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Henry W. Austin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000863
The papers of Mr. Austin deal primarily with the local unions' dues protest activities during 1956-57.

Dates

  • 1951 - 1979
  • Majority of material found within 1956 - 1957

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

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.

History

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.

Arrangement

Materials are grouped by material type.

Acquisition

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.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October 1981.
Title
Guide to the Henry W. Austin Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1981-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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