Summary Information
Title: United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) Records
Collection Number: UE
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Collection Dates: 1936-2006
Extent: 3750.0 linear feet (3,000 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) formed in 1936 and is still active today as one of America's largest independent labor unions. The Archives Service Center is the national repository for the records of the UE, which include correspondence, publications, photographs and a variety of research material from the international, district and local offices of the UE, spanning from its early beginnings to present day.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

April 2009
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

The United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE), formed in 1936, was one of the first labor unions to affiliate with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1938. The union, taking advantage of disgruntled war-time workers who were tired of working long hours for low wages, greatly increased its membership throughout the 1940s by providing support in contract negotiations with companies. Sometimes these negotiations led to strikes at major companies such as Westinghouse and General Electric.

Another reason the union became so popular in the 1940s was that it stood up for its members. From its very beginnings, the union encouraged equal rights for all workers. UE created committees to ensure that its African-American and women members were receiving equal hours and pay when compared to their white male counterparts. In addition, the union also allowed all of its members to get involved in decision making. Part of the union's appeal to workers was that it was democratic. The members met at annual national conventions to vote on by-law changes, policies, and programs affecting the entire union.

In 1947, the Taft-Hartley Act was drafted which, among other things, required union leaders to swear that they were not Communists. The UE leadership refused to sign these affidavits because they declared them unconstitutional, thus furthering the union's reputation as a Communist organization. In 1949, the CIO decided to cut ties with all unions that did not comply with Taft-Hartley and, in return, the UE boycotted the actions of the CIO by refusing to pay dues. The UE, as a newly independent union, came to the aid of another banished union, the United Farm Equipment Workers, in 1949 and incorporated many of their locals into the UE. In response to the UE's departure, the CIO created the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE) headed by former UE president James Carey. The UE and IUE spent much of the 1950s battling over members in the form of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections, as well as personal attacks on leaders of both unions.

Also during the 1950s, the UE was attacked by the federal government during the House Un-American Activities Committee and Subversive Activities Control Board hearings. Several UE members, including Director of Organizing James Matles and Secretary-Treasurer Julius Emspak, were forced to testify during these meetings. Many members pled their Fifth Amendment right to not name themselves as members of the Communist Party during these hearings, often resulting in contempt charges. Matles was even threatened with deportation. Meanwhile, as UE leaders were distracted by Congress, other unions were replacing UE locals at shops nationwide. This "raiding" not only included the IUE, but also the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the United Auto Workers.

During the 1960s, the UE and IUE, after the departure of Carey, began to work together to gain national contracts for its workers at large companies like General Electric. The UE supported labor solidarity which it furthered in 1992 when it entered an alliance with Mexico's Authentic Labor Front (FAT) in which they began to collaborate in educational and organizing projects. In recent years the UE has included municipal workers in its ranks and the union is still very active within the international labor community.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

In 1975, the Archives of Industrial Society at the University of Pittsburgh was selected by the UE General Executive Board to be the national repository for the union's records. Since that time the UE national office, districts, and locals have donated their records to the Archives Service Center. This finding aid is meant to serve as a guide to the entire UE collection. Within the collection, records have been arranged into record groups, subgroups, and series to both make the collection more manageable and to properly reflect the original use of the documents. Many of the finding aids for these smaller groupings are being developed and placed online by the Archives Service Center.

Included in this collection are correspondence from national officers and staff, organizers, and locals; publications created by the national union and shop papers created by locals; and research material such as clippings, publications, and reports regarding companies, communism, and other labor issues. Also present are photographs documenting UE events and members from the union's founding to the present, as well as cartoons and films addressing several important topics within the labor movement.


Arrangement

Record Group UE 1. General Officers Records

Record Group UE 2. General Executive Board

Record Group UE 3. Conventions

Record Group UE 4. General Office Files

Record Group UE 5. Conference Boards

Record Group UE 6. Washington Office

Record Group UE 7. Organizing Department

Record Group UE 8. Education and Publicity Department

Record Group UE 9. Legal Department

Record Group UE 10. Research Department

Record Group UE 11. International Department

Record Group UE 12. UE News

Record Group UE 13. Fred Wright Papers

Record Group UE 14. Photographs

Record Group UE 15. Districts and Regions

Record Group UE 16. Locals


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- Congresses -- Periodicals
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History
  • Electric industry workers -- United States -- Congresses -- Periodicals
  • Labor unions -- Organizing -- United States -- History
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History
  • Labor unions -- United States -- Officials and employees
  • Labor unions -- United States -- Records and correspondence

Corporate Names
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.).
  • General Electric Company.
  • International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers.
  • Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.

