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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

SWE: Emma Barth Diaries

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Identifier: LP001953
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers: Emma Barth Diaries include over 160 diaries Barth wrote between 1939 and 1979. These diaries chronicle the 35 years Barth spent working as a mechanical engineer and her involvement in the Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Professional Engineers, as well as her outside activities and interests. Barth began her career as an engineer in 1942, when she enrolled in drafting courses at the Pittsburgh Aeronautics Institute and took a job as...
Dates: 1939 - 1979

Thelma Bernstein Papers

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Identifier: LP000683
Abstract Thelma Bernstein was on the staff of Family Services of Metropolitan Detroit and was a member of AFSCME Local 1640, Council 77. Her papers relate to the activities of Local 1640 and consist of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, membership lists, and contract proposals.
Dates: 1966 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1969

Toni Swanger Papers

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Identifier: UP001777
Abstract An active member of the Detroit women's rights movement, journalist Toni Swanger worked with the Detroit Women's Radio Workshop on programming for the Detroit public radio station WDET, and served in various roles for Detroit newspaper, Metro Times, including production manager and managing editor. Ms. Swanger's papers reflect her interest in women's issues and document her career as an activist and radio and print journalist.
Dates: 1951-2000; Majority of material found within 1970s-1994

Twentieth Century Trade Union Woman: Vehicle for Social Change Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002227
Abstract In the 1970s, the Program on Women and Work, a unit of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), a jointly administered body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, coordinated an oral history project to document the lives and work of women active in the labor movement from 1900 through 1970. Joyce L. Kornbluh of ILIR served as project director. Many interviewers conducted interviews with participants across the United State. This project, "The Twentieth...
Dates: 1971 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1979

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 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

UAW Region 1E Records

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Identifier: LR000347
Abstract An expanding economy and union movement prompted the UAW to subdivide its two southeastern Michigan regional jurisdictions into four southeastern Michigan regions—1, 1A, 1B, and 1E—in 1966. Subjects include: UAW organization in southeastern Michigan; automobile industry; strikes; unemployment; plant shutdowns; health insurance; retirees; organizing; political activity; UAW Women's Department; Willow Run Bomber Plant
Dates: 1942 - 1983

UAW Region 7: Canadian Office Records

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Identifier: LR000372
Abstract United Auto Workers Canadian Region 7 began the same year as the international union and was recognized by all major automotive manufacturers in the early 1940s. With a reputation for being militant, the union grew to be the largest in Canada, pioneering pension security, guaranteed annual wages, pre-paid medical prescriptions, and wage parity for workers in the country.
Dates: 1937 - 1970

UAW Region 9 Records

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Identifier: LR000283
Abstract Subjects include: auto industry and auto workers in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York; Martin Gerber; equal employment opportunity; low-cost public housing; Bell Aircraft strike (1949); Kohler strike (1959); Liberal Party (N.Y.); New Jersey politics and government; civil rights movement; labor education; UAW CAP; women auto workers.
Dates: 1941 - 1985

UAW War Policy Division - Women's Bureau Records

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Identifier: LR000640
Abstract Subjects include: women workers in World War II; child care.
Dates: 1942 - 1945; Majority of material found in 1944 - 1944

UAW Women's Auxiliaries Records

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Identifier: LR000918
Abstract Subjects include: organizing auxiliaries; community activities
Dates: 1941 - 1976

UAW Women's Department: Dorothy Haener Records

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Identifier: LR000848
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Dates: 1932 - 1982

UAW Women's Department: Lillian Hatcher Records

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Identifier: LR000972
Abstract Subjects include: women workers; labor education; politics
Dates: 1942 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1975

UAW Women's Department Records

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Identifier: LR000446
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Equal Rights Amendment; health issues; National Organization for Women; worker education
Dates: 1919 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1980

Union Minorities/Women Leadership Training Project Records

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Identifier: LR001108
Abstract African-American, Latino and women workers and labor union members; labor education programs in Michigan; Robert Cunningham; Don Stevens; UM/WLTP
Dates: 1976 - 1981

United Community Services: School Program on Community Services Department Records

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Identifier: UR000420_SPCS
Abstract Subjects include: teaching social responsibility to metropolitan Detroit public school children; juvenile delinquency; poverty; community problem-solving; continuing education of women; police-community relations; child welfare; volunteerism
Dates: 1927 - 1969

United Community Services Women's Committee Records

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Identifier: UR000420_women
Abstract Subjects include: education in Detroit; senior citizens in Detroit; Detroit Community Fund; social services in Detroit; women volunteers
Dates: 1935 - 1972

United Way for Southeastern Michigan Scrapbook Collection

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Identifier: UR002668
Abstract Walter Laidlaw established the United Foundation in 1948 through the merger of the Detroit Community Chest and other Detroit charitable organizations that had traditionally combined fund raising efforts. The goal of the United Foundation was to further centralize those efforts, and to generate mass fund raising campaigns such as the Torch Drive, which was first held in 1949. The United Foundation was closely affiliated with the United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, and became...
Dates: 1929 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1949

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9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) 2
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Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Seattle Chapter 2
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DelVecchio, Stacey 2
Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
Eller English, Troy 2
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 2
Ford, Pat (Patricia) 2
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General Motors Corporation 2
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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
United Farm Workers 2
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 2
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 2
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
AFSCME. Local 1259 1
African National Congress 1
Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
American Association of University Women. Detroit Branch, Inc. 1
American Association of University Women. Michigan Division 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Dance Festival 1
American Federation of Labor 1
Anderson-Rowland, Mary 1
Arvey, Sarah 1
Association of Municipal Professional Women 1
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
Boggs, James 1
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
Buss, Fran Leeper, 1942- 1
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
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.). San Francisco Chapter 1
Cohen, Carl 1
Colatosti, Camille 1
Collier, John, Jr. (William Armistead) 1
Collier, Phyllis Feningston 1
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (Detroit, Mich.) 1
Communication Workers of America 1
Community Chest of Metropolitan Detroit 1
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