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Abstract Harold Mack, M.D. was a professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, joining the faculty in 1931 and eventually becoming Chair. He retired Professor Emeritus in 1970. His papers primarily reflect his writings and achievements, as well as his involvement in the Detroit medical community.
Abstract Harrriette Bishop attended Detroit High School as a student and later taught mathematics there and at Central High School. Likewise, her daughter Helen Bishop, attended the same high school and taught at Central High. Their papers reflect their high school teaching careers, and, to a lesser degree, Helen's tenures at the College of the City of Detroit and Wayne University.
Abstract Dr. Harry J. Butler graduated from the Detroit College of Medicine in 1910 and passed the Michigan Board Exam the same year.
Abstract Helen Marie Newman Bowers was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on May 16, 1908. After graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, she began teaching art in Detroit, Michigan in 1933 and quickly got involved with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), Local 231. She left the teaching profession in 1958 to become the executive secretary of the DFT. Together with DFT President Mary Ellen Riordan, Detroit teachers won collective bargaining in 1964. Helen Bowers won duty-free...
Abstract Helen T. Suchara was a professor at Wayne State University’s College of Education from 1956 to 1981. During her time as a professor and even after her retirement, Helen served leadership positions for many different councils and committees, including the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, the University Council for Wayne State University, the Association of Childhood Education International, and many more. Helen wrote numerous publications, travelled...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 2
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.
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...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 1
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.
Abstract Howard Hursey was a national representative for the American Federation of Teachers. This collection documents his time as an organizer from the 1960s through the early 1970s. The American Federation of Teachers experienced huge growth in membership during this time and the collection represents this and the strain on AFT workers. Mostly Hursey organized in the Southern United States, but there are materials from Los Angeles and Illinois and points in-between. The correspondences contain...
Overview 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...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 4
Abstract Subjects include: correspondence, notes, and bulletins gathered by Mrs. Miles, a past president of AFT Local 6 in Washington, D.C.
Abstract James and Grace Lee Boggs played a leading role in organizing radical groups in Detroit and nationally and contributed to the founding of the National Organization for an American Revolution (NOAR). Their papers relate largely to their publications and speaking engagements, reflecting their involvement with radical organizations and in updating radical political theory, as well as their community activism in Detroit.
Abstract JARC, formerly the Jewish Association for Retarded Citizens, was incorporated in 1969 as the Parents Association for Jewish Residential Care. The papers reflect the activities of JARC, a non-sectarian, non-profit agency, which provides residential, vocational and recreational services for developmentally disabled children and adults in Oakland County, Michigan. Advocacy and family assistance programs are also part of JARC's mission.
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...
Abstract Sinai Hospital was created out of a demand for a hospital that would provide staff affiliations for Jewish doctors and care for patients in Detroit, free of the discrimination found in hospitals in the early 1900s. Through considerable fund raising over many decades, the hospital broke ground in 1951, opened in 1953 and underwent tremendous growth and development over the years. Sinai Hospital was sold to the Detroit Medical Center in 1997. It was closed in 1999 and merged with Grace Hospital...
Abstract Mr. Eklund was president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1948-1951. This collection contains materials related to his presidency which include academic freedom and federal aid to education.
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...
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...
Abstract The Kansas City Federation of Teachers, Local 691 of the American Federation of Teachers, represents classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, security officers, and school nurses in Kansas City, Missouri. Part I consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, and publications documenting negotiations, strikes and grievances. There is also information on integration, education reform issues and the rivalry between the AFT and the National Education...
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...
Overview Kathleen Straus is an activist for Michigan education and civil rights. She has been involved in the League of Women Voters, Keep Improving Detroit Schools (KIDS), PRO-Detroit, and the Michigan Association of School Boards. Additionally, Straus co-founded the Michigan Tax Information Council and she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 2000 for her work in civil rights and education.
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...
Abstract Dr. Laertus Connor was Professor of Diseases of the Eye and Ear and Clinical Opthamology and Otology at the Detroit College of Medicine in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His papers consist of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and commencement programs concerning medical education around that time.
Collection — Container: 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.
- 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
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