Personal Names
  • Barry, Walter
  • Block, Boris
  • Bruno, Edmund
  • Carey, James B.
  • Davis, David
  • DeMaio, Ernest
  • Dowling, Lyle
  • Dunham, Roger
  • Emspak, Julius, 1904-1962
  • Fitzgerald, Albert J.
  • Gruber, Samuel
  • Harley, Hugh
  • Hovis, John
  • Hupman, Ernest
  • Hupman, Pearl
  • Jandreau, Leonard
  • Kane, James
  • Kirkwood, Robert C., 1904-
  • Markland, Lemuel
  • Matles, James J.
  • Nelson, John
  • Newell, Amy
  • Newell, Charles
  • Nixon, Russ
  • Quinn, Thomas J.
  • Riskin, Benjamin
  • Rivers, Charles
  • Scribner, David
  • Scribner, Sylvia
  • Sentner, William
  • Spero, Nathan
  • Struck, Arthur
  • Wright, Fred, 1907-1984
  • Young, Ruth, 1916-1986

Genres/Forms
  • Audiocassettes
  • Audiotapes
  • Correspondence
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Slides (Photographs)
  • Videocassettes
  • Videotapes

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Records of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America are closed for a period of twenty-five years after their creation. Subgroup UE 9-3 Health and Safety is restricted until further processing can be completed.

Acquisition Information:

These materials have been donated to the Archives Service Center by the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America in several accessions dating from 1975 to the present.

Preferred Citation:

United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) Records, 1936-2006, UE, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff from 1976 to the present.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Related Material:

The following Archives Service Center collections contain records on the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America or its members:

Thomas J. Quinn Papers, 1947-92, AIS.1973.09

Margaret Darin Stasik Papers, 1936-1945, AIS.1973.32

George Kirschner on the American Safety Razor Corporation Strike of 1954 Collection, 1952-1972, AIS.1988.16

Charles J. McCollester on the 1981-82 Electrical Workers Strike at Westinghouse Airbrake Company (Wilmerding, Pa and Swissvale, Pa)Collection, 1981-83, AIS.1988.18

Evelyn O. Darin Papers, 1954-1960, AIS.1988.19

Electrical Workers of Western Pennsylvania Oral History Project Records, 1976-1977, AIS.1991.15

Sol Berman Collection, 1940, AIS.2000.06

Charles Newell Papers, 1940-1959, AIS.2005.07

Anna Simak Collection, 1918-1953, AIS.2004.02

Separated Material:
VHS, U-Matic, and audio cassettes are in Media Storage along with film reels, audio reels, slides, and Local 107 photographs.

Individual issues of the People’s Press and the UE News, both on paper and microfilm, have been cataloged and are housed at the Archives Service Center. Audio cassettes containing news broadcasts regarding labor struggles can be found with other cassettes from labor collections in the audio cabinet.


Collection Inventory

Record Group 1. General Officers Records

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains correspondence and other materials generated or acquired during an individual’s term in office as General President, Secretary-Treasurer, or Director of Organization. Documents from these individuals prior to their term may be found in other record groups, such as UE.7.3 Organizers Records. Records from during their term may also be located in UE.4.2 International Officers Correspondence. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 2. General Executive Board

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains information pertaining to the activities of the UE General Executive Board (GEB). These records have been arranged into two subgroups: UE.2.1 General Executive Board Minutes and UE.2.2 UE General Executive Board Special Committee Records.

Subgroup 2.1. General Executive Board Minutes

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains the minutes of quarterly and special GEB meetings. The quarterly minutes contain quarterly reports from the Director of Organization and GEB special committees, as well as statements made by the GEB. The special meeting minutes focus entirely on pressing issues affecting the union. The quarterly and special meeting minutes are interfiled and arranged chronologically. This subgroup spans from 1939 to 1995. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 2.2. General Executive Board Special Committee Records

Scope and Content Notes:

Beginning in the mid-1940s, the General Executive Board began to establish special committees to research specific problems posing an immediate threat to the union or its potential members. This collection contains correspondence, minutes, and research regarding three special committees set up by the General Executive Board of the UE: the National Defense Committee, National Fair Practices Committee, and National Servicemen’s and Veterans’ Welfare Committee. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 3. Conventions

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains materials regarding the national conventions of the UE and other unions. Many hardbound copies of convention proceedings have been cataloged and separated from the collection. The files in this record group have been arranged into two subgroups: UE.3.1 UE Conventions and UE.3.2 Non-UE Conventions.

