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Milton Tambor Papers

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Identifier: LP002342
Abstract Milton Tambor was born in New York City in 1938. He earned a Hebrew Teachers degree from Yeshiva University in 1957. He completed his bachelor’s in Psychology at Wayne State University in 1959, his Master of Social Work at Wayne in 1963, and his PhD in Sociology at Wayne in 1991. Throughout his scholarly career, he has focused on teaching and writing about organizing social workers and non-profit and agency employees. He also had a long career in unionism, holding staff and leadership positions...
Dates: 1961 - 2000; 2014

Minoru Yamasaki Papers

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Identifier: UP002108
Abstract Minoru Yamasaki, (1912-1986), best known as the architect of the World Trade Center, New York City, was born into poverty as a second generation Japanese-American in Seattle, Washington. He put himself through the University of Washington and New York University to study architecture, worked in New York for several years, and eventually made his way to Detroit in 1945 where he established his home and his business. He eventually distinguished himself as one of the premier architects of the 20th...
Dates: 1915 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1980

Morris Gleicher Papers

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Identifier: UP001536
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.
Dates: 1965 - 1992

Murray E. Jackson Papers

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Identifier: LP001806
Abstract The Murray E. Jackson papers document the life and work of an educator, administrator, civic leader, and poet, who lived from 1926-2002. A bulk of the materials range between the late 1960s and late 1990s. Included in this collection are records documenting his involvement at Wayne State University, Wayne County Community College, the University of Michigan, various community organizations, his career as a poet, as well as personal files.
Dates: 1925-2003; Majority of material found within 1967 - 2003

Murray Seidler Papers

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Identifier: UP000356
Abstract Murray Seidler received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and was a Wayne State University professor of political science until his retirement in 1986. He published several articles on socialism and labor unions, such as “The Socialist Party and American Unionism.” He was involved in Americans for Democratic Action and subscribed to socialist organizations, such as the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC). Additionally, he held a year-long...
Dates: 1938-1984

NAACP Detroit Branch Photographs

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Identifier: UAV000244
Scope and Content The NAACP Detroit Branch Photographs document the activities of the organization and its members throughout the mid-century. Topics include the annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner; the Awards Night Program; membership drives; committee activities; demonstrations against school segregation and housing discrimination, as well as special events and meetings. Also included are biographical files of members and affiliates of the Detroit Branch. Of interest, the photos chronicle the longstanding...
Dates: 1939-1985

NAACP Detroit Branch Records

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Identifier: UR000244
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was established in 1910 to help African-American citizens secure their rights, obtain legal justice and gain equal political, economic and social opportunity. The Detroit Branch was established in 1912 and has worked to improve conditions in housing, employment, education, and police-community relations and in doing so has received community-wide and national recognition. Their records reflect these accomplishments, including...
Dates: 1912 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2007

Nancy E. Dunn Papers

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Identifier: LP002192
Abstract Nancy E. Dunn, a Detroit Free Press copy editor and journalist, was heavily involved during the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News newspaper strike in the 1990s. Dunn not only participated on the picket line, but also acted as a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions. The Nancy E. Dunn Papers document the strike/lockout from its inception in July 1995 through December 2000. Documents include administrative and audiovisual materials that reflect the striker's activities....
Dates: 1988 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999

Nancy Vom Steeg Papers

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Identifier: UP002671
Abstract Nancy Vom Steeg was a Detroit activist during the 1960s through the 1980s. Though Poletown might have been the more well-known issue of the time, Nancy was a part of several movements, such as food coops, environmentalism, women and religion, and consumer protection.
Dates: 1953 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1979

New Detroit, Inc. Records

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Identifier: UR000660
Abstract On August 1, 1967, immediately following the Detroit riot, Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and J. L. Hudson department store chain president Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. announced the formation of the New Detroit Committee (as it was originally called), a citizens' coalition comprised of a cross-section of community leaders committed to finding solutions to the problems that had spawned that summer's violence and destruction. New Detroit not only serves as a forum for...
Dates: 1967 - 1975

Newspaper Guild Local 22: Detroit Records

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Identifier: LR000011
Abstract The Newspaper Guild, a national organization, initially began with the intent to be a professional organization more than a union. As such, the 1933 founders chose to call the group a “guild.” The Newspaper Guild Local 22 was an early local, established in 1934. Organizers were successful in establishing this local in Detroit by using sit-down strikes across the entire state. The Detroit Times and the Detroit Free Press were first to win bargaining recognition: The Times was first certified...
Dates: 1933 - 2007

Norman McRae Papers

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Identifier: UP000337
Abstract Norman McRae was a longtime teacher and administrator in the Detroit Public School System, playing a major role in the development of multicultural and human rights curricula. His papers mainly reflect his avid research on African-American history and the African-American experience.Part II of the Norman McRae Papers consists mainly of educational curriculums and resources, the centennial celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, and secondary sources on Detroit and Michigan...
Dates: 1960 - 1989

North Cass Community Union Records

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Identifier: UR002715
Abstract The North Cass Community Union Records reflects the organization’s involvement, officially beginning in 1978, in community advocacy, development, and service to the North Cass neighborhood. Important subjects include: the Detroit Incinerator, Dally in the Alley, the Dodge Carriage House Restoration, tenant advocacy, University City, and the Cass Corridor Food Co-op.
Dates: 1978 - 2003

