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Ada I. Pressman Papers

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Identifier: LP001944
Abstract Ada Irene Pressman was a mechanical engineer who specialized in developing emergency safety systems for fossil-fired and nuclear power plants. Pressman was a registered Professional Engineer in both Arizona and California, where she worked for Bechtel Corporation for 32 years in various positions. Pressman was actively involved in professional engineering organizations, including serving as president of the Society of Women Engineers from 1979 to 1980. The material in these papers represent...
Dates: 1950 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1985

Agnes Burns Wieck Papers

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Identifier: LP001476
Abstract Labor activist and journalist Agnes Burns Wieck served as an organizer for the Women's Trade Union League, and was a founder and president of the Progressive Miners of America (PMA) Illinois Women's Auxiliary. Ms. Burns Wieck's papers document her work as an advocate for women's rights and the labor movement, particularly concerning the Illinois PMA Women's Auxiliary.
Dates: 1908 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1969

Ann Blankenhorn Papers

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Identifier: LP000411
Abstract Ann Blankenhorn investigated and publicized the social and economic conditions in the textile, clothing, and coal mining industries in the 1920s and 30s with special emphasis on women and children. Also included are papers relating to the WPA (1934) and the imprisonment of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn in the 1950s. Important correspondents are Peter Blume and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. The materials consist of correspondence (1931-68), personal notebooks, diaries, and address books.
Dates: 1922 - 1968

Gene Saari Papers

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Identifier: LP001437
Abstract As an active member of the labor movement, Gene Saari worked for the Timber and Sawmill Workers Union Local 15, helped to form the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW, or Mine-Mill), and served as secretary-treasurer of United Copper Workers Union Local 494. Mr. Saari also served as a vice-president of the Michigan State Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), a Mine-Mill international representative, and as an organizer for the United Steelworkers of America. Mr....
Dates: 1913 - 1979

International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists Records

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Identifier: LR001689
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) held the first International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) June 15-21, 1964, to coincide with the SWE National Convention and the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, New York. Although ICWES planners originally estimated 300 participants, the conference brought together over 500 people from more than 35 countries to discuss the role of women engineers and the future of engineering. Following the success of the first ICWES (later...
Dates: 1961 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1996

John Walsh Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 2-3
Identifier: LP001145
Abstract John Walsh was a member of various labor unions, and served as strike committee chairman in the International Longshoreman’s Association, and as an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Walsh’s papers consist of correspondence between himself and his brother, Joseph Walsh. The letters convey Joseph Walsh’s observations about the Depression and the events leading up to World War II, and describe the working conditions of laborers, particularly that of miners, and the...
Dates: 1919 - 1936

Joseph Smith Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000854
Abstract Joseph Smith played a leading role in the Michigan labor movement, serving several terms as president of the United Mine Workers District 24, and being active in the Michigan Federation of Labor and the state Congress of Industrial Organizations executive board. His papers relate primarily to his activities with the UMWA in Bay City, Michigan.
Dates: 1908 - 1932

Mary Heaton Vorse Papers

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Identifier: LP000190
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966

Mary Van Kleeck Papers

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Identifier: LP000573
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, clippings, and published material of Mary Van Kleeck, director of the Commission on Women's Work and Industrial Studies, and associate director of International Industrial Relations Institute of the Russell Sage Foundation. In addition to Miss Van Kleeck's files concerning her work with the Sage Foundation and the Inter-Professional Association are the papers of Knickerbocker Boyd, an architect interested in the relationship of architects with the...
Dates: 1910 - 1950

Matt Kobe Papers

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Identifier: LP000148
Abstract Miscellaneous labor material including a 1914 copy of the Miners Bulletin, concerned with the copper strike in Calumet, Michigan. Also in the collection is a 1921 letter from Frank X. Martel, head of the Detroit Federation of Labor, discussing a proposal to move Labor Day from September to May.
Dates: 1914 - 1921

