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Abstract Nancy Vom Steeg was a Detroit activist during the 1960s through the 1980s. Though Poletown might have been the more well-known issue of the time, Nancy was a part of several movements, such as food coops, environmentalism, women and religion, and consumer protection.
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...
Abstract The Newspaper Guild, a national organization, initially began with the intent to be a professional organization more than a union. As such, the 1933 founders chose to call the group a “guild.” The Newspaper Guild Local 22 was an early local, established in 1934. Organizers were successful in establishing this local in Detroit by using sit-down strikes across the entire state. The Detroit Times and the Detroit Free Press were first to win bargaining recognition: The Times was first certified...
Abstract Norman McRae was a longtime teacher and administrator in the Detroit Public School System, playing a major role in the development of multicultural and human rights curricula. His papers mainly reflect his avid research on African-American history and the African-American experience.Part II of the Norman McRae Papers consists mainly of educational curriculums and resources, the centennial celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, and secondary sources on Detroit and Michigan...
Abstract The North Cass Community Union Records reflects the organization’s involvement, officially beginning in 1978, in community advocacy, development, and service to the North Cass neighborhood. Important subjects include: the Detroit Incinerator, Dally in the Alley, the Dodge Carriage House Restoration, tenant advocacy, University City, and the Cass Corridor Food Co-op.
Abstract OPEIU was chartered by the American Federation of Labor in 1945, and from its inception, involved itself exclusively with the field of office employment, as a separate entity from industrial employment. Local 10 grew out of the Stenographers, Typists, Bookkeepers, and Assistants Union which was established in 1929. The records of OPEIU Local 10 reflect the organizing work of the local with many organizations in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 11-13
Abstract Parkside Homes was one of the earliest public housing developments created in the United States. Built in the 1930s, the housing development was located at Warren and Conner near Chandler Park and constructed with 737 housing units. By the 1990s, Parkside Homes had been fully vacated and a revitalization plan was created by Detroit Department of Housing and Parkside residents. Capital Needs Unlimited, a planning and consulting firm that worked closely with Detroit Housing Department, worked on...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 10
Abstract In 1991, Raymond Boryczka conducted an interview with Paul Cavanagh, brother of Detroit mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Cavanagh discusses his and his brother's childhood in Detroit; Paul's work at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler; UAW involvement; and, mainly, his brother Jerome "Jerry" Cavanaugh's political growth and career. Some topics covered include Father Coughlin, race relations, religion, and the Civil Rights movement.
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 E. DeMascio, a Detroit lawyer, was appointed to the U.S. District Court Eastern Michigan District in 1971. He served as a U.S. District Judge from this time, until his death in 1999. During his tenure as a Judge he worked with bankruptcy law, including serving multiple committees relating to bankruptcy legislation and the Judicial Conference’s Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System. Notably, Judge DeMascio was assigned the Bradley v. Milliken case of school...
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...
- Subject: Detroit (Mich.) X
- Walter P. Reuther Library 195
- Wayne State University Library System Special Collections 1
- Wayne State University 26
- 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
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 4
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 4
- AFSCME 3
- American Civil Liberties Union 3
- American Federation of Teachers 3
- Berg, Harriet (Harriet Jean) 3
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 3
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 3
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 3
- Detroit Housing Commission 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 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
- Cecchetti Council of America 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
- Croxford, Beulah Groehn 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
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 2
- Hutzel Hospital 2
- Langlois, Janet L. 2
- Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 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
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