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36th General Hospital Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000345
Abstract Originally activated in World War I, Base Hospital No. 36 was sponsored by the Detroit College of Medicine. It was reactivated during the winter of 1942, and assigned to Algeria and then Caserta, Italy in 1943. Organizational records, biographical information regarding the officers, a history of the hospital during WWI, as well as an outline for the history of the WWII period are included. A comprehensive history of the unit compiled by Chalmers Wickwirs is included.
Dates: 1941 - 1946; 1955

A. E. Stevenson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000860
Abstract A. E. Stevenson was a member of the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA), and later, the United Auto Workers (UAW), for whom he served as a delegate to the Central Labor Body, a precursor to the Cleveland Industrial Union Council (CUIC), and served on several panels of the National War Labor Board (NWLB). Mr. Stevenson’s papers primarily relate to his work with the CUIC and the NWLB.
Dates: 1891 - 1976

A. Randall Vinitsky Papers

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Identifier: LP000400
Abstract A. Randall Vinitsky was an advertising artist active from the 1920s to 1950s. He began his career in Detroit at the Franklin Press, but moved on to Oklahoma City in 1920 to work for the Southwestern Advertising Company. He also owned his own company, Vinitsky Art Studio, and was known for creating movie displays at the Criterion and Capitol Theaters. In Oklahoma he belonged to the Oklahoma City Advertising Club, where he headed The Problem Pirates and the Gridiron Committee. In 1925 he moved...
Dates: 1921 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1939

Aaron A. Kutnick Papers

 Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: WSP000187
Abstract A 1939 Beta Sigma Phi Fellowship yearbook includes a history of the Beta Sigma Phi, a list of officers, committees, members, and the constitution and bylaws for the fellowship. Mr. Kutnick received his degree from Colleges of the City of Detroit in 1932, and was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi, which promoted social fellowship and encouragement of education through research.
Dates: 1937 - 1938

Aaron Henry Papers

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Identifier: UP000364
Abstract Mr. Henry, a native of Mississippi, has been a leader in the struggle for civil rights in that state for many years. He has been president of the Clarksdale NAACP, state president of the Mississippi NAACP, chairman of the Mississippi Voter Registration and Education Project, president of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and also its delegate to the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The collection deals with nearly every phase of the civil rights battle, Democratic politics, and...
Dates: 1965 - 1969

AAUP Wayne State University Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR000662
Abstract The Wayne State University American Association of University Professors was formed in 1930. The early activities of the chapter focused on administrative reform and faculty participation in University governance. In May of 1973 WSU AAUP won an election against the Michigan Education Association-affiliated Faculty Association and the WSUFT (Wayne State University Federation of Teachers) to become the faculty collective bargaining representative. Collection materials include records relating to...
Dates: 1940 - 2021

AAUW Detroit Records

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Identifier: UR002481
Abstract The American Association of University Women Detroit (AAUW Detroit) is a branch of the AAUW, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and improve their lives. Established in 1889, AAUW Detroit is the oldest branch of the AAUW of Michigan. It is also the oldest continuously active women’s organization in Detroit. They advocate for issues related to education, politics and economics, promoting their mission through education, and research. They also maintain leadership...
Dates: 1942 - 1999

Abraham Epstein Papers

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Identifier: LP001051
Abstract A lecturer at Brooklyn College and New York University, Abraham Epstein was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Workers’ Education Bureau and served as Executive Secretary to the American Association of Social Security. A published author, Mr. Epstein wrote on the topics of aging, social security and workers’ education. His papers include several journal articles written by Mr. Epstein and a number of chapters of a manuscript titled “Labor and the State” (published as The Labor Movement in...
Dates: 1922 - 1931

Abraham Lefkowitz Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 12-15
Identifier: LP000402
Abstract Abraham Lefkowitz was a teacher and principal in the New York elementary school system and active in teachers unions, civic and social reform movements, and championed minority causes and civil liberties. He was one of the founders of the American Federation of Teachers, serving as Vice-President for fourteen years. His papers reflect his professional and social contributions made during his years in the New York public school system, particularly his fight against communists in the AFT.
Dates: 1934 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1955

ACLU Oakland County Branch Records

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Identifier: UR001170
Abstract The Oakland County Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was formed in 1979, with James Lafferty serving as the first elected president. Petitioned by the Metropolitan Detroit Branch of the ACLU, the branch was formed to address issues such as Oakland County jail conditions, lie detector use, senior housing rights, and attempts to reinstate the death penalty.Contents of the collection include materials relating to the Baldwin Site Proposal for Senior Housing in the City of...
Dates: 1970 - 1984

ACLU of Michigan and Metropolitan Detroit Branch Records

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Identifier: UR000231
Abstract The Metropolitan Detroit Branch of the ACLU was chartered in 1952 and joined the Lansing and Ann Arbor area chapters in 1961 to form the ACLU of Michigan, coordinating civil liberties activities for these and several other chapters that formed over the next decades. Their records related primarily to the Detroit Branch and include subjects such as: academic freedom; censorship; church and state; civil liberties; police brutality; HUAC; and legal assistance to prisoners.
Dates: 1952 - 1966

Action Coalition of Strikers Records

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Identifier: UR001694
Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...
Dates: 1944 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1997

