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AFL-CIO Metropolitan Detroit Records

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Identifier: LR000053_MD
Abstract The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Metropolitan Detroit is the central organization for all Michigan AFL-CIO unions that have locals in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Their records pertain to activities specifically in Wayne County, prior to the merger of the three county councils in 1986, including those of its former presidents Frank Martel (1948-1956), Al Barbour (1958-1967) and its former vice-president Alex Fuller (1959-1967). The records...
Dates: 1918 - 1967

AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000087
Abstract This collection has union newspapers, correspondence, reports, convention material, proceedings, minutes, flyers, brochures and other materials related to the growth of the DFT. Issues in these papers are Bradly v. Milliken, class size, desegregation, collective bargaining, strikes and salaries
Dates: 1930 - 1979

Chris and Marti Alston Papers

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Identifier: UP001779
Abstract Chris Alston worked as an organizer for the the CIO during the 1930's, founding what became the Tobacco Stemmers' and Laborers' Industrial Union (CIO) in Richmond, Virginia. He served as president of United Auto Workers Local 429 from 1958 to 1962. Mr. Alston worked as a community organizer in Detroit, founding what became the Forest Park Citizens' District Council. Marti Alston served as an officer of the Forest Park Citizens' District Council and founded with her husband Chris the Michigan...
Dates: 1942 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Clemens Forsen Papers

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Identifier: LP000611
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 155, Clemens Forsen served on Local 155’s Executive Board and helped charter the Local 155 Credit Union, serving as Vice-President of the Local 155 Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Forsen’s papers reflect his work as a labor activist and in various Michigan Democratic Party organizations.
Dates: 1947 - 1964

Coleman Young Papers

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Identifier: UP000449
Abstract With a background in labor activities and civil rights, Coleman Young captured a Michigan State Senate seat in 1964, representing an east side Detroit district, and rose quickly to leadership posts in the Lansing legislature. Michigan Democrats elected him in 1968 to become the first black member ever to serve on the Democratic National Committee. In 1973, pledging to restore peace between the people and police of Detroit, Coleman Young announced as a candidate for Mayor of Detroit. He defeated...
Dates: 1964 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1993 - 1993

Corinne Lathrop Gilb Papers

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Identifier: WSP000708
Abstract The Corinne Lathrop Gilb Papers document Corinne Lathrop Gilb’s career from 1970 to 1994. During this time, she served as both a Wayne State University history professor and Co-Director of the Liberal Arts and Urban Studies program. Correspondence and reports related to her work at WSU are housed in Series 1, Wayne State University and Detroit Committee Papers. Her appointment as the City of Detroit’s Planning Director was from 1979 to 1985. Working under Mayor Coleman Young, Gilb created a...
Dates: 1970 - 1994

Dalton Roberson Papers

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Identifier: UP001840
Abstract Upon graduating from the Detroit College of Law, Roberson went into private practice, and later worked as an assistant Wayne County prosecutor and as an assistant U.S. attorney. He also served as a member and then chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Roberson was elected to the Detroit Recorders Court in 1974 and eventually became its chief judge in 1987. The Roberson Collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, his retirement speech and photos, amongst other material,...
Dates: 1970 - 1999

Damon J. Keith Papers

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Identifier: UP001582
Overview The first installment of the papers of Damon J. Keith consists primarily of published material documenting important milestones in Judge Keith's career, his precedent-setting judicial decisions and the many honors and awards bestowed upon him for his dedication to the city of Detroit and his pioneering role in ensuring equal justice for all Americans.
Dates: 1948 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Don Binkowski Papers

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Identifier: LP000796
Abstract Don Binkowski spent his career serving the people of Michigan as a Warren councilman, delegate of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, and judge in the 37th District Court. Privately, Binkowski, a passionate historian, copiously researched and wrote extensively on Polish and Polish-American history and interests, and on North Detroit. This collection is mainly comprised of Binkowski’s research collected in the pursuit of publication, specifically his three books: Col. P.W. Norris –...
Dates: 1920 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980

Ernest C. and Jessie M. Dillard Papers

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Identifier: LP000500
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 15, Ernest Dillard was the first African American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. Jessie Dillard was one of Detroit’s leading block club organizers and civil rights activists. Both Mr. and Ms. Dillard played prominent roles in the Detroit NAACP and held leadership positions in the Michigan Democratic Party.Part I of the papers of Ernest and Jessie Dillard reflect the broad range of their professional and political...
Dates: 1936 - 1999

George C. Edwards, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: UP000010
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

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.
Dates: 1941 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1962

James and Grace Lee Boggs Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials

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Identifier: UAV001342
Abstract The James and Grace Lee Boggs Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials document the personal and philosophical interests of the Boggses throughout their respective lives. Featured are audio recordings of lectures, sermons, and interviews by Rev. Albert Cleage (Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman), Malcolm X, Milton Henry, and C.L.R. James, among others, and recordings from entities such as the Freedom NOW Party and the National Grassroots Leadership Conference. Though not as heavily represented, recordings of...
Dates: 1951-1991

James G. Pyrros Papers

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Identifier: UP001940
Abstract James Pyrros had an active career in local, state, and national Democratic politics. He worked on many state congressional campaigns and staffs, for the Detroit Housing Commission, and in the Michigan attorney general's office. His papers reflect his political endeavors and document Michigan Democratic Party politic as well as state and national elections.
Dates: 1943 - 1988

Jerome P. Cavanagh Papers

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Identifier: UP000379
Abstract The papers of Mr. Cavanagh, mayor of Detroit from 1962 to 1970. They include correspondence, reports, studies, speeches, minutes, and other materials of the mayor's office and commissions and departments of the city. Efforts, both local and national, in improving economic and racial conditions in Detroit are recorded in the collection. Subjects of interest include 1967 Detroit riot; Detroit Police Dept.; urban redevelopment programs; Detroit and Michigan politics; New Detroit, Inc.; poverty...
Dates: 1960 - 1979

Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material

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Identifier: UAV000379
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Dates: 1960 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969

John Musial Papers

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Identifier: UP002184
Abstract John J. Musial was a student at University of Michigan who later worked for the city of Detroit. He served on the Commission on Community Relations as the Research Director in 1963. Musial wrote articles related to programs and projects in the city of Detroit. The John Musial Papers consist of reports and other published materials created by or regarding the development of the city of Detroit. As Research Director of the Commission on Community Relations, he authored some of the reports. The...
Dates: 1949 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1974

Maryann Mahaffey Papers

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Identifier: UP001514
Abstract Maryann Mahaffey was born on January 18, 1925 in Burlington, Iowa to Kent and Margaret ‘Nell’ [Widener] Mahaffey. Mahaffey’s older brother was also named Kent. While she was attending Cornell College, she decided to spend the summer of 1945 working as a Recreation Director at Poston Internment Camp in Arizona. This work had a profound effect on Mahaffey in regard to fighting against discrimination and helping people in need. After obtaining masters degrees in social work from the University...
Dates: 1944 - 2006

Maurice Kelman Papers

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Identifier: UP001282
Abstract Attorney Maurice Kelman taught at Wayne State University Law School and served as Special Counsel to Mayor Jerome Cavanagh. Part 1 of Mr. Kelman’s papers, which reflect his career as an attorney and arbitrator, primarily relate his work as Special Counsel to Mayor Cavanagh.Part 2 of the Collection spans the years of 1943 to 2012, including materials from Kelman's early life attending Durfee Intermediate and Cass Technical High Schools, further education at the University of Michigan,...
Dates: 1943 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974

Mel Ravitz Papers

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Identifier: UP001720
Abstract Professor and Detroit community advocate Mel Ravitz held various posts in Detroit politics, including positions such as the Detroit City Plan Commission Director of Community Organization, on the Detroit City Council and as staff director of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Services Board. As a professor at Wayne State University, Mr. Ravitz assisted in the formation of the University’s Department of Urban Planning.Mr. Ravitz’s papers reflect his interests in...
Dates: 1939 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2005

Merle Henrickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000193
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Dates: 1945 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950; 1935 - 1991

Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO Council: Tom Turner Records

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Identifier: LR000053
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; political education; Detroit government and politics; Detroit Federation of Labor; school desegregation; health and hospital services; Histadrut; labor education; Wayne County government
Dates: 1920 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1984

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.
Dates: 1965 - 1992

New Detroit, Inc. Records

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Identifier: UR000660
Abstract On August 1, 1967, immediately following the Detroit riot, Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and J. L. Hudson department store chain president Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. announced the formation of the New Detroit Committee (as it was originally called), a citizens' coalition comprised of a cross-section of community leaders committed to finding solutions to the problems that had spawned that summer's violence and destruction. New Detroit not only serves as a forum for...
Dates: 1967 - 1975

Remus Robinson Papers

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Identifier: UP000447
Abstract Dr. Robinson was the second black physician to receive advanced residency training in Detroit, and the first elected to the Detroit Board of Education (1955). He was prominent in the struggle for social justice in Detroit's public schools and hospitals. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence, minutes, and a variety of printed material relating to his years on the Detroit Board of Education. Also included are correspondence and some campaign literature on his unsuccessful bid for a...
Dates: 1928 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1970

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