Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Michigan -- Politics and government

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Dingwell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000359
Abstract Material from Mr. Dingwell, who served with the Michigan AFL-CIO Council and as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1964-66). Subjects include campaigns for state representative (1954-68); industrial safety legislation (1964-65); labor problems (1964-65); and workmen's compensation legislation (1964-65). Correspondents include Basil W. Brown, Frank Kelley, August Scholle, Donald Stevens, Robert Vander Laan, Nat Weinberg, G. Mennen Williams, and Myra Wolfgang.

Robert G. Hodges Papers

 Collection — Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 13
Identifier: UP001196
Abstract Active in Michigan democratic politics, Robert Hodges served on the 1959 Democratic State Central Committee and as a delegate to the 1962 Michigan Constitutional Convention. Mr. Hodges’ papers document the events of the Constitutional Convention.

Robert Halbeisen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000074
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...

Robert J. Greene Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001485
Abstract Robert Greene was active in Michigan politics and a national advocate for Jewish interests. His papers reflect his forty years as a political activist, taken from his manuscript, "Sidebars."

UAW Citizenship Department: Roy Reuther Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000191_CD
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.

UAW Local 113 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001457
Abstract Subjects include: Leonard Woodcock’s local; Continental Motors (Muskegon, Michigan); Muskegon politics and government; World War II aircraft industry workers

UAW Local 212 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000076
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.

UAW Political Action Department: Roy Reuther Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000191_PAD
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism

UAW Public Relations Department: Clippings

 Collection
Identifier: LR000125_PRC
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler and General Motors; Ford organizing; Local 600; FEW; strikes; Michigan politics; Communism; housing; Walter Reuther; steel industry; Taft-Hartley; Michigan labor; Detroit urban affairs; UMWA; HUAC; unemployment; Harry Truman

UAW Public Relations Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000125
Abstract The records of the UAW Public Relations Department consist of such subjects as, Michigan politics, War Labor Board, the aircraft industry, UAW radio broadcasts and the General Motors strike. In addition, there are correspondence files with Walter Reuther, George Addes and Maurice Sugar.

UAW Region 1B Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000512
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.

Vincent Petitpren Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000289
Abstract Mr. Petitpren served in the Michigan House of Representatives from I964 to 1970 for the Thirty-seventh District, representing Westland, Wayne, and the surrounding areas. He was chairman of the Colleges and Universities Committee, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Committee, and member of the House Policy and Youth committees. Correspondence, clippings, and reports cover the Michigan Osteopathic College, the Community Health Authority, out-of-state fees at universities, and state financial...

Wade H. McCree, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000822
Abstract Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. began his career as a lawyer in the Detroit law firm of Harold E. Bledsoe and Hobart Taylor. He later served on the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Commission and as a judge in the county and U.S. court system. During his tenure on the bench, McCree took part in a number of school desegregation cases iand as the government’s lawyer, he argued a number of significant cases before the Supreme Court. He resigned in 1977 to accept appointment as U.S. Solicitor General in the...

William A. Ryan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000578
Abstract William Ryan served as a president of United Auto Workers Local 104 and in the Michigan House of Representatives for Wayne County’s 3rd District. Mr. Ryan’s papers relate to his tenure as the Democratic Speaker of the House for the Michigan State Legislature. Parochiaid and the State School Aid Act are among important issues documented in the collection.

William Palmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000693
Abstract William Palmer was active in Michigan politics, serving three consecutive terms as a state senator of the thirteenth district. His papers reflect his time in office.