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Abstract With a background in labor activities and civil rights, Coleman Young captured a Michigan State Senate seat in 1964, representing an east side Detroit district, and rose quickly to leadership posts in the Lansing legislature. Michigan Democrats elected him in 1968 to become the first black member ever to serve on the Democratic National Committee. In 1973, pledging to restore peace between the people and police of Detroit, Coleman Young announced as a candidate for Mayor of Detroit. He defeated...
Dates: 1964 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1993 - 1993
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.
Dates: 1943 - 1988
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,...
Dates: 1906 - 1966
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.
Dates: 1958 - 1968
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 4
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.
Dates: 1880 - 1889
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,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972
Abstract Robert Greene was active in Michigan politics and a national advocate for Jewish interests. His papers reflect his forty years as a political activist, taken from his manuscript, "Sidebars."
Dates: 1948 - 1991
Abstract In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Dates: 1947 - 1957
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 1B represents locals in the southeastern and thumb areas of Michigan. This includes workers at the major automotive manufacturers, Huck Manufacturing, TRW, Briggs Manufacturing, Eaton Manufacturing and Bohn Aluminum. Their records document the services Region 1B provided to locals and its political activities in the region.
Dates: 1939 - 1985
Abstract William Palmer was active in Michigan politics, serving three consecutive terms as a state senator of the thirteenth district. His papers reflect his time in office.
Dates: 1932 - 1941; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1937
- Labor unions 5
- Civil rights 4
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 4
- African Americans 2
- Automobile industry and trade 2
- Detroit (Mich.) 2
- Women in the labor movement 2
- City planning 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Detroit -- social conditions 1
- Flint (Mich.) 1
- Human rights 1
- Jews. American 1
- Labor 1
- Labor movement 1
- Police -- community relations 1
- Social history 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1 ∧ view less
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 5
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 4
- AFL-CIO 1
- AFSCME 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Greene, Robert J. 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 1
- Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 1
- Palmer, William, 1907- 1
- Philleo, Norman E. 1
- Pyrros, James G. 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Snyder, Joseph 1
- Vanderploeg, Jan B., 1900- 1
- Young, Coleman A. 1 ∧ view less
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