Summary Information
Title: UE International Officers Correspondence
Collection Number: UE.4.2
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Collection Dates: 1936-1956
Extent: 26.25 linear feet (21 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The International Officers of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (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 New York International Office of the UE and consist of correspondence between the UE International Officers and outside organizations. Files range widely in content and are arranged alphabetically by organization title within each series.
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 International Officers of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) consist of the General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, Director of Organization, and General Vice-Presidents for each geographic district within the union. These officers were elected annually at the UE International Convention and participated in the General Executive Board, playing a major role in the decision making body for the international union.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

The records of the UE International Officers document correspondence between high ranking UE officers and outside organizations. While the vast majority of the materials are correspondence, the files also contain related articles, pamphlets, and reports. In general, these files range widely in content regarding the national union and cover many general topics such as lawyers, bonds, college requests for information and speakers, group health insurance, hospitalization plans, publications, trustees, unions, and women’s auxiliaries. Correspondence with such noteworthy organizations as the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), National Labor Relations Board, Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC), and United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) are present. These records do not contain correspondence by the union's International Representatives, which can be found in subgroup UE 7-2 UE International Representative Records.


Arrangement

Series were maintained in the groupings in which they were received from the union and are arranged chronologically. Folders within the series are arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Series 4.2.1. Correspondence, 1936-1941

Series 4.2.2. Correspondence, 1941-1943

Series 4.2.3. Correspondence, 1943-1956


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Corporate Names
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.).
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers.
  • International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (A.F. of L.).
  • Steel Workers Organizing Committee (U.S.).
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. International Officers.
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.).
  • United States. National Labor Relations Board.
  • United States. National War Labor Board (1918-1919).

Personal Names
  • Carey, James B.
  • Matles, James J.
  • Murray, Philip, 1886-1952
  • Nixon, Russ
  • Pressman, Lee, 1906-
  • Riskin, Benjamin
  • Scribner, David

Locations
  • New York (N.Y.)

Genres/Forms
  • Correspondence

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America in 1976 and 1997.

Preferred Citation:

UE International Officers Correspondence, 1936-1956, UE.4.2, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Jaimie George in 2004 the finding aid was revised in March 2008 by Zachary L. Brodt.

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:

UE General Officers Records, 1936-1990, UE.1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

Congress of Industrial Organizations Collection, 1938-1982, UE.10.2.2, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.


Collection Inventory

Series 4.2.1. Correspondence 1936-1941

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes correspondence between the UE and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) at both the national and regional levels. Documents regarding the 1938-1940 CIO Conventions, legislative matters concerning both the CIO and UE, and CIO officials such as Director of Organization Allen Haywood, Secretary to the Chairman Ralph Hetzel Jr., President John L. Lewis, President Philip Murray, and General Council Lee Pressman are also present. Additionally, this collection includes a large series of miscellaneous files, which are arranged chronologically. In general, the miscellaneous files cover broad topics such as child welfare, collective bargaining, and human rights. The miscellaneous files also contain numerous requests for contributions or information on union lists, publications, and convention proceedings. Furthermore, the miscellaneous files announce upcoming conventions and often ask for UE delegates or special appearances.

The records also include several interesting files from state industrial unions and the United States Labor Department. Correspondence between the UE and industrial unions are arranged by state and contain general requests for items such as wage rates, pamphlets, and UE officer appearances. Correspondence with the Labor Department includes the divisions of Public Contracts and Wages and Hours that address workers' minimum wage. Other Labor Department correspondence involves the office of the Secretary and Assistant Secretary and covers conventions, reports, and publications. There is also correspondence with a variety of national unions. These files focus on interactions between the unions and the companies, such as strikes and constitutions, as well as general events like conventions, exhibits, and union label campaigns. More extensive files exist for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers; Steel Workers Organizing Committee; Trade Union Service Inc.; United Automobile Workers of America; United Construction Workers’ Organizing Committee; United Office and Professional Workers of America; and Utility Workers Organizing Committee.

The records contain valuable insight into the union’s interest in the activities of the federal government. Files exist on National Defense and generally relate to the distribution of government contracts to certain companies. National Labor Relations Act files focus on the campaign to reject the Smith amendments to the Labor Act. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) files concentrate on elections, cases, and requests to the House Special Committee investigating the Labor Board for information on the regional divisions of the NLRB. The Rural Electrification Administration files expose the UE’s interest in the expansion of electrical lines into rural areas. Temporary National Economic Committee files reveal the technological changes occurring in various industries. The United States Senate files concentrate on labor’s right to participate in union activities.


Box 1
Folder 1 Amalgamated Bank, 1936-1937
Folder 2 American Airlines, 1937
Folder 3 American Association for Economic Freedom, 1938
Folder 4 American Civil Liberties Union, 1937-1940
Folder 5 American Economic Foundation, 1940-1941
Folder 6 American Federation of Labor: Viat, Arthur, 1936
Folder 7 American Labor Education Service, 1939-1940
Folder 8 American Labor Party, 1938-1941
Folder 9 American Peoples’ Schools, 1938
Folder 10 Attorneys: General, 1938-1941
Folder 11 Attorneys: Boudin, Louis, 1938-1941
Folder 12-13 Attorneys: Bridges, Harry (Defense Committee), 1938-1942
Folder 14-15 Attorneys: Connolly, John, 1938-1941
Folder 16 Attorneys: Miscellaneous, 1937-1938
Folder 17 Attorneys: Rothbard, Samuel, 1938-1941
Folder 18 Attorneys: Scheiner, Frank, 1938-1941
Folder 19 Attorneys: Waldbaum, Saul, 1938-1940
Folder 20 Baumgarten and Company, 1938-1940
Folder 21 Board of Education, 1940
Folder 22-23 Bonds: Correspondence, 1937-1938
Folder 24 Bonds: Crespi Co., Albert, 1938
Folder 25 Bonds: Miscellaneous, 1941
Folder 26 Bonds: National Surety Corp., 1938-1939
Folder 27-29 Bonds: Rosston and Company, 1938-1941
Folder 30 Broadcast Correspondence, 1936-1937
Folder 31 Bureau of National Affairs, 1937-1941

