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James H. Williams Papers

 Collection
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

Jana Pellusch Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000776
Abstract Jana Pellusch was a delegate to the second national convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women held in Detroit in 1975. Her papers consist of personal comments and clippings from The Militant regarding the convention.
Dates: 1975 - 1976

JCA: Jewish Community Council Records

 Collection
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

Jean Gould Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 2-5
Identifier: LP000426
Abstract Author Jean Gould published various biographies, including, Walter Reuther: Labor’s Rugged Individualist, co-authored with Lorena Hickok. The papers of Ms. Gould relate to her work on the Reuther biography and on Charles Ervin’s autobiography, Homegrown Liberal. Important correspondents include Eugene Debs and Victor Reuther.
Dates: 1907 - 1973

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

Jerry Tucker Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 8-9
Identifier: LOH002259
Abstract Between March and June 2005, Mike Smith interviewed Jerry Tucker in a series of interviews. Tucker was a longtime union activist, former executive board member of the United Auto Workers International Union, and a founder of the UAW New Directions movement. He also spoke and wrote on labor issues. Collection consists of audio recordings for the entire interview and a partial, unedited transcript of the interview, covering the first five of the seven tapes. Tucker discusses topics such as his...
Dates: 2005-03-23 - 2005-03-24; 2005-06-17

Joan Goddard Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002238
Abstract San Jose librarian Joan Goddard served as president of AFSCME Local 101 following the union’s 1981 contract fight centered on narrowing the gap between male and female municipal workers’ pay in San Jose, California. AFSCME Archivist Johanna Russ interviewed her in 2009. Collection consists of an audio recording and transcript of the interview. Goddard discusses her role in the negotiations and eventual strike during the AFSCME Local 101 (California) 1981 contract struggle.
Dates: 2009-07-07

John and Phyllis Collier Papers

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Identifier: LP000141
Abstract John Collier (1874-1947) was interested in various socialist, radical, liberal, and anarchist causes, and was a life-long student of philosophy, theology, mysticism, and psychic phenomena. His papers contain correspondence, notes, literary manuscripts, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and memorabilia relating to his activities as a writer and social critic as well as biographies and personal papers relating to his family and his two early confinements.Also covered are...
Dates: 1881 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1887 - 1948

John Herling Papers

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Identifier: LP001259
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

Joseph Chrapkiewicz Papers

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Identifier: LP000607
Abstract Joseph Chrapkiewicz began his union career in 1947 as Chief Steward in the United Automobile Workers Local 78, Kelsey-Hayes, Detroit, after which he held various offices in the local. In the 1970s he also edited the local's newspaper, Union Picket.

Chrapkiewicz's papers pertain to his tenure (and his predecessor, Maurice Terpenning's) on the West Side Local 174 & Local 78 Bargaining Committee, as well as various other committees he served on.
Dates: 1946 - 1962

Katherine Ellickson Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 13
Identifier: LOH002279
Abstract Wayne State University Professor of History Philip Mason interviewed labor economist and activist Katherine Pollak Ellickson in 1975. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript, in which she explains the inventory of the papers that she donated to Wayne State University. Topics covered include the women's rights movement and the labor movement, particularly within the AFL-CIO. Also covered is the AFL-CIO merger.
Dates: 1974-12-15

Katherine Ellickson Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 14
Identifier: LOH002280
Abstract In early 1976, Dennis East of the Reuther Library interviewed labor economist and activist Katherine Pollak Ellickson in a continuation of an earlier interview series. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript, in which she discusses topics such as health insurance in the United States, the President's Commission on the Status of Women, and women's rights in general.
Dates: 1976-01-10

Katherine Pollak Ellickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000321
Abstract Katherine Pollak was active in workers' education from 1927-1934. She worked at the CIO national office from 1935-1937 as an assistant to the director. Her papers include original notes and minutes of the earliest CIO meetings. She returned to the CIO national office from 1942-55 as Associate Director of Research, she focused on Social Security, manpower, farm labor and women and children. At the AFL-CIO national office (1955-61), she was assistant director of the Social Security Department and...
Dates: 1921 - 1989

