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UAW Local 25 Records

Identifier: LR000444

Scope and Content

The papers of UAW Local 25 consist of Management-Shop Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, president's office files, grievance materials, and benefits information. Executive board, membership and miscellaneous meeting minutes from 1933-1939 are available on one reel of microfilm.

Important correspondents: James Feeler, Tom Maples, Delmond Garst, Emil Mazey, Richard Gosser, Walter Reuther, Ted Hawks, Walter Schilling, Don Hendricks, Thomas P. Summers, Landam Huff, Frank Walleman,Frank James, Leonard Woodcock, John Livingston


  • 1933 - 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. 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.


UAW Local 25 first organized as Federal Local Union 18386 of the AFL in August, 1933 to negotiate with the management of General Motors Fisher Body and Chevrolet plants in St. Louis, Missouri. In October of 1935, the local received its charter as UAW Local 25, but did not win recognition by the corporation until the 1937 strike.


21 Linear Feet (21 SB)


Subjects include: General Motors Fisher Body and Chevrolet plants in St. Louis; labor education; women's auxiliary


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


Records of UAW Local 25 were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in 1964 and on March 17, 1976.

Related Materials

Delmond Garst Papers; Luther Slinkard Papers.


A few photographs and buttons have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection, and several books, constitutions, contracts, and convention proceedings and reports are available in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on May 17, 1994.
Guide to the UAW Local 25 Records
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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

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Detroit MI 48202 USA