Guide to the UE International Officers Correspondence, 1936-1956 UE.4.2

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
UE International Officers Correspondence
Creator
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.
Collection Number
UE.4.2
Date
1936-1956
Extent
26.25 linear feet (21 boxes)
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.

Preferred Citation

UE International Officers Correspondence, 1936-1956, UE.4.2, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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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

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, April 2009

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

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

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Related Materials

Related Material

UE General Officers Records, 1936-1990, UE.1, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Congress of Industrial Organizations Collection, 1938-1982, UE.10.2.2, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • 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).

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • New York (N.Y.)

Personal Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

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

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Previous Citation

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

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Collection Inventory

Series  4.2.1. Correspondence 1936-1941 

Scope and Contents note

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.

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Amalgamated Bank, 1936-1937 11
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American Airlines, 1937 2
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American Association for Economic Freedom, 1938 3
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American Civil Liberties Union, 1937-1940 4
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American Economic Foundation, 1940-1941 5
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American Federation of Labor: Viat, Arthur, 1936 6
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American Labor Education Service, 1939-1940 7
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American Labor Party, 1938-1941 8
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American Peoples’ Schools, 1938 9
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Attorneys: General, 1938-1941 10
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Attorneys: Boudin, Louis, 1938-1941 11
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Attorneys: Bridges, Harry (Defense Committee), 1938-1942 12-13
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Attorneys: Connolly, John, 1938-1941 14-15
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Attorneys: Miscellaneous, 1937-1938 16
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Attorneys: Rothbard, Samuel, 1938-1941 17
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Attorneys: Scheiner, Frank, 1938-1941 18
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Attorneys: Waldbaum, Saul, 1938-1940 19
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Baumgarten and Company, 1938-1940 20
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Board of Education, 1940 21
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Bonds: Correspondence, 1937-1938 22-23
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Bonds: Crespi Co., Albert, 1938 24
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Bonds: Miscellaneous, 1941 25
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Bonds: National Surety Corp., 1938-1939 26
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Bonds: Rosston and Company, 1938-1941 27-29
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Broadcast Correspondence, 1936-1937 30
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Bureau of National Affairs, 1937-1941 31
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Catholic Youth Congress, 1940 21
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Chelsea Association for Planning and Action, 1939 2
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Church Correspondence, 1938-1941 3
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Church League for Industrial Democracy, 1939-1940 4
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Circular Letter Number 40 Replies: Idle Floor Space, 1940-1941 5
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Citizen’s Committee for Support of WPA, 1938-1939 6
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Citizen’s Council for National Defense, 1940 7
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Colleges: General, 1937-1938 8
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Colleges: Requests for Information, 1938-1941 09-12
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Colleges: Requests for Speakers, 1938-1941 13-16
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Commerce, Department of, 1939 17
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Committee for Concerted Peace Efforts, 1938-1940 18
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Committee for Reciprocity Information, 1938 19
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Committee of 30 Million, 1940-1941 20
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Committee of Catholics for Human Rights, 1939-1940 21
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CIO: Accounting Department, 1937-1941 22-24
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CIO: American Federation of Labor - Unity, 1938-1940 25
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CIO: Appeals Committee, 1939-1941 26-27
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CIO: Appeals, ILWU & URWE, >1940-1941 28-29
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CIO: Apex Hosiery Case, 1939 30
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CIO: Bell, J.R., Comptroller, 1937-1938 31
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CIO: Brophy, John, 1936-1941 32-33
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CIO: Bulletins and Materials, 1937-1941 34
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CIO: Canadian Congress of Labor, 1941 35
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CIO: Chartered Organizations Department, 1937 36
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CIO: Contacts, Building Trades, 1937 37
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CIO: Convention, 1938-1940 38-41
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CIO: General Correspondence, 1938-1941 42
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CIO: General Education Correspondence, 1938-1941 43
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CIO: General Executive Board, 1940-1941 44
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CIO: Haywood, Allen, Director of Organization, 1936-1941 45-47
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CIO: Hetzel, Ralph Jr., Secretary to Chairman, 1937-1941 48-50
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CIO: Industrial Councils and City Councils, 1937-1938 51
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CIO: Legal Matters, 1937-1941 52
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CIO: Legislative Matters, 1938-1941 301-03
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CIO: Lewis, John L., 1938-1941 04-05
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CIO: Lewis Speech, Mail, 1940 6
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CIO: List of Unions and Regional Directors, 1937 7
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CIO: Miscellaneous, 1937 8
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CIO: Murray, Philip, President, 1940-1941 9
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CIO: New England Council, 1937-1938 10
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CIO: Pressman, Lee, 1936-40 11
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CIO: Publicity Department, 1937-1941 12-14
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CIO: Regional Directors, Field Representatives, 1937-1938 15
