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Nel Lindemulder Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP001611
Abstract Nel Lindemulder worked for the Brookwood Labor Players touring troupe in 1937. She assisted with wardbrode and set scenery for the play "Sit-Down!" by William Titus that was performed that year. The collection contains a copy of the "Sit-Down!" script and a Brookwood Song Book.
Dates: 1937

Norman E. Philleo Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000349
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.
Dates: 1880 - 1889

Olga Hrabar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000313
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.
Dates: 1941 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1971

Olga Madar Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 7
Identifier: LOH002293
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.
Dates: 1994-05-21

Olga Madar Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002327
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...
Dates: 1972

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

Paul Silver Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002308
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

People's Song Library Records

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Identifier: LR000452
Abstract The People's Song Library is comprised of songs collected by the Almanac Singers (1941-43); People's Songs, Inc. (1946-49); People's Artists, Inc. (1950-57); and Sing Out, Inc. (1958-70). Scores, songbooks, and lyrics by Aaron Copland, Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Malvina Reynolds, Peggy and Pete Seeger, Josh White, and lesser-known and some anonymous authors dealing with civil rights, the Cuban Revolution, election songs of the 1940s,...
Dates: 1940 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1955

Percy Llewellyn Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 6
Identifier: LOH002292
Abstract Percy Llewellyn, first president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600, for the Ford Rouge River Plant, was interviewed by Reuther archivist Dennis East in 1971. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Llewellyn covers unionizing Ford Motor Company and the history of UAW Local 600 during the 1940s and 1950s. Appended is also an earlier interview by George Heliker on unionizing and union development at Ford.
Dates: 1971-01-19

Raymond Koch and Charlotte Moskowitz Papers

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Identifier: LP000996
Abstract Raymond Koch attended Commonwealth College as a student and served as an employee of Commonwealth in various positions of management and as an instructor. Charlotte Moskowitz Koch earned a degree from Commonwealth College and later served as the college’s executive secretary and treasurer. Following their tenure at Commonwealth Mr. and Ms. Koch continued to work as advocates of cooperative and labor education. Their papers document the history of Commonwealth College and relate Mr. and Ms....
Dates: 1925 - 1982

Robert Lee Lawson Paper

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 11
Identifier: LP000117
Abstract The Robert Lee Lawson Paper is a student paper that was prepared for Ball State Teachers College, Muncie, Indiana, entitled, "The Industrial Strife in Anderson, Indiana from January 1, 1937 to February 11, 1937."
Dates: 1957

Robert Lopez Papers

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Identifier: LP001482
Abstract Robert Lopez served as a United Auto Workers (UAW) International Union Delegate. Mr. Lopez’s papers reflect his work with the UAW and his interest in international concerns, particularly concerning Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and issues of labor and radical politics.
Dates: 1971 - 1987

Robert Repas Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 9-11
Identifier: LP000731
Abstract Robert Repas was a professor in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University, Lansing. Mr. Repas’ papers relate to the affairs of the National Recovery Administration (NRA) and the National Food and Grocery Distribution Code Authority of the NRA.
Dates: 1933 - 1934

Robert W. Dunn Papers

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Identifier: LP000096
Abstract Research notes and other material gathered for Dunn's Labor and Automobiles (New York: 1929). The collection also includes a few clippings pertaining to subsequent events in the labor movement in the auto industry, such as the Battle of the Overpass, sit-down strikes of 1937, and earlier 1930's auto strikes.
Dates: 1920 - 1938

Ruth Milkman Papers

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Identifier: LP002097
Abstract Ruth Milkman (1954-) is a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the academic director at the Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Her professional focus is labor and labor movements, and she has published on a variety of topics revolving around work and organized labor in the United States. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the University of California, Berkley. Milkman’s early research focused on women workers during...
Dates: 1975 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1991

