Willoughby Abner Papers

Accession Number: 
UP000545
Extent: 
18 linear feet (8 MB, 14 SB)
Date: 
1940s-1973

The papers of Mr. Abner reflect his work with the UAW, and to a lesser extent, his involvement in civil rights and community activities.

Part I consists of correspondence, reports, newsletters, and miscellaneous publications reflecting Mr. Abner's positions with the UAW and his social concerns. Until 1963 Mr. Abner was with the Education and Citizenship Department of UAW Region 4, located in Chicago. In 1963 he moved to Detroit to become the assistant director of the Leadership Study Center of the UAW. Subjects include the labor movement on local, state, and international levels; urban affairs and social problems.

Part II reflects Mr. Abner's involvement with the NAACP, the city of Chicago, college campus unrest, prison conditions mediation, and community development activities. Subjects include: Affirmative action; labor mediation; civil rights; employment discrimination.

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