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CIO: Regional Offices, Alabama/Georgia, 1938-1941 16
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CIO: Regional Offices, Chicago Area, 1940 17
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CIO: Regional Offices, Connecticut, 1940 18
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CIO: Regional Offices, Delaware, 1940 19
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CIO: Regional Offices, Iowa, 1938-1941 20
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CIO: Regional Offices, Kentucky, 1941 21
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CIO: Regional Offices,Michigan, 1938-1940 22
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CIO: Regional Offices, Minnesota, 1938-1939 23
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CIO: Regional Offices, Missouri, 1939 24
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CIO: Regional Offices, New England, 1938-1941 25
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CIO: Regional Offices, New York City, 1938-1941 26-27
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CIO: Regional Offices, New York State, 1938-1940 28
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CIO: Regional Offices, Ohio, 1939-1941 29
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CIO: Regional Offices, Oregon, 1939-1940 30
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CIO: Regional Offices, Philadelphia, 1938-1941 31
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CIO: Regional Offices, Rhode Island, 1939 32
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CIO: Regional Offices, Texas, 1941 33
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CIO: Regional Offices, Washington, 1938-1940 34
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CIO: Regional Offices, West Coast, 1938-1940 35
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CIO: Research Department, 1936-1937 36
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CIO: Smethurst, Walter, 1937-1939 37
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CIO: Widman, Michael Jr., 1939-1940 38
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Congressional Records, 1938-1939 39
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Consumers Union of the United States, 1938-1941 40
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Cornish Wire Company, 1937 41
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Council for Social Action, 1939-1941 42
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Credit Unions, 1936 43
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Crosley Radio, 1935-37 44
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Department of Internal Revenue, 1938-1941 45
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Dowling, Lyle, 1940 46
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Education Correspondence, 1938-1939 47
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Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, 1938-1940 48
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Fortune Round Table, Foreign Trade Conference, 1939-1940 49-50
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Garrison Films, 1941 51
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General Executive Board, 1936-1941 52-53
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Greater New York Fund, 1938-1941 54
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Green, William, Open Letter to, 1937-1939 55
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Grievances, 1936-1939 56
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Highlander Folk School, 1938-1940 57
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Hospitalization Plans, 1940 58-59
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Industrial Unions: List from the CIO, 1941 60
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Industrial Unions: List from the CIO, 1941 61
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Industrial Unions: Alabama, 1939-1941 62
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Industrial Unions: Arkansas, 1939 63
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Industrial Unions: California, 1938-1941 64
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Industrial Unions: Connecticut, 1939-1941 65
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Industrial Unions: Delaware, 1941 66
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Industrial Unions: Illinois, 1939 67
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Industrial Unions: Indiana, 1937-1941 68
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Industrial Unions: Iowa-Nebraska, 1939 69
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Industrial Unions: Kentucky, 1938 70
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Industrial Unions: Maryland-District of Columbia, 1940-1941 71
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IIndustrial Unions: Massachusetts, 1939-1941 72
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Industrial Unions: Michigan, 1939-1941 73
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Industrial Unions: Minnesota, 1939-1940 74
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Industrial Unions: Missouri, 1938-1939 75
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Industrial Unions: Montana, 1938 41
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Industrial Unions: New Jersey, 1938-1941 2
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Industrial Unions: New York, 1938-1941 3
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Industrial Unions: Ohio, 1938-1941 04-05
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Industrial Unions: Oregon, 1938-1939 6
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Industrial Unions: Pennsylvania, 1938-1940 7
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Industrial Unions: Tennessee, 1941 8
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Industrial Unions: Utah, 1939-1941 9
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Industrial Unions: Virginia and West Virginia, 1938-1941 10
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Industrial Unions: Washington, 1939-1939 11
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Industrial Unions: Wisconsin, 1938-1941 12
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Information About the UE, 1938-1939 13
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Insurance: Miscellaneous, 1938-1940 14-15
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Insurance: Organizers’ Reports, 1941 16
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Inter-Office Communications, 1940-1941 17
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International Commission on African Affairs, 1938 18
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Internal Revenue Service, 1937-1938 19
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Jewish People’s Committee, 1939-1940 20
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Jurisdiction: Coolerator Lodge SWOC, 1938-1940 21
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Jurisdiction: General, 1937-1941 22
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Jurisdiction: UE, 1936-1939 23
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Justice, Department of, 1940 24
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Labor Bureau, 1938 25
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Labor Department: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1938-1941 26
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Labor Department: Canada, 1938-1941 27
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Labor Department: Division of Public Contracts, 1938-1941 28-30
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Labor Department: Lubin, Isador, 1938-1941 31
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Labor Department: Miscellaneous State Offices, 1939-1941 32
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Labor Department: New York, 1938-1940 33
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Labor Department: Office of the Secretary, 1937-1941 34
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Labor Department: Steelman, J.R., Director, 1938-1941 35
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Labor Department: Tracy, D.W., Assistant Secretary, 1940-1941 36
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Labor Department: Wages and Hours Division, 1938-1941 37
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Labor Department: Washington D.C., 1937-1941 38-39
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Labor Research Association, 1938-1941 40
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Labors Non-Partisan League, 1938-1941 41-43
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Lafollette Committee, 1939 44
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League for Industrial Democracy, 1939-1940 45
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League of Nations Association, 1938 46
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Legislative Matters, General, 1937-1940 47
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Liberal Press, 1938 48
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Manufacturer Trust Co., 1938 49
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Mexico: Literature, 1938 50
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Mimeo: General Letters, 1938-1940 51
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Mine Inspection Bill, 1940-1941 52
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Miscellaneous: General, 1940-1941 53-63
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Miscellaneous: General, 1936-1940 501-07
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Miscellaneous: Office File, 1938-1940 8
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Miscellaneous Materials, 1936-1940 9
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Mitchell, William, 1938 10
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National Broadcasting Co., 1940-1941 11
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National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1938-1940 12
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National Companies, Miscellaneous, 1937-1941 13
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National Conference of Jews and Christians, 1939-1941 14
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National Defense: Advisory Commission, 1939-1941 15-17
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National Defense: Mediation Board, 1941 18
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National Defense: Training Programs, 1941 19
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National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 1935 20
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National Labor Relations Act: Campaign, 1940 21
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National Labor Relations Act: Letters to Employers Under Contract, 1940 22
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National Labor Relations Board: Cases Pending , 1938-1939 23
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National Labor Relations Board: Douds, Charles, 1938-1940 24
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National Labor Relations Board: Herrick, Elinore, 1937-1941 25
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National Labor Relations Board: Madden, J. Warren, 1938-1940 26
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National Labor Relations Board: Millis, H.A., 1941 27
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National Labor Relations Board: Regional Offices, 1938-1941 28
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National Labor Relations Board Special Committee to Investigate the, 1939 29-30
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National Labor Relations Board: Releases, 1940-1941 31
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National Labor Relations Board: Replies to UE Requests for Information, 1939 32
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National Labor Relations Board: Replies from Companies with UE Cases, 1939 33
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National Labor Relations Board: Witt, Nathan, 1938-1940 34
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National Labor Relations Board: Washington, D.C., 1936-1941 35-37
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National Religion and Labor Foundation, 1939-1941 38
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National Urban League, 1938 39
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National Youth Administration, 1939-1941 40
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New School for Social Research, 1938-1939 61
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New York State: Department of Taxation and Finance, 1938 2
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New York State: House of Representatives, 1938 3
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New York State: Labor Relations Board, 1938-1941 4
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Norge Refrigerator, 1936-1938 5
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North American Comm. to Aid Spanish Democracy, 1938-1940 6
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North Jersey Campaign, 1936-1938 07-09
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Parents’ Magazine, 1940 10
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People’s Press, 1938-1940 11
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Philco Boycott, 1938 12
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Philco Defense Fund, Committee and International, 1938 13
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Policyholder’s Committee, 1938 14
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Postmaster: General, 1936-1938 15
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Postmaster: New York City, 1938-1941 16
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Press Releases, 1936-1941 17
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Printing, Miscellaneous, 1937-1939 18
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Publications, 1938-1941 19-20
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Replies for Requests to Universities and Government Agencies for Data on the Electrical Manufacturing, 1939 21
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Requests for Speakers, 1937 22
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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1940 23
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Rotary Club of Chicago, 1940-1941 24
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Rural Electrification Administration, 1937-1940 25-26
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Savings Bank Journal, 1940-1941 27
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Senate Committee on Unemployment and Relief, 1939 28
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Social Security Board, 1938-1941 29
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Social Security Labor News, 1938-1940 30
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Speeches, 1936-1939 31-32
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Standard Emblem Company, 1937 33
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State Department, Unites States, 1940 34
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Statistical Correspondence, 1939-1940 35
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Steckley, J.B., Director of Research and Education, 1938-1940 36
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Stolberg, Benjamin, 1938-1940 37
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Superintendent of Documents, G.P.O., 1938-1940 38
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Temporary Economic Committee, 1938-1940 39-40
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Town Meeting of the Air, 1940 41-42
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Trade Union News Service, 1941 43
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Trustees, 1936-1941 44-45
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Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1938-1939 46
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United States Government Printing Office, 1938-1940 47
