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Action Coalition of Strikers Records

Identifier: UR001694
Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...
Dates: 1944 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1997

Al Fishman Papers

Identifier: UP001654
Abstract Alvin Fishman was born in Los Angeles, Nov. 28, 1927, but he was raised in New York and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He was drafted and served in Italy during World War II. After the war, he moved to Ann Arbor, MI to attend the University of Michigan and study architecture. During this time he became involved in politics. Fishman left the university prior to graduation to move to Detroit and work as a tool and die machinist in an auto plant for the next thirteen years. He married...
Dates: 1940 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1974 - 2008

Albert Sayer Papers

Identifier: LP000395
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...
Dates: 1936 - 1965

ALPA Atlanta, Georgia Field Office Records

Identifier: LR000247_ATL
Abstract Records of the office representing the interests of ALPA in the Atlanta, Georgia area. These records contain information on airline mergers, air traffic controllers strike, and skyjacking. Some of the material found are technical reports of a variety of subjects. Of particular interest are records relating to significant changes in aircraft passenger compartment design. Material documenting ALPA's role in human rights protests can also be found here.
Dates: 1949 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1971

Detroit Commission on Community Relations (DCCR) / Human Rights Department Photographs and Other Material

Identifier: UAV000267
Abstract The Commission on Community Relations evolved from the City of Detroit Mayor's Interracial Committee in 1953 and was renamed in 1974 as the Human Rights Department. All three iterations served a common purpose: to make recommendations to improve governmental services affecting racial relations, and to promote understanding between the races. Collection consists of photographs documenting its efforts to overcome racial discrimination and improve race relations in the Detroit metropolitan area...
Dates: 1948 - 1979

Detroit Newspaper Strike Collection

Identifier: LR002748
Scope and Content Series 1: Kate DeSmet Records, 1995-1999 Series 2: Esther Ingber Records, 1995-1996 Series 3: Randy Karpinen Records, 1997-1998 Series 4: Ephemera/AV, 1995-1999
Dates: 1995 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999

Douglas A. Fraser Papers

Identifier: LP002062
Abstract Douglas A. Fraser retired as UAW President in 1983 and began his professorial career at Wayne State University Labor Studies Department. As professor of Labor Studies at WSU, Fraser engaged workers, students, corporate professionals, and educators in discussion forums focusing on issues in labor and the urban environment. In recognition of his contribution to the field of Labor Studies WSU opened the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues in 1997. Fraser continued his involvement with...
Dates: 1976 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1992

JCA: Jewish Community Council Records

Identifier: UR001726
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...
Dates: 1937 - 1984

JCA: National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section Records

Identifier: UR001647
Abstract In 1925, the Jewish Woman's Club of Detroit affiliated with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW, established in 1893) and became the National Council of Jewish Women, Detroit Section (now Greater Detroit Section). The group’s philanthropic mission remained to “promote kindness and helpfulness in general and to elevate the mental, moral and social status of young Jewish women in particular.” Over many decades NCJW-GDS has implemented many programs for child and family welfare. The...
Dates: 1891 - 2004

League for Mutual Aid Records

Identifier: LR000455
Abstract The League for Mutual Aid was a national organization founded with the goal of helping workers and others in personal emergencies. They provided personal and group loans, legal advice, employment and housing aid, and medical referrals. Their records reflect daily operations, including fund-raising and loan-granting activities, until their liquidation and absorption by the Human Rights Fund of the Workers' Defense League.
Dates: 1920 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1972

Meta Riseman Oral History

Identifier: LOH002333
Abstract In 1978 Patricia Painter interviewed peace activist Meta Riseman. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript. Riseman discusses her activities with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Dates: 1978-03-02

Nancy Vom Steeg Papers

Identifier: UP002671
Abstract Nancy Vom Steeg was a Detroit activist during the 1960s through the 1980s. Though Poletown might have been the more well-known issue of the time, Nancy was a part of several movements, such as food coops, environmentalism, women and religion, and consumer protection.
Dates: 1953 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1979

Olive R. Beasley Papers

Identifier: UP000081
Abstract Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972

Organization in Solidarity with Central America Records

Identifier: LR001627
Abstract Formed through the merging of several Detroit and Michigan groups, the OSCA educated the public on Central American issues, particularly the human rights violations in El Salvador in the 1980s. Their papers represent the activities and writings of the Latin American solidarity movement.
Dates: 1977 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1989

Rolland R. O'Hare Papers

Identifier: UP000826
Abstract Rolland R. O'Hare was a practicing attorney affiliated with both the local Detroit chapter and national American Civil Liberties Union. His papers reflect primarily his activities on behalf of the national organization.
Dates: 1957 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1976

SEIU International Affairs Records

Identifier: LR001871
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions,...
Dates: 1985 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

Wade H. McCree, Jr. Papers

Identifier: UP000822
Abstract Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. began his career as a lawyer in the Detroit law firm of Harold E. Bledsoe and Hobart Taylor. He later served on the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Commission and as a judge in the county and U.S. court system. During his tenure on the bench, McCree took part in a number of school desegregation cases iand as the government’s lawyer, he argued a number of significant cases before the Supreme Court. He resigned in 1977 to accept appointment as U.S. Solicitor General in the...
Dates: 1937 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1987

Wayne State University Women's Resource Center Records

Identifier: WSR001819
Abstract The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at Wayne State University, originally founded as the Women's Center in 1976, was created in response to a report from the President's Commission on the Status of Women. It provided referral services, child care services, and resource information to students and staff and supported women re-entering school. The Center existed largely for women on campus to find support, information, and advice and it routinely arranged seminars, workshops, and support groups for...
Dates: 1972 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1998

Wilbur and Mary Alice Baldinger Papers

Identifier: UP000902
Abstract Mary Alice Baldinger served as executive director of the National Civil Liberties Clearing House from 1949 to 1971. Wilbur Baldinger worked as a reporter, as editor of The Guild Reporter from 1941 to 1944, and as director of publications for the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 1961 to1971.

The papers of Wilbur and Mary Alice Baldinger document their careers and reflect their efforts to promote civil liberties and human rights.
Dates: 1929 - 1976

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