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Abstract Carrolyn Davis, a past Reuther archivist, served as the library's liaison to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), an organization founded in 1972 committed to using political action and union organizing campaigns to increase black participation and influence in the labor movement and insure social and economic progress for working people and the poor. In Davis' role as CBTU liaison, she conducted a series of oral histories for the organization, an ongoing project that ran from 2001...
Dates: 2001 - 2010
Abstract The Council on Early Childhood, part of the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University, conducted an oral history project from the mid-1980s through mid-1990s intended to capture the memories and experiences of pioneers in child care, child development, and early childhood education in metropolitan Detroit, interviewing 26 experts in the field. Louise L. Sally Brown, director of the Council, convened a committee to manage and conduct the oral history, with Charlene Firestone also a...
Dates: 1986 - 1997
Abstract The Detroit WestSiders organization was founded in 1995 to research and preserve the history of the people and institutions that made the west side of Detroit a nurturing and progressive enclave for African Americans in the period from 1920 to 1950. In 2005, as part of the WestSiders project, Reuther Library Field Archivist Louis Jones conducted oral history interviews with 12 longtime community members. The WestSiders compiled and selected this documentation for books and a website to educate...
Dates: 2005-05-15 - 2005-09-19
Abstract Between 2004 and 2006, the Walter P. Reuther Library, along with several Michigan labor organizations and trade unions conducted an oral history project to document the lives and working experiences of 19 skilled tradeswomen in the Metro Detroit area. Collection consists of transcripts and video recordings for 19 interviews with women in a variety of construction and maintenance trades. Interviewees discuss their backgrounds, reasons for entering the trades, apprenticeship and work experiences,...
Dates: 2004 - 2006
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Dates: 1984-04-13 - 1996-07-25
Abstract The SEIU conducted an oral history program with officers and members, primarily between 1973 and 1988, with additions in 2002-2005. The collections consists of 31 interviews. Transcripts exist for all but the Andy Stern interview. Audio recordings exist for all but the following interviews: Cooper, Eliaser, Glenn (UCLA), Hannon, Levey (individual), Liebes, Neal, and Smiley. The Pat Ford interview conducted on Hi8 videotape. Interviewees discuss their entry into the labor movement and SEIU,...
Dates: 1951 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1973 - 2005
Abstract In the early 2000s, the Society for Women Engineers, working with its archivist, conducted interviews of pioneering women engineers across engineering disciplines, in order to document the history of women in engineering from the 1930s to the present, as well as the founding and development of SWE. The project was sponsored by SWE through funding provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund and managed by the Reuther Library. Interviews were conducted with 37 SWE-affiliated women engineers and their...
Dates: 2001 - 2003
Abstract Between 1985 and 1998, the United Auto Workers and the Walter P. Reuther Library cooperated in a project to document the careers of members of the UAW International Executive Board and important events in the history of the union. Collection consists of audio recordings, some video recordings, transcripts for 18 interviews, and a metal die of the UAW logo created for printing the transcripts. Past and current IEB members discuss their backgrounds; entry into the labor movement; early careers;...
Dates: 1985-04-30 - 1997-07-28
Abstract In 1989, the Detroit Urban League initiated a project to create an oral history of Detroit’s African American community, underrepresented in traditional histories of the city, focusing on the period of 1918 through 1967, from near the time of the League’s founding to the civil unrest of 1967. Elaine Latzman Moon, then on staff at the Detroit Urban League, led the project and interviewed more than 200 participants from all walks of life, ages, and social and economic status, including many...
Dates: 1990 - 1994
- Sound recordings 6
- Labor unions 4
- African American labor union members 2
- Detroit (Mich.) 2
- Labor leaders -- United States 2
- Labor movement 2
- Women labor union members -- United States 2
- African American businesspeople 1
- African American labor leaders 1
- African Americans 1
- African Americans -- History 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Building trades 1
- Child care -- United States 1
- Child development 1
- Civil rights movements 1
- Community life 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Early childhood education 1
- Labor -- History 1
- Labor unions -- History 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Religious life 1
- Segregation in education 1
- Women engineers 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Work 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 2
- Barnard, John 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Brown, Louise (Sally) Langdon 1
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
- Crawford, Elaine 1
- Davis, Carrolyn 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Detroit Urban League 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Firestone, Charlene 1
- Francis, Ann 1
- Jones, Louis (Louis E.) 1
- Kata, Lauren 1
- Moon, Elaine Latzman 1
- Pflug, Warner W. 1
- Raucher, Margaret 1
- Rice, Deborah 1
- Ruggles, Glenn 1
- Service Employees International Union 1
- Society of Women Engineers 1
- Wayne State University. Center for Urban Studies 1
- WestSiders (Society) 1 ∧ view less
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