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Arthur C. Turgeon Papers

 Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: WSP000188
Abstract The collection includes student papers, two to three pages in length, covering a wide variety of topics, all written by Turgeon as a student in Professor Van Horn’s English II, circa 1931. Turgeon received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wayne University, completing his graduate education of University of Michigan. He taught French at Wayne from the mid-1930’s until 1958.

Arthur Elder Papers

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Identifier: LP000075
Overview The collection contains correspondence, reports, and a scrapbook relating to the AFL and education from 1941 to 1949, as well as correspondence, reports, resolutions, studies, hearings, and clippings pertaining to the American Federation of Teachers from 1934 to 1950, the Michigan Federation of Teachers from 1937 to 1949, and the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1921 to 1951. It also contains correspondence relating to the organizing efforts of the MFT from 1939 to 1953, and to the dismissal...

Arthur F. Lederle Papers

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Identifier: UP000559
Abstract Arthur Lederle taught in Detroit Public Schools before entering a legal career, culminating in his tenure as Judge of the Federal District Court for Eastern Michigan. He continued to be involved with education throughout his career. His papers reflect his position in Democratic Party affairs, his interest in court administration and civil procedure, the major case over which he presided and his educational activities.

Arthur Hughes Papers

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Identifier: LP000233
Abstract Mr. Hughes served as the assistant director of the UAW Chrysler Department beginning in 1948, and was actively involved in Chrysler negotiations until he retired in 1978. He previously served in several elected positions, including president, of UAW Local 140 in Warren, Michigan. Part I of Mr. Hughes' papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings which cover principally the Chrysler negotiations from 1945 to 1960. Part II primarily covers his years in the UAW Chrysler Dept.,...

Arthur W. Calhoun Papers

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Identifier: LP000503
Abstract Arthur Calhoun was an author of many published books, a scholar, and a teacher at a large number of American universities, focusing largely on economics and sociology. His papers reflect both his personal and professional interests and are mainly comprised of manuscripts of his writings on subjects as diverse as religion, history, workers education, gerontology, and the humanities.

Ashby C. McGraw Papers

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Identifier: LP000335
Abstract Mr. McGraw was active in the unionization of the California aircraft industry from the early 1930s to the 1960s. Correspondence, press releases, handbills, notes, proceedings, and other materials document his career as an International Association of Machinists Local Lodge president, district secretary-treasurer, business representative, and Grand Lodge representative. He also served on advisory committees to the Institutes of Industrial Relations at the University of California and UCLA. Among...

Association for Union Democracy Records

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Identifier: LR001085
Abstract The Association for Union Democracy grew out of the publication of Union Democracy in Action, a newsletter created by Herman Benson in 1959 to promote democracy within unions. The records of the Association for Union Democracy reflect Herman Benson's interest in the struggles for democracy within unions, particularly the painters', seamen's and steelworkers' unions. To a lesser degree, the papers reflect his interest in general labor concerns.

Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit Records

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Identifier: LR000291
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, and handbills. The Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit was a liberal Roman Catholic group organized in 1938 to strengthen the trade union movement along Christian lines. The main project of the Detroit chapter was the publication of the Michigan Labor Leader, which eventually became the Wage Earner. The paper took a leading role in the campaign against communism. In addition to publishing the newspaper, the ACTU...

Association of Flight Attendants: Dallas Records

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Identifier: LR000981
Abstract The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) formed in 1973 after the Stewards and Stewardesses Division of the Air Line Pilots Association broke to form an independent association. The records of the AFA-Dallas Collection relate primarily to organizational proceedings of the international union.

Association of Municipal Professional Women Records

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Identifier: UR002359
Abstract Association of Municipal Professional Women (AMPW), organized in 1975, was an organization open to women who were employed in the city of Detroit and held professional titles. The organization’s primary purpose was to provide professional women in all departments to meet and network on a citywide basis, as well as to create a forum for common interests and discuss common problems. The organization disbanded in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Records of the AMPW reflect the organization’s...

Association of Urban Universities Secretary-Treasurer's Records

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Identifier: WSR000494
Abstract The Association of Urban Universities was founded in 1914. The Association promoted the study of problems of particular interest to urban universities, including adult education, community service of an urban university, and university extension. Its principal activity was an annual Fall meeting. At these meetings, topics of particular concern to urban universities were discussed by the delegates and these discussions were published in the Proceedings following the meeting. The Association also...

