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Abstract Marvin Marks, a Metro-Detroit area accountant, participated in many LGBT community organizations in 1980s and 1990s. This collection includes many important papers of two of these organizations: Detroit Area Gay Lesbian Council and Motor City Business Forum. Marks served as President of the Detroit Area Gay Lesbian Council, and as both founder and President of Motor City Business Forum. The Detroit Area Gay Lesbian Council brought together many of the organizations serving the gay, lesbian,...
Abstract Maryann Mahaffey was born on January 18, 1925 in Burlington, Iowa to Kent and Margaret ‘Nell’ [Widener] Mahaffey. Mahaffey’s older brother was also named Kent. While she was attending Cornell College, she decided to spend the summer of 1945 working as a Recreation Director at Poston Internment Camp in Arizona. This work had a profound effect on Mahaffey in regard to fighting against discrimination and helping people in need. After obtaining masters degrees in social work from the University...
Abstract Attorney Maurice Kelman taught at Wayne State University Law School and served as Special Counsel to Mayor Jerome Cavanagh. Part 1 of Mr. Kelman’s papers, which reflect his career as an attorney and arbitrator, primarily relate his work as Special Counsel to Mayor Cavanagh.Part 2 of the Collection spans the years of 1943 to 2012, including materials from Kelman's early life attending Durfee Intermediate and Cass Technical High Schools, further education at the University of Michigan,...
Abstract Professor and Detroit community advocate Mel Ravitz held various posts in Detroit politics, including positions such as the Detroit City Plan Commission Director of Community Organization, on the Detroit City Council and as staff director of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Services Board. As a professor at Wayne State University, Mr. Ravitz assisted in the formation of the University’s Department of Urban Planning.Mr. Ravitz’s papers reflect his interests in...
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Abstract Edna Noble White, a pioneer in family life education, served as first director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from her appointment in 1920 until her retirement in 1947. Under Edna Noble White’s leadership, the Institute expanded its services to include a student program of college level courses in child development, family life, parenting skills, and nursery education as well as the Merrill-Palmer Nursery School, Camps, Farm, Infant Services, and Recreational Clubs. Ms. White was also very...
Abstract Icie Macy Hoobler was a pioneer in the study of infant, child, and adolescent growth and nutrition. She conducted some of the first studies on mother's milk, metabolics of pregnant women, and the composition of cow's milk. Hoobler served as the director of chemical and biological research at the Nutrition Research Laboratory of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1923-1930. Her papers consist primarily of material relating to her research and professional activities.
Overview Mrs. Jeannette Cleary, Vice-President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, organized the Metropolitan Coalition of Women in early 1968. Over forty women's organizations from metropolitan Detroit responded to a call from Mrs. Cleary in the aftermath of the 1967 riot and voted in February to organize a coalition, which would meet monthly to "establish better communications in the community among all peoples in order to reduce tension and create greater understanding towards...
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 The Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO “Labor News” Photographs consist of several hundred 8x10, black and white photo prints used within the publication. Of particular note are photo prints that document the activities of the FDR-CIO Summer School. The content covers union activities, historical events, persons of interest, and civic activities, and offers a unique view into the activities of the AFL-CIO throughout Michigan, particularly in Metropolitan Detroit, during the mid-20th century.
Abstract Detroit hospital construction; United Foundation Capital Fund Division; racial discrimination in hospital services and medical training in Detroit
Abstract The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) was formed in Detroit in December 1980 by a group of Detroit-area religious leaders representing a broad range of Judeo- Christian and Muslim denominations. Initially organized with the goal of providing a liberal alternative to conservative Christian organizations such as The Moral Majority, the group’s primary issues included racism, militarism, gay rights, unemployment, poverty, and other socio-economic and local political topics. The...
Abstract Harriet Berg has been a choreographer, teacher, performer, and arts advocate in the Detroit area for many decades. Part 1 of her papers reflect her interest in all aspects of dance and other performing and fine arts, as well as her personal family life. Part 2 includes Berg’s work as director of the Renaissance Dance Company and Madame Cadillac Dance Theater, as well as her work with the Jewish Community Center and Camp Maas. Also included are materials relating to dance history, Isadora...
Abstract Leslie O'Day Benyo was the owner and artistic director of the O’Day School of Dance in Detroit from 1982-2010. A ballet student and performer from 1958-1998, O'Day Benyo has taught at various schools and special events in the Detroit area since 1973. She was also a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, an organization dedicated to teaching standards for ballet. Benyo's papers include items such as dance programs, photos of dancers, newsletters, emails, souvenir booklets,...
Abstract The League is interested in physical and mental health, mental retardation, juvenile and adult corrections, family and child welfare, public assistance, recreation and group work, special education, aging, youth problems, migrant labor, and human relations. Minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and other documents reflect the League's work in these areas. Among the correspondents are Jerome Cavanagh, Anthony Celebrezze, Philip Hart, Walter Heller, Patrick McNamara, George Romney, George...
Abstract Michael Charles Hamlin was born Oct 17, 1935. He graduated from Ecorse High School and attended the University of Michigan on a scholarship. He enlisted in the Marines, working as a firearms instructor until he was discharged in 1960. He worked as a delivery truck driver for the Detroit News, where he met Kenneth Cockrel and John Watson. He later worked for Wayne State University’s newspaper, “South End.” Mike Hamlin was active in political groups such as the Black Workers Conference. He was a...
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...
