Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Abstract Pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, clippings, articles, radio scripts, and union newspapers collected by Mr. Haessler, who was managing editor of the Federated Press (1922-56); editor of the United Auto Worker and many local union papers; a member of the public relations staff of the United Rubber Workers; and was responsible for public relations and publicity for various groups and organizations. Subjects include civil rights, social reform, socialism in Britain, labor legislation, the NLRB, and...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 6
Abstract Transcripts of interviews with Charles Ashleigh conducted by the Sussex Society for the Study of Labor History in 1973 and 1975. Mr. Ashleigh describes his personal experiences with the Industrial Workers of the World and other radical groups in the years prior to and during World War I and the early 1920's.
Abstract John Mecartney (1922-2004) was a lifelong activist with civil rights, peace and nonviolent defense and farm worker issues. He graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary and served as a United Methodist minister in Wisconsin. After receiving his Ph.D. from Northwestern University he taught sociology and peace studies at Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, Bluffton College, and Albion College. He was on the board of Methodists United for Peace with Justice, as well as an active...
Abstract Don Binkowski spent his career serving the people of Michigan as a Warren councilman, delegate of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, and judge in the 37th District Court. Privately, Binkowski, a passionate historian, copiously researched and wrote extensively on Polish and Polish-American history and interests, and on North Detroit. This collection is mainly comprised of Binkowski’s research collected in the pursuit of publication, specifically his three books: Col. P.W. Norris –...
Abstract Shmarya Kleinman was born in Russia around 1891 and studied medicine in Russia and Poland before emigrating to the United States in 1923. In 1927, he established his medical practice in Detroit. Dr. Kleinman and his wife, Rose, were active in the affairs of the Jewish Community Council of Detroit, a local civil and human rights advocacy group. The papers of Dr. Kleinman consist of personal correspondence with socialist Angelica Balabanoff, who participated in the Bolshevik revolution and was...
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, research notes, and other materials collected by Mr. Levinson, author of Break Strikes, and Labor on the March, and director of publicity for the UAW. Subjects include strikebreaking in the National Maritime Union, early unions in the auto industry, the Black Legion, the Socialist Party, war production, and wage and price ceilings. Among the correspondents are Victor Reuther, Franklin Roosevelt, and R. J. Thomas.
Abstract Enid Eckstein was a member of the Detroit District of the International Socialists and worked as an inspector at Chrysler’s Lynch Road Assembly plant. Represented by UAW Local 51, she served as a chief steward and on the local’s Community Services, Women’s and Resolutions Committees. In 1973 she helped form the United Coalition, one of many militant, rank-and-file groups that sprang up in Detroit auto plants in the 1970s, on whose slate she ran unsuccessfully for Trustee in 1975 and for...
Abstract In 1976, an oral history project was conducted, likely spearheaded by Elvera Kanerva, who was the primary interviewer, to document the politics and lives of Finnish-American socialists. Collection consists of eight interviews with Finnish-American socialists on their political views, community, and lives. Recordings exist for all interviews. Transcripts exist for the following interviews: Ida Bjorkquist, Charles Jay, James Jukela, Elvera Kanerva, and Ilma Reynolds. The James Jukela interview...
Abstract A highly active union advocate, Genora Dollinger was a charter member of the Flint Socialist Party and organized Flint Women's Auxiliary #10 and the Women's Emergency Brigade, which played a crucial role in the success of the Flint Sit-down Strike of 1937. Her husband, Sole Dollinger was an organizer for the Socialist Workers Party. The papers of Genora and Sol Dollinger relate largely to Ms. Dollinger's involvement in the Flint Sit-down Strike, and to a lesser extent, the Dollinger's...
Abstract George Edwards, Sr. began his professional career as an educator before he turned to law where he gained a reputation as a pro-labor, pro-ACLU, pro-NAACP lawyer. Politically an active Socialist for over 50 years, he continued throughout his career to champion the downtrodden, specializing in cases involving discrimination or usury. Outside of law practice, he took great personal interest in human rights, fighting segregation and child labor, and supporting women’s suffrage. His papers cover...
Abstract A founding member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the Fourth International, George Lavan Weissman served as a branch organizer, as director and editor of Pioneer Publishing and Pathfinder Press, as manager of Mountain Spring Camp and as the editor and writer of various SWP publications. Following his expulsion from the SWP, Mr. Weissman helped to form the Fourth Internationalist Tendency and served on the editorial board of the Bulletin in Defense of Marxism. Mr. Weissman’s papers...
Abstract George Shenkar was an engineer with the Detroit Water Board from 1947-1950, whose controversial dismissal led to a city charter amendment requiring all city employees to take a loyalty oath to the U.S. His papers reflect his interest in socialism and document the circumstances surrounding his dismissal from the Board.
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 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 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 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 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 Various socialist, radical, left-wing, and miscellaneous periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, and leaflets collected by Mr. Pokempner, a Detroit businessman with a life-long interest in movements of social and economic reform. Periodicals include New Masses (1931-41), International Press Correspondence (1932-37), American Socialist Monthly (1936). and International Review (1936-38).
Abstract Jack Barbash held positions in the federal government, the labor movement, and academia, serving in departments such as the U.S. Office of Education, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Barbash served as Research and Education Director for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Industrial Union, and served a term as president of the American Association of University Professors...
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Abstract John Collier (1874-1947) was interested in various socialist, radical, liberal, and anarchist causes, and was a life-long student of philosophy, theology, mysticism, and psychic phenomena. Phyllis Feningston Collier was John Collier's secretary and life-long companion who was active in the labor movement. Collection consists of images collected by Phyllis Collier. Emphasis is on John Collier and his activities, such as his brief acting career, but also included are photographs of friends and...
Abstract John Dwyer was active in the labor movement as an organizer for numerous labor unions, including the International Ladies Garment Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and the Retail Clerks union. Mr. Dwyer worked as the New York State Organizer for the Socialist Party and served as State Secretary of the Massachusetts State Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO).As a Trotskyist, Mr. Dwyer was expelled from the Socialist Party, after which he joined the Socialist Workers Party...
Abstract John Herling was a prolific journalist, working for several publications and serving as White House correspondent and syndicated columnist specializing in labor affairs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He owned "John Herling's Labor Letter," which he edited and published from 1947 to 1990, as well as authoring several books, including Strikes Under the New Deal, The Great Price Conspiracy, and ...
Abstract Judah Drob served as Secretary of the Michigan Socialist Party during the 1940's, after which he joined the Michigan Democratic Party. Mr. Drob taught labor education courses for the Wayne county Socialist Party, the Windsor Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as the Detroit area national representative to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Mr. Drob's papers reflect his work with the Socialist Party, the CCF, and the CWA.