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Abstract Peter Eckstein has been involved with labor unions in the state of Michigan since the 1960s. Eckstein served as the research director for Michigan UAW-CAP; executive director of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs and Economic Development, where he drafted several important pieces of worker’s compensation legislation; and finally as research director of the Michigan AFL-CIO. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Mr....
Overview Preservation Wayne (PW), originally known as the Wayne State University Historical Preservation Association, emerged in 1975 as a student movement to protest the destruction of historic structures on the Wayne State University (WSU) campus and in the Cultural Center district. They were successful in saving a number of structures from demolition and securing historical designations for buildings and areas around campus. In 1988, with its membership diversifying outside the university community,...
Abstract The Prismatic Club, a literary social club, was founded in Detroit in 1867. This collection includes administrative and officers’ files, minutes, newsletters and club event documents, as well as members’ presentations, publications and biographical forms. There are some photos and graphics, mainly cartoons and sketches by members. Photo negatives and slides of the club’s portrait collection and some events are in the Reuther Audiovisual Department.
Abstract Dr. Rachel Boone Keith came to Detroit from New York City in 1951 after receiving her medical degree from Boston University and was an internist in private practice from that point forward, practicing medicine at several Detroit area hospitals. Dr. Keith served on a number of professional commissions and committees and was active in civic, cultural, and educational organizations, including her work as a lifetime member of the NAACP. Dr. Keith’s papers document her education, professional...
Abstract Dr. Robinson was the second black physician to receive advanced residency training in Detroit, and the first elected to the Detroit Board of Education (1955). He was prominent in the struggle for social justice in Detroit's public schools and hospitals. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence, minutes, and a variety of printed material relating to his years on the Detroit Board of Education. Also included are correspondence and some campaign literature on his unsuccessful bid for a...
Abstract Mr. Austin, who in 1941 became Michigan's first black certified public accountant, has been active in Detroit, Wayne County, and Michigan Democratic politics and civic clubs for many years. During the period 1961-63, he was a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention; 1963-65, co-chairman of the Michigan Commission on Legislative Apportionment; 1962, elected to the Wayne County Board of Supervisors; 1964, lost the Congressional race against John Conyers, Jr.; 1966, won a seat on the...
Abstract In March 1974, Richard T. Frankensteen was interviewed on two occassions by interviewer, Jones. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers, UAW vice-president, and as a labor relations consultant. Collection consists of sound recordings. The March 20 interview primarily concerns Frankensteen's 1937 run, with other UAW-sponsored candidates, for positions on Detroit's Common Council (city council). The March 27 interview is mainly about Frankensteen's 1945 bid for mayor...
Abstract Mr. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers Association, one of the independent attempts to organize the auto industry in the early 1930's. He later served as president of UAW Dodge Local 3. In 1937 he was elected a vice-president of the UAW-CIO. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on the Ryan Aeronautical Company Strike (1944); the National War Labor Board; North American Strike (1941); factionalism within the UAW-CIO; activities of the UAW...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 19
Abstract Papers of a former International representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union in the Michigan area. Correspondence, clippings, and handbills cover negotiations with local governments of suburban Detroit.
Abstract Robert Millender (1916-1978) was an influential attorney, political strategist, and campaign manager in Detroit, most notable for his efforts to establish political power for African Americans in the city throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He began his legal and political career in the mid-1950s as a labor attorney, including appointments to the Workers Compensation Board and the Trade Unions Leadership Council. In the early 1960s, Millender and George Crockett, Jr. began working toward the goal...
Abstract Robert A. Sedler is a Professor of Law at Wayne State University where he teaches courses in constitutional law and conflict of laws. Mr. Sedler has litigated a large number of civil rights and civil liberties cases, has published extensively on constitutional law, and has received several awards for his work in these areas. The materials in these papers consist of documents related to the Detroit Branch, NAACP, et al. v. City of Dearborn, a case brought by the NAACP and the ACLU to overturn a...
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 19
Abstract Robert Sinclair was a former Professor of Geography at Wayne State University. This collection contains abstracts of land titles in Detroit originally belonging to the Girardin family, 1941-1962.
Abstract In August-September 2004, labor historian Mike Smith conducted a series of three interviews with former Detroit mayor Roman Gribbs. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for a series of three interviews. Gribbs discusses his background, education, and early career in law and law enforcement, including his time as sheriff of Wayne County following the 1967 civil unrest, and his time as mayor, from 1970 to 1974.
Abstract This collection contains the records of the Rosedale Park Improvement Association, which is a group that promotes the well-being and safety of the Rosedale Park neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. The records consist of organizational records, publications, and their newsletter, The Rosedale Park News, and cover the period of 1932 to 2016. The collection gives a glimpse into the running and activities of this organization and resources available to and the expectations of the neighborhood’s...
