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Briggs Strike Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002211
Abstract In 1975, James Coppess interviewed labor organizers involved in the 1933 Briggs strike in Detroit, as part of research for his master's thesis at Wayne State University. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for three interviews. Briggs workers and labor organizers John W. Anderson (Briggs metal worker and IWW organizer), William V. Banks (attorney and Detroit head of the International Labor Defense, later founder of WGPR TV and radio stations), and Fred Valle (barber and IWW...

Federal Patronage of the Arts in Michigan During the Great Depression Oral Histories

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Identifier: UOH001700
Abstract Between 1978 and 1980, Paul Sporn interviewed Michigan artists and writers active in government-sponsored arts programs during the Great Depression for his book, ...

Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO Records

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Identifier: LR000053_MD
Abstract The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Metropolitan Detroit is the central organization for all Michigan AFL-CIO unions that have locals in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Their records pertain to activities specifically in Wayne County, prior to the merger of the three county councils in 1986, including those of its former presidents Frank Martel (1948-1956), Al Barbour (1958-1967) and its former vice-president Alex Fuller (1959-1967). The records...

Paul Cavanagh Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002271
Abstract In 1991, Raymond Boryczka conducted an interview with Paul Cavanagh, brother of Detroit mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Cavanagh discusses his and his brother's childhood in Detroit; Paul's work at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler; UAW involvement; and, mainly, his brother Jerome "Jerry" Cavanaugh's political growth and career. Some topics covered include Father Coughlin, race relations, religion, and the Civil Rights movement.

Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records

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Identifier: LR002546
Abstract The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was signed into creation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to research and develop solutions for unemployment in America. During its tenure, the WPA built roads, schools, hospitals, parks, and airports. Additionally, the WPA had a hand in funding some plays, literary publications, and art projects. The WPA was dissolved in June 1943 at a time when American unemployment was relatively low as a result of the creation of jobs due to World War...