United Mine Workers of America
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Journalist Archie Robinson served as the labor editor of the Detroit News, as a press officer for the National War Labor Board, as labor editor of the U.S. News and World Report, and authored George Meany and His Times, a history of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its president. Mr. Robinson’s papers document his career in journalism and his coverage of major labor issues.
Dates: 1927 - 1980
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 3
Abstract Eugene Barnett was one of eight IWW members convicted of murder following a raid by American Legionnaires on the Centralia, Washington, IWW hall on Armistice Day 1919. He was jailed from 1920 to 1931. Around 1940, folklorist and IWW activist Ben Legere interviewed Eugene Barnett about his involvement in the 1919 Centralia events. Professor of folklore Archie Green conducted a follow-up interview on the subject with Barnett in 1961. Professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz,...
Dates: 1940 - 1961-06-05
Abstract Jack Barbash held positions in the federal government, the labor movement, and academia, serving in departments such as the U.S. Office of Education, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Barbash served as Research and Education Director for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Industrial Union, and served a term as president of the American Association of University Professors...
Dates: 1920 - 1989
Abstract This microfilm edition of the John L. Lewis papers contains his more personal files. Materials included are: correspondence (1907-69) with letters from Amelia Earhart, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. W. Harriman, and Lyndon B. Johnson; speech drafts and printed copies of speeches and reports (1912-57); UMWA financial and travel notebooks (191 1-26), which show Lewis's rise from AFL representative to UMWA president; photos of Lewis's public and private life (1901-06, 1960-69); genealogical information...
Dates: 1879 - 1969
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 9
Abstract Joseph Smith played a leading role in the Michigan labor movement, serving several terms as president of the United Mine Workers District 24, and being active in the Michigan Federation of Labor and the state Congress of Industrial Organizations executive board. His papers relate primarily to his activities with the UMWA in Bay City, Michigan.
Dates: 1908 - 1932
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, clippings, and published material of Mary Van Kleeck, director of the Commission on Women's Work and Industrial Studies, and associate director of International Industrial Relations Institute of the Russell Sage Foundation. In addition to Miss Van Kleeck's files concerning her work with the Sage Foundation and the Inter-Professional Association are the papers of Knickerbocker Boyd, an architect interested in the relationship of architects with the...
Dates: 1910 - 1950
Abstract The MDC was a reform group within the United Mine Workers whose activities led to the ouster of former president Tony Boyle. Their records reflect the organization's concerns over issues central to the coal-mining industry and their attempts to make changes through court actions and elections.
Dates: 1941 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1972
Abstract Richard Jensen collected material on dissident movements within the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) and the United Steel Workers of America (USW) while writing his Ph. D. dissertation, “Rebellion in the United Mine Workers: The Miners for Democracy, 1970-1972.” Mr. Jensen’s papers document the rise of dissident groups in the UMW and the USW and their efforts to challenge union leadership.
Dates: 1968 - 1975
Abstract Tom Myerscough served as president of the National Miners Union, which was created out of factionalism within the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). The papers of Mr. Myerscough relate to the dissent of the National Miners Union from the UMWA.
Dates: 1965 - 1982
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler and General Motors; Ford organizing; Local 600; FEW; strikes; Michigan politics; Communism; housing; Walter Reuther; steel industry; Taft-Hartley; Michigan labor; Detroit urban affairs; UMWA; HUAC; unemployment; Harry Truman
Dates: 1940 - 1972