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Abstract The American Association of University Women Detroit (AAUW Detroit) is a branch of the AAUW, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and improve their lives. Established in 1889, AAUW Detroit is the oldest branch of the AAUW of Michigan. It is also the oldest continuously active women’s organization in Detroit. They advocate for issues related to education, politics and economics, promoting their mission through education, and research. They also maintain leadership...
Dates: 1942 - 1999
Abstract Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) formed as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae in 1881, becoming the AAUW in 1921. The collection primarily contains state and national organizational proceeding records and organizational publications.
Dates: 1903 - 2005
Abstract Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York, was founded in 1921 as an experimental college for labor-specific classes. It was a residential college different from traditional colleges. It only lasted until 1937 when it fell victim to the Depression. The collection documents students, faculty and other labor leaders affiliated with the school, as well as the buildings and grounds of the Brookwood Labor College. Classes, Brookwood Labor Players performances and other student activities are...
Dates: 1921 - 1937
Abstract Camille Colatosti worked during the 1990s as a writer and as an advocate for working women. Originally writing as a staff member at Labor Notes, a Detroit-based labor journal, Colatosti left in 1992 but continued her writings for journals and publications focusing on labor and women, among other topics. During her time at Labor Notes, Colatosti wrote Stopping Sexual Harassment: A Handbook for Union and Workplace Advocates, and began to run workshops on this topic,...
Dates: 1986 - 2002
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
Abstract The Corinne Lathrop Gilb Papers document Corinne Lathrop Gilb’s career from 1970 to 1994. During this time, she served as both a Wayne State University history professor and Co-Director of the Liberal Arts and Urban Studies program. Correspondence and reports related to her work at WSU are housed in Series 1, Wayne State University and Detroit Committee Papers. Her appointment as the City of Detroit’s Planning Director was from 1979 to 1985. Working under Mayor Coleman Young, Gilb created a...
Dates: 1970 - 1994
Abstract Flora Suhd Hommel was one of the pioneers who brought the Lamaze psychoprophylactic method of painless childbirth to the United States, establishing an important teaching organization in Detroit, the Childbirth Without Pain Education Association (CWPEA). She championed the rights of women to control childbirth, creating a grass-roots movement contemporaneous with the women’s movement of the 1960s-1970s. Hommel and the CWPEA were important catalysts in establishing similar childbirth and...
Dates: 1950 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1989
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
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
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
Abstract The papers of Lily Lampinen reflect her personal interest in a variety of important social and political issues, particularly civil rights for minorities.
Dates: 1960 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
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
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
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
Abstract The Downriver chapter of NOW was formed in 1974 by Loretta Moore, a Wayne State University professor, who was elected the chapter’s first president. The chapter was active in supporting local, state and national policy concerning women’s rights, participated in marches, rallies and walkathons and also endorsed pro-women’s rights candidates. They hosted and participated in numerous programs for local women, set up networks and resources for the community, established a library for members...
Dates: 1971 - 1994
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Dates: 1932 - 1982
Abstract The Association of Faculty Women was composed of female employees of Wayne State University in instructional or administrative positions. Its stated purpose was "to encourage membership of qualified faculty women to appointive and elective positions and responsibilities in the University and in the community; to promote the educational and professional welfare of all women, both staff and students, on the University Campus; and to enrich the educational and professional interests of faculty...
Dates: 1935 - 1971
- Education 10
- Women in the labor movement 7
- Labor unions 5
- Women's rights 5
- Civil rights 4
- Reproductive rights 4
- Equal rights amendments 3
- Women 3
- Women Education 3
- Abortion 2
- African Americans 2
- Feminism 2
- Labor education 2
- Medical care 2
- Politics, Practical 2
- Sex discrimination 2
- Women employees 2
- Abused women 1
- Adult Education 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Blue collar workers -- Education 1
- Child abuse 1
- Child care 1
- Childbirth -- Studying and teaching 1
- City planning 1
- Community development 1
- Continuing education 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Detroit -- social conditions 1
- Discrimination in employment 1
- Divorce 1
- Education, Higher 1
- Equality 1
- Health care reform 1
- Journalism 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Local elections 1
- Medical education 1
- Natural childbirth 1
- Nursing 1
- Pay equity 1
- Photographs 1
- Poverty 1
- Radicalism 1
- Rape 1
- Sexual harassment of women 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Theater 1
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty 1
- Urban renewal 1
- Women health reformers 1
- Work environment 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers 4
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- National Organization for Women 2
- Wayne State University 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Association of University Women. Detroit Branch, Inc. 1
- American Association of University Women. Michigan Division 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Boggs, Grace Lee 1
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Colatosti, Camille 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Feminist Majority Foundation 1
- Gilb, Corinne Lathrop 1
- Haddad, Carol 1
- Haener, Dorothy 1
- Herrick, Mary J. 1
- Hommel, Flora 1
- Kwik, Phillip 1
- Lampinen, Lily 1
- Lane, Layle, 1893-1976 1
- National Organization for Women (Downriver Chapter (Mich.)) 1
- Prenner, Doris 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women 1
- Wheeler, Mary R. 1 ∧ view less
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