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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

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

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

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

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

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

UAW Political Action Department: Roy Reuther Records

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Identifier: LR000191_PAD
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Dates: 1947 - 1957

UAW President's Office: Walter P. Reuther Records

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Identifier: LR000261
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Dates: 1933 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1970

UAW Public Relations Department: Frank Winn Records

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Identifier: LR000125_Winn
Abstract Subjects include: United Steelworkers; women workers; auto wage-price policy; 1958 UAW contract negotiations; Kohler strike; UAW conventions; UAW PAC in 1948 election campaigns
Dates: 1940 - 1962

UAW Region 1 Records

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Identifier: LR001206
Abstract Subjects include: Eastside Detroit plants; AFL-CIO; civil rights; Michigan politics; Community Action Program; Democratic Party politics; plant closings; benefits; Black Lake; retirees; organizing; strikes
Dates: 1939 - 1989

UAW Region 1A Records

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Identifier: LR000615
Abstract Region 1A was formed in 1942 and included the west side of Detroit, as well as Monroe, Washtenaw and a portion of Oakland County. Some of the material in this collection also relates to Region 1, which covered the east side of Detroit and the remainder of Oakland County. These two regions, during the period covered by this collection, had more members than any other UAW region and were administered by two co-directors. Later they were each divided into two separate regions.
Dates: 1946 - 1961

UAW Region 1B Leadership Institute Records

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Identifier: LR000404
Abstract The Sixteenth Annual Region 1B Leadership Institute, held at the UAW Family Education Center at Black Lake, emphasized a participating membership to mobilize collective action in the shops, offices, and community. The topic was "You and Your Standard of Living: Bargaining and Balloting." Records of the Institute document the week-long summer program.
Dates: 1970

UAW Region 1B Records

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Identifier: LR000512
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

UAW Region 1C: Jackson Subregional Office Records

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Identifier: LR001266
Abstract Subjects include: Michigan UAW Locals 62, 431, 504, 529, 615, 666, 671, 717, 767, 935, 963, 1284, 1412; American Chain and Cable Co.; Democratic National Convention, 1968; Jackson Metropolitan Area Study Commission
Dates: 1944 - 1972

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 6 1
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Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
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Stepp, Marc 1
Sweet, Sam, 1911- 1
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United Rubber Workers of America 1
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United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
Wayne State University 1
Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 1
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