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Dearborn Federation of Teachers Local 681 Records

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Identifier: LR001794
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Dolores Paskal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000237
Abstract Correspondence, reports, press releases, publicity, membership records, and newspaper clippings of the Ecorse (Michigan) Federation of Teachers, Local 1425. Subjects include membership, millage and election campaigns, and the Michigan Federation of Teachers Convention (1963).
Dates: 1960 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1965

Ernest Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000906
Abstract Ernest Smith was a teacher in the Detroit Public School System who was involved in the black civil rights movement. He helped found the Michigan Freedom Now Party, an all-black party, for whom he ran as candidate for U.S. senator. His papers reflect his interest in black political action, resistance to compulsory unionization, right-to-work organizations, and civil rights issues.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1971

Gabriel R. Mason Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
Identifier: LP000414
Abstract Gabriel Mason was a teacher and administrator in the New York City Public School System for over fifty years. He lectured in philosophy and education, was active in teachers unions, and was the author of a number of books. His papers consist of a manuscript copy of a chapter of his autobiography, "The Teachers' Union," plus a draft of a dedicatory note to Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1970

Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University

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Identifier: LR001775
Abstract The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University filed for union recognition on February 2, 2001 with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee. On March 22, 2001 the GEU-MSU held its first general membership meeting and by the following month on April 20th the union had won the collective bargaining election 662 to 192. In September 2001 the union and administration began contract talks. By the beginning of winter semester information pickets were a daily occurrence on campus. In...
Dates: 1999 - 2002

Harley B. Hiscox Papers

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Identifier: LP001216
Abstract Harley Hiscox held various offices in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in California, Colorado and Texas. Mr. Hiscox was active in the founding of 100 California AFT locals and served as the Texas State Director of Organizing and as President of Dallas Local 2260. Mr. Hiscox’s papers document his extensive work for the AFT.
Dates: 1968 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1984

Helen and Mardy Polaner Papers

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Identifier: LP001257
Abstract Attorney Helen Moore Polaner was active in various civil liberties and labor organizations, including Americans for Democratic Action and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Ms. Polaner served as president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1945-1950 and was the first female vice president of the Michigan Federation of Labor. Mardy Polaner served as a labor organizer for the American Federation of Labor (AFL), working with the Seafarers International...
Dates: 1903 - 1983; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1969

Henry Hamilton Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000315
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.
Dates: 1966 - 1968

Henry Richardson Linville Papers

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Identifier: LP000373
Abstract Mr. Linville was elected president of the Teachers Union of New York City, and served as president and executive director until 1935. From 1931-34, he served as president of the American Federation of Teachers. The following year he was elected president of the New York Teachers Guild. Mr. Linville was also editor of the American Teacher. Correspondence, radio addresses, speeches, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the AFT, the Teachers Union of New York City, and the period of...
Dates: 1912 - 1941

Herrick S. Roth Papers

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Identifier: LP000424
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...
Dates: 1948 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1970

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

International Socialists Records

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Identifier: LR001225
Abstract The International Socialists existed from 1968 -1986 in the U.S. with national headquarters in Detroit, and branches in 14 other cities. It was preceded by the Independent Socialist Club, established in Berkley in 1964, which then formed an International Socialist Committee. The International Socialist Club appealed to radical student and Maoist groups. Kim Moody, contributor of several pivotal writings to the socialist cause, helped to establish a branch of the Independent Socialist Club in...
Dates: 1943 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980

Isadore Miles Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000389
Abstract Subjects include: correspondence, notes, and bulletins gathered by Mrs. Miles, a past president of AFT Local 6 in Washington, D.C.
Dates: 1958 - 1961

Jewell Mills Papers

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Identifier: LP000287
Abstract Jewell Mills was active in organizing the Utica Federation of Teachers and was a vice president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. This collection contains issues surrounding teacher bargaining in the mid-1960s.
Dates: 1962 - 1968

Joseph Jablonower Papers

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Identifier: LP000403
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...
Dates: 1936 - 1968

Layle Lane Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: LP000439
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.
Dates: 1940 - 1969

Manilla Topdahl Papers

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Identifier: LP000696
Abstract Educator Manilla Topdahl was active in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), serving a term as president of the St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers, Local 28, and as vice-president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers. Ms. Topdahl’s papers relate to the activities of these unions through the Joint Council of Teachers and the merger of the Federation of Women Teachers Local 28 and the men’s St. Paul AFT Local 43.
Dates: 1946 - 1965

Marjorie Stern Papers

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Identifier: LP000774
Abstract Marjorie Stern worked as on organizer for the American Federation of Teachers in various cities, served seven consecutive terms as secretary to the San Francisco Federation of Teachers Local 61, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the AFT Women’s Rights Committee. Ms. Stern served as coordinator of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Task Force on Union Women, and served as a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Stern’s papers relate to her...
Dates: 1963 - 1985

Mary J. Herrick Papers

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Identifier: LP000385
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Dates: 1932 - 1966

Mary McGough Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002222
Abstract In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul...
Dates: 1970-10-01

Mary R. Wheeler Papers

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Identifier: LP000384
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Dates: 1938 - 1967

Mercedes Nelson Papers

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Identifier: LP000685
Abstract The first teacher to serve on the Minnesota Board of Education, Mercedes Nelson served as American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Vice-President and the Wisconsin-Minnesota Region Representative. Dr. Nelson was also active in various social justice organizations, including the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, the United Nations Association, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Dr. Nelson’s papers primarily reflect her work an organizer and as Vice-President of the...
Dates: 1935 - 1971

Michigan Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000146
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Dates: 1934 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975

Oregon Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR001598
Abstract The Oregon Federation of Teachers Collection includes both the papers of the OFT and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP). The OFT was chartered in June 1952 and during that decade was successful in securing teacher tenure laws. During the 1960s and 1970s the OFT grew in size by organizing more workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty, nurses and classified positions. In the 1990s the OFT changed its’ name by convention to the Oregon...
Dates: 1974 - 2004

Philip P. Mason Oral History

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Identifier: WSOH002956
Abstract The oral history chronicles Mason’s life and career, beginning with his early years in Massachusetts, participation in WWII, education at Boston University and, then the University of Michigan where he received his doctorate in history and learned about archival work at what would become the Bentley Historical Library. The interview also explores the collections he acquired, the archival education program he established, the universities, state governments, labor unions, and foundations that...
Dates: 2021

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