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Abstract Mr. Sayer, a New York teacher, served as vice-president of the New York Teachers Guild in 1950. He left the Guild to help form Local 378 of the CIO, a N.Y. teachers' union which disbanded in 1954. Later Sayer aided in obtaining an AFL-CIO charter for the United Federation of Teachers and served this organization in several capacities. Mr. Sayer also served as member and chairman of the New York State chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. In the summer of 1964, he and his wife Florence...
Abstract Albert Shanker is considered one of the most important labor leaders of the late 20th century, as the longest sitting president of the American Federation of Teachers. He was considered a leader in the development of public education, civil rights, and trade unionism. His papers reflect mainly his college years and early career as a teacher in New York City.
Abstract Legislator Alex Pilch served in the Michigan House of Representatives. During his term in office, Representative Pilch worked as an advocate of Parochiaid and campaigned against cross-district busing and the liberalization of abortion laws. Representative Pilch’s papers relate to his legislative work, particularly concerning Parochiaid, open housing, busing and abortion.
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.
Abstract These records represent roughly a decade’s worth of general business including correspondence with state offices, meeting minutes, conference materials, policy documents and other items relevant to educational issues and topics for locals under the Northeast Regional Office. There is also valuable information on Education Alternatives Inc in Hartford, Connecticut and in Baltimore, Maryland.
Abstract The Research Department of the American Federation of Teachers is one of the oldest departments of within the AFT and this particular collection contains collective bargaining contracts negotiated by AFT affiliates and from the NEA, AAUP and other unions that represent teachers in K-16, paraprofessionals, nurses and public employees.
Abstract Ann Filardo was chairperson and executive board member of the Teachers Action Caucus, a rank and file caucus within the United Federation of Teachers, and founder of the United Action Caucus, a national rank and file group within the American Federation of Teachers. Her papers reflect her involvement with both groups.
Overview The collection contains correspondence, reports, and a scrapbook relating to the AFL and education from 1941 to 1949, as well as correspondence, reports, resolutions, studies, hearings, and clippings pertaining to the American Federation of Teachers from 1934 to 1950, the Michigan Federation of Teachers from 1937 to 1949, and the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1921 to 1951. It also contains correspondence relating to the organizing efforts of the MFT from 1939 to 1953, and to the dismissal...
Abstract Arthur Lederle taught in Detroit Public Schools before entering a legal career, culminating in his tenure as Judge of the Federal District Court for Eastern Michigan. He continued to be involved with education throughout his career. His papers reflect his position in Democratic Party affairs, his interest in court administration and civil procedure, the major case over which he presided and his educational activities.
Abstract Arthur Calhoun was an author of many published books, a scholar, and a teacher at a large number of American universities, focusing largely on economics and sociology. His papers reflect both his personal and professional interests and are mainly comprised of manuscripts of his writings on subjects as diverse as religion, history, workers education, gerontology, and the humanities.
Abstract The Association of Urban Universities was founded in 1914. The Association promoted the study of problems of particular interest to urban universities, including adult education, community service of an urban university, and university extension. Its principal activity was an annual Fall meeting. At these meetings, topics of particular concern to urban universities were discussed by the delegates and these discussions were published in the Proceedings following the meeting. The Association also...
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including positions such as president of the New York Workers Alliance, National Secretary of the Workers Defense League, and Regional Director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Education. Mr. Sexton served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and...
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. 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 Player performances, and other student activities are also...
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,...
Abstract Dr. Carol Haddad is a long-time labor and technology researcher with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. From 1978-1990 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 and...
Abstract The Center for Child Care Workforce (CCW) was founded in 1977 as the East Bay Staff Education Project in Oakland, California. It underwent several name changes throughout its history, including the Child Care Employee Project (CCEP) in 1978, National Center for the Early Childhood Workforce (NCECW) in 1994, and its most recent name change in 1997. The organization advocates for improved childcare quality through better wages and working conditions as well as providing professional development...
