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M.A. Williams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000435
Abstract 'Bill' Williams was a prominent figure in CIO Local 76 (later UAW Local 560), Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Richmond, CA., helping to organize workers and serve as an officer. His papers reflect events at the plant surrounding the jurisdictional rivalry between the AFL and the CIO and eventual designation as a UAW shop.
Dates: 1936 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1958

Marc Stepp Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002336
Abstract In 2003, labor historian Mike Smith conducted an oral history interview with labor, civil rights, and community leader Marc Stepp. Stepp worked at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of leadership in the UAW local. He then rose to regional and international levels, culminating in his election in 1974 as UAW International Vice President, a position he filled until his retirement in 1988. Collection consists of video and audio recordings. Stepp talks about his family...
Dates: 2003-06-11 - 2003-06-13

Marc Stepp Papers

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Identifier: LP001440
Abstract Stepp worked for nineteen years at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of union leadership from shop committeeman, chief steward and vice president of Local 490 to the Chrysler-UAW National Negotiating Committee. In 1967 he was appointed international representative with Region 1B, was elevated to assistant regional director in 1973 and in 1974 was elected International Vice President, assuming Nelson Jack Edwards' spot on the union's International Executive...
Dates: 1940 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1989

Marianna Wells Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001025
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

Martin and Jessie Glaberman Papers

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Identifier: LP000621
Abstract Martin Glaberman was active in the labor movement from 1942-1965, primarily in the UAW. He has written extensively on labor both as managing editor of national labor newspaper in the 1950s and as a freelance writer. He also lectured in sociology and political science at several Detroit colleges. Jessie Glaberman was actively involved in labor and civil rights movements, playing an important role in the women's rights movement in Detroit, particularly at Wayne State University....
Dates: 1939 - 2001

Maurice Sugar Papers

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Identifier: LP000232
Abstract Chief counsel for the UAW from 1937 to 1946, Mr. Sugar's career as a labor lawyer began in 1916. The items in this collection pertain to his song, Sit Down, a favorite of the sit-downers of the mid-1930's. Subjects include: UAW legal matters; UAW factionalism; Ford Hunger March; HUAC; radical politics.
Dates: 1907 - 1989

Michael Manning Papers

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Identifier: LP000018
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, and leaflets collected by Mr. Manning, who served in many offices during the 1930's period of auto unionization. He was a member of the AFL's National Council of Automotive Federal Labor Unions (1934-35), president of AFL Federal Labor Union 18677 at the Kelsey-Hayes plant in Detroit (1934-35), member of the General Executive Board of the UAW (1935), and president of UAW West Side Local 174 in Detroit. The Automobile Labor Board, National Industrial mference...
Dates: 1925 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1942

Michigan Politics and Labor Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000780
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Dates: 1984-04-13 - 1996-07-25

Mike Westfall Papers

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Identifier: LP001354
Abstract Mike Westfall was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 598 in Flint, MI. His papers reflect his leadership in the Flint-based grassroots movement to bring attention to the effects of corporate restructuring and job loss in the automotive industry.
Dates: 1981 - 1987

Mildred Jeffrey Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002295
Abstract In August 2002, Mike Smith interviewed UAW labor leader and civil rights and women's rights activist Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit. Jeffrey was the UAW’s first female department head and directed, in succession, the Women’s Bureau, Community Relations Department, and Consumer Affairs Department. Collection consists of recordings of two interviews. Jeffrey discusses her childhood in rural Iowa, family, education, entry into the workforce and the labor...
Dates: 2002-08-08; 2002-08-28

Mildred Jeffrey Papers

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Identifier: LP000300
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Dates: 1920 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979

Morris Field Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 11-13
Identifier: LP001180
Abstract Subjects include: UAW organizing
Dates: 1937 - 1963

Morris Weisz Papers

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Identifier: LP001245
Abstract Labor economist Morris Weisz worked for the National Labor Relations Board, the War Production Board, held various positions in the U.S. Department of Labor, and taught courses on international and U.S. labor history at various domestic and foreign universities. Mr. Weisz’s papers relate to his intellectual interests and professional activities, particularly concerning his work with labor and industrial relations groups in India. The Bannockburn Cooperative Housing Community of Maryland, the...
Dates: 1927 - 1995

Nat Ganley and Saul Wellman Papers

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Identifier: LP000308
Abstract Nat Ganley and Saul Wellman were both active in the Communist Party, particularly in Michigan, and were both tried under the Smith Act. Their papers, consist of clippings, reports, speeches, lecture notes, and election materials, relating primarily to Communist Party conventions, committee meetings, anti-left legislation, the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Taft-Hartley Act, and the relationships between African Americans and labor and communism and labor.
Dates: 1945 - 1953

