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Abstract Mr. Linville was elected president of the Teachers Union of New York City, and served as president and executive director until 1935. From 1931-34, he served as president of the American Federation of Teachers. The following year he was elected president of the New York Teachers Guild. Mr. Linville was also editor of the American Teacher. Correspondence, radio addresses, speeches, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the AFT, the Teachers Union of New York City, and the period of...
Abstract The International Socialists existed from 1968 -1986 in the U.S. with national headquarters in Detroit, and branches in 14 other cities. It was preceded by the Independent Socialist Club, established in Berkley in 1964, which then formed an International Socialist Committee. The International Socialist Club appealed to radical student and Maoist groups. Kim Moody, contributor of several pivotal writings to the socialist cause, helped to establish a branch of the Independent Socialist Club in...
Abstract Material collected by Mr. DeShetler as secretary-treasurer of the AFL Flat Glass Workers Union (1935-37), president of the CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand Workers (1939-42), CIO regional director of southern California (1946-52), CIO assistant regional director of Region 13 (1952-55), AFL-CIO assistant regional director of Region 22 (1955-68) and National AFL-CIO coordinator for Farm Workers (1968-71). Various activities of the Glass Workers Union, such as Executive Board meetings...
Abstract The work of Detroit African-American photojournalist, J. Edward Bailey III, appeared in over thirty major publications and was exhibited widely in projects such as "The City Within," about Detroit's 1967 riot, and representation in a portfolio of 200 prominent African Americans commissioned for the nation's Bicentennial. The collection consists primarily of clippings and memorabilia chronicling his career.
Abstract James and Grace Lee Boggs played a leading role in organizing radical groups in Detroit and nationally and contributed to the founding of the National Organization for an American Revolution (NOAR). Their papers relate largely to their publications and speaking engagements, reflecting their involvement with radical organizations and in updating radical political theory, as well as their community activism in Detroit.
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...
Abstract A founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Louisville branch, Students for Social Action, James Williams was active in various radical, student and labor organizations, such as the Southern Student Organizing Committee, the young People’s Socialist League, and Operation Freedom. Mr. Williams held positions on the staff of the IUE News, the West Virginia Federation of Labor, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers Education Local 189, the...
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Abstract John Dwyer was active in the labor movement as an organizer for numerous labor unions, including the International Ladies Garment Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and the Retail Clerks union. Mr. Dwyer worked as the New York State Organizer for the Socialist Party and served as State Secretary of the Massachusetts State Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO).As a Trotskyist, Mr. Dwyer was expelled from the Socialist Party, after which he joined the Socialist Workers Party...
Abstract John Herling was a prolific journalist, working for several publications and serving as White House correspondent and syndicated columnist specializing in labor affairs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He owned "John Herling's Labor Letter," which he edited and published from 1947 to 1990, as well as authoring several books, including Strikes Under the New Deal, The Great Price Conspiracy, and ...
Abstract Mr. Jablonower began teaching in the New York Public School System in 1910. The trial of three New York teachers (1917-18) led Mr. Jablonower to join other teachers founding the New York City Teachers Union, associated with the New York Teachers Guild and the American Federation of Teachers. His papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on his appointment to the Board of Examiners (1938); the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture; his aid to European refugees, and...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 5
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and leaflets collected by Mr. Shaffer, who has served as committeeman, editor, convention delegates, and president of UAW Local 163 (Detroit Diesel Division of General Motors Corporation), and as chairman of the Wayne County Retired Workers Council of the UAW. Subjects include General Motors & Ford contract comparisons, H.L. Hunt, McCarthyism, and the Rosenberg case. An oral history interview with Mr. Shaffer is available.
Abstract Mark Sharwood was as a full time volunteer for the United Farm Workers from 1976 until 1982. He worked towards passing Proposition 14, for which he traveled through California, Texas, Mid-west states and New York, assisting with various boycotts and campaigns. Beginning in 1978, Sharwood handled the propaganda for the Imperial Valley election. He created graphic fliers in order to communicate ideas that did not translate into words. Sharwood's records consist of leaflets, pamphlets and flyers...
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 12
Abstract Maynard Krueger was an economics professor who was an active member of the Socialist Party, serving as its chairman in 1934. His papers consist of correspondence between Socialist Party members and supporters in the UAW, relating to the struggle for ascendancy among the Socialist, Communist, and Martin factions in the union.
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; political education; Detroit government and politics; Detroit Federation of Labor; school desegregation; health and hospital services; Histadrut; labor education; Wayne County government
Abstract Nat Ganley and Saul Wellman were both active in the Communist Party, particularly in Michigan, and were both tried under the Smith Act. Their papers, consist of clippings, reports, speeches, lecture notes, and election materials, relating primarily to Communist Party conventions, committee meetings, anti-left legislation, the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Taft-Hartley Act, and the relationships between African Americans and labor and communism and labor.