Subgroup 3.1. UE Conventions

Scope and Content Notes:

Within this subgroup are materials generated during the planning and coordinating of UE national conventions. Documents consist of correspondence, local resolutions, amended resolutions, minutes, reports, and delegate information. Convention summary reports and updated copies of the UE constitution and by-laws are also present. Hardbound copies of convention proceedings have been cataloged. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 3.2. Non-UE Conventions

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains information regarding the conventions of other labor unions or organizations, particularly the IUE and CIO. Materials include clippings, correspondence, and convention proceedings. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 4. General Office Files

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group includes a variety of materials collected from the UE National Office. It is mainly comprised of the first few accessions to the archive and in some cases extensive inventories exist for the records. This record group has been arranged into the following subgroups: UE.4.1 UE National Office District and Local Records, UE.4.2 International Officers Correspondence, and UE.4.3 Mimeographed Material.

Subgroup 4.1. UE National Office District and Local Records

Scope and Content Notes:

This large subgroup contains files the UE National Office maintained on districts and locals. In general materials consist of correspondence, publications, constitutions, and meeting minutes. Most of the correspondence is between UE national officers and district or local officers. This subgroup has been further arranged into series containing records pertaining to the twelve districts and the locals within each: District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 8, District 9, District 10, District 11, and District 12. Additional records concerning districts and locals can be found in UE.15 Districts and UE.16 Locals.

Subgroup 4.2. International Officers Correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

The International Officers of the UE consist of the General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, Director of Organization, and General Vice-Presidents for each geographic district within the union. The UE International Officers records contain information collected by the UE's international office in New York and consist of correspondence between the UE International Officers and outside organizations. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 4.3. Mimeographed Material

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains copies of speeches, flyers, letters, and other materials that do not exist elsewhere in the UE collection. Many files consist of records regarding GE, Westinghouse, and the CIO. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 5. Conference Boards

Scope and Content Notes:

The materials in this large record group were collected for and generated during conference board meetings between the UE and companies that held national contracts with the union. The purpose of conference boards was to coordinate collective bargaining activities, designate negotiating committees, and determine whether or not strikes should be called to obtain satisfactory agreements. Included are meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, research, and negotiations. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 6. Washington Office

Scope and Content Notes:

The Washington Office files contain extensive information on the political interests of the union, as well as significant insight into how the union monitored and directed national and local organizing campaigns across the country. These materials were collected from the UE’s office in Washington, D.C. and have been arranged into the following four subgroups: UE.6.1 Correspondence, UE.6.2 Subject Files, UE.6.3 Company Research Files, and UE.6.4 Washington Representatives.

Subgroup 6.1. Washington Office Correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains correspondence between union staff members at the National Office and the Washington Office. These materials are arranged alphabetically by subject or individual. In addition to correspondence, the files contain memoranda, press releases, and statements. Please see finding aid for details

Subgroup 6.2. Washington Office Subject Files

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains newspaper articles, pamphlets, limited correspondence, congressional bills, and statements on political issues of special interest to the union. These files are arranged alphabetically by subject. UE.10.2 Research Topics also includes subject files on a variety of topics from the national research department. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 6.3. Washington Office Company Research Files

Scope and Content Notes:

These files focus on various UE /company disputes throughout the country and the resulting legal proceedings in Washington. In general, this subgroup consists of Wage Stabilization and National Labor Relations Board Cases, appeals, and the resulting agreements between the disputing companies and UE locals. UE.10.2.5 Companies contains research on companies with UE locals and UE.9.2 National Labor Relations Board Cases and UE.9.4 Court Cases contain records regarding UE court cases involving individuals, locals, and the national union. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 6.4. Washington Representatives

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains the files of UE staffers who were based in the Washington, D.C. office and focused their activities on advocating the union’s political and legislative interests. Materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, mimeographed material, statements, speeches, and publications. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 7. Organizing Department

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains a variety of information and documentation regarding many aspects of UE organizing, including details of specific organizing campaigns and organizers. The materials within this record group can be used collaboratively to paint a broad picture of the UE’s organizing efforts, as well as creating a more complete account of specific campaigns. These records have been arranged into the following four subgroups: UE.7.1 Organizing Campaign Materials, UE.7.2 International Representatives, UE.7.3 Organizers Records, and UE.7.4 UE Organizer’s Bulletins.

