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Overview The Al Barnes Photographs consist of 17 black and white negatives that document life in Norhtern Michigan during the late 19th-century. The negatives include scenes of local landmarks, both man-made and natural, agricultural labors at work in the farms of the Old Mission Peninsula, and portraits of children. Of particular note are negatives concerning the activities of local Native Americans.
Dates: 1880 - 1899
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Dates: 1945 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950; 1935 - 1991
Abstract The Michigan Black History Bibliography (MBHB) card file contains hundreds of bibliographic references to sources illuminating the history of African Americans in Michigan. The digitized bibliography is available at http:/mbhb.reuther.wayne.edu**The Michigan Black History Bibliography is a resource rich in potential information sources. It should be made clear though, that while the Reuther Library wants this...
Abstract The South Eastern Michigan Gay and Lesbian Association (SEMGLA) was formerly known as the Association of Suburban People (ASP). Primarily a gay male social organization, the group originally held meetings in Berkley, Michigan. Organization activities included fundraising, a political action committee, and collaboration with the Whitman-Brooks foundation to produce a conference called, “Establishing a Positive Gay & Lesbian Identity.” In an effort to recruit more women to the organization,...
Dates: 1976 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1988
Abstract The UFW Michigan Boycott collection contains materials specific to the state, and the activities of the UFW within the state. The largest boycott in Michigan was of California grapes, and this is reflected in the numerous store surveys which the UFW conducted in an attempt to ascertain the amount of non-UFW wine available. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of material about the lettuce boycott. It must also be noted that there are a large quantity of materials...
Dates: 1964 - 1981
Abstract WDIV began as WWDT in March of 1947. It was the first television station in Michigan and the sixth in the United States. The call letters were changed to WWJ-TV in May of 1947. Less than a month later, the station’s first newscast was televised. By June of 1947, WWJ-TV began with daily programming of just six and half hours a day, Tuesday through Sunday. Tiger baseball, Lion Football, Red Wing Hockey, college football, and the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade were some of the events of...
Dates: 1973 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1978
- Agricultural laborers 2
- Agriculture 2
- Detroit (Mich.) 2
- Transportation 2
- Black militant organizations 1
- Boycotts 1
- Broadcast journalism 1
- Children's rights 1
- City planning 1
- Community organization 1
- Desegregation 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Gay community 1
- Gay rights 1
- Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 1
- Labor 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Migrant workers 1
- Television news programs 1
- Wayne County (Mich.) 1 ∧ view less
- Bechdel, Alison 1
- Better Schools Association 1
- Brightmoor District (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Public Schools 1
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