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Wilbur and Mary Alice Baldinger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000902
Abstract Mary Alice Baldinger served as executive director of the National Civil Liberties Clearing House from 1949 to 1971. Wilbur Baldinger worked as a reporter, as editor of The Guild Reporter from 1941 to 1944, and as director of publications for the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 1961 to1971.

The papers of Wilbur and Mary Alice Baldinger document their careers and reflect their efforts to promote civil liberties and human rights.

Will Poyfair Papers

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Identifier: LP000916
Abstract Contains diaries of workers at Buick Motor Co. (Flint, Michigan).

Willard R. Lenz Papers

 Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: WSP000051
Abstract Willard Lenz was a student of the College of the City of Detroit and Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery. The collection contains memorabilia from his days as a student.

William A. Ryan Papers

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Identifier: UP000578
Abstract William Ryan served as a president of United Auto Workers Local 104 and in the Michigan House of Representatives for Wayne County’s 3rd District. Mr. Ryan’s papers relate to his tenure as the Democratic Speaker of the House for the Michigan State Legislature. Parochiaid and the State School Aid Act are among important issues documented in the collection.

William and Ann Kemsley Papers

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Identifier: LP000943
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 174, William Kemsley held various offices as an organizer and advocate of union education. Mr. Kemsley served as education director of the Michigan Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as a staff member of the Economic Cooperation Administration in Paris, and as a representative of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to the United Nations. Journalist Ann Kemsley was editor of the Wisconsin CIO News and wrote for...

William B. Gould IV Papers

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Identifier: LP001277
Abstract William Gould IV served as lead counsel in the class-action racial discrimination lawsuit, Stamps v. Detroit Edison, filed on behalf of Edison employee Willie Stamps and the Association for the Betterment of Black Edison Employees. Mr. Gould’s papers document the proceedings of Stamps v. Detroit Edison.

William Beckham Jr. Papers

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Identifier: UP001756
Overview William J. Beckham (1940-2000) was originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was educated at the Detroit Institute of Technology (1959-1960), Wayne State University (1960-1962), American University (1962-1964), and the University of Maryland (1965-1966). During these years he took courses in political science. Beckham went on to pursue a career in politics at both the local and national level. In 1964, Beckham worked on Senator Phillip Hart’s campaign and then joined his staff from 1965-1973. Later...

William Bledsoe Papers

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Identifier: UP002783
Abstract William F. Bledsoe held a long career in the field of law. Working under Attorney General Frank Kelley, as well as being elected to the 30th District Court in Highland Park, Judge Bledsoe is particularly noted for cases pertaining to civil rights issues.

William Burrus Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002207
Abstract In 2003, Reuther archivist Carrolyn Davis interviewed labor leader William "Bill" Burrus. Burrus served as vice president (1980-2001) and president (2001-2010) of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), and he was the first African American to be directly elected by member vote to the presidency of a national labor union. Collection consists of the interview recording. Over the nearly four-hour-long interview, Burrus ranges on a variety of topics covering his background, postal career, union...

William C. Davis Papers

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Identifier: LP000547
Abstract These papers primarily consist of various meetings and special projects of ALPA. Most of it is related to the ALPA Board of Directors and Executive Board for the 1960s and early 1970s. The material was collected by Mr. Davis, but generated by ALPA.

William C. Gausmann Papers

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Identifier: LP000901
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.

William C. Stark Papers

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Identifier: LP000970
Abstract William Stark was a teacher in the Cleveland public schools and his papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings and a few newsletters dealing with problems in the Cleveland public schools, including student violence, busing and teacher morale in the years 1975 to 1992.

William Cahn Papers

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Identifier: LP000808
Abstract The first Connecticut member of the Newspaper Guild and a founding officer of the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council, William Cahn worked as a writer and graphic artist. His work includes the award-winning labor history campaign sponsored by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU), and extensive journalistic coverage of the rise of industrial unionism during the Depression. Mr. Cahn’s papers document his interest in labor issues, including the ILGWU advertising...

William Cook Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 6-7
Identifier: LP001138
Abstract William Cook served as a representative for the Wayne County Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) at two Joint Merger meetings held between the Wayne County Federation of Labor and the Wayne County CIO. Mr. Cook's papers pertain to the problems encountered in effecting the merger of the AFL and the CIO in the Metro-Detroit area.

William Copeland Papers

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Identifier: UP000273
Abstract Mr. Copeland has represented the Twenty-seventh District (the Downriver area of Wayne County) in the Michigan House of Representatives since 1952. He serves as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and is also a member of the Capital Outlay, Administrative Rules, Air Pollution, and Water Pollution committees. His papers cover tuition grants, Michigan Osteopathic College, pollution problems, water resources planning, mental health, state budgets, and Democratic politics. Correspondents...