Peabody Report

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Identifier: LR000000_PR
Abstract The Peabody Report was the result of an investigation called by Governor James H. Peabody on labor difficulties in the state of Colorado, particularly Colorado City and Denver. The original report is held by the Idaho Historical Society in the James H. Hawley Papers
Dates: 1903

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Reports

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Identifier: LR000000_PNDA
Abstract Copies of reports of James McParland, Pinkerton detective, of his effort to find evidence to convict officers of the Western Federation of Miners for the murder of former Governor Frank Steunenberg. Originals are housed at the Idaho State Historical Society in the James H. Hawley and William E. Borah Papers
Dates: 1906 - 1907

Society of Women Engineers Detroit Section Records

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Identifier: LR001467
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950 to encourage young women to pursue engineering and to support women engineers throughout their careers. The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers was chartered June 30, 1952. SWE Detroit is one of the Society's oldest sections and is also among its largest, largely due to the prominence of the automotive and manufacturing industries in southeastern Michigan.The Society of Women Engineers Detroit Section Collection...
Dates: 1930 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1952 - 2007

Society of Women Engineers Publications

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Identifier: LR002487
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers Publications includes inactive serials published by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The society's national publication was published under three different titles between 1951 and 1993: Journal of the Society of Women Engineers, SWE Newsletter, and U.S. Woman Engineer. The publication was renamed SWE in 1993. SWE is not included in this collection because it remains active, but is otherwise available for research at the Reuther Library. The Society of Women...
Dates: 1951 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1951 - 2006

Society of Women Engineers Records

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Identifier: LR001539
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational service organization, founded in 1950 as the first organization dedicated to the career guidance, advancement, and recognition of women engineers. The organization's national records exemplify the struggle women have faced over time, gaining entrance into a male dominated discipline and bear witness to the triumphs and honors women have enjoyed as engineering students and practicing professionals. While documenting the Society itself,...
Dates: 1930 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1998

SWE: Emma Barth Diaries

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Identifier: LP001953
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers: Emma Barth Diaries include over 160 diaries Barth wrote between 1939 and 1979. These diaries chronicle the 35 years Barth spent working as a mechanical engineer and her involvement in the Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Professional Engineers, as well as her outside activities and interests. Barth began her career as an engineer in 1942, when she enrolled in drafting courses at the Pittsburgh Aeronautics Institute and took a job as...
Dates: 1939 - 1979

Tom Myerscough Papers

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Identifier: LP000622
Abstract Tom Myerscough served as president of the National Miners Union, which was created out of factionalism within the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). The papers of Mr. Myerscough relate to the dissent of the National Miners Union from the UMWA.
Dates: 1965 - 1982

UAW Region 9A Records

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Identifier: LR000842
Abstract Subjects include: UAW organization in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Puerto Rico; politics; strikes; Model Cities Program; Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union; retirees; UAW Public Review Board
Dates: 1945 - 1984

Western Federation of Miners: Calumet-Hecla Strike Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 6
Identifier: LR000593
Abstract Correspondence between attorneys representing miners in the strike in Michigan’s copper country.
Dates: 1913 - 1926

Western Federation of Miners Records

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Identifier: LR000539
Abstract The Western Federation of Miners Records are copies of two collections held at the Idaho State Historical Library. These two collections, the W.E. Borah Collection and the James H. Hawley Collection contain information on the north Idaho Mine Labor cases of 1892 and 1899 and the Haywood trial.
Dates: 1892 - 1927

William E. Trautmann Papers

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Identifier: LP001660
Abstract A founding member and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), William Trautmann served as secretary-treasurer and on the first IWW executive board. As an IWW organizer, Mr. Trautmann led the 1909 McKees Rocks, Pa. Pressed Steel Car Company Strike and the Lawrence, Mass. textile workers strike of 1912. Mr. Trautmann’s papers include a portion of an unpublished autobiography manuscript describing his experiences with the IWW and his involvement in various factional disputes.
Dates: 1905 - 1920

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