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Abstract Ann Filardo was chairperson and executive board member of the Teachers Action Caucus, a rank and file caucus within the United Federation of Teachers, and founder of the United Action Caucus, a national rank and file group within the American Federation of Teachers. Her papers reflect her involvement with both groups.
Dates: 1969 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1989
Abstract Reverend Charles A. Hill served as a Baptist minister in Detroit for many years. Interested in labor unions, he encouraged his parishioners (men employed by the Ford Motor Company) to unionize and, in 1941, to strike. He was active in the Sojourner Truth Housing Project in 1942, and was a member of the committee investigating the 1943 race riot in Detroit. These activities are covered in the papers, as is the Lantz Hill interrogation. Correspondents include Prentiss Brown, John Dingell, William...
Dates: 1942 - 1951
Abstract The Detroit Industrial Mission (DIM) was an ecumenical organization that was founded on the premise of a need for a better understanding between the worker, management and religion. It aimed to serve all churches and types of industry. The industrial mission, organized by the Rev. Hugh C. White in October 1956, sought to organize independently of the formal structures of any denomination. The mission engaged directly with varying types of industry to explore with managers and their workers the...
Dates: 1954 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1973
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 15, Ernest Dillard was the first African American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. Jessie Dillard was one of Detroit’s leading block club organizers and civil rights activists. Both Mr. and Ms. Dillard played prominent roles in the Detroit NAACP and held leadership positions in the Michigan Democratic Party.Part I of the papers of Ernest and Jessie Dillard reflect the broad range of their professional and political...
Dates: 1936 - 1999
Abstract George Edwards, Jr., son of George Clifton Edwards, attended Harvard University where he became involved with the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After coming to Detroit in 1936, he became a UAW organizer with Walter Reuther, was appointed director of the Detroit Housing Commission, and served on the Detroit Common Council. After serving in WWII, he went into private practice, followed by judgeships in the Wayne County court system. In 1956, Edwards was appointed to the Michigan State...
Dates: 1921 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1996
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, financial papers, reports, and agreements of the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Education Association (1964-66); reports from the Michigan Education Association (1965-66); proceedings, correspondence, reports, handbooks, and surveys of the Grand Rapids Board of Education (1955-66); reports, budgets, resolutions, and surveys of the National Education Association (1965-67); and minutes (1907-34) and newsletters (1933-63) of the Grand Rapids Teachers Club. The materials were...
Dates: 1907 - 1967
Abstract The Jewish Community Council was established in 1937 as an umbrella organization to serve as a unifying force for Jewish organizations of metropolitan Detroit.The records of the Council document the organization's operational activities, programming, and publications, and the interests of the organization as related to issues such as anti-Semitism, discrimination and the civil rights movement, church-state relations and education, Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs, Zionism, and the...
Dates: 1937 - 1984
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Dates: 1960 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Abstract Collection consists of documents related to sociologist John C. Leggett's career. Primarily includes research related to Leggett's book Class, Race, and Labor: Working Class Consciousness in Detroit.
Dates: Circa 1955-1960.
Abstract The National Policy Association (NPA)was established in 1934 as the National Planning Association, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution founded by prominent business and labor leaders who believed that the private sector should actively participate in the formulation of public policy. The organization’s name was changed to National Policy Association in 1997. Organized with a broad-based structure of committees and an independent research program, the NPA brought together influential...
Dates: 1930 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2003
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 9
- Civil rights 6
- Labor unions 6
- Labor 5
- Detroit (Mich.) 4
- Housing 4
- Race relations 4
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 3
- Michigan -- Politics and government 3
- Detroit (Mich.)--Riot, 1967 2
- Labor movement 2
- African American labor leaders 1
- African American labor union members 1
- African Americans 1
- Agriculture 1
- Anti-Semitism 1
- Church and Labor 1
- City planning 1
- Civil Service 1
- Community organization 1
- Community-based social services 1
- Courts --United States 1
- Desegregation 1
- Desegregation in Education 1
- Detroit (Mich.) Fire Department 1
- Detroit (Mich.)--Riot, 1943 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Discrimination in housing 1
- Education 1
- Human rights 1
- Industrial relations 1
- Jewish culture: arts, media and heritage 1
- Jews. American 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Neighborhoods 1
- Photographs 1
- Police-community relations 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Teachers' assistants 1
- Urban renewal 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Women 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Work environment 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- Youth organizations 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Detroit Industrial Mission 1
- Dillard, Ernest C. 1
- Dillard, Jessie M. 1
- Fildaro, Ann 1
- Girardin, Ray 1
- Grand Rapids Education Association (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 1
- Hill, Charles A. 1
- Jewish Community Council (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Leggett, John C. 1
- Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 1
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 1
- National Policy Association (U.S.) 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Socialist Workers Party 1
- United Federation of Teachers 1
- United Steelworkers 1
- Wayne State University 1
- Young, Coleman A. 1 ∧ view less
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