Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 337 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Department of Research and Education (R & E) developed to provide information and educational materials for officers and members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). R & E, under the director F. John Miller, not only produced and distributed information in the form of manuals, handbooks, and guides, but aimed to develop, expand, and continually improve a collection of educational and training material to support NALC departments and research projects, and assist in...
Abstract The position of executive assistant to the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) assumes duties and responsibilities that address the needs and requirements of the existing NALC president. F. John Miller held the position of executive assistant to President Vincent R. Sombrotto from 1984 to 2002, and later President William H. Young from 2002 until 2005. After earning a graduate and doctoral degree in history from the University of Minnesota, and a law degree from...
Abstract The constitutional amendment creating the Office of the Executive Vice President for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was approved by the delegates of the 48th Biennial Convention in 1972. The collection contains the records of the second and third officers to hold this position, Tony Huerta (1976-1986) and Francis J. Conners (1986-1998).
Abstract J. Joseph Vacca was elected the 15th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) at the 50th Biennial Convention in 1976, with his official term beginning in January of 1977. Vacca began his career in the Post Office Department at Branch No. 40 in Cleveland in 1948. Moving quickly through the ranks, Vacca served as station representative and branch president before being elected national assistant secretary-treasurer in 1968, vice president in 1972, and executive vice...
Abstract James H. Rademacher was elected the 14th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) at the 46th Biennial Convention in 1968 and held that position until 1976. Rademacher was born into a family of letter carriers, and began his career as a temporary substitute carrier in 1941. During his time at Branch No. 1 in Detroit, Rademacher entered into union activity by accepting the job of station representative. From there, Rademacher served as Branch secretary, then president,...
Abstract During the 40th Biennial Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1956, delegates approved a plan to reorganize the administration, resulting in the elimination of the treasurer position, and the formation of a secretary-treasurer who would assume the duties of both offices. Other responsibilities now under the new secretary-treasurer position included supervision of regional offices, maintaining and publishing a record of all proceedings, overseeing funds, and...
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Office of the Vice President primarily contains the records of Francis J. Conners, who during his tenure as vice president served under Presidents J. Joseph Vaccan and Vincent R. Sombrotto from 1976 until his election as national executive vice president in 1986.
Abstract Nat Ganley and Saul Wellman were both active in the Communist Party, particularly in Michigan, and were both tried under the Smith Act. Their papers, consist of clippings, reports, speeches, lecture notes, and election materials, relating primarily to Communist Party conventions, committee meetings, anti-left legislation, the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Taft-Hartley Act, and the relationships between African Americans and labor and communism and labor.
Abstract The files of this educational and lobbying organization contain correspondence, minutes, reports, news releases, research files, news clippings, leaflets, and public hearing transcripts concerning efforts to obtain legislation and develop public opinion beneficial to agricultural workers.
Abstract First known as the National Caucus of Labor Committees, and later as the National Democratic Policy Committee, it is known for supporting Lyndon LaRouche for the U.S. presidency and its publications, "New Solidarity," the "Campaigner," and the "Organizer." The records of the NCLC reflect its interests both nationally and internationally, as well as include personal files of Jim Rankin.
Abstract Founded by Cesar Chavez and a precursor to the United Farm Workers organization, the NFWA was formed to focus on the problems of Spanish speaking migrant workers. Their records cover the formative years of the association, marked by membership drives, grape and lettuce strikes and boycotts. Much of the material is in Spanish.
Abstract The National Founders Association was an early 20th Century labor union that represented foundry workers and other metal workers. The union was mainly represented in the upper-Midwest, with its national headquarters in Detroit, MI and with other regional offices in Minneapolis, MN. During the union’s existence, it found itself in conflict with a similar union, The Molder’s Union, over the issue of open shop vs. closed shop foundries.The records in this collection detail the...
Abstract The National Policy Association (NPA)was established in 1934 as the National Planning Association, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution founded by prominent business and labor leaders who believed that the private sector should actively participate in the formulation of public policy. The organization’s name was changed to National Policy Association in 1997. Organized with a broad-based structure of committees and an independent research program, the NPA brought together influential...
Abstract The American Newspaper Guild was established as a loose national federation of editorial workers organizations across the country. The objective was to be a professional organization upholding standards of good journalism that also secured the economic goals of its members. Their records reflect the relationships between the national organization and local guilds, as well as the guilds dealings with newspapers, including collective bargaining and strikes. Also included are records from the...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 9
Abstract The author of "Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine," mathematician Norbert Wiener pioneered the science of communication and control theory known as cybernetics. Mr. Wiener’s papers consist of copies of correspondence with Walter Reuther regarding issues of labor and automated manufacturing.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 4
Abstract Norman Philleo server for a period as Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Michigan legislature. His papers consist of a membership application for the Knights of Labor, one of the most important American labor organizations in the 19th century.
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, photographs, speeches, and pamphlets of Mr. Ameringer, editor of the Illinois Miner, the Oklahoma Leader, and American Guardian. The papers consist of correspondence with friends within the labor and socialist movements and writings on issues affecting the labor movement. Among the correspondents are McAlister Coleman, Eugene Debs, John Dewey, Charles Ervin, Covington Hall, Carl Sandburg, Norman Thomas, Oswald Garrison Villard, and Henry Wallace.
Abstract Oscar Cohen served as Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Detroit and as chair of the Detroit Coordinating Council on Human Relations (CCHR), an organization established to research and advocate interracial, intercultural and interreligious affairs. The papers of Mr. Cohen reflect his involvement in the CCHR and its efforts to promote positive relationships amongst diverse groups in the community.
Abstract Otto Pragan served as the Education and Research Director for the International Chemical Workers Union (ICWU), and assisted in the merger negotiations between the ICWU and the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW). Mr. Pragan’s papers reflect his work with the ICWU and his interests in labor education and economic research.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, contract negotiations and agreements, minutes, newspapers, newsletters, and published material collected by the Owosso (Michigan) Education Association which evolved from the Owosso Teachers Club. Subjects include contract negotiations and relationship of the Owosso Education Association with the Michigan Education Association.
Abstract Patrick V. McNamara was Detroit Area rent director for the OPA (1942-45), member of the Detroit Common Council (1946-47), member of the Detroit Board of Education (1949-55), and a U.S. senator (1954-66). With the exception of scrapbooks dating from 1942, the collection covers his term of office in the Senate while serving on the Public Works Committee (chairman, 1963-66), Labor and Public Welfare Committee, Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field, Select...
Abstract Paul Sporn, Emeritus Professor of English at Wayne State University, acquired the papers in this collection during research for his book, Against Itself: The Federal Theater and Writers' Projects in the Midwest, published in 1995. They consist primarily of playscripts and manuscripts written and produced under the patronage of the federal government's Works Progress Administration in the 1930s-1940s, comprising 1 linear foot of materials.
Abstract The Peabody Report was the result of an investigation called by Governor James H. Peabody on labor difficulties in the state of Colorado, particularly Colorado City and Denver. The original report is held by the Idaho Historical Society in the James H. Hawley Papers