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AFSCME Communications Department Records

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Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR000682_GEOC
Abstract In early 1950, the United Public Workers union was expelled from the CIO for alleged communist activities, leaving behind an anti-communist group called the Government Workers Union. In February of 1950, the CIO chartered the Government Workers Union as the Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee (GCEOC) and gave the new committee jurisdiction over federal, state, and local employees. In the next five years, GCEOC aggressively attempted to reach full union status within the CIO but...
Dates: 1939 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

AFSCME Publications

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Identifier: LR002503
Abstract AFSCME Publications is a collection comprised of serials created and collected by AFSCME International, District Councils, and Locals. The collection also contains material produced as part of AFSCME’s biannual international conventions and articles published about AFSCME from an academic standpoint. The publications in this collection arrived at the Reuther Library over time and came from multiple sources. The collection features AFSCME’s official publication, which was first known...
Dates: 1935 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1973

Bob Johnson Papers

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Identifier: LR001345
Abstract Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become president of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an international vice president of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died...
Dates: circa 1960s-1982

Holgate Young Papers

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Identifier: LP000546
Abstract Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman. Part I of his papers reflects his work...
Dates: 1948 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975

Martin Lahr Papers

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Identifier: LP002744
Abstract This collection contains the papers of former AFSCME Local 3327 President Martin Lahr and focuses on his time as Chair of AFSCME Council 75 Sister Union Committee and Coordinator of the National STISSS Support Committee. This collection documents the early stages of AFSCME Council 75’s relationship with STISSS and also includes material from other organizations that document Worker and Human Rights efforts in Central America and El Salvador.
Dates: 1985 - 1995

Olive R. Beasley Papers

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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

Susan Holleran Papers

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Identifier: LP001389
Abstract Susan E. Holleran was a labor journalist for AFSCME's national headquarters and its international magazine. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), a member of the National Organization of Women (NOW), active in community service activities of the Washington, D.C. AFL-CIO, and coordinator of the first national conference on pay equity which resulted in the founding of the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1979. Holleran died of cancer on December...
Dates: 1973 - 1995

Walter P. Reuther Library Vertical Files Collection

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Identifier: LR002617
Abstract The Vertical Files Collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, public relations materials, and other ephemera related to the Reuther Library’s urban affairs and labor collections.
Dates: 1920 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000

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Wurf, Jerry, 1919-1981 4
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 3
American Federation of Teachers 2
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 2
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Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
Lucy, William, 1933- 2
AFSCME. Council 36 (Calif.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. International Convention 1
AFSCME. Judicial Panel 1
AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
Air Line Pilots Association 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham (Hillary Diane Rodham), 1947 1
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
Communication Workers of America 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
El Salvador 1
Fauntroy, Walter E., 1933- 1
Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
Gotbaum, Victor, 1921-2015 1
Holleran, Susan E. 1
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 1
Johnson, Erwin Robert 1
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 1
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Kirkland, Lane 1
Kramer, Leo 1
Kubista, Roy 1
Lahr, Martin 1
Mandela, Nelson (Nelson Rolihlahla), 1918-2013 1
McEntee, Gerald W. 1
McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Michigan State Employees Association 1
Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 1
Mondale, Walter F. (Walter Frederick), 1928- 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 1
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 1
National Organization for Women 1
Newman, Winn, 1924-1994 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) (1913-1994) 1
Reagan, Ronald (Ronald Wilson), 1911-2004 1
Roberts, Lillian 1
Saunders, Lee (Lee A.) 1
Service Employees International Union 1
Society of Women Engineers 1
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