Abstract Detroit's Rosedale Park neighborhood was developed in the late 1920s-1940s and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The "Rosedale Park News" is the official publication of the Rosedale Park Improvement Association, a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of the historic residential area. Published as a monthly local newsletter the "News" has reported on the neighborhood since 1958. Harriett Mottley, a Rosedale Park resident since the 1970s, served as one of its...
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, newspapers, reports, notes, and pamphlets collected by Roy Reuther, who served as national director of the UAW's Citizenship and Legislative Department and administrative assistant to Walter P. Reuther. In addition, he was co-director of the National Voters' Registration Committee in John Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960), director of AFL-CIO's voter registration campaign (1962 and 1964), and appointed member of a President's commission to study state...
Abstract Ruthven (Rudy) Simons is an activist for human rights. He was a vice president of the Cranbrook Peace Foundation, a board member of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, a founder of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, and a member of delegations to Iraq, Iran, Haiti, China, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Israel, and Palestine. As a result of his passion for human rights, he was a recipient of the Center Peacemaker Award from the Center for Peace and Conflict...
Abstract Samuel Kellman collaborated with Thomas Harris and Gartha Williams in articles published in The World concerning Father Charles E. Coughlin, and assisted in the Detroit Free Press’ defense against Father Coughlin’s libel suit. Mr. Kellman’s papers reflect his interest in the nature of fascism, racism, and the affairs of the Catholic Church; and relate to Father Coughlin and the activities of fascist and anti-Semitic groups in Europe and the United States.
Abstract The Sigma Gamma Association started with a handful of Detroit-area young women meeting together for social activities in 1904. They soon formalized their club with a constitution and started performing charitable activities for local children. After years spent steadily increasing their numbers and philanthropy, the polio outbreak of 1916 precipitated the Sigma Gammas to focus their mission on pediatric orthopedics. This led to the establishment of the Sigma Gamma Clinic for Crippled Children...
Abstract SEMCOG grew out of primarily the Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission (DRPC) and the Supervisors Inter-County Committee (SICC) in an effort to consolidate regional planning agencies and avoid duplication of programs and services. SEMCOG has continued its predecessors' work of assisting local planning programs, collecting area planning data, and providing an infrastructure for procurement of federal aid. Records in Part I document SEMCOG's predecessor, the DRPC, and...
Abstract The St. Anthony Community Council was established in the summer of 1961 as a coalition of block clubs in the neighborhood encompassed by Gratiot to the north, Palmer to the south, East Grand Boulevard to the west and Van Dyke to the east. Their group pursued the overarching goals of promoting community cooperation and maintaining and encouraging high standards of community as well as developing individual obligation toward these goals. Their initiatives focused on the issues of housing, urban...
Abstract Stanley Winkelman served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the historic Detroit retailer, Winkelman Stores, Inc. An active leader in the Detroit community, Mr. Winkelman served in a multitude of Detroit political and civic organizations, holding posts such as president of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit, on the Detroit Commission on Community Relations, and as chairman of New Detroit, Inc.Mr. Winkelman’s papers document his professional life and his...
Overview The Neighborhood Project was established by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in 1986. Its purpose was to retain a Jewish presence in the Oak Park and Southfield communities threatened by the construction of Interstate 696 and demographic shifts. Interest-free loans were granted and a revolving fund was established to assist in home purchases and, later, to provide home improvement loans. The project was completed in 2003 when it was deemed that the neighborhoods were stabilized and...
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.
Abstract In 1994, Philip Mason conducted a series of interviews with noted photojournalist Tony Spina. Collection consists of audio recordings of four interviews conducted between February 21 and September 1, 1994. Spina talks about his life and work as a photographer for the Detroit Free Press. The August 25 tapes include an interview with Detroit Free Press editor-publisher Neal Shine about Spina.
- Subject: Detroit (Mich.) X
- Walter P. Reuther Library 184
- Wayne State University Library System Special Collections 1
- Wayne State University 24
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 15
- Young, Coleman A. 14
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 11
- United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 9
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 8
- United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 7
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 6
- Detroit Public Schools 6
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 6
- Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 6
- Detroit Free Press Co. 5
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 5
- New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 5
- AFL-CIO 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
- Boggs, Grace Lee 3
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 3
- Detroit Housing Commission 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 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
- 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 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
- Mahaffey, Maryann 2
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 2
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 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
- 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
- Boggs, James 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Brightmoor District (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Brown, Cordelia 1
- Campbell, Elise Hatt 1
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