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Industrial Workers of the World

 Organization

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

IWW Detroit/Ann Arbor Branch Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000948
Abstract Subjects include: organizing; boycotts

IWW Minneapolis Branch Records Accession

 Collection
Identifier: LR000580
Abstract Subjects include: radical pamphlets; union affairs

IWW San Francisco Bay Area Branch Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001129
Abstract Subjects include: radical publications; union activities

Joe Hill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001154
Abstract The Joe Hill Collection was given to the Archives by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden when he visited in April of 1976. This small collection includes mostly late correspondence.

John Beffel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000561
Abstract Mr. Beffel served as a reporter, writer, editor, and publicist. He edited manuscripts of Slim Brundage, Joseph Cohen, Paul Crouch, Harry Kelly, Walter Marshall, Rose Pesotta, Voline, and Vincenzo Vocirca; and did publicity work for the Workers Defense League. In addition to the manuscripts, the collection includes correspondence, drafts, notes, and clippings which deal with the Carlo Tresca Memorial Committee, anarchists, communism, the Joe Hill case, the IWW, and the League for Mutual Aid....

John Oneka Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000015
Abstract John Oneka, a former member of the IWW, was a member of UAW Local 235 at the Chevrolet Gear and Axle Plant. At various times he served as its president, trustee, and Shop Committee chairman. The papers include some of the Shop Committee minutes for 1937-46 and materials on political matters, the IWW, Medicare, and other union concerns. Among the correspondents are John Dingell and Philip Hart.

John Panzner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000009
Abstract Mr. Panzner began his labor career with the IWW in the far west, organizing mine and agricultural workers. For his work with the IWW, he was sentenced to Leavenworth Federal Prison. After his release, he returned to Detroit and was active in the early development of the UAW. Among his papers are materials on labor relations at Chrysler Corporation and Ford Motor Company and some pamphlets on social reform, including a description of the case which resulted in his imprisonment.

John Walsh Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 2-3
Identifier: LP001145
Abstract John Walsh was a member of various labor unions, and served as strike committee chairman in the International Longshoreman’s Association, and as an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Walsh’s papers consist of correspondence between himself and his brother, Joseph Walsh. The letters convey Joseph Walsh’s observations about the Depression and the events leading up to World War II, and describe the working conditions of laborers, particularly that of miners, and the...

Joseph P. Conlin Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000737
Abstract A Professor of History and author of several books concerning the Industrial Workers of the World, Joseph Conlin’s papers document his study of the history of the organization and correspondence with members of the IWW.

Lawrence Gracia Papers

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Identifier: LP001105
Abstract Author Lawrence Gracia was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Gracia’s papers consist of unpublished manuscripts of stories relating the principles of IWW and the struggles of its members.

Marie and David Ingar Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000642
Abstract Subjects include: IWW; eulogy of David Ingar

Mary Heaton Vorse Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000190
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...

Matilda Robbins Papers

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Identifier: LP000143
Abstract Manuscripts (articles and stories), clippings, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs collected by Mrs. Robbins, who was a labor organizer and writer for the IWW from 1912 until her death in 1963. Subjects include the Paterson N.J. Silk Strike.

Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Identifier: LP000583
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.

Mellie and Herbert S. Calvert Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000778
Abstract As a delegate of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Herbert Calvert served on the Organization Committee chartered by the Soviet Council of Labor and Defense to form the Siberian industrial labor colony known as the Autonomous Industrial Colony of Kuzbas. As president of the American Committee of Kuzbas Mr. Calvert recruited American skilled workers and artisans for the colony. The papers of Herbert and Mellie Calvert consist primarily of an unpublished manuscript written by Mr. and Ms....

Minnie F. Corder Papers

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Identifier: LP000514
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, Minnie Corder's papers include an unpublished autobiographical novel which addresses themes of the garment industry, immigration, migrant labor, socialism, unions, and the Great Depression.

Moses Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001678
Abstract The papers in the Moses Alexander Collection consist of photocopies of the Idaho governor's correspondence relating to the suppression of the Industrial Workers of the World and to labor unrest in the mining, timber, and farming industries of northern Idaho.

Nicolaas Steelink Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000140
Abstract Mr. Steelink was an IWW member convicted of criminal syndicalism in the California trials of 1920. He was a contributor for many years to the IWW paper, Industrial Worker, under the pseudonym, Ennaes Ellae. The collection is comprised of personal correspondence, including letters written during his imprisonment in San Quentin, and deals with the IWW, the trials and imprisonment, San Quentin, William Haywood's departure for Russia, civil rights, and economic questions. Correspondents include...

Paul Hering Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000669
Abstract Paul Hering was a cutter in the textile industry and an organizer for the IWW. His papers consist of several membership cards and his organizing credentials.

Philip Taft Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000495
Abstract Labor historian Philip Taft authored various books on economics and labor history, including The History of Labor in the U.S. 1896-1932, which he co-authored with Selig Perlman, and was a founding editor of the journal, Labor History. An early member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Mr. Taft served on the IWW Organization Committee. Mr. Taft’s papers concern his research on the labor movement, particularly regarding the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial...

Richard B. Tussey Papers

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Identifier: LP001065
Abstract Richard B. Tussey served in the Cleveland labor movement as an organizer, educator, editor, negotiator and administrator, for various organizations, including the Socialist Labor Party, the Metal and Machine Workers Industrial Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, later known as the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Mr. Tussey’s papers document the activities of the...

Richard Ellington Papers

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Identifier: LP001562
Abstract Richard Ellington was a typographer and typesetter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Born in Seattle, WA, he moved to New York after his discharge from the army. Through his interest in science fiction, he became involved with sci-fi fan groups where he met his wife as well as other libertarian/anarchists. He joined the IWW in 1955, as a group effort to revive the organization and served on the Executive Board numerous times. In the mid 1960s, Ellington and his family move to...

Robert Rossi Papers

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Identifier: LP002132
Abstract Robert Rossi was a union organizer who worked with the IWW and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also involved with Students for a Democratic Society during the Vietnam War. His papers show the IWW’s efforts to organize and secure a contract for the workers at an Ann Arbor bookstore called the University Cellar in 1979. There are also materials about organization and negotiation efforts by the ILGWU for Pennsylvania garment workers....

Samuel Krieger Papers

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Identifier: LP001616
Abstract Samuel Krieger was born in Russia on August 20, 1902. Mr. Krieger came to the United States at age two and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He graduated from grammar school and went to work in the aircraft industry. Mr. Krieger was a member and recruiter for the Industrial Workers of the World. He served as an international representative for the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. In 1953 he began work as an organizer and business agent for the International Brotherhood...

Stanley D. Kane Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 8
Identifier: LP001561
Abstract This collection contains an International Workers of the World (IWW) song book, I Will Win Songs to fan the flames of discontent originally published in 1926. 22nd edition. Inscribed inside is a note "Given in the memory of Judge Stanley D. Kane (1907-1991) who fought for union rights in the 40s, served on the Minnesota District Bench for 27 years, and, in his youth, rode the rails to the wheat fields of North Dakota."