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Mildred Jeffrey Papers

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

Morag McLeod Simchak Papers

Identifier: LP000905
Abstract Morag McLeod Simchak began her career with the United Rubber Workers International Union before she embarked on a government career with the Department of Labor. She was recognized as their leading expert on several Acts dealing with equal rights for workers. Her papers are a reflection of her efforts to achieve equality for working women, in particular.
Dates: 1955 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1975

Muriel Tuteur Papers

Identifier: LP001740
Abstract An active advocate for child welfare, social justice, and the labor movement, Muriel Tuteur held a variety of posts, including Director of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) Day Care and Health Center, and Assistant Director of Education and Political Action for the Chicago and Central States Joint Board of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Tuteur's papers include personal subject files and speeches, documenting her interests and involvement in a broad range...
Dates: 1962 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1999

Nancy Vom Steeg Papers

Identifier: UP002671
Abstract Nancy Vom Steeg was a Detroit activist during the 1960s through the 1980s. Though Poletown might have been the more well-known issue of the time, Nancy was a part of several movements, such as food coops, environmentalism, women and religion, and consumer protection.
Dates: 1953 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1979

National Organization for Women (NOW): Downriver Chapter Records

Identifier: UR001227
Abstract The Downriver chapter of NOW was formed in 1974 by Loretta Moore, a Wayne State University professor, who was elected the chapter’s first president. The chapter was active in supporting local, state and national policy concerning women’s rights, participated in marches, rallies and walkathons and also endorsed pro-women’s rights candidates. They hosted and participated in numerous programs for local women, set up networks and resources for the community, established a library for members...
Dates: 1971 - 1994

Olga Madar Oral History

Identifier: LOH002327
Abstract In 1972, newscaster Joe Weaver and women's studies scholar Wendy Robbins interviewed Olga Madar for a Detroit television (TV-2) special report on women’s rights. Collection consists of an audio recording. Madar talks about her work on behalf of women's rights over the course of her long career in the UAW, including efforts to secure pay equity, maternity benefits, daycare, and better working conditions for both women and men; her hopes for the Equal Rights Amendment; and her own experiences...
Dates: 1972

Olga Madar Papers

Identifier: LP000203
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50, Olga Madar served as director of recreation programs, social services and women's activities, and as director of the International Union's Recreational Department. Ms. Madar was the first woman to hold a position on the UAW International Executive Board, and the first woman to serve as UAW International Vice-President. Ms. Madar's papers reflect her career with the UAW and her commitment to advocacy for women, minorities and senior citizens.
Dates: 1929 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1996

Rolland R. O'Hare Papers

Identifier: UP000826
Abstract Rolland R. O'Hare was a practicing attorney affiliated with both the local Detroit chapter and national American Civil Liberties Union. His papers reflect primarily his activities on behalf of the national organization.
Dates: 1957 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1976

SEIU District 925 Legacy Project Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH002073
Abstract The SEIU District 925 Legacy Project, conducted 2005-2007, aimed through a series of oral history interviews to chronicle the organization’s 20-year history (1981-2001) and provide insight into the relationship between the women’s movement and organized labor, during a time of great social and technological change. The project gathered interviews from women, and some men, involved in the founding and growth of District 925 and its efforts, with the association 9to5, National Association of...
Dates: 2005-01-25 - 2007-03-09

SEIU Executive Vice President's Office: Patricia Ford Records

Identifier: LR002423
Abstract In 1973, Pat Ford, then a clerical worker at Alameda County Hospital, aided in the creation of Local 616 by affiliating the 4000-member association with SEIU. Ford held various leadership positions in Local 616, including president (the Local’s first African-American woman president), and Executive Director. In addition to Ford’s service to Local 616, in 1996 she was elected as SEIU Executive Vice President, and reelected in 2000. During her tenure with SEIU, Ford helped to found the Caucus of...
Dates: 1997 - 2005; Majority of material found within 2002 - 2004

SEIU International Affairs Records

Identifier: LR001871
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. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions,...
Dates: 1985 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

Sonia Pressman Fuentes Oral History

Identifier: LOH002324
Abstract In 1993 Dennis Deslippe interviewed lawyer and feminist Sonia Pressman Fuentes for his book,
Dates: 1993-11-23

Toni Swanger Papers

Identifier: UP001777
Abstract An active member of the Detroit women's rights movement, journalist Toni Swanger worked with the Detroit Women's Radio Workshop on programming for the Detroit public radio station WDET, and served in various roles for Detroit newspaper, Metro Times, including production manager and managing editor. Ms. Swanger's papers reflect her interest in women's issues and document her career as an activist and radio and print journalist.
Dates: 1951-2000; Majority of material found within 1970s-1994

Wayne State University Association of Faculty Women Records

Identifier: WSR000559
Abstract The Association of Faculty Women was composed of female employees of Wayne State University in instructional or administrative positions. Its stated purpose was "to encourage membership of qualified faculty women to appointive and elective positions and responsibilities in the University and in the community; to promote the educational and professional welfare of all women, both staff and students, on the University Campus; and to enrich the educational and professional interests of faculty...
Dates: 1935 - 1971

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Detroit Branch Records

Identifier: UR001870
Abstract The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to ending war and bringing about world peace. Formed in 1919 along with the Michigan branch, Detroit's WILPF branch has been active in pushing for peace and equality throughout the region and nationally. These actions reflected in the collection include lobbying politicians (notably Michigan governors, Representative John Dingell, and Detroit mayor Coleman Young), writing...
Dates: 1910 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2003

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