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Edith Van Horn Papers

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Identifier: LP001698
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...

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.

J. Edward Bailey III Papers

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Identifier: UP001588
Abstract The work of Detroit African-American photojournalist, J. Edward Bailey III, appeared in over thirty major publications and was exhibited widely in projects such as "The City Within," about Detroit's 1967 riot, and representation in a portfolio of 200 prominent African Americans commissioned for the nation's Bicentennial. The collection consists primarily of clippings and memorabilia chronicling his career.

James H. Williams Papers

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Identifier: LP000462
Abstract A founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Louisville branch, Students for Social Action, James Williams was active in various radical, student and labor organizations, such as the Southern Student Organizing Committee, the young People’s Socialist League, and Operation Freedom. Mr. Williams held positions on the staff of the IUE News, the West Virginia Federation of Labor, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers Education Local 189, the...

Michael Hrabar Papers

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Identifier: LP001281
Abstract Michael Hrabar was a member of UAW Local 600's Tool and Die Unit. An active member of the local (at one time the largest UAW local in the country), Hrabar held various offices within the organization. He served as a delegate to the Local 600 General Council, ran for vice-president of the local in 1944, and also ran to become a member of the local's Bargaining Committee in 1966. He completed UAW leadership training in civil rights, civil liberties, and human relations in 1960. In 1952 and 1954...

Oscar Paskal Collection

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Identifier: LP000066
Overview Part 2 of the Oscar Paskal Collection consists of publications by the Socialists Workers Party, a Trotskyite political party. These include weekly bulletins published by the party, conference proceedings, and Marxist educational materials which span the years 1932-1952. Also included are a series of cassette tapes entitled "Voices of Labor" which feature excerpts of speeches by various labor leaders.

Sam Sweet Papers

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Identifier: LP000841
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...

Wilbur and Mary Alice Baldinger Papers

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Identifier: UP000902
Abstract Mary Alice Baldinger served as executive director of the National Civil Liberties Clearing House from 1949 to 1971. Wilbur Baldinger worked as a reporter, as editor of The Guild Reporter from 1941 to 1944, and as director of publications for the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 1961 to1971.

The papers of Wilbur and Mary Alice Baldinger document their careers and reflect their efforts to promote civil liberties and human rights.