Box 2
Folder 1 Catholic Youth Congress, 1940
Folder 2 Chelsea Association for Planning and Action, 1939
Folder 3 Church Correspondence, 1938-1941
Folder 4 Church League for Industrial Democracy, 1939-1940
Folder 5 Circular Letter Number 40 Replies: Idle Floor Space, 1940-1941
Folder 6 Citizen’s Committee for Support of WPA, 1938-1939
Folder 7 Citizen’s Council for National Defense, 1940
Folder 8 Colleges: General, 1937-1938
Folder 09-12 Colleges: Requests for Information, 1938-1941
Folder 13-16 Colleges: Requests for Speakers, 1938-1941
Folder 17 Commerce, Department of, 1939
Folder 18 Committee for Concerted Peace Efforts, 1938-1940
Folder 19 Committee for Reciprocity Information, 1938
Folder 20 Committee of 30 Million, 1940-1941
Folder 21 Committee of Catholics for Human Rights, 1939-1940
Folder 22-24 CIO: Accounting Department, 1937-1941
Folder 25 CIO: American Federation of Labor - Unity, 1938-1940
Folder 26-27 CIO: Appeals Committee, 1939-1941
Folder 28-29 CIO: Appeals, ILWU & URWE, >1940-1941
Folder 30 CIO: Apex Hosiery Case, 1939
Folder 31 CIO: Bell, J.R., Comptroller, 1937-1938
Folder 32-33 CIO: Brophy, John, 1936-1941
Folder 34 CIO: Bulletins and Materials, 1937-1941
Folder 35 CIO: Canadian Congress of Labor, 1941
Folder 36 CIO: Chartered Organizations Department, 1937
Folder 37 CIO: Contacts, Building Trades, 1937
Folder 38-41 CIO: Convention, 1938-1940
Folder 42 CIO: General Correspondence, 1938-1941
Folder 43 CIO: General Education Correspondence, 1938-1941
Folder 44 CIO: General Executive Board, 1940-1941
Folder 45-47 CIO: Haywood, Allen, Director of Organization, 1936-1941
Folder 48-50 CIO: Hetzel, Ralph Jr., Secretary to Chairman, 1937-1941
Folder 51 CIO: Industrial Councils and City Councils, 1937-1938
Folder 52 CIO: Legal Matters, 1937-1941

Box 3
Folder 01-03 CIO: Legislative Matters, 1938-1941
Folder 04-05 CIO: Lewis, John L., 1938-1941
Folder 6 CIO: Lewis Speech, Mail, 1940
Folder 7 CIO: List of Unions and Regional Directors, 1937
Folder 8 CIO: Miscellaneous, 1937
Folder 9 CIO: Murray, Philip, President, 1940-1941
Folder 10 CIO: New England Council, 1937-1938
Folder 11 CIO: Pressman, Lee, 1936-40
Folder 12-14 CIO: Publicity Department, 1937-1941
Folder 15 CIO: Regional Directors, Field Representatives, 1937-1938
Folder 16 CIO: Regional Offices, Alabama/Georgia, 1938-1941
Folder 17 CIO: Regional Offices, Chicago Area, 1940
Folder 18 CIO: Regional Offices, Connecticut, 1940
Folder 19 CIO: Regional Offices, Delaware, 1940
Folder 20 CIO: Regional Offices, Iowa, 1938-1941
Folder 21 CIO: Regional Offices, Kentucky, 1941
Folder 22 CIO: Regional Offices,Michigan, 1938-1940
Folder 23 CIO: Regional Offices, Minnesota, 1938-1939
Folder 24 CIO: Regional Offices, Missouri, 1939
Folder 25 CIO: Regional Offices, New England, 1938-1941
Folder 26-27 CIO: Regional Offices, New York City, 1938-1941
Folder 28 CIO: Regional Offices, New York State, 1938-1940
Folder 29 CIO: Regional Offices, Ohio, 1939-1941
Folder 30 CIO: Regional Offices, Oregon, 1939-1940
Folder 31 CIO: Regional Offices, Philadelphia, 1938-1941
Folder 32 CIO: Regional Offices, Rhode Island, 1939
Folder 33 CIO: Regional Offices, Texas, 1941
Folder 34 CIO: Regional Offices, Washington, 1938-1940
Folder 35 CIO: Regional Offices, West Coast, 1938-1940
Folder 36 CIO: Research Department, 1936-1937
Folder 37 CIO: Smethurst, Walter, 1937-1939
Folder 38 CIO: Widman, Michael Jr., 1939-1940
Folder 39 Congressional Records, 1938-1939
Folder 40 Consumers Union of the United States, 1938-1941
Folder 41 Cornish Wire Company, 1937
Folder 42 Council for Social Action, 1939-1941
Folder 43 Credit Unions, 1936
Folder 44 Crosley Radio, 1935-37
Folder 45 Department of Internal Revenue, 1938-1941
Folder 46 Dowling, Lyle, 1940
Folder 47 Education Correspondence, 1938-1939
Folder 48 Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, 1938-1940
Folder 49-50 Fortune Round Table, Foreign Trade Conference, 1939-1940
Folder 51 Garrison Films, 1941
Folder 52-53 General Executive Board, 1936-1941
Folder 54 Greater New York Fund, 1938-1941
Folder 55 Green, William, Open Letter to, 1937-1939
Folder 56 Grievances, 1936-1939
Folder 57 Highlander Folk School, 1938-1940
Folder 58-59 Hospitalization Plans, 1940
Folder 60 Industrial Unions: List from the CIO, 1941
Folder 61 Industrial Unions: List from the CIO, 1941
Folder 62 Industrial Unions: Alabama, 1939-1941
Folder 63 Industrial Unions: Arkansas, 1939
Folder 64 Industrial Unions: California, 1938-1941
Folder 65 Industrial Unions: Connecticut, 1939-1941
Folder 66 Industrial Unions: Delaware, 1941
Folder 67 Industrial Unions: Illinois, 1939
Folder 68 Industrial Unions: Indiana, 1937-1941
Folder 69 Industrial Unions: Iowa-Nebraska, 1939
Folder 70 Industrial Unions: Kentucky, 1938
Folder 71 Industrial Unions: Maryland-District of Columbia, 1940-1941
Folder 72 IIndustrial Unions: Massachusetts, 1939-1941
Folder 73 Industrial Unions: Michigan, 1939-1941
Folder 74 Industrial Unions: Minnesota, 1939-1940
Folder 75 Industrial Unions: Missouri, 1938-1939