Abstract Milton Tambor was born in New York City in 1938. He earned a Hebrew Teachers degree from Yeshiva University in 1957. He completed his bachelor’s in Psychology at Wayne State University in 1959, his Master of Social Work at Wayne in 1963, and his PhD in Sociology at Wayne in 1991. Throughout his scholarly career, he has focused on teaching and writing about organizing social workers and non-profit and agency employees. He also had a long career in unionism, holding staff and leadership positions...
Abstract Minoru Yamasaki, (1912-1986), best known as the architect of the World Trade Center, New York City, was born into poverty as a second generation Japanese-American in Seattle, Washington. He put himself through the University of Washington and New York University to study architecture, worked in New York for several years, and eventually made his way to Detroit in 1945 where he established his home and his business. He eventually distinguished himself as one of the premier architects of the 20th...
Abstract Morris Gleicher served as president of United Public Workers Local 209 and of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and founded the public relations firm, MG Advertising, later known as MG and Casey, and MG Associates.
Mr. Gleicher’s papers reflect his work as in public relations and his involvement in issues of civil liberties, racial equality and the peace movement.
Mr. Gleicher’s papers reflect his work as in public relations and his involvement in issues of civil liberties, racial equality and the peace movement.
Abstract The Murray E. Jackson papers document the life and work of an educator, administrator, civic leader, and poet, who lived from 1926-2002. A bulk of the materials range between the late 1960s and late 1990s. Included in this collection are records documenting his involvement at Wayne State University, Wayne County Community College, the University of Michigan, various community organizations, his career as a poet, as well as personal files.
Abstract Murray Seidler received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and was a Wayne State University professor of political science until his retirement in 1986. He published several articles on socialism and labor unions, such as “The Socialist Party and American Unionism.” He was involved in Americans for Democratic Action and subscribed to socialist organizations, such as the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC). Additionally, he held a year-long...
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was established in 1910 to help African-American citizens secure their rights, obtain legal justice and gain equal political, economic and social opportunity. The Detroit Branch was established in 1912 and has worked to improve conditions in housing, employment, education, and police-community relations and in doing so has received community-wide and national recognition. Their records reflect these accomplishments, including...
Abstract Nancy E. Dunn, a Detroit Free Press copy editor and journalist, was heavily involved during the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News newspaper strike in the 1990s. Dunn not only participated on the picket line, but also acted as a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions. The Nancy E. Dunn Papers document the strike/lockout from its inception in July 1995 through December 2000. Documents include administrative and audiovisual materials that reflect the striker's activities....
Abstract On August 1, 1967, immediately following the Detroit riot, Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and J. L. Hudson department store chain president Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. announced the formation of the New Detroit Committee (as it was originally called), a citizens' coalition comprised of a cross-section of community leaders committed to finding solutions to the problems that had spawned that summer's violence and destruction. New Detroit not only serves as a forum for...
- Subject: Detroit (Mich.) X
- Walter P. Reuther Library 192
- Wayne State University Library System Special Collections 1
- Wayne State University 25
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 15
- Young, Coleman A. 15
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 11
- United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 9
- Detroit Public Schools 8
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 8
- United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 7
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 6
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 6
- New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 6
- Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 6
- Detroit Free Press Co. 5
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 5
- AFL-CIO 4
- Boggs, Grace Lee 4
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 4
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 4
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 4
- AFSCME 3
- American Civil Liberties Union 3
- American Federation of Teachers 3
- Berg, Harriet (Harriet Jean) 3
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 3
- Detroit Housing Commission 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- Mahaffey, Maryann 3
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 3
- Michigan Organization for Human Rights 3
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 3
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 3
- Archdiocese of Detroit 2
- Austin, Richard H. 2
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 2
- Boggs, James 2
- Boryczka, Raymond 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
- Croxford, Beulah Groehn 2
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 2
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Detroit Renaissance (Firm) 2
- Detroit Sunday Journal 2
- Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2
- Detroit Urban League 2
- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 2
- Girardin, Ray 2
- Hamlin, Michael Charles 2
- Harkness, Bruce (Bruce L.) 2
- Harper Hospital 2
- Hutzel Hospital 2
- Langlois, Janet L. 2
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 2
- Moon, Elaine Latzman 2
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 2
- National Organization for Women 2
- Newspaper Guild 2
- Preservation Wayne 2
- Ravitz, Melvin 2
- Renaissance Center (Detroit, Mich.) 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- Schermer, George, 1919-1989 2
- Shenkar, George 2
- Stephens, Thomas W. 2
- United States. Children's Bureau. Social Statistics Section 2
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 2
- United States. Works Progress Administration 2
- Watson, John 2
- AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Action Coalition of Strikers 1
- Allison, Bob 1
- Alpern, Ron 1
- Alston, Chris (Christopher Columbus) 1
- Alston, Marti (Martha (nee Arnold)) 1
- American Association of University Women. Detroit Branch, Inc. 1
- American Dance Festival 1
- American Federation of Radio Artists 1
- American Red Cross 1
- Aronson, Robert 1
- Arvey, Sarah 1
- Associated Charities of Detroit 1
- Association of Municipal Professional Women 1
- Babson, Steve 1
- Bailey, J. Edward, 1923- 1
- Baker, General Gordon, Jr. 1
- Barbour, Alex 1
- Beckham, William James, 1940- 1
- Benyo, Leslie O'Day 1
- Better Schools Association 1
- Betzold, Michael 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Binkowski, Don 1
- Black Panther Party 1
- Black Workers Congress 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Brightmoor District (Detroit, Mich.) 1
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