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Hy Fish Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001156
The Hy Fish collection consists largely of Socialist publications covering topics such as labor, Socialism, Communism, post WWI housing issues in the United States, war, religion and specific labor unions of the 1920s and 1930s. The collection contains materials from the Young Peoples Socialist League (YPSL) and the Socialist Party with correspondence from his years in the YPSL. Some material from the Flint sit-down strike, from his trip to India for a mission on productivity, and his independent consultant work are also included.

Important Subjects: Cooperation and socialism International Labour Office. Industrial productivity--India. Labor--United States--Periodicals. Sit-down strikes--Michigan--Flint. Socialism--Newspapers. Socialism--United States--Periodicals. Socialist Party (U.S.) Young People's Socialist League

Important Names: Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938 Marx, Karl, 1818-1883. Reuther, Fania Sankin Reuther, Roy, 1909-1968

Dates

  • 1909 - 1966
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1959

Creator

Language of Materials

Material primarily in English ,with some German and Hebrew.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (4 SB)

Abstract

Hy Fish was born June 11, 1913. He lived in Chicago and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1960. Hy was a Socialist who was active in the Young Peoples Socialist League where he was the business manager of their monthly newspaper, “The Challenge.” After the Flint sit-down strike began in 1936, Hy was sent to Flint to act as an organizer for the Socialist Party. Awhile later he became a labor education teacher at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL., and traveled to India and Israel in the 1950s as an economic advisor for the International Labour Office. In the 1960s he left Roosevelt University to work as a self-employed consultant. Hy Fish died July 9, 1994.

The Hy Fish collection consists largely of Socialist publications covering topics such as labor, Socialism, Communism, post WWI housing issues in the United States, war, religion and specific labor unions of the 1920s and 1930s. The collection contains materials from the Young Peoples Socialist League (YPSL) and the Socialist Party with correspondence from his years in the YPSL. Some material from the Flint sit-down strike, from his trip to India for a mission on productivity, and his independent consultant work are also included.

History

Hy Fish was born June 11, 1913. He lived in Chicago and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1960. Hy was a Socialist who was active in the Young Peoples Socialist League where he was the business manager of their monthly newspaper, “The Challenge.” After the Flint sit-down strike began in 1936, Hy was sent to Flint to act as an organizer for the Socialist Party. Awhile later he became a labor education teacher at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL., and traveled to India and Israel in the 1950s as an economic advisor for the International Labour Office. In the 1960s he left Roosevelt University to work as a self-employed consultant. Hy Fish died July 9, 1994.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collections.

Acquisition

The papers of Hy Fish were accessioned in December 1983 and July 2005.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Jennifer Meekhof on June 4, 2012

Creator

Title
Guide to the Hy Fish Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jennifer Meekohof.
Date
2012-06-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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