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Abstract Correspondence, hearings, trial examiner's reports, dues assessment cards, leaflets, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Lohr, who served as a member of UAW Local 325 at the Ford plant in St. Louis, Missouri. The collection has information on an NLRB hearing (1938); NLRB case: Ford Motor Company vs. Local 325 (1940); and the drive to unionize Ford.
Abstract Fred Pieper was an early leader in the unionization of the auto industry. His papers reflect his work for the United Auto Workers and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the South.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 12
Abstract Mr. Masters served in several offices for UAW Local 50, which represented the workers at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II. The collection contains mostly materials from Local 50 elections.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 11
Abstract The Fred Valle Collection contains correspondence documenting the debate between United Auto Workers (UAW) Secretary-Treasurer Emil Mazey and Mr. Valle over the United States policy on Vietnam.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 17
Abstract Press releases, newsletters, constitution, and publicity material collected by Mr. Flesch, who was active in UAW Kaiser-Frazer Local 142 and Detroit West Side Local 174. Tine collection is concerned with labor education and principally Jewish reactions to racial policies in South African elections.
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 Edwards, Jr., son of George Clifton Edwards, attended Harvard University where he became involved with the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After coming to Detroit in 1936, he became a UAW organizer with Walter Reuther, was appointed director of the Detroit Housing Commission, and served on the Detroit Common Council. After serving in WWII, he went into private practice, followed by judgeships in the Wayne County court system. In 1956, Edwards was appointed to the Michigan State...
Abstract An early member of the IWW and of UAW Local 314 in Detroit, Mr. Lutzai has long been interested in various radical movements. This collection contains materials on communism and anti-religious movements, as well as humanist, rationalist, and free-thought pamphlets from the 1950's and 1960's. Other periodicals and newspapers have items on the American Civil Liberties Union, Father Charles Coughlin's Social Justice Movement, and problems of senior citizens.
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, clippings, and educational material collected by Mr. Lyons during his work in Detroit West Side UAW Local 174, including his tenure as chairman of the local's Education Committee. Among the subjects covered are the General Motors Strike of 1946, labor education, and UAW factionalism. Correspondents include Walter Reuther, R. J. Thomas, and G. Mennen Williams.
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, election materials, financial records, press releases and newsletters, songs and poems, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and published material collected by Mr. Ross, who served as a UAW International representative and staff member of the (JAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department. Subjects include UAW factionalism (1937-39 and 1946-47); UAW Dodge Local 3; and UAW Ford Local 600. Among the correspondents are George Addes, Charles Coughlin, William Green,...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 19
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 455 (Saginaw), Henry Fries was the first president of the Amalgamated Local 455 Credit Union. Mr. Fries’ papers relate his activities in Local 455 and his 1948 candidacy for Michigan state House of Representatives.
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Abstract Howard Lipton served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Relations Department. Mr Lipton's papers document various UAW negotiations, particularly those with General Motors in 1970, and also relate to issues of racial discrimination and civil rights.
Abstract As an employee of General Motors Pontiac Motor Division, Howard Smith served as Shop Committee Chairman of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 653 and on the UAW National Bargaining Committee. Mr. Smith’s papers document his work with the National Bargaining Committee and the activities of Local 653. Particularly well represented are the of grievances records of Local 653, providing insight to each of the four steps of the grievance procedure.
Abstract Mr. Thompson was an organizer for the AFL, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, and was one of the first paid organizers for the UAW. He was active for the UAW in the Anderson, Indiana, area in early 1937, and directed the strike against General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, in the spring of 1937. These events are particularly well documented in the collection. Correspondents include George Addes, Francis Dillon, Richard Frankensteen, John L. Lewis, Homer Martin, Philip Murray, David McDonald,...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 3
Abstract Subjects include: UAW President Homer Martin; union factionalism
Abstract The International Socialists existed from 1968 -1986 in the U.S. with national headquarters in Detroit, and branches in 14 other cities. It was preceded by the Independent Socialist Club, established in Berkley in 1964, which then formed an International Socialist Committee. The International Socialist Club appealed to radical student and Maoist groups. Kim Moody, contributor of several pivotal writings to the socialist cause, helped to establish a branch of the Independent Socialist Club in...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 5
Abstract Ira Miller was a charter member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 919 (Norfolk, Virginia), and served as president of UAW Local 920 (Richmond, Virginia). Active in union leadership, Mr. Miller received the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Miller’s papers consist of an autobiographical sketch of his career as a union official.
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,
Overview Irving Bluestone (January 5, 1917-November 17, 2007) was born and raised in New York City. He received his B.A. at City College of New York in 1937 and attended the University of Bern, Switzerland for one year of postgraduate studies. In 1942, he joined the UAW in New Jersy and showing promise, was moved to Detroit in 1947 by Walter Reuther to join the General Motors Department. He became Leonard Woodcock's administrative assistant in 1955 and Walter Reuther's in 1961. In 1972 he was elected...
Abstract Subjects include: joint labor-management programs in the auto industry; UAW dissidents; UAW elections process; Jerry Tucker; Victor Reuther
Overview Irving Richter served as president of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Lodge 139 of the American Federation of Government Employees while employed by the FERA, which would later become the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Richter also served as an economist with the US Labor Department, and as the legislative representative and director of political action in the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Washington D.C. office. Mr. Richter was a...
Abstract Jacob Probe was a member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 157 (Fisher Body Division). Mr. Probe’s papers document meetings between the Plant 21 Shop Committee and Plant 21 Central Development and Experimental Unit Management.
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.