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Monroe S. Causley, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001195
Papers consist of materials related to the utility strikes that took place in the Saginaw Valley region of Michigan in the late 1930s. The materials consist mostly of news clippings from various local and national newspapers that covered the strikes in some detail. Monroe Causley Jr.’s father was involved in the strikes and was accused of intentionally damaging electrical equipment and utility poles. Transcripts of his court case can be found in the collection. Much of the material was likely used for Causley Jr.’s 1985 book, "Power Switches and Power Plays: A Brief History of Utility Strikes in Michigan's Saginaw Valley, 1937-1939."

Important Subjects: Labor Unions

Dates

  • 1937 - 1943

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

Papers consist of materials related to the utility strikes that took place in the Saginaw Valley region of Michigan in the late 1930s. The materials consist mostly of news clippings from various local and national newspapers that covered the strikes in some detail. Monroe Causley Jr.’s father was involved in the strikes and was accused of intentionally damaging electrical equipment and utility poles. Transcripts of his court case can be found in the collection. Much of the material was likely used for Causley Jr.’s 1985 book, Power Switches and Power Plays: A Brief History of Utility Strikes in Michigan's Saginaw Valley, 1937-1939.

Collection is unprocessed.

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 acquired in several stages between 1985-1989.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Jared Natzke on August 20, 2012.
Title
Guide to the Monroe S. Causley, Jr. Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jared Natzke.
Date
2012-08-20
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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