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Brookwood Labor College: Mark and Helen Norton Starr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LR000567
Abstract With a background in teaching history and economics in England, Mark Starr moved to the U.S. and went to work for Brookwood Labor College as extension director in 1928. He became director of the Ladies Garment Workers Union Educational Department in 1934, where he served for almost 30 years, publishing pamphlets and articles on workers' education and labor history. In the 1960s, he traveled for the International Labour Office gathering information and training labor leaders in foreign...
Dates: 1917 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1962

CIO Department of Education and Research Records

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Identifier: LR000270
Abstract The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) went through a period of change and growth during the tenure of George T. Guernsey as Associate Director of Education from 1945–1955. Two important events took place when the Taft-Harley Act was enacted in 1947 and the CIO merged with the American Federation of Labor in 1955 to from the AFL-CIO.Department of Education and Research Records reflect its efforts during this seminal period and beyond, to not only educate, inform, and inspire...
Dates: 1945 - 1968

CIO Office of the Secretary-Treasurer Records

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Identifier: LR000185
Abstract Part 1 contains James B. Carey records, secretary-treasurer of the CIO from 1938 to 1955. Mr. Carey served as chairman of the CIO Civil Rights Committee and secretary-treasurer of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation. He was the CIO representative to many international conferences, held a number of advisory positions with U.S. government agencies, and was on the executive boards of many private organizations. The topics cover a wide range of CIO activities. Among these are attempts to reunite...
Dates: 1935 - 1960

CIO Political Action Committee (PAC) Records

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Identifier: LR000647
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Democratic Party politics; elections; labor legislation; national health care legislation; Taft-Hartley Act
Dates: 1943 - 1969

Francis Palmer Papers

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Identifier: LP000861
Abstract Francis "Jack" Palmer worked for General Motors, Flint, MI where he became a member of the United Auto Workers. He was active in the local union, eventually serving as president. His papers relate primarily to his efforts to promote the escalator clause in labor negotiations, foster the founding of an independent labor political party, and repeal of the "no-strike" pledge of the union during WWII.
Dates: 1933 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1947

Fred L. Lodge Papers

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Identifier: LP001601
Abstract The Fred L. Lodge Papers include regional and local office files from UAW Region 6 and Local 887 from 1948-1980. Lodge was also involved in conducting research for the UAW on right wing politics, extremist groups, and anti-unionism, which is featured in the second series.
Dates: 1948 - 1980

Herman Wolf Papers

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Identifier: LP000167
Abstract Herman Wolf became an active member of the Socialist Party while in college and subsequently embarked on a career as a labor newspaper editor and publicity agent with several labor unions and city newspapers. He applied his background in working for the U.S. government during WWII, a mass housing production organization, and local political groups. His papers cover these facets of his professional career. Part II specifically addresses Wolf’s activities at the U.S. Treasury Department working...
Dates: 1924 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1958

Irving Richter Papers

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Identifier: LP000932
Overview Irving Richter served as president of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Lodge 139 of the American Federation of Government Employees while employed by the FERA, which would later become the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Richter also served as an economist with the US Labor Department, and as the legislative representative and director of political action in the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Washington D.C. office. Mr. Richter was a...
Dates: 1934-1988

James Lindahl Papers

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Identifier: LP001061
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Dates: 1930 - 1959

Joseph Snyder Papers

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Identifier: UP000275
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

Joseph Spaniolo Papers

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Identifier: LP001101
Abstract The Joseph Spaniolo collection contains materials relating to the National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC), the United States Labor Party (USLP), the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns of Lyndon LaRouche, and The North American Unemployed and Welfare Rights Organization (NUWRO). U.S. relations with the Soviet Union, nuclear power, the International Monetary Fund, Nelson Rockefeller, and Middle Eastern politics are among important subjects in the collection.
Dates: 1973 - 1981

Marc Stepp Papers

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Identifier: LP001440
Abstract Stepp worked for nineteen years at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of union leadership from shop committeeman, chief steward and vice president of Local 490 to the Chrysler-UAW National Negotiating Committee. In 1967 he was appointed international representative with Region 1B, was elevated to assistant regional director in 1973 and in 1974 was elected International Vice President, assuming Nelson Jack Edwards' spot on the union's International Executive...
Dates: 1940 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1989

Mary Heaton Vorse Papers

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Identifier: LP000190
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966

Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO Council: Tom Turner Records

