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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.
Dates: 2008-03-06

William Seraile Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1921 - 1922

William Simons Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1906 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1989

William Taylor Oral Histories

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1976-05-11 - 1977-08-23

William W. Betts Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1944 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1971

Willoughby Abner Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1940 - 1973

Wilson Lowery Papers

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Identifier: LP002950
Overview Materials related to President John F. Kennedy and the UAW, that belonged to Wilson Lowery, former president of UAW Local 225 in Rockford, IL for over 20 years. Items include a photo of JFK and Walter Reuther, pamphlets about Kennedy and his policies, and a poster of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Dates: 1960 - 1964

Wilson McTeer Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1938 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Winfred G. Allen Jr. Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1972 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1974

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.
Dates: 1959 - 1970

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Records

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1964 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1995

WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1940 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1966

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,...
Dates: 1950 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1982

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...
Dates: 1910 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2003

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

 Collection
Identifier: UR000619
Abstract Subjects include: peace; human rights; anti-Semitism
Dates: 1913 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1957

Workers' Defense League Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000408
Abstract This collection of correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, trial briefs and transcripts, and published pamphlets and leaflets, thoroughly documents the Worker's Defense League's efforts to obtain justice for labor organizers, government critics, victims of racial and economic discrimination, and conscientious objectors, through established, legal processes.
Dates: 1935 - 1971

Workers' Education Local 189 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000954
Abstract Workers Education Local 189, American Federation of Teachers, was founded in November 1922 as the bargaining agent for the faculty members of Brookwood Labor College. After Brookwood closed its doors in 1937, Local 189 opened its membership to all persons, regardless of geographic location, who were engaged in workers' education. Throughout its existence Local 189 had been active in distributing workers' education materials to other members of the AFT, and to public schools, colleges and to the...
Dates: 1939 - 1977

Workmen's Circle Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000048
Abstract The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish nonprofit organization based heavily in New York City, with a number of branch organizations around the country, including Detroit, Michigan. Workmen's Circle, today, focuses on social justice activism and the promotion of Yiddish culture and education.
Dates: 1984 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1985 - 2000

Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records

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Identifier: LR002546
Abstract The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was signed into creation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to research and develop solutions for unemployment in America. During its tenure, the WPA built roads, schools, hospitals, parks, and airports. Additionally, the WPA had a hand in funding some plays, literary publications, and art projects. The WPA was dissolved in June 1943 at a time when American unemployment was relatively low as a result of the creation of jobs due to World War...
Dates: 1937 - 1940

WSU Alpha Phi Omega Records

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Identifier: WSR002663
Abstract Created in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity of college and university men who are or have previously been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The fraternity’s key goals are developing friendships and promoting service to humanity, which they do through a number of charitable efforts. The Wayne State University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the Zeta Phi chapter, was instated by the National Fraternity on May 27, 1948. This collection consists of materials...
Dates: 1948 - 1957

WSU Business and Finance Vice President David R. Baldwin Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000265
Abstract David R. Baldwin was appointed as Vice President of Business and Finance in 1969, by President Keast. He supervised Accounting, Bookstores, Budget, Building Services, Housing, Internal Auditor, Parking, Personnel Services, Public Safety, and Purchasing. The papers of Vice President for Business and finance consist of budget material, correspondence, financial records, minutes, personnel records, and staff benefits as well as reports related to the activities of David R. Baldwin. They heavily...
Dates: 1969 - 1972

WSU Family Life Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000469
Abstract An interdisciplinary, university-wide program of undergraduate and professional instruction in the broad field of family life was developed by President David Henry, Dean of Administration Clarence B. Hilberry, Dean of the College of Nursing, Katherine Favile, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Victor A. Rapport. The 5-year teaching and research program was funded via grants from the Children’s Bureau of the Michigan Department of Health. In 1951-52, the Child Growth and Development...
Dates: 1942 - 1954

Wyndham Mortimer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001171
Abstract As United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice-President, Wyndham Mortimer worked to organize the employees of General Motors Fisher Body Plant, which led to the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937, and later participated in the negotiations that achieved the first UAW-GM contract. Mr. Mortimer was active in factional struggles within the UAW as a leader of the Unity Caucus and was ultimately expelled from the UAW with charges of Communist allegiance. Mr. Mortimer’s papers document his work in the UAW,...
Dates: 1943 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1962

Yale Stuart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000159
Abstract Mr. Stuart served as president of the Detroit Joint Board of the United Public Works. His papers document the activities of the United Public Workers-CIO, and the work of Mr. Stuart with City of Detroit employees. Wage increases, collective bargaining for municipal employees, union elections, and loyalty oaths are covered.
Dates: 1945 - 1949

Young Woman's Home Association Records

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Identifier: UR001923
Abstract Organized by a group of socially prominent Detroit Women, and originally known as the Working Woman's Home Association, the YWHA provided a residence for women. Although the physical building closed in 1969, the YWHA continues to offer projects that benefit women and children in Michigan. Their records relate primarily to the operation of the residence club for working women.
Dates: 1877 - 2016

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Wayne State University. College of Education 20
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Young, Coleman A. 19
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National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 18
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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
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United States. Works Progress Administration 11
East, Dennis 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
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Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 9
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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
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
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