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Brookwood Labor College Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000567_BLC
Abstract Brookwood Labor College was a co-educational, residential workers' institution founded in 1921 in Katonah, New York. The curriculum focused on a progressive, non-factional education for workers, as the college sought to play an increasing role in the task of building a militant, intelligent, powerful labor movement. The records document the operation of the college during its sixteen years. Brookwood College closed in 1937.
Dates: 1921 - 1937

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Records

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Identifier: LR001535
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July 1887 under the name The Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually it came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan, in 1913, and the organization is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more...
Dates: 1899 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Bruce L. Harkness Poletown Photographs

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Identifier: WSAV002727
Abstract Bruce Harkness photographed the area known as “Poletown,” a multi-ethnic, multi-racial urban area on Detroit’s East Side, from February to December 1981. These photographs document the hundreds of buildings and businesses that were demolished to make way for the construction of a General Motors assembly plant. In addition, Harkness captured vibrant urban exteriors and interiors, neighborhood landmarks, residents and street scenes. The collection is comprised of 200 8"x10" silver gelatin,...
Dates: 1981-02 - 1981-10

Buck Dinner Committee Records

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Identifier: LR001830
Abstract Labor lawyer Maurice Sugar established the Buck Dinner in 1929. Meeting annually in locations throughout metropolitan Detroit, the Buck Dinner Committee provides financial support to advocacy groups involved in civil rights, equality and social justice. Each year the committee picks “Head Hunters” to invite guests to these dinners to donate money. After they collect funds, the committee meets to decide which organizations need money to continue their activities. A sampling of recipient...
Dates: 1966 - 2002

Bud and Hazel Simons Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000160
Abstract Bud Simons was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection is particularly important in its documents of the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. It includes correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia collected by Simons. An oral history interview with Simons is available.
Dates: 1937 - 1962

Burt R. Shurly M.D. Papers

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Identifier: WSP000166
Abstract Burt Russell Shurly was born in Chicago on July 4, 1871. After receiving his preliminary education at Northwestern Military Academy in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Shurly graduated with a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1894 and an M.D. from the Detroit College of Medicine in 1895. He interned at Harper Hospital in Detroit and then began the practice of medicine in association with his uncle, Ernest L. Shurly, with an initial focus on tuberculosis. He later focussed on diseases of the eye,...
Dates: 1823 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1945

C. Henri Leonard M.D. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WSP000398
Abstract Dr. C. Henri Leonard, born in 1850, was Professor of Medical and Surgical Diseases of Women and Clinical Gynecology at the Michigan College of Medicine from 1879 until it merged with the Detroit College of Medicine in 1883, and at the Detroit College of Medicine through the early 1900s. The collection consists of a scrapbook that covers the time period from 1878 to 1898. Materials include faculty by-laws, clippings, course bulletin, lecture cards, commencement invitations, programs, examination...
Dates: 1879 - 1907

C. Z. Lindsey Papers

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Identifier: LP000534
Abstract As Grand Lodge Representative of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), C. Z. Lindsey participated in IAM labor negotiations with Aerojet General Corporation. Lindsey’s papers reflect his involvement with the IAM and document the proceedings of the IAM/Aerojet negotiations in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection also includes Grand Lodge financial reports from the 1940s-1960s.
Dates: 1942 - 1961; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1961

Camille Colatosti Papers

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Identifier: LP001963
Abstract Camille Colatosti worked during the 1990s as a writer and as an advocate for working women. Originally writing as a staff member at Labor Notes, a Detroit-based labor journal, Colatosti left in 1992 but continued her writings for journals and publications focusing on labor and women, among other topics. During her time at Labor Notes, Colatosti wrote Stopping Sexual Harassment: A Handbook for Union and Workplace Advocates, and began to run workshops on this topic,...
Dates: 1986 - 2002

