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William Humphreys Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000170
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, briefs, agreements, clippings, and miscellaneous materials collected by Mr. Humphreys, who served as president of UAW Local 539 at the Campbell Wyant and Cannon Foundry, Muskegon, Michigan; vice-president of Michigan CIO Council; UAW International representative; and assistant director of the UAW Foundry Wage and Hour Council. Subjects include NLRB election at Albion Malleable Iron Company (1952-53), and National War Labor Board (1945).

William J. Stapleton, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: WSP000030
Abstract Born in Detroit in 1876, he held a medical degree, a pharmacy degree and a law degree, all earned from Detroit colleges. The collection provides papers from his administrative duties in the School of Medicine. Also contained in the collection is historical information about St. Mary’s Hospital and Receiving Hospital, as well as Alpha Omega Alpha, Mu Kappa Phi and Phi Rho Sigma fraternities. Dr. Stapleton’s speeches and articles are included in the collection.

William Kessler and Associates Records

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Identifier: LR001214
Abstract Subjects include: Poletown section of Detroit

William Kircher Papers

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Identifier: LP000606
Abstract Mr. Kircher went to work in a defense plant in Cincinnati in 1941 and helped organize UAW Local 647. Subsequently, he held a number of staff positions with the UAW until 1955, when he became assistant director of organization of the AFL-CIO. From 1956 to 1964, Mr. Kircher served as assistant director of Region IX of the AFL-CIO. After returning to his former position as assistant director of organization (1 964-65), Kircher was appointed to succeed John W. Livingston as director of organization...

William Lucy Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002239
Abstract William "Bill" Lucy was a long-serving leader in AFSCME. A civil engineer in Contra Costa, California, he joined AFSCME in 1956 and was involved in the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME from 1972 to 2010. He co-founded the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in 1972 and was involved in the civil rights and anti-Apartheid movements. Philip Mason conducted an audio interview with William Lucy in 2001 and a video interview with him in 2002....

William M. Seabron Papers

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Identifier: LP000511
Abstract Correspondence, reports, clippings, resolutions, financial reports, minutes, notes, and speeches collected by Mr. Seabron. He served as the Industrial Relations Secretary for the Minneapolis Urban League from 1944-50; from 1950-56, he was the assistant to the director of the Michigan Fair Employment Practices Commission; from 1962-65, assistant to the director of personnel in the Department of Agriculture. Since 1965 he has been a special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. Additional...

William M. Trap Papers

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Identifier: WSP000348
Abstract William Trap began as a philosophy professor at the Colleges of the City of Detroit in 1923, and was promoted to department head in 1929, a position he held until his retirement in 1955. Trap also served as president of the Detroit Philosophical Society and of the Wayne University Club from 1938 to 1940. The collection reflects his involvement at the university, and the papers of the Detroit Philosophical Society and the Wayne University Club.

William Ogden Papers

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Identifier: LP000050
Abstract One copy of the original Studebaker-UAW contract of May 21, 1937.

William Oliver Papers

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Identifier: LP000164
Abstract In 1941, William Oliver became the first African-American to serve on the executive board of UAW Ford Local 400. Five years later he was co-director, with Walter Reuther, of the UAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department, of which he became sole director after Reuther's death in 1970. Oliver's papers reflect his work under the auspices of the UAW Fair Practices Department as well as his involvement with the NAACP throughout the 1970s and 1980s as vice-president and president of the...

William Palmer Papers

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Identifier: UP000693
Abstract William Palmer was active in Michigan politics, serving three consecutive terms as a state senator of the thirteenth district. His papers reflect his time in office.

William R. Stocking, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: WSP000006
Abstract William Stocking began as an English teacher and athletic coach for Central High School in 1908. He was promoted to Assistant Principal in 1913. The collection provides information about Central High School, specifically the English Department, the football team and David Mackenzie.

William Schumer Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 9
Identifier: UOH002306
Abstract In 2008, Mike Smith interviewed Detroit businessman William "Bill" Schumer, co-owner with his wife, Irene, of longrunning family business General Linen and Uniform Service and an active member in Detroit's Jewish community. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript. Covers Schumer's business life and his personal and professional involvement with the Jewish community.

William Seraile Papers

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Identifier: LP000960
Abstract A specialist in African-American history, William Seraile served on the faculty of the Department of Black Studies of Herbert H. Lehman College, New York City. Mr. Seraile’s papers primarily relate to his research on Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizer Ben Fletcher.

