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Black Workers in the Labor Movement Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002210
Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Dates: 1967-1970

Blaine Marrin Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002330
Abstract In 1985, an oral history was conducted with Blaine Marrin by an unidentified interviewer. Blaine Marrin was a former president of UAW Local 157 and an active UAW member since 1937. Collection consists of an audio recording of reminiscences by Marrin about his time with the UAW, as well as his prior experiences with the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA).
Dates: 1985-04-26

Blaine Marrin Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 10
Identifier: LP000204
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, reports and other items collected by Blaine Marrin, former president of UAW Local 157 (the UAW's tool and die local for western Detroit) and a trustee of the International Union.
Dates: 1947 - 1955

Blanche Rinehart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000114
Abstract This collection includes correspondence, drafts and manuscripts relating to Rinehart's biography of Samuel Gompers. Also included are interviews with Mary Anderson, Elizabeth Christman and Mary Erb.
Dates: 1949 - 1966

Boaz Siegel Oral History

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Identifier: LOH000994
Abstract In May 1985, Philip Mason interviewed labor lawyer and Wayne State University law faculty member Boaz Siegel. This collection consists of the interview recording. Siegel talks about his background, including his socialist upbringing, experiences as a labor educator and school teacher, his long career as a labor lawyer including his contributions to the UAW, especially the development of its benefits program, and his time in private practice and on the faculty of the Wayne State University Law...
Dates: 1985-05-01

Bob Johnson Papers

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Identifier: LR001345
Abstract Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become president of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an international vice president of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died...
Dates: circa 1960s-1982

Brendan Sexton Papers

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Identifier: LP001046
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including president of the New York Workers Alliance, national secretary of the Workers Defense League, regional director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) director of education. He served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell. Sexton’s papers document...
Dates: 1938 - 1988

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Records

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Identifier: LR001535
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July 1887 under the name The Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually it came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan, in 1913, and the organization is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more...
Dates: 1899 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Bud and Hazel Simons Papers

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Identifier: LP000160
Abstract Bud Simons was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection is particularly important in its documents of the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. It includes correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia collected by Simons. An oral history interview with Simons is available.
Dates: 1937 - 1962

C. Z. Lindsey Papers

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Identifier: LP000534
Abstract As Grand Lodge Representative of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), C. Z. Lindsey participated in IAM labor negotiations with Aerojet General Corporation. Lindsey’s papers reflect his involvement with the IAM and document the proceedings of the IAM/Aerojet negotiations in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection also includes Grand Lodge financial reports from the 1940s-1960s.
Dates: 1942 - 1961; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1961

Captain J. H. Wylie Papers

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Identifier: LP000678
Abstract These papers reflect the various workings of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), in which Captain Wylie was involved. Most important subjects include the United Airlines-Capital Airlines merger, airline seniority integration and merger arbitration, predominantly in the 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: 1942 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1964

Carl Brown Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002269
Abstract In 1974, Harris Howell, along with Dennis East, interviewed Carl Brown, a foreman at Ford Motor Company and a president of the foremen's union, Foreman's Association of America (FAA), organized in 1941 at Ford. The collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about the founding and development of the Foreman’s Association of America.
Dates: 1974-11-13

Carl Person Papers

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Identifier: LP000230
Abstract Carl Person served as strike secretary during the 1911 to 1915 railroad strike against the Illinois Central and Harriman Lines. He was a writer, editor and distributor of the weekly strike bulletins. He collected the materials included in this collection pertaining to the strike, to his trial for killing a strike-breaker in 1914 and to his expulsion from the International Association of Machinists. The U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations and strike-breaking are among topics included. Among...
Dates: 1910 - 1920

Carl Shier Papers

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Identifier: LP000240
Abstract Carl Shier (1917-2007) served in many roles in the labor movement, including as a member of the Shop Committee of UAW Local 6, Melrose Park, Illinois (1950); as financial secretary of UAW International Harvester Council; as a UAW International representative for the Competitive Shop Department (1958). In 1960, he joined the organizing staff of the UAW and was especially active in organizing and servicing local unions in Illinois. His papers, donated in 1967, cover the agricultural implement...
Dates: 1949 - 1966

Carolyn Forrest Papers

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Identifier: LP001594
Abstract Carolyn Forrest began working as a spotwelder at J.R. Winter Company in 1957, where she helped organize for the United Auto Workers (UAW). In 1967, Forrest joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW. Ten years later she was appointed administrative assistant to UAW President Douglas Fraser. After her election as International Vice President in 1992, Forrest directed the union’s National Aerospace Department and several other departments. ...
Dates: 1974 - 1999

Catherine Gelles Papers

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Identifier: LP001253
Abstract A charter member and president of Women's Auxiliary 15, Catherine "Babe" Gelles (1907-1985) served as secretary-treasurer and, later, an international representative of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. She also served as vice-president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) National Auxiliaries. Gelles's papers reflect her work in the labor movement and the history of UAW women's auxiliaries.
Dates: 1937 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1971

