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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...
Abstract The Administration Office existed for a number of years in the 1960s and 1970s. When it dissolved, its duties were transferred to other departments. Its convention planning duties were handled by the Office of the President for a time and are currently enacted by the Conference and Travel Services Department. Its other duties were assumed by the AFSCME Business Office. Records in this collection include subject files on areas of interest to AFSCME; correspondence from councils and locals; and...
Abstract Alvin Fishman was born in Los Angeles, Nov. 28, 1927, but he was raised in New York and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He was drafted and served in Italy during World War II. After the war, he moved to Ann Arbor, MI to attend the University of Michigan and study architecture. During this time he became involved in politics. Fishman left the university prior to graduation to move to Detroit and work as a tool and die machinist in an auto plant for the next thirteen years. He married...
Abstract Dr. Alex Baskin was a professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook; among his mainresearch interests were social history of the late 20th century, especially with regard to the 1960s and 1980s. Dr. Baskin also attended Wayne State University during the 1960s where he studied various left-wing social movements. Among his published works include The Woman Rebel and The Masses.The materials in this collection reflect a wide variety of subjects that Dr. Baskin researched and...
Abstract Ann Filardo was chairperson and executive board member of the Teachers Action Caucus, a rank and file caucus within the United Federation of Teachers, and founder of the United Action Caucus, a national rank and file group within the American Federation of Teachers. Her papers reflect her involvement with both groups.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract David Elsila is an activist, educator, writer, editor, and historian best known for his work involving the labor movement. He notably served as the longtime editor for the UAW's magazine Solidarity, managing the publication from 1977 to 1998. Before then, he was editor for the American Federation of Teacher's publications American Teacher and Changing Education. Elsila's work with the AFT is the subject of the...
Abstract In 1969 supporters of the peace movement gathered to discuss Detroit participation in a national convention of the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (New Mobe). The result of this gathering was the formation of the Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! (DCEWN). This group became one of the most influential anti-war organizations both in Detroit and nationwide. The Coalition was highly visible by means of demonstrations, teach-ins, press coverage, leaflets and mailings. It...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 11
Abstract The Fred Valle Collection contains correspondence documenting the debate between United Auto Workers (UAW) Secretary-Treasurer Emil Mazey and Mr. Valle over the United States policy on Vietnam.
Abstract The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in 1905 and is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW organizes all workers producing the same goods or services into one union instead of pooling them by skill or trade. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors, and workers in textile mills. Since their founding, the IWW has made significant contributions to labor struggles around the world. The union is...
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...
Abstract James Lafferty was a Detroit lawyer who became one of the nation's most prominent draft attorneys and a staunch supporter of civil rights. He was active in the movement to end U.S. intervention in Vietnam, Central America/the Carribbean, and the Persian Gulf. He also founded the Oakland County branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. His papers reflect his involvement in the Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! and the National Peace Action Coalition during the Vietnam era; his work with...
Abstract Milton Tambor was born in New York City in 1938. He earned a Hebrew Teachers degree from Yeshiva University in 1957. He completed his bachelor’s in Psychology at Wayne State University in 1959, his Master of Social Work at Wayne in 1963, and his PhD in Sociology at Wayne in 1991. Throughout his scholarly career, he has focused on teaching and writing about organizing social workers and non-profit and agency employees. He also had a long career in unionism, holding staff and leadership positions...
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...
Overview The collection contains pamphlets, booklets, periodicals, and monographs related to a wide variety of liberal causes from the 1920s to the late 1960s. The majority of items concern issues in the United States or that directly deal with American involvement. Most of the records date back to the 1960s and involve topics related to the American anti-war movement or socialism.
Abstract Tom and Janet Canterbury were active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Lowndes County, Alabama. Their papers reflect the Canterbury’s involvement in the civil right movement, and the activities of the SNCC in registering African-American voters in Southern states.
Abstract The United Service Organizations (USO) was formed in 1941 through a partnership with the National Jewish Welfare Fund, the Salvation Army, the National Catholic Community Service, the Traveler's Aid Association, and the YMCA and YWCA. The goal of the organization is to assist soldiers in their transition home or into service and with their families should they be deployed, injured, or killed.
Abstract William Gausmann held positions in Europe, the United States and Vietnam as a labor advisor, news analyst and policymaker with various European and United States government agencies. Mr. Gausmann’s papers relate his work concerning labor issues, Communism, and the Vietnam War and to a lesser degree, his associations with the Socialist Party and the Lutheran Church of America.
Overview The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to ending war and bringing about world peace. Formed in 1919 along with the Michigan branch, Detroit's WILPF branch has been active in pushing for peace and equality throughout the region and nationally. These actions reflected in the collection include lobbying politicians (notably Michigan governors, Representative John Dingell, and Detroit mayor Coleman Young), writing...
- Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 2
- Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! 2
- Industrial Workers of the World 2
- Michigan Organization for Human Rights 2
- National Peace Action Coalition (U.S.) 2
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- AFSCME 1
- AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- AFSCME. International Convention 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American Civil Liberties Union of Oakland County (Oakland County, Mich.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Convention 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Executive Council. Meeting 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Baskin, Alex 1
- Beffel, John Nicholas 1
- Canterbury, Janet 1
- Canterbury, Tom 1
- Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network 1
- Fildaro, Ann 1
- Fishman, Al 1
- Gausmann, William C. 1
- Mahaffey, Maryann 1
- Michigan Interfaith Committee on Central American Human Rights 1
- National Education Association of the United States 1
- New Jewish Agenda (Organization) 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Peace Action (Organization) 1
- Radulavich, Milo 1
- Shanker, Albert 1
- Simons, Rudy (Ruthven) 1
- Tambor, Milton 1
- Tussey, Richard B. 1
- United Federation of Teachers 1
- United Service Organizations. Downtown Detroit Club 1
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
- Valle, Fred 1
- Washington Labor for Peace 1
- Wayne State University 1
- Wayne State University. Labor Studies Center 1
- Williams, James H. 1
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Detroit Branch 1
- Young, Coleman A. 1 ∧ less