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UAW Agricultural Implement Department Records

Identifier: LR000354

Scope and Content

Important correspondents: Greathouse, Patrick; Sexton, Brendan; Mazey, Emil; Shier, Carl; Reuther, Walter; Shy, Arthur

Important Subjects: International Harvester Corporation, contract negotiations 1955-68; International Harvester Corporation, Local 152, Hinsdale, Ill. plant organization and contract negotiations 1959-60; International Harvest Corporation, grievance procedures John Deere Company, contract negotiations 1955-64; American Terra Cotta Corporation, contract negotiations 1963-67; Doyle Valve Co., contract negotiations 1965-69; Namsco Inc., contract negotiations 1964-67
Series Description: Series 1: International Harvester Subseries A: Assistant Director Correspondence, 1957-1962 Subseries B: Contract Negotiations, 1955-1968 Subseries C: Local Unions, 1955-1960 Subseries D: Grievance Procedures, 1953-1959 Subseries E: Grievance Cases Subseries F: Office Files, 1956-1960 Series 2: John Deere Company, 1946-1964 Series 3: Allis Chalmers Series 4: Caterpillar Tractor Company, 1958-1967 Series 5: Agriculture Implement Conferences, 1956-1965 Series 6: Office Files, 1953-1969


  • 1945 - 1969


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.
Boxes are numbered sequentially within each series. Researcher must indicate Series #.


33 Linear Feet (40 MB, 13 SB)


The United Auto Workers Agricultural Implement Department records cover primarily the activities of the International Harvester Department, concerning grievances, contract negotiations, local unions, and the assistant director. Also covered are the UAW's association with the John Deere Company and the Caterpillar Tractor Company.


Arranged in 6 series – Series 1 (30 MB, 9 SB), Series 2 (2 MB, 1 SB), Series 3 (1 SB), Series 4 (2 MB, 2 SB), Series 5 (2 MB) and Series 6 (4 MB). Box numberings restarts in each series. Folders are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.


The papers of the Agricultural Implement Department were deposited with the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July 1969.

Related Materials

Refer to UAW collections.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by L.H.H. in November 1970.
Guide to the UAW Agricultural Implement Department Records
Processed by L.H.H.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA