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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).

Bill Harris Collection

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Identifier: MSS.002

Blacks in the Labor Movement Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002210
Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...

Blaine Marrin Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002330
Abstract In 1985, an oral history was conducted with Blaine Marrin by an unidentified interviewer. Blaine Marrin was a former president of UAW Local 157 and an active UAW member since 1937. Collection consists of an audio recording of reminiscences by Marrin about his time with the UAW, as well as his prior experiences with the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA).

Blaine Marrin Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 10
Identifier: LP000204
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and other items collected by Mr. Marrin, former president of UAW Local 157 (the UAW's tool and die local for western Detroit), and a trustee of the International Union.

Blanche Rinehart Papers

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Identifier: LP000114
Abstract Correspondence, drafts, and manuscripts relating to Ms. Rinehart's biography of Samuel Gompers. Also included are interviews with Mary Anderson, Elizabeth Christman, and Mary Erb.

Blanding Sloan Papers

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Identifier: LP000674
Abstract Blanding Sloan was a puppeteer, architect, playwright, and director who was involved witht eh marionette program of the Federal Theatre Project, one of the cultural programs of the Works Progress Administration. His papers reflect his involvement with the FTP in San Francisco and with the Unemployed Co-operative Distribution Association.

Boaz Siegel Oral History

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Identifier: LOH000994
Abstract In May 1985, Philip Mason interviewed labor lawyer and Wayne State University law faculty member Boaz Siegel. Collection consists of the interview recording. Siegel talks about his background including his socialist upbringing, experiences as a labor educator and school teacher, his long career as a labor lawyer including his contributions to the UAW, especially the development of its benefits program, and his time in private practice and on the faculty of the Wayne State University Law School.

Boaz Siegel Papers

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Identifier: WSP000022
Abstract The papers of Boaz Siegel, a faculty member of the Wayne University Law School, consist primarily of meeting minutes and agendas for the Council of Deans, the University Council, and the Faculty Affairs Committee of the University Council. Also included are correspondence and miscellaneous materials pertaining to these organizations. Boaz Siegel served as Acting Secretary of the Faculty Affairs Committee of the University Council beginning in 1949, succeeding the former secretary, Chairman R.J....

Bob Allison Oral History

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Identifier: UOH001925
Abstract In 2005, Mike Smith interviewed Detroit media personality Bob Allison, whose real name is Bob Allesee. Collection consists of audio recordings and electronic transcripts of the two-part interview. Allison talks about growing up in LaPorte, Indiana; his radio career prior to settling in Detroit; his military service during the Korean War; his radio career in Detroit, including hosting the longrunning "Ask Your Neighbor" program on WWJ and WNZK; his television career, including the Twin...

Bob Barber Papers

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Identifier: LP001252
Abstract Bob Barber worked as a journalist, writing for the United Farm Workers publication, El Malcriado, reporting for KSAN and KPFA radio stations in California’s Bay Area, and as a freelance writer. Mr. Barber’s papers center on his work covering California farm labor election issues.

Bob Johnson Papers

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Identifier: LR001345
Abstract Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become President of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an International Vice President of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died...

Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner Papers

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Identifier: UP001725
Abstract Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner wrote a stage adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, as her master's thesis while earning a Master of Arts degree in English at Wayne State University. After obtaining the stage rights for the novel, the play "To Gleam It Around, To Show My Shine," was first performed in 1983 at Wayne State's Hilberry Theater. Ms. Rattner worked as an advocate of African-American literature, particularly of the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes,...

Boys Republic Records

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Identifier: UR000914
Abstract Boys Republic was originally incorporated in 1890 as the Home of Industry with the express purpose of providing food, clothing, shelter and employment to prisoners discharged from Michigan correctional institutions. Around 1909, the Home acquired the unofficial name, Ford Republic, reflecting both the generosity of Mrs. E. L. Ford and her daughters, who provided money for a dormitory, power plant and water and sewage systems at the Home's new 70-acre farm northwest of Detroit, and the treatment...

