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American Federation of Teachers Publications

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Identifier: LR002613
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 and immediately made the American Teacher, published by the New York City Teachers Union, as its official organ. Since then the AFT has published numerous publications that range from organizing tools to professional development materials for its members. It has also published materials dealing with the labor movement, tenure, civil and human rights as well as teaching tools. Official publications of the AFT also spoke directly to the...
Dates: 1865 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

American Federation of Teachers Research Department: Contracts

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Identifier: LR002886
Abstract The Research Department of the American Federation of Teachers is one of the oldest departments of within the AFT and this particular collection contains collective bargaining contracts negotiated by AFT affiliates and from the NEA, AAUP and other unions that represent teachers in K-16, paraprofessionals, nurses and public employees.
Dates: 1956 - 2014

Flora Hommel Papers

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Identifier: UP002090
Abstract Flora Suhd Hommel was one of the pioneers who brought the Lamaze psychoprophylactic method of painless childbirth to the United States, establishing an important teaching organization in Detroit, the Childbirth Without Pain Education Association (CWPEA). She championed the rights of women to control childbirth, creating a grass-roots movement contemporaneous with the women’s movement of the 1960s-1970s. Hommel and the CWPEA were important catalysts in establishing similar childbirth and...
Dates: 1950 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1989

Florence Nightingale collection

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Identifier: 354:28
Scope and Contents The bibliography of Florence Nightingale is not an extensive one when considered in terms of her contribution to and impact on our world; many public figures of her time and since whose influence has been measurably less wrote more themselves and have had more written about them than she. Her own published works were limited to a handful of quasi-official reports, a slim book, and a few pamphlets, but it would be presumptuous to attempt assessing the importance of their influence on the...
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1850-1900; 1812-2003

Folklore Archive: Student Field Projects Oral Histories

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Identifier: WSOH002714
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 that included oral history interviews. Collection consists of audio recordings of 55 interviews (or aggregations of multiple interviews on a single topic) conducted by student interviewer-collectors, some of which,...
Dates: 1961 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1971

Grace Hospital Records

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Identifier: UR001352
Abstract Grace Hospital opened for patients in December, 1888 with seventy-five beds. It expanded rapidly over the next several decades, serving over 15,000 inpatients and 90,000 outpatients by its fiftieth year, 1938, and opening the Northwest Branch in 1942. Building additions in 1953 and 1964 made Grace the second largest voluntary non-profit hospital in Michigan. Grace and Harper Hospitals merged in 1973 and consolidated with other hospitals in the newly-created Detroit Medical Center in 1985. The...
Dates: 1880 - 1993

Harper Hospital Records

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Identifier: UR001446
Abstract Harper Hospital was founded in May 1863 on land donated by Walter Harper. The hospitals first patients were Civil War soldiers, and it continued its designation as a military hospital during both World Wars. In 1866 Harper Hospital opened as a general hospital and would add a nursing school in 1883. The hospital's records relate to the history of both the hospital and its School of Nursing.
Dates: 1857 - 1989

Harper Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Records

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Identifier: UR001462
Abstract The Ferrand Training School for Nurses at Harper Hospital opened in 1884 and, while eventually changing the program's name to Harper Hospital School of Nursing, continued to train nurses through 1979. The Principal of the Farrand Training School, Lystra E. Gretter, and a collection of nursing graduates organized the Alumnae Association of the Farrand Training School for Nurses on January 4, 1893 and first incorporated on April 23, 1921. The name eventually transitioned to Alumnae Association of...
Dates: 1889 - 2002

Hutzel Hospital Records

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Identifier: UR001572
Abstract In November, 1868, seven members of the Ladies’ Christian Union opened the Woman’s Hospital and Foundlings’ Home in a tenement at Cass Avenue and Montcalm Street, a private, non-profit institution and the first facility in Detroit dedicated to providing care and shelter for abandoned, widowed and unwed mothers and their babies. In 1965, Woman’s Hospital changed its name to Hutzel Hospital and continued its devotion to research into the diseases of women. It is now part of the Detroit Medical...
Dates: 1868 - 1994

Marion Josephine Wright Papers

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Identifier: UP001541
Abstract Marion Josephine Wright was a registered nurse at Harper Hospital and later at Jennings Memorial Hospital in Detroit, MI. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the District Nurses Association, a Vice-President if the Detroit Council on Community Nursing, and was on the advisory committee for the Practical Nurses school. In the early 1950s, Wright was the Associate Director of Harper Hospital. During her tenure as associate director, she was the author of many articles on patient care,...
Dates: 1950 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records

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Identifier: LR001542
Abstract For many, John Sweeney is known as the now former head of the AFL-CIO, a position from which he retired in 2009 after 14 years of service. For most of the previous 35 years, though, he was a member turned officer of the Service Employees International Union, having served 15 of those years as its President. The SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records document his tenure during these 15 years, although portions of these records predate his tenure in that office. The records...
Dates: 1921 - 1995

SEIU International Vice-Presidents Records

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Identifier: LR001542_IVP
Abstract Although the SEIU Vice-Presidents worked for the International, they were based in their own Locals and they handled their Vice-Presidential duties in addition to their Local duties. The Vice-Presidents collection is composed of files which chronicle the involvement of certain Vice-Presidents of the International in the operation of the Locals, including David Sullivan, Thomas Shortman, George Hardy, and John J. Sweeney. The collection also contains Presidential correspondence, much from...
Dates: 1938 - 1981

SEIU Organizing Department Records

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Identifier: LR001888
Abstract The 1980s was a difficult time for American Labor. The American economy was in recession and national politics were not hospitable to organized labor. Yet, SEIU grew by 500,000 members. By 1992, SEIU reached the million-member mark. The membership achievements of SEIU can be largely credited to the efforts of its Organizing Department. The primary responsibility of the SEIU Organizing Department was to organize the unorganized. The SEIU Organizing Department sought to gain new membership for...
Dates: 1970 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1992

SEIU Research Department Records

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Identifier: LR001884
Abstract The SEIU Research Department was established in 1942 as the Research and Education Department. It was created mainly to help prepare negotiators at the bargaining table during World War II. Its main purpose was to gather data and information from the locals. The department would analyze the data, synthesize it and distribute reports throughout the organization. The department was expanded in 1945. Additional responsibilities grew to include analyzing new labor trends and organizational methods,...
Dates: 1930 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1994

Wayne University Medical Science Center Records

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Identifier: WSR000510
Abstract The Medical Science Center was organized as a nonprofit corporation at the request of the Detroit Board of Education. Its mission was to raise money for, and build one of the world's outstanding medical centers in Detroit, affiliated with Wayne University. Capital costs were to be borne by foundation support and private donations, but unsuccessful in this endeavor, the Center was finally dissolved in 1951.
Dates: 1940 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1946

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Records

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Identifier: LR001909
Abstract The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (WFNHP) is part of the healthcare division of the American Federation of Teachers. The WFNHP began as the Staff Nurses Council of Milwaukee (SNC), which won the right to represent nurses in 1965. Originally, the SNC was affiliated with the American Nurses Association (ANA), but due in part to the ANA’s reluctance to participate in collective bargaining, the SNC disaffiliated in 1977. In 1979, the SNC began expanding to include...
Dates: 1964 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1995

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