Ada I. Pressman Papers

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Identifier: LP001944
Abstract Ada Irene Pressman was a mechanical engineer who specialized in developing emergency safety systems for fossil-fired and nuclear power plants. Pressman was a registered Professional Engineer in both Arizona and California, where she worked for Bechtel Corporation for 32 years in various positions. Pressman was actively involved in professional engineering organizations, including serving as president of the Society of Women Engineers from 1979 to 1980. The material in these papers represent...
Dates: 1950 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1985

Adair Damman Papers

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Identifier: LP002106
Abstract Adair Damman's affiliation with SEIU began in 1981, and Damman worked at SEIU for a number of years, most notably as an organizer. Presently. Damman works as the Legislative Director of Local 925 in Seattle, Washington. These records primarily document Damman's earlier work during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of the material focuses on Local 1864 in Nevada, Local 707 and the Mendocino County Employees Association in California, Local 880 in Boston, and organizing Local 6. Predominate topics are...
Dates: 1977 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1998

Adam Shakoor Papers

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Identifier: UP001573
Abstract Adam Shakoor papers document his career as the Chief Judge to the 36th District Court and as Deputy Mayor of Detroit. His work as a judge included many administrative and policy decisions regarding the operation of the court, inter-office correspondence, security information, as well as docket and case management. In 1989, Shakoor left his position as Chief Judge to begin work as the Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer of Detroit. In this position, Shakoor focused on reducing...
Dates: 1981 - 1993

AFA Chicago/Rosemont: McDonald v. UAL Case Records

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Identifier: LR002386
Abstract McDonald v. UAL was part of a series of legal cases involving United Air Lines (UAL), their former flight attendants, and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA). The cases centered around flight attendants who lost their job due to UAL’s no-marriage policy of the 1950s and 1960s in which the company insisted that their female flight attendants remain unmarried. If a stewardess married she had to transfer to a ground job, was forced to resign, or was fired. Previous cases against UAL...
Dates: 1959 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1984

AFA Washington, D.C.: McDonald v. UAL Case Records

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Identifier: LR002385
Abstract McDonald v. UAL was part of a series of legal cases involving United Air Lines (UAL), their former flight attendants, and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA). The cases centered around flight attendants who lost their job due to UAL’s no-marriage policy of the 1950s and 1960s in which the company insisted that their female flight attendants remain unmarried. If a stewardess married she had to transfer to a ground job, was forced to resign, or was fired. Previous cases against UAL...
Dates: 1980 - 1989

AFL-CIO Metropolitan Detroit Records

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Identifier: LR000053_MD
Abstract The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Metropolitan Detroit is the central organization for all Michigan AFL-CIO unions that have locals in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Their records pertain to activities specifically in Wayne County, prior to the merger of the three county councils in 1986, including those of its former presidents Frank Martel (1948-1956), Al Barbour (1958-1967) and its former vice-president Alex Fuller (1959-1967). The records...
Dates: 1918 - 1967

AFL-CIO Records

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Identifier: LR002929
Abstract Four reels of microfilm obtained from the records department of the AFL-CIO. Specifically filmed were correspondence files between the AFL and the national offices of the AFT (1916-52) - Reel #1-4; ALPA (1938-52 ) - Reel #2-4, and UAW (1938-48) - Reel #3.
Dates: 1916 - 1952

AFSCME Administration Department Records

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Identifier: LR002437
Abstract The Administration Office existed for a number of years in the 1960s and 1970s. When it dissolved, its duties were transferred to other departments. Its convention planning duties were handled by the Office of the President for a time and are currently enacted by the Conference and Travel Services Department. Its other duties were assumed by the AFSCME Business Office. Records in this collection include subject files on areas of interest to AFSCME; correspondence from councils and locals; and...
Dates: 1960 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1970

AFSCME Business Office Records

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Identifier: LR002432
Abstract The AFSCME Business Office historically has handled financial matters for the union, and its activities are largely reported on by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. For a time, it was involved in the planning of the AFSCME biennial convention, as well as the numerous other, smaller meetings and conferences that AFSCME hosts throughout the year. Its name as of 2013 was the Financial Services Department, which includes Accounting, Auditing, and Benefits. This collection includes budgets for...
Dates: 1962 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1980

AFSCME Career Development Program Records

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Identifier: LR002369
Abstract Seeing success in a program run by AFSCME District Council 37 in New York City that upgraded Nursing Aides to Licensed Practical Nurses, the International union wished to bring career development training to its members who were hospital employees. As such, in 1967, AFSCME began investigating how to develop hospital career development training programs. In 1969, AFSCME was awarded a grant from the Department of Labor and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to work with...
Dates: 1966 - 1975

AFSCME Central Files Department Records

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Identifier: LR002070
Abstract The AFSCME Central Files Department was established in 1966 to which all departments within the international headquarters contributed correspondence and reports so all material related to a particular incident would be filed together. In 1974, Dr. Philip Mason of the Reuther Library at Wayne State completed a thorough records management survey of AFSCME and recommended that the Central Files Department be dissolved and that individual departments maintain their own records. His recommendation...
Dates: 1944 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1973

AFSCME Central Regional Office: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clerical-Administrative Campaign Records

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Identifier: LR002686
Abstract AFSCME Local 698, chartered in 1944, initially consisted of laboratory mechanics and agricultural employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), with other groups later joining. During 1970-1971, clerical workers initiated an organizing campaign but ultimately failed to get majority support. In 1983, AFSCME sent one organizer, with more following in subsequent years, to UIUC as part of a wider organizing effort in the state of Illinois. In August 1991, a representation...
Dates: 1984 - 1993

AFSCME Communications Department Records

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Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

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New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 7
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