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Women in Communications Detroit Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001733
Abstract The Detroit chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. (WICI) was founded in 1938 as the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi. WICI dissolved in 1996 due to financial issues and was reformed as Association of Women in Communications (AWC), a national professional organization for women in the communications field. WICI provided networking, programming, and professional development to its members, and engaged with issues like women’s workplace rights and First Amendment freedoms of speech...
Dates: 1939-1999; Majority of material found within circa 1970s-1990s

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Detroit Branch Records

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Identifier: UR001870
Abstract The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to ending war and bringing about world peace. Formed in 1919 along with the Michigan branch, Detroit's WILPF branch has been active in pushing for peace and equality throughout the region and nationally. These actions reflected in the collection include lobbying politicians (notably Michigan governors, Representative John Dingell, and Detroit mayor Coleman Young), writing...
Dates: 1910 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2003

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: Meta Riseman Records

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Identifier: UR000619
Abstract Subjects include: peace; human rights; anti-Semitism
Dates: 1913 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1957

Workers' Defense League Records

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Identifier: LR000408
Abstract This collection of correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, trial briefs and transcripts, and published pamphlets and leaflets, thoroughly documents the Worker's Defense League's efforts to obtain justice for labor organizers, government critics, victims of racial and economic discrimination, and conscientious objectors, through established, legal processes.
Dates: 1935 - 1971

Workers' Education Local 189 Records

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Identifier: LR000954
Abstract Workers Education Local 189, American Federation of Teachers, was founded in November 1922 as the bargaining agent for the faculty members of Brookwood Labor College. After Brookwood closed its doors in 1937, Local 189 opened its membership to all persons, regardless of geographic location, who were engaged in workers' education. Throughout its existence Local 189 had been active in distributing workers' education materials to other members of the AFT, and to public schools, colleges and to the...
Dates: 1939 - 1977

Workmen's Circle Records

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Identifier: LR000048
Abstract The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish nonprofit organization based heavily in New York City, with a number of branch organizations around the country, including Detroit, Michigan. Workmen's Circle, today, focuses on social justice activism and the promotion of Yiddish culture and education.
Dates: 1984 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1985 - 2000

Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records

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Identifier: LR002546
Abstract The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was signed into creation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to research and develop solutions for unemployment in America. During its tenure, the WPA built roads, schools, hospitals, parks, and airports. Additionally, the WPA had a hand in funding some plays, literary publications, and art projects. The WPA was dissolved in June 1943 at a time when American unemployment was relatively low as a result of the creation of jobs due to World War...
Dates: 1937 - 1940

WSU Alpha Phi Omega Records

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Identifier: WSR002663
Abstract Created in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity of college and university men who are or have previously been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The fraternity’s key goals are developing friendships and promoting service to humanity, which they do through a number of charitable efforts. The Wayne State University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the Zeta Phi chapter, was instated by the National Fraternity on May 27, 1948. This collection consists of materials...
Dates: 1948 - 1957

WWJ / WDIV Film, Video, and Teleprompter Scripts

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Identifier: UAV001112
Abstract WDIV began as WWDT in March of 1947 as the first television station in Michigan and the sixth in the United States. It was owed by the Evening News Association which also owned the Detroit News newspaper and Detroit’s WWJ Radio. WWJ Radio was originally part of the National Broadcasting Company’s NBC Radio Network and is the reason why the current television station is still an NBC affiliate. In May of 1947, to match the radio station’s call letters, WWDT changed its call letters to WWJ. Less...
Dates: 1920-2011; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1978

Wyndham Mortimer Papers

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Identifier: LP001171
Abstract As United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice-President, Wyndham Mortimer worked to organize the employees of General Motors Fisher Body Plant, which led to the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937, and later participated in the negotiations that achieved the first UAW-GM contract. Mr. Mortimer was active in factional struggles within the UAW as a leader of the Unity Caucus and was ultimately expelled from the UAW with charges of Communist allegiance. Mr. Mortimer’s papers document his work in the UAW,...
Dates: 1943 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1962

