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AFSCME Program Development Department Records, Part 1 and 2

 Collection
Identifier: LR002203
Abstract The AFSCME Program Development Department was created in January of 1973 to deal with matters such as health care, the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, employee protections, career development, and sex discrimination. It was funded by federal grant money until 1975 when the funds ran out, the department was disbanded, and its several functions were taken over by other AFSCME departments. The records in Part I reflect the Department's concerns with women's issues, sex...
Dates: 1964 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1975

A.G. and Marie Mezerik Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000476
Abstract A. G. Mezerik and his wife, Marie Hempel Mezerik, worked for the protection of labor and civil rights through the the Conference for the Protection of Civil Rights. Mr. Mezerik was the steering committee chair and Marie Hempel was the secretary of the CPCR in the 1930s. The organization was active in the early days of the UAW, supporting strikes and demonstrations, and also involved with aid to the Spanish Republic and aid to China, as well as fighting the Black Legion. The papers include a...
Dates: 1935 - 1985; 1937 - 1938

Carl Haessler Papers

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Identifier: LP000031
Abstract Pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, clippings, articles, radio scripts, and union newspapers collected by Mr. Haessler, who was managing editor of the Federated Press (1922-56); 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. Subjects include civil rights, social reform, socialism in Britain, labor legislation, the NLRB, and...
Dates: 1908 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1961

Charles Beckman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000892
Abstract Charles Beckman served as United Auto Workers Local 45 (Fisher Body Plant, Cleveland) President for eighteen consecutive terms. His tenure included the Cleveland plant sit-down strike which served as a catalyst for the historic Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937. The papers of Mr. Beckman reflect his work with Local 45 and its affiliated organizations and, to a lesser degree, his involvement in political and social issues, including civil rights, anti-fascism and anti-war efforts.
Dates: 1933 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1960

Claude Williams Papers

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Identifier: LP000819
Abstract Claude Williams served as a minister in various congregations and was active in the labor and civil rights movements. Mr. Williams worked closely with the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU), founded the New Era Training School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the People’s Institute for Applied Religion (PIAR), served as the national vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and as director of Commonwealth College.
Dates: 1929 - 1979

Edith Van Horn Papers

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Identifier: LP001698
Abstract Labor and women’s rights activist Edith Van Horn began her career in the labor movement during World War II, when she left graduate school to join the war effort as an assembly line laborer for Goodyear Aircraft, where she joined United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 856. Ms. Horn later held posts as chief steward of Douglas Aircraft UAW Local 17, chief steward of Chrysler’s Dodge Main Local 3, where she was the first woman to serve on Local 3’s executive board, as a delegate to the UAW...
Dates: 1939 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1990

Frances D. and G. Lyman Paine Papers

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Identifier: LP001439
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

George L.P. Weaver Papers

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Identifier: LP001295
Abstract George L. P. Weaver served as assistant to the secretary-treasurer of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as executive secretary of the American Federation of Labor-CIO (AFL-CIO) Civil Rights Committee, as political education and international programs assistant for the International Union of Electrical Radio and Machine Workers (IU), as Assistant Secretary of Labor for international Affairs during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and as special assistant to the...
Dates: 1950 - 1975

Harvey O'Connor Papers

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Identifier: LP000245
Abstract Mr. O'Connor is the author of numerous books, articles, and pamphlets of social and economic interest. He worked in the publishing business from the mid 1920s -1930s and late 1950s, including stints at Federated Press, the Peoples Press, Ken, and the Nation. Active in several civil liberties organizations, Mr. O'Connor became a controversial figure during the McCarthy investigations. His papers contain materials related to his writings; his interest in 1930s Pittsburgh and Chicago labor and...
Dates: 1919 - 1983

James H. Williams Papers

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Identifier: LP000462
Abstract A founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Louisville branch, Students for Social Action, James Williams was active in various radical, student and labor organizations, such as the Southern Student Organizing Committee, the young People’s Socialist League, and Operation Freedom. Mr. Williams held positions on the staff of the IUE News, the West Virginia Federation of Labor, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers Education Local 189, the...
Dates: 1947 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1971

JCA: Jewish Community Council Records

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Identifier: UR001726
Abstract The Jewish Community Council was established in 1937 as an umbrella organization to serve as a unifying force for Jewish organizations of metropolitan Detroit.The records of the Council document the organization's operational activities, programming, and publications, and the interests of the organization as related to issues such as anti-Semitism, discrimination and the civil rights movement, church-state relations and education, Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs, Zionism, and the...
Dates: 1937 - 1984

Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material

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Identifier: UAV000379
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Dates: 1960 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969

Layle Lane Papers

 Collection — Container: 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

Mary Heaton Vorse Papers

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Identifier: LP000190
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966

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

Muriel Tuteur Papers

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Identifier: LP001740
Abstract An active advocate for child welfare, social justice, and the labor movement, Muriel Tuteur held a variety of posts, including Director of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) Day Care and Health Center, and Assistant Director of Education and Political Action for the Chicago and Central States Joint Board of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Tuteur's papers include personal subject files and speeches, documenting her interests and involvement in a broad range...
Dates: 1962 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1999

Olive R. Beasley Papers

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Identifier: UP000081
Abstract Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972

UAW Community Relations Department: Mildred Jeffrey Records

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Identifier: LR001575
Abstract Subjects include: women’s rights; civil rights; consumer protection; Detroit youth programs
Dates: 1944 - 1974

UAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department Records

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Identifier: LR000637
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation

Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980

UAW Public Relations Department Photographs and Sound and Video Recordings

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Identifier: LAV001193
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Dates: 1929 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995

UAW Region 9 Records

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Identifier: LR000283
Abstract Subjects include: auto industry and auto workers in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York; Martin Gerber; equal employment opportunity; low-cost public housing; Bell Aircraft strike (1949); Kohler strike (1959); Liberal Party (N.Y.); New Jersey politics and government; civil rights movement; labor education; UAW CAP; women auto workers.
Dates: 1941 - 1985

UAW Women's Department: Dorothy Haener Records

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Identifier: LR000848
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Dates: 1932 - 1982

UAW Women's Department Records

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Identifier: LR000446
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Equal Rights Amendment; health issues; National Organization for Women; worker education
Dates: 1919 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1980

William Lucy Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002239
Abstract William "Bill" Lucy was a long-serving leader in AFSCME. A civil engineer in Contra Costa, California, he joined AFSCME in 1956 and was involved in the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME from 1972 to 2010. He co-founded the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in 1972 and was involved in the civil rights and anti-Apartheid movements. Philip Mason conducted an audio interview with William Lucy in 2001 and a video interview with him in 2002....
Dates: 2001-04-16; 2002-01-10

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