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Everett "Pudge" Dawsen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002344
Abstract Everett "Pudge" Dawsen was a member of the UAW Local 199, based in St. Catherines, Ontario. He served on the local's executive board in the mid-1960s. His papers consist of a few Local 199 publications, photographs of Local 199 members and strike activities, and documentation on Charlie Williamson, one of the local's charter members.
Dates: 1944 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1968

E.W. Latchem Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 10
Identifier: LP000171
Abstract An apprentice glass blower at an early age, E.W. Latchem joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1912. He helped organize the Agricultural Workers Organization in 1915 and much of his union activity centered around Minnesota. His papers reflect his affiliation with the IWW and labor figures such as Vincent St. John.
Dates: 1915 - 1959

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001506
Abstract Founded in Toledo, OH in 1967 by Baldemar Valasquez, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) represents migrant workers in the agricultural industry, and seeks to promote and protect the right of farm workers to actively participate in decisions that affect their conditions. FLOC centered their efforts not on growers, who the organization realized were relatively powerless, but on the large food processing companies who ran the agricultural business and ultimately controlled farm workers...
Dates: 1967 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1989

FBI File on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers

 Collection
Identifier: LR000000_FBICC
Abstract The work of Cesar Chavez, former President of the United Farm Workers, on behalf of farm migrants, resulted in his being closely examined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was seen as possibly subversive in the 1960s for several reasons, such as his empowerment of minorities against a powerful and Anglo-controlled agribusiness and association with Alinsky, a known radical. The FBI records are microfilm copies published in cooperation with the FBI, and released under the Freedom of...
Dates: 1960 - 1969

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services Records

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 7-9
Identifier: LR001135
Abstract Subjects include: GM strike
Dates: 1939

Florida Christian Migrant Ministry Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000868
Abstract Subjects include: Latino migrant workers; sugarcane industry; UFW; Florida agriculture; rural poverty; black migrant workers
Dates: 1949 - 1975

Floyd Hoke-Miller Papers

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Identifier: LP000903
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 659, Floyd Hoke-Miller wrote for the Local 659 publication, Searchlight, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) publication, Industrial Worker, and the Council of Industrial Organization (CIO) publication, Auto Worker. Mr. Hoke-Miller’s papers include poems and published articles.
Dates: 1939 - 1977

Folklore Archive: Student Field Projects Photographs

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Identifier: WSAV002714
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939 by WSU English professors Emlyn Gardner and Thelma James, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. To document these traditions, Wayne State University students conducted field research projects, some of which included photographic records. Collection consists of 71 projects (or aggregations of multiple projects on a single topic) conducted by student interviewer-collectors. Student field research projects...
Dates: 1958 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1980

Francis Dillon Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 11
Identifier: LOH002277
Abstract In 1971, Reuther archivist Dennis East interviewed Francis J. Dillon, AFL organizer and first president of the UAW. Collection consists of interview transcript. Dillon talks about AFL president William Green, AFL organizing in the auto industry, and the UAW presidency.
Dates: 1971-01-04

Francis Heisler Papers

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Identifier: LP001036
Abstract Francis Heisler practiced law, representing numerous labor unions, conscientious objectors and draft resisters, and handled many civil rights and civil liberties cases in both Chicago, IL and California. His papers reflect his legal career with primary emphasis on labor-related cases.
Dates: 1936 - 1976

Francis J. Dillon Papers

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Identifier: LP000437
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence and official communications of the United Automobile Workers of America and AFL Federal Labor Unions in the auto industry (1934-36); minutes and proceedings of the National Council of the Federal Labor Unions (1934-35); press releases (1934-41); newsletters (1934); and six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia (1934-43). The materials were collected by Mr. Dillon, who was assigned in 1933 as an AFL organizer in the automobile industry in...
Dates: 1934 - 1943

Francis O'Rourke Diary

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP000518
Abstract Mr. O'Rourke participated in the sit-down at the Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint, Michigan. His diary notes cover the entire period of the strike from December 30, 1936 to February 11, 1937. The seventeen pages consist of short entries for each day of that strike.
Dates: 1936 - 1937

Francis Palmer Papers

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Identifier: LP000861
Abstract Francis "Jack" Palmer worked for General Motors, Flint, MI where he became a member of the United Auto Workers. He was active in the local union, eventually serving as president. His papers relate primarily to his efforts to promote the escalator clause in labor negotiations, foster the founding of an independent labor political party, and repeal of the "no-strike" pledge of the union during WWII.
Dates: 1933 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1947

Frank Cedervall Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002321
Abstract Labor historian Patrick Reagan interviewed IWW organizer and orator Frank Cedervall, who was the chief organizer for the Metal and Machinery Workers Industrial Union (MMWIU) and leader of its Cleveland Local 440, from the 1930s through the 1950s, with his brother, Tor. Collection consists of an interview recording. Cedervall discusses the idea, formation, and aims of the IWW, his hopes for the future of the radical labor movement, and to a lesser degree, his experiences with the IWW and MMWIU.
Dates: 1970 - 1979

Frank LaBita Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: LP000044
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and publicity material collected by Mr. LaBita while serving as UAW International representative for Region 1 in the Detroit area. Subjects include Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corporation organizing activity (1953); dues reports of unions serviced by Mr. LaBita; organizing publicity; and political activity. Walter Reuther is the principal correspondent.
Dates: 1953 - 1955

Frank Lohr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP00043C
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.
Dates: 1939 - 1961

Frank Siegel Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 18
Identifier: LP001713
Abstract Information on the United Office and Professional Workers of America, the first and only national union of white collar and professionals. Materials include a written history, bargaining agreements, some correspondence, information on Siegel, and Boston labor. 1941-1994.
Dates: 1941 - 1994

Fred C. Pieper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000165
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.
Dates: 1936 - 1940

Fred L. Lodge Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001601
Abstract The Fred L. Lodge Papers include regional and local office files from UAW Region 6 and Local 887 from 1948-1980. Lodge was also involved in conducting research for the UAW on right wing politics, extremist groups, and anti-unionism, which is featured in the second series.
Dates: 1948 - 1980

Fred Masters Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 12
Identifier: LP000181
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.
Dates: 1942 - 1945

Fred Ross Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000862
Abstract Contains: Cesar Chavez's daily activity reports as an organizer for the CSO and other UFW-related material
Dates: 1954 - 1964

Fred Valle Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 11
Identifier: LP000732
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.
Dates: 1933 - 1967

Fritz Flesch Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 17
Identifier: LP000197
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.
Dates: 1949 - 1952

Gabriel R. Mason Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
Identifier: LP000414
Abstract Gabriel Mason was a teacher and administrator in the New York City Public School System for over fifty years. He lectured in philosophy and education, was active in teachers unions, and was the author of a number of books. His papers consist of a manuscript copy of a chapter of his autobiography, "The Teachers' Union," plus a draft of a dedicatory note to Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1970

Gene Saari Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001437
Abstract As an active member of the labor movement, Gene Saari worked for the Timber and Sawmill Workers Union Local 15, helped to form the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW, or Mine-Mill), and served as secretary-treasurer of United Copper Workers Union Local 494. Mr. Saari also served as a vice-president of the Michigan State Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), a Mine-Mill international representative, and as an organizer for the United Steelworkers of America. Mr....
Dates: 1913 - 1979

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East, Dennis 6
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Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 5
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International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 5
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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
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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
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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
United States. National Labor Relations Board 3
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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