Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:
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
Abstract The People's Song Library is comprised of songs collected by the Almanac Singers (1941-43); People's Songs, Inc. (1946-49); People's Artists, Inc. (1950-57); and Sing Out, Inc. (1958-70). Scores, songbooks, and lyrics by Aaron Copland, Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Malvina Reynolds, Peggy and Pete Seeger, Josh White, and lesser-known and some anonymous authors dealing with civil rights, the Cuban Revolution, election songs of the 1940s,...
Dates: 1940 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1955
Collection — Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 2
Abstract Daily report for January 1955, and a dues book of the International Photo-Engravers Union of North America covering January 1, 1949 to December 31, 1951. The daily report deals with miscellaneous matters, such as pension and insurance problems.
Dates: 1949 - 1951
Abstract Peter Eckstein has been involved with labor unions in the state of Michigan since the 1960s. Eckstein served as the research director for Michigan UAW-CAP; executive director of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs and Economic Development, where he drafted several important pieces of worker’s compensation legislation; and finally as research director of the Michigan AFL-CIO. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Mr....
Dates: 1967 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1986
Abstract An employee of the Federal Security Agency, Philip Booth was active in the founding of the United Federal Workers Association Local 10. Mr. Booth’s papers reflect his interest in promoting civil liberties, including his participation in the 1932 Hunger March in Washington D.C., and in monitoring the activities of right-wing organizations, as well as documenting his role in the United Federal Workers Association.
Dates: 1922 - 1945
Abstract Philip Van Gelder was a career labor union organizer, working in that capacity for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, International Association of Machinists, the CIO (later AFL-CIO), and the United Electrical Workers (UE). He was involved, until his death in 1999, in progressive politics and social welfare activities, belonging to the Socialist Party in Philadelphia, for which he worked a number of years. His papers reflect his...
Dates: 1920 - 1999
Collection — Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 6-7
Abstract Phililp Heller was born in Austria, matriculated at New York University, and consequently became involved in the union movement. He began his union career with the New York Knitgoods Workers Union (1937-1945) after which he became Executive Director of the International Solidarity Committee and served in various capacities with the U.S. State Dept. His papers reflect his tenure with the ISC from its founding in 1945.
Dates: 1945 - 1955
Collection — Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 9
Abstract Copies of reports of James McParland, Pinkerton detective, of his effort to find evidence to convict officers of the Western Federation of Miners for the murder of former Governor Frank Steunenberg. Originals are housed at the Idaho State Historical Society in the James H. Hawley and William E. Borah Papers
Dates: 1906 - 1907
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 6-8
Abstract As a member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Prince Moon served as an Executive Board member of the Wayne County American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Nations (AFL-CIO). Mr. Moon served on the staff of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, as Educational Representative of UAW Region 1E, and as Assistant Director of the Black Lake UAW Family Education Center. As an active member of the Michigan Democratic Party,...
Dates: 1974 - 1988
Collection — Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 6
Abstract Contains the Lanesville, Mass. Branch #81 ledger.
Dates: 1906 - 1914
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 3-6
Abstract Raymond Hood served Detroit’s 7th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Mr. Hood’s papers document his work in the Michigan state legislature, particularly his service in the Labor, Mental Health, Public Health, and Environment committees.
Dates: 1961 - 1982
Abstract Raymond Koch attended Commonwealth College as a student and served as an employee of Commonwealth in various positions of management and as an instructor. Charlotte Moskowitz Koch earned a degree from Commonwealth College and later served as the college’s executive secretary and treasurer. Following their tenure at Commonwealth Mr. and Ms. Koch continued to work as advocates of cooperative and labor education. Their papers document the history of Commonwealth College and relate Mr. and Ms....
Dates: 1925 - 1982
Abstract An ordained minister, Jim Drake worked for the California Migrant Ministry for over a decade. Concurrently, he learned about labor organizing from Cesar Chavez and worked for the UFW as Chavez's administrative assistant and coordinator of the national boycotts of table grapes. He would go on to found and organize various local union and faith-based organizations, mainly concerned with housing. His papers cover his tenure with the UFW.
Dates: 1961 - 1977
Abstract Richard Alatorre was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from James A. Garfield High School in 1961. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1965. He later went on to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Alatorre taught in several California universities before becoming an aide to California Assemblyman Walter Karabian and State Senator Alfred Song in 1968. Before this he was Western...
Dates: 1969 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1974
Abstract Richard Jensen collected material on dissident movements within the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) and the United Steel Workers of America (USW) while writing his Ph. D. dissertation, “Rebellion in the United Mine Workers: The Miners for Democracy, 1970-1972.” Mr. Jensen’s papers document the rise of dissident groups in the UMW and the USW and their efforts to challenge union leadership.
Dates: 1968 - 1975
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 11
Abstract Buddy Battle was elected to a number of positions in UAW Local 600, culminating in his election as director of Region 1A. He helped set up the union's Foundry Wage and Hour Council in 1946. He served on the UAW Ford national negotiating committee in 1967, 1970 and 1973. Battle, with Horace Sheffield and others, formed the Trade Union Leadership Council, which became the nucleus of the national Negro American Labor Council. He was also active in politics and helped to elect Detroit's first black...
Dates: 1948 - 1993
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, minutes, reports, and statements relating to the Kohler Strike. Mr. Burkart was one of the UAW International representatives assigned to this strike. Topics covered include the history of unionism at Kohler; contract negotiations; the NLRB and the Kohler Strike; and the Senate Labor Subcommittee's hearings. Among the correspondents are Lyman Conger, Richard Gosser, Emil Mazey, and Donald Rand.
Dates: 1949 - 1965
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 8
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newsletters, lists, union handbills, expense statements, proposed agreements, songs, anti-union propaganda, minutes, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Halbeisen, who served as a representative of the Textile Workers Organizing Committee in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, during 1937. He was also vice-president of Local 191, United Public Workers (1946-481, and president of Local 52, Government Workers Organizing Committee (1950-56). Organization of textile workers in...
Dates: 1937 - 1956
Abstract A captain with Northwest Airlines, Mr. Rockwell has held many important positions in the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA): central safety chairman of NWA; area safety chairman, Region HI; alternate of the Accident Investigation Committee; chairman of the Master Executive Council; member of the Local Executive Council I; and chairman of the Pilot Negotiating Committee. Official notices, newsletters, handwritten notes, legal dockets, correspondence, charts, and maps reflect his work on these...
Dates: 1956 - 1966
Abstract Attorney Robert Pisarski served as the director of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC). Mr. Pisarski was active in various professional organizations related to labor mediation and held posts on the faculties of universities throughout Wayne County. Mr. Pisarski’s papers document labor disputes between various Michigan hospitals and labor unions.
Dates: 1949 - 1974