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Political participation

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Audrey Beck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-0020
Abstract Audrey Phillips Beck was born on 6 August 1931, in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, where Audrey grew up. In 1948, she entered the University of Connecticut, where she received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees. In 1961, Audrey Beck became a University of Connecticut faculty member in the Economics Department, a position she held for seven years. In 1967, she took a position as economist with the Windham Regional Planning Commission, and was elected to the...
Dates: undated, 1930-1983

Prescott S. Bush Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-0001
Abstract Prescott S. Bush was born on 15 May 1895 to Samuel Prescott Bush and Flora Sheldon Bush and was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1917 and completed his Army career in 1919. Bush joined the firm of Brown Brothers and Company became a partner in 1930. In 1921 he married Dorothy Walker. The couple had five children. A resident of Greenwich, CT, Bush was elected as a member of its representative town meeting. In 1933 he was elected as moderator, a post to...
Dates: undated, 1952-1962

Miriam Butterworth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-0060
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, artifacts, and memoirs regarding Miriam Butterworth's life and activism, as well as her participation in local, state, and national politics.

Dates: 1935-2011

University of Connecticut, Committee of Five Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-0002
Abstract In March of 1953, a Committee of Five was appointed by the standing committee of the University Senate (acting at the request of the administration) to investigate the charge that four members of the faculty, Paul Zilsel, Robert Glass, Harold Lewis, and Emanuel Margolis, were communists. Committee members included Fred A. Cazel, Jr., Harold G. Halcrow, C. Albert Kind, Arthur L. Wood, and Marcel Kessel as Chairman. In a unanimous report, the committee recommended to the Board of Trustees that...
Dates: [1953]-1956

Connecticut Citizens Action Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1987-0024
Abstract The Connecticut Citizen Action Group was the first state-based consumer interest group. Created in 1971 by Ralph Nader and directed by Toby Moffett, CCAG was designed to represent, inform, unite, and empower the citizens of Connecticut in their roles as consumers, workers, tax payers, and voters. Taking on such issues as illegal business practices, utility rate increases, environmental pollution, and consumer fraud, the newly formed group was inundated with citizen requests for information...
Dates: undated, 1964-2002

Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-0080
Abstract

In 1957, the Connecticut Federation of Labor and the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council (CSIUC) merged to form the Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, generally referred to today as the Connecticut State AFL-CIO. The stated purpose of the new organization was to provide a more effective means of promoting and coordinating the principles and objectives of the AFL-CIO in Connecticut.

Dates: undated, 1909-1994

Connecticut Women's Political Caucus Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-0003
Abstract

The collection contains administrative records, correspondence and publications (1979-1982) detailing the activities of the Connecticut Women's Political Caucus.

Dates: 1979-1982

William R. Cotter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-0002
Abstract William R. Cotter, Democratic Member of Congress for the First District of Connecticut, was born in Hartford, Connecticut on 18 July 1926. In 1953, Cotter was elected to the Hartford Court of Common Council, and served as an aide to United States Senator Abraham Ribicoff, 1955-1957, as Deputy Insurance Commissioner, 1957-1964, and as Insurance Commissioner of Connecticut from 1964-1970. He developed and introduced laws to regulate rates and solvency of insurance companies in Connecticut, and...
Dates: undated, 1970-1981

Robert N. Giaimo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-0003
Abstract Robert Nicholas was raised in North Haven, CT. Giaimo was a member of the 86th-96th Congresses from the Third District of Connecticut (New Haven area) from 1958-1980. During his twenty-two years, he served on the House Budget Committee, the House Commission on Information and Facilities, the Joint Committee on Intelligence, the House Appropriations Committee, and its subcommittees on Department of Defense, District of Columbia, Treasury Postal Service and General Government, Legislative...
Dates: undated, 1956-1981

Magdalena Gómez Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-0071
Abstract Contains correspondence, photographs, CDs, posters, flyers, promotional postcards, press releases that document the life of Magdalena Gómez as a poet, writer, spoken word performer, and social activist for such issues as homeless, arts in K-12 education, teenage bullying, teenage empowerment through the arts, women’s rights, Latino/a and other minorities rights, etc… In addition there are materials such as flyers, posters, correspondence, and DVDs that document Magdalena Gómez involvement...
Dates: 1979-2012

Jack Goldring Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-0037
Abstract Jacob (Jack) Goldring was born March 5, 1915, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Goldring's family moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1928 when Jack was thirteen. Jack Goldring had a lengthy association with the Connecticut Communist party. After becoming a party member in 1936, he held many posts in the party's state apparatus; among them, Chairman of the Stamford Branch, 1938-1940; Chairman, G.E. Club, Bridgeport, 1946-1947; Fairfield County Chairman, 1947, 1952; and Legislative Director, 1954....
Dates: undated, 1936-1984

Greater Hartford Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1983-0004
Abstract

The Greater Hartford Labor Council (GHLC) was formed in 1957. All local unions belonging to an international affiliated to the AFL-CIO or affiliated to the AFL-CIO directly are able to join the central labor body in their region upon payment of dues.