Box 4
Folder 1 Industrial Unions: Montana, 1938
Folder 2 Industrial Unions: New Jersey, 1938-1941
Folder 3 Industrial Unions: New York, 1938-1941
Folder 04-05 Industrial Unions: Ohio, 1938-1941
Folder 6 Industrial Unions: Oregon, 1938-1939
Folder 7 Industrial Unions: Pennsylvania, 1938-1940
Folder 8 Industrial Unions: Tennessee, 1941
Folder 9 Industrial Unions: Utah, 1939-1941
Folder 10 Industrial Unions: Virginia and West Virginia, 1938-1941
Folder 11 Industrial Unions: Washington, 1939-1939
Folder 12 Industrial Unions: Wisconsin, 1938-1941
Folder 13 Information About the UE, 1938-1939
Folder 14-15 Insurance: Miscellaneous, 1938-1940
Folder 16 Insurance: Organizers’ Reports, 1941
Folder 17 Inter-Office Communications, 1940-1941
Folder 18 International Commission on African Affairs, 1938
Folder 19 Internal Revenue Service, 1937-1938
Folder 20 Jewish People’s Committee, 1939-1940
Folder 21 Jurisdiction: Coolerator Lodge SWOC, 1938-1940
Folder 22 Jurisdiction: General, 1937-1941
Folder 23 Jurisdiction: UE, 1936-1939
Folder 24 Justice, Department of, 1940
Folder 25 Labor Bureau, 1938
Folder 26 Labor Department: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1938-1941
Folder 27 Labor Department: Canada, 1938-1941
Folder 28-30 Labor Department: Division of Public Contracts, 1938-1941
Folder 31 Labor Department: Lubin, Isador, 1938-1941
Folder 32 Labor Department: Miscellaneous State Offices, 1939-1941
Folder 33 Labor Department: New York, 1938-1940
Folder 34 Labor Department: Office of the Secretary, 1937-1941
Folder 35 Labor Department: Steelman, J.R., Director, 1938-1941
Folder 36 Labor Department: Tracy, D.W., Assistant Secretary, 1940-1941
Folder 37 Labor Department: Wages and Hours Division, 1938-1941
Folder 38-39 Labor Department: Washington D.C., 1937-1941
Folder 40 Labor Research Association, 1938-1941
Folder 41-43 Labors Non-Partisan League, 1938-1941
Folder 44 Lafollette Committee, 1939
Folder 45 League for Industrial Democracy, 1939-1940
Folder 46 League of Nations Association, 1938
Folder 47 Legislative Matters, General, 1937-1940
Folder 48 Liberal Press, 1938
Folder 49 Manufacturer Trust Co., 1938
Folder 50 Mexico: Literature, 1938
Folder 51 Mimeo: General Letters, 1938-1940
Folder 52 Mine Inspection Bill, 1940-1941
Folder 53-63 Miscellaneous: General, 1940-1941

Box 5
Folder 01-07 Miscellaneous: General, 1936-1940
Folder 8 Miscellaneous: Office File, 1938-1940
Folder 9 Miscellaneous Materials, 1936-1940
Folder 10 Mitchell, William, 1938
Folder 11 National Broadcasting Co., 1940-1941
Folder 12 National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1938-1940
Folder 13 National Companies, Miscellaneous, 1937-1941
Folder 14 National Conference of Jews and Christians, 1939-1941
Folder 15-17 National Defense: Advisory Commission, 1939-1941
Folder 18 National Defense: Mediation Board, 1941
Folder 19 National Defense: Training Programs, 1941
Folder 20 National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 1935
Folder 21 National Labor Relations Act: Campaign, 1940
Folder 22 National Labor Relations Act: Letters to Employers Under Contract, 1940
Folder 23 National Labor Relations Board: Cases Pending , 1938-1939
Folder 24 National Labor Relations Board: Douds, Charles, 1938-1940
Folder 25 National Labor Relations Board: Herrick, Elinore, 1937-1941
Folder 26 National Labor Relations Board: Madden, J. Warren, 1938-1940
Folder 27 National Labor Relations Board: Millis, H.A., 1941
Folder 28 National Labor Relations Board: Regional Offices, 1938-1941
Folder 29-30 National Labor Relations Board Special Committee to Investigate the, 1939
Folder 31 National Labor Relations Board: Releases, 1940-1941
Folder 32 National Labor Relations Board: Replies to UE Requests for Information, 1939
Folder 33 National Labor Relations Board: Replies from Companies with UE Cases, 1939
Folder 34 National Labor Relations Board: Witt, Nathan, 1938-1940
Folder 35-37 National Labor Relations Board: Washington, D.C., 1936-1941
Folder 38 National Religion and Labor Foundation, 1939-1941
Folder 39 National Urban League, 1938
Folder 40 National Youth Administration, 1939-1941

