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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
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 10
Abstract Elizabeth Morgan was a Quaker and social activist. Elizabeth collected music and shared it as a method of teaching others about suppression and exploitation. Elizabeth and her husband, Ernest Morgan, founded the Arthur Morgan School that focused on creating a safe, loving environment for young teenagers in a rural setting to help students prosper and inspire them to make positive social and ecological changes in the world.This collection consists of a book of 1930s-1940s era labor...
Dates: circa 1964
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
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 13
Abstract Attorney Harry Riseman was active in various socialist and labor organizations, including the Detroit Labor College, the Socialist Party of Wayne County, Michigan, and the Michigan Old-Age Pension League. Mr. Riseman’s papers primarily concern the issue of pensions for senior citizens, and also include materials related to socialist labor organizations in Detroit.
Dates: 1930 - 1936
Abstract Herman Wolf became an active member of the Socialist Party while in college and subsequently embarked on a career as a labor newspaper editor and publicity agent with several labor unions and city newspapers. He applied his background in working for the U.S. government during WWII, a mass housing production organization, and local political groups. His papers cover these facets of his professional career. Part II specifically addresses Wolf’s activities at the U.S. Treasury Department working...
Dates: 1924 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1958
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
Abstract First known as the National Caucus of Labor Committees, and later as the National Democratic Policy Committee, it is known for supporting Lyndon LaRouche for the U.S. presidency and its publications, "New Solidarity," the "Campaigner," and the "Organizer." The records of the NCLC reflect its interests both nationally and internationally, as well as include personal files of Jim Rankin.
Dates: 1965 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1982
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
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
Abstract William Gausmann held positions in Europe, the United States and Vietnam as a labor advisor, news analyst and policymaker with various European and United States government agencies. Mr. Gausmann’s papers relate his work concerning labor issues, Communism, and the Vietnam War and to a lesser degree, his associations with the Socialist Party and the Lutheran Church of America.
Dates: 1942 - 1977
- Labor movement 9
- Labor 4
- Women in the labor movement 3
- Labor unions 2
- Labor unions and communism 2
- Oral histories 2
- Sound recordings 2
- Transcripts 2
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Civil rights 1
- Communism 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Music 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Retirees 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Working class--Songs and music 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 6
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Dollinger, Genora Johnson 1
- Dollinger, Sol 1
- Eckstein, Enid 1
- Gausmann, William C. 1
- Haessler, Carl, 1888-1972 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
- Kelman, Sidney 1
- Krieger, Sadie 1
- Krieger, Samuel 1
- League for Industrial Democracy 1
- National Caucus of Labor Committees (U.S.) 1
- Rand School of Social Science 1
- Rankin, Jim 1
- Riseman, Harry 1
- Sender, Garlin 1
- Silver, Paul 1
- Socialist Workers Party 1
- Wells, Marianna Schaupp 1
- Wolf, Herman 1 ∧ view less
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