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Abstract Carl Haessler (1888-1972) was managing editor of the Federated Press (1922-1956), editor of "The United Auto Worker" and many local union papers, a member of the public relations staff of the United Rubber Workers, and was responsible for public relations and publicity for various groups and organizations. This collection is comprised of pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, clippings, articles, radio scripts and union newspapers collected by Haessler. Subjects include civil rights, social reform,...
Dates: 1908 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1961
Abstract Don Binkowski spent his career serving the people of Michigan as a Warren councilman, delegate of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, and judge in the 37th District Court. Privately, Binkowski, a passionate historian, copiously researched and wrote extensively on Polish and Polish-American history and interests, and on North Detroit. This collection is mainly comprised of Binkowski’s research collected in the pursuit of publication, specifically his three books: Col. P.W. Norris –...
Dates: 1920 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, research notes, and other materials collected by Mr. Levinson, author of Break Strikes, and Labor on the March, and director of publicity for the UAW. Subjects include strikebreaking in the National Maritime Union, early unions in the auto industry, the Black Legion, the Socialist Party, war production, and wage and price ceilings. Among the correspondents are Victor Reuther, Franklin Roosevelt, and R. J. Thomas.
Dates: 1910 - 1945
Abstract Enid Eckstein was a member of the Detroit District of the International Socialists and worked as an inspector at Chrysler’s Lynch Road Assembly plant. Represented by UAW Local 51, she served as a chief steward and on the local’s Community Services, Women’s and Resolutions Committees. In 1973 she helped form the United Coalition, one of many militant, rank-and-file groups that sprang up in Detroit auto plants in the 1970s, on whose slate she ran unsuccessfully for Trustee in 1975 and for...
Dates: 1969 - 1981
Abstract A highly active union advocate, Genora Dollinger was a charter member of the Flint Socialist Party and organized Flint Women's Auxiliary #10 and the Women's Emergency Brigade, which played a crucial role in the success of the Flint Sit-down Strike of 1937. Her husband, Sole Dollinger was an organizer for the Socialist Workers Party. The papers of Genora and Sol Dollinger relate largely to Ms. Dollinger's involvement in the Flint Sit-down Strike, and to a lesser extent, the Dollinger's...
Dates: 1914 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1989
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
Abstract Jack Barbash held positions in the federal government, the labor movement, and academia, serving in departments such as the U.S. Office of Education, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Barbash served as Research and Education Director for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Industrial Union, and served a term as president of the American Association of University Professors...
Dates: 1920 - 1989
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Dates: 1930 - 1959
Abstract John Herling was a prolific journalist, working for several publications and serving as White House correspondent and syndicated columnist specializing in labor affairs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He owned "John Herling's Labor Letter," which he edited and published from 1947 to 1990, as well as authoring several books, including Strikes Under the New Deal, The Great Price Conspiracy, and ...
Dates: 1911 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979
Overview Marianna Wells was an active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50 and Local 3 and served as treasurer of the Detroit local of the Socialist Party. Ms. Wells' papers reflect her involvement with the UAW, particularly concerning Local 3, and document the affairs of the Socialist Party. Michael Harrington, Norman Thomas, The Unity Convention, and The Young People's Socialist League are among important subjects addressed in the collection.
Dates: 1942 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1972
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Abstract Around or before 1977, Sidney Kelman interviewed labor organizer Paul Silver. Silver was active in the UAW, including serving as president of UAW Local 351 from 1946 to 1964 and an assignment to the International UAW staff. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Silver talks about his family background including his socialist upbringing and its importance to his later beliefs and actions, his organizing at Detroit Steel Products and elsewhere, founding and leadership of UAW...
Dates: circa 1977
- Labor unions 6
- Civil rights 3
- Communism 3
- Labor movement 3
- Women in the labor movement 3
- Labor 2
- Oral histories 2
- Radicalism 2
- Sound recordings 2
- Transcripts 2
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 1
- Labor leaders--United States 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Poland 1
- Polish people 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Social history 1
- Wisconsin 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- Socialist Workers Party 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Barbash, Jack 1
- Binkowski, Don 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Dollinger, Genora Johnson 1
- Dollinger, Sol 1
- Eckstein, Enid 1
- Federated Press (1919-1956) 1
- Finkel, James 1
- Haessler, Carl, 1888-1972 1
- International Socialists (U.S.) 1
- Kelman, Sidney 1
- Krzycki, Leo 1
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
- League for Industrial Democracy 1
- Levinson, Edward, 1901-1945 1
- Lindahl, James 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 1
- Shenkar, George 1
- Silver, Paul 1
- United Mine Workers of America 1
- United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1
- United States. Works Progress Administration 1
- Wells, Marianna Schaupp 1 ∧ view less
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