Ken Morris Papers

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Identifier: LP000331
Abstract Ken Morris served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 212 and as director of UAW Region 1B. Mr. Morris was active in community affairs and served in various committees such as the Oakland University Board of Trustees, the Oakland County Mental Health Board, and the National Commission on Unemployment and Compensation. Mr. Morris’ papers relate primarily to his activities as Director of UAW Region 1B, and to a lesser degree, his trusteeship at Oakland University, and reflect his...
Dates: 1937 - 1983

Kenosha Labor Records

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Identifier: LR000307
Abstract Kenosha Labor is the newspaper of the labor movement in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The papers of this journal include materials on UAW Local 72 at American Motors in Kenosha; strikes; the Trade Union Unity League; WPA; and the Wisconsin Employment Relations Board.
Dates: 1933 - 1966

Labor Committee for Safe Energy and Full Employment Records

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Identifier: LR001131
Abstract The Labor Committee for Safe Energy and Full Employment was formed from a coalition of labor unions opposed to the expansion of the nuclear energy industry, and in part, as a reaction to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. The committee's records primarily document their promotion of a protest march on March 28, 1981, the second anniversary of Three Mile Island.
Dates: 1979 - 1981; Majority of material found in 1981 - 1981

Labor Today Records

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Identifier: LR000705
Abstract "Labor Today" is an independent labor journal which began publication as a monthly in Detroit in 1962. Their records are primarily composed of subjects files used by the newspaper's staff and various activities of its co-editor James H. Williams.
Dates: 1969 - 1975

Labor's Non-Partisan League Records

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Identifier: LR000119
Abstract Mostly convention material from the Michigan area, including proceedings, programs, delegate lists, and other items.
Dates: 1938 - 1942

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

Lillian Sherwood Papers

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Identifier: LP000360
Overview Convention proceedings, clippings, and photographs concerning Mrs. Sherwood's service with the Kent County, Michigan, and National Congress of Women's Auxiliaries of the CIO.
Dates: 1938 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

Lucien Koch Papers

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Identifier: LP000543
Abstract Mr. Koch, after serving as director of Commonwealth College from 1923 to 1935, held several positions in the labor movement and in government agencies concerned with labor. Among these were the NRA, the Department of Labor, the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, the NWLB, and the Air Line Pilots Association. Transcripts, affidavits, correspondence, and clippings cover such topics as Commonwealth College, activities of the Marine and Shipbuilders Union, Koch's...
Dates: 1938 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1952

Margaret Greenfield Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002325
Abstract Around the 1970s, Aldo Lanza, a professor of American history at the University of Turin, interviewed Margaret Greenfield as part of his research on Brookwood Labor College. Margaret Greenfield was a secretary there. Collection consists of the interview recording. Greenfield talks about Brookwood Labor College during her time working there, particularly the school's efforts between 1926 and 1929 for its $1 million fund, with which she was involved, as well as her later work at the college.
Dates: 1970 - 1979

Marianna Wells Papers

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Identifier: LP001025
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

Marion Moses, M. D. Papers

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Identifier: LP001173
Abstract Marion Moses served as United Farm Workers (UFW) Health Program Administrator and as Medical Director and Administrator for the National Farm Health Group. Dr. Moses’ papers reflect her interest in farm labor health concerns and document her work with the UFW; included are materials related to the Grape Boycotts of the 1960’s.
Dates: 1960 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1968

Marjorie Stern Papers

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Identifier: LP000774
Abstract Marjorie Stern worked as on organizer for the American Federation of Teachers in various cities, served seven consecutive terms as secretary to the San Francisco Federation of Teachers Local 61, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the AFT Women’s Rights Committee. Ms. Stern served as coordinator of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Task Force on Union Women, and served as a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Stern’s papers relate to her...
Dates: 1963 - 1985

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