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Abstract Between 1978 and 1980, Paul Sporn interviewed Michigan artists and writers active in government-sponsored arts programs during the Great Depression for his book, ...
Abstract Garland Lane was a Michigan Democratic State Senator representing Genesee County, where he was an important part of the Appropriations Committee. His papers reflect his Senate activities.
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....
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 George Montgomery served in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 21st District of Detroit, in the House Ways and Means Committee, and as chairman of the Special Committee on Measures of Quality in Elementary and Secondary Education and of the Special Committee on Community Colleges. Mr. Montgomery’s papers reflect his work in Michigan politics, particularly on Michigan education issues.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, and scrapbooks collected by Mr. Wales, who served in the Michigan House of Representatives as a delegate from the Upper Peninsula from 1949 until 1965. Agriculture, conservation, hunting and fishing legislation, education, tourism in the Upper Peninsula, taxes, unemployment, and the minimum wage are discussed. Correspondents include Jerome P. Cavanagh, Philip Hart, Patrick McNamara, Neil Staebler, and G. Mennen Williams.
Abstract Glen Calvin Moon is a nationally recognized architectural and environmental photographer whose images have been published in a variety of American architectural and design magazines and journals. As a Detroit-based photographer, Mr. Moon is particularly known for his documentation of the Detroit metropolitan area - its buildings, landscape, and urban design.The Glen Moon Photographs primarily document the architecture of many public and private structures and spaces in and around SE...
Abstract Lawyer Harold Norris served as chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Detroit Branch and was a member of the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Norris’ papers reflect his interest in issues of civil rights and civil liberties and document his career as a lawyer and advocate for the ACLU.
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 Correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, clippings, reports, and notes collected by Mr. Gilmore, who has been active politically in Detroit and Michigan. In 1952 he was special assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of Price Stabilization under Philip A. Hart; from 1955-56 he served as deputy attorney general of Michigan; from 1956 to the present he has been a Wayne County Circuit Court judge; from 1965-68 he helped to organize the Detroit Citizens Committee for Equal Opportunity and...
Abstract This collection contains the materials of the Southeastern Michigan Food Coalition (SEMFCO) which later became the Hunger Action Coalition of Michigan. This collection dates from 1969 to 1988 with the bulk of the records from 1978 to 1986. Topics include local advocacy groups, food programs and cooperatives, committees, task forces, projects, educational and training materials, and more.
Abstract The Ira H. Butterfield Papers were donated by Paul Butterfield, an associate professor in the History Department at Wayne State University. Paul Butterfield joined the faculty of the College of the City of Detroit in 1931 and retired in 1966.Materials in the Ira H. Butterfield Papers relate to his interest and involvement in Michigan’s agricultural history. Correspondence, manuscripts, and a written history of the Michigan State Agricultural Society make up most of the papers. The...
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 James Pyrros had an active career in local, state, and national Democratic politics. He worked on many state congressional campaigns and staffs, for the Detroit Housing Commission, and in the Michigan attorney general's office. His papers reflect his political endeavors and document Michigan Democratic Party politic as well as state and national elections.
Abstract A landscape architect in Muskegon, Michigan, Mr. Vanderploeg served on the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, and the Michigan State Senate, and held many local offices. Correspondence, reports, minutes, and other items cover election campaigns, university participation in education abroad, and political activities. Correspondents include Birch Bayh, Jerome Cavanagh, Mark Clark, Gerald Ford, Robert Griffin, Albert Gore, Philip Hart, Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy,...
Abstract The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA) was founded in 2007 under the name Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB). It is a 501c3 non-profit business and economic organization with the goal of using business, research, and academic resources to facilitate connections between Israeli and Michigan businesses. The MIBA is a membership organization comprised of individuals and companies from a variety of backgrounds and industries including automotive, manufacturing, defense, IT, life...
Abstract Sinai Hospital Guild was a Women's Auxiliary, established in 1952 by the hospital's board of trustees, made up of women from several Jewish community organizations around Detroit. Their focus was to establish and train a corps of volunteer who would assist in patient, clerical, and general hospital support. Their records document their activities until Sinai Hospital was closed in 2000.
Abstract Sinai Hospital was created out of a demand for a hospital that would provide staff affiliations for Jewish doctors and care for patients in Detroit, free of the discrimination found in hospitals in the early 1900s. Through considerable fund raising over many decades, the hospital broke ground in 1951, opened in 1953 and underwent tremendous growth and development over the years. Sinai Hospital was sold to the Detroit Medical Center in 1997. It was closed in 1999 and merged with Grace Hospital...