Box 6
Folder 1 New School for Social Research, 1938-1939
Folder 2 New York State: Department of Taxation and Finance, 1938
Folder 3 New York State: House of Representatives, 1938
Folder 4 New York State: Labor Relations Board, 1938-1941
Folder 5 Norge Refrigerator, 1936-1938
Folder 6 North American Comm. to Aid Spanish Democracy, 1938-1940
Folder 07-09 North Jersey Campaign, 1936-1938
Folder 10 Parents’ Magazine, 1940
Folder 11 People’s Press, 1938-1940
Folder 12 Philco Boycott, 1938
Folder 13 Philco Defense Fund, Committee and International, 1938
Folder 14 Policyholder’s Committee, 1938
Folder 15 Postmaster: General, 1936-1938
Folder 16 Postmaster: New York City, 1938-1941
Folder 17 Press Releases, 1936-1941
Folder 18 Printing, Miscellaneous, 1937-1939
Folder 19-20 Publications, 1938-1941
Folder 21 Replies for Requests to Universities and Government Agencies for Data on the Electrical Manufacturing, 1939
Folder 22 Requests for Speakers, 1937
Folder 23 Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1940
Folder 24 Rotary Club of Chicago, 1940-1941
Folder 25-26 Rural Electrification Administration, 1937-1940
Folder 27 Savings Bank Journal, 1940-1941
Folder 28 Senate Committee on Unemployment and Relief, 1939
Folder 29 Social Security Board, 1938-1941
Folder 30 Social Security Labor News, 1938-1940
Folder 31-32 Speeches, 1936-1939
Folder 33 Standard Emblem Company, 1937
Folder 34 State Department, Unites States, 1940
Folder 35 Statistical Correspondence, 1939-1940
Folder 36 Steckley, J.B., Director of Research and Education, 1938-1940
Folder 37 Stolberg, Benjamin, 1938-1940
Folder 38 Superintendent of Documents, G.P.O., 1938-1940
Folder 39-40 Temporary Economic Committee, 1938-1940
Folder 41-42 Town Meeting of the Air, 1940
Folder 43 Trade Union News Service, 1941
Folder 44-45 Trustees, 1936-1941
Folder 46 Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1938-1939
Folder 47 United States Government Printing Office, 1938-1940
Folder 48 United States Senate: General, 1938-1940
Folder 49-50 United States Senate: Committee on Education and Labor, 1939-1940
Folder 51 United States Senate: Union Label Application, 1936
Folder 52 Unions: Allied Electrical Union, 1937
Folder 53 Unions: Aluminum Workers of America, 1937-1941
Folder 54 Unions: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1937-1941
Folder 55 Unions: Amalgamated Electrical Union, 1936-1937
Folder 56-57 Unions: American Communications Association, 1936-1941

Box 7
Folder 1 Unions: American Federation of Hosiery Workers, 1936-1938
Folder 2 Unions: American Federation of Teachers, 1937-1941
Folder 3 Unions: American Newspaper Guild, 1936-1941
Folder 4 Unions: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1936-1937
Folder 5 Unions: Building Service Employees Union, 1940-1941
Folder 6 Unions: Dairy Farmers’ Union, 1940
Folder 7 Unions: Farm Equipment Workers, 1938-1941
Folder 08-09 Unions: Federation of Architects, 1937-1940
Folder 10 Unions: Federation of Flat Glass Workers, 1937
Folder 11 Unions: Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand, 1940-1941
Folder 12 Unions: Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding, 1937-1941
Folder 13-14 Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, General, 1937-1941
Folder 15-16 Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Correspondence, 1937-1939
Folder 17 Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Miscellaneous Bulletins, 1937-1938
Folder 18 Unions: International Fur Workers of America, 1937-1939
Folder 19 Unions: International Ladies Garment Workers, 1936-1940
Folder 20 Unions: International Longshoremen, 1938-1941
Folder 21 Unions: International Typographical, 1938-1941
Folder 22-23 Unions: International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1936-1941
Folder 24 Unions: International Woodworkers of America, 1937-1940
Folder 25 Unions: Miscellaneous Unions, 1936-1938
Folder 26 Unions: National Association of Die Casting Workers, 1937-1941
Folder 27 Unions: National Lawyers Guild, 1939-1941
Folder 28 Unions: National Maritime Union, 1937-1941
Folder 29 Unions: Neon Sign Workers, 1936-1938
Folder 30 Unions: New York Laundry Workers, Joint Board, 1938-1940
Folder 31 Unions: Oil Workers International Union, 1937-1940
Folder 32 Unions: Quarry Workers International Union, 1938-1940
Folder 33 Unions: State, County and Municipal Workers, 1938-1941
Folder 34 Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, Golden, Clinton, 1938-1941
Folder 35-38 Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, International, 1936-1941
Folder 39 Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, Locals, 1938-1941
Folder 40 Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, McDonald, David, 1938-1941
Folder 41-42 Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, Worthington Pump, 1938-1941
Folder 43 Unions: Textile Workers, 1937-1940
Folder 44-46 Unions: Trade Union Service, Inc., 1939-1942
Folder 47 Unions: Transport Workers Union, 1937-1941
Folder 48-53 Unions: United Automobile Workers of America, International, 1936-1941

