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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 In 2003, labor historian Mike Smith conducted an oral history interview with labor, civil rights, and community leader Marc Stepp. Stepp worked at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of leadership in the UAW local. He then rose to regional and international levels, culminating in his election in 1974 as UAW International Vice President, a position he filled until his retirement in 1988. Collection consists of video and audio recordings. Stepp talks about his family...
Dates: 2003-06-11 - 2003-06-13
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 In August 2002, Mike Smith interviewed UAW labor leader and civil rights and women's rights activist Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit. Jeffrey was the UAW’s first female department head and directed, in succession, the Women’s Bureau, Community Relations Department, and Consumer Affairs Department. Collection consists of recordings of two interviews. Jeffrey discusses her childhood in rural Iowa, family, education, entry into the workforce and the labor...
Dates: 2002-08-08; 2002-08-28
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 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
Abstract William "Bill" Lucy was a long-serving leader in AFSCME. A civil engineer in Contra Costa, California, he joined AFSCME in 1956 and was involved in the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME from 1972 to 2010. He co-founded the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in 1972 and was involved in the civil rights and anti-Apartheid movements. Philip Mason conducted an audio interview with William Lucy in 2001 and a video interview with him in 2002....
Dates: 2001-04-16; 2002-01-10
- Transcripts 6
- Labor unions 5
- African American labor union members 4
- African American labor leaders 3
- Civil rights movement 3
- Labor movement 3
- Detroit (Mich.) 2
- Labor leaders--United States 2
- Affirmative action 1
- African Americans--History 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Child care -- United States 1
- Child development 1
- Civil rights movements 1
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 1
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 1
- Early childhood education 1
- Labor -- History 1
- Labor unions--History 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Women labor leaders 1
- Women labor union members -- United States 1
- Women's rights 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 4
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 4
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 3
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- AFSCME 1
- Barnard, John 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Brown, Louise (Sally) Langdon 1
- Davis, Carrolyn 1
- Detroit Urban League 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Firestone, Charlene 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 1
- Lucy, William, 1933- 1
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 1
- Moon, Elaine Latzman 1
- Pflug, Warner W. 1
- Ruggles, Glenn 1
- Service Employees International Union 1
- Stepp, Marc 1
- Wayne State University. Center for Urban Studies 1 ∧ view less
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