Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 337 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Hagbard Edwards was a member of the General Organization Committee of the Industrial Union of Lumber Workers. Mr. Edwards's papers consist of primarily of an autobiography, which describes his childhood in Norway and his experiences as a lumberjack, miner and field hand in the Pacific Northwest.
Abstract A labor attorney, Mr. Cranefield served with the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago and Detroit, as an investigator for the La Follette Committee, and as an associate counsel with the UAW. Correspondence, briefs, clippings, and speeches cover such topics as unionizing the J.I. Case Company in Racine, Wisconsin (1934-35); work of the NLRB in the auto industry; industrial espionage; and the shootings of Victor and Walter Reuther. Correspondents are Heber Blankenhorn, J. Edgar Hoover, Wayne...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 13
Abstract Attorney Harry Riseman was active in various socialist and labor organizations, including the Detroit Labor College, the Socialist Party of Wayne County, Michigan, and the Michigan Old-Age Pension League. Mr. Riseman’s papers primarily concern the issue of pensions for senior citizens, and also include materials related to socialist labor organizations in Detroit.
Abstract Mr. Blankenhorn was assistant city editor of the New York Evening Sun; co-director of the Bureau of Industrial Research; publicity director for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers; foreign correspondent for Labor; aide to Senator Robert Wagner in the passage of the NLRA and a staff member for the first two National Labor boards and the LaFollette Committee; director of the UAW investigation into the shootings of Victor and Walter Reuther; and finally returned as a correspondent for Labor....
Abstract The Helen Schiff Collection consists of materials documenting the 1940 split in the Socialist Workers Party and the founding of the Young Socialist Alliance and the Young Socialists (Canada) in the early 1960's. In addition, it contains miscellaneous reports, bulletins, and newsletters of the Socialist Workers Party and the Fourth International.
Abstract Helen Berthelot was active in the formation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers in Michigan and subsequently the Communication Workers of America. Ms. Berthelot was active in Michigan Democratic politics. Ms. Berth paper relate to her activities in the NFTW and the CWA and, to a lesser degree, her service to the Michigan Democratic Party.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 9
Collection — Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 3
Abstract Henry Pfaff was an immigrant laborer in the rubber industry in the second decade of the 20th century. His papers convey his reminisces about this time in his life, including his abortive unionizing efforts, the IWW, and various strikes. They include commentary on various economic and political philosophies and their impact on society and the working class.
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 1
Abstract Herbert Lindberg served in the Ninth United States Army during World War II. Mr. Lindberg’s papers are composed of materials recovered from the castle of Dr. Josef Goebbels and reflect the status of laborers and labor organizations in Nazi Germany, included is a manuscript written by Dr. Goebbels, “From the Imperial Palace to the State Chancery,” documenting Hitler’s rise to power.
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, leaflets, and other files of Mr. Benson, a labor journalist who served as trade union editor of Labor Action and editor of Union Democracy in Action. The papers mainly concern intra-union disputes, particularly fights against corruption within union leadership, including the 1958-61 struggle in Local 88 of the Masters, Mates and Pilots, which led to the ouster and jailing of the International president; the 1949-50 factional dispute within the National Maritime Union;...
Abstract Herman Rebhan was first elected General Secretary of the International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF) in 1974 and served in that position until his retirement in 1989. Rebhan had previously served with the IMF as coordinator of its World Auto Council Department from 1966 to 1969. From 1969 to 1974 he served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) International Affairs Department, of which he became director in 1972. Prior to 1966, Rebhan served in other capacities with the UAW, working his way up from...
Abstract Herman Wolf became an active member of the Socialist Party while in college and subsequently embarked on a career as a labor newspaper editor and publicity agent with several labor unions and city newspapers. He applied his background in working for the U.S. government during WWII, a mass housing production organization, and local political groups. His papers cover these facets of his professional career. Part II specifically addresses Wolf’s activities at the U.S. Treasury Department working...
Abstract Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman. Part I of his papers reflects his work...
Abstract A Detroit-area labor union, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) Local 24 represented people in the service industry from 1916 until 2004 when it became an affiliate for the organization UNITE HERE. The union started modestly in 1916 when a small group of waiters successfully applied for a charter in the AFL-affiliated Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union (also known as HERE, Hotel & Restaurant Employees, along with the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Workers) and...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 8
Abstract Hy Fish was born June 11, 1913. He lived in Chicago and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1960. Hy was a Socialist who was active in the Young Peoples Socialist League where he was the business manager of their monthly newspaper, “The Challenge.” After the Flint sit-down strike began in 1936, Hy was sent to Flint to act as an organizer for the Socialist Party. Awhile later he became a labor education teacher at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL., and traveled to India and...
Abstract The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in 1905 and is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW organizes all workers producing the same goods or services into one union instead of pooling them by skill or trade. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors, and workers in textile mills. Since their founding, the IWW has made significant contributions to labor struggles around the world. The union is...
Abstract The International Socialists existed from 1968 -1986 in the U.S. with national headquarters in Detroit, and branches in 14 other cities. It was preceded by the Independent Socialist Club, established in Berkley in 1964, which then formed an International Socialist Committee. The International Socialist Club appealed to radical student and Maoist groups. Kim Moody, contributor of several pivotal writings to the socialist cause, helped to establish a branch of the Independent Socialist Club in...
Abstract The daughter of United Auto Workers (UAW) organizer Wyndham Mortimer, Irma Mortimer Stewart worked as a union organizer of the California aircraft industry. The Irma Mortimer Stewart Collection includes personal papers, as well as documents related to family friends, Henry and Dorothy Krause, and to Wyndham Mortimer’s career. Included are autographed drafts of Henry Kraus’ books, The Many and the Few, and, In the City, and a corrected early draft of Wyndham Mortimer’s book, Organize!