Nat Ganley Papers

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Identifier: LP000320
Abstract Mr. Ganley was active in the early days of the UAW and served in several capacities with Local 155, the tool and die local for the east side of Detroit. He was also active in the Communist Party of Michigan, serving for a time as editor of the Michigan Worker. In 1954 he was convicted of violation of the Smith Act, but his conviction was later overruled by higher courts. Transcripts, clippings, briefs, notes, and other items cover these phases of Mr. Ganley's life. Other topics include the no...
Dates: 1934 - 1969

Nat Weinberg Papers

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Identifier: LP000108
Abstract Nat Weinberg worked as a teacher on Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers education projects, as a researcher for the International Ladies Garment Workers Unions, and for several federal bureaus, prior to becoming the United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Special Projects and Economic Analysis. Mr. Weinberg pioneered the concepts of the guaranteed annual wage and supplemental unemployment benefits.Part I: Part 1 of Mr. Weinberg’s papers primarily relate to his work for the UAW,...
Dates: 1931 - 1985

National War Labor Board Records

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Identifier: LR000634_NWLB
Abstract Subjects include: NWLB proceedings and public hearings
Dates: 1942 - 1947

Neal Edwards Papers

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Identifier: LP000092
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, speeches, reports, radio scripts, agreements, rate classification records, demands, election publicity, memo books, news-paper clippings, convention proceedings, minutes of Bargaining Committee meetings of UAW Local 662, and published material collected by Mr. Edwards, who served as president of UAW-GM Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (1944-47), president of the Indiana CIO Council (1947-54), and as a UAW International representative for the Indiana region. Subjects include...
Dates: 1941 - 1959

Newman Jeffrey Papers

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Identifier: LP000173
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes, and clippings collected by Mr. Jeffrey, who served as a labor representative to various government agencies during World War II; chief of Labor Relations Section, U.S. Military Government in Berlin (1945); UAW International representative (1946-59); and director, U.S. AID Mission to Uganda (1960s). Labor's role in the occupation of Germany (1944-45); Michigan Governor's Advisory Committee on executive reorganization (1958-59); and U.S. AID Mission to Uganda...
Dates: 1820 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979

Nicholas Hyshka Papers

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Identifier: LP000302
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes, speeches, notes, press releases, outlines of conferences, union cards, awards, memorabilia, and photographs collected by Mr. Hyshka, who served as director of education for UAW locals 80 and 544 in Detroit. Labor education is the major subject of the collection. Correspondents include Mildred Jeffrey, Olga Madar, Norman Matthews, and Brendan Sexton.
Dates: 1944 - 1966

Nora Maczko Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP001421
Abstract As a charter member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 306 (Budd Wheel Company), Nora Maczko served as Chief Steward and was active in various committees, including the Women’s Committee and the Political Action Committee. Ms. Maczko’s papers document her receipt of the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Award for her service to the UAW.
Dates: 1985 - 1986

Olga Hrabar Papers

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Identifier: LP000313
Abstract President of Auxiliary 233-Local 600, Olga Hrabar was an active participant in early strike activities and the organizational growth of United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. Ms. Hrabar's papers reflect the activities of the women's auxiliaries at a local level and document the organizational structure of an individual auxiliary. Correspondents include Coretta Scott King, Emil Mazey, and Leonard Woodcock.
Dates: 1941 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1971

Paul Schrade Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 3
Identifier: LP000632
Abstract Paul Schrade served in various posts, including president, of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 887 (North American Aviation-Rockwell International), and served as an assistant to Walter Reuther, on the UAW International Executive Board, and as UAW Western Director. Mr. Schrade’s papers include a journal article regarding the bureaucratization of the UAW, and correspondence with Emil Mazey.
Dates: 1973

Paul Silver Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002308
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

Paul Silver Papers

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Identifier: LP000172
Abstract Resolutions of UAW conventions of 1946, 1953, 1957, 1959, and 1961 ; Detroit Community Services Budget Committee recommendations (1958-63). Mr. Silver was a member of the UAW Resolutions Committee, a member of the Budget Committee of the United Community Services (1958-63), and was president of UAW Local 351 in Detroit (1946-64). He is currently serving on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors.
Dates: 1946 - 1963

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Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 3
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Hatcher, Lillian 2
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2
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International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
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American Federation of Teachers. Executive Council. Meeting 1
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Anderson, John 1
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Ball, Don 1
Barbash, Jack 1
Barnard, John 1
Bartell, Henry 1
Baskin, Alex 1
Battle, Marion 1
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Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
Betts, Glen R. 1
Binkowski, Don 1
Blackburn, Sam 1
Blaich, John 1
Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
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