Sam Pollock Papers

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Identifier: LP000111
Abstract Leaflets, newsletters, press releases, campaign material, radio and television scripts, speeches, and newspapers collected by Mr. Pollock, who served as president of Meat Cutters Local 427, Cleveland, Ohio, and was an active member of the United Organized Labor of Ohio, a committee established to oppose the "Right-to-Work" amendment to the Ohio Constitution. This collection pertains to the 1958 right-to-work campaign.
Dates: 1927 - 1958; Majority of material found in 1958 - 1958

Samuel Krieger Papers

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Identifier: LP001616
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

SEIU District 925 Legacy Project Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002073
Abstract The SEIU District 925 Legacy Project, conducted 2005-2007, aimed through a series of oral history interviews to chronicle the organization’s 20-year history (1981-2001) and provide insight into the relationship between the women’s movement and organized labor, during a time of great social and technological change. The project gathered interviews from women, and some men, involved in the founding and growth of District 925 and its efforts, with the association 9to5, National Association of...
Dates: 2005-01-25 - 2007-03-09

SEIU District 925 Records

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Identifier: LR001805
Abstract Part 1 subjects include: 9to5; Working Women; working women's movement; clerical worker organizing; sex discrimination in employment; office worker health and safety; pay equity; SEIU Local 925; Classified Staff Association; Karen Nussbaum. See Part I for the history of District 925, as well as the bulk of the organization’s records during its origin and transitions (9to5 / Working Women / District 925 / Local 925), its national and regional office files, contracts, and Karen...
Dates: Deaccession: 1973 - 2004

SEIU Education Department Records

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Identifier: LR001930
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns. Document formats found...
Dates: 1980 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1992 - 2002

SEIU Executive Office Records

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Identifier: LR002475
Abstract In 1996 Andy Stern was elected President of SEIU and the members of Stern’s New Voices slate took office (Betty Bednarczyk, Patricia (Pat) Ford, Eliseo Medina, and Paul Policicchio). Most of the records in this collection document aspects of this group’s leadership, with the majority of records from the New Voices campaign, the Secretary-Treasurer’s Office (primarily materials relating to AFL-CIO and other organization’s conventions), the Executive Vice President’s office (predominately Pat...
Dates: 1996 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2003

SEIU Executive Vice President's Office: Patricia Ford Records

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Identifier: LR002423
Abstract In 1973, Pat Ford, then a clerical worker at Alameda County Hospital, aided in the creation of Local 616 by affiliating the 4000-member association with SEIU. Ford held various leadership positions in Local 616, including president (the Local’s first African-American woman president), and Executive Director. In addition to Ford’s service to Local 616, in 1996 she was elected as SEIU Executive Vice President, and reelected in 2000. During her tenure with SEIU, Ford helped to found the Caucus of...
Dates: 1997 - 2005; Majority of material found within 2002 - 2004

SEIU International Affairs Records

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Identifier: LR001871
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions,...
Dates: 1985 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

SEIU Local 31-M Records

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Identifier: LR001868
Abstract Local 31-M’s earliest manifestation, Local 191, began in 1938 with the organization of the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission (MUCC), the precursor to Michigan Employment Security Commission (MESC). MUCC was the first civil service agency within Michigan to become unionized. Initially an independent local, Local 191 eventually affiliated with the State, County and Municipal Workers of America. After facing several years of difficulty, Local 191 disbanded. Despite the...
Dates: 1960 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2002

SEIU Public Relations Records

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Identifier: LR001835
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, SEIU utilized the services of media consultants Abernathy and Associates for public relations and communication work. The collection consists of materials generated by Abernathy and Associates for SEIU, as well as source materials created...
Dates: 1978 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1995

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Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 2
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Seattle Chapter 2
Cordtz, Richard 2
Crawford, Elaine 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
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King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
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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
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Bernstein, Thelma M. 1
Bieber, Owen 1
Blakenhorn, Ann 1
Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
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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
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Chrysler Corporation 1
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