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United States Senate: General, 1938-1940 48
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United States Senate: Committee on Education and Labor, 1939-1940 49-50
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United States Senate: Union Label Application, 1936 51
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Unions: Allied Electrical Union, 1937 52
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Unions: Aluminum Workers of America, 1937-1941 53
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Unions: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1937-1941 54
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Unions: Amalgamated Electrical Union, 1936-1937 55
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Unions: American Communications Association, 1936-1941 56-57
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Unions: American Federation of Hosiery Workers, 1936-1938 71
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Unions: American Federation of Teachers, 1937-1941 2
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Unions: American Newspaper Guild, 1936-1941 3
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Unions: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1936-1937 4
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Unions: Building Service Employees Union, 1940-1941 5
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Unions: Dairy Farmers’ Union, 1940 6
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Unions: Farm Equipment Workers, 1938-1941 7
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Unions: Federation of Architects, 1937-1940 08-09
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Unions: Federation of Flat Glass Workers, 1937 10
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Unions: Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand, 1940-1941 11
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Unions: Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding, 1937-1941 12
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Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, General, 1937-1941 13-14
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Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Correspondence, 1937-1939 15-16
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Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Miscellaneous Bulletins, 1937-1938 17
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Unions: International Fur Workers of America, 1937-1939 18
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Unions: International Ladies Garment Workers, 1936-1940 19
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Unions: International Longshoremen, 1938-1941 20
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Unions: International Typographical, 1938-1941 21
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Unions: International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1936-1941 22-23
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Unions: International Woodworkers of America, 1937-1940 24
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Unions: Miscellaneous Unions, 1936-1938 25
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Unions: National Association of Die Casting Workers, 1937-1941 26
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Unions: National Lawyers Guild, 1939-1941 27
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Unions: National Maritime Union, 1937-1941 28
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Unions: Neon Sign Workers, 1936-1938 29
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Unions: New York Laundry Workers, Joint Board, 1938-1940 30
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Unions: Oil Workers International Union, 1937-1940 31
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Unions: Quarry Workers International Union, 1938-1940 32
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Unions: State, County and Municipal Workers, 1938-1941 33
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Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, Golden, Clinton, 1938-1941 34
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Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, International, 1936-1941 35-38
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Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, Locals, 1938-1941 39
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Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, McDonald, David, 1938-1941 40
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Unions: Steel Workers Organizing Committee, Worthington Pump, 1938-1941 41-42
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Unions: Textile Workers, 1937-1940 43
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Unions: Trade Union Service, Inc., 1939-1942 44-46
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Unions: Transport Workers Union, 1937-1941 47
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Unions: United Automobile Workers of America, International, 1936-1941 48-53
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Unions: United Automobile Workers of America, Locals, 1938-1941 801-03
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Unions: United Cannery, Agricultural, and Packing Workers of America, 1937-1941 4
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Unions: United Construction Workers, 1939-1941 05-06
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Unions: United Federal Workers of America, 1938-1940 7
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Unions: United Furniture Workers of America, 1937-1941 8
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Unions: United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers, 1937-1938 9
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Unions: United Mine Workers of America, 1937-1938 10
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Unions: United Office and Professional Workers, 1937-1941 11-13
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Unions: United Photographic Employees, CIO, 1938 14
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Unions: United Retail Drug Store Employees, 1938-1939 15
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Unions: United Retail Employees of America, 1937-1941 16
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Unions: United Rubber Workers, 1936-1941 17-18
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Unions: United Shoe Workers of America, 1937-1941 19
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Unions: Utility Workers Organizing Committee, 1937-1941 20-22
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Unions: Miscellaneous AFL Unions, 1938-1940 23
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Unions: Miscellaneous CIO Unions, A-L, 1938-1941 24
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Unions: Miscellaneous CIO Unions, M-Z, 1938-1941 25
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Unions: Miscellaneous Trade Unions, 1939-1940 26
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Unions: Miscellaneous Unions Outside the U.S., 1939-1941 27
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Vinson Bill, 1941 28
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Visual Education Press, 1937-1938 29
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Wagner Act, Draft Testimony of James B. Carey, 1940 30
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Women’s Auxiliaries, 1937-1941 31-37
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Workers Alliance, 1938-1940 38-39
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Workmen’s Circle, 1939 40
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Works Progress Administration, Division of Education Projects, 1938-1940 41
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World Youth Congress, 1938-1939 42
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Yanks Are Not Coming Broadcast, 1940 43
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Young Men's Christian Association, 1940 44
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Correspondence with Other Unions, undated 10-11

