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ACLU Oakland County Branch Records

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Identifier: UR001170
Abstract The Oakland County Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was formed in 1979, with James Lafferty serving as the first elected president. Petitioned by the Metropolitan Detroit Branch of the ACLU, the branch was formed to address issues such as Oakland County jail conditions, lie detector use, senior housing rights, and attempts to reinstate the death penalty.Contents of the collection include materials relating to the Baldwin Site Proposal for Senior Housing in the City of...

ACLU of Michigan: Metropolitan Detroit Branch Records

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Identifier: UR000231
Abstract The Metropolitan Detroit Branch of the ACLU was chartered in 1952 and joined the Lansing and Ann Arbor area chapters in 1961 to form the ACLU of Michigan, coordinating civil liberties activities for these and several other chapters that formed over the next decades. Their records related primarily to the Detroit Branch and include subjects such as: academic freedom; censorship; church and state; civil liberties; police brutality; HUAC; and legal assistance to prisoners.

Carl Cohen Papers

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Identifier: UP000663
Abstract Carl Cohen was elected Chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in 1971. His papers reflect his work the the Michigan ACLU, as well as the stance of the ACLU on various issues, both local and national.

Chester Cable Papers

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Identifier: UP001162
Abstract A Professor of English at Wayne State University, Chester Cable was an active member of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Mr. Cable’s papers reflect his work on behalf of academic freedom and civil liberties advocacy.

David Y. Klein Papers

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Identifier: LP000873
Abstract David Klein served as Executive Director for the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Review Board, as President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Detroit Chapter and as an officer in the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Klein’s papers reflect his work with labor issues and the civil rights movement, documenting his work with the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild and as a labor arbitrator.

Erwin B. Ellman Papers

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Identifier: UP000506
Abstract Mr. Ellmann, an attorney and general counsel for the Michigan Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has long been active in the work of the ACLU. Correspondence, minutes, and reports cover such topics as women's rights, Viet Nam, abolition of the draft law, and amnesty for draft resisters.

Francis Heisler Papers

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Identifier: LP001036
Abstract Francis Heisler practiced law, representing numerous labor unions, conscientious objectors and draft resisters, and handled many civil rights and civil liberties cases in both Chicago, IL and California. His papers reflect his legal career with primary emphasis on labor-related cases.

Harold Norris Papers

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Identifier: UP000508
Abstract Lawyer Harold Norris served as chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Detroit Branch and was a member of the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Norris’ papers reflect his interest in issues of civil rights and civil liberties and document his career as a lawyer and advocate for the ACLU.

Morris Gleicher Papers

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Identifier: UP001536
Abstract Morris Gleicher served as president of United Public Workers Local 209 and of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and founded the public relations firm, MG Advertising, later known as MG and Casey, and MG Associates.

Mr. Gleicher’s papers reflect his work as in public relations and his involvement in issues of civil liberties, racial equality and the peace movement.

Philip Booth Papers

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Identifier: LP000748
Abstract An employee of the Federal Security Agency, Philip Booth was active in the founding of the United Federal Workers Association Local 10. Mr. Booth’s papers reflect his interest in promoting civil liberties, including his participation in the 1932 Hunger March in Washington D.C., and in monitoring the activities of right-wing organizations, as well as documenting his role in the United Federal Workers Association.

Robert Sedler Papers

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Identifier: UP001833
Abstract Robert A. Sedler is a Professor of Law at Wayne State University where he teaches courses in constitutional law and conflict of laws. Mr. Sedler has litigated a large number of civil rights and civil liberties cases, has published extensively on constitutional law, and has received several awards for his work in these areas. The materials in these papers consist of documents related to the Detroit Branch, NAACP, et al. v. City of Dearborn, a case brought by the NAACP and the ACLU to overturn a...

Rolland R. O'Hare Papers

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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.

Walter P. Reuther Library Vertical Files Collection

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Identifier: LR002617
Abstract The Vertical Files Collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, public relations materials, and other ephemera related to the Reuther Library’s urban affairs and labor collections.