William Dufty Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: D, Box 4, Folder: 5-8
Identifier: LP000388
Abstract During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Mr. Dufty served in various public relations positions with the UAW. He was public relations director for the UAW's drive to organize the aircraft industry; most of the correspondence and clippings in the collection concern this phase of his career.

William E. Trautmann Papers

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Identifier: LP001660
Abstract A founding member and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), William Trautmann served as secretary-treasurer and on the first IWW executive board. As an IWW organizer, Mr. Trautmann led the 1909 McKees Rocks, Pa. Pressed Steel Car Company Strike and the Lawrence, Mass. textile workers strike of 1912. Mr. Trautmann’s papers include a portion of an unpublished autobiography manuscript describing his experiences with the IWW and his involvement in various factional disputes.

William F. Brabenec Papers

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Identifier: LP001866
Overview William F. Brabenec was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1933. A third-generation newspaper worker, Brabenec began working for The Detroit News in 1960 as a printer. Brabenec was a member of Detroit Typographical Union #18. Brabenec died in August 2015, at the age of 83. The Detroit Newspaper Strike began on July 13, 1995. Over 2,000 newspaper workers, concerned with the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News plans to switch from employee distribution to independent contractors, walked out of work....

William Fredrick Papers

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Identifier: WSP000390
Abstract William Fredrick, former Chairman of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Director of the Detroit Department of Health, enjoyed a career which spanned forty years. Highlights of his career include participation on a team which helped solve the lead poisoning problem in the auto industry during the 1930s and being appointed by Michigan Governor William Milliken to chair the state's Occupational Health Standards Commission in 1975....

William Genske Papers

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Identifier: LP000024
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, pamphlets, and miscellaneous printed materials collected by Mr. Genske, who served as financial secretary and chairman of the Shop Committee, UAW Local 581 at the Fisher Body plant, Flint, Michigan. He was also a participant in the 1937 Flint sit-downs. Material covers UAW factionalism ( 1940-60). Correspondents are David Dubinsky, Richard Gosser, John L. Lewis, Ralph Marlatt, Blair Moody, Philip Murray, Jacob Potofsky, Victor Reuther, and G. Mennen Williams.

William Gernaey Papers

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Identifier: LP002782
Abstract William Gernaey was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 27, 1903. He attended the University of Michigan from 1920-1923 and majored in political economics. From there he studied one year each of business administration and accounting at Detroit Business University. From 1923 to 1927 Gernaey was employed by the Chrysler Corporation Detroit, as an industrial efficiency expert. From there he transitioned to investigating communist activities as an operative from 1927 to 1936. As...

William Goldmann Papers

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Identifier: LP000288
Abstract Clippings, correspondence, briefs, affidavits, notes, contracts, minutes, and leaflets collected by Mr. Goldmann, who was president (1940-46) and member of the Shop Bargaining Committee of UAW Local 230 (Chrysler- Los Angeles), and International representative to UAW Region 6 (Western US). Subjects include the conspiracy trial of Local 230 members (1939); LaFollette Senate Committee Hearings; and Local 230 Strike (1957). George Addes is a principal correspondent.

William Hanna Photographs

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Identifier: UAV002562
Overview William Hanna worked for the city of Detroit. During the course of the work day and on his free time, Hanna would capture events in the city that he personally found interesting or of importance. The photographs in his collection consist of black and white snapshots of the building of the Fort St. County Building and the changing river front, and color snapshots of buildings, streets, and people during the civil unrest in Detroit in 1967.

William Hardy Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: LP000318
Abstract The William Hardy papers consist of a Victor Reuther speech given on January 28, 1937.

William Henkelman Papers

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Identifier: LP000610
Abstract William Henkelman served in WWI as a member of the American expedition to Russia, Michigan 'Polar Bear' unit. He became active in the Industrial Workers of the World after the war. His papers reflect his service in Russia and involvement in the IWW.

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Labor unions 582
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Detroit (Mich.) 152
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Strikes and lockouts 124
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Labor movement 92
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Women 36
Migrant agricultural laborers 35
Social history 34
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World War, 1939-1945 29
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Jewish culture: arts, media and heritage 15
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 399
Wayne State University 281
American Federation of Teachers 83
United Farm Workers 78
AFL-CIO 60
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Industrial Workers of the World 58
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 53
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 51
AFSCME 50
Service Employees International Union 47
Air Line Pilots Association 43
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
General Motors Corporation 24
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 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
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
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
American Civil Liberties Union 13
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
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
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 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
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
Feldman, Sandra 5
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 5
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 5
Mahaffey, Maryann 5
Michigan State AFL-CIO 5
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