Office and Professional Employees International Union: Local 10 Records

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Identifier: LR001316
Abstract OPEIU was chartered by the American Federation of Labor in 1945, and from its inception, involved itself exclusively with the field of office employment, as a separate entity from industrial employment. Local 10 grew out of the Stenographers, Typists, Bookkeepers, and Assistants Union which was established in 1929. The records of OPEIU Local 10 reflect the organizing work of the local with many organizations in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Dates: 1929 - 1983

Parkside Homes Records

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 11-13
Identifier: UR001767
Abstract Parkside Homes was one of the earliest public housing developments created in the United States. Built in the 1930s, the housing development was located at Warren and Conner near Chandler Park and constructed with 737 housing units. By the 1990s, Parkside Homes had been fully vacated and a revitalization plan was created by Detroit Department of Housing and Parkside residents. Capital Needs Unlimited, a planning and consulting firm that worked closely with Detroit Housing Department, worked on...
Dates: 1995 - 1996

Paul Cavanagh Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002271
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.
Dates: 1991-08-06

Peter Eckstein Papers

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Identifier: LP001997
Abstract Peter Eckstein has been involved with labor unions in the state of Michigan since the 1960s. Eckstein served as the research director for Michigan UAW-CAP; executive director of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs and Economic Development, where he drafted several important pieces of worker’s compensation legislation; and finally as research director of the Michigan AFL-CIO. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Mr....
Dates: 1967 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1986

Preservation Wayne Records

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Identifier: WSR000604
Abstract Preservation Wayne (PW), originally known as the Wayne State University Historical Preservation Association, emerged in 1975 as a student movement to protest the destruction of historic structures on the Wayne State University (WSU) campus and in the Cultural Center district. They were successful in saving a number of structures from demolition and securing historical designations for buildings and areas around campus. In 1988, with its membership diversifying outside the university community,...
Dates: 1975 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1977 - 2008

Prismatic Club of Detroit Records

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Identifier: UR001269
Abstract The Prismatic Club, a literary social club, was founded in Detroit in 1867. This collection includes administrative and officers’ files, minutes, newsletters and club event documents, as well as members’ presentations, publications and biographical forms. There are some photos and graphics, mainly cartoons and sketches by members. Photo negatives and slides of the club’s portrait collection and some events are in the Reuther Audiovisual Department.
Dates: 1867 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1879; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000

Rachel Boone Keith Papers

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Identifier: UP002117
Abstract Dr. Rachel Boone Keith came to Detroit from New York City in 1951 after receiving her medical degree from Boston University and was an internist in private practice from that point forward, practicing medicine at several Detroit area hospitals. Dr. Keith served on a number of professional commissions and committees and was active in civic, cultural, and educational organizations, including her work as a lifetime member of the NAACP. Dr. Keith’s papers document her education, professional...
Dates: 1937 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2006

Remus Robinson Papers

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Identifier: UP000447
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

Richard H. Austin Papers

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Identifier: UP000421
Abstract Mr. Austin, who in 1941 became Michigan's first black certified public accountant, has been active in Detroit, Wayne County, and Michigan Democratic politics and civic clubs for many years. During the period 1961-63, he was a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention; 1963-65, co-chairman of the Michigan Commission on Legislative Apportionment; 1962, elected to the Wayne County Board of Supervisors; 1964, lost the Congressional race against John Conyers, Jr.; 1966, won a seat on the...
Dates: 1930 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1980

Richard T. Frankensteen Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002323
Abstract In March 1974, Richard T. Frankensteen was interviewed on two occassions by interviewer, Jones. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers, UAW vice-president, and as a labor relations consultant. Collection consists of sound recordings. The March 20 interview primarily concerns Frankensteen's 1937 run, with other UAW-sponsored candidates, for positions on Detroit's Common Council (city council). The March 27 interview is mainly about Frankensteen's 1945 bid for mayor...
Dates: 1974-03-20; 1974-03-27

Richard T. Frankensteen Papers

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Identifier: LP000014
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

Richard Zweiback Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 19
Identifier: LP000268
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

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New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 6
Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 6
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Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 4
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Berg, Harriet (Harriet Jean) 3
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 3
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Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 3
Mahaffey, Maryann 3
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Michigan Organization for Human Rights 3
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 3
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 3
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Austin, Richard H. 2
Bailey, J. Edward, 1923- 2
Blanchard, James J., 1942- 2
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Boryczka, Raymond 2
Cecchetti Council of America 2
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Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 2
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Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 2
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Langlois, Janet L. 2
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 2
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Moon, Elaine Latzman 2
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National Organization for Women 2
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Preservation Wayne 2
Ravitz, Melvin 2
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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
Schermer, George, 1919-1989 2
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Stephens, Thomas W. 2
United States. Children's Bureau. Social Statistics Section 2
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 2
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Watson, John 2
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AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
Action Coalition of Strikers 1
Allison, Bob 1
Almblad, Carl 1
Alpern, Ron 1
Alston, Chris (Christopher Columbus) 1
Alston, Marti (Martha (nee Arnold)) 1
American Association of University Women. Detroit Branch, Inc. 1
American Dance Festival 1
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