Abstract Nat Ganley was a lifelong Communist and labor activist. His pamphlet collections reflects his personal and professional interests.
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...
Abstract Nemmy Sparks was a Communist Party member and leader. His papers reflect the internal struggles of the Party in the latter half of the 1950s and late 1960s and include several of his unpublished manuscripts on the subject of Communism.
Abstract In 1971, Roger Keeran interviewed seven radical auto workers and labor organizers for his book The Communist Party and the Auto Workers Unions. Collection consists of interview recordings with these auto workers and labor organizers on their perspectives on or involvement with communism and the radical left, and its influence on the development of the UAW. Audio quality on some recordings is poor.
Abstract The founder of Marxist-Humanism in the United States, Raya Dunayevskaya, served at one time as secretary to Leon Trotsky, breaking with him at the time of the Hitler-Stalin Pact, to develop the theory of State-Capitalism, ultimately forming the organization, News and Letters Committees. Ms. Dunayevskaya authored three major works: Marxism and Freedom, from 1776 until Today (1958), Philosophy and Revolution: from Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao (1973), and Rosa Luxemburg, Women's...
Abstract Raymond Koch attended Commonwealth College as a student and served as an employee of Commonwealth in various positions of management and as an instructor. Charlotte Moskowitz Koch earned a degree from Commonwealth College and later served as the college’s executive secretary and treasurer. Following their tenure at Commonwealth Mr. and Ms. Koch continued to work as advocates of cooperative and labor education. Their papers document the history of Commonwealth College and relate Mr. and Ms....
Abstract Ronald Aronson, a Detroit native, was educated at Wayne State University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, and Brandies University, where he earned his PhD in the History of Ideas. A renowned expert on the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Aronson’s has actively worked to study the New Left and the nature of hope and its relation to political commitment. Aronson taught at Wayne State University from 1968 to 2013 in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies,...
- Subject: Communism X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 20
- American Federation of Teachers 10
- Industrial Workers of the World 6
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 5
- AFL-CIO 4
- Socialist Workers Party 4
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 4
- Boggs, Grace Lee 3
- Boggs, James 3
- Communist Party of America 3
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 3
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 3
- National Education Association of the United States 3
- Wellman, Saul 3
- American Federation of Labor 2
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- United Farm Workers 2
- Wayne State University 2
- Workers Party (1940-1949) 2
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- AFL. Flat Glass Workers Union 1
- AFL. Windows Glass Cutters League 1
- Abern, Martin 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company 1
- American Arbitration Association 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Aronson, Ronald, 1938- 1
- Ashleigh, Charles 1
- Bailey, J. Edward, 1923- 1
- Baldinger, Mary Alice 1
- Baldinger, Wilbur 1
- Barbour, Alex 1
- Baskin, Alex 1
- Binkowski, Don 1
- Black Panther Party 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Brooks, Dan 1
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
- Calhoun, Arthur W. (Arthur Wallace), 1885-1979 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Center for Democratic Values 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- DeShetler, Irwin L. 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network 1
- Dewey, Charles M. 1
- Dwyer, John, socialist 1
- Edelbrock, Ben 1
- Elder, Arthur 1
- Finkel, James 1
- Fishman, Al 1
- Ford Motor Company 1
- Fuller, Alex 1
- Gausmann, William C. 1
- Gernaey, William 1
- Gleicher, Morris 1
- Goodman, Ernest 1
- Henry, Milton 1
- Herrick, Mary J. 1
- Hogan, Thomas F. 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
- International Socialists (U.S.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 174 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2A 1
- Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
- Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
- James, C.L.R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) 1
- Johnson-Forest Tendency 1
- Keeran, Roger 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Koch, Raymond, 1909- 1
- Kraus, Dorothy 1
- Kraus, Henry 1
- Krieger, Sadie 1
- Krieger, Samuel 1
- Krzycki, Leo 1
- Lauck, W. Jett (William Jett), 1879-1949 1
- League for Industrial Democracy 1
- Lefkowitz, Abraham, 1884-1956 1
- Lindahl, James 1
- Linville, Henry R. (Henry Richardson), 1866-1941 1
- Lutzai, George 1
- Lyman, Frances D. 1
- Mahaffey, Maryann 1
- Martel, Frank X. 1
- Maynard C., 1906-1991 1
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Michigan Organization for Human Rights 1
- Miller, Dave 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- Moskowitz, Charlotte 1
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