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Series  4.2.2. Correspondence 1941-1943 

Scope and Contents note

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

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American Airlines, 1941-1944 1201-02
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American Red Cross, 1942-1943 3
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Associated Hospital Service, 1942-1944 04-08
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Bank Correspondence, 1943-1944 9
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Brandon Films, Inc., 1941-1943 10
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Building on 11 East 51st Street: Correspondence, 1944 11
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Building on 11 East 51st Street: UE Correspondence, 1943-1944 12-13
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Canadian Congress of Labor, 1941-1944 14-15
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Canadian Congress of Labor Jurisdiction, 1942-1943 16
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Colleges, 1941-1943 17
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Colleges Fellowship, 1942-1943 18
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Colleges Requests for Speakers, 1941-1943 19
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CIO: AFL Jurisdictional Matters, 1943 20
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CIO: Brophy, John: Director I.U.C., 1942-1943 21
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CIO: Carey, James B., 1941-1944 22-24
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CIO Convention: Daily Proceedings of 4th &5th Convention, Resolutions of 6th Convention, 1st Annual Conference Women’s Auxiliaries, 1941-1943 25
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CIO: Convention: Correspondence, 1941, 1943 26
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CIO: Convention: 7th Annual CALL, 1944 27
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CIO: General Correspondence, 1942-1943 28-30
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CIO: Golden, Clinton S., Assistant to President, 1943 31
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CIO: Housing Committee, Fitzgerald Member, 1942 32
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CIO: Haywood, Allen, Director of Organization, 1941-1944 33-35
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CIO: Legislative Material, 1941-1943 36-37
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CIO: Hetzel, Ralph, Secretary to Chairman, 1942 38
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CIO: Research and Education, 1943-1944 39
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CIO: Murray, Philip, 1941-1944 40-47
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CIO: Political Action, 1943-1944 48-49
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CIO: Pressman, Lee, Legal Department, 1941-1943 50
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CIO: Publicity Department, 1941-1944 51
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CIO: National Committee for American and Allied War Relief, 1942-1944 1301-04
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Government Agencies: Congressional Correspondence, Senate and Subsidiary Committee, 1943-1944 5
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Government Agencies: Department of Agriculture, 1942-1944 6
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Government Agencies: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1944-1942 7
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Government Agencies: Department of Labor, Miscellaneous, 1942-1944 08-09
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Government Agencies: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, 1942-1943 10
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Government Agencies: Federal Reserve Bank, 1941-1944 11-12
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Government Agencies: Miscellaneous, 1943-1944 13
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Government Agencies: National Labor Relations Board, 1941-1944 14
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Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, General, 1943 15
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Government Agencies: National War Labor Board Docket of UE Cases, 1942-1943 16
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Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, Regional Offices, 1942-1944 17-18
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Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, Releases and Pamphlets, 1943 19
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Government Agencies: National War Labor Board, 7 War Labor Board, 1942-1944 20
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Government Agencies: Office of Economic Stabilization, 1943-1944 21
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Government Agencies: Office of Price Stabilization, 1943-1944 22
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Government Agencies: Office Price Administration, 1942-1944 23
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Government Agencies: Office of Production Management, 1941-1942 24-25
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Government Agencies: Social Security Board, 1941-1944 26
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Government Agencies: War Department, 1943-1944 27
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Government Agencies: War Manpower Commission, 1942-1944 28-29
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Government Agencies: War Production Board, 1942-1943 30-35
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Government Agencies: War Production Council, 1941-1942 36-37
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Harry Bridges Victory Committee and Defense Committee, 1942-1943 38
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International Workers Order, 1942-1943 39
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Legal: Miscellaneous, 1941-1943 40
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Legal: Sleepy Lagoon Case, 1944 41
