Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, newspapers, reports, notes, and pamphlets collected by Roy Reuther, who served as national director of the UAW's Citizenship and Legislative Department and administrative assistant to Walter P. Reuther. In addition, he was co-director of the National Voters' Registration Committee in John Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960), director of AFL-CIO's voter registration campaign (1962 and 1964), and appointed member of a President's commission to study state...
Dates: 1924 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1971
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...
Dates: 1938 - 1989
Abstract Sidney Rosen organized the first insurance union in the United States while working as an insurance salesman for John Hancock in Detroit, Michigan, and served as treasurer of the Progressive Partly of Michigan, as director of the Senior Citizens Department of the Coleman Young administration. Mr. Rosen’s papers document his work for the Progressive Party and his involvement in fundraising efforts for civil rights and civil liberties causes.
Dates: 1921 - 1980
Abstract The Student League for Industrial Democracy, later renamed Students for a Democratic Society, was a liberal college student organizations which gained much fame in the 1960s. With roots dating back to the earliest student organizations, it did not expand its influence until the era of the civil rights movement, at which time it changed names. Their records cover this transitional period, reflecting the beginning of SDS's theoretical development and activism. More specifically, the records...
Dates: 1946 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1961
Abstract An active member of the Detroit women's rights movement, journalist Toni Swanger worked with the Detroit Women's Radio Workshop on programming for the Detroit public radio station WDET, and served in various roles for Detroit newspaper, Metro Times, including production manager and managing editor. Ms. Swanger's papers reflect her interest in women's issues and document her career as an activist and radio and print journalist.
Dates: 1951-2000; Majority of material found within 1970s-1994
Abstract In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Abstract The UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Department was formed in 1969 when, after disaffiliation from the AFL-CIO, the union set up CAP Councils throughout the United States to replace the Citizenship-Legislative Department. The CAP Councils’ stated purpose was to work in community, civic, welfare, educational, environmental, cultural, citizenship-legislative, and consumer protection activities to improve the economic and social conditions of UAW members and families. From the 1940s through the...
Dates: 1948 - 1978
Abstract Herman Rebhan became director of the United Auto Workers International Affairs Department when Victor Reuther retired from that post in 1972. The records reflect the activities of the department with international politics and labor and related government and private agencies during Mr. Rebhan's tenure. Subjects include: Arab-Israeli conflict; Asian politics and government; international human rights issues; labor movement in India, Japan, Israel, Poland and the Soviet Union; International...
Dates: 1965 - 1980
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 292 20 Automobile workers in Kokomo, Ind.; collective bargaining and strikes; General Motors Delco Radio Division; Accurate Parts Inc.; political activity; labor education; UAW Locals 303, 438, 662, 974
Dates: 1937 - 1983
Abstract Originally Scovill Brass Workers Union, Local 569 of the International Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers (CIO), United Auto Workers Local 1604 was chartered in 1950 and represented metal workers in Waterbury, Conn.
Dates: 1943 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1969
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Dates: 1947 - 1957
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Dates: 1933 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1970
Abstract Subjects include: United Steelworkers; women workers; auto wage-price policy; 1958 UAW contract negotiations; Kohler strike; UAW conventions; UAW PAC in 1948 election campaigns
Dates: 1940 - 1962
Abstract Region 1A was formed in 1942 and included the west side of Detroit, as well as Monroe, Washtenaw and a portion of Oakland County. Some of the material in this collection also relates to Region 1, which covered the east side of Detroit and the remainder of Oakland County. These two regions, during the period covered by this collection, had more members than any other UAW region and were administered by two co-directors. Later they were each divided into two separate regions.
Dates: 1946 - 1961
Abstract The Sixteenth Annual Region 1B Leadership Institute, held at the UAW Family Education Center at Black Lake, emphasized a participating membership to mobilize collective action in the shops, offices, and community. The topic was "You and Your Standard of Living: Bargaining and Balloting." Records of the Institute document the week-long summer program.
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 1B represents locals in the southeastern and thumb areas of Michigan. This includes workers at the major automotive manufacturers, Huck Manufacturing, TRW, Briggs Manufacturing, Eaton Manufacturing and Bohn Aluminum. Their records document the services Region 1B provided to locals and its political activities in the region.
Dates: 1939 - 1985
Abstract Subjects include: Michigan UAW Locals 62, 431, 504, 529, 615, 666, 671, 717, 767, 935, 963, 1284, 1412; American Chain and Cable Co.; Democratic National Convention, 1968; Jackson Metropolitan Area Study Commission
Dates: 1944 - 1972
Abstract An expanding economy and union movement prompted the UAW to subdivide its two southeastern Michigan regional jurisdictions into four southeastern Michigan regions—1, 1A, 1B, and 1E—in 1966. Subjects include: UAW organization in southeastern Michigan; automobile industry; strikes; unemployment; plant shutdowns; health insurance; retirees; organizing; political activity; UAW Women's Department; Willow Run Bomber Plant
Dates: 1942 - 1983
Abstract Subjects include: Allis-Chalmers strike (1955-57); automobile industry and workers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and W. Virginia; GM Ternstedt Div. strikes (1955, 1958); plant shutdowns; health and safety issues; unemployment; PACs; African-American autoworkers; Communism
Dates: 1942 - 1976
Abstract The UAW organized Region 2B in the Northwest Ohio area in 1939. In 1937, Richard Gosser was elected President of Local 12 in Toledo (chartered in 1936 and the largest local in the region) and five years later he became Director of Region 2B. In 1947, he was elected an International Vice President, and Charles Ballard succeeded him as Director of Region 2B. Gosser retired in 1964, after he was charged and brought to trial for illegally conspiring to obtain tax records from the IRS....
Dates: 1939 - 1970
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 3 was established in 1937, with Russell J. Merrill as its first director, and comprised of locals in Indiana, southern Illinois (moved to Region 4 in 1949), and later Kentucky. Raymond H. Berndt was its longest serving director, holding that office from 1947-1972. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the region is unique in that it consists of a majority of small locals, often parts suppliers.
Dates: 1950 - 1971
Abstract Subjects include: auto industry and auto workers in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York; Martin Gerber; equal employment opportunity; low-cost public housing; Bell Aircraft strike (1949); Kohler strike (1959); Liberal Party (N.Y.); New Jersey politics and government; civil rights movement; labor education; UAW CAP; women auto workers.
Dates: 1941 - 1985