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Abstract Arthur Calhoun was an author of many published books, a scholar, and a teacher at a large number of American universities, focusing largely on economics and sociology. His papers reflect both his personal and professional interests and are mainly comprised of manuscripts of his writings on subjects as diverse as religion, history, workers education, gerontology, and the humanities.
Dates: 1899 - 1975
Abstract Pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, clippings, articles, radio scripts, and union newspapers collected by Mr. Haessler, who was managing editor of the Federated Press (1922-56); editor of the United Auto Worker and many local union papers; a member of the public relations staff of the United Rubber Workers; and was responsible for public relations and publicity for various groups and organizations. Subjects include civil rights, social reform, socialism in Britain, labor legislation, the NLRB, and...
Dates: 1908 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1961
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 6
Abstract Transcripts of interviews with Charles Ashleigh conducted by the Sussex Society for the Study of Labor History in 1973 and 1975. Mr. Ashleigh describes his personal experiences with the Industrial Workers of the World and other radical groups in the years prior to and during World War I and the early 1920's.
Dates: 1973; 1975
Abstract John Mecartney (1922-2004) was a lifelong activist with civil rights, peace and nonviolent defense and farm worker issues. He graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary and served as a United Methodist minister in Wisconsin. After receiving his Ph.D. from Northwestern University he taught sociology and peace studies at Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, Bluffton College, and Albion College. He was on the board of Methodists United for Peace with Justice, as well as an active...
Dates: 1943 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980
Abstract Don Binkowski spent his career serving the people of Michigan as a Warren councilman, delegate of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, and judge in the 37th District Court. Privately, Binkowski, a passionate historian, copiously researched and wrote extensively on Polish and Polish-American history and interests, and on North Detroit. This collection is mainly comprised of Binkowski’s research collected in the pursuit of publication, specifically his three books: Col. P.W. Norris –...
Dates: 1920 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980
Abstract Shmarya Kleinman was born in Russia around 1891 and studied medicine in Russia and Poland before emigrating to the United States in 1923. In 1927, he established his medical practice in Detroit. Dr. Kleinman and his wife, Rose, were active in the affairs of the Jewish Community Council of Detroit, a local civil and human rights advocacy group. The papers of Dr. Kleinman consist of personal correspondence with socialist Angelica Balabanoff, who participated in the Bolshevik revolution and was...
Dates: 1944 - 1962
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, research notes, and other materials collected by Mr. Levinson, author of Break Strikes, and Labor on the March, and director of publicity for the UAW. Subjects include strikebreaking in the National Maritime Union, early unions in the auto industry, the Black Legion, the Socialist Party, war production, and wage and price ceilings. Among the correspondents are Victor Reuther, Franklin Roosevelt, and R. J. Thomas.
Dates: 1910 - 1945
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 10
Abstract Elizabeth Morgan was a Quaker and social activist. Elizabeth collected music and shared it as a method of teaching others about suppression and exploitation. Elizabeth and her husband, Ernest Morgan, founded the Arthur Morgan School that focused on creating a safe, loving environment for young teenagers in a rural setting to help students prosper and inspire them to make positive social and ecological changes in the world.This collection consists of a book of 1930s-1940s era labor...
Dates: circa 1964
Abstract Enid Eckstein was a member of the Detroit District of the International Socialists and worked as an inspector at Chrysler’s Lynch Road Assembly plant. Represented by UAW Local 51, she served as a chief steward and on the local’s Community Services, Women’s and Resolutions Committees. In 1973 she helped form the United Coalition, one of many militant, rank-and-file groups that sprang up in Detroit auto plants in the 1970s, on whose slate she ran unsuccessfully for Trustee in 1975 and for...
Dates: 1969 - 1981
Abstract In 1976, an oral history project was conducted, likely spearheaded by Elvera Kanerva, who was the primary interviewer, to document the politics and lives of Finnish-American socialists. Collection consists of eight interviews with Finnish-American socialists on their political views, community, and lives. Recordings exist for all interviews. Transcripts exist for the following interviews: Ida Bjorkquist, Charles Jay, James Jukela, Elvera Kanerva, and Ilma Reynolds. The James Jukela interview...
