Henry W. Austin Papers
The papers of Mr. Austin deal primarily with the local unions' dues protest activities during 1956-57.
- 1951 - 1979
- Majority of material found within 1956 - 1957
- Austin, Henry W. (Person)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
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A member of the United Steel Workers of America (USW) Local 2659, Henry Austin was a participant in the “dues protest” movement which involved an unsuccessful effort to unseat David McDonald as national president in the spring of 1957. Contents primarily concern the local unions' dues protest activities of 1956-1957.
Mr. Austin, a Detroit resident, was a member of the United Steel Workers Union for approximately thirty years (ca. 1946-1976) and was active in many rank and file movements. As a member of Local 2659 he was a participant in the "dues protest" movement of 1956-57 which involved an unsuccessful effort to unseat David McDonald as national president in the spring of 1957.
Materials are grouped by material type.
The papers of Henry W, Austin were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs during the period April, 1978 through August, 1979 and were opened for research in October, 1981.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October 1981.
- Guide to the Henry W. Austin Papers
- Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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