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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

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

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

Layle Lane Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: LP000439
Abstract Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Dates: 1940 - 1969

Mary J. Herrick Papers

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Identifier: LP000385
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Dates: 1932 - 1966

Mary R. Wheeler Papers

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Identifier: LP000384
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Dates: 1938 - 1967

Mercedes Nelson Papers

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Identifier: LP000685
Abstract The first teacher to serve on the Minnesota Board of Education, Mercedes Nelson served as American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Vice-President and the Wisconsin-Minnesota Region Representative. Dr. Nelson was also active in various social justice organizations, including the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, the United Nations Association, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Dr. Nelson’s papers primarily reflect her work an organizer and as Vice-President of the...
Dates: 1935 - 1971

Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO Council: Tom Turner Records

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Identifier: LR000053
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
Dates: 1920 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1984

Michigan Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000146
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Dates: 1934 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975

Mildred Jeffrey Papers

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Identifier: LP000300
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Dates: 1920 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979

Mrs. S. S. (Clara) Goldwater Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP000461
Abstract Subjects include: Teachers Union Auxiliary and Teachers Guild Associations, (New York)
Dates: 1936 - 1958

Nat Weinberg Papers

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Identifier: LP000108
Abstract Nat Weinberg worked as a teacher on Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers education projects, as a researcher for the International Ladies Garment Workers Unions, and for several federal bureaus, prior to becoming the United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Special Projects and Economic Analysis. Mr. Weinberg pioneered the concepts of the guaranteed annual wage and supplemental unemployment benefits.Part I: Part 1 of Mr. Weinberg’s papers primarily relate to his work for the UAW,...
Dates: 1931 - 1985

Otto Pragan Papers

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Identifier: LP000617_Pragan
Abstract Otto Pragan served as the Education and Research Director for the International Chemical Workers Union (ICWU), and assisted in the merger negotiations between the ICWU and the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW). Mr. Pragan’s papers reflect his work with the ICWU and his interests in labor education and economic research.
Dates: 1941 - 1961

Owosso Education Association Records

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Identifier: LR000272
Abstract Correspondence, reports, contract negotiations and agreements, minutes, newspapers, newsletters, and published material collected by the Owosso (Michigan) Education Association which evolved from the Owosso Teachers Club. Subjects include contract negotiations and relationship of the Owosso Education Association with the Michigan Education Association.
Dates: 1914 - 1968

Raymond Peck Papers

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Identifier: LP000392
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, financial statements, and bulletins collected by Mr. Peck, who served the Ohio Federation of Teachers as president, executive secretary-treasurer, and legislative lobbyist. He was also a vice-president of the American Federation of Teachers. The collection reflects concern with such problems as teacher education and certification, school financing, labor, and politics.
Dates: 1937 - 1968

Richard Reist Papers

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Identifier: LP000681
Abstract Richard Reist was a charter member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1620 (Lansing Federation of Teachers), holding the posts of vice-president, treasurer, and publications chairman, and served as vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Mr. Reist’s papers reflect local and statewide efforts to unionize teachers, and the union’s interest in education legislation.
Dates: 1941 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1967

SEIU Education and Support Fund Records

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Identifier: LR001891
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. The Education and Support Fund Records detail a variety of health care occupation apprenticeship programs and their national standards. Document formats found within the records primarily include descriptive reports and standards as well as correspondence.
Dates: 1979 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1980

UAW Health and Safety Department Records

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Identifier: LR001576
Abstract Subjects include: occupational safety and health in the auto industry; UAW bargaining on health and safety issues; workplace chemical hazards; reproductive health hazards; OSHA formaldehyde, lead, lockout/tagout, confined space entry standards; gray iron foundry mortality studies; General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board; Franklin Mirer; UAW Locals 326, 412, 455, 550, 1200
Dates: 1946 - 2003

UAW Women's Department: Dorothy Haener Records

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Identifier: LR000848
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Dates: 1932 - 1982

William Simons Papers

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Identifier: LP001761
Abstract William Simons began his career as a high school teacher when he joined the black American Federation of Teachers union in Washington D.C. A year later the local was integrated and Simons served in several positions before assuming the presidency, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1991. He also served as an officer in the national organization as part of the Progressive and United Action caucuses and was involved in Democratic Party politics. His papers document his career with...
Dates: 1906 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1989

Workers' Education Local 189 Records

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Identifier: LR000954
Abstract Workers Education Local 189, American Federation of Teachers, was founded in November 1922 as the bargaining agent for the faculty members of Brookwood Labor College. After Brookwood closed its doors in 1937, Local 189 opened its membership to all persons, regardless of geographic location, who were engaged in workers' education. Throughout its existence Local 189 had been active in distributing workers' education materials to other members of the AFT, and to public schools, colleges and to the...
Dates: 1939 - 1977

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