Human rights 1
- Jews. American 1
- Labor 1
- Labor Day 1
- Labor education 1
- Labor laws and legislation 1
- Labor lawyers 1
- Labor literature 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Law -- Study and teaching 1
- Local elections 1
- Michigan -- History 1
- Minorities 1
- Neighborhoods 1
- Newspapers 1
- Photographic prints 1
- Photographs 1
- Political campaigns 1
- Posters 1
- Poverty 1
- Race relations 1
- School integration 1
- Segregation 1
- Social justice 1
- Social service 1
- Theater 1
- Transportation 1
- Wayne County (Mich.) 1
- White collar workers 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- Youth organizations 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 6
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 5
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 4
- Young, Coleman A. 4
- Wayne State University 3
- American Civil Liberties Union 2
- Boryczka, Raymond 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 2
- Detroit Housing Commission 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- Doxiadis Associates 2
- Girardin, Ray 2
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 2
- Michigan State AFL-CIO 2
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- Serve Our Schools 2
- 15th District Democrats 1
- AFL-CIO 1
- AFSCME 1
- Alston, Chris (Christopher Columbus) 1
- Alston, Marti (Martha (nee Arnold)) 1
- Better Schools Association 1
- Brightmoor District (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Cavanagh, Mark 1
- Cavanagh, Paul 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission 1
- Detroit. Charter Revision Commission 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Forsen, Clemens 1
- Gilmore, Horace W., 1918-2010 1
- Gleicher, Morris 1
- Henrickson, Merle 1
- International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 174 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Education Department. 1
- Kelman, Maurice 1
- Kerwin, Michael W. 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Lederle, Arthur F. 1
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 1
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 1
- Musial, John 1
- Norris, Harold 1
- Pyrros, James G. 1
- Roberson, Dalton 1
- Robinson, Remus, Dr. 1
- Rossen, Jordan 1
- Sexton, Brendan, 1911-1988 1
- Sullivan, Joseph B. 1
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- Vaughn, Edward 1
- Zweiback, Richard 1 ∧ view less
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