William Simons Papers

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Identifier: LP001761
Abstract William Simons began his career as a high school teacher when he joined the black American Federation of Teachers union in Washington D.C. A year later the local was integrated and Simons served in several positions before assuming the presidency, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1991. He also served as an officer in the national organization as part of the Progressive and United Action caucuses and was involved in Democratic Party politics. His papers document his career with...

William Taylor Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001677
Abstract In 1976, William "Bill" Taylor, who had worked as an assistant to Cesar Chavez, interviewed labor activists affiliated with the United Farm Workers (UFW). Collection consists of audio recordings of 18 interviews, plus transcripts for 5 of the interviews (Marc Grossman, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, and Mary Lou Watson). Interviewees affiliated with the UFW and its predecessor organizations AWOC and NFWA from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s discuss how they got involved with the UFW; their...

William W. Betts Papers

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Identifier: LP000558
Abstract The papers of William Betts reflect his work with Braniff and ALPA, especially his efforts as the Central Air Safety Chairman for Braniff.

Willoughby Abner Papers

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Identifier: UP000545
Abstract The papers of Mr. Abner reflect his work with the UAW, and to a lesser extent, his involvement in civil rights and community activities.Part I consists of correspondence, reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous publications reflecting Mr. Abner's positions with the UAW and his social concerns. Until 1963 Mr. Abner was with the Education and Citizenship Department of UAW Region 4, located in Chicago. In 1963 he moved to Detroit to become the assistant director of the Leadership Study...

Wilson McTeer Papers

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Identifier: WSP000026
Abstract Born in Marysville Tennessee in 1905. B.A. at Marysville College in 1925, served as an instructor of psychology at the College from 1925-1927. McTeer completed his graduate work at University of Chicago in 1928, completed his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1930, and joined the faculty of College of the City of Detroit, where he taught psychology until he retired in 1971. This collection reflects McTeer’s work with University Council Budget Committee, and Liberal Arts Committee work. Subjects such as...

Winfred G. Allen Jr. Papers

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Identifier: LP000864
Abstract An Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech at Ambassador College, Pasadena, California, Winfred Allen received his doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles in June, 1977. The papers of Mr. Allen consist primarily of correspondence relating to his dissertation research on Eugene Debs, Daniel DeLeon, and William Haywood, with emphasis on the speeches of the latter.

Winthrop Yinger Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 15-18
Identifier: LP001020
Abstract Winthrop Yinger served as the Executive Director of the Fresno Area Council of Churches and the Fresno Area Migrant Workers and in the English Department of Fresno State College, where he established a repository of materials related to the farm worker movement. Mr. Yinger's papers relate to Cesar Chavez and the San Joaquin Valley Farm Workers Collection of Fresno State College.

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Records

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Identifier: LR001909
Abstract The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (WFNHP) is part of the healthcare division of the American Federation of Teachers. The WFNHP began as the Staff Nurses Council of Milwaukee (SNC), which won the right to represent nurses in 1965. Originally, the SNC was affiliated with the American Nurses Association (ANA), but due in part to the ANA’s reluctance to participate in collective bargaining, the SNC disaffiliated in 1977. In 1979, the SNC began expanding to include...

WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files

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Identifier: UR001359
Overview The WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files consists of the FBI FOIA release files and related correspondence concerning Walter P. Reuther. The files were released by the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and were then obtained by WJBK-TV Inc. under the direction of WJBK-TV Inc. reporter, William J. Gallagher, in 1987. The majority of the FBI files contain records concerning an internal security investigation of Walter Reuther and the United Auto Workers (UAW) between 1940...

Women for the United Foundation Records

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Identifier: UR002538
Abstract In 1949, 17,000 women volunteers helped the United Foundation achieve success with its Torch Drive campaign. In 1954, it was decided that an auxiliary women’s group would be formed to work year-round in support of United Foundation projects. It was called the United Foundation Women’s Organization (UFWO). By 1964, the name was changed to Women for the United Foundation (WUF). The organization works under a set of by-laws and consists of an Executive Board, Board of Directors, Advisory Board,...

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Detroit Branch Records

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Identifier: UR001870
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...

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: Meta Riseman Records

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Identifier: UR000619
Abstract Subjects include: peace; human rights; anti-Semitism

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Labor unions 582
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Labor movement 92
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African Americans 53
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Women's rights 40
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Social history 34
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Detroit (Mich.)--Riot, 1967 16
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Detroit -- Economic conditions 13
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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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