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Kellogg African American Health Care Project Oral Histories

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Identifier: UOH001710
Abstract The Kellogg African American Health Care Project Oral Histories are the result of a project carried out by the University of Michigan's Historical Center for the Health Sciences, 1997-2000 (interviews conducted 1997-1998), and sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to create and bring together resources relating to the African American health care experience in southeast Michigan from the 1940s through the 1960s. To this end, principal reseachers George Myers III and Ronald Amos and other...

Mark Heinen Papers

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Identifier: LP001274
Abstract This collection contains papers donated by Mark Heinen. The contracts and other related materials date from 1933 to 1983, but are primarily from the 1970s.

Maurice Kelman Papers

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Identifier: UP001282
Abstract Attorney Maurice Kelman taught at Wayne State University Law School and served as Special Counsel to Mayor Jerome Cavanagh. Part 1 of Mr. Kelman’s papers, which reflect his career as an attorney and arbitrator, primarily relate his work as Special Counsel to Mayor Cavanagh.Part 2 of the Collection spans the years of 1943 to 2012, including materials from Kelman's early life attending Durfee Intermediate and Cass Technical High Schools, further education at the University of Michigan,...

Merle Henrickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000193
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...

Merrill-Palmer Institute: Merrill and Palmer Families Records

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Identifier: UR001066_family
Abstract Subjects include: family business and personal history; Please note that some oversized items include ledgers.

Metropolitan Coalition of Women Records

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Identifier: UR000816
Overview Mrs. Jeannette Cleary, Vice-President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, organized the Metropolitan Coalition of Women in early 1968. Over forty women's organizations from metropolitan Detroit responded to a call from Mrs. Cleary in the aftermath of the 1967 riot and voted in February to organize a coalition, which would meet monthly to "establish better communications in the community among all peoples in order to reduce tension and create greater understanding towards...

Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO "Labor News" Photographs

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Identifier: LAV000004
Abstract The Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO “Labor News” Photographs consist of several hundred 8x10, black and white photo prints used within the publication. Of particular note are photo prints that document the activities of the FDR-CIO Summer School. The content covers union activities, historical events, persons of interest, and civic activities, and offers a unique view into the activities of the AFL-CIO throughout Michigan, particularly in Metropolitan Detroit, during the mid-20th century.

Michigan Black History Bibliography

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Identifier: UR002946
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...

Michigan Citizens Lobby Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 2-3
Identifier: UR001052
Abstract Subjects include: consumer and tax legislation

Michigan Commission On Displaced Persons Records

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Identifier: UR000129
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, memoranda, speeches, resolutions, press releases, immigrant and refugee arrival lists, and miscellaneous materials relating to the Michigan Committee on Displaced Persons (1946-51), the Michigan Commission on Displaced Persons (1949-60), the Michigan Committee on Immigration (1951-64), wartime aliens and naturalized citizens (1940-47), refugee records (1953-65), and "Interpreter Releases" (1937-64). The materials were collected by the Michigan...

Michigan Constitutional Convention Records

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Identifier: LR000154
Abstract Printed materials from the 1961 Michigan Constitutional Convention, collected by Lillian Hatcher, a UAW International Representative and a Democratic delegate to the Convention.

Michigan Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000146
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...

Michigan Politics and Labor Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000780
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...

Minoru Yamasaki Papers

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Identifier: UP002108
Abstract Minoru Yamasaki, (1912-1986), best known as the architect of the World Trade Center, New York City, was born into poverty as a second generation Japanese-American in Seattle, Washington. He put himself through the University of Washington and New York University to study architecture, worked in New York for several years, and eventually made his way to Detroit in 1945 where he established his home and his business. He eventually distinguished himself as one of the premier architects of the 20th...

Monroe S. Causley, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: LP001195
Abstract Papers consist of materials related to the utility strikes that took place in the Saginaw Valley region of Michigan in the late 1930s. The materials consist mostly of news clippings from various local and national newspapers that covered the strikes in some detail. Monroe Causley Jr.’s father was involved in the strikes and was accused of intentionally damaging electrical equipment and utility poles. Transcripts of his court case can be found in the collection. Much of the material was likely...

