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AFSCME Communications Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

AFT Great Lakes Regional Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001796
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing primary and secondary school teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty, professional staff, and nurses and other health care professionals. Regional offices fall under the auspices of the Department of Organizing and are responsible for organizing efforts and other assistance to local and state federations. The Great Lakes Region includes Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Indiana. The...
Dates: 1970 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2002

Carl Brown Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002269
Abstract In 1974, Harris Howell, along with Dennis East, interviewed Carl Brown, a foreman at Ford Motor Company and a president of the the foremen's union, Foreman's Association of America (FAA), organized in 1941 at Ford. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about founding and development of the Foreman’s Association of America.
Dates: 1974-11-13

Dave Miller Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 11
Identifier: LOH002062
Abstract In or before 1972, Daniel Brooks interviewed labor leader Dave Miller, first president of United Auto Workers Local 22 and a founding member of the National Council of Senior Citizens. Collection consists of an interview transcript. Miller talks about his childhood in Dundee, Scotland; his early working life, beginning as a child laborer in a textile mill, and entry into labor activism in Scotland and England; observations on social class and activism in the UK, including the temperance...
Dates: 1972-01-04

Henry Kraus Papers

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Identifier: LP000112
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Dates: 1926 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1944

Industrial Workers of the World Records

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Identifier: LR000130
Abstract The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in 1905 and is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW organizes all workers producing the same goods or services into one union instead of pooling them by skill or trade. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors, and workers in textile mills. Since their founding, the IWW has made significant contributions to labor struggles around the world. The union is...
Dates: 1903 - 1996

Irene Young Marinovich Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002329
Abstract William "Bill" Bryce and Elaine Crawford interviewed labor activist Irene Young Marinovich for Bryce's documentary on Marinovich's life and work in the UAW,
Dates: circa 1991

Joe Brown Papers

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Identifier: LP000047
Abstract A one-time reporter for the Federated Press, Mr. Brown gathered a variety of items for a proposed book on unionism in the auto industry. Clippings, correspondence, handbills, and miscellaneous publications relate to the rise of auto unions during the 1930s and 1940s. Nearly every topic of importance for that time and subject is covered, including sit-downs, drives to organize various plants, and strikes. The scrapbooks contain mostly Detroit newspaper clippings about auto unions.Box...
Dates: 1933 - 1942

Labor Notes Records

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Identifier: LR001555
Abstract Labor Notes (officially titled the Labor Education and Research Project) is a media and organizing project for union rank and file activists based out of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for their self-titled monthly magazine, Labor Notes also publishes books, hosts a bi-annual conference, and runs organizing workshops and seminars for Union locals throughout North America. Since 1979 they have served an important networking and organizing role in the labor community, working to strengthen the...
Dates: 1965 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1999

Mary McGough Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002222
Abstract In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul...
Dates: 1970-10-01

Matilda Robbins Papers

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Identifier: LP000143
Abstract Manuscripts (articles and stories), clippings, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs collected by Mrs. Robbins, who was a labor organizer and writer for the IWW from 1912 until her death in 1963. Subjects include the Paterson N.J. Silk Strike.
Dates: 1919 - 1963

Monsignor George Higgins Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002289
Abstract In 2000, Fred Stielow interviewed "labor priest" Monsignor George Higgins. Collection consists of an audio recording. Higgins talks about his long involvement, through his leadership in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, with the United Farm Workers and association with Cesar Chavez. He offers his perspectives on Chavez's legacy, the need for a thorough history of the man and the movement, and the importance of open access to relevant archival material.
Dates: 2000-10-27

Raphael and Olga Brown Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 3-6
Identifier: LP001414
Scope and content The papers of Raphael and Olga Brown consist primarily of clippings, correspondence and committee minutes relating to their work as union organizers and the textile strikers of 1933-1934.
Dates: 1933 - 1935

SEIU Education Department Records

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Identifier: LR001930
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns. Document formats found...
Dates: 1980 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1992 - 2002

SEIU Executive Office: William McFetridge Records

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Identifier: LR001542_McFet
Abstract A nephew of William F. Quesse, SEIU's founder and first International President, William McFetridge began his career with SEIU in 1923 as a member of Chicago's Flat Janitors Local 1. In 1927 he assumed the position of SEIU Third Vice President and then ascended to the position of SEIU 1st Vice President in 1930, a position he maintained until April of 1940, when he became President of the International. The records comprising this collection chronicle McFetridge's last years as President of...
Dates: 1936 - 1963

