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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...
Abstract The UAW provided the most continuing support for the CCAP, a coalition of persons and organizations concerned with poverty problems. Walter Reuther was chairman. In 1969, CCAP merged with the Center for Community Change. The CCAP established a national training program, a Citizens Advocate Center, published poverty information, and was involved in other activities focused on poverty.
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...
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...
Abstract Between 1976 and 1990, Fran Leeper Buss conducted a series of interviews with low-income and minority women across the Southern, Western, Midwestern, and Appalachian regions of the United States. As part of a collaborative project of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona and the Schlesinger Library on the History of American Women at Radcliffe, these interviews were then transcribed, indexed, and processed, with funding from the Ford Foundation. The...
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
Abstract The National Sharecroppers Fund (NSF) was incorporated in 1943 and grew out of “National Sharecroppers Week,” an annual event intended to rally support for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. NSF was founded to provide financial assistance and information on government aid programs to organizations dedicated to improving living conditions for the rural poor. The photograph collection consists of images documenting NSF activities and the lives of sharecroppers and their families from the 1940s...
Abstract Ruthven (Rudy) Simons is an activist for human rights. He was a vice president of the Cranbrook Peace Foundation, a board member of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, a founder of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, and a member of delegations to Iraq, Iran, Haiti, China, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Israel, and Palestine. As a result of his passion for human rights, he was a recipient of the Center Peacemaker Award from the Center for Peace and Conflict...
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Abstract The United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. The Union was reorganized into the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit in 1932, and merged with the Detroit Community Chest in 1951 to become the United Community Services (UCS). UCS operated alongside the United Way for Southeastern Michigan (United Foundation until 1989), which was primarily a fundraising organization. They merged to form the United...
Abstract United Community Services, operated in Detroit since 1878 under various names, was organized by civic leaders to coordinate the work of different charitable institutions in the area, and raise funds for community welfare needs. Gradually, it became a clearinghouse for the investigation and referral of social service cases as well as an advocate for social and health care reform. The records of the UCS reflect the concerns of professional social workers, the plight of the poor in late nineteenth...
Abstract Subjects include: teaching social responsibility to metropolitan Detroit public school children; juvenile delinquency; poverty; community problem-solving; continuing education of women; police-community relations; child welfare; volunteerism
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 6
Abstract Letters of recommendation concerning Mr. Shear's activities on various relief programs during the Depression. He also served as an NRA Compliance Board investigator.
- Subject: Poverty X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 3
- AFL-CIO 2
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 2
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 2
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- American Red Cross 1
- Associated Charities of Detroit 1
- Barbour, Alex 1
- Buss, Fran Leeper, 1942- 1
- Citizens’ Crusade Against Poverty 1
- Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission 1
- Detroit Urban League 1
- Detroit. Charter Revision Commission 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Fuller, Alex 1
- Haener, Dorothy 1
- Martel, Frank X. 1
- Michigan Interfaith Committee on Central American Human Rights 1
- Michigan Organization for Human Rights 1
- Monk, Janice J. 1
- Musial, John 1
- National Farm Workers Association 1
- National Sharecroppers’ Fund (U.S.) 1
- Shear, Warren 1
- Simons, Rudy (Ruthven) 1
- Turner, Tom 1
- Young, Coleman A. 1 ∧ view less
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