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National Founders Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001292
The records in this collection detail the Presidential Election of 1908, the state of the National Founders Association, and its interaction with other labor movements in the late 1900s. The main focus is the administration of the union. The majority of the material is newspaper clippings and correspondences between the heads of the National Founders Association.

Important Subjects: Labor unions—1900-1910 Labor unions and Socialism Presidential elections—1900-1910 Open shop Closed shop Los Angeles Times bombing, 1910 Important Names: Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929 Briggs, O.P. Carpenter, Henry A. Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 Hutchins, F.W. McLintock, A.E.

Dates

  • 1905 - 1911
  • Majority of material found within 1905 - 1909

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

The National Founders Association was an early 20th Century labor union that represented foundry workers and other metal workers. The union was mainly represented in the upper-Midwest, with its national headquarters in Detroit, MI and with other regional offices in Minneapolis, MN. During the union’s existence, it found itself in conflict with a similar union, The Molder’s Union, over the issue of open shop vs. closed shop foundries.

The records in this collection detail the Presidential Election of 1908, the state of the National Founders Association, and its interaction with other labor movements in the late 1900s. The main focus is the administration of the union. The majority of the material is newspaper clippings and correspondences between the heads of the National Founders Association.

History

The National Founders Association was an early 20th Century labor union that represented foundry workers and other metal workers. The union was mainly represented in the upper-Midwest, with its national headquarters in Detroit, MI and with other regional offices in Minneapolis, MN. During the union’s existence, it found itself in conflict with a similar union, The Molder’s Union, over the issue of open shop vs. closed shop foundries.

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 collection.

Acquisition

Collection donated by Mrs. Earl V. Hetherington on October 7, 1986.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by William Dawson on October 5, 2012.
Title
Guide to the National Founders Association Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by William Dawson.
Date
2012-10-05
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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