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Nat Ganley Papers

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Identifier: LP000320
Abstract Mr. Ganley was active in the early days of the UAW and served in several capacities with Local 155, the tool and die local for the east side of Detroit. He was also active in the Communist Party of Michigan, serving for a time as editor of the Michigan Worker. In 1954 he was convicted of violation of the Smith Act, but his conviction was later overruled by higher courts. Transcripts, clippings, briefs, notes, and other items cover these phases of Mr. Ganley's life. Other topics include the no...
Dates: 1934 - 1969

Nicolaas Steelink Papers

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Identifier: LP000140
Abstract Mr. Steelink was an IWW member convicted of criminal syndicalism in the California trials of 1920. He was a contributor for many years to the IWW paper, Industrial Worker, under the pseudonym, Ennaes Ellae. The collection is comprised of personal correspondence, including letters written during his imprisonment in San Quentin, and deals with the IWW, the trials and imprisonment, San Quentin, William Haywood's departure for Russia, civil rights, and economic questions. Correspondents include...
Dates: 1912 - 1953

Olive R. Beasley Papers

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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

Sam Sweet Papers

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Identifier: LP000841
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...
Dates: 1938 - 1989

SEIU Executive Office: David Sullivan Records

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Identifier: LR001542_EOSullivan
Abstract David Sullivan was an elevator operator in New York City and a founding member of the Service Employees International Union's Local 32B in 1934. He rapidly ascended the ranks of the local's leadership and eventually became International President. Sullivan enhanced the union's visibility and influence by moving the International headquarters from Chicago to Washington, D.C. in 1963. In this same vein, he involved the union in the AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education, a political fund...
Dates: 1937 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969

SEIU Organizing Department Records

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Identifier: LR001888
Abstract The 1980s was a difficult time for American Labor. The American economy was in recession and national politics were not hospitable to organized labor. Yet, SEIU grew by 500,000 members. By 1992, SEIU reached the million-member mark. The membership achievements of SEIU can be largely credited to the efforts of its Organizing Department. The primary responsibility of the SEIU Organizing Department was to organize the unorganized. The SEIU Organizing Department sought to gain new membership for...
Dates: 1970 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1992

UAW Citizenship Department: Roy Reuther Records

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Identifier: LR000191_CD
Abstract In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Dates: 1957 - 1962

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 Local 7 Records

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Identifier: LR000187
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler Jefferson Avenue assembly plant (Detroit); absenteeism; civil rights; 1950 Chrysler strike; factionalism; fair employment practices; skilled trades; Taft-Hartley Act.
Dates: 1938 - 1975

UAW Local 14 Records

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Identifier: LR000254
Abstract UAW Local 14 was chartered on 1 October 1935. Local 14, an amalgamated union in Toledo, includes a HydroMatic GM facility, AP Parts, Vulcan, and Midas Muffler shops. Chevrolet was the first plant organized in 1935.
Dates: 1930 - 1959

UAW Local 212 Records

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Identifier: LR000076
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1965

UAW Local 664 Records

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Identifier: LR000235
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.
Dates: 1939 - 1961

UAW Political Action Department: Roy Reuther Records

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Identifier: LR000191_PAD
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Dates: 1947 - 1957

UAW President's Office: Leonard Woodcock Records

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Identifier: LR000262
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was named President of the UAW in May 1970, following the death of Walter P. Reuther. He was elected to a full term in April, 1972, and again in 1974. In 1970 as UAW President Woodcock led a 67 day strike against General Motors which resulted in securing the “30 and out” retirement program and restoring full cost of living benefits. In the 1973 negotiations Woodcock secured further benefits for auto workers including dental insurance, restrictions on overtime, improved COLA and...
Dates: 1961 - 1977

UAW President's Office: Walter P. Reuther Records

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Identifier: LR000261
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Dates: 1933 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1970

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 1 Records

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Identifier: LR001206
Abstract Subjects include: Eastside Detroit plants; AFL-CIO; civil rights; Michigan politics; Community Action Program; Democratic Party politics; plant closings; benefits; Black Lake; retirees; organizing; strikes
Dates: 1939 - 1989

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 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 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

United Transport Service Employees Records

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Identifier: LR000201
Abstract Clippings, reports, correspondence, and reports of articles relating to writings and other activities of Willard S. Townsend, founder and president of the International Brotherhood of Red Caps (1938), which later became the United Transport Service Employees (CIO). The collection has material on Mr. Townsend and also on civil rights, blacks in labor and the Korean War, and history of the UTSE.
Dates: 1944 - 1966

Workers' Education Local 189 Records

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Identifier: LR000954
Abstract Workers Education Local 189, American Federation of Teachers, was founded in November 1922 as the bargaining agent for the faculty members of Brookwood Labor College. After Brookwood closed its doors in 1937, Local 189 opened its membership to all persons, regardless of geographic location, who were engaged in workers' education. Throughout its existence Local 189 had been active in distributing workers' education materials to other members of the AFT, and to public schools, colleges and to the...
Dates: 1939 - 1977

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