Dates: 1976-07 - 1976-10
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
Abstract George Edwards, Sr. began his professional career as an educator before he turned to law where he gained a reputation as a pro-labor, pro-ACLU, pro-NAACP lawyer. Politically an active Socialist for over 50 years, he continued throughout his career to champion the downtrodden, specializing in cases involving discrimination or usury. Outside of law practice, he took great personal interest in human rights, fighting segregation and child labor, and supporting women’s suffrage. His papers cover...
Dates: 1863 - 1960
Abstract A founding member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the Fourth International, George Lavan Weissman served as a branch organizer, as director and editor of Pioneer Publishing and Pathfinder Press, as manager of Mountain Spring Camp and as the editor and writer of various SWP publications. Following his expulsion from the SWP, Mr. Weissman helped to form the Fourth Internationalist Tendency and served on the editorial board of the Bulletin in Defense of Marxism. Mr. Weissman’s papers...
Dates: 1935 - 1985
Abstract George Shenkar was an engineer with the Detroit Water Board from 1947-1950, whose controversial dismissal led to a city charter amendment requiring all city employees to take a loyalty oath to the U.S. His papers reflect his interest in socialism and document the circumstances surrounding his dismissal from the Board.
Dates: 1947 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1968
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 13
Abstract Attorney Harry Riseman was active in various socialist and labor organizations, including the Detroit Labor College, the Socialist Party of Wayne County, Michigan, and the Michigan Old-Age Pension League. Mr. Riseman’s papers primarily concern the issue of pensions for senior citizens, and also include materials related to socialist labor organizations in Detroit.
Dates: 1930 - 1936
Abstract The Helen Schiff Collection consists of materials documenting the 1940 split in the Socialist Workers Party and the founding of the Young Socialist Alliance and the Young Socialists (Canada) in the early 1960's. In addition, it contains miscellaneous reports, bulletins, and newsletters of the Socialist Workers Party and the Fourth International.
Dates: 1940 - 1967
Abstract Herman Wolf became an active member of the Socialist Party while in college and subsequently embarked on a career as a labor newspaper editor and publicity agent with several labor unions and city newspapers. He applied his background in working for the U.S. government during WWII, a mass housing production organization, and local political groups. His papers cover these facets of his professional career. Part II specifically addresses Wolf’s activities at the U.S. Treasury Department working...
Dates: 1924 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1958
Abstract Hy Fish was born June 11, 1913. He lived in Chicago and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1960. Hy was a Socialist who was active in the Young Peoples Socialist League where he was the business manager of their monthly newspaper, “The Challenge.” After the Flint sit-down strike began in 1936, Hy was sent to Flint to act as an organizer for the Socialist Party. Awhile later he became a labor education teacher at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL., and traveled to India and...
Dates: 1909 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1959
Abstract The International Socialists existed from 1968 -1986 in the U.S. with national headquarters in Detroit, and branches in 14 other cities. It was preceded by the Independent Socialist Club, established in Berkley in 1964, which then formed an International Socialist Committee. The International Socialist Club appealed to radical student and Maoist groups. Kim Moody, contributor of several pivotal writings to the socialist cause, helped to establish a branch of the Independent Socialist Club in...
Dates: 1943 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980
Abstract Various socialist, radical, left-wing, and miscellaneous periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, and leaflets collected by Mr. Pokempner, a Detroit businessman with a life-long interest in movements of social and economic reform. Periodicals include New Masses (1931-41), International Press Correspondence (1932-37), American Socialist Monthly (1936). and International Review (1936-38).
Dates: 1937 - 1959
Abstract Jack Barbash held positions in the federal government, the labor movement, and academia, serving in departments such as the U.S. Office of Education, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Barbash served as Research and Education Director for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Industrial Union, and served a term as president of the American Association of University Professors...
