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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...
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Abstract In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul...
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Abstract Mary Upshaw McClendon was the founder and first president of the Detroit Household Workers Organization, which aimed to improve the wages and working conditions of household workers. She failed in unionizing workers, but was successful in providing services, training, and support for local household workers and was very active in community relations. McClendon also helped found the national Household Technicians of America. Her papers reflect both her personal and professional life.
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...
Abstract Manuscripts (articles and stories), clippings, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs collected by Mrs. Robbins, who was a labor organizer and writer for the IWW from 1912 until her death in 1963. Subjects include the Paterson N.J. Silk Strike.
Abstract Miscellaneous labor material including a 1914 copy of the Miners Bulletin, concerned with the copper strike in Calumet, Michigan. Also in the collection is a 1921 letter from Frank X. Martel, head of the Detroit Federation of Labor, discussing a proposal to move Labor Day from September to May.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.
Abstract Between 2004 and 2006, the Walter P. Reuther Library, along with several Michigan labor organizations and trade unions conducted an oral history project to document the lives and working experiences of 19 skilled tradeswomen in the Metro Detroit area. Collection consists of transcripts and video recordings for 19 interviews with women in a variety of construction and maintenance trades. Interviewees discuss their backgrounds, reasons for entering the trades, apprenticeship and work experiences,...
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
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...
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...
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, Minnie Corder's papers include an unpublished autobiographical novel which addresses themes of the garment industry, immigration, migrant labor, socialism, unions, and the Great Depression.
Abstract Monsignor Clement Kern was a Roman Catholic Priest at Most Holy Trinity Church in Detroit, MI for 34 years. Under his leadership, Holy Trinity became a major center for Latino American residents of southwest Detroit. Kern became active in the migratory labor arena and helped with the Michigan Committee to Aid Farm Workers. Monsignor Kern's records document the struggle of Detroit area migrant workers and their fight for compensation for their work. The collection also explores his involvement...
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...
Abstract As an active member of the labor movement, Myra Wolfgang served as vice-president of the International Union's third district, in various capacities for the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 24, and it's predecessor, the Detroit Waiters' Local 705, and served as the manager of the Michigan Employment Security Commission, Domestic and Personal Service Division. Ms. Wolfgang's papers primarily relate to her work for the Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Employees Union and her...
Abstract Nat Ganley was a lifelong Communist and labor activist. His pamphlet collections reflects his personal and professional interests.
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.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 4
Abstract Norman Philleo server for a period as Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Michigan legislature. His papers consist of a membership application for the Knights of Labor, one of the most important American labor organizations in the 19th century.
Abstract President of Auxiliary 233-Local 600, Olga Hrabar was an active participant in early strike activities and the organizational growth of United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. Ms. Hrabar's papers reflect the activities of the women's auxiliaries at a local level and document the organizational structure of an individual auxiliary. Correspondents include Coretta Scott King, Emil Mazey, and Leonard Woodcock.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 7
Abstract In 1994, professor of sociology Silke Roth interviewed UAW labor leader and women's and minority rights champion Olga Madar, who spearheaded the formation of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Collection consists of the interview transcript about the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Abstract In 1972, newscaster Joe Weaver and women's studies scholar Wendy Robbins interviewed Olga Madar for a Detroit television (TV-2) special report on women’s rights. Collection consists of an audio recording. Madar talks about her work on behalf of women's rights over the course of her long career in the UAW, including efforts to secure pay equity, maternity benefits, daycare, and better working conditions for both women and men; her hopes for the Equal Rights Amendment; and her own experiences...
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,...
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...
- 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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