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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...
Abstract Dr. Eugene Shafarman was a Detroit physician and organized labor supporter who was repeatedly accused of un-American activities. His papers reflect his work with the Anti-TB Program, his disputes with the Detroit Department of Health and the U.S. House of Representatives Dies Committee, and to a lesser extent his involvement with the Medical Research Institute of the United Auto Workers.
Abstract Subjects include: Flint sit-down; Flint Trolley Coach strikes
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."
Abstract Labor historian Patrick Reagan interviewed IWW organizer and orator Frank Cedervall, who was the chief organizer for the Metal and Machinery Workers Industrial Union (MMWIU) and leader of its Cleveland Local 440, from the 1930s through the 1950s, with his brother, Tor. Collection consists of an interview recording. Cedervall discusses the idea, formation, and aims of the IWW, his hopes for the future of the radical labor movement, and to a lesser degree, his experiences with the IWW and MMWIU.
Abstract In 1975, professor of American studies Betty Ch'maj, with assistance from Dennis East, interviewed Frank Felt, a Finnish-American worker in the tool and die industry. Collection consists of a recording of the interview. Felt talks about Finnish contributions the labor movement in Finland and the United States, as well as his own experiences as a tool and die tradesman.
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...
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...
Abstract In 1993, Dennis Deslippe interviewed International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE) staffer and Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) president and co-founder Gloria Johnson for his book,
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.
Abstract A print and radio journalist, Harry Flannery was active in the labor movement and a member of the Radio Writers Guild Council, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Mr. Flannery’s papers reflect his interests in foreign policy and labor issues.
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...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 3
Abstract Henry Pfaff was an immigrant laborer in the rubber industry in the second decade of the 20th century. His papers convey his reminisces about this time in his life, including his abortive unionizing efforts, the IWW, and various strikes. They include commentary on various economic and political philosophies and their impact on society and the working class.
Abstract Herman Rebhan was first elected General Secretary of the International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF) in 1974 and served in that position until his retirement in 1989. Rebhan had previously served with the IMF as coordinator of its World Auto Council Department from 1966 to 1969. From 1969 to 1974 he served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) International Affairs Department, of which he became director in 1972. Prior to 1966, Rebhan served in other capacities with the UAW, working his way up from...
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...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 1
Abstract In 1971, Alice Hoffman interviewed labor educator, social worker, and poet Hilda Smith and labor activist Frank Fernbach, chair and co-chair of the National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education, respectively. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Smith and Fernbach touch primarily on the Committee’s efforts in the late 1940s to get federal legislation passed to establish a labor education service.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 8
Abstract In 1974, Susan Hartmann and Lucy Haessler interviewed Irene Young Marinovich, a veteran GM worker and local UAW leader at Detroit auto plants, including the General Motors Ternstedt Plant. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about the UAW and conditions for women workers in Detroit-area auto plants during the 1930s and 1940s.
Abstract William "Bill" Bryce and Elaine Crawford interviewed labor activist Irene Young Marinovich for Bryce's documentary on Marinovich's life and work in the UAW,
Abstract The daughter of United Auto Workers (UAW) organizer Wyndham Mortimer, Irma Mortimer Stewart worked as a union organizer of the California aircraft industry. The Irma Mortimer Stewart Collection includes personal papers, as well as documents related to family friends, Henry and Dorothy Krause, and to Wyndham Mortimer’s career. Included are autographed drafts of Henry Kraus’ books, The Many and the Few, and, In the City, and a corrected early draft of Wyndham Mortimer’s book, Organize!
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 5
Abstract Sidney Kelman interviewed labor lawyer Irving Bluestone in 1975. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript covering his association with Walter Reuther, the Reuther Caucus, and issues confronting the UAW from the late 1930s through the 1940s.
Abstract Retired UAW Vice President Irving Bluestone served on Weirton Steel Corporation's Board of Directors from 1984 to 1990, during a time when the company was the largest in the United States operating under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The papers in this collection were accumulated by Mr. Bluestone during his Board tenure.
Abstract In 1988, R. T. King interviewed labor leader and academic Irving Richter. Collection consists of the interview recordings which focus on his career in the labor movement.
Abstract Mr. Silber was an early organizer and worker in Peoples' Songs, Inc. Mr. Silber's collection consists of a representative portion of the group's files, mostly early labor and social reform songs.
Abstract Between 1974 and 1984, while completing graduate studies in sociology, Eric Margolis and Ron McMahan undertook two research projects that formed the University of Colorado Coal Project, documenting the memories and work of coal miners through interviews and photographs. The project included oral histories with former coal miners, community members, and experts across the Western United States, with a focus on Colorado. Coverage includes documentation of IWW members, activities, and events....
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...
- Subject: Labor movement X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 48
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 17
- AFSCME 10
- Service Employees International Union 10
- AFL-CIO 9
- Industrial Workers of the World 9
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 9
- American Federation of Teachers 7
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 5
- National Organization for Women 5
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 4
- East, Dennis 4
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 4
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 4
- Sweeney, John J. 4
- United Farm Workers 4
- American Federation of Labor 3
- Bluestone, Irving 3
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
- General Motors Corporation 3
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
- International Labour Organization 3
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 3
- Stern, Andy 3
- 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) 2
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 2
- Beffel, John Nicholas 2
- Ch’maj, Betty E. M. 2
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Seattle Chapter 2
- Cordtz, Richard 2
- Crawford, Elaine 2
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- Ford, Pat (Patricia) 2
- Francis, Ann 2
- Hatcher, Lillian 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 2
- Kelman, Sidney 2
- Lucy, William, 1933- 2
- Marinovich, Irene Young 2
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 2
- Socialist Workers Party 2
- Textile Workers Union of America 2
- United Mine Workers of America 2
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 2
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 2
- United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women 2
- United States. Works Progress Administration 2
- United Steelworkers 2
- Wayne State University 2
- AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
- AFSCME. Local 1259 1
- African National Congress 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Air Line Pilots Association 1
- Albert Kahn Associates 1
- Alpern, Ron 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 1
- Babson, Steve 1
- Baskin, Alex 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Bednarczyk, Betty 1
- Bernstein, Thelma M. 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Blakenhorn, Ann 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Boggs, Grace Lee 1
- Boggs, James 1
- Booth, George R., Jr. 1
- Borchardt, Selma 1
- Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
- Bryce, William 1
- Burati, Valery 1
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 1
- Cedervall, Frank 1
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Chrapkiewicz, Joseph 1
- Christenson, Edith L. 1
- Chrysler Corporation 1
- Church, Al 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Greater Boston Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Metro-Detroit Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Puget Sound Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). San Francisco Chapter 1
- Collier, John, Jr. (William Armistead) 1
- Collier, Phyllis Feningston 1
- Collins, Joe 1
- Cook, Victoria 1
- Corder, Minnie F. 1
- Dailey, Ed 1
- Damman, Adair 1
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