Dates: 1920 - 1989
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Dates: 1930 - 1959
Abstract John Collier (1874-1947) was interested in various socialist, radical, liberal, and anarchist causes, and was a life-long student of philosophy, theology, mysticism, and psychic phenomena. Phyllis Feningston Collier was John Collier's secretary and life-long companion who was active in the labor movement. Collection consists of images collected by Phyllis Collier. Emphasis is on John Collier and his activities, such as his brief acting career, but also included are photographs of friends and...
Dates: 1911 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1925
Abstract John Dwyer was active in the labor movement as an organizer for numerous labor unions, including the International Ladies Garment Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and the Retail Clerks union. Mr. Dwyer worked as the New York State Organizer for the Socialist Party and served as State Secretary of the Massachusetts State Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO).As a Trotskyist, Mr. Dwyer was expelled from the Socialist Party, after which he joined the Socialist Workers Party...
Dates: 1920 - 1987
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
- Labor 16
- Communism 10
- Labor unions 10
- Labor movement 9
- Radicalism 6
- Civil rights 5
- Oral histories 4
- Sound recordings 4
- Transcripts 4
- Women in the labor movement 3
- World War, 1939-1945 3
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Labor unions and communism 2
- Politics, Practical 2
- Social history 2
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 2
- Africa 1
- Anti-apartheid movements 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Collective bargaining--Education 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Education 1
- Fascism 1
- Finnish Americans 1
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 1
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 1
- Housing 1
- International labor activities 1
- Labor leaders--United States 1
- Labor unions--History 1
- Music 1
- Nuclear energy 1
- Peace movements 1
- Photographic prints 1
- Poland 1
- Polish people 1
- Retirees 1
- Smith Act Trial, Detroit, M.I., 1953 1
- The Michigan Six 1
- Theater 1
- Wisconsin 1
- Women's rights 1
- Working class--Songs and music 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- motion pictures 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 12
- Socialist Workers Party 5
- Industrial Workers of the World 3
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 2
- League for Industrial Democracy 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- Shenkar, George 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Abern, Martin 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Aronson, Ronald, 1938- 1
- Ashleigh, Charles 1
- Barbash, Jack 1
- Binkowski, Don 1
- Calhoun, Arthur W. (Arthur Wallace), 1885-1979 1
- Center for Democratic Values 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Collier, John, Jr. (William Armistead) 1
- Collier, Phyllis Feningston 1
- Communication Workers of America 1
- Dollinger, Genora Johnson 1
- Dollinger, Sol 1
- Drob, Judah 1
- Dwyer, John, socialist 1
- Eckstein, Enid 1
- Finkel, James 1
- Fish, Hy 1
- Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant 1
- Gausmann, William C. 1
- Haessler, Carl, 1888-1972 1
- Heller, Philip Alter, 1911-1976 1
- Herling, Mary Fox 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
- International Socialists (U.S.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 400 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 1
- Kanerva, Elvera 1
- Kelman, Sidney 1
- Kleinman, Schmarya, 1892- (Shmarya) 1
- Krieger, Sadie 1
- Krieger, Samuel 1
- Krzycki, Leo 1
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
- Levinson, Edward, 1901-1945 1
- Lindahl, James 1
- Maynard C., 1906-1991 1
- Mecartney, John 1
- Menton, Stoyan M. 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- National Caucus of Labor Committees (U.S.) 1
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 1
- Pflug, Warner W. 1
- Pokempner, Irving 1
- Rand School of Social Science 1
- Rankin, Jim 1
- Riseman, Harry 1
- Schiff, Helen 1
- Seidler, Murray 1
- Sender, Garlin 1
- Silver, Paul 1
- Smith, Tucker P. 1
- Socialist Party (U.S.) 1
- Sparks, Nemmy, 1899-1973 1
- Tussey, Richard B. 1
- United Mine Workers of America 1
- United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 1
- United States. Works Progress Administration 1
- Van Camp, Dorothy 1
- Van Camp, Lawrence 1
- Wayne State University 1
- Weissman, George Lavan, 1918- 1
- Wellman, Saul 1
- Wells, Marianna Schaupp 1
- Wolf, Herman 1
- Young People's Socialist League 1 ∧ view less
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