Subgroup 7.1. Organizing Campaign Records

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup documents the union’s activities to recruit new members or to mobilize its members to action. Materials consist of leaflets, correspondence, memoranda, National Labor Relations Board materials, reports, and articles. Two campaigns worth noting are efforts at GE plants and the southeastern United States. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 7.2. International Representatives

Scope and Content Notes:

Within this subgroup are the records of UE organizing department personnel called International Representatives who supervise the activities of field organizers and work on company-wide campaigns or organizing large geographical areas. The majority of the materials consist of correspondence and reports to the national office. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 7.3. Organizers Records

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains a variety of information regarding the UE’s organizing efforts and provides background on the organizers who worked for the union. Included are applications completed by prospective organizers, as well as reports and correspondence which detail organizing activities at specific plants and companies. Records are arranged alphabetically by the organizer’s last name. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 7.4. UE Organizer’s Bulletins

Scope and Content Notes:

The Organizer’s Official Bulletin, later renamed the UE Organizer’s Bulletin, was a report on the organizational efforts of the UE and a means of informing the union’s organizers of issues concerning the union. These bulletins include a combination of articles, leaflets, editorials, and letters that dealt with information regarding the UE. This subgroup contains bulletins from 1937 to 1962, in addition to organizational and political action reports concerning the UE. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 8. Education and Publicity Department

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains files concerning the publicizing of the UE and educating its members. In addition to correspondence, this record group also contains scripts from radio shows and movies, film and audio tapes, and publications on a variety of issues effecting the labor movement. These files have been arranged into the following three subgroups: UE.8.1 Publications, UE.8.2 UE Radio Broadcasts and Film Records, and UE.8.3 Publicity Department Files.

Subgroup 8.1. Publications

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains newspapers, newsletters, booklets, pamphlets, leaflets, and bulletins created by the UE, companies, and other unions regarding local and national labor issues and union organizing. Many company publications are from Westinghouse and General Electric. Topics of interest include Communism, political action, and UE accomplishments. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 8.2. UE Radio Broadcasts and Film Records

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain correspondence, scripts, films, tapes and any other non-print media produced by the union. Records also include locally produced items that the national office collected for research or a national office production. Some video of UE National Conventions can help illustrate information found in UE.3.1 UE Conventions. Animated films produced by Fred Wright correspond to UE.13 Fred Wright Papers. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 8.3. Publicity Department Files

Scope and Content Notes:

The publicity department of the UE was responsible for creating press releases and a variety of pamphlets, often working closely with the research department, as well as fulfilling requests for these materials made by union members and other interested parties. This subgroup contains a wide range of records from the UE publicity department, including press releases, strike bulletins, educational materials to be used by union members, and requests for materials. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 9. Legal Department

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains information on the UE’s national legal department and includes information on court cases, NLRB cases, department personnel, and FBI files regarding the UE and its members. This record group has been arranged into the following six subgroups: UE.9.1 Legal Department Personnel, UE.9.2 National Labor Relations Board Cases, UE.9.3 Health and Safety, UE.9.4 Court Cases, UE.9.5 Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the UE, and UE.9.6 Law Firms and Attorneys.

Subgroup 9.1. Legal Department Personnel

Scope and Content Notes:

Records in this subgroup document the work of Legal Department staff, including the UE’s Associate General Counsel. Included are reports, correspondence, and research on specific cases or issues. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 9.2. National Labor Relations Board Cases

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains files from the national as well as the regional labor boards focusing on representation elections which ensured the union’s right to represent workers in unfair labor practices suits that included difficulties during collective bargaining and strikes. Materials consist of correspondence; NLRB awards, reports and recommendations of mediation panels; hearing transcripts; and documents used as evidence in hearings, as well as the statements, briefs, and answers of employers and unions. UE.6.3 Washington Office Company Research Files and UE.10.2.5 Companies contain additional information regarding specific companies and UE.7.1 Organizing Campaign Materials may contain information on organizing campaigns and elections that were overseen by the NLRB. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 9.3. Health and Safety

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains state reports on safety conditions and correspondence regarding group insurance. Due to the personal nature of many of these files, this subgroup is restricted until further processing can be completed. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 9.4. Court Cases

Scope and Content Notes:

This extremely large subgroup contains the records of any UE court case that did not concern the NLRB. Materials include legal documents, as well as correspondence and printed materials, regarding arbitration, grievances, and other legal cases of companies with UE locals. A majority of the cases present represent arbitrations or conflicts with Westinghouse or General Electric. UE.6.3 Washington Office Company Research Files and UE.10.2.5 Companies contain additional information regarding specific companies. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 9.5. Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the UE

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains FBI records obtained by the late Marshall Perlin on behalf of the Samuel Gruber Education Project through the Freedom of Information Act. These files contain information gathered by the federal government from 1940 to 1985 as part of an investigation into purported communist infiltration of the UE. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 9.6. Law Firms and Attorneys

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains correspondence between UE members and the attorneys and law firms representing them. Many of the files include letters regarding payment for services or informing the union of legal action taken pertaining to a specific case. These records probably correspond to many of the cases in UE.9.3 NLRB Cases or UE.9.4 Court Cases. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 10. Research Department

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains materials collected by the UE’s national research department. Topics investigated in these records include, but are not limited to, Communism and the Red Scare, companies, the CIO, and civil rights. The files of research department staff members are also included. This record group has been divided into two subgroups, the second of which has been further arranged at the series level: UE.10.1 UE Research Department Personnel Papers and UE.10.2 Research Topics.

