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Abstract Don Binkowski spent his career serving the people of Michigan as a Warren councilman, delegate of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, and judge in the 37th District Court. Privately, Binkowski, a passionate historian, copiously researched and wrote extensively on Polish and Polish-American history and interests, and on North Detroit. This collection is mainly comprised of Binkowski’s research collected in the pursuit of publication, specifically his three books: Col. P.W. Norris –...
Dates: 1920 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, research notes, and other materials collected by Mr. Levinson, author of Break Strikes, and Labor on the March, and director of publicity for the UAW. Subjects include strikebreaking in the National Maritime Union, early unions in the auto industry, the Black Legion, the Socialist Party, war production, and wage and price ceilings. Among the correspondents are Victor Reuther, Franklin Roosevelt, and R. J. Thomas.
Dates: 1910 - 1945
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...
Dates: 1914 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1989
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...
Dates: 1943 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980
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.
Dates: 1930 - 1959
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
Abstract Judah Drob served as Secretary of the Michigan Socialist Party during the 1940's, after which he joined the Michigan Democratic Party. Mr. Drob taught labor education courses for the Wayne county Socialist Party, the Windsor Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as the Detroit area national representative to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Mr. Drob's papers reflect his work with the Socialist Party, the CCF, and the CWA.
Dates: 1936 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1975
Abstract 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
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...
Dates: circa 1977
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 6-7
Abstract Phililp Heller was born in Austria, matriculated at New York University, and consequently became involved in the union movement. He began his union career with the New York Knitgoods Workers Union (1937-1945) after which he became Executive Director of the International Solidarity Committee and served in various capacities with the U.S. State Dept. His papers reflect his tenure with the ISC from its founding in 1945.
Dates: 1945 - 1955
Abstract Richard B. Tussey served in the Cleveland labor movement as an organizer, educator, editor, negotiator and administrator, for various organizations, including the Socialist Labor Party, the Metal and Machine Workers Industrial Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, later known as the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Mr. Tussey’s papers document the activities of the...
Dates: 1940 - 1981
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 10
Abstract In 1976 and again in 1981, Warner Pflug interviewed labor activist and educator Stoyan Menton, who had been a pioneer in the UAW organizing drives of the 1930s. Consists of audio recordings and a transcript of two combined interviews with Mention about his association with the Socialist Party, his experiences as a radical student activist at Wayne State University in the 1930s, and his work as education director of UAW Local 400 at Ford’s Highland Park Plant in the 1940s. Both interviews span...
Dates: 1976-11-08; 1981-11-11
Abstract The Tucker P. Smith Collection is comprised of more than 70 political and labor buttons, primarily from the 1930s and 1940s. Subjects include early UAW Ford organizing and dues, socialist politicians and political groups, World War II, as well as a variety of other unions and events of importance to the labor movement.
Dates: 1925 - 1955
Abstract William Gausmann held positions in Europe, the United States and Vietnam as a labor advisor, news analyst and policymaker with various European and United States government agencies. Mr. Gausmann’s papers relate his work concerning labor issues, Communism, and the Vietnam War and to a lesser degree, his associations with the Socialist Party and the Lutheran Church of America.
Dates: 1942 - 1977
- Labor unions 10
- Labor movement 4
- Communism 3
- Labor 3
- Oral histories 3
- Sound recordings 3
- Transcripts 3
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Labor unions and communism 2
- Women in the labor movement 2
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Civil rights 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 1
- Labor leaders -- United States 1
- Labor unions -- History 1
- Poland 1
- Polish people 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Radicalism 1
- Social history 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Women's rights 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 8
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- Socialist Workers Party 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Binkowski, Don 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Communication Workers of America 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Dollinger, Genora Johnson 1
- Dollinger, Sol 1
- Drob, Judah 1
- Finkel, James 1
- Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant 1
- Gausmann, William C. 1
- Heller, Philip Alter, 1911-1976 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Socialists (U.S.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 400 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 1
- Kelman, Sidney 1
- Krzycki, Leo 1
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
- League for Industrial Democracy 1
- Levinson, Edward, 1901-1945 1
- Lindahl, James 1
- Menton, Stoyan M. 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- Pflug, Warner W. 1
- Seidler, Murray 1
- Shenkar, George 1
- Silver, Paul 1
- Smith, Tucker P. 1
- Tussey, Richard B. 1
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 1
- Wayne State University 1
- Wells, Marianna Schaupp 1 ∧ view less
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