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Robert Rossi Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002132
His papers show the IWW’s efforts to organize and secure a contract for the workers at an Ann Arbor bookstore called the University Cellar in 1979. There are also materials about organization and negotiation efforts by the ILGWU for Pennsylvania garment workers.

Important Subjects: Industrial Workers of the World International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Labor unions Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)

Important Names: Pestalozzi, Anthony Rankin, Ann E.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1989

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. 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

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Robert Rossi was a union organizer who worked with the IWW and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also involved with Students for a Democratic Society during the Vietnam War. His papers show the IWW’s efforts to organize and secure a contract for the workers at an Ann Arbor bookstore called the University Cellar in 1979. There are also materials about organization and negotiation efforts by the ILGWU for Pennsylvania garment workers.

Collection is unprocessed.

History

Robert Rossi was a union organizer who worked with the IWW and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also involved with Students for a Democratic Society during the Vietnam War.

Arrangement

PLEASE NOTE: Material in this collection has been minimally arranged by the Reuther Library, and reflects its original order as received. In some cases a file inventory or box listing is available. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the collection.

Acquisition

This collection was deposited at the Reuther Library on January 5, 2011.

Related Materials

IWW Detroit/Ann Arbor Branch Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Jared Natzke on August 7, 2012.
Title
Guide to the Robert Rossi Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jared Natzke.
Date
2012-08-07
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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