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Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 15, Ernest Dillard was the first African American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. Jessie Dillard was one of Detroit’s leading block club organizers and civil rights activists. Both Mr. and Ms. Dillard played prominent roles in the Detroit NAACP and held leadership positions in the Michigan Democratic Party.Part I of the papers of Ernest and Jessie Dillard reflect the broad range of their professional and political...
Dates: 1936 - 1999
Abstract Frances D. and G. Lyman Paine enjoyed a forty-four year political and personal partnership. Their papers reflect their radical political interests and activities and include material related to the newspaper "Correspondence."
Dates: 1953 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1960
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 A founding member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the Fourth International, George Lavan Weissman served as a branch organizer, as director and editor of Pioneer Publishing and Pathfinder Press, as manager of Mountain Spring Camp and as the editor and writer of various SWP publications. Following his expulsion from the SWP, Mr. Weissman helped to form the Fourth Internationalist Tendency and served on the editorial board of the Bulletin in Defense of Marxism. Mr. Weissman’s papers...
Dates: 1935 - 1985
Abstract The Helen Schiff Collection consists of materials documenting the 1940 split in the Socialist Workers Party and the founding of the Young Socialist Alliance and the Young Socialists (Canada) in the early 1960's. In addition, it contains miscellaneous reports, bulletins, and newsletters of the Socialist Workers Party and the Fourth International.
Dates: 1940 - 1967
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 John Dwyer was active in the labor movement as an organizer for numerous labor unions, including the International Ladies Garment Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and the Retail Clerks union. Mr. Dwyer worked as the New York State Organizer for the Socialist Party and served as State Secretary of the Massachusetts State Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO).As a Trotskyist, Mr. Dwyer was expelled from the Socialist Party, after which he joined the Socialist Workers Party...
Dates: 1920 - 1987
Abstract In 1971, Roger Keeran interviewed seven radical auto workers and labor organizers for his book The Communist Party and the Auto Workers Unions. Collection consists of interview recordings with these auto workers and labor organizers on their perspectives on or involvement with communism and the radical left, and its influence on the development of the UAW. Audio quality on some recordings is poor.
Dates: 1971-07-26 - 1971-08-21
- Labor 6
- Socialism 5
- Civil rights 3
- Communism 3
- Labor unions 3
- Radicalism 2
- African Americans 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Fascism 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Oral histories 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- Abern, Martin 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Boggs, Grace Lee 1
- Boggs, James 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Communist Party of America 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Dillard, Ernest C. 1
- Dillard, Jessie M. 1
- Dollinger, Genora Johnson 1
- Dollinger, Sol 1
- Dwyer, John, socialist 1
- Finkel, James 1
- International Socialists (U.S.) 1
- Johnson-Forest Tendency 1
- Keeran, Roger 1
- Lyman, Frances D. 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 1
- Paine, G. Lyman (George Lyman) 1
- Schiff, Helen 1
- Weissman, George Lavan, 1918- 1
- Workers Party (1940-1949) 1 ∧ view less
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