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Lunchtime Follies, 1943 42
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March of Dimes, 1942 43
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Mechanics Educational Society, 1942 44
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Miscellaneous, 1941-1942 45-51
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Miscellaneous, 1942-1944 1401-12
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National Citizen’s Political Action Committee, Funds, 1944 13-15
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National Office: Accounts, 1943-1944 16-20
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National Office: Employees and Staff Exemption Certificates, 1943-1944 21-22
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National Office: Miscellaneous Interoffice Memorandums, 1942-1944 23
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National Youth Administration, 1942 24
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Ninth UE Convention, 1943 25-27
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Radio Advisory Committee, 1942-1943 28
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Radio Conference Board, 1941-1942 29
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Recommendations by UE General Officers, 1942 30
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Refrigerator Advisory Committee, 1942 31
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Russian War Relief, 1942-1943 32
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UE Machine Tool Conference, 1943 33
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UE News: Comments and Discussions, 1940-1944 34-35
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Unions: Aluminum Workers of America, 1942 36
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Unions: Amalgamated Clothing Workers, 1942-1944 37
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Unions: American Communications Association, 1942-1944 38-39
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Unions: American Newspaper Guild, 1941 40
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Unions: Department Store Employees, 1941 41
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Unions: Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists and Technicians, 1942-1944 42
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Unions: Federation of Flat Glass Workers, 1941-1942 43
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Unions: Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers, 1942-1944 44
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Unions: International Fur and Leather Workers, 1941-1943 45
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Unions: International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union, 1941-1944 46
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Unions: International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1941-1944 1501-03
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Unions: National Association of Die Casting Workers, 1941-1942 4
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Unions: Oil Workers International, 1942 5
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Unions: Optical Workers Coordinating Committee, 1942-1944 6
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Unions: State, County and Municipal Workers, 1942-1944 7
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Unions: Textile Workers Union, 1943-1944 8
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Unions: Transport Workers Union, 1941-1944 9
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Unions: United Auto Workers, 1938-1944 10-12
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Unions: United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers, 1941-1944 13
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Unions: United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers, 1941-1944 14
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Unions: United Federal Workers, 1942-1944 15
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Unions: United Furniture Workers, 1941-1944 16-17
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Unions: United Mine Workers, undated 18
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Unions: United Office and Professional Workers, 1941-1944 19-20
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Unions: United Paper, Novelty and Toy Workers, 1941-1943 21
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Unions: United Shoe Workers, 1941-1943 22
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Unions: United Steel Workers, 1941-1944 23-24
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Unions: United Steel Workers, Golden, Clinton, 1941-1944 25
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Unions: United Stone and Allied Products Workers, 1941-1944 26
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Unions: Wholesale and Warehouse Workers, Local 65, 1941-1944 27
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War Relief Activities, 1942-1943 28
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Washington Office: Correspondence, 1943-1944 29-32
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Washington Office: McAvoy, Clifford, 1944 33
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Washington Office: Nixon, Russ, 1943-1944 34-37
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Washington Office: Roemer, Ruth, 1944 38
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Washington Office: Sayler, Frances, 1943-1944 39-40
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Women in Industry, 1943-1944 41
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Workmen’s Compensation, West Virginia, 1944 42
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World Labor Unity, 1943 43
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Young Men’s Christian Association, 1941 44
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Young Women’s Christian Association, 1942 45

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Series  4.2.3. Correspondence 1943-1956 

Scope and Contents note

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.