Cecil Roeder Papers

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Identifier: LP000184
Abstract These papers are the collection of Cecil C. Roeder, who served as a committeeman of UAW Delco-Remy Local 662, in Anderson, Indiana, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Subjects include the General Motors Sit-Down Strike at Anderson (1937); UAW factionalism including the Homer Martin controversy; elections and factionalism of Local 662; union shop drives of Local 662; civil rights campaigns; and the General Motors Strike in 1945 to 1946. Correspondents include John L. Lewis, Sherman Minton,...
Dates: 1937 - 1963

Charles A. Hill Papers

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Identifier: UP000227
Abstract Reverend Charles A. Hill (1893-1970) served as a Baptist minister in Detroit for many years. Interested in labor unions, he encouraged his parishioners (men employed by the Ford Motor Company) to unionize and, in 1941, to strike. He was active in the Sojourner Truth Housing Project in 1942 and was a member of the committee investigating the 1943 race riot in Detroit. These activities are covered in the papers, as is the Lantz Hill interrogation. Correspondents include Prentiss Brown, John...
Dates: 1942 - 1951

Charles and Jennie Velsek Papers

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Identifier: LP001104
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) for over 50 years, Charles Velsek served as secretary of IWW Agricultural Workers Industrial Union (AWIU) Local 110 and, for a brief period, as Chairman of the IWW General Executive Board. Jennie Velsek was an active labor advocate and participated in a number of IWW strikes. The papers of Charles and Jennie Velsek reflect their involvement in the labor movement and the activities of Local 110 in Yakima, Washington.
Dates: 1924 - 1978

Charles F. Kincaid Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 8
Identifier: LP000381
Abstract The papers of Mr. Kincaid consist primarily of clippings and a few miscellaneous publications relating to Local 420, St. Louis Teachers Union and the issue of married women teachers.
Dates: 1941 - 1968

Charles Gentile Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 1
Identifier: LOH002284
Abstract Labor historian Mike Smith interviewed Society of Designing Engineers member and UAW Local 212 official Charles Gentile in 1971. Collection consists of recording and transcript of the interiview. Gentile covers his involvement with the Society of Designing Engineers and UAW Local 212, for the S.D.E. at the Briggs Manufacturing Company.
Dates: 1986-05-29

Charles Gentile Papers

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Identifier: LP000440
Abstract As a member of the Society of Designing Engineers (SDE), Charles Gentile held various posts in United Auto Workers Local 212. Mr. Gentile’s papers relate primarily to the SDE as Detroit Chapter 201 of the International Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians (FAECT), and the SDE’s disaffiliation with the FAECT and subsequent affiliation with the UAW as Local 212.
Dates: 1934 - 1966

Charles J. Simone Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 7
Identifier: LP000992
Abstract Charles Simone was a member of United Auto Workers Local 731, Eastern Aircraft. His papers consist of newspaper clippings about a banquet given by his local, honoring Walter Reuther, then International Vice-President of the UAW-CIO.
Dates: 1943

Charles Lang Papers

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Identifier: LP000807
Abstract Charles Lang was involved with the efforts of the Federation of Union Representatives (FOUR) to become a legal bargaining agent for International Ladies Garment Workers Union staff employees. His papers primarily reflect the efforts of FOUR to gain ILGWU recognition and to a lesser extent, Mr. Lang's participation in civic and community affairs.
Dates: 1947 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1967

Charles M. Dewey Papers

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Identifier: LP001609
Abstract A militant labor activist, Charles Dewey was a member of United Auto Workers Local 155 and supported a number of UAW dissident groups, including the Independent Skilled Trades Council. Mr. Dewey’s papers relate his work with Local 155 and UAW dissident groups.
Dates: 1951 - 1984

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Meany, George, 1894-1980 10
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United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 8
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 8
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 7
East, Dennis 6
Newspaper Guild 6
United Steelworkers 6
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 5
Cordtz, Richard 5
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 5
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 5
Wayne State University 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 4
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 4
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National Education Association of the United States 4
National Organization for Women 4
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Detroit Free Press Co. 3
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 10 3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 3
Kramer, Leo 3
Kubista, Roy 3
Legere, Ben 3
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 3
McFetridge, William 3
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 3
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 3
National Farm Workers Association 3
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 3
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 3
Pflug, Warner W. 3
Starling, Thomas J. 3
Tappes, Shelton 3
Textile Workers Union of America 3
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 3
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 3
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Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 3
AFSCME. International Convention 2
American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 2
American Postal Workers Union 2
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 2
Barbour, Alex 2
Barnard, John 2
Bilik, Al 2
Blue Cross Blue Shield 2
California Migrant Ministry 2
Carliner, Lewis 2
Clinton, Hillary Rodham (Hillary Diane Rodham), 1947 2
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