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Abstract Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) formed as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae in 1881, becoming the AAUW in 1921. The collection primarily contains state and national organizational proceeding records and organizational publications.
Dates: 1903 - 2005
Abstract Ann Shafer has lobbied in support of women's issues, including equal pay, sex and employment discrimination, reproductive freedom, and pregnancy disability benefits throughout her career. She began working in 1946 for W.K. Kellogg Company and was active in the American Federation of Grainmillers, retiring in 1983. She has been involved with the Michigan Democratic Party politics, co-founded a chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and was one of the founding members of the...
Dates: 1950 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Abstract The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in Chicago in 1974 with the goal of bringing women to the forefront of the workforce as full and equal participants. The records of CLUW document the administration and activities of the national organization and its various chapters undertaken toward this goal. Issues such as affirmative action, pay equity, sex discrimination, child care and family issues, ERA and reproductive freedom are well represented.
Dates: 1972 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1974 - 2001
Abstract Labor and women’s rights activist Edith Van Horn began her career in the labor movement during World War II, when she left graduate school to join the war effort as an assembly line laborer for Goodyear Aircraft, where she joined United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 856. Ms. Horn later held posts as chief steward of Douglas Aircraft UAW Local 17, chief steward of Chrysler’s Dodge Main Local 3, where she was the first woman to serve on Local 3’s executive board, as a delegate to the UAW...
Dates: 1939 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1990
Abstract Marjorie Jackson Levin and Patricia Burnett founded the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as Vice-President for Public Relations and as head of NOW's Speakers Bureau. Ms. Levin's papers reflect her involvement in women's advocacy on a local and national level, particularly her work with NOW, and includes materials concerning Ms. Levin's television talk show, "A Woman's Place."
Dates: 1970 - 1973
Abstract Marjorie Stern worked as on organizer for the American Federation of Teachers in various cities, served seven consecutive terms as secretary to the San Francisco Federation of Teachers Local 61, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the AFT Women’s Rights Committee. Ms. Stern served as coordinator of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Task Force on Union Women, and served as a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Stern’s papers relate to her...
Dates: 1963 - 1985
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
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
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
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...
Abstract The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational service organization, founded in 1950 as the first organization dedicated to the career guidance, advancement, and recognition of women engineers. The organization's national records exemplify the struggle women have faced over time, gaining entrance into a male dominated discipline and bear witness to the triumphs and honors women have enjoyed as engineering students and practicing professionals. While documenting the Society itself,...
Dates: 1930 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1998
Abstract The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at Wayne State University, originally founded as the Women's Center in 1976, was created in response to a report from the President's Commission on the Status of Women. It provided referral services, child care services, and resource information to students and staff and supported women re-entering school. The Center existed largely for women on campus to find support, information, and advice and it routinely arranged seminars, workshops, and support groups for...
Dates: 1972 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1998
- Women's rights 8
- Women in the labor movement 7
- Reproductive rights 5
- Sex discrimination 4
- Abortion 3
- Child care 3
- Civil rights 3
- Education 3
- Equality 3
- Labor unions 3
- Pay equity 3
- Women 3
- Affirmative action 2
- Discrimination in employment 2
- Feminism 2
- Medical care 2
- Abused women 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Child abuse 1
- Continuing education 1
- Day care 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit -- social conditions 1
- Divorce 1
- Engineering 1
- Engineering -- Vocational guidance 1
- Engineering Societies, etc. 1
- Housing 1
- Human rights 1
- Labor 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Local elections 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Oral histories 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Rape 1
- Social history 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Women -- Employment 1
- Women -- Societies and clubs 1
- Women Education 1
- Women employees 1
- Women engineers 1
- Women in engineering 1
- Women labor leaders 1 ∧ view less
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 6
- National Organization for Women 5
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- Wayne State University 2
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
- American Association of University Women. Michigan Division 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Feminist Majority Foundation 1
- Hartley, Kay 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 1
- Levin, Marjorie Jackson 1
- National Organization for Women (Downriver Chapter (Mich.)) 1
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 1
- Robbins, Wendy 1
- Shafer, Ann 1
- Society of Women Engineers 1
- Stern, Marjorie 1
- Tuteur, Muriel 1
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
- United States. Equal Pay Act of 1963 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- Van Horn, Edith 1
- Weaver, Joe 1 ∧ view less
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