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Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records

 Collection
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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Walter P. Reuther Library 1921
Wayne State University Library System Special Collections 11
 
Subject
Labor unions 582
Labor 338
Detroit (Mich.) 154
Oral histories 132
Civil rights 127
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Strikes and lockouts 125
Automobile industry and trade 112
Education 112
Labor movement 98
Transcripts 96
Sound recordings 90
Women in the labor movement 88
Labor unions -- Organizing 83
Collective bargaining 78
Michigan -- Politics and government 69
Agricultural laborers 59
Politics, Practical 59
Boycotts 57
African Americans 54
Communism 48
Agriculture 44
Socialism 42
Women's rights 40
Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 36
Women 36
Migrant agricultural laborers 35
Social history 34
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 33
Jews. American 33
Migrant workers 33
Automobile industry workers 29
Community-based social services 29
Housing 29
World War, 1939-1945 29
Contract negotiations 28
Community organization 26
Education, Higher 23
Grievance procedures 23
Labor education 23
Medical care 23
Michigan 23
Child labor 21
Collective bargaining -- Teachers 20
Labor unions -- Factionalism 20
Labor unions and communism 20
Jewish culture: arts, media and heritage 19
Labor disputes 19
Airlines 18
Radicalism 18
Airlines -- Collective bargaining 17
Equal rights amendments 17
Human rights 17
Pay equity 17
Video recordings 17
Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1967 16
School integration 16
Sex discrimination 16
Airlines -- Employees 15
Detroit -- social conditions 15
Mining engineering 15
Social service 15
Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 15
Child care 14
Labor leaders -- United States 14
Public welfare 14
Race relations 14
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 14
Affirmative action 13
Airlines -- Mergers 13
Detroit -- Economic conditions 13
Nurses 13
Public employees 13
African American labor union members 12
Arbitration, Industrial 12
Desegregation 12
Poverty 12
Reproductive rights 12
Strikes and lockouts -- Airlines 12
Urban renewal 12
African American labor leaders 11
Air pilots 11
Buildings -- Detroit (Mich.) 11
Labor unions -- Jurisdictional disputes 11
Photographs 11
Women labor leaders 11
Aeronautics Safety measures 10
Airlines -- Management 10
Collective bargaining -- Government employees 10
Collective labor agreements 10
Community service 10
Dance 10
Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 10
Grievance arbitration 10
Health care employees 10
Immigrants -- United States 10
Minorities 10
Newspaper strike, Detroit, Michigan, 1995-2000 10
Plant shutdowns 10
Retirees 10
Teachers 10
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Language
Spanish; Castilian 3
Polish 2
Italian 1
 
Names
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 400
Wayne State University 284
American Federation of Teachers 83
United Farm Workers 78
AFL-CIO 60
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Industrial Workers of the World 60
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 53
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 51
AFSCME 50
Service Employees International Union 47
Air Line Pilots Association 42
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
General Motors Corporation 24
Wurf, Jerry, 1919-1981 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
Democratic Party (U.S.) 19
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 19
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 19
Young, Coleman A. 19
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
Woodcock, Leonard 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
Detroit Free Press Co. 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 Symphony Orchestra 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 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, 1921-2015 6
Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 6
Kramer, Leo 6
Michigan State AFL-CIO 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 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
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