Brendan Sexton Papers

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Identifier: LP001046
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including positions such as president of the New York Workers Alliance, National Secretary of the Workers Defense League, and Regional Director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Education. Mr. Sexton served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and...

Bricklayers and Masons International Union of America Records

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Identifier: LR001141
Abstract Contains: Executive Board materials

Briggs Strike Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002211
Abstract In 1975, James Coppess interviewed labor organizers involved in the 1933 Briggs strike in Detroit, as part of research for his master's thesis at Wayne State University. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for three interviews. Briggs workers and labor organizers John W. Anderson (Briggs metal worker and IWW organizer), William V. Banks (attorney and Detroit head of the International Labor Defense, later founder of WGPR TV and radio stations), and Fred Valle (barber and IWW...

British Columbia Teachers' Federation Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: LR000871
Abstract Teaching labor history in Canada.

Brookwood Labor College: Mark and Helen Norton Starr Papers

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Identifier: LR000567
Abstract With a background in teaching history and economics in England, Mark Starr moved to the U.S. and went to work for Brookwood Labor College as extension director in 1928. He became Director of the Ladies Garment Workers Union Educational Department in 1934, where he served for almost 30 years publishing pamphlets and articles on workers' education and labor history. In the 1960s he traveled for the International Labour Office gathering information and training labor leaders in foreign countries....

Brookwood Labor College Photographs

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Identifier: LAV000567_BLC
Abstract Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York was founded in 1921 as an experimental college for labor specific classes. It was a residential college different from traditional colleges. It only lasted until 1937 when it fell victim to the depression. Collection documents students, faculty, and other labor leaders affiliated with the school, as well as the buildings and grounds of the Brookwood Labor College. Classes, Brookwood Labor Player performances, and other student activities are also...

Brookwood Labor College Records

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Identifier: LR000567_BLC
Abstract Brookwood Labor College was a co-educational resident workers' institution which called for progressive, non-factional education for workers as it sought to play an increasing role in the task of building a militant, intelligent, powerful labor movement. Their records document the operation of the college during its sixteen years.

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Records

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Identifier: LR001535
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July, 1887 under the name of the Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan in 1913, and is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more railroad systems...

Bruce L. Harkness Poletown Photographs

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Identifier: WSAV002727
Abstract Bruce Harkness photographed the area known as “Poletown,” a multi-ethnic, multi-racial urban area on Detroit’s East Side, from February to December 1981. These photographs document the hundreds of buildings and businesses that were demolished to make way for the construction of a General Motors assembly plant. In addition, Harkess captured vibrant urban exteriors and interiors, neighborhood landmarks, residents, and street scenes. The collection is comprised of 200 8’x10’ silver gelatin,...

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 398
Wayne State University 268
American Federation of Teachers 81
United Farm Workers 78
AFL-CIO 60
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Industrial Workers of the World 57
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 49
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 49
AFSCME 48
Service Employees International Union 44
Air Line Pilots Association 42
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
General Motors Corporation 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 18
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 18
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 17
Young, Coleman A. 17
American Federation of Labor 15
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
Democratic Party (U.S.) 12
Ford Motor Company 12
Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
Sociey of Women Engineers 12
National Organization for Women 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
Cavanagh, Jerome P. 10
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
Detroit Free Press Co. 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 8
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 7
Cordtz, Richard 7
National Farm Workers Association 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
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
Textile Workers Union of America 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
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 5
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
Feldman, Sandra 5
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 5
Mahaffey, Maryann 5
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 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
Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 5
Boggs, Grace Lee 4
Communication Workers of America 4
Detroit News (Firm) 4
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 4
Georgakas, Dan 4
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 4
Michigan Organization for Human Rights 4
Michigan State AFL-CIO 4
Pflug, Warner W. 4
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