Candice Owley Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002232
Abstract In 1993, health care labor leader and nurse activist Candice Owley was among 27 women interviewed as part of the Women of Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project and the resulting book, "Like Our Sisters Before Us." The project was directed by Joanne Ricca and most of the interviews, including Owley's, were conducted by Jamakaya. The collection consists of a printed transcript. Owley talks about her background, training and education, entry into nursing, changes over time in hospital practices and...
Dates: 1993-05-12

Captain J. H. Wylie Papers

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Identifier: LP000678
Abstract These papers reflect the various workings of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), in which Captain Wylie was involved. Most important subjects include the United Airlines-Capital Airlines merger, airline seniority integration and merger arbitration, predominantly in the 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: 1942 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1964

Carl Almblad Papers

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Identifier: UP001602
Abstract An urban planner, Carl Almblad worked with the Chicago Plan Commission, the Detroit Plan Commission, the City of Detroit Community and Economic Development Department and the Detroit Historic District Commission. Almblad's papers relate to urban planning, urban renewal and historic district development in the cities of Chicago and Detroit.
Dates: 1913 - 1988

Carl Brown Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002269
Abstract In 1974, Harris Howell, along with Dennis East, interviewed Carl Brown, a foreman at Ford Motor Company and a president of the the foremen's union, Foreman's Association of America (FAA), organized in 1941 at Ford. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about founding and development of the Foreman’s Association of America.
Dates: 1974-11-13

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.
Dates: 1966 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1974

Carl Haessler Papers

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Identifier: LP000031
Abstract Pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, clippings, articles, radio scripts, and union newspapers collected by Mr. Haessler, who was managing editor of the Federated Press (1922-56); editor of the United Auto Worker and many local union papers; a member of the public relations staff of the United Rubber Workers; and was responsible for public relations and publicity for various groups and organizations. Subjects include civil rights, social reform, socialism in Britain, labor legislation, the NLRB, and...
Dates: 1908 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1961

Carl Person Papers

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Identifier: LP000230
Abstract Affidavits, correspondence, notes, proceedings, membership lists, and miscellaneous materials relating to the strike against the Illinois Central and Harriman Lines (1911-15); testimony, notes, proceedings, correspondence, and clippings pertaining to Mr. Person's trial for killing a strike-breaker (1914); correspondence, credentials, and other items pertaining to Mr. Person's expulsion from the International Association of Machinists (1916-20); strike bulletins; photographs; and memorabilia....
Dates: 1910 - 1920

Carl Salo Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002334
Abstract In 1985 professor Betty Chmaj conducted an interview with Carl Salo, a Finnish immigrant who came to Detroit to work in the auto industry. Collection consists of interview recording. Salo discusses Finnish participation in the labor movement, his early life in pre-World War I Finland, and his experiences as an immigrant in the United States and his work in the automotive and tool and die industries.
Dates: 1975-08-11

Carl Shier Papers

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Identifier: LP000240
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, leaflets, and published material collected by Mr. Shier, who served as a member of the Shop Committee of UAW Local 6, Melrose Park, Illinois (1950); as financial secretary of UAW International Harvester Council; and as a UAW International representative for the Competitive Shop Department (1958). In 1960 he joined the organizing staff of the UAW and was especially active in organizing and servicing local unions in Illinois. Subjects...
Dates: 1949 - 1966

Carol Haddad Papers

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Identifier: LP002646
Abstract Dr. Carol Haddad is a long-time labor and technology researcher with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. From 1978-1990 she served as a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations, later holding senior positions with the American Society for Training and Development, the Industrial Technology Institute (at which she was the founding director of the Labor and Technology Program), and the Wayne State University College of Urban, Labor and...
Dates: 1945 - 2004

Carolyn Ashbaugh Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: LP001019
Abstract Carolyn Ashbaugh worked with the Maricopa County Organizing Project and the Centro Adelante Campesino farm worker center in El Mirage, Arizona. Her papers include publications of the Centro Adelante Campesino and a letter to Cesar Chavez from G. L. Sanchez regarding the plight of undocumented workers.
Dates: 1979

