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Blanding Sloan Papers

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Identifier: LP000674
Abstract Blanding Sloan was a puppeteer, theater designer, playwright, printmaker and director who was involved with the marionette program of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), one of the cultural programs of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. His papers reflect his involvement with the FTP in San Francisco and with the Unemployed Co-operative Distribution Association.
Dates: 1928 - 1939

Boaz Siegel Oral History

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Identifier: LOH000994
Abstract In May 1985, Philip Mason interviewed labor lawyer and Wayne State University law faculty member Boaz Siegel. This collection consists of the interview recording. Siegel talks about his background, including his socialist upbringing, experiences as a labor educator and school teacher, his long career as a labor lawyer including his contributions to the UAW, especially the development of its benefits program, and his time in private practice and on the faculty of the Wayne State University Law...
Dates: 1985-05-01

Boaz Siegel Papers

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Identifier: WSP000022
Abstract The papers of Boaz Siegel, a faculty member of the Wayne University Law School for over 30 years, consist primarily of meeting minutes and agendas for the Council of Deans, the University Council, and the Faculty Affairs Committee of the University Council. Also included are correspondence and miscellaneous materials pertaining to these organizations. Boaz Siegel served as Acting Secretary of the Faculty Affairs Committee of the University Council beginning in 1949, succeeding the former...
Dates: 1947 - 1950

Bob Allison Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 1
Identifier: UOH001925
Abstract In 2005, Mike Smith interviewed Detroit media personality Bob Allison, whose real name is Bob Allesee. This collection consists of audio recordings and electronic transcripts of the two-part interview. Allison talks about growing up in LaPorte, Indiana; his radio career prior to settling in Detroit; his military service during the Korean War; his radio career in Detroit, including hosting the long-running "Ask Your Neighbor" program on WWJ and WNZK; his television career, including the Twin...
Dates: 2005-03-31; 2005-06-15

Bob Barber Papers

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Identifier: LP001252
Abstract Bob Barber worked as a journalist, writing for the United Farm Workers publication, El Malcriado, reporting for KSAN and KPFA radio stations in California’s Bay Area, and as a freelance writer. His papers center on his activities as a reporter covering California farm labor election issues during the years 1973 to 1977. The collection includes over sixty hours of taped interviews with UFW organizers, union members, Teamsters, growers and others. In addition, the collection contains a unique...
Dates: 1973 - 1979

Bob Johnson Papers

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Identifier: LR001345
Abstract Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become president of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an international vice president of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died...
Dates: circa 1960s-1982

Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner Papers

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Identifier: UP001725
Abstract Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner wrote a stage adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," as her master's thesis while earning a Master of Arts degree in English at Wayne State University. After obtaining the stage rights for the novel, the play "To Gleam It Around, To Show My Shine" was first performed in 1983 at Wayne State's Hilberry Theater. "To Gleam" and other works by Rattner have been produced in several theaters, mostly on the East Coast. Rattner worked as an...
Dates: 1961 - 2015

Boys Republic Records

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Identifier: UR000914
Abstract Boys Republic was originally incorporated in 1890 as the Home of Industry with the express purpose of providing food, clothing, shelter and employment to prisoners discharged from Michigan correctional institutions. Around 1909, the Home acquired the unofficial name, Ford Republic. This reflected both the generosity of Mrs. E. L. Ford and her daughters, who provided money for a dormitory, power plant and water and sewage systems at the Home's new 70-acre farm northwest of Detroit, and the...
Dates: 1890 - 1983

Brendan Sexton Papers

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Identifier: LP001046
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including president of the New York Workers Alliance, national secretary of the Workers Defense League, regional director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) director of education. He served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell. Sexton’s papers document...
Dates: 1938 - 1988

Bricklayers and Masons International Union of America Records

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Identifier: LR001141
Abstract The collection ontains Executive Board materials of the Bricklayers and Masons International Union (B.M.I.U.), primarily of circulars and announcements, dated 1889 to 1892. There are also some documents distributed by the locals of the B.M.I.U. throughout the country for the years 1889 to 1892, including the Minnesota Eight Hour League.
Dates: 1889 - 1892

Briggs Strike Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002211
Abstract In 1975, James Coppess interviewed labor organizers involved in the 1933 Briggs strike in Detroit, as part of research for his master's thesis at Wayne State University. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for three interviews. Briggs workers and labor organizers John W. Anderson (Briggs metal worker and IWW organizer), William V. Banks (attorney and Detroit head of the International Labor Defense, later founder of WGPR TV and radio stations), and Fred Valle (barber and IWW...
Dates: 1975-02-19 - 1975-02-26

British Columbia Teachers' Federation Records

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: LR000871
Abstract Newsletters and reprints of articles from 1976-1977 relating to the efforts of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation to provide curricular material on labor history in Canadian schools.
Dates: 1976 - 1977

Brookwood Labor College: Mark and Helen Norton Starr Papers

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Identifier: LR000567
Abstract With a background in teaching history and economics in England, Mark Starr moved to the U.S. and went to work for Brookwood Labor College as extension director in 1928. He became director of the Ladies Garment Workers Union Educational Department in 1934, where he served for almost 30 years, publishing pamphlets and articles on workers' education and labor history. In the 1960s, he traveled for the International Labour Office gathering information and training labor leaders in foreign...
Dates: 1917 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1962