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Overview Jimmy Hoffa (1913-1982) was born in Brazil, Indiana. He was heavily involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters between the years 1932-1971, first as an organizer and then serving as the union’s general president from 1958-1971. He played a major role in the development of the union, securing the first national agreement for teamsters’ rates in 1964. In 1964, Hoffa was convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud. Hoffa was imprisoned in 1967, but released in 1971 in...
Abstract John J. Musial was a student at University of Michigan who later worked for the city of Detroit. He served on the Commission on Community Relations as the Research Director in 1963. Musial wrote articles related to programs and projects in the city of Detroit. The John Musial Papers consist of reports and other published materials created by or regarding the development of the city of Detroit. As Research Director of the Commission on Community Relations, he authored some of the reports. The...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 5
Abstract Judge Joseph B. Sullivan was a longtime Wayne County legal and civic leader, notable for his role as a founding member of Focus: HOPE. Early in his career he was executive secretary for Detroit mayor Jerome Cavanagh, with whom he became a close friend. He was interviewed by Reuther archivist Raymond Boryczka in 1991. Collection consists of the interview recordings and transcript, conducted in two parts in June and August of 1991, with Sullivan on the election and administration of Detroit mayor...
Abstract Mr. Jablonower began teaching in the New York Public School System in 1910. The trial of three New York teachers (1917-18) led Mr. Jablonower to join other teachers founding the New York City Teachers Union, associated with the New York Teachers Guild and the American Federation of Teachers. His papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on his appointment to the Board of Examiners (1938); the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture; his aid to European refugees, and...
Abstract Joseph Snyder worked for the United Auto Workers as International Representative of St. Clair Shores District, MI, local auditor and negotiator, and Constitutional Delegate from Macomb County, MI. He was also involved in local, county, and Michigan politics, most notably serving three consecutive terms in the Michigan House of Representatives. His papers reflect his latter UAW career as well as his involvement in politics.
Abstract Kathy Groehn was born in 1946 and grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1963, then from the University of Michigan (B.A. 1967) and Southern Oregon College (M.A.). During the 1960s she was a reporter for the Grosse Pointe News and used her experiences as a basis for research on her book, Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Race Against Race, by Kathy Cosseboom (Michigan State University Press, 1972). The book deals with racial and social attitudes in the...
- Subject: Michigan X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 19
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 14
- Wayne State University 9
- Young, Coleman A. 8
- American Federation of Teachers 7
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 7
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 5
- Detroit Free Press Co. 5
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 5
- AFL-CIO 4
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
- AFSCME 3
- American Civil Liberties Union 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- Detroit Sunday Journal 3
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 3
- Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions 3
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 3
- Bluestone, Irving 2
- Boryczka, Raymond 2
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 2
- Detroit Housing Commission 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Girardin, Ray 2
- Hilberry, Clarence B. 2
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2
- Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc. 2
- Mahaffey, Maryann 2
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 2
- Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 2
- Mleczko, Lou 2
- Shanker, Albert 2
- Sinai Hospital of Detroit 2
- United States. Equal Pay Act of 1963 2
- United States. Works Progress Administration 2
- Action Coalition of Strikers 1
- Alston, Chris (Christopher Columbus) 1
- Alston, Marti (Martha (nee Arnold)) 1
- American Civil Liberties Union of Oakland County (Oakland County, Mich.) 1
- Amos, Ron 1
- Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002 1
- Aronson, Ronald, 1938- 1
- Arvey, Sarah 1
- Baker, Edward L. 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Bechdel, Alison 1
- Bernick, Thomas 1
- Better Schools Association 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
- Bledsoe, William, III 1
- Bolger, William F. 1
- Bonior, David E. 1
- Boone, Johnnie 1
- Brabenec , William F. 1
- Brightmoor District (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Butterfield, Ira Howard, 1840-1928 1
- Causley, Monroe S. 1
- Cavanagh, Mark 1
- Cavanagh, Paul 1
- Center for Democratic Values 1
- Citizens for Michigan 1
- Civil Service Retirement System (U.S.) 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Connor, Edward 1
- Creager, Ellen 1
- Cushman, Edward L. 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Dearborn Public Schools 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Common Council 1
- Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network 1
- Detroit Institute of Arts 1
- Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission 1
- Detroit Normal Training School (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Detroit Teachers College 1
- Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 (Mich.) 1
- Detroit Women's Press 1
- Detroit. Charter Revision Commission 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Dingwell, Robert E. 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Doxiadis Associates 1
- Dunn, Nancy E. 1
- Dworkin, Olga 1
- Eckstein, Peter 1
- El-Messidi, Kathy Groehn, Dr. 1
- Epstein, Renee 1
- Evergreen Alliance 1
- Federal Art Project 1
- Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (U.S.) 1
- Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) 1
- Federal Writers’ Project 1
- Ferry, W. Hawkins 1
- Fishman, Al 1
- Forsen, Clemens 1
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