Box 8
Folder 01-03 Unions: United Automobile Workers of America, Locals, 1938-1941
Folder 4 Unions: United Cannery, Agricultural, and Packing Workers of America, 1937-1941
Folder 05-06 Unions: United Construction Workers, 1939-1941
Folder 7 Unions: United Federal Workers of America, 1938-1940
Folder 8 Unions: United Furniture Workers of America, 1937-1941
Folder 9 Unions: United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers, 1937-1938
Folder 10 Unions: United Mine Workers of America, 1937-1938
Folder 11-13 Unions: United Office and Professional Workers, 1937-1941
Folder 14 Unions: United Photographic Employees, CIO, 1938
Folder 15 Unions: United Retail Drug Store Employees, 1938-1939
Folder 16 Unions: United Retail Employees of America, 1937-1941
Folder 17-18 Unions: United Rubber Workers, 1936-1941
Folder 19 Unions: United Shoe Workers of America, 1937-1941
Folder 20-22 Unions: Utility Workers Organizing Committee, 1937-1941
Folder 23 Unions: Miscellaneous AFL Unions, 1938-1940
Folder 24 Unions: Miscellaneous CIO Unions, A-L, 1938-1941
Folder 25 Unions: Miscellaneous CIO Unions, M-Z, 1938-1941
Folder 26 Unions: Miscellaneous Trade Unions, 1939-1940
Folder 27 Unions: Miscellaneous Unions Outside the U.S., 1939-1941
Folder 28 Vinson Bill, 1941
Folder 29 Visual Education Press, 1937-1938
Folder 30 Wagner Act, Draft Testimony of James B. Carey, 1940
Folder 31-37 Women’s Auxiliaries, 1937-1941
Folder 38-39 Workers Alliance, 1938-1940
Folder 40 Workmen’s Circle, 1939
Folder 41 Works Progress Administration, Division of Education Projects, 1938-1940
Folder 42 World Youth Congress, 1938-1939
Folder 43 Yanks Are Not Coming Broadcast, 1940
Folder 44 Young Men's Christian Association, 1940
Box 9 National Officer Correspondence, 1936-1940
Box 10-11 Correspondence with Other Unions, undated

Series 4.2.2. Correspondence 1941-1943

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain the correspondence of UE International Officers such as General Secretary-Treasurer Julius Emspak, General President Albert Fitzgerald, and Director of Organization James Matles. There are several files regarding the union’s insurance provider, Associate Hospital Service, as well as correspondence relating to the maintenance of the international office on East 51st Street, New York City. Records concerning the CIO contain correspondence between UE officers and Secretary-Treasurer James B. Carey, Director of Organization Allen Haywood, and President Philip Murray. More extensive files exist for the CIO National War Relief Committee, which document the activities of the organization and the UE’s participation. Correspondence with several government agencies, such as the Department of Labor, Federal Reserve Bank and the War Manpower Commission, are also included. Records of the National Citizen’s Political Action Committee document the contributions made to this organization. In addition, extensive files exist regarding the Washington office and its staff, as well as the international office, which document its accounts and staff exemptions. Finally, there is correspondence between the UE and other unions such as the American Communications Association, United Steelworkers of America, United Auto Workers, United Office and Professional Workers, and Optical Workers Organizing Committee, which reveal interactions between the organizations


Box 12
Folder 01-02 American Airlines, 1941-1944
Folder 3 American Red Cross, 1942-1943
Folder 04-08 Associated Hospital Service, 1942-1944
Folder 9 Bank Correspondence, 1943-1944
Folder 10 Brandon Films, Inc., 1941-1943
Folder 11 Building on 11 East 51st Street: Correspondence, 1944
Folder 12-13 Building on 11 East 51st Street: UE Correspondence, 1943-1944
Folder 14-15 Canadian Congress of Labor, 1941-1944
Folder 16 Canadian Congress of Labor Jurisdiction, 1942-1943
Folder 17 Colleges, 1941-1943
Folder 18 Colleges Fellowship, 1942-1943
Folder 19 Colleges Requests for Speakers, 1941-1943
Folder 20 CIO: AFL Jurisdictional Matters, 1943
Folder 21 CIO: Brophy, John: Director I.U.C., 1942-1943
Folder 22-24 CIO: Carey, James B., 1941-1944
Folder 25 CIO Convention: Daily Proceedings of 4th &5th Convention, Resolutions of 6th Convention, 1st Annual Conference Women’s Auxiliaries, 1941-1943
Folder 26 CIO: Convention: Correspondence, 1941, 1943
Folder 27 CIO: Convention: 7th Annual CALL, 1944
Folder 28-30 CIO: General Correspondence, 1942-1943
Folder 31 CIO: Golden, Clinton S., Assistant to President, 1943
Folder 32 CIO: Housing Committee, Fitzgerald Member, 1942
Folder 33-35 CIO: Haywood, Allen, Director of Organization, 1941-1944
Folder 36-37 CIO: Legislative Material, 1941-1943
Folder 38 CIO: Hetzel, Ralph, Secretary to Chairman, 1942
Folder 39 CIO: Research and Education, 1943-1944
Folder 40-47 CIO: Murray, Philip, 1941-1944
Folder 48-49 CIO: Political Action, 1943-1944
Folder 50 CIO: Pressman, Lee, Legal Department, 1941-1943
Folder 51 CIO: Publicity Department, 1941-1944

