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Roman Gribbs Oral History

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Identifier: UOH002286
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.
Dates: 2004-08-07 - 2004-09-17

Rosedale Park Improvement Association Records

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Identifier: UR002665
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...
Dates: 1932 - 2016

Rosedale Park News Collection

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Identifier: UR002485
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...
Dates: 1958 - 2013

Roy Reuther Papers

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Identifier: LP001334
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...
Dates: 1924 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1971

Ruthven (Rudy) Simons Papers

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Identifier: UP001998
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...
Dates: 1963 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1999; 1967 - 2016

Samuel Kellman Papers

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Identifier: UP000890
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.
Dates: 1918 - 1954

Save Orchestra Hall Records

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Identifier: UR002849
Abstract Built in 1919, Orchestra Hall was the home for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) until the financial pressures of the Depression forced the DSO to move to the Masonic Temple Theater. Renamed the Paradise Theater, the Hall remained a performance venue in Detroit until 1951 when the building was virtually abandoned. In 1970, Orchestra Hall was scheduled to be demolished when a group of local citizens, led by DSO bassoonist Paul Ganson, intervened. These concerned citizens formed Save Orchestra...
Dates: 1919 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1998

Sigma Gamma Association Records

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Identifier: UR001772
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...
Dates: 1907 - 2001

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Records

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Identifier: UR001008
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...
Dates: 1947 - 2006

St. Anthony Community Council Records

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Identifier: UR001570
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...
Dates: 1961 - 1971

Stanley J. Winkelman Papers

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Identifier: UP001500
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...
Dates: 1892 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1998

Thomas W. Stephens Papers

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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

Tony Spina Oral History

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Identifier: UOH002196
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.
Dates: 1994-02-21 - 1994-09-01

UAW Citizenship Department: Roy Reuther Records

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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 Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department Records

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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 80 Records

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Identifier: LR000008
Abstract Records of the United Auto Workers Local 80 reflect its administration and activities in the Detroit area.
Dates: 1940 - 1969

UAW Local 212 Records

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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 Political Action Department: Roy Reuther Records

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Identifier: LR000191_PAD
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Dates: 1947 - 1957

United Community Services Board of Directors Minutes

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Identifier: UR002464
Abstract The United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. The Union was reorganized into the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit in 1932, and merged with the Detroit Community Chest in 1951 to become the United Community Services (UCS). UCS operated alongside the United Way for Southeastern Michigan (United Foundation until 1989), which was primarily a fundraising organization. They merged to form the United...
Dates: 1906 - 1997

United Community Services Budget Department Records

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Identifier: UR002482
Abstract The United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. The Union was reorganized into the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit in 1932, and merged with the Detroit Community Chest in 1951 to become the United Community Services (UCS). UCS operated alongside the United Way for Southeastern Michigan (United Foundation until 1989), which was primarily a fundraising organization. They merged to form the United...
Dates: 1918 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1981

United Community Services Central Files

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Identifier: UR000420_central
Abstract United Community Services and its predecessors, Associated Charities of Detroit, Detroit Community Union, and the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit, were federations of public and private agencies providing social welfare and health care services to needy Detroiters as well as planning organizations engaged in research into the causes of social problems and their solutions. The UCS Central Files provide insight into the social history of metropolitan Detroit during...
Dates: 1891 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1969

United Community Services Communications Department Records

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Identifier: UR002493
Abstract The United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. The Union was reorganized into the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit in 1932, and merged with the Detroit Community Chest in 1951 to become the United Community Services (UCS). UCS operated alongside the United Way for Southeastern Michigan (United Foundation until 1989), which was primarily a fundraising organization. They merged to form the United...
Dates: 1928 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1984

United Community Services Community Information Service Records

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Identifier: UR002488
Abstract The United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. The Union was reorganized into the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit in 1932, and merged with the Detroit Community Chest in 1951 to become the United Community Services (UCS). UCS operated alongside the United Way for Southeastern Michigan (United Foundation until 1989), which was primarily a fundraising organization. They merged to form the United...
Dates: 1928 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1985

United Community Services Executive Office Records

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Identifier: UR002463
Abstract The United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. The Union was reorganized into the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit in 1932, and merged with the Detroit Community Chest in 1951 to become the United Community Services (UCS). UCS operated alongside the United Way for Southeastern Michigan (United Foundation until 1989), which was primarily a fundraising organization. They merged to form the United...
Dates: 1917 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1995

United Community Services Records

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Identifier: UR000420
Abstract United Community Services, operated in Detroit since 1878 under various names, was organized by civic leaders to coordinate the work of different charitable institutions in the area, and raise funds for community welfare needs. Gradually, it became a clearinghouse for the investigation and referral of social service cases as well as an advocate for social and health care reform. The records of the UCS reflect the concerns of professional social workers, the plight of the poor in late nineteenth...
Dates: 1878 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1938

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United States. Children's Bureau. Social Statistics Section 2
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Allison, Bob 1
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