Auto-Lite Strike Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000687
Abstract In 1973, Philip A. Korth led a project in which he and others at Michigan State University conducted interviews with individuals involved in the 1934 Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, Ohio, as part of his research on the subject. The collection consists of 30 interviews. Recordings exist for all of the interviews, and transcripts exist for 25 of them.

Automotive Salesmen's Association Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: LR000885
Abstract Ford and Chrysler dealership sales staff unionization.

Bakery & Confectionery Workers International Union Polish Local 77 Records

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Identifier: LR001701
Abstract The Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union formed in 1969 from the union of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America (f. 1886) and the American Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union (f. 1957). Local 77 in Detroit was organized and chartered in 1916 by immigrants from Poland under the official name Polish Local No. 77 of the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners, Labor Federation of America. This collection documents official...

Barbara Kohler Inuit Art Resources Collection

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Identifier: MSS-010
Scope and Contents This collection consists of paper media related to Inuit art. Although the collection is primarily focused on the Inuit of Canada, American and Greenlandic contributions are also represented. Materials include exhibition pamphlets, regionally-focused booklets, relevant magazines, and other related documentation.

Barry Roderick Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 14
Identifier: LP001333
Abstract The papers of historian and collector Barry Roderick relate to left-wing political activities in Alaska. Included are flyers announcing events sponsored by the Juneau-Douglas Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Juneau Third World Perspective.

Ben Edelbrock Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP001157
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 174

Ben Legere Papers

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Identifier: LP000709
Abstract Union activist Benjamin Legere worked in the theater as an actor, playwright, and director and participated in both the American and Canadian labor movements as a member of the General Executive Board of the Canadian One Big Union and an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Legere’s papers reflect his activities in the American and Canadian labor movements, California politics, and the theater.

Ben Martin Papers

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Identifier: LP002372
Abstract Ben Martin (d. 2013) a long-time Detroit area resident, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58 since at least the 1970s. He also drew the comic strip Ben Sez, a humorous depiction of members of the union and union issues.

The collection contains five three-ring binders of original comic strips drawn by Ben Martin. The comics are of Ben Sez, a comic strip that chronicles personalities within the IBEW Local 58 from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Bernard Firestone Papers

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Identifier: LP001444
Abstract Bernard Firestone served as secretary-treasurer of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers (ACTWU) Chicago and Central States Joint Board, and as vice-president of the Metro Detroit American Federation of Labor-Council of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The papers of Mr. Firestone reflect his work as a labor activist and his involvement in community affairs.

Bernard G. Hoffman Papers

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Identifier: LP000445
Abstract Mr. Hoffman served as union steward at the Briggs Manufacturing Company and Chrysler Corporation in the 1940's and 1950's. He also served as secretary of the Briggs Joint Apprenticeship Committee and secretary- treasurer of the National Skilled Trades Council, UAW-CIO. The bulk of the collection comprises minutes, pamphlets, newsletters, agreements, and personal notes relating to his union activities. Of particular value are Mr. Hoffman's daily notes on plant activities written during his years...

Bernard Schuck Papers

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Identifier: LP000989
Abstract Bernard Schuck worked for many years for the Guide Lamp division of General Motors at their Anderson, Indiana plant. He edited The Lampmaker, the plant’s union paper, published by UAW Local 663. After he retired from Guide Lamp, he went on to edit the newsletter for the Midwest Labor Press Association. He was an active member of the labor press throughout his life.His papers reflect his participation in various labor press association conferences, and his years as a news editor....

Bette Murphy Papers

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Identifier: LP001357
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Ms. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career.

Beulah Groehn Croxford Papers

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Identifier: UP002603
Abstract From the 1960s to the early 2000s, Beulah Groehn Croxford was a resident of West Canfield Street, located between Second and Third Avenues in Detroit, Michigan. Croxford lived in a historic home, actively working for the preservation of both her block and neighborhood. In 1969, Croxford organized the Canfield West-Wayne Preservation Association, created to enable the restoration and preservation of the block’s homes. Additionally, she succeeded in creating Detroit’s first historic district in...

Bill Goode Papers

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Identifier: LP001165
Abstract Bill Goode served as United Auto Workers Director of Education and as Director of the UAW’s Black Lake Family Education Center. Mr. Goode’s papers include declassified Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files relating the alleged Communist affiliations of Nat Ganley, Walter Reuther, and the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU).

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Shanker, Albert 20
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International Brotherhood of Teamsters 19
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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
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International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 8
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Cordtz, Richard 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
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Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 6
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Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 6
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Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
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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
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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
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