Yale Stuart Papers

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Identifier: LP000159
Abstract Mr. Stuart served as president of the Detroit Joint Board of the United Public Works. His papers document the activities of the United Public Workers-CIO, and the work of Mr. Stuart with City of Detroit employees. Wage increases, collective bargaining for municipal employees, union elections, and loyalty oaths are covered.
Dates: 1945 - 1949

Young Woman's Home Association Records

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Identifier: UR001923
Abstract Organized by a group of socially prominent Detroit Women, and originally known as the Working Woman's Home Association, the YWHA provided a residence for women. Although the physical building closed in 1969, the YWHA continues to offer projects that benefit women and children in Michigan. Their records relate primarily to the operation of the residence club for working women.
Dates: 1877 - 2016

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Walter P. Reuther Library 1976
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Labor unions 591
Labor 335
Detroit (Mich.) 170
Oral histories 133
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Strikes and lockouts 128
Education 114
Automobile industry and trade 111
Labor movement 98
Transcripts 96
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Women in the labor movement 89
Labor unions -- Organizing 85
Collective bargaining 78
Michigan -- Politics and government 72
Agricultural laborers 59
Politics, Practical 59
Boycotts 57
African Americans 53
Communism 48
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Agriculture 44
Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 40
Women's rights 39
Women 36
Migrant agricultural laborers 35
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 33
Migrant workers 33
Social history 32
Contract negotiations 30
Automobile industry workers 29
World War, 1939-1945 29
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Airlines -- Collective bargaining 22
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Child labor 21
Collective bargaining -- Teachers 21
Labor unions and communism 21
Airlines -- Employees 20
Music 20
Labor disputes 19
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Detroit -- social conditions 18
Pay equity 18
Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1967 17
Equal rights amendments 17
Sex discrimination 17
Airlines -- Mergers 16
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Video recordings 16
Child care 15
Detroit -- Economic conditions 15
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Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 11
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 403
Wayne State University 268
American Federation of Teachers 85
Wayne University 81
United Farm Workers 79
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Industrial Workers of the World 68
AFL-CIO 63
AFSCME 54
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 54
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 51
Service Employees International Union 51
Air Line Pilots Association 50
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 24
Detroit Symphony Orchestra 24
General Motors Corporation 24
Wurf, Jerry, 1919-1981 24
Democratic Party (Mich.) 23
College of the City of Detroit 22
Merrill-Palmer Institute 21
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 20
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 20
Shanker, Albert 20
Young, Coleman A. 20
Democratic Party (U.S.) 19
Detroit Public Schools 19
Wayne State University. College of Education 19
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
American Federation of Labor 16
Sweeney, John J. 16
Bluestone, Irving 15
Lucy, William, 1933- 15
Woodcock, Leonard 15
American Civil Liberties Union 14
Chrysler Corporation 14
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 14
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 14
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 14
Ford Motor Company 13
Cavanagh, Jerome P. 12
Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
Society of Women Engineers 12
National Organization for Women 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
United States. Works Progress Administration 11
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 10
East, Dennis 10
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 10
McEntee, Gerald W. 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
United Steelworkers 10
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
Detroit Free Press Co. 9
Detroit Teachers College 9
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
Textile Workers Union of America 9
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 8
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 8
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 8
Detroit College of Medicine 8
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
Michigan State AFL-CIO 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
American Newspaper Guild 7
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 7
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 7
Cordtz, Richard 7
Gotbaum, Victor, 1921-2015 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 7
United States Postal Service 7
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 7
Bieber, Owen 6
Boggs, Grace Lee 6
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Detroit Junior College 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 6
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 6
Kramer, Leo 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
Stern, Andy 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
AFSCME. International Convention 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 5
Association of Urban Universities 5
Beffel, John Nicholas 5
Ciampa, P.J. 5
Communication Workers of America 5
Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery 5
Detroit Medical College 5
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