Carolyn DesJardins Papers

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Identifier: UP002530
Abstract In June 1982 Carolyn DesJardins (formerly Carolyn Larry) began working as a security officer at Detroit Edison’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant located in Newport, Michigan. DesJardins later moved into a staff position where she was responsible for safeguarding security information about the plant’s operation, construction, and equipment. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission enforces rules about the accessibility of the information that DesJardins was protecting. During DesJardin’s tenure, the Fermi...
Dates: 1984 - 1988

Carolyn Forrest Papers

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Identifier: LP001594
Abstract Carolyn Forrest began working at JR Winter Company, which she helped organize for the United Auto Workers (UAW). In 1967 Forrest joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW and ten years later was appointed an administrative assistant by UAW President Douglas Fraser. In 1993 she was elected an International Vice President. Forest retired from the UAW in 1998.
Dates: 1974 - 1999

Carrie Burton Overton Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 1
Identifier: LOH002299
Abstract Carrie Burton Overton served with the NAACP and in Democratic politics. She was also a Juilliard-trained musician and composer. She was interviewed in 1969 by history professor Philip Mason. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript covering Overton's early life in Laramie, Wyoming, and her political and civil rights work, including her involvement with the NAACP and the "Colored Division" of the National Democratic Committee.
Dates: 1969-05-22

Carrie Burton Overton Papers

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Identifier: UP000340
Abstract Mrs. Overton served as a stenographer for the NAACP from 1924-28; executive secretary to Julian Rainey, head of the "Colored Division" of the National Democratic Committee for 1932, 1936 and 1940; and in secretarial positions with Howard University, Vanguard Press, and the Community Church of New York City. Her papers comprise correspondence, leaflets, reports, notes, and clippings, and cover black voters, employment in the federal government for blacks, activities of the NAACP, Democratic...
Dates: 1856 - 1969

Carrie Burton Overton Photographs

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Identifier: UAV000340
Abstract Carrie Burton Overton was active in African-American educational, political, and arts organizations through much of the twentieth century. The collection includes a series of studio portraits dating from around the time of her marriage; portraits of family members and some other individuals; scenes at Howard University and the Tuskegee Institute; and several panoramic group pictures at alumni, political, and arts events.
Dates: 1913 - 1960

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Wayne State University 284
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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 53
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Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 24
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 23
Democratic Party (Mich.) 23
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Shanker, Albert 20
Wayne State University. College of Education 20
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 19
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 19
Young, Coleman A. 19
Democratic Party (U.S.) 18
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 18
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
American Federation of Labor 16
Detroit Public Schools 16
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 16
Bluestone, Irving 15
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 15
American Civil Liberties Union 14
Chrysler Corporation 14
Lucy, William, 1933- 14
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 14
Sweeney, John J. 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 14
Ford Motor Company 13
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 13
Cavanagh, Jerome P. 12
Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
Society of Women Engineers 12
National Organization for Women 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
United States. Works Progress Administration 11
East, Dennis 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
United Steelworkers 10
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 9
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 9
McEntee, Gerald W. 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 8
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 8
Detroit Free Press Co. 8
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 8
Textile Workers Union of America 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 8
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 7
Cordtz, Richard 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 7
United States Postal Service 7
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 7
American Newspaper Guild 6
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 6
Association of Urban Universities 6
Bieber, Owen 6
Boggs, Grace Lee 6
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Gotbaum, Victor 6
Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 6
Kramer, Leo 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
Wayne State University. Law School 6
AFSCME. International Convention 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 5
Beffel, John Nicholas 5
Ciampa, P.J. 5
Communication Workers of America 5
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 5
Detroit Symphony Orchestra 5
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
Feldman, Sandra 5
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
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Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 5
Mahaffey, Maryann 5
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