Box 13
Folder 01-04 CIO: National Committee for American and Allied War Relief, 1942-1944
Folder 5 Government Agencies: Congressional Correspondence, Senate and Subsidiary Committee, 1943-1944
Folder 6 Government Agencies: Department of Agriculture, 1942-1944
Folder 7 Government Agencies: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1944-1942
Folder 08-09 Government Agencies: Department of Labor, Miscellaneous, 1942-1944
Folder 10 Government Agencies: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, 1942-1943
Folder 11-12 Government Agencies: Federal Reserve Bank, 1941-1944
Folder 13 Government Agencies: Miscellaneous, 1943-1944
Folder 14 Government Agencies: National Labor Relations Board, 1941-1944
Folder 15 Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, General, 1943
Folder 16 Government Agencies: National War Labor Board Docket of UE Cases, 1942-1943
Folder 17-18 Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, Regional Offices, 1942-1944
Folder 19 Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, Releases and Pamphlets, 1943
Folder 20 Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, 7 War Labor Board, 1942-1944
Folder 21 Government Agencies: Office of Economic Stabilization, 1943-1944
Folder 22 Government Agencies: Office of Price Stabilization, 1943-1944
Folder 23 Government Agencies: Office Price Administration, 1942-1944
Folder 24-25 Government Agencies: Office of Production Management, 1941-1942
Folder 26 Government Agencies: Social Security Board, 1941-1944
Folder 27 Government Agencies: War Department, 1943-1944
Folder 28-29 Government Agencies: War Manpower Commission, 1942-1944
Folder 30-35 Government Agencies: War Production Board, 1942-1943
Folder 36-37 Government Agencies: War Production Council, 1941-1942
Folder 38 Harry Bridges Victory Committee and Defense Committee, 1942-1943
Folder 39 International Workers Order, 1942-1943
Folder 40 Legal: Miscellaneous, 1941-1943
Folder 41 Legal: Sleepy Lagoon Case, 1944
Folder 42 Lunchtime Follies, 1943
Folder 43 March of Dimes, 1942
Folder 44 Mechanics Educational Society, 1942
Folder 45-51 Miscellaneous, 1941-1942

Box 14
Folder 01-12 Miscellaneous, 1942-1944
Folder 13-15 National Citizen’s Political Action Committee, Funds, 1944
Folder 16-20 National Office: Accounts, 1943-1944
Folder 21-22 National Office: Employees and Staff Exemption Certificates, 1943-1944
Folder 23 National Office: Miscellaneous Interoffice Memorandums, 1942-1944
Folder 24 National Youth Administration, 1942
Folder 25-27 Ninth UE Convention, 1943
Folder 28 Radio Advisory Committee, 1942-1943
Folder 29 Radio Conference Board, 1941-1942
Folder 30 Recommendations by UE General Officers, 1942
Folder 31 Refrigerator Advisory Committee, 1942
Folder 32 Russian War Relief, 1942-1943
Folder 33 UE Machine Tool Conference, 1943
Folder 34-35 UE News: Comments and Discussions, 1940-1944
Folder 36 Unions: Aluminum Workers of America, 1942
Folder 37 Unions: Amalgamated Clothing Workers, 1942-1944
Folder 38-39 Unions: American Communications Association, 1942-1944
Folder 40 Unions: American Newspaper Guild, 1941
Folder 41 Unions: Department Store Employees, 1941
Folder 42 Unions: Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists and Technicians, 1942-1944
Folder 43 Unions: Federation of Flat Glass Workers, 1941-1942
Folder 44 Unions: Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers, 1942-1944
Folder 45 Unions: International Fur and Leather Workers, 1941-1943
Folder 46 Unions: International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union, 1941-1944

Box 15
Folder 01-03 Unions: International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1941-1944
Folder 4 Unions: National Association of Die Casting Workers, 1941-1942
Folder 5 Unions: Oil Workers International, 1942
Folder 6 Unions: Optical Workers Coordinating Committee, 1942-1944
Folder 7 Unions: State, County and Municipal Workers, 1942-1944
Folder 8 Unions: Textile Workers Union, 1943-1944
Folder 9 Unions: Transport Workers Union, 1941-1944
Folder 10-12 Unions: United Auto Workers, 1938-1944
Folder 13 Unions: United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers, 1941-1944
Folder 14 Unions: United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers, 1941-1944
Folder 15 Unions: United Federal Workers, 1942-1944
Folder 16-17 Unions: United Furniture Workers, 1941-1944
Folder 18 Unions: United Mine Workers, undated
Folder 19-20 Unions: United Office and Professional Workers, 1941-1944
Folder 21 Unions: United Paper, Novelty and Toy Workers, 1941-1943
Folder 22 Unions: United Shoe Workers, 1941-1943
Folder 23-24 Unions: United Steel Workers, 1941-1944
Folder 25 Unions: United Steel Workers, Golden, Clinton, 1941-1944
Folder 26 Unions: United Stone and Allied Products Workers, 1941-1944
Folder 27 Unions: Wholesale and Warehouse Workers, Local 65, 1941-1944
Folder 28 War Relief Activities, 1942-1943
Folder 29-32 Washington Office: Correspondence, 1943-1944
Folder 33 Washington Office: McAvoy, Clifford, 1944
Folder 34-37 Washington Office: Nixon, Russ, 1943-1944
Folder 38 Washington Office: Roemer, Ruth, 1944
Folder 39-40 Washington Office: Sayler, Frances, 1943-1944
Folder 41 Women in Industry, 1943-1944
Folder 42 Workmen’s Compensation, West Virginia, 1944
Folder 43 World Labor Unity, 1943
Folder 44 Young Men’s Christian Association, 1941
Folder 45 Young Women’s Christian Association, 1942

Series 4.2.3. Correspondence 1943-1956

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain the correspondence of the International Officers of the UE such as General Secretary-Treasurer Emspak, General President Fitzgerald, and Director of Organization Matles, which were collected at the New York City international office. Documents regarding banks generally consist of UE requests to stop payment on checks to either individuals or union locals. Files on the CIO include resolutions and releases made by the CIO General Executive Board, as well as mimeographed materials on the Secretary-Treasurer Carey that reveal his interactions with foreign unions. Additional correspondence files contain information on CIO committees for education, housing, and legislation, as well as conversations with CIO officers Carey, Murray and Pressman.