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American Airlines, 1945-1955 1601-02
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Arthur J. Seed Co., 1943-1945 3
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Associated Hospital Service, 1945-1947 04-05
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Banks: Amalgamated Bank, 1945-1950 6
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Banks: Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1948-1949 7
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Banks: Chase National Bank, 1945-1955 8
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Banks: Miscellaneous, 1945-1954 9
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Banks: National City Bank of New York, 1945-1955 10
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Cameron and Kahn, 1953-1955 11
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Canadian Congress of Labor, 1945-1946 12
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Christoffel, Harold, 1950-1951 13
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Civil Rights Congress, 1947-1953 14
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Contributions: From UE Locals to United Packinghouse Workers, 1949-1950 15
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Contributions: To UE Defense Fund, 1951 16
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Convention Dealers, 1948 17
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CIO: Carey, James B., 1945-1947 18-19
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CIO: Department of Education and Research, 1945-1946 20
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CIO: G.E.B. Statements, 1945-1949 21-22
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CIO: Housing Committee, 1944-1946 23-24
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CIO: Legislative Matters, 1945-1946 25
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CIO: Mimeo Material, James B. Carey, 1947-1949 26-27
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CIO: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1944-1953 28
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CIO: Murray, Philip, 1945-1949 29-30
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CIO: Organization Department, 1945-1946 31
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CIO: Pressman, Lee, 1944-1946 32
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CIO: Southern Organizing Committee, 1946-1948 33
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District Representative to Policy Conference, 1945 171
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Emerson Electric, 1942-1944 2
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Fighting Fund: District Contributions, 1951-1952 03-04
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Fighting Fund: Local Quotas, 1951-1952 5
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Fighting Fund: Reports and Totals, 1952 6
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General Executive Board: Correspondence, 1945-1955 07-10
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General Executive Board: Miscellaneous Material, 1943-1944 11
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General Executive Board: National Civil Liberties Committee, 1953 12
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Government Agencies: Army and Navy, 1942-1946 13
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Government Agencies: Atomic Energy Commission, 1948 14-16
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Government Agencies: Congress, 1945-1946 17-18
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Government Agencies: Department of Agriculture, 1944 19
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Government Agencies: Department of Justice, 1947-1953 20
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Government Agencies: Department of Labor , 1945-1949 21
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Government Agencies: Employment Compensation, 1944-1946 22
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Government Agencies: Executive Orders, 1943-1944 23
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Government Agencies: Federal Reserve, 1945-1946 24
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Government Agencies: Humphrey Material, 1951-1953 25
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Government Agencies: Miscellaneous, 1945-1947 26-27
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Government Agencies: President, 1947-1952 28
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Government Agencies: Republican Pursuit of American Communism, 1953-1954 29
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Government Agencies: Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, 1947-1949 30
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Government Agencies: Wage Stabilization, 1951-1952 31
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Government Agencies: Wage Stabilization Board, 1945-1952 32
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Government Agencies: War Labor Board Employees, 1945 33
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Government Agencies: War Manpower Commission, 1945 34
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Government Agencies: War Production Board, 1944 35
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Locals Support of UE Action: Autonomy of Unions in the CIO, 1948 36-37
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Locals Support of UE Action: Repudiate Co-Unionism, 1949 38-39
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Locals Support of UE Action: Withdrawal from CIO-PAC, 1948 40
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Labor-Management Conference, 1945-1946 1801-02
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Lead Shortage, 1946 3
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Legal: Miscellaneous, 1944-1946 4
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Legal: National Lawyers Guild, 1942-1944 5
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Legal: Olbum and Libson, 1945-1946 6
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Legal: Scheiner, Frank, 1941-1946 7
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Legal: Waldbaum, Saul, 1944-1946 8
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Miscellaneous, 1942-1947 09-16
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Miscellaneous: Answered, 1945-1946 17
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Miscellaneous: Organizational Requests, 1944-1946 18
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Miscellaneous: Soldier Letters, 1944-1945 19
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1944-1945 20
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National Citizens Political Action Committee, 1944-1946 21
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National Conference of Union Labor Legionnaires, 1945 22
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National Industrial Conference Board, 1944-1947 23
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National Labor Relations Board, 1945-1950 24
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National Office: Correspondence, 1945-1946 25
