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Abstract Martin Glaberman was active in the labor movement from 1942-1965, primarily in the UAW. He has written extensively on labor both as managing editor of national labor newspaper in the 1950s and as a freelance writer. He also lectured in sociology and political science at several Detroit colleges. Jessie Glaberman was actively involved in labor and civil rights movements, playing an important role in the women's rights movement in Detroit, particularly at Wayne State University....
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
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...
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Abstract Mary Upshaw McClendon was the founder and first president of the Detroit Household Workers Organization, which aimed to improve the wages and working conditions of household workers. She failed in unionizing workers, but was successful in providing services, training, and support for local household workers and was very active in community relations. McClendon also helped found the national Household Technicians of America. Her papers reflect both her personal and professional life.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, clippings, and published material of Mary Van Kleeck, director of the Commission on Women's Work and Industrial Studies, and associate director of International Industrial Relations Institute of the Russell Sage Foundation. In addition to Miss Van Kleeck's files concerning her work with the Sage Foundation and the Inter-Professional Association are the papers of Knickerbocker Boyd, an architect interested in the relationship of architects with the...
Abstract Mary White Ovington began her career as a social worker, devoting her efforts to the problems of African-Americans in New York and other cities. She helped found the National Association for Advancement of Colored People and remained an officer and prominent figure until her retirement in 1947. Her papers reflect her interest and involvement with the living conditions of the poor in New York City and African-Americans in the south in the early 1900s; the foundation and growth of the NAACP; the...
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.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.
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,...
Abstract Harriet Berg has been a choreographer, teacher, performer, and arts advocate in the Detroit area for many decades. Part 1 of her papers reflect her interest in all aspects of dance and other performing and fine arts, as well as her personal family life. Part 2 includes Berg’s work as director of the Renaissance Dance Company and Madame Cadillac Dance Theater, as well as her work with the Jewish Community Center and Camp Maas. Also included are materials relating to dance history, Isadora...
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...
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...
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, Minnie Corder's papers include an unpublished autobiographical novel which addresses themes of the garment industry, immigration, migrant labor, socialism, unions, and the Great Depression.
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.
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...
Abstract As an active member of the labor movement, Myra Wolfgang served as vice-president of the International Union's third district, in various capacities for the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 24, and it's predecessor, the Detroit Waiters' Local 705, and served as the manager of the Michigan Employment Security Commission, Domestic and Personal Service Division. Ms. Wolfgang's papers primarily relate to her work for the Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Employees Union and her...
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...
Abstract This collection documents the career and personal life of author Nettie Jones.
Abstract President of Auxiliary 233-Local 600, Olga Hrabar was an active participant in early strike activities and the organizational growth of United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. Ms. Hrabar's papers reflect the activities of the women's auxiliaries at a local level and document the organizational structure of an individual auxiliary. Correspondents include Coretta Scott King, Emil Mazey, and Leonard Woodcock.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 7
Abstract In 1994, professor of sociology Silke Roth interviewed UAW labor leader and women's and minority rights champion Olga Madar, who spearheaded the formation of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Collection consists of the interview transcript about the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
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 Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...
Abstract Formed through the merging of several Detroit and Michigan groups, the OSCA educated the public on Central American issues, particularly the human rights violations in El Salvador in the 1980s. Their papers represent the activities and writings of the Latin American solidarity movement.
- Subject: Women X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 32
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 17
- Service Employees International Union 12
- Society of Women Engineers 10
- National Organization for Women 9
- American Federation of Teachers 8
- AFSCME 7
- Wayne State University 7
- AFL-CIO 6
- Industrial Workers of the World 6
- Sweeney, John J. 5
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 4
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 4
- Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 4
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 3
- Cordtz, Richard 3
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 3
- Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 3
- Stern, Andy 3
- 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) 2
- Brody, Bernice 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Seattle Chapter 2
- Crawford, Elaine 2
- DelVecchio, Stacey 2
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- Eller English, Troy 2
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 2
- Ford, Pat (Patricia) 2
- Francis, Ann 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Hatcher, Lillian 2
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2
- International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 2
- Layne, Margaret 2
- Marinovich, Irene Young 2
- Mattson, Gail 2
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- Textile Workers Union of America 2
- Tietjen, Jill S. 2
- United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 2
- United Farm Workers 2
- United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 2
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 2
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
- AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
- AFSCME. Local 1259 1
- African National Congress 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- American Association of University Women. Detroit Branch, Inc. 1
- American Association of University Women. Michigan Division 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American Dance Festival 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- Anderson-Rowland, Mary 1
- Arvey, Sarah 1
- Association of Municipal Professional Women 1
- Barth, Emma C. 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Bednarczyk, Betty 1
- Berg, Harriet (Harriet Jean) 1
- Bernstein, Thelma M. 1
- Bierman, Elizabeth 1
- Blakenhorn, Ann 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Boggs, Grace Lee 1
- Booth, George R., Jr. 1
- Borchardt, Selma 1
- Brewster, George 1
- Brody, Jeffrey 1
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
- Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
- Bryce, William 1
- Bubb, Margo 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- Buss, Fran Leeper, 1942- 1
- Cascadden, Sharon (Sharon E.) 1
- Chrapkiewicz, Joseph 1
- Christenson, Edith L. 1
- Chrysler Corporation 1
- Clark, Yvonne Young 1
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Greater Boston Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Metro-Detroit Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Puget Sound Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). San Francisco Chapter 1
- Cohen, Carl 1
- Colatosti, Camille 1
- Collier, John, Jr. (William Armistead) 1
- Collier, Phyllis Feningston 1
- Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Communication Workers of America 1
- Community Chest of Metropolitan Detroit 1
- Cook, Victoria 1
- Corder, Minnie F. 1
- Damman, Adair 1
- Daniels, Jane Zimmer 1
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