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Ann Francis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001817
Abstract Ann Francis, a journeyman pipefitter and member of UAW Local 652, worked at the General Motors Oldsmobile plant in the early 1980's. In 1985 she became a technical instructor in the UAW-GM apprentice program and developed programs to recruit and train women and minorities for the skilled trades. From 1989 until her retirement in 1998, she managed a number of different joint union-management programs for the skilled trades at GM's Lansing plant, the most important of which was the Skilled Trades...
Dates: 1970 - 2003

Bette Murphy Papers

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Identifier: LP001357
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Dates: 1942 - 1981

Black Workers in the Labor Movement Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002210
Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Dates: 1967-1970

Carolyn Forrest Papers

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Identifier: LP001594
Abstract Carolyn Forrest began working as a spotwelder at J.R. Winter Company in 1957, where she helped organize for the United Auto Workers (UAW). In 1967, Forrest joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW. Ten years later she was appointed administrative assistant to UAW President Douglas Fraser. After her election as International Vice President in 1992, Forrest directed the union’s National Aerospace Department and several other departments. ...
Dates: 1974 - 1999

Catherine Gelles Papers

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Identifier: LP001253
Abstract A charter member and president of Women's Auxiliary 15, Catherine "Babe" Gelles (1907-1985) served as secretary-treasurer and, later, an international representative of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. She also served as vice-president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) National Auxiliaries. Gelles's papers reflect her work in the labor movement and the history of UAW women's auxiliaries.
Dates: 1937 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1971

Dorothy Kraus Papers

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Identifier: LP001221
Abstract Dorothy Kraus, wife of Henry Kraus, had a Jewish working class socialist family background. When married to Henry, she helped assist in local Detroit UAW strikes by organizing strike kitchens and leading the Emergency Brigade. Her efforts led to the formation of the UAW Women's Auxiliary.Material in Part I of the Dorothy Kraus Collection relates mainly to the early activities of the UAW Women's Auxiliary, attempts to control the cost of living during the Depression, and to...
Dates: 1920 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1969

Genora and Sol Dollinger Papers

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Identifier: LP000633
Abstract A highly active union advocate, Genora Dollinger was a charter member of the Flint Socialist Party and organized Flint Women's Auxiliary #10 and the Women's Emergency Brigade, which played a crucial role in the success of the Flint Sit-down Strike of 1937. Her husband, Sole Dollinger was an organizer for the Socialist Workers Party. The papers of Genora and Sol Dollinger relate largely to Ms. Dollinger's involvement in the Flint Sit-down Strike, and to a lesser extent, the Dollinger's...
Dates: 1914 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1989

Irene Young Marinovich Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002328
Abstract In 1974, Susan Hartmann and Lucy Haessler interviewed Irene Young Marinovich, a veteran GM worker and local UAW leader at Detroit auto plants, including the General Motors Ternstedt Plant. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about the UAW and conditions for women workers in Detroit-area auto plants during the 1930s and 1940s.
Dates: 1974-03-09

Irene Young Marinovich Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002329
Abstract William "Bill" Bryce and Elaine Crawford interviewed labor activist Irene Young Marinovich for Bryce's documentary on Marinovich's life and work in the UAW,
Dates: circa 1991

Jerry Tucker Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 8-9
Identifier: LOH002259
Abstract Between March and June 2005, Mike Smith interviewed Jerry Tucker in a series of interviews. Tucker was a longtime union activist, former executive board member of the United Auto Workers International Union, and a founder of the UAW New Directions movement. He also spoke and wrote on labor issues. Collection consists of audio recordings for the entire interview and a partial, unedited transcript of the interview, covering the first five of the seven tapes. Tucker discusses topics such as his...
Dates: 2005-03-23 - 2005-03-24; 2005-06-17

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 ...
Dates: 1911 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979

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.
Dates: 1946 - 1962

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...
Dates: 1937 - 1983

Marianna Wells Papers

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Identifier: LP001025
Overview Marianna Wells was an active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50 and Local 3 and served as treasurer of the Detroit local of the Socialist Party. Ms. Wells' papers reflect her involvement with the UAW, particularly concerning Local 3, and document the affairs of the Socialist Party. Michael Harrington, Norman Thomas, The Unity Convention, and The Young People's Socialist League are among important subjects addressed in the collection.
Dates: 1942 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1972

Michigan Politics and Labor Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000780
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Dates: 1984-04-13 - 1996-07-25

Mildred Jeffrey Papers

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Identifier: LP000300
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Dates: 1920 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979

Olga Hrabar Papers

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Identifier: LP000313
Abstract President of Auxiliary 233-Local 600, Olga Hrabar was an active participant in early strike activities and the organizational growth of United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. Ms. Hrabar's papers reflect the activities of the women's auxiliaries at a local level and document the organizational structure of an individual auxiliary. Correspondents include Coretta Scott King, Emil Mazey, and Leonard Woodcock.
Dates: 1941 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1971

Paul Silver Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002308
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

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.
Dates: 1971 - 1987

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...
Dates: 1975 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1991

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,...
Dates: 1973 - 1985

UAW Community Relations Department: Mildred Jeffrey Records

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Identifier: LR001575
Abstract Subjects include: women’s rights; civil rights; consumer protection; Detroit youth programs
Dates: 1944 - 1974

UAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department Records

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Identifier: LR000637
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation

Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980

UAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department: Women's Bureau Records

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Identifier: LR000637_Women
Abstract The Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department was established by Article 25, a constitutional amendment, at the International Convention, March 1946. A Committee of the International Executive Board was appointed to administer the department, and a staff was appointed. Each local union in turn was expected to set up a Fair Practices Committee.
Dates: 1946 - 1953

UAW Local 12 Records

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Identifier: LR001432
Abstract The records of UAW Local 12 were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1990 by President Danny Wilson and opened for research in November of 2004. UAW Local 12 evolved out of Federal Labor Union 18384, chartered in 1933 to represent workers at Willys-Overland, Auto-Lite and other auto suppliers in the Toledo area. Richard Gosser, who rose from the ranks at Willys-Overland to become the amalgamated local's president in 1938, founded its summer camp in Onsted, Michigan in...
Dates: 1949 - 1985

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