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Brookwood Labor College Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000567_BLC
Abstract Brookwood Labor College was a co-educational, residential workers' institution founded in 1921 in Katonah, New York. The curriculum focused on a progressive, non-factional education for workers, as the college sought to play an increasing role in the task of building a militant, intelligent, powerful labor movement. The records document the operation of the college during its sixteen years. Brookwood College closed in 1937.
Dates: 1921 - 1937

Carol Haddad Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002646
Abstract Dr. Carol J. Haddad is a long-time labor and technology researcher with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. From 1978 to 1990, she served as a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations, later holding senior positions with the American Society for Training and Development, the Industrial Technology Institute (at which she was the founding director of the Labor and Technology Program), and the Wayne State University College of Urban, Labor...
Dates: 1945 - 2004

CIO Department of Education and Research Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000270
Abstract The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) went through a period of change and growth during the tenure of George T. Guernsey as Associate Director of Education from 1945–1955. Two important events took place when the Taft-Harley Act was enacted in 1947 and the CIO merged with the American Federation of Labor in 1955 to from the AFL-CIO.Department of Education and Research Records reflect its efforts during this seminal period and beyond, to not only educate, inform, and inspire...
Dates: 1945 - 1968

David Bonior Papers, Part I

 Collection
Identifier: LP001803
Abstract David Bonior (June 6, 1945 -) was a Michigan State Representative from 1973-76, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-2002, serving as Democratic Whip from 1991-2002. Bonior was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. He received his BA at University of Iowa and his MA at Chapman University. After college he worked as a probation officer in Detroit before volunteering four years in the Air Force from 1968-72. Upon returning he was elected to the Michigan legislature, and...
Dates: 1976 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2002

David S. Schick Papers

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Identifier: LP000555
Abstract David Schick served in various capacities in the labor movement throughout his career in journalism, acting as an organizer and contract negotiator for various local newspaper unions. Mr. Schick aided in the organizing of the Newspaper Guild of New York, and was the founder and editor of the Philadelphia Labor Record. Mr. Schick’s papers document his interest in the unionization of newspaper workers and the political issues of concern to the labor movement, particularly regarding the 1948...
Dates: 1934 - 1969

Dearborn Federation of Teachers Local 681 Records

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Identifier: LR001794
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Detroit Teachers Association: Wayne State University Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR000281
Abstract Financial papers and membership lists (1933-63), constitution and by-laws (1938), minutes (1941-42), and correspondence (1947-48, l963), collected by the Wayne State University Chapter of the Detroit Teachers Association (later the Detroit Education Association).
Dates: 1933 - 1963

Dolores Paskal Papers

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Identifier: LP000237
Abstract Correspondence, reports, press releases, publicity, membership records, and newspaper clippings of the Ecorse (Michigan) Federation of Teachers, Local 1425. Subjects include membership, millage and election campaigns, and the Michigan Federation of Teachers Convention (1963).
Dates: 1960 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1965

Don Stevens Papers

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Identifier: LP001234
Abstract Don Stevens was an honorary alumnus of both Michigan State University (MSU) and Wayne State University, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors respectively. A prominent labor educator, he was the AFL-CIO Education Director for Michigan, a trustee of the Michigan Council on Economic Education, and was involved in labor education at MSU and Oakland University. He was also involved in labor circles more broadly, serving as the president of the Kent County CIO Council and the...
Dates: 1969 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1979

Elmer Cope Papers

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Identifier: LP000931
Abstract Part of the Elmer Cope Papers at the Ohio Historical Society. Subjects include: labor education; political action; U.S. role in international trade organizations
Dates: 1945 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1960

Ernest Smith Papers

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Identifier: LP000906
Abstract Ernest Smith was a teacher in the Detroit Public School System who was involved in the black civil rights movement. He helped found the Michigan Freedom Now Party, an all-black party, for whom he ran as candidate for U.S. senator. His papers reflect his interest in black political action, resistance to compulsory unionization, right-to-work organizations, and civil rights issues.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1971

Fred Thompson Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 7
Identifier: LOH002314
Abstract In 1984, Dennis East interviewed Fred Thompson, IWW labor organizer and an instructor and director, 1927-1941, at the Work People's College (Työväen Opisto), a radical labor college near Duluth, Minnesota. Collection consists of the interview transcript and recording. Thompson recounts his activities with the Work People's College.
Dates: 1984-10-20

Gabriel R. Mason Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
Identifier: LP000414
Abstract Gabriel Mason was a teacher and administrator in the New York City Public School System for over fifty years. He lectured in philosophy and education, was active in teachers unions, and was the author of a number of books. His papers consist of a manuscript copy of a chapter of his autobiography, "The Teachers' Union," plus a draft of a dedicatory note to Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1970

Glen R. Betts Papers

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Identifier: LP000648
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Glen Betts served as chairman of its Community Services Committee and attended the 1974 Michigan United Labor Community Services School (MULCSS) at Black Lake. Mr. Betts’ papers reflect the various concerns and interests of Local 22’s Community Service Committee and the social issues addressed at the Black Lake MULCSS, including substance abuse, unemployment, union services for the handicapped and the energy crisis.
Dates: 1962 - 1975

Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University

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Identifier: LR001775
Abstract The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University filed for union recognition on February 2, 2001 with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee. On March 22, 2001 the GEU-MSU held its first general membership meeting and by the following month on April 20th the union had won the collective bargaining election 662 to 192. In September 2001 the union and administration began contract talks. By the beginning of winter semester information pickets were a daily occurrence on campus. In...
Dates: 1999 - 2002

Henry Hamilton Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000315
Abstract Mr. Hamilton served as a vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers and was active in the Warren, Michigan, local. Most of the collection deals with the conflict between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and locals representing surrounding communities.
Dates: 1966 - 1968

Herrick S. Roth Papers

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Identifier: LP000424
Abstract Mr. Roth has served as a vice-president of the American Federation of Teachers and president of the Colorado Labor Council. He has also been president and executive secretary of the Denver Federation of Teachers and executive secretary of the Colorado Federation of Teachers. Other offices included terms as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and State Senate. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other items include such topics as the Committee on Political Education, AFT...
Dates: 1948 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1970

Hilda Smith and Frank Fernbach Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 1
Identifier: LOH002283
Abstract In 1971, Alice Hoffman interviewed labor educator, social worker, and poet Hilda Smith and labor activist Frank Fernbach, chair and co-chair of the National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education, respectively. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Smith and Fernbach touch primarily on the Committee’s efforts in the late 1940s to get federal legislation passed to establish a labor education service.
Dates: 1971-04-30

Irving Bluestone Papers

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Identifier: LP000213
Abstract Irving Bluestone (January 5, 1917-November 17, 2007) was born and raised in New York City. He received his B.A. at City College of New York in 1937 and attended the University of Bern, Switzerland for one year of postgraduate studies. In 1942, he joined the UAW in New Jersy and showing promise, was moved to Detroit in 1947 by Walter Reuther to join the General Motors Department. He became Leonard Woodcock's administrative assistant in 1955 and Walter Reuther's in 1961. In 1972 he was elected...
Dates: 1955 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1992

Isadore Miles Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000389
Abstract Subjects include: correspondence, notes, and bulletins gathered by Mrs. Miles, a past president of AFT Local 6 in Washington, D.C.
Dates: 1958 - 1961

JCA: Jewish Community Council Records

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Identifier: UR001726
Abstract The Jewish Community Council was established in 1937 as an umbrella organization to serve as a unifying force for Jewish organizations of metropolitan Detroit.The records of the Council document the organization's operational activities, programming, and publications, and the interests of the organization as related to issues such as anti-Semitism, discrimination and the civil rights movement, church-state relations and education, Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs, Zionism, and the...
Dates: 1937 - 1984

Joseph Basso Papers

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Identifier: LP000368
Abstract A member of the Detroit and Wayne County Federation of Labor, and later the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Joseph Basso founded the City and County Public Service Employees Association, which later became the Public Employees Union. Active in community affairs and Democratic politics, Mr. Basso conducted campaigns for Frank Murphy and George Murphy, and also worked in civil defense during World Ward II. His papers reflect his involvement in the careers of...
Dates: 1927 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1967

Joseph Jablonower Papers

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Identifier: LP000403
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...
Dates: 1936 - 1968

Katherine Pollak Ellickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000321
Abstract Katherine Pollak was active in workers' education from 1927-1934. She worked at the CIO national office from 1935-1937 as an assistant to the director. Her papers include original notes and minutes of the earliest CIO meetings. She returned to the CIO national office from 1942-55 as Associate Director of Research, she focused on Social Security, manpower, farm labor and women and children. At the AFL-CIO national office (1955-61), she was assistant director of the Social Security Department and...
Dates: 1921 - 1989

Labor Notes Records

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Identifier: LR001555
Abstract Labor Notes (officially titled the Labor Education and Research Project) is a media and organizing project for union rank and file activists based out of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for their self-titled monthly magazine, Labor Notes also publishes books, hosts a bi-annual conference, and runs organizing workshops and seminars for Union locals throughout North America. Since 1979 they have served an important networking and organizing role in the labor community, working to strengthen the...
Dates: 1965 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1999

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Sexton, Brendan, 1911-1988 2
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Starr, Mark 2
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American Federation of Teachers. Local 29 (Panama Canal) 1
American Federation of Teachers. Local 4168 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
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American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
Barbour, Alex 1
Basso, Joseph 1
Betts, Glen R. 1
Billups, Lovely H. 1
Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
Bluestone, Irving 1
Bonior, David E. 1
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation 1
Brown, Louise (Sally) Langdon 1
Calhoun, Arthur W. (Arthur Wallace), 1885-1979 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
Cope, Elmer 1
Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
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Fildaro, Ann 1
Fuller, Alex 1
Goldwater, Clara A (Clara Aud), 1874-1958 1
Graduate Employees Union. Local 6196 (MSU) 1
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Haener, Dorothy 1
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Haughton, Ronald Waring, 1916-2005 1
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Industrial Workers of the World 1
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1
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Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
Jewish Community Council (Detroit, Mich.) 1
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King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Kirkland, Lane 1
Koch, Raymond, 1909- 1
Labor Education & Research Project (U.S.) 1
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Lane, Layle, 1893-1976 1
Lanza, Aldo 1
Lefkowitz, Abraham, 1884-1956 1
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 1
Martel, Frank X. 1
Mason, Gabriel R. 1
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Merrill-Palmer Institute 1
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Miles, Isadore 1
Moody, Kim 1
Moskowitz, Charlotte 1
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