UAW Local 9 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000274
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 9 was chartered as an American Federation of Labor local in 1933, servicing workers at the Bendix Products Corporation in South Bend, Indiana. After a disagreement with the AFL, the local joined the UAW in 1935, participating in the auto industry's first sit-down strike the following year.
Dates: 1933 - 1963

UAW Local 664 Records

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Identifier: LR000235
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.
Dates: 1939 - 1961

UAW Local 833 Records

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Identifier: LR000377
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 833 has had divisive history between workers at the Kohler Co. in Kohler, WI and their employers. First organized in 1933 by the American Federation of Labor, workers were soon embroiled in a jurisdictional dispute with a company-formed union, the Kohler Workers' Association (KWA). Following a strike, the KWA won the bid from the NLRB to represent workers, but leadership soon became dissatisfied and voted in 1952 to join the UAW.
Dates: 1897 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1960

UFW Information and Research Department Records

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Identifier: LR002435
Abstract The UFW grew out of several farm workers organizations in the 1960s and was led for over thirty years by Cesar Chavez. The Information and Research Department serves as the research center for the union, collecting materials of interest in many areas importantin to the organization. Their records reflect the range of services which the union provided for its members, including legal and immigration assistance, workman's compensation claims, healthcare, and grievance mediation. Other subjects...
Dates: 1939 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1977

Victor Reuther Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002304
Abstract In 1980, R. T. King interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther as part of the Indiana University Oral History Project on the Indiana economy in the twentieth century. Collection consists of a transcript. Reuther discusses UAW organizing activity in Indiana in 1937, which involved a sit-down strike at the General Motors Guide Lamp Division in Anderson.
Dates: 1980-09-26

William Taylor Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001677
Abstract In 1976, William "Bill" Taylor, who had worked as an assistant to Cesar Chavez, interviewed labor activists affiliated with the United Farm Workers (UFW). Collection consists of audio recordings of 18 interviews, plus transcripts for 5 of the interviews (Marc Grossman, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, and Mary Lou Watson). Interviewees affiliated with the UFW and its predecessor organizations AWOC and NFWA from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s discuss how they got involved with the UFW; their...
Dates: 1976-05-11 - 1977-08-23

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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 3
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East, Dennis 2
Industrial Workers of the World 2
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Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
Service Employees International Union 2
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 2
AFL-CIO 1
AFSCME 1
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 1
American Federation of Labor 1
American Federation of Teachers 1
American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
Beffel, John Nicholas 1
Brooks, Dan 1
Brown, Carl 1
Brown, Olga Sacharoff 1
Brown, Raphael 1
Bryce, William 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
Ciampa, P.J. 1
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
Crawford, Elaine 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Fauntroy, Walter E. 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Foreman’s Association of America 1
General Motors Corporation 1
General Motors Corporation. Guide Lamp Division 1
Glenn, Elinor 1
Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
Gotbaum, Victor 1
Harris, Howell John 1
Haynes, Donald 1
Higgins, George 1
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 174 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 833 (Sheboygan Falls, Wis.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Department 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 664 (North Tarrytown, NY) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 9 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 1
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
King, R. T. 1
Kirkland, Lane 1
Kramer, Leo 1
Kraus, Dorothy 1
Kraus, Henry 1
Kubista, Roy 1
Labor Education & Research Project (U.S.) 1
Labor Notes 1
Legere, Ben 1
Lucy, William, 1933- 1
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 1
Marinovich, Irene Young 1
McElroy, Edward 1
McEntee, Gerald W. 1
McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 1
McFetridge, William 1
McGough, Mary 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012 1
Miller, Dave 1
Minnesota Education Association 1
Mondale, Walter F., 1928- 1
Moody, Kim 1
National Farm Workers Association 1
Newman, Winn, 1924-1994 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 1
Parker, Mike 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
Robbins, Matilda 1
Roberts, Lillian 1
Saunders, Lee 1
Shanker, Albert 1
Slaughter, Jane, 1949- 1
St. Paul Federation of Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
Stern, Andy 1
Stielow, Frederick 1
Sweeney, John J. 1
Taylor, William W. 1
Textile Workers Union of America 1
Tussey, Richard B. 1
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 1
United States. National Labor Relations Board 1
United States.. Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management 1
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 1
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