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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

Gloria Johnson Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002326
Abstract In 1993, Dennis Deslippe interviewed International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE) staffer and Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) president and co-founder Gloria Johnson for his book,
Dates: 1993-06-08

Grace Hospital Women's Auxiliary Records

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Identifier: UR002645
Abstract Subjects include: women volunteers in social service; Diabetic Children's Camp
Dates: 1939 - 1983; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1977

Hutzel Hospital Records

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Identifier: UR001572
Abstract In November, 1868, seven members of the Ladies’ Christian Union opened the Woman’s Hospital and Foundlings’ Home in a tenement at Cass Avenue and Montcalm Street, a private, non-profit institution and the first facility in Detroit dedicated to providing care and shelter for abandoned, widowed and unwed mothers and their babies. In 1965, Woman’s Hospital changed its name to Hutzel Hospital and continued its devotion to research into the diseases of women. It is now part of the Detroit Medical...
Dates: 1868 - 1994

International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists Records

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Identifier: LR001689
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) held the first International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) June 15-21, 1964, to coincide with the SWE National Convention and the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, New York. Although ICWES planners originally estimated 300 participants, the conference brought together over 500 people from more than 35 countries to discuss the role of women engineers and the future of engineering. Following the success of the first ICWES (later...
Dates: 1961 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1996

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

James and Grace Lee Boggs Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials

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Identifier: UAV001342
Abstract The James and Grace Lee Boggs Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials document the personal and philosophical interests of the Boggses throughout their respective lives. Featured are audio recordings of lectures, sermons, and interviews by Rev. Albert Cleage (Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman), Malcolm X, Milton Henry, and C.L.R. James, among others, and recordings from entities such as the Freedom NOW Party and the National Grassroots Leadership Conference. Though not as heavily represented, recordings of...
Dates: 1951-1991

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

JCA: Glenwood ORT Records

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Identifier: UR002620
Abstract Women's American ORT (WAO) was founded October 12, 1927, to assist ORT in providing financial support to the ORT program serving Eastern European Jews. ORT’s mission is to strengthen communities throughout the world through education. Glennwood, a chapter of Women’s American ORT Michigan Region, formed on April 3, 1962, in the Detroit area. It received its charter from New York and formed under the auspices of Town and Country ORT. Glennwood was named in honor of astronaut John Glenn, and at...
Dates: 1962 - 2011

JCA: Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah Records

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Identifier: UR002790
Abstract Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold in New York City with a mission to provide health care to the people living in Palestine. In 1916, Szold visited Detroit and helped start a local Hadassah chapter. Through its fundraising efforts Hadassah supports local, charitable projects as well as healthcare, research, education and social services programs in Israel.
Dates: 1916 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1990

JCA: National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section Records

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Identifier: UR001647
Abstract In 1925, the Jewish Woman's Club of Detroit affiliated with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW, established in 1893) and became the National Council of Jewish Women, Detroit Section (now Greater Detroit Section). The group’s philanthropic mission remained to “promote kindness and helpfulness in general and to elevate the mental, moral and social status of young Jewish women in particular.” Over many decades NCJW-GDS has implemented many programs for child and family welfare. The...
Dates: 1891 - 2004

JCA: Sinai Hospital Guild Records

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Identifier: UR001748
Abstract Sinai Hospital Guild was a Women's Auxiliary, established in 1952 by the hospital's board of trustees, made up of women from several Jewish community organizations around Detroit. Their focus was to establish and train a corps of volunteer who would assist in patient, clerical, and general hospital support. Their records document their activities until Sinai Hospital was closed in 2000.
Dates: 1952 - 2000

JCA: Small Collections

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Identifier: UR001812
Abstract Jewish Community Archives: Small Collections is comprised of records, papers, photos, scrapbooks and artifacts, ranging in size from one item to a couple of boxes, of various individuals, families and organizations within the Jewish community of the Detroit area from the 19th century to the 1990. Individuals include Sarah Friedman, Meyer Prentis, Emma Lazaroff Schaver and Judge Charles C. Simons. Families include the Butzels and the Flayers. Organizations include the Alpha Omega dental...
Dates: 1867 - 2003

Joan Goddard Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002238
Abstract San Jose librarian Joan Goddard served as president of AFSCME Local 101 following the union’s 1981 contract fight centered on narrowing the gap between male and female municipal workers’ pay in San Jose, California. AFSCME Archivist Johanna Russ interviewed her in 2009. Collection consists of an audio recording and transcript of the interview. Goddard discusses her role in the negotiations and eventual strike during the AFSCME Local 101 (California) 1981 contract struggle.
Dates: 2009-07-07

Joan Israel Papers

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Identifier: UP000797
Abstract One of the first members of the Detroit chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Joan Israel served two terms as president of the chapter. Ms. Israel organized and chaired the NOW Child Care Committee and acted as head of a Detroit Common Council committee that led to the formation of the Wayne County Child Care Council. Ms. Israel’s papers reflect her involvement in the women’s movement and childcare advocacy, and detail the growth of the women’s movement in southeastern Michigan.
Dates: 1966 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1975

John and Phyllis Collier Papers

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Identifier: LP000141
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. His papers contain correspondence, notes, literary manuscripts, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and memorabilia relating to his activities as a writer and social critic as well as biographies and personal papers relating to his family and his two early confinements.Also covered are...
Dates: 1881 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1887 - 1948

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

Joyce Hennessee Papers

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Identifier: LP001524
Abstract Joyce Hennessee worked for Chrysler Corporation Management Information Systems. Her papers reflect her membership in various organizations concerned with working womens' issues.
Dates: 1970 - 1989

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

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

League of Women Voters of Detroit Records

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Identifier: UR001402
Abstract The Detroit League of Women Voters, formed in 1919, promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. Their records consist of a report on women's credit rights in Detroit.
Dates: 1979 - 1980

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

Lily Lampinen Papers

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Identifier: UP000836
Abstract The papers of Lily Lampinen reflect her personal interest in a variety of important social and political issues, particularly civil rights for minorities.
Dates: 1960 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2
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Layne, Margaret 2
Mahaffey, Maryann 2
Marinovich, Irene Young 2
Mattson, Gail 2
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
Textile Workers Union of America 2
Tietjen, Jill S. 2
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 2
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United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 2
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 2
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American Dance Festival 1
American Federation of Labor 1
Anderson-Rowland, Mary 1
Arvey, Sarah 1
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Barth, Emma C. 1
Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
Bednarczyk, Betty 1
Berg, Harriet (Harriet Jean) 1
Bernstein, Thelma M. 1
Bierman, Elizabeth 1
Blakenhorn, Ann 1
Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
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Booth, George R., Jr. 1
Borchardt, Selma 1
Brewster, George 1
Brody, Jeffrey 1
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
Bryce, William 1
Bubb, Margo 1
Burt, George, 1903- 1
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Cascadden, Sharon (Sharon E.) 1
Cecchetti Council of America 1
Chrapkiewicz, Joseph 1
Christenson, Edith L. 1
Chrysler Corporation 1
Clark, Yvonne Young 1
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Greater Boston Chapter 1
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Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Puget Sound Chapter 1
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Collier, Phyllis Feningston 1
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