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Smith College Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001323
Overview The collection contains pamphlets, booklets, periodicals, and monographs related to a wide variety of liberal causes from the 1920s to the late 1960s. The majority of items concern issues in the United States or that directly deal with American involvement. Most of the records date back to the 1960s and involve topics related to the American anti-war movement or socialism.
Dates: 1920 - 1969

Thomas W. Stephens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001747
Abstract Thomas Stephens was a founder of the Evergreen Alliance, the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and chaired the National Lawyer's Guild's Toxics Committee in his fight for environmental justice in the Detroit area. His papers reflect his interest and legal work in this arena and related issues, particularly lawsuits involving incinerators in Detroit and Flint, MI.
Dates: 1978 - 2003

Tom and Janet Canterbury Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000635
Abstract Tom and Janet Canterbury were active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Lowndes County, Alabama. Their papers reflect the Canterbury’s involvement in the civil right movement, and the activities of the SNCC in registering African-American voters in Southern states.
Dates: 1963 - 1966

UAW Citizenship Department: Roy Reuther Records

 Collection
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 Civil Rights Department Records

 File
Identifier: LR001800
Overview Called the Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department until 1983, the UAW’s Civil Rights Department oversees the union’s diversity and anti-prejudice initiatives. According to the union’s website, the “Civil Rights Department works closely with the UAW’s Local Union Civil Rights Committees to educate, mobilize, and assist” the union’s members in matters related to discrimination and sexual harassment. The department also campaigns actively in support of voter registration and turnout...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1964-2008

UAW Community Relations Department: Mildred Jeffrey Records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: UOH001605
Abstract In 1989, the Detroit Urban League initiated a project to create an oral history of Detroit’s African American community, underrepresented in traditional histories of the city, focusing on the period of 1918 through 1967, from near the time of the League’s founding to the civil unrest of 1967. Elaine Latzman Moon, then on staff at the Detroit Urban League, led the project and interviewed more than 200 participants from all walks of life, ages, and social and economic status, including many...
Dates: 1990 - 1994

Viola Liuzzo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001745
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

Wade H. McCree Jr. Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 9
Identifier: UOH002331
Abstract While a student at Wayne State University, Tara Leigh Tappert interviewed noted African American attorney, judge, and law professor Judge Wade H. McCree Jr. in 1976 as part of the Wayne State University Oral History Methodologies course. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript about his family and education prior to the beginning of his professional career in Detroit after World War II. He also discusses his military service and his legal career.
Dates: 1976-05-26

Wade H. McCree, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: UP000822
Abstract Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. began his career as a lawyer in the Detroit law firm of Harold E. Bledsoe and Hobart Taylor. He later served on the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Commission and as a judge in the county and U.S. court system. During his tenure on the bench, McCree took part in a number of school desegregation cases iand as the government’s lawyer, he argued a number of significant cases before the Supreme Court. He resigned in 1977 to accept appointment as U.S. Solicitor General in the...
Dates: 1937 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1987

Walter Bergman Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 4
Identifier: UOH002266
Abstract Warner Pflug interviewed civil rights advocate Walter Bergman in 1981. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript chronicling his activities as a socialist and an educator in Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s, his work with UNRRA in Europe after World War II, and his experiences as a Freedom Rider.
Dates: 1981-06-24

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Chrysler Corporation 2
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Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 2
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Gleicher, Morris 2
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
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