Scope and Content This collection is unique to anyone interested in education reforms, social justice and teacher unionism in the 1960s and 1970s. Series 1: Personal and Work Related Files, 1959-1978. The series contains correspondence, obituary and tributes about Cheng, papers from classes Cheng took, work related materials at Harvard and UCLA, white papers, union records pertaining to organizing, desegregation, budgets, convention material and negotiations files. Of note are the files on the WTU and how he and...
Abstract Born in 1869 in Indiana, Charles Spain earned his degrees from University of Michigan, completing his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1923. He began his education career in the public schools of Grand Rapids, serving as teacher and principal. He transferred to the Detroit Public School system in 1901 as vice principal of the Washington Normal School, and became principal in 1902. Promoted to supervisor of primary grades in 1906, Spain was responsible for curriculum reorganization and administration in...
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...
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...
Abstract Dr. Cornelius Golightly was an Associate Dean and professor at Wayne State University's Philosophy Department. Golightly's papers document his time at several institutions, his work in the philosophy field, as well as his involvement with several school boards, including Milwaukee and Detroit. This collection primarily contains draft manuscripts, classroom notes and instructions, correspondence, brochures, and acknowledgements. Additional materials include three folders of photographs and one...
Abstract The Council on Early Childhood, part of the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University, conducted an oral history project from the mid-1980s through mid-1990s intended to capture the memories and experiences of pioneers in child care, child development, and early childhood education in metropolitan Detroit, interviewing 26 experts in the field. Louise L. Sally Brown, director of the Council, convened a committee to manage and conduct the oral history, with Charlene Firestone also a...
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...
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...
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...
- Subject: Education X
- American Federation of Teachers 47
- Wayne State University 47
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 16
- Shanker, Albert 13
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 8
- National Education Association of the United States 6
- AFL-CIO 4
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 4
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 4
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 4
- Detroit Public Schools 4
- Wayne State University. College of Education 4
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
- Feldman, Sandra 3
- Wayne State University. School of Medicine 3
- Young, Coleman A. 3
- Association of Urban Universities 2
- Boggs, Grace Lee 2
- Brown, Louise (Sally) Langdon 2
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 2
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 2
- Detroit Adventure 2
- East, Dennis 2
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 2
- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 2
- Haener, Dorothy 2
- Kugler, Phil 2
- Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 2
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 2
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 2
- National Organization for Women 2
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 2
- Skillman Center for Children 2
- United Federation of Teachers 2
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 2
- United States. Works Progress Administration 2
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
- American Association of University Professors 1
- American Association of University Professors. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- American Association of University Women. Detroit Branch, Inc. 1
- American Association of University Women. Michigan Division 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- 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
- American Federation of Teachers. Southern Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Barbour, Alex 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 1
- Basso, Joseph 1
- Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
- Betts, Glen R. 1
- Billups, Lovely H. 1
- Bishop, Harriette 1
- Bishop, Helen Louise 1
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Boggs, James 1
- Bonior, David E. 1
- Boone, Johnnie 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Butler, Harry J. 1
- Calhoun, Arthur W. (Arthur Wallace), 1885-1979 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Campbell, Elise Hatt 1
- Cheng, Charles 1
- Children's Hospital of Michigan 1
- Citizens for Tax Justice (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
- Colatosti, Camille 1
- Colling, Faye 1
- Connor, Edward 1
- Connor, Laertus, Dr. 1
- Cope, Elmer 1
- Cunningham, Bill 1
- Darrah, Rory 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Common Council 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 1
- Detroit Academy of Medicine 1
- Detroit Medical Academy 1
- Detroit Normal Training School (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Detroit Teachers Association. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- Detroit Teachers College 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Didier, Gene 1
- Downer, Effie Muriel 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Dubose, Demosthenes 1
- Dzendzel, Raymond 1
- East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
- East Detroit Public School District 1 ∧ view less
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