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UAW Education Department: Victor Reuther Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000345
The records in this collection cover the tenure of Victor Reuther, who directed the department from 1946-1951. Material reflects not only his leadership of the department, but his community involvement, and international ties with organizations such as the Anglo-American Productivity Council and the Economic Cooperation Administration. Important events during this time, such as Reuther's shooting in 1949, are also covered.

Important correspondents: Paul H. Brind, J. Lawrence 0'Toole, Cora Gates, L. V. Reese, Richard Gosser, Philip Reed, William J. Hoff, Roy Reuther, Stanley A. Holme, Walter P. Reuther, J. Edgar Hoover, Aaron M. Sargent, George F. Kane, Robert P. Scott, William A. Kimbel, Brendan Sexton, John Livingston, Ted F. Silvey, George N. Malcolm, Tony Smith, Frank McCallister, Raymond S. Stimson, Lee W. Minton, H. Vincent Tewson, G. Warren Morgan, Anthony Valente, Blair Moody, J. Waites Waring

Subjects: Anglo-American Council on Productivity-United States Section 1950 Crusade for Freedom 1950-1951 Economic Cooperation Administration Education PAC Joint Activities June 1950 European Labor International Confederation of Free Trade Unions League for Industrial Democracy Meals for Millions Foundation Incorporated National Citizens Committee for Public Schools Victor G. Reuther Shooting

Series Description: Series I: Correspondence, clippings, and reports relating to the career of Victor G. Reuther while Director of Education Department United Auto Workers.

Dates

  • 1946 - 1951

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

6.5 Linear Feet (13 MB)

Abstract

The United Auto Workers Education Department is the largest of its kind in the American labor movement and offers a wide variety of programming for local union leaders to members and their families.

The records in this collection cover the tenure of Victor Reuther, who directed the department from 1946-1951. Material reflects not only his leadership of the department, but his community involvement, and international ties with organizations such as the Anglo-American Productivity Council and the Economic Cooperation Administration. Important events during this time, such as Reuther's shooting in 1949, are also covered.

History

Victor G. Reuther was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on January 1, 1912. Mr. Reuther's first job in the Detroit area was at Kelsey-Hayes on the assembly line. He soon became interested in union activities and as a result was fired from his job because of union activity. He attended both University of West Virginia and Wayne State University. Mr. Reuther carried the responsibility of Director of the United Auto Workers Education Department from 1946 to 1951.

In addition to his work with the United Auto Workers, Mr. Reuther has been very important in his role within the community. He has made extensive trips to Europe and has been a member of the Anglo-American Council on Productivity and the Economic Cooperation Administration.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The United Auto Workers Education Department Victor G. Reuther papers were deposited in the Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs by the UAW in 1981.

Related Materials

Refer to UAW collections.

Transfers

Approximately 50 photographs concerned with the United Auto Workers, and Victor Reuther have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual collection. Numerous pamphlets concerned with the labor movement and labor education have been removed and placed in the Archives library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on May 21, 1986.
Title
Guide to the UAW Education Department: Victor Reuther Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1986-05-21
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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