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Abstract A. Randall Vinitsky was an advertising artist active from the 1920s to 1950s. He began his career in Detroit at the Franklin Press, but moved on to Oklahoma City in 1920 to work for the Southwestern Advertising Company. He also owned his own company, Vinitsky Art Studio, and was known for creating movie displays at the Criterion and Capitol Theaters. In Oklahoma he belonged to the Oklahoma City Advertising Club, where he headed The Problem Pirates and the Gridiron Committee. In 1925 he moved...
Dates: 1921 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1939
Abstract Part 1 contains James B. Carey records, secretary-treasurer of the CIO from 1938 to 1955. Mr. Carey served as chairman of the CIO Civil Rights Committee and secretary-treasurer of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation. He was the CIO representative to many international conferences, held a number of advisory positions with U.S. government agencies, and was on the executive boards of many private organizations. The topics cover a wide range of CIO activities. Among these are attempts to reunite...
Dates: 1935 - 1960
Abstract Emma Lazaroff Schaver (March 15, 1905 - February 4, 2003) was best known as a Jewish opera and folk singer and Labor Zionist. She was a member of the first Jewish delegation to the Displaced Persons camps after World War II where she sang to survivors of the Holocaust. She toured the United States, Canada, Europe and South and Central America as a soprano with various opera companies and as a soloist. Along with her husband, Morris Schaver, Emma was respected for promoting Jewish culture in the...
Dates: 1910 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1975
Abstract Attorney Gabriel Alexander served with the Region XI National War Labor Board and the National Wage Stabilization Board during World War II. In the private sector he served in the American Arbitration Association, and acted as arbitrator for cases such as General Motors and the UAW from 1948 to 1956, and as a permanent arbitrator for Great Lakes Steel-United Steelworkers. The papers of Mr. Alexander reflect his work in both the government and private sector as it relates to the interaction...
Dates: 1944 - 1976
Abstract George Burt served as Director of the Canadian region of the United Auto Workers from 1939 until his retirement in 1968. Mr. Burt’s papers are largely composed of council meeting minutes and Mr. Burt’s reports to the council. Also present are papers related to World War II labor issues, and the history of the UAW in Canada.
Dates: 1940 - 1953
Abstract George Edwards, Jr., son of George Clifton Edwards, attended Harvard University where he became involved with the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After coming to Detroit in 1936, he became a UAW organizer with Walter Reuther, was appointed director of the Detroit Housing Commission, and served on the Detroit Common Council. After serving in WWII, he went into private practice, followed by judgeships in the Wayne County court system. In 1956, Edwards was appointed to the Michigan State...
Dates: 1921 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1996
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 1
Abstract Herbert Lindberg served in the Ninth United States Army during World War II. Mr. Lindberg’s papers are composed of materials recovered from the castle of Dr. Josef Goebbels and reflect the status of laborers and labor organizations in Nazi Germany, included is a manuscript written by Dr. Goebbels, “From the Imperial Palace to the State Chancery,” documenting Hitler’s rise to power.
Dates: 1940 - 1943
Abstract Herman Wolf became an active member of the Socialist Party while in college and subsequently embarked on a career as a labor newspaper editor and publicity agent with several labor unions and city newspapers. He applied his background in working for the U.S. government during WWII, a mass housing production organization, and local political groups. His papers cover these facets of his professional career. Part II specifically addresses Wolf’s activities at the U.S. Treasury Department working...
Dates: 1924 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1958
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 Ted Silvey began in the printer's trade before moving up the ranks in the Ohio Congress of Industrial Organizations and joining the national CIO Speakers Bureau in 1944. In that capacity, he lectured at labor union schools, union meetings and conferences, and non-union gatherings. His papers document his public speaking for the CIO as well as his writings, especially those on automation, computer, and industrial technology.
Dates: 1936 - 1969
Abstract The Tucker P. Smith Collection is comprised of more than 70 political and labor buttons, primarily from the 1930s and 1940s. Subjects include early UAW Ford organizing and dues, socialist politicians and political groups, World War II, as well as a variety of other unions and events of importance to the labor movement.
Dates: 1925 - 1955
Abstract The United Auto Workers Education Department is the largest of its kind in the American labor movement and offers a wide variety of programming for local union leaders to members and their families.The records in this collection cover the tenure of Victor Reuther, who directed the department from 1946-1951. Material reflects not only his leadership of the department, but his community involvement, and international ties with organizations such as the Anglo-American Productivity...
Dates: 1946 - 1951
Abstract United Auto Worker Local 602 services Fisher Body Division of General Motors in Lansing, MI. The local's records document routine operations as well as its contribution to the development of the UAW and the advancement of labor in the community.
Dates: 1937 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959
Abstract Local 887 of the United Auto Workers was borne out of labor struggles between its predecessor union, UAW-CIO Local 683, and North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA shortly before American involvement in WWII. Because of the company's production of military aircraft, the federal government has historically been closely involved with labor disputes affecting Local 887's members. The records of UAW Local 887 reflect the union's long struggle with management over such issues as wages and union...
Dates: 1938 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1977
Abstract William Gernaey was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 27, 1903. He attended the University of Michigan from 1920-1923 and majored in political economics. From there he studied one year each of business administration and accounting at Detroit Business University. From 1923 to 1927 Gernaey was employed by the Chrysler Corporation Detroit, as an industrial efficiency expert. From there he transitioned to investigating communist activities as an operative from 1927 to 1936. As...
Dates: 1938 - 1951
- Labor 6
- Arbitration, Industrial 3
- Detroit (Mich.) 3
- Labor unions 3
- Housing 2
- Labor disputes 2
- Labor movement 2
- Labor unions and communism 2
- Political action committees 2
- Politics, Practical 2
- Socialism 2
- Advertising 1
- Aerospace industries 1
- Anti-communist movements -- United States 1
- Art -- History 1
- Automation 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Civil rights 1
- Civil rights movement 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Commercial art 1
- Communism 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Courts -- United States 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Fascism 1
- Folk music 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- International labor activities 1
- Israel 1
- Jewish culture: arts, media and heritage 1
- Jews. American 1
- Labor Zionism 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions -- History 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Oral histories 1
- Police -- community relations 1
- Refugee camps 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Songs, Hebrew 1
- Songs, Yiddish 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Video recordings 1
- War propaganda 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Women labor leaders 1
- Women's rights 1
- Youth organizations 1
- Zionism 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 5
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 5
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 2
- Alexander, Gabriel N., 1910- 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- Crusade for Freedom (Organization) 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Ford Motor Company 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- Gernaey, William 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 602 1
- League for Industrial Democracy 1
- Lindberg, Herbert 1
- Marshall Plan 1
- Pioneer Women (Organization: U.S.) 1
- Seidler, Murray 1
- Sheyṿer, Ema 1
- Silvey, Ted F. 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- Smith, Tucker P. 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- Vinitsky, A. Randall 1
- Wolf, Herman 1
- Woodcock, Leonard 1 ∧ view less
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