Brookwood Labor College Photographs

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Identifier: LAV000567_BLC
Abstract Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York, was founded in 1921 as an experimental college for labor-specific classes. It was a residential college different from traditional colleges. It only lasted until 1937 when it fell victim to the Depression. The collection documents students, faculty and other labor leaders affiliated with the school, as well as the buildings and grounds of the Brookwood Labor College. Classes, Brookwood Labor Players performances and other student activities are...
Dates: 1921 - 1937

Brookwood Labor College Records

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Identifier: LR000567_BLC
Abstract Brookwood Labor College was a co-educational, residential workers' institution founded in 1921 in Katonah, New York. The curriculum focused on a progressive, non-factional education for workers, as the college sought to play an increasing role in the task of building a militant, intelligent, powerful labor movement. The records document the operation of the college during its sixteen years. Brookwood College closed in 1937.
Dates: 1921 - 1937

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Records

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Identifier: LR001535
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July 1887 under the name The Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually it came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan, in 1913, and the organization is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more...
Dates: 1899 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Bruce L. Harkness Poletown Photographs

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Identifier: WSAV002727
Abstract Bruce Harkness photographed the area known as “Poletown,” a multi-ethnic, multi-racial urban area on Detroit’s East Side, from February to December 1981. These photographs document the hundreds of buildings and businesses that were demolished to make way for the construction of a General Motors assembly plant. In addition, Harkness captured vibrant urban exteriors and interiors, neighborhood landmarks, residents and street scenes. The collection is comprised of 200 8"x10" silver gelatin,...
Dates: 1981-02 - 1981-10

Buck Dinner Committee Records

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Identifier: LR001830
Abstract Labor lawyer Maurice Sugar established the Buck Dinner in 1929. Meeting annually in locations throughout metropolitan Detroit, the Buck Dinner Committee provides financial support to advocacy groups involved in civil rights, equality and social justice. Each year the committee picks “Head Hunters” to invite guests to these dinners to donate money. After they collect funds, the committee meets to decide which organizations need money to continue their activities. A sampling of recipient...
Dates: 1966 - 2002

Bud and Hazel Simons Papers

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Identifier: LP000160
Abstract Bud Simons was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection is particularly important in its documents of the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. It includes correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia collected by Simons. An oral history interview with Simons is available.
Dates: 1937 - 1962

Burt R. Shurly M.D. Papers

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Identifier: WSP000166
Abstract Burt Russell Shurly was born in Chicago on July 4, 1871. After receiving his preliminary education at Northwestern Military Academy in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Shurly graduated with a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1894 and an M.D. from the Detroit College of Medicine in 1895. He interned at Harper Hospital in Detroit and then began the practice of medicine in association with his uncle, Ernest L. Shurly, with an initial focus on tuberculosis. He later focussed on diseases of the eye,...
Dates: 1823 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1945

C. Henri Leonard M.D. Papers

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Identifier: WSP000398
Abstract Dr. C. Henri Leonard, born in 1850, was Professor of Medical and Surgical Diseases of Women and Clinical Gynecology at the Michigan College of Medicine from 1879 until it merged with the Detroit College of Medicine in 1883, and at the Detroit College of Medicine through the early 1900s. The collection consists of a scrapbook that covers the time period from 1878 to 1898. Materials include faculty by-laws, clippings, course bulletin, lecture cards, commencement invitations, programs, examination...
Dates: 1879 - 1907

C. Z. Lindsey Papers

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Identifier: LP000534
Abstract As Grand Lodge Representative of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), C. Z. Lindsey participated in IAM labor negotiations with Aerojet General Corporation. Lindsey’s papers reflect his involvement with the IAM and document the proceedings of the IAM/Aerojet negotiations in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection also includes Grand Lodge financial reports from the 1940s-1960s.
Dates: 1942 - 1961; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1961

Cal Patterson Papers

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Identifier: LP002128
Abstract William Calvin Patterson II (born 1905) was a prominent Detroit businessman. His papers reflect his career with Bell Telephone and his work on the boards of several organizations, including Interlochen Center for the Arts, Grace Hospital, United Community Services, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Dates: 1922 - 1985

Camille Colatosti Papers

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Identifier: LP001963
Abstract Camille Colatosti worked during the 1990s as a writer and as an advocate for working women. Originally writing as a staff member at Labor Notes, a Detroit-based labor journal, Colatosti left in 1992 but continued her writings for journals and publications focusing on labor and women, among other topics. During her time at Labor Notes, Colatosti wrote Stopping Sexual Harassment: A Handbook for Union and Workplace Advocates, and began to run workshops on this topic,...
Dates: 1986 - 2002

Candice Owley Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002232
Abstract In 1993, health care labor leader and nurse activist Candice Owley was among 27 women interviewed as part of the Women of Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project and the resulting book, "Like Our Sisters Before Us." The project was directed by Joanne Ricca and most of the interviews, including Owley's, were conducted by Jamakaya. The collection consists of a printed transcript. Owley talks about her background, training and education, entry into nursing, changes over time in hospital practices and...
Dates: 1993-05-12

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Gotbaum, Victor, 1921-2015 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 7
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King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 6
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