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Howard Lipton Papers

Identifier: LP000464

Scope and Content

The papers of Mr. Lipton consist of press releases, reports, clippings, and other material about the UAW. Specifically, the papers relate to the negotiations and objectives of the UAW as well as the AFL-CIO from 1956 to 1970. Also included in the collection are reports, clippings, and articles about civil rights issues and racial discrimination from 1956 to 1971.

Important subjects covered in the collection are: Civil Rights, 1956-1971 UAW Negotiations, 1956-1970 General Motors, 1970

Series Description: Series I, United Auto Workers Negotiations,1956-1970: Reports and press releases on the negotiations and objectives of the UAW.

Series II, Civil Rights Issues, 1956-1971: Reports, clippings and articles on civil rights issues and racial discrimination.


  • 1956 - 1971


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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Howard Lipton was a member of the UAW Public Relations Department.


1 Linear Feet (2 MB)


Howard Lipton served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Relations Department. Mr Lipton's papers document various UAW negotiations, particularly those with General Motors in 1970, and also relate to issues of racial discrimination and civil rights.


Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-2), and Series 2 (Box 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically.


The papers of Howard Lipton were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1984.


Approximately 30 pamphlets and booklets on labor and civil rights topics received with the collection are available in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in June 1986.
Guide to the Howard Lipton Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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