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Identifier: LR000053
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; political education; Detroit government and politics; Detroit Federation of Labor; school desegregation; health and hospital services; Histadrut; labor education; Wayne County government
Dates: 1920 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1984

Mildred Jeffrey Papers

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Identifier: LP000300
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Dates: 1920 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979

NALC Office of the President: Vincent Sombrotto Records

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Identifier: LR001915
Abstract Vincent R. Sombrotto was elected the 16th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1978, serving nearly 24 years until his retirement in December 2002. Bolstered by the rank and file movement in the early 1970s, Sombrotto was overwhelmingly elected president following the adoption of reforms he advocated to make the union leadership more responsive to its members. His accomplishments included wage increases, improving working conditions, passing reform of the Hatch...
Dates: 1971 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1996 - 2002

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.
Dates: 1880 - 1889

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,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972

Roy Reuther Papers

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Identifier: LP001334
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, newspapers, reports, notes, and pamphlets collected by Roy Reuther, who served as national director of the UAW's Citizenship and Legislative Department and administrative assistant to Walter P. Reuther. In addition, he was co-director of the National Voters' Registration Committee in John Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960), director of AFL-CIO's voter registration campaign (1962 and 1964), and appointed member of a President's commission to study state...
Dates: 1924 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1971

Sam Sweet Papers

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Identifier: LP000841
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...
Dates: 1938 - 1989

Student Activists Records

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Identifier: UR000740
Abstract The Student League for Industrial Democracy, later renamed Students for a Democratic Society, was a liberal college student organizations which gained much fame in the 1960s. With roots dating back to the earliest student organizations, it did not expand its influence until the era of the civil rights movement, at which time it changed names. Their records cover this transitional period, reflecting the beginning of SDS's theoretical development and activism. More specifically, the records...
Dates: 1946 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1961

UAW Citizenship Department: Roy Reuther Records

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Identifier: LR000191_CD
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

UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Department Records

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Identifier: LR000498
Abstract The UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Department was formed in 1969 when, after disaffiliation from the AFL-CIO, the union set up CAP Councils throughout the United States to replace the Citizenship-Legislative Department. The CAP Councils’ stated purpose was to work in community, civic, welfare, educational, environmental, cultural, citizenship-legislative, and consumer protection activities to improve the economic and social conditions of UAW members and families. From the 1940s through the...
Dates: 1948 - 1978

UAW International Affairs Department: Herman Rebhan Records

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Identifier: LR000488_HR
Abstract Herman Rebhan became director of the United Auto Workers International Affairs Department when Victor Reuther retired from that post in 1972. The records reflect the activities of the department with international politics and labor and related government and private agencies during Mr. Rebhan's tenure. Subjects include: Arab-Israeli conflict; Asian politics and government; international human rights issues; labor movement in India, Japan, Israel, Poland and the Soviet Union; International...
Dates: 1965 - 1980

UAW Local 292 Records

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Identifier: LR001158
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 292 20 Automobile workers in Kokomo, Ind.; collective bargaining and strikes; General Motors Delco Radio Division; Accurate Parts Inc.; political activity; labor education; UAW Locals 303, 438, 662, 974
Dates: 1937 - 1983

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American Federation of Teachers 1
American Postal Workers Union 1
Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
Bieber, Owen 1
Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Chrysler Corporation 1
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
Democratic National Convention. 1968 (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Ephlin, Don 1
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (U.S.) 1
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Hatcher, Lillian 1
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International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers 1
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Region 1-E 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Community Action Program 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 292 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1A 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1C 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2A 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2B 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 3 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 6 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 9 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 9A 1
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 1
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
Lindahl, James 1
Lodge, Fred L. 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 1
Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 1
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 1
National Organization for Women 1
Palmer, Francis R., 1908- 1
Philleo, Norman E. 1
Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
Rebhan, Herman 1
Richter, Irving 1
Saturn Corporation 1
Snyder, Joseph 1
Sombrotto, Vincent 1
Spaniolo, Joesph 1
Starr, Helen Norton 1
Starr, Mark 1
Stepp, Marc 1
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) 1
Sweet, Sam, 1911- 1
Textile Workers Union of America 1
Turner, Tom 1
UAW-South East Michigan Community Action Program 1
United Rubber Workers of America 1
United States Postal Service 1
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
United States. National Labor Relations Board 1
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
Vorse, Mary Heaton 1
Wayne State University 1
Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 1
Winn, Frank 1
Wolf, Herman 1
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