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Irving Bluestone Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 5
Identifier: LOH002267
Abstract Sidney Kelman interviewed labor lawyer Irving Bluestone in 1975. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript covering his association with Walter Reuther, the Reuther Caucus, and issues confronting the UAW from the late 1930s through the 1940s.
Dates: 1975-05-01

Jana Pellusch Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000776
Abstract Jana Pellusch was a delegate to the second national convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women held in Detroit in 1975. Her papers consist of personal comments and clippings from The Militant regarding the convention.
Dates: 1975 - 1976

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

Judah Drob Papers

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Identifier: LP000496
Abstract Judah Drob served as Secretary of the Michigan Socialist Party during the 1940's, after which he joined the Michigan Democratic Party. Mr. Drob taught labor education courses for the Wayne county Socialist Party, the Windsor Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as the Detroit area national representative to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Mr. Drob's papers reflect his work with the Socialist Party, the CCF, and the CWA.
Dates: 1936 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1975

Katherine Pollak Ellickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000321
Abstract Katherine Pollak was active in workers' education from 1927-1934. She worked at the CIO national office from 1935-1937 as an assistant to the director. Her papers include original notes and minutes of the earliest CIO meetings. She returned to the CIO national office from 1942-55 as Associate Director of Research, she focused on Social Security, manpower, farm labor and women and children. At the AFL-CIO national office (1955-61), she was assistant director of the Social Security Department and...
Dates: 1921 - 1989

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

Labor Committee for Safe Energy and Full Employment Records

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Identifier: LR001131
Abstract The Labor Committee for Safe Energy and Full Employment was formed from a coalition of labor unions opposed to the expansion of the nuclear energy industry, and in part, as a reaction to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. The committee's records primarily document their promotion of a protest march on March 28, 1981, the second anniversary of Three Mile Island.
Dates: 1979 - 1981; Majority of material found in 1981 - 1981

Layle Lane Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: LP000439
Abstract Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Dates: 1940 - 1969

Lillian Sherwood Papers

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Identifier: LP000360
Overview Convention proceedings, clippings, and photographs concerning Mrs. Sherwood's service with the Kent County, Michigan, and National Congress of Women's Auxiliaries of the CIO.
Dates: 1938 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

Lucien Koch Papers

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Identifier: LP000543
Abstract Mr. Koch, after serving as director of Commonwealth College from 1923 to 1935, held several positions in the labor movement and in government agencies concerned with labor. Among these were the NRA, the Department of Labor, the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, the NWLB, and the Air Line Pilots Association. Transcripts, affidavits, correspondence, and clippings cover such topics as Commonwealth College, activities of the Marine and Shipbuilders Union, Koch's...
Dates: 1938 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1952

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

Marjorie Stern Papers

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Identifier: LP000774
Abstract Marjorie Stern worked as on organizer for the American Federation of Teachers in various cities, served seven consecutive terms as secretary to the San Francisco Federation of Teachers Local 61, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the AFT Women’s Rights Committee. Ms. Stern served as coordinator of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Task Force on Union Women, and served as a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Stern’s papers relate to her...
Dates: 1963 - 1985

Mary J. Herrick Papers

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Identifier: LP000385
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Dates: 1932 - 1966

Mary McGough Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002222
Abstract In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul...
Dates: 1970-10-01

Mary R. Wheeler Papers

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Identifier: LP000384
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Dates: 1938 - 1967

Mary Van Kleeck Papers

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Identifier: LP000573
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, clippings, and published material of Mary Van Kleeck, director of the Commission on Women's Work and Industrial Studies, and associate director of International Industrial Relations Institute of the Russell Sage Foundation. In addition to Miss Van Kleeck's files concerning her work with the Sage Foundation and the Inter-Professional Association are the papers of Knickerbocker Boyd, an architect interested in the relationship of architects with the...
Dates: 1910 - 1950

Matilda Robbins Papers

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Identifier: LP000143
Abstract Manuscripts (articles and stories), clippings, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs collected by Mrs. Robbins, who was a labor organizer and writer for the IWW from 1912 until her death in 1963. Subjects include the Paterson N.J. Silk Strike.
Dates: 1919 - 1963

Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Identifier: LP000583
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.
Dates: 1918; 1921

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

Muriel Tuteur Papers

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Identifier: LP001740
Abstract An active advocate for child welfare, social justice, and the labor movement, Muriel Tuteur held a variety of posts, including Director of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) Day Care and Health Center, and Assistant Director of Education and Political Action for the Chicago and Central States Joint Board of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Tuteur's papers include personal subject files and speeches, documenting her interests and involvement in a broad range...
Dates: 1962 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1999

Myra Wolfgang Papers

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Identifier: LP001183
Abstract As an active member of the labor movement, Myra Wolfgang served as vice-president of the International Union's third district, in various capacities for the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 24, and it's predecessor, the Detroit Waiters' Local 705, and served as the manager of the Michigan Employment Security Commission, Domestic and Personal Service Division. Ms. Wolfgang's papers primarily relate to her work for the Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Employees Union and her...
Dates: 1963 - 1976

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

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 15 (Detroit, MI) 1
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