Dates: undated, 1947-1982

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Industrial Aircraft Lodge 1746 Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1983-0005
Abstract

The International Aircraft Lodge 1746 was chartered on 1 November 1945. The local represents production workers at United Technologies Corporation's Pratt and Whitney plant in East Hartford, Connecticut. The workers make jet engines and other components for commercial and military aircraft. Lodge 1746 is a member of IAMAW District 91.

Dates: undated, 1943-1983

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Southington Lodge 1746A Records

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Identifier: 1990-0040
Abstract: The Industrial Aircraft Lodge 1746A of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The Local represents production workers at United Technologies Corporation's Pratt and Whitney plant in Southington, Connecticut. Lodge members work at the Pratt and Whitney plant in East Hartford, Connecticut. Workers at both plants make jet engines and components for commercial and military aircraft. Lodge 1746A is a member of IAMAW District 91....
Dates: undated, 1964-1989

Everett Carll Ladd, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-0038
Abstract

The collection contains the professional papers of Dr. Ladd, professor of political science and director of the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut.

Dates: undated, 1959-2000

Francis T. Maloney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-0010
Abstract

Francis T. Maloney was a United States Senator from 1934 until his death in 1945. Previous to that, he was a Congressman and, before that, Mayor of his hometown, Meriden, Connecticut. During World War I he was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve Force.

Dates: undated, 1931-1959

Stewart B. McKinney Papers

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Identifier: 1992-0049
Abstract

Stewart Brett McKinney, Congressman from Connecticut's Fourth District, was born in Pittsburgh, PA, 30 January 1931. McKinney served as a State Representative in Connecticut's General Assembly, 1966-1970 and was a minority leader of the State House of Representatives, 1969-1970. McKinney was first elected as a Republican from the 4th District to the 92nd Congress on 3 November 1970, and was re-elected 8 times, 1972-1986.

Dates: undated, 1970-1986

Bruce A. Morrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-0021
Abstract

Bruce Morrison served as a member of Congress from Connecticut's third district from 1983-1991.

Dates: undated, 1980-2000

Andre Schenker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1983-0008
Abstract

Andre Schenker was born in 1897 and received his education at the Connecticut Agricultural College (UConn) and Yale University. He was a professor of history at UConn from 1928 - 1965.

Dates: undated, 1898-1972

Walter Snow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1975-0005
Abstract

The papers include the correspondence, short stories, journalistic articles, correspondence, poems, novels, and plays of journalist, essayist, novelist and pulp fiction writer, Walter Snow.

Dates: undated, 1926-1973

Eugene J. St. Pierre Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1986-0007
Abstract

Eugene St. Pierre was a prominent labor leader in the Hartford area from 1955 to 1974.

Dates: 1933-1986

Eleanor Taft Tilton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-0018
Abstract

Eleanor Taft Tilton, daughter of Dr. Charles and Martha Jarvis Taft, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on 1 January 1901. She attended Vassar and Barnard Colleges, but did not earn a degree. She married Arthur vcan Riper Tilton; he was employed by the Hartford Fire Insurance Company for many years. Mrs. Tilton died on 26 March 1984.

Dates: 1939-1976

Nicholas J. Tomassetti Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-0033
Abstract

Nicholas J. Tomassetti was born 17 December 1914 in Pueblo, Colorado. He was a labor organizer and leader associated with the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers Union as well as a Democratic representative to the Connecticut General Assembly. Mr. Tomassetti died 18 December 1978 in New Britain, Connecticut.

Dates: undated, 1916-1978

Walter I. Wardwell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-0018
Abstract

In 1949, Wardwell was appointed instructor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1952 and to Professor in 1966. He retired in 1984 after a 35 year teaching career at the University.

Dates: 1946-1984

Fred D. Warren Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1976-0003
Abstract

Managing editor of Appeal to Reason.

Dates: 1899-1917