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National Office: Exemption Certificates, 1944-1946 26
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National Office: Memoranda, General, 1945-1946 27
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National Office: Memoranda, Dermody, Joseph, 1945-1946 28
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National Office: Memoranda, Linfield, Seymour, 1946 29
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National Office: Memoranda, Riskin, Benjamin, 1946 30
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National Office: Memoranda, Scribner, David, 1945-1946 31-32
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National Office: Memoranda, Spero, Nathan, 1946 33
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National Office: Miscellaneous Bookkeeping, 1945-1946 34
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National Office: Office Personnel, 1941-1946 35
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National Office: Ordering of Supplies, 1946 36
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National Office: Telegrams, 1944-1946 37
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National Urban League, 1945-1946 38
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National War Labor Board, 1945 39
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National War Labor Board: Allis Chalmers, 1944 40
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New Union Press, 1944-1945 41
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New York Academy of Medicine, 1943-1946 42
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Plant Election Results, 1945-1946 43-45
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Policy Conference, 1945 46
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Primary Election Contributions, 1946 47
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Publicity Department, 1945-1946 48
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Resolutions, 1945 49
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Telegrams, Sent Thru Office and Staff, 1947-1955 1901-02
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Trade Unions: CIO Miscellaneous, 1941-1946 3
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Unions: American Communications Association, 1947-1954 04-05
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Unions: American Federation of Labor, Miscellaneous, 1942-1953 6
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Unions: Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union, 1947-1950 07-08
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Unions: Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers, 1947-1949 9
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Unions: International Association of Machinists, 1946-1955 10-11
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Unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1946-1953 12
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Unions: International Fur and Leather Workers, 1947-1955 13
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Unions: International Longshoremen and Warehousemen’s Union, 1947-1955 14-16
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Unions: International Longshoremen and Warehousemen’s Union, Hawaii Convention, 1951 17
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Unions: International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1947-1955 18-22
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Unions: Miscellaneous, 1942-1955 2001-03
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Unions: Miscellaneous, Foreign Trade Unions, 1952-1955 4
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Unions: National Maritime Union, 1947-1949 5
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Unions: National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards, 1947-1954 06-08
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Unions: National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards, Convention, 1949 9
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Unions: Teachers Union, 1954-1955 10
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Unions: Transport Workers Union, 1947-1948 11
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Unions: United Automobile Workers, Attacks on UE Settlement with GM, 1947 12
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Unions: United Automobile Workers, General Correspondence, 1945-1953 13-14
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Unions: United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers, 1947-1952 15-17
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Unions: United Furniture Workers, 1947-1954 18
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Unions: United Mine Workers, 1945-1953 19
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Unions: United Office and Professional Workers, 1945-1950 20-22
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Unions: United Packing Workers, 1947-1953 23
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Unions: United Paperworkers, 1947-1949 24
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Unions: United Public Workers, 1948-1953 25
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Unions: United Public Workers, Statement Before CIO “Trial” Committee, 1950 26
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Unions: United Rubber Workers, 1948-1952 27
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Unions: United Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Employees, 1943-1948 28
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Unions: United Steel Workers, 1945-1950 29
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Unions: United Stone and Allied Products Workers, 1945-1951 30
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Wallace Campaign: Kamaiko, Jack, 1948-1949 211
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Wallace Campaign: Local Contributions, 1948 2
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Wallace Campaign: National Wallace for President Correspondence, 1948 3
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Wallace Campaign: Progressive Party, 1948-1949 04-07
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Wallace Campaign: Staff and Organizers Fund Pledges to Wallace Labor Committee, 1948 08-09
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Washington Office: LeRoy, Gaylord, 1945-1947 10
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Washington Office: McAvoy, Clifford, 1945-1946 11-12
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Washington Office: Miscellaneous, 1945-1946 13-16
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Washington Office: Nixon, Russ, 1946 17
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Washington Office: Waybur, Bruce, 1946 18
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“When You Come Back” Replies: From Military Personnel, 1941-1945 19
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“When You Come Back” Replies: From Prominent Figures, 1944-1945 20
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World Federation of Trade Unions, 1947-1956 21-23
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World Federation of Trade Unions: Conferences, 1943-1953 24-26

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