Subgroup 10.1. UE Research Department Personnel Papers

Scope and Content Notes:

The records in this subgroup include the papers of research department staff members such as UE Executive Assistant and National Activities Director Lyle Dowling and UE Research Director Nat Spero. Materials consist of correspondence, federated press releases, and publications. These papers are mostly research conducted by the staff member on a variety of topics discussed in more detail in UE.10.2. Please see the finding aid for details.

Subgroup 10.2. Research Topics

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains materials collected by the research department on a variety of topics important to the UE. These records have been arranged into the following nine series: UE.10.2.1 Communism, UE.10.2.2 Congress of Industrial Organizations, UE.10.2.3 Company Contracts, UE.10.2.4 Labor Issues, UE.10.2.5 Companies, UE.10.2.6 Other Unions, UE.10.2.7 Federal Agencies and Hearings, UE.10.2.8 Civil Rights, and UE.10.2.9 Organizations.

Record Group 11. International Department

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains correspondence, reports, publications, and clippings regarding the UE and United States’ involvement in international labor relations. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 12. UE News

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains research and correspondence regarding subscription information and articles within the People’s Press and UE News. UE.14.1 UE News Photographs and UE.13 Fred Wright Papers contain materials used to illustrate the publication. UE.8.3 Publicity Department Files also contain press releases created by the UE. In addition, issues of the People’s Press and UE News have been cataloged and exist at the Archives Service Center in paper and microfilm. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 13. Fred Wright Papers

Scope and Content Notes:

Fred Wright was the staff cartoonist for the UE from 1949 to 1984. His cartoons appeared in the UE News, union pamphlets, local shop papers, and animated films. This record group includes many original Wright drawings, in addition to publication layouts, correspondence, and cartoon proofs. Many of these cartoons appeared in UE.12 UE News and UE.8.1 Publications. Some of Fred Wright’s animated videos are in UE.8.2 UE Radio Broadcasts and Film Records. The ULS also created the Web site Drawing on the American Labor Movement which features some of Wright’s cartoons. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 14. Photographs

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group will contain any photographs collected from the UE at the national, district/regional, or local level. This record group has been arranged into the following two subgroups: UE.14.1 UE News Photograph Collection and UE.14.2 Miscellaneous Photographs.

Subgroup 14.1. UE News Photograph Collection

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains photographs used by the UE News dating from 1933 to 1998 and depicting many individuals who were UE members, politicians, or important to the union through their work with a company or labor relations, as well as locals and UE conventions. UE.12 UE News and cataloged issues of the newspaper provide context to many of these images. The ULS also created the Web site Photographs from the UE News Photograph Collection which features a sampling of photographs in this subgroup. Please see finding aid for details.

Subgroup 14.2. Miscellaneous Photographs

Scope and Content Notes:

This subgroup contains photographs that are of unknown origins. Many of the photographs depict UE travelers in the Soviet Union and Europe. Please see finding aid for details.

Record Group 15. Districts and Regions

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group includes any files donated from UE districts or regions. Many of these contain correspondence from district officers and meeting minutes from the district council. Each district and region has its own subgroup within the record group. Regions have recently been created to replace the districts and no regional records have been deposited at this time. Additional information on districts can be found in UE.4.1 Districts and Locals. For details on District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 8, District 9, District 10, and District 11 please see their corresponding finding aids.

Record Group 16. Locals

Scope and Content Notes:

This record group contains any documents donated by UE locals. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, and publications. Many locals have their own subgroup within the record group and several others have been grouped together in a subgroup concerning defunct locals. Another subgroup contains the charter applications of several prospective locals. Additional information on locals can be found in UE.4.1 Districts and Locals. For details on Local 107, Local 124, Local 190F, Local 219, Local 223, Local 274, Local 277, Local 284, Local 291, Local 299, Local 506, Local 601, Local 610, Local 618, Local 647, Local 758, Local 764, Local 765, Local 767, Local 777, Local 790, Local 791, Local 794, Local 798, Local 896, Local 925, Local 1014, Local 1015, Local 1139, Local 1150, Local 1180, Local 1202 and Local 1421, please see their finding aids.