Extensive files on the UE’s Fighting Fund, which lists the contributions made by locals and districts to assist the union in its battle against the companies, are present. Files on the UE General Executive Board reveal the dates of meetings and the board's contributions to other unions. Many files contain correspondence between the UE and a multitude of government agencies, including letters from the Atomic Energy Commission which expose the commission’s concerns that the UE may be associated with the Communist Party and, therefore, ineligible to work in sensitive areas. Information regarding union locals' endorsement of national office decisions on union autonomy, the withdrawal of the UE from the CIO-PAC, and rejection of the disaffiliation of the right wing are also discussed. Correspondence between the UE and other unions contains information on conventions, trials, tips on organizing, and other collaborative efforts between the unions. More extensive files exist for the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers; National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards; United Automobile Workers; and United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers. Documents regarding the Wallace Campaign contain information on contributions, Progressive Party resolutions, and executive committee meetings. In addition, several files contain correspondence between UE officers at the New York and Washington D.C. offices. The World Federation of Trade Unions files contain information on working conditions, labor organizations, and World Labor Conferences during the 1940s and 1950s.


Box 16
Folder 01-02 American Airlines, 1945-1955
Folder 3 Arthur J. Seed Co., 1943-1945
Folder 04-05 Associated Hospital Service, 1945-1947
Folder 6 Banks: Amalgamated Bank, 1945-1950
Folder 7 Banks: Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1948-1949
Folder 8 Banks: Chase National Bank, 1945-1955
Folder 9 Banks: Miscellaneous, 1945-1954
Folder 10 Banks: National City Bank of New York, 1945-1955
Folder 11 Cameron and Kahn, 1953-1955
Folder 12 Canadian Congress of Labor, 1945-1946
Folder 13 Christoffel, Harold, 1950-1951
Folder 14 Civil Rights Congress, 1947-1953
Folder 15 Contributions: From UE Locals to United Packinghouse Workers, 1949-1950
Folder 16 Contributions: To UE Defense Fund, 1951
Folder 17 Convention Dealers, 1948
Folder 18-19 CIO: Carey, James B., 1945-1947
Folder 20 CIO: Department of Education and Research, 1945-1946
Folder 21-22 CIO: G.E.B. Statements, 1945-1949
Folder 23-24 CIO: Housing Committee, 1944-1946
Folder 25 CIO: Legislative Matters, 1945-1946
Folder 26-27 CIO: Mimeo Material, James B. Carey, 1947-1949
Folder 28 CIO: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1944-1953
Folder 29-30 CIO: Murray, Philip, 1945-1949
Folder 31 CIO: Organization Department, 1945-1946
Folder 32 CIO: Pressman, Lee, 1944-1946
Folder 33 CIO: Southern Organizing Committee, 1946-1948

Box 17
Folder 1 District Representative to Policy Conference, 1945
Folder 2 Emerson Electric, 1942-1944
Folder 03-04 Fighting Fund: District Contributions, 1951-1952
Folder 5 Fighting Fund: Local Quotas, 1951-1952
Folder 6 Fighting Fund: Reports and Totals, 1952
Folder 07-10 General Executive Board: Correspondence, 1945-1955
Folder 11 General Executive Board: Miscellaneous Material, 1943-1944
Folder 12 General Executive Board: National Civil Liberties Committee, 1953
Folder 13 Government Agencies: Army and Navy, 1942-1946
Folder 14-16 Government Agencies: Atomic Energy Commission, 1948
Folder 17-18 Government Agencies: Congress, 1945-1946
Folder 19 Government Agencies: Department of Agriculture, 1944
Folder 20 Government Agencies: Department of Justice, 1947-1953
Folder 21 Government Agencies: Department of Labor , 1945-1949
Folder 22 Government Agencies: Employment Compensation, 1944-1946
Folder 23 Government Agencies: Executive Orders, 1943-1944
Folder 24 Government Agencies: Federal Reserve, 1945-1946
Folder 25 Government Agencies: Humphrey Material, 1951-1953
Folder 26-27 Government Agencies: Miscellaneous, 1945-1947
Folder 28 Government Agencies: President, 1947-1952
Folder 29 Government Agencies: Republican Pursuit of American Communism, 1953-1954
Folder 30 Government Agencies: Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, 1947-1949
Folder 31 Government Agencies: Wage Stabilization, 1951-1952
Folder 32 Government Agencies: Wage Stabilization Board, 1945-1952
Folder 33 Government Agencies: War Labor Board Employees, 1945
Folder 34 Government Agencies: War Manpower Commission, 1945
Folder 35 Government Agencies: War Production Board, 1944
Folder 36-37 Locals Support of UE Action: Autonomy of Unions in the CIO, 1948
Folder 38-39 Locals Support of UE Action: Repudiate Co-Unionism, 1949
Folder 40 Locals Support of UE Action: Withdrawal from CIO-PAC, 1948

