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American Auto Worker Project Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002363
Abstract While a graduate history student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Edward Savela conducted oral history interviews with retired Detroit-area auto workers on changes in the automobile industry as part of research for his master’s thesis. Collection consists of five interviews with retired UAW members chronicling their lengthy careers in the automobile industry in the Detroit metropolitan area. Transcripts and audio recordings available for each. Interviewees discuss apprenticeship...

American Federation of Government Employees Lodge 176 Records

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Identifier: LR002525
Overview The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Lodge 176 is a local, Detroit-based branch of the national labor union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The AFGE was founded in 1932 by unions loyal to the American Federation of Labor (AFL). It is composed of a federation of local unions and is led by a National Executive Council. The AFGE became affiliated with the AFL-CIO in 1955. The AFGE Lodge 176 Records consist of the constitution and bylaws, legal legislation...

American Federation of Teachers: International Affairs Department Records

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Identifier: LR000348IA
Abstract The AFT has always maintained a close relationship with unions from across the globe. The AFT was very active with the World Federation of Education Association and the International Federation of Free Teacher Unions. By the 1970s with the election of Albert Shanker as president of the AFT; the international affairs department took a more prominent role in international activities particularly in Eastern and Central Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia. The majority of the...

American Federation of Teachers: Northeast Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR002219
Abstract These records represent roughly a decade’s worth of general business including correspondence with state offices, meeting minutes, conference materials, policy documents and other items relevant to educational issues and topics for locals under the Northeast Regional Office. There is also valuable information on Education Alternatives Inc in Hartford, Connecticut and in Baltimore, Maryland.

American Federation of Teachers Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000348
Abstract Between 1985 and 1987, as part of an American Federation of Teachers-sponsored project, oral historian Renee Epstein interviewed leading figures in AFT on signficant aspects of their history with the union. From 2001 to 2009, AFT Archivist Dan Golodner concluded the project. Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of 29 interviews. Topics discussed in Part 1 include the rise of the militant teacher, early collective bargaining and strikes, AFT political structure, Shanker vs. Selden...

American Federation of Teachers Publications

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Identifier: LR002613
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 and immediately made the American Teacher, published by the New York City Teachers Union, as its official organ. Since then the AFT has published numerous publications that range from organizing tools to professional development materials for its members. It has also published materials dealing with the labor movement, tenure, civil and human rights as well as teaching tools. Official publications of the AFT also spoke directly to the...

American Society for Microbiology Michigan Branch Records

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Identifier: WSR000368
Abstract This collection contains papers from 1917-1973, primarily from 1958 through 1973. This society began with the organization of the Bio-Club of Detroit, which disbanded in 1920 and reorganized as the Society of the American Bacteriologists. In 1926 the organization evolved to the Michigan Branch of the Society of American Bacteriologists. In 1962, the name was changed to the Michigan Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.

American Society of Women Engineers and Architects Records

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Identifier: LR001802
Abstract Following World War I and prior to the incorporation of the Society of Women Engineers in 1950, a small group of women created the American Society of Women Engineers and Architects, a professional network to support working women engineers and counsel young women interested in pursuing engineering as a profession.The American Society of Women Engineers and Architects Collection includes correspondence related to early members Lou Alta Melton and Hilda Counts' 1919 female...

Anca Vlasopolos Published Works

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Identifier: MSS.006

Andres J. Ignasiak Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: LP000196
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, leaflets, and flyers collected by Mr. Ignasiak, who served as president of the Gear and Axle Division of UAW Ford Local 600 (1943-47), and International representative with the Auditing Department of the UAW (1949-66). The Local 600 election of 1946 is discussed.

Andrew Agelink Papers

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Identifier: UP002737
Abstract Andrew Agelink, born in 1970, was an undergraduate student at Wayne State University in the 1990s. He became Vice President of the WSU Gay/Lesbian Union in 1992 and then went on to be President and again Vice President of the organization from 1992-1994. As President, he initiated a proposal for the formation of a Gay and Lesbian Programs Office staffed with a paid full-time employee. Under his persistence the position was created a year and a half later. Agelink was also actively involved...

Andrew Court Papers

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Identifier: LP001299
Abstract Andrew Court served as an economist for the Automobile Manufacturers Association (AMA) and General Motors. Mr. Court’s papers reflect his work with these two organizations.

Angelo Deitos Papers

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Identifier: LP000653
Abstract Angelo Deitos became president of the United Auto Workers Local 78 in the 1970s. His papers document the affairs of the local and the activities of labor union militants in the auto and other industries during that time.

Ann Arbor Teachers Association Records

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Identifier: LR000280
Abstract Ann Arbor Teachers Association was formed in 1911 as a teachers club and later in 1921 affiliated with the National Education Association. The collection contains information that reflect the operation of the association with minute books from the association to its’ participation with the Michigan Education Association. The collection contains interesting information on Michigan legislation, bussing of schoolchildren and the relationships with the parent-teacher organizations.

Ann Blankenhorn Papers

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Identifier: LP000411
Abstract Ann Blankenhorn investigated and publicized the social and economic conditions in the textile, clothing, and coal mining industries in the 1920s and 30s with special emphasis on women and children. Also included are papers relating to the WPA (1934) and the imprisonment of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn in the 1950s. Important correspondents are Peter Blume and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. The materials consist of correspondence (1931-68), personal notebooks, diaries, and address books.