Morris Gleicher Papers

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Identifier: UP001536
Abstract Morris Gleicher served as president of United Public Workers Local 209 and of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and founded the public relations firm, MG Advertising, later known as MG and Casey, and MG Associates.

Mr. Gleicher’s papers reflect his work as in public relations and his involvement in issues of civil liberties, racial equality and the peace movement.

NALC Information Center Records

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Identifier: LR001912_IC
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Information Center, located at NALC headquarters in Washington, DC, is the result of efforts by NALC research director F. John Miller to create a collection of material to support research activities and meet the information and educational needs of the officers and staff. The information center works to gather and disseminate current information, consolidate and preserve historic documents, and to support NALC research initiatives. This collection...

Nancy E. Dunn Papers

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Identifier: LP002192
Abstract Nancy E. Dunn, a Detroit Free Press copy editor and journalist, was heavily involved during the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News newspaper strike in the 1990s. Dunn not only participated on the picket line, but also acted as a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions. The Nancy E. Dunn Papers document the strike/lockout from its inception in July 1995 through December 2000. Documents include administrative and audiovisual materials that reflect the striker's activities....

Norman E. Philleo Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000349
Abstract Norman Philleo server for a period as Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Michigan legislature. His papers consist of a membership application for the Knights of Labor, one of the most important American labor organizations in the 19th century.

Olga Dworkin Papers

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Identifier: WSP002733
Abstract Olga Frances (Gorup) Dworkin (1925-2015) was a Wayne State alumna (BA, Education, 1946) who was active in her sorority (Alpha Theta Sigma), Wayne State University’s (WSU) Alumni Association, the Wayne State Fund, where after her tenure as President (1968-1969), she became Chairwoman of the WSU Campus Beautification Committee for seventeen years. Dworkin was a member and President of the Understudies, and helped spearhead Detroit Receiving Hospital’s Art Project in 1983.

Olga Madar Papers

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Identifier: LP000203
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50, Olga Madar served as director of recreation programs, social services and women's activities, and as director of the International Union's Recreational Department. Ms. Madar was the first woman to hold a position on the UAW International Executive Board, and the first woman to serve as UAW International Vice-President. Ms. Madar's papers reflect her career with the UAW and her commitment to advocacy for women, minorities and senior citizens.

Olive R. Beasley Papers

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Identifier: UP000081
Abstract Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...

Patricia M. Thornton Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 20
Identifier: UP001556
Abstract Pat Thornton was a precinct delegate for the 17th District in Michigan. In early 1966, she, along with John Weiss (University of Michigan Professor), Otto Feinstein (Wayne State University Professor), and Mary Davis (Precinct Delegate) helped form the Council for Democratic Action. Their purpose was to organize together to influence public policy. Membership grew and on March 15, 1967, became the Liberal Conference of 17th District Democrats. The Liberal Conference worked to influence policy on...

Patrick Vincent McNamara Papers

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Identifier: UP000189
Abstract Patrick V. McNamara was Detroit Area rent director for the OPA (1942-45), member of the Detroit Common Council (1946-47), member of the Detroit Board of Education (1949-55), and a U.S. senator (1954-66). With the exception of scrapbooks dating from 1942, the collection covers his term of office in the Senate while serving on the Public Works Committee (chairman, 1963-66), Labor and Public Welfare Committee, Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field, Select...

Paul Cavanagh Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002271
Abstract In 1991, Raymond Boryczka conducted an interview with Paul Cavanagh, brother of Detroit mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Cavanagh discusses his and his brother's childhood in Detroit; Paul's work at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler; UAW involvement; and, mainly, his brother Jerome "Jerry" Cavanaugh's political growth and career. Some topics covered include Father Coughlin, race relations, religion, and the Civil Rights movement.

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