Box 18
Folder 01-02 Labor-Management Conference, 1945-1946
Folder 3 Lead Shortage, 1946
Folder 4 Legal: Miscellaneous, 1944-1946
Folder 5 Legal: National Lawyers Guild, 1942-1944
Folder 6 Legal: Olbum and Libson, 1945-1946
Folder 7 Legal: Scheiner, Frank, 1941-1946
Folder 8 Legal: Waldbaum, Saul, 1944-1946
Folder 09-16 Miscellaneous, 1942-1947
Folder 17 Miscellaneous: Answered, 1945-1946
Folder 18 Miscellaneous: Organizational Requests, 1944-1946
Folder 19 Miscellaneous: Soldier Letters, 1944-1945
Folder 20 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1944-1945
Folder 21 National Citizens Political Action Committee, 1944-1946
Folder 22 National Conference of Union Labor Legionnaires, 1945
Folder 23 National Industrial Conference Board, 1944-1947
Folder 24 National Labor Relations Board, 1945-1950
Folder 25 National Office: Correspondence, 1945-1946
Folder 26 National Office: Exemption Certificates, 1944-1946
Folder 27 National Office: Memoranda, General, 1945-1946
Folder 28 National Office: Memoranda, Dermody, Joseph, 1945-1946
Folder 29 National Office: Memoranda, Linfield, Seymour, 1946
Folder 30 National Office: Memoranda, Riskin, Benjamin, 1946
Folder 31-32 National Office: Memoranda, Scribner, David, 1945-1946
Folder 33 National Office: Memoranda, Spero, Nathan, 1946
Folder 34 National Office: Miscellaneous Bookkeeping, 1945-1946
Folder 35 National Office: Office Personnel, 1941-1946
Folder 36 National Office: Ordering of Supplies, 1946
Folder 37 National Office: Telegrams, 1944-1946
Folder 38 National Urban League, 1945-1946
Folder 39 National War Labor Board, 1945
Folder 40 National War Labor Board: Allis Chalmers, 1944
Folder 41 New Union Press, 1944-1945
Folder 42 New York Academy of Medicine, 1943-1946
Folder 43-45 Plant Election Results, 1945-1946
Folder 46 Policy Conference, 1945
Folder 47 Primary Election Contributions, 1946
Folder 48 Publicity Department, 1945-1946
Folder 49 Resolutions, 1945

Box 19
Folder 01-02 Telegrams, Sent Thru Office and Staff, 1947-1955
Folder 3 Trade Unions: CIO Miscellaneous, 1941-1946
Folder 04-05 Unions: American Communications Association, 1947-1954
Folder 6 Unions: American Federation of Labor, Miscellaneous, 1942-1953
Folder 07-08 Unions: Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union, 1947-1950
Folder 9 Unions: Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers, 1947-1949
Folder 10-11 Unions: International Association of Machinists, 1946-1955
Folder 12 Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1946-1953
Folder 13 Unions: International Fur and Leather Workers, 1947-1955
Folder 14-16 Unions: International Longshoremen and Warehousemen’s Union, 1947-1955
Folder 17 Unions: International Longshoremen and Warehousemen’s Union, Hawaii Convention, 1951
Folder 18-22 Unions: International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1947-1955

Box 20
Folder 01-03 Unions: Miscellaneous, 1942-1955
Folder 4 Unions: Miscellaneous, Foreign Trade Unions, 1952-1955
Folder 5 Unions: National Maritime Union, 1947-1949
Folder 06-08 Unions: National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards, 1947-1954
Folder 9 Unions: National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards, Convention, 1949
Folder 10 Unions: Teachers Union, 1954-1955
Folder 11 Unions: Transport Workers Union, 1947-1948
Folder 12 Unions: United Automobile Workers, Attacks on UE Settlement with GM, 1947
Folder 13-14 Unions: United Automobile Workers, General Correspondence, 1945-1953
Folder 15-17 Unions: United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers, 1947-1952
Folder 18 Unions: United Furniture Workers, 1947-1954
Folder 19 Unions: United Mine Workers, 1945-1953
Folder 20-22 Unions: United Office and Professional Workers, 1945-1950
Folder 23 Unions: United Packing Workers, 1947-1953
Folder 24 Unions: United Paperworkers, 1947-1949
Folder 25 Unions: United Public Workers, 1948-1953
Folder 26 Unions: United Public Workers, Statement Before CIO “Trial” Committee, 1950
Folder 27 Unions: United Rubber Workers, 1948-1952
Folder 28 Unions: United Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Employees, 1943-1948
Folder 29 Unions: United Steel Workers, 1945-1950
Folder 30 Unions: United Stone and Allied Products Workers, 1945-1951

Box 21
Folder 1 Wallace Campaign: Kamaiko, Jack, 1948-1949
Folder 2 Wallace Campaign: Local Contributions, 1948
Folder 3 Wallace Campaign: National Wallace for President Correspondence, 1948
Folder 04-07 Wallace Campaign: Progressive Party, 1948-1949
Folder 08-09 Wallace Campaign: Staff and Organizers Fund Pledges to Wallace Labor Committee, 1948
Folder 10 Washington Office: LeRoy, Gaylord, 1945-1947
Folder 11-12 Washington Office: McAvoy, Clifford, 1945-1946
Folder 13-16 Washington Office: Miscellaneous, 1945-1946
Folder 17 Washington Office: Nixon, Russ, 1946
Folder 18 Washington Office: Waybur, Bruce, 1946
Folder 19 “When You Come Back” Replies: From Military Personnel, 1941-1945
Folder 20 “When You Come Back” Replies: From Prominent Figures, 1944-1945
Folder 21-23 World Federation of Trade Unions, 1947-1956
Folder 24-26 World Federation of Trade Unions: Conferences, 1943-1953