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Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Dates: 1926 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1944
Abstract A one-time reporter for the Federated Press, Mr. Brown gathered a variety of items for a proposed book on unionism in the auto industry. Clippings, correspondence, handbills, and miscellaneous publications relate to the rise of auto unions during the 1930s and 1940s. Nearly every topic of importance for that time and subject is covered, including sit-downs, drives to organize various plants, and strikes. The scrapbooks contain mostly Detroit newspaper clippings about auto unions.Box...
Dates: 1933 - 1942
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, clippings, and published material of Mary Van Kleeck, director of the Commission on Women's Work and Industrial Studies, and associate director of International Industrial Relations Institute of the Russell Sage Foundation. In addition to Miss Van Kleeck's files concerning her work with the Sage Foundation and the Inter-Professional Association are the papers of Knickerbocker Boyd, an architect interested in the relationship of architects with the...
Dates: 1910 - 1950
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
Abstract Research notes and other material gathered for Dunn's Labor and Automobiles (New York: 1929). The collection also includes a few clippings pertaining to subsequent events in the labor movement in the auto industry, such as the Battle of the Overpass, sit-down strikes of 1937, and earlier 1930's auto strikes.
Dates: 1920 - 1938
Abstract Samuel Krieger was born in Russia on August 20, 1902. Mr. Krieger came to the United States at age two and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He graduated from grammar school and went to work in the aircraft industry. Mr. Krieger was a member and recruiter for the Industrial Workers of the World. He served as an international representative for the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. In 1953 he began work as an organizer and business agent for the International Brotherhood...
Dates: 1926 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1983
- Labor 4
- Automobile industry and trade 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Communism 2
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 2
- Labor movement 2
- Labor unions 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Art -- History 1
- Briggs Strike, 1933 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Mining engineering 1
- Sit-down strikes 1
- Socialism 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Working class -- Songs and music 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
- Kraus, Dorothy 1
- Kraus, Henry 1
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