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Olga Madar Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 7
Identifier: LOH002293
Abstract In 1994, professor of sociology Silke Roth interviewed UAW labor leader and women's and minority rights champion Olga Madar, who spearheaded the formation of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Collection consists of the interview transcript about the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Dates: 1994-05-21

Olive R. Beasley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000081
Abstract Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972

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

Percy Llewellyn Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 6
Identifier: LOH002292
Abstract Percy Llewellyn, first president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600, for the Ford Rouge River Plant, was interviewed by Reuther archivist Dennis East in 1971. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Llewellyn covers unionizing Ford Motor Company and the history of UAW Local 600 during the 1940s and 1950s. Appended is also an earlier interview by George Heliker on unionizing and union development at Ford.
Dates: 1971-01-19

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

SEIU District 925 Legacy Project Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002073
Abstract The SEIU District 925 Legacy Project, conducted 2005-2007, aimed through a series of oral history interviews to chronicle the organization’s 20-year history (1981-2001) and provide insight into the relationship between the women’s movement and organized labor, during a time of great social and technological change. The project gathered interviews from women, and some men, involved in the founding and growth of District 925 and its efforts, with the association 9to5, National Association of...
Dates: 2005-01-25 - 2007-03-09

SEIU Education Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001930
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns. Document formats found...
Dates: 1980 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1992 - 2002

SEIU International Affairs Records

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Identifier: LR001871
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions,...
Dates: 1985 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

SEIU Local 31-M Records

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Identifier: LR001868
Abstract Local 31-M’s earliest manifestation, Local 191, began in 1938 with the organization of the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission (MUCC), the precursor to Michigan Employment Security Commission (MESC). MUCC was the first civil service agency within Michigan to become unionized. Initially an independent local, Local 191 eventually affiliated with the State, County and Municipal Workers of America. After facing several years of difficulty, Local 191 disbanded. Despite the...
Dates: 1960 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2002

SEIU Public Relations Records

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Identifier: LR001835
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, SEIU utilized the services of media consultants Abernathy and Associates for public relations and communication work. The collection consists of materials generated by Abernathy and Associates for SEIU, as well as source materials created...
Dates: 1978 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1995

Service Employees International Union Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001882
Abstract The SEIU conducted an oral history program with officers and members, primarily between 1973 and 1988, with additions in 2002-2005. The collections consists of 31 interviews. Transcripts exist for all but the Andy Stern interview. Audio recordings exist for all but the following interviews: Cooper, Eliaser, Glenn (UCLA), Hannon, Levey (individual), Liebes, Neal, and Smiley. The Pat Ford interview conducted on Hi8 videotape. Interviewees discuss their entry into the labor movement and SEIU,...
Dates: 1951 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1973 - 2005

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

Susan Holleran Papers

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Identifier: LP001389
Abstract Susan E. Holleran was a labor journalist for AFSCME's national headquarters and its international magazine. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), a member of the National Organization of Women (NOW), active in community service activities of the Washington, D.C. AFL-CIO, and coordinator of the first national conference on pay equity which resulted in the founding of the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1979. Holleran died of cancer on December...
Dates: 1973 - 1995

Talking Union Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001657
Abstract University of California sociology professors Maurice Zeitlin and Judith Stepan-Norris conducted oral history interviews for their book,
Dates: 1983 - 1986

Tom Myerscough Papers

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Identifier: LP000622
Abstract Tom Myerscough served as president of the National Miners Union, which was created out of factionalism within the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). The papers of Mr. Myerscough relate to the dissent of the National Miners Union from the UMWA.
Dates: 1965 - 1982

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

UAW Local 15: Women's Committee Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 2
Identifier: LR000961
Abstract Subjects include: Women's Committee Fisher Body (Detroit)
Dates: 1978 - 1979

UAW Local 25 Records

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Identifier: LR000444
Abstract Subjects include: General Motors Fisher Body and Chevrolet plants in St. Louis; labor education; women's auxiliary
Dates: 1933 - 1969

UAW Public Relations Department: Frank Winn Records

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Identifier: LR000125_Winn
Abstract Subjects include: United Steelworkers; women workers; auto wage-price policy; 1958 UAW contract negotiations; Kohler strike; UAW conventions; UAW PAC in 1948 election campaigns
Dates: 1940 - 1962

UAW Public Relations Department Photographs and Sound and Video Recordings

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Identifier: LAV001193
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Dates: 1929 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995

UAW Region 1B Records

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Identifier: LR000512
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 1B represents locals in the southeastern and thumb areas of Michigan. This includes workers at the major automotive manufacturers, Huck Manufacturing, TRW, Briggs Manufacturing, Eaton Manufacturing and Bohn Aluminum. Their records document the services Region 1B provided to locals and its political activities in the region.
Dates: 1939 - 1985

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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 5
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National Organization for Women 4
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Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 3
Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
General Motors Corporation 3
Bluestone, Irving 2
Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
East, Dennis 2
Hatcher, Lillian 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 2
Kelman, Sidney 2
Marinovich, Irene Young 2
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
Stern, Andy 2
United Mine Workers of America 2
9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) 1
African National Congress 1
Air Line Pilots Association 1
Albert Kahn Associates 1
Alpern, Ron 1
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
American Federation of Labor 1
American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
Babson, Steve 1
Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
Bieber, Owen 1
Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
Bryce, William 1
Cedervall, Frank 1
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
Children's Crusade for Children 1
Chrapkiewicz, Joseph 1
Chrysler Corporation 1
Church, Al 1
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham (Hillary Diane Rodham), 1947 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Greater Boston Chapter 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Metro-Detroit Chapter 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Puget Sound Chapter 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Seattle Chapter 1
Collins, Joe 1
Communication Workers of America 1
Cook, Victoria 1
Cordtz, Richard 1
Crawford, Elaine 1
Dailey, Ed 1
Damman, Adair 1
Deslippe, Dennis 1
Dobija, Jane 1
Dollinger, Genora Johnson 1
Dollinger, Sol 1
Downs, Tom 1
Drob, Judah 1
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Forrest, Carrolyn 1
Francis, Ann 1
Froines, Ann 1
Gausmann, William C. 1
Gelles, Catherine, 1907-1985 1
Glenn, Elinor 1
Haener, Dorothy 1
Haessler, Lucy Whitaker 1
Hall, Covington, 1871-1951 1
Hartmann, Susan M. 1
Haynes, Donald 1
Heath, Stacey 1
Herrick, Mary J. 1
Hill, Herbert 1
Holleran, Susan E. 1
Hrabar, Olga 1
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1
International Labour Organization 1
International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers 1
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Region 1-E 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 15 (Detroit, MI) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 25 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 Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 9 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 1
Keeney, Jim 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Koch, Lucien 1
Kraus, Dorothy 1
Kraus, Henry 1
Kubista, Roy 1
Labor Committee for Safe Energy and Full Employment 1
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