Ann Filardo Papers

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Identifier: LP001360
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.

Ann Francis Papers

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Identifier: LP001817
Abstract Ann Francis, a journeyman pipefitter and member of UAW Local 652, worked at the General Motors Oldsmobile plant in the early 1980's. In 1985 she became a technical instructor in the UAW-GM apprentice program and developed programs to recruit and train women and minorities for the skilled trades. From 1989 until her retirement in 1998, she managed a number of different joint union-management programs for the skilled trades at GM's Lansing plant, the most important of which was the Skilled Trades...

Ann Shafer Papers

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Identifier: UP001480
Abstract Ann Shafer has lobbied in support of women's issues, including equal pay, sex and employment discrimination, reproductive freedom, and pregnancy disability benefits throughout her career. She began working in 1946 for W.K. Kellogg Company and was active in the American Federation of Grainmillers, retiring in 1983. She has been involved with the Michigan Democratic Party politics, co-founded a chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and was one of the founding members of the...

Anna Melissa Graves Papers

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Identifier: LP000708
Abstract An associate of Peruvian political leader, Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, Anna Melissa Graves led efforts to liberate de la Torre during his imprisonment by the Peruvian government. Ms. Graves’ papers document de La Torre’s imprisonment and describe the political and social conditions of South America from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.

Anna Melissa Graves Photographs

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Identifier: LAV000708
Abstract An associate of Peruvian political leader, Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, Anna Melissa Graves led efforts to liberate de la Torre during his imprisonment by the Peruvian government. Collection consists of photographic prints of de la Torre and other unidentified persons.

Anthony Kaiser Papers

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Identifier: LP000652
Abstract Anthony Kaiser served as president of the United Chemical Workers-Congress of Industrial Workers (UCW-CIO) Local 11-155, as president of the Hamtramck Federation of Teachers, and as vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Mr. Kaiser’s papers reflect his work in the UCW and in state and local branches of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), including documentation of the AFT Hamtramck sit-down strike of 1965.

Archie W. Robinson Papers

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Identifier: LP001355
Abstract Journalist Archie Robinson served as the labor editor of the Detroit News, as a press officer for the National War Labor Board, as labor editor of the U.S. News and World Report, and authored George Meany and His Times, a history of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its president. Mr. Robinson’s papers document his career in journalism and his coverage of major labor issues.

Architectural Engineering Employees: Detroit Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR000618
Abstract The records of the AEE: Detroit Chapter consist of a paper and appendices prepared by James Skalski relating to efforts to unionize the professional and technical staffs of the architectural firms in the Detroit Metropolitan area.They reflect the problems of organizing professional groups such as engineers and architects.

ARISE Detroit! Records

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Identifier: UR002494
Abstract ARISE Detroit! is a non-profit coalition of twenty-two community groups with the mission of encouraging volunteerism in order to tackle major issues troubling the Detroit community. This collection includes administrative materials, news clippings, and advertising materials for the organizations’ special events.

Armand Nevers Papers

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Identifier: LP002448
Abstract Armand Nevers was a printer for the Detroit News for over 35 years and a member of the Detroit International Typographical Union Local 18. He participated in strikes against the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press in the 1990s and became an outspoken proponent for union rights nationally. The Armand Nevers' papers contain Detroit News strike videos, "No Scab Papers" lawn sign, two large banners, photos, labor calendars, framed Detroit News Strike graphic, clippings, pamphlets,...

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 398
Wayne State University 272
American Federation of Teachers 82
United Farm Workers 77
AFL-CIO 60
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Industrial Workers of the World 57
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 50
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 50
AFSCME 48
Service Employees International Union 46
Air Line Pilots Association 42
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
General Motors Corporation 24
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 23
Democratic Party (Mich.) 23
Merrill-Palmer Institute 20
Shanker, Albert 20
Wayne State University. College of Education 20
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 19
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 18
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 17
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
Young, Coleman A. 17
American Federation of Labor 16
Bluestone, Irving 15
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 15
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 15
Chrysler Corporation 14
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 14
Sweeney, John J. 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 14
American Civil Liberties Union 13
Detroit Public Schools 13
Ford Motor Company 13
Democratic Party (U.S.) 12
Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
Society of Women Engineers 12
Cavanagh, Jerome P. 11
National Organization for Women 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
East, Dennis 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
United States. Works Progress Administration 10
United Steelworkers 10
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
Detroit Free Press Co. 8
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 8
Cordtz, Richard 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
Textile Workers Union of America 7
United States Postal Service 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
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 6
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 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
Boggs, Grace Lee 5
Ciampa, P.J. 5
Communication Workers of America 5
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 5
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
Feldman, Sandra 5
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 5
Stern, Andy 5
United States. Agency for International Development 5
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 5
United States. National Labor Relations Board 5
United Way for Southeastern Michgian 5
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 4
Detroit News (Firm) 4
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 4
Georgakas, Dan 4
Grace Hospital (Detroit, Mich.) 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 4
Mahaffey, Maryann 4
Michigan Organization for Human Rights 4
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