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Abstract The AFSCME Program Development Department was created in January of 1973 to deal with matters such as health care, the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, employee protections, career development, and sex discrimination. It was funded by federal grant money until 1975 when the funds ran out, the department was disbanded, and its several functions were taken over by other AFSCME departments. The records in Part I reflect the Department's concerns with women's issues, sex...
Dates: 1964 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1975
Abstract Carl Cohen (born 1931) was elected chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in 1971. His papers reflect his work with the Michigan ACLU, as well as the stance of the ACLU on various issues, both local and national. The collection includes correspondence, memos, press releases and clippings dealing with many civil liberty issues, as well as organizational documents of the ACLU of Michigan.
Dates: 1966 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1974
Abstract Carrie Burton Overton served as a stenographer for the NAACP from 1924 to 1928; as executive secretary to Julian Rainey, head of the "Colored Division" of the National Democratic Committee for 1932, 1936 and 1940; and in secretarial positions with Howard University, Vanguard Press and the Community Church of New York City. Her papers comprise correspondence, leaflets, reports, notes and clippings. Subjects include Black voters, employment in the federal government for Blacks, activities of the...
Dates: 1856 - 1969
Abstract Carrie Burton Overton was active in African-American educational, political and arts organizations through much of the twentieth century. The collection includes a series of studio portraits dating from around the time of her marriage; portraits of family members and some other individuals; scenes at Howard University and the Tuskegee Institute; and several panoramic group pictures at alumni, political and arts events.
Dates: 1913 - 1960
Abstract Charles Beckman served as United Auto Workers Local 45 (Fisher Body Plant, Cleveland) president for eighteen consecutive terms. His tenure included the Cleveland plant sit-down strike, which served as a catalyst for the historic Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937. Beckman's papers reflect his work with Local 45 and its affiliated organizations and, to a lesser degree, his involvement in political and social issues, including civil rights, anti-fascism and anti-war efforts.
Dates: 1933 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1960
Abstract Labor and women’s rights activist Edith Van Horn began her career in the labor movement during World War II, when she left graduate school to join the war effort as an assembly line laborer for Goodyear Aircraft, where she joined United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 856. Ms. Horn later held posts as chief steward of Douglas Aircraft UAW Local 17, chief steward of Chrysler’s Dodge Main Local 3, where she was the first woman to serve on Local 3’s executive board, as a delegate to the UAW...
Dates: 1939 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1990
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...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
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
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
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966
Abstract Mary White Ovington began her career as a social worker, devoting her efforts to the problems of African-Americans in New York and other cities. She helped found the National Association for Advancement of Colored People and remained an officer and prominent figure until her retirement in 1947. Her papers reflect her interest and involvement with the living conditions of the poor in New York City and African-Americans in the south in the early 1900s; the foundation and growth of the NAACP; the...
Dates: 1854 - 1948
Abstract In August 2002, Mike Smith interviewed UAW labor leader and civil rights and women's rights activist Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit. Jeffrey was the UAW’s first female department head and directed, in succession, the Women’s Bureau, Community Relations Department, and Consumer Affairs Department. Collection consists of recordings of two interviews. Jeffrey discusses her childhood in rural Iowa, family, education, entry into the workforce and the labor...
Dates: 2002-08-08; 2002-08-28
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Dates: 1920 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979
Abstract An active advocate for child welfare, social justice, and the labor movement, Muriel Tuteur held a variety of posts, including Director of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) Day Care and Health Center, and Assistant Director of Education and Political Action for the Chicago and Central States Joint Board of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Tuteur's papers include personal subject files and speeches, documenting her interests and involvement in a broad range...
Dates: 1962 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1999
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
Abstract Rosa Parks, often referred to as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, is most famous for her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white rider in segregated Montgomery, Alabama in December 1955. She was secretary of her local and state NAACP and was a member of Michigan Congressman John Conyers staff after her family moved to Detroit. Her papers reflect mainly her years in Detroit and her association with numerous church, community, and civil rights organizations.
Dates: 1955 - 1976
Abstract Subjects include: women’s rights; civil rights; consumer protection; Detroit youth programs
Dates: 1944 - 1974
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.
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980
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
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Dates: 1932 - 1982
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
Abstract On March 25, 1965, Viola Liuzzo, a Wayne State University student and mother, was shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan after participating in civil rights protests in Alabama. The impact of Liuzzo’s death was felt across the country. Despite a FBI informant's eyewitness testimony at the trial of the three Klansmen, none of the men were found guilty of murder. Liuzzo's family, as well as two civil rights workers involved in the 1965 protest, would later file unsuccessful suits against...
Dates: 1953 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1983
- Civil rights 20
- Women in the labor movement 14
- African Americans 8
- Labor unions 8
- Women 7
- Politics, Practical 5
- Women's rights 5
- Education 4
- Social history 4
- Detroit (Mich.) 3
- Equal rights amendments 3
- Housing 3
- Reproductive rights 3
- Sex discrimination 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- African American women 2
- Automobile industry and trade 2
- Civil rights movement 2
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 2
- Detroit -- social conditions 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Radicalism 2
- Abortion 1
- Affirmative action 1
- Affirmative action programs 1
- African American labor leaders 1
- African American labor union members 1
- Asian American women 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Black nationalism -- United States 1
- Child labor 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Communism 1
- Constitutional law 1
- Courts -- United States 1
- Deinstitutionalization 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Discrimination in employment 1
- Equality 1
- Feminism 1
- Flint (Mich.) 1
- Freedom Rides, 1961 1
- Hate crimes 1
- Human rights 1
- Labor 1
- Labor movement 1
- Local elections 1
- Medical care 1
- Mental health 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Mining engineering 1
- Oral histories 1
- Pay equity 1
- Poverty 1
- Psychiatric nurses 1
- Psychological tests 1
- Social workers 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Textile Workers' Strike, Lawrence, Mass., 1912. 1
- Video recordings 1
- Women labor leaders 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 8
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 4
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 4
- National Organization for Women 3
- AFSCME 2
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 2
- American Federation of Teachers 2
- Boggs, Grace Lee 2
- Overton, Carrie Burton 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Boggs, James 1
- Cohen, Carl 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Haener, Dorothy 1
- Henry, Milton 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 9 1
- James, C.L.R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) 1
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
- Lampinen, Lily 1
- Lane, Layle, 1893-1976 1
- Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 1
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 1
- Ovington, Mary White 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- Textile Workers Union of America 1
- Tuteur, Muriel 1
- United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964. 1
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
- United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX. 1
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United Steelworkers 1
- Van Horn, Edith 1
- Viola, Liuzzo 1
- Vorse, Mary Heaton 1
- Wayne State University 1
- Women's Equity Action League 1
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919-1981 1 ∧ view less
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