Industry, Business, and Labor
The collections listed here span many topics that intersect with business and labor. A few of the most prominent industries mentioned are the automobile, radio broadcasting, and typesetting. Labor issues arise in those collections that skirt the topics of equal employment, efficiency, and regulatory agencies involvement in an industry such as the Farm Security Administration. The collections presented here have not been arranged in a specific order. As such, patrons are welcome to browse the collection descriptions at their leisure.
Men and boys planting trees, April 1932.
Box 19 of the Jack A. Van Coevering
- .1 linear ft.
- Professor of architecture at Ball State University.
Transcripts of, and notes from, interviews with colleagues, employees, and clients of architect Eero Saarinen.
- 75 items.
- General manager of radio station WJR, Detroit, Michigan.
Correspondence, financial material and printed miscellanea largely concerning the operation of WJR and the history of radio broadcasting in general, including transcript of oral history reminiscences, and John F. Patt's remembrances of radio pioneer George A. Richards; also a letter from Charles E. Coughlin, 1929, containing brief comments on religious broadcasting.
- 23.1 linear ft., Photographs 1 linear ft.
- Papers of Hobart Taylor, Jr., attorney and businessman, associate counsel to President Lyndon Johnson, later director of the Export-Import Bank.
Correspondence, speeches, and oral history interviews; files relating to his work with Plans for Progress, a voluntary asssociation of business and industry working to promote equal employment opportunities; his work on the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunities, the NAACP, the Commandant of the Marine Corps' Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs; topical files with files on Democratic politics in the 1960's, and his work with Johnson and Vice-President Hubert Humphrey; and photographs.
- 4 linear ft. (39 v.)
- Employee with the Postum Cereal Company, Battle Creek, Michigan. Jones was responsible for efficiency studies on routine processes at the plant.
Diaries, 1923-1992, of Jones; diaries, 1932-1936, of his wife Marjorie Hallobaugh Jones; and transcript of oral history interview, 1992.
Ann Arbor Angel School Kindergarten
class, 1931. From Box 1 of the Albert
- .2 linear ft.
- Oral history project conducted by Debra Bernhardt, student at the University of Michigan.
Material concerning the history of iron mining in Iron County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; also manuscript of dramatic production based upon the transcripts.
- 1 folder and 1 DVD.
- Ben Burkhart was owner and manager of the Burkhart Typesetting Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Prints of scanned photographs of his grandparents and their children, of the Ann Arbor High School printing class, of the Burkhart Typesetting business, and of Burkhart at a Linotype machine; also DVD interview of Burkhart reminiscening about his business.
- 1 linear ft. (26 cassette tapes and 1 folder of log sheets.).
- Interviews conducted by Barbara McCann, entitled, "That was all done by women," relating to the life and activities of the Slovenian American women of Traunik, Michigan, Upper Peninsula lumbering and farming community.
Discussions about the daily activities of women in this largely Slovenian community; contain index sheets to the tapes.
- 1 sound disc (29 min.) : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Resident of Rapid River, Delta County, Mich.
August Goodman was interviewed Jan.1, 1955, by A. T. Soderberg about life in Delta County, family history, and logging. The interview was copied onto compact disc in 2000. The disc is accompanied by a letter, Nov. 12, 2000, of Perry A. Peterson of Rapid River that provides information about some of the names mentioned in the interview.
Men ice fishing with a net. From the
Reginald Sharkey collection.
- ca. 50 sound tape reels.
Recordings of interviews conducted by Albert J. Schimpke with associates of Manistee, Michigan, lumberman Richard G. Peters relating to Peters and his lumbering, salt, and railroad interests.
- 2.2 linear ft.
Files relating to his research on the history of the automobile in Michigan, including tapes and transcripts of interviews with individuals about early history of the automobile; also University of Michigan student notebooks on the lectures of Sidney Fine, Samuel Eldersveld, and Dwight Dumond.
- 31 cassette tapes.
- Organization founded in Detroit, Mich. in 1980 as Casa de Unidad Cultural Arts and Media Center. The center devoted its resources to identifying, developing, and preserving the Hispanic/Latino cultural heritage of Southwest Detroit. The organization offered workshops in the visual, literary, and performing arts. It also held a performing arts festival, and nurtured local artists by providing exhibition space in its gallery.
Oral history interviews with Latino individuals who settled in Detroit in the 1920s; also lectures presented at the Center and recordings of cultural events and organization board meetings.
- 1 linear foot and 1 oversize folder.
- Member of Detroit, Michigan Latino arts organization Casa de Unidad and the Alliance for Cultural Democracy.
Files relate to her association with Casa de Unidad particularly as art consultant on grants submitted by the organization; also materials relating to Jack Delano, who was a photographer with the Farm Security Administration, including interview with Delano about his career. The collection also includes files relating to the Alliance for Cultural Democracy.
'Notas de: El Barrio' Publication Cover.
From Box 1 of the Ana Luisa Cardona
- 1 linear ft.
Transcripts of interviews and research material accumulated in preparation for the book, Rocking the Boat: Union Women's Voices, 1915-1975. Transcripts include interviews with Dorothy Haener, Maida Springer-Kemp, Carmen Lucia, Ah Quon McElrath, and Esther Peterson.
- 4 items.
- Ann Arbor, Michigan author.
Interview concerning his participation in making a movie to benefit European war orphans during World War I, television play on the gubernatorial career of Stevens T. Mason, dramatic skit on social life at University of Michigan in 1856, and account of Red Cross activities after severe wind storm near Minden, Sanilac County, Michigan.
- 2 linear ft., 43 microfilm reels : positive, 42 microfilm reels : master negative, 1 folder miscellaneous documents
- Established originally as a Chautauqua-campground association of the Methodist Church at Bay View, Michigan, now concerned with community affairs and the presentation of summer programs of religious and cultural content.
Leases, lot books, and assessment rolls; annual reports, minutes of trustees' meetings, published material, and transcripts of interviews with residents.